Glorifying God by Knowing, Living and Proclaiming our Hope in Christ
November 10, 2019
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
11:00 a.m. Sunday School
Welcome to Hope in Christ Church! We are so glad you have joined us today. After the service, we invite you to stay for refreshments and fellowship, followed by Sunday School at 11:00. There are various small groups that meet during the week as well. You are welcome to visit and find one that is right for you!
Order of Worship
Mission Statement Glorifying God by Knowing, Living and Proclaiming our Hope in Christ
Key Verse Let gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Php 4:5
Meekness and Majesty
Day by Day
Scripture Reading Matt. 11:29, Col. 3:12, Eph. 4:2, 1Pet. 3:4
How Gentle God’s Commands
Offering Kingdom Advancement Fund
Come to the Savior Now
Baptism and Profession of Faith Heidi K
Scripture 1 Kings 12:1-14
Message What Gentleness Is Not…
Will You Come and Follow Me
Benediction (May the Peace of God)
Bible Reading for this Week
Pastor Scott’s sermon for Nov. 17th is titled, “Conscience.” If you would like to read in preparation, he will be preaching from Romans 14. We will pick up with Chapter 30 of Believe (Humility) the following week.
Each week we pray for members of our church family. Suggested prayers are for their spiritual growth, opportunities to see Christ in their everyday lives, and anything else that God puts on your mind for them. This week please pray for:
- Virginia F
- Karen F
- Anne G
- Darryl & Gloria G
- Dan G
- Jerry & Faye H
Iran: Update on court hearing for Ismaeil Maghrebinejad (christianresponse.org) – On 1 November Middle East Concern (MEC) requested prayer for the court hearing of Christian convert Ismaeil Maghrebinejad on 2 November. Close contacts with Ismaeil report that the hearing went well, that the judge accepted the lawyer Ismaeil proposed for his defence and that Ismaeil was able to contest the accusations of apostasy. Ismaeil (65) was arrested in Shiraz on 25 January and charged with “propaganda against the state and insulting the sacred Iranian establishment.” At a later hearing on 22 October, the judge further accused Ismaeil of apostasy and increased bail demands from 10 million to 100 million tomans (US$9000). The next court hearing is expected to be in two months’ time.
Iranian Christians are thankful that the judge accepted the lawyer and gave Ismaeil the opportunity to answer the accusations of apostasy and request prayer that:
- The lawyer will defend Ismaeil successfully
- The judge will acknowledge that Ismaeil is not guilty of any crime and the charges against him will be dropped and that Ismaeil will be able to reclaim the money posted as bail
- God will strengthen and encourage Ismaeil and his family during this trial
- Iranian authorities will uphold the rights of religious minorities and that Christian converts will not be persecuted
The congregation of Hope in Christ Church has made the Spirit-filled decision to move forward and become a healthy missional church. This week’s Missional Marker is: Global Perspective and Engagement (Acts 1:8)
- We raise the sights of our members beyond our congregation and community by developing a Biblical worldview and often pray for and reference global matters.
- We have identifiable pathways to support the cause of Christ globally.
- Our people are equipped and growing in their ability to participate in the global dimensions of our ministry.
Meeting Next Week: During the Sunday school hour on Nov. 17th, the adults and children will remain together. There will be a presentation from the team that went to Ethiopia, and then a brief congregational meeting. Today, please take home and read the yellow papers with the minutes from the previous meetings, as you will be asked to approve them by ballot. You will also be asked to approve the upcoming budget. If you did not receive a copy of the budget at the recent budget discussion meeting, please take one from the foyer and come prepared to vote.
Stay for Lunch! Following the meeting on the 17th, the Hospitality Team will be providing lunch for everyone. There will be hot dogs with chili, sloppy joes, salads, and pumpkin pie. It is not necessary to give, but a basket will be available if you would like to donate towards the cost.
Sunday School Helpers Needed: Would you like to help children’s Sunday school? Please see the sign-up clipboard in the foyer and add your name to one of the empty spots. We need someone to sign-up soon for Dec. 15, 22, and Jan. 5 with the Marvel class. Speak with Diane B if you have any questions about serving as a teacher.
Thanksgiving Worship Service: All are welcome and encouraged to come Thursday, Nov. 28th at 9:30 a.m. to the Thanksgiving service. The offering will be designated for the Benevolence Fund.
Adult Sunday School Books: Please visit the book table in the foyer to pick up a letter from Ida R, and to preview the books that we will be using after Believe. Let us know that you will be participating by signing the book list and noting which books we may order for you. If you are able to help with the cost, suggested donations are listed on the information board.
Thank you volunteers and donors! Terry wants to thank everyone who helped with the craft fair. She reports a profit of approximately $690. Your participation was much appreciated!
Safe Spaces Conference: This equipping conference will be held on Saturday, November 16 from 8:30-3:30 at New Life CRC in Abbotsford. Brochures and a carpool sign-up are available in the foyer. If you would like help covering the expense, please let the office know.
SERVANTS NEXT SUNDAY: November 17th
- Ushers: Joe P, Len V (foyer)
- Prayer Room: Ken W
- Cookies: Tena V, Barb Z.
- Greeters: Helen B, Lisa O.
- Serving Assistants: Brenna, Amariah, Faith
- (No Sunday School)
SUNDAY SCHOOL MEMORY VERSES
Marvel: Matthew 22:37-39 Wonder: John 3:16 Dive: Psalm 95
This Week at Hope in Christ Church
8:15 a.m. Prayer upstairs, all are welcome
9:30 a.m. Worship
11:00 a.m. Sunday School
MONDAY (Office Closed)
7:00 p.m. Friendship Class
TUESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
6:30 p.m. Boer’s Bible Study (in home)
WEDNESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
9:45 a.m. Women’s Bible Study
7:00 p.m. Council Meeting
THURSDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
6:30 a.m. Men’s Support Group
1:00 p.m. Bulletin Deadline
7:00 p.m. Men’s Bible Study
7:00 p.m. Praise Team Practice
FRIDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
SATURDAY (Office Closed)