Bulletin – Week of November 24, 2019

Bulletin – Week of November 24, 2019

Order of Worship

What a Beautiful Name

Welcome & Greeting

Call to Worship    Micah 6:8

Jesus, Son of God

Meekness and Majesty

Humble Thyself in the Sight of the Lord/Awesome God

Prayer of Confession

God Be Merciful to Me

Words of Assurance    Romans 8

Offering    Kingdom Advancement Fund


Scripture    Luke 14:7-11;  18:9-14

Message    Humility in the Christian Life

The Servant Song


May the Peace of God


Pastor Scott will be preaching next Sunday from Jeremiah 31:31-40. The sermon title is, “Jesus Came to Give Us a New Covenant.” (There will not be adult Sunday school next week, as the       children will be using the sanctuary for Christmas program practice.)


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:

  • Brian & Melissa K: Abee, Brenna, John, Zechariah
  • Doug & Winnie K
  • Lou & Evelyn K
  • Herm & Ali L
  • Linda M

Pray for the Church in India:  NEW DELHI (Nov. 22, Morning Star News) – A pastor and his family in eastern India are facing police charges after Hindu extremists with an axe, bamboo rods and wooden sticks attacked them in their home, leaving the pastor for dead, sources said.

The eight assailants, including a policeman, who attacked pastor Basant Kumar Paul as he prayed in his home at 6 a.m. on Nov. 12 in Parihara, Garhwa District, Jharkhand state, also seriously injured his mother, son, wife and brother. “I have faced so much opposition from my own family, my clan and from the [Hindu extremist group] Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, where I was deeply involved as a teacher before I came to Christ, that I have become immune to persecution now,” Pastor Paul told Morning Star News. “I am not scared of persecution anymore. Though in the initial years of my faith, I would be scared. My physical body might be weak, but my spirit is very strong, it will not break with persecution. They tried to kill me twice, I was almost dead, but I still did not die. I will not die until the Lord calls me back home. This assurance drives away all my fears.”


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: Heartfelt Worship (Psalm 138:1a; John 4:23 )

  • We exalt and celebrate God for who he is, what he has done, what he is doing and what he will do.
  • Worship reflects careful preparation to help give voice to many dimensions of response to God such as adoration, praise, contrition, lament, and commitment.
  • People leave worship knowing something more about the heart of God and about their own hearts.


  • Ushers/Foyer:  Joe & Barb Z
  • Prayer Room:  Jay K
  • Cookies:  Lorraine B, Lisa D
  • Greeters:  Faye & Jerry H
  • Serving Assistants:  Michal, Grace, Brenna


Family Promise Sign-up: December is almost upon us and that means that we have a Family Promise week coming up. Our next week to serve is December 8-15. There will be a short meeting immediately following the service today for an opportunity for you to sign up. Please consider how you might serve in ways such as preparing a meal, being an evening host, staying overnight, baking some goodies, or helping with laundry. Please contact Ali or Lorraine if you have any questions.

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.

Friendship Christmas Program: The program this year, “Promises Made, Promises Kept,” will be presented on Dec. 9th at 7:00 p.m.  Don’t miss it!

Children’s Christmas Program: On Sunday, December 8th, the Sunday school and Children & Worship classes will be presenting the Christmas drama, “The Word Became Flesh” as the worship service. They will use the sanctuary on December 1st for practice during the Sunday school hour. We request that adults vacate the sanctuary following the worship service during the practice.

Women’s Bible Study: The ladies will not meet this week (Nov. 27). In December, they will meet as usual on the 4th, and then on the 11th at Ruth’s home for study followed by lunch.

GEMS Food Bank Donations: Please find the GEMS table where you will see some suggestions for food items that you might like to bring  for the GEMS to deliver to the food bank.

GEMS Butter Braids:  The girls are selling butter braids again this year, so be sure to find a GEMS member and place your order today. Orders must be received by December 2nd.

Christmas Decorating Opportunity: Ida and Christine would appreciate help with decorating the church for Christmas. Please come on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 1:00-3:00.

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.

Adult Sunday School Books: Please visit the book table in the foyer to pick up a letter from Ida Richards, 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.

This Week at Hope in Christ Church


8:15 a.m.  Prayer upstairs, all are welcome

9:30 a.m.  Worship Service

11:00 a.m.   Sunday School

4:30 p.m.  Roberts’ Small Group

7:00 p.m.  Laninga Group (in home)

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)

11:00 a.m.  Recker Cleaning Crew

THURSDAY (Office Closed)

9:30 a.m.  Thanksgiving Service

FRIDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)

SATURDAY (Office Closed)


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