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
O Worship the King
Call to Worship Psalm 67:4-6
This is Our Father’s World
The First Place
Our World Belongs to God
Litany Psalm 89:5-16
Prayer of Confession
If You but Trust in God to Guide You
Offering Kingdom Advancement Fund
Jesus With Your Church Abide
Scripture Romans 13:1
Message Government Derives Its Authority from God
The King of Glory Comes
Bible Reading for this Week
Pastor Scott’s sermon for Jan. 19th is titled, “Government Exists to Praise Good Behavior and Punish Bad.” If you would like to read in preparation, the main sermon text is Romans 13:3-4. You may find more ways to prepare your heart for worship on our website: hopeinchristchurch.org. Click “Pastor,” then choose “Preparing Our Hearts for Worship” from the dropdown list.
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:
- Aaron & Megan S: Isaac, Thaddeus, Miriam
- Roland & Esther V
- Ruth S
- Kylie T
- Donna V
Pray for Pastor Lawan Andimi in Nigeria: Jos, Nigeria, January 7, 2020 (Morning Star News) A leader of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) pleaded for help on a video released on Sunday (Jan. 5) after Islamic extremists with Boko Haram kidnapped him last week.
Pastor Andimi…pleads with church leaders to ask Adamawa Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri to intervene for his release in the video.
“I believe that He who made them to act in such a way is still alive and will make all arrangements,” he says. “By the grace of God I will be together with my wife, my children and my colleagues…If the opportunity has not been granted, maybe it is the will of God. I want all people close and far, colleagues, to be patient. Don’t cry, don’t worry but thank God for everything.”
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: Intentional Evangelism (Matthew 28:18-20)
- We are burdened for the spiritual condition of those who do not yet know Christ.
- We have identifiable pathways for evangelism to take place in our ministries.
- Our people are equipped and growing in their ability to build spiritual friendships and know how to share their faith as God-‐birthed opportunities arise.
SUNDAY SCHOOL MEMORY VERSES
Marvel Matthew 28:18-20 Wonder Psalm 23:1-3 Dive Psalm 95
Cookies for the Women’s Cold Weather Shelter: If anyone would like to provide homemade cookies for the women’s cold weather shelter, please let Terry know. The shelter is hosting approximately 40-45 women every night. Terry and Len will be volunteering at the shelter and can deliver cookie donations. The women’s shelter needs volunteers for regular shifts, but they also have a special need for drivers for the 6:00AM -7:30AM or 6PM-7:30PM shifts. If you would like to help, speak with the Vander Woudes or call Cassidy Schroeder at 360-592-7507.
Adult Sunday School: Today’s Sunday School class will cover “Before Amen” session 1. Session 2 will be on January 19th. There will be a guest speaker on January 26, and then “Before Amen” sessions 3 and 4 will be on February 2 and 9.
January Series Returns to Lynden: The award-winning January Series webinar returns to Lynden weekdays from Wednesday, Jan. 8, through Jan. 28 at 9:30 a.m. at Third CRC. The 15 live lectures, presented by Calvin University and top experts in their fields, will include topics such as poverty and hunger, immigration, mass incarceration, religious freedom, and the ethics of big data. For details about the speakers, topics, and listening options, visit www.calvin.edu/january. For more info about the Lynden webcasts, call Carol DeJong at (360) 354-1448 or visit www.third-church.org.
Reserve the date: A movie night is being planned for Friday, February 28th. Please mark your calendar and check future bulletins for the time and movie title.
SERVANTS NEXT SUNDAY: January 19th
- Ushers: Clair & Hildred A.
- Prayer Room: Ali L.
- Cookies: Darlys R., Ida R.
- Greeters: Deloris P. & Ruth S.
- Serving Assistants: Grace, Michal, Micah
- Sunday School Observer: Ruth S.
- Children’s Leaders: Tena, Christine, Marjie, Zeke
january heartbeat newsletter
The January edition of The Heartbeat is available in the foyer, or online at hopeinchristchurch.org
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
4:30 p.m. Roberts Group
4:30 p.m. Jesus Gathering
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)
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)