February 9, 2019
Order of Worship
Call to Worship Psalm 24:1-6
Lord Most High
O Church Arise
Scripture Reading Psalm 66:1-12, 16-20
You are Holy (Prince of Peace)
Offering Kingdom Advancement Fund
The First Place
Prayers of the People
Scripture Joshua 5:13-15
Message God is not For or Against Our Political Parties
I Exalt Thee
There is a Higher Throne
The Lord’s Supper, which we celebrate today, is a way for the Christian to remember the sacrifice of Christ. If you have not yet believed in Christ as Savior, we invite you to watch and learn. We are glad you are here! If you have questions about Jesus, please see Pastor Scott after the worship service.
Family Promise Volunteer Appreciation Coffee: We have now been involved for two years with Family Promise of Whatcom County. HICC has served a total of 7 weeks during this span of time. We could not have done this without the help of 30+ volunteers from Hope in Christ Church. Our volunteers have participated in preparing and serving meals, hanging out as evening hosts, spending the night, helping with set up and take down, doing laundry, baking cookies, etc. To show our appreciation, we would like to host a Volunteer Appreciation Coffee on Friday, February 21 @ 10:00 a.m. at the church. Please join us for a time of fellowship and maybe even sharing a few stories with each other. We would also like to invite anyone who might be interested in hearing more about Family Promise. Please let Ali know you are coming.
Save the Date for the GEMS Baked Potato and Bunko Event: The GEMS will be hosting their annual Baked Potato Dinner and Bunko Night fundraiser on Friday, March 6 beginning at 6 p.m.
Movie Night: The deacons are planning movie night for Friday, February 28th. They will be showing “A Dog’s Way Home,” and providing beverages, popcorn and M&Ms.
Help Local Seafarer’s Ministry: Please remember the crews on ships that dock at Cherry Point this time of year. The Seafarer’s Ministry is looking for volunteers to be friends, pray and share their faith. They also can use winter socks, stocking hats, scarfs and personal hygiene items as well as Bibles, devotionals, books, magazines, puzzles, and candy bars. You can drop items off at 205 So. BC Ave., Lynden. To volunteer or for more information, call (360) 354-4700 or contact the chaplain, Pastor John, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February Heartbeat: The February Heartbeat newsletter is available in the foyer or online at hopeinchristchurch.org
Sunday Servants for Next Week: February 16
- Ushers: Clair & Hildred Abee
- Prayer Room: Lanny S.
- Cookies: Christine S., Ruth S.
- Sunday School Observer: Herm L.
- Children’s Leaders: Brian, Jolene, Aaron, Marjie, Amber
- Greeters: Lou & Ev K.
- Serving Assistants: Brenna, Chantel, Caleb
SUNDAY SCHOOL MEMORY VERSES
Marvel Acts 1:8 Wonder Psalm 23:4-6 Dive Psalm 95
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:
- Chuck D
- Dave & Lisa D
- Scott E
- Paulino E
- Gerogi L
- Ginny F
- Karen F
Christian Prisoner Requests Prayer in Iran: (Feb. 5, 2020 ICR) Iranian Christian convert and prisoner, Nasser Navard Goltapeh, writes to fellow Christians and requests prayer. Nasser and three visitors from Azerbaijan were arrested on 24 June 2016 at a private gathering in Tehran. They were held in solitary confinement for two months in Evin Prison and endured intense interrogation. Following a court hearing on 23 May 2017 Judge Mashallah Ahmadzadeh sentenced Nasser (and the Azerbaijani defendants in absentia) to 10 years in prison for “action against national security and establishing house churches.” The verdict was upheld in an appeal hearing on 12 November 2017 and Nasser started serving his sentence in Evin Prison on 20 January 2018. As requested by Nasser, please remember him in prayer and ask that:
- God will encourage and strengthen Nasser and all other Christian prisoners and that they will know His continued help.
- Nasser’s family will respond to Jesus’ saving work on the cross.
- God will bless the people of Iran and that the gospel will continue to advance, despite the many obstacles.
- The Iranian authorities will halt their persecution of Christian converts and other religious minorities.
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: Sacrificial and Generous Living and Giving (Romans 12:1-8)
- We help people discover, develop, and deploy their spiritual gifts.
- We regularly, graciously, and unapologetically teach on the importance of financial stewardship in the spiritual growth of the Christian.
- We have many examples of lifestyle choices being made on the basis of stewardship and the priority God plays in the lives of our members.
This Week at Hope in Christ Church
8:15 a.m. Prayer upstairs, all are welcome
9:30 a.m. Worship with Communion
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)
6:00 p.m. Richards’ Bible Study
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)