February 16, 2020
9:30 a.m. Worship Service
Order of Worship
This is My Father’s World
Call to Worship Philippians 2:9-11
Name of Jesus Medley
Responsive Reading Our World Belongs to God
Build My Life
Offering Outreach Fund
Prayers of the People
Scripture Jeremiah 29:1, 4-9
Message Seek the Welfare of the City Where You Live
God of the City
As It Is in Heaven
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. There are various small groups that meet during the week. You are welcome to visit and find one that is right for you!
BIBLE READING FOR THIS WEEK
Pastor Scott’s sermon text for Feb. 23 is Luke 18:1-8. The sermon title is “Pray and Don’t Lose Heart.” Read chapters one and two of Moving Mountains in preparation for adult Sunday school. Please let your elder know this morning if you need a book.
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:
- Anne G
- Darryl & Gloria G
- Dan G
- Jerry & Faye H
- Junior (Glenn) J
- Jay & Avis K
Pray for Pastor and Mrs. Appalabattula in India: HYDERABAD, India, February 13, 2020 (Morning Star News) Attacks and harassment of a house church in southern India have decimated the 40-member congregation and left the pastor injured and demoralized. On Jan. 27 Pastor Appalabattula pleaded with about a dozen local residents to stop building a wall meant to block people from attending worship services at his home. The group attacked him, breaking his hand…Pastor Appalabattula said they are going through a very difficult time. “I am ready to die for Christ. But the ministry we had started here has come to a sudden halt,” he said. “Not even four members are gathering for Sunday worship. The believers have been very scared, and nobody dares to come and see us.” …“They [police officers] told me that, ‘Your God has to protect you – when your God is not protecting you from your attackers, what can we do by staying here?’” Pastor Appalabattula said, “I told them that it was my God who had been protecting me, if not I would not have been alive in front of you.” …The attacks have left the Appalabattulas feeling lonely and deserted. Youths and Christians from neighboring villages who used to come to their home daily for worship and hours of fellowship are too fearful to come now, Karuna Appalabattula said, tearfully.
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: Culture of Godly Leadership (Hebrews 13:7)
- Our leaders at all levels serve with character, competence, and conviction.
- A spirit of collegiality pervades, with our people trusting our leaders and our leaders trusting our people.
- We continually identify and train godly leaders for all dimensions of our ministry.
Adult Sunday School: This morning, we will be visiting with Pastor Fritz Mompointe from Haiti, and spending some time in prayer. On February 23 we will watch session one of Moving Mountains, which will cover chapters one and two of the book. If you signed-up for a book and haven’t picked it up yet, it is on the table in the foyer. If you need a book, please let your elder or Pastor Scott know.
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. To show our appreciation for the 30+ volunteers from Hope in Christ Church, we will host a Volunteer Appreciation Coffee this week on Friday, February 21 @ 10:00 a.m. We would also like to invite anyone who might be interested in hearing more about Family Promise. RSVP to Ali today. The next Family Promise week to serve will be March 15-22.
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..
Seeking to Fill these Positions: Education Ministries Director to work approximately 8 hours per week, and Outreach Pastor with part-time hours. Job descriptions are available at hopeinchristchurch.org/jobs
Lenten Devotional: Lent is a season to focus on the hope of Jesus Christ. Receive a free Today devotional email series to help you refresh, refocus, and renew your faith during Lent. Or download the e-book. Subscribe at todaydevotional.com/lent.
Envision Mission Needs Computers: Envision Mission’s Summit House is looking for a couple more notebook computers for the house to use. If you have a notebook to donate please speak with Michael Boer. He would prepare the system for Envision’s use.
SUNDAY SERVANTS FOR NEXT WEEK: FEBRUARY 23
- Ushers/*Foyer: Elaine S., *Ken W.
- Prayer Room: Lorraine B.
- Cookies: Donna V., Tena V.
- Sunday School Observer: Ida R.
- Children’s Leaders: Brian K., Herm L., Ali L., Daniel O., Zeke
- Greeters: Herm & Ali L.
- Serving Assistants: Grace, Mattea, Clara
SUNDAY SCHOOL MEMORY VERSES
Marvel Acts 1:8 Wonder Psalm 23:4-6 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)
6:00 p.m. G.E.M.S.
TUESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
6:00 p.m. Richards’ Bible Study
WEDNESDAY (Office Hours: 8:30-3:00)
9:45 a.m. Women’s Bible Study
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)
10:00 a.m. Family Promise Appreciation Coffee
SATURDAY (Office Closed)