Bulletin – Week of February 16, 2020

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

Gideons Speaker

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.

PRAYERS

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.

MISSIONAL MARKER

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.

Announcements

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

TODAY

 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)

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