Bulletin – Week of February 23, 2020

Bulletin – Week of February 23, 2020

9:30 a.m.  Worship Service                 11:00 a.m.  Sunday school
February 23, 2020

Order of Worship

Hope Great is Our God/ How Great Thou Art

Call to Worship    Mission Statement

As It is In Heaven

Before the Throne of God Above

Lord I Need You

Offering    Kingdom Advancement Fund

What a Friend We Have in Jesus

Prayers of the People

Scripture    Luke 18:1-8

Message    Pray and Don’t Lose Heart

Good to Me

Blessed Be Your Name


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!


Adult Sunday School:  This morning, we will watch session one of Moving Mountains, which will cover chapters one and two of the book. Next week (Mar. 1), we will watch session two, which covers chapters three and four of the book.

The Banner Magazine: The Banner, the official magazine of the Christian Reformed Church, is free for the asking. If you would like The Banner mailed to your home, visit thebanner.org/signup to be added to the mailing  list.

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 this Friday, February 28th at 7:00 p.m. 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: march 1st

        • Ushers/*Foyer:  Helen B., *Bud B.
        • Prayer Room:  Lou K.
        • Cookies:  Jennifer B., Pat B.
        • Sunday School Observer:   Jennifer B.
        • Children’s Leaders: Brian K., Herm L., Ali L.,   Jen R., Michal
        • Greeters:  Lisa O., Deloris P.
        • Serving Assistants:  Abee, Caleb, Maggie


              • Marvel  Acts 1:8
              • Wonder  Psalm 23:4-6
              • Dive  Psalm 95


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:

fruitful organizational structures  (Exodus 18:13‐26, Acts 6:1-7)
  • We can articulate a compelling, Christ-honoring vision for our church.
  • We embrace evaluation as normal and natural and work through conflict constructively.
  • Our organizational structures are designed to be efficient at making decisions while at the same time building congregational ownership for those decisions.

Bible Reading for This Week

Pastor Scott’s sermon text for March 1st is Matthew 26:38-39. The sermon title is “Cries of the Heart.” Read chapters three and four of Moving Mountains in preparation for adult Sunday school. Please let Pastor Scott or your elder know 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:

            • Marilyn K.
            • Wilma K.
            • Michael & Connie K., Heidi K.
            • Don K.
            • Brian & Melissa K.: Abee, Brenna, John, Zachariah

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)

1:00 p.m.   Heartbeat Newsletter Deadline

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

 9:45 a.m.   Women’s Bible Study

11:00 a.m.   Recker Cleaning Crew

  7:00 p.m.  Worship Planning Team

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)

7:00 p.m.   Movie, “A Dog’s Way Home”

SATURDAY (Office Closed)




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