Compass 1/1/23


THIS WEEK’S SERVICE (January 1, 2023 New Year’s Day)This Sunday, Lead Pastor Lamar’s message will be about a “Treasure Hunt” (Matthew 6:19-21). This week’s songs will be Leaning on the Everlasting Arms by Elisha A. Hoffman & Anthony J. Showalter; arr. by David Wise, Battle Belongs by Brian Johnson & Phil Wickham; arr. by Dan Galbraith, Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) by Chris Tomlin, Edwin Othello Excell, John Newton, John P. Rees & Louie Giglio; arr. by Dan Galbraith, and Yet Not I, But Through Christ in Me by Michael Farren, Jonny Robinson and Rich Thompson; arr. by Carson Wagner.

Next Steps Class January 22, 2023Please come join us for our Next Steps class, coming up on January 22, 2023. Next Steps is a one-session look at Hoffmantown’s history, doctrine, philosophy of ministry, and the membership process. Lunch and materials will be provided, and family members are welcome! Pastors and elders will be in attendance and would love to get to know you better and answer any questions you may have. To register, please visit our website, or contact us at or at 858-8624. We would love to have you join us!

Christmas Seal ThanksNo, this isn’t an appeal to support the Lung Association with the traditional kind of Christmas Seals. This is a note of thanks to the crew that braved chilling winds last week to work in the parking lot in front of Building E sealing the cracks. Part of the Operations staff, plus a hardy group of volunteers from the church body, worked on cleaning and sealing the cracks to preserve the parking lot and extend its life. Thanks so much for your time and dedication. If you have a skill to contribute, or just a willingness to be a laborer assisting in projects here at the church, please see Jim Smith to sign up for the next work project.

When Winter Calls, Come HelpNow that winter is fully upon us we can expect snow any time. When we get any snow accumulation at all at the church it must be removed from the north facing sidewalks from Buildings B, C, D and E before it becomes ice and endangers church goers or the school children. That is a lot of sidewalk square footage. Any day of the week the snow must be removed – not just on Sundays. So, if you want some exercise on snowy mornings, come join us and help shovel the sidewalks clear.

November Month-End Update from the Finance Committee(Our fiscal year now starts in January)

November 2022                                  Actuals                        YTD Actuals

Receipts / Income                              $242,556                     $2,735,969

Less Expenses                                    $223,684                     $2,754,998

$  18,872                     $    (19,029)

Thank you for your faithful and generous giving to the Lord through Hoffmantown Church. Reminder, if you have appreciated stock that you would like to donate, we have the ability to accept these, and you can give to the church tax-free.  If you have questions, please contact Erica Chavez at the church.

If you have questions regarding the financials or want more information you can contact any member of the Finance Committee (Ken Abbott, Doug Lawson, Fran Stribling, Regan Stinnett, JoAnn Polk, Robert Ewing, and D’Ann Craft) or email us at

Hoffmantown Church Paid Ministry Positions Available

Paid Childcare Workers:Hoffmantown’s Kids Ministry is seeking part-time paid childcare workers for Tuesdays 9am- 12:30pm and Wednesdays 6:15-8:15pm. If applicable, employees are eligible to receive a 50% discount on tuition for Kids Express (this does not include the annual registration fee).– IF a Hoffmantown member wants to volunteer they are also more than welcome to serve on Tuesday mornings from 9am to 12:30pm, and Wednesday nights from 6:15 to 8:15pm. For job requirements, please contact Stacy Teel at 858-8617 or

Maintenance/Set-Up/Janitorial:Our Maintenance/Set-Up/Janitorial Department is seeking a dedicated Christian person to assist our team part-time in the area of custodial duties. This position could become a full-time opportunity for the right person. For job requirements, please contact Roger Tesch at

Applications are available at the Receptionist Desk Monday through Friday, or you can download an application from Please return completed applications to the receptionist.


Caregiver Support/Care Group   Adult Family Ministry is here to support you. If you are currently caring for a loved one with Dementia or Alzheimer’s, you are not alone. Come join with others in fellowship that are on this same journey on the 2nd and 4th Friday mornings of each month starting January 13, 2023, from 10am to noon in room B104. This time will include Biblical application, as we draw strength and encouragement from His word, sharing tips from various experts and/or authors, and the support that we can give to each other. If you have any questions, contact Kathy Tesch at or 858-8696.

2023 Equipping ClassesWe would like to invite all of you to attend one of our Equipping Classes beginning in January! These classes are designed to help equip you in practical ways as you seek to know God better and serve Him more fully. To register, please visit our website at We hope to see you there!



Kids Worship ServicesOur kids’ worship service (The Rock) meets the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. Children hear the Word of God on their level through teaching, worship, crafts, and games. They also learn how to apply the Word of God in their daily lives and what following Jesus looks like as a child.

Please remember that there is no childcare the January 1 New Year’s Day service. Please plan to worship with your children in the service at 10am.


Current Members:Elders: Jim Dearholt and Jim Smith              Pastors: Lamar Morin and Gregory ElderDeacons: Dave Jarvis and John Stockton      Operations: Sam MouckAt Large Members: D’Ann Craft, Jeff McElwain, Dave Pitcher, Jerri Rose, Linda Rupp and Bruce Townsend