Compass 1/15/23


THIS WEEK’S SERVICE (January 15, 2023)

This Sunday, Lead Pastor Lamar’s message will be about “The Anxiety Epidemic” (Matthew 6:25-34). This week’s songs will be House of the Lord by Jonathon Smith & Phil Wickham; arr. by Dan Galbraith, Holy Is the Lord by Chris Tomlin; arr. by Dan Galbraith, Christ Our Hope in Life and Death by Keith Getty, Jordan Kauflin, Matt Papa, Matt Boswell and Matthew Merker; arr. by Dan Galbraith, and Because He Lives (Amen) by Matt Maher; arr. by Joel Mott.

Next Steps Class January 22, 2023

Please 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!

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



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.


Men’s Quarterly Gathering

This year the Men’s Ministry Quarterly Gatherings will focus on 1 Corinthians 16:13 (NIV) 13-14 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love. The first gathering is Saturday, January 21, at 7:30am, in room B100. The cost for breakfast is $8. The focused theme is “Be on Your Guard.” We will be discussing what it means biblically “for a man to be on his guard.” Come join us to enjoy breakfast, fellowship, teaching and round table discussions. We encourage registering by Thursday, January 19, at

Caregiver Support Group   

If you are currently caring for a loved one with a long-term illness, such as Dementia, Alzheimer’s, you are not alone. Come join with others in fellowship that are on the same journey. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month, from 10am to noon in room B104. This time will include a time of sharing our day to day, biblical application, as we draw strength and encouragement from His word and mutually encourage, support, and pray for each other. We will also share tips from various experts and each other. If you have any questions, contact Kathy Tesch at or 858-8696.

2023 Equipping Classes

We would like to invite all of you to attend one of our Equipping Classes beginning this week, January 10 and 11! 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!


Worship Choir and Orchestra have resumed rehearsals on Wednesday at 6:30pm in room B100/Worship Center. As you’re settling into your new year routine, would you consider serving as a lead worshiper in the Choir or Orchestra? We’ll have an open house/pizza fellowship on Wednesday, January 18 for those interested in the ministry. Hope to see you there!


Student Spring Retreat

Hoffmantown Students! Join us February 24-26 for our Spring Retreat at Camp Inlow. The cost per student is $125, and the deadline to register is February 5. Register for Spring Retreat at!

**Please Note** – A Medical Release Form will need to be filled out for this event. Please contact Pastor Dane or Katelyn Whitlock for this form at 858-8630 or


Parents Night Out: Friend of God

As the New Year starts and we remember those “old acquaintances” as we sang Auld Lang Syne, we remember our oldest acquaintance, Jesus. Really, though, it is wonderful to say Jesus is our friend. As we start the New Year in Kids Ministry we prepare for our first event of the year, Parents Night Out, “Friend of God,” on Friday February 17. Volunteer sign-ups are open now. Friends, come join us as we show these kids the best friend they could ever have.


Kids Worship Services

Our 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.


Current Members:

Elders: Jim Dearholt and Jim Smith

Pastors: Lamar Morin and Gregory Elder

Deacons: Dave Jarvis and John Stockton

Operations: Sam Mouck

At Large Members: D’Ann Craft, Jeff McElwain, Dave Pitcher, Jerri Rose, Linda Rupp and Bruce Townsend