Compass 1/8/23


THIS WEEK’S SERVICE (January 8, 2023)This Sunday, Lead Pastor Lamar’s message will be about “Priority” (Matthew 6:22-24). This week’s songs will be All Creatures of Our God and King by Francis of Assisi, William H. Draper, Tommy Walker and Sean Beck; arr. by Tommy Walker, Open Up the Heavens by Andi Rozier, James McDonald, Jason Ingram, Meredith Andrews and Stuart Garrard; arr. by Dan Galbraith and Shane Ohlson, Be Thou My Vision traditional Irish hymn; arr. by Travis Cottrell, and Jesus Messiah Chris Tomlin, Daniel Carson, Jesse Reeves and Ed Cash; arr. by Gary Rhodes.


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!

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. Every 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.

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.

In Loving MemoryPlease continue to be in prayer for the families of Gerald Abbey and Melvin Garner.



Men’s Quarterly BreakfastThe Men’s Ministry at Hoffmantown exists to cultivate a biblical understanding of Godly manhood in order to encourage men to live and walk in the graciousness of Jesus Christ. This year the Men’s Ministry Quarterly meetings will focus on 1 Corinthians 16:13 (NIV) 13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. The next breakfast is January 21, at 7:30am in room B100. Register by Thursday, January 19 at

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 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!


Music & Worship MinistryWorship Choir and Orchestra will be resuming mid-week rehearsals this Wednesday night, January 11 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 RetreatHoffmantown 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



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.



Current Members:Elders: Jim Dearholt and Jim Smith                               Pastors: Lamar Morin and Gregory ElderDeacons: Dave Jarvis and John Stockton     Operations: Sam Mouck