Compass 10/1/23


THIS WEEK’S SERVICE (October 1, 2023)

This Sunday, Lead Pastor Lamar’s message will be “Thanks and Remembrances” (Philemon 4-6). This week’s songs will be Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus by Louisa M.R. Snead and William J. Kirkpatrick; arr. by Travis Cottrell, Thrive by Mark Hall and Matthew West; arr. by Dan Galbraith, Holy, Holy, Holy by Reginald Heber and John B. Dykes, with new words and music by Bradley Knight; arr. by Bradley Knight, and I Thank God by Chuck Butler, Aaron Moses, Jesse Cline, Dante Boew, Maryanne George and Enrique Holmes; arr. by Bradley Knight.

Next Steps Class October 22

Seeking more info about Hoffmantown Church? Seeking membership? Come to Next Steps on October 22! Have lunch with us, meet our pastors and elders, and ask questions! We would love to have you. Register at Email us at, or call us at 858-8624.

A+ for our Church Fall Meeting

From Pastor Lamar – We had a great meeting. I love hearing various reports from the various groups and ministries in our church. I am so encouraged by them and love being the Lead Pastor of Hoffmantown! All items on our ballot passed overwhelmingly with flying colors. Thanks to all who were able to attend!

Pastor Appreciation Month

“Thank you” can go a long way…October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Our Pastors, Elders and Directors are not after man’s approval but work for God’s approval as bondservants of Christ, shepherding as ones who will give an account to God. Each year we set aside the month of October to honor our amazing Hoffmantown Church leaders. For the next month, let’s come together and show them the depth of our gratitude for all that they do for us!

Here are some ways that you can participate as you prayerfully consider how you can be a conduit of grace, hope and love to build up our leaders and their families this month.Prayer – “Brethren, pray for us.” 1 Thessalonians 5:25 Pause for a few moments every day to pray for each of our Hoffmantown Church leaders and their families. A list of our Pastors, Directors and Elders can be found here:

Gratitude and Encouragement – We have been impacted by each of these incredible Hoffmantown Church leaders in life-changing ways and we cannot thank them enough for the way they faithfully serve us. 1 Thessalonians 5:13 says, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” Let’s practice this together. If you have an encouraging word for any of our leaders and their families, use this month to write them a note and tell them how they have impacted your life. Simply drop a card or note in an offering box or in the mail.

Hoffmantown Church Part-Time Positions Available

Hoffmantown Church has part-time positions available. Applicant should be an active member of Hoffmantown Church, sense a calling to Christian service and be able to work in various contexts.

Kids Ministry Administrative Assistant Are you passionate about making a lifelong impact on children’s lives? Do you have strong organizational skills and a heart for serving others? We’re looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic individual to join our team as a Full-Time Kids Ministry Administrative Assistant! This position is a direct report and support of the Kids Director and works hard alongside the Kids Ministry team to make each event, meeting, and task successful. If you’re ready to be a difference-maker, fill out an application form, and submit a resume to Caitlin Craft at

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


Oil Change Ministry

Adult Family Ministries is offering an Oil Change Ministry at Dearholt AutoCare, 6401 Signal NE, 87113 on Saturday, October 14, from 9am–1pm. This FREE ministry is available to single parents, widows, widowers, and spouses of deployed military personnel. It will be a blessing for our volunteers to serve you! You can enjoy coffee, a burrito or donut, and fellowship while you wait. Please pre-register to ensure we have the correct oil and filters available. Space is limited; please reserve your oil-change-time in advance. (by Wednesday, October 11) To register, go online to

Volunteers Needed for the Oil Change Ministry

We need people who have a heart to serve others by cleaning windshields, checking lights, and driving cars into and out of the bays, and of course changing oil on Saturday, October 14, from 9am-1pm. There’s plenty to do– let’s work together to provide this free service to people in our church body and community. If you are led to volunteer, please contact or 858-8635 to let us know you can help.

Volunteers Needed for Women’s Council Outreach

The Women’s Ministry is looking for volunteers to serve as hostesses during the Men’s Ministry’s Oil Change Ministry on October 14 – any time between 9am to 1pm. Time slots are flexible according to your availability. Volunteers will fellowship with those who are waiting to have their oil changed. Contact or 858-8635.


Mid-Week Worship Service

Join us Wednesdays, from 6:30-8pm, for our Student Ministry Mid-Week Worship Service in Building E! This is an awesome time of student-led worship, preaching, and hanging out. Can’t wait to see our Hoffmantown Students there and don’t be afraid to bring a friend! And remember, Student Sunday School happens every Sunday in Building E at 11am!



Kids Christmas ChoirKids Christmas Choir kicked off this past Wednesday, but it is not too late to join!

Check out the Events page at to find the rehearsal schedule and music links. Our next in person rehearsal will be Wednesday, October 18 from 5:30-6:15pm. Pizza will be served. Have questions? Email

AWANAWe are blessed to have an abundance of children here on Wednesday nights learning about Jesus through God’s word. More kids are signing up each week! We need more AWANA leaders to make sure these children get to come, have fun, and learn more about what it means to follow Jesus. Please email to sign up or ask questions.• 2 leaders – Cubbies (3- & 4-year-olds)• 3 leaders – Sparks (Kindergarten – 2nd grade)• 3 leaders – T&T (3rd – 5th grade)

KIDZ BLITZ on October 20 from 6:30-8:30pmKidz Blitz Live is a crowd participation event that gets the whole family involved! Kids and adults will play games against each other throughout the event all while learning Biblical principles. The event is free to you, but registration is required. Go to to register. Invite your friends, neighbors, and church to attend! Sign up today while space is available! For more information or questions about the event, reach out to Caitlin Craft at Kidz Blitz Live is recommended for children ages 3years to 6th Grade.

Fall Festival: October 31 from 6-8pmVolunteer at This Year’s Fall FestivalWhat do candy, fun, and YOU have in common? Hoffmantown Fall Festival, of course!

Calling all volunteers to step up and make this event unforgettable! Come hand out candy 🍬 Run a pre-made carnival game 🎯 Pass out delicious food 🍔 Greet folks with a warm smile 😊 And more! Visit our volunteer booth in the Fellowship Mall to sign up and get involved. Have questions or need more information? Contact the KidMin team at We can’t wait to see you there!

Have an old farm truck? Know someone who does? Kids Ministry is looking for an old farm truck to decorate for a photo opportunity for Fall Festival. Please contact with any information.

Don’t Forget the Candy! 🍭 🍬🍭Bring your bags of candy to the decorated bins at the Main and Kids Entrances and watch the candy meter climb! Thank you for blessing our ministry through these donations!

SAVE THE DATE… and YOUR CLOTHES: Clothing & Toy SWAP: November 4Kids growing like weeds? GREAT! We need your clean and gently used clothing and toys for the Clothing & Toy SWAP on November 4! This event will be FREE and open to the community. Whether you have clothes to donate or simply need to shop, please plan to attend and find some new treasures. For more information, check out the Events page at Questions? Email

Kids Bible Story Hour: 1st and 3rd Fridays from 10:30-11:30amCaitlin Craft and friends will be reading Christian books at the Cherry Hills Library on 1st and 3rd Fridays in October and November with the last story book hour for the semester on December 1. This Story Book Hour will be most beneficial for kids ages Pre-K through 3rd grade. For more information go to

Upcoming Important Dates:Wednesdays: AWANA -Register online at Kids ages 2 thru 8th grade welcome. Email with questions.October 5 & 19: Kids Bible Story Hour at Cherry Hills LibraryOctober 18: Kids Christmas Choir RehearsalOctober 20: Kidz BlitzOctober 31: Fall FestivalNovember 4: Clothing & Toy SWAPDecember 1: Parents Night Out


Balloon Fiesta OutreachJoin us October 7-8, 12-15 for a new and exciting outreach to our Balloon Fiesta Park and Ride guests, one that will not require a 2am call time! We will be placing information cards on car windshields with church info and invitations to our upcoming events. All ages are welcomed and encouraged to join in! Sign-ups can be found in the Fellowship Mall or online at We will begin placing the cards around Mass Ascension time.


Current Members:

Elders: Gerald Farley and Merv Jersak

Pastors: Lamar Morin and Gregory Elder

Deacons: Stacy Fugate and John Stockton

Operations: Sam Mouck

At Large Members: Nathan Brannon, Jeff McElwain, Stacey Lake, Dave Pitcher, Jerri Rose, and Linda Rupp



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