This Week’s Worship Service
This Sunday Steve Dighton will be preaching on A Symbol of Our Salvation (1 Corinthians 11:17-26). Today’s songs are All Creatures of Our God and King, Cornerstone, At The Cross (Love Ran Red), and Is He Worthy.
Pastoral Search Team Update
As the PST begins to narrow the field of candidates, we are going through different stages as we seek to discern God’s will. Every step requires new and different priorities, so the need for your prayers is even greater as the weeks go by. One of our members shared a devotional reminding us of the many ways God reveals Himself in nature. She brought some geodes, and compared the drab, unattractive outside to the beauty that is revealed when it is cut open.
It was a good reminder that “man may look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Sam.16:7) Only God knows the hearts of our candidates, so our prayer is that He reveal the hidden treasure of their hearts as we dig deeper.
Church Council Members
Elders–Tom Caudill and Ben Wyne; Deacons–Chase Johnson and Allan Rider; Pastors–Tim Hale and John Rupley
Operations–Sam Mouck; At Large Members: 1-Year Term: Kirby Jefferson & Patricia Rogers, 2-Year Term: Jeni Civerolo & Robert Ewing, 3-Year Term: Steve Gnerich & Gwen Hughes.
Next Steps Class
Would you like to know more about Hoffmantown Church or desire to become a member? Consider attending our Next Steps class Sunday, October 27, 9:30am-1:30pm. Please register by Monday, October 22 to reserve your spot! Contact us at 858-8624 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
Ministry Spotlight–Music Ministry
With the nip of frost in the air, you know the holidays are quick to follow! The Hoffmantown Ministry Spotlight for October is on Music Ministry, specifically, on the upcoming presentation of The Wonder Of Christmas December 13-14. Stacey Lake and Judy McClure will be available in the Reception Area the last three Sundays in October to talk to those who are willing to participate in this year’s drama presentation. We are looking for cast members and helpers in set and costume design. Please stop by and speak to them when you leave the Worship Center and sign-up!
Administrative Assistant Position Available
Hoffmantown’s Adult Family Ministry is seeking a full-time administrative assistant. Legacy, Men’s, Singles and Women’s Ministries are included in AFM. Applicants should be an active member of Hoffmantown Church, sense a calling to Christian service, able to work in various contexts, and proficient in software applications. Applications are available at the Receptionist Desk Monday through Friday. Please return completed applications to the receptionist. For job requirements, please contact Susan Franse at 858-8654 or email@example.com.
ADULT FAMILY & EQUIPPING MINISTRIES
Men’s Discipleship Breakfast
Men of Hoffmantown, you are invited to attend our quarterly Men’s Discipleship Breakfast on Saturday, October 19, from 7:30-9am in room B100. John Torrison will be speaking. For more information or to RSVP contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends Unlimited is a ministry that encourages single women of all ages and stages of life who desire spiritually-based friendships, fellowship, and Christian growth. Please join us Sunday, October 20, in room B206 for our monthly potluck. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Legacy Ministry–You Can Be a Chaplain
Please join the Legacy Council as we welcome David Pittman and members of a local Corp of IFOC (International Fellowship of Chaplains) Monday, October 28 at 6:30pm. Volunteer chaplains around the world serve at disaster sites, work with law enforcement and emergency services, and volunteer at schools and corporations. Recently back from a second deployment to El Paso, David and his team members worked alongside Billy Graham’s organization, providing counseling, education, and recovery training for locals, building a bridge between the spiritual and secular community.
Women’s Prayer Group
Join us for prayer on Tuesdays before Bible Study! We pray from 8:45-9:13 in Room B202.
Men Leading from Their Knees
Brothers, please join us for a time of prayer on Sunday, October 13. We will meet in the Worship Center from 7:30-8:15am. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHILDREN & STUDENT FAMILY MINISTRIES
Disciple Now–November 15-17
DiscipleNow is a weekend that we pray will be a time of renewal for your students. The theme for the weekend is Revival Not Survival. The cost will be $35. Deadline to register is Sunday, October 27, so please register ASAP! Scholarships are available as needed. For more information or to register, please go to hoffmantownchurch.org/events/disciple-now/.
The Bling Show is coming up this week! The Bling Show is a jewelry resale show benefitting Shine Partnership. The show will be held at Netherwood Park Church of Christ on Friday, October 18, from 6-9pm, and Saturday, October 19, from 9am-1pm. There is a purple box at the Receptionist Desk if you have any last minute jewelry, scarf, or purse donations.
Invite your friends to our annual Fall Festival celebration. It will be a fun, safe, and free event for the whole family. We’ll have games, a giant slide, Explora!, and of course lots of candy. Sign up to volunteer for this community outreach in the Fellowship Mall, your K-Group, or at hoffmantownchurch.org/serve. Candy donations can be dropped off in the collection boxes throughout the church.
Sermon Tapes Available
Hoffmantown Church has thousands of sermon tapes (audio and video) dating back two decades that we are making available to the congregation! Please come to the hallway behind the Worship Center to pick out what you want. Cassette tapes and ¾” Umatic videotape formats available.
Wednesday Fellowship Meals for October
Wednesday evening meals are from 5:15-6:15pm. The cost is $5. (Tea, coffee and water with all meals)
October 16 – Spaghetti w/ meat sauce, Broccoli, tossed salad, garlic bread, Pineapple Upside Down Cake
October 23 – Pork Loin and gravy, Rice, Glazed Carrots, rolls, Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream