THIS WEEK’S SERVICE (October 2, 2022)
This Sunday, Lead Pastor Lamar’s message will be “Communicating with God” (Matthew 6:5-8). This week’s songs will be Joyful (The One Who Saves) by Brenton brown & Jason Ingram; arr. by Bradley Knight, What a Beautiful Name by Ben Fielding & Brooke Ligertwood; arr. by Dan Galbraith, His Mercy Is More by Matt Boswell & Matt Papa; arr. by Travis Cottrell, and
What a Friend We Have in Jesus Charles C. Converse; arr. by Travis Cottrell.
Fall Festival October 31
Fall Festival is around the corner and our candy meter is already filling up! Only one week after taking candy we have already hit 15% of our 35,000 piece goal! We are still looking for a lot more volunteers and have plenty of spaces between our game booths, our prayer team, our candy runners, and more! Invite your friends—invite your class—and join in this fun time reaching our local community!
Candy Donations for Fall Festival
We are accepting candy donations in the decorated bins at both the Main Entrance and Kids Entrance. Our goal is 35,000 pieces of candy. Make sure to check out the candy meter by the main stairwell each week to see how close we are to reaching our candy goal!
Our Online Store is Open!
Now is your chance to buy official Hoffmantown shirts, hats, jackets, stickers, mugs, and more! Get something for everyone in your family at hoffmantownchurch.org/store or click “store” on our homepage.
Next Steps Class October 16
Please come join us for our Next Steps class, coming up on October 16 from 11am-1pm. 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 hoffmantownchurch.org/events/next-steps/, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 858-8624. We would love to have you join us!
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 31 days, 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.https://www.hoffmantownchurch.org/staff/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 Paid Ministry Positions AvailableHoffmantown Church has part-time positions available. Applicants should be an active member of Hoffmantown Church, sense a calling to Christian service and be able to work in various contexts.
Administrative Assistant: email@example.com.Hoffmantown Adult Family Ministry is seeking a part-time administrative assistant. Senior Ambassadors (70+), Men’s, and Women’s Ministries are included in AFM. Applicant should be proficient in software applications. For job requirements, please contact Susan Franse at 858-8654 or
Applications are available at the Receptionist Desk Monday through Friday, or you can download an application from https://www.hoffmantownchurch.org/employment/.
Please return completed applications to the receptionist.
MUSIC & WORSHIP MINISTRY
The Music & Worship Ministry is having their Fall retreat this Friday, September 30, from 5:30-8pm and Saturday, October 1, from 10am-2pm. If you’re interested in joining the Worship Choir or Orchestra, the Fall retreat is the perfect time to come and check out what the ministry will be preparing for Christmas. On Friday night, there’ll be a dinner/fellowship, followed by a preview of this year’s Christmas presentation. Then on Saturday, the Worship Choir will have rehearsals and a catered lunch. There’s no need to register if you’re a visitor. Come and join the fun!
ADULT FAMILY MINISTRIES
AFM Oil Change Clinic
Adult Family Ministries is offering an Oil Change Ministry at Dearholt AutoCare, 6401 Signal NE, 87113 on Saturday, October 15, 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 assure we have the correct oil and filters available. Space is limited; please reserve your oil-change-time in advance by Wednesday, October 12. To register, go online to https://www.hoffmantownchurch.org/events/. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-8635.
Volunteers Needed for the Oil Change Ministry
We need people who have a heart to serve others by changing oil, cleaning windshields, checking lights, and driving cars into and out of the bays on Saturday, October 15, from 8:30am-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 email@example.com or 858-8635 to let us know you can help.
Volunteers Needed for Women’s Council Outreach
The Women’s Council is looking for volunteers to serve as hostesses during the Men’s Ministry’s Oil Change Ministry on October 15 any time between 9am-1pm. Time slots are flexible according to your availability. Volunteers will fellowship with those who are waiting to have their oil changed. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-8635.
Free Educational Seminar about Medicareafm@hoffmantown.org by 8am on Tuesday, October 11.Are you confused by all the Medicare options? Do commercials cause you to question your Medicare choices? Come to a free educational seminar on Wednesday, October 12, at 10am in room B100. This is not a seminar to support a specific Medicare Plan/carrier. No sales will take place. A Medicare broker will help you navigate Medicare choices. RSVP to
Mark your calendars Mission Sunday October 23!
Mike Everett, a missionary with International Mission Board, will be coming to speak on Sunday morning, October 23. Mike and his family serve in SE Asia and we are excited to get the chance to hear him speak. In addition to hearing him during the sermon time that morning, Mike will also be doing a Q&A session in the evening at 5pm in room B100. This will be a great time to ask any questions you have on Mike and his family’s journey sharing God’s Word in SE Asia!
Student Ministry New 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 Ministry Volunteers
Our next teacher training is Sunday, October 16th at 12:15. Lunch will be provided so please let us know ahead of time so we can make sure you have plenty to eat!
Upcoming Important Dates:– Parents Night Out “A Friend of God”: September 30 (Cancelled) – Fall Festival: October 31
Elders: Jim Smith and Jim Dearholt
Pastors: Lamar Morin and Gregory Elder
Deacons: John Stockton and Dave Jarvis
Operations: Sam Mouck
At Large Members: D’Ann Craft, Jeff McElwain, Dave Pitcher, Jerri Rose, Linda Rupp and Bruce Townsend