Compass 10/8/23


THIS WEEK’S SERVICE (October 8, 2023)

This Sunday, Pastor Gregory Elder’s message will be “Forgiveness, Then Healing” (Mark 2:1-12). This week’s songs will be This Is Amazing Grace by Jeremy Riddle, Josh Farro and Phil Wickham; arr. by Joel Mott, Every Praise by Hezekiah Walker and John David Bratton, Redeemed by Fanny J. Crosby and William J. Kirkpatrick; arr. by David Wise, and His Mercy Is More by Matt Boswell and Matt Papa; arr. by Travis Cottrell.


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.


Rides to Church
If you would be willing to give someone who is unable to drive a ride to church and back home, please contact Susan Franse at 858-8654 or


Pastor Appreciation Month

For the rest of October, let’s shower our Pastors, Elders and Directors with intercession and appreciation for the way they tirelessly labor to foster our own spiritual growth week after week. As you consider the ways you have been ministered to over this past year, please take time to pray for and encourage them as the Lord leads you.


Please pray that they will do all God calls them to do in His strength, not in their own strength or human wisdom. And as the body of Hoffmantown, we would take to heart and put into practice what God reveals to us as they teach us from the Word and by their example, doing all to the glory of God. Lift up their families, praying that their relationships will be rich, sweet and mutually edifying in Christ.


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. A list of our Pastors, Elders and Directors can be found at


Hoffmantown Church Full-Time Position Available

Hoffmantown Church has a full-time position 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.



Men’s Gathering

Join us for breakfast and fellowship time Saturday, October 21, at 7:30am. Teaching time will begin at 8am. The cost is $8 to help cover the cost of breakfast. Deadline to register and pay is October 18, 9am. To register and pay, go to If you have any questions, please contact or Kathy Tesch at 858-8696.


Operation Neighborhood Survey Part 2

We’re looking for volunteers for Operation Neighborhood Survey Part 2. We would like to meet our neighbors and give them materials about upcoming events, including Fall Fest, Christmas at Hoffmantown, and our Christmas Eve services. We will meet at 9:30am, for breakfast and brief training, and then go out. We should be finished no later than 11:30am. Please come and be a part of this wonderful opportunity to meet and invite our neighbors into Hoffmantown Church.

Sign up at or on tables in the foyer on Sunday. Thanks for your participation!


Oil Change Ministry – Saturday October 14
This is the last week to register for the Oil Change Ministry! If you are a single parent, widow, widower, or a spouse of deployed military personnel, this FREE ministry is available to you! Please pre-register to ensure we have the correct oil and filters available (by Wednesday, October 11). To register, go online to


Volunteers Needed for the Oil Change Ministry
Let’s work together to provide this free service and fellowship to people in our church body and community. If you are led to volunteer, please send an email to or call (505) 858-8635 to let us know you can help.



Kids Christmas Choir – It’s 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


Have you heard the news? AWANA is growing and we are seeing new kids each week. AWANA offers the opportunity for children to hide God’s Word in their hearts and to hear the news of the Gospel. We can’t do this alone – we need you! We’ll give you all the training you need! 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 6:30-8:30pm
Kidz 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 6-8pm
Volunteer at This Year’s Fall Festival
What do candy, fun, and YOU have in common? Hoffmantown Fall Festival, of course! We are still in need of volunteers – don’t miss this great event that is both fun and evangelistic. 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!



Clothing & Toy SWAP November 4
Kids growing like weeds? GREAT! We need your clean and gently used clothing and toys for the Clothing and 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. The Clothing SWAP will be in the Fellowship Mall from 9-11am on Saturday, November 4. For more information, check out the Events page at Questions? Email


Kids Bible Story Hour: 1st and 3rd Fridays from 10:30-11:30am
Caitlin Craft and friends will be reading Christian books at the Cherry Hills Library on the first and third 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 Preschool through 2nd grade.


Upcoming Important Dates:
Wednesdays: AWANA (6:30-8:15 PM) -Register online at Kids ages 2 thru 8th grade welcome.
October 5 and 19: Kids Bible Story Hour at Cherry Hills Library (10:30-11:30am)
October 18: Kids Christmas Choir Rehearsal (5:30-6:15pm)
October 20: Kidz Blitz (6:30pm)
October 31: Fall Festival (6-8pm)
November 4: Clothing and Toy SWAP
December 1: Parents Night Out



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



Call 505-321-9570