Compass 12/13/20


This Week’s Worship Service (December 13th, 2020)

This Sunday, Lead Pastor Lamar Morin will be preaching on “Finding Freedom: Faith vs. Works” (Galatians 3:1-14). This Sunday’s songs will be Angels, From the Realms of Glory by Henry T. Smart, arr. by David Wise, Hark The Herald Angels Sing by Paul Baloche, Felix Mendelssohn, and Charles Wesley, and Lion And The Lamb by Brenton Brown, Brian Johnson, and Leeland Mooring.

On behalf of the Pastors and Elders,

Church Family, in recent months, we’ve been challenged to wear face coverings while in the building. In Philippians 2:3-4 – Paul is encouraging the church in Philippi to have the same heart and attitude of humility as Jesus. Wearing face coverings is not enjoyable for anyone, but there is a principle stated within these scriptures of humility. In verse 3 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; 4 do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. This is especially true as we worship the Lord together each week, including singing. Let us wear our face covering in a spirit of humility. We encourage everyone to help promote an atmosphere of respect, trust and love, by wearing face coverings at all times, while inside of the Church. Your help and support is much appreciated.


Christmas Eve Services

Celebrate Christmas with us at our Christmas Eve service on Thursday, December 24th. We’ll have two services at 3pm and 5pm to accommodate for physical distancing. We’ll also live stream on Facebook, YouTube, and Hoffmantown.Online during each service time. Invite a friend to join you, and make Hoffmantown’s Christmas Eve service a part of your family tradition this year!



Winter & Spring Life Group Classes

Our Winter and Spring Life Group classes are up on our website! The semester will begin January 6th, so be sure to check out the classes and register. Find our classes at To register, email


Surviving the Holidays- ZOOM Seminar

Need help in surviving the upcoming holidays? Recovering from the loss of a loved one is a complex process and can be especially painful during the holiday season. Hoffmantown Church is presenting the GriefShare Surviving the Holidays seminar which presents practical holiday survival tips for those navigating loss during a time others are celebrating. The class will be on Wednesday, December 16th over ZOOM from 6:30-8:30pm. There is no charge for the class, but an RSVP to Tabitha at 858-8624 or is requested. Books must be picked up at the church.


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 active members 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


RE|ENGAGE–Reconnect, Reignite, and Resurrect Your Marriage

Registration is now open for Re|Engage, a marriage enrichment program offered through Biblical Care, starting January 7th, 2021. Whether couples are struggling to get along, have broken relationships, or simply want to grow closer together, marriages in any condition can benefit. This ministry offers a safe place and hope to marriages by helping couples move toward oneness through stories of grace, teaching, and small groups. Childcare is available for birth through 6th grade. Please register through Space is limited to first 10 couples that register. If you have questions, contact Kathy Tesch at 858-8696 or


Our Daily Bread (December | January | February 2020-21)

Copies of Our Daily Bread publications are now available in the Fellowship Mall, just inside the B building doors (in front of the Receptionist Desk). Come get your copy during normal business hours.





Mission Prayer Moment – Mission Prayer Moment – Lottie Moon Christmas Offering

The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions support the many International Mission Board missionaries serving around the globe by providing the resources they need to give help and hope to a lost world. Pray that our church and others would give generously and sacrificially to spread the good news of Jesus this Christmas.



Current Members:

Elders: Jim Dearholt & Ben Wyne

Pastors: Lamar Morin & David Hopkins

Deacons: Allan Rider & Drayton Boozer

Operations: Sam Mouck

At Large Members: Jeni Civerolo, D’Ann Craft, Robert Ewing, Steve Gnerich, Patricia Rogers and Bruce Townsend

The Communications and Media team is the “behind the scenes” group that produces our worship service and other events. There are four staff employees and more than 12 volunteers who work tirelessly to support our various activities. The team is responsible for everything from publications, signage, worship center services and the streaming of our worship service over multiple media. The team has been very creative in improving technical capability with minimal budget. The team effectively responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in a way that benefited the whole church.



In Loving Memory

Please continue to be in prayer for the families of Helen Weaver, Barbara Causey, Pearl Ilfeld and Bob Benson.


Life Resource Center

Direct to Home Service

Many of us have some extra time on our hands right now. Let’s use this unexpected gift of time wisely! The Life Resource Center can have most any book and many study resources shipped directly to your home. Give us a call at 858-8668 or email us at