This Week’s Worship Service (December 27th, 2020)
This Sunday, Pastor Lamar will be preaching about “The Law and Promise” (Galatians 3:15-25). This Sunday’s songs will be Leaning On The Everlasting Arms by Elisha Albright Hoffman, Anthony J. Showalter, and Anthony Johnson Showalter, Be Unto Your Name by Lynn DeShazo and Gary Sadler, What Can I Do by Paul Baloche and Graham Kendrick, and Infant Holy, Infant Lowly by Phil Barfoot and Rebecca J. Peck.
Year End Giving
Thank you all for your faithfulness in giving this year, here are some dates to remember for year end giving: In Person–at the church through Thursday, December 31, 2020 by 5pm; Online–through Thursday, December 31, 2020 before midnight at hoffmantownchurch.org; By Mail–contributions sent in the mail MUST be postmarked no later than December 31, 2020 to be included on your 2020 Contribution statement. Mail postmarked after December 31, 2020 will be posted to your 2021 Contributions.
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.
ADULT FAMILY MINISTRIES
AWANA will be starting back in person at 25% on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
Sunday School Back in the Building – January 10, 2021
Adult Sunday Schools, Students and Kids (Babies and up) will be returning to the building January 10th. More details will follow in the coming weeks!
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 hoffmantownchurch.org/life-groups. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Watch https://vimeo.com/347356662 for more information. Childcare is available for birth through 6th grade. Please register through hoffmantownchurch.org/biblical-care. The deadline to register is January 4, 2021. Space is limited to first 10 couples that register. If you have questions, contact Kathy Tesch at 858-8696 or email@example.com.
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.
Tuesday Morning Women’s Study: Daniel with Nancy Williams
Please join us for a study of the book of Daniel beginning on Tuesday, January 12th at 9:30am on ZOOM. We will take an in-depth look at the life of Daniel characterized by purpose, prayer, and prophecy. As we study the prophecies in Daniel, we will see how God provides for those who are faithful to follow Him. Required course material: Bible and notebook. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday Night Life Group: Prayer Class with Andrew Grabowski
Beginning January 6th, Please join us on Wednesday nights 6:30-8pm to dive deeper into prayer. We will walk through all things prayer. Biblical prayers, definitions and what scholars see it as, defining it for ourselves, and work towards being more grounded in prayer. We welcome everyone to join us in class to solidify our prayer lives and grow closer to God and the Holy Spirit through prayer. Required course material: Bible, notepad and writing utensil. To register, please email email@example.com.
Wednesday Night Life Group: Trustworthy
A Study of 1st & 2nd Kings with Susie Taylor, Gwen Hughes and Katherine Balke
When hard times come and it seems God is deviating from the plan we assume our life should follow, we’re much more likely to want to tame God, not trust Him. It’s then that we begin to press into our ways and our own timing. No human can carry the weight of being their own god, but so many of us try. In this 6-session study of 1 & 2 Kings, you can join Lysa Terkeurst in Israel as she honestly reveals the places of distrust in her own heart while exploring the deeply personal applicable Scriptures that will teach us how to truly trust God. If you are interested or wish to register, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Class begins on January 13th ZOOM only. Materials: Trustworthy Workbook, can be purchased in LRC.
STUDENT & FAMILY MINISTRIES
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.
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
Opportunities to Serve at Hoffmantown Church
If you feel called to serve, these teams are looking for volunteers. Please contact those listed for each team.
• Cart Team- Contact Ruben Cisneros at email@example.com
• Greeter/Visitation Team- Contact Marty Fuentes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Follis is temporarily replacing John Stockton as the head of the Usher team at Hoffmantown. Bob may be contacted at email@example.com.
Congregation, thanks to your generosity, His Store is fully stocked for the rest of the month. Thank you so much for your support.
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 LRC@Hoffmantown.org.