Compass 3/22/20

CHURCH-WIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS

This Week’s Worship Service

Today, Claude Cone will be preaching on The Best Time to Come to Jesus (Matthew 11:28-30). Today’s songs are We Will Remember, O God Our Help, Because He Lives (Amen), and I Will Not Be Shaken.

 

Pastoral Search Team

Despite all the warnings against getting together, the PST managed to meet electronically this week, and continue our efforts to discover the man that God would have lead our church body. We remain hopeful and eager to see the future because God is already there. We realize that this is a very difficult time for many, so please continue to pray for everyone affected by this aggressive virus – especially those in our body who are at greatest risk. Our comfort as God’s children, is our complete assurance of His love and care in time of need. May He bless Hoffmantown as we prayerfully find ways to express His love to our very anxious community. (2 Timothy 1:7)

 

Reach 2020

Reach 2020 is our new outreach initiative designed to reach our city with the gospel of Jesus Christ. On March 1, we handed out packs of 20 invite cards, asking you to engage with 20 different people and invite them to church. We’d love to hear your stories of how God is working in our community. Visit Hoffmantownchurch.org/Reach to share your story. More invite cards are available at the Reach 2020 table in the Fellowship Mall.

 

Easter at Hoffmantown April 12

Celebrate the Risen Savior with us on Easter Sunday, April 12, at 9:30am. We’ll feature Biblical teaching from the word of God, music from our choir and orchestra, as well as special music from our children’s choir. Easter is a family-friendly service; childcare will be available from birth-4 years. Our annual kid’s Easter Egg Hunt will take place after the service for ages 2-10. For more information visit hoffmantownchurch.org/easter.

 

Pray God’s Glory: National Day of Prayer

In preparation of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 7, the Hoffmantown prayer warriors will be praying though a 40-day prayer guide, beginning on Sunday, March 29, ending on May 7. For those who are not prayer warriors and would like to participate, hard copies are available in the Fellowship Mall. If you would like to receive the guide in your email, give your name and email address at the National Day of Prayer table in the Fellowship Mall or email Elizabeth Domzalski elizabethd@hoffmantown.org. Join us in Praying God’s Glory!

 

MISSION

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Training Postponed!

At this time, BCNM’s Disaster Relief training has been postponed until further notice! The disaster relief training will be rescheduled, and Mission Ministry will update you with the new dates. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

CHURCH COUNCIL

churchcouncil@hoffmantown.org

Current Members:

Elders: Tom Caudill & Ben Wyne                    Pastors: Tim Hale & John Rupley

Deacons: Chase Johnson & Allan Rider         Operations: Sam Mouck

At Large Members: Jeni Civerolo, Robert Ewing, Steve Gnerich, Gwen Hughes, Kirby Jefferson and Patricia Rogers

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Giving Update! 

Thank you Hoffmantown Church body for your faithfulness in supporting the church in your continued giving of Tithes and Offerings this past week. The church received over $30,000 in gifts last week. Thank you. Giving was 62% via the online option, 21% through postal mail and 17% in the offering boxes and hand delivery. We encourage you to continue your faithfulness through giving. I’ll be detailing in a letter soon, the multitude of steps we are taking to reduce expenses, but your continued financial support will enable us to maintain the facilities and support of the body as the Lord leads. Sincerely, Sam Mouck,  Director of Operations. To give online, please visit hoffmantownchurch.org/give.

 

Coronavirus Update

After prayer and counsel with our leadership and in consideration of the guidelines concerning social distancing and gatherings, we made the decision to continue with online only services for the next two Sunday’s at www.hoffmantown.online. We are also suspending Sunday School and mid-week activities for the next two weeks. We’re currently working on other ways to keep the family of Hoffmantown connected online during this time when we’re not able to meet in person. Visit hoffmantownchurch.org/coronavirus for the most updated information.