Compass 3/29/20

CHURCH-WIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS

This Week’s Worship Service

Today, Claude Cone will be preaching on A Soft Pillow for a Weary Heart (Romans 8:28-29). Today’s songs are Your Grace Is Enough, It Is Well With My Soul, and Cornerstone (includes The Solid Rock).

 

Pastoral Search Team

With all the cancellations and closures going on around us, the PST wants everyone to know that we are continuing to press on in our efforts to reach the goal set before us.  Thankfully, we have a hope that does not disappoint, because the Lord promises to complete the work that He has started.  We are also praying for all of you as you face these uncertain times, that the Lord will keep you safe and healthy.  (Romans 5:5)

 

COVID-19 UPDATES

We are trying new ways to see and hear from you every day! This past Wednesday, the Hoffmantown pastors went Live on Facebook to encourage the body, share updates, and answer questions. We received lots of positive feedback on this casual and well-attended session and have already planned our next live event for Wednesday, April 1, at 2:30pm. You will be able to watch the stream live on facebook.com/hoffmantown. If you don’t have Facebook or can’t make the live event, we’ll have the recording available on our website afterward.

 

Our website homepage, hoffmantownchurch.org, has recently been updated to include important information about our ongoing response to COVID-19, including links to all our Sunday streaming options, giving, and our new Facebook Group for building community online. We are working on getting information up about other various groups currently meeting online. We’ve also added a signup form for those who can help individuals or families in our community with practical assistance. We would love to get you connected so that you can be a blessing to others!

 

Continue to keep an eye on our website, social media, and your email for updated information. If you know of someone who does not have access to the internet for information, please make an effort to personally reach out to them this week to help keep them updated. Thank you!

 

 

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 visithoffmantownchurch.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 Domzalskielizabethd@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 once again Hoffmantown Church body for your faithfulness in supporting the church in your continued giving of Tithes & Offerings this past week. For the second week operating under virus restrictions the church again received a bit over $30,000 in gifts last week. Thank you. Giving was 50% via the online option, and 50% from postal mail and hand delivery to the church Receptionist Desk. We encourage you to continue your faithfulness through giving.

Sincerely, Sam Mouck, Director of Operations

 

Mission Field Playground Closure

An issue was raised during the Facebook Live Pastor Forum regarding whether the church was going to comply with Mayor Keller’s directive to keep parks open, but close the children’s playgrounds within those parks. We will certainly do so. We are creating signage and will use caution tape to close the playground portion of Mission Field. We plan to do a bit of VBS advertising at the same time. The rest of the park will remain open for the use of the church membership and public per the City guidance.

 

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.