Compass 3/8/20

CHURCH-WIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS

This Week’s Worship Service

Today, John Torrison will be preaching on The Lord Of The Harvest (John 4:1-42). Today’s songs are Children Of Light, All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name, Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus, and Thou, O Lord.

 

Pastoral Search Team

This Pastoral Search Team (PST) update reiterates the main points of what was shared at the March 1 congregational meeting. We had gone back to re-review the five Lead Pastor applications that remained on the short-list of potential candidates, following the withdrawal of our lead candidate’s application. Additionally, we had reached out to three other pastors who had either submitted a late application or came highly recommended by other SBC pastors. Of these eight, two appear to have the strongest qualifications in the areas that we most seek for Hoffmantown: 1) ability to rightly handle the Word of God in a teachable, edifying manner; 2) past experience in leading a larger congregation; 3) a shepherd’s heart. Pray for us as we continue our deliberations. Pray that God will reveal His man.

 

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.

 

Michael W. Smith in Concert at Hoffmantown March 15

Celebrate 35 Year of Friends with Michael W. Smith next Sunday, March 15th at 7:30pm. This is a show you won’t soon forget! Tickets are still available at https://hoffman.town/mws.

 

ADULT FAMILY & EQUIPPING MINISTRIES

Tuesday Morning Women’s Class: I and 2 Peter

In these letters to the 1st century church, the apostle Peter delves into the riches of our salvation and practically explains what it means to live the Christian way of life. Join us as we learn from these books how to rejoice in suffering, delight in service, and look forward to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Required course material: Bible and notebook. Class begins March 10. To register, contact afm@hoffmantown.org or 858-8624.

 

MISSION

ABQ God’s Talent Show

Auditions are over, now come and see the finalists! 10 kids have been chosen to perform at the ABQ God’s Talent Show right here at Hoffmantown on Friday March 20 at 7pm. Come and help us support the talented Christian youth of our community! For more information on the event please visit hoffmantownchurch.org/events.

 

Kennedy Middle School

This month, the Kennedy Middle School Food Bank pantry has been moved up a week to March 14. If you are interested in volunteering contact the Mission Office at (505) 858-8660 or AdrienneM@hoffmantown.org

 

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Training

SBDR’s annual training will take place right here at Hoffmantown March 26-28! This event will be offering a wide range of classes such as basic disaster training, flood recover, fire cleanup, chainsaw ops, and more! To see a full schedule of events as well as registration info, visit https://bcnm.com/disaster-relief/.

 

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

In Loving Memory

Please continue to be in prayer for the families of Terry Walker and Gary Chemistruck.

 

Life Resource Center

Chasing Vines by Beth Moore

Beth Moore has a writing style that is easy to read and very entertaining. At the same time, she uses her years of in-depth study and biblical analysis to speak profoundly through her words. In Chasing Vines, her latest book, she draws on a visit to Tuscany to parallel Christianity and viticulture. Her detailed explanations of vineyards and how they work creates a fitting metaphor for her idea of how each Christian must cultivate their life knowing God has a larger plan to bear “good fruit” despite struggle. Beth shows us from Scripture that every person who knows Jesus is meant to thrive in fruitfulness. Life might not always be easy, but in Christ, it can always be fruitful.