Compass 4/2/23


THIS WEEK’S SERVICE (April 2, 2023)

This Sunday is Palm Sunday, and we will have a Multi-Generational Service. This week’s songs will be God So Loved by Andrew Bergthold, Ed Cash, Franni Cash, Martin Cash & Scott Cash; arr. by Grant Wall; orch. by Dan Galbraith, Crown Him with Many Crowns by Matthew Bridges, Godfrey Thring, George J. Elvey & Tommy Walker; arr. by Tommy Walker, Hosanna by Paul Baloche and Brenton Brown; arr. by Dan Galbraith, and What a Beautiful Name by Ben Fielding and Brooke Ligertwood; arr. by Dan Galbraith.

Evangelism TrainingThere is still time to attend our evangelism training. Either tonight (Friday, March 31) at 6pm or tomorrow morning (Saturday, April 1) at 9am in room B209/221. If you know that you will be attending, please email Susan Franse at and let us know which session you will be present at. Please bring your Bible and a pen, other materials will be provided. We will not offer childcare, as we want our childcare folks to be able to participate.

Next Steps Class April 23

Next Steps is a one-session look at Hoffmantown’s history, doctrine, philosophy of ministry, and the membership process. Lunch and materials will be provided, and family members are welcome! Pastors and elders will be in attendance and would love to get to know you better and answer any questions you may have. To register, please visit, or contact us at or at 858-8624. We would love to have you join us!


Easter Lunch

Short of family for this Easter lunch, this year? Or, have a guest for Easter service that you have been talking to about Jesus and invited them to our worship service? Then come and join your Hoffmantown family in B209 for lunch, at 12:15pm, to celebrate our risen Savior together. We will provide rotisserie chicken and potato salad, garden salad and drinks; please bring a side to share. For some additional fun, we will have a table setup for Uno, Nerts, Scrabble. Let us celebrate together. So we can plan appropriately, please call Jackie at 858-8624, or email her at, to let us know you are able to join. We look forward to seeing you.

–Pastor Gregory


AFM Men’s Gathering on April 1513 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

1 Corinthians 16:13 (NIV)

Main topic is “Stand Firm in the Faith” with the subtopic of “Do Everything in Love.” Join us for breakfast and fellowship time Saturday, April 15th, starting at 7:30am in room B209/221. Teaching time will begin at 8am. Cost is $8 to help cover cost of breakfast. Invite a friend or neighbor. The deadline to register and pay is April 13th. To register and pay, go to If you have any questions, please contact or Kathy Tesch at 858-8696.


Oil Change Ministry

Adult Family Ministries is offering an Oil Change Ministry at Dearholt AutoCare, 6401 Signal NE, 87113 on Saturday, April 22, from 9am-1pm. This FREE ministry is available to single parents, widows, widowers, and spouses of deployed military personnel. It will be a blessing for our volunteers to serve you! You can enjoy coffee, a burrito or donut, and fellowship while you wait. Please pre-register to assure we have the correct oil and filters available. Space is limited; please reserve your oil-change-time by Wednesday, April 19. To register, go online to

Volunteers Needed for the Oil Change Ministry

We need people who have a heart to serve others by changing oil, cleaning windshields, checking lights, and driving cars into and out of the bays. There’s plenty to do–let’s work together to provide this free service to people in our church body and community. If you are led to volunteer, please contact or 858-8635 to let us know you can help.

Volunteers Needed for Women’s Council Outreach

The Women’s Council is looking for volunteers to serve as hostesses during the Men’s Ministry’s Oil Change Ministry on April 22, any time between 9am to 1pm. Time slots are flexible according to your availability. Volunteers will fellowship with those who are waiting to have their oil changed. Contact or 858-8635.


Family DedicationAre you interested in dedicating your children and your family to the Lord? We have dedication services coming up on May 14 (Mother’s Day) and June 18 (Father’s Day). Please email if you are interested.

VBS 2023: June 5th-9thVBS is coming soon and we are looking for leaders and volunteers of all ages and areas. We need your help! Come help us tell kids about how to use the Armor of God and defend and know truth. Love missions? We need you! Love sports? We need you! Love kids? We need you! Please sign up in the Fellowship Mall or email

VBS FIRST MEETING: April 29th from 9:30–11:30am

If you are volunteering to help with VBS, plan to attend our first meeting on Saturday, April 29th from 9:30–11:30am. You will get your schedule, curriculum, teaching supplies and T-shirt at this meeting so please come ready to get excited about VBS! Breakfast will be served.


VBS DonationsWe need your help with donations for VBS! Drop off your items in the decorated trash cans in the Fellowship Mall.

• Thin pool noodles

• Colored tissue paper

• Crayola brand crayons

• Wax paper

• White glue sticks

• Bottle caps (Soda bottle size)

• 1” and 2” pom-poms

• Regular popsicle sticks

• JUMBO popsicle sticks

• Craft foam sheets, colored

• ½” craft glue dots

• Red felt sheets

• Women’s crew socks, solid colors, no logos, no heel/toe color variations

• Scotch tape

• Green painter’s tape

• Shoe boxes or other similarly-sized boxes

Kids Camp: June 12th-16thKids Camp will be at Inlow Baptist Camp from June 12th-16th and will be for kids who have completed 2nd-6th grade. The cost will be $220 for early registration and $240 for late registration. Early registration has begun! Please email for more information.

Kids Worship ServicesOur kids’ worship service (The Rock) meets the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, except April. April Rock services will be the 3rd and 5th Sundays. Children hear the Word of God on their level through teaching, worship, crafts, and games. They also learn how to apply the Word of God in their daily lives and what following Jesus looks like as a child.


Science Fair Judges

Our Shine Partnership school, Arroyo del Oso, has approached our team and asked for a couple of volunteers who would be interested in helping judge their Science Fair on April 5. This is a great opportunity to further our budding partnership with this school! If you are interested or have any questions please email


Current Members:

Elders: Jim Dearholt and Jim Smith

Pastors: Lamar Morin and Gregory Elder

Deacons: Dave Jarvis and John Stockton

Operations: Sam Mouck

At Large Members: D’Ann Craft, Jeff McElwain, Dave Pitcher, Jerri Rose, Linda Rupp and Bruce Townsend