Compass 4/9/23


THIS WEEK’S EASTER SERVICE (April 9, 2023)For this Easter Sunday, Lead Pastor Lamar asks, “What is Your Spiritual Story?” (Romans 6:8-11). This week’s Easter songs will be Were You There? Traditional Spiritual; new setting by Bradley Knight, Christ the Lord Is Risen Today Traditional Hymn; new setting by Bradley Knight, King of Kings by Brooke Ligertwood, Scott Ligertwood and Jason Ingram; arr. by Travis Cottrell, and I Speak Jesus by Abby Benton, Kristen Dutton, Raina Pratt, Carlene Prince, Jesse Reeves and Dustin Smith; arr. by Carol Cymbala.

Special Prayer Time for Easter SundayPlease join Pastor Lamar at 8:45am this Sunday in the Response Room to pray for the Easter Service.

New Sermon Series Starts April 16The book of Malachi stands at the end of the Old Testament. It is a series of hard answers from God to the questions His people were asking. Often, we want simplistic answers to simplistic questions, but God is not interested in flippant, halfhearted religion. He sees His people’s doubts, questions, and apathy. Malachi is extremely relevant for the church today. Topics such as God’s love and judgment, proper worship, relationships, moral issues, tithing/sacrificially giving, and more, are found in the book. Malachi challenges us in our faith and relationship with God, as well as giving us hard answers to easy questions. Malachi does not pull punches when revealing God’s direction to covenant people. Let’s go on the journey together, starting April 16.

Next Steps Class April 23Next 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!

In Loving MemoryPlease continue to be in prayer for the family of Jack McCausland.


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.

Women’s Ministry Pizza NightWomen of Hoffmantown Church, it’s pizza and movie time! “Be a bringer,” is there someone you have been praying about sharing the gospel with? Invite them and join us on Friday, April 28 in room B208/210 for fellowship, pizza, and the movie LIFEMARK. LIFEMARK is inspired by an incredible true story that celebrates the gift of life. Doors open at 5:30pm, pizza and salad at 6pm, and movie (complete with popcorn) at 6:30pm. Cost is $8 per person. Please register and pay before Monday, April 24 at Childcare is available for birth through 5th grade. Registration is also available in the Fellowship Mall on Sunday, April 16 and April 23. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Tesch at 858-8696 or

Oil Change MinistryAdult 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 MinistryWe 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 OutreachThe 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 9:30–11:30amIf you are volunteering to help with VBS, plan to attend our first meeting on 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.

Items Still Needed Enough Donated THANK YOU!!!
• Thin pool noodles (dollar store noodles)

• Colored tissue paper

• White glue sticks

• Plastic bottle caps

• 1” and 2” multi-colored pom-poms

• JUMBO popsicle sticks

• Craft foam sheets, colored

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

Frog painter’s tape

• Double-sided tape

• Shoe boxess or other similarly-sized boxes

• Crayola brand crayons

• Wax paper

• Regular popsicle sticks

• ½” glue dots

• Red felt sheets

• Scotch tape

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 $240 for registration. 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 JudgesOur 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 ElderDeacons: Dave Jarvis and John Stockton      Operations: Sam MouckAt Large Members: D’Ann Craft, Jeff McElwain, Dave Pitcher, Jerri Rose, Linda Rupp and Bruce Townsend