Compass 6/30/19

CHURCH-WIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS

This Week’s Worship Service

This Sunday Steve Dighton will be preaching on The Mandate of Forgiveness (Matthew 18:21-35). Today’s songs will be The Star-Spangled Banner, America The Beautiful, God Bless America, Salute To The Armed Forces, Song For The Heroes, and It’s Still The Cross.

Transition Team Update

The Pastoral Search Committee, comprised of Harriet Byrd, Joe Crews, Gerald Farley, Leslie Fuentes, Craig Givens, Merv Jersak, Barb King, Carolyn Lawson, Jeff McElwain and Nancy Williams has begun to meet. Please keep this group in your prayers as God leads them to our next Lead Pastor.

The Proposed Bylaws that the congregation will be voting on TODAY are available for viewing on the church website atwww.hoffmantownchurch.org/transition.

Prayer Meeting TODAY (June 30) at 3:30pm

Please join us for a special time of corporate prayer TODAY (June 30) in the Worship Center, beginning at 3:30pm until the Congregational Meeting at 5pm. We’ll be praying for our new pastor search team, our current and future leadership, and unity in our body, among other things.

Hoffmantown Congregational Meeting TODAY (June 30) at 5pm

The next Congregational Meeting will be held TODAY (June 30) at 5pm in the Worship Center. This will be an important meeting because we will be voting on the new bylaws. Church members will be able to pick up their ballots  in Fellowship Mall starting at 4pm.

Summer Family Fun Nights

Come hang out with us on July 17 and 31 as we enjoy food and fellowship this Summer! On July 17, from 6-8pm, we will be having a Spaghetti Dinner in room B100, singing hymns and spending time together in prayer, and doing a Homemade Ice Cream Competition! If you would like to come, please pick up a free ticket in the Fellowship Mall today, or at the Receptionist Desk throughout the week, until Monday, July 1, so we know how much food to make. If you’d like to compete in the Ice Cream Competition, please contact equip@hoffmantown.org indicating your interest, or sign up in the Fellowship Mall today!

CHILDREN & STUDENT FAMILY MINISTRIES

NexGen Student Ministry Spotlight

If you are a student and are looking for a place to get plugged in, come talk to our student leaders in the Fellowship Mall before and after service. Meet fellow students and take your place in Student Ministry. If you have any questions, please contact our student leaders at students@hoffmantown.org or by contacting Morgan Drake at 858-8633.

MISSION

Save the Date – Mission Conference

Come and experience Missions with us September 22-25, 2019. Hear from main speaker Pastor Steve Dighton, Nate Herbst, and more. Learn about the ministries in Albuquerque and beyond, working to reach the world with the Gospel.

Save the Date – Military and Veteran Conference

Join us November 8-9, 2019 for the Military and Veteran Conference. Learn how to support Veterans, Military, and their families. Learn about PTSD, and how to fight the Veteran and Military Suicide Epidemic.

Philippines

There are still a few spots open for the Philippines team. If you are interested in joining the team, let the Mission Ministry office know ASAP. This mission trip will take place August 24-September 3. The team will be hosting a VBS for missionary children while their parents attend the conference.

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

Have you ever considered being an Usher?

The Usher Ministry is looking for men and women. If you believe God is calling you to serve at Hoffmantown Church, please prayerfully consider joining the Usher Ministry. For more information, contact John Stockton at 292-1897 or johnbstocktonjr@comcast.net.

His Store Needs!

His Store is in need of your help with the following food items: Spaghetti sauce, spaghetti noodles, Vienna Sausages, canned chicken, macaroni and cheese, Chef Boyardee, and canned peas. Please drop off these items at the Receptionist Desk at any time. Check expiration dates before donating your items. Thank you for serving our Lord by helping feed those in need.

Dear Hoffmantown Family,

The response to our request for photos to help us celebrate the Heroes in our Body during the Freedom Celebration this Sunday has been phenomenal! Thank you to all of our Veterans, Families of Veterans, and First Responders who sent in pictures.

Unfortunately, not all of the photos will be shown during the musical piece “Song for Heroes” this Sunday. Some could not be enhanced enough to be seen on the screen; some families sent sets of beautiful, impressive pictures depicting long family legacies of service to our Nation, and we simply could not use all of them; and some photos simply arrived after the set time we needed to meld them into a slide-show. With final choir rehearsals on Wednesday and Saturday, we had to set a cutoff time at 2pm Wednesday. I am truly sorry if we could not show the photo you may have sent.

I am hoping we can continue to use ALL of the photos you sent in future events honoring the MANY families in this church who selflessly give of themselves to the Body of Christ every day.

Thank you! –Pastor Tim

LIFE RESOURCE CENTER

AWE: Why it Matters for Everything We Think, Say, and Do by Paul Tripp

The truth is, we were all created for awe. We were all made to be struck by the infinite goodness and glory of God but as a result of the fall of humanity into sin, we run after awe from lesser sources and they always come up short.  We give our heart to the worship of the thing that has been made rather than the One who made it—spending when we don’t really have a need, envying what someone else has, or eating when we’re not really hungry. We all need to spend more time gazing upon the awesome beauty of our Lord so that our hearts will remember and be rescued. In his latest book, Awe, author Paul Tripp redirects our gaze to God’s awe-inducing glory, and shows how such a vision has the potential to impact our every thought, word, and deed.