THIS WEEK’S SERVICE (June 6th, 2021)
This Sunday, Lead Pastor Lamar will preach about “Cultivating Love In A Selfish World” (1 John 4:7-21; 1 Corinthians 13). This week’s songs will be Thrive by Mark Hall and Matthew West, Here I Am To Worship by Tim Hughes, Holy, Holy, Holy (Savior King) by Walker Beach, John Bacchus Dykes, and Reginald Heber, Yet Not I, But Through Christ In Me by Jonny Robinson, Rich Thompson, and Michael Farren, and Holy Spirit Living Breath of God by Keith Getty and Stuart Townend.
Hoffmantown Church Budget Q&A session June 13th
The Hoffmantown Church new fiscal year begins July 1st, 2021. The in-person budget vote this year will be Sunday, June 20th. We are holding a special Budget Q&A session on June 13th prior to the voting. This Q&A session will be at 2pm on June 13th in room B100. Please plan to attend if you have any questions about the budget, budgeting process, and voting process.
Hoffmantown Budget Voting June 20th
The Hoffmantown Church bylaws require in-person voting at a special business meeting in June for approving the budget for the next year. This vote will take place June 20, 2021. Because of the COVID-19 impact and out of concern for the well-being of the Hoffmantown congregation, the Church leadership has developed once again a “hybrid” voting process this year. If you are not able to vote in person on June 20th, voting is open from June 14 to June 20 by online or drop off ballot.
Please Pray with Us!
- For the Lord to show the Hoffmantown leadership the right people for the vacant positions in these departments: Children’s Ministry, Kids Express, Accounting, and Operations.
- For the Lord to encourage skilled Christian musicians to come forward and volunteer to join our orchestra. Specifically, a drummer, and violinists.
Mission Field Repairs
The canopy over the basketball court at Mission Field has now been replaced. Late winter storms had torn up the northern-most shade canopy over the basketball court as well as one shade sail over the picnic tables. Persistent high winds prevented the new section from being installed the past couple months. We’re thankful the winds diminished a bit this week and the new canopy is installed.
New Summer Sermon Series
Nine character qualities. Qualities that impact a Christian’s life. Evidence of the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We call them “the fruit of the Spirit.” Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Deep down, we know that a healthy, Christian life is a fruitful life. The model for fruitfulness is God, our Creator, and Redeemer. In this sermon series, we will examine how each character trait is to be cultivated in our lives. Our families, friends, fellow church members, and our world are craving for us to exhibit this type of fruitfulness to them. Join us this summer as we become more fruitful!
Custodial Position Available
Hoffmantown’s Operations Team is seeking a full-time custodian. Applicants should sense a calling to Christian service, able to work in various contexts of the custodial position. Applications are available at the Receptionist Desk Monday through Friday. Please return completed applications to the receptionist.
ADULT FAMILY / EQUIPPING MINISTRIES
Save the Date
Men of Hoffmantown, the Men’s Retreat is coming up! Mark your calendars for a retreat at Camp Inlow August 19-21, 2021. Registration and further details will be out soon!
Destination Dig (VBS 2021)
VBS 2021 is headed to present-day Israel where discovery awaits at Destination Dig. Kids will unearth more than dirt as they dig up exciting evidence that proves biblical events were not just stories. As junior archaeologists, kids will explore real-life archaeological finds that have helped to uncover the truth about Jesus! Along the way, they’ll discover the truth of Jeremiah 29:13, that God reveals Himself to us when we seek and search for Him with all our hearts.
Hoffmantown Kids VBS is a FREE EVENT, June 7th-11th, for kids who completed kindergarten through 6th grade. Registration for children is available at hoffmantownchurch.org/vbs/. We welcome walk in registrations all week long, however, it will be much simpler for you if your children are preregistered.
You’re Invited To Our VBS Set Up Party
On Sunday, June 6th at 12:30pm we will be having a VBS set up party. It takes a lot of man power to prepare all the classrooms for VBS. Please plan on meeting in the Fellowship Mall for job assignments. Pizza will be provided. All (including kids) are welcome to come help. Most of the jobs involve no creativity, simply moving tables and chairs. You can stay as long as you would like, but we will be done no later than 3:30pm. We really appreciate all those who are willing to help out as it takes many hands to prepare the building for VBS.
Kids Ministry Leaders Needed
Kids Ministry is experiencing lots of growth in our Nursery division (2 year olds and younger)! We are needing to add more leaders to care for and teach our littlest ones. We have openings during the 9:30am service in our infant and toddler rooms. Nursery team members serve one month at a time during the 9:30am service. So, as a team member, you would serve one month, attend service the next month, and then serve again the following month. We are anticipating this growth to continue as we head into the fall so this is an ongoing need. To serve, please contact Sarah Goodrich in the Kids Ministry at email@example.com or 858-8601.
Mission Prayer Moment
This week the Mission Council is actively praying for B&C, a missionary family in Europe. This family works through International Mission Board to reach the lost people groups of Europe with the good news of the Gospel. They are working very hard to ensure these lost groups do not miss out on hearing about Jesus. It is for their safety that we not reveal their names or country, but we ask for prayer all the same. Please join the Mission Council and Mission Office in praying for B&C!
Elders: Jim Dearholt & Ben Wyne
Pastors: Lamar Morin & David Hopkins
Deacons: Allan Rider & Drayton Boozer
Operations: Sam Mouck
At Large Members: Jeni Civerolo, D’Ann Craft, Robert Ewing, Steve Gnerich, Patricia Rogers and Bruce Townsend
Store Closing SALE! Now 60% OFF Everything!
It’s going fast, but there are still some amazing bargains to be had! Pick up that book, card or gift while you still can. Even the used books are 60% off! Empty our shelves and fill yours!
Dear Church Family, The Elders have been prayerfully considering the Lord’s will concerning adding additional Elders. We are pleased to introduce to you Merv Jersak. We will have a 30-day time period for the church to prayerfully consider and respond to us. At the end of this time we will have an affirmation concerning Merv becoming an Elder. Thank you for your prayers.
–Ben Wyne, Chairman of Elders
Merv Jersak’s Testimony
I came to know Jesus as Savior at the age of nine or ten. My parents, aunts and uncles, and grandparents were committed Christians and raised us according to the Christian faith. VBS played a large part in my Christian education. I memorized hundreds of Bible verses (King James, of course) and was grounded in the Word. It didn’t mean much to me at the time, but I firmly believe that this grounding in the Scriptures served as my moral compass when I went to high school (and eventually college). Even though my walk with Christ was not strong during those years, there was always something in the back of my mind and in my inner being that kept me from completely following my non-Christian friends in their sinful pursuits and lifestyle.
In my senior year of high school, I was confronted by the Holy Spirit at an evangelical crusade to re-dedicate my life to Christ. It was a profoundly moving experience as He confronted me with my casual, sometimes careless approach to the way I was living my life.
I met Brenda in first year of college and we were married after third year. She was a pastor’s daughter, and I had the privilege of attending the church where my future father-in-law was the intentional interim pastor. Our church called a young pastor who introduced us to expository preaching. It was then that I understood for the first time the importance of digging deep into the Word.
Brenda and I began to serve as sponsors for our senior high students. As my career took me to various cities, we always sought out a Bible-believing, Bible-teaching church to attend and to get involved with. In several of these churches I taught adult Sunday School classes and we served in various ways.
My testimony isn’t spectacular or sensational. But that Jesus loved me and died for me and accepted me into His family is the most sensational and spectacular event in my life. If I can offer one encouraging thought from my personal experience, it’s to ground our young children in the Word of God early and often and to pray for them as they face the temptations of this world. I thank God for godly grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles who taught me how to live and who prayed me into the Kingdom.