Compass 7/9/23


THIS WEEK’S SERVICE (July 9, 2023)

This Sunday, Lead Pastor Lamar’s message will be “The Discerning Life” (Matthew 7:6). This week’s songs will be Facing a Task Unfinished by Frank Houghton, Samuel Wesley, Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Ed Cash and Fionán de Barra, One by Randy Lind, Brad Henderson and Cliff Duren; arr. by Cliff Duren, Blood of Jesus Mashup Traditional hymns arranged by Cliff Duren, and Thank You Jesus for the Blood by Charity Gayle, David Gentiles, Steven Musso, Ryan Kennedy and Bryan McCleery; arr. by Cliff Duren.

Hoffmantown’s 70th Anniversary Committee

Soon we will observe the 70th anniversary of the chartering of Hoffmantown Church. We aren’t planning a huge shindig for this event, but if you’d like to help plan and prepare for the observance, please contact Sam Mouck, Operations Director, or Ruth Ann Martin. They can be reached at or 858-8671.

Next Steps Class Is Coming Up

Please come join us for our Next Steps class, on July 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.

In Loving Memory

Please continue to be in prayer for the families of Phyllis Allaway, Betsy Wiseman, Mary Reynolds and Gary Hobbs.


Women’s Ministry Ice Cream Social

Women’s Ministry Council invites you to a “Mary Moments” event Friday, July 21, from 6-8pm, in the Grove (group of trees just NE of the main entrance doors). Ladies ages 18-120 years old are welcome! Bring your gal pals, neighbors, and/or kiddos. Celebrate summer with inspiration, fellowship, games, and…ice cream! Please bring a brown-bag dinner, chairs, and/or blankets. We will supply ice cream, toppings, drinks, and games. There is no cost to attend this event. Registration is requested to ensure we have plenty of ice cream for everyone. Register online at, contact, 858-8696, or visit us in the Fellowship Mall on July 9 or 16. We look forward to seeing you there!

AFM Men’s Gathering on July 15Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 (NIV)

The main topic will be, “Be Courageous” with the Subtopic of “Do Everything in Love.” Join us for breakfast and fellowship time, Saturday, July 15, from 7:30-9:15am in room B209/221. Teaching time will begin at 8am. The cost is $8 to help cover the cost of breakfast. Deadline to register and pay is Wednesday, July 12, at 9am. To register and pay, go to If you have any questions, please contact or Kathy Tesch at 858-8696.

Men’s Retreat at Inlow Baptist Camp

Men, it’s not too early to reserve your spot for this year’s men’s retreat, August 10-12. The cost this year is $90 per person. Be a bringer and invite a friend or that man you have been praying for and/or discipling. This year’s focus is evangelism. Visit

MOCHA: Mommas of Children, Hearts AdornedThe MOCHA Ministry is focused on mommas of children, up through age 18, starting at: 1) from birth, 2) currently expecting a child, or 3) waiting for an adoptive child to arrive. Yearly dues are $65. Meets the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Tuesday of every month (with a few exceptions) from 9:30-11:30am from August 22, 2023, through May 21, 2024. Childcare is provided by Hoffmantown Church from birth through preschool. You may drop off your little darlings as early as 9:15am and pick them up by 11:40am. Coffee and water will always be provided. Mommas will have the opportunity to sign up and bring something to share.

Please note: Childcare is limited, so register early at


Wacky Water Day: July 29th (11am-2pm)

Plan to cool off and have fun on Wacky Water Day. This will be your first opportunity to meet and welcome Caitlin Craft, our new Kids Ministry Director! We will have a large water slide, slip ‘n slide, water balloons, and squirt guns for the big kids and kiddie pool, smaller water slide, and bubbles for our younger kids. There will also be otter pops and water in addition to some shade. Want to help? Email to sign up.

Parent Meeting: July 30th at 12:30pm

Put our annual Kids Ministry parent meeting on your calendar. This will be a great opportunity to meet Caitlin Craft and welcome her to Hoffmantown Church!

Kids Worship ServicesOur kids’ worship service (The Rock) meets the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. 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.


AGT-Albuquerque God’s Talent

We have young people from other churches and many local schools participating in this event.  We will also have youth leaders from other churches attending. The young Christian artists participating are excited to be a part of this event and online we have reached over 60,000 people with Instagram and Facebook. KLYT and Family Life radio have been informing the public as well. You are invited to join in the opening choir for ABQ God’s Talent on Friday, July 14.  Please respond by this Friday, July 7.


Letter to Hoffmantown from Missions Council – LifeQuest

LifeQuest is a non-profit that provides critical support services to help at-risk and adjudicated youth to overcome the challenges of their past and build a resilience for the future. LifeQuest is committed to providing mentoring relationships to NM youth as an extension of the Body of Christ. A LifeQuest guiding principle is dependence upon God for volunteers (time) and funding (treasure).

Hoffmantown, you are the Body of Christ and have been a faithful supporter of LifeQuest’s direct engagement in the Juvenile Justice System for Bible study, tutoring, church services, Life Skills Classes, the 4:13 Journey, and mentoring. The 4:13 Journey (Philippians 4:13) uses the spirit of adventure and the challenge of the great outdoors as a catalyst to help them develop strong character to reach their highest potential. Over the last 2.5 years, 92 students have participated in 4:13 and students are signing up to for this fall semester.

Hoffmantown provided a financial gift to LifeQuest last year to support their 4:13 Journey and your Missions Council just approved a $10K gift to support four students this year.  Hoffmantown is now providing meeting space for the 4:13 program which avoids the previous venue cost. And the Hoffmantown van has also been made available to LifeQuest for their 4:13 Grand Canyon trips.

When asked what is your most pressing need, their response was volunteer time. Hoffmantown members have previously volunteered to lead Bible Studies at the State Juvenile Facilities. Bob Whittaker and Wil Martin have been volunteers in the past and they need more Bobs and Wils.  Recently, the Treatment Center asked LifeQuest to restart the Bible Study that was paused for COVID. Great!

LifeQuest needs dedicated volunteers to lead this Bible study and LifeQuest provides the necessary training. Please prayerfully consider volunteering for this opportunity to make an eternal impact. Contact for more information and to get connected with Esther Taylor for volunteering.


Shine School Supply Drive

Next Sunday is the last week to bring school supplies for the Shine School Supply Drive. The box for donations can be found at the Reception Desk. We still need your help providing school supplies including washable markers, coloring pencils, beginner pencils, dry erase markers, watercolor paint boxes, crayons, a pencil pouch or box, one or two plastic pocket folders, a composition notebook and glue sticks.


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