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Compass – 8/11/19


This Week’s Worship Service

This Sunday Guest Speaker, Mark Clifton will be preaching on Compassion in Action (Luke 10:25-37). Today’s songs will be O Worship The King, Hosanna (Praise is Rising), Be Unto Your Name, and Who Can Satisfy?


From the Church Council: COMING SOON!

We have received a number of questions regarding how the Church Council is to operate. In the near future, we will be answering those questions on the website. As always, if you have specific questions, please send those to


Pastoral Search Team

The PST would like to express its gratitude for the many times we have been stopped and reminded that we are being lifted up in prayer. It is most heartwarming to hear that. We also want to report that we have had answers to your prayers in experiencing unity within the team, and with making some great strides forward this week. Please continue ‘praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.’ Ephesians 6:18



Legacy Ministry–80+ (formerly 90+) Birthday Celebration

The 80+ birthday celebration is coming up on Tuesday, September 10, from 1:30-3:30pm. Invitations have been mailed to all honorees in the church database with birth years of 1939 or earlier. If an honoree has not received an invitation in the mail, please call Morgan at 858-8633 or stop by the Legacy Ministry spotlight table in the Fellowship Mall, August 11, 18, and 25. Come and let us celebrate with you everything that God has done in your life this year!


Spotlight: Adult Family and Equipping Ministries

Come join Adult Family and Equipping Ministries in the Fellowship Mall for the next 3 weeks before and after service. Come learn about the different Fall Semester Bible Studies that are being offered, register for a Bible Study, find a K-Group, or get connected with our Disciple Care Ministry. We all need a place to come fellowship and grow in Christ together. For more information email us at afm@hoffmantown.orgor


Tuesday Afternoons

Tuesday Afternoons is for widows and widowers to come and study the Word of God, pray together and join each other in fellowship and fun. Join us this Tuesday, August 13, from 1:30-3:30pm in room B202. For more information, contact us at or 858-8633.


Men Leading from Their Knees

Brothers, please join us for a time of prayer on Sunday, August 11th. We will meet in the Worship Center, from 7:30- 8:15am. For more information, contact



Kids Ministry Needs your Help!

There have been lots of babies born in the last year. We are adding another nursery classroom so we need lead teachers and assistants for both the 9:30 and 11am hours. We also are adding another class in the elementary school area. So, we are looking for teachers and assistants for the 11am 1st and 2nd grade class. We also have several openings in preschool and elementary children’s church during the 9:30am hour. Contact Sarah Goodrich in the children’s foyer or email at to find out how to get involved today!


Kids Ministry Staff Needed

Kids Ministry is seeking additions to our paid childcare staff. The childcare staff are responsible for providing care during the Tuesday morning Bible studies and helping care for the children’s equipment. Candidates should be available Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons for a total of about 6.5 hours per week. Interested individuals should have experience working with babies and preschoolers, be a regular attender of Hoffmantown, and able to pass a background check. To apply, please contact Sarah Goodrich in Kids Ministry at 858-8601 or for an application.



Solomon Islands

Our January/February, 14-day mission support trip to the Solomon Islands (middle of summer there) is open. If loving and ministering to missionary kids and doing some building, painting (exterior) excites you, contact our Mission Ministry at


Balloon Fiesta

A little different this year, but still easy (you can take a nap afterwards). This is an early morning event, but warm coffee for volunteers will be thoroughly provided. We need at least 4-6 volunteers each day to offer coffee, hot chocolate, water, and God’s love to those going to the Balloon Fiesta. We need stewards on October 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, and 13. Contact the Mission office if you are interested at 858-8660


Philippine and SE Asia

You are sending a team to the Philippines to minister to missionaries and their families. Please be in prayer for the team as they travel abroad: Austen Drake, Sarah Goodrich, Erica Chavez, Jimmy Stribling, and John Rupley. In addition to the Philippines, Nate Herbst and John Rupley will go to SE Asia to visit, train, and disciple our growing body of believers there. Please pray for both of these teams!


Special Mission Funding

Our Special Mission Fund supports our church teams and ministry needs. In a few weeks, a team will depart for the Philippines. This is only possible through your sacrificial giving above your tithe. Won’t you please help?



Life Resource Center

ABOVE ALL by J.D. Greear

In a world that divides over everything, J. D. Greear reminds us that above programs, politics, preferences or any other priorities we may be compelled by, Jesus promised to build his church on the rock of the gospel and that the gospel is the source of the Church’s renewal. We, on the other hand, often prefer to attack each other over second things instead of cooperating on the first thing. As Christians, we need to remember that the gospel comes first, bringing hope and grace, along with instructions for how we should live as representatives of our Savior, who has sent us on a mission to change the world.