This Week’s Worship Service
This Sunday Steve Dighton will be preaching on The Biblical Pattern for Worship (Isaiah 6:1-8). Today’s songs will be Lost in Wonder, Love and Praise, Holy Holy Holy! Lord God Almighty, Revelation Song, Use Me, and Send Me.
Pastoral Search Team
The PST thoroughly enjoyed hearing from our many K-Groups on Sunday afternoon. We were encouraged by a great sense of unity as everyone expressed their thoughts. After sifting through weeks of input, we have finalized the qualifications for lead pastor candidates, and have put out our first request for resumes. Please continue to pray for God’s leading as we seek to identify the man He has chosen. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Tom Caudill has been nominated and it has been affirmed that he is being called by God to serve as an Elder for Hoffmantown Church. Tom has been reviewed by the Elders and meets the qualifications required in our Bylaws Article V, Section 1. He has been endorsed by the Elders and the 30-day congregational review period starts effective Sunday, August 18. Anyone who has a Biblical objection to Tom serving as an Elder must submit that objection in writing to the Elder Council for consideration and response during this 30-day review. Please pray for Tom and his wife, Kim as they begin this journey.
I committed my life to Christ on 24 December 1991 after my father died of a heart attack. I moved to Albuquerque in 1998 with my first wife JoAnna and our son Aaron and we became members at Hoffmantown in 2003. She went home to be with the Lord after a 3-year battle with breast cancer. I met my wife Kim in our K-Group. Kim and I have five grown children and three grandchildren. I am a civilian at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and am currently a Division Chief overseeing approximately 175 people. I have been a K-Group leader in Wil Martin’s class since 2015. I have served on the Mission Council since 2016 and been the Chair of the Council since 2017. I enjoy theology and history and love to teach Biblical doctrine including creation from a scientific perspective.
ADULT FAMILY & EQUIPPING MINISTRIES
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 27, from 1:30-3:30pm in room B202. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-8633.
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, TODAY (August 25). Come and let us celebrate with you everything that God has done in your life this year! Please RSVP by Tuesday, September 3 to Morgan at 858-8633. Thank you to all who have signed up to donate a cake for the 80+ Birthday Celebration! Please note that we are still in great need of table hosts/hostesses and table servers. If you are interested in helping with either of these tasks, please contact Morgan at email@example.com or 858-8633. Thank you!
Legacy Ministry–In-Low Days
Hoffmantown’s Legacy Ministry in cooperation with CASA would like to invite you to join us for In-Low Days “Reaching the Nations” September 16 and 17. Flyers are available in the Fellowship Mall. It is also listed in this month’s copy of The Baptist New Mexican on page 4. For more information, please contact Tom Wamsley at (505) 924-2313 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men’s Retreat, November 1-3, 2019 in Durango, Colorado
Men of Hoffmantown, we are blessed with having a Men’s Retreat in Durango, Colorado on November 1st -3rd, please set this upcoming date aside. We pray that this will be a multigenerational event so please bring your sons, son-in-laws, brothers, and grandsons with you to this event. The retreat is being hosted by Master Plan Ministries. We will be joining two other Men’s Ministries from two other New Mexico churches. This is a great time to fellowship, be encouraged, and grow together. More details are to follow at a later date. If you have any questions, please contact Morgan Drake at email@example.com.
KIDS & STUDENT FAMILY MINISTRIES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
Philippines 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. They are traveling August 25-September 3 and 4. 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. John and Nate will be traveling September 3-September 10.Please pray for both of these teams!
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 email@example.com.
This is an early morning event, and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Mission Funding
Our Special Mission Fund supports our church teams and ministry needs. The Philippines and SE Asia trips are possible through your sacrificial giving above your tithe. Won’t you please help?
Do you like to eat?! If the answer is yes, we need volunteers to help prepare and serve Wednesday night meals. Training is provided and minimum service would be 4 hours (3 to 7pm) once a month, but certainly more would be welcome! If you are interested in joining our team, please contact Tabitha Baker at email@example.com or 858-8624.
Wednesday Fellowship Meals
Please join us for Wednesday evening meals Sept. 5–Oct. 23, 5:15-6:15pm. The cost is $5.
Sept. 4 – Ham, Mac n’ Cheese, coleslaw, rolls, and brownies with vanilla ice cream
Sept. 11 – Breaded chicken with gravy, corn casserole, tossed salad, rolls, cranberry sauce and frosted cupcakes
Sept. 18- Lasagna with meat sauce, vegetable medley, tossed salad, garlic bread and cookies
Sept. 25- Pork Tenderloin with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls, and cookies
His Store Needs!
His Store is in need of your help with the following food items: Canned “meat” soups, canned fruit, canned pinto beans, cereal, canned Chef Boyardee, spaghetti sauce, jelly, saltine crackers, 16 oz peanut butter, and Ramen noodles. 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.