Compass – 8/4/19


This Week’s Worship Service

This Sunday Steve Dighton will be preaching on Lessons Learned in a Storm (Matthew 14:22-23). Today’s songs will be Your Grace Is Enough, Be Thou My Vision, and I Will Not Be Shaken.

Nominations for Church Council

The Church Council is soliciting nominations for the six at-large Church Council members (men and women) who will be voted on at the Annual Church meeting, September 29, 2019.  Nominations will be accepted through August 18, 2019. Include name and contact information for nominee and nominator. Explain why they are appropriate to serve and indicate their willingness to serve. Send to or submit a paper nomination that is available at the Receptionist Desk.

“The qualifications for Church Council membership are based upon the character qualities similar to those found in 1 Timothy 3:8-13 and Col. 3:5-25, with the exception of gender references, and with consideration given to specific expertise in specialized areas” (Excerpt from the Bylaws, Article 5, Section 5). In addition, the member must have demonstrated faithful service to the Lord and participation in Hoffmantown Church. It is recommended that they have been members for at least five years.


80+ Birthday Celebration Invitation Distribution

If you are going to be turning 80 or older this year, please come pick up an invitation today before or after service at the Legacy Ministry table in the Fellowship Mall or at the Legacy Ministry table near the East parking lot. Let us celebrate with you everything that God has done in your life this year!


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.


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?

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


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.

Today’s Baptism

Johanna Nelson