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Compass – 9/1/19


This Week’s Worship Service

This Sunday Derrick Lynch will be preaching on How to Stop Pretending (John 15:1-11). Today’s songs will be All Because Of Jesus, May The Peoples Praise You, Come Thou Fount Come Thou King, and 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord).


Pastoral Search Team

Resumes have been coming in quickly, and we are very busy sifting through them. If you know of anyone who is interested in applying for the lead pastor position, please request that they submit a resume to (scroll down to SBC JobSearch). We won’t know that they are interested otherwise. Please pray for discernment as we seek God’s leading in finding His man. (Proverbs 2:3-5)


Elder Affirmation

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.

Tom’s Testimony

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.


Hoffmantown Church Family BBQ Potluck

Please join us Sunday, September 22 at the conclusion of the Worship service for the Church Family Potluck. We are still needing volunteers to help, as well as side items to be brought. To sign up to be a volunteer and/or bring a side dish, talk to your K-Group leader or contact



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

The 80+ birthday celebration is coming up on Tuesday, September 10, from 1:30-3:30pm. Honorees (born in 1939 and earlier) please RSVP by Tuesday, September 3 to Morgan at 858-8633.


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 at


Tuesday Morning and Evening Bible Studies

Sign up TODAY (September 1) in the Fellowship Mall for the following Tuesday Morning classes: 1 John: Lord I want to Know You, and DivorceCare. Classes start September 17!


Wednesday Night Life Groups

Sign up TODAY (September 1) out in the Fellowship Mall for the following Wednesday Night Life Groups: Maximum Marriage, The One Another’s, Learn the Bible and Discerning the Voice of God (Begins 9/18) Classes start THIS WEEK!


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 1-3. Please set this upcoming date aside. We pray that this will be a multigenerational event so please bring your sons, fathers, sons-in-law, 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. You can go online and register for the retreat at If you have any questions, please contact Morgan Drake at


NexGen Student Ministry: Disciple Now (DNow)

Disciple Now is a weekend that we pray will be a time of renewal for your child(ren). The theme for that weekend of November 15-17 will be “Revival not Survival.” I have attached a sample of the material above so that you can view it and get a peak at what your student will be learning. Registration for the event will begin in mid-September. The cost of your child attending will be $35. If you have questions, please contact Morgan Drake at 505-858-8633 or at



Philippines and SE Asia

Thank you for keeping the Philippines team in your prayers. They are all healthy and safe, and are preparing to kick off the VBS. The SE Asia team will deploy September 3. Please pray for Pastor John and Nate Herbst as they minister to pastor out there.


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

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 or


Bling Show

We are still accepting donations of jewelry, scarves, hats, purses, and accessories for the annual Bling Show. The Bling Show is a jewelry resale show benefitting Shine Partnership. The show will be held on October 18 and 19 at Netherwood Park Church of Christ. There is a purple box at the Receptionist Desk where you can drop off your items.



Volunteers Needed

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 or 858-8624.


Wednesday Fellowship Meals

Join us for Wednesday evening meals September 4–October 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.


Life Resource Center


Hoffmantown member, Daniel Rupp, has written a that does more than just relate his missionary experiences in Colombia, South America. In Dan’s own words, “Whether serving among throngs of people in Colombian cities, meeting small groups in mountain villages, or driving alone over the remote Colombian mountains, I always marveled at the ways I could see God working. Our lives have been enriched by the profound spiritual lessons taught us as we served among the delightful people to whom he sent my wife Linda and me and our three boys.” You’ll enjoy this engaging story as Dan recounts their many adventures as they partnered with God and the spiritual lessons they learned along the way.