Compass 9/13/20


This Week’s Worship Service (September 13, 2020)

Today, Lamar Morin will be preaching in View of a Call about “The Dream Team” (Nehemiah 2:17-3:32). More information about Lamar, recorded videos, and details regarding the voting process to call Lamar as our Lead Pastor are available at Today’s songs will be Days Of Elijah by Robin Mark, arr. by Gary Rhoades, How Great Thou Art by Stuart Hine, Paul Baloche, arr. by Dan Galbraith, and By Faith by Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, and Stuart Townend.



Pastors David Hopkins and Gregory Elder were presented to the congregation for consideration as Elders. As required by the Bylaws, the congregation has thirty (30) days to consider the qualifications of David and Gregory. If you have any concerns, which are biblically based, please send them in an email to Please continue to keep David and Ruth, Gregory and Catrina, and the Elders in prayer as we follow God’s leading through this process.


Hoffmantown Church Annual Meeting September 27

The Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, September 27 at 3pm in the Worship Center. The meeting will be in person and online at Hoffmantown.Online. Childcare will be available for Birth-4th grade.

This will be an important meeting because we will be voting on minor changes to the 2019 Bylaws and the new 2 At Large Church Council members. To review the biographies of the At Large Member nominees, changes to the Bylaws and to review the Church Council Policies and Procedures, please go to Handouts of the At Large Members bios and pictures and changes to the Bylaws are available in the Fellowship Mall.

2 At Large Church Council Members Voting Process:

The slate for the Church Council will be presented to the congregation. When we vote, everyone will be voting for 1 woman and for 1 man. The man and woman who receive the most votes will then be those voted in. All candidates on the ballot understand the process and all are happily willing to go along with the vote of the congregation. Ballots will be sent in an email the week before the Annual meeting or you may receive one at the meeting. Ballots are due by noon Friday October 2nd and will be tallied that afternoon. This will give ample time for everyone to submit their votes. Ballots will be collected for those in attendance at the Annual meeting, and we ask that those watching by video send their ballots in by dropping them off at reception at church, via email, or US Postal Service. As with all votes, only members will be allowed to vote, and we will have a confidential process to tally the vote. We will communicate the results of the vote on Sunday October 4th. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Hoffmantown Church Annual Meeting Agenda will include Church Council Vote, Bylaw Changes Vote, State of the Church, and Ministerial and Operational Updates.

For more information, contact Susan Franse at or 858-8654.



Online Giving Unavailable This Weekend

Thank you all for your patience with online giving being offline last weekend. The online giving will continue to be unavailable this weekend and we apologize for any inconvenience this has caused as we refine the processes with the new software. However, you are still able to leave your offerings in the boxes on Sunday, drop your gift off with the receptionist at the church, or send it in by mail. If you have any questions please email


Hoffmantown Church BBQ Gathering

Come enjoy the church-wide fellowship BBQ meal at the conclusion of the Service on September 20 at 12pm. For this year only, this event will not be a Potluck style. Hoffmantown will be providing BBQ Pork Sandwiches, side items, paper goods, drinks, and condiments. We are looking for volunteers to help serve food to tables. In order to sign up, please contact We are asking those wishing to attend, to make a reservation no later than September 10. To reserve your spot, which is required, go to Sunday School times will be shifted for this day, but we will be having Sunday School. More information to come!


Fall Discipleship Conference with Frank Turek–October 4 (FREE EVENT)

Mark your calendars! Dr. Frank Turek will be speaking at the morning service (10/4) at 9:30am, and he will be speaking from his book, I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist.

Please join us again in the evening at 6:30pm for Dr. Turek’s full presentation. He will address four questions to help establish why Christianity is the most reasonable worldview.

1. Does Truth Exist?

2. Does God Exist?

3. Are Miracles Possible?

4. Is the New Testament True?

There will be a time for Q&A at the end of the evening presentation.

Please email with any questions. To register for childcare, the cost is $5 per child.



The Jewishness of Paul’s Letters

Do you want to learn the Jewishness of the Pauline Epistles and the discovery of the interwoven nature of seven of Paul’s letters with seven books of the Old Testament? Do you want to gain a deeper understanding of the foundational truths of redemption found in the Hebrew Scripture and applied in the New Testament? Would you like to be able to give the Gospel presentation using Hebrew Scripture principles? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then join us in a ten-week course exploring the answers and more in round table discussions. This class will be taught by David Pitcher on Wednesdays, September 9-November 11, 6:30-8pm. Required Material: Finding the Oldest Midrash. The Identity of the Messiah. Second Edition. J. David Pitcher, Jr., MD. To register or for questions, email


Fall Tuesday Morning Class: The Gospel of John (Women’s ZOOM Class)

Please join us for an in-depth study of the life of Christ- His person, His work, and His teaching- as seen from the perspective of the Apostle John under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. By highlighting seven great miracles, John shows that Jesus is truly the Son of God; and by believing in Him, we may have life in His name. In these uncertain times, focusing on our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his provision for us as believers is not only important but of great comfort. Class begins September 8 at 9:30am. To register for the class, please contact Required Materials: Bible and notebook.


Experiencing God (Women’s ZOOM Class)

Wednesday nights, September 9-December 9, at 6:30pm. This 13-week Bible study is based on seven Scriptural realities that teach us how to develop a true relationship with the Creator. By understanding how God is working through us even as we try to fathom His ways, we can begin to clearly know and do His will and discover our lives greatly and gracefully changed. Required Material: Bible, Experiencing God Workbook. To register or for questions, email


COME HOME- Sunday School Class through ZOOM

If you have not been able to connect in a Sunday School class since COVID hit, please email us at We would be happy to work with you and get you into a ZOOM online class. If you know of someone who is not connected into a Sunday School class, please invite them into your class.


Daily Prayer Reminder

Remember, 6pm we pray! Each and every day! We are praying for our new pastor, our pastor search team, and our church family. This is one way we can pray together as a church body during this time of sheltering in place.



Hoffmantown Kids…

…is seeking an adult to help supervise a group of elementary age kids during their studies. Candidates would ideally have teaching, homeschooling, or tutoring experience. This is a paid position with a time commitment of 8:15am-1:30pm Monday through Thursday. This is a temporary position to end when APS returns to full time attendance (January at the earliest). After the conclusion of this need, there may be an opportunity to transfer to the childcare team long term. Interested candidates should contact Sarah Goodrich in Kids Ministry at with a resume.



Mission: Dignity Sunday!

The nation-wide fundraising event has passed, but the support need continues! Mission: Dignity is still looking for support for the retired pastors, missionaries, and spouses of our nation. If you are interested in helping support this special ministry, please visit to donate.


Robert and Cirena Smith

Robert “Smitty” and his wife Cirena are our beloved missionaries who work with Ethnos 360 in the Philippines. They are stateside on furlough, and have expressed some needs they have. If you are interested in coming alongside this Hoffmantown family you can contact Adrienne Mouck in the Mission Office at or (505)858-8660. Their needs are:

• Eventually we will need a new used vehicle as the one we are using now is only available until the middle of October. We’re hoping to leave our daughter with a safe reliable vehicle when we return to the Philippines next year.

• With our daughter starting college soon at GCU, she will need a laptop of her own. She is hoping to get the new Mac Book Air.  School starts online after Labor Day but Lord willing she’ll move onto campus late September.

• More of a wish than a need is to have a washer and dryer so as not to have to go out each week to the laundry mat.

• Ministry donations are also welcome and can be made directly at



Current Members:

Elders: Tom Caudill & Ben Wyne                    Pastors: David Hopkins & Gregory Elder

Deacons: Allan Rider & Drayton Boozer      Operations: Sam Mouck

At Large Members: Jeni Civerolo, Robert Ewing, Steve Gnerich, Gwen Hughes, Kirby Jefferson and Patricia Rogers

We thank God for our Operations team! They work hard every single day to set up and clean classrooms, take care of the grounds and all the needs of the buildings. They made good use of time during the recent shutdown, painting inside and out, cleaning the carpets and doing some much-needed repairs. Almost every classroom is used for our various schools and other Hoffmantown activities every weekday. We appreciate our hard-working team! Here’s a fun fact. Hoffmantown church has more than 400 trees on the property!



In Loving Memory

Please continue to be in prayer for the family of Al Stevens.


Life Resource Center

Direct to Home Service

Many of us have some extra time on our hands right now. Let’s use this unexpected gift of time wisely! The Life Resource Center can have most any book and many study resources shipped directly to your home. Give us a call at 858-8668 or email us at