This Week’s Worship Service (September 6, 2020)
Today, John Torrison will preach about “The Church Encouraged” (1 John 5:13-14). Today’s songs will be This Is Amazing Graceby Josh Farro, Jeremy Riddle, and Phil Wickham, O Praise The Name (Anástasis) by Benjamin Hastings, Dean Ussher, and Marty Sampson and I Got Saved by Corey Voss, Jennie Lee Riddle, and Crystal Yates
Pastoral Search Team
The PST is very pleased to report that we believe God has led us to the man of His choosing. His name is Lamar Morin. We are eager for you to meet him and his wife, Lynn. Please visit https://www.hoffmantownchurch.org/lamar/ to view the “Get to Know Lamar and Lynn!” interview. Also, we encourage any questions you have for Lamar to be submitted to email@example.com by 5:00pm on September 8, 2020. (Psalm 9:1,2)
Transfer to New Finance Software
Beginning tomorrow, Thursday, September 3, our giving portal and Kids Express payment portal will be unavailable until Tuesday, September 8 while we transfer over to our new finance software. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pastors David Hopkins and Gregory Elder were presented to the congregation on August 23rd for consideration as Elders. We believe that both men have proven themselves to be godly shepherds and are qualified and called according to 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1.
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 email@example.com.
Please continue to keep David and Ruth, Gregory and Catrina, and the Elders in prayer as we follow God’s leading in this process.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 hoffmantownchurch.org/events/bbq. 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 email@example.com with any questions. To register for childcare, the cost is $5 per child.
ADULT FAMILY MINISTRIES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disciple Maker Training
Women, mark your calendars for September 1! Would you like encouragement and training in making disciples? Whether you are personally making disciples now, or would like to get started, a new monthly class called “Disciple Makers Training and Support” will give you instruction and encouragement for a lifetime of disciple making. Jeni Civerolo and Leslie Fuentes will be starting this class based on the book, Personal Disciple Making by Chris Adsit on Tuesday, September 1 from 6:30-8:30pm, in room B100 at Hoffmantown. We will meet the first Tuesday of each month. Because we will be meeting only once a month, we will need 14 months to complete the course. You only need to bring two things: a heart for disciple making, and the book. A notebook will be provided along with SNACKS! If you would like to sign up or have any questions, please contact Leslie at email@example.com, or Jeni at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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.
Join MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS (MOPS) for another great year of encouragement and Bible Study! This year we are meeting on Wednesday evenings. The first meeting this year is Wednesday, August 26, at 6:15pm at Hoffmantown Church. To register, please contact Marcey Felter at www.mops.org/groups/hoffmantown. Childcare is available through the AWANA Club by contacting Sarah Goodrich, SarahG@hoffmantown.org.
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.
STUDENT & FAMILY MINISTRIES
AWANA Volunteers Needed
We are preparing for another year of Awana here at Hoffmantown. We will be offering in person club attendance as well as remote learning for kids 2 years-8th grade. We have a need for leaders in all clubs, but the need is critical in our preschool and K-2nd grade areas. We are anticipating yet another year of growth as we have grown 15-20% each year, the last 2 years. Families are hungry for their kids to be able to attend some type of activity in person. We believe the Lord is going to bring more un-saved kids to us then ever before. So, we need help. In order to serve, you will need to pass a background check. You need to be available 6:00-8:30 on Wednesday evenings. Awana experience is not necessary, we will teach you! If you are interested please contact Sarah in Kids Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about Awana at Hoffmantown can be found at https://www.hoffmantownchurch.org/awana/.
AWANA will be having their first full night of club this week. We are still accepting registrations. Please contact Sarah in Kids Ministry at email@example.com to register or with any questions. More information about AWANA is available at www.hoffmantown.org/awana.
…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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 missiondignity.org 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 Missions@hoffmantown.org 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 https://ethnos360.org/missionaries/robert-and-cirena-smith.
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
Our regular office hours are – Monday-Thursday 8:30am – 5pm and Friday 8:30am-1:30pm. Please note that anyone who enters the building at any time is required to wear a face covering until further notice.
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 LRC@Hoffmantown.org.