Living Hope Church, Medicine Hat

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LIVING HOPE CHURCH, MEDICINE HAT

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Lord’s Day,  February 25, 2024

 

10 AM Worship Service

(*standing if able)

 

               Reader: Ryan Cramer   Worship Leader:  Kyle Church  

   

        Welcome

 

*   Call to Worship

 

*   Opening Songs:  

                   “This is Amazing Grace”  

                    “O Praise the Name”

                                 

*   God’s Greeting

     

         Confession and Assurance of Pardon  

 

*    Songs of Preparation:

                 “Man of Sorrows”  Hymn R#170

                  “Above All”

                            (Children may leave for Sunday School)

 

    Sermon: “How God Works Through Tragedy”

                                                                    by Pastor Daniel Fusco

*     Song of Response: “Son of Suffering”

 

   Announcements

 

       Congregational Prayer  

 

    Offering: 1)Local Budget 2)  World Renew Food Grains Bank

 

*   Blessing

 

*   Closing Song:  “Abide with Me”  Hymn R#466

 

 

****Our Church Family***

 

 Birthdays this week:   No Birthdays this week

 

   We wish you and your family God’s blessings in the coming year.

 

****PRAYER REQUESTS****

 

We hold in prayer: all those in our congregation and our communities struggling with ongoing illness and with the limitations due to age, including: Ina (C.) Aasman, Ann Unger, Janny Slofstra.

 

March/April TODAY is in your mailbox or available in the Foyer.

 

The Bulletin is available on our web site at www.livinghopemh.ca. Toaccess go to “members” column and use the password “Prayer” to access the page.    LIVESTREAMING OF SERVICES www.livinghopemh.ca

 

***UP COMING EVENTS***

 

Lord’s Day, Feb. 25

Service 10AM:  Second Collection:   World Renew Food Grains Bank

Monday, Feb. 26

Friendship – 7 PM

Tuesday, Feb. 27

Wednesday, Feb. 28

Thursday, Feb. 29

Coffee Break: 9:45AM – #1 Acts

Cadets – 6:30 PM

GEMS – 6:30 PM

Lord’s Day, March 3

Service 10 AM:  Second Collection:   Bible League Canada

 

Dand/Hoekstra – wedding shower March 14

 

 

Council Meeting -Jan. 9, 2024 - Mini-Minutes

 

In attendance: Jeff Stigter, Randy Valk, Brian VanderSpruit, Ryan Cramer,

                       Tyler Whitrow, Jeremy Williamson, Elisa Aasman

Regrets: Devin Jaspers

 

Randy Valk opened with a devotion on Ephesians 2:19-22

Elders reported on their districts.

 

Deacons reported that they are working on 2024 budget and offering schedule.

Worship committee: request for an overhead screen on back wall for pastor and worship

leader to be able to see what the congregation is seeing on their screen.

For this year’s Good Friday service we will encourage our congregation to join the

city-wide service as was done last year.

Jeff Stigter updated everyone on up- coming pulpit supply.

Jeremy Williamson is working on updating the accounting program on the church’s

computer.

David Hoekstra and Erin Dand have booked the church for their wedding on March 16,

2024.

Pastor Kevin and Jessica Vander Veen gave a timeline for their planned arrival to our

church in May 2024.

Medicine Hat Ecumenical Campus Ministry board is looking for a replacement for Eileen

Whitrow as she has stepped down.

Living Hope Church AGM is planned for March 26, 2024.

Spoke about getting a deep-clean done in the church including theFellowship Hall

floors.

Would like to update the church directory this year.

Jeff Stigter closed in prayer.            Next meeting:

 

CHURCH DIRECTORY: Please check you information in the Directory located on the side table of the foyer. Update if needed to correct address and phone number.

 

***OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE***

 

Sunday School is looking for a few more teachers! Please talk toMichelle Whitrow, Elisa Aasman, or Brianne Cramer if you would like to helpout! Thank you!

 

Greeters:   Feb.25:  Dirk and Andrea Vis

                  Mar. 3:  Keith and Chantel Vis

 

Sound Booth:   Feb. 25:  Operator: Keith   Assistant: Quade

                          Mar. :  Operator:Dirk   Assistant: Andrew

 

Nursery:    Feb. 25:  Elisa Aasman, Caleb Aasman

                  Mar. 3: Andrea Vis,  Tessa Vis

               

Sunday School:   Feb. 25:  Joyce W., Emma W.

                             Mar. 3:  Avery S.

 

Coffee:  Feb. 25: Tom and Rita Hamilton

              Mar. 3:  Paul and Elisa Aasman

 

Library:    Feb. 25:  Emma   Mar. 3: Eileen

 

Offering Schedule:  Feb. 25– World Renew FoodGrains Bank

                                 March 3–  Bible League Canada

                                 March 10 – MedicineHat Food Bank

                                 March 17 – SERVE

 

*** DENOMINATIONAL INFORMATION ***

 

Please join World Renew for Canadian Foodgrains BankSunday - Conflict and changing climate are driving forces behind world hunger. But for a mother watching her child struggle with malnutrition and the pains of hunger, why is not as important as how she will feed her child. You can share Christ’s hope with that mother. Today is Canadian Foodgrains Bank Sunday and your offering will help support World Renew’s food security programs focused on addressing the emergency food needs of vulnerable families and providing communities with the training they need to sustainably overcome hunger. Your gifts will be matched up to 4 X by Canadian Foodgrains Bank. To donate, call 1-888-WRLD-RNW or go online to: worldrenew.ca/food

 

Kids Corner: Names of God: The Righteous God -Check out this week’s kids’ devotion at www.kidscorner.net. Psalm 145:17 says,“The Lord is righteous in all his ways and faithful in all he does.” So, whatis it like to be righteous? Is it like being right? Check out all the great content at kidscorner.net, like KC’s Lent and Easter Collection.

 

Family Fire -is an online community exploring Spirit-led family, marriage, parenting,in-laws, blended families, and intimacy. Find encouraging articles anddevotions at familyfire.com. Subscribe for regular email updates and connectwith our Family Fire community on Facebook.

 

Groundwork: The Curse Of The Cross -We were rightly cursed by God for our failure to keep his covenant. Join our Groundwork conversation as we study Deuteronomy 28:1-19, Deuteronomy 21:22-23,Galatians 3:10-14, 2 Corinthians 5:21, and Isaiah 53:4-11 to better understand the cursed nature of the cross and discuss the implications of this curse and Jesus’ death under it for our lives of faith today. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.

 

Thrive Faith Formation Tip -Cornel West said, “Justice is what love looks like in public.” How might you share the love of Jesus by practicing justice in public this week in you work place, your neighborhood, or your city? Learn more atcrcna.org/FaithPracticesProject

 

Annual Inter-Classis Safe Church Conference -The Annual Inter-Classis Safe Church conference is coming up soon! Join us on Saturday, March 2, 2024, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm at Waterloo CRC in Waterloo, Ontario. Peter Schuurman will present a workshop on “Turning on All the Lights: A Case Study of Clergy Sexual Abuse.” Angela Reitsma Bick will present a workshop on “We Can Do Better.” Hannah Fordice will present a workshop on “Godly Response to Intimate Partner Violence: A Faith-Based Approach to Advocacy.” Dr. Amanda Benckhuysen, Safe Church Consultant for Thrive, will give an update on Safe Church. For more information and registration go tohttps://www.wmott.ca/scc

 

EduDeo Ministries: We’re Hiring Two Positions! -We want you to join our team! Whether you have a passion for relationships, or detail-oriented skills, you could be the right fit! We are hiring a School Relationship Manager, and an Executive Assistant for Development. One of the positions can be remote anywhere across Canada. Learn more:www.edudeo.com/careers. Application deadline: March 22, 2024.

 

                                                ****COMMUNITY****

World Day of Prayer – March 1, 7 PM St. John’s Presbyterian Church.  See poster in Fellowship Hall for more details.

 

KING’S UNIVERSITY:  We are delighted to extend an invitation to the members of Medicine Hat Christian Reformed Church to a series of upcoming events at King's University, Edmonton, Alberta. To provide you with a quick overview, I've included the digital poster with upcoming events in this email. Posted in Fellowship Hall.

 

 

Christian, female, third-year engineering student from Covenant CRC in Calgary is looking for a place to rent (room, basement suite, apartment) while on a work term from May to December in Medicine Hat. Please contact Hannah McIntosh at hannahmc404@gmail.com if you are interested.

 

 

Nuture Pregnancy Centre job opening:  We are seeking a dedicated team member to assist in all aspects of the Centre’s activities.  The role will involve supporting all clients of the Centre with various programs and services provided by the Centre.  As this is a dynamic environment, we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds with relevant experience or a passion for supporting our mission.

 

 

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 Lord’s Day, February 18, 2024

 

 

10 AM Worship Service

(*standing if able)

 

               Reader: Keith Vis   Worship Leader:  Kyle Church  

   

        Welcome

 

*   Call to Worship

 

*   Opening Songs:  

                   “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”  Hymn R#175

                    “Yet Not I But Through Christ in Me”

                                 

*   God’s Greeting

     

         Confession and Assurance of Pardon  

 

*    Songs of Preparation:

                 “Son of Suffering”  

                “You Are My King (Amazing Love)” Hymn R#360

                            (Children may leave for Sunday School)

 

    Scripture Reading:  Romans 13:8-14

    Sermon: “Put on Christ”  by Rev. R. C. Sproul

*     Song of Response: “Take My Life and Let It Be” Hymn R#863

 

   Announcements

 

       Congregational Prayer  

 

    Offering:   1) Local Budget 2) Nurture Pregnancy Centre

 

*   Blessing

 

*   Closing Song:  “I Surrender All”  Hymn R#739

 

****Our Church Family***

 

 Birthdays this week:   Feb. 19:  Devin Jaspers

                                       Feb. 20: John Feenstra, Thomas Jaspers

                                       Feb. 23: Liam Jaspers

 

   We wish you and your family God’s blessings in the coming year.

 

****PRAYER REQUESTS****

 

We hold in prayer: all those in our congregation and our communities struggling with ongoing illness and with the limitations due to age, including: Ina (C.) Aasman,  Ann Unger, Janny Slofstra.

 

THANK YOU:  The clients and staff of Rehoboth Christian Ministries would like to send out a heartful thank you to everyone who participated in the “Friends of Rehoboth” Campaign this past fall. This year has been the most successful to date! Churches in the Coaldale, Lethbridge and surrounding area contributed $144,085! The campaign raised a total of $264,067!

 

March/April TODAY is in your mailbox or available in the Foyer.

 

The Bulletin is available on our web site at www.livinghopemh.ca. To access go to “members” column and use the password “Prayer” to access the page.    LIVESTREAMING OF SERVICES www.livinghopemh.ca

 

***UP COMING EVENTS***

 

Lord’s Day, Feb. 18

Service 10AM:  Second Collection:   Nurture Pregnancy Centre

Monday, Feb. 19

No Friendship - Family Day

Tuesday, Feb. 20

Wednesday, Feb. 21

Spreading the Warmth – 1 PM

Thursday, Feb. 22

Coffee Break: 9:45AM – No Coffee Break – Family Week Break

Friday, Feb. 23

Lord’s Day, Feb. 25

Service 10 AM:  Second Collection:   World Renew Food Grains Bank

 

***OPPORTUNITIESTO SERVE***

 

Sunday School is looking for a few more teachers! Please talk to Michelle Whitrow, Elisa Aasman, or Brianne Cramer if you would like to help out! Thank you!

 

Greeters:   Feb.18:  Ernie and Eileen Whitrow

                  Feb. 25:  Dirk and Andrea Vis

 

Sound Booth:    Feb. 18:  Operator: Conor   Assistant: Linden

                           Feb. 25: Operator: Keith   Assistant:  Quade

 

Nursery:   Feb. 18:  Cynthia Ouwehand, Avery Stigter

                Feb. 25:  Elisa Aasman, Caleb Aasman

               

Sunday School:   Feb. 18:  Joyce W., Emma W.

                             Feb. 25:  Joyce W., Emma W.

 

Coffee:  Feb. 18: Rob and Sarah Craats

              Feb.25:  Tom and Rita Hamilton

 

Library:    Feb. 18:  Michelle S.  Feb. 25:  Emma

 

 

Offering Schedule:  Feb. 18 – Nurture Pregnancy Centre

                                 Feb. 25– World Renew Food Grains Bank

                                 March 3–  Bible League Canada

                                 March 10 – Medicine Hat Food Bank

 

 

*** DENOMINATIONAL INFORMATION ***

 

Kids Corner: Names of God: The Lord Is My Peace - Checkout this week’s kids’ devotion at www.kidscorner.net. Can you think of a time when you did not feel worthy enough to do something? Maybe you thought, “Why did they pick me?” or “There's someone else better than me.” If so, you know exactly how Gideon felt in Judges 6:11- 24. Check out all the great content atkidscorner.net, like KC’s Lent and Easter Collection.

 

Groundwork: Why Jesus Had To Die On A Cross - We begin the season of Lent by slowing down and remembering why Jesus Christ’s awful death was necessary. Join Groundwork as we study Genesis 3:14-15, Romans5:12-17, Isaiah 10:1-3, Habakkuk 1:2-4, and Jeremiah 31:31-34 to reflect on scriptures that answer the question: “Why did Jesus have to die on a cross?”Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.

 

Thrive Faith Formation Tip - Wendell Berry wrote, “Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy.” Which laws in your community promote justice, mercy, and human flourishing? Which do not? Learn more at crcna.org/FaithPracticesProject

 

Festival of Faith And Writing - The Calvin Center for Faith and Writing invites you to attend the Festival of Faith & Writing, April 11-13, on the campus of Calvin University. The Festival features over 70 speakers, including plenary speakers Anthony Doerr, Yaa Gyasi, and Tracy K. Smith. Visit our website to see our full roster of fabulous speakers, purchase tickets, or to learn more. Questions? Reach out to ccfw@calvin.edu.

 

You can Help Change the Story of Global Hunger - God has blessed this planet with more than enough resources so no one should have to go hungry. Sadly, an estimated 783 million people around the world suffer from chronic hunger. Next week, on Canadian Foodgrains Bank Sunday, let us join World Renew to learn how through our gifts we can help change the story of global hunger. Through World Renew’s unique partnership with CanadianFoodgrains Bank, your gifts will be matched up to 4X. For more information go to:worldrenew.ca/food

 

 

                                                ****COMMUNITY****

World Day of Prayer – March 1, 7 PM St. John’s Presbyterian Church.  See poster in Fellowship Hall for more details.

 

KING’S UNIVERSITY:  We are delighted to extend an invitation to the members of Medicine Hat Christian Reformed Church to a series of upcoming events at King's University, Edmonton, Alberta. To provide you with a quick overview, I've included the digital poster with upcoming events in this email. Posted in Fellowship Hall.

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