Living Hope Church, Medicine Hat

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LIVING HOPE CHURCH, MEDICINE HAT

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Lord' s Day May 19

10 AM Worship Service

(*standing if able)

 

             Pastor: Kevin Vanderveen

               Worship Leader:  Reanne Falk

 

Opening and Welcome

 

Opening Worship Songs

“Open the Eyes of My Heart”

“Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”

 

Opening Prayer and Blessing

 

Worship Song: “What a Beautiful Name”

 

Time of Prayer and Praise

Invitation to Confession

Prayer of Confession

 

Worship Song: “Holy Spirit”

 

Assurance of Forgiveness

 

Worship Song: “We Fall Down”

 

Ministry of the Word

 

Children’s Time And then Dissmissed for Sunday School

Prayer for Illumination

Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and John 21:15-19

Message: “The Imitation of Christ: Do You Love Me?”

 

Song of Response: “Take My Life and Let It Be”

 

Offering:1) Raise Up Global Ministries

                2) Mustard Seed

 

Church Family Prayer

Closing Blessing

Closing Worship Song: “Praise God from Whom All Blessing Flow”

 

 

 

 

****Our Church Family***

 

  Birthdays this week:  May 21: Brianne Cramer

 

   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 communitiesstruggling with ongoing illness and with the limitations due to age,including:  Ina (C.) Aasman, Ann Unger,Janny Slofstra.

 

May/June Today is in your mailbox or available in theFoyer.

 

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.   LIVE STREAMING OF SERVICES www.livinghopemh.ca

 

***UP COMING EVENTS***

 

Lord’s Day, May 19

Service 10 AM:  Second Collection: Rise Up Global Ministries

Monday, May 20

Tuesday, May 21

Wednesday, May 22

Thursday, May 23

Lord’s Day, May 26

Service 10AM:  Second Collection: Mustard Seed


NURTURE Pregnancy Center is running the Formula for Hope Campaign May 12- June 16. A little change- changes lives.Save your change for a cause and watch for the bottles in the fellowship hall

 

SERVE 2024 Smokies, Sides and Slides on May 24th! Bottle truck will be on site for any bottle donations given to help us meet our fundraising goals!

 

Knitting will continue to meet through the summer on the first and third Wednesdays of the month 1:00- 3:00 pm. Anyone is welcome come out to join, learn & visit! Always coffee on and snacks provided!

 

Exciting News for Medicine Hat! Believe Books is a new Christian Bookstore opening inRiverside. This is a great addition to our city and we encourage you to checkit out. 62B 3ST NE Medicine Hat (Blue building beside Zucchini Blossom Cafe)

 

In Philippians Paul opens his letter by writing,"I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayer for all of you, I always pray with joy." Paul's words reflect the joy and gratitude that I feel to be able to serve as your pastor. As I get to know the church family, I would to love to spend time connecting with you. If you would like to reach out to me, I can be reached by email or by phone. My email is pastorkevinvanderveen@gmail.com, and my phone number is (250)510-9295. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me, and I look forward to spending time with you.

 

Council would like to thank the following members for letting their name stand for office bearers: Nominations for Elder are: Dirk Vis, Mark Scholtz, Ian Parkinson

Nominations for Deacon are: Ernie Whitrow, Rob VanDam

Votingto take place SUNDAY JUNE 2, 2024 with installation June 9.We Thank the outgoing Office Bearers for their time on Council.

 

***OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE***

 

Greeters: May 19: Felipe & Magdalena Buenaventura

               May 26:  Stuart and Isobel Olson

 

Sound Booth:  May 19: Tyler and Brolin

                      May 26: Conor and Linden

 

Nursery:  May 19:  Angie Cramer, Eden Cramer

                 May 26:  Brianne Cramer, Avery Stigter

 

SundaySchool:   May19: Tracey, Emma W

                             May 26:  Tracey, Cohen

 

Coffee:  May 19:  Keith and Chantel Vis

              May26:  Tom and Rita Hamilton

 

Library:   May 19:    Emma     May26:    Eileen

 

JOB OPENING:  Living Hope Church is looking to hire a Communications Administrator Duties would include External Communications,Internal Communications, General Office Duties, Pastoral Support and Council Support.  Work Hours 12-16 hours per week, Office Hours 2 to 3 mornings/week. Some hours per week can be remote. A more in depth job description will be provided upon request from interested persons.  For more information or a copy of the Job description contact Jeff Stigter.

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Lords Day May 12, 2024

10 AM Worship Service

(*standing if able)

 

               Pastor: Kevin Vanderveen

               Worship Leader:  Jen Wagenaar

   

       OPENING& WELCOME

 

*   Opening Songs: “Come, Now is the Time to Worship”

                                “Cornerstone”

*   God’s Greeting

 

*    Songs of Preparation: “Blessed Be Your Name”

                                             “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”

 

    Confession and Assurance (Matthew 22:37- 40)

 

   *    Songs: Living Hope

 

Ministry of the Word

*    Children's time

 

    Scripture Reading:  Psalm 139 and John 4

    Sermon: “The Imitation of Christ”

 

      Song of Response:

 Offering:  1) Local Budget

                     2) World Renew Women of Hope

 

        Congregational Prayer

*   Blessing

 

*   Closing Song:  “There is a Redeemer”

 

 

 

****Our Church Family***

 

  Birthdays this week:  May 16: Elliot Valk

 

   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.

 

May/June 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, May 12

Service 10AM:  Second Collection: World Renew – Women of Hope

Monday, May 13

Tuesday, May 14

Wednesday, May 15

Spreading the Warmth - 1PM

Thursday, May 16

Lord’s Day, May 19

Service 10 AM:  SecondCollection: Rise Up Global Ministries


NURTURE Pregnancy Center is running the Formula for HopeCampaign May 12- June 16. A little change- changes lives. Save your change fora cause and watch for the bottles in the fellowship hall

 

SERVE 2024 Smokies, Sidesand Slides on May 24th! Bottle truck will be on site for any bottledonations given to help us meet our fundraising goals!

More details tocome soon.

 

 

***OPPORTUNITIESTO SERVE***

 

Greeters:  May 12: Rob and Sarah Craats

               May 19:  Felipe& Magdalena Buenaventura

 

Sound Booth:  May 12: Jeff and Cohen

                      May 19: Tyler and Brolin

 

Nursery:  May 12:  Michelle and Cohen

                 May 19:  Angie Cramer, Eden Cramer

 

SundaySchool:   May12: Joyce W., Emma W

                             May 19:  Tracey, Emma W

 

Coffee:  May 12:  Dirk and Andrea Vis

              May19:  Keith and Chantel Vis

 

Library:   May 12:         May 19:    

 

JOB OPENING:  Living Hope Church is looking to hire aCommunications Administrator Duties would include External Communications,Internal Communications, General Office Duties, Pastoral Support and CouncilSupport.  Work Hours 12-16 hours per week, Office Hours 2 to 3 mornings/week. Some hours per week can be remote. A more in depth jobdescription will be provided upon request from interestedpersons.  For more information or a copy of the Jobdescription contact Jeff Stigter.

 

Offering Schedule:   May 12 – World Renew – Women of Hope

                                   May 19 – RaiseUp Global Ministries

                                May 26 - Mustard Seed

 

Pastor Kevin’s office is in need of some paint and we have to see what else he requires once he is here.

There is a new position for a Communications Administrator at our church and the job will be posted in the bulletin.

Installation for Pastor Kevin Vander Veen will be led by Pastor Adrian Delange and is planned to be held on Sunday, May 5, 2024.

Devin closed in prayer.

Next meeting is set for May 14, 2024

 

***OPPORTUNITIESTO SERVE***


JOB OPENING:  Living Hope Church is looking to hire a Communications Administrator Duties would include External Communications, Internal Communications, General Office Duties, Pastoral Support and Council Support.  Work Hours 12-16 hours per week  Office Hours  2 to 3 mornings / week. Some hours per week can be remote, Exact hours TBD .

A more in depth job description will be provided upon request from interested persons.  For more information or a copy of the Job description contact Jeff Stigter.

 

Greeters:  April 21:  Albert and Angie Cramer

                   April 28:  Jeremy and Joyce Williamson

 

Sound Booth:   April 21:  Conor and Linden

                              April 28: Keith and Quade

 

Nursery:  April 21:  Irene Dykstra, Emma Williamson

                   April 28:  Michelle W., Avery S.

 

Sunday School:   April 21:  Michelle S., Linden S.

                                April 28:  Cynthia O.,Sam O.

 

Coffee:   April 21:  Ernie and Eileen Whitrow

                April 28:  Ian (B) Aasman, Ty Aasman

 

Library:   April 21:   Emma      April 28:  Eileen W.      

 

Offering Schedule:   April 21 – Prairie Gleaners

                                   April28 –  GEMS

                                   May 5–  Whispering Pines

                                   May 12 –World Renew – Women of Hope

 

 

*** DENOMINATIONAL INFORMATION ***

Kids Corner: Earth Day - Check out this week’s kids’ devotion at www.kidscorner.net. When God created the earth, he made sure to make everything right. After everyday of creation, he looked at what he had made and called it good. And then—at the end of creation—God gave it all to us and put us in charge. That is an incredible blessing and a huge task! Check out all the great content atkidscorner.net, like KC’s Earth Day Collection.

Pastor Darrell Delaney Answers Your Questions - Pastor Darrell Delaney, co-host of Groundwork and author of the Today devotions for April 2024, will be answering your questions about how God's word addresses life's practical challenges in a live webinar on May 2, 2024 at 12:30 EDT. Post your question and sign up for the webinar at connect.reframeministries.org/answers

Groundwork: God's Judgment and Hope in Micah - A contemporary of Isaiah, the prophet Micah is most well-known for the famous verse “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” Join Groundwork as we study Micah 1-7 to discuss God’s judgment and hope woven throughout Micah’s prophecies. Listen now at GroundworkOnline.com and subscribe to Groundwork's weekly emails for future episodes.

There's Still Time to Double Your Impact - You can help join God's mission and spread the gospel by supporting Resonate Global Mission. From now through April 30, a generous donor will match your gift dollar for dollar—visitwww.resonateglobalmission.org/double to find out more! Give while your gift will go twice as far!

Your opinion matters! Please complete the World Renew Supporter Survey. - Thank you for walking alongside World Renew to share Christ’s hope with communities facing hunger, poverty, and injustice. World Renew is always seeking out ways to improve, whether in our programming around the world or in our communications with you. To that end, we invite you to complete a donor survey. As a thank you for completing the survey, we’d love to send you a copy of our 60th anniversary book, Your Story is Our Story, about ordinary people following God’s call to do extraordinary things. We welcome your input: worldrenew.ca/survey

Thriving Essentials Overview Webinar -April 30 -Thriving Essentials is a training course for elders, deacons, church staff, and any volunteer ministry leader. This one-hour webinar will give you an overview of what the full 4-hour course involves, including discussions on key concepts of Mission, Discipleship, Discernment, and Leadership. Attend this preview on April 30 (11am EDT) to see if the full course is right for your church. Get more info at crcna.org/essentials

Thrive Faith Formation Tip - Family traditions create unforgettable memories—and they can form faith! Choose one night of the week (or one day of the month) to be Family Celebration Night. To see how one family does this, check out the video at tinyurl.com/Bewley Video. Learn more atcrcna.org/FaithPracticesProject

                                                ****COMMUNITY****

 

The April 2024 of the Rehoboth Flourish Newsletter is now available online and hard copies in the Foyer. Pleasec lick the link to access it on line.  https://www.rcmflourish.ca/about/flourish-newsletter/

 

The 2024 edition of the Word & Deed Softball fundraising tournament will be held at Softball Valley in Lethbridge on Saturday, June 22, 2024. For more information, and to register a team, please go to: https://lethwdsoftball.wixsite.com/wanddsoftball.For any questions, contact Mark Slomp at lethwdsoftball@gmail.com.

This year all funds raised will again go to John Calvin Christian School (JCS), located in a very poor and vulnerable neighborhood of Barranquilla, Colombia. Word & Deed’s partner, Conviventia, longs to bring stability and the hope of the Gospel to this community through the care and education of children, offering classes for grades K-11. Many of the students’ parents were never educated and so they do not always understand the importance of ensuring a good education for their children, therefore, many parents send their children to the free government school instead of having to pay a small fee to send their children to JCS. However, the school has gained a very good reputation for their quality education, care for the well-being of their students, and their involvement in the lives of the whole family. Students are not only provided with a high-quality Christian education, but they are taught skills that can lead them out of the cycle of poverty that their families have been stuck in for many generations. The transforming power of the Gospel is at work in this community! For more information on this important cause, see the websiteprovided above or go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO2Zd32AdnI.

 

Hope to see you at the tournament!

 

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