HCC Informer: 2/4/2021

Good Morning HCC!

Coming to you with information regarding the ministry life of Hopkins Community Church!

With the reports of rather extreme winter weather, at least for this year, coming this weekend, we just wanted to remind you of our closing policies:
1. Sunday morning closings will be posted by 7:30 AM on Sunday morning.  Sermons will be posted online (live or pre-recorded).
2. Evening Event cancellations will be made at least an hour ahead of the time of the event.
3. All closings and cancellations will be posted here on our website, social media websites, sent out via email & REMIND texts.
4. All closings will be posted on regular TV and radio stations.

As always, we will do our best to communicate information as quickly as possible when we make decisions about our ministry events and gatherings.

Please remember that we have a number of different giving options for you whether in person, via mail, ACH, and also online.  You can check them out at:
We are continually grateful for your ongoing generosity and support and encourage your continued commitment to God through faithful tithing and giving.
Discipleship Opportunities:
Thursday Evening Discipleship Group: EXPECTANCY: Learning to grow, pray, and operate in the power of the Holy Spirit.

We will be AT CHURCH from 7:00 – 8:30 PM.  No prior participation required!  You can also join the meeting via ZOOM using the following link:
…or by using the following meeting ID and password:
Meeting ID: 823 8607 1626
Password: HCRC1237
People of the Book (Sunday evening Bible study) will now be meeting after church on Sunday mornings from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.  
Community Engagement:
Our next Blood Drive will be on March 9, 2021 (please note the date change).  More information will be posted when it is available.  We will be hosting a blood drive at church every 8 weeks during 2021!
Prayer Updates:
Lauren Wolffis, a friend of Kristin VanderSyde, was just diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer that has spread to her liver.  She is 26 years old and is looking at a mastectomy and chemotherapy for at least 4 months.  Please hold her up in prayer that God would do a great work of healing in her life.
Mike Stearns, had another successful eye surgery at U of M. Please pray for peace for Mike as he continues to recover.
Mitch Punches, a member of the Hopkins Community, came home last week but is sill dealing with a lot of pain. God has truly worked a great miracle in bringing him through the last week and we continue to pray for His work in Mitch’s recovery.
Amanda Weber’s uncle, John, received word that he will not need Chemotherapy to fight the cancer they found.  They will have to do radiation, however, which will be much better for him.
Lenora Kas 91, mother of Pat Lodensteins’s is under the care of Hospice.  Please pray for Lenora and her family as she goes through this hard time, may God give her comfort and healing.

Joan Riksen’s Daughter, Renee Gorman had a mastectomy on Jan 12th.  The surgery was successful!  Please pray for ongoing healing for her and that she wouldn’t need any more treatment for this cancer. 

Louise Allen, sister of Carol Boverhof, continues to battle cancer.
The liver cancer that June Krug has received a great report that her cancer is gone!!  We praise God for His healing work in her life!
Howard Lodenstein is home!  Please continue to pray for Howard and Jo as he does therapy to regain his strength.

Prayer for many of those who are dealing with COVID-19, whether personally or in extended families at this moment.
Roger and Pat Modreske (friends of Florence Balfort) continue to recover from a car accident.
Sunday Morning Worship (9:30 AM):
This Sunday, Pastor Jon will be preaching from James 5:13-20 as we begin to lay the groundwork for HCC’s new Vision:” Boldly Bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to the community of Hopkins through expectant prayer, effective evangelism, and radical obedience to the Holy Spirit.  The message is entitled “Vision in Action: Effective Prayer“.
The Community Room (multipurpose room) will be open and available for use during worship by those desiring to follow CDC physical distancing and masking guidelines.  Everyone is welcome in this room (regardless of wristband color choice); we ask that all those who choose to be there respect the guidelines laid out.  A screen, projecting the service, as well, as speakers will be set up to allow those that choose to use this room to participate fully in the worship service in a physically distanced and safe space.  An alternative entrance is available for those with health concerns; you may also enter through the front doors and foyer area.
For those that would prefer to remain in their vehicles, we welcome you to tune your radio to 97.3 FM.
We will continue to Livestream our worship services for those unable to make it or uncomfortable gathering in large groups.
You can join us live on Youtube here:
Please subscribe to the channel for future updates!
You can also join us live on Facebook here:
Please remember to evaluate your own health and that of your family for the consideration of our whole church family.
Have a blessed weekend  


Jonathon VanderWall (Lead Pastor)

Jim Harrison (Prayer, Discipleship, Leadership Development)


Dick Boverhof (District 4: M-R) – Vice President

 Sally Burgess (District 3: I-L)

 Curt Leep (District 2: F-H)

 Dan Kisner (District 1: A-E) – Clerk

 Kyle Hoffmaster (District 5: S-Z)


Troy Clement (District 2: F-H) – Head of Deacons

Joel Eding (District 3: I-L)

Rich Huizinga (District 4: M-R) – Executive Team

Mike Maule (District 5: S-Z)

Tyler VanderSyde (District 1: A-E)

Eric Porter (District 3: I-L)


Kathy Westendorp (Office Administrator)

Lisa Harms (Cleaning & Custodial)

Kevin Dewey (Facilities Management)


Rachael Dewey (GEMS)

Bill Hennip (Cadets)

Carrie Mulder (Children’s Discipleship, 3 yrs – 5th Grade)

Cindy Kukor (Youth Discipleship, 6th – 12 Grade)

Cindy Lowman (Walk-out Worship)

Carol Boverhof (Hospitality)

Dan Kisner (Security)

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