HCC Informer (5/8/2020) & Sunday Service Information

Good Evening HCC!

Coming to you this morning with several pieces of information regarding the life and ministry of Hopkins Community Church.

Drive-In Church: Sunday 5/10/2020

Join us for Drive-in Church at 10 AM on Sunday!  We will open Scripture to Deuteronomy 6:4-9 & Ephesians 6:1-3 in a sermon entitled “Purposeful Parenting”

You can join us in person (in your car) at HCC, tuning your radio to 97.3 FM.

You can join us live on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE-yIUv3Mc6wTTledxAKIww

This will be the new home for live streaming HCC worship services and events.  Please subscribe to the channel!

We continue to test some new software, trying to improve your experience and our abilities.  There may be an increased delay (up to approx. 30 seconds) between the video online and the audio in your vehicle.  If you are watching from your vehicle, we recommend muting the audio on your mobile device and listening to the radio.

You can also join us live on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/HopkinsCommunityReformedChurch

Here is a printable worship sheet as well. Please remember that we cannot provide them at the time of the service.

Please remember to remain in your vehicles for the service as we continue to comply with the current standards of the Federal Government’s social distancing guidelines.

In the event of rain, we will move forward as planned. Unfortunately, Pastor Jon will just have to preach from under the canopy instead of raised up.

There will be a place to drop off donations as Tithes/Offerings as well as your offer on the way in and on the way out. Our In-Gathering this week is for the Hopkins food Pantry. Non-perishable food items can be brought for donation.

Mother’s Day:

Typically, on Mother’s Day, flowers are handed out at the end of the worship service to mothers as a blessing and recognition of their unique and vital place in our lives. In lieu of the current Covid-19 restrictions and with the health of the congregation in mind, we are not going to be handing out flowers this year. In place of that, here is a coloring sheet that we encourage your children to decorate and bring to church on Sunday. As you drive in and drive out, have your children show them out (or through it is raining) the windows of your car.

Discipleship Opportunity:

Thursday evenings, from 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM we are hosting an event called “EXPECTANCY: learning to grow, pray, and operate in the power of the Holy Spirit“. This meeting will take place via ZOOM, led by Pastor Jim Harrison, and will be an opportunity to grow in your knowledge, understanding, and ultimately the application of what it means to live our lives in a closer relationship with the Holy Spirit. The group is using the book “Forgotten God” by Francis Chan which is available, along with a workbook, upon request to Pastor Jon.


At this time, we are going to continue worshiping on Sundays via the Drive-in Style of worship through May 24. We will also be extending the suspension of In-Person activities in the church through this time. The consistory will meet on May 18 to discuss the future and consider possibilities for “opening up” once again. Please be in prayer for wisdom and discernment on this matter as we balance our desire for normalcy with that of keeping people safe. A survey will be going out to the congregation and those who have attended Drive-In church these past 3-4 weeks about thoughts and feelings regarding current and future possibilities.


Finally, we want to once again encourage you that if you find yourself in need, or know of someone who is in need, we would like to connect with you (or them) and help.  HCC has both physical and financial resources to help those in need and want to do so in this time.  Please contact a consistory member or Pastor Jon to talk about this.


Jonathon VanderWall


Jim Harrison




Dick Boverhof (District 4: M-R)



Sally Burgess (District 3: I-L)



Lee DeZeeuw (District 2: F-H)



Dan Kisner (District 1: A-E)



Bob Larr (District 5: S-Z)




Troy Clement (District 2: F-H)



Joel Eding (District 3: I-L)



Rich Huizinga (District 4: M-R)



Jennifer Kerber (District 5: S-Z)



Lupe Martinez (District 1: A-E)



Eric Porter (District 3: I-L)



Have a blessed weekend!

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