State of the church (Part 3 of 6): Statement of Faith & RCA Vision 2020

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State of the church (Part 3 of 6): Statement of Faith & RCA Vision 2020

 
In these two videos, you will see a synopsis of the RCA’s Vision 2020 recommendations as well as the work that we have done to develop a Statement of Faith/Beliefs for Hopkins Community Church.  Please post comments and questions in the comments below!
 

Hopkins Community Church Statement of Faith & Beliefs

 
 

RCA Vision 2020

 
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State of the church (Part 2 of 6): Temporary Adjustments

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State of the church (Part 2 of 6): Temporary Adjustments

 
 
In this video we talk about the need to move forward in ministry despite some of the holes that need to be filled.  As we await the work of the “Search Team,” we are making some “temporary adjustments” to drive ministry forward and follow God’s calling to connect people to Christ and Community.
 

 
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State of the church (Part 1 of 6): HCC Overview and 2020 Updates

This post is part of a six-part series. Links to other posts can be found below:

State of the church (Part 1 of 6): HCC Overview and 2020 Updates

 

Good Morning Hopkins Community Church,

As I sit and reflect on 2020 so far, how unpredictable it has been and how God has guided us, as a church, in ministry through this time, I am immensely grateful.  God has shown His faithfulness to us through difficult times and has showered us with blessings and opportunities we might not have thought possible just 6 months ago.
 
It is hard to believe that we have not been in the church building as a gathered body in 19 weeks.  It is even harder to believe that our “exile” from our normal worship space will continue until at least the 26-week mark.
 
One thing that I have come to realize over this time is how dependent we as a church are on these gatherings for communication.  We would typically place information in mailboxes or in bulletins.  Given the number of transitions that have taken place over the last 4 months, and with the hopeful transition back into a more “normal” pattern of ministry life here at HCC, the Consistory and I feel the need to do some specific communicating with the church to bring everyone up to speed on where are as a community of faith.
 

Video Update

We are going to do this via recorded videos each week for the next six weeks.  This is happening over the source of several weeks due to the large nature of content that we have to cover.  One long video would be difficult to watch and digest all at the same time.
 
We welcome comments and feedback on these posts as well as questions that need clarifying.
I also want to encourage you to help us in this communication.  If you know of people in our church family who are not on Facebook or don’t receive emails, please consider showing them this video so that they may be brought up to date as well.
 

 

Links for documents and websites referenced in this video can be found below.

Consistory Minutes & Financial Updates:  https://www.hopkinscommunitychurch.net/church-reports/
 

Hopkins Community Church Communication Tools:

HCC Informer Email Updates:  To register, send an email to inform.HCC@gmail.com
Check out our Giving Options:  http://www.hopkinscommunitychurch.net/giving
 
 


Revelation 3:14-22 “To the Church in Laodicea”

Prayer:

Holy Spirit, as I open the word of God today and read this letter that you have written to Your Church, may my heart be opened to the message you have for me, for my family, and for Hopkins Community Church.  Reveal Your Truth to Your Church that we may shed those things which bind us and blind us to what it means to be Your people, Your witnesses, Your light in this world.  Convict us, Lord, and call us to repentance.  Break the chains of comfort and complacency and empower us for the mission and ministry you uniquely call each of us to.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Revelation 3:14-22

To the Church in Laodicea

14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:

These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.

19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

21 To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

 

Follow-up Questions:

  1. Why is God speaking to the specific church that this passage is addressed to?
  2. How do you think God is speaking through this passage to my church?
  3. What is God saying specifically to me through this passage?
 


Revelation 3:7-13 “To the Church in Philadelphia”

Prayer:

Holy Spirit, as I open the word of God today and read this letter that you have written to Your Church, may my heart be opened to the message you have for me, for my family, and for Hopkins Community Church.  Reveal Your Truth to Your Church that we may shed those things which bind us and blind us to what it means to be Your people, Your witnesses, Your light in this world.  Convict us, Lord, and call us to repentance.  Break the chains of comfort and complacency and empower us for the mission and ministry you uniquely call each of us to.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Revelation 3:7-13

To the Church in Philadelphia

“To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write:

These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars—I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. 10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.

11 I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. 12 The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name. 13 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

 

Follow-up Questions:

  1. Why is God speaking to the specific church that this passage is addressed to?
  2. How do you think God is speaking through this passage to my church?
  3. What is God saying specifically to me through this passage?
 


Revelation 3:1-6 “To the Church in Sardis”

Prayer:

Holy Spirit, as I open the word of God today and read this letter that you have written to Your Church, may my heart be opened to the message you have for me, for my family, and for Hopkins Community Church.  Reveal Your Truth to Your Church that we may shed those things which bind us and blind us to what it means to be Your people, Your witnesses, Your light in this world.  Convict us, Lord, and call us to repentance.  Break the chains of comfort and complacency and empower us for the mission and ministry you uniquely call each of us to.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Revelation 3:1-6 

To the Church in Sardis

“To the angel of the church in Sardis write:

These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God. Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.

Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy. The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life, but will acknowledge that name before my Father and his angels. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

Follow-up Questions:

  1. Why is God speaking to the specific church that this passage is addressed to?
  2. How do you think God is speaking through this passage to my church?
  3. What is God saying specifically to me through this passage?
 
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Revelation 2:18-29 “To the Church in Thyatira”

Prayer:

Holy Spirit, as I open the word of God today and read this letter that you have written to Your Church, may my heart be opened to the message you have for me, for my family, and for Hopkins Community Church.  Reveal Your Truth to Your Church that we may shed those things which bind us and blind us to what it means to be Your people, Your witnesses, Your light in this world.  Convict us, Lord, and call us to repentance.  Break the chains of comfort and complacency and empower us for the mission and ministry you uniquely call each of us to.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Revelation 2:18-29 

To the Church in Thyatira

“To the angel of the church in Thyatira write:

These are the words of the Son of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze. I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.

Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling. So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.

Now I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets, ‘I will not impose any other burden on you, except to hold on to what you have until I come.’

To the one who is victorious and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations— that one ‘will rule them with an iron scepter and will dash them to pieces like pottery’—just as I have received authority from my Father. I will also give that one the morning star.  Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

 

Follow-up Questions:

  1. Why is God speaking to the specific church that this passage is addressed to?
  2. How do you think God is speaking through this passage to my church?
  3. What is God saying specifically to me through this passage?
 


Revelation 2:12-17 “To the Church in Pergamum”

Prayer:

Holy Spirit, as I open the word of God today and read this letter that you have written to Your Church, may my heart be opened to the message you have for me, for my family, and for Hopkins Community Church.  Reveal Your Truth to Your Church that we may shed those things which bind us and blind us to what it means to be Your people, Your witnesses, Your light in this world.  Convict us, Lord, and call us to repentance.  Break the chains of comfort and complacency and empower us for the mission and ministry you uniquely call each of us to.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Revelation 2:12-17

To the Church in Pergamum

“To the angel of the church in Pergamum write:

These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword. I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, not even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city—where Satan lives.

Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: There are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality. Likewise, you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans. Repent therefore! Otherwise, I will soon come to you and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth.

Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.

Follow-up Questions:

  1. Why is God speaking to the specific church that this passage is addressed to?
  2. How do you think God is speaking through this passage to my church?
  3. What is God saying specifically to me through this passage?
 


Revelation 2:8-11 “To the Church in Smyrna”

Prayer:

Holy Spirit, as I open the word of God today and read this letter that you have written to Your Church, may my heart be opened to the message you have for me, for my family, and for Hopkins Community Church.  Reveal Your Truth to Your Church that we may shed those things which bind us and blind us to what it means to be Your people, Your witnesses, Your light in this world.  Convict us, Lord, and call us to repentance.  Break the chains of comfort and complacency and empower us for the mission and ministry you uniquely call each of us to.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Revelation 2:8-11

To the Church in Smyrna

“To the angel of the church in Smyrna write:

These are the words of him who is the First and the Last, who died and came to life again. I know your afflictions and your poverty—yet you are rich! I know about the slander of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.

Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who is victorious will not be hurt at all by the second death.

Follow-up Questions:

  1. Why is God speaking to the specific church that this passage is addressed to?
  2. How do you think God is speaking through this to my church?
  3. What is God saying specifically to me through this passage?
 


Revelation 2:1-7 “To the Church in Ephesus”

Prayer:

Holy Spirit, as I open the word of God today and read this letter that you have written to Your Church, may my heart be opened to the message you have for me, for my family, and for Hopkins Community Church.  Reveal Your Truth to Your Church that we may shed those things which bind us and blind us to what it means to be Your people, Your witnesses, Your light in this world.  Convict us, Lord, and call us to repentance.  Break the chains of comfort and complacency and empower us for the mission and ministry you uniquely call each of us to.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 

Revelation 2:1-7

To the Church in Ephesus

“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write:

These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands. I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary.

Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first. Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.
 

Follow-up Questions:

  1. Why is God speaking to the specific church that this passage is addressed to?
  2. How do you think God is speaking through this passage to my church?
  3. What is God saying specifically to me through this passage?
 


HCC Informer & Service Information

Good Morning Hopkins Community Church!

Coming to you with some updates and information about HCC and things coming up!
 
If you ordered clothing for the Costa Rica mission trip fundraiser, the Blieks will have your order at church on Sunday in their car.  Please find them after worship to pick it up.
 
On Monday, June 15, the Consistory will meet together.  One of the things that will be at the forefront of our agenda will be a continuing discussion on “reopening” and the return to in-person worship inside the church building.  We ask that you be in prayer for us over the next week and a half as we approach this meeting!
 

Drive-In Church: Sunday 6/7/2020

 
Join us for Drive-in Church at 10 AM Sunday! We will be opening Scripture together looking at Revelation 1:9-20 as we begin our summer series talking about the “End Times,” bringing as much clarity as we can to the subject. I would encourage you to read a handful of passages in preparation for Sunday as well from the Old Testament. Isaiah 2:2-5; Daniel 2; and Ezekiel 1. These passages contain visions that are had and, in some cases, interpreted by the prophets. They are strange… sometimes wild… but are very important as we enter into a conversation on the “End Times” or the “Last Days”. I encourage you to prayerfully read these, and let them set with you, even if you don’t feel like you understand them. Ask the Holy Spirit to enlighten you in the coming days as God speaks through these passages.
 
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
Please subscribe to the channel!
 
You can also join us live on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/HopkinsCommunityReformedChurch
 
Attached you will find a printable worship sheet as well. Please remember that we cannot provide them at the time of the service.

*PLEASE NOTE THIS CHANGE*

The Consistory decided, on Monday, that with upcoming services, we are welcoming people to bring their lawn chairs. You are welcome to sit in front (or behind) your vehicle. We also ask that everyone respect each other’s distance, if they wish, and decisions in this regard, being mindful of those who choose to remain in their vehicles and, particularly with the honking, that you are also mindful of those who are outside of their vehicles. The church will continue to be closed and we heavily encourage you to plan on not using the restrooms here at HCC. A P.A. system will broadcast the service in the parking lot.

Giving

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 https://www.hopkinscommunitychurch.net/giving/
We are continually grateful for your ongoing generosity and support!
 
There will be a place to drop off donations of food as well as your tithes/offerings 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. See the following message from Diane Stone:
The first Sunday of June is upon us, Happy summer everyone!  Our regular food pantry donation week is this week, please consider bringing an item with you to drive-in church to help individuals in our community.  Some suggestions:
 
Mac & cheese
Spaghetti O’s / Ravioli
Pop-tarts
Canned fruit
Rice
Tuna/hamburger helper
Feminine hygiene products
Dish soap
 
Additionally, this week, there will be large crates on the North end of the parking lot. YoungLife is doing a pop can collection drive. You are welcome to drop off any pop cans that you have on Sunday and YoungLife will hold on to them and return them when that is a possibility.
 
We look forward to seeing you, whether in person or online, on Sunday!
 
Have a blessed weekend!


HCC Informer and Sunday Service Information

Good Evening Hopkins Community Church!

First, let me begin this email with congratulations from myself, Bethany, and on behalf of HCC to the 2020 Graduates!  It was great to see all of you in the parade this evening.  We continue to hold you in our prayers as you close this chapter of your lives and begin a new one in the coming weeks & months.
 
Second, as this weekend is Memorial Day, I want to take a moment to thank all of the veterans within our congregation for your service.  We are forever grateful for you!  We also take a moment to remember that there are several members of our congregation who are actively serving in the military as well.  Some are local, some are abroad.  Wherever they are, we continue to lift them up in prayer, thankful for their continuing service to our country, and mindful of their physical absence from this community.

COVID-19 Update

On Monday evening, May 18, the Consistory met together, spread out across the sanctuary to keep social distancing protocols, to discuss a number of matters of importance for HCC.  Of chief concern for us was a discussion on “re-opening” Hopkins Community Church.  For us, thankfully, that means a return to in-person worship services inside of our building… not a consideration of whether we can meet together at all.  God has blessed us with a venue and format for worshiping together as a community that has, for the vast majority, been a really great way to worship and also feel comfortable as it pertains to health concerns.  These times have also pushed us to take steps advancing our audio/video capabilities and moving to live streaming our services, an option for worship that we will continue indefinitely, regardless of worship location.
 
Ultimately, after a time of listening prayer, the consideration of the survey results, and a good discussion about what the best move for us as a church that is seeking, more than anything, to communicate the Gospel of Jesus to as many people as possible, we decided unanimously to continue doing Drive-In Church through June 21.  As we learn more from state and local officials, understand the laws and orders that are coming down, as well as considering what the federal government recommendations are, we will reevaluate what comes next at our June consistory meeting on June 15.  On Tuesday we will be hosting a Facebook/Youtube live stream to talk more about this decision, about some of the factors that went into it, and would also be happy to take questions through the live stream during that time.  More information, including time and links, will be made available as that approaches.
 

Drive-In Church: Sunday 5/24/2020

Join us for Drive-in Church at 10 AM Sunday! Pastor Jim Harrison will be speaking on “How to Pray with Boldness”
 
You can join us in person (in your car) at HCC, tuning your radio to 97.3 FM. We will still host a live service on Sunday morning with the radio available. However, we cannot guarantee that Pastor Jim will be either outside on the lift or visible for everyone if he is under the entrance overhang. Determinations will be made based on our ability to safely record the service and not risk damaging technology as well as Pastor Jim’s safety in the event of a thunderstorm. If we continue to gather using the drive-in church model, we will undoubtedly experience more difficult weather situations. Your feedback about this service, and your experience in the rain, would be greatly appreciated.
 
You can join us live on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE-yIUv3Mc6wTTledxAKIww
Please subscribe to the channel!
 
You can also join us live on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/HopkinsCommunityReformedChurch
 
Attached you will find a printable worship sheet as well. Please remember that we cannot provide them at the time of the service.  You can find that here:

*PLEASE NOTE THIS CHANGE*

The Consistory decided, on Monday, that with upcoming services, we are welcoming people to bring their lawn chairs. You are welcome to sit in front (or behind) your vehicle. We still ask that you keep your physical distance with each other, complying (to the best of your ability) with federal and state standards for physical distancing. We also ask that everyone respect each other’s decisions in this regard, being mindful of those who choose to remind in their vehicles and, particularly with the honking, that you are also mindful of those who are outside of their vehicles. The church will continue to be closed and we heavily encourage you to plan on not using the restrooms here at HCC. A P.A. system will broadcast the service in the parking lot.
 
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 https://www.hopkinscommunitychurch.net/giving/
We are continually grateful for your ongoing generosity and support!
 
There will be a place to drop off donations of food as well as your tithes/offerings 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.
 
Additionally, this week, there will be large crates on the North end of the parking lot. YoungLife is doing a pop can collection drive. You are welcome to drop off any pop cans that you have on Sunday and YoungLife will hold on to them and return them when that is a possibility.
 
We look forward to seeing you, whether in person or online, on Sunday!
 
Have a blessed weekend!


HCC Worship Service Information: 5/17/2020

Good Evening HCC,

I apologize for being late with this email.  To be honest, this comes from a combination of not feeling well in the latter part of today and praying/hoping that the forecast would change… and, at the very least, it no longer looks like thunderstorms tomorrow morning… so that’s good, I guess.
 
Here is the service information for tomorrow.  Please make sure you read this through if possible as there will be some special instructions due to the relative certainty of the forecast of rain.
 

Drive-In Church: Sunday 5/17/2020

Join us for Drive-in Church at 10 AM tomorrow! We will open Scripture to 1 Peter 5:1-11 in a sermon entitled “Casting Our Cares”
 
You can join us in person (in your car) at HCC, tuning your radio to 97.3 FM. We will still host a live service tomorrow morning with the radio available. However, we cannot guarantee that Pastor Jon will be either outside on the lift or visible for everyone if he is under the entrance overhang. Determinations will be made based on our ability to safely record the service and not risk damaging technology as well as Pastor Jon’s safety in the event of a thunderstorm. If we continue to gather using the drive-in church model, we will undoubtedly experience more difficult weather situations. Your feedback about this service, and your experience in the rain, would be greatly appreciated.
 
You can join us live on Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE-yIUv3Mc6wTTledxAKIww
Please subscribe to the channel!
 
You can also join us live on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/HopkinsCommunityReformedChurch
 
***If you have been wondering about the live stream, this might be a good day to try it out.  One of the options we are looking at moving forward is the possibility of meeting in small groups in a sort of “satellite campus” sort of thing.  The live stream would play an integral roll in that as our worship service would be the same even if our venues are somewhat different.  If you stay home (or decide to gather with others) we would love your feedback on this as well.
 
Here you will find 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. At this time, public restrooms are not available and the church will remain locked during the service.
 
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 https://www.hopkinscommunitychurch.net/giving/
If you choose to stay home, the church will be open Monday from 9 AM – 9 PM for any giving drop-off. You can also mail a check (please don’t mail cash) to the church. We are continually grateful for your ongoing generosity!
 
Again, In the event of rain, we will move forward as planned. Unfortunately, Pastor Jon will just have to preach from under the canopy or from inside the church instead of outside and 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. If you choose to stay home, the church will be open Monday from 9 AM – 9 PM for food drop-off. See the following post from Diane Stone regarding the in-gathering:
 
The Hopkins Community Food Pantry will be providing kid lunch bags again this summer for our clients.  The school will stop providing lunches in May and the food pantry will provide lunch bags for three months (June, July,  August).  Along with our regular food pantry collection on the first Sunday of the month, we will have a special collection for the kid lunch bags on the third Sunday of the month.  If you would like to contribute,  following is a list of items we pack:
Cereal 
Peanut butter 
Jelly 
Macaroni and cheese 
Spaghetti O’s/ravioli 
Chicken noodle soup 
Crackers 
Tuna fish 
Pudding cups 
Microwave popcorn 
Chips 
Cookies 
Granola bars 
Thanks, everyone for all of the donations!
 
Have a blessed evening,
-Pastor Jon-


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.

Covid-19:

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.

Needs:

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.

PASTORS

Jonathon VanderWall

Jonathonvanderwall@gmail.com

Jim Harrison

Jimharrison7@gmail.com

 

ELDERS

Dick Boverhof (District 4: M-R)

bov@h-binc.com

 

Sally Burgess (District 3: I-L)

sjburg@att.net

 

Lee DeZeeuw (District 2: F-H)

leedezeeuw@yahoo.com

 

Dan Kisner (District 1: A-E)

kisner192@charter.net

 

Bob Larr (District 5: S-Z)

269.793.7452

 

DEACONS

Troy Clement (District 2: F-H)

monstertrucktroy@yahoo.com

 

Joel Eding (District 3: I-L)

joel@edingbrothers.com

 

Rich Huizinga (District 4: M-R)

r.huizinga@att.net

 

Jennifer Kerber (District 5: S-Z)

kerberjen@gmail.com

 

Lupe Martinez (District 1: A-E)

lupemartinez18@sbcglobal.net

 

Eric Porter (District 3: I-L)

rcprtr@gmail.com

 

Have a blessed weekend!



HCC Informer & Sunday Service Information

Good Morning HCC!

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

Drive-In Church: Sunday 5/3/2020

Join us for Drive-in Church at 10 AM tomorrow! We will open Scripture to Philippians 2:1-11 in a sermon entitled “In Your Relationships with One Another…”
 
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
 
Attached you will find 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.
 
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. The following is a list of suggested items:
Jam Tomato soup Cereal Canned vegetables Canned fruit Tuna fish Macaroni and cheese Bar soap

Communion

Though this Sunday is the first Sunday of the month, which typically would mean that we celebrate Communion together, this week we will not be doing so. Pastor Jon and the consistory encourage you to do this at home with your families at Lunch tomorrow. We truly believe that you do not need the “right words” but rather, the “right heart” for it. Matthew 26:26-28, John 6:53-58, and 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 are good passages to read as you do this together with your family.

Discipleship Opportunity:

Beginning this week on Thursday evening, from 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM we will be 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 will be using the book “Forgotten God” by Francis Chan, resuming a study that they began in early March before the Lockdown. Though the group had met twice, they are still in the first chapter and anyone is welcome to join up as the first session will help catch everyone up and get everyone on the same page.
 
Book and workbooks are available at the church and you can get in touch with Pastor Jon to schedule a pick-up. If you are interested in being a part of this, please email Inform.HCC@gmail.com or call Pastor Jon and let us know and we will get you the ZOOM call information.

Covid-19:

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.

Needs:

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.
 

ELDERS

Dick Boverhof (District 4: M-R)

bov@h-binc.com

 

Sally Burgess (District 3: I-L)

sjburg@att.net

 

Lee DeZeeuw (District 2: F-H)

leedezeeuw@yahoo.com

 

Dan Kisner (District 1: A-E)

kisner192@charter.net

 

Bob Larr (District 5: S-Z)

269.793.7452

 

DEACONS

Troy Clement (District 2: F-H)

monstertrucktroy@yahoo.com

 

Joel Eding (District 3: I-L)

joel@edingbrothers.com

 

Rich Huizinga (District 4: M-R)

r.huizinga@att.net

 

Jennifer Kerber (District 5: S-Z)

kerberjen@gmail.com

 

Lupe Martinez (District 1: A-E)

lupemartinez18@sbcglobal.net

 

Eric Porter (District 3: I-L)

rcprtr@gmail.com

 
Have a blessed weekend!