Each week we LIVESTREAM the Lord's Day Sabbath School at 10a, Lord's Day morning public worship at 11a, and Lord's Day p.m. singing (3p) and sermon (3:45), and the Midweek Sermon and Prayer Meeting at 6:30p on Wednesday

Monday, May 18, 2020

2020.05.18 Hopewell Harbinger

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Hopewell This Week, May 18-23, 2020

A note from the Deacons:
Please pass on our gratitude for all who came out to work this past Saturday. We made great progress on several projects! 

We realize this coming weekend is Memorial Day weekend and many may have plans but for those that don’t and would like some additional “fun fellowship” we do plan to work from 8 am to 12N with a lunch provided for all who can come out.

Here’s a list of items completed in no particular order.
·         Charlie, Russ, and crew almost got completed with the deck but have just a bit to finish up. Very impressive work with some additional needed repair on the manse!
·         Sam’s crew almost finished the screened porch framing as well but still has a bit of framing and staining before we can add the screen. If 2-3 people could stain while the trim gets finished, we could get the screen on later in the morning.
·         Ruth Anne and company got the upstairs FH room de-cluttered, primed and one coat of paint on most of the walls. Another coat needs to be applied.
·         Samuel, Thomas and Craig got the west wall of the church pressure washed with a big assist from the Roudens’ scraping the lower section. We do have cleanup to do picking up paint chips and scrapings out of the flower bed, grass and walk paths ... and maybe still in some hair or on ball caps!  This will be tedious but may be a great project for smaller hands, particularly in the cool of the morning shade on that side of the building. If anyone has a paint sprayer and knows how to use it, we could get a lift rented and prime the wall. However, that may be for another day.
·         Dawn, Liz, and team finished the Shed paint job. We have a little trim work to do on the door and it should be complete.
·         Jim and Lowry got the remainder of the property cut and groomed nicely. I think they enjoy machines that go vroom!
·         Jeremiah and Doug got the stairwell stained, one coat of finish and mounted with assistance from Mr. Wenneker. Major thinking went into getting this accomplished!  Only item left to get Occupancy permit is replacing the front door. We thought we had a solution but still looking to get it done.
·         Mr. Wenneker also got Pastor Hakim’s workout bench built.
·         General cleaning was also accomplished by many.
·         The Hakims were gracious hosts with all the activity around the manse and provided pizza for dinner. More slices kept appearing in our box after we’d already eaten it. It seemed miraculous!

Thanks to all who showed up. I know I’ve missed naming all who came and helped in a big way. Others ran “errands” for us filling in gaps of needed supplies and food.  It was a joy to see so many young men and women pitch in and support our efforts and doing so cheerfully. Everyone was needed and contributed.

Let Tim Heldman know by text or email if you will be able to make it this Saturday morning. If you can, please plan to stay for lunch! 

In grateful appreciation,
The Hopewell ARP Deacons

P.S. - Also, let us know if you have a paint sprayer. Thanks!

▫Attached is a pdf of Lord’s Day’s Worship Booklet, complete with Hopewell @Home devotionals for this week, in addition to 8.5x11's of the memory verse and catechism questions that can be used as posters to help with memory work.

▫The link is now active for audio and pdf outline of the Lord’s Day morning sermon (Genesis 26:1–11, Surprisingly Failing Saints Turned Back to God by His Surprising Mercies ), and also for the audio of the Lord’s Day p.m. exhortation (Ephesians 2:8–10, God's Grace Glorified in Our Salvation from Start to Finish)

Prayer MeetingWednesday, May 20, at 6:30p.m. The prayer meeting folder is available at https://bit.ly/harpc200520pm (prayer meeting is also live-streamed at both fb.com/hopewellarp and bit.ly/harpclive)

Congregational WorkdaySaturday, May 23. (see the Diaconate’s letter above)

Lord’s Day, May 24:
9:50 a.m. Breakfast line. If you are getting breakfast from the line, we’d like to get that going a little earlier. If you’re not yet comfortable with that, you are welcome to bring your own breakfast
10 a.m. Study Class. We’re studying how Scripture teaches the doctrines that have been summarized in our church’s confession. This week, we’ll continue studying election.
11 a.m. Public Worship. The holy assembly on the Lord’s Day.  
Children’s Catechism for May 24
Q30. What is meant by "transgression"? A. Doing what God forbids.

Shorter Catechism for May 24
Q38. What benefits do believers receive from Christ at the resurrection? A. At the resurrection, believers, being raised up in glory, shall be openly acknowledged and acquitted in the day of judgment, and made perfectly blessed in the full enjoying of God to all eternity.

Songs for May 24 morning service: 
TPH371 “Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise”   
ARP78B “O Come, My People, to My Law” 
TPH534 “Fill Thou My Life, O Lord My God”

A.M. Sermon Text for May 24: Genesis 26:12–22
▫12:45 p.m. Catechism Class
▫12:45 p.m. Tea/Chocolate/Coffee Fellowship
▫1 p.m. Fellowship Meal
2:30 p.m. Psalm/hymn Sing. Even if they do not come for lunch, please invite other believers to this time of praise and sung encouragement in the Word of God.
3:30 p.m. Church Family Devotional. Ephesians 2:11–13.

Memory Verse for May 24
(Genesis 26:22) And he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. So he called its name Rehoboth, because he said, “For now the Lord has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.”

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