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13 APRIL 2014

Westlake, 10am Speaker: Pastor Jacob Worship leader: Jochen Announcements: Thomas

My Dinh, 10:30am Speaker: Pastor Nelson Worship leader: Tomi w/ African band Announcements: Jimmy

Finance End of year goal by April 30 USD

Think About It (Reading John 12:12-16). As we read the gospels we see the progression of Jesus’ ministry and popularity come to a climax with his triumphal entry. People are laying down their coats and palm branches—a sort of rolling out the red carpet tradition—while praising him and the city is stirred up. The Pharisees exclaim, “Look, the world has gone after him” (Jn. 12:19). Many believe. Mission accomplished. Credits roll. But we know the story doesn’t end there. God has a much bigger

ending planned. It’s hard to believe that within a week Jesus would be tried and crucified — the crowds would turn and against him demand a detestable criminal be released instead of Jesus. What happened? What made the crowds so fickle? Ask: Is there a time you were disappointed with God? How did you work through that? Pray: Ask for strength of faith for yourself, your family, your church, and the body of Christ all over the world. May we believe even when it doesn’t make sense to.

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Good Friday Service Hosted by HIC (Hanoi International Church), our traditional Good Friday service will be held at the Hanoi Club on Friday, April 18 at 7:30 PM. Please join us as we commemorate and celebrate the events of Easter.

On Easter Saturday From 1:30pm-4:30pm on the 19th of April, Saturday, celebrate with those who signed up for baptism. Maps going to the Chin’s residence are available at the information table.

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Happening Next Sunday As we have been announcing, on Easter afternoon, 20th of April, after the worship service, we will be having our family fun day. The Hanoi Academy sports hall is reserved for HIF from 12:00pm-5:00pm. The purpose of the fun day is for both congregations to get together in fellowship. The day as already is being planned will be filled with games and activities where everyone in HIF can participate. From last Sunday, many had signed-up for games which includes basketball, football, pingpong, and badminton. We have game leaders for both locations: Dennis Reed for My Dinh and Eric “Kwame” Dennis R, Kopoku for Westlake. This Sunday will be the last we will be gathering for sign-ups. So if you have not signed-up yet, please don’t forget to do so at the end of service. Hanoi Academy will be providing the ping-pong Eric ‘Kwame’

equipment, basketball, and football and the tug o’ war rope. However for those who have enlisted for the badminton, you will have to bring your own badminton rackets. This coming week, Dennis and Kwame will be meeting up to discuss the details about how the games will be conducted on that day. We will also have snack booths by Donkey and Joma. Refreshments will be available for sale on that day. We will be putting up a table for snacks so that everyone can bring snacks to share. Louise Cheung and CK along with other volunteers are in-charge of the snack table. For our kids, Doreen, Birgit, and Rebecca along with other volunteers are also preparing games and crafts for our kids. We are looking forward to an afternoon filled with fun as both the My Dinh and Westlake congregation fellowship and compete in games. It’s only once a year that we have this chance and so it would be good to plan our schedule for this Easter event.

Upcoming in May

Join us for pre-service prayer every Sunday, 30 minutes before the start of service at both service locations. You can also get prayer request cards at the information table and, after filling it out, drop it in the offering bag or hand it to an usher. Prayer requests can also be emailed to

HIF Calendar 13 Apr HIF Centre 1st year anniversary 15 Apr Evangelism Training (Any 3), 6:30-9:00 18 Apr Good Friday service with HIC @ Hanoi Club, 7-8pm 19 Apr Baptism, 1:30pm4:30pm, (Venue— Chin’s residence) 20 Apr Easter Family Fun Day @ Hanoi Academy 2-5pm 25 Apr Love Hanoi Meeting, Social Business and Drug Rehab Forum, 9am-12 noon, HIF Center 26 Apr Women’s Coffee Morning, 9am-12 noon

Ted, Kylie and David Evans will be back in town to lead an Encounter Seminar, Praise & Worship Night and Outreach Concert Night. All happening at the HIF Center, Detech. Watch out for more details in future announcements.

Robert Hartzell and his team (RHM, Robert Hartzell Ministries) are coming to HIF in May to conduct meeting/workshop sessions on the following dates: May 9 : Evening service May 10: Two (2) afternoon sessions May 11: “Leading from the Father’s Heart” Workshop RHM’s mission is to help each person move into the healing and destiny God has for them in His love. More details about the workshops will be released in future announcements.

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