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SundayBulletin UNIFIED WORSHIP  GENUINE RELATIONSHIPS  TRANSFORMATIONAL OUTREACH March 3, 2013

Communion Westlake Speaker: Ptr. Nelson Worship leader: Jochen Announcements: Thomas KIDZQUEST: Sunday Morning Leader: Bettina Registration: Apple Explorers (3-4): Darren, Brittany, Thea Trailblazers (5-7): Nanko, Gokwo, Mikayla Pathfinders (8-10): Ann, To Nhi, Ben

MyDinh Speaker: Regan Miller Worship leader: Robin Announcements: Jimmy KIDZQUEST: Sunday Morning Leader: Lillian Registration: Esther Worship: Trina Story Teller: Vince Opening Prayer: Joshua Tobias Offering Prayer: Gavee Harder Explorers (3-4): Jill, Olivia Trailblazers (5-7): Trina, Daisy Pathfinders (8-10): Lillian, Rose

Prayer Join us for pre-service prayer in the breakout room 45 minutes before the start of service. We would like to pray for you and your concerns. Please do not hesitate to ask someone to pray with you at the front of the auditorium after the worship service. You can also get prayer request cards at the information table and fill out the prayer cards to make your request known. You can drop them in the offering bag or you can email prayer@hif.vn.

FAQ About HIF Partnership In the last paragraph of the Volunteer Commitment it mentions growth goals such as regular attendance, generous giving and participation in a Life Group. Some have raised a few questions that we would like to clarify below:

your belief that what we are doing to serve and Love Hanoi is worthy of serious giving. We would expect that the longer you are with us, the more you would share our commitments and thus give more. Of course your giving is a private decision between you and God. Q: What if I sometimes attend other churches or take friends to other churches?

A: Sunday service attendance is for three reasons primarily: to give God our worship with other Q: What if I already meet with a small group believers; for your own spiritual health (Word, of believers but it is not an HIF Life group? prayer, communion, fellowship); to encourage other believers. Regular attendance is important A: Our concern is that everyone has friends and a for all of these reasons. It helps you and us know spiritual support group while here in Hanoi. We and feel that you are a committed part of this recognize that small groups of Christians will local congregation. On the other hand, if you are form without being organized or known by HIF. away because you are serving others, That is fine with us. If you have such a group fellowshipping with another congregation or with Christians from HIF, or elsewhere, that simply travelling - we understand. Meaningful meets our primary concern. Notice that under (as opposed to lazy) irregular attendance at HIF point 3 in the Partnership Commitment statement is not uncommon and understood. about Life Group we add: “as your schedule and family situation allows.” Q: Does a Partnership Commitment conflict with membership with my home church? Q: What if I give much or all of my Christian giving to other churches or ministries? A: No, it is not in conflict. We encourage you to stay connected to your home church. See our A: For us to serve you and other believers here, Pathway booklet for more on this. we need Christians like you to share the financial responsibility. That is what families and church Please feel free to ask other questions about our families do. HIF has no outside financial support. Pathway to Participation. Contact us via email or How much you give will depend on your sense of speak to one of our pastors or elders. responsibility to your fellow believers at HIF and


Finance Monthend (February 2013):

For overseas transfers: USA: Send checks to: Elim Fellowship, 1703 Dalton Road, Lima, NY 14485-0857. Include a note: “Preferred for Hanoi International Fellowship”. EUROPE: Wire transfer to Stichting Hart voor de Oogst, Fonteinkruid 23, 2631 DT Nootdorp, Netherlands; Postbank Account number: 2768804; IBAN: NL53 INGB 0002 7688 04; BIC: INGBNL2A. Please specify: “Offering for Hanoi International Fellowship”. ONLINE: Go to www.elimfellowship.org, click on “Make a Donation,” choose “Online – EFT or Credit Card” and select “Missions Support.” On the gift form, fill out “Hanoi International Fellowship” for the International Project Name. LOCAL TRANSFERS: email treasurer@hif.vn for details. BUILDING FUND: For overseas transfers through ELIM (or HVDO) please indicate “HIF Building Fund” to designate for the building project.

Be An HIF Partner We want you to feel like you are part of the team at HIF. In pursuit of fulfilling our mission, “To be a light to the nations in Hanoi and beyond,” it takes many of us to partner together across the cultural and denominational boundaries. So if you expect to stay for more than one year in Hanoi, we encourage you to become a partner. As an international church in Hanoi, we recognize that our congregation is more transient than most churches. For this reason our partnership is a little different from many churches. Home-church Membership: After their time here, many people will return to what they consider their “home-church” where they remain members. Becoming a partner in HIF does not negate your home-church membership. This allows you to be “fully here” but still feel loyal to your home church. Partnership Renewal: Since there is a high turnover every year, we request that every year our members renew their partnership commitment. Sometimes people are out of country for several months and/or leave permanently and forget to let us know. The annual renewal (by email or form) helps us to keep track of our partners.

The value of becoming a partner Partnership gives you a sense of purpose. All of us are in Hanoi for different reasons. Some were sent by corporations, while others have a sense of calling to help the poor. Some are serving in diplomatic roles representing their

Announcement

Contact Jacob Bloemberg, 0913369114 pastor@hif.vn Nelson Annan, 01228866511 nelson.annan@hif.vn Jinggoy Caballero, 01204071617 jinggoy.caballero@hif.vn ELDERS:

OFFICE: Manager: Marian Tabjan Open: Tue-Fri 9am to 5pm Address: 5 Lane 322, Lac Long Phone: 04.3758.1483; Email: admin@hif.vn Library: www.hif.vn/library

www.hif.vn

Partnership identifies who’s on the team. Many people visit HIF for a few weeks or months. Others are here longer, but attend only occasionally. We do want to love and care for everyone who “cycles through our congregation.” However, there are limits to what we can do, so we need to know: for whom are we responsible and which people are committed to helping each other? When you become a partner we know you are committed to helping our church and you can be assured that we are committed to helping you. Partnership gives us a sense of belonging. The New Testament teaches and assumes that every Christian will belong to and participate in a local church where they live. “Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near” (Hebrews 10:24-25 NIV). As followers of Jesus together, we need others who will encourage, challenge and hold us accountable. As a church we meet together on Sundays, but we also partner together in sharing God’s love and Good News; and in doing acts of service for those in need. (To learn more, you can grab a copy of the Pathway to Participation booklet available at the

Information Table)

City Partnerships CP Table Volunteers Needed! We need volunteers to help at the CP table on Sundays, arrange monthly “spotlight” presentations during services, meet NGO leaders to explore needs in the city, and organize outreach activities/trips. If you are interested, please contact Pastor Jinggoy, jinggoy.caballero@hif.vn

PASTORS:

Thomas Schmidt, Jim Owen, Michael Harder, Jimmy Cheung, Vince Roberts

home countries, while others are here for the adventure. Becoming a partner of HIF gives you a sense of being a part of what God is doing in and through His Kingdom. We are working together on a common mission.

Water Baptism Water baptism is scheduled for the 30th of March, Saturday, from 2pm to 5pm. The venue for the baptism will be made in future announcements. All interested should inform the HIF Office either by signing up at the Information Table on Sunday or by emailing admin@hif.vn. There will be baptism classes for all those who will go through the water baptism. Those who will sign-up will be contacted personally for their baptism class schedule.

Help Needed Service Opportunities: Please feel free to let us know of any projects that you may have in support of the Love Hanoi Project. You may also email admin@hif.vn for inquiries about current and potential projects.


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