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April 06, 2014 Loving Christ. Transforming Lives.

“Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come . . .� Ecclesiastes 12:1

Mount Hope Christian Center 3 McGinnis Dr. Website: Office: Burlington, MA 01803 (781) 272-1014

This week @ Mount Hope



9:00 & 10:45 a.m. Rick Picariello Communion 9:00 a.m. Women’s Prison Ministry 2:00 p.m. Estrella de Jacob ~ Spanish Church


7:00 p.m. The Watchmen Gathering


7:00 p.m. Mama’s Timeout Group 7:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball


6:30 p.m. Mid Week Classes Children’s Ministries Women’s Fitness Group


9:45 a.m. Adult Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Estrella de Jacob ~ Spanish Church



7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Volleyball Group 12:00 p.m. Friday’s @ Noon Prayer 6:30 p.m. Student Ministries (Grades 6-12) 6:00 a.m. Watchmen Men’s Prayer Meeting

For up-to-date information on events, to view the full church calendar, or to give online visit our website at

To Our Guests: Thank you for being a part of worship at Mount Hope this morning. If it is your first time with us we would love the chance to meet you. Please take a moment to stop by the “Fresh Start” table in the hallway where we have a gift for you.

Mount Hope Student Ministries (Grades 6-12) Students United for One Purpose Questions about Student Ministries or events? Please contact Pastor Brian at or (781) 272-1014 x.110. Encounter exists to help middle school students encounter Christ through Biblical teaching and Godly relationships with one another. Engage exists to help High School students engage in relationships with Christ, the community, and the world.

Weekly Youth Group Gathering Friday, April 11th 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. With Special Guest Rev. Caleb Giguere Youth Convention & Fine Arts Festival April 25-26 District Fine Arts and Convention is April 25th and 26th at Crossroads Community Cathedral in Hartford, CT. Those students who are registered should plan to meet Friday, April 25th at 6 a.m. at Mount Hope to head to Connecticut. Convention ends on Saturday at 3 p.m. and our group will return to the church between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Students will need money for lunch on Friday and Saturday. If you have yet to turn in your payment for Convention or Fine Arts, please do so today or speak with Pastor Brian (

A Note to Parents Children are a vital part of all we do at Mount Hope. Our goal is to create a safe, fun, highenergy environment where the truth of God's Word is communicated creatively and effectively. Upon arriving on Sunday morning, each child must register at one of the registration tables located near the main entrances to the building (one of our Greeters at the front door will be happy to guide you to the registration table). Each parent will be given a number to be used to reach them during the service if needed. Children's Ministries for birth through 5 years old are offered during the entire worship service. After registering, children K through 5th grade attend the main service in the sanctuary for about the first 20 minutes of the service and are then dismissed to the Kingdom Kidz service. During this time, parents are more than welcome to walk their children down to the Kingdom Kidz room (room 112) to meet the volunteers working with the children. Questions about Kingdom Kidz? Contact Mike King at

Fridays at Noon “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving let your requests be known to God.” Philippians 4:6 God moves and works when His people pray! Every Friday the sanctuary is open from 12:00 p.m.— 1:00 p.m. for a time of prayer. Come for 5 minutes or come for the entire hour, and experience the power of being in God’s presence together.

Palm Sunday - April 13th Services at 9:00 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Join us as we worship the triumphant King.

Family Easter Egg Hunt at 12:30 p.m. Join us after the 10:45 a.m. service for an Easter Egg Hunt at 12:30 after the second service. Kids and parents welcome to attend. Over 2000 Easter Eggs will be hidden throughout the property. Find the Special Golden Egg and win a grand prize!

"Messiah in the Passover" - April 16th Passover Seder Meal begins in the Family Life Center at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. The "Messiah in the Passover" presentation is a powerful that will give participants a better understanding of the Passover and the Communion Table. Mid-week children's programs through Grade 2 will meet as usual on Wednesday, April 16th. Children Grades 3-5 are encouraged to attend this event with their parents. Please register at the Connections Center and sign up to bring a dish. Reservations are required for this event.

Good Friday Service - April 18th One hour service begins at 7:00 p.m. Join us for this powerful, solemn remembrance of the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross. Childcare provided from birth through Grade 2.

Resurrection Sunday - April 20th Services at 9:00 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. Come and celebrate the Risen King! After the music portion of the service children are invited to attend Kids Church. While there your children will enjoy breaking open a pi単ata filled with a treasure map. They will then put it together and go on a journey to find out the real meaning of Easter (hint: It's not about a bunny or eggs).

COMMUNITY LIFE Groups designed to connect our friends and families to one another and to the larger community at Mount Hope. Mama’s TimeOut A time for moms with kids of all ages to relax and connect Next meeting is Tuesday, April 8th at 7:00pm. Sandra Libby Knit Wits: Knitting Group Cathy Grafton On the Outside Looking In: Outdoor Group Gordon & Gloria Brown College Connection Group For more information, contact Donna Favini at 978-505-7655 or Men's Fitness Group A group of men gather regularly on Monday nights to work out. For more information contact Scott Molgard at

Women’s Fitness Group Meets this Wednesday at Mount Hope at 6:30 p.m. Led by Linnea Molgard Men’s Basketball Meets this Tuesday in the FLC 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Jay Titus Volleyball Group Meets this Friday in the FLC 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Pastor Rick Picariello Questions about Connection Groups? Contact Marvin Thomas at

E Topical studies exploring Bible-based principles that apply to everyday life.

Thursday Morning Class “Parables of Jesus”~ Thursday Mornings at 9:45 a.m. Taught by Paulette Toews

Single & Parenting Class Meets the 1st and 3rd Friday each month. Taught by Denise McClellan

Wednesday Night Classes 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. “Financial Peace University” ~ Jason Thomas & Lauren Griffin “Unpacking Forgiveness” ~ Paulette Toews “How You’re Wired & Why” ~ Brian Krogh For all the details, please read the newest edition of the Community Connections Newsletter. Visit or scan here. Intentional communities who meet frequently to study, fellowship, and live life together. Interested in joining a group? Contact Pastor Brian at

7th Annual Mother’s Day Tea Tickets on sale now! Visit and click on the Mother’s Day Tea headline to reserve your seats.

All women are invited to attend the 7th annual Mother’s Day Tea on Saturday, May 10th. This year’s tea features live music from Maeve and a very special guest speaker, Sheri Rose Shepherd. Sheri Rose Shepherd is a former Mrs. USA with a great testimony of God’s transforming power. Her story has been featured by Focus on the Family and was seen on primetime TV during a Billy Graham crusade in 2010. Seats are limited for this event and tickets are on sale now for $18 each. You do not want to miss this special Mother’s Day event. “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests . . .” Ephesians 6:18 If you have a prayer request or praise report you would like to share with us, prayer cards are located in the pockets of the seat-backs in each row. The church staff and other prayer groups in the church gather weekly to pray over these cards. Please fill out the card and place it in one of the boxes located in the back of the sanctuary. In addition, you may leave a message on the Prayer Line voicemail box 781- 272-1014 x.182.

Join a prayer group! For men: Mondays 7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m. in the café Saturdays @ 6:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary For Everyone: Fridays from Noon to 1 p.m.

Easter Lilies Each year on Resurrection Sunday the stage is decorated by Easter Lilies purchased in memorandum of family members and friends. If you would like to honor the memory of a loved one please fill out an Easter lily envelope located at the Connections Center. The last day for purchasing lilies is Sunday, April 13th. The cost is $10.00 per lily. You may pick-up your lily(ies) after the second service on Sunday, April 20th.

Heart for Africa Fundraisers This July a group from Mount Hope Christian Center will travel to Swaziland Africa to work with Heart for Africa. You can support the group traveling from Mount Hope and the great work of Heart for Africa through two great events: Family BBQ & Game Night Saturday, May 3rd from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. at in the Family Life Center at Mount Hope. Food provided by Redbones BBQ. $20 for an individual or $40 for the whole family. RSVP in the hallway. 4th Annual Mount Hope Golf Tournament Wednesday, May 7th at Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland, MA. Shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. $130 per golfer includes: Full Continental Breakfast, 18 Holes of Championship Golf, Contests with Prizes, Gift Bag, and lunch provided by Redbones. Register now on Questions? Contact Joe Habelow at

Condolences The Mount Hope Christian Center family would like to extend our sympathies and prayers to Steve & Sharon Viola, Peter & Chris D’Agostino, and Steve & Becky Doyle on the loss of their mother, Carol Viola. A wake is planned from 4-7 today at DeVito Funeral Home in Arlington with a service tomorrow at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical in Lexington. Common Grounds Café is open every Sunday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Make sure to stop by for tasty food, good drinks, and great conversation. If you need to step out of the service for any reason, the service is broadcast in Common Grounds. Please feel free to watch the service there. On Sunday mornings, should the need arise a safety team member is on duty to assist you. If you need to speak with the safety person on duty, the safety desk is located in the hallway towards the East entrance. In Case You are in Need of Help Outside of our Church Office Hours . . . In the event of hospitalization, a death in the family, or another emergency during the week, please contact the church office at 781-272-1014 to speak with a pastor. If the call occurs outside of the church office hours, please call the Pastoral Care Line at 781-272-1014 x.195. Leave a message and a pastor will return your call.

Mount Hope Christian School Mount Hope Christian School welcomes children from Preschool (Age 2.9 and up) – 5th Grade, into a top rated academic program built upon Christian beliefs. We concentrate on educating the whole child: academically, socially, physically, emotionally, and most important, spiritually. Our mission is to graduate godly young men and women of character, vision, and service. Please come tour our school! Call (781) 272 – 1014 ext. 3 or visit for more information.

Sermon Notes


Speaker: Rick Picariello Series: Life Under the Sun and Life Under the Son Title: Scripture: Ecclesiastes

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Vision Statement To build a growing multi-cultural Christian community of all ages in the North West Boston area with facilities designed to serve the needs of its people. We will transform our region with something far more important than religion – a living relationship with Jesus Christ.

What are your children learning this morning?

Leadership @ Mount Hope

Rick Picariello Senior Pastor

Kingdom Kidz

Brian Krogh Senior Associate Pastor

Preschool - 5th Grade

Talents 1 Peter 4:10

Elaine Driscoll Director of Children’s Ministry Church & School Mike & Ashley King Children’s Ministry

Grapple Middle School Students 6-8th Grade 10:45 Service Only

Today your student grappled with this question . . . Why doesn’t everyone just believe in Jesus? (The need to accept Christ’s gift)

Mary Basler Office Administrator Jason Thomas Worship Leader

Wi-fi Password for MHCC-café, MHCC-sanctuary, and MHCC FLC: Welcome123

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