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April 27, 2014 Loving Christ. Transforming Lives.

“Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.� Mark 1: 10

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

This week @ Mount Hope

04.27— 05.03.14


9:00 & 10:45 a.m. Rick Picariello Water Baptism 2:00 p.m. Estrella de Jacob ~ Spanish Church 7:00 p.m. Prison Ministry


7:00 p.m. The Watchmen Gathering


7:30 p.m. Men’s Basketball


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


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



12:00 p.m. Friday’s @ Noon Prayer 6:30 p.m. Youth Group 6:30 p.m. Parents of Youth Meeting 6:00 a.m. Watchmen Men’s Prayer Meeting 5:00 p.m. Heart for Africa Family Night Fundraiser (in FLC)

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.

Youth Group Friday, May 2nd 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Youth Summer Camp Rumney Bible Camp in Rumney, NH High School - July 7-11 Middle School - July 14-18 Registrations due by May 3rd

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.

Condolences Mount Hope Christian Church Family would like to extend our sympathies and prayers to the Tomaselli Family on the passing away of Nick’s mother, Jackie, on Easter Sunday in Florida.

Opportunity to Help our Neighbors in Burlington

On Saturday, May 10th the US Post Office is conducting its annual food drive. Volunteers are needed at St. Margaret’s Religious Education Building on Saturday, May 10th from 1:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m. to sort and date check food donated. On Saturday, May 17th from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., help is needed to transport the food from St. Margaret’s Religious Education Building and put onto the shelves of the food pantry. On the 17th, we also need 2 or 3 trucks to help haul food from St. Margaret’s to the food pantry. If you are interested in helping and making a difference in your community, please contact Judy Walsh at or (774) 722-3859. For more information about People Helping People, visit

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, May 13th 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 For more information, contact 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” ~ Pastor 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 TODAY! 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.

Summer Camp What if one week could change your child’s life for eternity? Kids’ Summer Camp in Rumney, NH is right around the corner. Camp is from Monday, th June 30 through Friday, July 4th. It is for kids entering 3rd grade through entering 6th grade. This year’s camp features Big Vinny and the Time Travelers! Sign up by May 3rd and take advantage of the early bird cost of $255/week. There is also a sibling discount as well of about $25. Direct any questions to Michael King, Director of Children’s Ministries, at

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. 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

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.

The Mount Hope Christian School Summer Program registration is open! The program serves children age 3 – entering 6th Grade and runs from June 16th – August 15th. Turn your summer into an adventure with games, crafts, water activities, pony rides, animal fun and numerous field trips. Field trips take place on a Monday or Friday and include places such as the Museum of Science, North Shore Music Theatre, Davis Farmland, and Canobie Lake. For more information, registration and cost sheets contact the school reception desk or office, or call 781272-1014 ext. 3.

Sermon Notes


Speaker: Rick Picariello Series: Marked for Purpose: A Series of Messages from the Gospel According to Mark Title: Making a Two-Point Turn Scripture: Mark 1:1-20

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A note about the worship service: Please help us minimize distractions during worship by silencing cell phones. Parents who need to step out of the service with their child are welcome to watch the service live in Common Grounds Café.

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


“Trust in the Lord” Jeremiah 17:7

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

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

Today your student grappled with this question . . . Is it okay if nobody gets hurt? (Sin hurts me, it hurts you and it hurts God)

Mary Basler Office Administrator Jason Thomas Worship Leader

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