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January 04, 2014

Worship at New Hope

Community at Worship 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. | Kingdom Kids Worship (Rm. 121)-10:30 a.m | Middle School Worship (Jan. 11) 10:30 a.m.

Praise and Worship Katina Chappell

connect. serve. grow.

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Message

New Hope: It isn't if it's old Pastor Mike Speegle

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Community Life

!New Hope for Parents !Family Tools

Community Life

Dave Wooster (First Service) Ruthie Vasconcellos (Second Service)

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Pastor Mike Speegle

Today We Receive Communion This significant moment is open to all believing Christians. No matter what your challenge is, communion reminds us that there is hope, and we can stand on the victory we have through Jesus! Rooms 215 and 218 are set up for foot washing. 

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community january life 8 ! Welcome to New Hope! We're here to help you grow in your spiritual journey. This page highlights some exciting ways for you and your family to make meaningful connections and grow your relationship with God. 

Ignite your prayer life and deepen your relationship with God, 7:30-8:30 p.m., in the multipurpose room.

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Start 2014 by making a lifesaving appointment! The Bloodmobile will be on campus from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Be a hero in your community!

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If there is anything we can do to support you on your journey, let us know.

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Church Office Hours Mon-Thu 9a-5p, Fri 10a-2p

Phone/Text Message 410-541-6394

Email info@lookingforachurch.org

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Restore, a worship gathering for young adults, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the church. Join us as we fulfill our purpose and mission: to gather and experience Sabbath together and be restored by God through worship and fellowship.

CHURCH LIFE Welcome, guests! We’re glad to have you here today. You can find out more about New Hope in Seven Minutes or Less, a brief information session after today’s worship service by coming to the first two rows in the front left of the worship center.

New Hope Treasury is going green! This year, you will receive your tithe and offering receipts via email. Text RECEIPT with your full name and email address to 410-541-6394, or email myreceipt@lookingforachurch.org to request your receipt.

The spring session of Starting Point — a small group class that offers a safe place for conversation and questions about God, faith, the Bible and Christianity in general — begins Feb. 15. Stay tuned for registration details!

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Pray with people from all over the world! New Hope is partnering with the Let’s Pray TV program to pray with individuals who call the prayer line. 7:30-9 p.m., at the Hope Channel (at Adventist Church World Headquarters, Silver Spring, Md.). To get involved, text ‘HOPE’ to 410-541-6394.

FAMILY MINISTRIES

www.newhopelovesfamilies.com! New Hope for Parents, a new ministry to support parents, will launch in January 2014. Educator and parenting consultant Edwina Neely will lead parents in a 10week workshop called “Help, I’m A Parent: Christian Parenting in the Real World.” For more info, pick up a flier at the Ask-Me Desk.

Save the date! The next New Hope Young Adults potluck is Jan. 25 after second service. Bring your favorite dish to share! For details, send an email to info@youngadutsconnect.com.

The next family dedication. To schedule yours, contact Prithy at 301-854-1866.

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New Sermon Series Starts Next Week

YOUNG ADULTS

www.youngadultsconnect.com ! Connect, a Bible study group just for young adults, meets Sabbaths from 11 a.m. to noon in the trailer. Let’s explore the life-changing teachings of God’s Word.

Join the New Hope Church community! Come to the Entrance to New Hope class, 1:30 p.m. Lunch and child care provided. Register at www.lookingforachurch.or g, text “membership” and your email address to 410-541-6394, or call Lynne at 301-854-1866.

Get ready for a new look at the power of healing through hope and to discover the four choices that might change your life forever!

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Join us and bring a friend next Sabbath at 10:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. for our first sermon series of 2014!

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New Hope for Parents a new ministry to support parents Be the best parent you can be! Parenting doesn’t have to be so hard.

New Hope for Parents is here to provide support and resources to help you on the wild journey that parenting can be!

Learn how to improve communication and build a good relationship with your child, be a good disciplinarian, build strong character in your child and, most importantly…

…have FUN being a parent!

Starting this January: Help! I’m A Parent a small group class just for parents This 10-week study will help you parent in the real world. Topics include:

- the importance of a firm biblical foundation

- helping children develop a relationship with Jesus

- raising children to have a heart for mission and service

- relationships and rivalry within the family

- how to manage social media

Sign up for this exciting new class in January! For more information about New Hope for Parents, contact Pastor Ann Roda at annroda@lookingforachurch.org or Parenting Ministry Director Edwina Neely at 301-854-1866. Learn more about additional resources and opportunities available through New Hope's Family Ministries at www.newhopelovesfamilies.com.

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The Back Page follows the Bible lessons that children and youth are studying and serves to help kids and adults continue the spiritual discussion at home and establish patterns of a devotional life.

Thought for the Week While living in Japan many years ago, I had the opportunity to see how Japanese lacquerware was made. Lacquer comes from the sap of the lacquer tree and has been known in Japan since prehistoric times. It was initially used as adhesive to repair pottery and affix arrowheads to their shaft.

Lacquer can be applied to many materials — silk, wood, metal, leather and plastic. Its durability, protective surface and beauty make it a valuable and expensive substance.

The most beautiful and expensive pieces are those that are carefully handmade using techniques dating back to the 16th century.These pieces are exquisite; their surface, hard as a rock. I was told that, if done well, the lacquer would be as strong and protective now as in a thousand years.

Is your relationship with God strong enough to resist temptation? When we spend time, over and over again, in God’s Word, our resistance to Satan’s temptations will become stronger. There is no shortcut to resisting temptation. The veneer for resistance must be nurtured and cultivated, slowly and consistently, in the presence of God.

! God’s Daily Word Use these passages to explore biblical insights on resisting temptation.

Daily, like the applied coat of lacquer, the Word of God will help you resist many things. Is your relationship with God strong enough to resistSatan’s temptations?

“Resist hurry,” he would say. “Hurry makes the surface weak. Slow will make it strong to resist many things.”

1 Corinthians 10:13

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Ephesians 6:10-11

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James 4:7

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I watched as the lacquer master applied a coat of clear lacquer on a piece that would be a bowl. His brush strokes were slow and rhythmic. The amount of lacquer on his brush was always just right, resulting in an even coat throughout. He did not rush. Between each coat he would wait.The coated surface must be dry before continuing.

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Ann Roda Pastor for Families annroda@lookingforachurch.org

Weekly Challenge Change a behavior this week that causes you to give in to temptation. Whatever it is that presents you with a situation that challenges your resolve, eliminate it this week and see how it might help you make the right choices.

Have each family member identify a temptation. Pray together as a family, asking God for the strength to resist the temptation. Choose a meaningful verse (from the Daily Word section) and have each family member memorize it this week.

Find us: 12350 Hall Shop Road, Fulton, MD 20759 ! Call us/ send a text message: 410-541-NEWH (6394) ! Email us: info@lookingforachurch.org ! Visit us online: www.lookingforachurch.org

Ephesians 6:12

1 Peter 5:8-9

Ephesians 6:13

!! !! !! !! !! ! NOVEMBER GIVING REPORT ($) Received in Nov.

Received to Date

Tithe

77,144.11

809,402.61

Church Budget ($41,855.41)

30,216.62

425,640.02 460,409.51

Mortgage ($13,623)

7,165.56

77,700.07

Monthly Goal

For the Family

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Goal to Date

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149,853.00

MYNEWHOPECHURCH.COM/GIVE !4

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New Hope Bulletin 01.04.14