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January 25, 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 (Rm. 206) 10:30 a.m.

Praise and Worship

connect. serve. grow.

Ed Garcia

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Message

Community Life

Hope Part III: Trust, Don’t Please Pastor Mike Speegle

! Rebuilding: Spring Session ! Welcoming the Decenas !

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Community Life

Dave Gemmell (First Service) Colin Jeffers (Second Service)

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Closing Thought

Family Tools

Pastor Mike Speegle

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Welcome to New Hope! How do we become better people? What does that look like? The apostle Paul takes this issue on directly through a very personal theological battle with people who were part of one of the churches he started. Use the sermon notes inside to follow along with Pastor Mike's message!


community january life 26 ! 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. 

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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

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The Kids Church room is getting a makeover! Please lend a helping hand 10 a.m.-3 p.m., as we paint, redecorate and reorganize (we could also use folks experienced with assembling IKEA furniture). Bring the kids along to pitch in! Light breakfast and pizza lunch served.

Chadash, a small group for women, meets at 9:30 am in the Prayer Room. Chadash is a time for renewal and restoration in the presence of God. For more on future meetings, email Debbie at office@lookingforachurch.org

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Ignite your prayer life and deepen your relationships with God. 7:30 p.m. Monique Anthony will be the speaker. Theme: Jesus is the center of it all.

“Help, I’m A Parent: Christian Parenting in the Real World,” a 10-week small group study just for parents, 9:30 a.m. in Room 212. Learn more and register at the info table in the hallway.

info@lookingforachurch.org

CHURCH LIFE

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.! Second reading of transfers in and out: In: Sanjeev Osuri. Out: Adrian Hamblin. The reading will take place next Sabbath during first service." Calling all photographers! Professionals, amateurs and beginners ages 16+: Join the New Hope photography team! For more info, email anseloliverphoto@gmail.com.!

Power of A Praying Husband, a prayer group for men, meets at 9:30 am in the Prayer Room. This men's small group will meet monthly. For more info, contact Jose at info@lookingforachurh.org.

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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 is partnering with the Let’s Pray TV program to pray with individuals who call the prayer line, 7:15-9 p.m., at the Hope Channel (at Adventist Church World Headquarters). To get involved, text PRAY to 410-541-6394.

FAMILY MINISTRIES www.newhopelovesfamilies.com! The children's Bible lesson for today is found in Matthew 4:12-25, “News About Jesus Spread Across the Land and Many People Want to Follow Him.” The Bible verse for the month is Luke 2:52: "Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people.”

Got a heart for young people? We have opportunities for you to serve in our youth department. Make a lifelong difference in someone’s life! Pick up a flier at the AskMe Desk, or contact Pastor Ann at info@newhopelovesfamilies.com.

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.

Today is Potluck Sabbath for New Hope Young Adults! Bring your favorite dish to share after second service in Room 206.

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Help, I’m A Parent: Christian Parenting in the Real World This 10-week small group study just for parents, begins Feb. 8 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 212. For more, pick up a brochure at the information table or send email to info@newhopelovesfamilies.com.

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Rebuilding: Spring Session !

Rebuilding, a support group that aims to help people recover from broken love relationships — whether involving a marriage, engagement or dating — will start a new round of meetings Jan. 28.

The confidential sessions, which run through May 6, will take place Tuesdays at Layhill Community Church in Silver Spring, Md. They follow the book Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends by Bruce Fisher and Robert Albert, a pastor and Christian counselor. Though biblical principles are woven throughout the text, it is written for a broad audience and not limited to any specific faith, gender, age or relationship status or length.

find out what went wrong and grow to make better choices in the future.

“It’s not just for divorced people,” said M. Lisa Hughes, who attends New Hope and has co-led previous classes with Pat McDonald, a facilitator for 13 years. Some sign up because they feel stuck and nervous about entering another relationship,she added.

McDonald encourages people to reach beyond church walls — think coworkers or neighbors struggling with divorce — and consider who they know who might need help.

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The sessions serve to help individuals overcome whatever painful emotions still linger from a relationship, regardless of when it ended. The group assists participants in recovering from the pain and confusion of a broken relationship, learn about themselves,

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“It is a process,” McDonald said. “It’s kind of like growing in Christ: You don’t just make all of those changes overnight because it’s old habits and opinions that die hard, and getting people to focus on what matters in a relationship.”

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“I know that this makes a difference in people’s lives,” she said. “It works. It’s God at work.”

For more about Rebuilding, visit www.lookingforachurch.org/rebuild.

Welcoming the Decenas

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Believe it or not, we've just got a few more weeks until Pastor Jason Decena, wife Heidi and their two boys celebrate their first Sabbath at New Hope on Feb. 8!

Let's welcome them in a big way and give them the opportunity to enjoy our wonderfully diverse food scene: Pick up a gift card to your favorite local restaurant ($25 or more recommended) and write a separate card explaining why it's your favorite.

Drop off cards in the locked dropbox near the Ask-Me Desk.

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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 Garrison Keillor is an author, humorist and radio personality. I listen to his show, “A Prairie Home Companion,” every weekend. Every Memorial Day weekend, the show comes to Virginia’s Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and we are there on the lawn with our picnic basket, rain or shine. I subscribe to his podcast, “The Writer's Almanac,” buy all his books and read most of the poets and authors he recommends. He is an excellent storyteller, and I am especially drawn to his stories from the fictional town of Lake Wobegon, Minn.

I am not alone. Each week, 5 to 6 million people follow Keillor on the radio, via podcast, e-newsletter or social network platforms.

A few years ago, I was at Borders Books to buy his latest book. Standing in front of the Garrison Keillor section was a group of people talking about the recent “Prairie Home Companion” show at Wolf Trap. Like me, everyone in the group had attended the show. This made it easy for me to join the lively conversation. After sharing recollections of the show, the discussion turned to why we were all fans and avid followers of Keillor.

An older woman loved how he could be funny without all the crude references and cursing. Another was attached to all the characters in the Lake Wobegon stories. A young man in his 20s said his parents were fans. He had no choice but to listen to the show as the family drove to his grandmother’s house for lunch every Sunday. Eventually, he too became a

faithful Keillor fan. Another person just loved listening to the radio versus watching television.

I am a fan because of the storytelling that just captures my imagination. Each of us was a follower of Keillor for reasons that were as unique as we were — young, old, shy, literary geek, foreigner and story lover. As we parted ways, we marveled at how one individual could appeal to such a vastly different group of people.

! God’s Daily Word Use these verses to explore more biblical perspectives on why people follow Jesus.

As followers of Jesus Christ, we each have a unique relationship with Him. We follow Him for different reasons. Some will discover Jesus as their shepherd. Those who are tired and weary find Jesus to be their rest. Those who mourn find comfort in Him. Those who need healing find Jesus to be their great physician. All of us come to Jesus with different needs, wants and desires. Jesus met people at the point of their deepest need and ministered to them as individuals. Having needs is part of being human, and those needs are best met in a relationship with Christ.

SUNDAY

Mark 2:1-12

MONDAY

John 4:46-54

TUESDAY

Mark 10:46-52

WEDNESDAY

John 8:1-11

THURSDAY

Luke 18:1-8

FRIDAY

Hebrews 4:16; Philippians 4:19 2 Corinthians 9:8

Why are you a follower of Jesus Christ?

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Ann Roda Pastor for Families annroda@lookingforachurch.org

Weekly Challenge What are the top five reasons you have for following Jesus? Does your life, on a daily basis, reflect the reasons you list as a follower of Jesus Christ? How can your life be more aligned with the reasons why you follow Jesus?!

!! !! !! !! !! ! DECEMBER GIVING REPORT ($) Monthly Goal

Received in Nov.

Received to Date

Goal to Date

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For the Family

Tithe

121,577.01

930,979.62

The Bible story is found in Matthew 4:12-25, “News About Jesus Spreads and Everyone Wants to Follow Him.” Talk about a popular celebrity who is relevant to your children and why people like that person, then compare that with why people were drawn to Jesus in today’s Bible story. Talk about why Jesus seems to be less popular today.

Church Budget ($41,855.41)

92,916.02

506,842.39 502,264.92

Mortgage ($13,623)

42,821.50

120,521.57 163,476.00

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

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New Hope Bulletin 01.25.14  

New Hope Adventist Church, Fulton, Md.

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