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May 03, 2014 Type to enter text 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 (May 10) 10:30 a.m.

Praise and Worship Katina Chappell

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connect. serve. grow. Community Life

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Empty-ing Pastor Mike Speegle

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Community Life

Debra Gantman (First Service) Colin Jeffers (Second Service)

Family Resources

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Pastor Mike Speegle

Today's Message Today we'll discover how you treat others isn’t important...as we continue our Redefining Empty series. Use the sermon notes inside to follow along during Pastor Mike's message!


community may life 3 ! 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. 

Chadash, a prayer group for women, meets TODAY, 9:30 a.m., in the Prayer Room (Room 111). Chadash meets the first Sabbath of the month.

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Connect with our community and help serve a meal to homeless men, women and children, May 17, 4-6 p.m., at Grassroots, a walk-in crisis shelter here in Columbia, Md. All are welcome! For more info, contact Nathan Taylor at 478-737-4224.

New Hope Young Adults come together for their monthly potluck and worship gathering, starting after second service.

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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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Ignite your prayer life and deepen your relationship with God, 7:30 p.m. at the church. Our focus: What’s So Amazing About Grace by Philip Yancey.

Email info@lookingforachurch.org

CHURCH LIFE Welcome, guests! We’re glad to have

Power of a Praying Man meets, 9:30 a.m., in the Prayer Room (Room 111). The greatness of a man is defined by a thriving prayer relationship with God. Come join other men in a casual and supportive group. For details, contact Jose at info@lookingforachurch.org.

FAMILY MINISTRIES www.newhopelovesfamilies.com!

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!

The children's Bible lesson for today is found in Acts 1:1-11, “Jesus Returns to Heaven and Instructs His Disciples to Tell Others About Him.” Parents, you can continue discussing the Bible lesson at home: See the back page for family resources.

Watch the worship service rebroadcast Sundays (11 a.m.), Wednesdays and Fridays (7 p.m.) at lookingforachurch.org.!

FLAG (Fun Learning About God) Camp at New Hope runs June 23-Aug. 1. For children in grades K-8. Pick up an information packet at the Ask-Me Desk to learn more and register.

Pray with people from all over the country! Join the New Hope team staffing the prayer bank for the Hope Channel TV program Let’s Pray, May 13, 7:15 p.m. at the Adventist World Headquarters. For info and the schedule, pick up a flier at the Ask-Me Desk.! Connect, a Bible study group just for young adults, meets Sabbaths from 11 a.m. to noon in the portable building. More info: info@youngadultsconnect.com.!

Fifth Sabbath Celebration and Sabbath School graduation, 9-10:30 a.m., Multipurpose Room. Come enjoy a smashing breakfast, meet new families, participate in crafts and activities and celebrate what your kids have learned this year. Don't miss it!

FLAG Camp is hiring for various leadership positions to manage the summer day camp. Pick up employment info at the Ask-Me Desk or call Lynne at 301-854-1866 for details. 

The next family dedication is June 7. To schedule yours, contact Prithy at 301-854-1866 or send an email to office@lookingforachurch.org.

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We Need YOU!

We believe that serving is one of the primary responsibilities of every believer, if not one of defining characteristics of a believer in Christ. If you desire to be part of a team of passionate and purpose-driven Kingdom builders, text SERVE, your contact information and the area where you would like to share your talents to 410-541-6394.

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The Adventurers Go to Washington New Hope's Little Hawks Adventurer Club, the co-ed scouting group for kids from pre-K through fourth grade, recently hopped on the church bus and ventured down to Washington, D.C., for a little scavenger-hunting adventure at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

among other discoveries. Along the way, the kids picked up on some other interesting find and facts about the world around them — and the creatures living in it. Check out some scenes from their adventurous afternoon here and on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/newhopefulton.

What lay ahead was a quest for a white arctic fox and giant sea turtle (both found!), a crocodile head and the Hope diamond,

Interested in learning more about the Adventurer Club? Email info@lookingforachurch.org.

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May is National

Bike Safety Month As the weather gets warmer, families will be spending more and more time outdoors. For National Bike Month, Family Ministries will provide resources throughout May to promote the benefits of bike riding and bike safety.

Week 1: Helmet safety

Week 2: Safety on roads and trails

Week 3: How not to get hit by a car

Week 4: Biking trails in Maryland

Week 5: Finding the right bicycle for you

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Scan the QR code for this week's resource on helmet safety, and stop by the Ask-Me Desk for more resources.

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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 According to a recent study by the Working Mother Research Institute, 11 percent of working mothers travel for business on a regular basis. Planning and organization is critical for a situation like that to work with the least amount of impact on the family.

A friend of mine falls into this category, as her work requires her to be away from home about 10-12 days every month. With two school-age daughters, a husband, two dogs and a cat at home, preparing to leave can be busy, with last-minute juggling of schedules. Important information, such as doctors’ telephone numbers, is arranged into a binder that is labeled and organized. She leaves an itinerary of all the school activities, sports practices, music lessons, child-care hours, list of her daughters’ friends and parents and anything her husband might need while she is away.

Technology also helps once she is on the road, allowing her to communicate with her family via text, Facebook, email and even Instagram. When her daughters were younger, she stayed connected with them using Skype. It was fun to give them a tour of her hotel room. Now, she sends pictures of interesting things she encounters. She often sends text-message love notes to her husband to remind him of how special he is. Handwritten notes of encouragement attached to Hershey Kisses candy are hidden around the house for her daughters to find. As difficult as it is to leave her family, she resists the urge to micromanage her home life with detailed to-do lists and strict schedules. Instead, she chooses to trust that her husband and daughters will know what to do.

Before returning to heaven, Jesus gave instructions to His disciples, placing the continuation of all He had done on earth into their hands. He commissioned them, saying, “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you” (Matthew 28:19-20).

Use these passages to explore more biblical insights on telling others about Jesus.

As Christians, we have inherited this commission to reach our community for Christ today. We are the extension of Christ’s work on earth. And He has given us everything we need to do what He has asked us to do — the most important being His presence. “And I will be with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20b).

Sometimes we spend too much time focused on how, when and where we are to reach the world for Christ — and not enough time just being with Christ. When our center is on Christ, the tasks required of us in fulfilling this commission will flow naturally. We don’t have to be afraid about what to say, where to go or how others will respond and react. We will know what to do because Jesus will be with us always.

SUNDAY

Acts 16:25

MONDAY

Luke 12:11-12

TUESDAY

1 Timothy 4:12-13

WEDNESDAY

Acts 4:18-20

THURSDAY

1 Peter 3:15

FRIDAY

Jeremiah 1:7-8

ADVENTIST SCHOOL TUITION DIFFERENTIAL Ann Roda Pastor for Families annroda@lookingforachurch.org

Weekly Challenge Make a list of all the people you know who don’t know Jesus Christ. Begin praying for them. Ask God to create an opportunity for you to tell your own story of Christ in your life. Listen to the prompting of the Holy Spirit when He creates the opportunity for you to share your story. Speak, knowing that Jesus is with you always.!

For the Family

As a family, make a list of the friends and family members you know who do not know Jesus Christ. Pray for one person on your list every day. Ask God to create an opportunity for each family member to share a story about Jesus. Each time God creates that opportunity, put a check next to that family member’s name.

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 !4

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Applications for the Adventist school tuition differential are available at the Ask-Me Desk and lookingforachurch.org. We're happy to help support parents in choosing an Adventist education; the weekly offering that our kids collect goes toward this as well.

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New Hope Bulletin 05.03.14