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June 21, 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 (Jun. 28) 10:30 a.m.


Pastor Jason Decena

connect. serve. grow.

Worship Through Praise Sean Charles

Community Life

! !! Food Drive Update !!


Pastor Mike Speegle


Community Life

Dave Woster (First Service) Debbie Howell (Second Service)

Family Resources

Closing Thought

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Pastor Mike Speegle

Today's Message Have you ever thought about why we do what we do at church? And what really is church? In this short series, we'll rethink church and what that means for us (and you). Use the sermon notes inside to follow along during Pastor Mike's message.

community june life 21 ! 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. 

Power of a Praying Man meets at 9:30 a.m., in the Prayer Room (Room 111). Come join other men in a casual and supportive group. For more information about men’s small groups, contact at





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

FLAG (Fun Learning About God) Camp at New Hope runs June 23-Aug. 1. For children in grades K-8. For more details and to register, pick up a packet at the information table in the hallway. Register online at




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

21 Join New Hope Young Adults as they share a picnic lunch during today’s Lunch on the Lawn after second service. There will be no Bible study class today.

Ignite your prayer life and deepen your relationship with God, 7:30 p.m. at the church. Our theme: Running the race with Christ.




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. Our parents' room is on the second floor for you to hear and watch the service with your little one.

Watch the worship service rebroadcast Sundays (11 a.m.), Wednesdays and Fridays (7 p.m.) at! Thank you for the abundance of food donated to kick off our senior food drive! Next Saturday, you will be able to pick up a grocery bag for our next delivery (July 19) to help provide groceries to residents at Morningside Park Apartments in Jessup, Md. For more information, contact Angie Bernard at 301-254-0300." Save the date for New Hope Church Camp, Oct. 17-19, in Hagerstown, Md."

Join New Hope Young Adults for miniature golfing at Rocky Gorge in Laurel. You don't want to miss it! Visit newhopeyoungadults or send an email to for more details.

YOUNG ADULTS ! Connect, a Bible study group just for young adults, meets next week from 11 a.m. to noon in the portable building.

FAMILY MINISTRIES! The children's Bible lesson for today is found in Jonah 1:1-3:10, "Jonah Learns a Lesson and Finds That Following God's Direction is Always the Right Choice." Find additional family resources on the back page or at the Ask-Me Desk.

Kids Church is on summer hiatus until Aug. 23. Special quiet bags are available with fun children's activities tied to what the kids learn in Sabbath School. Pick one up at the Ask-Me Desk.

Sharing Our Strength (S.O.S.) Family Mission Trip to Panama: There are spots open for five families on this Nov. 23-30 trip. To register and get more info, visit

!! Christian Day Camp ! starts Monday!

FLAG (Fun Learning About God) Camp at New Hope runs June 23Aug. 1. For children in grades K-8. For more details and to register, pick up a packet at the information table in the lobby. Register online at




Don’t forget: We have our first Lunch on the Lawn of 2014 is TODAY!

Join us for a picnic on our beautiful property after second service. We’re providing the shade, drinks and utensils; you bring food for your family and something to sit on. Let’s enjoy this informal time to hang out and get to know one another!


Be sure to stick around for our 2:30 p.m. church business meeting. We'll share some information about our finances, affirm those leading our ministries and provide an update on our ministry in Haiti.


If you'd like to look over our church budget or a list of our ministry leaders, contact the office at 301-854-1866, and we'll be happy to email them to you.

UPDATE: FIRST FOOD DRIVE FOR SENIORS AT MORNINGSIDE Our first summer food drive for seniors at Morningside Park Apartments in Jessup, Md., was a great success! Here's an update from ministry coordinator Angie Bernard on June 14 food delivery to the complex, which will be followed by similar delivery days in July and August.

seniors in Ellicott City, Md. [Unlike Morningside, which New Hope supports during the summer months when school is not in session to do food drives, Tiber Hudson does not have a summer sponsor.]


We were able to complete delivery to each apartment in about 20 minutes, using the 15 volunteers who help deliver. There were many regulars and several newcomers, and we enjoyed our usual potluck picnic afterward at Schooley Mill Park in Highland, Md.


We were able to deliver 62 bags of food to the senior residents at Morningside Park apartments. We had an overwhelming response, showing God's goodness. There were many comments from the seniors as to how full all the bags were. All of the donated bags included the items on the shopping list — and more! They especially appreciated the Cheerios and the toiletries (toilet paper and paper towels provided by Cathy and Kevin Bennett). Some church members even provided groceries for their assigned apartment for June, July and August!


We had an abundance of food and so were able to provide 30 additional bags of groceries to seniors at the Tiber Hudson apartment complex, which is another residence for low-income

Many thanks to the New Hope family for your generous food donations — and to all the volunteers who helped deliver grocery bags last Sabbath! The next delivery day is July 19. You can pick up grocery bags next Saturday. For more information, contact Angie Bernard at 301-254-0300.



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 Sitting in an airport terminal, waiting for a flight, is never bothersome to me. I take the opportunity to observe the most interesting demonstrations of human behavior. Some behaviors are typical of what you would see in a hectic airport. Others confirm that we are all in need of a gracious God.

On one particular occasion, I was sitting near a family with three children. The youngest was about 3 years old and very keen to explore the world around him. Often, either mom or dad would have to get up and run after him. The long corridors were too much of a temptation for an active little boy. He would bolt from their grasp, gleefully darting between people and luggage. He would turn around to see who was chasing after him and then run even faster.

The family laughed and giggled the first few times the little boy would do this. But after about four times, the laughter began to fade, and the adventure became an annoyance. After a particularly stern warning and firm handgrip from an unsmiling dad, the little boy stayed still. The family settled down to their cell phones and electronic games.

After a time, the boy became restless and began looking down the corridor. The mother, aware of what her son was doing, sternly instructed him to stay seated. The boy was

still for a bit, then slowly scooted to the edge of his seat. Another firm warning; this time from both parents. The boy made eye contact with them, then quickly turned away. When he was confident they were not looking, he slowly scooted to a standing position and suddenly took off running down the corridor.

! God’s Daily Word Use these passages to explore more biblical insights on following God.

Jonah was given special instructions by God to go to Nineveh. But he made a conscious choice to rebel against God and go the other way. Does that sound familiar? We so often say, “If only I knew what God wanted me to do...” But in reality, we do know, and we choose our own path rather than God’s.

Hosea 14:9 says, “Let those who are wise understand these things. Let those with discernment listen carefully. The paths of the Lord are true and right, and righteous people live by walking in them.”


Proverbs 20:24; Psalm 119:35


John 8:12; Psalm 5:8


Isaiah 48:17; Psalm 119:105


Proverbs 3:5-6

Whose path are you walking down right now?


Psalm 25:4-5


John 10:3-4

Ann Roda Pastor for Families

Weekly Challenge

Download the Jonah Crossword to do as a family.

Is there an area in your life where you are still waiting for God’s direction? Begin noticing or writing about how God is addressing the situation. Be aware of your thoughts, feelings and, most importantly, what you sense God is leading you to do. Then pray for the courage to follow His direction.!

For the Family 1.

As a family, play a game of hide and seek; then, read the story of Jonah. Discuss what it felt like to hide and be found. Discuss what Jonah was trying to do when he hid from God.


Play a game of opposites. State a word and then have the other members of your family think up of the opposite of your word. Read the story of Jonah and discuss why he went in the opposite direction of where God wanted him to go.

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New Hope Bulletin 06.21.14  

New Hope Adventist Church. Fulton, Md.

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