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July 20, 2013

Worship at New Hope Community at Worship - 10:30 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. | Kingdom Kids Worship (Rooms 121/122) -10:30 a.m | Middle School Worship (Resumes August 24)

Praise and Worship Ed Garcia

Message In Plain Sight Pastor Mike Speegle

Community Life

Pastor Ann Roda (First Service)

connect. serve. grow. Community Life

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Highland Day

Ansel Oliver (Second Service)

Benediction

Family Tools

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Pastor Mike Speegle

Need an activity for this afternoon? Help prepare a meal at Grassroots, a homeless shelter in Columbia, Md., today! The team sets up at 4 p.m. and leaves by 6 p.m. Interested in lending a hand? Contact Nathan Taylor at 478-737-4224.


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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

Ignite your prayer life at 7:30 p.m., in the multipurpose room of the church. Encounter God through praise and study His word! Prepare to be blessed.

Young adults, Join us for smores, a campfire, and fellowship. We start with light refreshments at 7 p.m., followed by worship at 7:30.

Join the New Hope Church community! Come to Entrance to New Hope class, 1:30 pm. Lunch provided. Register at www.lookingforachurch.org/ membership or text E2NH and your name and email address to 410-541-6394.

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The last Sabbath we’ll be collecting gift cards for Pastor and Mrs. Speegle. We’d like to welcome the Speegles in a big way — through their stomachs! Get a gift card to your favorite local restaurant (suggested amount at least $25), and write on a separate card why it’s your favorite.

High School Ministry is going to dcFest. Appearances by Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline, David Crowder, Jamie Grace and more. Tickets are limited and cost $40. TODAY is the deadline to get money to Ms. Denise or Mr. Blair. For more info, send an email to info@newhopelovesfamilies.com

We will kick off our new season Middle School Worship which is on summer break. Middle School Sabbath School continues to meet at 9:30 a.m. in Room 206.

connections and grow your relationship with God. If there is anything we can do to support you on your journey, let us know.

Church Office Mon-Thu 9a-5p, Fri 10a-2p Phone/Text Message 410-541-6394 Email info@lookingforachurch.org

CHURCH LIFE

YOUNG ADULTS

Are you visiting? Thank you for coming to worship with us today! You are invited to New Hope in Seven Minutes or Less, a brief information session after today’s service at the front of the auditorium. In addition to learning more about us, you will get a free gift bag filled with goodies!

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 lifechanging teachings of God’s Word together!

Learn and grow with other women. Join Woman2Woman, a weekly women’s small group that meets every Monday in Burtonsville, Md. Pick up a flier from the hallway bulletin board. For more information, email  info@lookingforachurch.org. The deadline for joining this session is July 30. 2013 Chesapeake Conference Women’s Retreat, Nov. 1-3, Hershey Lodge, Hershey, Pa. Pastor Ann Roda is a featured speaker. Register before Aug. 1, when rates will increase, by visiting www.ccosda.org. For more info, check the hallway bulletin board. Do you Sing or Play an Instrument? Sabbath Jams, a social for musicians and singers, is next Sabbath at 4 p.m. 

FAMILY MINISTRIES www.newhopelovesfamilies.com Kingdom Kids will learn that when we follow God's ways we don't have to worry.The Bible story is found in 1 Samuel 13:1-14, Saul makes a big mistake. Download Take-ItHome sheets from our website: newhopelovesfamilies.com.

Do you like to organize? We’re looking for someone to spend two to three hours monthly to help organize children’s ministry supplies, as well as the workroom and shed. For more information, contact Lynne at office@lookingforachurch.org. Pathfinder Club is gearing up for a new ministry year and looking for adult volunteers. If you have a passion for youth, outdoor activities and fun-filled weekends, contact office@lookingforachurch.org.

Adventurer Club is starting soon. Find out more about the club by picking up information on the hallway bulletin board.

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Sign up for our church e-newsletter! Every Friday, you can: • find out what's on tap for that Sabbath • learn about major events, activities and opportunities to serve • check out photos from around New Hope's campus • get the bulletin one day early

Get the scoop! To receive our e-newsletter, text your email address to 410-541-6394 or send an email to enews@lookingforachurch.org.

YOUNG ADULTS

Calling All Volunteers: Highland Day 2013 This fall, New Hope Seventh-day Adventist Church will once again mingle with its neighbors during the annual Highland Day, a family festival here in Howard County. The Oct. 5 event takes place just a mile from the church, at the intersection of routes 216 and 108, and celebrates the Highland, Md., community. The festivities will include a parade and costume contest, among other attractions. There's also plenty of activity for kids (some of which we'll be providing!), who can enjoy games, face painting, a fishing hole and a visit from the fire department. New Hope will be one of dozens of exhibitors participating in the day, joining local businesses, artists and community groups. We plan to return to this year's Highland Day with our Olympic-style contests, bounce houses, an information booth and live music. Our involvement presents a unique opportunity to introduce the community to our church, letting people know we are in the neighborhood — and that they are welcome anytime.   Help us make the day a success by volunteering for the event! We need helping hands for before, during and after the festival. Please consider participating in this effort to reach out to those in our own backyard.

The Details What: Highland Day When: Saturday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: intersection of routes 216 and 108 Why: to be an irresistible influence in our community, of course!

What We Need JULY 27 AFTER 2ND SERVICE

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The Back Page follows the Bible lessons that children and youth are studying and serves to help kids and 2012 @newhopefulton adults continue the spiritual discussion at home and establish patterns of a devotional life.

Thought for the Week It was the first day of college classes. My new roommate and I were in our room, looking over the syllabus for the classes we had. We were excited and nervous at the same time. The amount of

Philippians 4:19, Paul reminds us, “You can be sure that God will take care of everything you need, his generosity exceeding even yours in the glory that pours from Jesus” (The Message). God knows all the

classwork we would have to do overwhelmed us. Yet we felt up to the challenge.

details of our lives. He knows our worries even before we worry about them. He already has taken care of them! That’s how much God loves and cares for us.

Later that night after we turned off the lights, my roommate became restless, tossing and turning in her bed. She suddenly sat up with a sigh and began to cry. She was anxious and worried. Her worries were many, ranging from fear of not having friends to concerns about a difficult class she would have to take in her junior year. She worried that a professor would not like her and that the library would not have a book she needed. She worried that college would not be the experience she anticipated and that we would not get along as roommates. She even worried about worrying. Needless to say, it was a challenging relationship and difficult semester. Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Life, wrote: “Worry is playing God. It's assuming responsibility for something that God has said He will take care of.” In

“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life” (Philippians 4:6-7).

God’s Daily Word Use the following passages to explore additional biblical insights on how to handle worry in a positive way. SUNDAY

1 Peter 5:7; John 14:1

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Isaiah 26:3-4; Matthew 6:34

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Matthew 6:25-27

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Psalm 55:22; Psalm 16:8 Philippians 4:6-7; Proverbs 3:5 Romans 8:28; Isaiah 40:31

FRIDAY

Ann Roda Pastor for Families annroda@lookingforachurch.org

Weekly Challenge Each time you feel worried, write it down. Look at the list and pray over it at the end of your day and at the beginning of each new day. Watch how God answers.

For the Family

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Ask family members to list the

For additional family resources

things they are thankful for before each meal. Challenge them to train their minds to focus on the positive by being thankful, even in difficult circumstances.

about the teaching for this week, scan the code to download the Take-It-Home sheet or visit newhopelovesfamilies.com.

JUNE GIVING REPORT Monthly Goal

Tithe

Received

Received to Date

Goal to Date

70,147.42

431,639.70

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30,162.68

233,444.58 251,132.46

7,474.52

40,127.96

Church Budget ($41,855.41) Mortgage

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

($13,623)

81,738.00

MYNEWHOPECHURCH.COM/GIVE Today, if you aren’t sure where

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New Hope Bulletin 07.20.13  

New Hope Adventist Church, Fulton, MD