Pray for our finances, that giving would be faithful, as well as joyful, consistent, and sacrificial and that our monthly needs be met. Pray that the Holy Spirit would keep reminding us of God’s promise to throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out blessing on all who bring the whole tithe into His house.
Pray for each attender of HMC, that they would be learning spiritually to be followers of God, equipping them to go out and make disciples in the world.
Pray for our Online Services, that those who view our online ministries would be receptive to the Word of God. Pray for the volunteers that are gifted in this area and that more would feel the desire to step forward to help.
It’s Building Connections Sunday! Plan to stick around after the service for a time of food and fellowship.
Summer Slam VBS ‘Love Your Neighbour’ begins tomorrow, August 21-25 from 9 a.m. to noon for children in SK-grade 6. Forms are available in the foyer and at the door. We also now offer online registration through our website! Follow the U18 links below the MINISTRIES button in the main menu.
Youth, do you sing or play an instrument and have a heart for worship? Mike Harloff is hoping to build a youth team to help with Sunday morning worship. If you’re interested or have questions, please connect with Mike at email@example.com
We are looking for volunteers to join our tech crew! If you’d be willing to sit in the sound booth once a month and run the computer (song, announcement, and sermon slides) please let the church office know.
WORDS OF THANKS
Thank you for investing in our Summer Slam VBS ministry! Because of the generosity of this congregation, the snack list has been filled! Please remember that grapes and apples need to be dropped off today.
Continue to express your thanks and praise for God’s presence, provisions, and blessing as we journey through life.
Please be praying for one another during the week, inviting God to come and shape/prepare our hearts for His glory.
Please pray for those with health concerns—Bob Crawford, June Lamont, Rick Pake, Jim Camm, Nat Camm, and Rob Davidson.
Please pray for those grieving the passing of a loved one—Joanne Koeslag, Marie & Klaas Inthof, Betty Viner, and Bill & Diane VanderWal.
Please be praying for the Summer Slam VBS Ministry throughout the week. Pray for the leaders, that they be patient, godly examples, and for the children who attend, that they experience the love of Jesus.
Please continue to remember the Pastoral Search Team in your prayers. Pray for wisdom and discernment as they make important decisions regarding the future of HMC.
There is a booklet of prayer requests specific to the needs of HMC available in the foyer, or by speaking with Karen Schmalz or Brian Austin. Alternatively, if you’d like to receive daily prayer reminders delivered to your email, you can sign up at eepurl.com/cM9ZVj
New Daily Bread booklets are available today in the foyer. Grab yours at the Reception Desk.
Pray for our Prayer Ministry, to strengthen the leaders both physically and spiritually. Pray that they would be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit and the needs of the church. Pray for humility and boldness. Ask God to nudge others to join this ministry.
Pray for our Worship Teams, that the musicians would be divinely inspired as they sing and play to the Lord. Pray for more God-gifted volunteers and that as public examples, they would walk faithfully before the Lord.
Pray for Unity in the Spirit. Pray that we will all have a similar desire to see God’s will done through and in HMC. Pray against satan’s tricks being used in our midst e.g. hurts, angers, unforgiveness. Pray that we would keep our eyes on God’s leading and trust Him to sort out the things we don’t understand.
Pray that HMC stands fast in the Lord. Pray that our HMC family will be rooted and firm in their faith. Not blown about by every attack, false doctrine, or sin that satan brings along.
Mark 1:1-20 New International Version (NIV)
John the Baptist Prepares the Way
4 And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River. 6 John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. 7 And this was his message: “After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. 8 I baptize you with[e] water, but he will baptize you with[f] the Holy Spirit.”
The Baptism and Testing of Jesus
9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”
12 At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, 13 and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted[g] by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.
Jesus Announces the Good News
14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”
Jesus Calls His First Disciples
16 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 17 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 18 At once they left their nets and followed him.
19 When he had gone a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John in a boat, preparing their nets. 20 Without delay he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired men and followed him.
Pray intercessory prayers for our HMC brothers and sisters, so that we will become encouragers and uplifters—strengthening our HMC family.