LOVE | Malachi: Return to Me — Sermon Video

Malachi 1 New International Version (NIV)

1 A prophecy: The word of the Lord to Israel through Malachi.[a]

Israel Doubts God’s Love

“I have loved you,” says the Lord.

“But you ask, ‘How have you loved us?’

“Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the Lord. “Yet I have loved Jacob, but Esau I have hated, and I have turned his hill country into a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals.”

Edom may say, “Though we have been crushed, we will rebuild the ruins.”

But this is what the Lord Almighty says: “They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called the Wicked Land, a people always under the wrath of the Lord. You will see it with your own eyes and say, ‘Great is the Lord—even beyond the borders of Israel!’

Breaking Covenant Through Blemished Sacrifices

“A son honors his father, and a slave his master. If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, where is the respect due me?” says the Lord Almighty.

“It is you priests who show contempt for my name.

“But you ask, ‘How have we shown contempt for your name?’

“By offering defiled food on my altar.

“But you ask, ‘How have we defiled you?’

“By saying that the Lord’s table is contemptible. When you offer blind animals for sacrifice, is that not wrong? When you sacrifice lame or diseased animals, is that not wrong? Try offering them to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you?” says the Lord Almighty.

“Now plead with God to be gracious to us. With such offerings from your hands, will he accept you?”—says the Lord Almighty.

10 “Oh, that one of you would shut the temple doors, so that you would not light useless fires on my altar! I am not pleased with you,” says the Lord Almighty, “and I will accept no offering from your hands. 11 My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the Lord Almighty.

12 “But you profane it by saying, ‘The Lord’s table is defiled,’ and, ‘Its food is contemptible.’ 13 And you say, ‘What a burden!’ and you sniff at it contemptuously,” says the Lord Almighty.

“When you bring injured, lame or diseased animals and offer them as sacrifices, should I accept them from your hands?” says the Lord. 14 “Cursed is the cheat who has an acceptable male in his flock and vows to give it, but then sacrifices a blemished animal to the Lord. For I am a great king,” says the Lord Almighty, “and my name is to be feared among the nations.

Footnotes:

  1. Malachi 1:1 Malachi means my messenger.

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Bulletin — July 7, 2019

HMC EVENTS

Get your children signed up for Summer Slam! Running from August 19-23 (from 9 a,m. until noon) this free day camp program is an awesome opportunity for your 5-12 year old to learn, grow, and build relationships. Forms are available outside the main office. They are also available for download online.

Worship in the Barn/Worship on the Farm – We’re planning two casual summer gatherings and hope you’ll be able to join in. Come to the Rusnak’s on Sunday, July 28 at 6:45 p.m. for some worship in the barn followed by a campfire. And join us at the DeVisser’s on August 25 at 6:45 for another time of worship and campfire. Bring camp chairs, roasting sticks, snacks, and drinks.

DATE CHANGE NOTICE: We’re switching up our Party in the Park. and changing it to an Old Fashioned Church Picnic at Carrick Camp! Join us on Sunday, September 8 for a classic camp meeting service at 10:00 a.m. followed by a BBQ picnic lunch. Meat and drinks will be provided. Please bring along a salad and/or dessert to share as well as your lawn chairs and lawn games. If you would like to be baptized during this event, please connect with a pastor.

OTHER EVENTS

Enjoy some music at Carrick Camp tonight. Come out at 7:00 p.m. to see Grace Notes Gospel Ensemble in concert. See the schedule posted in the foyer for all the upcoming events at the camp, including the Senior’s Luncheon on Tuesday, July 16 at noon.

Heroes for Hire, VBS at Carrick Camp running Monday, July 8-Friday July 12 from 9-noon. To register, contact Barb Foerster 519-799-5571 or 519-270-1703 (cell).

Come & Go 100th Birthday Tea Party for Kaye Hallman at Rockwood Terrace in Durham on Sunday, July 28 from 2-4 p.m. Best wishes only.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for Don Herman who is in Owen Sound Hospital recovering after a stroke. Please also pray for his wife, Vi, who is at home alone during this time.

Please pray for Dianne Dippel as she recovers from surgery. Pray for rest and healing.

#SUMMERWITHJEMMA

Our summer interns, Emma & Jenna, are busy getting things organized. All U18s (K-12) are invited to join with them on Sunday mornings as they take a journey through the book of Malachi. Watch for online updates under the fun hashtag #summerwithjemma.

Solid or Sinkhole? — Sermon Video

Matthew 7:24-27 New International Version (NIV)

The Wise and Foolish Builders

24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. 27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”

Key Question:

Are you building for the long haul?

Premise: A spiritual life built up without eternity in focus lacks the strength and structure to last for the long haul.

Know Jesus, understand His message, and do what it says. (vs 24, James 1:22)

i. It isn’t about what you do.

ii. Jesus gives your life a solid foundation.

The storms will come. Are you ready?

i. Don’t underestimate the power of the storm

ii. Don’t underestimate the strength of your Lord 

Are you building your life on Jesus?

Recognize Me? — Sermon Video

Matthew 7:21-23 New International Version (NIV)

True and False Disciples

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’New International Version (NIV)

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Ask, Seek, Knock — Sermon Video

Matthew 7:7-12 New International Version (NIV)

Ask, Seek, Knock

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

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Bulletin — January 20, 2019

HMC EVENTS

Floor Hockey Drop In. If you’re in Junior Youth or younger, you’re invited to a Saturday morning of floor hockey fun in our gym. Come out on January 26 from 9-11 a.m.

Snow Camp is coming! If you’re in Junior or Senior Youth, sign up for this weekend event happening February 8-10. Registration forms are available outside the main office and must be returned with payment by February 4.

There will be a Share Your Story Ladies Social on Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00 p.m. Mark your calendar!

Young at Heart will gather on Thursday, February 14 at 11:00 a.m. to hear stories from Alan & Sue McDougall’s mission trip. Dave Danton will lead music. A hot luncheon will follow. Tickets will be available in the foyer for $17 on February 3.

NEW INITIATIVES

We are extending the 5:14 prayer focus to every Monday in 2019. Set your alarms to 5:14 a.m. or p.m. each Monday and let’s come together to pray for our church, our vision, and our leadership.

We have a Podcast! If you like catching up on sermons you’ve missed but don’t want to do that on YouTube, you can now listen to our podcast. Visit the podcast link on our website, or download the free Mixcloud app to your iPhone or Android device and search HMCpodcast.

Warming Centre. Please continue to pray for our HMC Warming Centre which will be open every Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. Pray for our visitors and volunteers as we work together to build a welcoming place full of trust and hope. Here are some other ways that you can help: 1) Sign up at the Welcome Centre to volunteer your time on Thursdays. 2) Sign up to bring a pot of soup for our guests. 3) Donate nonperishable food items as well as hats, mitts, and socks for our HMC Pantry. Thank you for helping to show care, compassion, and love to others in our community!

Join the HMC Bible Book Club! In an effort to encourage daily interaction with the scriptures we’re started a Facebook group where we hope you will go to find motivation to do daily devotions, as well as opportunity to contribute to discussions about what you’re currently reading, and what has challenged you. Pastor Dave has committed to post to this group at least once a week and some good discussion is already happening. Please consider joining! Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/HMCBBC/ to join. If you need a little help getting started, some guides are available in the foyer that will direct your reading

OPPORTUNITIES

Please take some time to thoughtfully fill out the surveys that were handed out two weeks ago. If you missed them, pick some up at the Welcome Centre. Drop completed surveys in the bin at the Welcome Centre. You may also complete them online. hanovermissionary.com/communitysurvey/ and hanovermissionary.com/discipleshipsurvey/

Bulletin – January 13, 2019

HMC EVENTS

Ladies, are you looking to get connected with a G2G group? Karen Schmalz was to begin a new study on Wednesday, January 9 at 1 p.m. in the upper room, but the weather prevented this from happening. If you’re still interested in taking a journey through Lysa TerKeurst’s ‘Finding I Am’, set your Wednesday afternoons aside and come out at 1 p.m. on January 16 for the first session.

Let’s set the sweets aside for our January Building Connections. Stick around after the service on January 20 and indulge in some healthy snacks. Bring along some veggies or fruit to share and enjoy sometime getting to know one another.

Floor Hockey Drop In. If you’re in Junior Youth or younger, you’re invited to a Saturday morning of floor hockey fun in our gym. Come out on January 26 from 9-11 a.m.

Snow Camp is coming! If you’re in Junior or Senior Youth, sign up for this weekend event happening February 8-10. Registration forms are available outside the main office and must be returned with payment by February 4.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Jenna & Jesse Kroes who welcomed a new daughter, Nora Lynn, on Wednesday, January 9.

NEW INITIATIVES

We are extending the 5:14 prayer focus for every Monday in 2019. Set your alarms to 5:14 a.m. or p.m. each Monday and let’s prayer together for our church, our vision, and our leadership.

We have a Podcast! If you like catching up on sermons you’ve missed but don’t want to do that on YouTube, you can now listen to our podcast. Visit the podcast link on our website, or download the free Mixcloud app to your iPhone or Android device and search HMCpodcast.

Warming Centre. HMC will be opening its doors as a warming centre on Thursdays from noon – 2 p.m., offering a warm space and hot soup and drinks for those in need. Please pray for this ministry as it launches this week.

Join the HMC Bible Book Club! In an effort to encourage daily interaction with the scriptures we’re started a Facebook group where we hope you will go to find motivation to do daily devotions, as well as opportunity to contribute to discussions about what you’re currently reading, and what has challenged you. Pastor Dave has committed to post to this group at least once a week. Please consider joining the discussion! If you need a little help getting started, some guides are available in the foyer that will direct your reading.

OPPORTUNITIES

We are looking to add more communion servers to our team! If you’re willing to volunteer, please sign up for the weeks you’re available at the podium in the foyer.

Please take some time to thoughtfully fill out the surveys that were handed out last week. If you missed them, pick some up at the Welcome Centre. Drop completed surveys in the bin at the Welcome Centre. You may also complete them online. hanovermissionary.com/communitysurvey/ and hanovermissionary.com/discipleshipsurvey

WEDDING BANNS

Jeremy Toman and Jill Brown are to be married on Saturday, January 26, 2019. If you know any reason these two should not be web, please submit it in writing to the church office citing banns number BB280211.

 

HMC EVENTS

Vision 2019 — Sermon Video

Matthew 28:19 New International Version (NIV)

19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.Matthew 28:19 in all English translations

Bulletin – January 6, 2019

HMC EVENTS

Ladies, are you looking to get connected with a G2G group? Karen Schmalz will begin a new study on Wednesday, January 9 at 1 p.m. in the upper room. If you’re interested in taking a journey through Lysa TerKeurst’s ‘Finding I Am’, set your Wednesday afternoons aside.

There will be a Ladies Social on Tuesday, January 8. Come out at 6:30 while Angie Bechtel hosts a fun evening of Bunko.

We are committed to building up our audio/tech team in the new year. If you’re interested in learning our sound board and volunteering to help some Sunday’s, please plan to come to our sound training seminar on Saturday, January 12 at 10:00 a.m

Are you new to our congregation in the last six months? Please come to an informal luncheon after church on Sunday, January 13 – we’d love to get to know you better! Sign up at the Welcome Centre.

Let’s set the sweets aside for our January Building Connections. Stick around after the service on January 20 and indulge in some healthy snacks. Bring along some veggies or fruit to share and enjoy sometime getting to know one another.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please pray for Ron Kaufman who is recovering from surgery.

Please pray for Marilyn McKean as she recovers from surgery following a broken arm and wrist.