November 20, 2022
Sunday Prayer and Services:
Prayer Meeting (Small Chapel, 9:00 to 9:45 am): Let’s align our hearts and will with God before service by praying and asking Him for His presence and guidance.
Holden Chapel Service: Starts at 10 am.
Jubilee Worcester Service: Starts at 12:00 pm. We’re honored to support this church plant in their second year!
Other Events This Weekend:
Operation Christmas Child: Final week for dropping off the shoe boxes (11/16-18: 6:00-8:00pm, 11/19: 3:00-5:00pm, and 11/20: 11:30-1:30pm). Volunteers needed to pack boxes on Monday, 11/21, 8:00-10:00am.
Women’s Ministry – Movie Night: Friday, November 18, 6:30 pm, in the Small Chapel. Let’s fellowship together for this special event. We will be watching “The Case for Christ,” a true story of one man’s journey to solve the biggest mystery of all time. See Jean Tatis or sign up online*.
The Almstrom Family: Saturday, November 19, 11:00 am. You are invited to Russell Almstrom’s Celebration of Life to be held here at Holden Chapel.
Christmas Musical Rehearsal (Sunday in the Small Chapel, 4:00 to 6:00 pm): For Elementary and Middle School students interested in participating. See Tanya Legro, Children’s Ministry Director, for details or email her at email@example.com.
Women’s Ministry – A Month of Thanksgiving: “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” Matthew 5:6. Join the other HC women by committing to fasting from the world as an act of worship and feasting on the presence of God. Example: Take time away from our electronic world to spend more time with God. See Jean Tatis (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Men’s Ministry Cleanup at Holden Chapel: Rescheduled to Saturday, December 3. Gentlemen, please plan to help beautify the church grounds. We will have breakfast at 8:30 AM and then remove leaves. Many hands make light work...expect to be done by noon. Bring your rakes, leaf blowers, tarps, pruners, gloves, etc. If you can make it, please email Don DiPietro at email@example.com or call him as 508-612-8643.
Christmas Musical performed by the Children’s Ministry: Sunday, December 11, 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary.
Regular Weekly Events:
Prayer Meeting: Tuesday, 7:15 to 8:15 am, Come pray with us in the Sanctuary.
Men’s Morning Bible Study: Tuesday from 9:30 – 11:00 am, in person (Balcony Rm A) and on-line. We are studying the Minor Prophets. See Tom Banyai or sign up online*.
Men’s Evening Bible Study: Tuesday, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, in person (Small Chapel) and on-line. We are studying basic theology with a book called "Christian Beliefs" by Wayne Grudem. See Don DiPietro or sign up online*.
Elevate Youth Group (Grades 6 through 12): Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, in person. See Josh Curtis or sign up online*.
Women's Evening Bible Study: Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, in person (Welcome Center), "Twelve Women of the Bible." Contact Monique Pappas or sign up online*.
Precepts Bible Studies - Book of Job: Starting on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 6:30 pm (Zoom Only), “Have you considered My servant Job?" We will experience Job as it happens. Job had no idea of how his story began, nor how it would end. He simply lived it. So, let's live it with him, in Job's time, in God's time. There will be eight (8) lessons with workbook and DVDs. To join, contact Wendy Stewart at 508-845-9585 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Thursday Morning Bible Study: Thursday, 9:30 – 11:30 am, Welcome Center, “Living Free from Offense.” See Elizabeth Tienhaara or sign up online*.
Food Pantry: By appointment only. Contact Craig Smith at 774-479-1333 or email him at email@example.com.
Mike C.: Pray for courage & strength during his health struggles.
Richard T.: Pray for Richard who is now in rehab.
Ministry Highlights (please pray about these needs):
Holden Christian Academy (Pre-K to Grade 8 School):
- Now Hiring at HCA: HCA is off to a great start in our new school year! Immediate job openings are available for Classroom Substitutes. Learn more and apply by checking out the job opportunities.
- Pathways Monthly Newsletter: You can find our newsletters on our website on our Pathways
Missionary of the Month:
CRU (Matt & Rebecca Litchfield): The Litchfield’s are discipling student leaders, helping plan and coordinate larger events (e.g., fall retreat, winter conference, spring break), exploring unreached campuses, evangelism on campus, helping to shape team vision and momentum (Matt), coaching/shepherding one of the staff on our team (Matt), and planning and giving shape to one of Cru’s summer missions (Rebecca).
This Week’s Scripture:
The Word of God is our Christian lifeline to Him. It is our spiritual nourishment that enables us to grow in the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Prior to service this week, please look back to Acts 8 and read/reflect on Acts 8:5-17. A couple verses of the Scripture are below:
12 But when they believed Philip as he proclaimed the good news of the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
15 When they arrived, they prayed for the new believers there that they might receive the Holy Spirit,