Sunday worship guide

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Welcome to today’s worship gathering

Whether you’re just beginning to explore the claims of Jesus or are seasoned in your faith, we are glad you are here! We believe that Jesus makes a difference in all of life and that we are able to best experience that in community. As you’ll see today, we worship God through a variety of ways including studying the Bible, praying, singing, & more. We like to weave in and out of traditions like liturgical reading as well as contemporary and dynamic expressions of worship–all of which are meant to help us recall, reflect upon and respond to the good news of Jesus found throughout the story of redemption in Scripture. 

Sermon Notes

Sunday, March 26th, 2023



Luke 14:1-6 | “Jesus Gives Us the Rest We Need” | Jake Hess

As we continue our study through Luke, we see Jesus confronted for a third and final time on the proper way to observe the Sabbath. In his reply, Jesus reveals the Sabbath’s meaning and purpose, and as He does, we get a glimpse of the truth that Jesus alone gives us the rest we need. 

  1. Our Need For Rest
    • Luke 10:25
    • The Religious Response
    • Mark 3:6
    • Matt. 11:28-30
    • The Irreligious Response
  2. The Gift of the Sabbath
    • Creation
    • Ex. 20:9-11
    • Gen 1:31
    • Redemption
    • Deu. 5:15
    • Matt. 5:18
    • Vv. 5
  3. The Fulfillment of the Sabbath
    • Jesus Is Our Rest
    • Col. 2:16-17
    • Luke 24:44
    • 2 Cor. 5:21
    • The Gospel Response

    Acts:42-47 | “When God Builds a Church” | Jeff Hundley

    In Acts 2, Peter preaches his first sermon. Three thousand people received the gospel message, they received the Holy Spirit, and the first church was born.  In verses 42-47, Luke goes on to describe this first church.  And in doing so, he paints a beautiful picture for us of what can happen when the people of God, empowered by the Spirit of God, devote themselves to the Word of God, living their lives for the Kingdom of God.

    1. Theological Depth
      • 2 Tim 3:16-17
      • Heb 4:12 (ESV)
    2. Intimate Fellowship
    3. Vibrant Worship
      • Ephesians 5:18–21 (ESV)
    4. Social Compassion
    5. Deliberate Evangelism


    John 21 | “The Meddlesome Ways of a Merciful God” | James Appleby

    Through Christ’s questions and commands in John 21 we are offered restoration and re-commissioning as His friends and followers.  Christ’s meddlesome, merciful ways anchor our identity in the affirmation of the writer of this Gospel:  “I am a disciple whom Jesus loves!”


    Upcoming Opportunities & Next Steps

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    Current Sermon Series 

    We are currnently in our Luke Sermon Series entitled  “Sinners and Sufferers”. Check out the Sermon Page to see this and past sermon series.



    explore baptism

    If you have not yet been baptized but are wanting to explore this next step of faith and obedience to Christ, start the conversation today! Email Jake Hess to meet, study the purpose of baptism and whether the Lord is calling you to take this next step of faith.  



    Each Hallows Expression could use your help on a Serve Team! So let Jessie know today that you’re interested in serving and spurring others on towards Christ by using your time, skills, interests, gifts, experience or basic willingness to learn/serve!

     good friday and easter


    Friday, April 7th and Sunday, April 9th |  Join us for an all-church Good Friday gathering at 6:30 p.m. hosted at our Wallingford Expression then make plans to celebrate  at your local Hallows expression on Easter Sunday at our normally scheduled worship gatherings. 

    save the date: hallows summer camping trip 2023

    June 24-26  |  Go ahead and block off your calendar and start dreaming of fellowship, sunshine and the great outdoors at our next Hallows Camping Trip–this time at the beautiful Rasar State Park.  Spots are limited so register today! 

    West seattle fellowship lunch | APRIL 2

    Sunday, April 2nd  |  After our West Seattle Worship Gathering, plan to stay for lunch and fellowship with a potluck-type lunch! Feel free to bring friends and food!



    Sunday, April 23rd  |  During Wallingford’s post-worship potluck and Family Meeting  we will discuss MCs, their purpose and desire to expand to provide more care and inclusion of Hallows attenders and guests! **NOTE: Our April Family Meeting will be on April 23rd NOT Easter Sunday (2nd Sunday). 



    Saturday, April 1, 2023 |  Men, let’s gather for a morning Bible study over coffee on April 1st from 7:30-9:00a.m. For more questions, email/ask Nathan Laurie

    WEEKLY Morning prayer

    Every week let’s pray for one another, our church, the city and beyond!

    At Edmonds Expression on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:00 a.m.

    At Wallingford Expression on Saturdays from 8:00-9:00 a.m.


    Click here to see our full calendar with weekly opportunities and stand-alone opportunities.

    more resources

    Hallows Blog | Find regularly added blogs from Hallows members that span topics, styles, and stories but all lead us to look to Jesus and worship Him as we learn to apply the gospel in our lives. Simply go to

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    Worship through Giving

    Thank you for giving of your time, talents and treasures to support the ministry efforts of and through your Hallows community. If you would like to give financially, you can go to our Giving page.

    More about Communion

    Today you’ll have the opportunity to take communion during the gathering.

    Communion is also known as the Lord’s Supper and is a symbolic act of worshipful obedience whereby followers of Christ eat bread and drink juice in rememberance of what Jesus did for us, how He did it and why it was necessary (Luke 22:17-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26).

    If you have yet to put your trust in Jesus, you are encouraged to refrain from eating the bread and drinking the juice. You are encouraged, however, to use this time to pray or meditate upon what you have heard and seen today. May you earnestly approach God with your questions, struggles, doubt, sin and even consider asking Him to teach you who He is.

    If you are beginning to believe in your need for salvation and want to put your trust in Jesus for your rescue and reconcilation with God, tell Him! Acknowledge that you are more weak and sinful than you previously believed but through Jesus you believe you are loved and accepted because He pays the debt, bears the punishment and offers forgiveness and new life to any who would repent and believe in Him–including you!

    If this is a prayer you are earnestly praying today, share it with someone (like a Christian friend or a Hallows pastor) so that you can grow in your faith in community!