Sunday worship guide

We belong in community, so let’s connect!

Let us know you were here, any prayer support you could use, or what you would like to know more about as you consider exploring the gospel and connecting with our faith community.

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, communion & 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 and celebrated among Christians for 1000s of years.

Sermon Notes

Sunday, December 3, 2023 | Luke 18:15-30 | Scott Parmely


Upcoming Opportunities & Next Steps

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NEXt family gathering- December 3rd

Plan to join us for our next Family Gathering after worship to discuss our Next Steps Team proposal and encouragement for moving forward into the future as a healthy and vibrant gospel-saturated community in Seattle. If you have questions you’d like us to discuss at the meeting, please email


Potlucks after church on 1st and 3rd sundays- exception in december

Every 1st and 3rd Sunday w try to make the most of opportunities on Sundays to worship together and get to know one another by sharing a meal and sharing conversation across a table. In the month of December, our schedule will be changing up a bit as we have our 1st Sunday potluck FOLLOWED BY our monthly Family Gathering. Then, we will not be hosting a potluck the third Sunday, but rather we invite everyone to join together for a New Year’s Eve lunch party after worship on Sunday, December 31st. 


Join us for a unique training by UGM after worship on December 10th. We will host the training downstairs and expect it to be a helpful and impactful time of learning about:: (1) The extent and root causes of homelessness, (2) God’s heart for our homeless neighbors, (3) The Mission’s Approach, (4) How to get involved. Lunch is included if you register here:


Saturday Morning prayer

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

Saturday Email | Saturday evenings, check your inbox for a Hallows email full of resources to help you stay connected, grow in your faith, prepare for Sunday worship, and more! (It often goes to Spam mail so check that if you aren’t seeing it but know you have submitted your email through a Digital Connect Card before.)


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


Hallows Church Center App | This is an easy way to quickly access upcoming opportunities, sign-ups, calendar, small group info, giving on the go, and more. Simply go here to download our free Church Center app. When you download the app, search for The Hallows Church to join.


Hallows Social Media | You can find, follow, interact and share The Hallows Church on Instagram and Facebook using the handle /hallowschurch . You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to quickly access new and archived sermons and worship gatherings.


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!