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.
“The Power of Repentance”
16 January 2022
Edmonds and Wallingford Expressions | Dr. Andrew Arthur, Lead Pastor
West Seattle Expression | Mark Smith, West Seattle Pastor
- Repentance is required (verse 1-6).
o Of the powerful and the powerless.
o Of the religious and the irreligious.
- Repentance is practical (verses 7-14).
o By producing noticeable changes.
o Ephesians 5:1-2
o By producing nuanced actions.
- Repentance is possible (verses 15-20)
o Because Jesus has come.
o Titus 2:14
o Ephesians 5:27
o Because Jesus will come again.
o 2 Peter 3:8-9
- The Baptism of Jesus (verses 21-22)
o Hebrews 4:15
Additional SERMON and passage study guide
We believe that everyone benefits when worship on Sunday is extended into the week–when we intentionally take time to reflect, process and apply the Bible passage and shared teaching from Sunday Worship. So download and enjoy these provided Missional Community discussion guides to help you reflect upon Scripture beyond Sunday’s Worship Gathering.
If you’re not yet in a Missional Community (MC), you’re invited to find one or volunteer to help start one near you! Our MCs are meant to help every person journeying with The Hallows Church to grow in loving God and loving others through studying the Bible together, serving together and growing in gospel-centered friendships through shared experiences.
Upcoming Opportunities & Next Steps
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Next sunday: Meaningful membership
January 23 | 12-2:30 p.m. | Hosted at Hallows Wallingford Expression
If you are interested in learning more about the story, the values, and why we believe choosing to be a member of The Hallows Church can be meaningful, join us for a catered lunch with Pastor Andrew after our Sunday, January 23rd worship gathering in Wallingford from 12-2:30 p.m. For questions or to RSVP, please email email@example.com.
Men’s, women’s, KiDS and student ministry
NEW DATE: West Seattle Women’s Monthly Bible Study | “Unity: A Study of Philippians” | January 30, 9-10 a.m., West Seattle Expression
Edmonds Men’s Hangout | Every other Thursday night | Email Pastor Jeff for more info
West Seattle Men’s ASPIRE Monthly Breakfast Study | Saturday, January 22 | 8:00-9:30 a.m.
POSTPONED: Friday Night Youth Fellowship | Date TBD | Team-Building Edition
NIGHT OF PRAYER AND SONG
Let’s join together at 7:00 p.m. at our Hallows Wallingford Expression on Thursday, February 24th for a night of prayer and song! (Similar to our old Quarterly Prayer Gatherings.)
SAVE THE DATES:
Wallingford Morning Prayer | Saturday, February 5, 8-9 a.m.
Nourishing Network | Tuesday, February 8 | Packing Weekend Food Backpacks with the Edmonds Expression.
Hallows hosts Red Cross Blood Drive | Tuesday, February 10 | Donate blood or volunteer at the event. Sign up today to give blood or to volunteer at the event!
All-Hallows Sunday Worship Gathering | Sunday, February 13 | Hosted at Wallingford Expression at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate our Hallows TEN YEAR anniversary!
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!