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.
“Dismissing our Difference”
1 Samuel 8:1-22 | 28 February 2021 | MARK SMITH, West Seattle PASTOR
Big Idea: The Christian life is marked by being different, including where security can be found. Yet, we tend to seek it outside of God in the things that the rest of the world tries to offer. So how do we learn not to dismiss our difference in Christ but to remember what is uniquely found in Jesus? Worship with us today our unique God who, unlike earthly things and people, gives more than He takes–including unending security and renewal.
>> The Leadership Crisis
>> The Heart of the Matter
>> The Solemn Warning
– What an earthly king will take
– What your Heavenly King has given
>> Dismissing our Difference: Israel and Us
>> The Promise of Difference: Our God Renews to Restore
– Romans 8:38-39 (NLT translation)
Upcoming Opportunities & Next Steps
In-person live worship gathering: West Seattle next week
Register now for the in-person gathering as the attendance will continue to be capped to maintain good social distancing during the gathering.
SERVE opportunity: Music and media
We are praying for more people in our faith family to be equipped and empowered to serve on our Music and Media team both on stage and behind the scenes. We want more of our community able to enjoy taking in as well as sending out the gospel and to provide more layers of serving rotation on our Serve Teams. Now is a great time to ask about how you can help on Sundays! Email email@example.com for more info on how to serve or to send a note of encouragement to the Music and Media team members who’ve been serving throughout the last year of the pandemic–especially in the last several months of juggling in-person and live-streaming.
Could you use some prayer support? Did you know that there is a team of people ready and wanting to pray with and for you? Anytime you need prayer, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org
This easy-to-use Lent guide will help you build a rhythm of turning your eyes’ attention and heart’s affection towards the awe-inspiring realities of the gospel using traditional spiritual disciplines like Sabbath-keeping, Scripture-reading, fasting, and prayer.
New satellite worship gathering at Hallows edmonds expression
Starting last week, we will be offering an indoor, in-person satellite worship gathering at our Edmonds Expression. Please contact Pastor Jeff for more details or to register for this gathering you can go to our Calendar page.
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Could you use some prayer support?
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Do you have questions about what you heard today or want to know more about how to make The Hallows feel more like your home through joining a small group, serve team, etc.?
For any of these, please fill out a Digital Connect Card, and we will get back to you ASAP. We believe discovering the difference Jesus makes in all of life happens best and most beautifully in community. We would love for you to make The Hallows yours.
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!