A Week at a Glance Sunday, February 8 10:00 AM Adult/Children/Youth Sunday School (Church/Ed./Chapel/BHL) 11:30 AM Children’s Church I (3-, 4-, & 5-year-olds; C-1) 5:00 PM Club 208 (Sanctuary) 7:00 PM Sr. High Youth Group (Y-401/TheLOFT) Monday, February 9 6:00 AM Prayer Meeting (Conference Room) 1:30 PM Bone Strengthening (The Chapel) 7:00 PM Monday Evening Bible School Registration and Classes (YMC and The Chapel) 7:00 PM Prayer for Leadership Team (Conference Room) Tuesday, February 10 9:30 AM Women of the Word 2 (Bible House Lounge) 10:00 AM God’s Little Singers (Nursery) 10:30 AM Encore (The Chapel) 6:00 PM COMMUNITY Men’s Bible Study (HGC Library) 7:00 PM New Life AD Anonymous (Alcohol/Drugs; Y-118) 7:00 PM Ladies’ In-Touch Bible Study (The Chapel) 7:00 PM Legacy Group (Bible House Lounge) Wednesday, February 11 9:15 AM The Amazing Collection (The Chapel) 1:00 PM Loving Yourself and Others Well (The Chapel) 6:45 PM Kids’ Klub (YMC; Lower Church Bldg.) 7:00 PM PRAYER MEETING (The Chapel) 7:00 PM Jr. High Bible Study (TheLOFT) 7:00 PM Moms in Prayer (HGC Library) 7:00 PM Adult Small Group Love for a Lifetime (Y-301) 7:00 PM Adult Small Group Galatians: Living Out Our Freedom (Y-307) 8:00 PM Sr. High Bible Study (TheLOFT) 8:30 PM COMMUNITY Women’s Bible Study (Ages: 18-27; Warren home) 8:30 PM COMMUNITY Men’s Bible Study (Ages: 18-27; Upper Room) Thursday, February 12 7:00 AM Prayer Meeting (Pastor John’s office) 9:30 AM Daughters of the King (Bible House Lounge); Deep Roots (The Chapel); Story Time and Nursery (C-5/6) 6:30 PM New Beginnings to Newark (Meets in church parking lot) 7:00 PM DivorceCare (BHL) and DivorceCare4Kids (Y-135) 7:00 PM Zumba Exercise Plus Class (New Gym) 7:30 PM Mom’s Night Out (The Chapel) 7:45 PM COMMUNITY (Ages 18-27; TheLOFT) Friday, February 13 9:15 AM Serving Hands (The Chapel) 7:00 PM Jr. High Youth Group (TheLOFT) 7:30 PM Paving the Pathway Informational Meeting (The Chapel) Saturday, February 14 6:00 PM H.E.A.R.T.S. (Homeschoolers) Basketball (New & Old Gyms) Sunday, February 8, 2015 At 8:25, 9:55 & 11:25 AM Pastor John W. Minnema “THE COURSE OF WORLD HISTORY” Continuing in the series in the book of Daniel At 5:00 PM Pastor Jim Bushoven “WILL THE REAL ISAAC PLEASE STAND UP?” Continuing in the series on Abraham The floral arrangement today is in loving memory of Larry and Virginia Pohlman, given by their daughter, Mrs. Carole Lovell. Welcome to Hawthorne Gospel Church! We are glad you are here to worship with us. If you are new today, please fill out the gold welcome card located in the back of the pew in front of you and hand it to a Connector at the Discovery Center for some helpful information about our community. Please join us between services in the Pavilion for a time of fellowship and coffee — you also will be able to obtain more information about our upcoming events there! Welcome Baby Dedication: At the 9:55 AM service, Nicholas Nerses will be dedicated to the Lord by his parents, Tro and Joelle Hallajian. Celebration & Praise! A Special Time has been set aside to pray for our Leadership Team. Come to the church office conference room tomorrow at 7:00 PM and join others in lifting up our pastoral staff in prayer! All are invited to attend. Questions? Please call Cara Greene. Feed the Need! Did you have fun serving at Feed My Starving Children? If so, and you’d love to do it again, you CAN! NJ CityServe has found almost 8,000 volunteers statewide to help pack two million meals for people of the Ebola-ravaged countries. Our team is hosting this event at Southridge Community Church in Clinton from February 18th-21st. Check out the opportunities Pastor Jim has reserved for us below: • 7 spots on Wednesday, February 18th, 12:30-2:30 PM. If you want to make it a day, you may ride with Pastor Jim, leaving HGC at 8:30 AM and returning at 4:00 PM. • 12 spots on Friday, February 20th, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. Time estimate, including travel, is 8:30 AM-1:30 PM • 12 spots on Saturday, February 21st, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM. Time estimate, including travel, is 9:30 AM-2:30 PM To jump in and get serving, please RSVP your choice to Pastor Jim at [email protected] Thank you! Pastoral Leadership Team John Minnema, Senior Pastor [email protected] Dave Andersen, Executive Pastor [email protected] Howard Van Dyk, Jr., Associate Pastor [email protected] T. James Richmond, Pastoral Care [email protected] Jim Bushoven, Pastor of Community Development [email protected] Jake Minnema, Pastor of Student Ministries [email protected] Scott Warren, Associate Pastor Student Ministries [email protected] Sandy Lynn Bober, Director of Children's Ministries [email protected] Colleen Savone, Director of Women’s Ministries [email protected] David Schuit, Pastor of Missions & Adult Education [email protected] Rommel Guingon, Director of Music & Worship [email protected] John Bandstra, Director of Media Ministries [email protected] Lawrence Olson, Church Administrator [email protected] David P. Seidman, Head of School [email protected] Kirk De Boer, Assistant Director of Student Ministries [email protected] James Jensen, Student Ministries Intern [email protected] www.hawthornegospel.com | www.hca.org www.hawthornebiblehouse.com Sundays @ 5 Gospel Café A team is needed on the fourth Sunday of every month to run the Gospel Café. If you, your family, or you and your friends wish to work together as a team, or if you can help bake goodies for the fifth Sunday. please contact Kelly Stephenson. Home: William Albers; Miss Lauren Basso; Mrs. Christine Cikutovich [back]; Mrs. Lois Claeys; Mrs. Betty Cleveland; Ms. Jennifer D’Angelo; Mrs. Sharon Eelman; Mrs. Peggy Eng; Mrs. Deborah Erickson; Mrs. Ellen Forstrom; Mrs. Dale Froehner; Mrs. Sarah Fuehring; Ms. Sherry Hofmann; George Ibach; Mrs. Paula Ibach; Frank Koeller, Jr.; Al Langlois; Mrs. Carole Lovell; Ms. Lisa Lovell; Brennan McCoy; Mrs. Lynn McLaughlin; Jim & Ruth Anne Mc Lean; Mrs. Kris Miller; Mrs. Selma Milton; Mike Mummiani; Mrs. Diane Nagy; Mrs. Debbie Nelson; Clark Paolini; Mrs. Luz Pring; Mrs. Alice Rascio; Mrs. Ruth Anne Restivo [hip hairline fracture]; Mrs. Daisy Santana; Mrs. Caryn Seifer; Dave Sweet; Tim Tileston; Norman Trass; Albert Urbanovich; Mrs. Shirley Vali; Mrs. Lynn Wells; David Woods; Charles Zafonte; Don Zbieg Pray for the Sick Hospitals & Rehabs: Miss Mayra Arias; John & Emily Auld; Ed Bawarski; Mrs. Carmela Gimmi; Mrs. Dot Hazen; Mrs. Doris Mossige; Art Paz; Emily Perey; Ron Poore (Cathi’s husband; stroke); Mrs. Jacinta Ruiz; Mrs. Wilma Vander Hoven. What would you say is the most magnificent airport or train station you have been in? In traveling back and forth to Africa, I always have enjoyed the airport in Amsterdam. It is beautifully designed with great shops, good places to eat, and even a Van Gogh gallery! I also have heard a lot about the beauty of Union Station in Washington, DC. They say that it has marble walls, polished brass, bright lights, art work, and great places to shop and eat. Each year, thousands of tourists visit Union Station just to enjoy its magnificence. These airports and train stations, even though they are a place of transition, have been designed in such a way that you want to stay rather than move on. In many ways, our churches in America can remind us of Union Station! Our churches can be very beautiful and comfortable places for us to visit, listen to good speakers, enjoy the songs, and have our needs met by its many programs. Sometimes we do not want to leave! But just as the train station is not a place to stay but a place to move out from, so the church exists for us to move out as salt and light in our communities and in the world. It is often more comfortable to stay in the station and enjoy what it has to offer us. It is safe being salt in contact with other salt – to stay in the salt shaker. But Jesus did not say that we are salt of the church, but of the world! Let’s move out from the station! Pastor David A. Schuit HGC Library Hours! Sunday: 9:30 to 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Bible House Bookstore Hours! Sunday: 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM Wednesday: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM Saturday: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM Located across the parking lot on the lower level of The Chapel Call: 973-427-6961 Also, shop anytime, from anywhere at www.hawthornebiblehouse.com Monday through Saturday: 12:00 Noon to 3:30 PM Located upper level of The Chapel 973-427-6960, extension 130. In need of spiritual encouragement or prayer? The Board member on call this week is Mark Schaefer. Board Member on Call Calling All Adults! Encore will meet on Tuesday, February 10th, at 10:30 AM in The Chapel. The Hawthorne Christian Academy will be represented by David Seidman, Head of School, and the Servants of the King. Bring a bag lunch and a friend; dessert and beverage will be provided by the committee. Sign Up Today in the Pavilion for . . . The Men’s Breakfast Saturday, February 28th, 2015, at 8:00 AM in the HGC Pavilion Guest speaker Dan Trolaro Missions Minded? Then, why not join Serving Hands on Friday, February 13th, from 9:15 to 11:15 AM in The Chapel? Tony and Mary Ann Loeffler of Solid Rock Ministry will give a report via SKYPE on what the Lord is doing in Cuba and in the prisons in Florida. Join other women who pray and work on projects for our missionaries . . . and bring a friend! Many people gamble, whether playing the lottery, betting on horses, or playing the casinos, either online or in person. Come, learn more about this invisible addiction, ask questions, identify the warning signs, and find where there is hope and help for the compulsive gambler and their family members. Dan also will share his own experience, faith, and hope on this devastating addiction. Regularly Scheduled Meetings for Men: Legacy Group an encouragement/support group meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month from 7:00 to 9:00 PM in the Bible House Lounge Legacy Builders Bible Studies Hawthorne Lil’ Hearts Next Sunday, February 15th, hundreds of little hearts will be hanging from the foyer ceiling. Each heart contains the name of a child loved every week by his/her Sunday School teacher or Club 208 leader. We encourage our church family members to take a heart home and continually pray for the child and his/her family throughout the year! It’s a great way to be a blessing to others . . . and in turn be blessed! meet on the first, third, and fifth Saturday of each month from 7:30 to 9:00 AM in TheLOFT Four great studies are available from which to choose: Counterfeit Gods: Based on Tim Keller’s book taught by Nick Savone and Christian Kim Romans 12: A verse-by-verse study taught by Frank Tirrito, Brian Murray, and Tom Mullikin Radical: Based on David Platt’s book taught by Bob Falconieri and Tony Robertson Pilgrim’s Progress: The classic story by John Bunyan taught by Sanjiv Kattekola and Sal Cusmano Questions? Contact Wally Eng at [email protected] or Pastor Howie at 973-427-6960, extension 115. Sr. High Snow Camp ’15 At Camp-of-the-Woods, Speculator, NY Friday-Sunday, March 13th-15th, 2015 Want to get away from real life in NJ for a fun time with friends and, most importantly, to be challenged in your faith in God? Then sign up at hgcyouth.com NOW . . . space is limited! Cost: $140 on or before March 1st; $150 after March 1st Price includes housing in a beautiful lodge, transportation by Coach bus, all meals, all events for the weekend . . . AND a long-sleeve T-shirt! Bus departs HGC parking lot at 3:30 PM on the 13th ETA back at HGC is 5:30 PM on the 15th! Questions? Contact Jake at [email protected] or 973-427-6960, extension 174. Worship Community Open Enrollment Why not begin 2015 by serving with the Worship Community? There are opportunities to be a part of one of our growing music ministries! You may join our Choir, Praise Team, Special Ensembles or use your instrumental talents in the HGC Band, Orchestra, Brass Ensemble, String Quartet, or Woodwind Quintet. The Sound and Stage Team also needs volunteers. If you would prefer to participate on a short-term basis, you are welcome to join any of these ministries as well. Rehearsals will begin soon for Palm Sunday and Easter services. To join, or for more information, call 973-427-6960, extension 145, or e-mail [email protected] “Early Bird” Registration starts February 22nd in the Pavilion for our Ladies’ Spring Event with Mary DeMuth! Complete details to follow. UPCOMING SERMON SCHEDULE Wednesday Prayer Meeting, February 11th, 2015 at 7:00 PM in The Chapel Pastor David Schuit February 15th, 2015 AM Services February 15th, 2015 PM Service Pastor John W. Minnema “The Furnace of Affliction” Continuing in the series in the book of Daniel Pastor David A. Schuit “Asking God” Continuing in the series on Abraham Wednesday Prayer Meeting, February 18th, 2015 at 7:00 PM in The Chapel Pastor John W. Minnema February 22nd, 2015 AM Services February 22nd, 2015 PM Service Pastor John W. Minnema “Are You Listening to God?” Continuing in the series in the book of Daniel Pastor Jim Bushoven “Isaac: Promise Delivered” Continuing in the series on Abraham Wednesday Prayer Meeting, February 25th, 2015 at 7:00 PM in The Chapel Pastor Dave Andersen March 1st, 2015 AM Services March 1st, 2015 PM Service We will gather around the Lord’s Table to remember His sacrifice for us. Pastor Jim Bushoven “The Sacrifice” Continuing in the series on Abraham and Communion Wednesday Prayer Meeting, March 4th, 2015 at 7:00 PM in The Chapel Pastor Scott Warren Paving the Pathway Three opportunities to learn about HCA! Visitation Week February 17th—20th, 2015 Interested students will attend classes and share the HCA experience. For an appointment, please call Victoria Grant 973-423-3331, extension 206 Navigating High School Tuesday, February 17th, at 7:00 PM in room Y-301 Parents & students, discover the HCA advantage Reserve your spot now by calling Victoria Grant at 973-423-3331, extension 206. Kindergarten, Here I Come Thursday, February 19th, from 1:45 to 2:45 PM Parents will learn about kindergarten readiness and the benefits of HCA’s program. RSVP by February 13th to Mrs. Pfeiffer at 973-423-3331, extension 372. A Vision for the Generations Our leadership team has been evaluating the needs of our church so we can continue the ministry of Developing Fully Devoted Followers of Jesus Christ! In doing so, we have identified several specific needs required to bring our facilities up to date and allow us to continue to minister to the generations to follow. SECURITY - Main entry and children’s area HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY - Bathrooms and elevator CONNECTING - Foyer space CLASSROOMS - for Sunday School and HCA NURSERY - Location, security, convenience FOUR ADDITIONAL RESTROOMS - Both levels MAIN ENTRY TERRACE AREA - Code-compliant steps In preparation for our Annual Congregational Business Meeting on Sunday, March 22nd, 2015, we will have at least TWO INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS in The Chapel designed to answer your questions and receive your input about the needs mentioned above. Friday, February 13th, at 7:30 PM Wednesday, February 25th, at 8:15 PM Please plan to attend one of these meetings!
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