If you are looking for a place where Jesus Christ is the center of life together then on behalf of the Hope family, I would like to extend a warm invitation for you to join us as we seek to be the Church, discovering and celebrating the joy of life in Christ. We invite you to join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30am with Christian Education at 11am. God is doing something special at HCC. Why not be a part? We look forward to seeing you.
Rev. Chad C. Fernald, Pastor-Teaching Elder
Join us as we celebrate Resurrection!
Service Times for Sunday April 20th
Sunrise Service- 5:45am (a breakfast will follow)
Resurrection Celebration- 9:15am (including a service of baptism)
We have a vision, in partnership with our Eastern Regional Superintendant Greg Twitchell, to become a leader in a new model of discipleship and leadership training. Beginning on April 24, HCC will become a ‘hub’ for this model.
Our midweek prayer group will move from Tuesdays to Thursdays (still beginning at 6pm). Our time of prayer will wrap up by 6:40 (depenfding on what the Spirit of the Lord wants to do).
At 6:45 we will separate into our two study groups which will run until 8-8:15.
The two ‘courses’ being offered are the beginning study in the ‘First Principles’ series and a leadership course in the book of Acts.
This is not an exclusive Advent Christian endeavor and we would love to see this be an effective tool for the breaking down of false denominational barrirers!
Please contact us for more information.
A Word of Hope
If you are a member of the Church- the worldwide Body of Christ -this prayer is fo you.
I thank You Father in the Name of Jesus Christ for the faith in the Church. (Romans 1:8)
I thank You God for Your grace, given to the Church by Christ Jesus. I thank You that they are enriched in everything by You in all utterance and in all knowledge, that they may lack no gift as they eagerly wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ. Lord Jesus Christ, You will confirm them to the end, that they may be blameless in the day of Your coming. (1 Corinthians 1:4-8)
I thank You Father for the Church. I ask, Father of glory, to give the Church the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus Christ. I ask that the eyes of their understanding will be enlightened; that they may know what is the hope of Your calling, what are the riches of the glory of Your inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of Your power toward us who believe, according to the working of Your mighty power which You worked in Christ when You raised Him from the dead and seated Him at Your right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. (Ephesians 1:16-21)
I bow my knees to You, Father, that you would grant the Church, according to the riches of Your glory, to be strengthened with might through Your Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith; that they, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height - to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that they may be filled with all the fullness of God. Lord, You are able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. (Ephesians 3:14-20)
I thank You God every time I remember the Church, always in every prayer of mine I would like to make request for them with joy. (Philippians 1:3, 4)
I pray, Lord that their love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, that they may approve the things that are excellent, that they may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. (Philippains 1:9-11)
I thank You Father for the Church, the Body of Christ throughout the world and pray that this Body may be daily filled and strengthened by Your Holy Spirit for the ministry to which we have been called; that we may stand against the tide of sin and evil, present to You a harvest of souls and stand before You blameless in the Day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
For Christ’s sake and in the mighty power and authority of His Name we ask. Amen.
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Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16)
We will be continuing our service to the Dover Housing Authority in 2014 (the last Wednesday of each month).
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