Hillside Missionary Church
Hillside Missionary Church - 12/13/20 Service
Whether you’re a guest or a long-time attendee we’re glad you’re here with us. We’re a friendly and caring group of Christians who are here to help people be CONNECTED with Jesus, CHANGED by Jesus, and COMMITTED to the mission of Jesus. If you're new with us today, thank for joining us! We truly believe that you’re not here by accident and that God has some amazing plans for your life. If you’d like some information about who we are and how to get plugged in here at Hillside, please fill out the “I’m New” page on our website, hmcworship.com/im-new/
Locations & Times
  • 21567 Ireland Rd, South Bend, IN 46614, USA
    Thursday 9:30 PM
In this passage of God’s Word we enter into a story where it is extremely likely that people felt like God had abandoned them. It is in these dark circumstances, though, where God’s light shines the brightest. After 400 years of being silent, God speaks through an Angel to a priest named Zechariah. By taking a look this story, we see that…
God is faithful:
1. By hearing our prayers
Luke 1:5-17, 1 John 5:14-15, Matt. 21:22
2. Despite our unfaithfulness
Luke 1:18-25, 2 Tim. 2:13, 1 Cor. 1:9
3. To make the impossible, possible
Luke 1:24-25, 37, Matt. 19:26, Jer. 32:17
4. To His promises
Luke 1:67-79, Ps. 145:13
Reflection Questions

1. After taking a look at Zechariah’s story here in chapter 1 of the Gospel of Luke, what stands out to you the most? If you’re familiar with the story, did you notice anything that you haven’t noticed before?
2. It was disgraceful during this era to be barren. If you were Zechariah or Elizabeth, would you hold a grudge against God for not blessing you with children? How do you think you would’ve felt towards God?
3. Is there anything that you have been praying about for a long time and feels like God has been silent to you about it? If so, how has that impacted your faith?
4. Was there a season of your life where you felt like God was silent to answer your prayers about something in particular? What was that? What ended up happening? How was your faith impacted because of that?
5. What practical step(s) can you take to better remember God’s faithful towards you in your daily life? Who will keep you accountable to that?
How to Give
Feel free to give online on our website, hmcworship.com or snail mail a check to the church building at 21567 Ireland Rd. South Bend, IN. 46614. You can also give during our in-person services, via the box on the wall located near the entrance.
If you would like to continue connecting with your church family but need people’s contact information to do that, we’d love to get that information to you! We have complied an “online-friendly,” updated version of our directory. In order to protect people’s information, we are not posting it online, though. Instead, simply contact us and we will send it to you. We can also print a paper version off if that would be easier for you. Please contact Pastor Josh for more information.
Current Prayer Requests
CHURCH FAMILY NEEDS: Pray for Randy and Connie as they face uncertainty with their job situations. Pray for Dorothy Lubbers, who was hospitalized recently due to heart attack. Pray for the Ewings, who are in quarantine due to exposure to Covid-19.
MISSIONARIES: This month pray for the Bellas in Hungry.
FAMILY OF THE WEEK: Each week we’ll pray for a different family in our church. This week pray for Dave Charles.
HILLSIDE HAPPENINGS: Pray that the church would continue to stay unified under Christ. Pray for our online services and for the people joining us there. Pray that God would use us to bring His Kingdom here. Pray for the foster closet, as they are helping a new foster closet as they are currently in need of more volunteers.
CURRENT HAPPENINGS: Pray for the current health pandemic in our world and in our country. Pray for medical staff and for our leaders as they navigate how to best help. Pray for our teachers and school administrators. Pray for the unrest and divisions in our country. Pray for our leaders, current and future.
Attendance for 12/13/20 Service
In-person: 29
Online Views (through 12/9): 72

Online from 11/30 to 12/6: $295 for the general fund
In-Person on 12/6: $1392 for the general fund
Total general needed weekly to meet budget: $1,575
In-Person Service Update
Thank you for your continual faithfulness and flexibility during these times. We especially appreciate those 8+ years old wearing their mask when not seated 6+ feet away from those outside of their household. Please remember, no offering plates will be passed; instead we ask you to give online or via the giving box near the gym entrance. Tables are set up in the back row of the gym for families with young children. We also kindly ask you to use the restroom before you come to ensure that our restrooms are as clean as possible for those who need to use them.
Small Group
If you’re looking to go deeper with what Pastor Josh preaches on Sunday mornings or just looking for some extra fellowship time with your church family, then please consider joining a small group! Contact Pastor Josh.