Hillside Missionary Church
Hillside Missionary Church - 2/7/21 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 4:00 PM
In this passage of God’s Word we see Jesus teaching again. This time though he asks Peter to do several things. Even though Peter had every reason to not entertain Jesus’ requests, at His word, Peter did what Jesus asked of Him, and because of it, went on to live a greater life than he would have otherwise. By taking a look at this story, we too can learn how to live the amazing life that God has for us.
1. Don’t miss out because you’re weary
Luke 5:5, 2 Thess. 3:13, Gal. 6:9
2. Take God at His Word
Luke 5:5, Heb. 11:1, 2 Tim. 3:16
3. Be willing to abandoned everything
Luke 5:11, 9:23, 14:33, Mark 10:21
Reflection Questions

1. After taking a look at Jesus’ story here in chapter 5 of the Gospel of Luke, what stands out to you the most? Have you ever studied or heard this story taught on before? If you’re familiar with the story, did you notice anything that you haven’t noticed before?
2. Peter probably thought that pushing his boat out for Jesus was a pretty insignificant gesture. However, that one act of obedience caused him to act obediently again and again, which eventually led to his life looking extremely different. Can you look back in your life and point to a situation where you obeyed God and it led to your life looking completely different than it would have if you didn’t obey God in that moment? Can you also look back to see a situation where you weren’t obedient, and it caused you to miss out on what God had planned for you?
3. As we talked about handing over everything that we have to God, did the Lord bring to your mind anything specifically that you can better give to Him? Do you feel like God has asked you to give up that before? If so, what stopped you from giving it God?
4. Paint a picture in your mind of what your life would look like if you truly handed over everything to God just like Peter did? What would look differently? Would you be less angry, self-centered, anxious, ect.?
5. What practical step(s) can you take better hand over everything that you have to God? Who can keep you accountable to that?

Current Prayer Requests
CHURCH FAMILY NEEDS: Pray for Randy and Connie as they face uncertainty with their job situations. Pray for Sam who has a TB. Pray for Carolyn Nieswender who feel and broke her wrist.
MISSIONARIES: This month pray for the Yagers.
FAMILY OF THE WEEK: Each week we’ll pray for a different family in our church. This week pray for Margie Gallay.
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. Pray for the political unrest.
Attendance for 1/31/21 Service
In-person: Cancelled due to adverse weather conditions
Online Views (through 2/3/21): 38
Online (1/25/20 to 1/31/21): $775 for general
In-Person (1/31/21): $0
Total general needed weekly to meet budget: $1,480
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.
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.
Women's Bible Study
A new women’s Bible study is being started on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 AM and will be meeting at the church building. For more information please contact April Rollf.