Hillside Missionary Church
Hillside Missionary Church - 2/21/21 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 people are eagerly pursuing Jesus, and yet even though His time is so valuable, we see Jesus leave everyone to spend time alone in prayer with God the Father. So often, so many things can take up our time, and we can easily become worn out. In the midst of this, it is important to remember Jesus’ example that He left to us, about intentionally getting away to spend time in prayer. In this week’s message, we discuss what happens to us when we don’t spend enough time in prayer, what excuses we use to not spend time in prayer, tips on how to spend time in prayer, and what our lives look like when we spend time in prayer.

1. You're physically worn out
2. You have difficulty making decisions
3. You've become apathetic
4. You're easily angered
5. You're self medicating
6. You've become cynical and pessimistic
7. You have a savior mentality
8. You have a loss of vision
9. You're emotionally numb

1. I have to work too much
2. I don't have enough time
3. People are counting on me

1. Build your routine around prayer
2. Don't overpack your schedule
3. Get enough sleep

1. You grow in your relationship with the Lord
2. You have a greater sense of peace
3. You're a better witness for Christ
Reflection Questions

1. On a scale from 1 to 10, how worn out do you feel right now? What is causing that?
2. Do you feel like your life reflects any of the symptoms of not spending enough time intentionally resting with God in prayer? If so, which symptoms does your life reflect the most?
3. What excuse(s) to not spend time intentionally resting with God in prayer do you use the most?
4. How would your life look differently if you spent more time intentionally resting with God in prayer?
5. What practical step(s) can you take to spend time intentionally resting with the Lord in prayer? 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 Katy Gottwald.
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 2/14/21 Service
In-person: 42
Online Views (through 2/18/21): 166
Online (1/25/20 to 1/31/21): $635 for general
In-Person (1/31/21): $1,474 for general, $60 for missions
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.
Open Sorting Hour at the Foster Closet
Want to help out at the foster closet but can’t commit to helping regularly? That’s ok! Every Friday from 12:30-1:30 is an open sorting hour. If you’d like to help during the open sorting hour, please text Tammi Fisher at (216) 526-9974.