Hillside Missionary Church
Hillside Missionary Church - 3/28/21 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
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  • 21567 Ireland Rd, South Bend, IN 46614, USA
    Friday 4:00 PM
In this passage of God’s Word we see Jesus appearing to 2 of his lesser known disciples. They seem to be downtrodden and don’t recognize Him at first. However, after experiencing the risen Savior first-hand, they become joyfully and wholeheartedly dedicated to following Him. By taking a closer look at this story we can see that following Jesus wholeheartedly involves realizing:
1. Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, has always been God’s plan to redeem mankind
2. It’s not enough to hear others’ account of Jesus, we have to experience Him personally
3. The natural outcome of following Jesus, is to spread the good news
Reflection Questions

1. The story of women experiencing Jesus’ resurrection was not enough for the two disciples to believe Jesus had risen from the dead. They didn’t even realize who was walking and talking with them until Jesus broke the bread when they sat down for a meal with Him. Have you ever had a season of your life where you had heard of others’ experience with Jesus, but you hadn’t really ever personally experienced life with Jesus? What eventually led you to live with Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, and not just through others’ experiences?
2. It took living alongside Jesus and experiencing Him personally for the two disciples to realize who Jesus was and that He had risen from the dead. How well do you personally experience Him every day? What would help you to do that better? What would help you grow in your relationship with God?
3. After the two disciples experienced living alongside Jesus, and realized who was with them, they immediately went to tell others that Jesus had risen from the dead. How well do you tell others about your experience with Christ? How can you better help others to personally accept Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior? Who can keep you accountable to that?
Current Prayer Requests
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CHURCH FAMILY NEEDS: Pray for Randy and Connie as they face uncertainty with their job situations. Pray for Sam who has a TB.
MISSIONARIES: This month pray for Jayne Johnston.
FAMILY OF THE WEEK: Each week we’ll pray for a different family in our church. This week pray for the Jamrozys.
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.
Numbers
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Attendance for 3/28/21 Service
In-person: 47
Online Views (through 3/31/21): 30
Giving
Online (3/22/20 to 3/28/21): $435 for general
In-Person (3/28/21): $347 general, $20 missions, $100 Foster Closet
Total general needed weekly to meet budget: $1480
Small Group
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Foster Closet Spring Cleaning Day
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On April 17th the foster closet is having a spring-cleaning day from 9am-12pm. Any and all help is appreciated!