Hillside Missionary Church
5/30/21 Worship Gathering
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
    Friday 5:00 PM
In this passage of God’s Word, we see Jesus meet two people who both find themselves in difficult desperate situations. First, it’s a man whose 12-year-old, only daughter is dying. Then, He is approached by a woman who has been ill for 12 years. By taking a look at their situations, we too can learn how to handle a desperate situation, when we inevitably end up in one.
1. Go to Jesus, despite culture
Luke 8:41, 44, 9:26, Mark 8:38, Rom. 1:16, Matt. 10:32-33
2. Trust in God’s timing
Luke 8:43, Hab. 2:3, Is. 40:31, Ps. 27:14, Gal. 6:9
3. Understand the New Covenant
Luke 8:44, Ez. 36:26-27, Heb. 8:6, Jer. 31:31-33
Reflection Questions

1. Have you ever felt like you’ve been in a desperate situation, like either the man with a dying daughter or the woman with a discharge of blood had been in, before? If so, what was it and how did you handle it? How did it affect your relationship with God?
2. Both the man and the woman in this story went to Jesus in the midst of their desperate situation. What do you do when you get desperate? Why? How does that affect your relationship with God?
3. Do you ever struggle to trust in God’s timing? Is there a specific situation that you struggled to trust God’s timing? How can you trust His timing better in the future?
4. Being touched by the woman and touching the dead body of the 12-year-old girl would have made Jesus unclean. However, this story in particular teaches us that Jesus fulfills the law and thus institutes a New Covenant with humanity. Have you ever struggled to understand that before? If so, how and why? How can you more fully understand the New Covenant moving forward?
Current Prayer Requests
CHURCH FAMILY NEEDS:Rev. Ken Fetter's wife, Jo, entered her Savior's loving arms after an extended illness. Please keep the Fetter family in your prayers during this time of loss. Also, Luis Caban, who recently started coming to Hillside, severely broke his back and had to be hospitalized. He has had to move to a nursing home for rehabilitation.
MISSIONARIES: This month pray for the Erdels.
FAMILY OF THE WEEK: Each week we’ll pray for a different family in our church. This week pray for the Soules.
HILLSIDE HAPPENINGS: Pray that the church would continue to stay unified under Christ. Pray for our livestream and for the people joining us there. Pray that God would use us to bring His Kingdom here. Pray for the various building projects and workdays that are going on right now.
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 the unrest and divisions in our country. Pray for our leaders, current and future.
Attendance for 5/23/21 Service
In-person: 59
Online Views (through 5/27/21): 13

Online (5/17/21 to 5/23/21): $295 for general
In-Person (5/23/21): $300 general, $20 missions
Total general needed weekly to meet budget: $1480
In-Person Service Update
Please remember, no offering plates will be passed; instead, we ask you to give online or via the giving box near the entrance. Tables are set up in the back row for families with young children. Because of CDC updated its guidelines, we are no longer be asking people to wear a mask and social distance. However, if you would still like to do either, we completely respect that, and we are asking for everyone to respect that as well. No one will judge you for your decision, either way (see Romans 14).
Women's Bible Study
A women’s Bible study is happening on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 AM and is 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.
Workday - June 5th
Thank you to everyone who came out to help at yesterday’s workday. We truly appreciate your help. We will be having another workday on June 5th from 9am-12pm. Any and all help is appreciated! Also, if you have any time throughout the week that you would like to help out with the sanctuary project, please let Pastor Josh know. We would love to have your help!