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Hillside Missionary Church

8/8/21 Worship Gathering

8/8/21 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,

Locations & Times

21567 Ireland Rd, South Bend, IN 46614, USA

Friday 5:00 PM

No one sets out to be grumpy, but we all know Christians who over time become cranky and irritable. In this passage of God’s Word, we see a woman named Martha, who starts off well, but quickly starts to struggle with her attitude. Jesus gently corrects her by teaching her what is truly important. From Martha’s account we learn:

When we get too focused on getting things done for God it can cause us to:

1. Be crabby, irritable, and aggravated at others
2. Make bad assumptions about God
3. Tell God what to do

Instead, we ought to remember:
1. Our inherent worth to God
Gen. 1:27, Ps. 139:13-16, Rom. 5:8, Eph. 2:4-9, Matt. 6:25-34
2. What God is capable of
Rev. 1:8, Heb. 1:3, Matt. 19:26, Is. 26:4, 1 Pet. 5:6-7
3. That it is God working through His relationship with us that accomplishes His good and perfect will
Gal. 2:20, Phil. 2:12-13, 1 Sam 15:22, Neh. 8:10, Eph. 2:10, John 15

Current Prayer Requests

CHURCH FAMILY NEEDS:Pray for Sam Bely who broke his left index finger and had to have surgery on it. Pray for Brittney Savill who broke her toe. Also pray for Patty Ewing as she recovers from her knee surgery. Pray for Luis Caban who has been infected with T.B.

MISSIONARIES: This month pray for the Mishkins in Israel.

FAMILY OF THE WEEK: Each week we’ll pray for a different family in our church. This week pray for Albert Ewing.

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. Pray for our transition back into the sanctuary.

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 students, teachers, administrators, and all other school staff as they head into another school year.
Reflection Questions

1. Have you ever fallen into the trap of becoming a grumpy Christian, just like Martha did? If so, what situation led to that? How do you think that remembering the few things that we talked about would help to avoid that in the future?

2. What would it practically look like for you to focus more on your relationship with God, like Mary did, than getting things done for God, like Martha did? Who can keep you accountable to that?

3. What practical change in your life would it make if you focused more on your relationship with God, like Mary did, than getting things done for God, like Martha did?


Attendance for 8/1/21 Service
In-person: 45
Online Views (8/1/21 to 8/5/21): 5

Online (7/26/21 to 8/1/21): $100
In-Person (8/1/21): $575 general, $400 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).

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 - August 14th

Thank you to everyone who came out to help at the workdays so far. We truly appreciate your help. We will be having another workday this Saturday, August 14th from 9am-12pm. Any and all help is appreciated! Also, if you have any time on Monday, August 9th from 9am-5pm that you would like to help out with the ongoing projects, please let Pastor Josh know. We would love to have your help!

Building Changes

Starting August 15th, we will be having our worship services in the sanctuary, instead of the gym. This will mean that we will start using the center entrance as our main entrance once again. Also, the east wing of our building will be the new kids’ ministry area.

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