Hillside Missionary Church
3/20/22 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
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  • 21567 Ireland Rd, South Bend, IN 46614, USA
    Sunday 10:45 AM

Guest Information Card

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

https://hmcworship.com/im-new/
In this passage of God’s Word, we see Jesus finally completing His journey to Jerusalem. As He does, the people are shouting peace in heaven… yet Jesus cries over the city. The fact they think they have peace, and yet don’t, brings Jesus to tears. Which brings up a question to us as readers. How do we avoid the same mistake that these people made? How do we truly have peace with God?
1. Devote yourself to faithfulness
Luke 19:37-38, 23:18-25, Heb. 10:23, Gal. 5:22-23
2. Determine to worship God your entire life
Luke 19:37-38, 23:18-25, Rom. 12:1-2, John 11:57, Col. 3:15
3. Don’t be ruled by preconceived notions about who God is
Luke 19:11, 37-38, John 14:27, 16:33, 2 Thess. 3:16,
4. Discover God’s humility and love for you
Luke 19:28-35, Phil. 4:6-7, Ps. 4:8, 119:165, Rom. 5:1, 8:6, Prov. 16:7, 2 Pet. 1:2, Zech. 9:9
Reflection Questions

1. Had you ever heard this taught before, specifically Luke 19:41-44? What stood out to you?
2. In Luke 19:28-35, both Jesus’ two disciples, as well as the owner of the colt showed that they had great faithfulness. How is your faithfulness? When you felt led by the Lord to do something, how likely are you to do it?
3. In the passage of Scripture we see people rejoicing that Jesus has come to Jerusalem (Luke 19:37-38). Yet, in less than a week (see Luke 23:18-25), we see people shouting that Jesus should be put to death. Clearly these people were not determined to worship God for their entire lives. How determined are you to worship God your entire life? What would help you to improve that?
4. In this passage, it is clear that the people are not truly understanding what is about to happen (see Luke 19:41-44). A large part of that is probably because of their preconceived notions about what Jesus would do once He got to Jerusalem. Do you feel like you have preconceived notions about what God will do, or about what He’s like, that clout your judgement just like the people of Israel did? Why or why not?
5. The fact that Jesus rides into Jerusalem riding on a colt and not a war horse is significant. It shows us His humility. It shows us where His power comes from (God, not things). Additionally, the fact that He comes into Jerusalem during Passover, when the Pharisees want Him arrested (see John 11:57), shows us the great length that He is willing to go through to show us His love. Spend some time thinking about God’s humility and love. Jot down instances in Scripture, as well as in your own life, where God’s love and humility have been shown.
6. What is your biggest take away about how this passage affects your life? What do you need to work on? Who can you share this with and ask you to keep you accountable to accomplishing this?

Current Prayer Requests
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CHURCH FAMILY NEEDS:Pray for Jerry Jamrozy, who has bone cancer. Please pray for Katy as she recovers from surgery. Pray for the Erdels and their new baby. Pray for Daniel, who has a pinched nerve in his shoulder.
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 Lubbers.
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 our children’s ministry as it is getting built back up.
CURRENT HAPPENINGS: Pray for the war in the Ukraine.
Numbers
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Attendance
In-person on 3/13/22: 44
Online views: N/A
Giving
Online (3/7/22-3/13/22): $340 for general
In-Person on 3/13/22: $1024 for general
Total general needed weekly to meet budget: $1480
The Foster Closet
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The foster closet is looking for a few volunteers that can spare two hours one Saturday a month for their open shop hours. This will be going on for the next 3 to 4 months. For more information, see April Rollf.
Groups
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We believe that our faith grows best when we surround ourselves with other believers. That’s why we encourage everyone to be a part of one of our groups, where we can intentionally share our lives with one another. There is a Sunday School group meeting on Sunday mornings before Service at 9:30. Our small groups are also in the process of starting for the fall. If you would like to be a part of one, please reach out to Pastor Josh.
Email List
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If you do not receive our weekly emails, announcements, and prayer requests, please join our email list! You can do so by going to hmcworship.com/im-new

Pray for the Ukraine

Our denomination, the Missionary Church, has set a prayer guide to pray for the Ukraine.

https://www.mcusa.org/pray-for-ukraine/
Bible Reading Plans
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Bible reading plans, to help you read through the Bible in a year, are available at the welcome center. These plans come along with a podcast, and also connect with the Youversion Bible app, to make it as convenient as possible.

Ukraine Relief Project

Our denomination, the Missionary Church, has set a relief project fund for the Ukraine. The funds for this project will be used to provide crisis relief for those caught up in the turmoil in and near Ukraine.

https://wpartners.org/ministries/projects/world-partners-ukraine-relief-project