Hillside Missionary Church
6/5/22 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.
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 being arrested, and Peter following at a distance. It’s here that we see Jesus’ words being fulfilled, that Peter will deny Him 3 times that night. At Peter’s last denial, Jesus looks at him, and Peter remembers Jesus’ prediction. After this, Scripture tells us that Peter wept bitterly. It’s clear that Peter took what happened very seriously. He probably felt like an utter failure. However, this is not the end of the story for Peter. He will go on to, in just a number of months, on Pentecost, preach to thousands of people, and 3,000 people will be saved. He will also go on to lead the church. So, a natural question occurs… how did Peter go from this utter failure, to being such a great leader in God’s Kingdom, and how can we do the same? By taking a look at Peter’s story in Scripture, we can see that when we feel like failures, we are to:
1. Evaluate and repent if needed
Luke 22:33, 57-58, 60, Matt. 26:74, 1 John 1:9, Ps. 139:23-24
2. Remember your calling
Luke 22:31-32, John 21:15-19, 2 Sam. 12:13-15, 1 Tim. 6:20-21, Rom. 11:29
3. Move forward, fulfilling God’s will
Luke 22:32, Eph. 4:1-3, 2 Pet. 1:3-11, 2 Thess. 1:11-12, John 15:16
1. Had you ever heard these passages taught before? What stood out to you?
2. Peter must have felt like an utter failure when Jesus looked at him and he realized what he had done. When is the last time you’ve felt like that? Is there anything in your life that happens regularly that makes you feel like that?
3. During the message, we talked about guilt from the Holy Spirit that can bring us closer to Him, and guilt from the enemy that can pull us away from God. In what circumstances in your life have you felt either one of those types of guilt?
4. Read John chapter 21. In this passage of God’s Word, Jesus reminds Peter of his calling, and urges him to focus on it and move forward with accomplishing His Will. How can you remember what God has called you to, and move forward with accomplishing His will for your life?
5. 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 Jeff who injured his ankle. 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 Janye Johnston.
FAMILY OF THE WEEK: Each week we’ll pray for a different family in our church. This week pray for the Belys.
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.
Pray for Casa Del Alfarero, the Spanish-speaking Missionary Church 5 minutes from our building.
CURRENT HAPPENINGS: Pray for the war in Ukraine.
Numbers
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Attendance
In-person on 5/29/22: 58
Online views (through 6/2/22): 9
Giving Give Online
Online (5/23/22-5/29/22): $155 for general
In-Person on 5/29/22: $260 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/

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