Hillside Missionary Church
6/26/22 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
  • 21567 Ireland Rd, South Bend, IN 46614, USA
    Sunday 10:45 AM

Guest Information Card

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Have you ever wondered about the reasoning behind Jesus death on the cross? Why did He have to suffer this way? Couldn’t have God have given us salvation any other way? In this passage of God’s Word, we read about the crucifixion of Jesus. It is difficult to comprehend the excruciating pain that Christ went through for us. By taking a close look at this familiar passage, we can learn why Jesus had to go through this, and what we should do in response to it.
1. Jesus’ sacrifice provided forgiveness of sins, and allowed us to have a direct connection with God
Luke 23:44-45, Acts 3:19, 4:11, Eph. 1:7, Is. 1:18, 43:25, Rom. 6:23, 1 John 2:2
2. Jesus’ work on the cross drives people to respond to Him in one of two ways. Our job, as believers, is to continually present people with the Gospel.
Luke 23:34, 43, 47-49, Matt. 9:37-38, 12:30, 28:19-20, 1 Pet. 3:15, Rom. 1:16, 1 Cor. 9:22
3. Realize there is always a way to glorify God
Luke 23:28-31, 50-53, 1 Cor. 10:13, Phil. 1:12-14, Eph. 6:16-20, 2 Tim. 2:8-10
Reflection Questions:

1. Had you ever heard these passages taught before? What stood out to you? Was there anything about Jesus death that you didn’t realize before? Have you ever wondered why Jesus had to die before?
2. Read Luke 23:34. Jesus was merciful and gracious even to the worst offender. We too can be merciful and gracious to those around us, because we have received God’s mercy and grace in our own lives. Who can you be more merciful and gracious towards? In what ways can you be more merciful and gracious towards that person/those people?
3. Read Luke 23:47. The Roman centurion certainly would have witnessed numerous amounts of crucifixions, but this one struck him differently, and he responded out of faith. When people witness Jesus’ sacrifice, it drives them to respond either out of faith, such as with the Roman centurion, or out of disbelief, such as with many of the other people who witnessed Jesus’ sacrifice. Our job, as believers, is not to force people to believe, but to rather present the good news of what Jesus has done for us, to the best of our ability, to everyone who we come in contact with. How can you present the gospel to those around you the best way you possibly can? See 1 Peter 3:13-17.
4. Read Luke 23:50-53. Joseph of Arimathea didn’t agree with the other religious leaders, but he decided to glorify God how he could, in the situation he found himself in, with the resources that he had. Do you find yourself in a situation where the people around you are not glorifying God, or are even hostile towards God? Does it make it difficult for you to glorify God when you find yourself in that situation? If so, how can you, despite your circumstances, glorify God with everything that you have?
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
CHURCH FAMILY NEEDS:Pray for Jerry Jamrozy, who has bone cancer. Please pray for Katy as she had a pacemaker put in last week. Pray for Sam, who had a heart catherization last week. Pray for Milanna, who had oral surgery last week and has Covid. Pray for Calvin, who was hospitalized last week for Covid.
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 Dodds.
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.
In-person on 6/19/22: 44
Online views (through 6/21/22): 12
Online (6/13/22-6/19/22): $155 for general
In-Person on 6/5/22: $268 for general
Total general needed weekly to meet budget: $1480
The Foster Closet
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.
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
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
Baby Sprinkle
There will be a baby sprinkle (a small baby shower) on July 16th for Tammi Fisher. Sign up at the welcome counter and see April Rollf with any questions.
Prairie Camp
If you would like more information about how to send your children to Prairie Camp this summer, please check out the brochure on the welcome counter, or visit prairiecamp.org. Family Camp is happening from July 17th-23rd.

Pray for the Ukraine

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