Hillside Missionary Church
7/17/22 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 portion of God’s Word, the Israelites are preparing to go into the promised land. They send two spies who meet a woman named Rahab. When the king of Jericho hears about these spies, he demands that Rahab hand over them over. The easy thing to do would have been to obey the king. Rahab, though, doesn’t feed into the fear that her culture had about the Israelites. Instead, she acts out of faith, and hides the spies. By taking a look at Rahab’s story, we get a practical example of what it looks like to live fearlessly in a fear-driven world.
1. Don’t feed into fear
Joshua 2:8-14, 2 Tim. 1:7, Phil. 4:6-7, Ps. 34:4, 56:3, 1 John 4:18
2. Be willing to stand against sin
Joshua 2:1-7, Matt. 10:16, 1 Pet. 5:8, Ex. 1:15-22, 20:16, James 4:7
3. Hold onto God’s promise of salvation
Joshua 2:15-21, John 3:16-17, 2 Pet. 3:9, Eph. 2:8-9, Acts 4:12, Rom. 10:9
Reflection Questions:

1. Rahab could have chosen to take the “easy way” out, and hand the spies over to the king of Jericho. Instead, she acted out of faith, and hid the two spies. However, if she would have taken the “easy way” out, she would have been destroyed with the rest of the city. Because she acted out of faith, though, she was saved. Have you ever tried to take the easy out on anything in your life instead of doing what God wanted you to do? How did it turn out for you? What lessons did you learn?
2. Read Joshua 2:8-14. Here Rahab makes it clear that the entire city, after hearing what God had done for the Israelites, is terrified of what He is capable of. Instead of feeding into this fear though, Rahab, after hearing about what the God of Israel has done, comes to faith. How can you, in your life, avoid feeding into fear, and instead grow your faith in God?
3. Read Joshua 2:1-7. Rahab stood against the king of Jericho. It was a risk that could have ended up poorly for her, but she decided to take it because of her faith. In your life, or around you, is there any sin that you need to stand up against?
4. Read Joshua 2:15-21. Here, Rahab and the spies work out a plan where, when Israel goes to defeat the city, they will see a red cord, and save Rahab and her family. Similarly, when we put our faith in Jesus, His blood has covered us and we are saved. Rahab would have held onto the promise of the spies, and that they would save Rahab and her family from destruction. What would it look like, in your life, to hold onto God’s promise of salvation?
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 Jerry Jamrozy, who has bone cancer. Pray for Sam, who is recovering. Pray for Patty and Calvin Ewing who recently lost their 8 year-old nephew.
MISSIONARIES: This month pray for the Bellas.
FAMILY OF THE WEEK: Each week we’ll pray for a different family in our church. This week pray for the Fishers.
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 7/10/22: 48
Online views (through 7/13/22): 9
Giving
Online (7/4/22-7/10/22): $155 for general
In-Person on 7/3/22: $2143 for general, $300 for missions
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
Prairie Camp
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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.

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