Hillside Missionary Church
10/2/22 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

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In this passage of God’s Word, we see that Israel is yet again going to have to face multiple armies at one time. Thankfully though, at the end of this chapter they have rest from war. Still, it is intriguing to see Joshua’s resilience to these battels that come one after another. By taking a look at this part of God’s Word, we can learn from Joshua’s strength, and see how we too can face life’s challenges that seem to come over and over again.
1. Don’t be taken aback by life’s challenges
Josh. 11:1-5, Eph. 6:10-12, Matt. 24:6-8, Luke 21:11, 2 Tim. 3:1-5
2. Remember what God has done
Josh. 11:6, Deut. 6:12, 8:2, Is. 46:9, Ps. 77:11, 143:5
3. Have a long-term mindset
Josh. 11:16:20, James 1:2-4 and 12, Gal. 6:9, Rom. 5:3-5 and 12:12, Heb. 12:1, 2 Thess. 3:13
4. Trust in God to provide you with rest
Josh. 11:21-23, Rev. 21:4, Matt. 11:28-30
Reflection Questions

1. In chapters 1-10 in book of Joshua, the Israelites face 3 major battles (Jericho, Ai, and the Southern Kingdoms), each with its own unique challenges. At the beginning of chapter 11, we see yet again another major battle that will have to be fought. This is the longest battle in the book of Joshua (see 11:18). Even so, instead of becoming discouraged, frustrated, and disengaged in his leadership, Joshua seems to have a remarkable amount of passion, strategy, and resilience in his leadership. This is especially noteworthy because of Joshua’s age (probably somewhere in his 70’s). What do you think made it possible for Joshua to have this amount of desire to fulfill God’s calling so well?
2. Read Psalm 1 and John 15:1-11. Joshua surely must have abided in the Lord to have the amount of resilience that he had. How well do you do that in your life?
3. Keeping in mind your answer from question #2, how can you abide in Christ better?
4. Read Joshua 11:23. At the end of the conquest of the promised land, God gave Israel rest from war. If you abide in Christ, how might He offer you His rest?
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. 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 Hubleys.
FAMILY OF THE WEEK: Each week we’ll pray for a different family in our church. This week pray for the Savills.
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 students, teachers, and other school staff members going back to school for the year.Pray for the war in Ukraine. Pray for Florida and the destruction from Hurricane Ian.
In-person on 9/25/22: 35
Online views (through 9/29): 10
Online (9/19/22-9/25/22): $115 for general
In-Person on 9/18 and 9/25: $994 for general, $140 for missions
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.
Student Ministries
A student ministry group has started meeting on every other Wednesday evening from 7pm-8:30pm in the gym. This group is for grades 6th-12th. Please contact Pastor Josh with any questions.
Small groups will start again for the fall in early September. We encourage everyone to be involved in a small group, as we think they’re a great way to grow in your faith. A sign-up sheet is at the welcome counter. Please contact Pastor Josh if you are interested.
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
Trunk or Treat
Our 2nd annual trunk or treat event is happening on October 21st from 6pm-7:30pm. Please consider decorating your trunk or providing candy. The sign-up sheet is available on the welcome counter.
Operation Christmas Child
It is Operation Christmas Child time once again! OCC is an organization that sends shoeboxes filled with necessities, toys, and the gospel message to those children around the world who may not otherwise receive a gift or hear the gospel message. Please consider filling a shoe box this year. There is a table set up by the welcome center where you can pick up a shoebox to fill, an idea sheet of what to put in your box, and spiritual impact stories. You can also see an example box of what the children filled during our VBS month.

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.