Hillside Missionary Church
10/16/22 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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In this passage of God’s Word, we see Joshua at the end of his life, addressing Israel. In this last address, Joshua pleads with the Israelites to keep Israel faithful to God. By taking a look at the portion of God’s Word, we too can learn how we can remain faithful.
We need to recognize:
1. The false gods around you
Josh. 24:1-14, Ex. 20:3-6, Col. 3:5, Gal. 5:19-21, 1 Cor. 10:14
2. God asks for our sincerity and faithfulness
Josh. 24:14, 2 Cor. 1:12, 2:17, Titus 2:7, 1 John 3:18
3. We all have a choice whom we will serve
Josh. 24:15, 1 Cor. 10:13, Rev. 3:20, Deut. 3:19-20
4. Our natural propensity
Josh. 24:16-28, Romans 7:15-20, Mark 7:20-23, 1 John 1:9
Reflection Questions

1. Read Joshua 24:1-14. Joshua recounts all of the false gods that their ancestors and the people that used to occupy the land served. By doing so, Joshua calls out the false gods, and calls them to worship the one, true God. What are the false gods around you? What false God are you most tempted to worship? Why?
2. Looking at your answers from question #1, which false god are you most likely to serve? In Joshua 24:16-28, Joshua really pushes the Israelites. Joshua recognizes their propensity to worship false gods. Do the same thing for your life. Which false god to you have the biggest propensity towards?
3. Read Joshua 24:14. Keeping in mind your answer from question #2, what practical way(s) can you serve God is sincerity and faithfulness?
4. What is your biggest take away from this sermon series through the book of Joshua? What has God done in and through you through this portion of His Word? Take some time to reflect, then write it down, so as not to forget the good work that God has done in and through you. If you feel comfortable doing so, share these things with a Christian friend or your accountability partner.
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 Soules.
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 10/9/22: 41
Online views (through 10/14): 9
Online (10/3/22-10/9/22): $155 for general
In-Person on 10/9/22: $2350 general, $70 missions
Total general needed weekly to meet budget: $1480
We encourage everyone to be involved in a small group, as we think they’re a great way to grow in your faith. Please contact Pastor Josh if you are interested.
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Trunk or Treat
Our 2nd annual trunk or treat event is happening this Friday, October 21st from 6pm-7:30pm. Please consider decorating your trunk or providing candy. The sign-up sheet is available on the welcome counter. Also, postcards are available to spread the word!
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.
Foster Family Baskets
Our foster closet team is putting together Christmas baskets for all of the foster families in the Josiah White’s South Bend office, located on the lower level of our building. Please prayerfully consider donating towards these baskets to help offset the cost of these baskets to our foster closet. If you have any questions or would like to help put these baskets together, please see April Rollf.
Our maintenance team is having a workday on Saturday, November 12th, from 9am-noon. They could use your help either outdoors or indoors!
Our annual congregational meeting is happening on Sunday December 4th, after service. We will be having a potluck for lunch. Pulled pork, buns, and drinks will be provided. If you have a last name starting with A-M please bring a side. If you have last name starting with N-Z please bring a dessert.
Baby Dedication
We will be having a baby dedication during service on Sunday, December 4th. If you would like to dedicate your child, please see Pastor Josh.

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.