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Hillside Missionary Church

12/11/22 Worship Gathering

12/11/22 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

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
Throughout this sermon series we are looking at characters that are typically overlooked in the Christmas story, and what their stories can teach us. This week, we’re looking at Herod’s story. When approached by the wise men, regarding where Jesus was, Herod acted out of his selfishness and pride. He makes several mistakes along the way, that separate him from God. By taking a look at this portion of God’s Word we can learn how to avoid Herod’s mistakes:

1. Realize we are to worship God, not ourselves
Matt. 2:1-3, Lev. 26:1, 1 John 5:21, Col. 3:5, 1 Cor. 10:14

2. Let God’s Word affect your life
Matt. 2:4-6, Col. 3:16, Luke 11:27-28, James 1:22

3. Realize, you cannot thwart God’s plan
Matt. 2:7-18, Job 42:2, Prov. 19:21, Eph. 1:11, Ps. 103:19

4. Realize, God often works very differently than we think He will
Matt. 2:19-23, John 1:46, 7:40-44, Is. 55:8-9, Rom. 8:28
Reflection Questions

1. Have you ever studied this part of God’s Word before? Did anything stand out? Did anything from Joseph’s story surprise you?

2. Herod was not open to God’s leading in this passage. He let his pride and selfishness get in the way of him coming to faith. Of the 4 takeaways that we learned about Herod story, which one(s) do you do well, and which one(s) do you need to work on?

3. Looking at your answer from question #2, what practical steps do you need to improve?

4. What is your biggest take away from this message? What did God teach you? Do you feel led to put anything into action? If so, what, and what practical step(s) do you need to take to be obedient to what God has led you to do? Who can keep you accountable to accomplishing this?

Current Prayer Requests

CHURCH FAMILY NEEDS:Pray for Jerry Jamrozy, who has bone cancer.

MISSIONARIES: This month pray for the Yargers.

FAMILY OF THE WEEK: Each week we’ll pray for a different family in our church. This week pray for the Ewings.

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.Pray for the war in Ukraine. Pray for Florida and the destruction from Hurricane Ian.


In-person on 12/4/22: 62
Online views: 5

Online (11/28/22-12/4/22): $155 for general
In-Person on 12/4/22: $3709 for general, $310 for 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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Opportunities to Help

TECH: Our worship team is looking for someone who would like to run sound and/or slides. Please see Pastor Josh.

OFFICE HELP: Pastor Josh is looking for someone who can make and print bulletins and keep our website updated. If you are interested, please see Pastor Josh.

WORSHIP TEAM: Would you like to help out on the worship team? Please see Carolyn Dodd for details.

MAINTANANCE TEAM: Would you like to help out on the maintenance team? Please see Jeff Soule for details.

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.

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