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Hillside Missionary Church

10/1/23 Worship Gathering

10/1/23 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

Current Prayer Requests

CHURCH FAMILY NEEDS: Pray for Katy, as she recovers from her wrist surgery. Pray for Carolyn Dodd and what’s going with her thyroid. Pray for Carolyn Neiswender’s family, as they grieve her death. Pray for Jerry Jamrozy, who has bone cancer. Pray for the Walter family, as Bill recently had surgery for skin cancer.

MISSIONARIES: This month pray for Janyne Johnston.

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

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 for our trunk or treat event that is coming up. Pray for Casa Del Alfarero, the Spanish-speaking Missionary Church 5 minutes from our building.

CURRENT HAPPENINGS: Pray for the wildfires and destruction in Hawaii.Pray for the war in Ukraine.

1. God has a job for us to do.
(2 Kings 7:3-7, Eph. 2:10, Col. 1:10, Heb. 10:24, 13:21, 2 Cor. 9:8, 1 Tim. 6:18, 2 Tim. 3:16-17, Titus 2:7, 3:1, 3:8, 14)

2. The enemy was to distract us.
(2 Kings 7:8-15, 1 Pet. 5:8, Eph. 4:27, 6:11, James 4:7)

3. There are consequences to ignoring God’s call.
(2 Kings 7:16-20, James 4:17, Luke 12:35-48, 1 Thess. 4:8)
Reflection Questions
1. Have you ever heard this passage of Scripture or topic taught on before? What stood out to you?
2. Have you ever felt like you’re stuck in a rut, not quite living, or even knowing, the life that God created you to live? Maybe you even feel like that right now. What most often leads you to feel this way (i.e. stress, not resting well, not spending time with the Lord, relational strife, ect.)?
3. Read Ephesians 2:1-10. God created you to have a relationship with Him, and to do His Will and good works. What are the jobs that you feel like God has given you? Take some time to really think through and pray about all of the things that God has given you responsibility over.
4. Looking at your answer(s) from question #3, how well are you fulfilling the jobs that God has given to you? Take some time to evaluate yourself on how well you are stewarding all of what God has given you responsibility over.
5. Read Luke 12:35-48. Looking at your answer(s) from question #4, in what areas of your life do you need to be a better steward of what God has given you responsibility over? What practical thing(s) can you do to better steward what God has given you?
6. Read 1 Peter 5:8. Looking at your answer(s) from the past few questions, how does the enemy try to distract you from accomplishing the job that God has for you to do? Now Read Ephesians 4:27. How can you eliminate opportunities for the devil to distract you from accomplishing the job that God has for you to do.
7. Read Matthew 25:21-23. Every believer should long for the day when they can hear “well done my good and faithful servant” coming from the lips of our almighty, infinite God. How would remembering this help you to better accomplish the life that God created you to live?
8. Read 2 Kings 7:3-4. In the same way that our physical bodies can break down through inactivity, when we don’t use the gifts and talents that God gave us, our relationship with Him can deteriorate. How can remembering the logic that the 4 men with leprosy used in 2 Kings 7:3-4 help you when you feel like you’re in a rut? How can you remember this logic in your everyday life?
9. List out the earthly consequences you may face if you choose to ignore what God wants for you to accomplish in this season of your life (i.e. a subpar mariage, a poor relationship with your kids, financial stress, discontentment, ect.)?
10. 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?


In-person on 9/24: 52
Online views through 9/28: 19

Online (9/11/23-9/17/23): $155 and (9/18/23-9/24/23): $235
In-Person on 9/24/23: $3,541 for general, $80 for missions
Total general needed weekly to meet budget: $1480


If you would like to be included in the directory, please email your name, address, phone number, and email to the church office at

Trunk or Treat

Thank you to all of you who filled out the survey last week for trunk or treat. This year’s trunk or treat will be on Oct. 20th. Please mark your calendars! We will need all the help we can get! Even if you are not interested in decorating a trunk, we need people to help with the crowd and parking. Please see Brittney with any questions.

Prayer Team Advocates

Would you be willing to be a prayer advocate for one of our ministry teams throughout the church? Pastor Josh is looking for people who would be specifically interested in praying for one of the ministry teams throughout the church. Please contact him for more information.

Small Groups

Small groups have started for the year but it’s not too late to get involved! Small groups are a great way to grow in your faith, and we encourage everyone to be involved in one. We have a group that meets before service on Sundays, a men’s and women’s group that meet on Tuesday evenings, and a youth group for students from 6th-12th grade that meets on Thursday evenings. If you have any questions about small groups, or would like to get involved in one, please see 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

Opportunities to Help

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

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

PRAYER GUIDE: Will you be in prayer for Hillside? Prayer guides are available at the welcome counter. Also, if you would like to be a prayer advocate, please see Pastor Josh.

MAINTENANCE TEAM: Would you like to help out on the maintenance team? We need help inside and outside the building. 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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