Hope Community Church
Saturday, February 27, 2021

WORSHIP ON SATURDAY

 
 

Updated 2/26/2021

There is an unusual story in Mark 8 of Jesus healing a blind man. First, it’s unusual in that Jesus spits on the man’s  eyes before laying his hands on them. (Can you imagine going to a prayer meeting with eye problems and before someone prays, they spit in your eyes?! )  But what is more unusual is what happens next.  Jesus asks the man if he sees anything.  The man replies, “I see men, but they look like trees walking.”  It’s not until Jesus lays hands on him a second time that his eyesight is fully restored.  So why the two-stage healing?

Many think that Jesus was using this healing as an object lesson.  Jesus had just talked about the Pharisees and their hard hearts. He also rebuked the disciples saying, “Having eyes do you not see?”  So perhaps Jesus was showing that many people only partially see, but they lack true spiritual vision to clearly see and understand reality.  In essence they lack a Biblical worldview.

 So how can we see clearly?  How can look at life through a Biblical lens?  That’s what this new series is about.  

Join us this Saturday, February 27th at 5pm as we begin our new series Developing a Biblical Worldview.

 

In-Person Worship Time & Place!

We hope you can join us each Saturday at 5pm at Liberty Church! (1640 W Gelden Rd, Lindenhurst, IL 60046).  FYI: We will have children and youth classes during the message time.  COVID safety notes: We (and Liberty) will be following a cleaning regimen to help reduce the spread of infection. The sanctuary will enable us to social distance. In addition, we strongly request everyone to wear masks while indoors unless there are medical reasons not to do so (If you forget to bring one, we will have disposable masks available). AS A REMINDER, do not come to church if you are feeling at all sick.  Better to be cautious, even if it's just a cold. 

 

Livestreaming Our Worship Service

For those who cannot or do not feel comfortable joining us in-person, we will continue to livestream our worship services. So join us Saturday at 5pm on YouTube Live!  Just click on this link to connect with our church's YouTube livestream (Note: The service will begin at 5pm, but we will begin live-streaming at 4:50pm to give you plenty of time to connect.)

 

Sunday Zooming for FELLOWSHIP! 

Every Sunday at 9:15am, we will have a 15-minute open Zoom time for everyone at Hope to connect with one another. This will be an unstructured time to connect. We encourage all of you to join us just to say hi! In addition, for those who missed our Saturday worship service, we will replay a recording of the service beginning at 9:30am on the same Zoom channel. Here’s the Zoom info: Meeting ID: 287 775 281; Passcode: 019752  Click this link to connect!

 

Sunday Prayer & Ministry Time

Every Sunday from 8:30 - 9:15am, we will have a time of prayer for the needs of our body.  We invite you to join us on ZOOM just to quietly listen, silently pray, share your requests or pray aloud for each other.  We encourage all of you to join us! It will be held on the same ZOOM channel as our Sunday Zoom fellowship and service replay. Here’s the Zoom info: Meeting ID: 287 775 281; Passcode: 019752   Click this link to connect!