Hope Community Church
Monday, October 26, 2020



 Updated 10/23/2020

 Why the Lord’s Supper?


Routines can be helpful.


I have a morning routine: I get up, shave, wash my face, brush my teeth, get dressed, and then go downstairs to make my oatmeal in the microwave (btw– I am not a fan of oatmeal, but I eat because Ollie tells me it’s good for my health!).


But the downside of routines is that we can go through them without thinking about them.  I remember when I was on staff at VCG, I was in such a habit of driving to the church that it felt like I was on autopilot.  In fact, one day I was running errands in a different direction, only to find I myself headed to the church.  I made the correction but a few minutes later, I find myself driving again to the church!


Unfortunately, when it comes to celebrating the Lord’s Supper, we can do the same thing.  We can go through communion on autopilot without really thinking about why we do it.  So why do we celebrate communion?  And how should we approach this God-ordained practice?  Let talk about it this Saturday afternoon as we hear Part 13 in our series on I Corinthians!   

Note: We will have individually wrapped cups and wafers available.  For those who are joining online, please have some bread/crackers and juice/wine available for your household.

In-Person Worship Time & Place!
We are excited to announce that God has led us to move the time of our weekly worship service to Saturdays.  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 disposal masks available).

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 page & then click the icon labeled "Hope Worship Service 10.24.2020."  (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!                                                                            

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! 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