Hillside Sunday Bulletin | September 18, 2022

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The worship service is streaming live. Please silence mobile phones and noises that could interfere. Thank you!


Worship Through Song 

Ministry Moment
Introducing Derek Brokke, Director of Small Groups & Discipleship


Corporate Worship, Ephesians 2:18-21
Brian Gingerich Senior Pastor

Closing Song




We’re glad you are here today! After the service, please look for our Welcome Center counter (under the “I am new here” sign in our lobby). Someone there will be happy to answer any questions you have about Hillside. We’d also love for you to fill out an “I’m New Here” card, so that we can connect you with information about Hillside that may be helpful to you.


9:15am Worship Service: Childcare is provided during the entire worship service for children birth – age 3. Children age 4 – 6th grade go with their parents to the worship service. An announcement is made when they are dismissed to their classes. 

11:00am Worship Service: Childcare is provided during the entire worship service for children birth – 35 months. Children ages 3, 4 & 5 go with their parents to the worship service. An announcement is made when they are dismissed to Kids Worship.




FREE MINISTRY RESOURCESThere are free books and other ministry resources available on the conference room table today. Check it out and take whatever looks helpful to you!LAUNCH – Small Group

At Hillside we like to say that we are a church OF small groups, rather than a church WITH small groups. We consider our small group ministry a key component of our church ministry. Being in a small group is how we help each other follow Jesus. Everyone is invited to join! If you are interested in checking out what that could look like for you, we offer Launch – where you can experience a small group. Launch will meet in room 155, during the 9:15 worship service, Sept. 25-Nov. 6. Register at hillsidemn.org/smallgroups. 

Childcare Information: Supervision is available for children age 4 – grade 6 during the first portion of the worship service (their regular classes do not begin until midway through the service). Children need to be registered when you register for Launch, and registered for their regular Sunday morning children’s class. Children birth – age 3 have childcare available during the entire service. You do not need to register them on the Launch form, but they must be registered for the nursery or their Sunday morning children’s class.

PRAYER FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM We are instructed in Psalm 122:6 to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, so that those who love God are secure and will prosper. Israel continues to be a place of conflict and turmoil on our world scene. We will come along-side the people of this nation and pray for God’s purposes on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 8:30 – 8:55am in the library. Let’s pray for peace!

NEW ATTENDERS LUNCH A lunch with our pastors and directors is offered to those who have started attending Hillside within the past few months. We’d like to give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about Hillside Church. The next lunch will be on Sept. 25, at 12:30pm in the cafeteria. Children are welcome! We hope you can join us. Register at hillsidemn.org/events or on the ChurchCenter app. 

THE GOSPEL PROJECT The Gospel Project is a chronological Bible study journey that examines how all Scripture gives testimony to Jesus Christ and God’s plan of redemption! Each lesson stands on its own – join us at any time. Led by Dave Kurschner, the class meets Sundays, 9:15am, in room 156.

BABY & ME CLASS Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 5, Baby & Me is a six-week class for parents and their babies (birth to age 1) to attend together. The class is designed to facilitate and promote parent-baby relationships, provide developmental information and discover each baby’s unique personality, preference, and needs. Led by Sandi Putnam, the class meets in room 135 in the children’s wing from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Register at hillsidemn.org/wednesdayconnect.

CHILD DEDICATION A child dedication will be offered during both worship services on Sunday, Oct. 16. If your family would like to participate please contact Alexi Abel: alexi@hillsidemn.org.

FALL FEST Wednesday, Oct. 12 – join us for an evening of fall fun for your family and friends! From 6:30pm – 8:00pm you can enjoy live music, a bon fire, crafts, games and more! Our Wednesday night supper will be chili which will have an extended serving time (5:30 – 7pm). Register at hillsidemn.org/events. HILLSIDE FAMILY: We need YOU! Volunteer opportunities are posted at hillsidemn.org/events. 

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY Ladies, you are invited to Wondrous Things – a Psalm 119 Study that begins Monday, Oct. 3. In this seven-week study we will see the glory of God’s Word, be encouraged and challenged to know and obey it, and explore its connection to God’s character. “Open my eyes that I may behold wondrous things out of your law” (Psalm 119:18). The study is led by Traci Richard and will meet in the library from 6:30-8pm. 

MY FAVORITE THINGS Ladies, let’s get together! You are invited to the home of Pam Leafblad – 9500 Oxborough Curve, Bloomington, on Monday, Sept. 19, at 6:30pm. Join us for a night full of fun, fellowship and favorite things!

Bring YOUR “favorite thing” – a new item, $10 or less, to give away – something that you love and would like other ladies to know about. (Please bring it in a bag to keep it a secret until opened.) It will be the perfect night to bring a friend and make new ones. To help us plan – let us know if you can join us – register at hillsidemn.org/women. 

THE SIGNIFICANT WOMANJodie Jones, Sherri Kadlec and Deepali Valvi invite you to a 10-week journey learning how to live a life of significance with biblical life coaching for women in all seasons of life. More information and registration at hillsidemn.org/women. The group will meet Tuesdays, Sept 20-Dec. 6, 9:30–11:00am, at the home of Jodie Jones, 9238 Briar Lane, Bloomington. Cost: $22 (workbook) pay online or cash/check at the first meeting.

PRAYER MENTORING Mentoring in prayer for women of any age, led by Carol Madison and using her book “Prayer That’s Caught and Taught” as a study guide. We will meet in the conference room on Thursdays, beginning Sept. 22 and ending Dec. 8, from 6:30-8:00pm. (No meetings on MEA week/Oct. 20 and Thanksgiving/Nov. 24.) Purchase your own copy of the book at prayershop.org or on Amazon. Limited to 11 women. Contact carol@hillsidemn.org.

GRIEFSHARE If you have lost a loved one it may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future. A GriefShare group can help you face the challenges before you with others who understand your pain. A Loss of a Spouse session will be held Thursday, Sept. 22, at 6:30pm, in the library. Then, beginning Thursday, Sept. 29, a GriefShare group for any loss will meet weekly for 13 weeks in the library at 6:30pm. Join us as you are able – each session is self-contained, so you do not have to attend in sequence. For information contact Jim Meredyk: jvm4ephesians6@gmail.com.