Hillside Sunday Bulletin | November 27, 2022

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Worship Through Song

The First Candle of Advent
The Beuning Family
David, Sue and Juliana

Worship Through Tithes & Offering 

MessageThe First Sunday of Advent – HopeCaryl HaywardPastor at Large 

Closing Song



We’re glad you are here today! After the service, please look for our Welcome Center counter (under the “I’m 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.



FIRST FRIDAY PRAYER CALL On the first Friday of each month from 6-6:30am, you are invited to join the prayer team on a prayer call. During the half-hour we will pray for our nation, revival, and the ministries of Hillside. Join us this coming Friday, Dec. 2, by calling 605-468-8026 and entering access code 672952. 

FIRST FRIDAY 24-HOUR PRAYER Our next Twin Cities Prays 24-hour prayer will be from 7:00am, Friday, Dec. 2, to 6:00am Saturday, Dec. 3. Find some friends to take an hour to pray for our city and nation. Prayer times are via Zoom or on your own. Great for a small group time! Sign up through the link on the Wednesday Hillside Weekly, or at hillsidemn.org/prayer. A helpful prayer guide is available on SignUp Genius.

KIDS CHRISTMAS MUSICAL Wednesday, Dec. 7 & Thursday, Dec. 8, 6:30pm – the Hillside Kids Christmas Players are excited to present this year’s Christmas musical, Sheep in Heavenly Peace. You’re invited to an evening of songs and silliness, all wrapped up in a message about the Good Shepherd Himself. Invite your friends and neighbors! *Note: Wednesday’s performance will also include performances by Hillside Preschoolers and Kindergarteners. The supper on Wednesday will be meatballs and potatoes. Registration is open. Register your family and guests now and have the peace of mind that you’re all set for this fun evening!

WINTER RETREAT – Jan. 20 – 22 Friday, Jan. 20 – Sunday, Jan. 22 – join us for our second annual Winter Retreat at Lake Beauty Bible Camp! This is a wonderful opportunity to spend the weekend with your Hillside family in worship, play (indoors and out – snow tubing, broomball, laser tag, carpet ball, pickle ball, etc.) while enjoying God’s beautiful winter creation! More information and registration (which closes on Sunday, Dec. 18 or when filled) is available at hillsidemn.org/events. Questions? Contact Amy Aunan: amy@hillsidemn.org. It will be fun weekend for the whole family! Note: An option to register to attend for the day only on Saturday will be made available soon, as well!


Dec. 7 – Children’s Christmas Program

Dec. 8 – Children’s Christmas Musical only (no preschool or K)

Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Services – 2:00pm and 4:00pm

Dec. 25 – Christmas Day – one worship service – 11:00am

Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day – one worship service – 11:00am

Jan. 20-22 – Hillside Winter Retreat

FINANCIAL UPDATE Next Sunday, we will begin reporting offering numbers on a monthly basis. The reason for this move is because most giving is done either electronically (which varies on when the amounts are sent and processed by Stripe, SubSplash and ACH withdrawal) or sent through the mail (which varies on when the checks are mailed, delivered and counted) which limits the ability to report giving on a weekly basis. Please contact Dir. of Operations Kara Skogg – kara@hillsidemn.org with any questions.

Weekly Budget: $29,174.23

11/20/22 Actual: $39,761.54 Difference: + $10,587.31

Year-to-Date: Budget: $612,658.83 

Actual: $566,342.28 Difference: – $46,316/55

STRIKE FORCE PRAYER TEAM This prayer team is alerted when we sense a need to pray “on site” somewhere in our city (several people gathered before the elections at Bloomington City Hall to pray for the elections). An email will go out with the time and place – and an invitation for you to show up to pray for about a half-hour. If you would like to join this team and receive the alerts, contact Carol Madison, carol@hillsidemn.org.

MEAL TRAIN MINISTRY TEAM Our Meal Train Ministry Team is a group of those willing to bring a meal to a Hillside family or individual in need of one. When a meal need arises a link to a Meal Train schedule will be sent out to the group. If you are able to provide one of the meals – great! If you are unable to help – there is no obligation because there will be other opportunities. If you are interested in joining the team contact Joni Pearson: joni@hillisdemn.org. 

HOLIDAY HOPE NIGHT OF OUTREACH This Christmas, we want to reach out to our community with the love of Jesus. With that in mind, we are planning a night of outreach – and we need your help!

DRIVE-THRU FOOD PICK-UP: Friday evening, Dec. 16, we’ll host our first-ever Holiday Hope Drive-Thru Food Pick-Up. We’ll invite our community to drive through and pick up grocery bags assembled with all the ingredients they’ll need to make a holiday meal. We need help starting now, as we begin collecting food donations. We’re asking our Hillside family to bless our community by assembling bags of groceries individually, or with a group. Our goal is to distribute 100 bags. Stop by the ministry counter today to pick up a shopping list and a grocery bag to fill. More information with a link to SignUp Genius to volunteer is available at hillsidemn.org/serve or the ChurchCenter app.

Do you know someone who would be blessed by a bag of food? Anyone in the community is welcome to pick up a bag on Dec. 16, but pre-registration is required at hillsidemn.org/holidayhope. Invitation cards with information about the offer and where to pre-register are available on the ministry counter in the worship center lobby for you to share.

NEIGHBORHOOD CHRISTMAS CAROLING: Along with the food drive thru on Friday, Dec. 16, there will also be the opportunity to join a group to visit nearby neighborhoods to sing Christmas carols and distribute invitations to our Christmas Eve services. Bring the whole family and help us spread some Christmas cheer, along with an invitation to hear the reason for the season! Exact logistics – time, etc, – are TBD, but if you are interested, please click Holiday Hope: Night of Outreach at hillisdemn.org/serve, or the ChurchCenter app and use the link to sign up. We will contact you with more information as soon as it is available. 

WEDNESDAY CONNECT INFORMATION: hillsidemn.org/wednesdayconnect