Home Worship Guide for November 15, 2020

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This guide aims to equip families, couples, and singles to conduct home worship on the Lord’s Day. Home worship cannot replace the God-ordained purpose and power of corporate worship as the church, but during this time of crisis, we hope it will be used by God to encourage believers and equip husbands, fathers, and spiritual heads to lead their family in worship.

Who should participate in home worship?

We encourage families with children of all ages to participate. We recommend conducting home worship on Sundays at 9:15am (~1 hour). It is advisable for all family members to still wake up at a reasonable hour, change out of their pajamas, eat breakfast, and then gather in the living room.

For singles, we encourage you to connect with a small group of friends over a video-conferencing platform and conduct home worship together.

Who should lead home worship?

In accordance with the pattern set in Scripture, we encourage believing husbands/fathers to lead their families in home worship. In instances where there is not a father in the home or the father is not a Christian, the mother will need to assume this role. Among smaller non-family gatherings, the group can assign the task to conduct the home worship to any believing member. If you are not in a group, the following guide can still be utilized for personal devotion.

What resources are available to help children join home worship?

Here are resources to help your children follow along with the sermon message:

Which language should we use to conduct home worship?

Each family should decide which language is most suitable for all family members. Mandarin and Cantonese worship guides are available.

How can I give during this temporary suspension of services?

Offerings and donations can be given online through HCC’s PayPal Giving Fund. We encourage members to stay the course of faithful generosity to the Lord and the ministry of his church.


Sunday, November 15th, 2020 | 9:15am

[Google Slides version of the guide]

Special Word to Members (Pastor Jason)

Call to Worship

Colossians 1:15-20
Leader invites someone to read aloud
Leader then prays for God to prepare everyone’s heart for worship

Worship in Song

Oh Lord Almighty | Song Lyrics

Confession of Sin

  • Leader (L): Father, we gather together with the expectant knowledge that, through your Son, you freely pardon all who repent and turn to him.

  • A: We have sinned against you this week in our thoughts, our words, and our actions. We have not loved you, or others, as you told us.

  • L: Grant us the mercy, the forgiveness, and the cleansing that Jesus gives to those who confess their sin.

  • A: On that basis, grant that we may continue to worship you in Spirit and in truth, to the glory of your name. Amen.

Assurance of Pardon

Hebrews 10:19-22
[Leader invites one person to read aloud]

Worship in Song

Before the Throne of God | Song Lyrics

Responsive Reading (Mark 9:33-37)

  • Leader (L): And they came to Capernaum. And when he was in the house he asked them,

  • All (A): “What were you discussing on the way?”

  • L: But they kept silent,

  • A: For on the way they had argued with one another about who was the greatest.
  • L: And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them,

  • A: “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.

  • L: And he took a child and put him in the midst of them, and taking him in his arms, he said to them,

  • A: “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me.”

Group Prayer

Individuals choose a request and pray aloud

  • Praise God for his just exercise of power over his creation.
  • Thank God for Christ the King laying down his life for rebels like us.
  • Pray for us to see how our power and influence might help others.
  • Pray for us to grow in our desire to share the gospel with the lost.
  • Pray for our nation’s unity as some are happy with election results while others remain unhappy.
  • Pray for a peaceful transition for the president-elect and vice-president elect into their new roles.
  • Pray for God to slow and cease the spread of the coronavirus as infection rates climb.
  • Pray for our fear of God to surpass the fear of the pandemic.

Leader concludes with a prayer for our hearts to humbly receive the reading and preaching of God’s Word

Scripture Reading

Leader asks someone to read aloud

Mark 10:35-45

Sermon

Behold the Master Who Came to Serve (Minister Henry) | Sermon Outline

Worship in Song

Your Will Be Done | Song Lyrics

Guided Prayer (by Philip Doddridge, 1709-1751)

  • Leader (L): O Lord, cast us into whatever dangers you please, and we will cheerfully await the happy event which will at length prove the wisdom and kindness of even your most mysterious plans.

  • All (A): In the meantime, even as we travel in the bonds of affliction, may we see your hand in the expressions and encouragement of our brothers and sisters in Christ.

  • L: Let us thank you and take courage in the humble assurance that you will stand by us in every future unknown extreme.

  • A: You will either display your power and goodness by raising up those around us in support – or you will display your all-sufficiency in a yet more glorious way, bearing us up when everything else fails us.

  • L+A: Amen.

 Doxology

Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him all creatures here below; Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Announcements

    • English Congregational Prayer Meeting | Wednesday, Nov. 18th | 7:30pm-8:30pm
      While this global pandemic continues, we’re going to hold a weekly English congregation prayer meeting via Zoom (hcc.lv/EnglishPrayerMeeting). We’ll also hold an optional Hangout with the Staff from 8:30-9:00pm. Please submit the request through a Prayer Needs Form.
    • Pearland Church Celebration | Saturday, Nov. 21st | 11:00am- 12:00pm

      We will celebrate the completion of our Pearland Campus building on November 21, 2020. You are invited to drive-by the site (2515 Miller Ranch Dr, Pearland, TX 77584) with the option of a guided building tour.  Please plan your visit during the following hours, 9:30~11:00 for Cantonese and Mandarine congregations OR 11:00~12:00 for English congregations. For the safety reason, please wear your mask and keep social distance during the visit. 

    • English Outdoor Worship Service Registration | Sunday, Nov. 22nd
      Praise God that we can meet together English outdoor! In-person worship service will be held on Sunday, November 22nd at 9:15 a.m. in the HCC parking lot. Registrations will be tracked on a first come first served basis. Please read the precautions and guidelines carefully and register here: hcc.lv/EnglishOutdoorWorship
    • Membership Class | Sunday, Nov. 22nd & 29th | 8:00pm-9:00pm
      Interested in becoming a member of HCC? Join us for membership class on Sunday, Nov. 22nd and Sunday, Nov. 29th. Contact englishadmin@hcchome.org to find out how to attend these classes.
    • Please Excuse Our Appearance
      A large truck went through our driveway and damaged part of the canopy overhang. Please excuse our appearance as we are working to fix the structure. Repairs on the building will start next week. 
    • Welcome our next Church Administrator
      We thank God for His goodness in providing us our next Church Administrator – William Soo (see bio here). He will start with us on 11/16/2020 and Roy Chen will be orienting him and passing the baton in the next few months. Please give him and his wife, Sue, a warm and loving HCC welcome! 
    • Missionary Spotlight for November
      HCC supports several long term missionaries in their work to spread the Good News. Join us in praying for this month’s missionary spotlight.
    • Job Opportunities Update
      We are still in the search for part-time Facility Supervisor. Please pray for the search process and feel free to pass along the job profile to prospective candidates.
    • HCC Weekly Financial Records & Online Giving Updates
      We want to provide access to the weekly financial records that are normally found in our church bulletins. We are thankful to God for your continued faithful giving, even during this season of hardship. For more information on how to give online and special alerts, please see and HCC Online Giving Page. **Special Note: If you want to shopwithscrip check out the HCC Online Giving Page for directions on how to support the Pearland Building Fund.**
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    • Home Worship Post-Service Survey
    • New or Visiting HCC?
      If you are a newcomer or visitor of our Home Worship Guide we would love to connect you with our church community! Take a moment to fill out our Visitor Welcome Form and we will contact you.


      Kids Church Online For Children

      For Families with Children (3 years old to 5th Grade), HCC Children’s Ministry is providing a KidsChurch Online weekly lesson for your children. This will take the place of our weekly Kids Church or Sunday School.

      Mr Frank’s suggestion is to plan your Sunday morning to hold Kids Church Online either before or after your Home Worship Time. If you plan to hold Home Worship at 9:15am as suggested, then have Kids Church Online before or after your home worship. You can allow your children to participate in Kids Church Online by themselves or join your kids.  Another option is to use Kids Church Online for your kids during the sermon message portion of Home Worship.

      Mr. Frank will be available online through Zoom at Kids Church Online MeetUp to say hello and answer questions. He will be online through Zoom at either 10:30-11:o0am and 12:15-12:45pm each Sunday if your kids want to say hello and tell me what they think of each Sunday’s lesson. The link to the Zoom meeting will be posted after each week’s Kids Church Online.


      Missed a Sunday? Access a previous worship guide in our archive page.

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