Church Family Update
January 26, 2022
 
“And they said to one another, ‘Come, let us cast lots, that we may know on whose account this evil has come upon us.’ So they cast lots, and the lot fell on Jonah.”-Jonah 1:7
 
Hope Bible Church Family,
 
    What a blessing it was to have Pastor Eric Ricard with us this past weekend. It is a great privilege to be a part of the wonderful fellowship of Churches called the Great Commission Collective; and stand side by side across nations for the greatest mission of all time: The gospel of Jesus Christ! It has been an exciting start to the New Year and the Lord is at work! Here is a snapshot of what is happening and how you can be praying and plugging in….
 
SATURDAY SERVICE
Please pray for the preparation of your own heart as we gather for worship this weekend; and ask the Lord to move powerfully in the heart of each person worshipping with us. Also, be in prayer for whom you can invite to hear the good news of the gospel. Here are the details…
 
Time: Our service will be at 5:00-6:30pm on Saturday.
Registration: You can register for the service here. Registration will be open until January 15 @ 10am.
Service Links…
Live Stream: The live stream will begin at 5:00pm on Saturday and the video of the full service will be available on our website for the rest of the week. Please use the Live Stream link to access this.
Sermon Only: If you wish to watch just the sermon later on or listen on Soundcloud, you will be able to access it under the “Latest Sermon” link on our website.
Worship Set: Will be posted on Spotify here.
Sermon: Jonah 1:7-17-“The Provision of Grace”

ANNOUNCEMENTS
1) Hope Prays
A house of prayer is a house that sees their need for prayer and comes alongside each other in prayer. As Elders, it is a privilege and joy for us to pray for you. In lieu of our Connection Cards, please be sure to submit your prayer requests and praise reports via the “Hope Prays” link on our website; which can be found here.

2) Church-Wide Prayer Night (February 16 @ 7:30pm-9:00pm)
Our next church-wide prayer night is coming up! Be sure to lock in this time to gather to call on the Name of the Lord with us. Registration will be open soon, and you can register here.

3) Discover Hope Step 1 (January 30 @ 1:00pm-2:00pm)
Are you new to Hope Ottawa and are looking to get more information about who we are as a Church? We will be running our next Discover Hope Step 1 class on Sunday January 30 from 1:00-2:00pm. Please Note: The event will be ONLINE. You can register here. Once we receive your registration, we will send you the zoom link. We look forward to meeting you!

4) Parent-Child Dedication Service (February 19, 2022)
Our next parent/child dedication service is coming up! You can register for it here. Please email welcome@hopeottawa.ca with any questions you may have.

5) Discover Hope-Step 2 (Sunday February 20 & March 6 @ 1-3:00pm)
Are you looking into making Hope Ottawa your home church? Want to find out more about the beliefs, leadership and mission of the church? Want to get plugged into a small group and a service team? Then be sure to sign up for our next Discover Hope Step 2 class! This is a two part class and you can sign up on our website here. We look forward to seeing you!

6) Hope Gives
Thank you for your continued giving to the work of the Lord as an act of worship. Our fiscal year runs from September 1 and will continue until August 31, 2022. If you call Hope Ottawa your home church and are not already giving regularly, we encourage you to start giving cheerfully and sacrificially as the Lord leads. If you are already giving, we thank you for this. You can continue giving your tithes and offerings through our online giving platform here. Thank you for your faithfulness.
 
7) Financial Update
Offering Year To Date (as of January 23):
Budget: $ 88,846.17
Total Offering: $ 91,027.96

8) Hope Cares
It is our joy and privilege to continue to care for you in this season. In lieu of our Connection Cards, please feel free to contact our office at 613-627-8359 or email info@hopeottawa.ca with any pastoral care needs that you may have. We would love to hear from you and will set up a time online to meet with you for any prayer, encouragement, assistance or counselling you may need.
 
You are loved,

Pastor Ray (On behalf of the Elders)



Church Family Update
January 19, 2022
 
“And they said to one another, ‘Come, let us cast lots, that we may know on whose account this evil has come upon us.’ So they cast lots, and the lot fell on Jonah.”-Jonah 1:7
 
Hello Hope Bible Church,
 
    It is a joy to continue to see Jesus building His Church for His glory. We have so much to be thankful for. Here is a snapshot of what is happening and how you can be praying and plugging in….
 
SATURDAY SERVICE
Please pray for the preparation of your own heart as we gather for worship this weekend; and ask the Lord to move powerfully in the heart of each person worshipping with us. Also, be in prayer for whom you can invite to hear the good news of the gospel. Here are the details…
Time: Our service will be at 5:00-6:30pm on Saturday.
Registration: You can register for the service here. Registration will be open until January 15 @ 10am.
Service Links…
Live Stream: The live stream will begin at 5:00pm on Saturday and the video of the full service will be available on our website for the rest of the week. Please use the Live Stream link to access this.
Sermon Only: If you wish to watch just the sermon later on or listen on Soundcloud, you will be able to access it under the “Latest Sermon” link on our website.
Worship Set: Will be posted on Spotify here.
Sermon: Jonah 1:7-17-“The Provision of Grace”

ANNOUNCEMENTS
1) Hope Prays
A house of prayer is a house that sees their need for prayer and comes alongside each other in prayer. As Elders, it is a privilege and joy for us to pray for you. In lieu of our Connection Cards, please be sure to submit your prayer requests and praise reports via the “Hope Prays” link on our website; which can be found here.
 
2) Discover Hope Step 1 (January 30 @ 1:00pm-2:00pm)
Are you new to Hope Ottawa and are looking to get more information about who we are as a Church? We will be running our next Discover Hope Step 1 class on Sunday January 30 from 1:00-2:00pm. Please Note: The event will be ONLINE. You can register here. Once we receive your registration, we will send you the zoom link. We look forward to meeting you!

3) Discover Hope Step 2 (Sunday February 20 & March 6 @ 1-3:00pm)
Are you looking into making Hope Ottawa your home church? Want to find out more about the beliefs, leadership and mission of the church? Want to get plugged into a small group and a service team? Then be sure to sign up for our next Discover Hope Step 2 class! This is a two part class and you can sign up on our website here. We look forward to seeing you!

4) Parent-Child Dedication Service (February 19, 2022)
Our next parent/child dedication service is coming up! You can register for it here. Please email welcome@hopeottawa.ca with any questions you may have.

5) Hope Gives
Thank you for your continued giving to the work of the Lord as an act of worship. Our fiscal year runs from September 1 and will continue until August 31, 2022. If you call Hope Ottawa your home church and are not already giving regularly, we encourage you to start giving cheerfully and sacrificially as the Lord leads. If you are already giving, we thank you for this. You can continue giving your tithes and offerings through our online giving platform here. Thank you for your faithfulness.
 
Financial Update
Offering Year To Date (as of January 15):
Budget: $ 84,615.40
Total Offering: $ 87,437.86

6) Hope Cares
It is our joy and privilege to continue to care for you in this season. In lieu of our Connection Cards, please feel free to contact our office at 613-627-8359 or email info@hopeottawa.ca with any pastoral care needs that you may have. We would love to hear from you and will set up a time online to meet with you for any prayer, encouragement, assistance or counselling you may need.
 
You are loved,
  
Pastor Ray (On behalf of the Elders)



Church Family Update
January 12, 2022
 
“Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, ‘Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.’”
-Jonah 1:1-2
 
Hello Hope Bible Church,
 
    What an incredible start to the New Year it has been! The Lord is at work through His Word by His Spirit and is building His Church for His glory. O Lord, keep us humble, desperate and dependent on You for every step. Thank you Lord for your grace towards us. Here’s a snapshot of what is happening at Hope as we press on into 2022…
 
SATURDAY SERVICE
As we launch into a new year, we are launching into our new sermon series through the book of Jonah entitled, “Jonah: A Portrait of God’s Grace”.  I am praying for each of you that this series is a clarifying, strengthening, comforting and Christ-glorifying look at the pursuit, provision, power and promise of God’s unrelenting grace, mercy and love over our lives. O Lord, thank you that no matter what we do, no matter where we go and no matter what is happening around us, nothing can stop Your grace! Please pray for the preparation of your own heart as we gather for worship this weekend; and ask the Lord to move powerfully in the heart of each person worshipping with us. Also, be in prayer for whom you can invite to hear the good news of the gospel. Here are the details…
Time: Our service will be at 5:00-6:30pm on Saturday.
Registration: You can register for the service here. Registration will be open until January 15 @ 10am.
Service Links…
Live Stream: The live stream will begin at 5:00pm on Saturday and the video of the full service will be available on our website for the rest of the week. Please use the Live Stream link to access this.
Sermon Only: If you wish to watch just the sermon later on or listen on Soundcloud, you will be able to access it under the “Latest Sermon” link on our website.
Worship Set: Will be posted on Spotify here.
Sermon: Jonah 1:1-6-“The Pursuit of Grace”
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
1) Hope Prays
A house of prayer is a house that sees their need for prayer and comes alongside each other in prayer. As Elders, it is a privilege and joy for us to pray for you. In lieu of our Connection Cards, please be sure to submit your prayer requests and praise reports via the “Hope Prays” link on our website; which can be found here.
 
2) Church-Wide Prayer Night (January 19 @ 7:30pm-9:00pm)
Our next church-wide prayer night is coming up next week! Please make this night a priority and join us as we call on the Lord. We need Him so much! Registration is now open and can be found here.

3) Discover Hope Step 1 (January 30 @ 1:00pm-2:00pm)
Are you new to Hope Ottawa and are looking to get more information about who we are as a Church? We will be running our next Discover Hope Step 1 class on Sunday January 30 from 1:00-2:00pm. Please Note: The event will be ONLINE. You can register here. Once we receive your registration, we will send you the zoom link. We look forward to meeting you!
 
4) Parent-Child Dedication Service (February 19, 2022)
Our next parent/child dedication service is coming up! You can register for it here. Please email welcome@hopeottawa.ca with any questions you may have.
 
5) Hope Gives
Thank you for your continued giving to the work of the Lord as an act of worship. Our fiscal year runs from September 1 and will continue until August 31, 2022. If you call Hope Ottawa your home church and are not already giving regularly, we encourage you to start giving cheerfully and sacrificially as the Lord leads. If you are already giving, we thank you for this. You can continue giving your tithes and offerings through our online giving platform here. Thank you for your faithfulness.
 
Financial Update
Offering Year To Date (as of January 9):
Budget: $ 80,384.63
Total Offering: $ 83,275.86
 
6) Hope Cares
It is our joy and privilege to continue to care for you in this season. In lieu of our Connection Cards, please feel free to contact our office at 613-627-8359 or email info@hopeottawa.ca with any pastoral care needs that you may have. We would love to hear from you and will set up a time online to meet with you for any prayer, encouragement, assistance or counselling you may need.
 
You are loved,
 
Pastor Ray (On behalf of the Elders)


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Church Family Update
January 5, 2022
 
“He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.”
-Isaiah 40:29
 
Hope Bible Church Family,
 
    As I look back over this past year, and look ahead to 2022, I am filled with gratitude, expectance and am overwhelmed at the grace of our Lord in continuing to sustain, equip, strengthen and build His Church for His glory.  Nothing can stop Jesus Christ from building His Church! Press on Loved Ones! He who called us is faithful and He will surely do it! Not to us O Lord, but to Your Name be the glory!  
 
SATURDAY SERVICE
This week, Pastor Paul Whittingstall will be bringing God’s Word to us from Isaiah 40. Please pray for the preparation of your own heart; and ask the Lord to move powerfully in the heart of each person worshipping with us. Also, be in prayer for whom you can invite to hear the good news of the gospel. Here are the details…
 
Time: Our service will be at 5:00-6:30pm on Saturday.
Registration: You can register for the service here. Registration will be open until January 7 @ 10am.
Service Links…
Live Stream: The live stream will begin at 5:00pm on Saturday and the video of the full service will be available on our website for the rest of the week. Please use the Live Stream link to access this.
Sermon Only: If you wish to watch just the sermon later on or listen on Soundcloud, you will be able to access it under the “Latest Sermon” link on our website.
Worship Set: Will be posted on Spotify here.
Sermon: Isaiah 40:29-31-“God Things Happen to Those Who Wait”


ANNOUNCEMENTS
1) Hope Prays
A house of prayer is a house that sees their need for prayer and comes alongside each other in prayer. As Elders, it is a privilege and joy for us to pray for you. In lieu of our Connection Cards, please be sure to submit your prayer requests and praise reports via the “Hope Prays” link on our website; which can be found here.
 
2) Church-Wide Prayer Night (January 19 @ 7:30pm-9:00pm)
We cannot wait to kick-off the new year with our next Church-Wide prayer night on January 19! Please make this night a priority and join us as we call on the Lord. We need Him so much! Registration is now open and can be found here.
 
3) Discover Hope Step 1 (January 30 @ 1:00pm-2:00pm)
Are you new to Hope Ottawa and are looking to get more information about who we are as a Church? We will be running our next Discover Hope Step 1 class on Sunday January 30 from 1:00-2:00pm. Please Note: The event will be ONLINE. You can register here. Once we receive your registration, we will send you the zoom link. We look forward to meeting you!

 4) Parent-Child Dedication Service (February 19, 2022)
Our next parent/child dedication service is coming up! You can register for it here. Please email welcome@hopeottawa.ca with any questions you may have.
 
5) Hope Gives
Thank you for your continued giving to the work of the Lord as an act of worship. Our fiscal year runs from September 1 and will continue until August 31, 2022. If you call Hope Ottawa your home church and are not already giving regularly, we encourage you to start giving cheerfully and sacrificially as the Lord leads. If you are already giving, we thank you for this. You can continue giving your tithes and offerings through our online giving platform here. Thank you for your faithfulness.
 
Financial Update
Offering Year To Date (as of January 3):
Budget: $ 76,153.86
Total Offering: $ 79,360.36
 
6) Hope Cares
It is our joy and privilege to continue to care for you in this season. In lieu of our Connection Cards, please feel free to contact our office at 613-627-8359 or email info@hopeottawa.ca with any pastoral care needs that you may have. We would love to hear from you and will set up a time online to meet with you for any prayer, encouragement, assistance or counselling you may need.
 
 You are loved,
 
 Pastor Ray (On behalf of the Elders)




Church Family Update
December 29, 2021
 
“They read from the book, from the Law of God, clearly, and they gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading.”-Nehemiah 8:8
 
Happy New Year Hope!
 
    Wow! The Lord has and continues to be so faithful in building His Church! Although this year was unlike anything any of us could have expected, Jesus Christ is sovereign over all and is using each part of it for our good and for His glory. All praise, glory and honour to Him!
 
SATURDAY SERVICE
This week, pastor Steve Kroeker will be bringing God’s Word to us from Nehemiah 8. Please pray for the preparation of your own heart; and ask the Lord to move powerfully in the heart of each person worshipping with us. Also, be in prayer for whom you can invite to hear the good news of the gospel. Here are the details…
 
Time: Our service will be at 5:00-6:30pm on Saturday.
Registration: You can register for the service here. Registration will be open until Saturday January 1 @ 10am.
Service Links…
Live Stream: The live stream will begin at 5:00pm on Saturday and the video of the full service will be available on our website for the rest of the week. Please use the Live Stream link to access this.
Sermon Only: If you wish to watch just the sermon later on or listen on Soundcloud, you will be able to access it under the “Latest Sermon” link on our website.
Worship Set: Will be posted on Spotify here.
Sermon: Nehemiah 8: 1-18-“Calling For the Book”


ANNOUNCEMENTS
1) Hope Prays
A house of prayer is a house that sees their need for prayer and comes alongside each other in prayer. As Elders, it is a privilege and joy for us to pray for you. In lieu of our Connection Cards, please be sure to submit your prayer requests and praise reports via the “Hope Prays” link on our website; which can be found here.

2) Church-Wide Prayer Night (January 19 @ 7:30pm-9:00pm)
We cannot wait to kick-off the new year with our next Church-Wide prayer night on January 19! Please make this night a priority and join us as we call on the Lord. We need Him so much! Registration will open shortly and can be found here.

3) Christmas Offering!
Thank you for your generous giving to our annual Christmas Offering. The last day to give is December 31; and this offering is given above and beyond your regular offerings.
 
This year, our offering will go towards three areas…
i) Ministry ENHANCEMENT
a) The upkeep and purchase of required resources (equipment, etc) to support the various ministries as needs continue to increase.
b) The hiring of additional staff
 
ii) Ministry EQUIPPING
a) Ongoing training of ministry leaders
b) The equipping of the Church body through additional classes, conferences, workshops and other training opportunities as the Lord leads.
 
iii) Ministry ENCOURAGEMENT
a) Current and future church-planting support nationally and/or internationally.
b) Supporting local churches in Ottawa struggling with the impact of Covid-19.
c) Supporting Pregnancy Care Canada (www.pregnancycarecanada.ca) and the work they do across the country to equip, train and support pregnancy care centres.
 
Please prayerfully consider how the Lord would have you give. You can give online at https://hopeottawa.ca/give/. Just be sure to select “Ottawa-Christmas” on the drop down menu. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Use it Lord!
 
4) Hope Gives
Thank you for your continued giving to the work of the Lord as an act of worship. Our fiscal year runs from September 1 and will continue until August 31, 2022. If you call Hope Ottawa your home church and are not already giving regularly, we encourage you to start giving cheerfully and sacrificially as the Lord leads. If you are already giving, we thank you for this. You can continue giving your tithes and offerings through our online giving platform here. Thank you for your faithfulness.
 
Financial Update
Offering Year To Date (as of December 13):
Budget: $ 71,923.09
Total Offering: $ 65,876.46

5) Discover Hope Step 1 (January 30 @ 1:00pm-2:00pm)
Are you new to Hope Ottawa and are looking to get more information about who we are as a Church? We will be running our next Discover Hope Step 1 class on Sunday January 30 from 1:00-2:00pm. Please Note: The event will be ONLINE. You can register here. Once we receive your registration, we will send you the zoom link. We look forward to meeting you!

6) Parent-Child Dedication Service (February 19, 2022)
Our next parent/child dedication service is coming up! You can register for it here. Please email welcome@hopeottawa.ca with any questions you may have.
 
7) Hope Cares
It is our joy and privilege to continue to care for you in this season. In lieu of our Connection Cards, please feel free to contact our office at 613-627-8359 or email info@hopeottawa.ca with any pastoral care needs that you may have. We would love to hear from you and will set up a time online to meet with you for any prayer, encouragement, assistance or counselling you may need.
 
 
You are loved,
 
Pastor Ray (On behalf of the Elders)
 


Church Family Update
December 22, 2021
 “And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour who is Christ the Lord.’”-Luke 2: 10-11
 
Merry Christmas Hope!
 
    What a joy it was to be able to kick-off our Christmas series this past weekend to remember, to be encouraged by and to be challenged with the awesome truth of God’s miraculous promise of salvation through Jesus Christ. We cannot wait for our Christmas Eve service this Friday as we celebrate together the good news of great joy that is found in Jesus Christ alone! There are many things happening in the life of the Church. Please be in prayer for each of them and for how you can be a part of it!
 
SATURDAY SERVICE
Please be in prayer for our Christmas Eve service. This week, we will finish our Christmas series entitled, “He Shall Reign” from the gospel of Luke. Please pray for the preparation of your own heart; and ask the Lord to move powerfully in the heart of each person worshipping with us. Also, be in prayer for whom you can invite to hear the good news of the gospel. Here are the details…
 Time: Our service will be at 1:30-2:30pm on Friday.
Registration: You can register for the service here. Registration will be open until December 24 @ 10am.
Service Links…
Live Stream: The live stream will begin at 1:30pm on Friday and the video of the full service will be available on our website for the rest of the week. Please use the Live Stream link to access this.
Sermon Only: If you wish to watch just the sermon later on or listen on Soundcloud, you will be able to access it under the “Latest Sermon” link on our website.Worship Set: Will be posted on Spotify here.
Sermon: Luke 2:1-20-“Good News of Great Joy!”

ANNOUNCEMENTS
1) Hope Prays
A house of prayer is a house that sees their need for prayer and comes alongside each other in prayer. As Elders, it is a privilege and joy for us to pray for you. In lieu of our Connection Cards, please be sure to submit your prayer requests and praise reports via the “Hope Prays” link on our website; which can be found here.
 

2) December 25 Service Reminder
Please note that we will NOT be having a worship service on Christmas Day. We encourage you to spend this time worshipping at home and reflecting on the gift of our Saviour. To encourage you in this, you can use our Christmas Worship playlist that we have put together for you. Our weekend worship service worship services will resume on Saturday January 1.
 

3) Christmas Offering!
We are excited how the Lord has led us in regards to our annual Christmas offering!  This special offering will run from December 1 up to and including December 31; and is given above and beyond your regular offerings.
 
This year, our theme text is Matthew 16: 18b where Jesus promises, “…I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” What a promise! We have witnessed Christ’s faithfulness to this promise over this past year; and are very expectant for how He will continue to build His Church here at Hope and across this nation through this Christmas offering. This year, our offering will go towards three areas…
i) Ministry ENHANCEMENT
a) The upkeep and purchase of required resources (equipment, etc) to support the various ministries as needs continue to increase.
b) The hiring of additional staff
 
ii) Ministry EQUIPPING
a) Ongoing training of ministry leaders
b) The equipping of the Church body through additional classes, conferences, workshops and other training opportunities as the Lord leads.
 
iii) Ministry ENCOURAGEMENT
a) Current and future church-planting support nationally and/or internationally.
b) Supporting local churches in Ottawa struggling with the impact of Covid-19.
c) Supporting Pregnancy Care Canada (www.pregnancycarecanada.ca) and the work they do across the country to equip, train and support pregnancy care centres.
 
Please prayerfully consider how the Lord would have you give. You can give online at https://hopeottawa.ca/give/. Just be sure to select “Ottawa-Christmas” on the drop down menu. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Use it Lord!
 

4) Hope Gives
Thank you for your continued giving to the work of the Lord as an act of worship. Our fiscal year runs from September 1 and will continue until August 31, 2022. If you call Hope Ottawa your home church and are not already giving regularly, we encourage you to start giving cheerfully and sacrificially as the Lord leads. If you are already giving, we thank you for this. You can continue giving your tithes and offerings through our online giving platform here. Thank you for your faithfulness.
 
Financial Update
Offering Year To Date (as of December 13):
Budget: $ 67,692.32
Total Offering: $ 62,618.56
 

5) Discover Hope Step 1 (January 30 @ 1:00pm-2:00pm)
Are you new to Hope Ottawa and are looking to get more information about who we are as a Church? We will be running our next Discover Hope Step 1 class on Sunday January 30 from 1:00-2:00pm. Please Note: The event will be ONLINE. You can register here. Once we receive your registration, we will send you the zoom link. We look forward to meeting you!
 

6) Parent-Child Dedication Service (February 19, 2022)
Our next parent/child dedication service is coming up! You can register for it here. Please email welcome@hopeottawa.ca with any questions you may have.
 

7) Hope Cares
It is our joy and privilege to continue to care for you in this season. In lieu of our Connection Cards, please feel free to contact our office at 613-627-8359 or email info@hopeottawa.ca with any pastoral care needs that you may have. We would love to hear from you and will set up a time online to meet with you for any prayer, encouragement, assistance or counselling you may need.
 
 
 
Merry Christmas Hope Ottawa!
 
 
 
Pastor Ray (On behalf of the Elders)




Church Family Update 
December 15, 2021
 “And the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.’”-Luke 1:30-31
 
Hope Bible Church Family,
 
    Christmas is almost here and we are looking forward with great expectancy to the Lord’s work as we kick-off our Christmas series this weekend! Remember, it’s NEVER just another service! Check out each of the opportunities below and prayerfully consider how you can be involved. Go Lord!
 
SATURDAY SERVICE
Please be in prayer for our worship service this weekend. This week, we will kick-off our Christmas series entitled, “He Shall Reign” from the gospel of Luke. Please pray for the preparation of your own heart; and ask the Lord to move powerfully in the heart of each person worshipping with us. Also, be in prayer for whom you can invite to hear the good news of the gospel. Here are the details…
 Time: Our service will be at 5pm-6:30pm on Saturday.
Service Links…
Live Stream: The live stream will begin at 5pm on Saturday and the video of the full service will be available on our website for the rest of the week. Please use the Live Stream link to access this.
Sermon Only: If you wish to watch just the sermon later on or listen on Soundcloud, you will be able to access it under the “Latest Sermon” link on our website.Worship Set: Will be posted on Spotify here.
Sermon: Luke 1: 26-38-“The Messiah is Promised”

ANNOUNCEMENTS
1) Hope Prays
A house of prayer is a house that sees their need for prayer and comes alongside each other in prayer. As Elders, it is a privilege and joy for us to pray for you. In lieu of our Connection Cards, please be sure to submit your prayer requests and praise reports via the “Hope Prays” link on our website; which can be found here.
 

2) Church-Wide Prayer Night (December 15 @ 7:30-9:00pm)
Our next Church-wide prayer night is coming up! Be sure to lock this time in as we gather together along with our brothers and sisters at Celebration Church to seek the face of the Lord. He is worthy to be sought! Registration is now open, and you can register here.
 

3) Christmas Eve at Hope
We are looking forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ together on Christmas Eve! Our service will take place on December 24 from 1:30-2:30pm. Registration opens on Sunday December 19 @ 9:30am and will close Friday December 24 @ 10am. You can register for it here. Also, don’t forget to pick up some invitations for it this weekend at our worship service!
 

4) Christmas Offering!
We are excited how the Lord has led us in regards to our annual Christmas offering!  This special offering will run from December 1 up to and including December 31; and is given above and beyond your regular offerings.
 
This year, our theme text is Matthew 16: 18b where Jesus promises, “…I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” What a promise! We have witnessed Christ’s faithfulness to this promise over this past year; and are very expectant for how He will continue to build His Church here at Hope and across this nation through this Christmas offering. This year, our offering will go towards three areas…
i) Ministry ENHANCEMENT
a) The upkeep and purchase of required resources (equipment, etc) to support the various ministries as needs continue to increase.
b) The hiring of additional staff
 
ii) Ministry EQUIPPING
a) Ongoing training of ministry leaders
b) The equipping of the Church body through additional classes, conferences, workshops and other training opportunities as the Lord leads.
 
iii) Ministry ENCOURAGEMENT
a) Current and future church-planting support nationally and/or internationally.
b) Supporting local churches in Ottawa struggling with the impact of Covid-19.
c) Supporting Pregnancy Care Canada (www.pregnancycarecanada.ca) and the work they do across the country to equip, train and support pregnancy care centres.
 
Please prayerfully consider how the Lord would have you give. You can give online at https://hopeottawa.ca/give/Just be sure to select “Ottawa-Christmas” on the drop down menu. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Use it Lord!
 
5) Hope Gives
Thank you for your continued giving to the work of the Lord as an act of worship. Our fiscal year runs from September 1 and will continue until August 31, 2022. If you call Hope Ottawa your home church and are not already giving regularly, we encourage you to start giving cheerfully and sacrificially as the Lord leads. If you are already giving, we thank you for this. You can continue giving your tithes and offerings through our online giving platform here. Thank you for your faithfulness.
 
Financial Update
Offering Year To Date (as of December 13):
Budget: $ 63,461.55
Total Offering: $ 60,473.56
 

6) Discover Hope Step 1 (January 30 @ 1:00pm-2:00pm
Are you new to Hope Ottawa and are looking to get more information about who we are as a Church? We will be running our next Discover Hope Step 1 class on Sunday January 30 from 1:00-2:00pm. Please Note: The event will be ONLINE. You can register here. Once we receive your registration, we will send you the zoom link. We look forward to meeting you!
 

7) Parent-Child Dedication Service (February 19, 2022)
Our next parent/child dedication service is coming up! You can register for it here. Please email welcome@hopeottawa.ca with any questions you may have.
 

8) In-Person Service and Registration
Our worship services take place on Saturday nights @ 5pm-6:30pm at Celebration Church.
 
Registration for this weekend’s service opens on Wednesday @ 10am and will stay open until Saturday @ 10am. You can register here.
 
PLEASE NOTE: If you pre-register for the service and are not able to make it, please email support@hopeottawa.ca by Saturday @ 12pm to let us know. Thank you for your help in this.
 

9) Hope Cares
It is our joy and privilege to continue to care for you in this season. In lieu of our Connection Cards, please feel free to contact our office at 613-627-8359 or email info@hopeottawa.ca with any pastoral care needs that you may have. We would love to hear from you and will set up a time online to meet with you for any prayer, encouragement, assistance or counselling you may need.
 
 
 
You are loved,
 
 
 
Pastor Ray (On behalf of the Elders)




Church Family Update
December 8, 2021
 “But Peter said, ‘I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!’”-Acts 3:6
 
Hope Bible Church,
 
    It is hard to believe that the Christmas season is already upon us! We are so thankful for all that Jesus has done in His Church this Fall. We need Him so much and are expectant for Him to continue to advance His kingdom for His glory in the days ahead! Here’s a snapshot of what is happening. Please be in prayer for each item and consider how you can be involved. Not to us, not to us O Lord, but to Your Name be the glory!
 
SATURDAY SERVICE
Please be in prayer for our worship service this weekend. This week, we will be concluding our series entitled, “Jesus Over the Church: Living in Uncommon Community”. Please pray for the preparation of your own heart; and ask the Lord to move powerfully in the heart of each person worshipping with us. Also, be in prayer for whom you can invite to hear the good news of the gospel. Here are the details…
 Time: Our service will be at 5pm-6:30pm on Saturday.
Service Links…
Live Stream: The live stream will begin at 5pm on Saturday and the video of the full service will be available on our website for the rest of the week. Please use the Live Stream link to access this.
Sermon Only: If you wish to watch just the sermon later on or listen on Soundcloud, you will be able to access it under the “Latest Sermon” link on our website.Worship Set: Will be posted on Spotify here.
Sermon: Acts 3:1-10-“Uncommon Impact”
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
1) Hope Prays
A house of prayer is a house that sees their need for prayer and comes alongside each other in prayer. As Elders, it is a privilege and joy for us to pray for you. In lieu of our Connection Cards, please be sure to submit your prayer requests and praise reports via the “Hope Prays” link on our website; which can be found here.
 

2) Church-Wide Prayer Night (December 15 @ 7:30-9:00pm)
Our next Church-wide prayer night is coming up! Be sure to lock this date in as we gather together to seek the face of the Lord. He is worthy to be sought! Registration is now open, and you can register here.
 
 
3) Christmas Eve at Hope
We are looking forward to celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ together on Christmas Eve! Our service will take place on December 24 at 1:30-2:30pm. Registration will open shortly. You can register here. Also, don’t forget to pick up some invitations at our worship service and prayerfully consider who you can invite!
 

4) Christmas Offering!
We are excited how the Lord has led us in regards to our annual Christmas offering!  This special offering will run from December 1 up to and including December 31; and is given above and beyond your regular offerings.
 
This year, our theme text is Matthew 16: 18b where Jesus promises, “…I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” What a promise! We have witnessed Christ’s faithfulness to this promise over this past year; and are very expectant for how He will continue to build His Church here at Hope and across this nation through this Christmas offering. This year, our offering will go towards three areas…
i) Ministry ENHANCEMENT
a) The upkeep and purchase of required resources (equipment, etc) to support the various ministries as needs continue to increase.
b) The hiring of additional staff
 
ii) Ministry EQUIPPING
a) Ongoing training of ministry leaders
b) The equipping of the Church body through additional classes, conferences, workshops and other training opportunities as the Lord leads.
 
iii) Ministry ENCOURAGEMENT
a) Current and future church-planting support nationally and/or internationally.
b) Supporting local churches in Ottawa struggling with the impact of Covid-19.
c) Supporting Pregnancy Care Canada (www.pregnancycarecanada.ca) and the work they do across the country to equip, train and support pregnancy care centres.
 
Please prayerfully consider how the Lord would have you give. You can give online at https://hopeottawa.ca/give/Just be sure to select “Ottawa-Christmas” on the drop down menu. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Use it Lord!
 

5) Hope Gives
Thank you for your continued giving to the work of the Lord as an act of worship. Our fiscal year runs from September 1 and will continue until August 31, 2022. If you call Hope Ottawa your home church and are not already giving regularly, we encourage you to start giving cheerfully and sacrificially as the Lord leads. If you are already giving, we thank you for this. You can continue giving your tithes and offerings through our online giving platform here. Thank you for your faithfulness.
 
Financial Update
Offering Year To Date (as of December 7):
Budget: $ 59,230.78
Total Offering: $ 55,827.06
 

6) Parent-Child Dedication Service (February 19, 2022)
Our next parent/child dedication service is coming up! You can register for it here. Please email welcome@hopeottawa.ca with any questions you may have.
 

7) In-Person Service and Registration
Our worship services take place on Saturday nights @ 5pm-6:30pm at Celebration Church.
 
Registration for this weekend’s service opens on Wednesday @ 10am and will stay open until Saturday @ 10am. You can register here.
 
PLEASE NOTE: If you pre-register for the service and are not able to make it, please email support@hopeottawa.ca by Saturday @ 12pm to let us know. Thank you for your help in this.
 

8) Hope Cares
It is our joy and privilege to continue to care for you in this season. In lieu of our Connection Cards, please feel free to contact our office at 613-627-8359 or email info@hopeottawa.ca with any pastoral care needs that you may have. We would love to hear from you and will set up a time online to meet with you for any prayer, encouragement, assistance or counselling you may need.
 
 
 
You are loved very much,
 
 
 
Pastor Ray (On behalf of the Elders)





Church Family Update
December 1, 2021
 “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honour.”
-Romans 12:9-10

 
Hello Hope Bible Church,
 
   These are exciting days for the gospel of Jesus Christ! We continue to be humbled and so grateful to the Lord for His deepening work in and through His Church. Thank you Jesus! As we head into the Christmas season, there are many things happening. Be sure to check them out below and prayerfully consider how the Lord would lead you to be involved in each one of them. Go Lord!
 
SATURDAY SERVICE
Please be in prayer for our worship service this weekend. This week, we will be continuing into our series entitled, “Jesus Over the Church: Living in Uncommon Community”. Please pray for the preparation of your own heart; and ask the Lord to move powerfully in the heart of each person worshipping with us. Also, be in prayer for whom you can invite to hear the good news of the gospel. Here are the details…
 Time: Our service will be at 5pm-6:30pm on Saturday.
Service Links…
Live Stream: The live stream will begin at 5pm on Saturday and the video of the full service will be available on our website for the rest of the week. Please use the Live Stream link to access this.
Sermon Only: If you wish to watch just the sermon later on or listen on Soundcloud, you will be able to access it under the “Latest Sermon” link on our website.Worship Set: Will be posted on Spotify here.
Sermon: Romans 12:9-13-“Uncommon Culture”
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
1) Hope Prays
A house of prayer is a house that sees their need for prayer and comes alongside each other in prayer. As Elders, it is a privilege and joy for us to pray for you. In lieu of our Connection Cards, please be sure to submit your prayer requests and praise reports via the “Hope Prays” link on our website; which can be found here.
 
2) Church-Wide Prayer Night (December 15 @ 7:30-9:00pm)
Our next Church-wide prayer night is coming up! Be sure to lock this date in as we gather together to seek the face of the Lord. He is worthy to be sought! Registration is now open, and you can register here.
 
3) Serving Teams
There are many opportunities to serve in our Welcome, Production, Set Up and Hope Kids ministries. If you call Hope Ottawa your home church, and are not currently serving, we encourage you to join one or more of these service teams as an act of worship in seeing the Body built up in love. Please email support@hopeottawa.ca and we will assist you taking your next steps. Go Lord!
 
4) Christmas Offering!
We are excited how the Lord has led us in regards to our annual Christmas offering!  This special offering will run from December 1 up to and including December 31, and is given above and beyond your regular offerings.
 
This year, our theme text is Matthew 16: 18b where Jesus promises, “…I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” What a promise! We have witnessed Christ’s faithfulness to this promise over this past year; and are very expectant for how He will continue to build His Church here at Hope and across this nation through this Christmas offering. This year, our offering will go towards three areas…
i) Ministry ENHANCEMENT
a) The upkeep and purchase of required resources (equipment, etc) to support the various ministries as needs continue to increase.
b) The hiring of additional staff
 
ii) Ministry EQUIPPING
a) Ongoing training of ministry leaders
b) The equipping of the Church body through additional classes, conferences, workshops and other training opportunities as the Lord leads.
 
iii) Ministry ENCOURAGEMENT
a) Current and future church-planting support nationally and/or internationally.
b) Supporting local churches in Ottawa struggling with the impact of Covid-19.
c) Supporting Pregnancy Care Canada (www.pregnancycarecanada.ca) and the work they do across the country to equip, train and support pregnancy care centres.
 
Please prayerfully consider how the Lord would have you give. You can give online at https://hopeottawa.ca/give/Just be sure to select “Ottawa-Christmas” on the drop down menu. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Use it Lord!
 
5) Hope Gives
Thank you for your continued giving to the work of the Lord as an act of worship. Our fiscal year runs from September 1 and will continue until August 31, 2022. If you call Hope Ottawa your home church and are not already giving regularly, we encourage you to start giving cheerfully and sacrificially as the Lord leads. If you are already giving, we thank you for this. You can continue giving your tithes and offerings through our online giving platform here. Thank you for your faithfulness.
 
Financial Update
Offering Year To Date (as of November 30):
Budget: $ 55,000.01
Total Offering: $ 51,487.06
 
6) In-Person Service and Registration
Our worship services take place on Saturday nights @ 5pm-6:30pm at Celebration Church.
 
Registration for this weekend’s service opens on Wednesday @ 10am and will stay open until Saturday @ 10am. You can register here.
 
PLEASE NOTE: If you pre-register for the service and are not able to make it, please email support@hopeottawa.ca by Saturday @ 12pm to let us know. Thank you for your help in this.
 
7) Hope Cares
It is our joy and privilege to continue to care for you in this season. In lieu of our Connection Cards, please feel free to contact our office at 613-627-8359 or email info@hopeottawa.ca with any pastoral care needs that you may have. We would love to hear from you and will set up a time online to meet with you for any prayer, encouragement, assistance or counselling you may need.
 
 
 
You are loved,
 
 
 
Pastor Ray (On behalf of the Elders)