Hillside Happenings
Trent Tuel was baptized on our South Dakota Mission Trip by Pastor Bill and Pastor Cheryl (Lakota Chapel) and a local man was led to Christ!

Enjoy this week's Hillside Happenings.

Our Monthly Google Calendar is a great resource!
The weekly video update from Interim Pastor Rich.
Gifts Received 7/18/21
Tithing/Offering: $9,490
Missions: $100
Benevolence: $0
Gifts Received 7/25/21
Tithing/Offering: $4,145
Missions: $0
Benevolence: $0

Weekly Need: $7,468.00
July 2021 Received Distributed +/- YTD
General Fund $21,784 $45,534 -$36,408
Missions Fund $350 $350
Benevolence Fund $150 $1,684
"The alarm rings! Time to begin another day. Make the bed, get dressed, head downstairs to open His Word. After reading the next couple chapters the time has come to either head out on my run or find a quiet, comfy spot at home. This time is precious, spent in thankfulness and praise to God for all He has done and to continue to seek His direction in my family’s life and others. 

There’s not a single one of you that hasn’t faced challenges recently, that hasn’t felt like giving up at one time or another, that doesn’t understand, that hasn’t questioned if God exists, and if He does...what is He doing? 

I’m sure the words of Proverbs 3:5-6 are familiar to most of you. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” 

The words in this Proverb come across as so simple to understand...yet so challenging to do. “Trust in the Lord”- Through all that God has shown me in His Word and through life experiences He continues to show me that He is faithful. He has a plan. He knows the big picture. He is working. By spending time in His Word I see how He was faithful and worked through many people’s lives. I come to know the promises that He has for me and seek fulfillment of His promises. 

“... lean not on your own understanding”- So many times I have been awakened to how much control and how much understanding I don’t have. God has repeatedly given me the opportunity to fully rely on Him. My understanding says: 

this exam is a waste of time,
there’s no way there could be a problem
my kids will be fine to go on a bike ride or drive to work
there’s no way we can pay these bills
this problem will go away, just wait 
we can’t possibly afford to do that

By trusting in Him, knowing that He is faithful, and holding Him to His promises...I am able to stay true to Him when the phone rings with unexpected news, when the neighbor informs me of an emergency, when the doctor explains what’s going on, when the country shuts down…

God has proved His love for me again and again and given me the opportunity to know Him better. I desire to continue to see Him work and fulfill His purposes through me...according to His understanding. I will continue to praise Him, submit to and follow His lead, knowing that His plans are so much greater than mine. 

God loves you and has great plans for you...beyond what you can even imagine. I encourage you to dig deep into His Word, get to know Him more, spend time daily in praise and reflection of who He is and what He has done. I pray that you will recognize His blessings in your life and others. May your eyes be opened to His purposes being fulfilled through you and may you be encouraged to continue to seek Him and follow His ways as He reveals Himself to you. "

Submitted by Tammy Lewis
Big News for the IA/MN District
Church revitalization and multiplication efforts mark the cooperative path forward for districts’ engagement.
Open Spots in the Premkumar Bible Study
Reach out to Dan or Alice for more information.
Impacto Ministry Visit
Pastor Luis and Dinora Martinez and their daughter Andrea Mendez from Impacto ministries in Guatemala will be traveling to Iowa at the end of August to visit with supporters. 
Please join them at Hillside on Sunday, August 29 immediately following services for food, social time, and a good word from Pastor Luis. If you have not heard Pastor Luis speak, you won’t want to miss this event!  
August 28th TCHLTB
Serving Cleveland Elementary
More details to come!
Sunday Series
Recalculating! Getting our lives and the church back on course!
Email Church Office to sign up!
Youth Ministry
Wednesday 6 pm - 8 pm
Thursday 6:30 pm - 8 pm

Children's Ministry
Sundays After Worship &
Thursdays 6:30 - 8:00 pm.

Revolution Recovery Ministry
Thursday nights: Meal at 6 pm ($3 each / $5 family), a message at 6:30 pm, and small groups after.
Address: 2600 1st Ave NW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52405
Phone: 319-365-5088
Office Hours: M-F 9:00 am - 4:30 pm