We look forward to joining you in Worship this Sunday, starting at 11:00AM in the Sanctuary. You can also find our services online at the HVBC YouTube Channel. Today’s sermon is titled, “The Big One”. We will be reading from Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, and our Call to Worship comes from Psalm 22.
Questions for Further Reflection: Our passage for today contains one of the most fundamental promises God makes to anyone. What are the foundations of your own faith? How has God kept promises to you?
We look forward to joining you in Worship this Sunday, starting at 11:00AM in the Sanctuary. You can also find our services online at the HVBC YouTube Channel.
Today’s sermon is titled, “With All Creation“. We will be reading from Genesis 9:8-17, and our Call to Worship comes from Psalm 25.
To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. O my God, in you I trust; Do not let me be put to shame; Do not let my enemies exult over me. Make me to know your ways, O Lord; Teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth, and teach me, For you are the God of my salvation; For you I wait all day long. Be mindful of your mercy, O Lord, And of your steadfast love, For they have been from of old. Good and upright is the Lord; Therefore he instructs sinners in the way. He leads the humble in what is right, And teaches the humble his way. All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, For those who keep his covenant and his decrees. – from Psalm 25
The mighty one, God the Lord, speaks and summons the earth From the rising of the sun to its setting. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth. Our God comes and does not keep silence, before him is a devouring fire, And a mighty tempest all around him. He calls to the heavens above and to the earth, That he may judge his people: “Gather to me my faithful ones, Who made a covenant with me by sacrifice!” The heavens declare his righteousness, For God himself is judge. – Psalm 50:1-6
We look forward to joining you in Worship this Sunday, starting at 11:00AM in the Sanctuary. You can also find our services online at the HVBC YouTube Channel. Today’s sermon is titled, “Call Confirmed“. We will be reading from Mark 9:2-9, and our Call to Worship comes from Psalm 50:1-6.
Questions for Further Reflection: As Jesus makes his turn toward the cross, God confirms his call. When God’s call becomes hard, how will we respond? What are the things that could make answering God’s call difficult?
Praise the Lord! How good it is to sing praises to our God; For he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting. The Lord builds up Jerusalem; He gathers the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted, And binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars; He gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; His understanding is beyond measure. The Lord lifts up the downtrodden; He casts the wicked to the ground. Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; Make melody to our God on the lyre. from Psalm 147:1-7
We look forward to joining you in Worship this Sunday, starting at 11:00AM in the Sanctuary. You can also find our services online at the HVBC YouTube Channel. Today’s sermon is titled, “Micro & Macro”. We will be reading from Mark 1:29-39, and our Call to Worship comes from Psalm 147.
Questions for Further Reflection: In this passage, we see Jesus’ circle of care expand several times. How has God cared for you, specifically? Where have you seen God at work in your community? How can you partner with God to care for folks?
Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, In the company of the upright, in the congregation. Great are the works of the Lord, Studied by all who delight in them. Full of honor and majesty is his work, And his righteousness endures forever. He has gained renown by his wonderful deeds; The Lord is gracious and merciful. The works of his hands are faithful and just; All his precepts are trustworthy. They are established forever and ever, To be performed with faithfulness and uprightness. He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded his covenant forever. Holy and awesome is his name. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; All those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever. – from Psalm 111
We look forward to joining you in Worship this Sunday, starting at 11:00AM in the Sanctuary. You can also find our services online at the HVBC YouTube Channel. Today’s sermon is titled, “Power and Humility”. We will be reading from Mark 1:21-28, and our Call to Worship comes from Psalm 111.
Questions for Further Reflection:
Words are powerful things.
How does Jesus use his words in this passage?
What words has God spoken to you?
How can you use your words for the good of God’s kingdom?
We look forward to joining you in Worship this Sunday, starting at 11:00AM in the Sanctuary. You can also find our services online at the HVBC YouTube Channel. Today’s sermon is titled, “Immediately”. We will be reading from Mark 1:14-20, and our Call to Worship comes from Psalm 62:5-12.
For God alone my soul waits in silence, For my hope is from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my deliverance and my honor; My mighty rock, my refuge is in God. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Those of low estate are but a breath, those of high estate are a delusion; In the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath. Put no confidence in extortion, and set no vain hopes on robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart on them. Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this; That power belongs to God, And steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord. For you repay to all according to their work. – from Psalm 62
Questions for Further Reflection: The disciples in today’s passage make a decision to follow Jesus “immediately,” but remember that their story doesn’t end there.
What is something you can do “immediately” to step out in faith?
How will you sustain your faith past that immediate moment?
We look forward to worshiping with you, at 11:00AM in the Sanctuary. Rev. Benjamin Wines will bring the sermon titled, “What Good Can Come from Nazareth?”. We will be reading from John 1:43-51, and our Call to Worship comes from Psalm 139.
O Lord, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You discern my thoughts from far away. You search out my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, O Lord, you know it completely. You hem me in, behind and before, And lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is so high that I cannot attain it. For it was you who formed my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well. How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! – from Psalm 139
Questions for Further Reflection: This passage is all about listening to God’s call on a person’s life.
How does receiving a call from God change the way a person thinks?
How does God’s call change a person’s imagination?
We hope you will join us for “Let There be Christmas” – A Service of Christmas Messages And Music (new day and time due to inclement weather)
Let there be MUSIC…Let there be PRAISE! Let there be SINGING to fill every space! Let there be CAROLS…Let there be SONG! Let there be ANGELS to sing loud and strong. Let there be CANDLES, gentle and bright. Heaven has spoken, “LET THERE BE LIGHT!” Let there be WORSHIP…Let there be CHRISTMAS tonight!
We look forward to seeing you in Worship this Sunday, the First Sunday of Christmastide! We will be reading from Philippians 2:5-11. Pastor Ben’s message is titled, “The Mind of Christ”.
“From Heaven Above to Earth I Come” (Celebrating Grace, #128) Leader: From heaven above to earth I come People: To bring good news to every home; Leader: Glad tidings of great joy I bring, People: Of which I now will say and sing. Leader: “To you this night is born a Child of Mary, People: Chosen mother mild; Leader: This little Child of lowly birth People: Shall be the joy of all the earth.” Leader: Ah, dearest Jesus, holy Child, People: Make now a bed, soft, undefiled Leader: Within my heart, a quiet place, People: A holy chamber for Your grace. Leader: All glory be to God in heaven, People: Who unto us His Son has given. Leader: While angels sing with tender mirth, People: A glad new year to all the earth.
Questions for Further Reflection: Some scholars think Paul is quoting an ancient Christian hymn here. What things did the hymn writer want folks to know about Jesus? If you were to write a hymn about Jesus, what would you want to sing about?
Lighting the Christ Candle Leader: Tonight is the night! People: It’s finally here! Leader: Tonight is the night of our dear Savior’s birth. People: It’s been a long time coming. Leader: The prophets sang and spoke of his coming. People: They cast a vision of God’s glorious kingdom. Leader: They saw a day when the sick would be healed. People: A day when those who had been bent down would rise. Leader: Jesus Christ, the light of the world has come. People: He has illuminated the world once again. Leader: May all God’s people rejoice! People: May all God’s creation cry out! Leader: May this light shine in our hearts forever. People: May we carry this light to our neighbors.
May God bless each and every one of you with a joyous and very Merry Christmas!!!