One and the Same Spirit

Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens,
Your faithfulness to the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, Your judgments are like the great deep;
You save humans and animals alike, O Lord.
How precious is Your steadfast love, O God!
All people may take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
They feast on the abundance of Your House,
And You give them drink from the river of Your delights.
For with You is the fountain of life;
In Your Light we see light.
O continue Your steadfast love to those who know You,
And Your Salvation to the upright of heart! – from Psalm 36

We invite you to join us for our Sunday Worship service (recorded on Saturday, January 15, 2022). We will be reading from 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; Pastor Benjamin Wines brings the message, “One and the Same Spirit“. Thank you to the HVBC Ensemble for sharing the gift of music with us today!

Baptized in Water

Baptized in Water – Rev. Benjamin Wines

Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,
Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory of His name;
Worship the Lord in holy splendor.
The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
The God of glory thunders, the Lord, over mighty waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness.
The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
The Lord sits enthroned as King forever.
May the Lord give strength to His people!
May the Lord bless His people with peace!

Words Have Meanings Redux

Words Have Meanings Redux – Rev. Benjamin Wines

For Sunday, January 2, 2022, we will meet virtually. You can watch the livestream of today’s service, starting at 10:45AM via this link. (You can also watch the service at a later time on the HVBC YouTube channel).

In the beginning was the Word,
And the Word was with God,
And the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
All things came into being through Him,
And without Him not one thing came into being.
What has come into being in Him was life,
And the life was the light of all people.
The light shines in the darkness,
And the darkness did not overcome it.
The True Light, which enlightens everyone,
Was coming into the world.
And the Word became flesh and lived among us,
And we have seen His glory,
The glory as of a Father’s only Son,
Full of grace and truth.

from John 1

We will be reading from Luke 2:41-52 today.

The Prophets Sing

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens;
Praise Him in the heights!
Praise Him, all His angels;
Praise Him, all His host!
Praise Him, sun and moon;
Praise Him, all you shining stars!
Praise Him, you highest heavens,
And you waters above the heavens!
Let them praise the Name of the Lord,
For He commanded and they were created.
He established them forever and ever;
He fixed their bounds, which cannot be passed.
Let them praise the Name of the Lord, for His Name alone is exalted;
His glory is above earth and heaven.Psalm 148:1-6, 13

The Prophets Sing – Rev. Benjamin Wines

We hope you will join us for Worship today, either in-person or via live-stream, starting at 10:45AM. We will be reading from Luke 2:21-38.

Christmas Eve 2021

When A Plan Comes Together – Rev. Benjamin Wines

Tonight is the night!
It’s finally here!
Tonight, we celebrate the birth of our Lord.
Tonight, we thank God for the gift of Jesus.
Through songs and prayers we will worship.
We will sit in awe of God’s love.
Tonight, God took on flesh.
Tonight, God became one of us.
The miracle of Christ’s birth,
Proves God’s steadfast love for us all.
The wonder of His birth,
Inspires us all to faith.
(Light the Christ Candle.)
May this light shine in our hearts forever.
May we carry this light to our neighbors.

We invite you to join us in Worship this Christmas Eve. We will be reading from Luke 2:1-20.

Arise, Your Light Is Coming

“Arise, Your Light Is Coming” – Rev Benjamin Wines

See, I am sending My messenger to prepare the way before Me,
And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to His temple.
The messenger of the covenant in whom you delight—
Indeed, he is coming, says the Lord of Hosts.
But who can endure the day of his coming,
And who can stand when he appears?
For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap;
He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver,
And he will purify the descendants of Levi and refine them like gold and silver,
Until they present offerings to the Lord in righteousness.
Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord
As in the days of old and as in former years. Malachi 3:1-4

We will be reading from Luke 1:67-80.

Today’s Ensemble is Michelle Hunt, Mike Dossett, Anne Pokorny, Mike Bunch, John Myers & Leigh Bigger. Thank you for sharing your talents with us today.

The Joy of the Season

The Joy of the Season – Rev. Benjamin Wines

Praise the Lord! Praise, O servants of the Lord;
Praise the Name of the Lord.
Blessed be the Name of the Lord
From this time on and forevermore.
Who is like the Lord our God, Who is seated on high,
Who looks far down on the heavens and the earth?
He raises the poor from the dust,
And lifts the needy from the ash heap,
To make them sit with princes, with the princes of His people.
He gives the barren woman a home,
Making her the joyous mother of children.
Praise the Lord! – from Psalm 113

Luke 1:39-56

Mary Visits Elizabeth

39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! 43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45 Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”

Mary’s Song

46 And Mary said:

“My soul glorifies the Lord
47     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has been mindful
    of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49     for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
    holy is his name.
50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,
    from generation to generation.
51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
    he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones
    but has lifted up the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
    but has sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
    remembering to be merciful
55 to Abraham and his descendants forever,
    just as he promised our ancestors.”

56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.

We invite you to join us today in Worship. We will be reading from Luke 1:39-56. Our Call to Worship comes from Psalm 113.

Today’s Ensemble is Anne Pokorny, Mike Bunch, Brenda Doyle, John Myers, Mike Dossett, Michelle Hunt, Julie Stoops & Leigh Bigger. A big thank you to all of the above for sharing their gifts of music with us this morning.

Peaceful Faith

Peaceful Faith – Rev. Benjamin Wines

I will sing of Your steadfast love, O Lord, forever;
With my mouth I will proclaim Your faithfulness to all generations.
I declare that Your steadfast love is established forever;
Your faithfulness is as firm as the heavens.
You said, “I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
I have sworn to my servant David:
‘I will establish your descendants forever,
And build your throne for all generations.’
My faithfulness and steadfast love shall be with him;
People: And in My Name his horn shall be exalted.” – from Psalm 89

We invite you to join us in Worship today. We will be reading from Luke 1:26-38. Today’s message, “Peaceful Faith”, is brought to us by Rev. Benjamin Wines. Our Ensemble is Anne Pokorny, Mike Bunch, Brenda Doyle, John Myers, Mike Dossett & Mary Summerlin. We are grateful that you have shared your gifts of music with us!

Worship Service will be livestreamed beginning at 10:45AM and can be accessed by clicking on the video link above.