Double Portion

“Double Portion” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your steadfast love;
According to Your abundant mercy, blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin.
You desire truth in the inward being;
Therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
Let the bones that You have crushed rejoice.
Hide Your face from my sins,
And blot out my iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And put a new and right spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from Your Presence,
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of Your Salvation,
And sustain in me a willing spirit. – from Psalm 51

We invite you to join us – either in person or via livestream – starting at 11:00AM on Sunday, June 26. We will be reading from 2 Kings 2:1-14. Rev. Benjamin brings the sermon, “Double Portion”. We hope to see you there!

Sheer Silence

O Lord, do not be far away!
O my Help, come quickly to my aid!
Deliver my soul from the sword;
Save me from the mouth of the lion!
I will tell of Your Name to my brothers and sisters;
In the midst of the congregation I will praise You:
You who fear the Lord, praise Him!
Stand in awe of Him, all you offspring of Israel!
For He does not despise or abhor the affliction of the afflicted;
He did not hide His face from me, but heard when I cried.
The poor shall eat and be satisfied;
Those who seek Him shall praise the Lord.
All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord;
And all the families of the nations shall worship Him.
For dominion belongs to the Lord,
And He rules over the nations.Psalm 22:19-28

“Sheer Silence” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

We hope that you will join us for Worship this Sunday – either in-person or via live-stream. Our Call to Worship is from Psalm 22, and our Scripture Passage will be 1 Kings 19:1-15a.

Truth and the Trinity

O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is Your Name in all the earth!
You have set Your Glory above the heavens.
Out of the mouths of babes and infants You have founded a bulwark,
To silence the enemy and the avenger.
When I look at Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
The moon and the stars that You have established;
What are human beings that You are mindful of them,
Mortals that You care for them?
Yet You have made them a little lower than God,
And crowned them with glory and honor.
You have given them dominion over the works of Your hands;
You have put all things under their feet,
All sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field,
The birds of the air, and the fish of the sea,
Whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is Your Name in all the earth!Psalm 8

“Truth and the Trinity” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

We hope that you will join us for Worship this Sunday – either in-person or via live-stream. Our Call to Worship comes from Psalm 8, and our Scripture Passage will be John 16:4b-15. Today, we will also be recognizing our Graduates!

Witnesses

“Witnesses” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

Clap your hands, all you peoples;
Shout to God with loud songs of joy.
For the Lord, the Most High, is awesome,
A great King over all the earth.
He subdued peoples under us,
And nations under our feet.
He chose our heritage for us,
The pride of Jacob whom He loves.
God has gone up with a shout,
The Lord with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God, sing praises;
Sing praises to our King, sing praises.
For God is King of all the earth;
Sing praises with a psalm.
God is King over the nations;
God sits on His Holy Throne. – from Psalm 47

Please join us for Worship – in person or via livestream – starting at 11:00AM on Sunday, May 29th. We will be reading from Luke 24:44-53, and Rev. Benjamin Wines will bring the message, “Witnesses“.

Respecting the Spirit

“Respecting the Spirit” – Rev Benjamin Wines

May God be gracious to us and bless us
And make His face to shine upon us,
That Your way may be known upon earth,
Your saving power among all nations.
Let the peoples praise You, O God;
Let all the peoples praise You.
Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
For You judge the peoples with equity.
Let the peoples praise You, O God;
Let all the peoples praise You.
The earth has yielded its increase;
God, our God, has blessed us.
May God continue to bless us;
Let all the ends of the earth revere Him. – from Psalm 67

Please join us for Worship – in person or via livestream – starting at 11:00AM on Sunday, May 22nd. We will be reading from Acts 16:6-15, and Rev. Benjamin Wines will bring the message, “Respecting the Spirit“.

Eating with Gentiles

“Eating with Gentiles” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

Praise the Lord from the earth,
You sea monsters and all deeps,
Fire and hail, snow and frost,
Stormy wind fulfilling His command!
Mountains and all hills,
Fruit trees and all cedars!
Wild animals and all cattle,
Creeping things and flying birds!
Kings of the earth and all peoples,
Princes and all rulers of the earth!
Young men and women alike,
Old and young together!
Let them praise the Name of the Lord, for His Name is exalted;
His glory is above earth and heaven. from Psalm 148

Please join us for Worship – in person or via livestream – starting at 11:00AM on Sunday, May 15th. We will be reading from Acts 11:1-18, and Rev. Benjamin Wines will bring the message, “Eating with Gentiles“.

Show Your Work

“Show Your Work” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

Happy Mother’s Day!

The Lord is my shepherd
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside still waters;
He restores my soul.
He leads me in right paths for His Name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff — they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me,
In the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life.
And I shall dwell in the House of the Lord
My whole life long. – Psalm 23

We invite you to join us for Worship – either in person or on-line – starting at 11:00AM. Today, we will be reading from Acts 9:35-43, as Rev. Benjamin Wines shares the sermon, “Show Your Work”. Our Call to Worship is Psalm 23.

Brother Saul

“Brother Saul” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

I will extol you, O Lord, for You have drawn me up,
And did not let my foes rejoice over me.
O Lord my God, I cried to You for help,
And You have healed me.
O Lord, You brought up my soul from Sheol,
Restored me to life from those gone down to the Pit.
Sing praises to the Lord, O you His faithful ones,
And give thanks to His Holy Name.
For His anger is but for a moment;
His favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may linger for the night,
But joy comes with the morning.
You have turned my mourning into dancing;
You have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
So that my soul may praise You and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever. – from Psalm 30

We hope that you will join us in Worship – online or in person – starting at 11:00AM, Sunday, May 1st, 2022. Our Call to Worship is from Psalm 30 and our Scripture reading will be from Acts 9:1-20. Rev. Benjamin Wines continues the sermon series, “A Whole New World”.

The Mark of the Nails

“The Mark of the Nails” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary;
Praise Him in His mighty firmament!
Praise Him for His mighty deeds;
Praise Him according to His surpassing greatness!
Praise Him with trumpet sounds;
Praise Him with lute and harp!
Praise Him with tambourine and dance;
Praise Him with strings and pipe!
Praise Him with clanging cymbals;
Praise Him with loud clashing cymbals!
Let everything that breathes praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!Psalm 50

We invite you to join us for Worship! We will be reading from John 20:19-31, as we continue our “A Whole New World” Sermon Series. Rev. Benjamin Wines brings the message, “The Mark of the Nails“.

What Are You Looking For? Easter 2022

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O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
His steadfast love endures forever!
With the Lord on my side I do not fear.
What can mortals do to me?
The Lord is my strength and my might;
He has become my salvation.
There are glad songs of victory in the tents of the righteous:
“The right hand of the Lord does valiantly;
“The right hand of the Lord is exalted;
“The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.”
I shall not die, but I shall live,
And recount the deeds of the Lord.
I thank You that You have answered me
And have become my salvation.
The stone that the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone.
This is the Lord’s doing;
It is marvelous in our eyes. -from Psalm 118

We invite you to join us for our Easter Service at HVBC! Pastor Benjamin Wines brings the message, “What Are You Looking For?” We will be reading from Luke 24:1-12.