Hunger and Thirst

“Hunger and Thirst” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

O God, you are my God,
I seek You, my soul thirsts for You;
My flesh faints for You,
As in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
So I have looked upon You in the sanctuary,
Beholding Your power and glory.
Because Your steadfast love is better than life,
My lips will praise You.
So I will bless You as long as I live;
I will lift up my hands and call on Your Name.
My soul is satisfied as with a rich feast,
And my mouth praises You with joyful lips
When I think of You on my bed,
And meditate on You in the watches of the night;
For You have been my help,
And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.
My soul clings to You;
Your right hand upholds me. from Psalm 63

Today’s scripture reading comes from Isaiah 55:1-9.


“Transformation” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
When evildoers assail me to devour my flesh
They shall stumble and fall.
Though an army encamp against me,
My heart shall not fear;
Though war rise up against me,
Yet I will be confident.
One thing I asked of the Lord,
That will I seek after:
To live in the House of the Lord
All the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord,
And to inquire in His temple. – from Psalm 27

Today’s scripture passage comes from Philippians 3:17-4:1.

Devil’s in the Details

Message – Devil’s in the Details – Rev. Benjamin Wines

You who live in the shelter of the Most High
Who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,
Will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress; my God in whom I trust.”
For He will deliver you from the deadly pestilence;
He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you will find refuge;
His faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
You will not fear the terror of the night,
Or the arrow that flies by day,
Or the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
Or the destruction that wastes at noonday.
Those who love Me, I will deliver;
I will protect those who know My Name.
When they call to Me, I will answer them;
I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honor them.
With long life I will satisfy them,
And show them My Salvation.
From Psalm 91

Today’s Scripture Passage is from Luke 4:1-13.

From One Glory to Another – Transfiguration Sunday

The Lord is great in Zion;
He is exalted over all the peoples.
Let them praise Your great and awesome Name.
Holy is He!
Mighty King, lover of justice, You have established equity;
You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
Moses and Aaron were among His priests, Samuel also called on His name.
They cried to the Lord, and He answered them.
He spoke to them in the pillar of cloud;
They kept His decrees, and the statutes that He gave them.
O Lord our God, You answered them; You were a forgiving God to them,
But an avenger of their wrongdoings.
Extol the Lord our God, and worship at His holy mountain;
For the Lord our God is holy. – from Psalm 99

We welcome you to Morning Worship today. Our Call to Worship is from Psalm 99, and our Scripture passage is 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2. Pastor Benjamin Wines brings the message, “From One Glory to Another”.


“Imperishable” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

Do not fret because of the wicked; do not be envious of wrongdoers,
For they will soon fade like the grass, and wither like the green herb.
Trust in the Lord, and do good;
So you will live in the land, and enjoy security.
Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act.
He will make your vindication shine like the light,
And the justice of your cause like the noonday.
Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret over those who prosper in their way, who carry out evil devices.
Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath.
Do not fret — it leads only to evil.
For the wicked shall be cut off,
But those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land.
The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord;
He is their refuge in the time of trouble. Psalm 37:1-9, 39

Please join us for our livestreamed service, starting at 10:50AM, Sunday, February 20, 2022. We will be reading from 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50. The service will also be archived at the HVBC YouTube Channel for later viewing.

A big thank you to the HVBC Ensemble for sharing their gifts of music with us this morning.

All in All

Happy are those who do not follow the advice of the wicked,
Or take the path that sinners tread, or sit in the seat of scoffers;
But their delight is in the law of the Lord,
And on His law they meditate day and night.
They are like trees planted by streams of water,
Which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither.
In all that they do, they prosper.
The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in judgment,
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked will perish. – from Psalm 1

“All in All” – Rev. Benjamin Wines

We invite you to join us on Sunday, February 13th, starting at 10:45AM for our Sunday Morning Worship service – livestreamed. We will be reading from 1 Corinthians 15:12-28.

Services are currently held online and can be viewed by clicking on the video above, or by visiting the HVBC YouTube channel.

I Am What I Am

I give You thanks O Lord, with my whole heart;
Before the gods I sing Your praise;
I bow down towards your holy temple
And give thanks for Your steadfast love and faithfulness;
For You have exalted Your Name and Word above everything.
On the day I called, You answered me, You strengthened my soul.
All the kings of the earth shall praise You, O Lord,
For they have heard the Words of Your Mouth.
They shall sing of the ways of the Lord,
For great is the Glory of the Lord.
For though the Lord is high, He regards the lowly;
But the haughty He perceives from far away.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
You preserve me against the wrath of my enemies.
The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me;
Your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever.

From Psalm 138

We hope that you will join us for our online worship service, starting at 10:50AM. We will be reading from 1 Corinthians 15:1-11. Pastor Ben Wines will bring the message, “I Am What I Am”. Thank you to the HVBC Ensemble for sharing their gifts of music with us this morning.

Face to Face

In you, O Lord, I take refuge; let me never be put to shame.
In Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me;
Incline Your ear to me and save me.
Be to me a rock of refuge, a strong fortress, to save me,
For You are my rock and my fortress.
Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked,
From the grasp of the unjust and cruel.
For You, O Lord, are my hope,
My trust, O Lord, from my youth.
Upon You I have leaned from my birth;
It was You who took me from my mother’s womb.
My praise is continually of You. – from Psalm 71

We invite you to join us for our Sunday Worship service. We will be reading from 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Pastor Benjamin Wines brings the message, “Face to Face“. Thank you to the HVBC Ensemble for sharing the gift of music with us today!

Today’s bulletin and Children’s Worship Activities can be found below:

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!