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

https://youtu.be/eLBg3Focjjs

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.