Sept 25-29, 2019
What a wonderful God we serve! It has been 19 years since a group gathered in the choir room at the public school in Perryville to charter Heartland Baptist Church. HBC is still here, still growing, still sharing the love and the gospel of Jesus Christ with the community, and still preaching and teaching the Bible!
This year pastor Dustin Tidwell from Little Coweta Baptist Church in Eufaula, OK will be keynote speaker.
Missionary visitors include:
Terry and Kay Jones, South American Director for BIMI
Tayler and Lorin Norris , Mozambique Africa
Shane & Tammy Mallard – Australia
New this year…A meal will be provided before each evening service from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to participate!
We are hosting a blood drive tomorrow from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. You can sign up at http://www.redcrossblood.org putting 63775 into the zip to locate donation site.
We have half of our allotted slots filled!
Pioneers and Prairy Dogs is our theme and we will be sharing the life and journey of Moses, the man God chose to lead His children out of the Land of Egypt.
During the story time the children will hear a synopsis of the story Pilgrims Progress and learn a memory verse with the help of Clem the coyote.
There will be crafts and/or games each night as well with prizes throughout the week. If you have or know of a child from 4 to 11 or so please bring them out or let them know about this weeks program.
Art work done by our own young people…
We are getting ready for a busy spring here at Heartland Baptist Church. It all starts with our 11th annual Tent Revival happening on the front lawn of our St Joseph property June 2nd through 7th. The whole community is welcome and encouraged to attend. The Bible says in 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
America could certainly use a revival, why shouldn’t it start in the “heartland” of America?
Red Cross Blood Drive – June 3 (currently 2-6 p.m.
We have offered to help the Red Cross with the current blood shortage by hosting a blood drive. If you are willing to help please sign up for a time by following the link to the red cross site.
June 9 – Missionary Austin Till will present his burden and call to China during the evening service
June 16 – Father’s Day Celebration
June 23 – Missionary Bill and Ellie Hansen will be updating the church on their ongoing work in France. Bill and Ellie have been supported by HBC for 18 years and were one of our first missionary families.
June 19 – Missionary Tim Gordon will Present his burden and call to Asia during the evening Service
June 24-28 VBS – Pioneers and Prairie Dogs
Monday through Friday from 5:30-8:30 young people from K-6 are welcome to join us for Songs, skits, games and snack and of course teaching about who Jesus Christ is. Parents are more than welcome to stay and participate or they may drop the children off starting at 5 p.m.
The Pinnacle of the Christian faith is the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The miracle of miracles that makes following Jesus Christ different than following any other religious leader.
This year we will once again offer a Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. for those who want to do as Mary did and come early. There will be special music and a special message.
We will also again be serving breakfast following the early service at about 7:00 A.M. until 8:30 A.M. There will be various dishes brought by the members and friends but expect things like scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy, biscuits, juice, coffee… well, you get the idea.
We will have a second morning service at 9 A.M. The message will be different than the one at the early service so stick around and hear more about the risen Lord.
There will be NO evening service this Sunday as the families of the church will be gathering in their homes to fellowship and spend time together.
Come to Sunday School and Find out!
Growing up going to church it almost seemed like living two lives, and the “church” part of living didn’t seem to have much to do with the “life” part of living. The Bible tells us that Christ died for the church in Ephesians 5:25 and that makes it sound so much more relevant than how it seemed to me and apparently how it is for many people today. God had a very good reason for establishing the church and had plans for how it would bless and help us through the “life” part of living, but somewhere, somehow, we have missed it. Either we have messed up “church” or we don’t know how to apply or incorporate it in life. My suspicion is that both are true; church today has been so mingled with the traditions of the world that it does resemble, nor does it have the power and potential that the church that Jesus started had and, we have been so distracted by the “life” side of living that we no longer know how the “church” applies.
Over the next couple of months during Sunday School at 10 a.m. I plan to address what church is supposed to be and how it is supposed to affect life.
Don’t forget to set your clocks forward before going to bed Saturday night March 9 or you may miss Sunday School, or worse…You might end up walking in on the Closing prayer of the 11 a.m. service thinking that we are about to start. Wouldn’t that be embarrassing?