Sunday April 22 I started a new sermon series in the A.M. service on the Danger in the Kingdom in Heaven. The first message is available on the sermon page now. In this series I will share:
- What is the Kingdom of Heaven
- Where is the Kingdom of Heaven
- Who is in the Kingdom of Heaven
- What are the Dangers in the Kingdom of Heaven
This will be about thirteen weeks of sermons so if you miss one at church you should be able to listen to it on the sermons page sometime during the week it was delivered to the congregation. If you have questions regarding the Kingdom of Heaven, or Heaven itself please feel free to contact me.
In the main auditorium we will be starting a new Sunday school series called Christian Mentoring A-Z. This series will begin Sunday morning April 29 at 10 a.m. with lesson “A” Assurance of Salvation. Can someone, and how can someone know that they will be received into Heaven when they die? There is a booklet available for all those participating, which can picked up now in the foyer. You are encouraged to pick up their booklet and begin working on filling in the blanks as there is more information than we will be able to cover in class.
Everyone is welcome to the class! There is a sign up sheet in the foyer so that I can make sure enough booklets are available for those attending. If you cannot stop by early but do want to have a booklet printed for you please email pastor directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
With spring just around the corner we have a number of events and activities that we want everyone to be aware of. This page will be updated with new events and details as the spring progresses so check back or subscribe so you don’t miss anything!
March 11 – Daylight savings begins, don’t forget to change your clocks or you’ll miss a service. We have had several folks show up in the past as we were closing in prayer, and they thought they were just in time! (A few of those times I just started the service over and all of our regular folks played right along.)
March 17 – Church wide clean up day, 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. We will be cleaning, doing maintenance, yard work all in preparation for our Resurrection Sunday (Easter) services.
March 25 – Fellowship Sunday, Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m., Worship service at 11 a.m. followed by a pot-luck lunch and an afternoon worship at 2 p.m.
April 1 – Resurrection Sunday – Sunrise service 6:30 a.m. followed by a Breakfast fellowship from 7:30 until 9:00, A.M. Worship will start at 9:30 a.m. Following the services we will have a clean up and that will conclude the services for the day so that everyone can spend the afternoon with their families.
April 29 – Fellowship Sunday, Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m., Worship service at 11 a.m. followed by a pot-luck lunch and an afternoon worship at 2 p.m.
May 3 – Manche Wedding (renewing of vows)
May 13 – Mother’s Day, Normal Sunday schedule. Mother’s will be honored, presented with gifts, and prayed for.
May 27 – Fellowship Sunday & Missionary Daniel Elliot and family will be with us. A pot luck lunch will take place from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. everyone is welcome to participate. Daniel and his family will be available to ask questions over lunch and a cup of coffee or sweet tea.
Daniel and Lydia came to our church on their way to be missionaries in Mongolia in 2004. They have since moved to the field of South Korea. They will be sharing their experiences over the past 14 years in Mongolia and S. Korea as well as what they have planned for ministry in the future.
Graduation 3:00 p.m. Afternoon service – This is a change from our normal Schedule. A number of our youth will be graduating this year, two of them from High School. We will take the afternoon to celebrate and congratulate them and their parents. There will be refreshments following the afternoon service as well.
May 28 – Memorial day – No church activities planned at this time but check back.
** Date Change ** June 10-15 – Annual Tent Revival, Dale Aguiar will be back again to help us with our 10th Annual Tent Revival. Sunday morning we will be inside the church building but will move outside for the evening service which will begin at 7 p.m. Each evening there will be music from 6:30 until the meeting starts. On Friday night the tent comes down and we will have a cookout and shoot off the candy cannon.
June 18 – Father’s Day – Normal Sunday schedule. Father’s will be honored, presented with gifts, and prayed for.
June 18-22 – Vacation Bible School – Kids from Kindergarten to 6th grade will enjoy Bible lessons, stories, crafts, games, songs, and snacks each evening from 5:30 until 8 p.m. This year David Barker will be our special speaker. David will bring his train layouts and each day will have a new train and story to tell.
This Sunday we will be looking forward to the Second Coming of Christ. Not in a prophetic way, but in a practical way. Unfortunately, not everyone is going to make it to Heaven. In fact, according to scripture it appears that more people will be missing out on the blessings of Heaven than those that will be enjoying them.
In Adult Sunday school at 10 a.m. I will be bringing a follow-up lesson on how we can make an eternal difference in the world today through our witness and testimony.
In the A.M. preaching I will share a message starting at Matthew 25 concerning the ten virgins and their preparations for the Bridegrooms return. Five of them wisely prepared, while five of them did not.
We will enjoy a pot-luck style lunch and some fellowship until 2 p.m. and then we will have the afternoon service, in which I will share a message entitled, “Jesus is coming again.”
I do hope that you can make it as we celebrate and prepare for this much anticipated event.
Pastor Jim Kiefer
Due to the icy road conditions throughout the area this mornings services have been canceled. Streets in Perryville are mostly clear but parking lots, sidewalks, are still covered in ice. Highway 61 is partially cleared but lettered roads and county roads are still solid ice. If you must travel drive slow and use caution.
Our parking lot has been treated so if road conditions improve throughout the day we will attempt to have evening services at 6 p.m. Check back here for updates.
Check out our sermons page to listen to a previously recorded sermon.
UPDATE: 2 p.m.
It does not appear that the weather is going to cooperate for the ice to melt. We will have our next service on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.
Next Sunday Terry Jones from BIMI will be with us all day to represent BIMI’s Central America Missionary/Church planting ministry. Come listen as he shares what God is doing in Central America and how we can partner with God in reaching people in this area of the world.
Strong marriages is a priority here at Heartland Baptist Church. Strong marriages means strong home and that is good for everyone in the home, the church, the community, and the country. In an effort to strengthen the home we schedule an activity for the married couples of the church (and we invite couples from the community too) around the Valentine holiday. This year we had an exceptionally good time. 24 couples gathered Friday night February 9 and enjoyed fellowship, food, some fun activities and a devotional message encouraging unity in the marriage relationship.
Special thanks to the Kiefer girls who worked hard to decorate, plan and prepare deserts, and watch all of the young people while their parents enjoyed the evening together!
Here are some pictures and video clips of the evening. If you missed out this year mark your calendars for next year and stay tuned for details.
This month’s Fellowship Sunday will be extra special. On top of all the delicious food that will show up January 28th, we will be having Dr. S.M.Davis and his lovely wife, Mrs. Reajean, with us all day! He will be preaching several different messages on anger; and even if you aren’t an angry person these messages are life changing!
I just spoke with Bro. Davis and have finalized the messages for this special day. Here is the schedule and message titles. Please consider coming to spend the whole day listening to Bro. Davis share wisdom and give counsel to help you and your family overcome some of the most devastating challenges facing families in our day. He will also have tables set up so that you can purchase other messages to help you and your loved ones.
The lunch is pot-luck style, you are welcome to come and participate in the bringing and in the eating. If you cannot bring anything please know that we have never run out of food and no one has ever left hungry because there was not enough food.
Bible Study hour 10:00 a.m. – “Don’t Stop Communicating”
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m. – “The Demonic like nature of anger”
Lunch 12:00 till 1:30
Afternoon service 2:00 p.m. – “Are you offended, or un-offend-able?”
Dr and Mrs Davis will be heading back home following the 2 p.m. service.