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
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.
Each year around Christmas we try to minister to our community some way, whether it be through caroling, the children’s Christmas play, or inviting them to a special Christmas service. This year will be no different. The first event planned is Christmas caroling at some of the local nursing homes, where we will pass out cookies and handmade cards to the residents after we sing. Then, on Christmas Eve, we will be having a live nativity on the front lawn of the church from 2p.m. till 5:30. People, costumes, live animals, and a manger! We have never done a live nativity, but look forward to seeing the community’s response! Refreshments will be served in the church. Afterwards, there will be a candlelight service starting at 5:30. We hope to see you there!
November is just around the corner, and once again preparations are underway for our annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Heartland Baptist Church. Every year we have a wonderful time of sweet fellowship, praise, and giving of thanks…..Not to mention the food!!! There is always a smorgasbord of food for Thanksgiving Dinner. From ham and mashed potatoes to deer roast and gravy, we usually have it all. Sometimes even a turkey shows up! This is our first Thanksgiving in the new building, and we hope to have a crowd of visitors to minister to. So if you care to drop by, here are the details:
Heartland Baptist Church – 829 W. St Joseph – Perryville, MO
Wednesday, November 22 @ 6:30 PM
We look forward to seeing you there!
The week of our 17th anniversary meeting and the dedication of our building was filled with blessings and fond memories. We began the meeting with powerful preaching on Sunday. Then on Monday a crew of men from Fairfax Baptist Temple arrived to work on the building throughout the week. Each day the men worked their hearts out to help remodel the building, and every evening we heard preaching from a variety of pastors and evangelist. On Thursday Pastor Greg Dawson from Tuscan, AZ flew in with Serge and Katie Lapare, dear friends that were a major part of starting Heartland Baptist Church over 17 years ago. There was 1 salvation decision (Praise the Lord!), and a whole lot of work was put into preparing the basement for use and into finishing the office space. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all of the pastors, evangelist, and brothers in Christ that traveled so far and helped so much!