Home Worship for 3-15-2020

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” Jer 26:3 (KJV)

psalm 33: 20Today we are beginning a new adventure in worship. Because of the pandemic, we have been asked by our state and county authorities to not gather in larger groups. We have suddenly been forced into a situation similar to what the Israelites faced they fled Egypt. The Israelites were faced with not having the time to let their bread rise before cooking it. In many ways that is similar to the empty shelves and the sudden preparations we have to make as our lives are disrupted. How can we make this time sacred? How can we make the isolation that we may experience an exercise in solitude? There are many opportunities for us in the coming weeks.

Each of us are accustomed to attending church on Sundays. I hope to be able to provide some guidance for you as you walk with Christ each day, and particularly on Sunday when we will not gather.

If you have insights, prayer requests, or comments that you would like to share with your HBC family, please write to me, or call me @267-981-1261.

Bryon Luke has suggested that we, as a congregation, continue to gather spiritually in worship and prayer at 11:00 AM in our homes and with our families.

As we gather, begin with Psalm 33:16-22

Listen to “I Cast All My Cares Upon You”

Pray for our church family, the burdens of your heart, courage for people who are afraid during this time, and that this time will bring spiritual growth.

CLICK HERE to Listen to this encouraging piece from Italy (you may be asked to register, but it is not necessary).

Questions to consider:

  • How can we help meet the human need for connection?
  • If we can’t sing out of the windows, what can we do?
  • Who can you reach out each day this week?

I hope this will offer you encouragement this week. I will reach out again through the week.

Remember, you can continue to support the work of the church by giving through our safe and secure giving portal. Click here to visit our Giving Portal.

Have a blessed week,

Pastor Doug