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Sermon Preview and Playlist for October 25: “Our Table Turning, Cursing, Temple Closing, Hell Raising Savior"

Throughout our journey through Mark, Jerusalem has been coming to Jesus, and Jesus has been carefully concealing his identity. Now, Jesus comes to Jerusalem and the tables are turned. There is plenty here to pique our curiosity, and all we need for a healthy church. Read ahead in Mark 11:12–25 and come to hear God’s Word this Sunday. Learn about how to receive an email for our livestream on the Heritage Resume page. Listen ahead with our Sunday at Heritage Spotify Playlist.  

Seating Plans for Sunday

During this season of social distancing, we will ask one or two Elder Communities to serve the broader church by planning to join us in the Overflow in the Fellowship Hall.
For Sunday, October 25:
Elder Community: Kevin Johnson
Shepherding Groups: Joe Allen, Doug Imes, and John Sedivy

Children's Church Resumes

We are eager to resume our Children’s Church this Sunday, October 25! Children K5-3rd grade will be dismissed from the worship service prior to the hymn before the message. Our children’s leaders will meet them in the lobby or Fellowship Hall and take them to The Cave for their service. Pickup is in the Children’s Wing or the K-5 Sprouts room. Childcare is provided for infants through four-year-olds for the entire worship service. 

Temporary Livestream Email Link Reminder

For a limited period of time, we will continue to offer a livestream option for our service. The purpose of this livestream is to serve those who cannot join us in person due to coronavirus-related health considerations. Sign up if you would like to receive the weekly livestream link via email. The link will be sent on Fridays to those who request it and will no longer be available on the website.

Our Fall Elective, “The Life of God”, taught by Greg Fox, meets in the Fellowship Hall during the 11:00 hour. Greg’s slides from each week are available on the Fall Elective page of our website.

As a reminder, our Greenhouse (preschool), Journey Groups (elementary), SIGMA (grades 6-8), and L3inC (grades 9-12) are all meeting at 11:00 a.m. in their respective rooms. Nursery for infants thru two-year-olds will be available during the worship service and 11:00 hour.

Membership Matters

Membership Matters is an orientation class that is a prerequisite for anyone desiring to become a member of the Heritage Bible Church family. The class will be held during the Elective hour, October 18 – November 22. We believe that local church membership is vital for the growth of every follower of Jesus, and various elders will walk through the biblical foundation for membership, our Confession of Faith and Membership Covenant, as well as key aspects of body life at Heritage. If you are considering joining Heritage, please plan to participate in this class. Email us to reserve your spot.

Women's Ministries Fall Fellowship

Psalm 105 tells us to give thanks to the Lord; call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples, and we would like to do that together on Tuesday, November 10, at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. It will be an evening of singing, giving thanks, and sharing with one another what God has done through the last several months. Whether it is something that God has taught you through Pastor Trent’s series in Mark, the Ladies’ Bible Study in the Psalms, or through the challenges of this year, we’d love to hear from you and give thanks together for how God is growing us! We also want to serve one another in how we gather so we will be more spread out than usual and will be taking extra precautions in serving refreshments. All ladies and their daughters are invited to join us for this evening of thanksgiving!

Elders' Q&A

This fall, the elders will set aside an evening to take questions from Heritage members during our Family Meeting on November 22. Our purpose is to promote openness, mutual affection, and add clarity and energy to our shared life and mission. This will also be an opportunity to update you on some of our work and study as a team. If you have a question—think doctrine, church life, plans for our shared mission, etc.—aim to submit it by October 25. Learn more about our aims and approach to this event, and how you can submit a question on Pastor Trent’s blog

Information Form

All regular attenders of HBC who are permanent residents in the Greenville area are encouraged to be included in the HBC database with accurate information. If you are new to Heritage and consider this your church home or if your contact information has changed, please complete a green information form found at the Welcome Center or complete this online form. All regular attenders included in our database receive weekly emails and other important information.

Offering Envelopes

Numbered offering envelopes for the 2020-21 fiscal year are available on the table next to the Welcome Center in the South Lobby for those who use the numbered envelope system. Just a reminder that only contributions received through our numbered offering envelope system or online are posted to church records. If you are not presently a part of the numbered envelope system but would like to be, please contact the church office.

At Heritage, we are blessed with a large number of college students who choose to call our church home. These students represent a wonderful injection of life into our midst, and with that injection God’s given us a significant responsibility to love them in the gospel.

It is to that end that we invite you to participate in our Adopt-a-Student program. At most, we have four years with these students, and it is our desire as a church family to invest our lives in them with the hope that they grow as disciples of Jesus.

Visit our Adopt-a-Student page for more information and to sign up. 

Dear Father, A man died on the street in Minneapolis under the knee of a police officer and we saw it with our eyes. Our nation is in turmoil and our cities are on fire. Oh Lord, there are many emotions we should feel right now: sadness, anger, and grief. There are many things we should pray for this morning—for your justice, your peace, and your healing. There are also many people we should pray for. . . . Keep Reading

This Week – 10.25-10.31

Sunday Morning Worship, 9:30 a.m.

Elective Hour, 11:00 a.m.

Family Meeting, Fellowship Hall, 4:30 p.m.

Shepherding Sync via Zoom, 4:30 p.m.

Shepherding Groups

— Sunday afternoon and evening

Impact Meeting, The Cave, 5:30 p.m.

— for college-age young adults

— contact Dan Cruver for more information

Tuesday Women's Ministries Bible Study via Zoom, 9:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.

— contact Liz Stratton for more information

Saturday SIGMA Hiking Activity, 9:30 a.m.

— contact Sarah Greene for more information

Saturday L3inC Corn Maze, 5:30 p.m.

— contact Joel Frans for more information

Wednesday Elders’ Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

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