After overwhelming us with a declaration of our hope, Peter moved last week to his first of two exhortations, an exhortation to personal holiness. This week we move from the personal to the corporate with an exhortation to sincere and brotherly love. Here in this command is the heart of the church. What is it, where do we get the capacity for it, and how can we grow more of it? Read ahead in 1 Peter 1:22–2:3 and join us on Sunday as we consider how to love one another with a sincere and brotherly love in our series Elect Exiles: Living the Double Life with Jesus.
We will gather in the auditorium for Evening Prayer on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. as we do on the second Sunday of the month. Come one or come all, but come to pray. Caleb Greene will preach a ten-minute sermon, “God Is Majestic,” in our evening teaching series, Great Is The Lord: Searching Out and Speaking the Attributes of God. As Jesus did with His disciples at the end of the night on the eve of his arrest, we’ll close with a hymn. But the rest of the time we’ll be praying together for God to work in our lives, in the life of our church, and through our church for His name. Childcare will be available for children up through age three.
On Sunday, September 26, at 4:30 p.m., we will gather together for our next Family Meeting. As we do each September, the budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year will be presented and voted on by members. A copy of the proposed budget is available in the Documents and Forms section under the Member Hub of our website. A few hard copies are also available at the Connection Centers in the South Lobby. In addition to reviewing the budget, we will hear a short sermon in our evening preaching series and welcome new members.
At the close of the meeting we will have time to fellowship together around a salad supper. Each family is asked to bring a salad of any sort (chicken salad, taco salad, pasta salad, vegetable salad, fruit salad, etc.) to share. HBC will provide drinks and dessert. We’re eager for some sweet and relaxed time together as a church family.
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 Connection Centers or complete this online form. All regular attenders included in our database receive weekly emails and other important information.
We want giving at Heritage to be simple, habitual, and cheerful for our entire church family. You can give your gifts and offerings to Heritage Bible Church in the offering boxes in the North Lobby or online. 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.
Elective Hour, 11:00 a.m.
Newcomers Reception, Hospitality Room, 11:00 a.m.
Deacons' Meeting, 11:00 a.m.
Evening Prayer, 4:30 p.m.
Shepherding Sync, 4:30 p.m.
Family Meeting, 4:30 p.m.
L3inC at Night, Teen House, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday Elders’ Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
Thursday Men's Ministries Bible Study, 6:15 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Saturday Men's Breakfast, Greenville Downtown Airport, 7:30 a.m.
Saturday SIGMA Welcome Activity, Teen House, 3:30 p.m.