This is our second week in a series of three weeks through an important passage on God and human government. In Mark 12:13–17, Jesus answered a question about taxes in which he said, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” This week we will train our attention on the topic of human governing authorities, how to identify them, what we owe them, and how to relate to them. Next week we’ll train our focus on the other part of that verse, “Render to God the things that are God’s.” In this sermon we will explore several other passages you might consider reading before we meet: Romans 13:1–7, 1 Timothy 2:1–4, and 1 Peter 2:11–17. Learn about how to receive an email for our livestream on the Heritage Resume page. Listen ahead with our Sunday at Heritage Spotify Playlist.
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, December 13:
Elder Community: Lee Hendsbee
Shepherding Group: Lee Hendsbee
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 Saturdays to those who request it.
For the next several weeks, we will continue to receive gifts toward our Holiday Offering. The offering is for Gospel Hope Church in Riverton, Utah to help expand their facilities in order to minister to more adults and children. Our specific goal is to provide funding for the new children’s playground—estimated at $25,000. You can learn more about this church revitalization ministry and the need for expansion on the Holiday Offering page on our website. The page includes a video hosted by Danny Brooks and Matt Parker. If you are new to HBC, you should know that Danny Brooks was our teaching pastor for about 20 years before the Lord led him to help with church planting and revitalization in the Salt Lake Valley.
Give cheerfully and eagerly as the Lord leads you. Designate your gift by marking Holiday Offering on an offering envelope, or if you give online, select the designated box for the Holiday Offering.
Our Winter/Spring Electives will begin on Sunday, January 10, at 11:00 a.m. We are excited to offer several excellent and helpful classes for you to choose from this session. Two of the electives are 12 weeks and a couple are six weeks. In order to be able to maintain some distance with one another, we will offer fewer classes than normal this session. It is still very helpful for you to register so that teachers can prepare and rooms can be arranged in advance. The class descriptions and registration information is available on the Electives page. Please register as soon as possible.
As a reminder, our Greenhouse (preschool), Journey Groups (elementary), SIGMA (grades 6-8), and L3inC (grades 9-12) will also meet at 11:00 a.m. in their respective rooms beginning January 10. Nursery for infants thru two-year-olds will be available during the worship service and 11:00 hour.
Pictures for our online pictorial directory will be taken this Sunday, December 13, after the worship service. If you are a regular attender of Heritage who has never been photographed, or if you need to have your picture updated, this is for you. Stop by the Old Spartanburg Road lobby extension to fill out a short form and smile for the camera. This directory is a great tool for getting to know one another, and a helpful app is available only to those who are pictured in the online directory.
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.
You can give your gifts and offerings to Heritage Bible Church in the offering boxes in the North Lobby or online. We want giving at Heritage to be simple, habitual, and cheerful for our entire church family. 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.
Elective Hour, 11:00 a.m.
Pictorial Directory Photos, 11:00 a.m.
Family Meeting, Fellowship Hall, 4:30 p.m.
Newcomers Reception, Church Parlor, 11:00 a.m.
Shepherding Sync via Zoom, 4:30 p.m.
Prayer Meeting via Zoom, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday Elders’ Meeting, 6:00 p.m.