Hi Church Family,
This is our effort to provide you with a semi-regular church update. Below, you have a list of events and happenings at HBC for the month of July.
Lord’s Supper - July 2, 5pm
We will have our monthly Lord’s Supper service tomorrow evening at 5pm. In addition to the Lord’s Supper, we will sing together and have a devotional on “What Christ Does With Our Sin.” Also, as part of the service, we will be receiving new members, taking suggestions for lay elders from the congregation, and conclude by celebrating Cyril’s graduation from high school with an ice cream social. Make plans to join us!
Daniel Sermon Series Conclusion - July 2, 9
Our current Sunday morning sermon series on the first half of the book of Daniel is close to completion! We’ve spent the last month considering the first four chapters and there are only two that remain. Tomorrow morning, July 2, Pastor Mark will preach chapter 5 and he will wrap it up with chapter 6 next Sunday, July 9.
Guest Preachers - July 16, July 23
Following our conclusion of the Daniel series, will have two special guest preachers with us on July 16 and July 23 respectively. On July 16, Matt Troupe, pastor of Free Grace Church in Fresno, CA will be preaching. He and his wife, April, will be in Owensboro the weekend of July 14-16 in route to Nashville for an Acts 29 conference. For those who may remember, Matt co-pastored with Richard Barcellos in Palmdale, CA for a number of years before planting Free Grace Church in Fresno. Pastor Mark and Katie also did a summer internship with Matt at Free Grace Church about 8 years ago.
On July 23, our very-own missionary to Ireland, Michael Emadi, will be preaching for us. Michael will be in town to teach a modular course for Reformed Baptist Seminary the week of July 24-28 in our HBC Learning Center. Also, we plan to host a reception for the Emadi while they are with us so that we can fellowship with them and hear more about their work in Ireland. More details forthcoming!
Pastor Keith to Cuba
Pastor Keith will be traveling for ministry in Cuba with our brother, Tom Cayce, discipleship pastor at Bridgepointe Church. This trip will be from July 6-15. Please keep our pastor (and our brother, Tom) in your prayers as he makes this trip and we will look forward for a spirited report (complete with food pictures) upon his return. ;-)
UpInOut Youth Retreat - July 9-10
We are planning a retreat for the youth group July 9-10 at Rough River Resort (www.fallsofroughresort.com). The plan is to go to Rough River Dam State Park after church for the afternoon of July 9, then spend the evening at the cabins. July 10 will include a visit to Cave Country Canoe near Mammoth Cave for a 3-4 hour canoe trip, eating a picnic lunch and going for a 2-3 hour tour at Mammoth Cave. Dinner will be eaten in Leitchfield on the way back and will return to Heritage by 9pm Monday evening. In addition to the activities, there are 3 bible studies planned over the course of the trip encouraging our youth to live purely in their minds and bodies. Any teen interested in attending is asked to pay $20 to help cover expenses. A sign-up sheet will be available in Sunday School. Please pray and think about your teens joining us and let me know if you have any questions. Any of the kids going in to the 7th grade this fall are also allowed to attend.
REACH Women’s Summer Study on Missional Motherhood
There are two Tuesday morning Bible studies remaining for the summer. Those will take place on July 11 and July 18 from 10:00-11:30 in the Heritage Learning Center. (NOTE: There will be no study this Tuesday due to the July 4th holiday).
Family Meeting - July 16
We are planning a brief family meeting on July 16. The purpose of this meeting is to vote on a severance for Pastor Jonathan as recommended by our finance team and approved by the elders. Since this marks a significant financial change to our 2017 budget, we need to bring this matter to a congregational vote. In order to accommodate the congregation and not call you out for an additional evening meeting, we are planning to hold this brief family meeting at 9:00 in the gym prior to Sunday School (which begins at 9:30) on July 16. As a member, please make plans to join us for this meeting.
Young Adult Dominican Republic Trip
As you have already heard, a few of our young adults and older youth will be making doing a missions trip to the Dominican Republic with Pastor Keith in early August. To offset costs for their plane tickets, they are doing some fundraisers. The next fundraiser is a car wash on July 22 from 1-5pm. There is 1-100 grid set up in the lobby every Sunday in July to track progress. Please show your support for this trip!
Mid-Week Prayer and Gospel Project Sunday School
Join us each week for our mid-week prayer meeting from 6:00-7:15 in the HBC Learning Center and our Gospel Project Sunday School classes for all ages on Sundays from 9:30-10:15.
We thank God for each of you! May He draw near to us as we draw near to Him and to each other as a family in Christ.