October 11, 2018

As a reminder, TWO WEEKS FROM NOW!!!!!!!!!!  Join us for an important and exciting church-wide meeting and prayer event on Sunday night, October 21, at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome to join us. There will be a membership vote on a few changes to our church constitution.

We are now joining a group of churches called the Evangelical Free Churches of America (EFCA). This will require us to make some changes to our constitution. We will provide those changes and the explanations to our members in advance of the meeting.

For those of you who are not currently members, we invite you to join us for the prayer event at 6:30 p.m. This time of prayer will be interactive and for the whole family. What are we going to pray about? Jesus said in Matthew 16 that He would build His church, so we are going to ask Him to do that! There will be people praying all over the building. This event only works when you show up, because you are the church. We sincerely hope you will join us.

THE END OF ALL THINGS IS NEAR!!!!!  That sounds pretty scary doesn’t it? Actually it’s not scary; it is great news! It should impact how we use our time. Join us and a bring a friend on Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m.

Came across this song a young King David sang in 2 Samuel 22 this week;

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation.
He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior—from violent people you save me.

“I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and have been saved from my enemies....”
But maybe your week is not one you would characterized as victorious. May the later part of his song remind you of the hope found in God alone. David continues;

“You, Lord, are my lamp; the Lord turns my darkness into light.
With your help I can advance against a troop;
with my God I can scale a wall.

“As for God, his way is perfect:
The Lord’s word is flawless;
he shields all who take refuge in him.

For who is God besides the Lord?
And who is the Rock except our God?

It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.
He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
He causes me to stand on the heights.

He trains my hands for battle;
my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
You make your saving help my shield;
your help has made me great.

You provide a broad path for my feet,
so that my ankles do not give way…”

Even with some ancient metaphors the truth of this passage is evident. God is utterly reliable and able to give you strength for your week ahead. May we all trust in His gracious love and presence in our lives through Christ!

The HVCC Staff