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The Worship of God
Enter with Reverence
Leave to Share God’s Love and Serve Others
Sunday, February 16, 2014 – 10:30 A.M.
Music for the Gathering Jane Willingham
Welcome Ralph Manuel
Prelude Ruth Anne Shiplette
“Holy Is the Lord”
Call to Worship “Celebrate” Heritage Choir
Invocation Robert Henry
[Jesus said:] “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.: - John 10:10b
+Hymn No. 364 “I Love Thee”
Responsive Reading 47 “The Good Shepherd” (Psalm 23)
+Hymn No. 633 “All the Way My Savior Leads Me”
The Pastoral Prayer and Lord’s Prayer Skye Hallman
The Offering and Offertory “Offertoire”
+Hymn No. 706
“Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
praise Him, all creatures here below;
praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
+Scripture Reading Lou Welker
Anthem Heritage Choir
“Forever Blest Is He”
Sermon Tracy Hartman
“Looking Back to Look Forward”
+Hymn No. 641 “Higher Ground”
When the music for “Jesus Loves Me” begins all children grades K through 5 may join the minister in the front of the sanctuary before leaving for Faith Quest
We ask that you please turn off, or put on silent mode, all cell phones and other electronic devices. Additionally, please no food or drinks in the sanctuary.
Nursery care is provided for infants and toddlers birth to 24 months.
Extended care is provided for children 2-5 years of age.
Heritage Baptist Church is in an exciting time of re-visioning. We are prayerfully asking the most basic questions of “who are we?” and “who is God calling us to be?”. Rev. Green, our pastor of 15 years, has answered a new call that has led him to follow a path away from our church. He is currently on extended leave that will conclude March 31, 2014. During this time of transition we are made more aware of the Lord’s guidance and watchfulness over our church. We welcome the opportunity to hear God’s word shared with us each Sunday by various preachers from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
We are happy to welcome Dr. Tracy Hartman, who will be bringing our message in this morning’s service. Dr. Hartman teaches preaching and directs the seminary’s Supervised Ministry and Doctor of Ministry programs at Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. She is the author of Letting the Other Speak; Proclaiming the Stories of Biblical Women and co-author of New Proclamation Commentary. She has a B.A. from Carson-Newman College; M.Div., Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond; Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education. Dr. Hartman is active in Baptist life and has served as staff member and interim pastor to several Virginia Churches. She enjoys preaching throughout the region.
Today, following the morning worship service you are invited to a Valentine Fellowship. It will be take place in the fellowship hall. Please plan to join us for good food and fellowship.
The church office will be closed tomorrow in observance of Presidents’ Day.
Easter is coming! That means that it is time to activate our Cantata Choir. Beginning this Wednesday, Feb. 19, we will rehearse each week from 7:15 to 7:45 p.m. to prepare our music for Easter. All are welcome to sing with us—no prior choral experience necessary. For further information, please contact Ralph or call the church office.
Next Sunday, February 23rd, you will want to be present for the Strategic Realignment Report. Immediately following the regular morning worship we will have a delicious lunch, and then we will gather in the chapel to hear Ricky Creech’s report. He will report on the information gathered during the last few months from different surveys, forms, and group interviews. We hope the report on February 23rd will be the catalyst to assist us in discerning God’s leadership for our future. In order for the cooks to know how many to prepare for, and if you need child care, a sign up sheet is posted on the bulletin board outside the church office. Your reservations are needed by this Wednesday, February 19th.
Our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, sponsored by the Hospitality Committee, will take place on Tuesday, March 4th, from 5:30-7 o’clock, in the church’s fellowship hall. Admission is free but donations are asked to help cover the cost of the food and after expenses the remainder going to the Church’s Helping Fund. Please plan to attend with your family and friends.
Dear friends at Heritage Baptist Church: Donna and I would like to thank you for the expressions of love and support we received last week on the occasion of my 10th anniversary as your Minister of Music. It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of this church family as we share God’s love and serve others together. – Ralph Manuel
Copies of the Treasurer’s Report for January are available on a table in the narthex.
Be in prayer for those preaching in our upcoming services: February 23 – Rev. Tracy Hartman; March 2 – Rev. Gioele Settembrini; March 9 – Rev. Skye Hallman.
Food Pantry Distribution: Tuesday, February 18 – Charlotte Pantaleo-Mefford and Thursday, February 20 – Jean Mitchell.
Backpack Buddies: Packing: Sunday, February 16 – Jeannine Salyers, Yvonne Klose and Lois Wells; Delivering: Thursday, February 20 – Jeannine Salyers, Yvonne Klose and Bob Corey.
February 23: Extended Care Workers: Nursery – Heather Merritt; 2–5 year olds – Maria Boord and Sierra Slocum. Bus Driver: Bill Wilson. Pianist: Donna Manuel.
Today 9:30 am - Bible Study
10:30 - Worship
5:15 pm - Youth Choir
6:30 - Youth SOUL Food
Monday - Office Closed
Tuesday 11:30 am - Lunch Bunch
8:30 pm - Alcoholics Anonymous
Wednesday 5:45 pm - Fellowship Dinner
6:30 - Prayer Service
- Youth and Children
7:15 - Adult Choir
Thursday 1:00 pm - Knit Chics
6:00 - TOPS
Friday 8:30 pm - Alcoholics Anonymous
Heritage Baptist Church
As followers of Christ, we share God’s love and serve others.
Pastor: Henry Green
Exec. Minister & Minister of Music: Ralph Manuel
Associate Pastor: Skye Hallman
Organist: Eleanor Sturgis
Assistant Organists: Ruth Anne Shiplette
Learning Center Co-Directors: Jenn Graic
Secretary: Sally Morehead
Financial Secretary: Edie Stucker
Facilities Manager: Clair Morehead
Relief Custodian: Clyde Morehead
Nursery Coordinator: Amy Henry