Making a Difference: A Closer Walk with God
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Here’s what’s happening this week at HBPres. Click on our Happenings tab for more information on these and upcoming events.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
- 9:00 AM Just Trade Craft Fair Emory Hall
- 9:30 AM Breakfast Eline Hall
- 9:45 AM HBPres University Classes
- 9:45 AM Jubilee Sunday school Eline Hall
- 10:00 AM Contemporary Worship Living Rm.
- 10:15 AM Chancel Choir Rehearsal Sanctuary
- 11:00 AM Traditional 8:30 service will be combined with the 11:00 service in the Sanctuary.
- 12:00 PM Blood Pressure Checks Living Rm.
- 5:00 PM Yoga with Betsy Session Rm.
- No Youth Fellowship
Monday, November 24, 2014
- 9:30 AM Prayer Group Prayer Rm.
- 1:00 PM Men’s Book Forum 206
- 4:00 PM Our Lady of Lourdes Basketball Emory Hall
- 7:00 PM Louisville Philharmonia Rehearsal Sanctuary
- 7:15 PM Dartball Away Game, HBPres vs. Immanuel United Church of Christ
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
- 11:00 AM Ladies Book Talk Barret Rm.
- 1:00 PM Building closes for maintenance
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
- No Events Scheduled
Thursday, November 27, 2014
- Building Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday, November 28, 2014
- Building Closed
Saturday, November 29, 2014
- 9:00 AM HB Quilters 209
- 9:00 AM Advent Decorating Foyer
My daughter-in-law, Leslie, sent us an email the other day sharing what happened on our grandson Jordan’s second day of school. She said that only a few days earlier she had been lamenting all the paperwork involved in enrolling him in kindergarten. They live very near the school so she was walking him to school on his second day. She reported that he looked up at her with a big grin and said in a joyful voice, “I wonder what we get to do at school today?” I cannot speak for everyone but when out children were young, it occurred to me that...read more
The Good News about the bad news is that people say they go to church more than they really do, according to recent research. That’s right, people lie about how much they go to church. The other night Jimmy Fallon told a joke about a man who was arrested for stealing a Bible from a bookstore. When the man was arrested the police officer said, “Don’t you know the Bible says, ‘Thou shalt not steal?” and the man said, “Don’t give away the plot before I read the book!” Yes, friends, truth is stranger than fiction. But there is some good news...read more
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It was Sunday afternoon and my wife told me that someone from Cedar Lake Lodge was going to be coming for a clothing pick up on Monday. She asked if I had anything that I wanted to donate, so we both headed upstairs to check our closets. We found a number of items. Then I decided to check the closet in the study that only I use. Imagine my shock when I found four pair of what looked like new pants. I have lost some weight, so I decided to see if I could wear them. I was thrilled to discover that I could. Then I said, “But how did those...read more
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I had to twist and turn one night recently trying to get to sleep. I was having trouble making the pain in my back go away. I have gotten to that wonderful age where you have to turn just a certain way to finally get comfortable enough to go to sleep. Age does have its woes, doesn’t it? But Saturday morning finally did come. I had a wedding rehearsal on Friday night that was filled with joy and excitement. I find particular delight in doing a wedding for someone I watched grow up in the church. I went for my walk early, rain was...read more
We are continuing our exploration of how stewardship relates to our mission statement of “making a difference by making disciples.” This week we will be exploring how, “Making a Difference Continues with Thanksgiving.” I am writing to give you a devotion to use throughout the week. Begin by reading the two scripture passages that we will expand upon on Sunday: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-15 and Luke 17: 11-19. Both of these passages involve people giving thanks. In Jeremiah the prophet tells the people to thrive while exiled into Babylon. On Sunday we...read more
Getting to Where We Belong Henri Nouwen writes, “We want be fully occupied, to know that because we are busy people something important is happening in our lives. And if we are not occupied then we are at least preoccupied—filled with concern about things that have not yet come about or have already come about. We fill our inner space with worry about things that might happen and guilt about things that have already happened. And beneath our worry and our guilt there is a deep fear of empty spaces. When we create empty space, we make...read more