Welcome! Let’s prepare for our worship service together by prayerfully reviewing the songs below and reading the Scripture text for this week’s message.
When it’s time for the service to begin, please click this link to participate live online.
Order of Worship for April 4, 2021
See, What a Morning (Resurrection Hymn)
Welcome – Travis Taylor
Focus on the Names of God: Light of the World
Behold the Lamb
Message – The Drama and Doctrine of the Resurrection 1 Timothy 3:16 (Pastor Joel Bradberry)
Offertory/Closing Prayer: Joel Bradberry
Congregational Song: Behold the Lamb (reprise)
Today, we celebrate this very reason that we exist as a church—to make disciples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19-20). Baptism by immersion is a step of obedience that Jesus requires of his followers as well as a display of the gospel. Today, we celebrate the Lord’s work in the hearts of Joshua and Logan Ivey, Christopher Gilley, Serenity Nelson, and Jake Baker as they publicly profess their trust in Jesus through baptism.
Hebrews 13:20-21 “Now, may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ to whom be glory forever and ever, amen.”
Announcements: There will be an elder available in the conference room at the conclusion of worship to pray with you or attempt to answer any questions you have about HCF or the Christian faith.
Women’s Bible Study: April 7th from 6:45-8:30 pm (Meeting every other Wednesday night.) This in-person inductive Bible study is being led by Mae Stewart, and we are studying through the book of Titus, using Keri Folmar’s study-guide book, Zeal (provided by Harvest). We meet in the Nursery area (safely abiding by CDC guidelines). If you have not signed up, please contact Martha Abernethy.
Youth Gathering: Wednesday night at 6:45 pm.
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering for North American Missions: If you did not receive a letter with the prayer guide/envelope enclosed, there are extra prayer guides and envelopes on the table near the front. You can drop your offering in one of the baskets around the sanctuary or mail in your offering: Harvest Christian Fellowship, 8080 AMF Drive, Mechanicsville, VA 23111 Attention: Cyndy Lowery. (Be sure to note AA Offering on your checks. 100% of this offering goes to support missionaries in the field.)
More about Harvest Christian Fellowship: Jesus Christ is the perfect, gracious, and only Savior who has rescued us from sin. As redeemed sinners who have been raised from spiritual death to new life, our delight now is to praise the one true God who exists eternally as the triune Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We worship God by singing biblically sound, gospel-focused songs, by pouring our hearts out to Him in authentic prayer, by attending to the faithful preaching of His Word, by meditating on God’s Word daily, and by living transformed lives that display the active rule of His Holy Spirit in us. Empowered by His Spirit, we seek to manifest His love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control in tangible ways among our family, friends, co-workers, church body, community, and throughout the world to the praise of God’s glory.
If you have questions about God and what He says about the good life, please reach out through the contact form on our homepage and someone will gladly get in touch with you https://hcfellowship.com/.
For those planning to attend in person this week, please take the following precautions for the sake of each other:
(1) Please verify at home that your temperature is not elevated above normal.
(2) If you have any symptoms of illness, please remain home and join us online.
(3) Masks will be required by all in attendance who are age 5 and older.
(4) Maintain a distance of 6 feet between families while inside the facilities.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONNECTING TO THE LIVE STREAM WORSHIP SERVICE:
1) The live stream will not be active until 10:45 am on Sunday morning. Prior to that time, you will see a splash screen containing the HCF logo.
2) To start the live stream after 10:45 am on Sunday, you may need to click the play arrow at the center of the video box.
3) If we are having technical difficulties with streaming the service, you may see a spinning indicator overlaid on the video box. Please wait a few minutes to see whether we can resolve the problem. If not, we will have a full recording of the service available for playback later in the week.
*If you need help connecting to the Live Stream, please contact Daniel Westfall by text or voice at 434-533-0366.
Note: Please be advised that the above link will lead you to YouTube. YouTube automatically suggests other videos to watch when you pause the above recording and when it runs to completion. This feature of YouTube’s platform is beyond the control of Harvest Christian Fellowship, as well as its leadership and staff. Thank you.