News & Updates
Greetings from your pastor! Just a few reminders and announcements this week, as we are heading into a busy season at Hebron Presbyterian Church:
Mulching Day at Hebron! Tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 25th, volunteers are needed to help with mulching as we’re getting our grounds ready for fall and for the return of our day school students in early September. Please come out if you can, at 9:00 a.m., and lend a hand to the effort, so that we can finish in good time and have the place looking nice for the return of our students.
The sermon text this Sunday, August 26th, is Ephesians 5:6-21, as we continue a short series on this New Testament letter. The sermon title is “As Wise People.” This Sunday is one of our Summer Choir Sundays – That means you can come and rehearse during the Sunday School hour (at 9:00 a.m.) and sing with the choir that day, even if you are not a regular choir member. Our final Summer Choir Sunday will be Sept. 2nd.
Capturing Hebron Memories – Beginning this Sunday, August 26th, we’ll be capturing video recollections as part of our 175th anniversary observance. These will be brief recordings of your special memories of Hebron Church. A sign-up schedule is posted on the main office door, so please give some thought to what you might like to say, and then sign up for one of the appointment times listed. These recording sessions after worship will continue for several weeks, as we’re approaching our anniversary observance this fall. We thank Megan Compton for coordinating this Heritage175 Oral History Project. The videos will be shown during our Heritage weekend in October.
New Hymnals & Bibles – As part of our upcoming 175th birthday celebration for Hebron Church, you have the opportunity to sponsor a new Bible & hymnal set for the sanctuary, including (if you choose) to have your name or the name(s) of others noted inside the book. There will be an insert in this Sunday’s worship bulletin. You may also contact the church office to have a form emailed to you. Please plan to complete your form and return it with your $25 (per set) payment by Sept. 23rd.
Women's Bible Study - Our Tuesday and Thursday Bible study groups resume on Sept. 4th and 6th. The Tuesday group will be using a Beth Moore study on the book of Daniel. The Thursday group will be using a Precept study on the gospel of Luke. For more info and to register, contact Lori Alford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children’s Worship – On Sunday, Sept. 9th, we’ll begin fall Children’s Church for kids aged 4 through 2nd grade. Children will begin worship in the sanctuary and then be dismissed with Children’s Church leaders after the “Drawing Near to the Word” portion of our service. Sunday evening Youth Activities will also resume on Sept. 9th.
Stewardship Kick-off September 9th - We seek to be good stewards of God's gifts all year long, but on Sept. 9th, we'll kick off our annual stewardship emphasis. This will be a time to give prayerful consideration to your giving plans for 2019. Dedication Sunday will be October 14th.
Wednesday Night Special – Beginning October 3rd, we’ll enjoy a weekly meal together through mid-November. Our study this fall will be taken from a book called Concentric Circles of Concern by Oscar Thompson. The “concentric circles” concept helps us look at how we talk about our faith in the context of our personal relationships. If you would like a copy of the book, please let us know in the church office, and we’ll order one at a cost to you of $11.00. It won’t be necessary to have read the book to participate in the study, but your appreciation of the material will be enhanced if you’ve had a chance to read the book.
Heritage Concert, Friday, October 19th - As part of our 175th anniversary heritage celebration, there will be a concert on the Friday evening before our Heritage Sunday, featuring the Hebron Boys and other musical guests.
Heritage Sunday, October 21st – Hebron Presbyterian’s 175th “birthday” as a congregation will be celebrated with a special service of worship and a luncheon to follow. Our guest preacher will be the Rev. Walter Mann.
Our Operation Christmas Child "Packing Party" is set for Friday, Nov. 2nd. Watch for more details, and in the meantime, pick up a few more items to place in the tubs in the hallway outside Holman Hall. Thanks so much for all you've donated so far!
See you Sunday!