HRF Weekly Update - March 3, 2019

UPCOMING SERMON

This Sunday, March 3, 2019, Pastor Tony will be preaching from Acts 16:1-5. We encourage you to prepare for corporate worship by reading and praying through the text prior to the message on Sunday.

CORPORATE WORSHIP SONGS

Here are the songs we will be singing together this Sunday:

  1. O Great God

  2. Here I Am to Worship

  3. Cornerstone

  4. Great is Thy Faithfulness

  5. Almighty God

  6. How He Loves

NEW CITY CATECHISM #9

Question: What does God require in the first, second, and third commandments?

Answer: First, that we know and trust God as the only true and living God. Second, that we avoid all idolatry and do not worship God improperly. Third, that we treat God’s name with fear and reverence, honoring also his Word and works.

Scripture Memory Verse: Deuteronomy 6:13–14.


WEEKLY DISCIPLESHIP RESOURCES

Here are a few discipleship resources our elders recommend checking out this week.

  1. Are Sundays Good For Babies? - Once a week, the Lord breaks into our routine and reminds us that naptimes and snacktimes are not ultimate.

  2. Unless You Stop Loving Sin - We need to see the beauty and love and holiness of the Triune God, perceiving him as the Treasure he really is. We need to turn from the false promises of sin and aim our lives toward him. This is repentance — and this is life.

  3. 3 Ways Christians Are Sanctified - God's Word, God's Spirit, and God's people are three ways Christians are sanctified.

Please read them and use them as discipleship opportunities to discuss with one another.


HRF KIDS - ROOM CHANGES AND NEW KINDERGARTEN CLASS

We are excited to announce a few changes to HRF Kids starting this Sunday, March 3rd. One change we are especially excited about is that we will finally be opening our Kindergarten room! If you are a parent of a kindergartner, please feel free to check them into HRF Kids on Sunday.

To accommodate the new room, we will be changing the room names and arrangement. All HRF Kids rooms will now be referred to by colors! The color names will make it simpler for parents to know which room their child is assigned to. The room your child is in will be on their check in sticker and there will be signs outside each room as well. Myself and others will be there ready and willing to help on Sunday with any questions you have and to direct you to the correct rooms. Here is a list of the rooms with their new names:

  • Green Room (nursery)

  • Blue Room (young toddlers)

  • Yellow Room (toddlers)

  • Purple Room (older toddlers)

  • Red Room (3 and 4 year olds)

  • Orange Room (rising and current kindergartners)

We also have a lactation room upstairs with two rocking chairs for any mom’s who would like to use it!


HRF INSTITUTE

We are now offering classes during the Sunday morning hour from 10 am - 10:45 am.

Currently, grades 1-8 are studying the New City Catechism in their student groups. Grades 9-12 and adults are attending a class on Evangelism. Children from Kindergarten and below attend the NEST during this time.

You can listen to the audio from these classes here. Come join us as we study God's Word together on Sunday mornings!


HRF MEN'S RETREAT - MAR 21-23

We are excited to announce an opportunity to encourage us all as brothers in Christ together! In 2019, HRF will be hosting a Men's Retreat for the men of HRF.

The theme for the 2019 HRF Men's Retreat will be Honor One Another and should serve as an opportunity for us all to better understand the role we each play in our responsibilities towards loving one another with brotherly affection and outdoing one another in showing honor.

The deadline to register is March 1, 2019, but we ask that you register ASAP for planning purposes. You can register with a $50 deposit now and pay the remaining amount by March 1. If you have any further questions about this event, please contact Ben Slade at (423) 667-8939 or slade.ben@gmail.com.


UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER

  • March 21-23, 2019 - HRF Men's Retreat

  • March 31, 2019 - HRF Corporate Prayer Meeting

  • April 7, 2019 - HRF New Members Class

  • April 14, 2019 - Discipleship Group Training

  • April 28, 2019 - HRF Members Meeting