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Questing After God’s Heart:
21-Days of Prayer & Fasting for Revitalization
Beginning Sunday, November 10th, we will be observing a 21-day period of prayer and fasting. This Sunday, we will be asking you to sign-up to commit to one day. This is the first step of our church's engagement with the GO Center project.
We are engaging with the GO Center beginning January 2020. This will be a formal journey of 24 months but will establish missional roots that will bear fruit for years to come. The GO Center is our denomination’s church vitality organization.
The first step in this spiritual and strategic journey is the Questing After God’s Heart: 21-Days of Prayer & Fasting for Revitalization campaign. This campaign will lay the spiritual groundwork for our church’s navigation through the GO Project. It will provide the opportunity for our congregation to commit to the effort through its prayers and through its financial support.
During this time we will be asking everyone to sign-up to pray and fast for at least one day during this period. For three consecutive Sundays, beginning on November 10th, we will view brief videos that will challenge us to open our lives -- and yes, our wallets -- in obedience to God’s will and vision. You can preview these videos online at www.hvpc.org/21days.
Sue Belinsky, Rebekah Bramer, and BethAnn Clark are asking people to add their name to a sign-up board, committing to at least one day of prayer and fasting. We are also providing three handouts (which you can view and download online):
- Introduction (PDF). Describes the why and what of the event and lists those leading the effort.
- Prayer Guide (PDF). Offers scripture and questions to guide your prayer time.
- Fasting Tips (PDF). Shares some basics about fasting.
Going forward, over the coming weeks and months, you will hear more about the specifics involved in the GO Center project at HVPC. Right now, we all need to commit to spending a focused time in prayer and fasting as we all seek after God’s heart for HVPC.
Will you join us? Please sign-up at church on Sunday. Or, you can click here to sign-up online.
If you have questions about the 21-day prayer and fasting event, please contact Sue Belinsky (firstname.lastname@example.org), Rebekah Bramer (email@example.com), or BethAnn Clark (BethAnnLClark@gmail.com).
To learn more about the GO Center, follow these links:
If you have more questions about the GO Center Project, please contact Stephen Clark (office@HVPC.org; 215-947-5500). Or, feel free to speak with Pastor Dan or any Elder.
We're looking at the book of Judges!
If you love God’s word and want to know it better, then you are encouraged to attend our adult Sunday school each week. Beginning at 10:15 a.m. we gather in the lounge for a lively time of learning and discussion. We are looking at the book of Judges:
- 10/6 - Overview
- 10/13 - Introducing the Judges. Twice! (1:1-3:6)
- 10/20 - Othniel, Ehud, and Shamgar (3:7-31)
- 10/27 - Deborah and Barak - Double Trouble (4:1 - 5:31)
- 11/3 - Gideon's Call and Commission (6:1-40)
- 11/10 - Gideon's Victory and Defeat (7:1 - 8:28)
- 11/17 - Abimelech the Anti-Judge (8:29 - 9:57)
- 11/24 - Jephthah and His Only Begotten (10:1 - 12:15)
- 12/1 - Samson in Timnah (13:1 - 15:20)
- 12/8 - Samson in Gaza (16:1-31)
- 12/15 - Everyone Did What Was Right in His Own Eyes (17:1 - 21:25)
- 12/22 - Christmas Brunch (No Class)
- 12/29 - Summary and Conclusion.
We are blessed with several knowledgeable teachers who take turns facilitating each lesson. We wrap up at 11:00 a.m. If you would like to learn more, contact Dan Bramer (firstname.lastname@example.org; 215-316-8356).
CURRENT SERMON SERIES
We are on a three week journey of prayer and fasting which will be followed by Advent and Christmas.
In January, we will begin working through the book of Acts.
SMALL GROUPS ALWAYS OPEN
HVPC small groups are happening! Not in a group? It's never too late to join! To view a list of active groups, go online to www.HVPC.org/small-groups. For more information contact Karen Nyirjesy (email@example.com; 215-886-7824).
Sunday Bulletin Deadline. Need to get something in the bulletin? All information for each bulletin must be received by noon the Wednesday prior. Email submissions to news@HVPC.org. No email? Then type or write your information legibly and give it to Dana Fluder or Stephen Clark.
HVPC News Email Newsletter Deadline. HVPC News emails are sent on the first and third Wednesday of each month. If you have items to be included, please email them to news@HVPC.org by the Wednesday prior to the issue date. If you have any questions, contact Stephen R. Clark (communications@HVPC.org, 216-333-3172). No email? Then type or write your information legibly and give it to Dana Fluder or Stephen Clark.
If you have a request you would like added to the prayer list, please call the church office at (215) 947-5500.
PAYPAL & KINDRID ONLINE GIVING
When giving money to HVPC using the online pay service, please note that PayPal & Kindrid deducts a per-transaction fee to the church. If you wish to give online and avoid using PayPal or Kindrid, please check with your bank. Most provide free online payment services, both one-time and recurring.
GIVE AS YOU SHOP!
Do you already use Amazon.com? Great! By taking a couple of simple steps, you can ensure that 0.5% of every purchase goes to Huntingdon Valley Presbyterian Church.
Simply go to www.smile.amazon.com and login to your account as you would normally.
Search for and select “Huntingdon Valley Presbyterian Church” as your preferred charity.
Shop! It’s that easy.
You’ll know you’re at the right place when you see the Amazon Smile info in your browser’s tab, and see the message “Supporting Huntingdon Valley Presbyterian Church” under the Amazon search window.
Going forward, all you need to do is always start your shopping at www.smile.amazon.com.
Still have questions? Simply go to www.smile.amazon.com/about for complete details.
And, yes, there are apps for your phone and other devices. Complete information on these apps and more can be found at www.smile.amazon.com/about.