PASTOR'S MESSAGE AND HERITAGE HAPPENINGS FOR JANUARY 26
This Sunday we gather to worship the God who loves us, redeems us, and calls us. In our Gospel reading Jesus called ordinary fishermen to join him in catching people, and without hesitation, they dropped their nets and followed him.
Everyone who follows Jesus has a call story. What is yours? A better question might be, what are yours? God invites us into new ventures throughout our lives. During worship you will see the many ways we have responded to God’s call in the church, the community, and the world. Come and celebrate what God has been doing through us at Heritage Church and how we are still being called to get out of the boat, drop our nets, and go fishing with Jesus.
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING is THIS Sundayat the 9:30 a.m. service for the election of church officers, terms of call for the pastor and praising God for all the blessings throughout 2019.
JOIN IN MISSION FOR VOSH on Saturday, February 1st from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to be held in Heritage House. Volunteers needed to give the gift of vision by sorting eyeglass frames. Lunch provided by the Bailey’s Christ Care group. Sign-up sheet is on the information table in the narthex.
LET THE PEOPLE REJOICE a special worship service to welcome our new hymnal will be Sunday, Feb. 9th.
WELCOME HOME CARDENAS FAMILY at the Habitat dedication & celebration ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 15th at 9:00 a.m., 8470 W. Madison St., Peoria. All are welcome to meet the family, see the home, and join the celebration.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE to receiveyour 2019 year end giving statement please contact the church office.
UNIVERSITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH in Tempe is hosting a free film screening on February 15th at 7:00 p.m. of a new documentary that was produced in Partnership with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance called “Flint: The Poisoning of an American City” a film that explores that excess lead has been detected in almost 2,000 water systems in the U.S. Tickets are available for free at http://upctempe.org/flint. For more information see the flyer on the bulletin board in Heritage House.
PER CAPITA is the first envelope in your offering box. Per Capita is a set amount of money (apportionment) per member that congregations pay to the larger Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for their Presbytery, Synod and General Assembly operating budgets. Your contribution to Per Capita helps Heritage to pay the per capita apportionment of $5,266.35. This year per capita is $37.35 for each member. Thank you for helping to pay Heritage’s share.
ADULT CLASSBOOK STUDY continues this Sunday through Jan. 26th. Come join us as we talk about Becoming Mrs. Lewis, a book about Joy Davidman and her unlikely friendship turned true love with C.S. Lewis. Meets in the Choir Room.
THE WIRED WORD willmeet in the work room across from the church office at 10:45 a.m. to discuss current events alongside the Bible.
ELDERS NEEDED to serve on Presbytery committees: Commission on Ministry, Leadership Team or perhaps another committee. If you are interested, please see Pastor Karen for more information.
WHAT’S ON TAP TUESDAY? Men’s fellowship meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Throne Brewery (new name, same place) 67th Ave., just north of Bell Rd. Bring your Bible. Next meeting is February 11th.
BIBLE & BRUNCH meets February 12ththen continues the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. Bring a dish to share and your Bible. All are welcome.
CHARITABLE TAX CREDIT contribution forms for HABITAT FOR HUMANITY are on the table in the narthex. You no longer need to itemize your charitable contributions to be eligible and the credit reduces your overall Arizona state income tax liability. Married couples can contribute up to $800 and single taxpayers up to $400. Send your check with the form or write “Heritage Presbyterian Church” or Presbyterian Coalition in the memo line so your contribution goes toward our next build.
OUR DAILY BREAD devotionals for December/January/February are available on the information table.
SUNDAY SCHOOL begins at 10:45 a.m. for Pre-Kindergarten thru 6th grade, Junior & Senior High, and Adults. The nursery is available for children 3 and under during the worship service and classes. Following is our program for the 2019-2020 school year. Nursery – Music, Play & Stories. Kindergarten-6th Grade – Living Waters: Bible lessons with stories of countries around the world in need of clean water with different activities each week. Jr. & Sr. High – Interactive Bible lessons for today’s youth.
SERVING OUR CONGREGATION brochures are available in the narthex to inform church members about pastoral services, deacon and other ministries at Heritage that serve one another in love.
THE PRAYER SHAWL GROUP meets at PuraTea Water, 3515 W. Union Hills Dr. #101 every Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. to knit, crochet items for those who need to be wrapped in prayer. Beginners are welcome.
COFFEE sign-up sheet is on the table in the narthex to order JUSTO CAFÉ from a coffee farm co-op in Mexico to support workers and their families. Each bag is $10.00 and includes cost of shipping.
EYEGLASSES NEEDED for the Lions Club Foundation Eyeglass Program. Look for the box in the Narthex to make your donation.