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March 29,2020

UPDATE: March 26, 2020

 

Dear Family of Heritage,


It is our prayer that you are well and growing in Christ.

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ said, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 "Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls. 30 "For My yoke is easy, and My load is light” (Matt 11:28-30).

Though we may face difficult times and even as the world is in turmoil still Christ Jesus is our perfect hope and rest. Even in the darkest hour Christ is our great and surpassing peace! We are most blessed knowing that in Him we possess eternal life and He cannot be taken from us, nor will He ever leave or forsake us!

We, your elders at Heritage, continue to pray as to how our Lord and God would have us lead you, our beloved church family. After meeting and praying this morning we concluded that it was necessary to cancel all Heritage Christian Fellowship services through April 11th. It is with heavy hearts that we made this decision but believe it is best for the health and well-being of our entire church family. Please pray for us as we are concerned for you and desire to minister to your spiritual needs well, while also caring for your physical well-being.

While we do not know what tomorrow holds we are hoping and praying that we will be able to meet again on Resurrection Day, April the 12th. O, that God would grant that! We long to be in close fellowship with you, to partake of communion together, to share in the worship of God through the singing and by the preaching of His precious Word!

Please know that we plan to continue to live-stream our 8 am Sunday service, which you can view live or any time shortly after. Please watch via our website: www.heritageabq.org. There you will find instruction on how to view the services.

The Scripture exhorts us saying, “Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor; 11 not lagging behind in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; 12 rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer, 13 contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality. 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and curse not. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep” (Rom 12:9-15). And, “But God has so composed the body, giving more abundant honor to that member which lacked, 25 that there should be no division in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. 26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. 27 Now you are Christ's body, and individually members of it” (1 Cor 12:24-27).

We have a great concern that perhaps one of you might have a need and we do not know about it. How can we minister to you if we have not heard of your need? Would you please keep us informed? Let us know how you are doing and of any need you may have. That way we can rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. We are committed to Christ and His church, and being one with you we will pray and do what we can to meet all your needs.

Also, please be aware that the expenses of the church and the needs for benevolence as well as the Mission’s Ministry continue, and in some cases are increasing. Before Christ be encouraged to continue to support the church through your tithes and offerings. At the same time please give not as one under compulsion but as a cheerful giver. Do so that Christ may be delighted as you give of love for Him, and in worship of Him. Thank you for your love shown to Christ through your monetary care for His church. You may give via the church website, by clicking the link posted on our Facebook page, by mailing your donation, or by placing your offering in the mail drop.

Please be sure to reach out to one another, expressing your loving care to the saints. As we wrote in a previous letter: “We pray that this difficult season will soon pass and we will be able to once again assemble together to worship of our great God and Savior.” But until then be sure to communicate the love of Christ to each other. Though we are not assembling together, thanks to God we are one in spirit and of the Spirit.

In love for Christ and His church,

The Pastor-Elders of Heritage Christian Fellowship



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Exposition of the Word


"Peace and Grace"

Ephesians 6:19-24
 

Pastor-Elder Tim Maxwell


Pulpit Ministry Schedule

Sundays
April 5th-- Pastor Ben

April 12th--Pastor Tim



Discipleship

Are you interested in being discipled? Contact the church office and we will put you in contact with a discipler.