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Notes of Praise - April

Notes of PraiseEASTER...a time of joy and celebration! I love Easter and all that it stands for and I don't feel as if one Sunday is enough to reflect on and celebrate what Jesus did for us on the cross. So, we are starting our Easter worship celebration this Sunday. This Sunday our worship will be centered on the spotless Lamb that was slain for our salvation. Next Sunday we will focus on the Blood that was shed for our sins because that blood is our victory! The Sunday before Easter we will focus on that Old Rugged Cross because the cross had the final word. Then Easter Sunday we will come together to celebrate the Lamb who shed His blood and died on the cross but rose in Victory over death and the grave...because IT'S ALL BECAUSE OF JESUS THAT WE ARE ALIVE!
Tammy, Worship Leader

Pastor's Post - April

As we approach our Easter Services, we are walking through a worship series that lays out the power of the gospel message. Andy Stanley wrote a book called “Principle of Path”. The main premise of this book is that wherever the road you are on leads, that is where it will take you.Just as you cannot expect to end up in California by taking I-26 east, you cannot expect God’s blessings while walking a road that does not lead to Him.
In Luke 24 we find two disciples walking down the road to Emmaus which was seven miles from Jerusalem where Jesus had been crucified and buried. News of Jesus’ resurrection had traveled among those who believed in Him. As they were walking down the road, they were talking about all the events they had seen and heard relating to Jesus. Suddenly, a man they did not recognize started walking behind them. After spending some time with them, Jesus revealed Himself as the Risen Savior.Notice what the scripture says:
(Luke 24:31-32 NLT) 31 Suddenly, their eyes were o…

Easter Sunday Schedule

Easter Sunday ScheduleSunday, April 21
8:45 AMPrayer Meeting 9:30 AMBible Study 10:30 AMMorning Worship Service
There will not be any evening activities or worship service
Come join us as we worship our Risen Savior! 

WMU Prayer Emphasis - April

WMU Prayer EmphasisNorth American Mission Board: Hawaii, Johnny Griffith International Mission Board: Retired, Gary Inman

Mission Action - April

Mission ActionOur Mission Action Project for the month of April is for “Hospice of The Upstate”. They can use: Saltine Crackers, Individual Fruit Cups, Jell-O, Applesauce, Coffee (Regular and Decaf), Paper Towels, Plastic Spoons, Small Paper Plates, Small Styrofoam Cups, and Small Styrofoam Bowls. Please leave any of these items in the Bible Study Office.

Birthdays and Anniversaries

BirthdaysNancy Nixon4/3 Linda McLees4/6 Faye Watts4/7 Kaitie Hansen4/9 Pansy Nix4/21 Martha Morgan4/26

AnniversariesNewt & Sherry Partain4/27

Jordan River In Concert This Sunday Morning, March 24

Jordan River In Concert
Homeland Park Baptist Church 3010 Abbeville Highway Anderson, SC 29624
This Sunday - March 24, 2018 @10:30 AM
The concert is free but a love offering will be collected for Jordan River
For More Information On Jordan River Go To

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 13@10:00 AM On the Homeland Park Baptist Church Grounds  or Family Life Center in case of rain. Ages 5th grade and under.
We are asking for candy donations for the prize eggs, but no chocolate.  You may leave the candy in the Bible Study Office in the designated box.

2019 Senior Adult Spring Fling


WMU Prayer Emphasis - March

WMU Prayer Emphasis
North American Mission Board: New York, Kristi Johnson
International Mission Board: Southeast Asian Peoples, Holly Wright


Mission Action - March

Mission Action
Our Mission Action Project for the month of March is for Clean Start.
This is a non-profit ministry here in Anderson supported by churches and individuals. Anyone that is homeless or is in a house without power or water can go there and get a shower.
They can use: Bath Soap, Baby Oil, Disposable Razors, Travel Size Deodorant, Towels, Wash Cloths, Bathroom Tissue, and Sneaker Shoes.
Please leave any of these items in the Bible Study Office.

Pastor's Post - March

Pastor's PostI received this story in an email this week from Michael Duduit who is the Executive Editor of Preaching magazine and the Dean of Clamp Divinity School & College of Christian Studies at Anderson University. The story reads as follows:
Edward Steichen, who eventually became one of the world’s most renowned photographers, almost gave up on the day he shot his first pictures. At 16, young Steichen bought a camera and took 50 photos. Only one turned out -- a portrait of his sister at the piano. Edward’s father thought that was a poor showing. But his mother insisted that the photograph of his sister was so beautiful that it more than compensated for 49 failures. Her encouragement convinced the youngster to stick with his new hobby. He stayed with it for the rest of his life, but it had been a close call. What tipped the scales? The vision to spot excellence in the midst of a lot of failure. (Bits & Pieces, February 4, 1993)
You may have tried to share your faith an…

Notes of Praise - March

Notes of Praise"You roar like a lion, You bled as the lamb, You carry my healing in Your hands, Jesus. There is no one like you Jesus". These are the words from a beautiful praise song that will be our theme for the month of March. We will begin a month of Easter celebration and worship the fifth Sunday in March with a service that will focus on the Lamb of God. As we approach this Easter season let us come together and worship the Lamb who was slain for our sins because THERE IS NO ONE LIKE OUR JESUS!
Tammy Sanders, Worship Leader

Birthdays and Anniversaries for March

Birthdays Matthew Franks   3/1 Tammy Sanders   3/3 Al Harrell             3/5 Chris Marlow       3/8 Bobbie Eskew      3/10 Millard Hart         3/14 Jerry Geddings     3/17 Mary Lou Finley   3/19 Gail Keaton          3/22 Matt Turner         3/24 Lib Cowart           3/30 Ann Turner          3/30 Bonnie Evans       3/31

AnniversariesJerry & Clair Stamps       3/8
Will & Anna Artman       3/16

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

Annie Armstrong Easter Offering 
Week of Prayer for North American MissionsMarch 3 - 10

Annie Armstrong Guest Speaker
Sunday, March 3 During the Morning Worship Service.

Guest Speaker: Randy Creamer  (Disaster Relief for State Convention and Former NAMB Missionary)He will be sharing information concerning the Annie Armstrong Offering. 

HPBC Mission MarchSunday, March 10 During the Morning Worship Service 
Our Goal: $1,000

Notes of Praise - February

Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God! There is nothing we can do to earn it - there is nothing that we have ever done or will ever do to deserve it, BUT He gives it anyway! February is the month of love and nobody ever has or ever will love us more than our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself away for us. Come join us in Worship this month as we celebrate a love that will not let us go!
Tammy,  Worship Leader 

Pastor's Post - February

Focus On What Brings Us Together

There is no doubt that we live in a world today that is bent on dividing us. We are divided by politics, wealth, race, denomination, sexuality and more. Everyone wants their viewpoint to be the “right” viewpoint and anyone who differs with their “perceived truth” must tolerate it.
Somehow in this divided and volatile culture we as believers are not only commanded to take the gospel message to this world, (Matthew 26:16-20), we are expected to live it. Paul knew what it was like to take the gospel message of Jesus Christ to a divided culture. Note Paul’s approach in Ephesians 1:3
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.”
These “spiritual blessings” are given to all those who have claimed Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. They are meant to be used to bring believers together and witness to those who want to connect with God and othe…

Birthdays and Anniversaries for February

February BirthdaysAnna Artman2/3 Ashleigh Dickson2/5 Phyllis Swaney2/10

February AnniversariesDwain & Bertha Lyon     2/28

Mission Action for February

Our Mission Action Project for the month of February is for Under His Wings. This is an eight-week in-house program for women with life controlling addictions and is a ministry of Haven of Rest.
They can use: Canned Fruit and Vegetables, Coffee (Regular and Decaf), Sugar, Creamer, Sweet ‘N Low Sweetener, Paper Plates, Paper Cups, Kleenex, Bathroom Tissue, Snack Items, Kool-Aid, Microwave Popcorn, Good Christian Books and Bibles (Preferably NIV), and Clean and Useable Dresses for Church (Sizes 16, 18, and 20). Please leave any of these items in the Bible Study Office.

WMU Prayer Emphasis for February

North American Mission Board: Indianapolis, Barry & Amy Rager & their four children
All Chaplains & Volunteers

Valentine's Homebound Mission & Dinner

Sunday, February 10
4:00 - 6:00 PM 

Our homebound members are a very special part of our church family. They have led in our church in their healthier years and continue to pray for us, encourage us and give to see the Lord’s work continue here. This year we want to let them know how much they mean to us.Here is our mission:
*Connect with your bible study leader to get the names of our homebound list. Write them little notes, card or get them little gifts.
*February 6th (Wednesday Night) We will incorporate a time to collect all of your valentines and gifts to deliver to our homebound members on February 10th (Sunday Afternoon)
*February 10th (Sunday Afternoon)
*4:00 - 6:00 PM:Meet at the church to gather in groups to deliver the valentines gift bags to our homebound members. (We will need drivers and riders. The bus will run as well)
*6:00 PM: Return to the fellowship hall to share our stories of what we saw God do through this and eat come soup or chili (Depending on what people bring)

Souper Bowl Sunday

Souper Bowl Food Pantry Drive Sunday February 03
Did you know we have an emergency food pantry to help people in our community who need food? We have had many requests in recent months so it’s time to restock it. We are in need of canned goods and non perishables. Soups, Chef Boyardee Meals, Ramen Noodles, and condensed milk are great items. We are asking our church family to bring some donations for our food pantry on Super Bowl Sunday, February 03. Thank you for helping in this way.

Spaghetti and Scripture on Jan 30th

Spaghetti and Scripture Wednesday Night (January 30th)
A Free Spaghetti Dinner Will Be Served At Wednesday Night Bible Study This Week. Joe Hansen will be treating us to a Spaghetti Dinner to accompany our Bible Study.  We begin at 6:30 pm.  This would be a great night to come out to Bible study to fill your stomach and your soul.

All-In: Leadership Vision Night

ALL-IN: LEADERSHIP VISION NIGHTTuesday, January 15 7:00 PM In The Family Life Center

This gathering is an invitation to all who serve at HPBC in a position or those who are interested in serving to come together to discuss, plan and pray for the new year.  Pastor James will present various events and themes for the year to get your input and ideas as the vision is cast for 2019. Light refreshments will be provided and the gathering will last no more than an hour.

Mission Action for January

Our Mission Action Project for the month of January will be for the Anderson Pregnancy Center. Save all the items you get and bring them on January 26 to the Baby Shower in the Family Life Center. We will have a drop-in shower from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon. Please do not wrap the items. Mrs. Audrey Shaw will be with us for any questions or discussion that arises.

WMU Prayer Emphasis for January

North American Mission Board: Alaska, Pamela Strickland
International Mission Board: State Convention Missionaries

Birthdays and Anniversaries for January

Birthdays Robert Holcombe1/1 Robert Hanks1/8 Sandra Martin1/15 Crystal Williams1/16 Clair Stamps1/19 Catherine Dean1/21 Thomas Keaton1/30 Marian Keys1/31 Sherry Partain1/31

AnniversariesRobert & Frances Holcombe1/17 Johnny & Janiece White1/27