Heartland Community Church
Sunday Worship October 14, 2018
Grace is foundational to our faith, yet one of the hardest things to wrap our heads around. It’s free, but costly. It’s the only path to life, but means dying. It’s for those who aren’t perfect and those who think they are. It’s extended to everyone, but only accepted by a few. It’s amazing and the best news ever, but we make it messy. Join us as we take a deep dive into God’s grace and the mess we make of it the next four weeks as we remember that grace is for everyone, grace is always loving, grace is always true, and that grace is for you.
Locations & Times
  • Heartland Community Church
    4907 10th St, Great Bend, KS 67530, USA
    Sunday 10:10 AM
Welcome to Heartland!
We're so glad you joined us for worship this morning! We hope you feel welcome, at home, and encounter God in a meaningful way. If you're a guest, please take a moment to fill out a Connection Card and then drop it in the offering plate or leave it at the Welcome Center. We hope the music inspires you, the message encourages and challenges you, and our people make you feel at home! Thanks for joining us this morning!

Online Giving

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This Week at Heartland
Monday, October 15th
1-2:30 p.m. – Women’s Bible Study – The Book of Ruth – Church Library.

Wednesday, October 17th
5:45-6:30 p.m. - Children's Choir – Children's Church Room - For all children in K through 8th Grade.
5:45-6:30 p.m. – Pre-K Children's Choir – Nursery – For pre-K aged children who are potty trained.
6:30-8:30 p.m. – Youth Group – Youth Room – For all youth in grades seven through twelve.
6:45-8:15 p.m. – Kids New City Catechism Class – Children’s Church Room – For all children ages 5-11.
6:45-8:15 p.m. – Adult Bible Study – The Good Book – Adult Classroom off the Sanctuary.
6:45-8:15 p.m. – Women’s Bible Study – Discerning the Voice of God – Church Library.
Prayer Requests
Prayer Concerns & Praises - Please email any prayer requests, praises or other needs to info@heartlandgb.com.

Pray for our nation, that God’s love would pervade every corner of our country and that everyone would choose to love others as Jesus loves us. Pray for civility especially among those who represent us, for healing and for God’s direction and mercy.

John Harris has dialysis for four hours, three afternoons a week. Praise that he seems to be doing well with it. Please pray that his counts continue to improve.

Kay Savage had some tears in her retina repaired a couple of weeks ago. Please pray that her eyes continue to heal and improve.

Please pray for Aaliyah Akins. She broke her leg a couple of weeks ago and has been in a wheelchair so she stays off her leg, which is hard for a four-year-old.

Allen Ater has a prolapsed mitral valve and needs to have it repaired, but the two cardiologists cannot agree on which procedure is needed. Allen will be undergoing more testing so they know how to proceed. Please pray for wisdom and wellness, and for Allen’s level of energy to be increased and restored.

Carole Harris started chemo last week. Please pray that the treatments are effective and that she will have little to no side effects.

Please continue to pray for Jenni Wittig, that the side effects from the treatment and her other meds will be minimal. Pray for healing for her body and for her energy.

Alan Schneweis, Richard Schneweis’ brother, is home and is on hospice care. Please pray for his peace and comfort, and for all of Alan’s family. Praise that Alan & Susan have been able to spend time loving on their new grandbaby Drew Alan.

Howard Baker, Dan Bonine, Jenny Bradley, Heather Brown, Pastor Keith Bryant, Laura Camp, Sloan Clawson, Karen Davis, Crystal Easley, John Grantland, Michele Green, Sara Hames, Carole Harris, Pat Hays, Bob Holt, Bart Hoar, Steve “PeeWee” Kaeberle, Mike Klein, Debra Lewis, John Makings, Anne Martin, Kathy Martinez, Tony McGee, Katy Mesker, Harold Meyers, Brian Mitchell, Brad Nelson, Janet Nily, Stoney Parks, Scott Peters, Susan Phillips, Scott Schenkel, Alan Schneweis, Fred Schultz, Tom Schupbach, Pastor Mark Slattery, Robert Turner, Gretchen Walton, Bob Warhurst, George Winter, Jenni Wittig, Donna Young, Pete Zander, and so many in our lives are battling cancer. Pray for them in their fights against this disease.

Please pray for the missionaries supported by our church family: Buzz & ClifAnn Birney, Live Like Jesus Today; Roland & Deanna Broeder, InFaith; Carin Cochran, Christian Challenge at FHSU; Adam &Misha Hutchinson, Student Mobilization in the Philippines; Drew & Torie Peters, Student Mobilization at KU; and Nannette Zander, House of Hope Haiti. Pray also for the local organizations that Heartland partners with: the Barton County Food Bank, CarePortal, Central Kansas Dream Center, Circles, and YouThrive.
Sermon Notes & Scripture
"Messy Grace: Grace Is Always Loving"
Pastor Matt Schaffner
Grace is for everyone and is always loving.
Grace is always loving because it avoids agendas in favor of people.
Grace is always loving because it's selfless instead of selfish.
Grace is always loving because it's NOT just.
Grace is always loving because it holds accusers to a higher standard than the accused.
Grace is always loving because it never compromises the truth and requires us to see the truth about ourselves.
Grace is always loving because instead of condemnation, it calls us to life.
Monday is coming!
What happens Sunday is only as meaningful as what you do with it the rest of the week. This week be reminded that because of what we've been forgiven (or how well we know grace), we can extend it. So humble yourself and extend the same kind of grace you've been given.