Heartland Community Church
Sunday Worship November 25, 2018
We take SO much for granted- things we've seen happen so often we no longer think of them as the little miracles they really are. But, if we stopped to give thanks where it was due, what would our hearts & lives look like? Join us as we take some time out to give thanks where thanks is due and cultivate an attitude of gratitude!
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

Everything we do at Heartland starts with you. Working together, we accomplish more than any of us could alone. We encourage people to give generously as God has given to them, knowing we can't outgive God! If you'd like to be a part of that, you can give online by clicking here or text any dollar amount to 84321.

This Week at Heartland
6-8 p.m. – Youth Group – Youth Room – For all youth in grades seven through twelve.
Monday, November 26th
10:30 a.m. – Church Decorating for Christmas. After we are done decorating, we will go out for lunch together. See info below.
Wednesday, November 28th
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.
6:45-8:15 p.m. – Youth Hang Out – 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.

Saturday, December 1st
7:30-9 a.m. – Men’s Prayer Breakfast – Fellowship Hall – For all men, including sons old enough to benefit. Breakfast is $5 per person

Sunday, December 2nd
11:30 a.m. – College Care Box Packing. See info below.
12 noon – 2 p.m. – Barton County Circles Pig Roast Fundraiser – Fellowship Hall. See info below.
2:30 p.m. – Outreach Worship Service – River Bend Assisted Living.
Upcoming Events and Announcements
Many Hands Make Work Light
We have a big facility to decorate for Christmas! We’re going to get started “hanging the greens” tomorrow, Monday, November 26th at 10:30 a.m. We'll decorate and prepare Heartland to celebrate His joyous birth, have fun and fellowship, and share some laughs. When we are finished, we'll go out for lunch together. Come share in the festivities and fun!

College Care Boxes
Finals week is coming up fast for our college kids. We will be sending out care boxes to them to let them know that their church family is thinking about them and praying for them. If you have anything you would like to add to the boxes (chapstick, gum, candy, soups, ramen noodles, etc.) we will be sending out 12 boxes.We are putting them together following church service next Sunday, December 2nd. Anyone is welcome to come help.

Circles BBQ Fundraiser
Next Sunday, December 2nd, make plans to stay after service for lunch. Circles of Barton County will be hosting a Pig Roast Fundraiser in Heartland’s Fellowship Hall from noon to 2 p.m. A free will donation will be taken to cover the cost of your dinner They will present a program at 12:30 p.m. sharing about the organization. Circles of Barton County works with individuals to get them out of poverty. Come and help support this group that is working hard to help Barton County.

A Few Notes from Children’s Ministry
Do you have a heart for kids and sharing His love for them? We are in need of a few more helpers with Children’s Church. You don’t have to teach or prepare any lessons, just come and help the leader with the kids. Let Kat Schaffner know if you are willing to serve.
We have a couple of events coming up in December and January. On December 16th we will be baking Christmas Cookies with the kids. Sign-up will soon be available online. If you are able to help by donating Sugar Cookie dough or by coming to assist, please contact Kat Schaffner.
On January 19th, come join in on the fun for a Nerf Wars Family Fun night. We can use any boxes you might have from Christmas gifts or appliance boxes that can be used to build forts. Again, please contact Kat Schaffner.

Ladies – Mark Your Calendars Now!
We are excited to let you know that we will be hosting a Women’s Conference on Saturday, April 6th. The conference will be a live simulcast of Going Beyond with Priscilla Shirer. Planning has already begun, but if you would like to help in any way we would love to have you join us. Please contact Lori Jacobs to get in on the planning and fun.
We are hoping to offer this conference at no cost to the attendees. If you are able to help with the finances or know of someone else who would be willing to help with this, please let us know. Additionally, we will have giveaways during the day. If you have a business or know someone who would donate items for participant bags (pens, notepads, tissues, gum, mints, chocolate, etc.) or larger items for drawings, please contact Stacey Brenner or Stephanie Oglesbee.

Mailing Addresses
Gavin Schaffner is at Army Basic Training and would appreciate any letters. Mary Lee Winters is now at Almost Home and appreciates visitors and getting mail.
PVT Gavin M. Schaffner, RN #144 Mary Lee Winter
Delta Company, 2-58 IN BN c/o Almost Home
198th Infantry Brigade 1919 Van Buren
5480 Roush Drive, BLDG 3210 Great Bend, KS 67530
Fort Benning, GA 31905-4755

Prayer Concerns and Praises
Prayer Concerns & Praises - Please email any prayer requests, praises or other needs to info@heartlandgb.com.

Praise! Trever & Megan Ball, Mark & Krista Ball’s son & daughter-in-law, welcomed Judah Eldredge last Sunday. Praise God for this precious life.
Allen Ater had a heart cath done last Wednesday. Praise God that they found no blockages. They will be following up later for potential electrical issues with his heart. Please pray for Allen’s wellness.
Shelby Langston, Steve & Joy Hembree’s daughter, is recovering from a hysterectomy and has had some serious complications. Joy is in Kentucky helping care for her and her two young daughters. Please pray for Shelby’s healing and recovery.
Pray for all of those who have been affected by the fires in California. Pray for those who have lost loved ones and property, for those battling the fires, and for those who are caring for and ministering to those in need.
Pray for those who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ. Pray for their strength and boldness in sharing their faith and in standing up to their oppressors, and that we would be as bold in sharing our faith as well.
Pray for those in leadership and authority over us, whether it be in our nation, state, county, city, or church. Pray for their protection and for guidance and wisdom to come only from Him who holds the ultimate authority over all.
Please continue to pray for John & Carole Harris. John is now taking his dialysis at home, four times a day, and Carole gives him his treatments. Carole also receives her chemotherapy weekly. Please pray that these treatments will be effective for both of them. Pray also that Carole continues to not suffer from many side effects from the chemo.
Pray for Jenni Wittig, that all side effects from her chemo and other meds will be minimal, and for healing for her body and for her energy. She had her sixth treatment last Tuesday, which was the most potent dose she will receive, and is now one-third of the way finished with her treatments. Please continue to pray for her healing.
Stacy Sanders continues to improve from her hysterectomy. She has been approved to return to work on December 3rd on light duty.
Howard Baker, Dan Bonine, Jenny Bradley, Heather Brown, 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, Brian Mitchell, Janet Nily, Stoney Parks, Scott Peters, Susan Phillips, Scott Schenkel, 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
"He's Never Failed Me, Yet"
Pastor Matt Schaffner
Gratitude is attitudinal, thanksgiving is action.
Gratitude is attitudinal, thanksgiving is action.

The psalmist begins with gratitude because the Lord is good and enumerates it with God’s faithful love.
חֶ֫סֶד (hesed)- an unfailing, inexhaustible, unending, faithful, loyal love; most often related to God’s covenantal faithfulness.
God’s faithful love is intimately tied to the miraculous things He has done.
Genuine godliness is summarized by the psalmist in preserving judgment and practicing righteousness.
Our remembrance of God’s faithfulness throws our sinfulness into stark relief, reminding us of our only hope.
Just like the Israelites, God has never failed us and never will, in spite of our sin and brokenness, because His hesed is greater.
His goodness, love, and faithfulness requires our response. The God of the universe who spun the stars in motion and gave His only Son as the sacrificial gift to make us right has always been faithful and His faithfulness doesn’t end with our sin.
Monday is coming!
What happens Sunday is only as meaningful as what you do with it the rest of the week. This month we want to take time to cultivate a thankful heart and would encourage you to take the time to say, "Thank You!" to God for all the things He does for you each day. Also, we're going to launch a thirty day reading plan looking at thankfulness this month. Join us as we pursue an attitude of gratitude & work to live a lifestyle of thanks giving!