Heartland Community Church
Sunday Worship January 6, 2019
The smallest things often make the biggest difference: a shifting foundation can bring down a house, a small spark can ignite a huge fire, a single act of kindness can change a life, or a single word can change someone’s eternity. We place a lot of emphasis on the big things, but they all start with little steps. Join us as we look at the small, seemingly insignificant, things Jesus did that make all the difference in our lives today.
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
Today, Sunday, January 6th
6-8 p.m. – Youth Group – Youth Room – For all youth in grades seven through twelve.
Wednesday, January 9th
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.
Upcoming Events and Announcements
Have you recently accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior, or has He put the calling on your heart to be baptized? We will be celebrating the baptisms of several new believers on January 13th during Worship service. If you would like to be baptized, or have questions regarding baptism, please contact Pastor Matt as soon as possible.

Human Trafficking in Kansas Informational Meeting
Marissa Woodmansee, Director of Juvenile Services for Barton County, will present an informational meeting about Human Trafficking in Kansas this Saturday, January 12th at 2 p.m. at the Great Bend Public Library. She will also host a question and answer time after her talk. They expect the event to end around 4 p.m.

Upcoming Events with Children’s Ministry
Saturday, January 19th – 6-7:30 p.m. – Nerf Wars Family Fun Night – Join us for a classic Nerf war in the gym! Test your skills and play against your friends. Cardboard boxes and duct tape will be provided for your family to build a defensive fort. This event is open to all ages. We will also learn a bit about putting on the armor of God and how discipleship together in your family is a great way to suit up!

Please bring your own Nerf guns and darts/bullets. Only bullets composed of foam or a similar soft material are permitted. Guns and bullets will NOT be provided. Looking forward to seeing you! Nerf on!

Women’s Conference
We are excited for the Going Beyond with Priscilla Shirer Women’s Conference on Saturday, April 6th. We will have a brief planning meeting on Sunday, January 20th in the Fellowship Hall immediately following church service. If you would like to help with planning the conference, please make plans now to attend this meeting. If you cannot attend the meeting, please contact Lori Jacobs.
Prayer Concerns and Praises
Prayer Concerns & Praises - Please email any prayer requests, praises or other needs to info@heartlandgb.com.

Continue to pray for Susan Phillips, Mark Ball’s sister. Her recent scans show that the tumors in her lung and abdomen are growing slightly. The doctor is taking her off of the IV chemo and starting her on a clinical trial that will have her taking two medications. Please pray she can tolerate this new treatment well and for maximum effectiveness.

Please pray for Norma King, Lori Jacobs’ mother. Norma’s congestive heart failure has increased since just before Christmas, but thankfully she has not had to be hospitalized. Please pray for Norma’s wellness and for peace and strength for her, Lori and the rest of the family.
Pray for revival and change, both here and across the land. Pray for the upcoming revival here in Great Bend. Pray for hearts worldwide to turn to God, seek repentance and follow Christ.
Pray for all of those who are hurting and for all of those who have unspoken needs each week who hold their needs close to themselves, that they will feel God’s spirit overflow and comfort them.
Continue praying 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.
Please continue to pray for John & Carole Harris. John is taking his dialysis at home, four times a day, and Carole receives her chemotherapy weekly. Pray that these treatments will be effective for both of them.
Continue to pray for the leaders and membership of Early Rain Covenant Church and other churches in China as they are undergoing extreme persecution for their faith.
Howard Baker, Dan Bonine, Jenny Bradley, Heather Brown, Laura Camp, Sloan Clawson, Karen Davis, Crystal Easley, Diana Glaze, John Grantland, Michele Green, Sara Hames, Carole Harris, Pat Hays, Bob Holt, Bart Hoar, Mike Klein, Debra Lewis, John Makings, Anne Martin, Katy Mesker, Brian Mitchell, Eric Murphy, 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 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 Hutchison, 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
Small Things, Big Difference
Everything Starts with a Firm Foundation
Matt Schaffner
Everyone is building their life on something- success, money, power, family, faith- and that something is what we really worship.
Jesus grew up in a home built on faith, but that doesn't mean Mary & Joseph were perfect parents!
Jesus' first recorded action in the gospels is to engage people with and in Scripture.
Jesus knew His mission and purpose and was focused on seeing it achieved.
The only foundation worth building our life on is Jesus and the only way we know Jesus is His Word.
“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.”
― Samuel Johnson
Monday is coming!
What happens Sunday is only as meaningful as what you do with it the rest of the week. A firm foundation for your life only comes from God's Word- make regular Bible reading a habit in your life this year! Below is a great reading plan for the next two weeks that will walk you through Mark & Colossians & help start a new habit that will be a firm foundation for your 2019!