Friday Focus 8.19.16

Dear HCN,

I want to thank everyone who filled in last Sunday in our absence as we were away for family vacation. It was a great time of rest, relaxation, and much needed time with the family. In times like those it is always a great opportunity to step back and reflect on just how good God is and how much we are blessed. Coming back this week for me has been somewhat of a challenge in catching up, but I could not be more thankful to God for the opportunity and priveledge to serve Him as your pastor. We missed being with everyone this past Sunday and I can’t wait to worship with everyone again! As we look ahead to this Sunday, we will be exploring a story of Elijah, one of the greatest prophets in the Old Testament found in I Kings 19. I hope that the everyone will have a great weekend and will be able to come and worship our Lord and Savior this Sunday morning!!!


Flood Relief Project for Louisiana Flood Victims
Our District has asked each church to partner with our Nazarene brothers and sisters in Louisiana to provide aid to those who have suffered from the floods in the Baton Rouge Louisiana area. So we are going to be helping in any way we can. We will start collecting donated items over the next three weeks and will then send these items to Baton Rouge First Church of the Nazarene. The items requested are as follows: (Please Stick to This List Only)

Items Needed: -Bottled Waters, Bleach, Gloves, Masks, Mops, Buckets, Boots, 2 Gallon Yard Sprayers, Plastic Spray Bottles, Generators, Battery Powered Tools, Utility Knives, Shovels, and Fans.

There will be a donation area set up in our lobby beginning this Sunday and a list of these items inserted in the bulletin as well. Above all, let us join in prayer for those who’ve lost so much from the flooding in these areas.

What’s Coming Up
As we round the corner heading into the last week of August, many of us are transitioning from summer to fall, beginning of the school year and settling into to more routines coming off of the summer months. I want to share with you some very important events and dates to be aware of coming up in September. At HCN, September will be a very special month full of special events and ministries launching us into the fall.

What’s Coming Up This Month

Women’s Ministry Event this Saturday August 20th – Holder Family Fun Center, where the women will meet at the church at 5:15 or at the bowling center at 5:30 pm for a night of fun, fellowship, and food.

Hendersonville Police Department Prayer GatheringTuesday Aug. 23rd at 2:30 pm. Meet at the church at 2:00 pm or at the Police Station at 2:20 pm. We invite anyone from HCN to come join us as we pray with and for our police officers that day.

Baptism SundayAugust 28th – If you or anyone you know is interested in being baptized, please let me or Pastor Caitlin know this coming week, so that we can plan for me to meet with you prior to that Sunday. We currently have 4 individuals planning to be baptized but we want to invite anyone else who would like to to meet with me. I will be available to meet this coming Wednesday at6:00 pm.

September 2016 at HCN

Labor Day Weekend – Our Men’s Softball Team – Traveling to the Nazarene National Softball Tournament in Cincinnati Ohio.

HCN’s Annual Bacon Fest – Saturday September 10th – Located at Sanders Ferry Park at Pavilion 8 by the lake from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Also, there will be a Doubles Frisbee Golf Tournament there at that same park as part of that day. Sign Ups will begin soon led by George King.

New Life Groups Sign Ups Beginning Sunday September 11th.

New Members Class – Discover HCN Class will be held on three consecutive Sundays during the Sunday School hour. September 11, 18, and 25th.

Homecoming SundaySeptember 18th – Make plans now for this specialSunday we have planned to celebrate God’s faithfulness to HCN over the decades. The day will include a special celebration service including the founding pastor of our church Dr. Wade Powers who will be turning 85 years old that day. Previous pastors, church members, and staff have also been invited to come join us that day. Following the service there will be an outdoor potluck dinner on the grounds as well as inflatables, corn hole, volley ball, 4 square, and fellowship together.

We hope you can mark your calendars for this exciting and special month ahead at HCN!!!

I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend! May God bless you and keep you, may He make His face to shine upon you and give you peace! Num. 6:25

You are loved and prayed for!
Pastor Duane


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