Highland Church of Christ Weekly Bulletin

WEEK OF SUNDAY, MARCH 29,  2020
Order of Worship

HIGHLAND SCHEDULE

The past few days have brought significant changes to how we will engage in daily life and with each other at Highland. It’s our desire to keep you informed with the latest details on how we plan to stay connected during this time. Information is rapidly changing, and we’ll offer regular updates, resources via the website (highlandchurch.org/coronavirus), email and social media.

For the foreseeable future, Highland is moving to online only worship.

Updated Schedule 

  • This Sunday
    • One blended worship service, including both acapella and instrumental music, at 10:00am via livestream
    • To access the livestream go to youtube.com/highlandabilene. You can also visit our Facebook page. 
    • If you need prepackaged communion elements, go to the circle drive by the Highland office from 8:30-9:45am, and we’ll hand them to you through your car window.
  • This Wednesday
    • There will be no Wednesday night activities at Highland, Freedom Fellowship, or Grace Fellowship.
    • Takeaway meals will be available at Freedom and Grace for those that need them, from 6-6:30 pm
    • Join His Kids Ministry Praying in Color at 6:30 p.m. on Highland’s main Facebook page.

RESTORE HIGHLAND

PALM SUNDAY AT HIGHLAND

We want to celebrate Palm Sunday with our church this year even though we won’t be together at Highland. It’s important for our children to lead us into Holy Week with our annual “palm procession” on Sunday, April 5.

 We need your help to make this virtual procession happen.

 Palm branches will be available for pickup at Highland. You can drive through the circle drive located by the church office, and we’ll hand them to you through your car window.

 Palm Branch Pickup: Sunday, March 29 - 8:30-9:45am

Monday, March 30 - 9 am-noon & 2:00-4:00pm. 

Use a phone to video your children waving their branches as if they were welcoming Jesus to Jerusalem. If possible, film your procession 2 times, once vertically and once horizontally. Please send them to Matt Pinson by noon on Wednesday, April 1.

Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming of our father David! Hosanna in the highest heaven! - Mark 11:9-10

Discernment Process

Thank you for participating in the listening phase of our discernment process. Your voices and input provided important information that will help the elders discern the next steps in our leadership conversation. The deadline to submit written responses has been extended to March 31 and can be submitted through the online form, highlandchurch.org/listening, or by emailing Jim Trietsch, .

Week of March 29 Wisdom James 1:5

Do any of you need wisdom? Ask God for it. He is generous and enjoys giving to everyone. So he will give you wisdom.

 

SonShiners - There will NOT be a potluck today.  

Highland Counseling Center - 

The Highland Counseling Center is available for individual, couple and family therapy through a HIPAA approved, confidential online platform.  During this time of social distancing, loss, limited resources and decreasing energy outlets, you may find yourself needing extra help. We are still here to serve you.  Please visit our website, http://highlandchurch.org/counseling/ , to learn more about our services and to meet our counselors.  Call 325-201-3030 with questions and help setting up an appointment.

YCW

We are hiring teachers and permanent subs for our 2020-2021 school year. The fall semester starts on September 8th. Teachers and permanent subs receive a discount on their children's tuition, along with hourly pay. A teacher certificate is not required in all classes.

We still have a spot available in our Pre-K class.

RESTORE ABILENE

Highland Food Pantry Response to COVID-19: The Highland Food Pantry, located at 701 Walnut, will be open the following hours and has transitioned to a “drive-thru” format.

Monday: 9:30-11:30am, 1:00-2:00pm

Thursday: 6:00-7:00pm

Friday: 9:30-11:30am, 1:00-2:00pm

We’re also offering delivery service to those over 60 and others who are at risk and unable to leave their homes.

How can you help?

We need individuals, families and small groups who are not considered high risk to: assist in assembling the pre-packaged grocery bags, restocking shelves, portioning bulk items into smaller size bags, act as delivery drivers/teams, and to serve as temporary substitutes during operating hours for some of our senior volunteers who are quarantined at home. 

In order to comply with the new Texas mandate, we will have a maximum of 10 people serving at one time.

To schedule a work shift, please use the button below:

SIGN UP FOR A SHIFT

RESTORE THE WORLD

Please continue to pray for our partner IMES, which is a branch of the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary.  They are struggling to promote peace amidst the uprising in Lebanon, while also dealing with the current pandemic.  To read more about IMES, go to https://abtslebanon.org/institute-of-middle-east-studies/

STEWARDSHIP REPORT

MARCH 22 CONTRIBUTION - $50,630.02

WEEKLY GOAL - $45,500.00

12 WEEK AVERAGE - $41,984.63