Mar 29 2020
Mar 29 2020
Immediately Jesus made His disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away. And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there. But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.
Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear.
But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”
And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”
So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”
And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.
Then those who were in the boat came and worshiped Him, saying, “Truly You are the Son of God.”
The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease,
for His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is Your faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I have hope in Him.”
Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
You call me out upon the waters,
The great unknown where feet may fail.
And there I find You in the mystery;
In oceans deep my faith will stand.
I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves.
When oceans rise,
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine.
–Oceans: words and music by Joel Houston, Matt Crocker, and Salomon Lighthelm.
Mar 22 2020
Mar 18 2020
The worldwide events of the past two weeks concerning the COVID-19 (Corona) virus has been extremely difficult for all of us. The “curve”, as the number of cases is called, can grow rapidly and will as more people are tested. After much prayer, research and the seeking of legal and medical advice, the leadership of Haran Baptist have come to a difficult decision:
Haran Baptist Church will be closed with no activities taking place through March 29. Please know this was not an easy decision especially after the service of praise and uplifting we experienced this past Sunday.
We feel it is necessary to have the best interest of the congregation’s health in mind as well as adhering and respecting the voices of the President of the United States and the Governor of Virginia. The decision they made came after much consultation and medical advice and these men were elected to protect the citizens of the United States and Virginia, respectively. We feel as a Christian body we are to respect our government leadership (as long as it doesn’t contradict scripture) and make every effort to co-operate with them in the best interest of the people (Romans 13:1-5).
When it can be arranged the pastor will have a video ready for this Sunday and he will do his best to continue the study of the Book of Revelation by sending you copies of the study by email.
Also and equally important; if you need the pastor, he will be at your door as soon as possible. He will not be making visits unless you request it but know he is more than willing to come to your home or someplace at your convenience.
We realize that you will want to continue your normal giving as the church expenses are ongoing. You can do this by mail to 7539 Old Bent Mountain Road, Roanoke, VA 24018, or even drop it by the church but call first at (540) 774-8986 to be sure someone is there. Other arrangements can be made if you are unable to do either one of those.
We will re-evaluate our situation after March 29. PLEASE be in prayer for our nation, those affected by COVID-19, and Haran Baptist!
Thank you for your understanding, your love for the Lord and your love for Haran Baptist Church.
If you have questions, concerns or need help please call the church at (540) 774-8986.
–Pastor Don Summerville
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
Mar 16 2020
Mar 16 2020
All services and activities are cancelled through March 29 to help fight the spread of coronavirus. Please contact the church at (540) 774-8986 if you have questions.
Mar 13 2020
Mar. 24 Craft night
Mar. 27 Evening of Worship
Mar. 29 Fifth Sunday potluck
THIS WEEK’S ANNOUNCEMENTS
We will have a craft night on Tuesday, March 24 at 6 p.m. to make Easter gifts for the Back Creek teachers.
Annie Armstrong Offering for North American Missions
Your prayers and gifts to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering provide support for more than 5,000 missionaries who are planting new churches in unreached communities and reaching out to meet needs through compassion ministries. The needs are great, but the living hope of Christ is greater. Every day, lives are being impacted and transformed. Envelopes for this offering are in the pew racks.
Women on Mission are collecting items for Blessing Bags, which can be kept in your car and given out when you see someone in need. The bags will include the following items:
Wet Ones packages
Mini tissue packs
Lotion (small bottles)
Shampoo (small bottles)
Crackers (peanut butter, cheese)
Sunscreen (small bottles)
We will be collecting until Sunday, May 3. Containers for donations are in the foyer and by the church office. When the bags are filled, you may pick up your bags at the same place.
Share God’s Promises!
We’re looking for more classroom and activity helpers for VBS. If you can help, please see Anna Ruth. VBS will be June 14-18, 6 to 8 p.m.
Join Us on Wednesdays
6:30 pm Haran Kids
6:30 pm Bible study (also offered Thursday mornings at 10:00)
7:30 pm Choir rehearsal
Books for BookNet
BookNet is a ministry of the Roanoke Valley Baptist Association. On mission trips, RVBA volunteers have the opportunity to go into schools, read to children, and allow them to pick out books to keep. We are collecting new and gently-used children’s books for preschool through 7th grade. If you have questions, Bette Yeatts would be glad to help you.
Mar 09 2020
Mar 09 2020
• Haran Kids, 6:30 p.m.
• Bible study, 6:30 p.m.
• Choir rehearsal, 7:30 p.m.
• Bible study, 10:00 a.m.
• Handbell choir, 6:30 p.m.
• Brunch for Back Creek Elementary staff
• Band rehearsal, 8:45 a.m.
• Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.
• Worship service, 11:00 a.m.
• Youth Bible study, 6:00 p.m.
Mar 02 2020