Dear Hillsdale family and followers of Heart of a Shepherd,
My preparation for Sunday services prevent me from posting a devotional commentary today; however, I encourage you to continue in the discipline of reading and studying God’s Word. If you are continuing our “Read-thru the Bible” in a year format, the following are the scripture reading assignments for Saturday and Sunday, September 23-24, 2017.
Saturday, September 23, 2017 – Gospel of John 19-21
Sunday, September 24, 2017 – Book of Hebrews 1-4
Follow Up On Hurricane Irma
Truckloads of Appliances: Because of the sacrificial giving of our church family and some gifts from friends of our ministry, Hillsdale is sending two truckloads of 30 or more household appliances to Marathon, FL today. In addition to what Hillsdale has purchased locally, Famous Tate Appliances is graciously donating refrigerators, washers and dryers from their warehouse for families in the Florida Keys.
Relief Team: Many of our members lost a week of work following Hurricane Irma, making it impossible for them to take off from work another week to assist in relief efforts. In spite of that, we hope to send a relief team to Marathon that will leave this Sunday and return Friday night.
Volunteers: If interested in joining our relief team going to Marathon, FL, please email your contact information to: Pastor Jarrrett at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pastor Barber at email@example.com.
Continue to pray for the Houston, TX vicinity, the Florida Keys, Port Charlotte and Naples, FL and the devastated islands in the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico. Remember to pray for believers ministering to families in Mexico impacted by this past week’s earthquake.
With the heart of a shepherd,
Pastor Travis D. Smith
Copyright 2017 – Travis D. Smith