Dear Heart of a Shepherd Followers,

It is my joy to come to you with a greeting and an abbreviated video of today’s devotional commentary over 1 Samuel 28-31. We are closing out our study of that historical book and I trust you will set aside time today to read those chapters.

The pastoral staff and I are looking forward to joining you through our Sunday Virtual Worship Services. Youth Pastor Justin Jarrett will be teaching the Teen Bible Study Hour beginning at 9:45 AM. He is continuing his study of the Book of James and this weeks study is titled, “Playing Favorites: When Style Matters More Than Souls”, from James 2:1-13.

The Teen Study will be followed by an interlude of choral pieces presented by Hillsdale’s choir under the direction of Pastor Steve Armstrong. Around 10:25 AM our services will go live with Ministry Intern Thomas Simpson on the piano and showing slides of current announcements.

After I open the 10:30 AM worship service with a greeting and prayer, the Staff Quintet will sing a great number titled, “Walking Through the Flames.” Jenna and Kelly Armstrong, daughters of Steve and Sharon Armstrong are joining us this week and will be singing before the message.

The title of this week’s message is, “No Time for Worry or Fear” and is taken from Psalm 27.

I trust you will join us with your Bible in hand, my sermon notes (sent out Sunday morning), and the hymns we will send out later today.

With the heart of a shepherd,

Pastor Travis D. Smith