Annual Meeting Appointments

On February 6 HCC’s Annual Meeting was held with 46 members in attendance.  At the meeting there were a number of positions which were voted on and approved, including:

• Deacon:    Jay TenBrink, Glenn Walton

• Trustee:  Jeff Smith

• Sunday School Super:  Barb Hartwig

• Asst. Sunday School Super:  Sue Harrington

• Head Usher:  Bruce Katzmark

• Communion Stewards:  Diane Katzmark, Kim Lench

• Memorial Chairperson:  Brenda Reamer

We would like to thank everyone for their willingness to serve the Lord.  Please keep these folks in your prayers.

Thomas Tatro Named HCC’s Youth Pastor

In 2021 Thomas Tatro was brought in to serve the Lord as HCC’s Youth Leader.  Since then he and Florence have worked tirelessly in ministering to both the youth and the young adults while also reaching out to the surrounding community to serve and spread the news of what HCC is doing.  In addition, Thomas recently completed his B.A. in Leadership Ministry and is now pursuing his Masters Degree (MDIV) at Liberty University.  In recognition of his achievement, a special congregational meeting was held on March 12 to vote on a motion to elevate Thomas to the position of Youth Pastor.   After prayerful consideration the motion was passed by an overwhelming majority.  Congratulations Thomas and thank you for your service!

Pastor’s Corner (Q1 Newsletter)

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.   2 Cor. 5:17

The chirping of the birds, the budding of the trees, the rising of shoots from the ground signal to us that Spring has arrived. Though we appreciate the beauty of the pure white snow, the promise of Spring fills our hearts and minds with images of new life and opportunities.   These are the same qualities we find in the second letter that the Apostle Paul was inspired to write to the church at Corinth. “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation…”  In this passage, the word “new” comes from the Greek word ”kainos”.  It carries with it the idea of newness in quality. This newness is seen as an innovation. It is a change and as believers, we realize the depth of truth in this aspect of the word.  When we accept Christ, we are changed in so many ways.  Our minds (way of thinking) are changed – we no longer think like the world. Instead, we embrace the mind of Christ – the way God thinks.  There is a change of relationship.  No longer are we enemies or strangers or foreigners to God. Instead, we are now embraced as friends and even as adopted heirs of God.  There is also a change in our eternal destiny. When we place our faith in Christ, we are given access to Paradise – eternity with God rather than separation in Hell, so the newness we experience is very real. 

However, there are also additional ideas connected with ”kainos”. The newness speaks of additional opportunity. When we accept Christ, God desires to use us to further His kingdom, to share His grace, to demonstrate His love and to declare His mercy. In this word, we see that our faith in Christ is not simply about what we receive. It also cries out what we now are able to give. We are meant to share this change with others in our lives.

As we approach Resurrection Sunday, let us recall the change that has been wrought in our lives. Let us realize the impact and the significance of what Christ has accomplished for us and let us take the opportunities that God has given us to be used by Him.

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    John 14:6 "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
    Psalms 16:11 "Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." Psalms 119:105 "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path."
    Psalms 51:10 "Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me." 2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."
    Hebrews 11:1 "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:6 "But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him."
    Acts 3:19 "Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord," Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."
    John 16:13 "..when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: ... : and He will show you things to come."
    John 8:12 "Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."