Week of September 13, 2020

6201 Hillsdale Blvd / Sacramento, CA 95842
(916) 331-2741

Come Worship With Us
Sunday's • Bible Study 9:30 am • Worship 10:45 am
Wednesday's • Family meal 5:30 pm • Prayer & devotion 6:30 pm


At Hillsdale our purpose is to preach and teach the Word of God, to provide a place for worship, fellowship and support, as we connect our hearts with God, to grow to become more like Christ, and be equipped to serve and share His love to our world.

It is our prayer that you find our fellowship warm and friendly and the messages meaningful and practical so that you will discover all that God has made you to be, that you might worship and serve Him. We know you will find our family fellowship caring and supportive and that here you can build lasting relationships.


ON CAMPUS ACTIVITIES SUSPENDED
Until further notice all on campus activities are postponed. Although we are not gathering together, we are still family.  If anyone has a need, please contact your deacon or pastor Jim at 916 606-3198. Members, as well, are available to help with shopping, rides to medical appointments, or to just talk.

LIVE STREAM SERVICES are available through Zoom Video Conference as well as YouTube Live.
JOIN
our MAILING LIST found on our Home page and you will receive an email with the video conference ID.


OFFICE HOURS & SCHEDULE
Office Hours (916) 331-2741
9:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Monday - Wednesday - Thursday
Website:
www.hillsdalechurch.com/ 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HillsdaleChurch/
YouTube: https://www.hillsdalechurch.com/video_sermons


Church Office Visitor COVID-19 Procedures 
To meet the Sacramento County Health Department requirements, we have started new procedures for visitors to the church office.  Visitors will:

  • Sign in and out on the Visitor Log near the door to document their visit and provide contact information. 
  • Self-certify that they do not have a fever nor COVID-19 symptoms.  
  • Wear a mask during their entire visit.
  • Sanitize their hands upon entry.
  • Maintain social distancing (6 feet) between staff and other visitors not part of their household.
  • Staff will wear a mask when the office has visitors. 

PLEASE!  Do not visit if you are not feeling well!  



FROM YOUR PASTOR


Hello, HBBC Family!  Thank you for all of your prayers and well-wishes during this past week.  I am back in the office today.  I’m still sore but feeling much better than yesterday.  The healing continues.    

A BIG Thank You to John Walker for his fine  preaching last Sunday.  I truly appreciate his willingness to step in at the last minute.  John gave us some excellent insights on prayer that we all need to take to heart and apply in our lives.  Thanks again.

 

On Sunday, we will resume our study of Romans and celebrate the Lord’s Supper together.  We will be looking at Romans 3:21-31 in a message called, "The Only Way to Be Right With God."  Let me encourage you to re-read Romans 1:18-3:20 in preparation for this important message about the wonders of God's salvation. 

“See” you on Sunday !  

Pastor Jim

 


Prayer Let me encourage you to gather with us to pray on Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm. Join us as we ... Pray for a healing of relationships, families, churches, and racial, cultural, and political division.  Pray for a national healing from the coronavirus that is profound and visible.  Pray that God will heal us in such ways that only He could receive the glory, that even political, media, and healthcare leaders would recognize that it was the hand of God that healed our land.


Worship  Also, remember the weekly sermons are uploaded to our website as audio sermons & video sermons Keep reaching out to one another by phone during this time.  Please let me know of any situations that I should know about. 

Sermon Series

Listen ►UNASHAMED: A Series Through Romans


Give With Gratitude

A life of generosity is the out pouring of our love and gratefulness to God that rests on His faithfulness to His promises, to fulfill His divine plan and purpose for our lives and His Kingdom Purpose.

You can become a contributor towards God's Kingdom Purpose by making contributions to the ongoing work of the church through your tithes and offerings.

1) by mail to Hillsdale Blvd Baptist Church 6201 Hillsdale Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95842.
2) you may make a drop-off visit during our regular business hours. 
3) you may give through your personal banking account with a bill pay service. 
4) for those who need further assistance we may make a personal visit to pick up your financial gift.



R.E.A.L. Women "Stronger Together!!"  – September 26

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Ladies, save the date!! Our next ZOOM event for the R.E.A.L. Women’s Ministry will be Saturday, September 26th at 11:00 am!  Plan to come and be encouraged! Call the church office to be put on our mailing list and a Zoom ID & password will be sent to you prior to this meeting.

The R.E.A.L. Women’s Ministry supports the women of Hillsdale Blvd. Baptist Church with fellowship, caring, and acceptance.  R.E.A.L. stands for “Relationships, Encouragement, Accountability, and Laughter”.  If you have a suggestion for a meeting topic, a personal concern, or need prayer, call or text Sheila Ashburn at (916) 205-2370 or April Flores at (916) 501-5311.

Shredding Event – November 14
We are hosting a shredding event on November 14 with a shredder truck in the church parking lot next to the Fellowship Hall.  Do not wait till then to start cleaning out your files!  You can bring your papers to shred in a copier paper-sized box and have it shredded for $10 a box.  Save your home shredder for the little jobs and let a professional do the big one!  Call Clara Austin at (916) 332-5066 if you have questions. 

 


How ShAll We LiVE THaNkfully?

"But they who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31

Sometimes life throws us a curve. We find ourselves facing situations that bring us the unexpected and fear of the unknown. We want peace, we want a sense of control and assurance of the future. But all we can know for sure is that what we do have is what is right in front of us - right now.

So what is the key?
PeRSpecTive.

"They who WAIT on the Lord shall renew their strength." We must learn to Hope in Him, Trust in Him, Lean on Him and Rely on Him. He goes before us and behind us, today, and gives us strength to face it. Then and only then can we gain a proper perspective and live thankfully.


So, as we trust in Him let us also WaiT oN HiM...

Thank you Lord for all that you are and all that you have done for me. You are my God, My Rescuer. My Lord and Savior who has taken me out of the pit of sin and into the light of your Hope and a forever life with you. As I WAiT oN YoU let my love for you impower me to do the impossible. Sometimes the impossible happens when I face life with you right by my side. As I serve you may I become your instrument in this world of ours to fulfill your Kingdom purposes - Amen.



 

MEDIA OUTREACH & EVANGELISM MINISTRY

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SOCIAL MEDIA
God is continually reaching and touching lives through our social media using our website, Facebook, Zoom and YouTube venues. It is our goal to reach people outside our church structure with the word of God and the encouraging message of Christ.

Continue to pray for our guests who continue to join us online through this ministry. Pray our God will increase our fellowship and guide each of us on our spiritual journey as we connect our hearts to God, Grow to become more like Christ, be equipped to serve, to share the knowledge of Christ to our world, and exalt Him through our daily lives.

Debbie Fredrickson
Media Outreach & Evangelism Ministry

The Key to Sustaining a Lifestyle of Evangelism from Outreach.com
The most important requirement for evangelism is not a winsome personality, a tight presentation or a well-developed plan. The main ingredient of an evangelistic lifestyle is a genuine and abiding relationship with Christ. Read More

 



 

REMEMBER TO SUPPORT OUR SOUTHERN BAPTIST WORK with your financial gifts as well as through prayer. Strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. Acts 14:22.

California Southern Baptist ConventionNEWSLETTER

Sacramento Region Baptist Network ►NEWSLETTER

SRBN 2020
Active Church Directory



OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST FOR CHURCH LEADERS AND PASTOR



6 Ways to Reach Out During the Coronavirus by Outreach.com
Well, there is no denying that the world has changed in the last weeks and that every day is bringing more unsettling news and headlines related to the pandemic. So now is the time to do what the Church does best – be light in a dark world, bring hope to those who are fearful and anxious, share the Good News to a world that is weary from nothing but bad headlines. It is time for the Church to be bold and courageous! ...read more 

Free Manual ►COVID-Response Kit pdf

10 Best Ways to Make Visitors Feel Welcome at Church by Outreach.com
You want to welcome visitors to church and make them feel at home and at ease once they arrive, but how can you make that happen?...read more

5 Reasons People Come back to Your Church by Rick Warren
The best way your church will break through growth barriers is to do so quickly...read more

5 Ways to Connect with New Church Visitors by Outreach Weekly
Do you have a strategy for connecting with new church visitors? If not, you're missing out on a chance to show visitors how much your church values them!... read more
 



OTHER INTERESTS





MOVIES & ENTERTAINMENT
 

The Case for Christ available on Netflix
Ever questioned whether or not God exists? The creator of this documentary is right there with you, and he spends two years investigating the topic. Spoiler alert: He starts off as a self-declared atheist, but has a much more complex outlook by the end of the film.

God Is Not Dead: A Light in Darkness available on Netflix
This inspiring film follows an evangelical college student who holds tightly onto his faith after one professor tries to discredit his beliefs.

An Unfinished Life available on Netflix
You might recognize some familiar faces in this film about a widow who moves in with her estranged father-in-law: Jennifer Lopez, Morgan Freeman, and Robert Redford, to name a few.

The Stray available on Netflix
This faith-based film, filled with strong messages about putting family first, is best watched while cuddling with the family dog.

God Bless the Broken Road available on Netflix
When Amber's husband dies oversees in Afghanistan, she doesn't just lose the love of her life and the father of her child — she also loses her faith. In this touching film, she embarks on a journey to reclaim it, her daughter by her side.

Same Kind of Different As Me available on Netflix
This inspiring film — based on a true story and starring Renee Zellweger and Greg Kinnear — is about a wealthy couple in a failing marriage. While volunteering, they become friends with a homeless man who's able to shift their perspectives and show them what love is really about.

Like Arrows available on Netflix
No one ever said being a parent would be easy... but it's definitely worth it. Like Arrows follows a young couple through 50 years of the ups and downs of parenthood, and will leave you itching to hug your little ones.

I Still Believe available on Prime Video
The true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss that looks to prove there is always hope. Watch Trailer

Messiah available on Netflix
This provocative thriller series, starring Michelle Monaghan and Dermot Mulroney, tells the story of the meteoric rise of a modern-day messiah figure and the efforts of a CIA agent investigating his mysterious origins. Messiah is executive produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, who made the acclaimed History channel miniseries The Bible. Watch Trailer

Jesus available on DVD
Filmed in front of a live audience, Jesus takes Sight & Sound’s stage production to the big screen for a special event. This Broadway-like musical has been seen by more than 1 million people.
Watch Trailer

A Week Away comming in 2020 on Netflix
T
his faith-based musical film tells the story of a troubled teenager who finds love and a sense of belonging in the last place he expected: a Christian summer camp. The star-studded cast features The View’s Sherri Shepherd and Adventures in Babysitting’s Kevin Quinn. Watch Sneak Peek

 
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