Week of September 27, 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, Hillsdale family!  I pray that all of you are doing well and staying healthy.  It’s hard for me to realize that it has been six months since our last in-person gatherings.  I miss you all very much and I pray that it won’t be much longer before we can begin to gather in-person again for worship.

Our Leadership Team will be meeting online on Monday, September 28 to discuss the possibility of re-opening for in-person worship.  Please pray for us as we strive to make the best decisions for our church in these unprecedented times.  I will give you an update next week.


This Sunday, in our Romans series, we will begin looking at the wonderful truths in the fifth chapter of Romans, which sets forth the blessings of justification by faith. I hope you will join us online at 10:45am for worship. I look forward to "seeing" you then.

Because He lives,
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.



Oil the Doors Party – October 10
We need your help!!  The doors to the sanctuary are drying out so we need to oil them.  Can you help?  This will be a “party” – we can talk and laugh while we work.  Bring your mask, a stepstool, and furniture polish, like “Old English” if you have some.  Call Clara Austin at (916) 332-5066 if you have questions.

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. 

 


BELIEVE - Jesus is Continually Praying For You

Once we fully discover all who Jesus is it will transform our lives. When we continue to believe He is our Rescuer from our old life of sin, and the unfulfilled beauty of our value and purpose, we will receive the power to be all He created us to be. This is Good News because our new life with Him gives us His promise He will always be with us, going before us and behind us, and surrounding us, supplying us with all we will ever need.

This is the backdrop of this scripture the 17th chapter of John. Jesus was nearing the end of His journey on this earth as the perfect representation of God. His mission was almost fulfilled, sacrificing His life as God's Good News of salvation to the world. Now, Jesus lifted His voice in prayer to the Father...


THE PROMISE THAT WE ARE PROTECTED BY THE POWER OF HIS NAME

"After saying all these things, Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son so he can give glory back to you. For you have given him authority over everyone. He gives eternal life to each one you have given him. And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.

 

I brought glory to you here on earth by completing the work you gave me to do. Now, Father, bring me into the glory we shared before the world began...11 Holy Father, you have given me your name; now protect them by the power of your name so that they will be united just as we are."


It is a wonderful thing to ponder that Jesus has given us His Name. He has given us eternal life, the privilege as His child to enter into a growing, personal, intimate relationship with Him and the Father. Our identity with Him fills our lives with the protecting power of His name because we belong to Him and have been made one with Him.

Thank you, Lord,
for PRoTecTING us by the PoWEr of Your NAME
for we belong to you...
and are One IN You.

 


THE PROMISE THAT WE ARE PROTECTED BY THE POWER OF HIS WORD

“I have revealed you to the ones you gave me from this world. They were always yours. You gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything I have is a gift from you, 8 for I have passed on to them the message you gave me. They accepted it and know that I came from you, and they believe you sent me..."

 

13 “Now I am coming to you. I told them many things while I was with them in this world so they would be filled with my joy. 14 I have given them your word. And the world hates them because they do not belong to the world, just as I do not belong to the world. 15 I’m not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one. 16 They do not belong to this world any more than I do. 17 Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth. 18 Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world. 19 And I give myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by your truth."
 


We have been given the word of God which has been revealed to us as truth that will fill us with with joy as we are made holy through putting into practice all that He has promised and commanded us to do. There is power in keeping His word for there is the assurance that He will protect us from the evil one and his lies.


Thank you, Lord,
for PRoTecTING us by the Power of YouR WoRD;
we no longer belong to this World and the Father of lies;
for you have healed us through your Holy sacrifice
and sent us to speak your truth to this world
that others too will be healed by your word;
for we belong to you...
and are One IN You.

 


THE PROMISE THAT WE ARE PROTECTED BY OUR UNITY BY THE POWER OF GOD

20 “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. 21 I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me. 22 “I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one.

 

23 I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me. 24 Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am. Then they can see all the glory you gave me because you loved me even before the world began!  25 “O righteous Father, the world doesn’t know you, but I do; and these disciples know you sent me. 26 I have revealed you to them, and I will continue to do so. Then your love for me will be in them, and I will be in them.”
 


We are the called of God, those who believe the message and receive the truth of the word into our lives. Our protection is guaranteed by the power of God who has received us and made us one with Him in Christ. It is through our unity with Christ that has perfected our unity with each other, which is the power of God, to show to the world the gospel of Christ is true. This truth compels us to share the gospel to the world to join in the Kingdom work of God, that where He is we will also be.

Thank you, Lord,
for the UniTY we have in You and with other believers;
for all will come to believe YOU have come from God
and experience, first hand, your marvelous love
that has come to us from before the founding of the world;
for we belong to you...
and are One In You.

Debbie Fredrickson
Ministry of Encouragement & Faith

 



 

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

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 coming 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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