We Have Good Work to Be Doing

Saturday, we gathered as a congregation out in our barn on a beautiful, cool August evening to worship, to celebrate our partnership with Heartland Camp over these past 10 summer weeks, and to bless our children and educators (and their backpacks) as they are headed back to school this month. Our scripture for Sunday evening…

Mission Accomplished – Mission Trip Day Four

Yesterday was our last work day for our trip, and we hit the ground running at 8:30am, with the hope of finishing as much as we could in the time we had.  We learned early in the day, the group coming in after us had special tiling skills and so were getting pulled to another…

News from Our Little Corner of the World – Mission Trip Day Three

Yesterday morning, we headed back to our work site with our reinforcements in tow and a positive attitude about the work ahead of us.  Two more people on our team meant that we could divide into three work teams at the trailer, which allowed us to get even more done. Here are some highlights from…

Feeling the Love – Mission Trip Day One

Tuesday morning at 10:30am seven of us gathered to head out to Oklahoma City for our 2017 mission trip.  It was a day full of love, welcome and hospitality as we made our way down I-35. To begin with Sharon B. and Gracie made sure we felt some HPC love along our way, by supplying…

The Little Things

Randy Stephens, an HPC Member, wrote this reflection on his first experience of a Sabbath Sunday at HPC in June.  This weekend, we will be having another Sabbath Sunday.  First, join us on Saturday evening, July 8th at 6pm for worship out in our barn and then let that lead you into a time of…

Life All Around

Here is a Sabbath reflection by Cliff Cain, one of Heritage’s members who moved into retirement at the end of last year. I’ve been struggling a little bit with the idea of creating a space for Sabbath as we have approached this first Second Saturday at HPC.  Perhaps it is because I have a good…

#HowWeSabbathHPC

We are getting ready for our first Open Door worship service tomorrow evening (plan to join us – Saturday – June 10th – at 6pm).  We are also getting ready for an experience of Sabbath, which we will all be invited into as we move into Sunday, after our worship service tomorrow evening. We won’t…

The Open Door

This Saturday evening we are doing something new over here at Heritage. For the first time in our church’s 18 year history, the old hay barn on our property will be our place of worship. On Saturday. June 10th. At 6pm. (You should write that down.) The newly formed HPC band will lead us in…

#HarpersDay

In her book, The Writing Life, Annie Dillard writes, “How we spend our days, is of course, how we spend our lives.” I think we often think of our lives as if they are this conglomeration of the big moments – the highlight reel, so to speak.  Yet, the truth of the matter is that the fabric…

The Parable of the Lost iPhone

Have you ever lost something that was really important to you? What lengths did you go to, to try and find it again? See our youth’s take on the Parable of the Lost Coin, just one of three videos they and the youth from Overland Park Presbyterian put together for Youth Sunday this past week….

Octopus Hats, Dance Parties and the Word of God

It was exactly a year ago, April 1st, 2016, that I was gifted with what has become a prized possession of mine – The Octopus Hat. We were at Heartland Presbytery’s Spring Youth Retreat at Heartland Center and our theme for the weekend was “Fools for Christ”.  We spent the weekend inviting youth to be…