Posts from 2020

Posts from 2020

All Creatures of Our God and King

The hymn, “All Creatures of our God and King”, has its roots with St. Francis of Assisi. Around 1224, St. Francis of Assisi wrote the poem “Canticle of the Sun”, which is based off of Psalm 148. The psalmist expounds on the story of creation and reminds us of our place in the order of creation and our role as stewards of the earth. In Genesis 1:26,…

A Letter from the Deacons

Dear Church Family, The Board of Deacons continues to pray for God’s wisdom, seeking His will for a responsible and safe return to in-person worship at NHCBC. We recognize everyone very much looks forward to seeing our church family again. What joy it will be! While we may not know the exact date of our return, the complex nature of social gatherings during…

Virtual Sunday School

This fall, we are planning a virtual Sunday School for all ages starting Sunday, September 20. Children’s Sunday SchoolAll children are invited to a virtual class beginning at 9:00 A.M.  A Sunday School teacher will say hello and discuss our Bible story.  Parents can work with their children to complete their lesson.  We will be done by 10:00 A.M. so…

Hymn of the Month: Jesus Calls Us

Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander was requested to write “Jesus Calls Us” in 1858 by her husband and Anglican clergyman, Rev. William Alexander. What prompted Rev. Alexander’s request was his upcoming sermon on Matthew 4:18-20, which can be summed up as “Follow Me”. There are several moments in the Bible where God reveals and requests. This…

Hymn of the Week: I Love to Tell the Story

The Rich Man and Lazarus is this week’s sermon topic. This narration from Luke 16: 19-31 is a perfect example of the impact of stories over a multitude of generations. Here the story is being told in what we consider “New Testament time” but many of the characters are from the Old Testament. The grand story arch doesn’t start in the OT and end in…

Hymn of the Week: To God be the Glory

Greetings my NHCBC family! I love this week’s hymn because it reminds me of a letter. We don’t write letters to inanimate objects instead we put pen and paper together because there is a relationship between the sender and receiver. “To God be the Glory” is a poetic letter of praise, of reminiscing of the great things God has done and ending in…

Hymn of the Week: How Firm a Foundation

Greetings my NHCBC family! “How Firm a Foundation” has a rich history that testifies to the reoccurring theme of unity through diversity because Christ is our edifice. In many ways, this song echos Peter’s words that we are gathered as a chosen people even though we rejected our Redeemer. God is always seeking us out and bringing us together. Even now!…

Hymn of the Week: Blest Be The Tie That Binds

Greetings to my NHCBC family! This week we are focusing on the sequel to the book of Luke: Acts. Specifically, Acts 2: 42-47 where the utopic fellowship of believers is described. I must admit that every time I find myself in this part of the NT, my first reaction is “Really?!” (add sarcastic undertone). I then go down the sceptical path of trying to apply my…
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