Sundays @ 10am
Our Sunday morning gathering is a time of passionate worship, teaching & ministry. We believe that we are the choir and God is the audience. Our worship is focused on singing to God, not just about Him. We celebrate the Eucharist (Communion) every week during this time. Children’s church is available during this time as well. For a map & directions, please visit our Contact page.
Music is provided by teams of our many talented musicians and worship leaders. We sing a combination of the latest worship songs, classic Hymns arranged in modern ways & original worship songs written by our own musicians. Check out our original worship albums. Because we believe that different people worship God in different ways, there is freedom at Heartland to express your heart to God. Our primary goal in worship is to bless the heart of God and to faithfully express the truth about Him in the songs we sing. We are the choir, He is the audience.
From Pastor Ron – Several years ago now the Lord began to speak to me about doing communion, also called the Eucharist or the Lord’s Supper, every week as we gathered for our community’s service of worship. I had come from a tradition that had a very low view of the actual act of taking communion. We hardly ever really did it and would defend our position by saying that every meal should be the Lord’s Supper. However that claim never seemed to ring true in real life to me.
Today in the church there are those who say that the Lord’s Supper is not necessary, that it is only an outward sign of an inward grace and taking the bread and the cup is only symbolic. There are others who say that the bread and the cup literally become the body of Christ (a view called transubstantiation). There are others, including me, who believe that in the taking of the bread and cup, Jesus is really present, extending a real grace, though the bread and cup do not literally become the body and blood of Jesus. That position is call consubstantiation.
The sacrament of communion is commanded by Scripture to be observed by the church. And we are told to do it “often.” Historically, “often” has often been interpreted as daily (even a few times a day!). At Heartland Church, we formally practice the observance of communion at each of our weekly worship services.
As part of worship we pause to remember and rehearse the gospel of God’s saving sacrifice of offering the life of Jesus on the cross as the atonement for our sins, and the victory God won over death. We then come forward as family and friends during our worship singing to break off a piece of bread and dip the bread in the cup. This is called intinction.
Then we serve each other, and pray blessings of forgiveness and grace upon one another. We are the Body of Christ, priests of God and to each other.
It is powerful to watch fathers praying for their families, spouses blessing each other, and friends standing together in mutual support and blessing. It is a powerful demonstration enacted each service that at the heart of our life together is not only personal salvation, but the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit of sanctifying us together in Christ to do God’s kingdom work. Not only are our sins forgiven through the blood of Jesus, but we stay up to date in our walk with the Lord and with each other. We are acknowledging again and again that our life in Christ is by faith in His ongoing saving grace. We often encourage even our guests to participate with us in this faith meal. We say that a move toward God is always the right move. We can only commit as much as we know of ourselves to as much as we know of God. And when we move even a little toward Him, God comes all the rest of the way and meets us. The truth is, we need God, and He wants us. Communion helps us to remember that often.
High School Youth Group
Tuesdays @ 7pm
Our High School youth meet on Tuesdays nights at 7pm in the Heartland Cafe for a time of worship, Bible study & fellowship. For more info, contact Jordan Numbers who is our High School Pastor.
Heartland School of the Holy Spirit
Wednesdays @ 7pm
A mid-week time of worship and break out classes. Childcare is available