Colonial Park Community Baptist Church "We are called to help people in our community build dynamic relationships with Jesus through the power of His love." 700 South Houcks Rd. Harrisburg, PA 17109 Phone: 717-545-3261 E-mail: office@colonialparkbaptist.com
Colonial Park Community Baptist Church"We are called to help people in our community build dynamic relationships with Jesus through the power of His love."  700 South Houcks Rd.Harrisburg, PA 17109  Phone: 717-545-3261E-mail: office@colonialparkbaptist.com 

Welcome

Welcome to this church.  We hope that what you find on these pages will entice you to visit us and get to know us up close and personally.  We have a heart for Jesus the Christ, for one another, and for the community in which God has placed us. We have found strength, peace, love and hope in Jesus and we want to share this with you, so that you can enter into a dynamic relationship with Jesus.  If you already know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, we want help you grow closer to him in fellowship and service.   We are a church where everyone is welcome to worship, grow and minister.

 

WE ARE NOW WORSHIPPING IN-PERSON. 

PROCEDURES FOR JOINING US FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP CAN BE FOUND ON THE "WHAT'S HAPPENING" PAGE.

SERMON FOR THE WEEK OF 11/22/20

 

This Sunday’s sermon was delivered by Pastor Derek.  He and Lisa will be heading to Howard Kansas to start ministry there in early December. The sermon entitled, “A Shepherd’s Heart.” It is on YouTube: https://youtu.be/r1k6ldxlUWo

 

SERMON ARCHIVE

MESSAGE FROM PASTOR GARY

 

Greetings to all of you,

 

As you are aware, this Thursday is the Thanksgiving Day.  It was in 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.  Through the years what started as a day set aside to give thanks for God for the many blessings to individuals, families, and our nation has gotten lost with all kinds of distractions.  There are college and NFL football games, movies and special TV shows, even early Black Friday store openings and sales.  What may not be the same this year is the large family and friend gatherings of the past because of health concerns. So, although that may sound like a bad thing, maybe it is a good thing.  Maybe with less people around, we can turn off the TV, or social media for while and spend some time thanking God for the many blessings that he has given to us. 

 

Paul wrote in Philippians 4.6-7,” Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  These are good words for us to read.  We have been very anxious, and as the number of COVID cases rise, we have become increasingly anxious.  But at this Thanksgiving let us pause and thank God for his protection and his provision and lift up our petitions to him, so that he will grant us peace and guard our hearts and minds.  Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Upcoming Worship – This coming Sunday will be the first Sunday in Advent.  Advent is a time of preparing for the celebration of the birth of Jesus.  The theme for this year’s Advent Sunday’s will be “Repeat the Sounding Joy.”  We will be expanding on four phrases from four traditional Christmas songs. The phrase for this week is, “Messiah’s birth” which comes from the first verse of “Angels from the Realms of Glory.”  The sermon is entitled, “Repeat the Sounding Joy - the Messiah’s birth.”  We will look at the three aspects of Jesus the Christ’s work: Priest, Prophet and King.

For our in-person worship, we will continue to follow the procedures and protocols that you can find on our website.  http://www.colonialparkbaptist.com/what-s-happening/

 

We are making every effort to upload the sermon on Sunday, but it will definitely be uploaded by Monday evening on YouTube and our Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/colonialparkcommunitybaptistchurch

 

For archive sermons are on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCujqpneL5Ih0FmOf_4hdgAA?view_as=subscriber

 

ADULT SMALL GROUP STUDY READINGS –

Tuesday, December 1, 10:00 AM – 1 John 5     

Wednesday, December 2, 6:30 PM – 1 John 4

 

CHRISTMAS EVE CELEBRATIONS – On Christmas Eve we have typically had just one celebration where our church family and guests can worship together.  Because of the need to social distance, the numbers of those who can worship at one time has decreased.  Therefore, we have decided to hold two Christmas Eve celebrations.  A traditional Christmas Eve Worship will take place at 7:00 PM and will include traditional Christmas songs.  A contemporary Christmas Eve Worship will take place at 8:30 PM with a blend of contemporary and traditional Christmas songs.  Both celebrations will include candle lighting.  Because masks are required, we will try to keep the celebrations to 45 minutes.  We are praying that mitigation protocols will not increase so that we can worship in person.  For those who are not comfortable worshipping in person, we will upload the service on our YouTube Channel and Facebook immediately following the contemporary celebration.

 

TITHES AND OFFERINGS – We want to thank all of you for your continued faithfulness to the ministry of Christ through sending in your tithes and offerings. For those attending our in-person worship celebrations you will be able to place tithes and offerings in an offering plate in the front of the sanctuary on Sundays. For those not ready to attend yet, you can continue to mail them, or drop them off in the church mailbox.

 

FOOD DONATIONS – We encourage you to continue to donate food for the local food pantry.  If you would like to donate food, please bring your food to the church and they will be taken down to Calvary UMC. The third Sunday of the month will still be Food Bank Sunday.

 

 

God Bless each of you. Remain Calm, Remain Safe, Remain Praying

How To Become a Follower of Jesus

 

"If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."  Romans 10.9

 

Becoming a follower of Jesus Christ requires repenting of your sins, and believing that Jesus died on the cross and rose again to forgive you of those sins and entering into a relationship with Him.

 

If you are ready to become a follower of Jesus Christ pray this prayer: 

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I ask for Your forgiveness.  I believe You died for my sins and rose again from the dead.  I turn my life over to You.  I want to trust  and follow You as my Lord and Savior.  Amen.

For more information about your new life in Jesus Christ, contact us at the church.

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