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 FEBRUARY 21, 2021

 

This Sunday’s sermon we looked at the first of four conversations with Jesus that we will study over the next four weeks of Lent.  This conversation is between Jesus and Nicodemus.  The main issue is, “How can a person enter the Kingdom of God?” The short answer is, “You must be born again.”  The scripture reference is John 3.1-17. The sermon is entitled, “The Conversation with Nicodemus.”

The sermon is on YouTube: https://youtu.be/IelCWnwFwbg

 

SERMON ARCHIVE

MESSAGE FROM PASTOR GARY

 

Have you ever wondered where God is in the midst of your storms of life? Many people ask this question and maybe you are one of them.  In Mark 4.38-40, the answer we are given is that he is right there with us.  In this story, Jesus and his disciples are out on a boat in the middle of the Sea of Galilee.  Jesus is asleep in the stern of the boat lying on a cushion.  As he sleeps, a squall comes up, which seemingly could sink that little boat.  This is at least the fear of the disciples.  As the boat is being tossed by the waves, and the disciples begin to bail the water out of the boat with whatever means they can, even their hands, they wake Jesus up. They ask him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” This is similar to what we ask. Don’t you care about what I am going through?  Don’t you care about my struggles and challenges?  Aren’t you going to do something?  We may even ask, Where are you?

 

The first part of the answer that comes to us in the story is that he is right there with you in the midst of your problems, struggles and challenges.  He was right there in the boat.

 

The second part of the answer is that in the midst of your difficulties, before you panic and become anxious and afraid, go to him in prayer.  The disciples woke Jesus after things were desperate and after they had tried everything they could do on their own.  We too try to fix things on our own strength.

 

The third part of the answer is, trust in him to rescue you in the situation.  Trust in his enormous power. Jesus immediately calmed the sea.  They had been trying to take control of the little bit of water that was in the boat. Jesus demonstrated his power over the whole water of the sea and the wind and storm. 

 

We all find ourselves in difficult situations from the very small to the very great.  Let us all stop being afraid and instead put our trust in Jesus.

 

MARCH 7TH WORSHIP – In this week’s sermon we will be a look at another conversation with Jesus. This one is a conversation with the Samaritan woman by the well of Jacob. In this conversation the main issue is Jesus’ offer to give her living water. The scripture reference is John 4.1-15. The sermon is entitled, “The Conversation with the Samaritan Woman.”  This worship celebration will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper.  We encourage you to have the elements of bread and juice available.  You may pick up a communion kit at church over the next couple days if you prefer.

 

We continue to make every effort to upload the sermon around noon 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

 

MEN’S BREAKFAST – On Saturday, March 8:00 AM, we will have our monthly men’s breakfast.  The breakfast will be donuts and fruit and beverages.  We will meet in the fellowship hall downstairs.  Masks will be required and social distancing.  After we eat there will be a time of Bible study and maybe some work to do. 

 

CREATION FEST 2021 - As of now, Creation Fest 2021 is still on.  This could change tomorrow or even as late as the day before it is to start.  We purchased tickets for the 2020 event which was cancelled.  The tickets will be good for this year.    So, I am suggesting that we all begin to think about the possibility of participating this year.  The dates are June 22 to June 27. I will keep you updated. 

 

ADULT SMALL GROUP STUDIES READINGS –

            March 9, Tuesday, 10:00 AM – Micah 6-7

            March 10, Wonderful Wednesday, 6:30 PM – Jude

 

EASTER LILIES – At the Annual meeting the question was raised about Easter flowers for the sanctuary. It was agreed that it would be nice to have some live plants.  Because of COVID – 19, we are uncomfortable asking for donations as we have in the past.  Therefore, it was agreed to a similar plan that we had in December.  For Easter the Board of Spiritual Welfare will order four lily plants for the sanctuary at $14.99 each.  If there is anyone who would like to donate money for one of those plants, we will put your name on it and you can also take it home after Easter.  If you would like to donate toward this, please see Anna.

 

GIANT GIFT CARDS – We have not reminded you in a while that Giant Gift cards, which can be used in the grocery store and at the gas pump are still available for purchase through our American Baptist Women’s Ministry. When you purchase these gift cards, ABWM receives 5% of the purchase which they use totally to support their missions and missionaries. If you would like to purchase any gift cards please see, or call Anna.

 

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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