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:
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: 


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.






This week’s sermon focuses our attention on what we are to while in the midst of suffering while we wait for Christ to return.  The sermon is entitled “Patience in Suffering.”






There are many times that I find an article, a blog or another writing, a song, even just a short sentence, that conveys what I would want to express better than I ever could.  Listening to a radio preacher I heard about a poem used by Elizabeth Elliot to encourage and strengthen herself in the Lord. She also used it to help other Christians navigate times of spiritual anxiety, depression, stress, and the tyranny of the urgent. She used it to help others who were grieving, weary, and uncertain. I hope that it will you  as you take the next step in walking by faith in Jesus Christ:


Do The Next Step

Author Unknown

From an old English parsonage, down by the sea,
There came in the twilight a message for me;
Its quaint Saxon legend, deeply engraven,
It has, seems to me, God’s teaching from Heaven.
And on through the hours the quiet words ring,
Like a low inspiration: “DO THE NEXT THING.”

Many a questioning, many a fear,
Many a doubt has its quieting here.
Moment by moment, let down from Heaven,
Time, opportunity, guidance are given.
Fear not tomorrows, child of the King,
Trust them with Jesus. DO THE NEXT THING.

Do it immediately; do it with prayer;
Do it reliantly, casting all care;
Do it with reverence, tracing Christ’s hand
Who placed it before you with earnest command,
Stayed on Omnipotence, safe ‘neath His wing,
Leave all resultings. DO THE NEXT THING.

Looking to Jesus, ever serener,
Working or suffering, let this be your demeanor.
In His dear presence, the rest of His calm,
Let the light of Christ’s countenance be your psalm.
Strong in His faithfulness, praise and sing!
Then, as He commands you, DO THE NEXT THING.

Elisabeth Howard Elliot Gren (1926-2015) was a Christian missionary, author, and speaker known to many of you. She grew up in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, PA and her first husband, Jim Elliot, was martyred in 1956, doing missionary work in Ecuador.


WORSHIP CELEBRATIONS ON JUNE 20, 2021 – This coming Sunday we will look at James’ teaching about being patient and standing firm in the midst of suffering while we wait for Christ to come again.  The sermon is entitled, “Patience in Suffering.”  


We continue to make every effort to upload the sermon around noon on Sunday, on our YouTube channel and our Facebook page:

PLEASE NOTE: The sermon video of June 27 will be uploaded on Monday, June 28


For archive sermons are on YouTube:



            June 29, Tuesday, 10:00 AM – Ecclesiastes 8

            June 30, Wednesday – 6:30 PM – Ecclesiastes 4-5


PASTOR GARY’S VACATION - Pastor Gary will be on vacation from June 21 through June 27. Pastor David Jones will provide the message for Sunday June 27.  The sermon video of June 27 will be uploaded on Monday, June 28


BABY BOTTLES OF BLESSING – THIS SUNDAY IS THE DEADLINE. Thank you for your support of Morning Star Pregnancy Services..


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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