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Messages from the Pastors

In this time of social distancing, we want you to know that we are still here for the congregation. We will periodically record messages and post them here as well as on social media.

May 27, 2020

A Message from Pastor Claytoon

"You shall not watch your neighbor’s ox or sheep straying away and ignore them; you shall take them back to their owner. If the owner does not reside near you or you do not know who the owner is, you shall bring it to your own house, and it shall remain with you until the owner claims it; then you shall return it. You shall do the same with a neighbor’s donkey; you shall do the same with a neighbor’s garment; and you shall do the same with anything else that your neighbor loses and you find. You may not withhold your help." (Deuteronomy 22:1–3)

"Love your neighbor" (Luke 10:27)

May 20, 2020

A Message from Pastor Jess

If you read it, they will come! Psalm 119:18, 25, 28, 103-104; Proverbs 2:1-6.

May 13, 2020

A Message from Pastor Clayton

"I will come to you in the silence,

I will lift you from all your fear,

You will hear my voice,

I claim you as my choice,

Be still and know that I am here."

May 6, 2020

A Message from Pastor Kay

Philippians 4:4-7 — Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, 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.

April 30, 2020

A Message from Pastor Jess

Romans 12:4-8 – For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching; the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness.

April 23, 2020

A Message from Pastor Clayton

Let's continue to connect with one another! Post a picture with a sign to greet the church with #WeAreHMC or send your picture to hesstonmc@hesstonmc.org and we'll share it for you!

April 15, 2020

A Message from Pastor Kay

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
Psalm 27:14

April 8, 2020

A Message from Pastor Jess

Hello Church! The Good Friday service will be coming to your email inbox soon. You will be invited to participate, see, and hear both traditional and unique elements of this meaningful service.

April 1, 2020

A Message from Pastor Clayton

Self-care is not selfish. As we continue to self-distance, we also need to practice healthy self-care. Sometimes we might have to reach out for help. This is not unChristian, but is exactly what Paul was encouraging us to do in Christ when we speak about our weaknesses in this verse: "But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me." (2 Corinthians 12:9)

March 25, 2020

A Message from Pastor Kay

“I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, 18 so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power.” (Ephesians 1:17-19)

March 18, 2020

A Message from Pastor Clayton

Hello Church! The pastors and staff of HMC want you to know that we’re still here for you and we invite you to join us in prayer.