Heartbeat (Page 10)

Heartbeat (Page 10)

Hail the Day

This Sunday night we will be teaching a new song called Hail the Day. It comes from the most recent album by Sovereign Grace entitled Risen, and is an adaptation of a hymn by Charles Wesley written in 1742 called Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise. We look forward to singing this song corporately as we study through the burial and resurrection of Jesus in our Sunday morning…

Annual Men’s Steakout

For over a decade now, every year the men of our church go down to the Balman’s farm in Wellsville for “the steakout”. This event is structured to allow our men to bring guests and develop relationships with unsaved co-workers, neighbors and friends.There are multiple events, including golf chipping, trap shooting, free throws, field goal kicking, home…

Rock of Ages (When the Day Seems Long)

The most recent song we have taught is Rock of Ages (When the Day Seems Long) by Sandra McCracken. This hymn was written in 2005 but the lyrics feel much older than that. One of the most gripping portions says: Rock of Ages, when in want or rest, My desperate need for such a Savior I confess Pull these idols out from my heart embrace. Rock of Ages, I need your grace. We…

2011 Youth Retreat Sessions

This year was a new endeavor for our church. Instead of going to a large church camp like we have done in previous years, we decided to run our own retreat at a rented camp facility. The result was a fantastic week of close fellowship and growth together as a united group, bringing together some of our college age and younger married people along with our youth. We took…

Journey to Judea

This Christmas will be the first year that Countryside will be hosting and running an “interactive Christmas experience.” It is more that a living nativity scene, and more than a drama. It will involve a cast of nearly 100 people in full costume with lines and sets, but it will be an outdoor event that uses nearly all of our twenty acres of property. The…

Ezekiel Class Audio

Terry Chasteen has begun teaching through the Old Testament book of Ezekiel on Sunday mornings during our Sunday School hour. Audio for those classes is available for those who missed a week or for anyone who is unable to attend but is interested in following along. This post will be updated as more classes become available. You can click on the link to listen, or…

Parenting on Purpose Seminar Audio

Are you a child-centered, parent-centered, or God-centered parent? The Bible is clear in teaching this truth: children are given to parents by God, and this gift brings with it a huge measure of responsibility. Sadly, many Christians are susceptible to the pressure from our society to fall in line with the latest parenting fads and theories, resulting in many…

Come People of the Risen King

Last week we introduced a new song on Sunday night, “Come People of the Risen King”, written by Keith and Kristyn Getty with Stuart Townend. These are the same people who have produced so many other songs we love as well (“In Christ Alone”, “O Church Arise”, “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us”, “Speak O…

The Resource of Truth

Truth is a resource. If we believe what God says in His word it has a profound effect on us, changing the way we respond to life. Last week we were challenged to “consider Jesus” as we run the race, so that we do not become overwhelmed by discouragement (Hebrews 12:1-3). The author of Hebrews offers us the knowledge of Jesus’ experience as a resource to…