Dear Heartland Church Family,
Can you believe it? Easter is only a few days away!
I'm looking forward to the flat out incredible Easter Experience we have planned for you and the friends you'll bring with you this year. The message, "Back For You" will be the kick-off message of a brand new sermon series called AFTERLIFE: What really happens after you die? Is there life after death? What will heaven be like? Everyone wants to know! Just check the NY Times and Amazon.com best-seller lists. 80% of Americans say they believe in heaven, but few of us have the slightest clue about what we mean. Resurrection Sunday is the best time of the year to answer these questions.
Here are four specific things that you can do as we prepare to celebrate Easter this this weekend:
1. Invite your friends! Did you know that many of your friends would actually attend church with you on Easter if you invited them? I still feel nervous sometimes when inviting them, but maybe it's the fact that we all feel a bit nervous when comes to things that are important to us. One good way to do this is a personal handwritten note inviting them to be your personal guest. Hopefully, you have a few of the Easter invitations that we've given out at church the last few weeks that you can hand out or send to your friends. You can also point them to our website also has the times of the Easter services - which are listed for you at the end of this e-mail.
Additionally, HEARTLAND NOW HAS AN APP! That's right! This would be a cool way to introduce Heartland to friend. Download from our website or the iTunes App Store.
2. Come to ANY service other than the 11:00am on Sunday! Our 11:00 service will be packed with many who are coming for the first time, without a friend bringing them. One of the things I love about Heartland is the way that our regular attenders selflessly attend one of our other services to make room for new people at these times. (If you plan on coming to our HSE Campus at 10:00am that would be great!).
3. Help out in any way that you can. If you see ANYTHING that needs to be done - a piece of paper that needs to be picked up, a person who needs a question answered, a restroom that needs to be cleaned - I encourage you to "just do it." Another of the great things about Easter at Heartland is the way that we all pull together to meet whatever is needed.
4. Personally celebrate the good news of Easter starting today. Just think of it: because of Easter our past is forgiven, our life is worth living and we have a future in heaven! Romans 3:22 says, "We are made right in God's sight when we trust in Jesus Christ to take away our sins. And we all can be saved in this same way, no matter who we are or what we have done." (NLT)
I'm looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!
Easter Sunday Service Times:
8:00, 9:00, 11:00 a.m. at the 96th Street Campus.
10:00 a.m. at the Hamilton Southeastern High School Campus.
Need Directions? http://www.heartlandchurch.com/locations