Sunday morning Our service commences at 9h30. We begin with a short welcome followed by an opening prayer. Several songs are sung as well as either a reading from one of the great confessions of the faith or a responsive reading from Scripture. During this time we also have a Scripture reading and a pastoral prayer.
Music The music we sing at HBC is a blend of old and new. We love the doctrinally rich hymns of the sixteenth century and we find blessing in the hymns and choruses of the twenty-first century. We strongly prefer congregational singing, which emphasizes the gathered body singing praise to God with one voice, over performed music, which tends to spotlight the abilities of some while encouraging passivity in the rest.
Sermons Preaching at HBC is expositional, meaning that it seeks to declare the point of a particular Biblical passage. Sermons usually last between 30-45 minutes and are packed with material for reflection. All preaching is gospel-driven.
After a Sermon We sing a hymn encapsulating the theme of the sermon and then close with a benediction. A typical service concludes by 11:00pm. We provide light refreshments in the Hall immediately after the service to encourage fellowship. An hour later, you might still find folks talking over the sermon and events of the past week.