So Many Fathers And So Few Dads

June 22nd will be EJ’s last day to preach. We thank him for the leadership he provided the last two and a half years. We pray that he is successful in his next job.

Sermon: Future Fathers of the World (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Jun15-2014

Colossians 3:18-25 (NET)

3:18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 3:19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them. 3:20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing in the Lord. 3:21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, so they will not become disheartened. 3:22 Slaves, obey your earthly masters in every respect, not only when they are watching – like those who are strictly people-pleasers – but with a sincere heart, fearing the Lord. 3:23 Whatever you are doing, work at it with enthusiasm, as to the Lord and not for people, 3:24 because you know that you will receive your inheritance from the Lord as the reward. Serve the Lord Christ. 3:25 For the one who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there are no exceptions.


Added Melissa Gentry (age 34, throat cancer)
Added Barbara Hendricks
Added Marilyn Hester (Fall, broken ankle, and surgery)
Added Sarah Belle’s Brother
Added Family of Lady that wished to see her daughter graduate

Workers in the Vineyard

Sermon: The Harvest Is Ripe (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Jun8-2014

Matthew 20:1-16 (NET)

20:8 When it was evening the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, ‘Call the workers and give the pay starting with the last hired until the first.’ 20:9 When those hired about five o’clock came, each received a full day’s pay. 20:10 And when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more. But each one also received the standard wage. 20:11 When they received it, they began to complain against the landowner, 20:12 saying, ‘These last fellows worked one hour, and you have made them equal to us who bore the hardship and burning heat of the day.’ 20:13 And the landowner replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am not treating you unfairly. Didn’t you agree with me to work for the standard wage? 20:14 Take what is yours and go. I want to give to this last man the same as I gave to you.


There were no new additions to the prayer list this week. New prayer concerns can be sent to feedback at christianheightsumc dot org.

Facing The Giants In Our Lives

Worship at Pennyrile Forrest State Park: Sunday, June 8th – 10:30AM. Worship and potluck lunch will be at the pavilion overlooking the beach.

Sermon: Face Your Giants (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Jun1-2014

1 Samuel 17:48-51 (NET)

17:48 The Philistine drew steadily closer to David to attack him, while David quickly ran toward the battle line to attack the Philistine. 17:49 David reached his hand into the bag and took out a stone. He slung it, striking the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank deeply into his forehead, and he fell down with his face to the ground.

17:50 David prevailed over the Philistine with just the sling and the stone. He struck down the Philistine and killed him. David did not even have a sword in his hand. 17:51 David ran and stood over the Philistine. He grabbed Goliath’s sword, drew it from its sheath, killed him, and cut off his head with it. When the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they ran away.


Added Family of Suzanne Bronson

Brunch after Worship

One People United With One God

Sermon: One God, One Country (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-May25-2014

Ephesians 2:13-16 (NET)

2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who used to be far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 2:14 For he is our peace, the one who made both groups into one and who destroyed the middle wall of partition, the hostility, 2:15 when he nullified in his flesh the law of commandments in decrees. He did this to create in himself one new man out of two, thus making peace, 2:16 and to reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by which the hostility has been killed.


Added Lisa Joiner
Added Judy Budias (sick with allergies)
Added Harrison Pryor (Crohn’s disease)
Added Family of Jack Hayes
Added Tina Bruce (hospitalized)
Added Family of Charles Cunningham
Added Susie Wilford (nephew shot)
Added Tish Hawkins (sister shot)

Children of God

Sermon: Expectations (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-May18-2014

1 John 3:1-7 (NET)

3:1 (See what sort of love the Father has given to us: that we should be called God’s children – and indeed we are! For this reason the world does not know us: because it did not know him. 3:2 Dear friends, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet been revealed. We know that whenever it is revealed we will be like him, because we will see him just as he is. 3:3 And everyone who has this hope focused on him purifies himself, just as Jesus is pure).

3:4 Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; indeed, sin is lawlessness. 3:5 And you know that Jesus was revealed to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. 3:6 Everyone who resides in him does not sin; everyone who sins has neither seen him nor known him. 3:7 Little children, let no one deceive you: The one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as Jesus is righteous.


Added Lindsey (in Brazil)
Added Buddy/Ramona Harris
Added Patsy Willis (fall, broken wrist)

The Flour Was Never Empty And The Jug Of Oil Never Ran Out

Worship at Pennyrile Forrest State Park: Sunday, June 8th. Worship at 10:30AM followed by potluck picnic. Services and lunch will be held at the pavilion overlooking the beach.

Sermon: Happy Mother’s Day (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-May11-2014 

1 Kings 17:7-15 (NET)

17:9 “Get up, go to Zarephath in Sidonian territory, and live there. I have already told a widow who lives there to provide for you.” 17:10 So he got up and went to Zarephath. When he went through the city gate, there was a widow gathering wood. He called out to her, “Please give me a cup of water, so I can take a drink.” 17:11 As she went to get it, he called out to her, “Please bring me a piece of bread.” 17:12 She said, “As certainly as the Lord your God lives, I have no food, except for a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug. Right now I am gathering a couple of sticks for a fire. Then I’m going home to make one final meal for my son and myself. After we have eaten that, we will die of starvation.” 17:13 Elijah said to her, “Don’t be afraid. Go and do as you planned. But first make a small cake for me and bring it to me; then make something for yourself and your son. 17:14 For this is what the Lord God of Israel says, ‘The jar of flour will not be empty and the jug of oil will not run out until the day the Lord makes it rain on the surface of the ground.’” 17:15 She went and did as Elijah told her; there was always enough food for Elijah and for her and her family. 17:16 The jar of flour was never empty and the jug of oil never ran out, just as the Lord had promised through Elijah.


Added Patsy Willis (broken hand)
Added Trey Schobeloch (incarcerated)
Added Cathy Waltz (strength)
Added Sue Waltz (strength)
Added Hailee Bergman (ankle monitor)

mothers day roses
Mothers day roses

We Are One Body And We Eat From One Bread

Sermon: Communion at the Lord’s Table (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-May4-2014

1 Corinthians 10:16-17 (NET)

10:16 Is not the cup of blessing that we bless a sharing in the blood of Christ? Is not the bread that we break a sharing in the body of Christ? 10:17 Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all share the one bread.


Added Linda Rogers


I Am With You Always, Even To The End Of The Age

This Week! Church Basement Sale:  6AM to Noon, Friday – Saturday, May 2 – 3.

Sermon: A Church with Impact and Potential (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Apr27-2014

Matthew 28:16-20 (NET)

28:16 So the eleven disciples went to Galilee to the mountain Jesus had designated. 28:17 When they saw him, they worshiped him, but some doubted. 28:18 Then Jesus came up and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 28:20 teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”


Added Family of Butch Sivils
Added Family of Happy Pritchett
Added Richard Douthitt
Added Don Kreamer
Added Shelby

The Empty Tomb, Full Of God’s Promises

Spring Basement Sale: 6AM to Noon, Friday – Saturday, May 2 – 3.

Sermon: The Empty Promises of Easter (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Apr20-2014

John 20:1-18 (NET)

20:3 Then Peter and the other disciple set out to go to the tomb. 20:4 The two were running together, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and reached the tomb first. 20:5 He bent down and saw the strips of linen cloth lying there, but he did not go in. 20:6 Then Simon Peter, who had been following him, arrived and went right into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen cloth lying there, 20:7 and the face cloth, which had been around Jesus’ head, not lying with the strips of linen cloth but rolled up in a place by itself. 20:8 Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, came in, and he saw and believed. 20:9 (For they did not yet understand the scripture that Jesus must rise from the dead.)


Added Tonya Luther (Renal Cancer)
Added Billy Johnson (Colon Cancer)
Added Teresa Hoffman (possible brain tumor)
Added Carolyn Howell (lung cancer)
Added Family of Dr. Freeman
Added Family of Dawson Accident victim
Added 10 year old with cancer

Today Is A Day The Lord Has Made

Easter: Maunday Thursday service at Dawson Springs UMC at 6PM, April 17.
Good Friday service at Christian Heights UMC at 6PM, April 18.
Guarding of the Tomb Prayer vigil begins 6PM Friday, April 18 – 6AM Sunday, April 20.
On Easter Sunday there will be potluck breakfast at 10:30 after the morning worship.

Spring Basement Sale: 6AM to Noon, Friday – Saturday, May 2 – 3.

Sermon: Palm Sunday Going All the Way (EJ Hatton)

MP3: sermon-e.hatton-Apr13-2014

Psalm 118:19-24 (NET)

118:19 Open for me the gates of the just king’s temple!
I will enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.

118:20 This is the Lord’s gate – the godly enter through it.

118:21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me, and have become my deliverer.

118:22 The stone which the builders discarded has become the cornerstone.

118:23 This is the Lord’s work. We consider it amazing!

118:24 This is the day the Lord has brought about. We will be happy and rejoice in it.


Added Linda Tung (cancer)
Added Rudy Shemwell (infant, open heart surgery)