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In case you missed this morning's Palm Sunday service. as well as last Sunday's service,
you can watch it below or on FaceBook (/phbcfamily).
Join us on FaceBook live this Sunday for our Palm Sunday service.

Pastoral Update: Wednesday, April 1
Day 2 of the 30-day “Stay at Home” order finds us all coming to grips with a new reality. Perhaps little has really changed in your daily schedule, but for most everything has changed. We are entering one of the most important times of celebration for the Christian community—Easter. This coming Sunday is Palm Sunday and the week after is Easter. Our choir Easter cantata will, of course, be postponed until a later date and I will preach a Palm Sunday sermon entitled, “When the Cheering Faded.” Join us again for our 10:30 a.m. streamed service on FaceBook Live.

We always look forward to our early Easter Sunrise service on the steps of the church. This year, we will have to shift gears. What we plan to do is have a “Drive-up Service” in the back parking lot. We will set up so that you may drive up (cars spaced to comply with social distancing guidelines), roll down your windows (please stay in your cars), and worship with us.

Want to surround yourself with the story of Jesus during this unusual Easter season? May I suggest that you watch the series,
The Chosen, available through YouTube or the Google Play app. The presser says, “The Chosen is the first-ever-multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus which was created outside of the Hollywood system. The Chosen allows us to see Him through the eyes of those who knew him." The first season is being offered as a YouTube lifestream this week. Shawn and I watched Episode 1 last night and it is extraordinary. Here is a link (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBXOFnNTULFaAnj24PAeblg).

Here is another great family resource from the North American Mission Board. “
Seeing Jesus through the Uncertainty: An Interactive Family Devotional” is an interactive 4-week family devotional that helps you navigate and lead your family during challenging and unpredictable seasons. This resource contains short lessons, a simple leader’s guide and fun activities for kids. Click here to start that series (https://www.namb.net/seeing-jesus-through-the-uncertainty)

Finally, a word of encouragement for your week. Spring is popping up all around us. Flowers blooming, trees budding, fresh green leaves are making the trees come alive. Spring is a beautiful time of the year. But spring also reminds us that our God is a God of promise and renewal. He reminds us each year during this time that all things can be made new again. In Psalm 43 the Psalmist spoke of the hope of the Lord. In verses 3-5 he calls out, “
O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill And to Your dwelling places. Then I will go to the altar of God, To God my exceeding joy; And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God. Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.” Marly Alex wrote, “Father, your light and truth do not change my circumstances. They merely expose them for what they really are: opportunities in disguise, favorable chances for me to experience your power, latent possibilities for my growth and your glory.” I like that, don’t you? Our circumstance are truly an opportunity for us to experience God’s hope, power, and promises. Won’t you focus on that truth today?

Blessings and Love,
Pastor Jack

Welcome to “The Hill”

You are cordially invited to drop in on us at Pleasant Hill and experience what God is doing. We are a group of imperfect people who desire to worship God, lift up the name of Jesus, Love all, Reach all, Teach all, and Send all of His disciples into a broken world. Come as you are. We are saving a place for you.

If you are looking for a church home, we hope and pray that you will venture up to “The Hill.” We are located only four miles from I-40 and yet have the feel of a small country church that is made up of a fellowship of believers who are bursting with love and are excited about loving, reaching, teaching, and serving all that come seeking a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. We have a rich history of faith, obedience, and worship and believe that this is the time for Pleasant Hill to continue to be the great beacon of faith that it has been for generations, as well as begin to strengthen our fellowship and outreach. The church stands looking out over the community of Enola, with gorgeous views of the mountains and orchards that surround her. That’s why we affectionately call our place, “The Hill.”

It is my privilege to lead this amazing church to carry out our vision to lift up the name of Jesus, to preach the Word of God, to reach the lost, and to teach, disciple and ready God’s children to reach out to a lost and dying world. Sound like a great place?
You bet it is! Come on out and see.

Dr. Jack R. Hodges, Jr., Senior Pastor
Note: Thanks to Brian Barrier, who provided the beautiful aerials of the church courtesy of Blue Ridge Christian News.
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