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Nate Medlong

Nate & Diana Medlong

As we mentioned today in our Resurrection Sunday message, we’re praying for missionary pastor Nate Medlong, serving in Kharkiv, Ukraine. He has a severe case of COVID-19 and needs our prayers.

If you’re interested in financially helping the Medlong family with medical expenses, please see the link below!

Help with Nate Medlong’s Medical Expenses

Resurrection Sunday | 4/12/20 | LIVESTREAM

Sunday, March 22, 2020 LIVESTREAM

Today we will be conducting the service via Facebook Live at 10am EST. You do not need a Facebook account to view the livestream or the previous services on there.

Please visit around 10am to view the service.


God bless,


Church Announcements 3/15/20


March 15, 2020

Today’s Message: Luke 11
Reading for upcoming week: Luke 12

All events are subject to change in light of COVID-19

 SUNDAY PRAYER: Every Sunday we will have prayer in Pastor Dave’s office
(Room 7) at 9am. We will begin promptly at 9am and finish at 9:30am.

WOMEN’S BRUNCH: On Saturday, March 28, there will be Women’s Brunch at 9am until 10:30am in Room 7 (Dave’s office). Bring a breakfast item to share. See Heidi or Ginger for any questions.

W.A.Y.S. BAKE SALE: Mavis Washington and Miya Brewster are putting on a WAYS Bake Sale on Sunday, March 29 after service. Proceeds will go to support the WAYS Summer trip. Consider supporting them.

Attention Horizon Central Leadership: The next leadership meeting will be on Sunday, April 5 at Dave and Ginger’s house.  Time is to be determined.

MISSIONS CONFERENCE: Plan ahead for the International Conference on Missions, November 19-22 at the convention center downtown.  Speakers include Ravi Zacharias.  Neal Pirolo, author of Serving as Senders and other books will do a workshop at the conference and is planning to speak here at Horizon Central on Sunday November 22.


The other Parable of the Sower – Mark 4:26-29

Central Reflections

The primary Parable of the Sower (as Jesus calls it in Matthew 13:18) is recorded by Matthew, Mark and Luke.  This other one, also called the Parable of the Growing Seed, is only in Mark.  I like to think of it as a further elaboration on the sower’s seed sown on good ground, which “yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and produced: some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some a hundred” (Mark 4:8).

26 And He said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, 27 and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how. 28 For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head. 29 But when the grain ripens, immediately

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