Alexandria, Virginia 22308
Rev. William C. Teng, Pastor
Rev. Holly Davis, Assoc. Pastor,
We strive to be a Spirit inspired, mission-minded community of Christians; a bedrock for the faithful in an uncertain world and a safe pasture for all of God's lambs. Celebrating the heritage of our historic setting and our faith as servants of Christ, we worship, teach, enjoy fellowship, practice stewardship, and reach out to our Mount Vernon community and the world.
A crisis brews for Christians in China. To the average observer, China is flourishing. With the world’s biggest population, as well as the largest workforce with 803 million workers, China produces a monumental amount of the world’s manufactured goods. Many believe that in ten years, China will overtake the United States as the world’s largest economy. The 2008 Summer Olympics inspired many to believe that a new era has begun in China, where freedom reigns.
And yet the Chinese government maintains a firm grip on its citizens. A public demonstration of any kind can bring about a brutal government response. The Chinese government has strong regulations for legal Christian churches, so that the only place to freely worship is often found in house churches. The house churches must meet secretly, with Christians ever aware of the risks of being harassed, oppressed, imprisoned, tortured or even murdered for merely believing in the name of Jesus Christ.
How we must pray for our brothers and sisters in China!
“Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” (Hebrews 13:3)
To learn more about persecution in China and how to pray for Chinese believers, visit: China Aid, Voice of the Martyrs, Back to Jerusalem.
Prayer Calendar: April 2015
- Sign-up for the Operation World daily prayer email. [NOTE: Choose the Prayer Calendar rather than the 60-Day Challenge email if you want to align with this list.]
Country links below are to brief Prayercast videos, when available.
- April 1 Central African Republic
- 2-3 Chad
- 4 - Chile
- 5-19 China, PRC
- 20 - China, Hong Kong
- 21 - China, Macau
- 22-23 - China, Taiwan
- 24-25 - Columbia
- 26 - Comoro Islands
- 27-28 - Congo-DRC
- 29 - Congo
- 30 - Cook Islands
- Join the Pastors' Grow Group - Monday evenings at 7:30 in the church library
Join the Journey!
- Commit to Pray for the Nations of the World for one year. Check our Homepage each week for a new video about a different nation.
- Read through the Bible Download the Reading Plan now and pick up where we are!
- Grow together in a Group
- Christian Education for all ages. Pre-K through Adult classes at 9:45 a.m.
- Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - Traditional Worship Service
- Youth Group - every 3rd Sunday at 5:00 p.m. (usually at the church, but please check the bulletin for location)
- Hope & Healing Service - every 2nd Sunday at 5:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
Heritage Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, Virginia welcomes all who are in search of a meaningful connection to God and fellow pilgrims in the faith. Our door is always open to anyone in need of God's touch in their lives. At Heritage, you can expect vibrant, Christ-centered worship and fellowship that give the joy, peace and confidence that only the Lord can provide (John 4:23-24; Hebrews 10:24-25).
How's your spiritual diet these days? Many of us are starving and don't even know it. Heritage can help by leading you to a scriptural feast. As disciples of Jesus, we focus on biblically-based sermons and Christian education for all ages, equipping ourselves to face life's challenges. We aim to reflect and learn together to build up the body of Christ, and grow toward spiritual maturity (Ephesians 4:12-13).
God provides all of us with special gifts. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we can use these gifts to help others and bring them closer to God through Jesus Christ. At Heritage, we are committed to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and supporting mission at the local, national and international levels. Together with God's help, we can accomplish great things and affect many lives (Romans 10:14-15).
We hope that you will explore this site to better understand our faith and our activities. Planning to visit us? We look forward to meeting you!