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.
There are 6.5 billion people in the world today, and 2 billion have never heard the life-saving message of the gospel. When numbers reach into the billions, they seem to lose meaning; they are simply too big.
However, if we shrink the world's population down to a village of 100 people, perhaps we can start to make sense of the dire needs that crush the global population, and more importantly we can be moved to pray for people who, without Christ, have little hope, peace, joy, or opportunity for salvation.
Picture the world as a village of 100 people. Six people (all U.S citizens) own 58% of the wealth. 74 people own 39% of the wealth. 20 people own the other 2%. If you have a bank account (with any amount) you are among the richest 30 people. 18 people struggle to live on $1 USD per day. 53 people struggle to live on $2 USD per day. 20 people are undernourished, 15 are overweight, and one dies of starvation. 20 people have no clean drinking water. 56 people have no access to sanitation, and 80 live in substandard housing. One person has AIDS, and one has a university degree. Seven people have computers, and 67 are illiterate. 48 people cannot speak freely of their religious faith.
Even when the numbers are shrunk to understandable figures, the global issues and problems can seem insurmountable. But when we feel as if there is nothing we can do to help the world, we need to remember that Christ was born of a virgin, lived a perfect life, sacrificed his own body and blood for every person, and rose victorious over sin, death, and hell. It is this very same Jesus who said in John 14:12, "Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me, the works that I do, shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go to the Father."
What great works and service can we do when all seems too vast and complex? We can PRAY for a world that desperately needs Christ and his salvation, remembering that the Christ who conquered death takes our prayers to the Master of the Universe.
Prayer Calendar: January 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.
- Jan 4-11 The World
- Jan 12-18 Pray for Africa
- Jan 19-24 Pray for the Americas
- Jan 25-31 Pray for Asia
- Feb 1-5 Pray for Europe
- Feb 6-8 Pray for the Pacific nations
- Join the Pastors' Grow Group - Monday evenings at 7:00 in the church library
People Get Ready
There's a train a coming...
- 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)
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!