“My heart rejoices with everything God has done, not just for me but for everyone,” Scott Heitshusen said in a recent sermon at LifeBridge Community Church in Sealy.
In just a few short months, Heitshusen has taken the helm at the church and reached out to community leaders to find out how he can pray for them and what needs the church might be able to meet.
Just last week he met with Sealy ISD Superintendent Sheryl Moore and Mayor Janice Whitehead, who attended services Sunday. A Sealy High School football coach is among the elders who serve communion and though the congregation has just about 100 people in its pews, they’re a tight-knit group.
During a recent sermon, Heitshusen, joined by his wife Jen and children Daniel, Rachel and Ben, continued the “Behold” series, which has focused on Bible icons such as Isaiah, Joseph and Mary.
“Let’s give Mary credit,” Heitshusen said. “It was not an easy task. She was one who found favor with God.”
Communion was served as parishioners put their arms around each other and prayed together.
The church is considered Lutheran, and has a casual feel where visitors wear everything from jeans to their Sunday best, and the worship service includes contemporary music.
It’s all about the message, Heitshusen says.
“What’s your response going to be?” he asked the congregation Sunday. “Behold, I am a servant of the Lord. That’s our calling … The forgiveness we have is favor from God. How could we respond any other way than saying, ‘OK, Lord, bring it on’?”
Heitshusen, who previously preached in Spring Branch said the Lord led him to Sealy.
“When we visited here in June, we knew this was going to be our church home,” said Heitshusen’s wife Jen. “You can feel the love of Christ.”
LifeBridge Community Church is at 2162 F.M. 2187, Sealy. Fellowship begins at 9:15 a.m., followed by a worship service at 10 a.m. Communion is served on the first and third Sundays of the month. Children’s church and a nursery are offered. For more information visit lifebridgesealy.com.