April 11, 2024 – Newsletter

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Tue. April 16th Young Adult Dinner & Bible Study
Join in for Dinner and Bible Study at the Kline’s home on at 1206 South Suffolk Drive in Culbreath Bayou.  We will be studying the third thing that God uses to grow our faith: Private Disciplines (e.g., prayers, devotionals, etc.). This fun group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. for great discussion and fellowship!

Congregational Meeting & Fellowship Lunch
Sunday, April 28, 2024

Please plan to stay after Worship on April 28th for the Congregational Annual Meeting. A Fun, Fabulous, Fantastic Feast will follow with Festive Fellowship and Frivolity. Details to come!

Mark Your Calendars for Summer Fun!!
Wines Around the World

On the sixth month, on the sixth day at the sixth hour — Kim Brannan will be hosting a wine-tasting event at her home.  Her friend, Lori Rabinowitz, a certified sommelier, will lead us through “Wines Around the World” where we will learn about and taste six wines from countries around the globe.  To RSVP, email Ann Orand at office@hydeparkpres.com
Hope you can join us!

“Whither Thou Goest:
Ruth Finds Love in a Barley Field”

Hyde Park Thesbyterians (4th-6th graders) meet on Sunday with Stacey Crum to prepare for their 2024 spring summer production on the story of Ruth. (Due to travel, there will be no class on April 21, 28 (meeting & lunch), May 5. Students are welcome to help out with the younger set.)

World premiere video will be in lieu of a sermon July 14. Reserve your pew now!

April 14th Worship & Communion
in the Sanctuary at 10:00 am

“That Is Who You Are!” 1 John 3:1-7
Rev. John Hougen, Interim Pastor
Children are “shepherded out” of Worship after the Children’s Time.
Classes for grades K-3, Thesbyterians grades 4-6, and conversation and coffee for adults at 11:00.  Nursery opens at 9:45 am.

The Worship Service will be live-streamed on our Hyde Park Presbyterian Church YouTube channel under LIVE!  CLICK HERE to go to the page.


That Is Who You Are!
Rev. John Hougen has a quick message for you!

CLICK HERE for a 90-second peek at the message on April 14th. You can find it on the Hyde Park Presbyterian Facebook page … along with some great photos of Easter.

Being the Light & Love of Christ Through Service
A percentage of HPPC’s total budget is allocated for the Missions Ministry, chaired by Nancy Corwin and Ann Shipherd. The committee decides on the organizations and amounts to be donated during the year. (See end of article.)

In addition to monetary donations, the congregation joins in supporting projects throughout the year. The projects are publicized and members respond generously to requests for donations of needed items. If you would like to “champion” one of these projects, please see Nancy or Ann, or email the church office.

Manna Bags – Available for $3 on the first Sundays. Bags filled with nonperishable food, water, and toiletries you can keep in your car to give to those in need.

Mother’s Day Diaper Drive – Please bring diapers of all sizes to support this program for Beth-El Farmworkers and honor all of our mothers and motherly figures. Donation box is in the foyer. Note “Diaper Drive” for monetary donations; ends May 12.

Drop Off Your Drawers! – Please “drop off” new/unused
socks and underwear for school-age children to support Clothes For Kids, providing new and quality used clothing to low-income or in crisis school-age children. Begins in June, ends July 18.

End 68 Hours of Hunger – This program feeds over 850 students during the 68 weekend hours when many children experience food insecurity or go hungry. Needed items include canned tuna or chicken, instant oatmeal or grits, canned fruit or veggies, condensed soup, individually wrapped snacks, etc. Drop them off by the Pantry near the Willow doors in the main hallway. Ongoing.

Other ministries supported monetarily by HPPC Missions: Beth El Mission; Haiti Nursing; HPPC Member Crisis; Judeo Christian Clinic; Meals on Wheels; Metro Ministries; Mission Directed Projects; The Spring; Thornwell’s Building Families.

Seeking a Facilities Superintendent
Salaried, 30 hrs/week, flexible schedule

The Facilities Superintendent maintains and oversees all grounds, building, and equipment belonging to Hyde Park Pres relating to its preparation and se. Duties include grounds and building maintenance, oversight of service providers, inspecting facilities to meet safety regulations for proper usage and coordinating renovations and updates.

Required: resume with references; 3 years of relatable experience; high school diploma or equivalent; good communicator; successful background check.
Annual salary: $32,000 – $38,000.
Resumes should be sent to office@hydeparkpres.com.

Join us this summer for STEAM Camps at Hyde Park Pres!
ESTEAM Learning Labs is partnering with Apollo Academy to bring you a full summer of exciting camps right here at Hyde Park Pres!

Discovery STEAM Camps ages 4 – 8
All other STEAM Camps ages 8 – 15
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm, $435.00 Full Day
Half day (Discovery Camps only) $245.00
USE the Code HPPC15 for 15% Off all registrations (offer expires April 25th). Registration Link: https://esteamlearninglabs.com/location/tampa/

Baptism of Walker Freeman and Luke Leibl

Last Sunday, April 7th, Walker Bradley Freeman, son of Mary Beth and Bradley Freeman, and Luke Carter Leibl, son of Megan and Chris Leibl, were baptized by Rev. John Hougen at Hyde Park Presbyterian Church. Big sister Avery Freeman also participated, and Elder Guy Bryant assisted. Members Nancy and Guy Bryant are the proud grandparents of Luke, and many family members and friends of both families were in attendance.

Hyde Park Presbyterian Church, 1309 W Swann Ave., Tampa FL 33606
813-253-0069     office@hydeparkpres.com        HydeParkPres.com
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