April 20, 2023 – Newsletter

A whole lotta bouncin’ was going on at the HPPC Family Legacy Playground last weekend! Pizza was gobbled and fun was had by all!

Adult Sunday School Classes 
The last two class of Strangers Who Would be Friends”  led by Thompson Plyler via Zoom from New York on April 23rd.
“Parables: Portraits of God’s Kingdom in Matthew, Mark, and Luke” will follow; a Bible Study led by Lynda Waters.

Vacation Bible School Summer Day Camp
July 24-28, 2023; 9-5pm (ends at 2 pm Fri.)

Join us for a full week of summer day camp at Hyde Park Pres led by the highly-skilled experts from Cedarkirk. $220 per child entering Kindergarten – 5th grade. Email Miss Ilma with questions: children@hydeparkpres.com.  CLICK HERE to register.
In Person Worship at 10 am; also Live Streamed.
At 10:00 am, Click To View Online Worship Serviceor watch it later.
Guest Pastor Rich Hurst, Executive Director at Leighton Ford Ministries.Sunday School Classes for all ages follow Worship.
Children gather in the Chapel for singing, then to their classes.

Blooms are added to the Living Cross on Easter
What a beautiful testament to all those passing along Swann to our risen Savior!

Birthday Bags await children served by Guardian ad Litem

On the evening of March 29th, at the final Lenten Service night, member Bethany Connelly presented information about Guardian ad Litem from her perspective as an attorney who has worked with cases in our community. Those gathered then packed 50 Birthday bags, each containing cake mix, frosting, napkins, plates and candles.

Our liaison from Guardian ad Litem, Yvonne Marronne picked up the bags for foster families to help make Birthday celebrations festive for the children. Thanks to Bethany and to all who helped pack!

Feeding Friends Meals are ready!

On March 21st, 11 ladies (their ages spanning 8 decades!) prepared many meals that are now available to be taken and delivered to those in need.

The main dishes are stored in the freezer of the downstairs refrigerator; nice white bags are in the closet there. Grab a meal or two, add a salad, bread and maybe something sweet and you are set to deliver a delicious meal to that new neighbor, someone who’s recovering, or someone who just needs a break from preparing dinner.

The meals are prepared; now it’s up to you to go and share them! More meals are in the upstairs freezer, so don’t be shy about taking a few.

These are your Session members and Committees. They can’t wait to hear from you and how you want to help in their ministry!

Bryan Alspach: Chair, Building & Grounds, Projector Project Ad-Hoc Committee
Chris Bosworth: Chair, Christian Ed & Membership
Kim Brannan: Clerk, Co-chair Personnel, Visioning chair
Guy Bryant: Chair, Administrative
Nancy Corwin: Chair, Personnel, Co-chair Missions, Sabbatical Ad-Hoc Committee
Stacey Crum: Chair, Worship
Mary Beth Freeman: Co-chair, Worship
Megan Leibl: Co-chair, Missions
Brian Malek: Chair, Administrative, Co-chair Bldg & Grounds
Harriet Plyler: Chair, Communications; Worship
Mark Steiner: Co-chair, Sabbatical Ad-Hoc Committee
Dek Wright: Co-chair Christian Ed & Membership

HPPC Business Update:

During a temporary adjournment at the February 28th Session Meeting, a meeting of the HPPC Foundation was convened in which Guy Bryant was duly elected to the HPPC Foundation. He joins Josh Crum and Sandy Kennedy in service. Following adjournment, a meeting of the HPPC Corporation was convened and Harriet Plyler was duly elected to the HPPC Corporation. She joins Robin Lester and Stacey Crum in service. After adjournment, the Session Meeting was resumed.

How can we all best help in the future of HPPC?
By Committing to Pray!
How often?  TWICE A DAY.
WHEN?  At 8:28 am and 8:28 pm
Why such an odd time?  Praying at the same time, twice a day, will help us get into a predictable habit. We have chosen this specific time to unite all of us with the promise of Romans 8:28 which proclaims …
“We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to His purpose.”
We believe that we are called by God and we desire to see His will and purposes fleshed out here at HPPC. Join us. Pray twice a day at 8:28!!
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