February 15, 2024 – Newsletter


Tue. Feb. 20  6:30pm Young Adult Dinner & Bible Study at the Klines

This group meets on the 3rd Tuesdays for food, fellowship, and discussion on “Five Things God Uses to Grow Your Faith.”  Join in and bring a friend to 1206 S Suffolk Dr for this casual gathering.

Faces of the Cross: 6-week Lenten Bible Study
Wednesdays, 7:00 pm Feb. 21 – Mar. 27

Join us during the Season of Lent as we explore the lives of six key individuals who played a significant role in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Let’s discover how their faith was challenged by adversity, yet their legacies reflect the dept of God’s mercy and grace.

Taught by local Christian author Kim Harvey Brannan
Kim is a long-time member of Hyde Park Pres. She is passionate about how Bible study can increase our faith and lead to spiritual growth, and author of “Quiet Conversations: What God Wants You to Know About Him.”

HPPC Conference Room, or Zoom in if you can’t come in person!
Bring a friend and join us!

Welcome Reception for John and Jinger
Sunday Feb. 18 @ 11:00am

Join us for Rev. John Hougen’s first sermon in our pulpit on Sunday, Feb. 18th at 10:00am, then stay for a chance to mingle, munch and personally welcome John and his wife Jinger.

Sunday, Feb. 18th Worship in the Sanctuary at 10:00 am

“The Flood or the Rainbow” Genesis 9:8-17
Rev. John Hougen, Interim Pastor

Welcome Reception for John and his wife Jinger after Worship Today!
Children are “shepherded out” of Worship after the Children’s Time.
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.


Welcome Interim Pastor John Hougen
and his wife Jinger!

Reverend John Hougen has been an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church USA for over 30 years serving congregations in Minnesota, Kansas, and Iowa. In 2021, John moved to the Tampa area. He and his wife Jinger are happy to be residing in the Sunshine State, and they especially enjoy living near their four children (Jennifer, John, Johanna, and Justin) and their three grandchildren (Ella, Jack, and Owen).

John’s ministry focus is on building relationships. He passionately believes that good, solid relationships become the engine that drives a successful organization. John is certified in the PCUSA Transitional Ministry Training, and he brings his experience and skills to his ministry at HPPC.

In his leisure time, John enjoys traveling, golf, and a crisp craft beer enjoyed with friends.

Join us for the Welcome Reception after Worship!

A prayer for Ash Wednesday, as we begin the 40 days of Lent.

Our sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. O Lord, lift us, cleanse us and restore us, that we may know the joy of your salvation, bring glory to you in all things and serve our neighbors in love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Sat. Feb. 17 Memorial Services at 11am;
HPPC and Brewer & Sons Funeral Home

Unfortunately the memorial services of Virginia Kirby and Chip Waters will conflict, but the visitation and celebrations with friends do not. We hope many of you will be able to balance your calendars to express condolences and share good memories with the families of these HPPC members.
Virginia Kirby: CLICK for full obituary and details.
Chip Waters: for full obituary and details, CLICK.

Happy Valentine’s Day Today1

Give someone you love a hug, or give them a call. And let them know that God loves them too!

And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.”
– 1 Corinthians 13:13

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