February 22, 2023 – Newsletter

Tonight! Feb 22nd 6:00-8:00 pm. Dinner & Free child care provided.
6:00 Join us for a complimentary Mardi Gras Dinner prepared by the ladies of the church: Red Beans & Rice, Salad, Bread, and homemade King Cake. Enjoy a discussion on Mardi Gras and Shrove Tuesday traditions.
7:00 Learn and discuss Presbyterian beliefs about Ash Wednesday and Lent with Rev. James, followed by a short Service and Disposition of Ashes in the Chapel.
TONIGHT!  Feb. 22: Lent: Not just for Catholics? 6:00 Mardi Gras Dinner, no charge; 7:00 Presbyterian beliefs followed by a Service in the Chapel.

Lenten Service Wednesdays: Each of our Wednesday Connecting with Community nights will feature one of our Missions projects: Manna Bags for the Homeless, End 68 Hours of Hunger, Making Easter Cards for the homebound and military, Stuffing eggs for the HPPC Easter Egg Hunt, Birthday Bags for Guardian ad Litem. Please join us and bring a friend or two!

Register on Church Center.

Lenten Service Wednesdays: Register on Church Center
You are invited to join the Missions Ministry in your Lenten Wednesday Journey. We hope you’ll want to learn more about homelessness in our community on March 1 and all ages will help pack Manna Bags to be given to those you encounter.We especially need your help to collect food for End 68 Hours of Hunger’s children. There are more than 860 kids getting help from them (and us). A bag for your use will be on the pews next Sunday. If you are not attending but want to help, see the banner to see what items to collect and ask neighbors and friends to help. We hope HPPC can get at least 75 bags filled! Bags can be brought with you on Sundays or brought to our church on Wednesday, March 8 from 5:50 to 8:00 pm. You can “drive through” to donate.
In Person Worship at 10 am; also Live Streamed.
At 10:00 am, Click To View Online Worship Serviceor watch it later.
The Lenten Sermon Series “Reflections on Amazing Grace” starts this week with “How Sweet the Sound.”
Sunday School for all ages after worship.

Classes for Children at 11:00

Children gather in the Chapel for songs before going to their classes. Children’s Sunday school will line up with the Sermon Series based on the song “Amazing Grace”.

An amazing Lenten Devotions Booklet for children is available for families to take home. Miss Ilma will use these themes during Sunday school. The children have already made some pretty special bracelets.

Classes for Adults at 11:00

“How Sweet the Sound” will be our weekly guide for adult Sunday school, tying in with the Sermon Series.


Thank You for your quiet service to the Lord
New servant(s) needed.
The Session (and now joined by several former Worship chairs) expressed immense gratitude to Delisa Hooper, who for many years has graciously volunteered to prepare the elements for Communion in our worship services.We are now searching for a replacement — perhaps several people who may take turns on a rotating basis. You do not need to be an elder to prepare the elements; training will be provided. If interested, please contact Stacey Crum or Mary Beth Freeman, Worship Committee.

These are your Session members and Committees. They can’t wait to hear from you and how you want to help in their ministry! Please email the Office or the Clerk for contact information!

Bryan Alspach: Chair, Building & Grounds, Projector Project Ad-Hoc Committee
Chris Bosworth: Chair, Christian Ed & Membership
Kim Brannan: Clerk, Co-chair Personnel
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 & Grnds
Harriet Plyler: Chair, Communications; Worship
Mark Steiner: Co-chair, Sabbatical Ad-Hoc Committee
Dek Wright: Co-chair Christian Ed & Membership  

Check out the additions to our big sign!

We want to let all that foot and auto traffic know that good things are happening here at HPPC! You’ll see a sign for Vacation Bible School, and this one for End 68 Hours of Hunger. We already need to change the number as the children served now number over 200 more! Watch as that number continues to grow.


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