February 22, 2024 – Newsletter


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.”

Join us in the HPPC Conference Room.
CLICK HERE for Zoom (password mermaid) if you can’t come in person! It will also be recorded and posted, perhaps somewhere on HydeParkPres.com website. 
Bring a friend and join us!


Sunday, Feb. 25th Worship in the Sanctuary at 10:00 am

“The Language of Discipleship” Mark 8:31-38
Rev. John Hougen, Interim Pastor

11:00 Classes for Children; Coffee & Conversation for Adults. 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.


Get the Scoop from Interim Pastor John Hougen
Wednesdays on our Facebook page! 

John Hougen is already reaching out to the community via the Hyde Park Presbyterian Church Facebook page, with a glimpse at what we will be talking about in the upcoming worship service. 

CLICK HERE for a peek at Feb. 25th.

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. 

John’s day off will be Friday; he is full-time, but his hours may vary depending on whether he has evening Committee meetings.

Have a favorite event or project?
Jump into one of these areas!

The Session is busy planning for a great year. Did you know that committees accomplish much of the work of the church? We need more people to jump in and help … maybe planning or maybe just championing a specific project or event. 

Email Ann Orand at office@hydeparkpres.com or call 813-253-0069 for contact info of one of Committee Chairs:
Administrative & Property: Guy Bryant, Brian Malek  Christian Education: Kim Brannan, Sandy Kennedy
Communications: Harriet Plyler
Membership: Mary Beth Freeman, Megan Leibl
Missions: Nancy Corwin, Ann Shipherd
Worship & Music: Stacey Crum, Dek Wright
Personnel: Nancy Corwin, Ann Maxey

Volunteer and offer a little bit of your time. You’ll enjoy getting to know your fellow church members, and you will really make a difference!

Thank You Football Fans!

All of us at End 68 Hours of Hunger, but especially the kids we serve, are grateful for your “Souper Bowl” contributions. This is a portion of the soup collected at the party but there was more at church. Thank you everyone.

Please pray for … 

Rev. John Hougen, the Session, and Committee members as they chart our course with new programs and building improvements.

Those among us who need physical, emotional, or spiritual healing, as well as for those who are grieving, and those who need encouragement and support.