July 20, 2023 – Newsletter

End of Summer (we wish!) Ice Cream Social Sunday Aug. 6

Parents are celebrating Back to School, Grown-ups are just groaning that summer won’t be over until Christmas, Kida are enjoying the playground, and we hope that those walking along Swann can be tempted to come enjoy some yummy ice cream with ALL of us!  Please come after Worship (no Sunday School).
We’ve heard that we may have some very special visitors join us.
Come meet some new friends!

There are still a few spots left if you know of anyone who wants to come to Vacation Bible School.

There are still openings for a week of full-day summer camp at Hyde Park Pres led by the highly-skilled experts from Cedarkirk. $175 per child entering Kindergarten – 5th grade. Email Miss Ilma to register: children@hydeparkpres.com
or CLICK HERE to register on Church Center.

The Game is Saturday, and we still have a few tickets!
There are still a handful of tickets for the Rays game this Saturday! Call your best bud and join up with your Hyde Pres friends at our awesome group seats by 3:45pm so we can get our peanuts and Cracker Jacks! Your ticket includes a 100-level seat, along with a Rays baseball cap!
Click HERE to reserve your seat and pay on our Church Center app.
In Person Worship in the Sanctuary at 10 am
 Guest Pastor Rev. Carl LammersRev Carl Lammers (HR) was born in Missouri and was raised in California. He graduated from Syracuse University and from Princeton Theological Seminary. Carl is bi-vocational having devoted his adult life to both gospel ministry and national security. Carl is president of Knox Fellowship, focused on advancing evangelism in seminaries, colleges, and local churches.
Carl and his wife, Gina, travel to three different states to catch up with their four children, their spouses and four grandsons.

Classes for Children or Adults at 11:00; join us after Worship! 


Do YOU have a DOOM Pile?
Find out how to deal at 11:00 Sunday!
The “doom” in a Doom pile is not as scary as it sounds. It is actually an acronym meaning “Didn’t Organize, Only Moved..”  A Doom pile is a stash of random stuff thrown together to be organized (or not) sometime in the future.
Ecclesiastes 3:1, 5-6
For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven: …
a time to throw away stones and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek and a time to lose;
a time to keep and a time to throw away …

Does the Bible have something to say to you about your DOOM pile(s)?

5 Aspects of God’s Character
Article by Kim Harvey Brannan
Our own Kim Brannan, proclaimer of grace, author, and teacher is once again published.  The online Christian publication iBelieve.com which has over 3 million visits per month has picked up one of Kim’s articles!

CLICK HERE to read the article.

Drop (off) Your Drawers Extended to Sunday!

Before school starts in August, Clothes to Kids outfits about 16,000 children with 5 days worth of clothing. Each child gets 5 sets of NEW underwear and socks—that’s 80,000 pieces of underwear! Each year we help them meet this need.

Please purchase new underwear to help—specifically young women’s bikini sizes 5-9, and boys boxers and knit boxers sizes XS,S, M, and L, and Men’s Knit Boxer Briefs sizes S, M, L, and XL. Please bring them to church Sunday. Thanks.

Summer Fellowship Luncheon
Enjoyed by Young and Old(er) Alike!
Nearly 30 people enjoyed Cuban sandwiches, The Columbia’s 1905 Salad (homemade by Harriet Plyler, star of Youtube’s Harriet’s Florida Kitchen), Chips (what’s a Cuban without chips?) and cool rainbow popsicles for dessert. Carla, our new admin assistant joined in and brought her “nearly famous” but definitely delicious cheesecake and Rev. Carl Lammers, our guest pastor for the day, stayed to enjoy the lunch and fellowship.

Thanks to all who helped pull it all together!

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