March 1, 2023 – Newsletter

Saturday Morning, Mar. 4th, 9 am upstairs: Coffee & Donuts
A Mission Group from Marshall University will be spending the night with us on Saturday March 11 and Sunday March 12 before heading to Ft. Myers to help with clean-up from Hurricane Ian. Come help us get the church ready for them!  All work Saturday morning will be inside.
Saturday Morning, Mar. 11th, 9 am – Noon
Join us Saturday morning for some lawn and outside maintenance. Bryan Alspach will be coordinating the tasks. Contact Bryan directly for assignments.
Kids Linger Longer
Sunday March 12 Noon – 3:00 pm
On Sunday, kids can linger longer after Sunday School for a pizza lunch and fun with friends. Parents go wild (or just go take a nap …)
Friends are welcome!

Register and pay ($10/child) on Church Center app.

Lenten Service Wednesdays: Manna Bags Tonight!
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.
Register for Manna Bags March 1.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.  Register for End 68 March 8.

In Person Worship and Communion 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” continues this week.
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.


Preparation of Communion Elements
We are now searching for several people who may take turns on a rotating basis in preparing the bread and juice for Communion Sundays (the first Sunday of the month). You do not need to be an elder; training will be provided.If interested, you can arrive in the downstairs kitchen at 9:00 to help Lynda Waters, or contact Stacey Crum or Mary Beth Freeman, Worship Committee.

Children’s Education opportunities:
HPPC has opportunities for you to share the love with the younger generation.  Contact Miss Ilma to find out more about about volunteer options with Children’s Education.

Ways we are observing Lent.

On Ash Wednesday, over 20 people, ages 6 to 100, joined together for a fellowship dinner, an educational journey on Lent by Rev. James, personal sharing, and a brief and meaningful service with imposition of ashes.

Shared that night were a wide variety of ways we can give something up, or add something to our Lenten journey.
-A video study by Francis Chan on the book of James
-Snacks, late night snacks
-More disciplined praying and Bible study
-Intermittent fasting
-Giving away some item each day
-Studying “Quiet Conversations”, Kim Brannen’s book
-Giving up negative thoughts
-Calling someone daily, just to see how they are doing

How will you observe Lent this year?

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
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

James Friesen: Pastor, Session Moderator
Tony Brannan, Jr.: Treasurer
Church Office Administrative Staff:
Ilma De La Rosa, Children’s Ministry

Vacation Bible School Summer Day Camp
July 24-28, 2023
Join us for a full week of summer day camp at Hyde Park Pres led by the highly-skilled experts from Cedarkirk.

Children will enjoy fun games, outdoor playtime, arts & crafts, music, Bible stories, and learning about A Fruitful Faith. Lunch and snacks are included. For children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade. 20 spots available. Email Miss Ilma with any questions:

Dates: July 24-28
Time: 9-5pm (Mon to Thur); 9-2pm (Friday)
Price: $220.00 per child
Register on Church Center

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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