March 7, 2024 – Newsletter


Donate and Dedicate a Lily for Easter
Donate a lily or two to decorate the Sanctuary for Easter. You may dedicate it in memory or in honor of someone. Please complete the form exactly as you would like it when printed in the Bulletin on Easter Sunday. Forms are available in the Bulletin or you can complete and pay on Church Center. Please include $20 per lily. 

Prayers in the Chapel
Drop In 11:00 am to 1:00 pm 

During Lent, take a meditative break at lunchtime and drop into the Chapel for self-directed prayer. Suggestions are on the Lectern outside the Fellowship Hallway. 

Lenten Bible Study, Faces of the Cross
Wednesdays through Mar. 27th @ 7:00 pm 

Explore the challenges of those who played a significant role in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Discover how their legacies reflect the depth of God’s mercy and grace. If you missed some, you can click below

Click Here for recorded Simon Peter, Part 1
Click Here for recorded Simon Peter, Part 2

Tonight: Meet Judas!


Taught by Kim Harvey Brannan, local Christian 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 on website, under Coming Events.

ESTEAM Learning Labs & Apollo Academy Host Summer Camps at HPPC! (Discount available)

Campers engage their brains with hands-on activities and learn new skills daily. Exciting programs like Movie Making, Engineering, Coding Robots, Acting, Visual Art, and Board Game Creation. Develop skills for analytical thinking, public speaking, creative expression, teamwork, and conflict management.  

Discovery STEAM Camps Ages 4 – 8
All other STEAM Camps  Ages 8 – 15
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm
Cost $435.00 Full Day  $245.00 1/2 Day (Discovery Camps Only).  

Use Code HPPC15 for 15% off all registrations (offer expires April 25th or when camp is full).
Register Here.


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

“How Can This Be?” John 3:1-17
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.

Repairs & Upgrades Begin Soon;
Special Thanks to Member Dean Curry!

Repairs and upgrades will soon begin on the Willow Bungalow (former Manse). This will enable us to put the house on the rental market to bring in additional income. 

A special thanks to church member Dean Curry for donation of his valuable time as a professional home inspector to inspect the Willow Bungalow to determine which specific areas of the house needed repairs and cosmetic or structural improvement. Thank you, Dean! We appreciate your service to the Lord and HPPC!

Another top priority is to get the elevator in working order, making all other tasks much easier in getting ready for the ESTEAM/Apollo Summer Camps.

Architect proposals are being reviewed, and planning has begun. Under the guidance of our Owner’s Representative, InVision, we will have: a code & compliance review; architectural drawings completed; fire suppression review and upgrade; new upstairs water fountain; upstairs rest rooms updated; upstairs A/C repair/upgrade; ceiling tiles replaced; other minor repairs and cleaning. The repair and painting of the steeple is also included.

Please be patient for any inconvenience that these repairs may cause … the results will be worth it!

Get the Scoop on Sunday’s Message
and Why is Everything Purple?

CLICK HERE for Rev. John’s glimpse at Mar. 10th on the Hyde Park Presbyterian Facebook page.

Rev. John Hougen, Interim Pastor at HPPC, explains the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper to children on March 3rd, and is wearing a purple stole. Note that the cloth on the communion table, Bible bookmark and banner on the pulpit are also purple instead of ordinary green.

Why? Because purple is the liturgical color used from Ash Wednesday through the first five weeks of Lent. On Good Friday, the church is stripped bare, and on Easter Sunday, white will be used. The colors white and gold symbolize days and seasons of joy and mark pivotal events in the life of Christ. Hallelujah!

PAID, Part Time Position Available:
Facilities Superintendent

This is a part-time salaried position for 30 hours per week. This person will function as the church caretaker and help meet our community’s church facility needs. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact the church office.

Youngest to Oldest …
Looks like everyone is having fun at HPPC!

Megan Leibl introduces her son Luke to Carl Brannan after church. And a good time was had by all!

Dates During Lent at a Glance

Wed. Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 @7pm Lenten Bible Study
Tue. Mar. 19 @ 6:30pm Young Adult Dinner & Study
Sun. Mar. 24 @ 10am Palm Sunday
Thu. Mar. 28 Maundy Thursday
Sun. Mar. 31 @ 10am Easter Sunday