Newsletter – December 8, 2022

TONIGHT! 12/7   Christmas Show & Tell One positive takeaway from our Zoom Advent times over the pandemic was sharing about a favorite Christmas memento (ornament, toy, gift, book, tradition) to show-and-tell with the group. (It’s ok if you want to just come and listen. We won’t put you on the spot.) If time allows, there will be a festive “Little Blessings” scavenger hunt found in our adult Sunday school curriculum.
12/14  Christmas Karaoke
12/21  Birthday Party for Jesus

All Advent programs are for all ages (so no child care) and end no later than 8:00 pm. Click on above dates to register ($10 dinner deadline is Sunday night prior or bring your own) through Church Center. Paper forms are available at church to pay by check.

Kids Linger Longer on Sunday, Dec. 11th Noon – 3:00 pm

Kids can linger a little longer after Sunday School for lunch and play while grown-ups take time for a shopping trip, leisurely brunch, or just a little “me time.”
Friends are always welcome!
Register and pay ($10/child) on Church Center app.

Channelside Math & Science Academy Choir
Monday, Dec. 12th @ 6:30 pm at HPPC
All are welcome to attend this fundraiser for the choir held in the Hyde Park Pres Sanctuary. You may purchase tickets at the door for $7 each.  Credit Card only (no cash).

New Horizons Band Concert
Sunday, December 18th @ 3:00 pm

The New Horizons band, directed by our own Bryan Alspach, will be performing in the HPPC Sanctuary. Donations are welcome.

In Person Worship at 10 am; also Live Streamed.
At 10:00 am, Click To View Online Worship Serviceor watch it later.

Sunday School Classes for Children and Adults at 11:00 am.
Miss Ilma is presenting an engaging focus on the Christmas story or the children. Adults will be following the themes of Advent in the sermon series with video, scripture, and discussion.

Deadline is THIS Sunday, Dec. 11th for the Guardian ad Litem Toy and Gift Campaign

Haven’t had time to shop for those toys yet? Children served by Guardian ad Litem range from infancy through age 20. Grab some pizza and fast food gift cards ($10-$15) at the gift card centers that are just about everywhere! Teens can use these for experiences with their peers, and foster parents can provide treats for their GAL child and family.

If you would like to contribute for a Poinsettia or two to brighten up our Sanctuary, please send $20 via any of our payment methods, including the Church Center app. Please designate the Fund for Flowers or Beautification, and send it this week. You may take yours home after the Christmas Eve service.
Thank You to the Decorating Team!

A big merry Thank You to the peeps of all ages who gathered Saturday morning (and for prior preparation) to deck the halls and lawn for Christmas.

Jolly elves were Nancy Corwin; Hunter, Wilson, Christina and Tony Brannan; Margot, Stacey and Josh Crum, Kim Brannan, James Friesen, Mark Steiner, Lynda Waters, and indispensable ladder-man Dek Wright! Thanks also to those who contributed new playground and shrubbery lights to add even more to the beautiful outdoor tree.

Betsy McElaney, Marie Warner, Nancy, Kim and Lynda also met earlier to refresh bows and garlands.  Stay tuned for an opportunity to make some minor repairs on our Christmas and Advent banners.

Advent Devotionals Available!

If you want a family or adult devotional booklet for advent, it isn’t too late.
See Miss Ilma or Sarah Friesen to get yours!

Prayers in the Chapel 
Wednesdays, 5:00-7:00 pm

Pop in after work, or before the Wednesday Advent Program to pray and reflect upon the what the Lord has done for each of us individually, HPPC as a congregation, fellow Christians as a body of believers, and those who have yet to experience salvation through the love of Jesus Christ.

This will be a time to  pray in the stillness and  “hear that voice crying out in the desert.” If you are not sure how or where to start, prayers, devotionals, and music will be provided.

Adults: Wonder of Advent Bible Study.

Celebrate Christmas: the HOPE that Jesus will return and make all things new; the JOY that comes from worshiping Him today and for eternity; the PEACE we experience with God today and what we long for our world; and the LOVE of a God who sacrificed His own Son to be in relationship with us.
Book is available on Amazon.

Grab a cup of coffee outside the office and join us!

Sunday School for Kids  at 11:00 am

Kindergarten & Up Miss Ilma has prepared engaging programs on The Christmas Story the grade school kids won’t want to miss!

Cozy Corner Nursery: age appropriate activities for newborns through Pre-Kindergarten.

All Children begin classes in the Chapel immediately after the Worship service with singing.

Your Link to Life & Events at HPPC

Download the app for Church Center from the App Store
Search/locate Hyde Park Presbyterian
Fill out ALL your family information, including children.

Improvements are constantly being made, and it’s even easier to register for events, child care at events, dinner at events and pay for it right there.

Need help!? Bailey is available after worship to help get you get set up and Sarah is also available in the Learning Center.