February 15, 2023 – Newsletter

Feb. 22: Lent: Not just for Catholics?
6:00 Mardi Gras Dinner and discussion on Mardi Gras traditions. Red Beans & Rice, Salad, Bread, King Cake, provided at no charge.
7:00: Presbyterian beliefs about Ash Wednesday and Lent with Rev. James followed by a Service and Disposition of Ashes in the Chapel.
TONIGHT! Feb. 15: Life is Sweet Valentines’ Party  Share the love with friends during this all-ages fellowship night with themed bingo, activities, and prizes.  All ages welcome.

Feb. 22: Lent: Not just for Catholics? 6:00 Mardi Gras Dinner, no charge; 7:00 Presbyterian beliefs followed by a Service in the Chapel.

Lenten Service Wednesdays: Each of our Wednesday Connecting with Community nights will feature one of our Missions projects: Manna Bags for the Homeless, End 68 Hours of Hunger, Making Easter Cards for the homebound and military, Stuffing eggs for the HPPC Easter Egg Hunt, Birthday Bags for Guardian ad Litem. Please join us and bring a friend or two!

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In Person Worship at 10 am; also Live Streamed.
At 10:00 am, Click To View Online Worship Serviceor watch it later.
Sunday School for all ages after worship.

Yes! It’s a new roof!

A new roof was installed this week on the Sanctuary! The much-needed repairs on the Sanctuary roof will be funded as a capital expenditure through the HPPC Foundation. (No monies from the sale of the Orleans house.)

Your Session met on January 31, 2023 
— Expressed immense gratitude to Delisa Hooper, who for many years has graciously volunteered to prepare the elements for Communion in our worship services.  We are now searching for a replacement — perhaps several people who may take turns on a rotating basis.  If interested, please contact Stacey Crum or Mary Beth Freeman, Worship Committee.
— The Session is searching for two individuals who would be interested in serving as Wedding Coordinators at HPPC.  Those interested should contact the church office.
— Treasurer Tony Brannan Jr. reported that our stewardship season resulted in 25 pledges received to support the church budget in 2023.  Please be aware that if the church is not aware of your intent to provide ongoing financial support to HPPC in 2023, we cannot responsibly plan our budget for the year.  Please consider making a pledge today.  Simply email your desire to finance@hydeparkpres.com.

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: children@hydeparkpres.comDates: July 24-28
Time: 9-5pm (Mon to Thur); 9-2pm (Friday)
Price: $220.00 per child
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Celebrate President’s Day
The Church Office will be closed Mon. Feb. 20
Originally established as a national holiday in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it’s now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all US presidents, both past and present. And a great reason to have furniture sales all weekend long.

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. Children@hydeparkpres.com

Survey Followup
Last Fall, over 50 members of HPPC participated in the Transforming Church Insight (TCI), a congregation engagement survey tool provided by Leighton Ford Ministries. If you would like to see the results of this survey, please email Kim Brannan and she will email you the 37 page Executive Summary.Please continue to pray (twice daily at 8:28!) for our church and the leadership as they meet again this weekend in the process of developing a comprehensive vision plan.Click Here to request the results.

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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