January 12, 2023 – Newsletter

Tonight! New Year Kick Off & Ice Cream
Wed., Jan. 11th: All Ages 6-8:00 pm

Come ring in the New Year with resolutions, blessings, hats, blowers, and ice cream! We’ll be sharing the Winter 2023 Wednesday night calendar, and fun activities. There is much to be thankful for and all ages are welcome to celebrate!

Let’s  make Wednesdays an evening to connect with each other in our church and those in our community through new and engaging programing each Wednesday night! Dinner will be from 6-6:45pm with the program starting at 7pm and ending promptly at 8pm. Child care and children’s programming will be provided on nights that are not an ALL AGES program. Bring your own box/brown bag dinner or order a Pub Sub Box ($10) by Sunday deadline.

Jan. 18: Life’s Treasures and LifePath Hospice 
Come hear from the thrift store manager and our own Chris Bosworth about how this ministry supports individuals and families in the Tampa Bay Area.
Jan. 27: Parenting Under Pressure
Have you found yourself yelling more? Anxiety at an all-time high? This workshop with Noelle Miller from Thornwell’s Building Families will provide information and strategies to help!
Feb 1: Judeo Christian Health Clinic
Feb. 8:  Family Fire Education
Feb. 15: Life is Sweet Valentines’ Party

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

Part 2: Rebuilding: Nehemiah and Anxiety
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  –Philippians 4:6

Sunday School Classes for Children and Adults at 11:00 am.

Sunday School for Kids & Adults at 11:00 am
All children begin classes in the Chapel immediately after the Worship service with singing. Adult class is in the Learning Center.

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.
Adult Class: God, the Just King.  This is great point to reconnect as we have been in Advent and learned about how Christ came from the lineage of David and why it is important.



Last fall we began in-depth efforts to grow and rebuild our beloved church. With the help of Leighton Ford
Ministries, a church wide survey was conducted in October and focus group interviews were held with 24 active members in November.

In January and February, the leadership of HPPC will be engaging over the next few months in planning retreats to pinpoint key areas of priority, exploring key issues related to our worship, ministry, outreach, education, membership, building and staff to create a comprehensive plan for HPPC.

How can we all best help?
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 here at HPPC and we desire to see His will and purposes fleshed out here at HPPC. Join us. Pray twice a day at 8:28!!

Prayers of Comfort 
It is our privilege to pray for those who mourn. Please keep these families in your prayers, that God will give them comfort and peace as only He can give.

David Alden Luhrsen, former HPPC member and elder, passed away on September 19,2022. Click here for the obituary, Blount & Curry, Carrollwood.

Linda Mussey, mother of Mary Beth Freeman, passed away on December 11, 2022 in Ohio.

Theresa “Terri” Barnack, sister of Guy Bryant and aunt of Megan Bryant Liebl, passed away on January 6, 2023 in Lancaster, NY.

Barbara Skyrms, longtime member of HPPC, passed away this month at the age of 101. A private, family-only service will be held later this month. Obituary information is pending at Blount & Curry MacDill Chapel.

Vacation Bible School: July 24-28
Cedarkirk Counselors bring a full day, week-long summer camp to HPPC. Details still being finalized, but pencil this one in now for your summer schedule!

Tue. Jan. 24 Missions Ministry Meeting

Sun. Jan. 29 at 11: Member Birthday Party
All ages, all members, all visitors gather after worship for pizza and cupcakes celebrating those with birthday months September – January!

Sun. Feb. 12, Noon – 3:00 Kids Linger Longer

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

Mon, Jan. 16  Martin Luther King Jr Day
The church office will be closed in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr Day. Schools and banks are also closed.

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.