October 19, 2023 – Newsletter

PAWSOME Hyde Park Pet Parade!
Sat. Oct. 28: Want to help or walk your fur-baby?

Welcome to the pawsitively delightful pet parade extravaganza in the heart of Hyde Park. Prepare to be howling with laughter and filled with fur-nomenal fun as our furry friends strut their stuff in time for the Spooktacular Halloween season!

Starts at St. Johns Episcopal 9 – 10 am and ends at Hyde Park Presbyterian between 10:45 and 11 am.
Harriet Plyler is head pet-wrangler for HPPC for this event, and she needs some help at the Finish Line! Please contact Harriet if you’d like to help!

CLICK HERE for more info and to register your pet!

The Hyde Park Thesbyterians pitch in to help with the Pet Parade@

The Sunday School class led by Harriet Plyler took a dog-gone break from writing screenplays of favorite Bible stories to stuff some dog biscuits for the doggy bags for the pet parade. “Feeding Fido” stickers with the HPPC website and mission statement will be added soon, thanks to Lynda Waters (likely with help from small hands living next door)!

In Person Worship in the Sanctuary at 10 am
 Scott Moncrieff, Guest Pastor
J. Scott Moncrieff returns to the HPPC pulpit this Sunday. Scott was Head Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church, Ormond Beach for 30 years. He  has since worked as Interim Pastor for several churches in Florida and North Carolina with his wife of 50+ years, Sue at his side. Sue has jumped right into life here, already helping out with the Nursery and children: Thank You, Sue! Scott is scheduled to preach most Sundays in October, November and December, so be sure to introduce yourself!

 Classes for Children and Adults follow Worship. 
Join the Adult Class for a discussion sparked by a current news headline and Biblical references in the Meeting Room down by the office. Children are “shepherded out” of Worship after the Children’s Time.


Save the Following Sunday Funday Dates!
Nov. 19th 5:30pm Chili Cook-Off, celebrating our season of giving
Dec. 3rd 4:30pm  Advent Crafts & Tree Lighting
Dec. 17th 10am Children’s Christmas Pageant
Dec. 24th 10am Virtual Church Family Service
Dec. 24th 5pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Dec. 31st 10am New Year’s Eve Worship

That friendly, helpful voice in the church office is Ann Orand!
We are so thrilled to have Ann Orand now wrangling all the challenges of the church office. Her rapport with vendors, repair guys, callers, and most of all our members, is superb!  Welcome Ann!

Ann Gillen Orand grew up at Hyde Park Presbyterian Church and was baptized here. She married Bruce on October 14, 1995, here at the church, and they have 2 young adult children who were baptized here also. She attended the University of South Florida and then completed her bachelor’s degree in computer science at Florida State University.

Her career has been flavorful, as she has been in various arenas from banking, technology, non-profit, healthcare, and financial services before coming to HPPC to become the Administrative Assistant.

Some of the things she likes to do outside of work are vegetable gardening, jeeping with her hubbie & the Orlando Jeep Club, being in an orchid club, and trying out different restaurants. She also loves having grandchildren in the family mix.

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.       – 1 Peter 4:10

Carl Brannan Celebrates his 101st Birthday!
Carl Brannan has been a member of Hyde Park Presbyterian since 1970. While his days of knocking on church visitor’s doors to welcome them may be over, he is among the most faithful attendees at Sunday Worship. He loves music in the church, enjoys singing the familiar hymns, and will follow along with the printed words on Contemporary songs.

Carl has 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Happy Birthday, Carl!

What a joy to see our family grow!
In early October, members of the session held a baby shower for two of their own elders, Mary Beth Freeman and Megan Leibl, who are both due with baby boys toward the end of this month. Mary Beth and Megan have been faithful, devoted elders and the session wanted to thank them and encourage them as they will be welcoming these new members of their families.

Our resident historian Elder Harriet Lenfestey Plyler, verified that we have never had two session members be pregnant, much less be due one day apart, in the history of Hyde Park church.

We ask you to pray for Mary Beth and Megan and their upcoming deliveries. May God bless them both with healthy, safe children!

Prayer Request
Prayer Request