October 26, 2023 – Newsletter

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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!

Save these Fellowship & Sharing dates!

Please plan on enjoying one (or both) of these events as part of our Stewardship Season. Be thinking of ways that God has blessed you, and learn a bit about what is in store for you at HPPC.

Sun. Nov. 11 – Families on the Playground after church
Mon. Nov. 12 – 11:30 Lunch at the church, downstairs

Sun. Nov. 19 – Chili Cook Off late afternoon on the lawn. Celebrate the finalization of our Stewardship Campaign, dining, judging and prizes for various Chili, and kicking off the Season of Giving and Anticipation.

In Person Worship in the Sanctuary at 10 am
 Scott Moncrieff, Guest Pastor
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. 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. 
Adult Class: Too Old? The recent death of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, still in office at age 90 and in obvious mental decline, brought into focus the question of when an aging person should let go of some responsibilities and let a younger person take over. So for our next class, we are looking at some biblical examples to help us think through this matter.
Children are “shepherded out” of Worship after the Children’s Time, and their classes follow.


Save the Following Sunday Holiday Dates!
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

Welcome Baby Freeman
Walker Bradley Freeman, weighing in at 6 pounds and 13.5 ounces, and 19.5 inches long, arrived last week. His mom, Mary Beth Freeman, Session member, and dad Brad Freeman, elder nominating committee, are both doing well. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.     

2 Corinthians 9:6-8

Do You Recognize This Person?
This Hillsborough High graduate worked for Maas Brothers on Gandy. She loved singing in church as she did in the high school Glee Club. She met her soulmate Tom in high school and they married shortly after graduation, eventually having 4 children; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grands. They were faithful members of Hyde Park Pres for many, many years.

If you guessed Virginia Kirby, you are right! Virginia celebrated her 103rd birthday this past August. She now lives a quiet life in the home of her youngest son Richard and his wife Vicki in St. Petersburg. She spends her days enjoying a good western movie and amazing her family with memories of her rich and bountiful life. She always mentions her love for the Lord, who blessed her with such a wonderful and long life.
Happy Belated Birthday, Virginia!

Information taken from the Hillsborough High School newsletter, celebrating Terriers over 100.

Change of Date & Sermon Notes 
Wed. Nov. 15 – Young Adult Dinner & Bible Study will meet Wednesday evening at 6:30 at the Klines on November 15th due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

People of Influence from Sun. Oct. 17
Rev. Scott Moncrieff shared that people of influence share 3 characteristics:
1. They have passion.
2. They respect ALL people.
3. They decide to make a difference.
You may recall that the theme last year of our stewardship campaign was to Be a Difference Maker. Where are you leaving your footprints?

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