We worship together outdoors AND online.  
We are blessed to serve you!

December 20, 2020

Another week outdoors worshiping Christ.  

This week was a little different as we worshiped by celebrating with our traditional Christmas Story in Scripture and Song.  For your enjoyment we have recreated an online version below.  There is a scripture from the King James Version, and then a YouTube version of each song the sang on Sunday.  

It really is a beautiful experience.  Try to view it with as little outside distractions as possible.  Read ALOUD the King James poetic Scripture before each song.  Be blessed by the wonderful imagery in your mind that that scriptures reveal.  And revel in knowing that God did ALL of this for YOU because He loves YOU!  

Again, we prefer worshiping and praying in person, but...we get it, really.  Some folks are still cautious about meeting in person.  So If you would like prayer for yourself, family, etc., either place it the comments below or if you want to keep it private, send us a Facebook message and ONLY the 2 admins at Highland Park Christian Church will see the request and then share the request as an "unspoken" request for all to pray over.

We continue we continue to keep uploading the sermon and providing the YouTube versions of the songs that we sang during worship today.  So even if you cannot join us, we'd still like to pray for you.  
Give us a call or email Pastor Harvey at harvey.hpcc@gmail.com to request prayer.  

Ongoing (as of December 20, 2020)
COVID-19 Protocols in Our Church

Yes!  We are still meeting outside.
(4900 North Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 9004 - Just behind the big white house)
Here are some photos of what our outdoor worship area
 looks like before the folks show up.
We hope to see YOU in one of these social distanced chairs with us soon!

This weekend we have prepared a worship page for you that includes...
Thursday Night's Bible Study PowerPoint AND the Zoom meeting recording.  

The topic was "The Folly of Anxious Care" from Luke 12:15-30

The Children's Sunday School Lesson from Mrs. Denise...
The Angels Good News to the Shepherds!  Yay!

We have great YouTube versions of Christian Hymns and contemporary songs that we sang today along with scripture from Luke and Matthew for our annual "Christmas Story in Scripture and Song"...

We hope this continues to bless YOU and draws you closer to God.

Remember, Denise and I are a phone call away if you want to pray together or just chat.  
(Also remember that God is NOT far away, He has promised that He would never leave us - can I get an "Amen"!)

And don't forget you can comment below about anything that we can help you with or send us a Facebook message on the Facebook message app.

You can also use the "comments below to start any conversation with us.

Thanks for all of your support!
For Him and His Kingdom,
Pastors Harvey & Denise

Children's Sunday School by Mrs. Denise
The Angel's Good News - Luke 2: 8-20

Hey Kiddos -
This week after Mrs. Denise prays and sings with us we learn some really good news that an angel of God shared with a few shepherds!  

For God So Loved the World - John 3:16

2020-12-17- Adult Mid Week Bible Study

 led by Albert Faust
the Parables of Jesus - The Folly of  Anxious Care- Luke 12:15-30

Jesus continues to amaze and teach us with His parables even in the 21st century...
Do we need to be anxious about our future, or should we TRUST in God?

Luke 12:15-30  - The parable of "The Rich Fool".

Take a peek at our Mid-Week Bible Study to see what God's Word says about that and our discussion.
We love you, and would LOVE for you to join us next week at Bible study.

Remember, if you missed our meeting, you can view it below AND please sign up below to get updates and
notices of the next meeting.  See you on Zoom!

If you are NOT part of our on-line Thursday Night Bible Study, you can take care of that now.  

Two easy ways to join.  Each week we will send the ZOOM link via text and email. 

1.  Just text the word "Bible" on your cell phone to 323-310-9982


2.  Click the button below

These Prayer Requests are from Last week's service...  2020-12-06
We will upload new requests after the service this Sunday

Ray -      Pray for his family to attend church with him and for his  surgery on December 14
                and the recovery.

Margarito - Friend Angie who's four year old grandson needs a kidney trapnsplant.

Denise - Larry and his wife, Maria as they travel to Central
                America to visit family during Christmas.

Dino -     His niece and her husband, Sandy' two aunts have COVID-19.  Dino's Father in law has major
                stomach problems and needs a transfusion.  Pray for all.   His neighbor passed away, John, so pray
                 for his family..

Marlene - Continue prayer for Tammy and her recovery and to return home.  

Harvey - Prayer for his parents and his great aunt, Pat.        

Dorothy - Special unspoken request.
                  Francisca  and her two children
Kelly -  Unspoken

Georgia - Rudy and Bonnie (her uncle and aunt), both have COVID-19.  Rudy is doing better than Bonnie,                          both nee prayers.  Praise to God for successful thumb surgery.
Bryan - For his dad and unspoken request.

Alfredo - Sandra, who has a a cold and for our nation. 

And Now It's Time to Worship Christ as We Remember and Reflect in Scripture and
Song that First Christmas!
The Birth of Christ - Luke 2:1-20, Matthew 2:1-15

Luke 2:1-5

1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:)

5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

Luke 2:6-7

6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

Luke 2:8-11

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Luke 2:12-14

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Luke 2:15-16

15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

Luke 2:17-20

17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

Matthew 2:1-2

1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

Matthew 2:3-9

3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.

5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,

6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.

8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.

9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.

Matthew 2:10-11

10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.

Matthew 2:12-15

12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.

14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:

15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.

2020-12-13 We had live Worship with our "outdoor social distanced church".
Marlene Richardson played Electric Keyboard .
Join us in LIVE worship next week.  
YOU are invited!

We hope you enjoyed and were blessed by our Online Version of the The Christmas Story in Scripture and Song!

Now enjoy "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"!

Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.

Call Harvey at 323-316-7131
Call Denise at 323-316-7132

In Christ,

Pastor Harvey


December 2020

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