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January 2, 2022

It's a new year!  We are glad you are choosing to use our church and site to help you grow closer to Christ.  
This Sunday, we continued on in our Portraits of Bible Characters series with the story of Queen Esther from her book in the Bible; Esther!  

We discovered that God had placed her in the right place at the right time to intervene in order to foil an evil plot that was devised to destroy the all her people, the Jews.  (wow!  that was a long sentence...sorry).  

Anyway, as God had a plan for Esther and her life, we know that He also wants to use YOU to increase His kingdom as you influence others around you this year in 2022. 

We pray that you will invite Jesus into your life and make Him Lord of your life, if you haven't already.  
And if you need to take care of this please call Pastor Harvey at 323-316-7131 and he will be glad to pray with you.

Here is a reminder of our church building Sunday schedule..

9 am - Highland Park Christian Church adult and children's Sunday School
10 am - Highland Park Christian Church main worship service
12 noon - Iglesia Evangélica Génesis main worship service
2:30 pm -  Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal M.I. main worship service

Let us pray for you.  Just send an email to us and we will add you to our online prayer list.

We will continue to prepare these online worship pages for you. 

We will continue to keep uploading the sermon and providing the YouTube versions of the songs that we sang during worship. Even if you cannot join us, we'd still like to pray for you.

Again, We'd Love to Pray with and for You!

Give us a call or email Pastor Harvey at to request prayer or just chat/connect.  

Please comment down below and we will respond.  Let us know how we can help and if we have blessed you with this on-line worship.  Thanks!

This weekend we have prepared a worship page for you that includes...

Great YouTube versions of the Christian Hymns and contemporary songs that we sang today...

Pastor Harvey continued our sermon series Portraits of Bible Characters with a message about Esther: A Self Sacrificing Queen.

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

Remember, Denise and Harvey 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

Pastor Denise is still meeting LIVE with the children - come join her in Sunday school every Sunday at 9:00 am.  Sing, Pray and learn about God.

Also we are meeting LIVE for Adult Sunday School every Sunday at 9:00 am
right now we are studying the writings of John.  Please join us!

          And Now It's Time to Worship Christ

Prayer Requests from Sunday, January 2, 2021

Marlene - Pray for Tammy for health issues
Pray for Debbie for health issues
Pray for Pam for her stroke recovery
Pray also for Marlene, she is having trouble with her hips and back.

Harvey/Denise - Pray for the family of Stanley who passed away from COVID and Robert Sharpe who perished in the Marshall Fire in Colorado.
Pray for Harvey's parents, Harvey Sr. and Barbara and their caretaker, Ron. 
Pray for his friends Jason and Jim who have cancer.
Pray for his friend Eric, who has been in the hospital with COVID for the last 2 weeks.
Pray for Marcos and his son, Noah, who are not feeling well.

Bryan - Pray for his father Kent who is traveling for his job that he would have traveling mercies.
Pray for an unspoken request.

Mark - Pray for the folks in the Colorado fire.

Ray - Pray for his mother and his family including his uncle Manny.
Pray for continued healing of his foot.
Pray for Laura, who has breast cancer will be starting treatment soon.

Abel - Pray for an unspoken request.
Pray for Southern California and our congregation. 
Pray for him to have help in clarity, routine and obligations.

Dorothy - Pray for Francisca's family.
Pray for blessings for the new year. 

Cindy - Pray for Margarito.
Pray for us to stay faithful and to strengthen our faith.
Pray for our government.

Al - Continued healing of his eye and general health.

          And Now It's Time to Worship Christ

Standing on the Promises
artist: Alan Jackson

'Til the Storm Passes By
Artist: Blue Rock Mennonite Youth

Operation Christmas Child Update

Thank you for all that stayed for our OCC photo to include in the shoe boxes.

After singing a few songs, then as a congregation we read together aloud the following scripture...

Esther 4:10-16
Esther Listens to Mordecai

10 Then Esther spoke to Hathach and ordered him to reply to Mordecai:

11 “All the king’s servants and the people of the king’s provinces know that for any man or woman who comes to the king in the inner courtyard, who is not summoned, he has only one law, that he be put to death, unless the king holds out to him the golden scepter so that he may live. And I have not been summoned to come to the king for these thirty days.”

12 And they reported Esther’s words to Mordecai.
13 Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not imagine that you in the king’s palace can escape any more than all the other Jews.

14 For if you keep silent at this time, liberation and rescue will arise for the Jews from another place, and you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?”
15 Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai,

16 “Go, gather all the Jews who are found in Susa, and fast for me; do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants also will fast in the same way. And then I will go in to the king, which is not in accordance with the law; and if I perish, I perish.”

A Mighty Fortress is Our God
Artist: Matt Boswell

Esther: A Self Sacrificing Queen - Esther 1-10
Harvey Simpson

Esther:  A Free YouTube Reading of the Entire Book

Here is the text from the sermon...
Today's text is from the entire book of Esther.  It is too much to copy/paste here.
Please read the Book of Esther for yourself and/or listen to the audio version above.

Once to Every Man and Nation
artist: Fountain View Academy

Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.

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

In Christ,

Pastor Harvey


Esther, January 2022

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