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

August 15, 2021

We began John 18 today in as we are making our way through John.  Jesus has just spoken to His disciples and prayed to the Father for them.  Now we join Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane as He is betrayed by Judas, one of His own.

Jesus actually sweats drops of blood!  But what was it REALLY that caused Him to sweat like this? 
As torturous and evil as the upcoming crucifixion will be for Him, I don't believe He was afraid of that.  Listen to the sermon below to hear what really made Jesus tremble and be to the point of death BEFORE going to the cross for 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.

We'd Love to Pray with and for You!

Give us a call or email Pastor Harvey at harvey.hpcc@gmail.com 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...

We have great YouTube versions of Christian Hymns and contemporary songs that we sang today...

Pastor Harvey took us back to the Gospel of John and we returned to John 18:1-11 - Betrayal.

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

Pastor Denise is now 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

These Are the Church Prayer Requests 

from Sunday, August 15, 2021. 

Al - Upcoming eye surgery.  Pray that this COVID nightmare will end soon also.

Harvey/Denise - Her college friend Winna has a heart condition and abdominal bleeding and recovering in a hospital in San Diego.

Noelle - Unspoken

Larry - Unspoken

Ray -Pray for his mother, his family and healing of his foot

Erika - Friend of the family has COVID.  Praise the Ruben can return to church service with us.

Bryan - Dad.  Unspoken.  Continue to pray for Sahara.

Kelly - Unspoken

Dorothy  - Mr. Craggs, all the students returning to school. 

Marlene - Pam, Debbie & Tammy for continued healing.

Margarito - Stepmother, Linda, had quadruple bypass surgery.  Pray for her recovery.

Albert - For traveling mercies for him and Jenny, his wife.

Cindy - Pray for Al's eye surgery.  For Marlene to bring glory to God thru her ministry.  Pray for the Pastor and his family.

Mark - Pray for those displaced by the Dixie fire.

          And Now It's Time to Worship Christ

Lead Me to Calvary
artist: Don Moen

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

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

Luke 22:39-46

The Garden of Gethsemane
39 And He came out and went, as was His habit, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples also followed Him.

40 Now when He arrived at the place, He said to them, “Pray that you do not come into temptation.
41 And He withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and began to pray,
42 Saying, “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done.
43 Now an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him.
44 And being in agony, He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.
45 When He rose from prayer, He came to the disciples and found them sleeping from sorrow,
46 And He said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you do not come into temptation.

'Neath the Old Olive Tree
artist: The Cox Family

O Sacred Head Now Wounded
artist: Amy Grant

John 18:1-11- Betrayal
Pastor Harvey Simpson

Here is the text of John 18:1-11 NASB

Judas Betrays Jesus

1 When Jesus had spoken these words, He went away with His disciples across the ravine of the Kidron, where there was a garden which He entered with His disciples.

2 Now Judas, who was betraying Him, also knew the place, because Jesus had often met there with His disciples.

3 So Judas, having obtained the Roman cohort and officers from the chief priests and the Pharisees, *came there with lanterns, torches, and weapons.

4 Jesus therefore, knowing all the things that were coming upon Him, came out into the open and *said to them, “Whom are you seeking?

5 They answered Him, “Jesus the Nazarene.” He *said to them, “I am He.” And Judas also, who was betraying Him, was standing with them.

6 Now then, when He said to them, “I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground.

7 He then asked them again, “Whom are you seeking?” And they said, “Jesus the Nazarene.”

8 Jesus answered, “I told you that I am He; so if you are seeking Me, let these men go on their way.” 

9 This took place so that the word which He spoke would be fulfilled: “Of those whom You have given Me I lost not one.”

10 Then Simon Peter, since he had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s slave, and cut off his right ear; and the slave’s name was Malchus.

11 So Jesus said to Peter, “Put the sword into the sheath; the cup which the Father has given Me, am I not to drink it?

Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.

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

In Christ,

Pastor Harvey


August 2021

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