September 26, 2021

John 20.19-31-Jesus is ALIVE (still and forevermore)!  
Jesus appears to His disciples on the day (actually the evening) He is resurrected, but Thomas is NOT with them.  No worries... Jesus returns several days later when Thomas is present.
We are almost finished with John's gospel.  One more chapter to go!

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 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 20:19-31-Proof!

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

Prayer Requests from Sunday, September 26, 2021

Marlene - Pray for Pam to recover from her stroke and also pray for Tammy, Debbie and Dorothy (her hip).

Albert - Unspoken request.

Bryan - Unspoken request, his father.

Harvey/Denise - Pray for Pastor Larry Field for continued improvement as he continues to recover from COVID-19.  Pray for Pastor Karen who is having trouble breathing due to smoke in the air.  Pray also for Stan Moore, recovering from an illness.  Pray for Harvey's friend, Jason who has stage4 colon cancer.  Pray for his parents, also. 

Abel - Brother Caesar, his sister Myra and unspoken.

Ray - Pray for his mother, his family and his uncle Manny.

Dorothy - Francisca and her children Aida and Lain for their well being and spiritual needs.

Marcos - Prayer for his friend who is having marital problems.

Al - Brother Al is having surgery on his other eye this week, or the same one.  Keep him in prayer this week.

Andrea - Unspoken request.

Burt - His mother.

Carol Burnett - Keep her in prayer in her new surroundings.

          And Now It's Time to Worship Christ

Christ, the Lord, is Risen Today
artist: The Joslin Grove Choral Society

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow!
Artist: Billy Speer

It Took a Miracle
Artist: George Beverly Shea

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

Matthew 28:8-15

And they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to report to His disciples. 

And behold, Jesus met them [a]and said, [b]Rejoice!” And they came up and took hold of His feet, and worshiped Him. 10 Then Jesus *said to them,[c]Do not be afraid; go, bring word to My brothers to leave for Galilee, and there they will see Me.”

11 Now while they were on their way, some of the men from the guard came into the city and reported to the chief priests all that had happened. 

12 And when they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, 

1and said, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came at night and stole Him while we were asleep.’ 

14 And if this comes to the governor’s ears, we will appease him and [d]keep you out of trouble.” 

15 And they took the money and did as they had been instructed; and this story was widely spread among the Jews and is to this day.

Faith is the Victory
artist: Fountain View Academy

John 20:19-31 - Proof!
Pastor Harvey Simpson

Here is the text of John 20:19-31-Proof!

Jesus among His Disciples

19 Now when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were [a]shut where the disciples were together due to fear of the [b]Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst, and *said to them, “Peace be to you.” 

20 And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples then rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 

21 So Jesus said to them again, “Peace be to you; just as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” 

22 And when He had said this, He breathed on them and *said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, their sins [c]have been forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they have been retained.”

24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, who was called [d]Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. 

25 So the other disciples were saying to him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”

26 [e]Eight days later His disciples were again inside, and Thomas was with them. Jesus *came, the doors having been [f]shut, and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be to you.” 

27 Then He *said to Thomas, “Place your finger here, and see My hands; and take your hand and put it into My side; and do not continue in disbelief, but be a believer.” 

28 Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” 

29 Jesus *said to him, “Because you have seen Me, have you now believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.”

Why This Gospel Was Written

30 So then, many other [g]signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 

31 but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the [h]Christ, the Son of God; and that by believing you may have life in His name.

In Christ Alone
artist: Keith & Kristyn Getty & Alison Krauss

Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.

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

In Christ,

Pastor Harvey


September 2021

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