We worship together outdoors AND online.
We are blessed to serve you!
November 15, 2020
A beautiful day outside today, about 78-80 degrees with a cool, but not cold or blustery wind.
God is Good!
Church outdoors in this time is appreciated.
And...we had coffee for everyone this morning!
Hope you can make it next week...think about what YOU are THANKFUL for.
Of course 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request prayer.
COVID-19 Protocols in Our Church
Yes! We are still meeting outside.
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 "Forgiveness" from Matthew 18:21-35
The Children's Sunday School Lesson from Mrs. Denise...
God Makes and Keeps an Awesome to Abraham
We have great YouTube versions of Christian Hymns and contemporary songs that we sang today...
And we traveled to Bethesda in the Gospel of John, Chapter 5. We Jesus working a mighty miracle to all there. Let's always remember that Jesus is STILL the God of Miracles.
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 to comment below about anything that we can help you with.
Or any conversation you would like to start.
Thanks for all of your support!
For Him and His Kingdom,
Pastors Harvey & Denise
2020-11-12- Adult Mid Week Bible Study
led by Albert Faust
The Marks of a Christian - Forgiveness - Matthew 18:21-35
What is it for real?
How does it affect MY life today?
Is this an archaic term, or is REALLY possible today to forgive others that wrong me?
Why would I want to forgive anyone, anyway?
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
New Prayer Requests 2020-11-15 - from this mornings' worship service
Ray - Pray for Ray's mother, his family, and Dec 14 he is having a new skin graft for his foot.
Denise - Jim on the regular floor, out of ICU and will starting physical therapy. Dino had his eye appt. and has some decisions to make as to the correct course to follow in treatment. So keep him in prayer. Also keep Dino's mother in law in prayer for strength.
Marlene - Brother Walter had successful hernia surgery and is recovering
Pray for Anita and Irene, two heart patients.
Harvey - Prayer for his parents.
Praise for a good bill of health this week.
Dorothy - Bless her heart, she is out there talking to people and she met a lady this week that just had eye surgery and she said that she would pray for her.
Lawrence - Thankfulness for successful kidney stone surgery.
Randall - Pauline,, his daughter, has pain in her hips and knees
Margarito - His nephew, Larry, has COVID and family is quarantined.
Georgia - Neck surgery Nov 23, and has to decide to delay school until January, since she will be recovering.
Bryan - Unspoken request, his Dad and traveling mercies for his family on vacation
Carol - Her friend Carolyn took a tumble and fracture her hip and her shoulder. Pray for her recovery.
Mr. Craggs - Pray for his daughter Pauline, who is having knee problems.
Praise - He has recovered from his pneumonia.
Al - Continue prayer for Al's for his hand, he has a challenge with his thumb and fingers.
Dino - Is having a problem with his eye, he has an appointment this Thursday.
We Packed 132 Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child!
This week we deliver the OCC shoe boxes to the collection point. But please continue to pray for the children who will receive them and the folks that will be delivering them in a foreign country.
Here is just ONE reason we pack shoeboxes full of goodies for children!
Thank you Highland Park Christian Church for your generosity!
Children's Sunday School by Mrs. Denise
Abraham Is Kind to Lot - Genesis 13
Hey Kiddos -
This week after Mrs. Denise prays and sings with you...
You will find out about how God made and kept an AMAZING promise to Abraham.
Because God loves us and keeps His promises! Yay!
Enjoy the lesson!
Obey the Lord - Deuteronomy 27:10
And Now It's Time to Worship Christ
Crown Him with Many Crowns
Sung by : The Enfield Hymn Sessions
Song - Crown Him With Many Crowns
Author - E.M. Bartlett in 1939
Words Written - Matthew Bridges, 1852
Additional Verses - Godfrey Thring, 1874
Music - “Diademata” - George Elvey, 1868
Artist - The Enfield Hymn Sessions
Album - Resolved Music, Vol. 1
Licensed to YouTube by - TuneCore (on behalf of Resolved Music), and 1 Music Rights Societies
He Touched Me (and He Made Me Whole)
Sung by :Joey + Rory
Song - He Touched Me
Artist - Joey + Rory
Songwriter - William J. Gaither
Album - America's 25 Favorite Praise & Worship Choruses
Licensed to YouTube by - UMG (on behalf of Gaither Music Group (HSE)); Adorando Brazil, UMPI, LatinAutorPerf, Capitol CMG Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing, LatinAutor - UMPG, BMI - Broadcast Music Inc., and 6 Music Rights Societies
After singing a couple of songs, then as a congregation we read together aloud the following scripture...
I John 5:13-31 (NASB)
This is Written That You May Know...
1 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves the child born of Him.
2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and follow His commandments.
3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome.
4For whoever has been born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world: our faith.
5 Who is the one who overcomes the world, but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
6 This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with the water only, but with the water and with the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth.
7 For there are three that testify:
8 the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.
9 If we receive the testimony of people, the testimony of God is greater; for the testimony of God is this, that He has testified concerning His Son.
10 The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son.
11 And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
12 The one who has the Son has the life; the one who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.
We Gather Together
sung by: Hymn Charts
Song - We Gather Together
Words by - Dutch Hymn and Tune: Unknown Author, Written in 1597
Published by - Adrianus Valerius in 1626
Arranged and Performed by - Hymn Charts, www.hymncharts.com
Video Prepared - www.celebratingholidays.com
2020-11-15- We had live Worship with our "outdoor social distanced church"
We were led by Alfredo Rodriguez on guitar
and Marlene Richardson on the Electric Keyboard .
Join us in live worship next week. YOU are invited!
2020-11-08- Here is the Sermon/Message...
The Gospel of John 5:1-17
Jesus and Healing in Bethesda
Jesus is a Wonderful Savior
Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.