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

November 22, 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 harvey.hpcc@gmail.com to request prayer.  

Ongoing 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 "Consideration" from Romans 14:4-17


The Children's Sunday School Lesson from Mrs. Denise...
God Finds a Wife for Isaac

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

We took a bread from the Gospel of John this week.  Actually we are breaking from the Gospel of John for a few weeks as we go into Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.  We will pick it back up again after the first of the year.

So what we did today was remind ourselves of all the things that we can be thankful for, even in the midst of this current COVID-19 crisis.   As you make your way through our post and check out the message from today, try to think of the the things and people in your life that have made a positive difference in your life; and be truly grateful for those...And don't forget to thank God!  (Can I get an "Amen").
As a matter of fact, if you'd like to share what you are thankful for in the comments.  Please do!


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 any conversation you would like to start.

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

2020-11-19- Adult Mid Week Bible Study
 led by Albert Faust
The Marks of a Christian - Consideration - Romans 14:4-19

Consideration...
What is REAL consideration for others according to God?


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

or

2.  Click the button below

New Prayer Requests  2020-11-22 - from this mornings' worship service

Ray -      Praise that Ray's mother, Gloria could join him this morning. His family, and Dec 14 he is having a                      new skin graft for his foot.

Marlene - Tammy's major surgery infection to heal, and to be released quickly.
                  Georgia is having surgery early on Monday, November 23.

Harvey - Prayer for his parents.

Kelly - Unspoken request.

Dorothy - Unspoken request.  Praise for a lady that we prayed for concerning eye surgery.

Alfredo - Nation and the COVID-19 crisis.  Peaceful transition of power.  Dino, Sandra, 

We Packed and Delivered to the Drop Off Place
132 Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child!
Thank you!

On Friday we delivered the OCC shoe boxes to the collection point.  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!

As of November 8, 2020
100%
Boxes to be prayed over!

Children's Sunday School by Mrs. Denise
God Chooses a Bride for Isaac - Genesis 24

Hey Kiddos -
This week after Mrs. Denise prays and sings with you...
God did something very kind for Abraham and his son Isaac.
God helped Abraham find a wife for Isaac.  
Enjoy the lesson!  

Obey the Lord - Deuteronomy  27:10


And Now It's Time to Worship Christ

Come Ye Thankful People, Come

My Tribute
Sung by: Shanna Thompson
Written by Shanna Thompson

Song - My Tribute
Artist - Shanna Thompson
Songwriter - Andraé Crouch
Album - Always Enough
Licensed to YouTube by -   ℗ 2013 Shanna Thompson Released on: 2013-04-08 Auto-generated by YouTube.

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

Psalm 100
All People Exhorted to Praise God.
A Psalm for Thanksgiving..
.

1 Shout joyfully to the Lord, 
all the earth.


2 Serve the Lord with jubilation;   
Come before Him with rejoicing.


3 Know that the Lord Himself is God; 
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.


4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving,
And His courtyards with praise.  
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.

5 For the Lord is good;

His mercy is everlasting
And His faithfulness is to all generations.

Thank God I Am Free
sung by: The Detty Sisters

Song - Thank God I Am Free
Album - Old Highway
Written by - James McFall

2020-11-22- 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!

2020-11-22- Here is the Sermon/Message...
What Are YOU Thankful For?

Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart
sung by: 

Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.

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

In Christ,

Pastor Harvey


Tags

COVID-19, Highland Park Christian Church, Thanksgiving


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