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

December 13, 2020

Another week outdoors worshiping Christ.  

This week we continued with our annual showing of The Other Wise Man, by Henry Van Dyke.  But since we are outdoors the PowerPoint wasn't showing up very well, so we showed a YouTube video of the story.

It was another beautiful day to worship God outdoors (socially distanced, of course).
Our gathering in person is not very large (number of people wise), so there is PLENTY of room for you to join us next week if you are so inclined.  

We prefer worshiping and praying in person, but...we get it, really.  Some folks are still cautious about meeting in person.  So If you would like prayer for yourself, family, etc., either place it the comments below or if you want to keep it private, send us a Facebook message and ONLY the 2 admins at Highland Park Christian Church will see the request and then share the request as an "unspoken" request for all to pray over.

We continue 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 (as of December 13, 2020)
COVID-19 Protocols in Our Church

Yes!  We are still meeting outside.
(4900 North Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 9004 - Just behind the big white house)
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 "Preparing for Eternity" from Luke 16:19-31


The Children's Sunday School Lesson from Mrs. Denise...
Jesus is born!  Yay!

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


Our annual tradition of showing "The Other Wise Man" continued this week.  But...we did it a little differently. 


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

Children's Sunday School by Mrs. Denise
God Sends Jesus (YAY!) - Luke 1:26-33, 2:1-7

Hey Kiddos -
This week after Mrs. Denise prays and sings with us we learn about the birth of Jesus!  
Yay!

For God So Loved the World - John 3:16

2020-12-10- Adult Mid Week Bible Study

 led by Albert Faust
the Parables of Jesus - Preparing for Eternity - Luke 16:19-31

Eternity...
What does that REALLY mean?
Can we wrap our finite brains around the concept of "forever"?
And if eternity is real for all, what is the best way to welcome that concept into our lives...today?
Luke 16:19-31 - The parable of "The Rich Man and Lazarus".


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

These Prayer Requests are from Last week's service...  2020-12-06
We will upload new requests after the service this Sunday

Ray -      Pray for his family to attend church with him and for his  surgery on December 14
                and the recovery.

Margarito - Friend Angie who's four year old grandson needs a kidney trapnsplant.

Denise - Larry and his wife, Maria as they travel to Central
                America to visit family during Christmas.

Dino -     His niece and her husband, Sandy' two aunts have COVID-19.  Dino's Father in law has major
                stomach problems and needs a transfusion.  Pray for all.   His neighbor passed away, John, so pray
                 for his family..

Marlene - Continue prayer for Tammy and her recovery and to return home.  

Harvey - Prayer for his parents and his great aunt, Pat.        

Dorothy - Special unspoken request.
                  Francisca  and her two children
Kelly -  Unspoken

Georgia - Rudy and Bonnie (her uncle and aunt), both have COVID-19.  Rudy is doing better than Bonnie,                          both nee prayers.  Praise to God for successful thumb surgery.
Bryan - For his dad and unspoken request.

Alfredo - Sandra, who has a a cold and for our nation. 

And Now It's Time to Worship Christ

The First Noel
Artist: Hillsong

Song - The First Noel
Artist - Hillsong
Album - Christmas
Licensed to YouTube by - Hillsong (on behalf of Hillsong Music and Resources LLC); ASCAP, Canzion Group (Publishing), Sony ATV Publishing, Capitol CMG Publishing, Adorando Publishing, and 13 Music Rights Societies

Good Christian Men Rejoice
Artist: the Wissmann Family

Song - Good Christian Men Rejoice
Artist - For KING & COUNTRY

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

The Visit of the Magi - Matthew 2:1-12

1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, 

2 “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.”

3 When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

4 And gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. 

5 They said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for this is what has been written [c]by [d]the prophet:

6 ‘And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah,
Are by no means least among the leaders of Judah;
For from you will come forth a Ruler
Who will shepherd My people Israel.’”

7 Then Herod secretly called for the magi and determined from them the exact [e]time the star appeared.


8 And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, so that I too may come and worship Him.”

9 After hearing the king, they went on their way; and behold, the star, which they had seen in the east, went on ahead of them until it came to a stop over the place where the Child was to be found.

10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.

11 And after they came into the house, they saw the Child with His mother Mary; and they fell down and [f]worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

12 And after being warned by God in a dream not to return to Herod, the magi left for their own country by another way.

How Great Our Joy
Artist: Haven

Song - How Great Our Joy
Artist - Haven
Album - The Best of Christmas by Haven
Licensed to YouTube by - CD Baby (on behalf of Haven Ministries); CD Baby Sync Publishing

2020-12-13 We had live Worship with our "outdoor social distanced church".
Marlene Richardson played Electric Keyboard .
Join us in LIVE worship next week.  
YOU are invited!

2020-12-13- Here is the Sermon/Message...
The Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke - Cathedral Films
We found a treat on the internet for you this week.
With a special guest narrator ...surprise!

Joy to the World/Our God Saves
Artist: Paul Baloche

Song - Joy to the World/Our God Saves
Artist - Paul Baloche
lawyer stuff - © 2015 Joy To The World Arr. Integrity Worship Music/Leadworship Songs & Integrity's Hosanna! Music/Leadworship Songs & Thankyou Music CCLI: 7101432
Licensed to YouTube by - LatinAutor - UMPG, LatinAutorPerf, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA - UBEM, LatinAutor - SonyATV, and 6 Music Rights Societies

Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.

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

In Christ,

Pastor Harvey


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COVID-19, Online Worship, outdoor worship


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