13th Sunday After Pentecost Announcements


Beginning immediately following our worship service on World Communion Sunday (October 2nd), we will gather to hear about a new program in our church.  The Prayer Partner Program will pair up members of our church to support and to pray with and for one another.  THIS PROGRAM IS COMPLETELY OPTIONAL; only those who are interested (or curious) need to attend.  (Pastor Mark has had a prayer partner for a handful of years at HPC, and it has helped him and his partner in difficult times.)    

Some things to know:

  • Pastor Mark will pair up all volunteers
  • How you pray together is your option: via text, on the phone, via Zoom, in person, etc.
  • How often you pray is also your option: daily, weekly, one in a while, whenever urgently needed, etc.
  • A separate Zoom meeting will also be held on October 2nd at 7:00 PM for those who cannot attend in person.

We hope that anyone in the church who wishes to participate will join us on Sunday, October 2nd for this informational meeting.

It’s that time of the year again: our Nominating Committee began its work on August 1st, with Elder Katie McMillen serving as this year’s chair.  Each year the outgoing church officers and a few congregation members work together to find church members to serve as Session elders, Deacons, and to serve on next year’s Nominating Committee.  This is important work; all presbyterian churches are run by the local Sessions.  

All congregations elect their own church officers.  If you are asked to serve, please prayerfully consider the request.  We will need a new Worship elder, a new Christian Education elder, and one Deacon.

And keep praying for our Nominating Committee!

Months of August-September

Nominating Committee continues working

TODAY, August 28th

Communion Sunday

Gold Bag offering for Free the Captives

Monday, September 5th

Labor Day – Church office CLOSED

Monday, September 19th

Session meeting, 7:00 PM via Zoom

Sunday, September 25th

Deacons’ Sunday

Deacons’ meeting, 7:00PM via Zoom

Sunday, October 2nd

World Communion Sunday

Peace & Global Witness Offering

Prayer Partner Program informational meeting

Sunday, October 16th

Youth Sunday