Fifth Sunday of Easter Announcements

Free the Captives – This wonderful organization is constantly working to combat and to end human sex trafficking throughout Houston and the world.  This is an uncomfortable topic and one that most people would rather not discuss; however, as Christians we are called to fight against all forms of wickedness!  The worst thing we can do is to remain silent. In the past, we have invited their speakers to address us and to discuss how we can join their fight.  On our monthly Communion Sundays, we have a special “Gold Bag” offering for this organization. If you wish to give and support this most worthy organization, please put your offering in the gold bags that are on each table in the ballroom.  If you wish to write a check, please make it out to the church and write Free the Captives on the memo line.  Thank you so much!

Last Sunday’s tithes and offerings = $470.00

Thank you for your generosity!

As everyone should know, we are currently under contract to sell our church property on Greenhouse Road. This contract began on Monday, April 5th and has a 40-day inspection period; this means we could possibly close sometime during May.  This would give us in excess of $1.3 million dollars to acquire a new church home somewhere else.

Instead of just waiting for this transaction to occur, we engaged the services of a profession commercial real estate broker who is actively searching land and buildings for our future church home.  This good man has acquired property for multiple pastors and churches in the greater Houston area.  We think he will do a good job for us too.

Please PLEASE keep our church and our future ideas in your most fervent prayer.  Without God’s support, nothing we are planning will come to proper fruition!

HPC Staff and Officers

Ministers:  All the members of the church

Pastor: Rev. Mark Plunkett            

Music Director: Nancy Kissinger

Accompanist: Cathy Wafford

Worship Tech Coordinator: Keiana Kreitz

Nursery Attendant/Worship Set-Up: Elizabeth Cisneros

Young Music Ministers: Dylan Gamble and Keiana Kreitz    

Church officers:


Senior Deacon: Pat Schoenfelder (Class of 2021) 

Betty Brown (Class of 2022)

Laura Hudson (class of 2023)

Liz Silva (class of 2023)


Clerk:  Sue Crawford                               

Treasurer: Chris Cancila

Ministry Team for God’s House: 

Resource & Management: Steve Vetters (Class of 2021)

Property and Church Sales Team: Gary Shapley (Class of 2023)

Ministry Team for God’s People: 

Fellowship & Hospitality: Jodie Smith (Class of 2021)

Mission & Outreach: Ann Peterson (Class of 2023)

Ministry Team for God’s Word: 

Worship: Carol Beverlin (Class of 2022)

Christian Education: Katie McMillen (Class of 2022)

Core Group: 

Marguerite Lapetina    Ann Peterson    Jodie Smith

Mary Vonderheidt    Gary Wayne Whitfield

TODAY                          Communion Sunday

                                      Free the Captives gold bag offering

Thursday, May 6          National Day of Prayer

Sunday, May 9             Mother’s Day

                                      Peanut Butter & Jam 4 CAM begins

Thursday, May 13        Ascension of the Lord

Sunday, May 23           Day of Pentecost: WEAR RED TO CHURCH

Monday, May 31          Memorial Day (church office closed)

Sunday, June 6             Communion Sunday

                                       Free the Captives gold bag offering

                                      Peanut Butter & Jam 4 CAM ends

Sunday, July 11           “Christmas In July” lunch celebration