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Psalm 107:43

Whoever is wise, let him attend to these things;  let them consider the steadfast love of the LORD. Psalm 107:43 (ESV) Dear HLPC family, I’ve taken to reading a chapter out of Proverbs each day in an effort to gain…

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Maundy Thursday

Dear HLPC family, Our church does not follow a strict liturgical calendar.  If we did, we would be highlighting and celebrating many additional and different days and seasons of the year.  What we, and many other churches out of the…

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Church Update

Dear HLPC family, Thanks to all that stayed for our AWOL gathering this past Sunday.  I’m grateful for the work of our Deacons in presenting a financial update for the church and I’m always happy to review our desires and…

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Ephesians & Empanadas

Dear HLPC family, Once again, greetings from Santiago, Chile.  My time here is almost halfway over and I remain thankful for the great opportunity to teach here with Seminario Reformado Latinoamericano (SRL).  The Lord is doing an encouraging work through…

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PCA 50th Anniversay

Dear HLPC family, It has been a whirlwind-few-weeks it seems.  Right after we finished Vacation Bible School, it was off to the PCA General Assembly in Memphis, TN where Ruling Elder Keith Duvall and I served as commissioners.  We gave…

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June Update

Dear HLPC family, Vacation Bible School 2023 is well underway, and God has answered prayers.  We have a wonderful team of volunteers who are joyfully serving children, and the curriculum we are using does a great job of pointing kids…

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Psalm 138:3

Dear HLPC family, This passage has been heavy on my mind and heart the past couple of days:  On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased (Psalm 138:3, ESV).  It’s the words of David…

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Budget Decisions

Dear HLPC family, Last night the Elders and Deacons met for their monthly meeting.  A major business item was the approval of the 2023 budget.  In November of last year, the decision was made to move from a calendar year…

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Psalm 1:1-3

Dear HLPC family, This morning I was reading and praying through Psalm 1 in my daily time of Bible reading and prayer.  There I read: Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands…

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“After-Words”

Dear HLPC family, What a great day it was this past Monday for HLPC to pay off the mortgage debt we owe!  I’m looking forward to our Celebration Lunch after worship on December 4th.   This should be a special day…

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