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HLPC Officers’ Update

Dear HLPC family, Yesterday was almost the trifecta of Presbyterian experience for me, Chuck Ezell, Gregg Jerome, and Zach Hood.  If somehow we had been able to attend the PCA General Assembly, it would have been.  What do I mean?…

The Ten Commandments

Dear HLPC family, This week begins a sermon series within a sermon series. We will be looking at the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20.  I’m looking forward to our time together in this portion of God’s word and the encouragement…

“How Was Your Week”

Dear HLPC family, “How was your week?”  Like you, I get asked that regularly.  Like you, I most often give what could be labelled as an automated response.  “It was good.”  That may or may not be true. Some weeks,…

Upcoming Changes, May 1, 2024

Dear HLPC family, A few things today: Connie and I are overwhelmed by the kind encouragement and generosity of our Elders and the church in regard to the Sabbatical we are taking in July and August.  As part of our…

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…

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…

Summer Seminary Intern

Dear HLPC family, A number of you will remember Franz and Kelliann Van Stagl.  They were an Air Force family that were a part of our church family during Franz’s assignment at Robins Air Force Base.  Upon separation from the…

The Neglected Psalm: 119

Dear HLPC family, John Calvin described the book of Psalms as “an anatomy of all the parts of the soul.”  This was his way of saying that the Psalms capture all the emotions of life—praise, joy, sadness, distress, grief—as well…

Elders Meeting Report

Dear HLPC family, Last night the Elders met for their monthly Session meeting.  Once again, the Lord was kind to bless us with great rapport and shared purpose.  It’s not that the Elders never see things differently, but when they…