Make the Most of the Week!

Make the Most of the Week!

Make the Most of the Week!

            We look forward to a great week here at HLPC.  I hope you’ll make every effort to come to our worship services and be encouraged to invite friends and bring family.  While we celebrate Christ’s resurrection every Lord’s Day, we give it special attention this Sunday along with fellow believers all over the world.

            This Thursday, please plan to come to our Maundy Thursday service at 7PM.  The name of the service is taken from the Latin for “new commandment” as referenced in John 13:34.  The night before He was to suffer and die on Calvary’s cross, Jesus celebrated the Passover with His disciples- a meal He infused with new meaning and that is now known as the Lord’s Supper.  At that time, He also washed their feet and modelled for them how to love and serve one another.  Our Maundy Thursday service will take on a somber tone as we contemplate the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus. We will have multiple Scripture readings along with special music to provide times of reflection.  After communion and the choral dismissal, we will leave the service in silence as we meditate on Jesus’ sacrifice for our sin.

            Then, on Easter morning our mood dramatically shifts.  We start the morning with our annual Easter breakfast at 9:15. The egg hunt for kids 12 and under is at 9:45 – please don’t forget to bring plastic eggs with candy that won’t melt.  At 10:30, we gather for worship in the sanctuary.

            Please, please be in prayer for these gatherings.  Pray that the gospel is clearly and faithfully proclaimed.  Pray for those who will come who may not attend church with any regularity.  Please pray not only for our worship but also for the worship of other local churches that are faithful to proclaim the gospel.  May God do great things at HLPC and in our community!

Paul Bankson
pbankson@gmail.com

Paul was born and raised in Birmingham, AL and graduated from Auburn University in 1986 with a degree in Business Administration. It was at Auburn that he met his wife, Connie. They were married in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and moved to Jackson, MS where he attended Reformed Theological Seminary graduating with a Master of Divinity in 1991. Upon graduation, Paul served as a Campus Minister with RUF, the campus ministry of the PCA, at Tennessee-Martin where the Banksons lived for 5 years. They moved to Macon, GA in 1996 to work with RUF at Mercer University and then Paul joined the pastoral staff at First Presbyterian Church of Macon as an Assistant Pastor in 1999. In 2004, Paul and his family moved to Warner Robins where he served as a church planter and then organizing Pastor of Houston Lake Presbyterian Church. In December 2014 Paul completed a Doctor of Ministry degree through Reformed Theological Seminary of Orlando. Paul and Connie have three sons, Andrew (23), Stephen (20), and Matthew (15). Paul enjoys grilling, camping with his family, and Auburn sports (War Eagle!).