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Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. (ESV) Isaiah 53:4             This weekend I am going to...

          Ok, the “new year, new you” is truly not a serious title.  We all wish it were that easy.  We all wish the change...

By Paul Bankson Some thanks are in order: Thank you to our HLPC Choir for the marvelous music this past Sunday night that helped fix our attention on the...

by Paul Bankson             December is a crazy month for most of us.  So many things to do, to plan, and to attend.  I hope you are able to...

Paul Bankson [This Pastor’s Pen is one I intentionally repeat every year.]             This season is one of extremes.  As a child, we associate it with the greatest day of...

            Sometimes in this space I like to reflect on some passage of Scripture or to highlight something in the life of HLPC.  Other times I just share...

Paul Bankson “And as for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the LORD: “My Spirit that is upon you, and my words that I have put...

The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying, “Let us burst their bonds apart...

            This past Sunday we touched on the doctrine of effectual calling as we considered Jesus’ parable of the wedding feast in Matthew 22:1-14.  What led us...