EVENTS. . .
Sunday 10:00 AM Worship
Choir Practice 8:30AM
served 1st Sunday of Month
Group 2nd Sunday of Month in
Wednesday - Bible Study with
Rev. Lou Kilgore 2-3:15PM
Bell Choir Practice 7-8PM
3/27 HMPC Book Group 1-3PM
3/29 Palm Sunday-Petting Zoo 9:30AM
Easter Egg Hunt 11AM
Maundy Thursday Service 6PM
Petting Zoo @ HMPC Sunday
March 29th, Palm Sunday, HMPC will host a petting zoo for everyone to
enjoy! Along with the chickens and ducks
and lambs that will be outside for everyone to touch we will have an extra
surprise-a donkey will process into the church with Rev. Lou at the beginning
of our Palm Sunday worship service! Following Worship, at 11AM we will also
have an Easter Egg Hunt for all ages. Please mark your calendars for this special day! Festivities begin at
Lenten Bible Study
Please join us at 8PM on Wednesday nights during the final two
weeks of Lent as Rev. Lou leads us through a study of the gospel of Mark.
Now, More Than Ever
to be aware of the needs of others. Food
banks are empty and families are having to do without food. That’s awfully hard to do when there are
children involved. THE PALM SUNDAY FOOD DRIVE is this Sunday. You will find bags in the Narthex with
suggestions of items on your grocery shelves all printed for you. The food will be delivered to the Center for
Food Action right after Palm Sunday.
Capita Update for 2015
If you think you have not paid your
2015 Per Capita and would like to cover your annual share of $36.25 please
either mail in your per capita payment, drop off in the church office, or drop
in the collection plate on Sunday. Thank
Congratulations to our
newly ordained and installed Deacon! During Worship service this past Sunday we welcomed Donna Loukos in her
new role as Church Deacon and wish her the best as she follows her journey in
the life of our church. Church Deacons
serve Communion, assist in delivering poinsettias, visit shut-ins, mail cards
to shut-ins, and deliver food when someone comes home from hospital or is
dealing with loss.
Palm Sunday, March 29, there will be a Petting Zoo for everyone to enjoy! Chickens, ducks, lambs and other farm animals
will be outside for everyone to touch. Then we will join the Palm procession into
the church with donkey included! Following Worship, we will have an Easter Egg
Hunt for all ages.
11:1–11, our focus scripture reading, we are told that Jesus rode into
Jerusalem on a colt and many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others
spread leafy branches that they had cut in the fields. They were shouting “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in
the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor
David! Hosanna in the highest heaven!” They treated Jesus like a king. But
Jesus wasn’t popular with everyone. Some of the leaders didn’t like the things
that Jesus had been teaching and doing. Palm
Sunday marks the beginning of Holy
Week and the point of no return for Jesus when he gave no excuse for direct
Roman action. Jerusalem’s Jewish elites were forced to find another way to
silence him. Mark 11 offers an opportunity for children and youth to
explore some of the events and challenges faced by Jesus and the disciples
during the days following Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, his betrayal, arrest,
trial, death, and burial. As we travel through the stories of Holy Week, we
will provide spaces for children and youth to hear these stories afresh and to
deepen their faith through their journey with Jesus. Palm Sunday promises to
be a fun day that we don’t want to
miss. Festivities begin at 9:45AM.
All children and youth
are invited to come to the second floor. There
is no Confirmation session this Sunday but we will resume classes on Easter
Sunday. All Faithworks staff will
be joining the festivities this Sunday.
May 24 – Day of Pentecost
and Confirmation Sunday.
Confirmation Class 2015 will meet with the Session
before worship. Reception to follow. Please make sure you are in attendance.
June 7th – Celebrating our High School Graduates, our Eight graders and give thinks to our
Faithworks teacher volunteers and childcare workers.
July and August – Faithworks recess. Indoors-outdoors
games and activities will be scheduled during worship service. Childcare for
children under 5 years will be provided as well.
August 17 to 21- Vacation Bible Camp. Please save
the date. More information to come.
& Announcements Announcement for the Sunday
Worship service should be emailed to the church office. Your announcement will appear in the next
Sunday bulletin. Deadline is the Wednesday before that week’s bulletin comes
would like the community to pray with you for a person or circumstance please
call the office at 201-891-0511
Join the Fair Food
Community in spirit as they celebrate the incredible achievements of the
Coalition of Immokalee Workers. 2014 began with the signing of the historic Walmart
agreement, bringing the world’s
largest retailer into the Fair Food fold, and ended with the Fresh Market
agreement, making the total number of participating buyers to thirteen and the
total sales represented by those buyers to nearly one trillion dollars.
The Fair Food Program
itself entered its fourth season in operation across more than 90% of the
Florida tomato industry and began the process of expansion into new states
and new crops. The FFP launched a beautiful new Fair Food label, which made its first appearance in Whole
Foods’ produce aisles and will soon be displayed in several more
participating retailers’ stores across the country. The CIW’s Worker-driven Social
Responsibility model received unprecedented
recognition — from both
former President Clinton and President Obama — as a model that would
forever transform the landscape of human rights for low-wage workers and
the documentary “Food
Chains” debuted in theaters