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In-Person and Live Stream Worship at 10:00 am Sunday
At 10:00, Click To View Online Worship Service.
Exploring #9 from the Old Testament and Paul's letter to the Colossians. 

Saturday, August 21  8:30 am-12:30 pm 
Breakfast Included!

Want to be a full-fledged member of the Hyde Park Pres family?? Come on Saturday, August 21st and discuss and learn about the Family Tree of Faith & What Presbyterians Believe.

Sign up for the New Member Class on the Church Center App or email

A warm welcome for Ilma, cool ice cream sandwiches for all!
Head out to the playground and shady lawn after Worship on Sunday and meet Ilma De La Rosa and her husband, Rick. Ilma is our new Early Childhood Coordinator, and will be managing the nursery care and has new curriculum ready for an exciting year with two classes for kids ages 3 and older. Plus Monthly Kids Night Out!

Kids Night Out - Friday, August 27
Mark your calendars for a night of fun for your kids, and a little "me time" for you. Drop them off at the church at 6:00 pm for pizza and fun ($20 per child) and then the night is all yours (until 9:00).
Ilma De La Rosa, our Early Childhood Coordinator will be hosting; come meet her!

Reserve by August 26 &
Pay on the Church Center app!

Sunday School Orientation (Zoom)
Wednesday, August 25, 8:00 pm

Parents, learn what we're doing, and how we're doing it. Tune in via Zoom as Ilma walks you through the check-in procedures, safety standards, curriculum for the two classes and nursery care.
CLICK HERE to join Zoom meeting.

Interested in helping out with the nursery or classes? You can reach Ilma at

Financial Peace University
starts up on Wednesdays, Sept. 15.

HPPC is pleased to sponsor another Financial Peace University course with Dave Ramsey. The last class was able to celebrate when a car loan was paid off! Learn the way to dump debt, build wealth, and say goodbye to money stress!  

Registration details coming: virtual meetings via Zoom on Wednesdays at 8:00 pm ... real help for a worry-free financial life!

These Alpha small groups will kick off on Wednesday Sept. 15 and meet at 8:30 pm weekly via zoom into November. This course offers something different for every person. It's also a great way "to invite a friend" for a non-threatening intro into faith. Everyone is welcome to come check it out!

Prayers of Comfort for Mary Fran Meyer
George Herbert Meyer 8/23/1948-8/17/2021

Mary Fran Meyer lost her husband and traveling companion of the last 20 years from congestive heart failure this week. 

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for Mary Fran and family.

What exactly is WORSHIP+2?

This means engaging in Sunday Worship (in-person or livestreaming) and being part of two more things. You can connect with others in a small group like Alpha or Sunday School class, and serve as part of a ministry committee, special event or helping with the church workdays.
We need each other, and when you step into WORSHIP+2 you will be amazed at what God is doing in your life. And in the life of this church.

Waiting is over: Get ready to fly on Sept. 12!

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.                    - Isaiah 40:31
This summer our church has been in a cocoon, hopefully resting and renewing our strength. We are ready to fly! Relaunching our church will take strength, and there will be joy as we come back together.

Sunday, Sept. 12 is our Relaunch
10 am - Worship, both in-person and livestreaming
11 am - Classes for Children 3 and up
11 am - Classes for Adults
9:30 - Noon - Nursery for infants through 2 years
See you soon!

Get the App and get Connected!
Tutorials coming!

For the next few Sundays, we'll have people hanging around after worship to help get you set up.

Download the free Church Center app, look for Hyde Park Pres, register your information.
Do we have complete info? Please be sure and enter your children, too ... what grade they'll be in this year, etc!

We'll be using this A LOT in the coming year, so download it now and get ready!

Do you know someone who would make a good Elder? Please send your suggestion, along with why you chose them, to the Nominating Committee chaired by Nancy Corwin. Other members are Jonathan Colbert, Joe Gonzalez and Megan Bryant Leibl.

Send your suggestions to: or the church office.

Got time to volunteer with Clothes to Kids?

Clothes to Kids has outfitted 1300 kids so far in August with school clothes and underwear and socks and is thankful for all the donations that you have given to them.
They could use some volunteers to help in the process. If you have time, you could help shoppers select clothing, use your computer to help check-in shoppers and schedule shopping times, you could be a check out person or help with cleaning and updating things in the store. To volunteer in the Tampa store, which is near the airport on Hillsborough, contact Nikki Minnis (

Thanks for considering,
HPPC Missions Ministry


Lend a hand and use your gifts.
Join the HPPC Communications Team!

If you love social media, then this is a great fit for you! 

Contact Danielle Blasco for more information.


Join the HPPC A/V Team
No experience necessary: Learn while you serve!

Learn Live Video Production, Graphic Design, 
Audio Production 
Contact Bailey Dean at

Session Members & 2021 Committees

Please don't hesitate to reach out to these session members and see how you can join in their ministry. 

Administrative, Building & Properties:
Austin Beltz, Matt Vanture, Mark Steiner
Christian Ed, Fellowship & Membership:
Rich Easterlin, Matt Vanture, Chris Bosworth
Communications: Harriet Plyler
Missions: Nancy Corwin, Austin Beltz
Personnel, Nominating Committee:
Jonathan Colbert, Nancy Corwin
Worship: Mark Steiner, Bryan Alspach, Rich Easterlin
Clerk of the Session: Jonathan Colbert

For contact information, email

Who's in the Office ... and when?
Office Hours: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Mon.-Thur.
9:30 am 'til Noon on Friday

Dolores, Office Administrator, can be reached at and will be in the office
9:30 am - 2:30 pm Monday through Thursday
9:30 am - Noon on Friday
Rev. James is generally in the office during the above hours; Thursday is his day off.
Ilma, Early Childhood Coordinator, is here on Sundays and in the office on Wednesday and Friday mornings. She can be reached at
Melissa, Financial Secretary, is in on Mondays, and can be reached at anytime.
Bailey, A/V Technician, is in on Sunday, and several mornings a week:

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