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In-Person and Live Stream Worship at 10:00 am Sunday
At 10:00, Click To View Online Worship Service.
Lessons on #8 from the Old Testament and the gospel according to Luke. 

Worship Committee will meet
Monday, August 16 at 7:00 pm

The Worship Committee will be planning for the Relaunch Worship Service on 9/12 and actively recruiting greeters, worship leaders and voices for worship. Please join via zoom if you would like to help.


Christian Education Committee will meet
Monday, August 16 at 7:30 pm

Join us as we plan to Relaunch Classes on Sept. 12. We are looking to fill a rotation schedule for the nursery and teachers for classes for children and adults. Join us!
Meeting is at Matt's: 3418 W. Lemon St.

Administrative Committee will meet
Tuesday, August 17 at 8:00 pm



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

Sunday, August 22 right after Worship 

Get to know our new Early Childhood Coordinator on the playground after worship. The kids will have a blast (and we have seen more than a few grown-ups on that fun swing) and we'll have individually wrapped ice cream treats for all! 

These small groups will kick off on Wednesday Sept. 15 and meet 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!

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!  Registration details coming ... meeting will be via Zoom on Wednesdays at 8:00 pm.


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 and Adults
9:30 - Noon - Nursery 0-3 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.

Thank You for your Generosity!

Thank you for your contributions to End 68 hours of Hunger! As a result of your generosity, $1,260 dollars were collected and sent in early July. This timing was great!!!  Another generous, caring person had pledged to match funds received during this time period. As a result, the $1,260 sent from Hyde Park Presbyterian Church became $2,520, an amount which will provide many meals for children in our community. 

Thanks again for supporting this Missions project, which is ongoing and helps so many!! 

Missions Ministry, HPPC

Welcome Ilma De La Rosa!
Early Childhood Coordinator for HPPC

Meet Ilma (sounds kinda like Yuma) at the Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 22 or you can also find her and her husband Rick at Worship in August. Ilma holds a master’s degree in youth and family ministries, and will be leading our children's ministry beginning Sept. 12.

Originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Ilma moved to Tampa in 2008, where she has been involved in children’s ministry at area churches. At Radiant Church in South Tampa, she coordinated the nursery for all services, along with parents and volunteers; coached, scheduled, trained and encouraged volunteers; along with teaching. 

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

News from the Hines Household!

Any one can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart. Adam Hines has shared the happy news that he is now engaged to Corina Tallman! Congratulations to the happy couple!


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?

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.
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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