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5TH TUESDAY WORSHIP & MEAL
Our 5th Tuesday prayer service is coming up on May 29th! We will meet for dinner at 6:00 p.m. in the Boyer Fellowship Hall and then at 7:00 p.m. we will gather for singing, prayer, and encouragement in the sanctuary. The choir, band, and kids will be leading us in worship. For more information contact Hannah Koehrsen (904-254-7745; firstname.lastname@example.org).
VCS COLLECTION DRIVE
The VCS Clothing/Household Goods Collection Drive Extended through June 1st. As the weather warms and you switch over clothes or do your Spring cleaning, bring your unwanted things to VCS. We have extended the collection through June 1st. Things being collected are clothing, shoes, bedding/towels, fashion accessories, toys/games, CDs/DVDs, kitchen items, knick-knacks, sporting goods. Please NO computers, technology-related items, or videos. For more information contact Susan Caler (215-947-4581; email@example.com).
ALL-CHURCH & GUESTS PICNIC
Come celebrate the start of summer! The All-HVPC & Guests Picnic (sponsored by the Deacons) will be held on the church side lawn Saturday, June 16th from 5:00 until...? Everyone is invited!
The Deacons will be cooking hot dogs and burgers, with all the fixings! Beverages will also be provided. Look forward to some old-fashioned games like sack races and relay races...and of course our annual softball game.
You are encouraged to bring your favorite potluck picnic fare to add to the festivities. Please feel free to invite family, friends, and neighbors so they can experience our loving church. A free-will offering will be collected. For more information contact Deb Jack (215-947-8028; firstname.lastname@example.org).
COMING THIS SUMMER...VBS...JULY 8-12
Join Daniel -- torn from his home and forced into the king's service. Explore exotic sights and smells in a Babylonian bazaar! Kids and adults will find that they're not muh different from Daniel and his friends, who kept their faith in a faithless culture.
VBS will kick-off on Sunday, July 8th at 6:30 p.m. It will run daily July 9th through July 12th from 9:00 a,m, until Noon. The final event will be a dinner and program on Thursday, July 12th at 5:30 p.m. Registration is $25 per family.
To register your child for VBS, call or email the church office (215-947-5500: office@HVPC.org). Or click here for a Word registration form or here for a PDF registration form. Registration is $25 per family.
HVPC Members > We are gearing up for this event now and need your support! If you would like to donate, please select from the tents posted on the wall by the coffee and tea service. For more information contact Susan Clark (904-612-5072; email@example.com).
HVPC JOB OPENING
Director of Contemporary Worship - This position will provide non-ordained pastoral leadership to the contemporary music ministry of Huntingdon Valley Presbyterian Church (HVPC). The director of contemporary worship oversees and leads contemporary music at HVPC. This position also requires the director to serve not only as a musical director but as an under-shepherd to the congregation and volunteers who serve in this ministry. View the full job description at www.HVPC.org/jobs. For more information contact the church office (215-947-5500: office@HVPC.org).
CURRENT SERMON SERIES
Beginning Sunday, January 7, we will be looking at Romans for the entire year. You can always catch up on the latest sermons online by clicking here.
"The Book of Romans is primarily a work of doctrine and can be divided into four sections: righteousness needed, 1:18–3:20; righteousness provided, 3:21–8:39; righteousness vindicated, 9:1–11:36; righteousness practiced, 12:1–15:13. The main theme of this letter is obvious of course—righteousness. Guided by the Holy Spirit, Paul first condemns all men of their sinfulness. He expresses his desire to preach the truth of God’s Word to those in Rome. It was his hope to have assurance they were staying on the right path. He strongly points out that he is not ashamed of the gospel (Romans 1:16), because it is the power by which everyone is saved."
"The Book of Romans tells us about God, who He is and what He has done. It tells us of Jesus Christ, what His death accomplished. It tells us about ourselves, what we were like without Christ and who we are after trusting in Christ. Paul points out that God did not demand men have their lives straightened out before coming to Christ. While we were still sinners Christ died on a cross for our sins."
-- Source: GotQuestions.org
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
The Adult Sunday school class will be looking at Prayer in the Bible. The topics to be covered include:
- Give me Wisdom - Solomon (2 Chronicles 1:10)
- Answer Me - Elijah (1 Kings 18:37)
- Father Forgive Them (Luke 23:34)
- Deliver Us - Hezekiah (2 Kings 19:14-19)
- Send Me - Isaiah (Isaiah 6:8)
- And Spiritual Conflict (Daniel 10: 1-21)
- Answered Prayer (Nehemiah 1:1-2:8)
- Save Us - Disciples (Matthew 8:25)
- Model Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13)
- Praying with Confidence (Luke 11:5-13)
- Persistent Prayer (Luke 18:1-8)
- Praying Together (Acts 4:23-31)
- Blessing Other People (Ephesians 1:15-23; 3:14-21)
Adult Sunday school meets in the lounge each Sunday from 10:15 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
SMALL GROUPS ALWAYS OPEN
HVPC small groups are happening! Not in a group? It's never too late to join! To view a list of active groups, go online to www.HVPC.org/small-groups. For more information contact Karen Nyirjesy (firstname.lastname@example.org; 215-886-7824). A list of the groups with contact and meeting information is located at the back of the sanctuary.
Sunday Bulletin Deadline. Need to get something in the bulletin? All information for each bulletin must be received by noon the Wednesday prior. Email submissions to news@HVPC.org. No email? Then type or write your information legibly and give it to Dana Fluder or Stephen Clark.
HVPC News Email Newsletter Deadline. HVPC News emails are sent on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. If you have items to be included, please email them to news@HVPC.org by the Wednesday prior to the issue date. If you have any questions, contact Stephen R. Clark (communications@HVPC.org, 216-333-3172). No email? Then type or write your information legibly and give it to Dana Fluder or Stephen Clark.
If you have a request you would like added to the prayer list, please call the church office at (215) 947-5500.
PAYPAL ONLINE GIVING
When giving money to HVPC using the online PayPal service, please note that PayPal deducts a 3.2% per transaction fee. As a result, your year-end giving statement will reflect the reduced amount rather than the face value of the amount given. If you wish to give online and avoid using PayPal, please check with your bank. Most provide free online payment services, both one-time and recurring.
GIVE AS YOU SHOP!
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Simply go to www.smile.amazon.com and login to your account as you would normally.
Search for and select “Huntingdon Valley Presbyterian Church” as your preferred charity.
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Going forward, all you need to do is always start your shopping at www.smile.amazon.com.
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