We worship together outdoors AND online.  
We are blessed to serve you!

December 27, 2020

Another week outdoors worshiping Christ.

The Final Week of 2020 and the final Sunday.  

We wrapped up the year with the presentation of Jesus in the Temple.

A lot of craziness in 2020, but NONE of it surprised God!  
We need to draw closer to Him daily and share that joy with others.

We prefer worshiping and praying in person, but...we get it, really.  Some folks are still cautious about meeting in person.  So If you would like prayer for yourself, family, etc., either place it the comments below or if you want to keep it private, send us a Facebook message and ONLY the 2 admins at Highland Park Christian Church will see the request and then share the request as an "unspoken" request for all to pray over.

We continue we continue to keep uploading the sermon and providing the YouTube versions of the songs that we sang during worship today.  So even if you cannot join us, we'd still like to pray for you.  
Give us a call or email Pastor Harvey at harvey.hpcc@gmail.com to request prayer.  

Ongoing (as of December 27, 2020)
COVID-19 Protocols in Our Church

Yes!  We are still meeting outside.
(4900 North Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 9004 - Just behind the big white house)
Here are some photos of what our outdoor worship area
 looks like before the folks show up.
We hope to see YOU in one of these social distanced chairs with us soon!

This weekend we have prepared a worship page for you that includes...
Thursday Night's Bible Study PowerPoint AND the Zoom meeting recording.  

The topic was "Born to be the Savior" from Isaiah 9:6-7, Micah 5:2, Matthew 1:18-25

The Children's Sunday School Lesson from Mrs. Denise...
The wise men from the East visit the Child, Jesus and Joseph and Mary flee to Egypt.

We have great YouTube versions of Christian Hymns and contemporary songs that we sang today...

Finally, Pastor Harvey blessed us with a message about Jesus being presented in the Temple.

We hope this continues to bless YOU and draws you closer to God.

Remember, Denise and I are a phone call away if you want to pray together or just chat.  
(Also remember that God is NOT far away, He has promised that He would never leave us - can I get an "Amen"!)

And don't forget you can comment below about anything that we can help you with or send us a Facebook message on the Facebook message app.

You can also use the "comments below to start any conversation with us.

Thanks for all of your support!
For Him and His Kingdom,
Pastors Harvey & Denise

Children's Sunday School by Mrs. Denise
The Wise Men Visit Jesus-Matthew 2:1-1-14

Hey Kiddos -
This week after Mrs. Denise prays and sings with us we learn a special visit that Jesus had from wise men and how Joseph and Mary saved Jesus by fleeing to Egypt.

For God So Loved the World - John 3:16

2020-12-22- Adult Mid Week Bible Study

 led by Albert Faust
Born to Be the Savior - Isaiah 9:6 7, Micah 5:2, Matthew 1:18 25

This week we left the parables of Jesus to examine some of the prophecies of Jesus birth.

Take a peek at our Mid-Week Bible Study to see what God's Word says about that and our discussion.
We love you, and would LOVE for you to join us next week at Bible study.

Remember, if you missed our meeting, you can view it below AND please sign up below to get updates and
notices of the next meeting.  See you on Zoom!

If you are NOT part of our on-line Thursday Night Bible Study, you can take care of that now.  

Two easy ways to join.  Each week we will send the ZOOM link via text and email. 

1.  Just text the word "Bible" on your cell phone to 323-310-9982


2.  Click the button below

These Prayer Requests are from Sunday's service...  2020-12-27
We will upload new requests after the service this Sunday

Ray -      Pray for his family to attend church with him and for his  surgery that was successful and his
                full recovery.

Margarito - Couldn't make church as he is quarantining himself since he know he was exposed 
                      to COVID-19.  He is getting tested tomorrow.  Please pray for him.

Denise - Marilyn's brother Jim
                Georgia's Aunt Bonnie passed away this week, please pray for her family, especially her
                husband Rudy.
                Georgia also needs prayer for herself as she has had bad leg cramps.
                Also, our good friend Don Wyatt, former pastor of Milo Terrace Baptist Church, passed away
                this week.
                America to visit family during Christmas.

Dino -     Thanks to God for keeping us safe and pray for a better 2021.

Marlene - Praise for Dino's family in church.  
                   Pray for the members of Torrance First Baptist Church.
                   Continue prayer for Tammy who is now home and recovering.
                   Praise God and is grateful for us still being open.  

Harvey - Prayer for his parents and his great aunt, Pat.        

Dorothy - Special unspoken request.
                   Sister Leona needs prayer.
Kelly -  Unspoken
Bryan - For his dad and unspoken request.

          And Now It's Time to Worship Christ

Angels We Have Heard on High
Artist: David Wesley Virtual Choir - Awesome!

From David Wesley - Merry Christmas! It was a blast to put this project together in celebration of Christ's birth Angels We Have Heard On High was brought to life by 233 singers and ASL interpreters from 43 countries. They had only 7 days to learn, record, and upload their performance (and I had less than 3 weeks to edit everything together). This is last of three quick ("pop-up") projects to finish off 2020. Instrumental accompaniment provided by me - just a simple arrangement representing how I might lead this song with a congregation.

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Away In a Manger
Artist: Phil Wickham

Song - Away in a Manger (Forever Amen)
Artist - Phil Wickham
Album - Christmas

Licensed to YouTube by - [Merlin] Absolute Label Services, SME; LatinAutorPerf, BMI - Broadcast Music Inc., CMRRA, LatinAutor - UMPG, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA - UBEM, Sony ATV Publishing, Essential Music Publishing, UMPG Publishing, Adorando Publishing, and 2 Music Rights Societies

After singing a couple of songs, then as a congregation we read together aloud the following scripture...

Galatians 4:1-7

4 Now I say, as long as the heir is a child, he does not differ at all from a slave, although he is owner of everything, 

2 but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by the father.

3 So we too, when we were children, were held in bondage under the elementary principles of the world. 

4 But when the fullness of the time came, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law,

5 so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons and daughters.

6 Because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying out, “Abba! Father!” 

7 Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.

O Holy Night
Artist: Haven

Song - O Holy Night
Artist - Sandi Patty
Album - Christmas Blessings
Licensed to YouTube by - CD Baby (on behalf of Haven Ministries); CD Baby Sync Publishing

2020-12-27 We had live Worship with our "outdoor social-distanced church".
Marlene Richardson played Electric Keyboard .
Join us in LIVE worship next week.  
YOU are invited!

2020-12-27- Here is the Sermon/Message...
from Pastor Harvey -
Presenting Jesus - from Luke 2:21-40

Artist: Lauren Daigle

Song - Noel
Album Artist: Chris Tomlin
Featuring: Lauren Daigle
Album: Adore, Christmas Songs Of Worship

(lawyer stuff) Licensed to YouTube by - UMG (on behalf of SixSteps (SIX)); BMI - Broadcast Music Inc., LatinAutorPerf, Capitol CMG Publishing, LatinAutor - UMPG, Adorando Brazil, UMPI, ASCAP, and 17 Music Rights Societies

Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.

Call Harvey at 323-316-7131
Call Denise at 323-316-7132

In Christ,

Pastor Harvey


December 2020

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