November 28, 2021

An unsung hero in the Bible.
Hannah was a woman of faith and action.
She made a pledge to God and then followed up and fulfilled that pledge when she brought her son, Samuel to minister to the Lord under the leadership of Eli.
Because of her, God was able to establish his chosen kings for Israel and therefore set up the line of thrones through King David all the way to His chose Messiah, Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

1 Samuel 1:11- (NASB)

[11] She made a vow and said, "O LORD of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a son, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and a razor shall never come on his head."

We pray that you will invite Jesus into your life and make Him Lord of your life.  If you need to pray about this with someone please call Pastor Harvey at 323-316-7131 and he will be glad to pray with you.

Here is a reminder of our church building Sunday schedule..

9 am - Highland Park Christian Church adult and children's Sunday School
10 am - Highland Park Christian Church main worship service
12 noon - Iglesia Evangélica Génesis main worship service
2:30 pm -  Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal M.I. main worship service

Let us pray for you.  Just send an email to us and we will add you to our online prayer list.

We will continue to prepare these online worship pages for you. 

We will continue to keep uploading the sermon and providing the YouTube versions of the songs that we sang during worship. Even if you cannot join us, we'd still like to pray for you.

We'd Love to Pray with and for You!

Give us a call or email Pastor Harvey at to request prayer or just chat/connect.  

Please comment down below and we will respond.  Let us know how we can help and if we have blessed you with this on-line worship.  Thanks!

This weekend we have prepared a worship page for you that includes...

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

Our pastor, Harvey Simpson today spoke about Hannah and how she consecrated herself and her son, Samuel to the Lord (1 Samuel 1, 2 &3).

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

Pastor Denise is now meeting LIVE with the children - come join her in Sunday school every Sunday at 9:00 am.  Sing, Pray and learn about God.

Also we are meeting LIVE for Adult Sunday School every Sunday at 9:00 am
right now we are studying the writings of John.  Please join us!

          And Now It's Time to Worship Christ

Prayer Requests from Sunday, November 28, 2021

Harvey/Denise - Pray for Pastor Larry Field for continued improvement as he continues to recover from COVID-19.  
Pray also for Stan Moore, recovering from an illness.  
Pray for Harvey's friend, Jason who has stage4 colon cancer.  
Pray for his parents, also.
Pray for a friend of his who recently lost his job.
Pray for Pastor Pep of Calvary Church, NELA - He has COVID and is recovering.
Pray for our Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes and their safe delivery and the children that will be receiving them.  
Also pray an unspoken request for Denise this week.  
Praise that Dino's surgery went well.
Pray for traveling mercies for friends and families as they travel this year.

Ray - Pray for his Mother.
Pray for his family especially his Uncle Manny.

Marlene - Pray for Pam, Tammy and Debbie and Ruth.

Erika - Please pray for her father to find employment.

Margarito - His friend, Pastor Fred Barry passed away from COVID complications.  
Please pray for his wife, his whole family and the flock of Believers that he shepherded.

Ericka -  Pray for her father, Kent and for him to find gainful employment.

Bryan - Pray for an unspoken request and for his family.

Al - Continued healing of his eye and general health.

Ray - Pray for his mother, his family and his uncle Manny; and continued healing of his foot.

Dorothy - Pray for Able and Mark and a special unspoken request.

Dino - Prayer of praise to God for successful surgery and his recovery, which is going great!

Albert - Pray for his son- in-law as he recovers from his brain surgery.

Cindy - Pray for her pastor, family and herself.

          And Now It's Time to Worship Christ

O Come, All Ye Faithful
artist: Pentatonix

Joy to the World
Artist: for King and Country

Take My Life and Let It Be
Artist: Chris Tomlin

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

1 Samuel 3: 1-10 (NASB)

1 Now the boy Samuel was attending to the service of the Lord before Eli. And word from the Lord was rare in those days; visions were infrequent.

2 But it happened at that time as Eli was lying down in his place (now his eyesight had begun to be poor and he could not see well),

3 and the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord where the ark of God was,

4 that the Lord called Samuel; and he said, “Here I am.”

5 Then he ran to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, go back and lie down.” So he went and lay down.

6 And the Lord called yet again, “Samuel!” So Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, my son, go back and lie down.”

7 Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, nor had the word of the Lord yet been revealed to him.

8 So the Lord called Samuel again for the third time. And he got up and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli realized that the Lord was calling the boy.

9 And Eli said to Samuel, “Go lie down, and it shall be if He calls you, that you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for Your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

10 Then the Lord came and stood, and called as at the other times: “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for Your servant is listening.”

Hannah - A Consecrated Mother
Harvey Simpson

Here is the text - 
1 Samuel 1:1-8, 1:9-18, 1:24-28

1 Samuel 1:1-8
[1] Now there was a certain man from Ramathaim-zophim from the hill country of Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite.

[2] He had two wives: the name of one was Hannah and the name of the other Peninnah; and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children.

[3] Now this man would go up from his city yearly to worship and to sacrifice to the LORD of hosts in Shiloh. And the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were priests to the LORD there.

[4] When the day came that Elkanah sacrificed, he would give portions to Peninnah his wife and to all her sons and her daughters;

[5] but to Hannah he would give a double portion, for he loved Hannah, but the LORD had closed her womb.

[6] Her rival, however, would provoke her bitterly to irritate her, because the LORD had closed her womb.

[7] It happened year after year, as often as she went up to the house of the LORD, she would provoke her; so she wept and would not eat.

[8] Then Elkanah her husband said to her, "Hannah, why do you weep and why do you not eat and why is your heart sad? Am I not better to you than ten sons?"

1 Samuel 1:9-18
[9] Then Hannah rose after eating and drinking in Shiloh. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat by the doorpost of the temple of the LORD.

[10] She, greatly distressed, prayed to the LORD and wept bitterly.

[11] She made a vow and said, "O LORD of hosts, if You will indeed look on the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, and not forget Your maidservant, but will give Your maidservant a son, then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his life, and a razor shall never come on his head."

[12] Now it came about, as she continued praying before the LORD, that Eli was watching her mouth.

[13] As for Hannah, she was speaking in her heart, only her lips were moving, but her voice was not heard. So Eli thought she was drunk.

[14] Then Eli said to her, "How long will you make yourself drunk? Put away your wine from you."

[15] But Hannah replied, "No, my lord, I am a woman oppressed in spirit; I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but I have poured out my soul before the LORD.

[16] Do not consider your maidservant as a worthless woman, for I have spoken until now out of my great concern and provocation."

[17] Then Eli answered and said, "Go in peace; and may the God of Israel grant your petition that you have asked of Him."

[18] She said, "Let your maidservant find favor in your sight." So the woman went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad.

1 Samuel 1:24-28
[24] Now when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with a three-year-old bull and one ephah of flour and a jug of wine, and brought him to the house of the LORD in Shiloh, although the child was young.

[25] Then they slaughtered the bull, and brought the boy to Eli.

[26] She said, "Oh, my lord! As your soul lives, my lord, I am the woman who stood here beside you, praying to the LORD.

[27] For this boy I prayed, and the LORD has given me my petition which I asked of Him.

[28] So I have also dedicated him to the LORD; as long as he lives he is dedicated to the LORD." And he worshiped the LORD there.

Be Thou My Vision
artist: Lifeway Contemporary

Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.

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

In Christ,

Pastor Harvey


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