We worship together indoors AND online.  
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August 8, 2021

In John 17, we are a fly on the wall as Jesus says his final words aloud before His arrest, trial and crucifixion.  We learn that Jesus didn't impart His disciples with any "secret" knowledge, but rather allowed them to listen in on a conversation in prayer that He was having with the Father in heaven.  What lessons can we take from these few minutes of Jesus praying aloud?  Well, check out the message below and see.

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 harvey.hpcc@gmail.com 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...

Pastor Harvey took us back to the Gospel of John and we returned to John 17:1-26 - Prayer.

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

These Are the Church Prayer Requests 

from Sunday, August 8, 2021. 

Al - Upcoming eye surgery.  A wayward friend who wants to get right with the Lord.

Harvey/Denise - Curt is undergoing radiation treatment.  Jose needs prayer.   Pray for Harvey's sister, Dawn.  Marc's family, who's grandmother passed away and the funeral was yesterday. 

Erika - Friend of the family has COVID.  Praise the Ruben can return to church service with us.

Bryan - Dad.  Unspoken.  Continue to pray for Sahara.

Kelly - Unspoken

Dorothy  - Francisca and her children.  Special unspoken prayer.

Marlene - Pam had a stroke.  Debbie is in hospital.  Niece, breast cancer and for Tammy who is awaiting surgery.

Margarito - Personal issues still, keep him in prayer.

Albert - Road trip to Seattle and unspoken

Cindy - Her brother Ruben, pray for healing in her foot, unspoken message, 

          And Now It's Time to Worship Christ

Be Thou My Vision
artist: 4Him

Take My Life
artist: Norton Hall Band

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

Matthew 6:5-15

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

Matthew 6:5-15

Matthew 7:7-14 NASB
5 “And when you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they will be seen by people. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full.
6 But as for you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

7 “And when you are praying, do not use thoughtless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard because of their many words.
8 So do not be like them; for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.

9 “Pray, then, in this way:
     ‘Our Father, who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.’

14 For if you forgive other people for their offenses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

15 But if you do not forgive other people, then your Father will not forgive your offenses

Someone is Praying for You
artist: Heritage Singers

Blest Be the Tie that Binds
artist: Congregational singing Metropolitan Tabernacle, London

John 17:1-26- Prayer
Pastor Harvey Simpson

Here is the text of John 17:1-26 NASB

[1] Jesus spoke these things; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify Your Son, that the Son may glorify You, 

[2] even as You gave Him authority over all flesh, that to all whom You have given Him, He may give eternal life. 

[3] This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. 

[4] I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do. 

[5] Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was. 

[6] "I have manifested Your name to the men whom You gave Me out of the world; they were Yours and You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. 

[7] Now they have come to know that everything You have given Me is from You; 

[8] for the words which You gave Me I have given to them; and they received them and truly understood that I came forth from You, and they believed that You sent Me. 

[9] I ask on their behalf; I do not ask on behalf of the world, but of those whom You have given Me; for they are Yours; 

[10] and all things that are Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine; and I have been glorified in them. 

[11] I am no longer in the world; and yet they themselves are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep them in Your name, the name which You have given Me, that they may be one even as We are. 

[12] While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name which You have given Me; and I guarded them and not one of them perished but the son of perdition, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled. 

[13] But now I come to You; and these things I speak in the world so that they may have My joy made full in themselves. 

[14] I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 

[15] I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one.

[16] They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 

[17] Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. 

[18] As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 

[19] For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth. 

[20] "I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word; 

[21] that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me. 

[22] The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; 

[23] I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. 

[24] Father, I desire that they also, whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am, so that they may see My glory which You have given Me, for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. 

[25] "O righteous Father, although the world has not known You, yet I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me; 

[26] and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them."

Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.

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

In Christ,

Pastor Harvey


August 2021

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