November 21, 2021
This week we left our "Characters of the Bible" series for a week to remember WHO, WHAT and WHY we MUST be thankful all the time.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 - (NASB)
18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 lay pastor/preacher, Albert Faust led us in a message about thanksgiving!
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 21, 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 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.
A lady named Cari is having health issues; keep her in prayer,
Pray for traveling mercies for friends and families as they travel this year.
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.
Dino -Dino has an uspoken request and he would like prayer for a medical procedure on Monday, November 22.
Ericka - Pray for her father, Kent and for him to find gainful employment.
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 Francisca & her children and praise for their well being.
Pray for a special unspoken request.
Marlene - Pam is starting occupational therapy, so pray for her.
Pray for Marlene to recover from a head cold.
Albert - Pray for his son- in-law as he recovers from his brain surgery.
Michelle - Pray for her and her workplace, that there would be a smooth transition with upcoming changes.
Bryan - Pray for an unspoken request and for his family.
Marlene - Pray for Tammy, Debbie and Pam. Pray for friend Ruth who is 102 years old and just moved into assisted living.
Cindy - Pray for her pastor, family and herself.
And Now It's Time to Worship Christ
Let's Just Praise the Lord
artist: Don Moen - (Songs for Worship)
We Gather Together
Artist: The Joslin Grove Choral Society
Operation Christmas Child Update
After singing a few songs, then as a congregation we read together aloud the following scripture...
Psalm 95 (NASB)
1 Come, let’s sing for joy to the Lord,
Let’s shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation.
2 Let’s come before His presence with a song of thanksgiving,
Let’s shout joyfully to Him in songs with instruments.
3 For the Lord is a great God
And a great King above all gods,
4 In whose hand are the depths of the earth,
The peaks of the mountains are also His.
5 The sea is His, for it was He who made it,
And His hands formed the dry land.
6 Come, let’s worship and bow down,
Let’s kneel before the Lord our Maker.
7 For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand. Today, if you will hear His voice,
8 Do not harden your hearts as at Meribah,
As on the day of Massah in the wilderness,
9 “When your fathers put Me to the test,
They tested Me, though they had seen My work.
10 For forty years I was disgusted with that generation,
And said they are a people who err in their heart,
And they do not know My ways.
11 Therefore I swore in My anger,
They certainly shall not enter My rest.”
Psalm 100 (NASB)
1 Shout joyfully to the Lord, all the earth.
2 Serve the Lord with jubilation;
Come before Him with rejoicing.
3 Know that the Lord Himself is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving,
And His courtyards with praise.
Give thanks to Him, bless His name.
5 For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting
And His faithfulness is to all generations.
Come Ye Thankful People, Come
Artist: Hymn Charts
It's Time to Be Thankful...Again!
Here is the text -
Joshua 3:14-17, Joshua 4:1-5, Joshua 4:19-24,
Daniel 2:1-19, Daniel 2:20-23,
Luke 17:11-16, Luke 17:15-19
 So when the people set out from their tents to cross the Jordan with the priests carrying the ark of the covenant before the people,
 and when those who carried the ark came into the Jordan, and the feet of the priests carrying the ark were dipped in the edge of the water (for the Jordan overflows all its banks all the days of harvest),
 the waters which were flowing down from above stood and rose up in one heap, a great distance away at Adam, the city that is beside Zarethan; and those which were flowing down toward the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, were completely cut off. So the people crossed opposite Jericho.
 And the priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD stood firm on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan while all Israel crossed on dry ground, until all the nation had finished crossing the Jordan.
 Now when all the nation had finished crossing the Jordan, the LORD spoke to Joshua, saying,
 "Take for yourselves twelve men from the people, one man from each tribe,
 and command them, saying, 'Take up for yourselves twelve stones from here out of the middle of the Jordan, from the place where the priests' feet are standing firm, and carry them over with you and lay them down in the lodging place where you will lodge tonight.'" [
4] So Joshua called the twelve men whom he had appointed from the sons of Israel, one man from each tribe;
 and Joshua said to them, "Cross again to the ark of the LORD your God into the middle of the Jordan, and each of you take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Israel.
 Now the people came up from the Jordan on the tenth of the first month and camped at Gilgal on the eastern edge of Jericho.
 Those twelve stones which they had taken from the Jordan, Joshua set up at Gilgal.
 He said to the sons of Israel, "When your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, 'What are these stones?'
 then you shall inform your children, saying, 'Israel crossed this Jordan on dry ground.'
 For the LORD your God dried up the waters of the Jordan before you until you had crossed, just as the LORD your God had done to the Red Sea, which He dried up before us until we had crossed;
 that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the LORD is mighty, so that you may fear the LORD your God forever."
 Now in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; and his spirit was troubled and his sleep left him.
 Then the king gave orders to call in the magicians, the conjurers, the sorcerers and the Chaldeans to tell the king his dreams. So they came in and stood before the king.
 The king said to them, "I had a dream and my spirit is anxious to understand the dream."
 Then the Chaldeans spoke to the king in Aramaic: "O king, live forever! Tell the dream to your servants, and we will declare the interpretation."
 The king replied to the Chaldeans, "The command from me is firm: if you do not make known to me the dream and its interpretation, you will be torn limb from limb and your houses will be made a rubbish heap.
 But if you declare the dream and its interpretation, you will receive from me gifts and a reward and great honor; therefore declare to me the dream and its interpretation."
 They answered a second time and said, "Let the king tell the dream to his servants, and we will declare the interpretation."
 The king replied, "I know for certain that you are bargaining for time, inasmuch as you have seen that the command from me is firm,
 that if you do not make the dream known to me, there is only one decree for you. For you have agreed together to speak lying and corrupt words before me until the situation is changed; therefore tell me the dream, that I may know that you can declare to me its interpretation."
 The Chaldeans answered the king and said, "There is not a man on earth who could declare the matter for the king, inasmuch as no great king or ruler has ever asked anything like this of any magician, conjurer or Chaldean.
 Moreover, the thing which the king demands is difficult, and there is no one else who could declare it to the king except gods, whose dwelling place is not with mortal flesh."
 Because of this the king became indignant and very furious and gave orders to destroy all the wise men of Babylon.
 So the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain; and they looked for Daniel and his friends to kill them.
 Then Daniel replied with discretion and discernment to Arioch, the captain of the king's bodyguard, who had gone forth to slay the wise men of Babylon;
 he said to Arioch, the king's commander, "For what reason is the decree from the king so urgent?" Then Arioch informed Daniel about the matter.
 So Daniel went in and requested of the king that he would give him time, in order that he might declare the interpretation to the king.
 Then Daniel went to his house and informed his friends, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, about the matter,
 so that they might request compassion from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that Daniel and his friends would not be destroyed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
 Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven;
 Daniel said, "Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, For wisdom and power belong to Him.
 "It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men And knowledge to men of understanding.
 "It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.
 "To You, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, For You have given me wisdom and power; Even now You have made known to me what we requested of You, For You have made known to us the king's matter."
 While He was on the way to Jerusalem, He was passing between Samaria and Galilee.
 As He entered a village, ten leprous men who stood at a distance met Him;
 and they raised their voices, saying, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!"
 When He saw them, He said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." And as they were going, they were cleansed.
 Now one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice,
 and he fell on his face at His feet, giving thanks to Him. And he was a Samaritan.
 Then Jesus answered and said, "Were there not ten cleansed? But the nine-where are they?
 Was no one found who returned to give glory to God, except this foreigner?"
 And He said to him, "Stand up and go; your faith has made you well."
artist: Don Moen
Again, Denise and I are available for prayer.