Hello friends – 

The title of this week’s sermon is “Wrestling”.  As Iowans, we may immediately have an image in our mind of muscle bound people in singlets, or perhaps spandex and too much hair product. Our scripture, Genesis 32:22-31, does include a wrestling match of sorts. Jacob, which in Hebrew can be translated “wrestle”, faces a turning point in his life – a time of uncertainty. As he waits for his brother, Esau, to arrive, Jacob is left alone in the dark to contemplate his previous actions and his future. We often think of night and darkness as bad, but in this scripture Jacob encounters God face to face, is transformed and blessed. How might wrestling with God in the dark times of our lives help each of us be transformed? 
Worship will be ONLINE ONLY and LIVE and will be available at this link: https://youtu.be/rHGkLw_lw5M   Once the live stream is finished the service will be available on the HPCC YouTube Channel for you to watch at your convenience. 
As always, I am praying for all of you and your well-being. Please reach out to me if you have questions or concerns or just want to catch up.
Shalom,
Heather
515-681-9369
heather.hpcc@gmail.com
Shalom is a Hebrew word meaning peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness, prosperity,
welfare and tranquility. 
These things I pray for you.  
Reminders…
  • All worship services until further notice will be online only and can be found on the church YouTube channel.
  • Special events, youth group, Clothes Closet and Welcome Table are cancelled until further notice.  
  • The church elders have been calling folks to check and see how everyone is doing. When an elder calls you, be sure and let them know if there is anything you need. If you have not heard from an elder, send an email to joan.hpcc@gmail.com and make sure we have your current contact information.
  • The HPCC prayer list and critical prayer concerns are being shared via email. If you would like to receive these emails or have a concern to share, please contact Pastor Heather or Joan via email.
  • No one is in the building on a regular basis, so please use email to contact the church staff. 
  • Although we are not currently able to use the church facility as a group, the expenses to operate the facility and maintain staff continue. If you are able to support the church through your giving, contributions can be sent to the church office or through the Givelify app on your smartphone or tablet. You can also establish an automatic bill pay through your bank so your offering comes to the church every week even when you cannot.
Highland Park Christian Church
515.244.3182
joan.hpcc@gmail.com