"...then the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being." 
Genesis 2:7

Hello friends –

During September and the first week in October we will celebrate the Season of Creation and God’s spirit in all the earth. This week we focus on Forests. In the coming weeks we will focus on Land, Wilderness, Rivers and culminate with a Blessing of the Animals outdoors October 4th (weather permitting).
Worship continues to be online only. Today’s service will be live-streamed here: https://youtu.be/iMNXs_X4Kl4. Once the live-stream is finished you will be able to watch the service any time. If you are having problems finding the service on the YouTube channel or need any assistance accessing online worship, please let the church office know and someone will contact you to help.
There were 31 people who responded to the online worship survey – thank you!  The Worship Team will discuss all of the suggestions we received and incorporate them if possible. A suggestion we will not be able to incorporate due to privacy is updates on current status of members who are ill or hospitalized. Since our worship can be viewed by anyone in the world, we cannot include personal information. The best way to stay informed about our friends and members is to join the email Prayer Chain. The email is sent when there are needs and updates. Contact the church office to be added.

The DMARC mobile food pantry will be at the church this Thursday from noon to 2 p.m. Please stop by if you need food – be sure and bring an ID.

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.  
FYI
  • We need sanitizing wipes to keep the building clean and safe. Contact the church office to make arrangements to drop off any you are able to donate.
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