Weekly Eblast
Hodges Boulevard
Presbyterian Church
March 6, 2019
Sunday, March 10, 2019

9:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
10:00 a.m. Education Hour
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship

Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16
Luke 4:1-13

"Temptation and Truth"

Dear Hodges family,

There is SOOOOOOOO much going on at Hodges! Please don’t miss a thing!
            TONIGHT @ 6:30 is our Ash Wednesday service,
                       with the imposition of ashes
            SUNDAY, 3/10, is the first Sunday of Lent AND
Daylight Savings Time begins
            (so please turn your clocks FORWARD…otherwise you’ll be late!!)
            SUNDAY, 3/17, there will be a Lenten musical service, “Journey to the Cross”

There are other activities and services coming up, as well, all of which are on the Calendar of Events insert in your bulletin and on the website under the tab “Announcements.”

Next week I will be on study leave trying to get smarter, but I’ll be back in time for the Lenten musical service. This service is similar in nature to a Service of Lessons and Carols that oftentimes takes place during the Advent/Christmas season, but, obviously, this one will be focused on Lent/Easter and the journey to the cross. Can you imagine how beautiful it’s going to be? I’ve not ever experienced this kind of service during Lent, and I expect it will be very meaningful and helpful as we contemplate, meditate, reflect, and repent in this season.

I hope to see you all tonight!

Daylight Saving Time
March 10, 2019
Remember to spring forward one hour this weekend!
Ash Wednesday Service
with the
Imposition of Ashes
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
6:30 p.m.

A congregational meeting has been called for 10:15 a.m. on March 24, to elect the 2019 conversational nominating committee members.

2019 Lenten Devotionals
Available for pick-up in
the church office.
Cultivate (verb): to prepare and use for the raising of crops; to foster the growth of; to improve by labor, care, or study; to refine; to further; to encourage.

Lent is a season of spiritual gardening, of inviting God to unearth in us what lies fallow, what needs to be tended, and what needs to die for new life to emerge. This year, our lectionary offers us images and stories with themes of earthiness and grit.

Each of you will be receiving a special devotional so you can intentionally think and pray about what you would like to cultivate or let go in your lives. Stop by the office and see what we are cultivating and letting go.

Presbyterian Women would like to thank the entire church family and local community for the wonderful participation which helped make Mardi Gras Madness a tremendous success! Members purchased tickets and merchants, members and others donated money, gift cards and items for the Silent Auction. 

We would also like to thank the youth who did a fantastic job as servers, and Phil Wright, the Master of Ceremonies. 

Thank you to those many other Volunteers behind the scenes who worked very hard to make this event happen.  We collected in excess of $5,000, and after expenses we expect to have a tidy sum to be able to donate to worthy causes."
There’s a way that beckons you into more time, more meaning, more authentic relationships.  There’s a way, especially when things aren’t shaping up quite like you imagined, that makes life take the shape of more—more abundance, more intimacy, more God.

Special Lenten Study Begins March 6
Join Women of All Ages & Stages
Wednesday Mornings
9:15-10:30 a.m.
Fellowship Hall

The Broken Way by Ann Voskamp
          Cost $12 for the Book       $8 for the Study Guide QUESTIONS?  Email Debbie at dabbott@hbpcusa.org
Bibles and Bagels
7:00-8:00 a.m.

Bagels and Bibles, the early Wednesday morning men’s Bbile study group, is starting a new 12-week study of Proverbs starting March 13. Proverbs is an ancient book of very practical wisdom on how to live life and how to relate to one another. Through study and discussion participants are sure to become more skilled in their ability to live a godly life. The wisdom presented in Proverbs is timeless. This study will run through the end of May.

Join us for bagels, coffee, some energizing discussions, and Christian fellowship in the Fellowship Hall. We will have you out and on your way by 8:00 a.m. You are sure to be blessed!

Contact George Ross with questions 904-223-4284
THIS Sunday, March 10: This is the first Sunday of Lent, so we will spend some time in Sunday School discussing the ways that we can LET GO and CULTIVATE during this season. Also, even though it is Spring Break week, we will still be meeting for the Mystery Dinner rehearsal. If you are out of town, don’t stress about missing the rehearsal, but if you are here, please join us from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

  • Mystery Dinner Reminders:
  • Tickets will go on sale March 17! Tell your friends, grandparents, etc. soon because tickets WILL sell out! ($30 for adults, $20 for children under 10)
  • For Mystery Dinner performers, remember that this week, you should be working on memorizing Scenes I, II, and III, and collecting your personal props to have ready at the next practice on Sunday, March 10.

  • Camp Montgomery Climb Day All youth and their friends are invited to join us on March 24 for a climbing adventure at Camp Montgomery. We will leave right after Sunday School, stop for lunch on the way, and be home around 5:00 pm. You will need to bring $10 for climbing and another $10 for lunch on the way up. Also, don’t forget to wear close-toed shoes. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Kim Ross no later than Thursday, March 21. Parents will also need to fill out a release form for their climbers. Click here for form.

  • Eat BEFORE Youth Group: We have noticed in the past few months that most youth are not eating the dinners at youth group, so with the exception of Home Group nights or special outings, we won’t be serving them anymore. BUT, we will still be taking that first chunk of time at youth group to just hang out with each other, so if you have a Sunday where you want to eat dinner, just pick up something on your way in and feel free to eat during our free time.


Tuesday, March 5
9:30 a.m. Painters & Crafters
11:30 a.m. Staff Meeting
5:30 p.m. Worship Team
7:00 p.m. Endowment

Wednesday, March 6
Ash Wednesday
7:00 a.m. Bibles & Bagels
9:15 a.m. Women's Bible Study
6:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service and Imposition of Ashes

Thursday, March 7
6:00 p.m. Outreach
7:00 p.m. Property
7:00 Youth Renovation
7:00 p.m. Fellowship

Friday, March 8
9:00 a.m. Bus to Symphony

Sunday, March 10
Time Changes
9:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
10:00 a.m. Education Hour
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship
6:00 p.m. Youth

Monday, March 11
Pre-School Closed
7:00 p.m. Evangelism
7:00 p.m. Stewardship

Tuesday, March 12
Pre-School Closed
9:30 a.m. Painters & Crafters
11:30 a.m. Staff Meeting
7:00 p.m. Deacons

Remember In Prayer....

Pam Benson, Charlotte Berglund, Gale and Elaine Boylan, Glenn Conner, Larry and Gerry Cook (friends of Judy Klein), Bob Danberg, Roy Hannon (Tish Hubbard's brother) , Bob Hiller, Carolyn and Tom Hopper, Dave Keim, Nancy (Linda Martin’s friend), Katie Meredith, Jack Moore, Jack and Sylvia Moore, Kathy (Larry/Glenyce Payne’s daughter), Karen Nichols, Merrylin Opendo, Nolan Perret, Betty Phillips, Bill Salisbury (Tammie Wright’s father), Roger (Judy Schuler’s brother), Robin Soergel, Catherine and Bill Trask, Sue Williams, Patricia Zalusky-Taylor

Maryellen Beiletti,
Wezi Blunt, Chris Gesdorf, Ryan Gulick, Alice Harper, Tod McVey, Bruce Neu
Tweens Event
3rd-5th Graders and FRIENDS
We are going to BRAVOZ
Trampoline Park and Ninja Warrior Course
Sunday, March 10, 2019
·  Cost: $15
·  Eat/bring lunch—leave from church at 12:30 p.m.
·  Must submit Liability Waiver on-line before we go: Bravoz.com
·  Questions: dabbott@hbpcusa.org or text 904-521-9491
Betty's Buddies
Thursday, March 14, 2019
11:30 a.m.

The Loop
14035 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida

Contact Lynn Holmes
904-524-2134 or
Mary Blanchard 904-619-6378
Mision Peniel

Wow! HBPC and Preschool did it again. The truck was overflowing with your gifts and donations for the Immokalee farm workers and their families. Thank you Pat Meredith and Marty and Steve Moore for coordinating.
Arlington Community Services

Current needs: Hamburger/Tuna Helper, Rice, Dry Beans, Pasta Sides, Cereal, Jiffy Cornbread Mix, Jello, Bar Soap, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and new men's socks for our homeless folks.

Family Promise
April 7-14, 2019

HBPC will be hosting Family Promise the week of April 7-14. We cannot schedule evening meetings while our guests are here. Please make arrangements to reschedule your meeting or plan to meet elsewhere during that week. Your cooperation is much appreciated!
Save the Date!

Montgomery Center's
Jubilee Party
Saturday, April 6, 2019
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Help us celebrate our new beginning! Join us as we continue reimagining our future and the vision of Montgomery, we invite you to support us and becomve involved in our mission. Plan to spend the day at Montgomery for a BBQ luncheon at the outdoor kitchen, enjoy tours of the property, music, games and the new changes we are making, and learn more about our vision.

phone: 904-223-6922 email: hodges@hbpcusa.org
website: hbpcusa.org