Weekly Eblast
Hodges Boulevard
Presbyterian Church
January 23, 2019
Sunday, January 27, 2019

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

Luke 4:14-21

1 Corinthians 12:12-31a

"Live into Hope"

Dear Hodges family,

Our EBlast is a day late this week because Monday was a holiday and we were scurrying around on Tuesday doing Monday things, and now on Wednesday doing Tuesday things. So, welcome to this week’s issue of the EBlast!!

I am back in the saddle after a week of grandparenting in Portland, OR. It looked suspiciously like cooking, cleaning, washing dishes, and changing dirty diapers, with an occasional baby snuggle, but that’s how grandparenting goes sometimes, right? It was an immense joy to be with our growing family, but it is always a joy to get back to our own home (read: BED) and regular routine, even if it means playing catch-up. It was totally worth it!

There are a couple of things coming up in the immediate future that I want to make sure you have on your radar……
·        This Sunday, January 27, we are commissioning the Immokalee mission trip co-workers at the 9:00 service.
·        Next Sunday, February 3, will be celebration of the Lord’s Supper and an update from the PNC at both services.
·        The next Sunday, February 10, will be the annual congregational meeting at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary, with several important items on the agenda: receiving the 2019 budget, editing the church by-laws to be a little more up-to-date, and electing elders. Please plan to be with us!
Exciting times, right????

In the meantime, I encourage you to hold all those in need in your fervent prayers (we have many on our prayer list – check the EBlast and your bulletin), as well as the 800,000+ government workers and their families and affiliated businesses and service providers that are affected by our government’s shutdown. All politics aside, there are many who are suffering who need substantive help, as well as the power of our prayers. We also have three searches going on in our congregation (pastor, youth director, sexton) with three teams doing the legwork, who also need your prayers. So, as you’ve heard before and will hear again … pray, pray, pray , pray , PRAY!!!

But the wisdom from above is first of all pure.
It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others.
It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds.
It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.  (James 3:17)

In Christ’s service,
Tweens Ice Skating
This past Sunday 15 kids and 5 adults braved the ice and went ice skating at Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex. Check out some of our pictures!

SAVE the DATE:   February 10 at 12:30 p.m. is our next Tween Event. It will be a combined tween/parent bowling competition.  This is one of our favorite things to do. Watch for more information to come SOON.   We will need to reserve lanes for this one at Bowl America on Beach Boulevard. Be ready to answer the question, “How does God bowl you over?”
  • This Sunday, January 27:
  •  BAKE SALE: Help raise money for the youth group! Youth can bring and sell baked good THIS Sunday, and everyone else can buy them.
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL: Join us after the bake sale for a devotional and discussion
  • YOUTH GROUP: This week we will be distributing and doing the first read through of the script for the Mystery Dinner. Even if you aren’t in the performance, we can use your help. Join us!

  • The Youth Group is going to VELOCITY AIR on February 3! We will leave right after the Sunday school hour and arrive back to the church around 1:00 p.m. The cost is $25 and you will also need to pack a sack lunch. You will need to fill out the release form for Velocity Air (qhich can be found at
  • http://www.velocityairsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/FLIGHT-FIT-N-FUN-JACKSONVILLE.pdf) as well as the annual church release form if you haven’t already done so (click here or it is available in your Sunday school class room). Please RSVP to Kim Ross no later than Thursday, January 31.

  • SAVE THE DATE: Vision Summit, February 22-23. The consultants from Ministry Architects will be back to guide the entire church in casting a vision for the youth of HBPC and we would love for you to join us. Save the dates and keep a look out for more details about exact time and location.


Wednesday, January 23
7:00 a.m. Bibles & Bagels
9:15 a.m. Women's Bible Study
4:30 p.m. The Story Continues
5:30 p.m. BEACH Dinner
6:30 p.m. Program
6:30 p.m. Youth
6:30 p.m. Traditions Rehearsal

Thursday, January 24
7:00 p.m. Stated Session Meeting

Friday, January 25
6:00 p.m. Russian Fellowship

Saturday, January 26
8:45 a.m. PWP Gathering at Trinity Presbyterian

Sunday, January 27
Immokalee Mission Trip
9:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
10:00 a.m. Sunday School
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship
12:00 p.m. PW Life Members
6:00 p.m. Youth Groups

Monday, January 28
Immokalee Mission Trip
6:30 p.m. Scouts

Tuesday, January 29
Immokalee Mission Trip
9:30 a.m. Painters & Crafters
11:30 a.m. Staff Meeting

Remember In Prayer....

Kimberley Aden, Judy Bedillion (Debbie Braden’s mother), Pam Benson, Charlotte Berglund, Gale and Elaine Boylan, Glenn Conner, Larry and Gerry Cook (friends of Judy Klein), Jose Gonzalez , Bob Hiller, Carolyn and Tom Hopper, Dave Keim, Nancy (Linda Martin’s friend), Katie Meredith, Jack Moore, Josh Moore, Kathy (Larry/Glenyce Payne’s daughter), 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
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Adults/Youth-$5  Children-$3  Family-$15  
Menu: Charcoal Grilled Hamburgers and Hotdogs with all the Trimmings, Assorted Chips, and Dessert

 6:30 p.m. –7 :30 p.m.
Program: “Living the Questions”  with guest speaker Jamie Hoener
Children’s Program: “Living the Faith Brick By Brick”
Please make reservations on our website www.hbpcusa.org or
call the church office 904-223-6922.    

Reservations must be received by 10:00 a.m.
on Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Immokalee Mission Trip

Eleven people from our congregation are leaving today for Immokalee, Florida to help repair homes damaged during Hurricane Irma. Please remember them in your prayers over the next week as they serve the Lord by helping others with their gifts and talents.
phone: 904-223-6922 email: hodges@hbpcusa.org
website: hbpcusa.org