Weekly Eblast
Hodges Boulevard
Presbyterian Church
February 16, 2021
Sunday, February 21, 2021

  Hosea 6:1-2
 Mark 8:27-33

Passion Predictions: Confessing Christ Wholly

     Jonathan Swanson
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You’re invited to begin the season of Lent at our Ash Wednesday Service. As Israel prepared 40 years to enter the promised land, and Jesus fasted 40 days in the wilderness to prepare for his ministry, Lent is 40 day time of reflection to help us prepare for Easter. We start the Lenten season by wearing ashes as a symbol of the dust of the earth, from which we were created, and to which our bodies will return. We remember our mortality, and that there is one God, and it’s not us. I view Lent and Ash Wednesday as precious gifts. The celebration of Easter will be that much more meaningful if we have prepared.  

Please come worship with us! If you are not able to attend, at service you can stream the service by clicking the link below.
Interactive Virtual Lent Garden For all ages! 
Click on a picture and see what pops up: daily adult and children’s Bible readings, prayers, as well as brand new and much loved hymns and worship music sung by Presbyterian musicians and choirs from Canada to South Carolina. Wander into a world of labyrinth visits, reflections, simple craft ideas, special recipes and more.   Links will be provided weekly through our eblast and on our website.  

Created and shared by Foothill Presbytery in South Carolina and Synod of Central, Northeastern Ontario and Bermuda (Presbyterian Church
in Canada).  
Blue T-Shirt Sunday
February 21

This Sunday, those who have been on a Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) mission, please wear your blue T-shirt to church in support of all the work PDA does.  

Tuesday, February 16
7:00 pm PW Evening Circle

Wednesday, February 17
Ash Wednesday
8:00 am Bagels & Bibles (Zoom)
10:00 am Women's Bible Study
7:00 pm Ash Wednesday Service

Thursday, February 18
6:30 pm Women's Bible Study (Zoom)
7:00 pm Stated Session Meeting

Saturday, February 20
7:45 am Youth Serving Trip

Sunday, February 21
First Sunday in Lent
10:00 am Worship

Monday, February 22
6:30 pm Scouts

Tuesday, February 23
10:00 am Artists' Colony
6:00 pm Worship Team
Prayer Requests

Chris Gesdorf, Nancy Gonzalez (Crystal Phillips' mother), Margo Grout, Peggy Johnson, Hiram Lomanto, Joel Kennison, Emily McAllister (Gale Keeley's mother), Kathy (Larry & Glenyce Payne’s daughter), Ray and Pam Paul (Amy Zalusky’s parents), Jim & Linda Pellot, Wayne Reed, Roger & Lori Rice (Judy Schuler’s brother and sister-in-law), Mel & Sue Williams
We’d love to have you at our Sunday worship services. If not in person, then live on your computer screen. You can do this by clicking on the below link below at 10:00 am Sunday mornings. If you have internet access, your computer should do the rest. If you can’t join us live, you can still watch the service anytime later during the week. 

If this doesn’t work, then copy the above address into the address line of your web. Hope to see you there!
First and Third Wednesday Nights
March 3 & 17

Want to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land during this Lenten season to see where the events of the Bible happened? If you’ve been, do you want to go back? Take a picture trip to the sights of Jesus’ last days. Make the Bible come alive in pictures of real places, and learn what makes a sacred destination. Your invited the first and third Wednesdays of March (March 3 and 17) at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary. At service time you can also stream by clicking the link below .
Women of the Church
We will be examining the last words of Christ on the cross from a biblical and historical perspective and discover how we can find life and hope in them. We will use the book Seven Words: Listening to Christ from the Cross by Susan Robb and by watching a short video each week (on your own) through Amplify Media.  If you would like a copy of the book ($10), please email Debbie Abbott at dabbott@hbpcusa.org
Dates of Class: Each Wednesday from 2/24 – 3/31
Times: On campus 10 – 11 am and Zoom 6:30-7:30 pm
Congregational Meeting
Sunday, February 28

Want to know how God is at work here at Hodges, even during a pandemic? The link below will take you to our annual corporate report for 2020. On Sunday, February 28 after worship, we will hold a congregational/corporate meeting to vote to accept this report. Please read the report and come to that meeting with any questions.  

The preschool will continue to collect clothing for The Giving Closet Project through February 21, 2021. Thank you for participating with us. 
The preschool is thriving! We are grateful for all the prayers and support. We will continue enrollment until we are at capacity. We are pleased to say we are touring and have enrolled many happy families! Be blessed!
HBPC Blood Drive
February 28
All donors will receive a FREE
$10 eGift Card and Covid-19
antibody test.
Contact Tim Keeley for an appointment at timfromjax@hotmail.com

There will be no Middle School Grow Group this Wednesday 2/17. We encourage each of you and your families to attend the meaningful Ash Wednesday service at 7 pm in the sanctuary.  

SAVE THE DATES! All middle school and high school youth mark your calendars NOW for these key events coming this spring. All RSVP's will be requested through the REALM app.  
The youth pew is always open to sit in however our lessons (where we leave after children’s moment) return on Sunday, 2/28 at 10 AM and will continue on the 2nd and 4th Sunday's of the month.

RSVP NOW through the Realm App - we need a full count by THIS Wednesday, 2/17. If you cannot access Realm, please text Amy Zalusky at 904-598-4756 with RSVP. All participants must complete a waiver - once you RSVP it will be texted/emailed to you.  Seamark Ranch is a nurturing Christian home and family system that gives children from families in crisis the tools they need for a brighter future. This service project will be working on the ranch or one of the homes.
phone: 904-223-6922 email: hodges@hbpcusa.org
website: hbpcusa.org