Weekly Eblast
Hodges Boulevard
Presbyterian Church
April 16, 2019
Sunday, April 21, 2019
Easter Sunday

9:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
10:00 a.m. Easter Breads
10:30 a.m. Butterfly Release
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship

Isaiah 65:17-25
Luke 24:1-12

"Idle Tale"
Rev. Joyce Lieberman
Dr. Rev. Chris Lieberman

Rev. Dr. Chris Lieberman is Relationship Coordination Director for the Presbytery of St. Augustine and Rev. Joyce Lieberman is Executive and Stated Clerk of the Synod of South Atlantic. They have been married for 43 years and have served the Presbyterian Church (USA) in ministries in Oregon, New Mexico, Kentucky and now Florida.
Maundy Thursday Service & Communion
April 18, 2019
7:00 p.m.

"Do this in remembrance
of me." Luke 22:19

Church Office Closed
Monday, April 22

Easter Weekend! This Sunday is all about celebrating the Resurrection and being with your family, so there will be no youth gatherings. BUT… Saturday, April 20, is all about the Easter Egg Hunt at church, and we need YOUR help! Youth and their friends are invited to help hide eggs, run games, and manage the fun. Please plan to join us from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Save these dates!
  • End of Year Pool Party, May 19: The youth have had a great year and we want to CELEBRATE! Join us at the Bigay’s home on May 19 for friends, food, and swimming. Stay tunes for more details.

  • Summer Camping Trip, June 21-22: Join your friends for a really fun overnight adventure! We will gather at church on Friday evening, June 21, and go to Goldhead Branch State Park. Kim and Darren Ross and Becky Harkness have agreed to chaperone. We should return around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday June 22. Please RSVP to Becky Harkness by June 1 if you would like to attend.

  • Mystery Dinner updates: Dress rehearsal went really well, and this is going to be an awesome show! If you are still working on memorizing your lines, keep in mind that the show is LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AWAY, so it’s time to commit those lines to memory. You can do it!
Tween Mystery “Who Dun It?” Event this past Sunday at Seth Bergeron’s house was a HUGE success!   Ten of our 4 th -6 th graders were there and a couple of friends, too.   After an hour and a half of questioning and clue finding it was determined that “Ella Fance” was the guilty party.  Ella was played by Dianah Bradshaw’s granddaughter, Olivia.   Our detective crew was fed pigs in blankets and iced sugar cookies by their hosts, Todd and Lori Bergeron.   Thank you to everyone who helped to make this a success!    

Last Sunday the HBPC children waved palms during our Palm Sunday service.


Tuesday, April 16
9:30 a.m. Painters and Crafters
10:00 a.m. Staff Meeting
12:00 p.m. PW Afternoon Circle
6:00 p.m. Endowment
6:30 p.m. Kensington HOA
7:00 p.m. PW Evening Circle
7:00 p.m. Deacons

Wednesday, April 17
7:00 a.m. Bagels & Bibles
9:15 a.m. Women's Bible Study
6:30 p.m. Traditions Choir
7:30 p.m. Youth Play Rehearsal

Thursday, April 18
Maundy Thursday
7:00 p.m. Service with Communion

Friday, April 19
Good Friday

Saturday, April 20
4:00 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt

Sunday, April 21
Easter Sunday
9:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
10:00 a.m. Easter Breads
10:30 a.m. Butterfly Release
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship

Monday, April 22
Office Closed
Preschool Closed

Tuesday, April 23
9:30 a.m. Painters & Crafters
10:00 a.m. Staff Meeting

 Remember In Prayer....

Family of Pam Benson, Charlotte Berglund, Gale and Elaine Boylan,  Jim and Petie Cavendish,
Larry & 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), Judy Klein, Katie Meredith, Jack and Sylvia Moore, Kathy (Larry/
Glenyce Payne’s daughter),
Merrylin Opendo, Nolan Perret, Betty Phillips, Wayne Reed, 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
Easter Breads and Butterfly Release
10:00 a.m. Easter Sunday

Why Easter Breads? Jesus is the bread of life! Different countries around the world celebrate with special Easter breads: Paska from the Ukraine, hot cross buns from England, festival loaf from Greece, and babka from Poland.

Please join us on the patio by the Sanctuary (due to worship being held in the Fellowship Hall)  during the Sunday School Hour, 10:00-10:45 a.m., on Easter Sunday morning for this special time of fellowship and celebration.  (The regularly scheduled Sunday school classes will not be held.)  Children and adults are asked to bring their favorite Easter bread, bagel, coffee cake, hot cross buns, etc. to share with our church family. It will be a great time to catch up with each other as well as to celebrate the Good News of Christ’s resurrection.

AND… at 10:30 a.m. we will gather around our beautiful flowery cross and release the butterflies, a symbol of new life.
Flowering of the Cross
Everyone is invited to bring fresh flowers on Easter Sunday to decorate our outdoor cross. A symbol of death, darkness, pain and hopelessness will be transformed into something beautiful, new and alive in celebration of the Resurrection of Christ.
Volunteers still needed!
Contact Debbie Abbott at 904-521-9491.
·        Adult and youth volunteers to spread the eggs and guard the perimeters of the egg hunt.
·        All eggs to be returned.
·        Adult and youth to help dye eggs, ice cookies, help with the craft, and tend the bunnies.

Report to the Fellowship Hall at 3:00 p.m. for directions. THANK YOU!


A Mystery Dinner Theater at
Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church
Saturday, April 27
5:00 to 8:00 p.m. – Fellowship Hall

The year is 1948. The atmosphere is thrilling and sensational. Penelope Parker presents her final radio show before heading to New York for all new television productions. Yet, not everyone is celebrating. The envy of others at the radio station brings a variety of reactions including resentment, betrayal, deception and thievery. Will treachery and injustice rule? Or will you be the winning hero by solving the mystery and finding the guilty culprit?

      Don’t miss the fun, food, and prizes!
Dress in 1940’s fashion.

COST: $30/adults, $20/kids 10 and under
Tickets available for purchase starting March 17 between services or from the church office during the week.

Questions? Contact Debbie Abbott at 904-223-6922
or dabbott@hbpcusa.org
Hodges Boulevard Presbyterian Church
May 5, 2019
8:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
4140 Hodges Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Schedule Your Appointment:
Jumbo Shrimp Games
It’s that time of year when we start thinking about Jumbo Shrimp daytime baseball. There are four Jumbo Shrimp Businessperson Special games. Milton will drive the church bus. You can get a seat, hot dog and beverage for $15. No reservation needed. Tickets will be purchased at the game. Meet at the church and bring a friend.

Upcoming games:
Monday, April 29, departing church at 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, May 15, departing church at 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, June 11, departing church at 11:00 a.m.
June 24-28, 2019
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Register and pay on our church website

Children must be 4 by September 1, 2019
VBS Volunteer and Leadership Training
Saturday, May 18, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
More information to come.
phone: 904-223-6922 email: hodges@hbpcusa.org
website: hbpcusa.org