Weekly Eblast
Hodges Boulevard
Presbyterian Church
April 9, 2019
Sunday, April 14, 2019
Palm Sunday

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

Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
Luke 19:28-40

"The Lord Needs It"
Rev. Dr. Chris Lieberman
Rev. Joyce 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.
We need children and youth THIS Sunday to wave palms at both the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services!! Come a little early and meet Ms. Debbie in the narthex. 
Maundy Thursday Service & Communion
April 18, 2019
7:00 p.m.

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

Mystery Dinner Updates. The youth have been working double time to get ready for the Mystery Dinner on April 27. It is going to be a FANTASTIC show! If you are involved in the production, here are some things you should be aware of:

DRESS REHEARSAL for the performance is THIS Sunday, April 14 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Contact Kim Ross if you have any questions about rehearsals.

If you are able to help with the meal, we could still use some support. We are looking for people to make batches of spaghetti sauce, and a few extra people to help serve and clean up. If you are able to help with any of the food prep or service, please contact Ann Marie Newland.

Performers! Don’t forget to be working on your lines and getting your costume squared away!

This Sunday, April 14 : Join us this last Sunday of Lent for one more chance to CULTIVATE and LET GO at Sunday School (10:00 – 11:00 a.m.). We will also be gathering from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a Mystery Dinner DRESS REHEARSAL!

Easter Egg Hunt Helpers! The Easter Egg Hunt on April 20 is just around the corner and we need the help of all the youth to hide eggs, run games, and manage the fun. Please plan to join us from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Let Ms. Debbie know if you plan to help so she can get a count. Friends are welcome!


Tuesday, April 9
Family Promise
9:15 a.m. Preschool Chapel
9:30 a.m. Painters and Crafters
11:30 a.m. Staff Meeting

Wednesday, April 10
Family Promise
7:00 a.m. Bagels & Bibles
9:00 a.m. Preschool Board Mtg
9:15 a.m. Women's Bible Study
6:30 p.m. Traditions Choir

Thursday, April 11
Family Promise
11:30 a.m. Betty's Buddies

Friday, April 12
Family Promise

Saturday, April 13
Family Promise

Sunday, April 14
Palm Sunday
9:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
10:00 a.m. Education Hour
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship
3:00 p.m. Tweens Outing
6:00 p.m. Youth

Monday, April 15
9:15 a.m. Preschool Parent Mtg
6:30 p.m. Scouts

Tuesday, April 16
9:30 a.m. Painters & Crafters
11:30 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

 Remember In Prayer....

Pam Benson, Charlotte Berglund, Gale and Elaine Boylan, Mary Blanchard's daughter, 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), Merrylin Opendo, Nolan Perret, Betty Phillips, Bill Salisbury (Tammie Wright’s father), Roger (Judy Schuler’s brother), Wayne Reed, 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
Special Offering PCUSA
The One Great Hour of Sharing offering will be collected this Sunday. This offering supports missions through the Presbyterian Church USA. Children are encouraged to return their fish banks this Sunday or Easter Sunday.
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 flowers on Easter Sunday to decorate our outdoor cross. A symbol of death, darkness, pain and hopelessness is transformed into something beautiful, new and alive in celebration of the Resurrection of Christ.
If you have a graduating senior this spring from either high school or college, please let us know in the office.
Many members of our congregation, as well as other local residents, received cell phone calls from France this past week. The local news reported this is a SCAM. DO NOT answer the calls and DO NOT return the calls to avoid being charged international calling fees!
Preschool Changes

Starting May 1, 2019, the Preschool will close their newly installed door in the hallway while classes are in session. The doors will close at 8:00 a.m. and re-open at 3:15 p.m. If you are not employed by the Preschool, you must be accompanied by a preschool employee during this time. This includes visitors, church members, church staff, and volunteers. If you need access to the Preschool, please call the Preschool office or enter through the Preschool exterior door. This new policy includes the use of the Sunrise Room and storage closets. Any meeting set ups, cleaning of closets, etc., will need to be scheduled after school hours. Thank you for your help in keeping our students safe and our school in compliance with state regulations.
It is time for the FABULOUS, MYSTERIOUS,
Mystery Party! 
Join us this Sunday, April 14, from 3-5 p.m. at Seth Bergeron’s house.   Have your ride drop you off at exactly 3:00!   You will not want to be late!  Wear comfy “sleuthing” clothes.  Any other costumes will be provided. Together, we will figure out what, if anything, has happened to the notorious pirate treasure that was buried near the woods in Buccaneer Valley!
This event is for all 3rd-5th graders AND THEIR FRIENDS!!!!  Just let Ms. Debbie know so that she can have the right number of snacks and clues available!
Please RSVP by email (dabbott@hbpcusa.org) or text (904-521-9491).

ADDRESS:  12122 Basalt Dr. S., Jacksonville, FL 32246

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
Betty's Buddies
April 11, 2019
11:30 a.m.

Olive Garden
9465 Atlantic Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida

Contact Lynn Holmes
904-524-2134 or
Mary Blanchard
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.

The first game is Tuesday, April 16, at 12:05 p.m. The bus will leave at 11:00 a.m. 

Upcoming games:

Monday, April 29, departing at 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, May 15, departing at 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, June 11, departing at 11:00 a.m.
phone: 904-223-6922 email: hodges@hbpcusa.org
website: hbpcusa.org