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Thought for the Week:
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said.  People will forget what you did.  But people will never forget how you made them feel.”

                                     Maya Angelou                                      


In worship this week:
July 30, 2017

Pastor:  Rev. Janie McElwee-Smith

Guest Preacher:  Rev. Dr. Michael Elmore

Pianist:  Cibele Perusso

Liturgist:  Mary Martin

Ushers:  Dave and Peggy Adams

Hospitality:  Bob and Connie Buck

Flowers for Sunday are presented
in celebration of
Emma Stewart's 16th birthday
by Mike and Tillie Groves.

Focus on HPC:           
    Summer Reading

               Once we reach the long, hot days of summer, we often find ourselves wondering what can we do to avoid the heat and humidity lurking in the world outside.  Reading is usually a good thing to consider.  Have you ever noticed the reading opportunities that Highland Presbyterian Church offers?
              The main library in the Administration buil-ding is one place to start.  You can find informative books on each book of the bible or the bible as a whole.  If you’d rather watch than read, you can find a collection of past Tuesday Bible Study and Sunday Study DVD’s.  You can even find a supply of magazines such as: Presbyterians Today, The Presbyterian Outlook and The Christian Century. 
              While the main library is a gold mine, the reading nook in the hospitality area is a treasure chest – small but fully packed.  Here you can find books on missions and the world beyond your door.  You’re a page away from seeing the world without ever leaving your own home.
               All library checkouts are on an honor system.  Just please remember to return the book you borrow.  Happy Reading!

    This week in PCUSA Mission:                             
    “Mission 180” Celebrates Milestone

                In this year in which we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, we also mark 180 years of Presbyterian mission abroad. During these years, much of the nature of mission and how Presbyterians think about mission has changed. Some changes have been so great and startling that we might even imagine a 180-degree turn in missiology.
         During the Great Awakening of the 18th century, led by George Whitefield and Jonathan Edwards, Protestant leaders in America first began to dream of world evangelization. In the 1740s, David Brainerd became the first American Presbyterian missionary. He labored for five years among the Native Americans of New York before succumbing to tuberculosis. Edwards edited and published Brainerd’s journal, which inspired generations of missionaries. One of those inspired was William Carey, a British Baptist who in 1793 successfully urged the establishment of the first Protestant mission society. 
             Scores of societies were established in Europe and America during the early decades of the 19th century. The first mission society in the U.S. was the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, an interdenominational organization that was largely the creation of the Congregationalists. Under the American Board, Presbyterian missionaries were sent to India, Siam and Africa.       r ead more at . . .
    Immediate Church Family*:
    Doris Baugh; Inez Geoghegan; Betty Lancaster; Dudley Payton; Mary Perry; Deanna Lewis Sklar; Brad Smith; Lucien Smith; Highland Presbyterian Youth group and leaders.

    Extended Church Family*:
    Brandon Behrmann (Carol’s nephew); Ron Brelsford (Rosemary John’s brother-in-law); Lettie Capers (friend of the Leonards); Austin Casey (Jack and Betty Bagent’s grandson); Wayne Cline (Sherry Hutchinson’s brother); Eva Fuller (Inez Geoghegan’s niece); Jonathan Kellebrew (the Pfeifer’s daughter’s nephew); Rhonda Matthews (friend of the Lancasters); Aleta Pickholtz; Earl Rabe (friend of Rick Gurtner); Neomi Robinson (Mary Perry’s helper); Larry Wilcoxson (friend of the Leonards); Barbara Zeagler (friend of the Dyes.)
     *New names or concerns added to the prayer list this week are in italics.

    July 30 - 31:  Connie Buck (31)

    August 1 – Shelby and Mary Etta Brown
    August 3 – Bill and Barb Pfeifer

    Detail of the Prague Astronomical Clock in thePrague Old Town

    This week at HPC:
    Monday, July 31: 
         12:00 p.m. AA
    Tuesday, August 1:         
         10:30 a.m. Bible Study
         12:00 p.m. AA     
         7:30 p.m. AA
    Wednesday, August 2:
         12:00 p.m. AA
          7:00 p.m. Ladies’ AA
    Thursday, August 3:
          12:00 p.m. AA
          8:00 p.m. Men’s AA
    Friday, August 4:
          12:00 p.m. AA
    Saturday, August 5:
           Yard Crew – Bill & Mary Lambert
           8:00 p.m. - Youth Mission Trip participants
                  return to HPC 
    Sunday, August 6: 
           9:30 a.m. Worship - Communion
           11:00 a.m. Sunday Study
            7:00 p.m. AA

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    Upcoming Opportunities at HPC

    • Sunday Study will meet today, July 30.  All are asked to bring their favorite scripture verse for a short lesson and time of sharing.
    • Sunday, August 13 is“Come One, Come All” Choir Day!  If you have any interest in singing, come at 9:00 a.m. for a short rehearsal in preparation to sing in the 9:30 Worship Service.  What a fun way to learn a little more about Highland’s music ministry.

    • Lagniappe Ladies is taking off the month of August.  Their next meeting will be Tuesday, September 5.

        About HPC
        Highland Presbyterian Church is a vibrant tree in God's grace-filled orchard. Deeply rooted in God's life-giving presence here on earth, this tree extends its branches to support one another in faith and reach into the world around it to produce fruit. Whether you are seeking God's presence through questions or service, discussion or fellowship, there is a home for you at Highland.
        Connecting with Our Pastor
        Rev. Janie McElwee-Smith
        (Rev. Janie will be out of the office July 29 - August 5)
        office hours for Rev. Janie are Mon. & Wed. 9:30 am – 12:30  pm
        available by appointment Mon. – Thurs. 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
        cell (call or text): 314.283.7596
        office: 766-5775 (please leave a message)

        Highland Presbyterian Church (USA)
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