Connecting us with one another, our community, and the world...

In worship this week:
May 12, 2019

Guest Preacher - Dr. Tom Tucker

Pianist: Ana Paula Simões

Liturgist: Brandon Lithgoe

Ushers: Bill and Barb Pfeifer

Hospitality: Bill and Barb Pfeifer

Flowers this Sunday are presented
in honor of all the mothers in our lives.

A Season of Prayer
The Lord’s Prayer
Matthew 6:9-13 (Revised Standard Version)

9   “Pray then in this way:
Our Father who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
10  Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
11  Give us this day our daily bread;
12  And forgive us our debts,
    As we also have forgiven our debtors;
13   And lead us not into temptation,
    But deliver us from evil.

Philippians 1:3-6, 3   I thank my God every time I remember you.  4   In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy  5   because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now,  6   being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Focus on HPC
Guest Preacher, Dr. Tom Tucker          

Dr. Tom Tucker is a lifelong Presbyterian and currently worships at Clear Lake Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas. He has been an ordained Ruling Elder for 52 years and has served as an active Session member for 12 years, 6 of which were at Highland. He is a graduate of the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary Christian Leadership Program. Dr. Tucker has served as a Presbytery Officer, on numerous Presbytery committees, and as a Ruling Elder Commissioner to the General Assembly.

He is currently serving as commissioner to New Covenant Presbytery and is a member of the Clear Lake Chancel Choir. In addition, he is the senior Volunteer Chaplain at HCA Healthcare Houston in their large Clear Lake regional hospital, where staff and patients affectionately call him, “Dr. Tom.”
This week in PCUSA Mission:            
“Rural Realities: Opioids
on Main Street U.S.A .

Churches seek to become sources of hope.

Immediate Church Family*:
Betty Bagent; Inez Geoghegan; Mike Groves; Deanna Lewis Sklar; Brad Smith.

Extended Church Family*:
Barbara Behrmann (Carol’s mother); Brandon Behrmann (Carol’s nephew); Austin Casey (Jack and Betty Bagent’s grandson); Steve Dull (husband of Lynn Nichols Dull); Dan Durway (former Pastor of Highland); Eva Fuller (Inez Geoghegan’s niece); Julius Fuller (Inez Geoghegan’s brother); Randy Geoghegan (Inez’s son); Carol Harrison (Rob Stewart’s Mother); Claudia Hill (Connie Leonard’s sister); Phillip Lanier (friend of Rosemary John); Marilyn Lewis (Bill and Billy Lewis’ daughter-in-law), Aleta Pickholtz; Barbara Smith (Brad Smith’s mother); Larry Wilcoxson(friend of the Leonards).

   * New names added to the prayer list this week are in italics.

May 12 - 18:  Maggie Stewart (18)

May 19 – John and Marian Kleinpeter
May 23 – Jacob and Audrie John        

Detail of the Prague Astronomical Clock in thePrague Old Town

This week at HPC:
Monday, May 13:
12:00 p.m. AA
Tuesday, May 14:
9:30 WW Quilters
10:30 a.m. Tuesday Morning Study Class
12:00 p.m. AA
7:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, May 15:  
12:00 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Ladies’ AA

Thursday, May 16: 
12:00 p.m. AA
8:00 p.m. Men’s AA

Friday, May 17:
12:00 p.m. AA

Saturday, May 18:
Yard Crew – John Dye & Mike Groves

Sunday, May 19:
9:30 a.m. Worship
11:00 a.m. Third Sunday Lunch
7:00 p.m. AA
coming soon brand new product release next up promotion and announce road sign or announcement billboard
Upcoming Opportunities at HPC
  • The Tuesday Morning Study Class will meet Tuesday, May 14, 10:30 a.m. They continue their study of the books of Luke and Acts through a DVD series taught by Dr. Darrell Bock of the Dallas Theological Seminary. All are welcome.

  • Third Sunday Lunch is May 19. Our entrée will be pork loin as we gather to celebrate the beginning of Summer. Please sign-up for sides.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Elmore will be our guest preacher next Sunday, May 19.

  • A Season of Prayer – For the next few months we will be featuring a prayer on the front of our Connections. If you have a favorite prayer you would like to share, please submit it to Louise Dye,
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 Highland Presbyterian Church
office: 766-5775 (please leave a message)
emergency: Elder Louise Dye (H) 767-3091, (C) 337-6390
Elder Connie Buck (H) 769-2756, (C) 975-2862
Highland Presbyterian Church (USA)
10024 Highland Road • Baton Rouge, LA 70810 • 225.766.5775 •