Connecting Our Community with Christ
We stand as a mighty tree in our community:
Strong and rooted,
Soaring and reaching,
Vibrant and fruitful,
Sheltering and comforting.

In worship this week:
May 19, 2019

Guest Preacher: Rev. Dr. Michael Elmore

Pianist:  Yisuel LaMieux

Liturgist: Dudley Payton

Ushers: John and Louise Dye

Flowers this Sunday are presented
to the glory of God.

A Season of Prayer
Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

God, make me a channel of thy peace.
That where there is hatred, I may bring love;
That where there is wrong, I may bring forgiveness;
That where there is discord, I may bring harmony;
That where there is error, I may bring truth;
That where there is doubt, I may bring faith;
That where there is despair, I may bring hope;
That where there are shadows, I may bring light;
That where there is sadness, I may bring joy.

Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than
to be comforted;
To understand – than to be understood;
To love – than to be loved.
For it is in giving that one receives;
It is in self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to eternal life.
Focus on HPC
Guest Preacher,
Rev. Dr. Michael Elmore          

Rev. Dr. Michael Elmore is a retired minister with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He celebrated his 50 th year of ordination this year. His last position was as Regional Pastor of the Great River Region (Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas). During his career Rev. Elmore served congregations in Virginia, North Carolina and Louisiana as well as serving as Director of Pastoral Care for Mercy Health System of Northwest, Arkansas.

Rev. Elmore is married to Peggy Bourgeois. They have two children, four grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
This week in PCUSA Mission:            
     “Raising a Healthy Church Family”
Leadership advice from parenting experts.

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 19 - 25:  none

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 20:
12:00 p.m. AA
Tuesday, May 21:
10:30 a.m. Tuesday Morning Study Class
12:00 p.m. AA
7:30 p.m. AA

Wednesday, May 22:  
12:00 p.m. AA
7:00 p.m. Ladies’ AA

Thursday, May 23: 
12:00 p.m. AA
8:00 p.m. Men’s AA

Friday, May 24:
12:00 p.m. AA

Saturday, May 25:
Yard Crew – Mike Leonard & Brandon Lithgoe

Sunday, May 26:
9:30 a.m. Worship
7:00 p.m. AA
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Upcoming Opportunities at HPC
Third Sunday Lunch is TODAY.  Our entrée will be pork loin as we gather to celebrate the beginning of Summer. All are welcome!

Pentecost is June 9, 2019.  We will celebrate the birthday of Highland Presbyterian Church with our traditional Jambalaya lunch following worship. Please note that this will take the place of our regular Third Sunday Lunch for June.

The Tuesday Morning Study Class will meet Tuesday, May 21 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. Feel free to drop in.

Rev. Robin McCullough-Bade will be our guest preacher next Sunday, May 26.

Specialized Officer Training, June 8.  The Presbytery of South La. is offering training for Elders who are willing to be trained to serve communion and moderate a Session meeting, two things normally performed by church Pastors. If you are an ordained Elder and are interested in attending, please contact Jack Bagent or 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.
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