Ways to Pray This Week – June 20

PRAYING THROUGH THE FIRST 90 PSALMS 90 Days of Prayer includes daily prayers through the first 90 Psalms in the Bible. Each day includes a Psalm to read, questions to answer, a truth from that Psalm, and ways to pray through the Psalm. Throughout Scripture, God invites us to talk to him, to hear from him, and to respond. This is called prayer. The book of Psalms has often been called the prayer book of Scripture, teaching us how to talk to and listen to God. Wherever this summer takes you,... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 6/19/19
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VBS 2019

With last last Sunday’s heavy storm, much of Dallas was left without power, including Highland Park Pres. Day one of Vacation Bible School was canceled due to this predicament, but this did not stop us from going all out for day two! Columns, ivy, and gold adorned our halls and rooms as if stepping back in time to ancient Greece where Paul traveled and wrote to tell the good news of Jesus to all. This first-century flashback allowed the kids to experience firsthand who Paul was and... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 6/14/19
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Ways to Pray This Week – June 13

PRAYING THROUGH THE FIRST 90 PSALMS 90 Days of Prayer includes daily prayers through the first 90 Psalms in the Bible. Each day includes a Psalm to read, questions to answer, a truth from that Psalm, and ways to pray through the Psalm. Throughout Scripture, God invites us to talk to him, to hear from him, and to respond. This is called prayer. The book of Psalms has often been called the prayer book of Scripture, teaching us how to talk to and listen to God. Wherever this summer takes you,... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 6/12/19
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A Party in Heaven

Since the beginning of the school year, seven elementary school kids have given their lives to Christ. As they returned to school with their newfound faith, they’ve each become little missionaries inviting friends to church to hear about Jesus. Eliza Jane Louis often invites new friends to experience the Jesus she loves so much. On Ash Wednesday, she asked her friend from soccer practice to join her at church. She knew that they would have so much fun dancing to fun songs and learning... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 6/12/19
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Ways to Pray This Week - June 6

PRAYING THROUGH THE FIRST 90 PSALMS 90 Days of Prayer includes daily prayers through the first 90 Psalms in the Bible. Each day includes a Psalm to read, questions to answer, a truth from that Psalm, and ways to pray through the Psalm. Throughout Scripture, God invites us to talk to him, to hear from him, and to respond. This is called prayer. The book of Psalms has often been called the prayer book of Scripture, teaching us how to talk to and listen to God. Wherever this summer takes you,... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 6/5/19
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Ways to Pray This Week – May 30

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with — and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. We love because he first loved us . 1 John 4:19 As we reflect on God’s love and thank him for his never-ending love, let us pray for those who have not experienced or received love in this world. Please... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 5/29/19
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Session Update – May

The Session of Highland Park Presbyterian Church is the ruling body of our congregation, charged with governance, overseeing the Church’s spiritual health, and guiding its mission for Christ in the world. In order to better do this, the Session communicates frequently with the congregation of HP Pres to report its decisions and activities. You can visit the Elders page ( hppres.org/elders ) to see other updates from the Session and to send messages to our Elders and pastors. May... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 5/22/19
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In the Name of Jesus

In a new leadership role as Deacon Moderator, Vance Shull was feeling the heavy weight of responsibility. He wanted to serve HP Pres well—this family meant so much to him considering they had been a sanctuary when tragedy struck his life years before. He was delighted to be trusted as the voice of the deacon ministry, but anxieties ran through his mind with the fear of letting people down. Vance decided to join the Prayer Cohort, a monthly class meant to deepen intimacy with God... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 5/22/19
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Ways to Pray This Week – May 23

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with — and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. “ Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 5/22/19
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Old Church

“This is old church,” the Angel Food Ministry laughs. Since the early years of Highland Park Pres, deacons have aimed to serve the physical needs of the church community. As we’ve grown in various ways, the Angel Food Ministry continues to be a pillar by providing meals for the congregants in times of celebration, recovery, or mourning. Nearly 100 homemade meals have been prepared, prayed over, and delivered in the past year hoping that recipients would feel the the love... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 5/15/19
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Ways To Pray This Week – May 14

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with — and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!   Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.   Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition,... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 5/15/19
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Set the Captives Free

Arul and Pachayamma's life of slavery began when they were just children in India. Thinking freedom was unattainable, they married in slavery and inherited their families’ debts. They broke rocks in life-threatening conditions, always under the threat of violence from the owner. Their lives were defined by a constant state of fear. In February 2012, supporters sent IJM Chennai and local government officials to investigate the quarry. Together, they rescued Arul, Pachayamma and 10... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 5/8/19
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Ways To Pray This Week – May 9

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with — and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. “Give justice to the weak and the fatherless;     maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy;     deliver them from the hand... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 5/8/19
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Session Update - April

The Session of Highland Park Presbyterian Church is the ruling body of our congregation, charged with governance, overseeing the Church’s spiritual health, and guiding its mission for Christ in the world. In order to better do this, the Session communicates frequently with the congregation of HP Pres to report its decisions and activities. You can visit the Elders page ( hppres.org/elders ) to see other updates from the Session and to send messages to our Elders and pastors. April... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 5/1/19
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Ways To Pray This Week – May 2

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with — and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. “ For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: ‘You shall love your... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 5/1/19
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A Leap of Faith

When Josh Ginsborg moved to Dallas after college, he found a home at Highland Park Pres in the Young Adult community and was invited to take the next step in his faith by participating in the Center for Leadership Formation (CLF). The course guides participants toward discerning God’s calling on their life and pairs them with a mentor to make a plan for using their leadership skills to influence the world around them and advance the gospel. CLF helped Josh see a new way to think... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 4/29/19
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Ways to Pray this Week - April 25

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with — and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 4/24/19
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Irresistible Grace

Will Zhao felt as if his life was crumbling right before his eyes. He had just moved to the United States from Beijing to continue his studies in engineering, but nothing was going according to plan. His teachers were mean, school was difficult, and he missed having a sense of belonging in a country he called home. All this fogged his mind, and he began to wonder what the meaning of life was at all. He shared his struggle with a friend who introduced him to the Mandarin Chinese Fellowship. When... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 4/24/19
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Ways to Pray This Week – April 18

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with — and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. “ A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 4/16/19
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The God of Purpose

After almost a year of inconclusive tests, Chris finally received a diagnosis and began treatment. But without fail, he would continuously submit prayer requests to the church for continued healing and that the disease would go into full remission. One day after a Wynne Wednesday prayer gathering, someone approached Chris asking if they could pray with him in person. They led him into a room where he was met with a few ladies who had said they had been praying for Chris specifically each week.... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 4/10/19
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