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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Ways to Pray This Week – April 11

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. O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;     my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you,     as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So I have... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 4/9/19
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The God Who Provided

Years after a his heart surgery, Chris started feeling extremely fatigued. Trying to work through it, he continued with life, but soon he had a myriad of symptoms that were certainly a cause for concern. For a whole year, medical tests were administered repeatedly, but no answers were given. This unknown illness began to impact his career and his family. Not only was Chris struggling, but it felt like everything around him was being affected. There seemed to be chaos wherever he went with no... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 4/3/19
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Ways To Pray This Week – April 4

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. “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 4/3/19
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Go and Make Disciples

Kake, Alaska is a small town only accessible by ferry or small plane with no restaurants or grocery stores. With a population of only 600 people, Kake is extremely isolated. Upwards of 70% of the town is of Tlingit heritage, largely surviving through hunting, fishing and gathering plants and berries. While rich in culture, the community suffers with extreme economic hardship. When South Korean pastor Joey Chang and his wife, Heea, heard about Kake, Alaska, they felt God calling them to... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 3/27/19
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Ways to Pray This Week – March 28

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. He sent from on high, he took me;      he drew me out of many waters. He rescued me from my strong enemy      and from those who hated me, ... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 3/27/19
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Session Update – March

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. March... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 3/25/19
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The God Who is Powerful

Chris started to feel like something wasn’t right. When he went to the doctor with complaints about his heart, they urgently rushed him to surgery without much explanation. This terrifying situation shook him to the core. Feeling powerless and without knowing what else to do, he reached out on Facebook for prayer. To his surprise, hundreds of people spanning across the different stages of life, commented that they were lifting him up in prayer. Chris begin to feel at peace about the... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 3/21/19
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Ways to Pray This Week – March 21

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 I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 3/20/19
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The God Who Keeps His Promises

Ten years after his life-changing trip to Cuba, enough time to get married and have kids, Chris Davidson (pictured left) knew he couldn’t keep growing in his faith alone any longer. The Lord had been revealing to Chris that his life was not just about him, but that being in community with others is an important and powerful part of following Jesus. Chris’ preconceptions about community were challenged. The thought of allowing himself to be truly transparent and fully known to... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 3/13/19
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Ways To Pray This Week - March 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. God is our refuge and strength,      a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,      though the... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 3/13/19
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The God Who Pays Attention

Growing up at Highland Park Pres, Chris Davidson had always slipped in and out of worship services without much of anyone’s attention. He never thought his faith would be anything but private because his relationship with God was just fine without others having to come in and shake it up. The importance of sharing one’s faith never really registered with Chris, and the thought of it made him anxious to even think about. Post-college, Chris found a job at the very church where he... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 3/6/19
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Ways to Pray This Week – March 7

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. “O Lord, God of my salvation,      I cry out day and night before you. Let my prayer come before you;      incline your ear to my cry! ”  ... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 3/6/19
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Called to Witness

On HP Pres’ Cuba mission trip, each participant is paired with a translator who is a committed Christian. Tom Leiser’s 23-year-old translator, Yadniel, was two years out of seminary and leading a congregation. He shared with Tom that in his final year at seminary, he had received an apartment from a deceased family member, worth 75 years of earnings in Cuba. But despite having just a few dollars to his name, Yadniel donated it to the church to help others in need of a home. Tom... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 3/6/19
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Ways to Pray This Week – Feb. 28

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. “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:7 The strength and weight of love is incredible and unimaginable. Love never ends and love... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 2/28/19
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A Place To Call Home

As a fresh college graduate, Michael Miller faced some of the unspoken difficulties that come with the transition into adulthood. He knew that finding a church community was needed, but he wasn’t sure where to begin. When a colleague invited Michael to HP Pres’s Young Adult ultimate frisbee game, he accepted the invitation despite not knowing anyone else. “Thank the Lord I went,” Michael emphasized. He immediately felt welcomed and engaged by the community. Michael... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 2/28/19
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Ways to Pray This Week - Feb. 21

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. “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”  James 1:27 An... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 2/21/19
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Transformative Love

As Becky and Rich Paterik waved their youngest son off to college, they looked around at their empty-nest and thought, “what do we do now?” Involved in the church in their own individual ways, they realized that there was scarcely anything they did together, so they decided to register for Re|Engage, a course for couples to examine God’s design for marriage and apply biblical principles to grow in their relationship with each other. The 16-week experience proved to be... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 2/13/19
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Ways to Pray This Week - Feb. 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. 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 pray: ... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 2/13/19
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