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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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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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