HAMPTON E-NEWS I NOVEMBER 22, 2017

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Hebrews 12:2-3 | Rev. Dr. Ted Martin

Eyes Glued. . .

We continue our study of Hebrews 12 with a focus upon the hope we have through Christ who is now seated upon the throne of Glory.  It is Christ the King Sunday this Sunday.  May we be mindful of Christ’s rule in our lives and what our role is before him.  The author of Hebrews lists several aspects of Jesus’ character and action; what 5 things could we list about Jesus in our own lives?  What keeps us from being able to fully be released from being weary or faint-hearted?  See you this Sunday as we come before the presence of the King!

Stewardship Envelopes
Stewardship envelopes are in the Greeting Area on the Information Desk, please take your assigned box. If you are thinking that you don’t need it as you give electronically, please take it and recycle it as that envelope number is in use. Also, if you need an assigned envelope number, please let the office know.

Pleasant Valley Men’s Shelter Dinners

The sign up sheet to make and serve a dinner at the Men’s Shelter is on the Information Desk in the Greeting Area.  HPC hosts the 3rd Saturday of each month. Please pick a month for your family or group to cook a meal that can feed about 30 and serve dinner around 8:00 p.m. Remember to mark chosen date on your calendar. If you have any questions, email Jim Janovsky at janovskys@verizon.net.

Christmas Flower Order Forms

The order forms for dedicating Poinsettias to your loved ones are on the Information Desk in the Greeting Area. Please respect the deadline of December 3 for ordering. Make checks payable to Hampton Presbyterian Church. Forms/Checks can be placed in collection, in slot on Info. Desk or by mail. Please Print Clearly. 

Angel Tree

Please remember to return your gift, wrapped with the tag attached by Dec. 10. The bin is by the bulletin board. The Angel Tree supports the Hearth Program serving homeless women and their children.

Advent Devotionals are Available

Grab a devotional for you and/or choose one for the family to pray together. There are devotionals on the table in the Greeting Area.  Spend time with Our Lord each day this Advent Season.

Volunteers  needed for quick task

We are in need of volunteers to put the drip protectors under the candles for Christmas Eve. If anyone would like to help, let the office know, we have 500+ candles. Whatever time you can give is most appreciated.  You can even grab some and take them home then bring them back. Thanks so much.

Sunday Programming

Adult Education

9:30 a.m. in the Hospitality Room.  The Reformation: It’s still “All About Jesus Christ”  Join Rev. Dr. Charles Partee, Emeritus Professor of Church History at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, to explore the Four Reformations of the 16th Century: The Catholic, The Lutheran, Reformed (Calvinistic), and Radical. This is the 500th Anniversary of The Reformation and it influences us even today.

HPC Kids 1 and HPC Kids 2 (click on link to go to HPC Kids Webpage)

HPC Kids I (9:30 a.m.)
Room 302: Age 3 (Potty trained) - PreK.
Room 300: Grades K - 2.
Room 303: Grades 3 - 5.

HPC Kids II (11:00 a.m.)
Room 302: Age 3 (Potty trained) - PreK.
Room 306: Grades K-5th.  Kids begin in large group and then move to small groups.

HPC Kids Evening (6:00-7:30 p.m. on the 2nd & 4th Sunday)

Give your kids the opportunity to run, play, snack and learn about God on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. Friends are welcome.

K2 Kicks for Grades K - 2 meets in Room 306.

Club 345 for Grades 3 - 5 meets in Room 309.

HPC Youth  (click on link to go to HPC Youth Webpage)

Room 201:  11:00 a.m., Middle School Madness (Grades 6-8).

Youth Room:  11:00 a.m., Sr. High Café (Grades 9-12).

Youth Group:  6:00-8:00 p.m., Sunday Night Live (Grades 6-12).

Music Programming   (click on link to go to Music Ministry Webpage)

HPC Chancel Choir

11/30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Room.

Hampton Handbells

11/30 at 6:15 p.m. in the Music Room.

Turningpoint Band

11/30 at 6:30 p.m.

Christmas Pageant for Students Grades K-5

11/26 No Rehearsal

12/3 in the Music Room from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

For more information regarding Music Programming, call or text Ginny Dawson, 724-544-6775.

Events - Mark Your Calendar

Thanksgiving Tailgate Worship Tonight!

The tradition continues for a relaxed atmosphere of worship before the Thanksgiving hubbub.  Bring a “tailgate” dish to share and enjoy a nice service of thanks at the Firepit at 6:30.  Dress warmly and bring your kids or your neighbor’s kids! Hotdogs will be provided. All are welcome.

Church Office Hours on Nov. 23 and 24

The Office will be closed in observation of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Church Decorating, Dec. 2

All are invited to help decorate the church for Christmas at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 2.

Advent Soup Supper, Dec. 3 at 5:30 PM

The Congregational Life committee has put together another remarkable production to get us in the holiday spirit… the right holiday spirit.  Don’t miss this “souper” event.  Bring a pot of soup & 2 dozen cookies to share.  Advent wreaths can be brought from home, will be provided and are for sale ($10.00) if anyone needs one for their table.  Candles will be available for purchase ($5.00).  If you like to sample many soups, bring your own muffin pan.  After we eat, our Hampton Players will put on a play called “Presence”.    

NOTE: So all can attend the Soup Supper, Christmas Pageant Rehearsal is at 4:30 p.m.  There will NOT be Youth Sunday Night Live.

HPC Live Concert with Joe Herndon
Join us on December 11 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. for a Brass and Percussion Concert with music from The Dallas Brass Christmas Album.  A free will offering will benefit the Hemophilia Foundation.

Young at Heart Dec.14 Social

Enjoy a Holiday Field Trip Dec.14th for an 11:30 a.m. lunch at Hartwood Restaurant and The Hartwood Mansion for a Christmas Tour. Cost is $22 for both or $4 for tour only.

Reservation slip(s) on the Info Desk. Checks to Hampton Presbyterian Church. If you have any questions or need more info, call Amy at 724-766-5268.

Christmas Pageant, December 17

Sunday, December 17 is the Christmas Pageant. There will not be an 8:30 a.m. service. Please worship with us in Fellowship Hall at 9:30 or 11:00 a.m.

Christmas Caroling, December 17 @ 5:30 p.m.

HPC Families, Couples, Singles, and Friends:  Join us for pizza, soft drinks, and Christmas Caroling. All are welcome!

Christmas Worship, December 24

Nursery available. Children’s Church for 3 yrs.-2nd grade.

Nursery available for the 6:00 p.m. Service.

December 31 Worship Service

8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Nursery Available. Children’s Church for 3 yrs.-2nd grade.

Communion Servers For December 3        

Turningpoint:  J.Courson, W.Watenpool, C.Knox, H.Steiner, M.Zahorchak        

Sanctuary:  J & J.Janovsky, S. Gilmour, B.Martin

Counting Schedule

11/26    J.Courson, S.Gilmour, A.Bernett, D.Longwell        

12/3      J.Schmidt, T.Fennell, P.Graebing, B.Bish

12/10    H.Steiner, J.Bacurin, K.Fanuele, K.Schmidt

12/17    P.DeBaldo, A.Bradley, A.Dawson, R.Bennett

12/24   A.Mendell, C.Niehaus, G.Hunzeker, S.O’Donnell

12/31   J.&J.Janovsky, T.Stormer, J.Courson

Alternates are Sissy Molnar and Dan Baird.

NOTE:   A Trustee must be present in each group.  Trustees please contact another trustee when switching, unless the team has 2 Trustees serving in same group.

Turningpoint (9:30 a.m.) Usher Families

11/26  Stout, Wagner

12/3   Stewart, (2) Volunteers Needed

12/10  Stormer, Watenpool C.

12/17  Watenpool R., Watenpool R.

12/24  Waybright, Weidaw (8:00 p.m. Service)

12/31  Wilkins

Turningpoint Ushers are needed during 9:30 worship to greet, collect the Offering and hand out the bulletin listing Announcements. We ask that those who worship at the Turningpoint Service take a turn. The commitment to serve as Usher is only once per year.

Please email hpcusa@hamptonpresbyterian.org to be placed on the schedule, if you are not already serving. If you need to be removed from the schedule, you can email same.

If you have a scheduling conflict, please find your replacement by contacting one of the other family members listed on the schedule. The schedule is posted on the Bulletin Board in the Greeting Area.

 All of us working together for the Glory of God will continue to bless our Hampton Presbyterian Church Family.  Thanks so much for serving.

Bible Study and Small Groups

Adult Small Groups

If you aren’t already connected to a Small Group or Bible Study, please prayerfully consider joining one. It’s a great way to grow in your relationship with God and others!  

Men’s Friday Bible Study at 6:30-8:30 a.m.

The group will NOT meet on Nov. 24.  For the month of December, meet at Don Dawson’s home.  (Meeting place rotates each month.)  

Wednesday a.m. Bible Study

10:00-11:00 a.m. in the Library. New participants are always welcome. Rush Hodgin, Facilitator.

Women’s Friday a.m. Bible Study

9:45 a.m. in the Hospitality Room. Sissy Molnar, Facilitator.

Small Group for Parents of Young Kids
2nd Sunday of each month, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Room 202.  Nursery Open.

Mom’s Group
2nd and 4th Mondays of each month, at 9:15-10:45 a.m. in room 309. Nursery Open.

Women’s Prayer Circle
2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the Prayer Room.

Young @ Heart (55+ Socials) 2nd Thursday of each month

Meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month for lunch and a scheduled event, begins at 12:00 p.m. If you need more info, call Amy at 724-766-5268.

Athletics

Volleyball

Co-ed Volleyball on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. If you have any questions, please call Rob Schmidt at 724-655-4433.

Basketball

Basketball will start up on Monday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m. Mark your calendar for play in Fellowship Hall. If you have any questions, please call Andrew Dawson at 412-427-3953.

PAPEN

PAPEN (Pennsylvania Professional Employment Network) is a Pittsburgh-based networking organization that helps participants advance their careers. They are a nonprofit organization that only exists to benefit those in the community seeking job opportunities via networking. Their funding comes from donations.

Most participants of PAPEN work in professional, managerial, or technical fields, but no one is turned away. They usually have ten or more years of experience, but some are students or recent graduates. All live in the Pittsburgh area, are interested in moving here, and/or believe in the power of networking.

They group meets at Hampton Presbyterian Church every Monday beginning at 9:00 a.m. in Room 306. A donation of $10 is recommended. Click on the link for more information,  www.papen.us.

The HPC App!
Some of you may not be aware of this.  HPC has an App!  It is available on Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=Hampton%20Presbyterian%20Church&c=apps&hl=en and the Apple App Store: Just type in "Hampton Presbyterian Church” in the search bar.         IT’S FREE!  And it connects you to all the things that are super cool about HPC.

Online/Mobile Giving
HPC is now using a service called Pushpay for electronic and mobile giving.  Text hamptonpres to 77977 or visit our website and click the "Give Now" button.  Ways to give: checking account, debit card or credit card directly through your phone and a recurring donation is an option. HPC will continue to accept offerings through check, cash, and automatic bank withdrawal.

Pittsburgh Faith & Family Channel (40.2)
The Pittsburgh Faith and Family Channel has fit Hampton Presbyterian Church into their TV schedule.  Look for HPC at the following days and times: Mondays, 4:00 P.M.; Thursdays, 7:00 A.M.; Fridays, 10:00 P.M.  

Giant Eagle and Shop n Save Gift Cards

Gift Card sales happen the first Sunday of every month or you can purchase them during church office hours.  Proceeds to benefit Youth Ministry.

Shop n Save Perks to Pray and Play

Designate Shop n Save Perks at any Mihelic’s Shop n Save Store. Grab a form from the HPC Information Desk, designate Hampton Presbyterian Church as the one to receive the Pray and Play Rebate.  (Click on link to learn more.)  Earn rebates by shopping. Each qualifying purchase earns 2% rebate for HPC. HPC cashes in on the purchases by receiving the equivalent amount in Shop n Save Gift Cards for rebates earned during the earning period.

Step 1:  Choose HPC from the list.

Step 2:  Register your Perks card under your organization.  Registration forms are at the Service Desk at Shop n Save or on the HPC Information Desk in the Greeting Area.  

Step 3:  After each 6-month period, Shop n Save calculates 2% of qualified purchases and gives that amount to HPC in the form of Gift Cards.

Step 4: HPC uses the gift cards for youth ministry related purchases.

Contact Information

Committee Chairs
Christian Education Committee, Elliott Larson
Congregational Life Committee, Karen Schmidt
Mission Committee, Jody Janovsky
Outreach Committee, Bobbie Bish
Personnel Committee, Sissy Molnar
Stewardship Committee, Aaron Bernett
Worship Committee, Renee Baker
Deacons, Amy Watenpool
Trustees, Tim Fennell

Church Staff
Church Office Phone Number 724-443-3201

Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Ted Martin

Associate Pastor, Rev. Ryan Pixton 

Administrative Assistant, Stephanie Scheerbaum
Secretary / Receptionist, Carole Mills

Director of Christian Education, Karen Shumaker
Director of Music, Ginny Dawson
Business Manager, Don Hunkele (call church office)
Turning Point Music Director, Marie Doerge
Organist, Phillip Graebing
Nursery Coordinator

Director of Children’s Center, Dawn Roccki
Children’s Center Office Phone Number 724-443-5340