Highland Presbyterian News and Activities

Latest Updates:

January 14:
January 6:
Highland Prayer Chain,
Jessica Stroia requests prayers for her friend, Mike Rooney, who recently learned he has stage 4 cancer, and is in lots of pain, with no insurance to support him.  Sounds like a desperate situation.
Bill Stroia requests prayers for his co-workers granddaughter.  Her name is Sienna Grace, she was just born on December 27, but they are doing tests to determine if she has Cerebral Palsy.  
Please pray for God's mercy and gentleness in bringing goodness out of these situations.
Blessed Epiphany,
Pastor Rich
If you know of someone  who would like to be on the Prayer Chain to receive Prayer requests, please let Pastor Rich  know.  We need as many people praying as we can, but I don't want to burden people with what are often sad and difficult requests.)
May the Lord also strengthen your spirit and fill you with hope as you lift up these requests in prayer.  When you pray, God's Spirit prays with you, so be encouraged!
In Christ's love,
Pastor Rich
The Worship service will begin at 10:00 a.m.
Masks & Sanitizer: Bring your own mask, or a mask will be provided at the door.  A member of the Security Team will provide 1 sanitizing towelette per person. 
Social Distancing: We've got a big building, spread out and use it!  On the lower level, signs will be placed so that people will sit in every fourth pew.  Feel free to venture to the balcony and have fun sitting in those far off seats that are never used.  We can make this fun, and easily worship without being in spitting distance of another soul!
Restrooms: Use of restrooms will be limited to one person at a time.  
Bibles and Hymnals have been removed from pews, and we will not be passing out a  Bulletin.  We want to avoid touching things.
The Offering will not be collected during the worship service.  After the service, your offering can be deposited at the door, monitored by a member of the Safety Team.
Communion: We will not be doing communion at this time.
Dismissal: We will be dismissing by pews, and will not be socializing or fellowshiping after the  service.   
Those not able to come: We understand that many in our congregation are not yet ready (or physically able) to come to Church.  I will continue to put my sermons on YouTube.  (I will probably put a delay on the release, so the sermon can't be viewed until 10 a.m.)  The Session is in the planning stages of video recording and live streaming the worship service.

God in Your mercy, please hear our prayers.

Logo for Lawrence County Habitat for HumanityOn December 29, 2020, Lawrence County Habitat for Humanity dedicated its third house of the year as New Castle Mayor, Chris Frye, presented Tom Kelly, a member of our church, with his keys.

For more details and photos, visit our Habitat For Humanity page.

Pastor Appreciation:

We at Highland thank God for Pastor Rich. He is a preacher, a teacher, a listener, and a friend. God needed someone to care for His flock (Us) and we are so blessed to have him and Christianna.

Music Director Appreciation:

We want to thank Maura for her timeless efforts, hours, and devotion to our Music Ministry. We appreciate her beautiful musical talent and her willingness to bless us with her many gifts every Sunday.

Fall Gathering and Hayride

Fall Gathering and Hayride

There was a Hayride and Fall Gathering on Friday, October 23, at the Thompson home. It was a perfect night. To ensure everyone's safety, we had hand sanitizers at each table and masks available. The tables, both inside and outside, were spaced more than six feet apart, and only six people per table. Even in these trying times, a good evening was had by all attending.
Be sure to view all of the photos from the festivities.

Payton Flannery Baptism

Logan Schweitzer Baptism

May 31st was our first day back to our Sunday Worship Service since March 15th. It was definitely a different experience with the masks on but, it felt so great to be back.

Praise the Lord! God is good!

We are all praying things will continue to improve and we will be able to continue to worship Sunday mornings in our sanctuary.

We have many events, activities, and ways for you to be informed and connected with us here at Highland Presbyterian Church. Here we present a list of our most frequent ways to be informed and to connect with us.

Each item is also covered in more detail on each linked page. If you have any questions about any event or activity, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Highland Happenings - a collection of news, events, and activities.

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