Harvey Browne Memorial Presbyterian Church
311 Browns Lane | Louisville, Kentucky 40207 | Phone: 502-896-1791 | www.hbpres.net
Featured in this issue:
Sunday Morning & Wednesday Night Activities Resume
Memorial Garden is Completed
Service Honoring Harvey Browne Members Age 90+
For period September 1—30, 2019
Mailing Date: August 29, 2019
I grew up in a small rural Baptist church just east of Lexington. We never missed Sunday morning
Sunday School and Worship, Sunday night Bible Study and Worship and Wednesday night Prayer
Meeting. You planned your other activities around this schedule. When I was young I was really into
horses and participated in horse shows almost every weekend. Some of these were on Sunday. The few
times that my parents let me do one of these shows we would load up the trailer with two horses and
go to Sunday School and then leave to head to the show. We didn’t stay for worship which back then
was called “staying for preaching!”
The motivation for this type of commitment is hard to explain but it is easy to explain from the
perspective of a young kid like me in the 60’s. Guilt. If I didn’t make the church the number one priority
I felt guilty. And there was always the prospect of those flames that might engulf me in the afterlife.
Beth has a customer who buys flowers from here at the farmer’s market. He only comes a few times
during the season but he always buys a bouquet for his daughter in law and the pays for Beth’s next
customer to get one for free. It’s called paying it forward. A couple of weeks ago he came and did this
and each time the person learned they were the recipient of this generosity they too would pay it
forward. I found it interesting that there were different motivations for continuing to pay it forward.
Most of the young women responding by enthusiastically embracing this idea. They really believed this
was a worthy thing to do and they wanted to be a part of it. Many others, often of my generation, also
wanted to continue it but you could tell that they were motivated more by something different. Often
they would say. “Oh, I can’t accept that. I’ll have to do it too.” Guilt.
As we start up our new “Program Year” you are going to be asked to make some commitments. Come
to Sunday School and Worship each week. Participate in Wednesday night activities. Be involved in
mission projects and other outreach ministries. Bring your children to activities planned for them. And
come October, make a financial commitment to help continue the ministry of Harvey Browne.
Of course I hope that you will consider getting involved in the Music Ministry. Finally, you are going to
take the risk to come sing or play in one of our ensembles. You are going to support the children and
youth ministries by bringing your kids on Wednesday night for all the wonderful opportunities afforded
them for spiritual and musical growth.
I hope you will do this out of a sense of commitment to “Making a Difference by Making Disciples” here
at HBPres. But, as Beth found out with her flowers, guilt works too. And in the end, the goal is achieved.
Hope to see ya this fall.
Larry D. Brandenburg
Minister of Music
We will be recognizing all our members aged 90
and above on September 29. The invitations are
out, individuals are responding, and we are
excited to see everyone and celebrate these very
We’ll keep everyone updated and hope you
will make plans to attend!
These folks were born in the 1920’s (or earlier!)
Treaty of Versailles signed, formally ending WWI (1919)
Nineteenth Amendment passed granting women the right to
vote in the U. S. A.(1920)
Pablo Picasso painted Three Musicians (1921)
Tom of Tutankhamun discovered by Howard Carter (1922)
New York Yankees won their first World Series Title (1923)
George Gershwin composed Rhapsody in Blue (1924)
First working mechanical television system invented (1925)
A. A. Milne published Winnie-the-Pooh (1926)
Charles Lindbergh was the first to fly solo across the Atlantic
Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin (1928)
Economic boom ended by “Black Tuesday” (Oct. 29, 1929)
leading to the Great Depression
The Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) is pleased to report to the congregation that the Ministry
Information Form (MIF) for HBPres, to be used in calling our next pastor, has been completed. It was
subsequently approved by the HBPres Session on July 25 and then by the Mid-Kentucky Presbytery
Commission on Ministry (COM) on August 5. The MIF is now in the process of being posted on the
PC(USA) Church Leadership Connection (CLC) website. The PNC will then receive Personal
Information Forms (PIF)s for consideration from qualified candidates that match our criteria and by
We know God has a plan for HBPres and will help us as we go forward together in Christ’s name.
Please help by keeping us in your prayers. Thank you.
Frank Anderson | Sarah Nash Bumpas | Linda Garrett | Marianne Humphries | Jim Rissler | Jonathan Sutphin | Adam Zuber
On Wednesday, September 11, the church will again
offer a monthly service for healing and wholeness.
This brief service, held at 5:00 PM just before
Wednesday supper, includes hymns, readings of scrip-
ture, and times of silence. Participants may also come
forward for personal prayer with one of the pastors.
Join us weekly on Wednesdays to have a meal together
and partake in activities for all ages!
Meal begins at 5:30 PM in Emory Hall
Kids’ music for grades 1-5 at 6:00 PM
Bible Study with Bill at 6:30 PM in Room 206
Chancel Hand Bells practice at 6:30 PM
Chancel Choir practice at 7:30 PM
Child care available in the nursery