Worship Service on Sept 16, 2012
Welcome to worship at Central Presbyterian Church! This week, we are continuing our Fall session and welcoming our new co-Pastor, Pastor Bill Hess, who will be in the pulpit today. Provided during this service is our Nursery care, KidZone class for age 4 – 1st grade, and Worship Workshop for ages 2nd – 5th grade. We will worship with a blend of contemporary and traditional elements led by our Praise Team and Chancel Choir. Pastor Bill will be leading us in worship and preaching on trust, using Psalms 121 and Psalm 91:2. Following the service, a Stephen Minister is available to pray with you over concerns regarding yourself or others. Join old friends and new in Fellowship Hall for refreshments after the service. This will also be our first week of Sunday School for all ages.
This year’s Downingtown CROP WALK will take place Sunday, October 7th at 2:00 pm here at CPC. The purpose of the walk is to raise money which is then used to provide resources to fight hunger world wide and in Chester County. You can assist in one of two ways: Be a walker or sponsor a walker. For more information, please see Dan Beam at the Welcome Center. Looking forward to seeing you on October 7th!
1st Community Luncheon – October 4
The Working Guild invites your participation in preparing and serving at the luncheons. Their reorganization meeting will be held on Friday, September 21 at 10 a.m. at the church. Please attend to find out how you can help on Prep day the day before or on the day of the luncheon. Thanks for your continuing support of this ministry!
Preschool Board Members Needed
We want you to join the Kids Central Preschool Board and help shape young lives! We are looking for just the right person to fill a 3-year term. Church membership is required and the parents of children currently enrolled are not eligible. If interested, contact Jim Price or Susan Farrell.
Students and Parents take note that continuing this week, high school and middle school youth groups meet Sunday night. High Def and Mayhem will be meeting that night in separate locations in the building. We will need some additional helpers and leaders for those evenings. Please contact Colin if you are willing to serve in this capacity. More information about the changes will be coming in the weeks to follow.
Adopt a College Freshman Program
Each year, your Deacons organize a program to support our new college freshmen with prayers, cards, notes of encouragement and (if desired) small gifts or treats. It helps the student to feel they haven’t been forgotten by their church while away at school. We currently have 10 students from our congregation participating in this program and are looking for volunteers to “adopt” each of these students for the school year. If you are interested in adopting a freshman, stop by the Welcome Center to select a student and pick up their in formation card. For additional information, contact Jan Drury or Ann Roper.
Nursery Volunteer Opportunities
- Beginning September 9th, during 10:30 am Sunday School, the nursery ministry is in need of volunteers who would be part of a rotation. (Please contact the church office: 610-269-1576)
Fall Children’s Ministry during 9:00 am Worship
- Nursery for birth to 3 year olds
- Kidzone Worship for 4 year olds through 1st grade, including choir practice time with Chapel Choir Leader, Debbie Schupp
- Worship Workshop for 2nd - 5th graders. A worship experience for kids following the children’s sermon, including a choir practice time with Emily Lucas, Faithful Voices Choir Director.
Fall Parking Lot Sale
Please mark your calendars for the parking lot sale which will be held Saturday, Sept 29th. And, let’s clean out our closets! Kathy Mendoza will be at church on September 27 from 1-4 p.m. and Sept 28 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. to receive your white elephant items for the Sept 29 parking lot sale.
CPC Session Joyfully Reports…
Please see our recent announcement on the hiring of two Temporary Co-Pastors to fill our current vacancy.
Also, new Office Administrator, Nancy Hilton, will begin her work with us on September 17.
Senior Luncheon Set
The CPC Deacons are hosting the Fall Seniors luncheon on October 9, 2012, from noon to 2:00 p.m. Seniors, please come and join us for a delicious fall luncheon and entertainment. Enjoy some conversation with old and new friends. We look forward to seeing you! Volunteers are needed to help set up and serve at the luncheon. Please visit the Welcome Center to sign up, or contact Maria Llevat or Barbara Leisenring.
On the Financial Front
Please see our Stewardship News for an important financial summary report.
Go to What’s Happening for more information of news and events at CPC
Go to Help Wanted to see how you can contribute to the work and ministry of CPC