Announcements for February 25, 2018

CHANCEL FLOWERS THIS MORNING are given in loving memory of Mary Joe Teddlie by Carol Jobe.


PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION.  A series of musical meditations are being offered as our Prayer of Illumination each week in Lent.


POST PARKLAND COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONTonight at 5pm: Come join others from the CPC community desiring a safe place to process emotions and faith-questions in the wake of last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Pizza will be provided. RSVPs are not required, but letting Pastor Emily know will help her plan for the evening.


“WE COLLECT FOOD FOR OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED BECAUSE SOMETIMES THEY CANNOT GET IT ON THEIR OWN” – Micah B.  Amen, Micah.  Last Sunday was another incredible day of sharing and loving as we collected 365 pounds of food, including 63 jars of peanut butter or jelly, 96 boxes of granola bars and snacks, 56 boxes of cereal, and 100 boxes of mac and cheese for the clients of the Lord’s Pantry!  Thanks to all who donated items and to the Kids on a Mission class for sorting, weighing and packing them.


OUR MARCH COMMUNITY LUNCHEON will be held from 11 am to 1 pm this Thursday, March 1.  Come enjoy delicious homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts and a time of great fellowship.  All sales support the work of the CPC Working Guild.  Take-out orders are welcome.


NEXT SUNDAY, March 4, the CPC Presbyterian Women will be hosting Extending the Table.  We invite everyone to come to Fellowship Hall after worship to enjoy some breakfast goodies and fellowship.  Then stroll around to view some displays featuring the activities of the Miriam, Lydia, Deborah and Sarah Circles.  Learn more about the purpose of PW:  to nurture our faith, support mission, work for justice and peace, and build an inclusive, caring community of women in the church and in the world.


A HUGE THANK YOU to all who volunteered for the gathering of the Donegal Presbytery here at CPC on February 20.  Many willing hands made the day go smoothly and we received many positive comments from those in attendance.  Special thanks to Nash DeFord for coordinating the volunteers and to the CPC Working Guild for providing a delicious lunch, as well as enough extras that an entire meal could be taken to His Mission.


THE CPC DEACONS will be introducing themselves to you at “Meet Your Deacon Sunday” during fellowship time on Sunday, March 18.


NOONTIME LENTEN SERVICES AND LUNCHEONS.  The Downingtown Area Ministerium is once again sponsoring a series of noontime Lenten services and luncheons for our community.  Worship is noon to 12:30 pm followed by lunch.  The next one takes place on  Wednesday, February 28, at Downingtown United Methodist Church, 751 E. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown. CPC will be hosting on March 21.


CAFÉ CENTRAL HOSTS are needed for the month of March.  Please sign up on the bulletin board by the Welcome Center.  This is a fun opportunity for a family, or maybe two families joining together, to provide hospitality to our church community.  Thanks for volunteering.


LOOKING FOR FLEECE FABRIC, minimum 2 ft. x 2 ft.  to be used by our youth to make throws.  Please call RaeAnn Lukavsky if you have questions.  Drop off fabric in the church office.  Thank you.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR for our next Red Cross Blood Drive, to be held at CPC on Friday, March 16, from 2-7 pm.  The winter months often bring a crucial shortage in blood supplies, so your donation is especially appreciated.   Make an appointment by calling the church office, 610-269-1576,  or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS.  Schedule on-line at and enter zip code 19335.  Thank you!


NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED.  One volunteer is needed weekly to serve with Ann Lash in the infant room. Please sign up on the calendar outside the nursery to support this important ministry.


WOMEN’S SPRING RETREAT.  The Presbyterian Women of CPC are hosting a spring retreat, “Bringing Hope to a World in Need. . . Caring for Self, for Others, and for God’s Creation, at St. Mary’s of Providence Retreat Center, Elverson.  ALL women of the church are invited to this wonderful opportunity for worship, study and fellowship April 27-29.  Pick up a registration form at the Welcome Center.  Registration deadline is March 15.

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