Announcements for the week of December 16, 2018

CHANCEL FLOWERS THIS MORNING are given to the glory of God by Cathy Oles, in loving memory of her husband, Dave Oles.

 

CHRISTMAS JOY OFFERING.  A cherished Presbyterian tradition since the 1930s, the Christmas Joy Offering is one of the four special offerings designated by the PC(USA).  It provides financial assistance to current and former church workers and their families as well as providing opportunities for deserving students to attend Presbyterian-related colleges and schools.  You can find specially marked offering envelopes in the pews.

 

 

THANK YOU for your generous donations of cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, instant potatoes, stuffing mix and/or aluminum cooking pans.  About 240 families received food through the Honey Brook Food Pantry’s Christmas food distribution on December 8.  What a wonderful way to express your love for others during this time of the year.

 

WONDER! has just wrapped up for the first half of the program year.  Thank you to everyone that came out every week to support this new program!  Wonder! will be returning February 6.  Be sure to watch for more information as that time approaches.

 

JOIN US FOR THE LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE today at 4:00 pm. All are invited to share in this special worship service of contemplation and reflection on the Christmas season.   Childcare for children 4 and under will be provided. Slow down, take a breath, light a candle, and reflect on all Advent offers us.

 

 

 

ALL HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS are invited to attend a Christmas Party on Saturday December 22, 7-10pm at the home of Amy Lisk. Bring a $10 gift for an exchange game.

 

GOOD WORKS will be held this Saturday, December 22.  Please RSVP for lunch.  Thanks so much for supporting this mission, especially during this busy time of the month. If you have any questions or would like directions to the homeowners, please contact Koren Motel or Jim Lucas.

 

 

NEXT SUNDAY, December 23, children will not be dismissed to Godly Play, but will instead be invited to remain in the sanctuary so all of us can worship together. There will be additional activities available at the tables and during Time at the Table to help keep people of all ages engaged in celebrating together the last Sunday of Advent. The nurseries will be open for children through age 4 if you prefer. There will be no Grand Central Station that day.

 

RESOURCES FOR OBSERVING ADVENT with your family are on the tables outside the sanctuary.

 

 

 

 

YOUR 2019 GIVING ENVELOPES are available for you to pick up this morning.  They are arranged alphabetically on the table outside of Fellowship Hall.  Thank you so much for your faithfulness to CPC.

 

CAFÉ CENTRAL is in need of hosts for the month of January.  Please sign up at the Welcome Center.

 

STEWARDSHIP. Commitment cards are available at the Welcome Center for those who are still prayerfully considering what they might wish to give to the church in 2019.  Envelopes are provided for confidentiality, and can be returned to an usher or Welcome Center volunteer. Thank you for your faithful support.

 

BIBLES FOR 3RD GRADERS. On January 6 during Extending the Table, Bibles will be presented to students in 3rd Grade. Please notify Amy Lisk at [email protected] with the name of your 3rd grade student. If you have a 4th or 5th grader who never received a Bible, please inform us of that as well. Join us for the celebration!

 

SAVE THE DATE! Friday, January 25, the youth will hold a fundraiser coffeehouse/talent show. We hope you’ll join us for a fun evening. Want to perform? Contact Nate Wolfgang-Price. Tickets are $10 and will go on sale after Christmas.

 

THE 2019 CHANCEL FLOWER SIGN-UP can be found in Fellowship Hall, right inside the door.  If you would like to donate the chancel flowers “in honor of” or “in memory of” a loved one, please make your check payable to the CPC Working Guild.  Cost is $40.   Flowers can be taken home immediately after the service, or you can designate that the Deacons deliver one or both to a shut-in.

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