Announcements for the week of June 2, 2019

CHANCEL FLOWERS THIS MORNNG are given to the glory of God and in honor of our upcoming 54th Anniversary by Nancy Blackwood.


“FEEL THE SPIRIT!” This morning during Worship the Festival Choir and Chamber Orchestra are presenting the worship message through an exciting song cycle of spirituals arranged by John Rutter. The work is being conducted by Walter Edmonds, (BA, Organ and Voice, Lycoming College; MD, Yale University; M Music, Choral Conducting, Temple University), well-known church musician and retired UMC Pastor from the Washington, DC area.  Walt currently serves as Artistic Director of the Academy of Saint Cecelia Youth Orchestra, his vision that came to fruition September 11, 2001.


A PANCAKE BREAKFAST to support the work of the CPC Mission Ministry will be held this morning immediately after worship.  Come enjoy a delicious breakfast of pancakes, sausage, fruit and beverages.  A suggested donation is $6 per person, but whatever you can give to support our CPC missions would be greatly appreciated.




ATTENTION YOUTH!  All students 6th-12th grades are invited back to CPC tonight from 6:30-8:30PM for ice cream and games. Weather permitting we’ll be outside to play corn hole, croquet, 4-square and Gaga. We’ll work up an appetite and then make ice cream sundaes as we anticipate summer vacation. Friends welcome! See Amy Lisk with questions.




WEAR RED ON PENTECOST!  Please wear red to church next week as we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the church.


TODAY IS BACCALAUREATE SUNDAY.  During worship we celebrate all of our graduates from high school, college and higher-level degree programs. Congratulations and best wishes to all of our graduates!




THE IDA KLINE YOUTH MUSIC AWARD is presented today for the 44th year in a row. It is given to a youth member of our church who has contributed greatly to the worship life of our congregation through the generous offering of their musical talents—instrumental, vocal or both. Through such expressions we experience the joy of praising God through our congregational voices of all ages.


COME AS YOU ARE CHOIR returns Sunday, June 16.  This call is for you!  Come to the choir room on Sundays at 9:00 am to prepare an easy-to-sing anthem for the service.


CENTRALCONNECTION would like to thank the congregation for their donation of fiber fill and/or fleece fabric so graciously donated. The East Ward students enjoyed making themselves pillows. In addition, tied blankets were made and donated to the Lord’s Pantry.  Thank you all.


A NEW MEMBERS CLASS will be held on Sunday, June 9 at 10:45 am for anyone interested in joining Central Presbyterian Church, or for those who have questions about membership or wish to know more about the work and worship of the church.  Please RSVP to the church office, 610-269-1576 or to Nancy Hilton at [email protected] no later than June 6. Reading materials will be sent to you as soon as you RSVP.  Please let us know if you will need childcare.




VOLUNTEERS NEEDED.  There are still openings in our Summer Children’s Worship schedule. The lessons are clear and easy to follow. Please take a look at the signup at the Welcome Center and sign up to teach. Or, email [email protected] to get a link to online signups. Enjoy a few summer Sundays with our 4-8 year old kids!


LOST AND FOUND.  Please check the table and coat hangers in the West Narthex to see if any of the items belong to you.  They will be on display from now until June 10, and after that date they will be donated to a local charity.




PENTECOST SPECIAL OFFERING.  Each year on Pentecost Sunday, we celebrate the arrival of the Holy Spirit as a bringer of new life with an offering that nurtures the faith of children, youth and young adults.  This offering will be taken on Sunday, June 9.  40% stays with our congregation to develop and support programs for young people in our church and our community.  Special envelopes are available in the pews, and coin banks are also available in the office.


PICK UP A SCHEDULE OF SUMMER YOUTH EVENTS at the Welcome Center and join us whenever you can. Bookmarks with the book selections and discussion dates are also available there. As always, friends welcome at all events!


COME SUPPORT THE SCOUT CAR WASH this afternoon from 2 to 6 pm in the church parking lot.



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