Announcements for the week of March 1, 2020

Chancel Flowers This Morning are given in Memory of Kay Johnson by Ralph Johnson and Family.

Annual Meeting of the Congregation and Corporation is called by the Session for today immediately following the service. Please gather in Fellowship Hall as we reflect on 2019 and receive information about our Strategic Vision and next steps forward!

During today’s Annual Meeting, childcare will be provided in room 118 for children up to age 5. If your child is in the nursery during worship, you don’t need to do anything—children can stay in there straight through the meeting. Kids age 6 through middle school are welcome to be in the youth room (rm 110-112) for snacks and age appropriate activities. If your child is in Godly Play, please sign them out and then bring them to the youth room and drop off there. We request that students not be on their own while parents attend the meeting. High school students, especially those in confirmation class, are encouraged to attend the meeting.

Add Some Wonder to Your Lent!

Wednesday evenings beginning March 4, our WONDER! experience will include the following:

6:00-7:00      Dinner (please remember to sign up each week!)

7:00             IMPACT Middle School and Spark! Elementary groups

7:00-8:15     Two Adult Opportunities for Your Lenten Experience

Lenten Prayer Stations: Each Wednesday Rooms 107-109 will be set apart for quiet, individual contemplation at Prayer Stations. A variety of stations will be available each week to encourage participants to reflect personally and meditatively through prayer. Spend as much time as you want or are able, skip the stations that don’t appeal to you, and visit as often as you’d like through Lent. Examples of stations are on display in the narthex today, so you can know what to expect when you arrive.

“Living your Lent Sheepishly: an Adult Wonder Class” (with homework)

Join us in the Prayer Room for a call to a Lenten focus and discipline found in Jesus’ “Parable of the Sheep & Goats” in Matthew 25. Rather than follow the tradition of giving something up as a spiritual discipline, we will challenge ourselves to take something on each week that will commit us to Jesus’ call and way of seeing and tending to those in need. Raising our awareness, engaging our compassion, changing a habit, responding in concrete actions – all “sheepish” ways of living Jesus’ way in this world. Join Jenny Warren and the rest of the flock on Wednesday evenings!

 Noontime Lenten Services And Luncheon For The Community Sponsored by the Downingtown Area Ministerium: “Serving the Downingtown area in the Love of Jesus Christ”

Worship: 12 noon – 12:30 p.m.  ~ Lunch will be served after the service. Please come and enjoy the worship and fellowship.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Downingtown Friends Meeting

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Messiah Lutheran

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 St. James’ Episcopal Church

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Glenmoore UMC

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 St. Joseph Catholic Church

Good Friday Worship April 10, 2020 Downingtown United Methodist Church

This Morning’s Loose Offering assists our Deacons with their outreach to the community. The Deacon Liaison Committee continues to work with families in need, helping with utility bills, heating oil, rental assistance and support toward food. Thank you for your generosity.

It’s Time To Order Easter Flowers! Please check at the Welcome Center for a form for ordering beautiful Easter flowers to honor a loved one and to decorate our Sanctuary. Choice of Tulips, Daffodils or Lilies at $9 each for a 6-inch pot. Make checks payable to CPC.  Feel free to take the flowers after Easter Sunday worship or leave them for homebound members. Kindly return the order form by March 22, 2020.

Cafe Central Hosts are Needed in March. If you can help out, please sign up at the Welcome Center.  Refreshments can be simple, directions are thorough, and there is a small budget available. Everyone loves our fellowship time, and we need your help to make it happen!  Please contact the March captains, the Smith/Veit families, if you can help with a Sunday in March. Thanks for volunteering!

Thank You for SHARING The Love – The Honey Brook Food Pantry thanks everyone who participated in Sharing the Love! Every week the bins were overflowing with the requested items. The pantry is so grateful for your willingness to give your love and support to the clients of the pantry. Donations like this help them keep their shelves filled. THANK YOU! You can continue to fill the bins all year long with items for the Lord’s Pantry in Downingtown.

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