Announcements for the week of March 31, 2019

CHANCEL FLOWERS THIS MORNNG are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Wesley Cline and William Cody, father and father-in-law, by Diana Cline.


WE WELCOME INTO MEMBERSHIP THIS MORNING Dave and Erica Collins, Ken Felsburg, and Justin and Robin Serrenti.  Please be sure to greet them warmly after the service.




THE OPPORTUNITY TO ORDER EASTER FLOWERS has been extended to today.  Tulips, lilies, daffodils or daisy mums in a 6-inch pot can be purchased for $9 in memory of or in honor of a loved one.  Flowers will adorn our sanctuary on Easter morning, and can then be taken home, or a Deacon can deliver your plant to a shut-in.  Please pick up an order form at the Welcome Center this morning.


OUR PRAYERS GO WITH our CPC Mission Team, Nash DeFord, Koren Motel, and John Yurkutat, leaving for Wilmington, NC, on April 7.  They will be working to repair and restored damaged homes after the devastating hurricane last fall.


A NOONTIME LENTEN SERVICE followed by lunch will be held Wednesday, April 3 at St. Joseph Parish Roman Catholic Church, 322 Manor Avenue, Downingtown.




DINNER FOR WONDER! this week will be pizza.  Dinner and fellowship is from 6:15-7pm, between Block A and Block B.  If you plan to participate in the provided meal, please RSVP on the church website, sign up at the Welcome Center or call the office!


OUR APRIL COMMUNITY LUNCHEON will be held from 11 am to 1 pm this Thursday, April 4.  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.




A GIFT TO ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING enables the PC(USA) to share God’s love with our neighbors-in-need around the world by providing relief to those affected by natural disasters, providing food to the hungry, and helping to empower the poor and oppressed.  This special offering will be collected on Easter Sunday morning, April 21.  Extra “Fish Banks” are available in the church office, or look for the OGHS offering envelope in the pews or in your personal offering envelope box.



OUR DEACONS’ SPRING LUNCHEON is coming up on Thursday, April 18.  If you are a senior or a veteran, please be our guest.  Come enjoy warm fellowship, a delicious meal, and some delightful entertainment.  We always welcome additional help with the luncheon – as greeters, as servers, or for clean-up.  Sign-ups to attend or help are at the Welcome Center, or speak to Melinda Carlson if you would like more information.




INVITATION TO “FEEL THE SPIRIT!”  Festival Choir invites singers of all voices and ages to rehearse “Feel the Spirit,” an exciting work of seven spirituals, arranged by John Rutter, to be presented in worship on June 2; rehearsals are Thursdays from 8:30-9:00 p.m. and Sundays Noon-12:45 p.m.


TIME TO WONDER!  Come out for Parents Group or the Wired Word during Block A from 5:30-6:15pm   Dinner and fellowship follow from 6:15-7pm.  Then check out Block B from 7-8:15pm – you can join Kelly Black for the discussion group “Intentionally Pursuing God;” or, visit the Lenten Prayer Stations, set up in rooms 107-109, from now through April 10.


BAGS OF POLYESTER FIBERFILL are needed for CentralConnection. During our May CentralConnection after-school program, we will offer an activity for the children to make stuffed pillows, dolls and stuffed animals to take home. Donations of fiberfill can be dropped off in Room 117 by April 28.  Thank you so much for helping to support this joyful local outreach!


DONEGAL PRESBYTERY’S WOMEN’S SPRING RETREAT is being held May 3-5 at St. Mary of Providence Retreat Center, hosted by First Presbyterian Church of Phoenixville.  Registration forms are available at the Welcome Center.  Scholarships are available.  Questions may be directed to Joanne Bilyew.



CAFÉ CENTRAL CAPTAINS. We are looking for individuals or CPC groups to serve as Café Central Captains.  Captains will be responsible for finding volunteers, food procurement, setup and cleanup of Café Central on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays of a chosen month.  A small budget is available to help offset the cost of food.  Months available are:  April, May, July, August and December.  See Brad Aucker for more details.


DAY OF SERVICE, MAY 4 – Volunteers can begin signing up for Downingtown opportunities on the web site ( as of April 2, and via paper at the Welcome Center beginning Sunday, April 7. Opportunities include Good Works, planting a butterfly garden at Simpson Meadows, Projects at Caln Elementary School, and making casseroles at home to be delivered to the homeless in Philadelphia. More details at the web site or the Welcome Center.

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