Announcements for the week of May 26, 2019

CHANCEL FLOWERS THIS MORNNG are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of Melissa Murdoch by Bruce and Patty Murdoch.


TODAY WE REMEMBER those who have lost their lives in military service, and we are thankful for those who have served our country.  The red, white, and blue flowers given by the Memorial Committee in our church flowerbeds are in memory of those CPC members who have served and who have joined the Church Triumphant.  Many thanks to Becky Zeeger for planting them.





A PANCAKE BREAKFAST to support the work of the CPC Mission Ministry will be held next Sunday, June 2.  Come enjoy a delicious breakfast of pancakes, sausage, fruit and beverages either before worship at 8:30 am or after worship at 10:30 am.  A suggested donation is $6, but whatever you can give to support our CPC missions would be greatly appreciated.



“FEEL THE SPIRIT” next Sunday, June 2, during Worship when Festival Choir and Chamber Orchestra present the worship message through an exciting song cycle of spirituals arranged by John Rutter. The work will be 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. Invite your friends to come with you for this moving and meaningful celebration of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the people!





HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE HYMN SING this morning at 9:15. Next opportunity to sing your favorite hymns is Sunday, June 23. You can email requests to [email protected]


PLEASE NOTE:  The church office will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Summer office hours will begin on May 28:  Our office hours will be Mon-Thurs, 9:00 am to 2 pm.  The office will be closed on Fridays.


BACCALAUREATE SUNDAY is next Sunday, June 2, when we will recognize all of our graduates from high school, college or higher-level degree programs during worship.  If someone in your family is graduating, we would like the graduate’s name, where graduating from, degree, future plans and a picture.  Please email Nancy Hilton, [email protected] no later than Wednesday, May 29.  Thank you.



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.


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.




SUMMER CHILDREN’S WORSHIP. Each Sunday from June 2 through August 18 two volunteers are needed to teach children ages 4-8 during worship. Student helpers can also sign up. Lessons are available now, and the weekly topics are on the sign up. Find a friend, choose a Sunday and sign up to support this ministry to CPC’s kids. There is a sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center. See Amy Lisk with questions.


CPC YOUTH ARE INVITED for ice cream and games at CPC on Sunday, June 2, from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Youth Room.


MINISTRY LEADERS, please let the church office know if your ministry/committee will be meeting during June, July and August. Also, if you are not meeting during the summer, we need to know your September start-up date and preferred fall meeting schedule. Please request a building usage form.   Thanks very much!


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.


A CHURCH SAFETY COMMITTEE has been organized under the Board of Trustees.  The committee is seeking volunteers to support the church’s response to a variety of potential emergencies that might arise during worship and at other times the church is occupied.  Volunteers will be trained to facilitate an effective response should we be faced with sudden critical situations.  Please contact Joe Clark by email at [email protected] if you are willing to support the committee in this important role.

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