CHANCEL FLOWERS THIS MORNING are given to the glory of God and in loving memory of David Sweetland by Sue Sweetland.
“MAKIBA NO ASA,” this morning’s bell anthem, is a children’s song from Japan that translates to “Pasture in the Morning.”
“EXTENDING THE TABLE” – PANCAKE BREAKFAST! Join us immediately following worship this morning, as we come together for a delicious pancake breakfast sponsored by the Mission Ministry. Donations will be used for mission activities, especially Rise Against Hunger meal-packing, our hands-on, multi-generational challenge to assemble and pack 12,000 meals, which will take place Sunday, November 4. Thank you for your support!
TEXTILES from Sweden, Egypt, South Africa, Tanzania, Malawi, Japan, Mexico and Cuba adorn the sanctuary this morning in celebration of World Communion Sunday.
PC(USA) PEACE & GLOBAL WITNESS OFFERING – This morning we are receiving this special offering of the PC(USA) designed to deepen our pursuit of peace as a congregation and as individuals. Envelopes have been provided in the pews.
REALITY RETREAT last call! Today is the last day for high school students to commit to attending the retreat, Nov 2-4th. Sign up in the youth room or talk to Amy Lisk TODAY!
CROP WALK IS NEXT SUNDAY, October 14, at 2 pm. (Registration begins at 1 pm.) This is an ecumenical event that raises funds and awareness to help end hunger locally and globally. Walkers leave from the CPC parking lot. Over the last 31 years, our walk has raised over $410,000, with $82,000 of that amount going to help our local food pantries. Please see Koren Motel or Dan Beam at the Welcome Center today if you would like to participate and need a sponsor form, or if you can help at a registration table. Thank you.
CENTRALCONNECTION, our after-school program for children grades K-5 on DASD early dismissal days, will take place this Wednesday, October 10, from 1:30 to 5 pm. Margaret Van Gilder directs the program and CPC volunteers guide the students through prepared crafts, music and recreational activities. If you can take a turn as a volunteer, please contact Margaret at [email protected]
THE DEACONS LUNCHEON FOR SENIORS AND VETERANS is coming up on Thursday, October 18, from noon to 2 pm. If you are a Senior or a Veteran, please be our guest. Come enjoy warm fellowship, a delicious meal and some delightful entertainment. Please sign up at the Welcome Center if you wish to attend. We can always use additional help with the luncheon, such as greeters, servers, and help with clean-up. Sign up at the Welcome Center.
SECOND FRIDAYS, for our youth in 3rd-5th grades, will be meeting at Highland Orchards this Friday night, Oct. 12, for a “By the Light of the Silvery Moon Hayride.” This is a non-scary leisurely ride through the orchard; afterwards, we will sit around the campfire and enjoy a cup of apple cider. More information to come. Please contact Pastor Emily if interested.
THE WELL – Central is joining The Well’s monthly renovation workday on Saturday, October 20 from 8:00am-4:00pm. All skill levels are welcome! A sign-up sheet is waiting for YOU at the welcome center. Please contact Kevin Zeeger if you have any questions.
THE CPCP MEN’S MINISTRY will meet this Thursday, October 11, in the Prayer Room, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm. The group will be reading and discussing James 4:13-5:6. Please join us for good fellowship and an opportunity to discover how to apply this scripture to our daily lives. Newcomers are welcome!
WONDER! Sign up for this week’s Wonder dinner, pasta and meatballs, at the Welcome Center or online at www.cpcdowningtown.org/wonder-dinner-sign-up. There is a suggested $5 per person donation to help offset the cost of the meal; maximum for a family is $20. You can also feel free to bring along your own dinner and share in the fellowship.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED in joining the CPC Working Guild, or perhaps have questions and would like to know more about it, please email Diana Cline at [email protected]
OCTOBER IS PASTOR APPRECIATION MONTH. Please take a moment to thank Tim and Emily and let them know how loved and appreciated they are!