Announcements for March 4, 2018

CHANCEL FLOWERS THIS MORNING are given in loving memory of Kay Johnson by Ralph Johnson and Family.


OUR DEACONS LIAISON COMMITTTEE continues to work with families in need.  This outreach includes help with utility bills, heating oil, rental assistance and support toward food. The loose offering this morning will be given to support their work.


PRAYER OF ILLUMINATION.  A series of musical meditations are being offered as our Prayer of Illumination each week in Lent.  This morning’s offering is UBI CARITAS. Translation of the Latin: Live in charity and steadfast love.  Live in charity, God will dwell with you.


NOONTIME LENTEN SERVICES AND LUNCHEONS.  The Downingtown Area Ministerium is once again sponsoring a series of noontime Lenten services and luncheons for our community.  Worship is noon to 12:30 pm followed by lunch.  Wednesday, March 7, at Downingtown Friends Meeting, 800 E. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown. CPC will be hosting on March 21.


JOIN US THIS MORNING FOR EXTENDING THE TABLE immediately after worship in Fellowship Hall. The Presbyterian Women of CPC are hosting and encourage you to stop by our display tables to learn more about our fellowship, Bible study, and mission opportunities.


“WE COLLECT THINGS FOR OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED BECAUSE THEY NEED OUR LOVE” – Louisa C.  You said it, Lou.  Not judgment, not pity – just love.  Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Share the Love event in February.  Over four weeks, we collected 842 pounds of food, 381 toiletry items, 189 rolls of toilet paper and paper towels, 41 cleaning products, and 67 boxes of tissues for the clients at the Honey Brook Food Pantry and the Lord’s Pantry in Downingtown.    THANK YOU for a great month of loving and sharing!

The CPC Mission Committee


THE CPC MEN’S MINISTRY will meet this Saturday, March 10 from 8:30-10:00 am in Room 120 at the church.  We will continue our study on the book of James, looking at James 2:14-26, “Faith and Deeds.”  Feel free to invite a friend, co-worker, neighbor or relative; all ages are welcome.  A light breakfast will be provided.  Please RSVP to Kraig Gualtieri, who will be leading our meeting.


BOOK DISCUSSION on Kate Bowler’s Everything Happens for a Reason and other Lies I’ve Loved. Join Amy Lisk on either 3/20 at 1PM at Farmhouse Coffee OR on 3/22 at 7PM at CPC to talk about this new book. Open to everyone!


NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED.  One volunteer is needed weekly to serve with Ann Lash in the infant room. Please sign up on the calendar outside the nursery to support this important ministry.


KIDS CENTRAL PRESCHOOL BOARD is in need of a member of the Board of Directors. The Board meets 6-8 times per year, and provides oversight to the running of the preschool. We are looking for someone with an education background and/or recent familiarity with preschools in the area and a network of families to use as a sounding board for new and fresh ideas. To apply, please send a resume to either RaeAnn Lukavsky or John Yurkutat by the end of March.


SAVE THE DATE.  On Saturday, March 17, from 7 to 9 pm, author Philip Yancey will be speaking and holding a book signing at Westminster Presbyterian Church.  His topic will be “Pondering Life and Faith.” To register, or for more information, go to


 LOOKING FOR FLEECE FABRIC for our Central Connection After-School Program. Minimum 2 ft. x 2 ft.  to be used by our youth to make throws.  Please call RaeAnn if you have questions, 610-873-9671.  Drop off fabric in the church office.  Thank you.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR for our next Red Cross Blood Drive, to be held at CPC on Friday, March 16, from 2-7 pm.  The winter months often bring a crucial shortage in blood supplies, so your donation is especially appreciated.   Make an appointment by calling the church office, 610-269-1576, or by calling 1-800-REDCROSS.  Schedule on-line at and enter zip code 19335.  Thank you!

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