Announcements: June 18, 2017

Please turn off your phones and other electronic devices in order to be able to give your full attention to the worship of God and so as not to distract others.

We welcome Melanie Hardison to the pulpit today. Melanie is an Inquirer for Ministry under the care of this congregation and is a dual degree (MDiv/MAMFT) candidate at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Our pastor is on vacation and will return on Wednesday, June 21. Other folks will be available to provide pastoral care during her absence. Please contact the church office (893-5381) if you have a pastoral care need.

Camp Cedar Ridge: There are still openings this summer for our presbytery church camp, Cedar Ridge. The camp is celebrating its 60th birthday this year, and many CHPC children have attended over the years. If you would like to send your child to a week of camp this summer, there is scholarship help available from CHPC. Contact the church office (893-5381 or for a paper copy of the application or a form you can fill out and send in via email.

From the Earth Care Team: Springdale Presbyterian Church, 7812 Brownsboro Road, invites all to a screening of “From the Ashes,” a new documentary about the “war on coal.” The film presents compelling and often-heartbreaking stories about what is at stake for our economy, health and climate and will be shown Sunday, June 18, 6:30 to 8:30 PM. There will be a brief discussion following the 80-minute film.

There will be a Taize Healing and Peace Service on Wednesday, June 21, at 7:00 PM in the sanctuary. The service includes singing and scripture and silence as well as the opportunity to lift up the names of people in need of healing. In addition, anyone desiring prayer and anointing for their own healing is given that opportunity in a personal way.

The Vision 2020 Leadership Team will meet on Wednesday, June 21, at 7:30 PM in the Gathering Room.

Church Membership: For those interested in joining (or associating) with Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church, we will be receiving new members on Sunday, June 25. You are invited to meet with our Session Elders that day at 10:00 AM in the Gathering Room (back building). If you are ready for this step—or just want more information—please talk to our pastor, Jane Larsen-Wigger ( or 893-5381).

The Sisters of Sarah Book Group will meet on Sunday, June 25, at 4:00 PM, at home of Ada Asenjo, 104 Forest Court. We’ll be discussing Billy Collins poetry. For more information, contact Eva Stimson (727-6778 or

Hometown Mission Opportunity: Our Youth Group will be volunteering at the South Louisville Community Ministries (SLCM) food pantry on Wednesday, June 28 from 9:00 AM-12:00 Noon. All are welcome to join us including children and adults. SLCM address is 415 1/2 West Ashland Avenue, Louisville, 40214. Please contact Paul Kepler (703-622-2906 or if you’d like to join us or if you’d be willing to provide transportation.

UCHM Back-to-School Supplies: United Crescent Hill Ministries is requesting the following back-to-school supplies by July 12: Backpacks (no wheels; assortment of girls and boys), Crayons (box of 24), washable markers (box of 8), pencil box or pencil pouch, pocket folders, scissors, ink pens (blue or black), and highlighters. In addition to school supplies CHPC’s non-food items assignment for the months of August and September is toilet paper. Current needs for UCHM’s food pantry are as follows: canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meats, shelf stable milk, oatmeal, low sugar cereals, dry pasta, and spaghetti sauce. You may leave items in the room off the Narthex and someone will deliver them to UCHM.

Night at Shakespeare in the Park: Looking for a way to connect with church members outside of Sunday morning? Now is an important time in the life of our church and these connections will be vital going forward. CHPC Nurture Council is hosting a night at Shakespeare in the Park and we want to see you there! Saturday, July 15, you are all invited to see Much Ado About Nothing at Kentucky’s Shakespeare Festival in Central Park (1340 South 4th Street). Carpooling is encouraged and a group will be meeting at the church at 6:30 pm. If you prefer to drive on your own, we will have a CHPC sign at the picnic tables at 7:00 pm. Show starts at 8:00 pm. Bring a picnic dinner or purchase something at the food trucks. Come hang out with CHPC and see a free show! All ages welcome!

Ministry of Presence with Immigrant Congregations: With hundreds of immigrants in our community anxious and threatened with deportation, members of CHPC are encouraged to offer them support. One way is by showing up for some of the worship services of immigrant house churches of Mid-Kentucky Presbytery. This ministry of presence can be very encouraging to our brothers and sisters during this time of uncertainty and fear. Immigrant fellowships gather in various homes for worship every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings. Fluency in Spanish is not required. Your supportive presence is what is needed! For more information (including who else from CHPC is involved) and a schedule of the summer house-church meetings, contact Stephen Bartlett, Hispanic Latino Ministry Coordinator for Mid-Kentucky Presbytery (502-415-1080 or