Westminster Ways


Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church Westminster Ways: June 2017

Worship at CHPC
Worship is at 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM on Sundays.

Homebound Communion
If you are unable to be at worship and would like to receive Homebound Communion this month, please call the church office (893-5381).

Pentecost: Sunday, June 4
Pentecost is considered the “Birthday of the Church”—when we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples. Come ready to celebrate on Sunday, June 4:
• Wear something red (to signify the flames of fire that represent the Spirit)
• Gather first on the plaza where we will learn a song and be led into the sanctuary by the children
• Recess after worship to Henry Young Fellowship Hall to support our youth at the annual Youth Lunch and Talent Show (and fund-raiser for youth activities)
• Top off the day with a treat from the ice cream truck that will arrive in our parking lot after the Talent Show.

Pentecost Offering
We will be receiving the Pentecost Offering on Sunday, June 4. This special offering helps the Presbyterian Church encourage, develop, and support its young people. Forty percent of the Pentecost offering will be retained by our congregation to be given to the La Casita Center here in Louisville (http://www.lacasitacenter. org/) to support their efforts with children of immigrant families. The remaining 60% is used to support ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency (e.g.: Young Adult Volunteers, Ministries for Youth, and Children-at-Risk).

Taizé Healing and Peace Service: Wednesday, June 21
There will be a Taizé 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. All are welcome.

CHPC Nursery Help Needed: A Plea from Claire Palmer, Nursery Coordinator
Hello friends! I am so thankful that we have such a committed group of nursery volunteers. Their ministry to the littlest members of this church has been wonderful, and it’s been great to meet new faces and get to know folks in the congregation. Many of our volunteers have served for years, and have shared that it’s time for them to take a break from their volunteer responsibilities. Because of that, we’re in need of new volunteers! It would only be once or twice a semester – a fairly easy commitment AND it’s fun– I promise! CHPC requires background checks (information provided by you, submitted by CHPC, and paid by CHPC) on all who work with children and youth. If you’re interested in volunteering, please e-mail me, Claire Palmer (claireq9@gmail.com) or Patti Marcum (office@crescenthill.church).

Additionally, we’re in need of some new books! Like our volunteers, many of our books have served us faithfully for years and years. They’re falling apart, and we need some new good reads for our kiddos! Do you have books that you’re willing to donate that would be appropriate for 0 – 3 years? If so, feel free to bring them into the nursery or drop them at the front desk.

Thanks for your commitment and kindness to CHCP’s smallest members!

Mission at CHPC

From the Transitional Pastor Nominating Committee (TPNC)
Your Transitional Pastor Nominating Committee (TPNC) will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, June 7, at 6:30 PM at the church. At that meeting we will discuss the job description for the transitional pastor, the timeline for our search and how to assemble a field of candidates from which to choose.

The Session appointed the Transitional Pastor Nominating Committee: two members of Staff Relations Committee – Wally Booth and Jerry Van Marter; two session members – Marcus Perry and Megan McCarty; and one staff person – Debbie Dierks-Washington. We will be joined by Dee Hoge, an elder at Anchorage Presbyterian Church, who is serving us as liaison from the presbytery’s Commission on Ministry.

Our goal is to select a candidate to present to the session in time for the chosen transitional pastor to begin service as soon after Jane’s October 1 retirement as possible. Typically, a transitional pastorate lasts for about one year, though the transition could be shorter or longer. The session chooses the transitional pastor.

Once the session and congregation have taken the necessary steps to prepare for our next installed pastor, the congregation will elect a Pastor Nominating Committee to conduct that search. When a candidate for installed pastor is selected, the congregation will vote to elect.

For now, the Transitional Pastor Nominating Committee asks for your prayers as we begin our search for a transitional pastor. We also ask that, if you have any candidates to recommend as CHPC’s transitional pastor, send those suggestions to the TPNC via Jerry Van Marter (jerryvanmarter@gmail.com). And if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the transitional pastor search, feel free to talk to anyone on the TPNC.

Summer Garden Camps
Sustainable Agriculture of Louisville (SAL) or “salt” of the earth is running the 15th year for the Summer Gardening Day Camps on the weeks of June 5-9, 12-15, 19-23, 26-30, Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM each day, for kids 7 and up. $125 per child and scholarships are available. SAL is also inviting everyone to our Community 3 Sisters MILPA program this summer. On Sundays throughout the growing season, we will be planting, weeding, and harvesting a crop of maize, beans and squash. All participants enjoy eating fresh corn, corn meal, tortillas and tamales, beans and winter squashes, and wonderful Sunday potlucks after working together on La Minga farm in Prospect, KY. June 18, July 2 and August 6 will be weeding and fresh corn harvesting Field Days. October 8 is harvest time! Communing with Mother Earth with multicultural people of faith! You are warmly invited. For details of start times, and to RSVP, contact Stephen Bartlett [estebanbartlett@gmail.com or 502 415 1080 (call or text)].

Disability Concerns Committee: June 11
You are invited to join us on Sunday, June 11, in the Gathering Room (back building) after worship. We are a gathering of folks interested in learning from and about those among us who are living with disabilities of all types. For more information, contact Deb Trevino (debra_trevino@bellsouth.net or 895-4846).

Furlough Home Needs
The Furlough Home, located on the LPTS campus, houses mission co-workers who are state-side. Furniture needs include a small desk, stuffed chairs, clock radios for bedrooms and two good couches. In addition, a number of bicycles at Furlough Home need repair. Someone to help with moving furniture is an immediate necessity. Please contact Jean Wolph at 558-1931.

United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM) Food Pantry
The cupboard of donated food items at United Crescent Hill Ministries can always use your help by donating much-needed groceries such as hearty soups, pasta and sauce, beans, and other items that can make a meal. While food is the top priority, there is always a need for soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toilet paper. The first Sunday of each month is the designated date to bring food and other necessities to church for UCHM, but donations are welcome at any time. Please bring your donations to the narthex and they will be delivered to UCHM.

Gena’s Tree
The “blossoms” on Gena’s Tree this summer will be new or gently used children’s books that will be given to Breckenridge-Franklin Elementary School. Sleeping bags and blankets for the homeless are always welcomed. Diapers and wipes are always welcomed at LaCasita. Thanks to all who have allowed Gena’s Tree to flourish. Your donations have been greatly appreciated.

Other Opportunities

El Tarasco Night: Friday, June 16
Join CHPC family and friends at El Tarasco, 110 Fairfax Avenue (in St. Matthews) on the third Friday of each month (June 16) from 6:00-9:00 PM. Tell the cashier that you are with CHPC and 15 percent of sales for CHPC friends and family will return to CHPC for use with Guatemala Partnership.

Men’s Breakfast: Saturday, June 17
All men of the church are invited to the Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, June 17, at 9:00 AM in Henry Young Hall. Breakfast and fellowship are served up in hearty portions.

Sisters of Sarah Book Group: Sunday, June 25
The Sisters of Sarah Book Group will meet on Sunday, May 28, 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 eva.stimson@gmail.com).

Shape of Hope in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon: June 29
The Priory of the Holy Sepulchre invites us to a presentation on the Shape of Hope in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon on June 29 at 7:00 PM. The event will be held at Second Presbyterian Church, 3701 Old Brownsboro Road, Louisville, KY 40207. The featured speakers are the Revs. Elmarie and Scott Parker, Presbyterian Church (USA) staff living in the region.

The event is ecumenical, free, and open to all. Come hear the inspiring testimony of the Parkers as they talk about the challenges and hope they have experienced in the region. RSVP at http://smotj.eventbrite.com.
The event is hosted by the Priory of the Holy Sepulchre of the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem (SMOTJ). The SMOTJ is an ecumenical group promoting peace in the Middle East and open access to holy sites.

Woosley-Leake Scholarship
The Woosley-Leake Scholarship applications are available in the church office or call 893-5381. Any church member or immediate family of a church member (or member of the community in the case of the Woosley Scholarship) who will be enrolled in undergraduate college during the 2017-2018 school year is invited to apply. Applications need to be completed and returned to the church office by July 1, 2017.

People at CHPC

Birthdays in June
2-Claire Baird
2-Carolina Kepler
3-Kimberly Aycock
3-Erin Denny
3-Davis Nathan Scharf
5-Simone Earley-Ochwada
7-Bill Gilliss
7-Patti Marcum
9-Samantha Earley
12-Booker William Scharf
16-Gail DeMarsh
16-Jean Burgess Welch
18-Elise Foster Duerr
19-Elias Craigo-Snell
19-Sharon Kutz-Mellem
19-Jack Leake
19-Hilda Zuniga
20-Sandra Duverge
20-David Johnson
23-Lee Boyd
23-Isabel Husk
25-Milton Perry
26-Paul Kepler
26-Terry Lyddan
26-Amanda Scharf
26-Jim Welch
26-Seth Wallace
28-Janine Linder
29-Maxwell Martinus Bos

Welcome to New Members
Welcome to new members from confirmation class who became members of CHPC on May 7, 2017: Elias Craigo-Snell, Jacob Craigo-Snell, Ian McNinch, Seth Pendleton, and Daphne Westbury.

Congratulations
Congratulations to David Wigger who was ordained on April 30 as Teaching Elder by Mid-Kentucky Presbytery on behalf of The Presbytery of the Western Reserve to serve as a staff chaplain St. John’s Hospital in Cleveland.

Congratulations to Graduates
High School Graduates: Cara Bridgman (Atherton), Ross Hartmans (Jeffersontown), and Morgan Schmidt (Atherton)
College Graduate: Emilio Bartlett Asenjo (Wooster)
Seminary: Tim McNinch and Chrissy Westbury (Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary)—both with honors
[Let the church office know if we left off someone who is graduating.]

Thank You
Thank you to Rick Roderick for the years he has served as Parish Associate at CHPC. Rick has decided to retire from this position.

CHPC Directory
Did you know that you can look up CHPC member contact information and pictures on the CHPC web site? Go to www.crescenthill.church, click on “Members,” then “Congregation Builder.” Click on “member login.” [Contact the church office for username and password.] To see someone’s picture (if we have one), just click on “On-Line Picture Directory,” then click on the picture icon to the right of the person’s name. Confused about doing this? Just call the church office (893-5381) and Patti will walk you through this. Would you like a different picture posted on the web site? Has your contact information changed? Contact the office (893-5381 or office@crescenthill.church) at any time and we’ll update your information.

CHPC Financial Matters

Per Capita
Per capita is one of the ways that we express our connectionalism as members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The per capita amount for 2017 is $23.08 per member. Per capita helps fund the work of Mid-Kentucky Presbytery, the Synod of Living Waters, and the Office of the General Assembly. CHPC is committed to paying this, but if you would like to help with a specific gift toward it, please write a check for $23.08 (or round up to $24.00 if you’d like to make life easier for our church treasurer) to CHPC with “per capita” in the memo line. Please remember that this amount is only paid once a year per member.

When writing checks to CHPC, it is helpful to the church treasurer if checks for your church pledge and per capita are written separately. Thank you for your help with this.

On-Line Giving
Here is the link to the CHPC online giving page: CHPC Online Giving Web Page It’s easy to set up for one time, weekly or monthly giving, just follow the prompts on the web page. You can also go to CHPC’s web site, www.crescenthill.church, and click on “Online Giving.” If you run into any trouble, contact the church office (893-5381 or office@crescenthill.church).

CHPC June Calendar

Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church
Westminster Ways: July 2017

Worship at CHPC
Worship is at 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM on Sundays.

Homebound Communion
If you are unable to be at worship and would like to receive Homebound Communion this month, please call the church office (893-5381).

Mission at CHPC

Food for Thought: Sunday, July 9
Plan to stay after worship on Sunday, July 9, to enjoy a meal with others in Henry Young Hall and learn more about two recent CHPC visits to Guatemala.

United Crescent Hill Ministries (UCHM) Back to School Supplies and Food Pantry
UCHM 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 Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church is also asked to provide toilet paper in August and September for the UCHM food pantry. Other pantry needs are canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meats, shelf stable milk, oatmeal, low sugar cereals, dry pasta, and spaghetti sauce.

Mission Co-worker Coffee Hour: July 16
Come to the Gathering Room at 9:45 AM on Sunday, July 16 (before worship) for coffee, doughnuts, fruit, and a chance to learn about the life-changing work that Presbyterian mission co-workers Jeff and Christi Boyd are doing in the Democratic Republic of Congo. CHPC has supported Jeff and Christi for many years and warmly welcomes them during their occasional visits to Louisville. This will be an opportunity hear an update from them, ask questions, and engage in information conversation about their lives and ministry.

Environmental Justice Outing to Coal Ash Landfill: Saturday, July 22
10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon EDT
Riverview Park, 8202 Greenwood Road, Louisville, KY 40258 (map)

Louisville Sierra Club invites CHPC to join them for an easy four-mile round-trip walk on the Louisville Loop trail from Riverview Park to the River Valley Cemetery. From the cemetery we will see the immense coal ash landfill that has served LG&E’s Cane Run Generating Station for over a decade. Activist Kathy Little will join us to tell the story of how a neighborhood united, with the help of Sierra Club, to challenge the power company and changed the conversation on coal ash in Kentucky. Join us at Mike Linnig’s Restaurant for lunch after the hike. Rating: Easy. RSVP required. Contact leaders Barbara Hedspeth, 502-896-0242, or Judy Lyons, 502-585-3806.

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 (office@crescenthill.church or 893-5381) for a paper copy of the application or a form you can fill out and send in via email.

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 estebanbartlett@gmail.com).

Gena’s Tree
The “blossoms” on Gena’s Tree this summer will be new or gently used children’s books that will be given to Breckenridge-Franklin Elementary School. Sleeping bags and blankets for the homeless are always welcomed. Diapers and wipes are always welcomed at LaCasita. Thanks to all who have helped Gena’s Tree flourish.

Other Opportunities

Big Tent: Race Reconciliation, Reformation: July 6-8
Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
Registration is now underway for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s fifth Big Tent. The event will run from July 6 through 8 at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. By being based at the beautiful and well-appointed Washington University campus, the event will be accessible and affordable. This year’s event will offer a wide variety of workshops and speakers, along with children’s programming and other activities designed to inspire and equip Presbyterians to engage in the Big Tent theme: race, reconciliation, and reformation. The $395 all-inclusive price includes accommodations for three nights, meals, workshops, and breakout sessions. For more information, please visit the conference website at www.pcusa.org.

Men’s Breakfast: Saturday, July 15
All men of the church are invited to the Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, July 15, at 9:00 AM in Henry Young Hall. Breakfast and fellowship are served up in hearty portions.

Night at Shakespeare in the Park: Saturday, July 15
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. If you prefer to drive on your own, we will have a CHPC sign at the picnic tables at 7:00. Show starts at 8:00. Bring a picnic dinner or purchase something at the food trucks. Come hang out with CHPC and see a free show! All ages welcome!

El Tarasco Night: Friday, July 21
Join CHPC family and friends at El Tarasco, 110 Fairfax Avenue (in St. Matthews) on the third Friday of each month (July 21) from 6:00-9:00 PM. Tell the cashier that you are with CHPC and 15 percent of sales for CHPC friends and family will return to CHPC for use with Guatemala Partnership.

Ice Cream Social and Hymn Sing: Sunday, July 23
Plan to join others at CHPC for the annual Ice Cream Social and Hymn Sing in Henry Young Hall on Sunday, July 23, from 6:00-8:00 PM. This time of fellowship, singing, and ice cream is a great way to get to know one other while singing your favorite hymns. Ice cream and goodies are supplied by members of the Adult Choir. Just bring your appetite for ice cream and your best singing voice (whatever that may be). Call Debbie Dierks (396-6803) if you have any questions.

People at CHPC

Birthdays in July
2-Simon Bartlett Turner
2-Paul Seebeck
4-Naomi Boyd
7-Jan Kirstein
8-Rebecca Barnes
8-Lynn Roberson
9-Andrea Pauw
11-Rebecca Baird
12-Isabel Abarca Bartlett
19-Andy Bairby
20-Jay Hagan
21-Salome Boyd
25-Madeline Wilding
29-Anita Cary
31-Bob Abrams

CHPC Directory
Did you know that you can look up CHPC member contact information and pictures on the CHPC web site? Go to www.crescenthill.church, click on “Members,” then “Congregation Builder.” Click on “member login.” [Contact the church office for username and password.] To see someone’s picture (if we have one), just click on “On-Line Picture Directory,” then click on the picture icon to the right of the person’s name. Confused about doing this? Just call the church office (893-5381) and Patti will walk you through this. Would you like a different picture posted on the web site? Has your contact information changed? Contact the office (893-5381 or office@crescenthill.church) at any time and we’ll update your information.

From John Odom at Mid-Kentucky Presbytery
Please know that I have been lifting your congregation up in prayer during this past week. I pray that you continue to find meaningful ways to celebrate and say goodbye to your pastor, Jane. I pray for strength for the journey as Crescent Hill enters a time of transition. I pray for discernment for your transitional pastor nominating committee, and I pray that you continue to grow in faith and in number and that you follow the Spirit’s lead as you change and become all that Christ is calling you to be.

CHPC Financial Matters

Per Capita
Per capita is one of the ways that we express our connectionalism as members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The per capita amount for 2017 is $23.08 per member. Per capita helps fund the work of Mid-Kentucky Presbytery, the Synod of Living Waters, and the Office of the General Assembly. CHPC is committed to paying this, but if you would like to help with a specific gift toward it, please write a check for $23.08 (or round up to $24.00 if you’d like to make life easier for our church treasurer) to CHPC with “per capita” in the memo line. Please remember that this amount is only paid once a year per member.

When writing checks to CHPC, it is helpful to the church treasurer if checks for your church pledge and per capita are written separately. Thank you for your help with this.

On-Line Giving
Here is the link to the CHPC online giving page: CHPC Online Giving Web Page It’s easy to set up for one time, weekly or monthly giving, just follow the prompts on the web page. You can also go to CHPC’s web site, www.crescenthill.church, and click on “Online Giving.” If you run into any trouble, contact the church office (893-5381 or office@crescenthill.church).

CHPC July Calendar