Westminster Weekly 11/5/2020

Worship Service Sunday, November 8, 2020
Topic: Worship Service Sunday, November 8, 2020Time: Nov 8, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Adult Sunday School
Please join us on Sunday Morning at 9:45 for a discussion with special guest, Teresa White, Executive Chef for the Dare to Care Community Kitchen.
Topic: Adult Sunday SchoolTime: Nov 8, 2020 09:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Upcoming Sermon Text
Mt 25:31-46
Roger Veliquette
1 Kgs 17:8-16
Rebecca Mattern
Ezekiel 34:11-16
Polly Cushman
Adult Education for November 15 and 22
Looking Together at White Too Long by Robert P. Jones What Amy Pauw writes about church, it’s “peccability, its proneness to sin” (Church in Ordinary Time, p.6), is on full display in White Too Long. Robert Jones takes a long, and frequently disturbing look at the history of white supremacy and racism in white Christian churches in the United States. He also tells the stories of hopeful change among white U.S. Christians and congregations.Whether or not you have had time to read White Too Long, the Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity by Robert P. Jones, you are invited to a conversation about the book with Deborah Fortel and other CHPCers. Copies of the book are available at Carmichael’s Bookstore. Tell them you are from Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church to receive a discount. 
Help Us Be a Matthew 25 Congregation!

Matthew 25:31–46 calls all of us to actively engage in the world around us by working to:
1. Dismantle structural racism     
2. Eradicate systemic poverty    
 3. Build congregational vitality
Thank you, Mark and Barbara Barnes, for leading us in a Bible study on Matthew 25 in October, and to Claudia Foulkes for facilitating our introductory and closing sessions. Thank you too to those who participated and shared insights and ideas. This is just the beginning, as we explore together what it means to be a Matthew 25 congregation.
Here are ways we can continue learning and living into the Matthew 25 vision:

Read and reflect on the Bible passages that will be the focus of upcoming sermons, and attend the Zoom discussions with Pastor Roger and others every Wednesday at noon. You may share comments on the sermon from the previous Sunday and/or share your thoughts on the text for the upcoming Sunday (see list below).
November 1 — Revelation 7:9–17November 8 — Matthew 25November 15 — 1 Kings 17:8–16 (Rebecca Mattern preaching)November 22 — Ezekiel 34:11–24 (Polly Cushman preaching)November 29 — Mark 13:24–37 (First Sunday of Advent)December 6 — Mark 1:1–8December 13 — Luke 1:46–55December 20 — Luke 1:26–38

Build relationships with our sisters and brothers of Lampkins Chapel CME Church and their pastor, Rev. Claudette Snorton, by attending their prayer meeting and Bible study Wednesday evenings at 7:00 on Zoom. Lampkins Chapel has issued an open invitation to CHPC members. You may come for the opening prayer time and then leave, or stay on for the Bible study. Check with your elder or the church office for a link to the meeting.
Learn more about the Matthew 25 initiative of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) at https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/matthew-25/
2021 Pledge Update
It’s not too late to send in your financial pledge for the 2021 budget! We have a good start already, having received and processed 23 pledges for a total of $117,168, with another 9 pledges received but not yet tabulated. We hope to hear from you soon. Thank you for your generosity. (Questions? Contact Jack Marcum at jpmarcum@gmail.com or 502-403-8247.) –The CHPC Generosity Group
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What Can We Do?
Very often during times of crisis we wonder what, if anything, we can do. The Dean of Louisville Seminary, Debra J. Mumford has started a Padlet (electronic bulletin board with active links) that showcases actions we are each able to take to help realize social justice in the worldhttps://padlet.com/dmumford2/6mlyz480kr9e1wrk.
Deacon of the Month: November
Patti Marcum is our Deacon of the Month for November. If you or someone you know is in need of a kind gesture, please reach out to Patti at (502)403-8269 or email here.
Elder of the Week
Lucy Steilberg is our Elder of the Week. She can be contacted via phone at (502)893-5231 or email lucyd.steilberg@gmail.com.