Westminster Weekly 6/16/2020


Your Church This Week!
Worship Service Sunday, June 21, 2020
Topic: CHPC Worship Sunday June 21st at 11am
Time: Jun 21st, 2020 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Coffee Hour
Topic: CHPC Coffee Hour
Time: Jun 21, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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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 world
https://padlet.com/dmumford2/6mlyz480kr9e1wrk.
Nehemiah Project
The full name of the project is “The Nehemiah Project: Strengthening Historical African American Congregations”. It draws heavily on the principles of renewal found in the book of Nehemiah, and the spirit of the work can well be understood in the message of James 3:18: A fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who are making peace. Anti-racism work is urgent, and it requires endurance. This means that we urgently plant the seeds and nurture the garden of education, relationship-building, and learning through reciprocity and respect. Session has approved our participation and Roger recently presented information at a “Coffee Hour” before worship this past Sunday. The project is a unique opportunity for our congregation to learn with and from leaders in the African American community.
CHPC Wednesday Lunch at 12 Noon
As an opportunity to stay connected in prayer, fellowship, and food, you are invited to join for a Zoom lunch on Wednesday, June 17th at 12noon. Roger will open with prayer and a blessing. After that, the conversation is up to you. As an attendee, make sure you’re muted while you chew. 🙂 Pro tip: Keep your mic muted and hold the spacebar to unmute your mic for any quick comments. Once you let go of the spacebar, you’ll go back to being muted.The focus is fellowship and not decision-making. Connect with others and enjoy a meal.

Topic: CHPC Wednesday Lunch 12noon
Time: Wednesday, June 17th at 12noon
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Healing and Peace Service Wed June 17th at 7pm
Dear CHPC congregation:
We hope you will join us Wednesday, June 17th at 7 pm for a “virtual” Taize Healing & Peace Service. We believe we have a very meaningful service of lament planned for you. As we grieve individually, as a local community, and as a nation, it is helpful to have a sacred space to express those sorrows. This service always includes an anointing of oil. It looks a bit different “virtually” as we are given the opportunity to participate in our own anointing. If you choose, please find a special bowl and pour in it some olive oil (or any cooking oil you have) to use during our time together. You may also want to have a candle close to you to light to help create your own sacred space. This is all optional – and if you don’t have any oil – you may use the oil present on your own thumb for your anointing. This will be a time of song, silence and prayer. Please join us! 
Sincerely, 
The Worship Committee

Topic: CHPC Healing and Peace Service Wednesday June 17th at 7pm
Time: Jun 17, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
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A Note from Debbie Dierks

Hello church family!

During this self-isolating pandemic, I have been self-isolating in the choir room, cleaning out 35(!) years of pack-ratting music, bulletins, magazines and so much stuff – it’s actually embarrassing! BUT, one positive and exciting result of all this cleaning presents an opportunity for all of you…Do you remember the hymnal supplement “Sing the Faith”, and our previous blue hymnal “The Presbyterian Hymnal” ? Worship Council has approved the distribution of these rich musical resources to each family at CHPC.I will be setting up some times for you to come to church to get a copy of each hymnal, beginning this Saturday, June 20 from noon until 1:30 pm. I will have them set up on the kitchen cart (I call it “The Magnificart”) on the plaza. In case of inclement weather, I will be just inside the narthex, wearing a mask, of course, and maintaining social distancing. 
If you are unable to get to church, please email me at frododob@yahoo.com. I will set up a delivery ministry to make sure you get your hymnals.I hope you will add these musical treasures to your library.
Peace.
I miss you.
Debbie Dierks
Matthew 25 Congregation
Session just voted for CHPC to be a Matthew 25 congregation. Matthew 25:31–46 calls all of us to actively engage in the world around us, so our faith comes alive and we wake up to new possibilities. Convicted by this passage, both the 222nd and 223rd General Assemblies (2016 and 2018) exhorted the PC(USA) to act boldly and compassionately to serve people who are hungry, oppressed, imprisoned or poor.
https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/matthew-25/ 
Cedar Ridge Summer Camp
Cedar Ridge is having an overnight camp called Quarantine Camp for 3 weeks straight beginning July 6th. They are having the campers at camp for the 3-weeks so that they can be tested and then they will be able to be free to be with each other for the 3-weeks without masks. This camp will be closed, and the kids will not be able to come and go because of the pandemic.
For more information visit the Cedar Ridge website here.
More Spiritual Companioning Groups Coming in July 
New Spiritual Companioning Groups are forming now and will begin in early July.If you are interested in becoming part of a Spiritual Companioning Group, please email Faith at office@crescenthill.church to let her know and to give her your preference of day and time to meet.
Spiritual Companioning Groups FAQ
1. Who: anyone who wants to be part of a group. (YOU?)
2. What: connecting with other folks from CHPC to be present to each other, listen thoughtfully to each other, and keep confidence with each other as we reflect on life and the Holy in our lives. Each group meeting will include sharing with each other, silence and prayer, as well as reminders of the ongoing life of CHPC.
3. Where: by Zoom connection or phone
4. When: beginning in early July on a day and time convenient for all participants in each group for an hour (or a little more) once a week for six weeks.
5. Why: responding to the invitation to deepen relationships with each other and with God
6. How: email Faith in the church office to tell her you would like to participate and give her your preferred meeting times. You’ll be contacted by a group facilitator (all are part of the CHPC community) to set the first meeting time.

Members of the groups have expressed appreciation for friendships made and deepened in the groups, for careful listening within the groups, and for time to reflect on the realities of the pandemic, the recession, and the movement toward greater racial justice in the light of our faith.
Church Staff Phone Hours
CHPC office staff will be available by phone during these hours:
Monday – Thursday 9am – 3pm
Friday 1pm – 4pm
Sunday 9:15am – 11:15am
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Deacon of the Month: June
Jim Bartlett-Turner is our Deacon of the Month for June. If you or someone you know is in need of a kind gesture, please reach out to Jim at (502)424-4766 or email him here.