Monday, August 21, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 21, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 21, 2017: Today our passages are   Today our passages are Job 1:1–3:26; 1 Corinthians 14:1-17; Psalm 37:12-29; and Proverbs 21:25-26. The readings a...

Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 20, 2017

The Bible in a Year: Bible Readings for August 20, 2017: Today our passages are   Esther 8:1–10:3; 1 Corinthians 12:27–13:13; Psalm 37:1-11; and Proverbs 21:23-24 .   The readings are from the  C...

The Bible in a Year: Friday's Essay - As a White Southern Christian

The Bible in a Year: Friday's Essay - As a White Southern Christian

Friday's Essay - As a White Southern Christian

Sunday's Minute for Mission - Youth in the Church and World

This is what happens when we follow Jesus’ example. We “tap” those who are younger but demonstrate willingness or speak a prophetic truth (like the young people in this photo). We end up standing on some steps, readying ourselves to step out and feeling shaped by those who are below us and above us on the age spectrum.
The National Presbyterian Youth Ministry Council at their meeting in Malibu, California. Photo credit: Gina Yeager
This photo is a testament to this miracle. Today is a day to celebrate the younger people in our midst; to honor the people they are now and to stand with them on the steps of life and faith. This is the day to remember the one who, first, as a 12-year-old boy, and then later, as a young adult man, stood on the steps of a new way of living, and who stepped off those steps with a gang of young people. See them. See the middle school girl with her friends, the lone high school boy made to attend worship, the college student. These are our young. They have been tapped by Jesus to follow him and you have been the one tapping, on God’s behalf.
The youth in this photo are now 32 and older. They are the adults now. Through the holy act of being called — being “tapped” — they stood on those steps then and they stand on the steps now, open-hearted, longing to serve. If you do nothing else today, a day when we celebrate youth in the church, simply notice. Take a look around you. See the youth. Really see them. They stand on the steps — hearts open, waiting for us.
Gina Yeager, Associate for Youth Ministry                                                            

Let us pray:

Loving God, stand with us all. Remind us to notice, encourage, listen and lead with your Son’s heart. Show us how to follow, learn and lead, all in your merciful manner. Amen.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Prayer Requests, to be shared during Sunday’s worship service

On Sunday, August 20, Cove Presbyterian Church will lift to God the following needs.

Adults

Alice Channing
Amy Slisik
Audrey Vincent
Betty Michael
Bob Crupp
Bonnie & Red Nichols
Bruce Mader
Chad Peppler
Cindy Kuzel 
Davey Turner
Debbie Zuccaro
Debi Edge
Emery Edwards
Ethlyn Dellaria
Faith Bonyak
George & Mary Shepherd
Jeff Wright 
Jim & Shelley Pearson
Jim Neil
Jo Betlem
Joanie Lawrence 
Josh and Dee
Joe & Mary Faran
Karen Edwards
Karen Lombardi
Kay Hyde
Kenny Orlando
Kevin Kuzel 
Libbie Messerly
Marcia Cooper
Marge Oslett
Matthew Kirtley
Michael Brown
Michael Shade
Minnie Pazich
Penny & Nick Mourat
Paul Rosnick
Randal Kane
Richard Ballard
Richie Marshall
Rick Shadiow
Rocco Zuccaro
Ronnie Buffington
Sally Robinson
Sandy Hatala
Shirley Everhart Kirtley
Stacy Jo Vogel
Sue Willson
Vicki Williams
Wayne Channing

Children
Alphonzo Lloyde
Elijah Parker
Jameson Criss
Jeffrey Konovich
Jonathan Marte
Lily Ghrist
Logan Adams
Macaiah Lloyde
Meadow Abbett
Michael Daugherty
Mitch Almason
Temica Lloyde

Military

Doug Obeldobel
Isaac Stephens
Jason Kerr
Jonathan Criss
Justin Schmalstieg
Kara Criss
Michael Criss


Bereaved Families
The Family of Paul Welch
The Family of Joe Meyer

Church Families
Pat Gasser
Trevor, Jean, Chad & Kara Galownia
Dan & Pat Grant

Local Church
Crossroads Church

Special Friend
Teresa Skiles

Upper Ohio Valley Presbytery Congregations
First Presbyterian Church, Martins Ferry, Ohio - Rev. David Stammerjohn 
Grace Presbyterian Church, Martins Ferry, Ohio - Rev. William O. Webster 

Also Remember in Your Prayers
Alice & Kenny Orr
Carl Hamill
Dolores Edwards
June Virtue
Ron Taflan
Ruth Ann Oestering

What's Happening at Cove Presbyterian Church?

Below are the announcements as they appear in the Sunday bulletin.

THE SEASON AFTER PENTECOST
“We have seen…that the half of the year following Pentecost is different in character from the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany and Lent, Holy Week, Easter.  Whether it is called ‘ordinary time,’ or ‘Season After Pentecost,’ or ‘Kingdomtide,’ each Sunday stands on its own as the Lord’s Day and should be considered in the light of The Scriptures to be read that day.  …The Season After Pentecost is just that; it is not the Pentecost Season…” (Handbook of the Christian Year, p. 241)  Green, the color of abiding life, of peace, nourishment, rest and constancy, is the traditional color for this time of year.


LET’S OFFER OUR PRAYERS FOR PAULA STOUT . . .
and the family on Joe Meyers on the passing of Joe on Friday, August 18. And this is particularly important in light of the passing of his brother-in-law, Paul Welch, last week.

“JESUS TIME” IS SPECIAL TIME FOR . . .
all our children and young people. This Sunday School experience offers them the opportunity to learn the Bible story and apply that story to their lives. “Jesus Time” usually meets at 11:00 a.m. and runs until the end of the Worship Service. This morning, the children are invited to stay for our special service.


LADIES DO YOU KNOW HULDA?
Come and get to know her and many other interesting women of the Bible. We’ll meet every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Cove Presbyterian Church, Weirton,  in the parlor, starting August 3.  Carolyn Mason will lead this exciting new opportunity to study, learn, grow and discuss. All women are welcome and Hulda is looking forward to seeing you and so are we! 

WHEN YOU AT THE EVENT CENTER . . .
on Friday evening, stop by and buy a bag of popcorn from our deacons.


THE BELL CHOIR . . .
will practice on Saturday, at 11:00 a.m.


OUR TUESDAY EVENING STUDY . . .
will next meet on Tuesday, August 29, at 6:30 p.m. to continue a series entitled “On the Road Again: A Study of Luke/Acts.”  During this session, we’ll look at Acts 18:1-28.


DONUTS AND COFFEE WILL BE SERVED . . .
in the parlor before and after the service. Before you leave, grasp a cup and a donut.

THE CHURCH COULD USE YOUR LOOSE CHANGE.
In the narthex, there’s a fish bowl where you’re invited to leave any pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters you might have rattling around in your pocket or purse.

WE APPRECIATE ALL THOSE WHO ARE OFFERING . . .
their time and special gifts to the church. In particular, we thank the following:
We thank Ray Seifert for directing our choir, Sue Willson for directing the bells, and Peggy Baldt for running our sound system during the service.
We thank the Trustees (Dan Grant, Burnie Huey, Chuck Caleffie, TJ Smith, and Dean Allen) for making needed repairs.
We thank Debbie Rudiger and Tina Viakley for the work they’re doing with our young people.
We thank Rick Baldt, Tom Michell, Dean Allen,  and Dale Pierce for the replacing the lights in the Fellowship Hall.
We thank Rick Baldt for the replacing the lights in the Fellowship Hall. 

 • We thank Burnie and Noah Huey for doing our yard work.
 • We thank the Deacons who are selling popcorn at the Event Center.
 • We thank the Deacons and Elders who helped at the church picnic last week.
 • We thank all the ladies who worked together on the dinners for Greta Billham and Paul Welch.
Finally, all those who offer their time, talent and money to further the God’s Kingdom.

MOTOR CITY MISSION CORPS . . .
is a year-long nonprofit apprenticeship for young adults with a focus on breaking down racism and building equitable community. Participants live in community, serve in organizations with a reputation for making change in the city of Detroit, and explore how they might be called to join God’s work in the world. Housing and a small stipend are provided. Find out more and download an application at http://motorcitymissioncorps.org. Contact Adam Delzenne at adam@detroitpresbytery.org or 248-607-4080 with any questions.


MT. PLEASANT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH . . . 
is sponsoring their annual “Concert on the Hill” on Sunday, August 27, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. The concert, held on the lawn behind the church, is a celebration of Christian music performed by well-known local Christian artists. This year’s event features Bishop Michael Tolliver, Sweet Harmonies (Doc and Amy Roe), JoAnn Jones, The Call to Worship Trio, and the Dani Carroll. The church will provide hot dogs, other refreshments, and soft drinks. The entire afternoon is free – including the refreshments. So all you have to do is show up. We’ll even have a couple of our members doing face painting for the youngsters (and oldsters, too, if you want to join in the fun). Plug the church’s address into your GPS (123 Union St., Mt. Pleasant, OH 43939) and head out our way. It’s a great way to enjoy a beautiful summer evening. (Any questions, call the church at 740-769-7510.)

DEDICATION WORSHIP SERVICE. 
On Sunday, September 24th, the Long's Run Presbyterian Church, 15851 Longs Church Road, East Liverpool, OH, will be dedicating our building addition. So far we have been able to pay all the bills as they came in (over $200,000!). Much of the labor has been done by members and friends of the church on a volunteer basis. Come celebrate with us at 3:00 p.m. on September 24th. Light refreshments will be served following the service.


THE LONGEST TABLE, 
a community dining experience to fight hunger in the Ohio Valley, will be held Sunday, September 24th, at the Urban Mission, downtown Steubenville. The street will be closed down to accommodate a table two blocks long. Appetizers and music will begin at 1:00 p.m. and the meal will be served at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $30, but an early bird discount is available until August 24. Go to www.urbanmission.org or call 740-282-8010 to reserve your seat.

IF YOU KNOW OF ANY COVE KIDS . . .
who have not received a Bible please let us know.

WE ARE UPDATING THE BIRTHDAY & ANNIVERSARY LIST.  
If you are not on it or know someone who should be added please give the information to  Heather Campbell or Debbie Seifert.

REMEMBER, THE PARKING SPACES CLOSEST TO THE CHURCH . . .
are reserved for our members and guests who have disabilities or other health issues and need to park as close as possible.

IF YOU HAVE A MESSAGE FOR THE SECRETARY OR PASTOR,
there’s a white board on the wall facing the secretary’s office.

IF YOU HAVE A COMCAST ADDRESS . . .
and aren’t receiving e-mails from the church, please contact the church office. For some reason, Comcast blocks messages from Cove; therefore, you may need to set-up another e-mail account (gmail, aol, hotmail, etc.) to receive material we send.

THE KROGER FAMILY OF STORES IS COMMITTED . . .
to bringing hope and help to local communities. We do this through a variety of activities, including charitable giving, sponsorships and the unique Community Rewards Program of Kroger. We are also committed to carefully protecting our customers' personal information. In order to meet their expectation of privacy, we have adopted a simple policy to never share a customer's personal information. Our privacy policy applies to Community Rewards participation as well. As your neighborhood food retailer, we deeply value our ability to support local organizations like yours. Your supporters (37 households) who shopped at Kroger between 1-31-2017 and 4-30-2017 (Cycle 16, Qtr 4) have contributed to your $232.27 total donation. Your organization will be receiving a Kroger check in this amount within 30 days from 5-25-2017. If you have any questions, please email KCR16@kroger. com or visit our website at www.krogercommunityrewards.com. Thank you for your continued support of your local Kroger store.

IF YOU’RE IN THE KROGERS COMMUNITY REWARDS PROGRAM . . .
your enrollment is valid for 12 months from the registration date. You will need your Kroger rewards card number. To confirm that your registration is still active or to re-register you can contact Kroger customer service at this number: 1-866-221-4141. If you need to re-register all you'll need is your Kroger Card number and  our Cove Church number which is 80270. All that is required is that you go to Kroger. com; Community; Rewards; Enroll Now; type in Cove and hit search; click on Cove Presbyterian; click on Enroll Now. Please check your receipt the next time you shop, the bottom should read You requested Kroger to donate to Cove Presbyterian Church. If you need help with this process just call the church office, and Heather Campbell will be happy to assist you.

A SPIRITUAL MESSAGE . . .
can be found by calling 304-748-7900 Cove’s Prayer Line. You can call at anytime to hear a message by Rev. Rudiger. The messages are changed every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  You can also hear the devotion at covepresbyterian.podbean.com and iTunes (search Cove Presbyterian). You can also read the devotion at www.thecovecommunity.blogspot.com.

YOU CAN NOW MAKE DONATIONS THROUGH PAYPAL . . .
by go on the link you can find in our daily e-mails and on our website (covepresbyterian.org) and all our blog. We can also help you set up a PayPal account, if you don’t already have one.

YOU CAN ALSO DONATE THROUGH FACEBOOK . . .
by clicking the “Donate” button on the Cove Presbyterian Church page.

WE ARE UPDATING OUR PRAYER CHAIN . . . 
regularly. If you wish to add someone, contact the church office.

WHEN YOU REGISTER FOR AMAZON SMILE,
you get the same products and service we expect from Amazon except the Church gets .5% of every qualifying purchase. The Amazon Smile registration for first time users is https://smile.amazon.com/Ch/55-0462066. You only have to register once then go to www.smile.amazon.com to place orders.

WE NOW HAVE FIVE BLOGS . . . 
that you can check out for information and on which you can leave comments. They’re listed below:
The Cove Community - This is for the whole church. I’ll post sermons and announcements.
Cove Kids - This is tailored for the young people in our church. Again I’ll post announcements. You’re also invited to send in any writings, photographs and art work you’d like to post.
Bible Talk - We’ve established this blog to give pastors and lay people the chance to discuss Scripture. The weekly passages are from the Common Lectionary.
The Bible in a Year - Each day, we’ll post passages so that you can read the Bible in one year.
Growing in Grace - Although we’re saved by God’s grace, we can grow in our understanding of grace. At Cove Presbyterian Church, we offer a variety of different classes for children and adults, many of which are recorded and posted on our PodBean page.

IF YOU’RE ABLE AND WILLING TO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION . . .
so that some of homebound members are able to attend our worship services, please tell the pastor or another member of session.

SERMONS, DEVOTIONS, LESSONS, AND ESSAYS ARE AVAILABLE ON . . .
the Cove PodBean page and YouTube (search “Cove Presbyterian” and “Ed Rudiger”). .

IF YOU’RE ONLINE . . .
“like” us on Facebook (Cove Presbyterian Church) or join our Facebook group (The Cove Community). You can also connect with Pastor Rudiger on Instagram (rev_ed).

IN THE HOSPITAL? HOMEBOUND? RECENT ILLNESS?
If you know of someone who is in the hospital please contact the church office, due to privacy laws the hospital is unable to contact us. If you are unable to attend services and would like to arrange for a visit from Rev. Ed Rudiger or to receive communion please contact the church office. Also, if you would like to receive the Sunday Bulletin contact the church office.

IF YOU DON’T PLAN TO TAKE YOUR BULLETIN HOME . . .
drop it in the purple container at the back door so that it can be recycled.

VASES OF FLOWERS CAN BE PURCHASED . . .
for a service. The cost is $16.00 a vase.  You may also purchase silk flowers or live plants, the choice is yours.  Telephone the office to place your order. After the service, we’ll place the flowers in a vase for you to take.


ONGOING MISSION PROJECTS . . . 
Campbell’s Labels are being collected by the Presbyterian Women for the Weirton Christian Cent er.  The labels including the bar code or just the bar code can be dropped off in the container located in the hallway downstairs. 
Greeting Cards are being collected by the Myrtle McHendry Class. Please drop off your used Greeting Cards or just the front of the card in the box located in the main hallway downstairs. No envelopes -please. The cards are being sent to St. Jude’s  Ranch to be remade into cards to be sold in their gift shop.  FYI . . Hallmark, Disney or American Greeting Cards can not be accepted as they are trade marked. 
Can Tabs are being collected by the Presbyterian Women for the Ronald McDonald House in Morgantown, West Virginia. Deposit your tabs in the container located in the hallway downstairs.