Below are the announcements as they appear in Sunday's bulletin.
DON’T FORGET SUNDAY SCHOOL . . .
we meet every Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. Due to the Annual Picnic there will be no Sunday School next week, August 9. See you at the picnic!
OUR NURSERY FOR CHILDREN . . .
(infant thru five years) is open during Sunday School and the Worship Service. We still need some volunteer help. We thank those of you in advance who help to care for the future members of our Cove Family.
OUR TUESDAY EVENING STUDY . . .
will meet on Tuesday, August 4, at 6:30 p.m. to continue our new series dealing with Paul’s Letter to the Romans. During this session, we’ll discuss Romans 10. And so bring your Bibles and get ready to grow in your understanding of God’s word.
CHURCH PICNIC . . .
our annual church picnic is scheduled for Sunday, August 9 at Marland Heights Park. Please bring a covered dish to share. Place settings, beverages & meats will be provided.
“THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL” . . .
is the title of the program that will be presented by Dr. Dennis D. Allen on Sunday August 16. Dr. Allen will share his recent adventure of walking the Appalachian Trail, including pictures during the worship service and at a luncheon to follow. He is the son of Dean & Katy Allen. For luncheon reservations please call Katy at 304-723-2482.
WELCOME . . .
Gino Michael Violet son of Kayla & Eric Violet who was born Friday, July 24, 2015. Gino is the “little brother” of Rudy and the grandson of Linda Cline.
CONGRATULATIONS . . .
Kara Galownia & Eric Davis who were united in marriage last night, August 1 at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia. The couple will reside in Morgantown, West Virginia. Kara is the daughter of Trevor & Jean Galownia.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES . . .
during the next two weeks the Presbyterian Women will be collecting back-to-school items to be sent to Laughlin Chapel in Wheeling. Please consider leaving any of the following items in the church office: backpacks, colored pencils, pens, notebooks, crayons, glue sticks, erasers, markers, rulers, pencils, bottled glue, scissors, and calculators. We thank you in advance for your support of this mission project.
OUR SYMPATHY . . .
is extended to the family of Corinne Ferguson, sister of Bonnie Nichols who died on Monday, July 27, 2015. Corinne was a “Fifty Year Plus” member of the Cove Family joining of January 3, 1958.
COVE’S ANNUAL COMMUNITY BIRTHDAY CALENDAR. . . .
project is almost complete This is our 11 year. If you would like to participate please return your complete form and payment to the church office. If you have any questions please call the church office.
PLEASE DON’T PROP THE DOORS OPEN . . .
and then leave them unattended. In the past, we’ve had a problem with rodents entering the building; therefore, we’d appreciate you keeping an eye on any door you prop open. Thanks.
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.
WE ARE UPDATING OUR PRAYER CHAIN . . .
regularly. If you wish to add someone, contact the church office.
THE CELEBRATION OF A CHURCH ANNIVERSARY . . .
is significant because of its threefold impact: It expresses gratitude to God, appreciates members for their diligence and hard work, and looks toward the future. The Board of Elders is seeking volunteers for the 225th anniversary celebration committee to include members who have abilities and interests in worship, publicity, and organization. Let us seize the opportunity to gather the members of our congregation to celebrate God’s faithfulness to our church and together step forward in faith. Please contact the church office if you are interested in participating on the committee. Celebrating God, recounting His blessings, and renewing Christian fellowship — that’s a recipe for a great 225th anniversary celebration.
GREETERS NEEDED . . .
if you would like to serve as a greeter before a Sunday morning worship service, please contact Bonnie Nichols at 304-723-5134.
SERMONS, DEVOTIONS, LESSONS, AND ESSAYS ARE AVAILABLE ON . . .
the Cove PodBean page (covepresbyterian.podbean.com) and iTunes (search Cove Presbyterian).
WE ARE BLOGGING!
We now have eight blogs that you can check out for information and on which you can leave comments. They’re listed below:
• The Cove Community (www.thecovecommunity.blogspot.com) - This is for the whole church. I’ll post sermons and announcements. I also Invite y’all to send in material that you’d like to share with other members of the congregation. And please feel free to comment on anything you might read.
• Cove Kids (www.covekids.blogspot.com) - This is tailored for the preteen 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. And they don’t have to deal with the church. We also post artwork from Jesus Time.
• Bible Talk (www.cove-bibletalk.blogspot.com) - We’ve established this blog to give pastors and lay people the chance to discuss Scripture. The weekly passages are from the Common Lectionary, and we’re posting the pastor’s translation of the Greek text. We want you to read any or all of the passages and to leave any comment or ask any question that you feel is appropriate. Please include any research you’ve done. As we share our ideas and insights, we hope that we’ll all come to a better and deeper understanding of the Bible. Each passage is linked to a website that offers some informative information.
• The Bible in a Year (www.cove-bibleinayear.blogspot.com) - Each day, we’ll post passages so that you can read the Bible in one year.
• Living the Faith in the Real World (http://livingthefaithintherealworld. blogspot.com/) - Our beliefs shape both our opinions and actions. And even though that’s true for everyone, often people of faith struggle to apply their understanding of the divine to both practical and political issues. This becomes particularly challenging when we hear multiple voices, all claiming to represent the truth but coming to different conclusions. This Blog will provide a forum where we might share how our faith shapes our perspectives on some specific issues. We hope that through this sharing, we might all better understand how the sacred impacts the profane. We’ll pose a question and invite you to respond. We only ask two things of you. First, we ask that you avoid profanity and demeaning language. Second, we want you to write the truth as you see it.
• The Question of Faith (http://thequestionoffaith.blogspot.com/) - I believe that there are basic ideas that all people of faith share, but once you get below those “basics,” there are many different ways to understand God and our relationship with the divine. Even within Christianity, Christians disagree about the nature of God, the identity and work of Jesus Christ, and how we might or should respond to his coming. As a matter of fact, some people consider certain things absolutely essential to the Christian faith while other believers are indifferent to the same ideas and actions. We hope this Blog provides us the opportunity to share and to understand better what we believe. We’ll offer a question, and you’ll have the chance to respond. And even though many of the questions will be distinctively Christian, we hope that you’ll still share your insight even if it’s from other traditions.
• O, That’s Interesting! (http://cove-talk.blogspot.com/) - The great thing about being part of a community is that you have the chance to share with other folks. Now, there are times when you’re dealing with matters of great weight. But other times you may be talking about general plans, special memories, and personal hopes. Through this site, we hope to encourage you to share your thoughts and feelings on a variety of topics that may be meaningful to you. We hope you see this Blog like a water cooler or a kitchen table, in other words, as a place to share.
• Growing in Grace (http://sproutsoffaith.blogspot.com/) - 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 the podcasts posted on our PodBean (covepresbyterian). In this Blog, we’ll offer the link to the podcast and notes from the particular session.
IF YOU’RE ONLINE...
“like” us on Facebook (Cove Presbyterian Church, https://www.facebook .com/Covepresbyterian) or join our Facebook group (The Cove Community, https://www.facebook.com/groups/115579235630/). 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.
LOOSE CHANGE OFFERING . . .
Session approved the Deacons collecting a “Loose Change Offering” that will be used to assist the Deacons with their utility assistance outreach program for Weirton residents or Cove Church members. We hope church members can help with the assistance program by donating some of their spare change. A container is in the Narthex for your contribution. The Deacons thank you for your support of their projects.
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 church office to place your order. After the service, the flowers will be placed in a vase for you to take with you.
ONGOING MISSION PROJECTS . . .
Campbell’s Labels are being collected by the Presbyterian Women for the Weirton Christian Center. The labels including the bar code or just the bar code can be dropped off in the container located in the main hallway downstairs.
Greeting Cards are being collected. 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 for the Ronald McDonald House in Morgantown, West Virginia. Deposit your tabs in the container locate in the hallway downstairs.