Friday, August 28, 2015

What's Happening at Cove Presbyterian Church?

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.

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.

THE BUTTERFLY AND THE VIOLIN . . . 
by Kristy Cambron is the title of the book that will be discussed by Bookmarks Cove’s Reading Group at their  meeting tomorrow,  Monday, August 31 at 6:30 p.m. in the church parlor.

RESUMING . . .
Myrtle McHendry Class will be meeting this Tuesday, September 1 at 6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Special guests will be members of Cove’s Mission Group. A special musical program will be presented by the Drama Group of the Weirton Women’s Club under the direction of Enid Williams.
Betty Virtue will lead the devotion.  Hostesses are Darlene Johnson and Betty Virtue. 

OUR TUESDAY EVENING STUDY . . .
will  meet  on Tuesday, September 1, 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 13. And so bring your Bibles and get ready to grow in your understanding of God’s word.

BOARD OF DEACONS MEETING. . .
is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1st in the church library. All members are urged to attend as we will be finalizing plans for a few of our up-coming events. 

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE RESUMES. . .
next Sunday, September 6 at 9:30 a.m. in the choir room. 

WELCOME BACK . . . 
it will be good to have the choir back next Sunday,  September 6 following their summer break. The choir has lost several members due to job relocation. To continue having a full choir, we need “YOU.”  I promise you do not have to sing a solo.  We want new members that want to make a joyful noise unto the Lord by singing his praises. 
Janice Torrance, Choir Director & Accompanist

OFFICE CLOSED . . . 
in observance of the Labor Day Holiday the church and office will be closed on Monday, September 7th. 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING. . . 
is scheduled for  Monday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the board room.  

DEACONS CELEBRITY SERVER NIGHT . . .
at Undo’s Restaurant in Weirton is scheduled for Tuesday, September 15 from 5-8 p.m. A gift card bouquet raffle will be held. Come enjoy a wonderful dinner and support Cove Deacons!

COVAPALOOZA . . .
Vendor/Craft Show sponsored by Cove Deacons will be held on Saturday, September 19 from 10:00 -2:00. in Fellowship Hall. A number of area crafts will be in attendance, fall mums will be sold and lunch will be available. 

MYRTLE MCHENDRY . . . 
will have a table at the Deacons’ Covapalooza selling and taking orders for RADA Cutlery and selling miscellaneous items from “The Cupboard.”

KROGER SHOPPERS. . .
Please check the bottom of your sales receipt to verify you are re-enrolled in the Community Rewards Program. The bottom of your sales receipt should read -  -
You requested Kroger to donate to COVE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. All information is confidential, your retain all of your point. Most importantly it COSTS YOU NOTHING!! However, quarterly Kroger will send the church a check for a percentage of what members spend at participating stores during the quarter. Please help us get FREE MONEY for Cove! If you have any questions or need any assistance in registering please contact the church office.

MEETINGS . . .
many organizations will be resuming meetings in the next month. We ask that you please take a minute to notify the church office of your upcoming schedule.  Also if you change your schedule, please notify us so we know not to expect you. We thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter.

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 five 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. 
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.

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