Thursday, March 3, 2016

What's Happening at Cove Presbyterian Church?

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

CHANCEL CHOIR PRACTICE  . . .
is being held in the sanctuary on Sunday mornings beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Everyone wishing to praise our Lord thru song is welcome to join us!

DON’T FORGET SUNDAY SCHOOL  . . . 
we meet every Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m.

“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” meets at 11:00 a.m. and runs until the end of the Worship Service. If you have children and teens, ask one of the greeters to direct you to the nursery, for younger children, or the library, for young people.

RULING ELDER ROCKY CAMPBELL . . .
will be available after the service to hear your suggestions and concerns.

COME ONE, COME ALL . . .
to our Fellowship Hall for Cove's three Covered Dish Lenten Dinners. The first one is scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, at 6:00 p.m. We ask that you bring a covered dish to share and your place settings. Beverages will be provided. After the meal, we'll begin to look at the story of Easter, as written by Matthew.

THE PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN WILL MEET . . .
on Wednesday, March 16 at 12:30 in the Fellowship Hall. Karen Edwards will continue our Bible Study on “Come to the Waters.” All women are encouraged to attend.

PANCAKE BRUNCH . . .
with the Easter Bunny, sponsored by Cove’s Deacons, will be held on Sunday March 20 from 12:00 p.m. till 2:00 p.m. in fellowship hall. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, and beverage. $2.50 ages 10 and under; $5.00 adults. Pictures will be taken with the Easter Bunny or Valentine, the Children’s Academy’s live bunny.

HOLY WEEK SERVICES . . . 
Maundy Thursday, March 24, Soup & Bread Dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. in fellowship hall. Communion will be served.
Good Friday, Tenebrae Service (Service of Darkness), March 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Prayer Vigil, March 26
Easter Sunday, March 27, Morning Worship at 11:00 a.m.

EVERYBODY INTERESTED IN JOINING A NEW BELL CHOIR . . .
either call Sue Willson (304-748-5338) or talk to any member of session.

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.

ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING 
For more than fifty years, Presbyterians have joined with Christians throughout the nation in responding to Christ's love for all people by joyfully sharing that love with people in need through supporting One Great Hour of Sharing. The hundreds of millions of dollars Presbyterians have given over the last half century have enabled a powerful witness to the love of the One who came that all might have life more abundantly. One Great Hour of Sharing funds are divided equally among its three programs: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Self-Development of People, and Presbyterian Hunger Program.

A MESSAGE FROM KROGER:
Your supporters (24 households) who shopped at Kroger between 2015-11-01 and 2016-01-31 (Cycle 15, Qtr 3)  have contributed to your $236.22 total donation. Your organization will be receiving a Kroger check in this amount within 30 days from 2016-03-03. 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 haven’t signed up, visit the website above.

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.
Cove Kids (www.covekids.blogspot.com) - 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 (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.
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).

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: 
Information and an application for the Russell Scholarship can be found on our websitewww.uovpresby.org. Deadline for applications is MAY 27, 2016. If you have questions concerning the application, please call Cindy Foster 740-359-2750. Online applications will not be considered.

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.

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 (covepresbyterian.podbean.com) and iTunes (search Cove Presbyterian).

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.

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 Cent er.  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 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.

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