Friday, May 27, 2016

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.

WITH MUCH SADNESS, WE SAY GOOD-BYE TO JANICE TORRANCE . . .
who’s retiring as our organist and choir director after nine years of service to our congregation. Her contribution to our worship service has been immeasurable. We’ve been truly blessed to have her use her God-given talent with and for us. Fortunately, we’re not losing her as a member of our church family.

WE’RE LAUNCHING A NEW WEBSITE . . .
The address is covepresbyterian.org. Now it’s still under construction, but we want to hear what you think. Please visit the site and give us any suggestions you might have. Establishing a website for those in our area looking for a church home was part of our Action Plan.

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.

OUR TUESDAY EVENING STUDY . . .
will  meet on Tuesday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m. to continue our study of Genesis. During this session, we’ll discuss the stories of Isaac and Rebekah. in Genesis 24:1 – 25:18.

THE BLING BLING LADY IS COMING . . . 
to Cove Presbyterian Church, on Saturday, June 4, from 11:00 am. to 1:00 pm. with designer inspired purses, wallets, jewelry, clothing, belts, shoes, and much more. Look for her bus for the very best fashions on the go!

ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIPS. . .
will be awarded during our next worship service, June 5. During that same service, we’ll also recognize those in our congregation who have graduated.

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

WE APPRECIATE BURNIE AND NOAH HUEY . . .
who are volunteering their time to care of our grounds, but they could use some help. If you’re will to volunteer, give Burnie a call, 304-224-0507.

WE WANT TO THANK CHRIS ROSNICK . . .
and The Children’s Academy staff for making the flower bed near their entrance so attractive.

CONGRATULATIONS TO DEBI SMITH . . .
on the publication of her second children’s book, “Alfred the Alligator Loses a Tooth.”

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN OF COVE CHURCH . . .
are collecting cleaning & party supplies that we will deliver to the “Shack” in Morgantown, W.V. by the end of May.  Please put your donations in the box located in the downstairs hallway.

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.

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.

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 website, www.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 the church office.

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, 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 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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