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.
YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED THAT BEFORE THE SERVICE . . .
the Rev. Rudiger pours water into the baptismal font even though we might not have a baptism on that particular Sunday. Here’s the reason. Since baptism is one of the pillars of our identity as Christians, this is a reminder that we’re united as members of the Body of Christ. It represents a gift given to us by God, one that we can’t earn and don’t deserve. As we move forward as a congregation, it’s important to remember and to celebrate the sacrament that unites us. And since Jesus said that part of making disciples of all nation involves baptizing them, it’s also a reminder of the mission we’ve been given.
“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 children’s location.
THE PASTOR HAS CALLED A CONGREGATIONAL MEETING . . .
for Sunday, September 4, immediately after the worship service, to elect congregational member to the Nominating Committee.
THE MYRTLE McHENDRY CLASS . . .
will meet on Tuesday, September 6, at 12:30 p.m. Betsy Watson will offer devotions, and Tim Connell will speak on his recent mission trip to the St. Albin area of our state. Dar Johnson and Betty Virtue will serve as hosts. And Pastor Rudiger will challenge the group with a Bible quiz. All ladies are invited.
OUR TUESDAY EVENING STUDY . . .
will meet on Tuesday, September 6, at 6:30 p.m. to start a new study looking at the fundamental beliefs of Christianity. During this seventh session, we’ll answer the question, “Why Don't You Just Be Yourself?”, and we’ll consider the Doctrine of Sin.
THE BELL CHOIR . . .
will practice on Saturday, at 11:00 a.m.
CHOIR WILL REHEARSE . . .
Sundays, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. They’ll rejoin our worship service on Sunday, September 11. We’ll hold the rehearsal in the choir room each Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
COVAPALOOZA VENDOR/CRAFT SHOW . . .
sponsored by Cove Deacons will be held Saturday, September 10 from 10:00 to 2:00 in Fellowship Hall. The vendors and crafters will include:
• Origami Owl Jewelry
• Yourself Expression Snap Jewelry
• Tastefully Simple
• Paint Brush Social
• Stanley Home Products & Fuller Brush
• Crafts by Lucille
• Tinker’s Affordable Jewelry & Hand Painted Hubcaps
• Nana’s Little Sweets
• Stella & Dot Jewelry
the Cove Deacons will he selling Brightly Colored Mums, $6 each. And come hungry, because we’ll have Hot Dogs, Sloppy Joes, Chips & Beverages available for purchase.
DURING OUR SERVICE NEXT WEEK . . .
we’ll remember those who died on September 11, 2001 and all those civilians who’ve died during our national conflicts.
A STORYTELLING WORKSHOP . . .
will be performed and taught by Robin Moore, outstanding storyteller, performer, Viet Nam vet, teacher, novelist, and the "Best Storyteller in the U.S." on Saturday, September 17, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Cove Presbyterian Church, 3404 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Mr. Moore will lead workshops on how to do storytelling, will speak of his experience in Viet Nam, and on Colonial America from a child's viewpoint. Cost: $10.00 - continental breakfast, lunch, & snacks provided. RSVP: 304-232-3490 by Sept. 12 (leave a message on the answering machine). Come, join us for this very special event. This storytelling workshop is for all. Learn how to tell stories like a professional storyteller. Sponsored by our UOVP Peacemaking Committee.
RULING ELDER ROCKY CAMPBELL . . .
will be available after the service to hear your suggestions and concerns.
WE APPRECIATE ALL THOSE WHO ARE VOLUNTEERING . . .
their time to care of our grounds. In particular, we thank Burnie and Noah Huey, Rick Baldt, Chris Pierce, the Boy Scouts for their hard work. If you’re will to volunteer, give Burnie a call, 304-224-0507.
OUR FAMILY FUN DAY AT THE FUZZY PEACH . . .
was a huge success. We thank the Cove Deacons for the, the Magic Man, the wonderful gospel quintet, & Tim & Josh for their solo performances, and the deacon's fun booths & raffle. We raised $500.00 for the Church. You can find pictures on The Cove Community blog, http://thecovecommunity.blogspot.com/2016/08/coves-family-fun-night-at-fuzzy-peach.html.
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.
BOTH THE BOY AND GIRL SCOUTS . . .
are gearing up for the fall. If you either have or know of a young person who might be interested in joining either group, please tell the pastor or another member of session.
YOU CAN NOW MAKE DONATIONS THROUGH PAYPAL . . .
on our website, coverpresbyterian.org.
WE ARE UPDATING OUR PRAYER CHAIN . . .
regularly. If you wish to add someone, contact the church office.
THE CHURCH JUST GOT A QUARTERLY CHECK . . .
for $227.04 from our participation in Kroger Community plan in the mail. If haven’t enrolled, follow the instructions below.
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.
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. To register go to www.smile.amazon.com /Ch/55-0462066. You only have to register once then go to smile.amazon.com to place orders.
LAURA LEWIS’ DAUGHTER NEEDS TO FIND SOMEONE . . .
who could look in on her mother and provide help with light housekeeping, getting her breakfast, possibly making a sandwich for her lunch, and making sure she takes her medications. If you’re interested or know someone who might be interested, please contact the church office.
IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A NEW HOME,
there a one floor, two bedroom, unfurnished duplex available for rent. It also has a basement, garage and deck. References and a security deposit are required, and no pet are allowed. If this sounds good to you, call 304-723-4243, after 5:00 p.m.
THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN TORONTO, OH,
is seeking a part time, 16 hrs. per week, administrative assistant. Applicant must demonstrate a high level of trust and confidentiality, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work successfully with others. Essential duties and responsibilities include: General secretarial duties, proficient typing and computer skills, organizational skills, prepare/assemble publications, and assist the pastor with clerical requests. Previous administrative assistant experience preferred but not required. Interested candidates should send cover letter and resume to: First Presbyterian Church, 116 N. Third Street, Toronto, OH 43964. Phone: 740-537-3721. Or email to: email@example.com. (First Presbyterian Church is an E.O.E.)
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 posted on our PodBean page (covepresbyterian).
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?
f 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 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.