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.
OUR TUESDAY EVENING STUDY . . .
will meet on Tuesday, October 11, 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 “How Should I Live?” by focusing on the Doctrine of Sanctification.
THE BELL CHOIR . . .
will practice on Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. The bells will have their debut this morning.
CHOIR WILL REHEARSE . . .
Sundays, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. They’ll rehearse in the choir room each Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
BOARD MEETINGS . . .
• The Board of Trustees will meet on Monday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the board room.
JOIN US FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL TUNNEL OF TERROR . . .
and a kid-friendly Halloween carnival. Brave a walk through our Tunnel of Terror, get slimed at our Create-Your-Own Slime Station, go fishing for skulls, kill some poisonous spiders, bowl for zombies, and other creepy adventures. Ticket will be available at the door: $5 for 10 tickets, $10 for 20 tickets, $20 for 40 tickets. Food and drink available for purchase. Cash only please. Brought to you by Girl Scout Troop 51418.
PARIS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WILL BE HOSTING . . .
the Church Women United World Community Day Friday, November 4th at 11:00 a.m. for Project: “After School Snacks for the Dunbar Recreation Center.” If you will not be attending but wish to make a donation please drop it off with Heather and she will make sure it gets to the project managers.
COVE'S ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE . . .
will be held on Sunday, November 6 during the morning worship. At that time we will remember all deceased members and friends of Cove who have died during the past year. Each individual will have a white rose placed in the sanctuary in their memory. The flower will be your's to keep after the service. If you have someone you wish included please contact the church office.
WE INVITE EVERYBODY IN OUR COMMUNITY . . .
to come to our Project Christmas Smile Annual Spaghetti Dinner, Sunday, November 6 from noon till 1:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Adults can dine for $5.00 and children under 10 for $3.00. All proceeds will go to our Christmas outreach to the children in our area. In addition to the posted menu, meatless sauce will be available upon request.
COVE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH . . .
in partnership with Striplight Theater and the Ohio Valley Cloak & Dagger Company presents Murder in the End Zone, Saturday, November 12, Dinner at 6:00 Show at 7:00, in Cove’s Fellowship Hall. Please call 304-748-5980 for more information and to purchase tickets in advance.
BONNIE AND RED NICHOLS . . .
will be celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary on October 15.
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 around the church. In particular, we thank the following:
• Burnie and Noah Huey, Rick and Peggy Baldt, Dale and Chris Pierce, and the Boy Scouts for their hard work maintain the grounds.
• We appreciate all the time Dean Allen, Tom Michell, Tim Connell, and T.J. Smith sanding and painting the rails in front of our church.
• We thank The Children’s Academy and the cook, Alexis, for the donation of supplies.
• We wish to thank the Deacon's for their generous contribution to the Church of $350.00 that was generated from table rentals for the Covapalooza event. We love our Deacons.
• We thank the city for the use of the parking lot for the Myrtles Anniversary Party.
• We appreciate the work done by Ruling Elder Debbie Siefert. She put personal notes on and addressed by hand 110 post cards that were sent out to Members who have not attended our Sunday service in a while.
CHRIS AND I WANTED TO EXPRESS OUR APPRECIATION . . .
to you all for allowing us to use the Chapel. Because of our addition we are able to expand our services to the families in our community. Here at The Children’s Academy we strive every day to ensure the young children are receiving quality care and appropriate developmental activities to enhance their early learning. From Chris and I both, we thank you!
Christine Rosnick- Owner/Director
Jessica Shuble- Assistant Director
THE MEDICARE ANNUAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD . . .
is quickly approaching: October 15 through December 7. This is an excellent time to review your Medicare supplemental coverage, especially your prescription drug coverage. Your Church Secretary is also a licensed insurance agent who specializes in Senior Insurance Products. Contact Heather (304-374-0778) to set up a confidential coverage review. All information is HIPPA protected.
ALTHOUGH WE DON’T WANT TO SPEND YOUR OFFERING . . .
to purchase them, the church could use a tripod for the bulletin board, a paper shredder and a paper cutter. If you have one sitting around and would like to donate them, please bring them over to the church office.
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.
YOU CAN NOW MAKE DONATIONS THROUGH PAYPAL . . .
by go on the link you can find in our daily e-mails and on our website (covepresbyterian.org) and all our blog. We can also help you set up a PayPal account, if you don’t already have one.
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 You only have to register once then go to www.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.
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.