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.
YOU’RE INVITED TO GATHER WITH YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS . . .
and share communion after the service. We’ve scheduled the next congregational communion of the first Sunday in Advent, November 27.
THE TRUSTEES WILL MEET . . .
on Monday, November14, at 6:30 pm.
OUR TUESDAY EVENING STUDY . . .
will meet on Tuesday, November 15, at 6:30 p.m. to continue a series entitled “On the Road Again: A Study of Luke/Acts.” During this session, we’ll look at Luke 4:14 – 6:16.
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 rehearse in the choir room each Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30.
PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN WILL BE MEETING . . .
Wednesday, November 16th at 12:30 in the Fellowship Hall. Moderator Suellen Lewis will conduct our meeting. Karen Edwards, Bible Study Leader, will present Lesson 8; The Hospitality of Living Waters - Compassion
LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL CHRISTMAS:
Suggested items on the kids’ wish list can be found on our website under Spotlight. This year Chapel enrollment has greatly increased; any and all gifts and donations will be greatly appreciated. The Chapel would like to have items no later than Monday or Tuesday, November 21st or 22nd. They will be at the Chapel from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. They are at 129½ 18th St., Wheeling. This will give them the last days in November to prepare for the kids’ party as they are closed in December. If you can’t get out to shop, monetary donations for Christmas gifts will be accepted as they have some special Chapel elves who will do the shopping. Mail your check, payable to Laughlin Memorial Chapel, to the Chapel at PO Box 6195, Wheeling, WV 26003. Memo line: Christmas. They would like to have this by Monday or Tuesday, November 21st or 22nd, (the Chapel will be closed November 23 through 27) and their elves can shop the last days in November. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Chapel at 304-232-2630. Thank you for your generosity and support!
DO YOU LIKE TO WRITE STORIES?
We have something which might interest you. It is “A Writing Fiesta for the Young and Young at Heart.” We are looking for stories which focus on Giving the Gift of Peace at Christmas. This is sponsored by the UOVP Peacemaking Subcommittee. The stories can be non-fiction or fiction. Word limit—500. Prizes will be given. All authors who submit stories give permission to the Peacemaking Committee to have their stories published on our new, soon to be launched, peacemaking website. We encourage persons of any age to submit your story by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. These can be stories which actually happened or made up stories. Please bear in the mind the focus—Giving the Gift of Peace at Christmas. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
RULING ELDER ROCKY CAMPBELL . . .
will be available after the service to hear your suggestions and concerns.
WE APPRECIATE ALL THOSE WHO ARE OFFERING . . .
their time and special gifts to the church. In particular, we thank the following:
1. We thank Ray Seifert for directing our choir, Sue Willson for directing the bells, and Peggy Baldt for running our sound system during the service.
2. We thank Dean Allen, Rick Baldt and T.J. Smith for the repairs they’ve done around the church.
3. We thank Chris Connell and Debbie Seifert for volunteering to chaperone the scouts.
4. We thank Chris Pierce to donating and presenting a wreath at Friday’s Community Veterans Day service.
5. Finally, we thank the city for cutting down that tree that was clogging the strainer in air conditioner.
ON BEHALF OF WOMEN UNITED OF WEIRTON,
we wish to Thank all who made our UNICEF month such a great success. Our Women who collected at Shop-n-Save accumulated $218.00. Our Deacons donated $100.00. Our Sunday School youth collected $83.00, for a first count of $1,300.00. "A Job Well Done"
GIFT ORNAMENTS . . .
are available for Project Christmas Smile children on the tree in the narthex. We ask that you please consider taking an ornament from the tree to give a deserving child a “Special Christmas.” If you have any questions contact a Deacon member or the church office. Wrapped gifts are to be returned to the church by Wednesday, November 30. We thank you in advance for your generosity.
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.
IN THE NEXT FEW WEEK,
we’ll have the opportunity to order some of the best pepperoni rolls in the Ohio Valley for the incredible price of $2.00/roll . Starting next week, we’ll be able to take your order, so think about how many you might want. And all proceeds will go to our youth.
POINSETTIA ORDER FORM . . .
is available on the insert.
COVE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH WILL AGAIN HAVE THE HONOR . . .
of hosting the Weir High Baccalaureate on Sunday, May 21, 2017.
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.
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. The Amazon Smile registration for first time users is https://smile.amazon.com/Ch/55-0462066. 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 - This is for the whole church. I’ll post sermons and announcements.
• Cove Kids - 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 - 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 - Each day, we’ll post passages so that you can read the Bible in one year.
• Growing in Grace - 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.