Friday, November 17, 2017

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.

“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” usually meets at 11:00 a.m. and runs until the end of the Worship Service. This morning, the children are invited to stay for our special service. 


DURING THE SERVICE, JOY ISINGHOOD. . .
will join our congregation by affirming her faith in Jesus Christ.

REV. RUDIGER WILL LEAD A CONFIRMATION CLASS . . .
for young people who’d like to learn more about the Christian faith. We’ll meet this afternoon and next Sunday, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. We’ll provide lunch.

 OUR TUESDAY EVENING STUDY . . .
will  meet on Tuesday, November 21, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss how we might pick a Bible translation that’s best for us. And on November 28 we start a new series that focuses on the passages related to the birth of Christ.

THE BELL CHOIR . . .
will practice on Wednesday, at 6:00 p.m.

OUR GRIEF SHARE GROUP . . .
meets on Saturdays, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. 

THE CHOIR PRACTICES . . .
at 9:30 on Sunday mornings. And the choir will rejoin our worship service next Sunday.


THE DEACONS WILL DECORATE THE CHURCH NEXT SUNDAY . . .
immediately after the service, and they need our help. If you’re interested, let one of our deacons know.

DONUTS AND COFFEE WILL BE SERVED . . .
in the parlor before and after the service. Before you leave, grasp a cup and a donut.

THE CHURCH COULD USE YOUR LOOSE CHANGE.
In the narthex, there’s a fish bowl where you’re invited to leave any pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters you might have rattling around in your pocket or purse. 

WE APPRECIATE ALL THOSE WHO ARE OFFERING . . .
their time and special gifts to the church. In particular, we thank the following:
• 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.
• We thank the Trustees (Dan Grant, Burnie Huey, TJ Smith, and Dean Allen) for making needed repairs. 
• We thank Debbie Rudiger and Tina Viakley for the work they’re doing with our young people.
• We thank all the people who worked to set-up for, serve and clean-up after Colleen Shaw’s repass luncheon, especially the Presbyterian Women who chair the bereavement committee.
• 
The Viakley family for the new refrigerator.
• We thank our Bell Choir for participating in the community illumination yesterday.
• Finally, all those who offer their time, talent and money to further the God’s Kingdom.

#UOVPAX #PEACETWEETS.
The Peacemaking Sub-Committee (@uovpax) of Upper Ohio Valley Presbytery’s Mission Committee is sponsoring a #peacetweets contest, this concluding at midnight on Sunday, November 26, 2017. In 140 characters or less (including spaces) and using the hashtags #uovpax and #peacetweets, post a message of intention and inspiration for peace to Twitter. Your #peacetweets may be a passage from scripture with citation, a quote from your favorite author with attribution, an original prayer, thought, or intention and inspiration for peace, including an attached photograph that depicts a message of peace. The member of presbytery or participant in any of its churches whose #peacetweets is most retweeted and whose#peacetweets is most liked will each receive a copy of the 2010 book Peace Tweets. Winners and their #peacetweets will be announced and prizes awarded at the November 28th, 2017, Presbytery Meeting. Please “follow” @uovpax on Twitter. Post your #peacetweets. “Retweet” and “like” the #peacetweets of others. Invite your Twitter friends, your children, grandchildren, and the youth of your church to participate. If you are not already on Twitter, go to www.twitter.com. Click “Sign up for Twitter.” Provide basic information about yourself and choose your username, and then start posting #peacetweets.

CHRISTMAS AT THE CHAPEL: 
This Christmas, the Chapel wants to help our children and youth celebrate, reminding them that adults in the community care about them through the presentation of .... presents! Through a charity program associated with the Mattel toy company, we can purchase gifts for our younger children at greatly reduced prices, things like Hot Wheels and Barbie dolls. We estimate that we need about 830 per child–for approximately 44 children–to make each one’s Christmas special. Since we can order the items in bulk, these gifts can be purchased and delivered directly to the Chapel. For our 40 middle schoolers and youth, we would like to provide each one with a $40 gift card so they can choose their gifts themselves. If you are willing to help us with this Christmas project, please send your gift check to us at P.O. Box 6195, Wheeling, WV 26003 and designate the donation as “Christmas project.” We will wrap the gifts and present them in Jesus’ name-from His people—to the Chapel's youngsters. (If you have any questions, please call and ask!) [Note: While money for Mattel toys and gift cards is an easy way for you to do your Christmas shopping, if you prefer to purchase gifts for the kids, we will gladly and gratefully accept them. The children have always had a special Christmas because of your generosity] Deadline for checks and toys: Monday, December 4, 2017.

TO ANY CHURCH OR CHURCHED PERSON, 
we have over a dozen refurbished and new computers with Windows 10 and all updates as of November 1, 2017, installed. With DVR and of course 1 hard drive (usually at least 1 TB). Warranty: 2 years labor no charge, 90 day parts at no charge, 2 years parts at cost (Acts of nature not covered – including voltage surges). No Monitors. We have some keyboards and mouses. Strongly suggest that each computer be plugged into a UPS. Suggest $100.00 each – make an offer …. We just need to have someone be using these fine machines. (Each of these computers new cost around $400 to $500 to make.) All moneys to be donated to Laughlin Chapel youth program in Wheeling. Pick up by appointment only. Cell: 304-639-3181, or Office: 304-243-1351, or dknapp@securicom.biz. First come …. First pick. Or for a special church program for youth or adults at the church only – FREE – with session approval. David Knapp, Securicom Ltd., 102 Hummingbird Lane, Wheeling, WV 26003

YOU CAN ASSIST PRESBYTERIAN DISASTER ASSISTANCE . . .
in responding to acts of public violence, wildfire recovery efforts in California, earthquake recovery efforts in Mexico, and hurricane recovery efforts in Texas; Florida, and the islands in the Atlantic. Memo your check: DR000188–Public violence, DR000165–CA wildfires, DR000014–Mexico earthquakes, DR000169–Harvey, and/or DR000194–Irma & Maria. Send your check payable to UOVP, 907 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003, and the presbytery will forward it on. For updates, please go topda.pcusa.org.

IF YOU KNOW OF ANY COVE KIDS . . .
who have not received a Bible please let us know.

WE ARE UPDATING THE BIRTHDAY & ANNIVERSARY LIST.  
If you are not on it or know someone who should be added please give the information to  Heather Campbell or Debbie Seifert.

REMEMBER, THE PARKING SPACES CLOSEST TO THE CHURCH . . .
are reserved for our members and guests who have disabilities or other health issues and need to park as close as possible.

IF YOU HAVE A MESSAGE FOR THE SECRETARY OR PASTOR,
there’s a white board on the wall facing the secretary’s office.

IF YOU HAVE A COMCAST ADDRESS . . .
and aren’t receiving e-mails from the church, please contact the church office. For some reason, Comcast blocks messages from Cove; therefore, you may need to set-up another e-mail account (gmail, aol, hotmail, etc.) to receive material we send.

THE KROGER FAMILY OF STORES IS COMMITTED . . .
to bringing hope and help to local communities. We do this through a variety of activities, including charitable giving, sponsorships and the unique Community Rewards Program of Kroger. We are also committed to carefully protecting our customers' personal information. In order to meet their expectation of privacy, we have adopted a simple policy to never share a customer's personal information. Our privacy policy applies to Community Rewards participation as well. As your neighborhood food retailer, we deeply value our ability to support local organizations like yours. Your supporters (37 households) who shopped at Kroger between 5/1/17 and 8/31/17 have contributed to you r$262.25 total donation. Your organization will be receiving a Kroger check in this amount within 30 days from 5-25-2017. If you have any questions, please email KCR16@kroger. com or visit our website at www.krogercommunityre wards.com. Thank you for your continued support of your local Kroger store.

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.

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.

YOU CAN ALSO DONATE THROUGH FACEBOOK . . .
by clicking the “Donate” button on the Cove Presbyterian Church page.

WE ARE UPDATING OUR PRAYER CHAIN . . . 
regularly. If you wish to add someone, contact the church office.

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.

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.

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 and YouTube (search “Cove Presbyterian” and “Ed Rudiger”). .

IF YOU’RE ONLINE . . .
“like” us on Facebook (Cove Presbyterian Church) or join our Facebook group (The Cove Community). 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 $20.00 a vase.  You may also purchase silk flowers or live plants, the choice is yours.  Telephone the office to place your order. After the service, we’ll place the flowers in a vase for you to take.

BOOK OF ORDER 2017 – 2019: 
This book is Part II of the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). This volume contains the Foundations of Presbyterian Polity, the Form of Government, the Directory for Worship, and the Rules of Discipline. Additional information is provided to the reader through the inclusion of Received Ecumenical Statements of Guidance and Articles of Agreement. Patty is currently taking orders at $10.00 per copy. They must be picked up at the Presbytery Office. OR—if you want to order directly from Presbyterian Distribution Service and have them shipped to you, call them at 1-800-524-2612. Downloadable copies are not yet available (maybe in September).


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.

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