Sermon: “Naming Our Fears”
Scripture: Luke 13: 31-33
Join us for Worship at 10:30 a.m., and for coffee and fellowship after the service. All are welcome!
This week, Wellington Mtshali will be ordained and installed to the office of Elder, serving for a one year term. Sarah Donvan will be installed to the office of Elder, serving for a three year term. Currently serving elders on Session include Paul Beran, Chris Roll, and Diana Santiago. We thank Josh Herzig for his service, and heartily thank Liz Cavano and Craig Milanesi for their years of service on Session.
We will also install the Deacons. Liz Cavano and Val Donovan will be installed to the office of Deacon, serving for one year. Also to be installed as Deacons for a one year term of service are Anne Camelio, Jenny Herzig, Kevin Kim and Ellen Schemehorn.
The Session will meet after church in the Green Room on Sunday, February 21st.
Deacons Meeting Meeting
On Sunday, February 21st, the Deacons/Congregational Care circle will meet after church.
Do Something Else: The Road Ahead for the Mainline Church
Ruth Allen and Craig Milanesi contributed a piece on our relationship with The Nave Gallery for a new book that will be published at the end of the month!
The book is divided into two parts: Part 1 is entitled Where We Are, and includes chapters on Why Would Anyone Want to Do This? Good Old Stones, What We Mean When we Say Church and The Road to Inclusion. Part 2 is entitled The Road Ahead, which has 6 chapters. We are in Chapter 7, which is about Evangelism. Chapter 10 is about cooperative parishes, and includes a piece on Mission at the Eastward (MATE).
In addition, there is a study guide and discussion questions at the end of the book. Our Adult Education group is considering this for future reading and discussion!
Here’s more information about the book, which will be available for sale in a few weeks – tell your family member, neighbors and friends! To pre-order a copy, please see:
You can also pre-order the book, and read the blog by the author of the book here: http://www.natephillips.org/
Pastor Allen Regular Office Hours
He will be in the church office during the following times unless called away:
Mondays and Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
1st and 3rd Monday evenings: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday afternoons: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Rev. Fairfax is generally available for pastoral concerns or other church business at most other times as well, so don’t hesitate to contact him outside of these office hours.
Please drop by the church or contact him in our Contact Page
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CHPC Bible Study
Bible study meets at Porter Square Panera Bread every other Wednesday. For details on dates, time, place, and more information, please contact Kevin. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For our Lenten study this year, we will be reading and discussing the book, “If God is Love” by Pastors Philip Gulley and James Mulholland. Copies of the book are available; contact Pastor Allen if you would like a copy. The book is easy to read, and the topic is interesting and relevant. We will meet next Sunday, February 28th, in the Green Room, after coffee hour, to begin our discussion. We will also meet on March 13th. After we finish our Lenten study, we will choose a fiction book for our next discussion. If you have suggestions for a fiction book, let us know.
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Prayer Request Email
The Deacons are in the process of setting up an online prayer request list. This will be a closed group (to insure privacy.) If you would like to be a member of the group so that you can ask for prayers, and have others pray for you, please send an email to Ellen (email@example.com). Once we have everything set up, we will share information about the group with the congregation, so that others can join.