CTPress August 31, 2018

With Labor Day upon us and the kids back in school, we have reached the unofficial end of summer. That means some upcoming changes and seasonal activities:

Sunday Morning Schedule. Next Sunday, September 9, we will return to our regular schedule, with worship at 8:30am and 11:00am, and the education hour at 9:45am.

Pledge Cards. The Stewardship and Vision committee will collect 2019 stewardship cards as part of worship on Sunday, September 9. If you cannot turn your card in that day, you are welcome to drop it off to the church office at your convenience.

Yokefellows Barbecue (POSTPONED). On Saturday September 15, the Yokefellows Sunday School class will host a pork and chicken barbecue dinner (additional information is located on the next page). The Yokefellows always do a great job, and this will be a wonderful opportunity to invite friends to CTPC!

Wednesday Bible Study. Earlier this year I suggested switching the night for Bible study to better accommodate those in the music ministry who wished to be part of the Bible study. Since we are still in flux with the music ministry personnel search, I am holding off on that decision. Wednesday Bible study will resume on September 26, and we will study the book of Acts, which covers the formation of the early Church, and this will give us the chance to study in-depth the Holy Spirit, church polity, the
trinity, and other important doctrines. Bible Study meets at 7:15pm in the parlor.

Fall Festival. On Sunday, October 14, the Fellowship committee will host the annual Fall Festival following worship. This annual event features fall-themed activities, the annual cake walk, and of course, food!

Fall into Prayer. This past July, w e held an evening prayer meeting, and the response was so enthusiastic that we are going to engage in quarterly prayer meetings. The fall prayer meeting (which we’re calling, “Fall into Prayer,” will be held Sunday, October 7 at 7pm.

Save the Steeple. In just a couple of weeks, the scaffolding will begin to come down and the actual project will be finished. The worship committee and I will be planning a dedication service to mark completion of the project. We will, however, continue fundraising and collecting pledges through the end of 2019.

Blessings,   Pastor John