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Matthew 18:21-35--Forgiving 70x7 Times

Men's Class meets IN-PERSON, in the PARLOR

Pastor's Class meets in the Genesis Room and via Zoom


Worship--10:45am

Forgiveness--Our Way of Life

in-person at 9191 Woodway Drive

and online using the buttons above.

Thank You!

I was so surprised last Sunday when members of Session stood and presented words and signs of gratitude for the past five years we have walked together. I mean, it has been on my mind--the fact that I've been here almost 5 years now.


September has always been a big month for me; I mean, it IS my birthday month. Birthdays can be a good time to celebrate the past and proclaim hopes for the future. My vocational life tends to coincide here. I began preaching here in October of 2018, in Northern Illinois in October of 2011, in Arkansas in October of 2005, and I was ordained in Florida the first Sunday of October, 2003. September has often been a month full of hellos and goodbyes, preparations and celebrations, reminiscing and dreaming!

 

Our Senior Center will celebrate ONE YEAR next week (and we've been delivering MOW one year today). We also began speaking with the Mandys of Foster Village Waco (after David Hegar pointed them in our direction) in September of last year, and they are now just a couple of weeks from their Grand Opening Celebration!

 

I wonder what we will be reminiscing about this time next year? The sixth day of Creation was a busy one; what will our sixth year together hold? One thing, or maybe two are for certain: there will always be a mixture of hellos and goodbyes, and God will always be with us, night and day, calling us to put on the Armor, no, the protection, wisdom, compassion, and grace of God in Christ and GO out into the world bearing the image of God and keeping Christ Central in all we do!

 

Thank you for all the prayers, memories, generosities, grace, compassion, and willingness you all have poured into God's House, and thank you for continuing to offer such gracious hospitality to me and my family. I love you all. Now, let's go make more ministry memories!

 

Grace and Peace,

Judith

Worship Committee Report 

Judith has asked the committees to provide a little report for the church newsletter.  

 

The Worship Committee has been busy preparing for Fall, Advent and Christmas. 

 

We will celebrate World Communion Sunday and the Peace & Global Witness Special Offering on October 1. Our communion table will be specially decorated and we’ll hear blessings in multiple languages. 

 

On November 5, we’ll celebrate All Saints’ Sunday with our traditional unrolling of the scroll. 

 

Advent begins on December 3 and we look forward to having some Advent Groups using curriculum from A Sanctified Art. 

 

Christmas Eve will be celebrated on Sunday, December 24 at 6pm with communion and candlelight. 

 

Acolyte training is ongoing…please contact Judith if your children or grandchildren are interested. 

 

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Men's Breakfast

Sunday September 17, the men of the church

are planning a breakfast at 9:00 AM to eat at Brown's Cafe.

Please let Jay know if you will be attending so an effort can be made to get a table set up for us all to be seated together.

REMINDERS!

(and calls for volunteers)

September Elder of the Month

Allison Wahlberg

 

September Ushers

Anne Stewart and Vik Deivanayagam

 

September Liturgists:

Rev. Angus Hunter 9/3

Allison W. 9/10

June B. 9/17

Matt B. 9/24

 

Meals on Wheels Volunteers

Drivers for September, Rick DeVore and Michelle Deivanayagam

Coordinators of Senior Center Fellowship Mondays

Melissa R & Anne S, 9/11

Linda W & Anne S, 9/18

Anne S & Linda W, 9/25

Seeking volunteers for Mondays in October!

Please come join us and see what it's all about,

and contact Anne S to sign up (to make coffee and set out treats, etc).



Future Dates to Keep in Mind!


Sunday, October 1

For World Communion Sunday, we are collecting international materials/cloths for decorating the Communion Table, please bring what you are willing to share by the office now, and the Worship Committee will return them to you the first week of October.


After-Church Picnic--October 1

Men's Class is grilling hot dogs and burgers

Pot-luck Picnic Sides and Desserts Welcome!!

Whitehall Park Pavilion until 3

New Kids' Playground is Open!

Blessing of the Animals

(Well-behaved pets are welcome--there is a dog park on site,

or bring a picture of your pet to be blessed!)



October 29

Trunk or Treat

WE NEED CANDY DONATIONS PLEASE!

Sign-up for Decorated Cars will soon be in the Narthex

6:00-7:30pm in the CPC parking lot


November 2, 2023

Habitat for Humanity

Harvest Dinner and Auction

Starts with cocktails and a silent auction at 5:30pm


November 5, 2023

All Saint's Day Memorial Celebration


November 12, 2023

Heart of Texas CROP Walk at 3pm

Our CPC Team Page is up and ready for

team members to join

donations to start rolling in!

Let's try to up our giving game and feed the hungry!


December 3-24 is the Season of Advent!

Dec 3---Hanging of the Greens in Worship

Dec 10---Advent Groups

Dec 17---Christmas Carolling and Chili Supper

Dec 24--Christmas Eve Service

Birthday Joys!

Victor CecattoPierce, September 2

Keats Benton, September 3

Naomi O'odo, Vicki Kabat, and David Hegar, September 8

Timothy Bierwirth, September 9

Timber Scott and Ruth Onu, September 23

Judith Hardie, September 28

Nancy Jackson, September 30

 

Prayer Concerns

Recently Requested Prayers:

For the family and friends of Denyse's father, Frank Seaman, services will be this Saturday afternoon in San Antonio; For Judith's birth father, still in ICU after a 9 hour surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his jawbone;

For Angela, supporting a friend caring for family during a mental health crisis;

For Victor, who has accepted a new position with the University of Louisville,

and for all of us who will miss Angela & Vic around here;

For Nancy, a neighborhood senior center regular,

awaiting test results and dealing with dizziness;

For Meg, traveling in Michigan and parts of Canada this month.

For our search committee as they seek the next music director for our church.

And for Dalton, who has begun his graduate studies at Baylor,

has accepted a full-time position, and will continue to help out in the church office (prayers this is not too much).

 

 Ongoing Prayer Concerns:

Children facing new Cancers, especially Luna Perrone and Michael Montegue;

Our Sr. Center's Gracie's nephew, Stan, in treatment at MDA for a new diagnosis.

Nancy C at the Brazos; Joyce F (recently hospitalized) at the Blake;

Jane G at St. Elizabeth’s; Margaret P at The Monarch in Richardson;

Victor's mom and Betty C at Wesley Woods;

Rosemary D at home in Waco; Don & Pat W in Colorado;

for victims of recent storms, hurricanes, earthquakes and fires;

for all struggling with grief, isolation, or despair;

for those without resources to stay sheltered, fed, and safe;

for our church and extended family.

for the Matthew 25 movement--

seeking just and vibrant community in Christ,

and always, for Christ’s Peace!

Welcome, Dalton Kendrick!

OFFICE HOURS:

Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7pm,

(other times remotely/in-office)


Please send any announcements, prayer requests, corrections, or submissions

for the newsletter to Dalton at

cpcwaco1@gmail.com

(thanks for your help!)

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