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Sunday, April 2, 2023, at 11 a.m.

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Zoom Sunday School for Children

Children of all ages are welcome to join us on Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. on Zoom for Bible stories, music, conversation, and visits with our crazy friend Sid. Zoom Sunday school is led by Eva Stimson, Jerry Van Marter, and Bev Machin. Please contact one of them if you are interested in joining the leadership team. Contact Jerry Van Marter to get on the list to receive weekly Zoom invitations and curriculum materials.

Coffee and Conversation with Rev. John Odom


This Sunday, April 2, 9:45-10:45, in the back building’s Gathering Room, Rev. John Odom, General Presbyter for Mid-Kentucky Presbytery, will talk about what he learned on his recent sabbatical with the Northern Synod of the United Reformed Church of England, Scotland, and Wales, and from his mediation training with the Lombard Mennonites. He will share examples of how European churches are addressing dwindling memberships and using their buildings in positive ways. 


Several CHPCers have expressed interest in on-going Sunday morning classes. If you would like to see more educational opportunities, please contact Soni Castleberry, chair of the Nurture Committee, at 502-417-6481, or soni.castleberry@gmail.com. We welcome ideas for topics and teachers.

Lenten Study for Adults and Youth

Our last Lenten study, Live in Community, is this Sunday, April 2, 6 p.m. on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84644745803. This week's topic: "Support Those Who Depart."

Summary of Session Actions

Below are the actions taken by the Session at its regular stated meeting:

  • Approved minutes of February 22 meeting.
  • Received Dave Bush’s resignation from the Session because of his upcoming ordination. 
  • Peggy is taking vacation May 4-7. Will vote on a guest preacher for May 7 at the April meeting. 
  • A motion from the Nurture Committee concerning changes to our child protection policy was postponed until April to give the Session more time to review the policy and changes. 
  • Approved allocations of our 2023 budget from the Outreach Committee:

Allocation of Mission Partnership Budget for 2023  

Shared Mission Support (Presbytery, Synod & General Assembly) - $2,000                                                          

United Crescent Hill Ministries - $1,500  

Hope Buss and/or Hope Village - $1,000  

Gun Violence Prevention team - $200  

Cedar Ridge Camp - $500  

Build-a-Bed (funding already approved and spent) - $600  

Mission Co-Worker Honors (Jeff & Christi Boyd, Eliane Menezes - $1,000  

Guatemala Partnership - $1,750  

Covenant Network - $50  

Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary - $50  

PC(USA) Theological Education Fund - $50  

Bread for the World - $50  

Other Mission Partners, as needed over the year - $600  

Total Mission Partnerships Budget - $9,350 

  • Approved a motion from Outreach Committee to remove the "Draft Policy Statement on Wish List of Projects" from the list of Policy Statements of our church. 
  • Approved a motion from Stewardship Committee to remove the three street lights in the parking lot and in front of the old office and replace the lights over the fellowship hall side doors with motion sensor lights. We pay about $75.00 a month for the street lights. 
  • Approved sending a letter to the congregation as an invitation to dialogue about what the Session has learned and commitments they plan to make for the future. The vote was 4 – yes, 1 – abstain.
  • After much discussion over the past few months, approved by consensus to seek a part time pastor rather than full time. It was noted that Peggy has been serving part time for the last 1.5 years. The Session also discussed how we should seek a new pastor. Peggy will write an article about the two options and Session will seek feedback from the congregation. 
  • Elected Eva Stimson and Jack Marcum to the 2023 Nominating Committee. Jack volunteered to chair the Committee again this year. 

Treasurer’s Report

Total income  February: $22,304.63      

                                    YTD: $35,378.90 

Total expenses  February: $18,366.69

                                    YTD: $35,316.73 

Difference  This month: $3,937.94 

                                     YTD: $62.17 

Adult/Youth Mission Study April 16, 23, and 30

Why are mission trips and other activities so often more effective at satisfying church members than making a lasting difference in the world? How can we get away from consumer-oriented “selfie mission”? These are some of the issues that will be discussed in an online study for adults and youth the last three Sundays in April. We will discuss the book Freeing Congregational Mission: A Practical Vision for Companionship, Cultural Humility, and Co-Development, by Hunter Farrell and Balajiedlang Khyllep. We will gather at

5 p.m. on Zoom each Sunday, April 16, 23, and 30.

Co-authors Hunter and Bala will be helping lead the study. In the final session, April 30, participants in CHPC’s Guatemalan Connection will help us examine our partnership with churches in Guatemala’s Estoreño Presbytery in light of the vision for mission expressed in the book.

Hunter and Ruth Farrell and their family were active in CHPC for many years before moving to Pittsburgh, where Hunter is director of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary’s World Mission Initiative. Nurture Committee is inviting people from other congregations in Mid-Kentucky Presbytery to participate in the study. Participants are encouraged to read the book (available on Amazon), but reading it is not required to participate in the discussion.

Use this link to join the April study: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84104073375.


You are invited to the ordination of Dave Bush

to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament

4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2023

Okolona Presbyterian Church

8015 Shepherdsville Road, 40219

CHPC and Other Churches Honored

for Sustainability Efforts

Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church is one of eight congregations in Mid-Kentucky Presbytery that are receiving national recognition for installing free EV charging stations.The presbytery has won a prestigious Electric Vehicle Leader award for partnering with Evolve Kentucky to help eight of its congregations install charging stations. The national honor comes from Interfaith Power & Light, as part of its 2023 “Cool Congregations Challenge,” an annual contest that recognizes churches around the U.S. for working to reduce their carbon footprint and to create models of sustainability.

Free EV charging stations have been installed at the Bardstown Road, Beulah, Crescent Hill, Highland, Hopewell, and Springdale Presbyterian Churches in Louisville, plus First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethtown and Cedar Ridge Camp.

“The installation of free EV charging stations witnesses to the church’s commitment to the stewardship of all creation,” says John Odom, General Presbyter of Mid-Kentucky Presbytery. “It is one small step that shows the world that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) seeks to practice the earth care that we preach.”

Spirit of Sophia Fundraiser

The 3rd Annual Women Create Fundraiser will be held virtually on Tuesday, April 25, from 7-8:15 p.mEST and will showcase the voices and creativity of women artists while supporting Spirit of Sophia, a women’s spirituality center in Louisville, KY. This year’s theme is The Divine Feminine: Empowering Voices. Tickets are $35 and available at https://spiritofsophia.org/women-create-fundraiser/

Jean Leake Scholarship Applications Available

The Jean Leake Fund offers assistance to the children and youth of Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church for camping opportunities. Applications for the Jean Leake Fund are now available. Please contact Patti Marcum at pdwmarcum@gmail.com or 502-403-8269 to request an application or ask questions. Deadline for applications is March 30. Scholarship applicants will be notified of their award amount in early April. Payment will be made according to information provided in the application.

Friendship Requests for CHPCers on Sundays

Bob Abrams – Bob would love to have folks visit with him and worship together on Sundays. His assisted living apartment is at Wesley Manor Retirement Community, 5012 Manslick Road, not far from the Gene Snyder and I-65. He keeps his schedule. Call him at 458-2018.

Chris Snyder – A recent car accident has left Chris without a car to come to church and he doesn’t do Zoom. He really wants to come to worship if folks can give him a ride. He lives at 7712 Turtle Run Court in Prospect. His phone number is: 228-7301. Give him a call if you can offer transportation. Google Maps says his home is 18 minutes from CHPC.

April Birthdays

1 – Jim Bartlett-Turner

4 – Lee Cybulski

8 – Frank Kirk Jr.

9 – Jeff Boyd

10 – Claudia Foulkes

13 – Jenn Thalman-Kepler

14 – Emily Keeling Aycock and Andrew Kang Bartlett

21 – Mary Lucy Bott

25 – Tim McNinch

28 – Annie Yeager

Appointments with Peggy

If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet with Peggy, please contact the church office at 502-893-5381 or email office@crescenthill.church.

Westminster Weekly Submissions Deadline

Please have all Westminster Weekly submissions turned in every Wednesday by noon. Use this link to send submissions to the church office. Thank you!

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Deacon of the Month

Shannon Langley is our Deacon of the Month. If you or someone you know is in need of a kind gesture, please reach out to Shannon at langleyse@gmail.com or call 502-396-8980.

Elder of the Week

Barbara Hedspeth is our Elder of the Week. She can be contacted at 502-594-5768 or barbarahedspeth@gmail.com. Jack Marcum will begin Elder of the Week duties on April 2. Contact him at 502-403-8247 or jpmarcum@gmail.com.