Worship Service on Zoom and In-Person

Sunday, April 23, 2023, at 11 a.m.

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Meeting ID: 810 1459 2324

Passcode: 973913

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Celebrating Ten Years of Earth Care

Once again, CHPC has been recertified as an Earth Care Congregation by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s Presbyterian Hunger Program through February 2024.  Our certification began in 2013. The Earth Care Congregation certification is designed to recognize churches that make the commitment to take seriously God’s charge to “till and keep” the garden.

This status speaks to the serious commitment that all of us here at Crescent Hill have made to care for God’s earth. To become an Earth Care Congregation, we affirmed an Earth Care Pledge to integrate environmental practices and thinking into our worship, education, facilities, and outreach. We have continued to do that for the last 10 years! You can see the most recent certificate on the bulletin board in the Narthex.

This Sunday, April 23, our worship service will celebrate Earth Day.  Members of the Earth Care Team will be helping to lead worship. Come and join with us all to celebrate the wonderful planet that God has given us!

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.

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.



CHPC’s Presbyterian Women’s Circle is collecting items that will go into hygiene kits for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. We invite others in the congregation to join us in this collection. Items requested include:     

  • toothbrushes individually wrapped
  • unscented, wrapped bar soap
  • 1 inch wide Band-Aids
  • wide toothed combs (no picks)
  • washcloths   
  • hand towels 
  • Zip Lock one-gallon bags
  • monetary donations are also accepted

Do not substitute or add any items. This request is for new items, rather than used. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is specific in its request.

Please leave your donations in the Gathering Room, off the Narthex, no later than Sunday, May 14th.Presbyterian Women will take them to Beulah PC where the hygiene kits will be assembled.

If you have any questions, contact Diana Stephen, dasky@bellsouth.net

Meet Our Administrative Assistant

We welcome to the church staff Megan Cahill, our new AA. Megan is a retiree with a vast experience in administration and customer service. She will be a great addition to our team.

Megan will be working Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Please come by the office or call to introduce yourself welcome her.


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

Spirit of Sophia Fundraiser

The 3rd Annual Women Create Fundraiser will be held virtually on Tuesday, April 25, from 7-8:15 p.m. 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/

Woosley-Leake Scholarship Applications


Woosley-Leake Scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 school year are now available. Any Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church member or immediate family of a church member who will be enrolled in undergraduate college or training program is invited to apply. Applications need to be completed and returned to the church office by June 1. Contact Patti Marcum at pdwmarcum@gmail.com to request an application.

Job Opportunities

Just Creations, Louisville’s not-for-profit Fair Trade store, has two part-time job openings: Outreach & Education Coordinator and Marketing & Media Coordinator. Visit justcreations.org/pages/job-opportunities to read the full announcement. Address inquiries to Joan Frisz at info@justcreations.org.

April Birthdays

21 – Mary Lucy Bott

25 – Tim McNinch

28 – Annie Yeager

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. We are no longer using the Google Form. Thank you!

Please continue to visit the CHPC website to stay connected with our faith community!
Westminster Weekly Archives

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

Don Mead is Elder of the Week. Contact him at 231-649-3800 or mead@msu.edu. Barbara Hedspeth will begin service on April 23. You can reach her at 502-594-5768 or barbarahedspeth@gmail.com.