Dear Beloved of God,

Thank you to everyone who participated in our May 1st congregational gathering and to the Deacons for providing an excellent continental breakfast! The conversations around the tables were engaging and meaningful. The session and I invite feedback from those who attended as we plan for other opportunities for dialogue and fellowship. We still have a lot of work to do for healing and reconciliation. 

Our conversations were based on Psalm 85, which describes the situation of the people of Israel immediately following their years of exile in Babylon. Instead of returning to a "land flowing with milk and honey," they returned to a land devastated by war and left a wasteland. They were weak, poor, and disorganized. God was nowhere to be found.

Amid their discouragement, the Psalmist prayed that God's salvation would be fulfilled. While the people were looking for God to "restore their fortunes," the Psalmist describes salvation: " Grace (mercy) and truth have met together; justice and peace have kissed each other" (Psalm 85:10, Complete Jewish Bible). 

On Sunday, we heard the voice of each of these qualities in the various statements church members made throughout the discussions. Statements like, "We've got to know" (truth) and “Can we forgive?" (mercy); "How are we going to make right what was wrong?" (justice) and “We need to find a way to restore our relationships” (peace). These four do not always seem to be in harmony, yet the Psalmist declares that God will bring them together. Reconciliation requires all four. They are all good and vital.

What happens next? This Sunday, May 8, I will be speaking on the state of the church. I hope you will continue to join in this important conversation. Let us seek to understand what God is doing in our midst as we come to terms with the past and imagine the future God has for us. 

Truth, Mercy, Justice, and Peace to you,


Worship Service - Zoom and In-Person

Sunday, May 8, 2022 at 11AM

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Zoom Sunday School for Children—3 More Weeks!

There are only 3 more Sundays of Zoom Sunday school for children until we take a break for the summer. Only 3 more chances to be amazed, entertained, and befuddled by our favorite friend Sid! Children of all ages are invited to join us on Sunday from 9:45–10:15 for songs, Bible stories, prayers, crafts, and more.

If you haven’t joined the fun yet this year, it’s not too late. The last Sunday of Zoom Sunday school will be May 22. Please contact Eva Stimson or Jerry Van Marter to receive weekly Zoom invitations.

Committee Meetings May 11

You can be “in the room where it happens”

Presbyterians are known for doing things “decently and in order”—and that means committees! Much of our mission and ministry at Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church starts with the work of these four committees:

Worship (Sunday morning worship, music, special services)

Stewardship (budget, building and grounds)

Nurture (Christian education, spiritual growth, community-building)

Outreach (our witness in the community, nation, world)

These committees usually meet on the second Wednesday of each month, at 6:45 p.m., on Zoom. We meet together for the first 15 minutes to share calendar items and prayer concerns, then break into committees. Anyone is welcome to join us and share your ideas for our life together.

Here is the Zoom link for May 11 committee meetings:

Woosley-Leake Scholarship Applications Available

Woosley-Leake Scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now available. Any Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church member or immediate family of a church member who will be enrolled in an 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 to request an application.

Calling all 2022 Grads!
Is there a graduate in the house? Does your family have a graduate from high school, trade or technical school, college, or grad school this year? The Nurture Committee believes we have five within the congregation, but we want to be sure we are right.

Let us celebrate with you! Graduates will be recognized at the June 5 worship service. Please contact Faith Grady in the church office at with the graduate’s name, graduation date, school, and future plans if they know yet.
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
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Deacon of the Month: May

Nelly Ngandu is our Deacon of the Month. If you or someone you know is in need of a kind gesture, please reach out to Nelly at or call 502-881-1729.

Elder of the Week

Jack Marcum is our Elder of the Week. He can be contacted by phone at 502-403-8247 or via email at