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Sunday, July 3, 2022, at 11AM

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This is a communion Sunday. If you are attending via Zoom, please have your communion elements ready.  

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Dear Beloved of God,

Our church teaches us that every human being, regardless of gender identity, sexual preference, social status, race, or nationality, bears the image of God. As God’s image bearers, all humans have been endowed by God with the moral agency to make choices. As moral agents, we are called to reflect the compassion and justice of God for all people. We are to love one another as Christ loves us. Matters of personal choice should be determined by an appeal to God’s compassion and justice, not by criminal law.

As a US citizen raised in a church that calls for compassion and justice for all people, I find the recent decision of the Supreme Court to be a betrayal. The reversal of Roe v. Wade is neither compassionate nor just. The 1973 decision ensured a pregnant woman’s constitutional right to

choose whether to terminate during the early months of pregnancy. Overturning Roe v. Wade took away that right. As we celebrate our nation's Independence Day this year, one must ask, "Independence for whom?"

How is a progressive and compassionate church to respond? We can protest in person and on social media. We can pray that God will turn the hearts of the wicked and sow justice in our nation. We can write our elected and appointed officials to express our thoughts and feelings. These are appropriate options. However, for real progress to

happen, we need to change the people making misguided decisions.

Voting is the bedrock of our democracy. The only way the will of the people can be served is if the people show up at the polls and vote.



July Birthdays

July 2 - Simon Bartlett Turner , Paul Seebeck

July 4 - Naomi Boyd

July 6 - Polly Cushman

July 7 - Jan Kirstein

July 8 - Rebecca Barnes

July 9 - Andrea Pauw

July 11- Rebecca Baird

July 12 - Roy Christopher Denny

July 16 - Anne Walker

July 20 - Jay Hagan

July 21  -Salome Boyd

July 24 - Darrell DeMarsh

July 25 - Madeline Wilding

July 28 -Tara Duverge

July 29 - Anita Cary

July 31 - Bob Abrams

A great time was had by all at our choir party

at Mesh last Sunday!

Pictures Speak Louder Than Words

There’s a phrase: “Pictures speak louder than words.” Pictures can add vitality to Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church’s website and Facebook page. But we need your help. If you are able to take pictures of our life together, please submit them to the church office (office@crescenthill.church). Not sure how to send pictures from your phone or ipad? Faith Grady in the church office may be able to help you do this.

We understand that some may prefer not to have pictures of themselves posted. If you would prefer that you or other family members NOT be included in pictures and/or NOT be named on our website and social media posts, please complete the Opt Out Form.

Coming Soon! Music for a Summer Afternoon

2022 Recital Series

Our Music Ministry will be sponsoring a series of three recitals this summer during July and August. These Sunday afternoon programs will feature a 40-minute recital followed by refreshments and fellowship.

The first recital will take place on Sunday, July 10 at 2:00 pm, and will be a program of tranquil minimalist contemporary piano music played by our Music Director, David Paul Gibson. Gibson will be joined by flutist Doug Yeager on several of the pieces. Composers represented on the recital include Michael Nyman, Richard Rodney Bennett,

Ludovico Einaudi, among others.

Sunday, July 24, will feature a recital of Baroque music for flute and organ. Amy Pauw, flutist, will perform two Baroque flute sonatas, assisted by David Paul Gibson at the organ. Composers represented at the 2:00 pm program include Bach, Vivaldi, Teleman, and Marcello, among others.

Our closing program of the series on August 7 will feature a musical stroll through the church year in a recital of our favorite hymns played by duo pianists Frank Kirk, Jr. and David Paul Gibson. You will not want to miss hearing these beloved hymns played by piano four hands. The program begins at 2:00 pm.

All three of these programs are free and open to all. Plan now to attend and bring friends. Come for the music and stay for refreshments and fellowship.

We look forward to sharing these programs with you.

David Paul Gibson, Music Director

Update on Sunday Morning Coffee Hours

For safety concerns, we are waiting until COVID numbers decline before starting these pre-worship conversation times. Thank you to Patti and Jack Marcum for offering to be the first hosts and we look forward to when we can begin.

Flowers for Sanctuary

Summer is upon us and we are asking that you share whatever flowers you have in bloom for the sanctuary. Please contact David Gibson, Music Director, at gibson.davidpaul@yahoo.com if you can bring a bouquet.

Donations for UCHM

These items have been requested by UCHM. They are expecting higher needs this summer due to the price increases for food and the kids being out of school. Look for tubs at church designated for “UCHM.”  

  • Peanut butter
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned meats
  • Canned stew, soup, chili  
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Low-sugar cereals
  • Dry pasta
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Pancake/baking mixes (that require water)

July Birthdays

July 2 - Simon Bartlett Turner , Paul Seebeck

July 4 - Naomi Boyd

July 6 - Polly Cushman

July 7 - Jan Kirstein

July 8 - Rebecca Barnes

July 9 - Andrea Pauw

July 11- Rebecca Baird

July 12 - Roy Christopher Denny

July 16 - Anne Walker

July 20 - Jay Hagan

July 21 -Salome Boyd

July 24 - Darrell DeMarsh

July 25 - Madeline Wilding

July 28 -Tara Duverge

July 29 - Anita Cary

July 31 - Bob Abrams

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 for submissions and follow the prompts. Thank you!
Please continue to visit the CHPC website to stay connected with our faith community!
Westminster Weekly Submissions
Westminster Weekly Archives

Deacon of the Month: July

Soni Castleberry is our Deacon of the Month. If you or someone you know is in need of a kind gesture, please reach out to Soni at soni.castleberry@gmail.com or call 502-417-6481.

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 jpmarcum@gmail.com. Lucy Steilberg will begin Elder of the Week duties on July 3.