Camp Hill Presbyterian Church News
Did you know that those words "do not fear" appear in the Bible 365 times? God knows we need that daily reminder, especially during difficult times. We know and trust that God is with us. We also know and trust that we will remain connected as a church family as best we can in these difficult days. Let us uplift each other in prayer! May the peace of God which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and may the blessing God almighty, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, remain with you always. Amen.
~ Pastor Nancy
IT'S HAPPENING AT CAMP HILL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Worship Time Returns to 10:30 a.m.
School is back in session, fall is almost here, and our worship service time returns to 10:30 a.m. beginning this Sunday, Sept. 10. Adult Sunday school classes will resume at 9 a.m. in the Blue Room (Exegesis) and Green Room (Men's Bible Study), and Kirk Kids will meet after the children's sermon in the Little Kirk.
Bring Something to Share at Rally Day Luncheon
Rally Day is this Sunday, Sept. 10! To celebrate, there will be an old-fashioned fried chicken luncheon after worship in Fellowship Hall. Please remember to bring sides and/or desserts to share; chicken, rolls, and drinks will be provided. For more information, email Monica Zazworsky.
Fall Book Study Kickoff Is Tuesday Night
Join us for the Fall Book Study kickoff at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Midtown Cinema, 250 Reily St. in Harrisburg, when the film “Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story” will be shown for our group. An introductory conversation to the study will follow. Please contact Pastor Nancy if you’re interested in carpooling or need a ride.
Join Us for the Fall Book Study
It’s not too late to sign up for the Fall Book Study. We’ll be reading “Jesus and the Disinherited” by Howard Thurman, and there will be two sessions: Wednesday mornings, beginning Sept. 13, at 9:30 a.m., and Tuesday evenings, beginning Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. Both groups will meet in the Blue Room, and you can join via our CHPC Zoom link for either meeting.
Please contact Andrea in the office to obtain a free copy of the book. Week 1 will be an introduction, and we’ll read and discuss individual chapters as the study progresses.
Women's Retreat Being Planned
It’s time for a Women’s Retreat! There will be an informational meeting on Sunday, Sept. 24, immediately after worship on the window-side area of Fellowship Hall. To assist in choosing a time and place, Pastor Nancy would find it helpful to have an initial conversation with anyone who might be interested in attending the retreat. Grab your coffee after worship and join us!
Chancel, Handbell Choirs Invite New Members
Our choirs rehearse on Wednesday evenings: the CHPC Handbell Choir meets at 6 p.m. and the Chancel Choir meets at 7 p.m. Please consider joining — few in the groups have professional training and there are no embarrassing tryouts. Have questions? Contact Dolores Peffley at (717) 766-7554 or Diane Rutzler at (717) 254-6253.
Ecumenical Food Pantry Changes Name
The Ecumenical Food Pantry has changed its name to the Harrisburg Area Food Pantry. Still located at Messiah Lutheran Church in Harrisburg, HAFP serves more than 2,300 people in need each month. Currently, there is a great demand for toilet paper, bar soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and deodorant. EFP also needs empty egg cartons, as the food pantry is getting eggs by the crate and needs to break them down into dozens. And, of course, canned and boxed food items are always appreciated. Please leave items in Donation Station area of the Gathering Place.