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 CHPC
Join CHPC for Holy Week
On Palm Sunday, April 2, we will share communion and enjoy music by the CHPC Preschool Choir. For Holy Week, our services and events include:
■ Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service, 7 p.m., Sanctuary
■ Good Friday Joint Worship Service, 6 p.m., New Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 2339 N. Sixth Street, Harrisburg (Click here for more information.)
■ Easter Sunrise Service, 7 a.m., Peace Garden
■ Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast, 9:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall
■ Easter Worship Service, 10:30 a.m., Sanctuary
Noonday Organ Recital Set for April 5
The season’s final Noonday Organ Recital will be held at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in the Sanctuary. A luncheon precedes at 11:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Our guest organist is Dr. Terry Heisey, principal organist and director of music at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Lebanon.
Pax Christi Invites You to Good Friday Walk
Pax Christi will hold its annual Walking the Way of the Cross on Good Friday, April 7, in Harrisburg. Participants should gather at 9:45 a.m. in front of the Dauphin County Courthouse. The event connects Jesus’ journey to the cross with current themes of peace and justice. The walk lasts for 1-1/2 hours, rain or shine. Parking is free. For more information, call Rick Woodard at (717) 991-4204.
Sunday Lenten Study Concludes This Sunday
Pastor Nancy is leading discussion on “Becoming More Compassionate in the Desert,” for the Sunday Morning Lenten Study, which is being held at 9 a.m. on Sundays through March 26, in the Blue Room and via Zoom
(Meeting ID 874 9138 4121). All are invited! (The Men's Sunday School Class that normally meets in Room 14 will join in this study for Lent.)
Lenten Soup & Study Held Tuesday Evenings
Join us at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays through April 4 for a Lenten study of Season 1 of “The Chosen.” We’ll enjoy a soup supper together, watch an episode, then discuss the episode and review related Scripture passages. Please RSVP to Nancy Flint or sign up in the Gathering Place.
Play Pickleball in Fellowship Hall
Come join the fun! Play pickleball from 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday in Fellowship Hall. Contact Monica Zazworsky to sign up.
Prayer Fellowship Meets Every Wednesday
Join Pastor Nancy for Prayer Fellowship at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday in the Blue Room.
You're Invited to Exegesis Adult Sunday School
Exegesis meets every Sunday at 9 a.m. in the Green Room. The group reads the Bible and then discusses it as the spirit leads. Please consider this as your personal invitation to join — you’ll leave with more than when you came. Questions? Contact Bill Stout or Dick Michaelian.
SHARE & SERVE AT CHPC
Make Easter Dedications with Flowers, OGHS Donation
Purchase flowers to honor loves ones and decorate the Sanctuary on Easter. A variety of plants are available this year. Orders are due to the office by Friday, March 24. Download an order form, or find one in this Sunday's bulletin.
Another option for dedications is to make a donation to One Great Hour of Sharing. Those dedications are due Wednesday, March 31, and you can download the form here.
Mother's Day Flowers Support DVSCP
Support Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties with a purchase of fresh-cut Mother’s Day bouquets. Orders are due by Friday, March 31; a signup sheet is in the Gathering Place. The cost is $14 per bouquet, and flowers will be delivered to CHPC on Thursday, May 11. Email Bobbie Kitzmiller for more information.
Chancel Flowers Openings Available
There are weeks available in the April and May chancel flower schedules as we face the loss of too many of our dear departed who lovingly sponsored/gave flowers in those months over the years.
If you would like to consider giving chancel flowers, email Dolores Peffley or call her at (717) 766-7554 so she can familiarize you with the program
Register for MATE Now
Registration for the MATE mission trip has begun. Brochures and registration forms will be available at the church, on the CHPC website, or by contacting Nancy Flint.
Enter God's Story With God's Children
Kirk Kids is our Christian formation offering for children ages 3-10 during worship. Facilitating a lesson is simple and rewarding, shared between two volunteers. Interested in helping? Check out our volunteer guide. All lesson plans and materials are sent out in advance. (Up-to-date clearances are required — information on obtaining them can be found here.
Ready to join us as a volunteer? Sign up here!
Any questions? Contact Pastor Stuart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presbyterian Women Seeking Blanket Donations
PW is collecting new and gently used blankets for the Downtown Daily Bread Emergency Shelter. Please place donations in the box labeled “Blankets” in the
Gathering Place’s Donation Center.
Fellowship Hosts Needed
Help us to greet our congregation with the great smell of coffee on Sunday mornings. The coffee makers are easy to use, there are usually goodies in the freezer/fridge or prepackaged treats, so you only have to bring a snack from home if you want. Your devotion to this ministry is so appreciated!
Please consider signing up here to set up fellowship. For more information, contact Monica Zazworsky.
Volunteer to Be a Sunday Morning Greeter
Greeters are so important in God's kingdom! A smile and welcoming hello can have a large effect on visitors. Please sign up to be a Sunday morning greeter. Your service is so appreciated! For more information, contact Monica Zazworsky.