Did you know that those words "do not fear" appear in the Bible 365 times? God knows we need that daily reminder, especially during this most difficult time. 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.
Peace Be With You This Sunday
Join us on Sunday as Pastor Nancy Conklin shares the next installment of the "Fruit of the Spirit" sermon series. Our summer pickup choir will again sing under the direction of Jerrold Tidwell.
Please join our church family and friends as we contemplate peace during worship in our sanctuary and via our livestreamed service.
Vespers Service Continues This Sunday
“The Still Point,” CHPC’s new summer vespers service, happens each Sunday at 5 p.m. in the Gathering Place.
Pastor Nancy leads these weekly services, which are designed to be a time to come and breathe in God's renewing grace and reorient ourselves toward God's word. During the short service, a variety of expressions of scripture, prayer, and song will help us move into the rhythm of a new week of work, school, play, and rest.
Director of Music Jerrold Tidwell will provide special music.
Please join us for this new service.
You Are Invited to Pastor Stuart Seelman's Ordination
The Presbytery of Carlisle and the congregation of Camp Hill Presbyterian Church
invite you to celebrate the ordination and installation of the Rev. Stuart L. Seelman
as associate pastor on Sunday, Aug. 22, at 4 p.m.
This special worship service of the Presbytery of Carlisle will include participation from pastors and elders throughout the presbytery. Stuart's father, the Rev. Dr. Paul Seelman, will preach.
A reception will follow in Fellowship Hall.
RSVP to (717) 737-0488 or email@example.com.
The service will be livestreamed on the CHPC website and Facebook page.
Calling All Current and Former Choristers
Please join with us in singing for the ordination of Pastor Stuart Seelman on Sunday, Aug. 22, at 4 p.m. Rehearsal will be held 30 minutes prior to the service in the choir room. Look for details in coming weeks.
Session Ends Mask Mandate
Masks are no longer required inside the church, regardless of vaccine status, but out of respect for our youngest parishioners (who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated) and the immunocompromised among us (who may be precluded from receiving the vaccine or who may be less protected by the vaccine), we strongly encourage anyone who has not been vaccinated to wear a mask.
We’re pleased to provide complimentary masks for those who need or wish to wear one. Masks are available at the Welcome Table (just inside the east entrance to the sanctuary). We will continue to keep a record of attendance for purposes of contact tracing, if needed.
We do ask that you continue to enter through the sanctuary's Walnut Street door (closest to the parking lot); those requiring use of the elevator may enter through the Gathering Place.
For those who prefer to join us remotely for Sunday worship, services will continue to be broadcast from the CHPC website and Facebook page.
We appreciate our members and guests who have adhered to our guidelines during these past months as we struggled to find our way faithfully and safely through the pandemic.
Memorial Plaque Dedication Scheduled for August 1
You are cordially invited to attend the dedication of the Kathleen L. Kuhn Education Center (the Christian Education Wing) on Sunday, Aug. 1, immediately following worship in Fellowship Hall. A reception with light refreshments will be served following the dedication. Please join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of Kathy Kuhn. If you will be attending, please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (717) 737-0488.
Interested in CHPC Membership? You're Invited to Light Brunch
Visitors and other non-members interested in learning more about CHPC membership and what it means to be a Presbyterian are invited to an "Inquirers' Brunch" on Sunday, Aug. 15, following the service and fellowship. Join our pastors in the front section of Fellowship Hall at 11 a.m. for discussion and a light meal. Please RSVP to Andrea Ebeling at email@example.com or (717) 737-0488.
Small Groups Welcome for In-Building Meetings
CHPC's small groups may now meet in the building. Contact Andrea Ebeling in the church office to make arrangements.
B.A.S.S. Project Underway
The Deacons will be collecting school supplies for CHPC's annual Backpacks and School Supplies (B.A.S.S.) Project during July. All donations benefit the students of the Steelton-Highspire School District. Items needed include:
■ Mini hand sanitizers (unscented)
■ Pencils with erasers
■ Personal-sized tissues
■ Folders (with three holes)
■ Pencil boxes
■ Water bottles
■ Notebooks or notebook paper
■ 1/2-inch three-ring binders
■ Colored pencils
Donations can be dropped off in the gray plastic tub outside the CHPC office door or in the Gathering Place before or after Sunday worship services. Please mark bag with "B.A.S.S." when dropping off donations.
Donations Needed for Earl Besch Project
It's time to start thinking about collecting non-perishable items for this year's Earl Besch Food Drive! During July, CHPC will be collecting the following items (as well as accepting monetary donations) to help our neighbors in need in Camp Hill:
■ Shampoo and conditioner
■ Body wash
■ Dish soap
■ Laundry soap pods
■ Kitchen sponges
■ Feminine products
■ Cooking oil
■ Ziploc bags
Donations can be dropped off in the gray plastic tub outside the CHPC office door or in the Gathering Place before or after Sunday worship services. Please mark bag with "E. B. Food Drive" when dropping off donations.
In August, volunteers will be needed to help; more details will follow. If you have questions, please contact Sandy McBride at (717) 488-8108, Karen Taylor at (717) 991-0687, or Monica Zazworsky at (717) 805-9140.
Additionally, you can sponsor a Food Package by contributing monetarily:
■ $200 — Protein Package
■ $150 — Fresh Produce Package
■ $100 — Dairy Package
■ $100 — Frozen Food Package
■ $50 — Personal Care Package
■ $25 — Dry Goods Package
Or, donate a custom amount of your choice.
In August, volunteers will be needed to help:
■ Thursday, Aug. 5 (4:30-6 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m.) — Work at the pantry
■ Tuesday, Aug. 10 (3:15-5:15 p.m.) — Pick up food and stock the pantry (must be able to lift 25 pounds)
■ Thursday, Aug. 19 (4:30-6 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m.) — Work at the pantry
■ Tuesday, Aug. 24 (3:15-5:15 p.m.) — Pick up food and stock the pantry (must be able to lift 25 pounds)
Please consider helping with this event that truly helps our neighbors. If you have questions, please contact Sandy McBride at (717) 488-8108, Karen Taylor at (717) 991-0687, or Monica Zazworsky at (717) 805-9140.
We Appreciate Your Offerings
Thanks to all the members and friends who have been mailing in offerings. For the foreseeable future, we ask that you continue to mail them to the CHPC office, 101 N. 23rd Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011, make a credit card payment at www.CampHillPres.org/giving, or drop them off in the new locked mailbox outside the church office doors.
CHPC Members Invited to Kathy Kuhn Memorial Service
A memorial service for Kathy Kuhn, CHPC member and former preschool and Christian education director, will be held Friday, July 30, at 10 a.m. at Sell Chapel on the campus of the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown. (Kathy passed away Oct. 15, 2020.) A celebration, reception, and luncheon will be held in the Brossman Ballroom following the service. All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This will enable Kathy's husband, Tom, and her family to plan numbers for the reception following the service.
LEARN/CHILDREN & YOUTH
Youth Cookout, Confirmation Meeting Set for August 8
CHPC youth and friends are invited to attend a youth cookout at the manse, 111 N. 23rd Street, at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, to meet our new associate pastor, spend time with friends, and play 9-Square.
Youth (and their parents) interested in being confirmed this year are encouraged to come to a confirmand meeting, also at the manse, preceding the cookout at 5 p.m.
Please contact Pastor Stuart at email@example.com to let him know your interest and availability.
Volunteers Needed for Earl Besch Food Pantry
CHPC not only will be helping to stock the Earl Besch Food Pantry, but our members also will be volunteering during the month of August. Unlike in the past, when food boxes were delivered, we'll now be working in the EB pantry at Camp Hill United Methodist Church. Volunteer to help on one of these days:
■ Thursday, Aug. 5 - work at pantry, 4:30-6 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m.
■ Tuesday, Aug. 10 - pick up food & stock pantry (must be able to lift 25 lbs.),
■ Thursday, Aug. 19 - work at pantry, 4:30-6 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m.
■ Tuesday, Aug. 24 - pick up food & stock pantry (must be able to lift 25 lbs.),
Email Karen Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a slot.