CCH Congregator Weekly April 7, 2019

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Church School Gardening Day

Thank you to our church school children and Alice Weigers for starting our vegetable gardens for the season. The children made a trelis and planted peas and lettuce this past Sunday. All produce from the garden is donated to the Northport Food Pantry.

Bring Deposit Bottles and Cans to Church

Riley Fitzsimmons is collecting deposit bottles and cans at the church as part of her Girl Scout silver project. Please bring clean deposit recyclables and place them in the garbage can behind the curtain in the Fellowship Hall. This fundraiser is part of her effort to raise enough money to replace the Peace and Plenty refrigerator in the church pantry.

Upcoming Events    

            Sunday, April 7

            Worship Service with Communion at 10:00 AM
            Church School at 10:00 AM
            Fellowship Hour at 11:00 AM: Nancy Sordi
            Welcome to the Table 11:00 AM
            Confirmation Class 11:30 AM
            Lent Discussion 11:30 AM
            Monday, April 8
            Peace and Plenty Lunch Program at 6:30 PM
            Trustee Meeting at 7:30 PM
            Thursday, April 11
             Bell Choir at 6:00 PM
             Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 PM
             Saturday, April 13
             Church Clean Up 9:00 AM – Noon
             Sunday, April 14 -Palm Sunday-
             Worship Service and Church School at 10:00 PM
              Fellowship Hour at 11:00 AM: Val, Pete, Eileen & Bruce
              Easter Egg Hunt at 11:30 PM
             Monday, April 15
              Peace & Plenty Lunch Program at 6:30 PM
             Thursday, April 18
              Maundy Thursday Service at 7:30 PM
               Sunday, April 21 – Easter-
              Sunrise Service at Fleets Cove Beach at 6:30 PM
              Intergenerational Service at 10:00 AM
              Fellowship Hour at 11:00 AM: The Bell Choir

A yoga class is being offered to all adult church members on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Bonnie and Kristin bring their long-standing love of yoga and their instructor Marie Cruz to the CCH community. Yoga offers many positive benefits to the body, mind and spirit through the practice of meditation and mindfulness. As another busy holiday season approaches, yoga can help us find the balance we all  seek. The class is $20.00 per session. For more details call Bonnie or Kristin at 516.922.9525 or Sue at the Church office.

Worship Calendar

Sunday, April 7: A Principled Journey–Justice
On this Communion Sunday Pastor Mark continues his Lenten sermon series on basic Christian principles. This week he explores the Biblical definition of justice and how it may inspire us to work for God's beloved community.

Sunday, April 14: Palm Sunday
Join us for our traditional processional into the sanctuary to commemorate Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. There will also be an egg hunt after worship for the church school children.

April 18: Maundy Thursday (7:30 PM)
One of the most dramatic services of the year, on Maunday Thursday we remember Jesus' last supper with communion and the Tenebrae.

April 21: Easter
    6:30 AM     Sunrise Service at Fleet's Cove Beach
    10:00 AM    Easter Intergenerational Worship in Sanctuary

Joys and Concerns

Happy Birthday to Jeannette Kopp who celebrated her 103 birthday on April 1.

Our prayers are with Susan Weiss who had a procedure to remove kidney stones. We wish her a quick recovery.

Volunteers Needed
Northport Food Pantry

We collect food for the Northport Food pantry each week at our church. Please place donations in the box by the church office.

Peace and Plenty Food Outreach:   Peace and Plenty meets every Monday at 6:30 PM to prepare food for children at need in Huntington.  You are invited to help make sandwiches and prepare snacks for children in Huntington. They are also in need of donations of lunch meats and cheeses, fruit and healthy snacks.

Spring Congregational Work Day

Saturday, April 13
9:00 AM-noon
Cleaning, Washing Windows, Painting, Light Repairs, Raking, Gardening
Jobs for All Ages!
All are encouraged to come to make our church look good for Easter and to meet some of your fellow members.

Pastor's Book Group

The April selection for our Pastor's Book Group, "Lapham Rising," by Robert Rosenblatt, is a funny sendup of class relations on Long Island's east end. From the publisher: "Harry March is something of a wreck and more than half nuts. Up until now, he has lived peacefully on an island in the Hamptons with his talking dog, Hector, a born-again Evangelical and unapologetic capitalist. But March’s life starts to completely unravel when Lapham—an ostentatious multimillionaire who made his fortune on asparagus tongs—begins construction of a gargantuan mansion just across the way. To Harry, Lapham’s monstrosity-to-be represents the fetid and corrupt excess that has ruined modern civilization. Which means, quite simply, that this is war.'

The discussion group will meet on Tuesday, April 30, at Nancy Sordi's home.

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