CCH Congregator Weekly April 12, 2019

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Holy Week

This Sunday is Palm Sunday. That means parading into church with Palms and an Easter Egg Hunt after church. Quite the combination. Our youth discussion group holds the egg hunt for the kids on the Sunday before Easter because we assume they will have enough to do next week. Be sure to join us for this great day.  And here’s the rest of the Holy Week schedule:

  • Maundy Thursday: This moving service is on Thursday night at 7:30 PM.
  • The Easter Sunrise Service on Fleet’s Cove beach is one of my favorite church events of the year. Join us at 6:30 AM. The service will include music by Jim Uhl and Willie Steele.
  • Easter Family Service in the Sanctuary is at 10:00.

See you in church,

Pastor Mark

Benefit Auction a Huge Success

Thank you to everyone who helped make our benefit auction such a great success. The event was fun, the food was delicious, the company was delightful, and we raised over $12,000–a new record! It was wonderful to be able to honor Jenny Haluza with the Church Service Award. She particularly enjoyed the original watercolor that Mary Webb painted for her.

There are so many who people who contributed to this event. Thank you to all the donors of the auction prizes. Many people are going to be enjoying their gifts throughout the year. Special thanks to the auction committee: Pat Bausch, Bonnie Dawkins, Glen Grayson, Peter Lassen, Doug Munch, Don Sheldon, Ronnie Todaro and Linda Wright. We also appreciate the lively banter of our auctioneer Bill Rowland, and the staff of the Northport Yacht Club for the fine meal.

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 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
              Monday, April 22
              Peace & Plenty Lunch Program at 6:30 PM
               Thursday, April 25
               Bell Choir at 6:00 PM
               Choir Rehearsal at 7:30 PM

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.

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.

Worship Calendar

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

We give thanks for Peter Ciccone who underwent gall bladder removal surgery on Monday. He is home and doing well.

We hold in our prayers the Rev. Lois Kirkwood, our former associate pastor, and mother of Nancy Sordi. Lois is in declining health at her home in Hingham, MA.

Happy 90th Birthday to Freddie Kleina!

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.

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.

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