Prayers, Pitfalls and Practices 10/15/17

This Sunday, October 15, 2017, we are pleased to welcome the Rev. Roben Roof to our pulpit at 8:15 & 10:45am. She will be preaching on the theme “Prayers, Pitfalls and Practices” based on the scripture texts from Exodus 32:1-14 and Philippians 4:1-9. The Sanctuary Choir will be with us at the late service to present “You Are The New Day.”
Roben comes to the UCC Church after 20 years as a pastor of local churches for the United Methodist Church. As of 2015 she has been approved to be a UCC minister with a privilege of call.  Roben has previously served as a chaplain at Hershey Medical Center and Mahanoy PA State Correctional Institute. She also served as our Youth Pastor from September 1. 2015 until August 2017. She is currently employed by Heartland Hospice.  In her spare time, she carves walking sticks, does wood crafts, and fly fishes. Her wife, Barbara, is also an active member of CPUCC.
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17-1015 Prayers, Pitfalls and Practices (Rev. Roben Roof)

Paul urged the early Christians to always remain joyful and to rejoice in Christ in the midst of their suffering and oppression. But sometimes, that’s easier said than done. Those who have experienced oppression know that it’s no cause for celebration.
The lasting good news is that through Christ, the kin-dom of God has already begun to come to fruition.
As Christians, we have a part to play in the continuing process. In a world corrupted by economic, racial, gender, and sexual violence and oppression, in a time when the most disadvantaged within our society are losing access to the basic human right of health care, the Church cannot remain silent. As a Christian congregation, we will remain committed to pursuing a just world for all.
This Sunday, October 15 at 5pm, we will gather for worship and discuss Paul’s letter to the Philippians as well as hear excerpts from Martin Luther King’s Letter from the Birmingham Jail, two letters written from within the walls of a cell, and we will meditate upon concrete ways in which we as a local church can directly respond to the troubling times we are in. Following worship our time will continue with a shared meal of delicious homemade chili!  In God’s house, everyone has a place at the table. Please be with us.  F
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We have hired an Interim Pastor, the Rev. Cynthia Garis!  She will begin her ministry with us on Monday, Oct. 23, and be introduced to the congregation on Sunday, Oct. 29.  She will preach for the first time on Sunday, Nov. 5, All Saints Sunday.  For the rest of October the pulpit will be filled by Pastor Scott Siciliano (Oct. 22) & the Rev. Claude Dencler (Oct. 29).