The Prime Directive 10/29/17

This Sunday, October 29, 2017, we welcome the Rev. Claude Dencler to the pulpit at 8:15 & 10:45am.  He will be preaching on the theme “The Prime Directive” based on the scripture text from Matthew 22:34-40.   We also welcome the Rev. Cindy Garis, our new Interim Senior Pastor, as our liturgist.   The Jubilate Ringers will be presenting ‘Praise to the Lord, the Almighty” and then “Be Thou My Vision” with violinist, Sharon Jones.

Claude and Donna, his wife, joined Colonial Park in the fall of 2016. They have been active with the church’s effort to assist Anwar and Suad as this refugee couple starts a new life in the U.S.  During Claude’s 39 years of ordained ministry he served the United Church of Christ in various local, regional, national positions and as Vice President at Lancaster Theological Seminary.  Claude finds great delight in time spent with children and nine grandchildren. He enjoys riding the bike trails of Central PA and revels in the preservation and promotion of the antique motor vehicle hobby.  He and Donna are thankful to be part of the CPUCC faith community.

Sunday School for All Ages is held at 9:30am.  Click on the Announcements to learn what topics are being discussed in the Adult Classes.

We invite you to look at what’s happening in the Worship Services and Announcements by clicking on the links below.  You may also feel free to download them to your ipad or tablet and use that when you come to Worship!  That’s what I do.  The great thing about using a tablet for the bulletin is I can adjust the size of the text and songs for my weird vision!
17-1029 Worship Bulletin 8_15am
17-1029 Worship Bulletin 10_45am
17-1029 Announcements

The Sunday morning Worship Services are audio recorded and available on CD upon request.  You may also click on these links to access the Sermon & Special Music.
17-1029 The Prime Directive (Rev. Claude Dencler)
17-1029 Be Thou My Vision (Jubilate Ringers w/Sharon Jones, Violin)
17-1029 Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Jubilate Ringers)

What weighs you down and holds you back from being able to love God and neighbor?  This Sunday at 5:00pm we will be meditating on Christ’s great commandment:
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”   Our souls will also be stirred by the wisdom of Hafiz, the music of Bob Marley and The Alternate Routes, and we will enjoy some delicious Vietnamese Pho for supper following worship!

Hope you can join us on Sunday at 5pm!!

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We invite you to be with us next Sunday, November 5 at 8:15 & 10:45am as we observe All Saints Day, celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion by Intinction and hear our first sermon from Pastor Cindy Garis!    We will have a reception to welcome Pastor Cindy after Worship.  We encourage you to wear your name tag at Worship and for the reception!