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OUR MISSION AT CENTRAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

By God’s grace and the leading of the Holy Spirit, Central Presbyterian Church seeks to
Engage one another in a transforming and worshipful relationship with Jesus Christ;
Equip disciples for Christian fellowship, growth, and service;
Extend Christ’s love to the world!

What’s Happening Now At Central Presbyterian Church

Upcoming Worship

We invite you to attend worship in person in the Chapel  at 8:30 and in the Sanctuary at 10am each Sunday. Alternately, you can watch the 10am service live on Summit’s HTTV, or on our YouTube channel.

WAVE, Central’s contemporary worship service, is held in the church auditorium. WAVE will meet on select Sundays each month at 5 pm – upcoming dates include March 17 when we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and April 7 & 21.

 The entire main floor of Central Church is handicapped accessible via the glass doors facing Elm Street (our main entrance).  The Sanctuary is equipped with an audio-assist system for those with hearing difficulties.

WAVE Worship: March 17

Central’s contemporary worship service, WAVE, will meet at 5pm on March 17, when we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a potato bar supper, special music by the Praise Band, and a message from our new Interim Pastor, Rev. Jan Ammon.  The service includes children’s activities, so bring the entire family!

Prayer Room

During Lent, it is a great time to slow down, reset, and attend to our spiritual lives. One way people have done this for millennia is through the practice of contemplative prayer. If you are new to contemplative prayer, or you just want a “prompt” to help you focus your practice, we invite you to stop by the Prayer Center set up in the Library during Lent. Each week we will feature one of our Contemplative Practices, and have different stations for you to engage, and connect with God. Featured practices: Prayer of Examen, Celebration, Breath prayer, Labyrinths, Confession, and Service. 

 

Blessing of the Bicycles: April 21

In honor of Earth Day, Central asks everyone to consider biking to church on April 21.  At our 5pm WAVE service, there will be a blessing of bicycles and helmets – so bring your helmet in to worship!  If the weather cooperates, we may be outdoors for this service.

 

The Lent KEY is here!

Read the newest KEY news magazine, published quarterly by Central, here.  This Key contains Pastor Don Steele’s farewell letter to the congregation.

Welcome to Pastor Jan Ammon

Rev. Jan Ammon has accepted the role of Interim Senior Pastor, beginning on February 1, and will serve while Central conducts its Pastor Search.  Welcome Pastor Ammon!

Holy Week Schedule

Central is planning a Palm Sunday Service with Palm Processional and singing of “The Palms” on Sunday, March 24 at 10am, followed by Easter Egg Hunts for the children and a brunch for all.

A Maundy Thursday  evening service is planned for March 28 at 7pm, with another service on Good Friday, March 29, also at 7pm. Details will be published as they are finalized.

Easter Worship on March 31 will include a contemplative service at 8:30am in the Chapel, with a full Easter Service at 10am in the Sanctuary.

Youth Mission Trip Bake Sale: March 17

Help support the Youth Mission Trip to Maine this summer by enjoying a little treat from their bake sale!  Stop by the Glass Hallway after 10am worship on March 17, choose a delicious baked good or two, and leave a donation for a win-win!

Easter Plants and Music Donations

This Easter season, honor or memorialize a loved one with an Easter plant or donation to our music ministry.  Forms are due by March 17. To order  a plant, please click here for the form.  To dedicate a donation to the music ministry, click here.  Dedications will be listed in the bulletin on Easter Sunday.

Stewardship 2024: Pledge Form Link

Stewardship 2024 letters with pledge forms were sent to previous pledgers and members earlier this month.  If you did not receive one, or simply prefer to pledge online, use this link to the Google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2vYz1uDgCh6U1KWDQ2BAHxO5KhJecWQPWd7fuvkkHRlXMqg/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

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Central Presbyterian Staff Blogs

CHRISTMAS IN BETHLEHEM

I have heard that they have canceled Christmas in Bethlehem this year—not the one in Pennsylvania, where I assume the giant star is still lit on the mountain ridge. Rather, they’ve canceled Christmas in the Bethlehem in Israel—the town where, according to the Gospels, Jesus was born. To be clear, what they have canceled in …

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RETHINKING THE IMPORTANCE OF RITUAL

Ritual is not something that modern people like us think about very much. Indeed, like the word, “religion,” the word “ritual” has a bit of a negative connotation in many people’s minds these days. And yet, listening to an interview with Dan Senor, the co-author of a recent book entitled, The Genius of Israel: The …

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THE POLICE CAR AT THE SYNAGOGUE

I saw a police car sitting in the parking lot of a synagogue the other day, and it made me sad. You see, I know the rabbi who serves the synagogue where that police car was stationed. We belong to the same interfaith group. I respect him. I enjoy being with him. And while we …

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