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Weekly Bulletin Monthly Newsletter Calendar of Events
July 20-22   Vacation Bible School : Friday Night (6-8 PM) – Family Meal & Garden Activity; Saturday (9 AM- Noon) -Activities for Children and Workshops for Adults; Sunday Worship
July 29   Guest Preacher- Dr. Rev. Don Opitz
August 7   National Night Out (see below)

Our summer worship schedule of one service at 9:30 AM, followed by a reception in the lounge will continue until September 2.

Summer Receptions: During the summer, the Deacons host a reception for all following worship. The congregation is invited to bring food to share. Sign-up sheets with dates and suggested items are on the bulletin board across from the office, or you may sign up online: 

National Night Out: The Outreach Commission will be hosting National Night Out in Allendale on Tuesday, August 7 from 6:00—8:00 PM. We anticipate about 120 visitors. Lots of fun activities and food are planned but we need your help. Would you be willing to help, before during or after the event, supervise a game, do face painting, provide food, drinks, ice? Signup sheets will be in the lounge on June 10 or you can call Sue Antonacci (717-829-4324), Brigid Grode (717-763-0230) or Jerry Bruns (717-919-2097). Thank you so much!

Did You Know?… Electronic Communications: To receive “This Week @ CPC,” the weekly bulletin, and/or the newsletter via email, please contact the church office at 717-737-0051 or email ( The monthly newsletter and “This Week @ CPC” can also be found by clicking on links on this page.   Be sure to find us on Facebook, too!

Weekly Bulletin Mailing: If you know of members who are unable to attend and would like to receive a copy of the bulletin and the sermon in the mail, please let the office know.

Sermons Online: Audio recordings and texts of Pastor Ellen’s sermons are available on the web site: and can be found on the Sermon page of the website. 

Pastoral Care List: Please remember our church members who are unable to worship regularly with us, with a prayer, card or call. The list is posted on the bulletin board and includes their address, phone number and birthday.

Are you an usher, greeter, acolyte, communion server or liturgist?  Thank you for agreeing to serve as ushers, greeters, acolytes, communion server or liturgist. If you cannot serve on your scheduled Sunday, please trade with someone and contact the Church office (717-737-0051) with schedule changes.  The current monthly schedule for ushers, greeters and acolytes can be found in the newsletter Connections link above. Click HERE for Sunday’s “This Week @ CPC” information sheet.  The schedules listed above may not reflect any last minute substitutions made by the volunteers. 

Narrative Lectionary Readings (a list of scripture readings based on the church year) are accepted by many denominations as a starting point for the preparation and direction of a worship service. Click HERE for the current month’s lectionary readings.

Hospitalizations: The hospitals may ask if you are a member of a church, but they may not automatically notify us due to privacy laws. Please call the church office at 717-737-0051 in the event of a death or hospitalization.