Planning ahead: Dates and Events to Remember
For more information on these or other events, contact the church office.
Welcome to all who are visiting with us this morning. If you would like information about our church family or have a need please contact the pastor at or the church office at
(540) 825-8616. Please fill out our visitor cards located in the pews and drop in the offering plate.
For confidentiality reasons, no personal information is included. Please call the office (540-825-8616) for contact information for any Announcement below.
Announcements Sunday, January 26th 2020
Our Hunger Offering will be received today. Seventy-five percent of our offering goes to Minister’s Discretionary Fund and twenty-five percent goes to Presbytery five-cents-a-meal.
MONTHLY SAFE MINISTRY DONATION OPPORTUNITY
In continued support of the Safe Shelter of Culpeper our item of the month for January is macaroni and cheese.
Open Sanctuary continues each Thursday between noon and 2:00 p.m. This is a time for personal prayer and reflection, and all are welcome. Volunteers are needed for February 13th through March 26th each Thursday (one volunteer per week). Sign-up sheet is in the narthex.
Session – Today, Sun., Jan. 26, 12:00 pm.
Technology – Tues., Jan. 28, 5:00 pm.
PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN’S AFTERNOON CIRCLE
The Afternoon Circle will meet Tuesday, Jan. 28th, 2:00 pm., at the home of Gay Wallace. Please call the office for the address.
MANNA MINISTRY YARD SALE
Our Manna Ministry Yard Sale will be February 1st. Please hold all your gently used items for our sale. We cannot accept televisions and luggage. We need volunteers for intake on Friday from 1 pm – 7 pm. and volunteers for Saturday from 8 am. – 1 pm. For questions contact Waverley Lee.
SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFERING
The children and Youth Sunday School classes are collecting an offering to support an international mission. This will be collected each week through May. More information will be forthcoming. Please help our children support this program!
MONTREAT YOUTH CONFERENCE
Senior High teens and chaperones will attend Montreat on July 19-25, 2020, and we want you (or your teen) to be there! Save money by registering early. To register your teen contact Karen Gregg or call the church office. For more information about Montreat Youth Conference visit www.montreat.org.
PRESBYTERIAN YOUTH FELLOWSHIP
PYF, it's time for our annual Super Bowl party! Come to the Butlers on February 2nd at 6pm. Bring your favorite football snack. We'll have chili and games. Parents are welcome! Call the office for the Butlers’ address.
A huge thanks to all who prepared food and/or helped in the kitchen for Bea Ramer’s memorial reception! What a group!! Multiple and positive comments were received.
CONFIRMATION CLASS STARTS SOON!
Are you a 6th or 7th grader, or the parent of one? Are you ready to take the step of confirmation? To be "confirmed" means that a.) you are ready to say that it's your own choice to be a Christian, not Mom or Dad's decision for you, b.) you're ready for the rest of us to know that, and c.) you're ready to be an active part of the church, not receiving our ministry to you, but also finding ways to serve and give to us. If you're interested in confirmation or have any questions about it, let Pastor Chris know by the end the January - email@example.com.
ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY Feb 8th.
On Saturday, February 8 CPC will have a clean-up day for our "adopted" road, Rt. 299 between Rt. 15 and the town limits of Culpeper. We will meet in the fellowship hall at 8:30 to organize teams, review safety procedures, and distribute vests and equipment. Anticipated clean-up time is 9-11:00. All participants should wear bright colors, bring work gloves, and wear comfortable working shoes. Please call the church office to let them know that you will be joining our clean-up crew on February 8.
CULPEPER WINTER HEAT SHELTER
Our church will be volunteering help at the Winter Heat Shelter from Sunday, February 23rd through Saturday February 29th, providing and serving meals, and chaperoning overnight. Contact Russ McFalls if you’d like to help. The Shelter operates in the basement level of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 1200 Old Rixeyville Rd, Culpeper, VA 22701.
NEW DAY SHELTER
In cooperation with the Culpeper Winter Heat Shelter, Reformation Lutheran Church is operating a "Day Shelter" to provide a warm, safe place for the guests of the Winter Heat Shelter to spend the day. The Day Shelter will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. during the winter months. To make this program successful they need chaperones for 3- or 3.5-hour shifts. For more information or to volunteer contact Chuck Duncan by phone or email. Call our office for his phone number or email address. Thank you to Reformation Lutheran for opening their doors to those in need. Please consider supporting them by offering a little of your time in this way.
Feb. 23rd through Feb. 29th.
The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26. Please join us for a Service of Ashes at 7:00 that evening, followed the next 5 Wednesday evenings with a brief devotional at 6:00, and a fellowship dinner at 6:30. We are organizing 5 teams of volunteers to prepare a simple supper for each of the 5 weekly dinners on March 4, 11, 18, 25, and April 1. Volunteers are needed! Please sign up on the Narthex bulletin board to join a team, or to form your own team to prepare a meal.
CONGREGATIONAL CARE NEEDS YOU!
Please consider joining one of these Congregational Care "teams" of volunteers. Don't have much time to give? Just join us occasionally when you are able. Contact the church office to sign up.
VISITATION: Visits with our shut-ins as well as members who are sick or hospitalized.
MEALS: Helps prepare and deliver meals to individuals and families as the need arises
TRANSPORTATION: Drive members who need transport to medical appointments, church events, etc.
We are excited that we will be returning to Avery County, NC to help build a home for Habitat for Humanity on June 13-20, 2020. To join our team, sign up on the bulletin board across from the office. If all the spaces are filled please sign up as an alternate; plans often change, and we may be able to take more volunteers than anticipated.