Devotional from Pastor John Hartman, Friday, November 4, 2022. "Challenges and Opportunities" At the Thursday, October 27 Session meeting, we had a discussion about the current state of our Sunday morning worship and Christian Education times as it is currently constructed. As a result of that meeting, the Session approved a motion "to create a comm...Keep Reading
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Youth Mission Trip 2023!! New Orleans! The first day of the Youth Mission Trip began with a bang, while we had a couple issues we persevered and remained positive. Leaving the church at 4:00 this morning to start the day, on our way to the Baltimore airport our first turmoil came with the Conowingo Dam not working and a detour being taken. Finally reaching the airport we discovered the news that the plane was delayed forty-five minutes, leaving us to discover and explore the airport. After the wait we finally and safely boarded the plane, flying out and reaching New Orleans with a congratulations from the Southwest crew on our mission courtesy of Alexa Musser chatting with the attendant....
“We Are Gathered By God” There is a woman who is sitting home alone reading her Bible. There is another woman who is at the church sitting around a table surrounded by styrofoam cups, as she serves on a committee trying to plan next summer’s Vacation Bible School and mission experience for the children. The question I want to ask you is, “Which of these two women is more deeply involved in the kingdom of God?” ...
"Reputation Record" There were two brothers who ran a business together. They were wealthy men and they used it to intimidate and bully others. They were notorious for belittling their employees, threatening their enemies, and for shamelessly promoting their own self-interests. They also happened to be regular church-goers! One day their minister retired and a new...Keep Reading
"Gathered By God" Whenever I read the obituaries, which I now do more as I get older, I am always impressed with the long list of clubs and organizations that people belong to.And it seems the longer the list, the better.For example, one of the obituaries I remember reading said that the person who died belonged to Sam's Price Club.Flipping through my own wallet, I am a...Keep Reading
Please join us for worship at either our 8:00 AM or 10:30 AM Worship Services, Sunday, September 19t
Join us live in the sanctuary at 8:00 or 10:30 AM, or via Zoom, CLPC Facebook or YouTube at the links below. There are also Sunday School Classes for Adults/Youth. K.I.D.S. Own Worship is held at 10:30 A.M. Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82703476419?pwd=VWpzeTZHYU8wMGwzQUI3STMzVEtiUT09 Meeting ID: 827 0347 6419 Passcode: 10681068 One tap mobile +13017...Keep Reading
"40 Days in the Word" There is an old Chinese proverb that goes, "The longest of journeys begins with a single step."You are about to embark on a very special journey.It is a journey called,"40 Days in the Word."The journey will begin this Sunday, September 19, and go all the way to Halloween. Other people from Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church will be on this journ...Keep Reading
From the Pastor "The We of Me" Did you know that more songs have been written on "friendship" than on any other subject with the exception of songs about "love?"From Dionne Warwick's,"That's what Friends are for."To the Randy Newman song in the"Toy Story"movie,"You've Got a Friend in Me."And of course, there was the popular tv show on NBC,"Friends."Whatever gave us t...Keep Reading
"Purity and Focus" Back in 1995, a Christian ministry was sweeping across college campuses that had students dealing with their sinful habits that they had let linger in their lives far too long.One of the students at Asbury College, a young man by the name of Brian, wrote this in"The ChristianReader."He wrote, "I was a leader on campus.We invited students from Wheato...Keep Reading
"Greed is Good?" In the movie"Wall Street,"Michael Douglas plays Gordon Gekko, the junk-bond king of the stock market, who is getting ready to speak before hundreds of business people gathered there for a corporate meeting.Everything about him tells you he is successful; the slicked-back hair, his Armani suit, the diamond cufflinks, -- and his arrogance.Grabbing the micro...Keep Reading
"The Greatness of America" When Peter Marshall was chaplain of the United States Senate, he was one day asked, "How do you compose such eloquent prayers?Do you look at the country, and then pray for the senators?"And Peter Marshall said, "No.I look at the senators, and then pray for the country!" On this July 4 holiday weekend, we celebrate our nation's birthday, but...Keep Reading
"That's What Friends Are For!" As I wrap up my sermon series on friendship this Sunday, June 27, one of things I have shared is that all of us need people for companionship, encouragement, and support.We need them for help when we feel overwhelmed, for comfort when in grief, and for celebration when we are full of joy.Most of all, we need our friends when we become par...Keep Reading