News & Updates from Your CPC Family
We Choose Welcome
Cary Presbyterian Church extends a warm welcome to you! 
We welcome all persons regardless of race, nationality, disability,
gender, or sexual orientation. This includes an open invitation to membership, the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, marriage, funerals,
memorial services, and service as leaders within the church.
CPC Session: March 1, 2021
Worship Service
Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 4, 2021
Sunrise Service (Outdoor Chapel) 7:30 a.m.
Worship Service: 8:30 & 10:00 a.m. (Sanctuary)

Scripture Reading: John 20:1-18
The Message: Jesus Is Loose! Paul Lang
Worship Service Participants - 8:30 & 10:00 a.m.
Ministers: Rev. Dr. Paul Lang; Rev. Alan Bancroft
Music Director: Ed Yasick
Trumpet: Justin Dickson
Hymn Singers: Julie Henry, Alice Williams, Jane Dunbar, Peggy Viser,
Len Clark, Sam Witherspoon, John Scott, Matthew Simmons
Musical Offering: Virtual Choir:
Soprano: Julie Henry, Alice Williams,
Diane Garber, Rowena Morrison
Alto: Jane Dunbar, Peggy Viser, Susan Birchfield, Sarah Govert
Tenor: Len Clark, Sam Witherspoon, Scott Kelly, Duane Hix
Bass: John Scott, Matthew Simmons, Scott Gibbs, Greg Czika
Time with Our Children: Jen Pierce
Graphics: Beth Cleveland
Tech: John Campbell, Craig Anderson, Ken Worsham
Ushers: Sunrise: Tom Bolick
8:30: Russell Diggs, Ellen Govert, Jane Dunbar
10:00: Al Hardie, Jane Dunbar
Worship at 8:30 & 10:00 a.m. will be streamed to the internet 
(You do not need a Facebook account to access this link.)
(Cover: Easter Morning by Jen Norton)

(If you have Joys and Concerns, please submit them by e-mail 
to Pastor Paul, Parish Nurse Christine Zaineddin , 
or the Church Office by Thursday before the service. 
We will note them to publish in the weekly Joys and Concerns update and will include them in our announcement during the service.

The Church Office will be closed on April 5, Easter Monday.

Sign-up for Worship Service flowers
may be accessed at this link. Sign-ups available for April 11 and April 18.

In Loving Memory of

  • Dan McMillan, by Sally Adams
  • David Batchelor, husband, by Ann Batchelor
  • Loved ones, by Jeanne & Tom Bolick
  • Connie Boswell, by Rick Boswell
  • Robin Gregory, by Rick Boswell
  • Louise and Elsie Callis, parents, by Mike and Laurel Callis
  • Beverly Duffee, wife, by Tim Duffee
  • Ragland Fletcher, Yate’s father, by Yates & Gwen Fletcher
  • Bill and Mozelle Williams, Gwen’s parents, by Yates & Gwen Fletcher
  • Dora & Curtis Gibbs, Henry’s parents, by Onita & Henry Gibbs
  • Louis & Wesley Stack, Onita’s parents, by Onita & Henry Gibbs
  • Connie Culpepper & William Stack, Henry’s sister & Onita’s brother, by Onita & Henry Gibbs
  • Francis Giesbrecht, husband, by Peg Giesbrecht
  • Kathy Giesbrecht, daughter, by Peg Giesbrecht
  • Gary Govert, husband, by Ellen Govert
  • Mary Van Schaick, mother, by Mary Beth Hardie
  • Jim Hobbs, husband, by Naureen Hobbs
  • Loved ones, by Kathy Lindabery
  • Carroll G. Slaymaker, wife, by Jerry Slaymaker & Meredith McGill
  • Dr. John & Mabel McGill, parents, by Jerry Slaymaker & Meredith McGill
  • Addison & Doris Slaymaker, parents, by Jerry Slaymaker & Meredith McGill
  • Diana Sue Carill by Josetta McLaughlin
  • David Voss, husband, by Lynn Voss
  • Mary’s parents, Margaret and Buck Taylor, by Mary and Scott Walker
  • Scott’s parents. Bob and Gracie Walker, by Mary and Scott Walker
  • Lester Trip, father of Belinda, by Belinda and Harold Weinbrecht
  • Alice Goodwin Jenny, mother of Alice Williams 

In Honor of

  • Bud and LaVerne Groset, parents, by Mike and Laurel Callis
  • Renée & Len Clark, daughter & son-in-law, by Tim Duffee
  • Lynn Voss, my mother, by Jane Dunbar
  • Sallie Fletcher, Yates’ mother, by Yates and Gwen Fletcher
  • My Viser/Woody family, by Peggy Viser
  • Our children, by Belinda and Harold Weinbrecht
Text to Give: Now Active!
We are pleased to provide our members and friends an additional way to give with Text to Give! 

It is a simple process:

Get Started
  • Enter our 10-digit text number and the amount you wish to donate, then press send.
  • The text number is 844-956-4226
  • Be sure to use the $ with your gift amount
  • The minimum gift is $3

  • Once you send your gift, you will receive a registration link. 
  • Enter your contact and payment information. The application accepts debit and credit cards only, not bank accounts.
  • Tap “process”

  • After registration is complete, you will receive a verification text as well as a receipt via email

  • For future giving, simply send a text with the amount you wish to give and it will process automatically!

Currently, all of the gifts received will be applied to Planned Giving. Look for more options in the coming months.
If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Carew, finance manager, at, or call the Church Office.
Faith Formation for Children/Youth
Sunday School
Sunday School will take a hiatus for Easter and Spring Break. We’ll be back together at our regular time (3:00 p.m. -4:30 p.m.) on April 11 as we finish up the unit of Brave Women & Men of the Old Testament. We’ll also record a children’s time to be used for the upcoming Youth Sunday service on April 18.

As we enter into Holy Week, here’s an activity at this link to engage all of your senses. Be sure to post pictures on the CPC family Facebook page as you find the items on while you walk. 
Youth Group
No Youth Group Gatherings for
April 4 (Easter)
We'll gather back on Sunday, April 11 to record for Youth Sunday.
Faith Formation for Adults
Faith Today 
The Faith Today class will not meet Easter Sunday, April 4. Look for information on the next classes in next week's E-Link.
Bible and Beyond
On Wednesday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m., the Bible & Beyond class continues a study based on the Great Courses' The History of Christianity: From the Disciples to the Dawn of the Reformation, presented by Professor Luke Timothy Johnson of Emory University. This portion of the study will cover the time period between the 4th and 5th centuries and the Crusades. All are welcome to join the class.

Meeting ID: 892 6939 4336
Passcode: 614614
Women's Bible Study
Began Thursday, January 14, 2021 10:00 a.m. (Study length is open-ended)
Study Guide: From Widows to Warriors: Women's Stories from the Old Testament by Lynn Japinga (book is available via Amazon or other on-line bookstores. Kindle version is also available)
Meeting will occur weekly with discussion on the various chapters of this book. 
If there are any questions please contact Audrey Sausman; 919-889-9121.

Meeting ID: 852 4381 1476
Passcode: 699644
Cool Books Club News
For our April meeting. the Cool Books Club will read Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, by Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention program located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. He has distilled his experience working in the ghetto into a breathtaking series of parables inspired by faith. This is a motivating look at how to stay faithful in spite of failure, how to meet the world with a loving heart, and how to conquer shame with boundless, restorative love.

We will meet via ZOOM at 7pm on Tuesday, April 6, If you would like to join us, please contact Josetta McLaughlin at for a ZOOM invitation. Copies of this book are available at the public library or online.
Available Now from Fair Trade
The Fair Trade Team welcomes your orders and is happy to bring them to you within 20 miles of CPC and with a minimum order of $10.00.  Thank you for helping us support Fair Trade farmers around the world and our friends in Nimasac, Guatemala.  
Current Inventory:
  • Whole bean regular coffee: Mind, Body and Soul - $6.00-7.00/bag; Midnight Sun - $9.00/bag
  • Ground regular coffee: Mind, Body and Soul - $9.00/bag; French Roast - $9.00/bag; Hazelnut Crème - $9.00/bag; Sisters Blend - $10.00/bag 
  • Ground Decaf coffee: Plain; Hazelnut Crème - $10.00/bag 
  • Tea: Irish Breakfast; Green; Peppermint; Ginger - $4.00/box ; Tea Sampler - $3.00/bag 
  • Hot Cocoa Mix: $4.00/can
  • Dark Chocolate Bars: Caramel Crunch - $4.00/each; Very Dark - $4.00/each; Mint Crunch - $3.00/each 
  • Milk Chocolate Bars: Plain - $2.00/each; Caramel Crunch - $2.00-3.00/each
  • 6 Chocolate minis: Dark Chocolate; Milk Chocolate; Mixed - 2 bags/$2.00
  • 15 Chocolate minis: Dark Chocolate; Milk Chocolate - 2 bags/$5.00

For ordering details, please contact Betty Boyd 
The Pastor's Class continues: In the Beginning
Pastor Paul continues his weekly class on Sunday, April 11 at 1:00 p.m. The class will meet via Zoom.
The first topic will be to work our way through the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy). We will work our way roughly from start to finish in that order in the coming months but will not do a careful study of every verse. Rather, we will be looking for themes/theology and a general understanding of the stories contained in these important books of the Bible.
It will be useful to you to have a Bible handy for this class. Pastor Paul will teach with presentation slides but may wander into texts you would want to look up. 

"I hope you'll join us for this theological romp through the first five books of Scripture!" Pastor Paul

Join Zoom Meeting at this link
Meeting ID: 861 6681 7921
Passcode: 594714
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Stephen Ministry
Efforts to avoid the spread of COVID-19 have caused both physical and emotional isolation for many people. 

Important and helpful conversations can take place via telephone and by computer (Zoom or FaceTime). CPC Stephen Ministers are congregation members who receive special training to provide confidential, one-to-one listening care to church and non-church members. 

Stephen Ministers can also be helpful are if you are experiencing grief, divorce, hospitalization, disability, job loss, fertility issues and many other struggles of transition and change.

To learn how you or someone you know can receive care, please speak with a pastor or one of our Stephen Leader Referral Coordinators, Len Clark (919) 612-4302 or Linda Oglesby (919) 270-5980.
We want to be sure that everyone who needs the vaccine has access to receive it, so if you need help with transportation to and from a vaccination appointment, please contact us at this email address:, and we will help with transportation.
Regathering News
 As approved by CPC Session on March 9, indoor and outdoor gatherings may now be scheduled on the CPC campus as per the guidelines for each Zone in the 
CPC Campus Usage Guidelines. Please note: to ensure maximum safety, any group/meeting participants are still required to wear masks for all on-campus meetings, regardless of vaccination status.
CPC Calendar: April 4 through April 11
Upcoming Classes, Meetings, and Events
Due to the open-ended nature of the current pandemic situation, upcoming scheduled classes and meetings are listed in the bulletin and in E-link each week (in place of making website calendar changes and additions to the calendar grid). If you have group classes and meetings that should be added below, e-mail all information by noon each Thursday to  
Due to the State of NC regathering limits, ALL indoor group meetings at CPC are suspended until further notice. Outdoor gatherings may continue as per the guidelines linked on the CPC website.

Send Your News and Announcements
Bulletin and e-Link announcements for an upcoming newsletter or bulletin need to be received in office email by 12:00 noon on Wednesday prior to the first day they need to run. 
Please send to Phil Melton at

Follow the link to the latest edition
We are trying to update the Roll Books that our dear Barbara Turner used to maintain and we need your help.
Do you know of any member that was married anywhere,
not just at CPC, during 2019 or 2020? If so, please contact either
Cathy Williams at  or Janet Robinette at

The CPC Directory is Online
For a link to instructions about using the directory, email
If you have not accessed the directory yet, an invitation will have to be sent to you by Servant Keeper. If you need this new invitation, email
with your name and an invitation will be requested for you. All invitations are good for only two weeks.
CPC Cares: COVID-19 Community Assistance fund

We will continue to receive gifts to the fund as long as we are dealing with COVID-19 and the aftermath. You may make a gift online via our website or by check (write 'CPC Cares' in the memo line). Thank you!
Did You Know?
Cary Presbyterian Church is a part of a larger family of churches comprising the New Hope Presbytery. From Efland to the Outer Banks, spanning 33 counties, with 122 congregations representing 28,314 members, we are a Mid-Council of the Presbyterian Church (USA) serving eastern North Carolina. 
To learn more about what is going on within our New Hope Presbytery, click here to sign up for the Presbytery of New Hope e-newsletter

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