Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church is a congregation that 
values diversity of belief. Whether you are full of faith or full of doubt 
you'll find people who have been there and accept you for where you are.

We welcome all people to worship, pray, eat, seek spiritual answers and enjoy life within our community of faith. All are welcome!
A Letter from Carlene
Dear Friends at CHPC,

In the fall of 2003 I was honored to be hired by then interim pastor Bob Lowry as your organist to work alongside Gary Jungkeit, the Director of Music. Upon Gary’s retirement in Feb., 2015, I accepted a trimmed-down position as Director of Music/Organist. What a joy it has been to help plan, coordinate, and join with you in worship and other activities. You have accepted me, supported me, encouraged me, and enriched me through your open hearts, giving spirits, warm friendships, and prayers. The collegial relationships with Tom, Shane, Gary, Brad, Jan, Starr, Tony, Nate, Kacee, Lisa, Perry, & Lizzie have made for a pleasant and supportive working environment. David Randolph’s recent arrival as pastor has added to that blessing as he has quickly embraced each of us on staff with his warm spirit, easy friendship, and pastoral concern. It is a joy to work with him and absorb some of his effervescent energy.

As our home life continues to fill with more and more caregiving tasks for my 94-year old husband Vance, now to the point that our son and I give 24/7 care, I have found balancing work life and caregiving responsibilities to be a difficult task that is only going to get harder. I have therefore decided to retire from my position as Director of Music/Organist at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church effective Oct. 1.

This has been a difficult decision, and based purely on my family situation. I have loved being a part of the CHPC staff and family. I am excited for the new spirit that has come with David’s pastorate and the joining of our services to worship together in one space at one time with a variety of musical styles. It has been a true blessing to work with David and Tony together in planning and implementing the services.

I want to thank the children’s choir members and parents and the CH Ringers for allowing me to minister with them through music. And to the Chancel Choir, I am forever grateful for your commitment, your care, your patience, and your gifts of time and talents lifted up in praise and thanksgiving to God.

My last official Sunday will be Sept. 12, with vacation time taken for the rest of the month. However, I will be returning on Sept. 26 to play for David’s installation service to honor his ministry here. I thank God for allowing me to be a part of the ministry at Colonial Heights, and look forward to seeing what God has in store for us all. May God continue to lead and bless the ministry and mission at CHPC.

With appreciation and love,
Carlene Eastridge
Friends,

I know that I speak for the entire congregation when I say how grateful we are for Carlene's many years of faithful service here at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church! Personally, I am thankful for the kindness and collegiality she has offered me over the past two months. While we will surely miss her and her musical gifts within worship, I know we all stand ready to support her however she might ask as a member of this church family.

We will be hosting a special service in her honor on September 12 and I hope you will join me in glorifying God through worship as we celebrate her many years of ministry among us. Additional information will be available soon about how we as a church family may honor her faithful service in the days ahead.

Gratefully,
- David
This Sunday in Worship
Don't forget worship begins at 10:00 am!
Sunday's Scripture passages:
Psalm 84
and Ephesians 6:10-20

Sermon Title:
"The Source of Strength"

The flowers in the Sanctuary
are given to the Glory of God
by Chuck and Mary Ann Smith
in celebration of their
70th Wedding Anniversary August 21
Congregational News
Updated Covid Protocols
Out of an abundance of caution and a shared desire to love others as Christ calls us to do, the following church ministries have been adjusted by the Session until October First. Thank you for your willingness to love thy neighbor in these ways as we seek to faithfully serve in Christ's name.

  • While on campus at any time, all individuals are to mask and are strongly encouraged to practice good measures of social distancing.
  • Sunday Worship, including the Children's Connection and Nursery Ministry, continues to be offered in-person and on-line at this time;
  • The time of fellowship before worship continues to be postponed; 
  • All Sunday Schools after worship have been postponed; 
  • The Pavilion will be made available for all ministries of groups that need a covered outdoor space. Reservations should be made with the office. 
  • The Youth Ministry will continue outside with priority under the pavilion. 
  • Small Groups and Bible Studies are encouraged to meet outside; 
  • Ministry Team meetings will be held outside or on-line.

Habitat for Humanity
CHPC will once again be partnering with Holston Habitat for Humanity to help a very deserving family build a new home.  Several churches, business and civic groups will come together for the 2021 Kingsport Faith build.  The groundbreaking ceremony is August 26 at 12:30 pm and can be watched on Facebook live!  More information coming soon!

Youth Group
Our youth will continue to meet every Sunday evening from 5-6:30 pm and every Wednesday from 6-7 pm. All meetings will take place under the pavilion in the parking lot. Please bring a chair.

Nursery Worker Needed: We are looking for a mature, part-time worker for our church nursery. As a Sunday morning and potentially Wednesday evening worker, you will be caring for children from infant to 4 years old. To apply go to http://chpres.org/job-opportunities, or contact Nate.
July Financial Update

General Fund for July, 2021
Receipts needed monthly to meet budget: $ 42,149 

Receipts
Expenditures
Balance/ (Balance)
July:
$ 23,749.00
$ 35,481.24
$(11,732.24)
Year to Date:
$ 244,900.83
$ 254,467.03   
$ (9,566.20)
Prayer Requests 
Joy Bierbaum, Emily Bowman (granddaughter of Janis Mullins), Leon Boyd, Joyce Callahan (Teresa Strickler’s mother), Jim and Sue Fortney, Barbara Holt, Olivia Lowe (friend of Varina Hopper), Mary Lou McSpadden, Charles Mullins, Janis Mullins, Beverly Shelton, Ginny Snow, Family of Otis Thornton, Karen Mullins

Health Care/ Assisted Living Facilities
Gilly Bland, Verna Ernst, Anne Hertel, Evelyn Hill,
Betty McMillin, Wayne & Millie Pruett
213 Colonial Heights Rd,
Kingsport, TN 37663
423-239-9194
www.chpres.org