The latest news and updates from Cary Presbyterian Church

News & Updates from Your CPC Family
Guatemala Mission Sunday
5th Sunday after Epiphany
Worship Service 
8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
February 10, 2019

Minister: Rev. Lori Pistor
Message: See, Hear, and Know
What the Lord is Doing in Guatemala
Scripture Reading: Ezekiel 40:4; I Chronicles 16:31-34; 
Psalm 107:35-38; Matthew 22:25-39
Music Director: Ed Yasick
Choir: Chancel Choir
Been visiting at Cary Presbyterian?
Interested in learning more about our life together?
Interested in membership?
Just want to meet others and ask some questions?
This coming Sunday, February 10 at 9:45 a.m.
Join me in the Fellowship Hall
Questions, email or call:
Mitzi Lesher-Thomas

Liturgy Roundtable this coming Sunday, Feb. 10 
after 11:00 a.m. Worship
Music & Worship Team invites you to a Liturgy Roundtable on Sunday, Feb. 10 after 11:00 a.m. worship, in the Fellowship Hall. We will brainstorm ideas for Lenten and Easter services for an hour or so. The more ideas we generate, the more meaningful the services will be!

At CPC:  Won't You Be My Neighbor?
This coming Sunday, February 10 at 6:00 p.m., Rm. 100
Fred Rogers, a Presbyterian pastor, had a call to a special kind of ministry. He had deep theological convictions and a generous perspective. Sunday evening , Feb. 10 at 6:00 p.m., w e will have a screening of the acclaimed 2018 documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor? (Film to be supplemented by two classes, each with a different emphasis, on Wed. Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. and Sun. Mar. 3 at 6:00 p.m. 
(See the film trailer at this link:

Our heartfelt thanks for the love, compassion, generosity and kindness in which CPC has wrapped my family in the weeks leading up to and following the death of my stepmom Shelley Lesher. The cards, emails and hugs have all been a tangible reminder of God's tender mercies and that none of us walk this path alone.

In gratitude for your love and support.
Mitzi, Troy, Mackenzie and Andrew Lesher-Thomas

CPC 2018 Annual Report
Cary Presbyterian Church 
2018 Annual Report 

Christian Faith Formation

Adult Classes in Sunday School
Drop in, or come each week.
Kerygma:  Beginnings, on Genesis. Room 102. 
Bible and Beyond:  Study of book of Ruth using the Uppity Women of the Bible video series developed by Dr. Lisa M. Wolfe. Library.
Faith Today :  T his class continues the study Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times , a video-based course with Adam Hamilton. This course is for anyone who desires to live as peacemakers in troubled times, or for those struggling with fear, anxiety, or worry in the face of what's happening in our world. Led by Jerry Slaymaker, Room 100.
Faith and Families: Currently studying Animate: Faith, in the Fellowship Hall. 
Adult I : Our Love of God continues. Parlor.

This coming Sunday: Mister Rogers
Come and watch the 2018 film Won't You Be My Neighbor this Sunday evening, Feb 10 in Room 100. The film looks at Fred Rogers, a Presbyterian pastor with a special kind of ministry. Two follow up classes will be offered: (1) Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. for an overall discussion of Rogers' theology and approach, and (2) Sunday, Mar. 3 at 6:00 p.m., focused on parents or grandparents.

Children and Worship 
Children and Worship leaders are a key part of our ministry to 4 - 7 year olds. We need more leaders trained now to guide our children in experiencing the presence of God. This is a crucial need.
Children in Worship happens during the first 40 minutes of the 11:00 a.m. worship service before the children return to the Sanctuary for a time of greeting, singing, and Bible passage presentation and response. Then, everyone is present for the last third of the service. Please contact Medora Hix to inquire further. Training is scheduled at your convenience.

Vacation Bible School
Change is coming!  Save the Date!  Everyone clear your calendar now for an all-ages Vacation Bible School; not in June, but July 14 - 18! Not just for children, this is Pilgrimage, recreating life in the Middle Ages, exploring the lives of biblical and medieval saints who lived out the teachings of Christ. There will be separate Pilgrim guilds for children, youth, and adults, as well as craftsmen and others providing experiences and learning in five European lands (England, Italy, Scotland, Spain, and Ireland). 

CWS Blankets Offering, Feb. 10

 A special offering will be received for Church World Service Blankets on Sunday, February 10, 2019. 

Help to share the warmth with those who are refugees or have been affected by hurricanes, floods, fires, or cold weather with loss of power. Tools and seeds are also provided to help families around the world grow their own food. Envelopes will be in the pews. 

Church World Service is the same organization we support through CROP Walks, Cleanup Buckets, or hygiene or school kits. The needs are great around the world.

Triple F Group News

Triple F Group members enjoyed brunch together at IHOP on January 14, 2019. Nine members were present. Next get-together: Monday, February 11, 2019, 9:45 a.m., IHOP. We expect to resume regular meetings in March.

Yoga Class:
Meeting each Wednesday in February 
February 6, 13, 20, and 27 
in the Fellowship Hall
at 9:30 a.m.

Integrative Wellness Event at CPC
Saturday, March 2, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us for an integrative day of wellness and health promotion. From chair massages and virtual experiences to vendors and educational speakers, the day is going to be packed with lots of information for all!  Snacks and finger foods will be provided during open vendor times.
For more information on educational programs or to register for the event, please visit the CPC webpage ( (Under the 'Care' drop down tab, click on 'Health and Wholeness.')
9:30 a.m. Registration and Vendor Fair
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break Out 1
-          Geriatric Care Management / Aging Life Care Management
-          Reconnecting with You: A Guide to Approaching Stress with Greater                   Awareness
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Open Vendors
-          Vendor Fair
-          Chair Massages (registration prior or on site)
-          Virtual Dementia Experience (registration prior or on site)
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Break Out 2
-          Understanding Dementia: Practical Approaches to Communicating and              Connecting?
-          #YouthCulture (Note: this program runs from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
-          Chair Massages (registration prior or on site)
-          Virtual Dementia Experience (registration prior or on site)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Open Vendors
-          Vendor Fair
-          Chair Massages (registration prior or on site)
-          Virtual Dementia Experience (registration prior or on site)
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Break Out 3
-          Healthcare for All, Y'all!  We're already paying for it!
-          Estate Planning: Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

Cool Books Club News

The Cool Books Club will meet on March 5 at 7:00 p.m. at Peg Giesbrecht's home to discuss The Holy Man by Susan Trott.  (This book is not available in the public library, but there are many inexpensive copies available online.) 

A brief summary from Goodreads: They came from far and wide to see the Holy Man, to find new direction in their lives. They walked away freed from everyday anxiety and forever changed by simple words of wisdom so powerful, yet so universal, that their stories are an inspiration to us all. The Holy Man, an acclaimed national bestseller and beautiful piece of inspirational fiction, is a warm and witty collection of modern fables reflecting on the human search for happiness.

If you are interested in joining us or would like more information, please contact Peg at 919-859-3951 or Ellen Cline at 919-469-1456.

The Talk: In Durham through February 10

Bulldog Ensemble Theater, Durham's new grassroots theater company, is very proud to present  The Talk , opening this Thursday in downtown Durham! This virtuoso one-man performance by local writer and performer Sonny Kelly details his struggle to talk with his son about the realities of living in a racially divided America. It's a beautiful, humane show, and part of a vital conversation in our community.
The Talk runs weekends in Durham through February 10th. You can find out more about the show and buy tickets at this link

Urgent Need for Platelets

Did you know that 1 platelet donation can save up to 3 adults or 12 children? There is an urgent need for platelets. Sign up through The Blood Connection here!

New Security Video!

We have a new VIDEO 
to share with you! 
"Everything You Need to Know About Using the Keypad Entry System but Were Afraid to Ask" 
debuted on the CPC Family Facebook page and here:

Meals on Wheels Volunteer Opportunity

Can you spare two hours -one day each month - to make a big difference in senior or disabled people's lives by delivering complete and balanced hot meals at lunch?  This route is in urgent need of being filled.
The third Tuesday of each month - Pick-up is around 10:45 a.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church on Kildaire Farm Rd. in Cary. You will deliver 10-12 meals in the Cary. If you are interested in this route, please contact our Meals on Wheels coordinator Caroline Sinclair at 919-302-2207 or emai

Enjoy friendly smiles and stories as you make your rounds!

CPC Church Service Podcasts
CPC Service podcasts are added weekly to Soundcloud and for posting to the website on this page. They appear with the most recent service featured at the top of the page, with the illustration from that week's bulletin as an identifier (as shown above).

(The services for August 12 and September 2, 2018 are not available due to recording difficulties those Sundays. December 9, 2018 service was cancelled due to inclement weather. You can find a copy of Mitzi's message 'Expectation Vs. Reality' for August 12 at this link.)

The public CPC Facebook page is a great continuing source of information about what is upcoming and what has happened at CPC. Visit it frequently for news and pictures you won't see elsewhere, and share the posts with your friends and on your own Facebook page! 

Follow the links to the public page and the CPC family page below: 

Need a Name Tag?

BE KNOWN! Wear your name tag!

Need a name tag?  Need a new name tag?
You can either:
Write "Need a name tag" next to your name in the Welcome Book
OR sign up for a name tag at the table by the TV in the Narthex.
As soon as yours is ready it will be on that same table.
Keep it where most convenient on one of the name tag racks.

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Bulletin and e-Link announcements 
to be placed in any upcoming print issue  or email 
are  due by 12:00 noon on the prior Wednesday.
Please send to Phil Melton at

CPC Calendar for Febr uary 10 through February 17

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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