Worship Service on Zoom and In-Person

Sunday, April 9, 2023, at 11 a.m.

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Passcode: 973913

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Zoom Sunday School for Children

Children of all ages are welcome to join us on Sunday mornings from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. on Zoom for Bible stories, music, conversation, and visits with our crazy friend Sid. Zoom Sunday school is led by Eva Stimson, Jerry Van Marter, and Bev Machin. Please contact one of them if you are interested in joining the leadership team. Contact Jerry Van Marter to get on the list to receive weekly Zoom invitations and curriculum materials.

Adult/Youth Mission Study April 16, 23, and 30

Why are mission trips and other activities so often more effective at satisfying church members than making a lasting difference in the world? How can we get away from consumer-oriented “selfie mission”? These are some of the issues that will be discussed in an online study for adults and youth the last three Sundays in April. We will discuss the book Freeing Congregational Mission: A Practical Vision for Companionship, Cultural Humility, and Co-Development, by Hunter Farrell and Balajiedlang Khyllep. We will gather at

5 p.m. on Zoom each Sunday, April 16, 23, and 30.

Co-authors Hunter and Bala will be helping lead the study. In the final session, April 30, participants in CHPC’s Guatemalan Connection will help us examine our partnership with churches in Guatemala’s Estoreño Presbytery in light of the vision for mission expressed in the book.

Hunter and Ruth Farrell and their family were active in CHPC for many years before moving to Pittsburgh, where Hunter is director of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary’s World Mission Initiative. Nurture Committee is inviting people from other congregations in Mid-Kentucky Presbytery to participate in the study. Participants are encouraged to read the book (available on Amazon), but reading it is not required to participate in the discussion.

Use this link to join the April study: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84104073375.

Notes from Building Use Discussion on March 27, 2023


Attendees: Barbara Hedspeth, Soni Castleberry, Peggy Hinds, Patti Marcum, Shannon Langley, Ben Langley, Tricia Lloyd-Sidle, Don Mead, Carol Mead, Doug Yeager, Eva Stimson, and Alan Pauw


1. Discussion began with prayer.

2. Alan opened with information about recent unsolicited requests for use of CHPC buildings from outside parties. Those included the Village School; Blue Dog Bakery; a math tutoring group; and the African Christian Fellowship.

3. Some discussion was devoted to logistical and practical costs associated with each building use request, namely, staffing, security, insurance, clean-up, and repairs.

4. Some participants mentioned that CHPC should first define its mission or vision of building use before accepting requests for long-term or full-time use.

5. Eva and Barbara said that possible follow-up might be to contact churches which already make multiple use of their buildings, including Douglas Blvd Church (Derek Penwell) and All Peoples Unitarian.

6. The group noted revenue raising possibilities could include renting space for office use by professionals.

7. Some commented that requests for one-time uses might be approved even while CHPC tries to form its vision for the buildings.

8. We were left with a couple questions:

a. How would CHPC build consensus around a vision?  

b. Can we find (look for) outside groups that share our vision/mission to make a good fit?

Good News from the Earth Care Team!

Sustainable Ag of Louisville will hold the 18th Garden Camp season at the John Leake Memorial Community Garden here at CHPC! It will take place June 5-16, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 to 3:30 each day. Stephen Bartlett will be doing outreach for new campers and recruiting counselors to join him in leading the camps. The church garden and garden camps led by Stephen are part of the Earth Care ministries of CHPC.

There is a related opportunity for CHPC members who wish to commune with Mother Earth and get their hands in the soil. You are invited to come out on Thursdays for Gardening Work Sessions, from 6:30 p.m. for 60-90 minutes, beginning Thursday, April 6. Get in touch with Stephen Bartlett by calling or texting 502-415-1080, so he can notify you in case of inclement weather or any cancellations.


You are invited to the ordination of Dave Bush

to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament

4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2023

Okolona Presbyterian Church

8015 Shepherdsville Road, 40219

Spirit of Sophia Fundraiser

The 3rd Annual Women Create Fundraiser will be held virtually on Tuesday, April 25, from 7-8:15 p.m. and will showcase the voices and creativity of women artists while supporting Spirit of Sophia, a women’s spirituality center in Louisville, KY. This year’s theme is The Divine Feminine: Empowering Voices. Tickets are $35 and available at https://spiritofsophia.org/women-create-fundraiser/

Woosley-Leake Scholarship Applications


Woosley-Leake Scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 school year are now available. Any Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church member or immediate family of a church member who will be enrolled in undergraduate college or training program is invited to apply. Applications need to be completed and returned to the church office by June 1. Contact Patti Marcum at [email protected] to request an application.

Friendship Requests for CHPCers on Sundays

Bob Abrams – Bob would love to have folks visit with him and worship together on Sundays. His assisted living apartment is at Wesley Manor Retirement Community, 5012 Manslick Road, not far from the Gene Snyder and I-65. He keeps his schedule. Call him at 458-2018.

Chris Snyder – A recent car accident has left Chris without a car to come to church and he doesn’t do Zoom. He really wants to come to worship if folks can give him a ride. He lives at 7712 Turtle Run Court in Prospect. His phone number is: 228-7301. Give him a call if you can offer transportation. Google Maps says his home is 18 minutes from CHPC.

April Birthdays

8 – Frank Kirk Jr.

9 – Jeff Boyd

10 – Claudia Foulkes

13 – Jenn Thalman-Kepler

14 – Emily Keeling Aycock and Andrew Kang Bartlett

21 – Mary Lucy Bott

25 – Tim McNinch

28 – Annie Yeager

Westminster Weekly Submissions Deadline

Please have all Westminster Weekly submissions turned in every Wednesday by noon. Use this link to send submissions to the church office. Thank you!

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Deacon of the Month

Shannon Langley is our Deacon of the Month. If you or someone you know is in need of a kind gesture, please reach out to Shannon at [email protected] or call 502-396-8980.

Elder of the Week

Jack Marcum is our Elder of the Week. He can be contacted at 502-403-8247 or [email protected]. Harrie Buecker will begin Elder of the Week duties on April 9. Contact her at 502-592-6347 or [email protected].