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CSPC Worship and Communion 9-3-23

Cahaba Springs members and friends, join us in person or online for worship and Holy Communion on Sunday, September 3 at 11 led by liturgist Cynthia Sartin and pastor deNay Kirkpatrick. Our Bible readings are from Romans 12 and Matthew 16 and our choral anthem is Come, All Servants of the Lord.

Click here for our worship bulletin, hymns and readings, prayer list, and coming events: CSPC-Bulletin-9-3-23.

From deNay, Dear Cahaba Springs Family and Friends: Although it doesn’t quite feel like it, fall is almost here. And with the end of summer and the beginning of fall, things are getting busy at Cahaba Springs. If you haven’t yet, I hope you will soon attend one of our wonderful Sunday School classes. If you have any questions about the classes, please ask Karen Brown, the moderator of our Christian Education committee. Last week, BYG (Birmingham Youth Group) kicked off a new year with games and fellowship. Ask Ivy Rainwater about BYG, she would love to share with you what they do and the fun they have. Also last week, during a congregational meeting, we elected a Nominating Committee for the purpose of developing a slate for the Session class of 2026. Those who agreed to serve and were elected are Jerry Camp, Jennifer Smith, Liz Hughins, and David Perry (chair). If you are interested in serving on Session, or you know someone who is interested in serving, please let a member of the Nominating Committee or Session know. Beginning this Sunday, September 3rd, the communion elements will be brought to the table by one of our families during the prelude. If you and your family or your friends would like to serve in this capacity in the future, please tell Jennifer Smith or Jason Reddick, our Worship Committee moderators. Following worship this week will be our monthly 1st Sunday Lunch - chicken fingers will be provided, so stay after worship, bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share, and enjoy great food and fellowship. On Sunday, September 10th, we will recognize and commission Karen O’Brien and Cindy Brackenbury as they get ready for their trip to the Dominican Republic with Living Waters for the World. Come help us pray over Karen and Cindy and wish them well on their journey. We can’t wait to hear about their trip when they return. On Wednesday, September 13 our Presbyterian Home for Children work group will leave from the church at 8:30 for our workday at the Thrift Store. September 13 is a special day because we will dedicate six new tiny Union Village cottages, which are residences for deaf or blind folks who work for our neighbors at the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind. Come to work, leave or stay for the dedication, or come for the dedication. The speaker will be retired Birmingham newscaster Mike Royer. Looking forward to October, there are several special services and events happening in October. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend: * October 1st: Communion and Lunch * October 8th at 3:00 pm: Blessing of the Animals. Bring your caged, leashed, or stuffed animals, pictures of your animals, or a keepsake for a special blessing. We will have water and doggy treats available. Invite all of your animal-loving friends to join us for this fun, casual service. * October 22nd: Commitment Sunday - more information to follow * October 29th: Reformation Sunday - We will hold a Kirken of the Tartan or Blessing of the Families service. This special service was first planned in the US by the Reverend Peter Marshall during World War II. I’ll write more about the meaning of the service in the coming weeks. We want to invite all former members of any of the churches who joined to form Cahaba Springs and former children who grew up in these churches to this special service. It will be a fun and meaningful way to reconnect with our reformation roots - you might even see some of our members/guests in traditional Scottish attire (kilts). If you have contact information for any former members, especially any children who grew up here, please send it to Yvonne. There are great things happening here at Cahaba Springs. If you haven’t attended in a while, it’s time to come home and join us. I hope you will make plans to attend Sunday School, worship, and the special events we are planning. See all of you on Sunday - either in person or online. Peace, deNay

Come home to Cahaba!

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