Mark your calendars. Plan to attend. Sun May 12 is the first annual International Mother’s Day Celebration. The celebration will start with a potluck lunch at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall, followed by a combined service with the Anyuak Ministry at 1:30 p.m. Remember to fill in the sheet at the front of the fellowship registry with your name and nationality/country you are from/heritage. In coming weeks, you will have an opportunity to help with and participate in the celebration. Stand by – there’s more to come!
On the first Sunday of every month, we celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion. Sometimes, this celebration is called the “Eucharist” or the “Lord’s Supper.” Communion is thanksgiving of Christ's live and death. It strengthens and unites us with Jesus and each other. At Centennial we also invite children to the Lord's table and it is the parent's decision to allow the child to participate.
An Ash Wednesday service is planned Wednesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent and is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of repentance, reflection and spiritual discipline. At the end of the service, the imposition of ashes will take place. This is an outward symbolic gesture in which ashes are placed on the forehead, in the sign of the cross, as a reminder of our mortality and need for forgiveness.
On Sunday, February 24 during Fellowship hour, we will be celebrating birthdays! There will be 12 tables, 12 cakes, each representing a different month of the year. That day, find the table that matches your birthday month and find out who else shares the month with you and share some cake! We will need volunteers to provide cakes and there is a sign up sheet in the narthex for you to look at.
You’re invited to come and listen to the story of Jesus’ birth as presented by the children and teens of this church. This much anticipated event is a special time in the life of Centennial Presbyterian Church and our community. Invite your family and friends to witness this drama and to stay for the singing of Christmas Carols and Song.
THE BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE OF REFLECTION AND REMEMBRANCE will be held on Sunday evening Dec. 17 at 7:00. This is a worship service particularly for people who feel a sense of loss at Christmas because of their remembrance of the death of a loved one or because they have suffered some other type of loss. It is a quiet Christmas service of reflection and remembrance. Participants are invited to light a candle in memory of a love one.
Join us on Saturday evening, December 1 at 7:00 pm for our 11th Annual Carol Festival. We will once again have Corpus Christie Men's Chorale joining us, as well as several others. Afterwards, join us for a time of fellowship downstairs for coffee, tea and desserts.