HOLY WEEK & EASTER AT CHERRY HILL


Please join us for a special week of Worship leading to Easter Sunday

  • Palm Sunday, April 10


               10:15 am – Our Palm Sunday worship will include festive music for organ and choir. Palm branches will be distributed to worshipers as they enter the sanctuary. Join us for worship as we begin the journey through Holy Week.

  • Maundy Thursday, April 14


               7:30 pm - We will gather to commemorate Christ’s last meal with the disciples, the betrayal of Judas, and His agony in Gethsemane. This service will be held in the chapel and will include the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Randall Nicholls will be soloist.

  • Good Friday, April 15


               12:00 Noon – A quiet, meditative service in the chapel to recall Christ’s death on the cross.


               7:30 pm  - The of death of Christ is dramatically portrayed through a growing darkness in the  sanctuary, scripture, and music. The service ends with the singing of “Were You There” as the Christ candle is extinguished.

  • Easter, April 17


               9:00 am – Easter Breakfast in Fellowship Hall: A beloved Cherry Hill tradition returns!

    Begin your Easter celebration with this continental breakfast with fellow church members and friends!


               10:15 am - Festive music for organ, brass, and choir, beloved Easter Hymns, and the sermon,  “An Endless Alleluia!” will enhance our Easter worship.


               11:30 am -  Easter Egg Hunt on the Front Lawn: Children of all ages are invited to take part in this event! You might even catch a glimpse of our very own Presbyterian Easter Bunny!                                                                                                                               

One Great Hour of Sharing

You Shall Be Called Repairers of the Breach


       Since 1949, the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering (OGHS) has been a long-standing ecumenical effort aimed at raising the funds necessary to provide relief and reconstruction for communities in the aftermath of disaster. Each gift to OGHS helps to improve the lives of people in these challenging situations. The offering provides a way for us to share God’s love with our neighbors in need. In fact, OGHS is the single, largest way that Presbyterians come together every year to work for a better world.


       The three programs supported by OGHS – Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People – all work in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need. From initial disaster response to ongoing community development, their work fits together to provide people with safety, sustenance, and hope.


OGHS MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD


Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA)

   •     Works alongside communities as they recover and find hope after the devastation of natural or human-caused disasters and support for refugees.

   •     Receives 32% of funds raised.

Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP)

   •     Takes action to alleviate hunger, care for creation, and the systemic causes of poverty so all may be fed.

   •     Receives 36% of funds received.

Self-Development of People (SDOP)

   •     Invests in communities responding to their experiences of oppression, poverty, and injustice and educates Presbyterians about the impact of these issues.

   •     Receives 32% of the funds received.

 

       Received during the season of Lent (March 2 – April 10), each gift to OGHS helps to improve the lives of people in these challenging situations. Special offering envelopes will be in the pews beginning Sunday, March 6. The Fish Coin banks will be available as well. More information on how OGHS is at work throughout the world will be shared each week through bulletin inserts.  


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  • Sunday Mornings During Lent  –  10:15 am  –  The Last Words of Love


    J. Oswald Chambers writes, “Last words are always impressive, especially when they come from the lips of one dearly loved. It is significant that Jesus spoke seven times from the cross – a complete interpretation of the stupendous event that was being enacted. Each of these sayings is an ocean of truth compressed into a depth of speech.” Join us at 10:15 on Sunday mornings as we explore and discover new truths from the “last words of love” of Christ as they are spoken from the cross: 


    April 3     Commend – Luke 23:46-49             April 14   Betrayal – Matthew 26:14-25, 47-50

    April 10   Hosanna – Luke 19:28-40                                                        – Maundy Thursday

                                         – Palm Sunday                       April 15     Finished – John 19:28-30

                                                                                                                                      – Good Friday (Noon Service)



COVID-19 Protocol Update


Effective March 1, 2022


     •     All church committees, groups, and organizations may return to in person meetings in the church building. Until further notice, all participants must remain masked regardless of vaccination status.

     •     Coffee hours, dinners, and other events including food will not be held at this time.

     •     Outside groups will be welcomed back in our building providing that all participants remain masked regardless of vaccination status. No food will be permitted until further notice.

     •     The session will revisit our current policy monthly and adjust as conditions allow.

     •     In an effort to care for the community and ourselves, the session encourages those who have not been vaccinated and boosted to strongly consider doing so as soon as possible.


We will continue to livestream our Sunday worship services as well as post recordings of the service on our YouTube channel. Committees and groups who wish to meet by Zoom may do so and some meetings and events will be both in person and Zoom.


The session is very grateful to the members of the congregation for their patience and understanding over the past two years.


Our worship services will continue to be available online

for anyone who does not feel comfortable coming in person.


Ukraine Relief Mission

SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR UKRAINE



Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church is continuing a Supply Drive that will ship needed relief materials to Christian partners in Poland, where Ukrainian refugees are fleeing in significant numbers.

Please bring your donations to the church Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

or on Sunday mornings. 


> > > Revised List of Needed Items < < <



We are very grateful to all who have contributed to our Ukrainian relief project.

The response has been overwhelming.

 

The list of the most needed items has changed. At this point in time, we have been asked to refrain from collecting clothing and blankets. There will be a need for these items at a later date.

Here is what is most needed at this time:

 

HIGHEST PRIORITY

             Hemostatic Agents                                                              Drainage clamps

             Tourniquets                                                                            Needle holders

             Peripheral IV Catheter G-14-20                                  VAC devices and consumables

             IV Extension Line                                                               Pulse Oxygen meter

                    (for example, B braun Pefuser)                                 Gauze bandages of all sizes

             Foley catheter, 12-16 Fr                                                     Medical Tape

             3 way stopcock IV                                                              Medical Scissors

                    (for example – B braun Discofix C)                      Alcohol preps

             50 mil syringes with Luer lock for                               Occlusive Dressings

                    syringe pumps                                                               Adhesive Dressings

             Endotrachael Tubes ID #7.5, 8.0                                   Quick clot

             Analgesics                                                                               I.V. Start Kit and Saline bags

             Suture Materials                                                                   Military style backpacks for medical supplies

             Hemostatic sponge

 

The items listed above may be purchased at a Medical Supply Store. There are three close to the church:


SME Shan Medical Equipment, 26424 Ford Road, Dearborn Heights   -   313 - 843 - 3006

Krasity's Medical & Surgical, 1825 Bailey Street, Dearborn   -   1 - 800 - 537-1394

Hart Medical Equipment, 19401 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn   -   313 - 778 - 7055

 

OTHER ITEMS NEEDED:

                       Aspirin, Advil, Tylenol                                                  Binoculars

                       Peroxide                                                                               Solar Cell Phone chargers

                       Ace Bandages                                                                      Powdered Gatorade

                       Saline Irrigation                                                                 Beef Jerky

                       Syringes, irrigation style                                                Socks, black or brown

                       Yellow Duct Tape                                                             Knit hats, black or brown

                       Flashlights & Batteries                                                  Winter gloves

                       Work gloves with leather hands                                  Sleeping bags

                       Hand warms


All donations must be received no later than Tuesday, March 22



Special collection boxes are in Weir Foyer for your use.

 

Thank you so much for your support of this special project.

Your generosity will be greatly appreciated by those who are in such desperate need.


Lent 2022

Ash Wednesday – March 2, 2022 - 12:00 Noon & 7:00 pm

Join us as we begin the Lenten season.  The two identical services will be held in the chapel and will include the imposition of ashes and the celebration of The Lord’s Supper.

 

Wednesday Nights During Lent – 7:00 pm

Lenten worship will continue in the chapel on Wednesdays during Lent beginning March 9 through April 6. These 30-minute services will include a brief meditation, the Lord’s Supper, and special music. The theme this year is: “If They Could Speak” which will be a series of meditations on five witnesses to Christ’s passion:  James, the Sleeping Disciple, The Despairing Judas, The Cross-Maker, Simon, the Cyrenean, and John, the Beloved.

 

Sunday Mornings During Lent – 10:15 am - The Last Words of Love

J. Oswald Chambers writes, “Last words are always impressive, especially when they come from the lips of one dearly loved. It is significant that Jesus spoke seven times from the cross – a complete interpretation of the stupendous event that was being enacted. Each of these sayings is an ocean of truth compressed into a depth of speech.” Join us at 10:15 on Sunday mornings as we explore and discover new truths from the “last words of love” of Christ as they are spoken from the cross: 

March 6     Forgiven – Luke 23:32-38                         April 3     Commend – Luke 23:46-49                                                          

March 13     Paradise – Luke 23:39-43                      April 10     Hosanna – Luke 19:28-40 – Palm Sunday                               

March 20     Abandoned – Matthew 27:45-49     April 14     Betrayal – Matthew 26:14-25, 47-50 -Maundy Thursday

March 27     Thirst – John 19:28-29                          April 15     Finished – John 19:28-30 – Good Friday (Noon Service)  


Lenten Study Group on Monday Afternoons – 3:00 pm beginning March 7

With few exceptions, the Oberammergau Passion Play has been presented by the inhabitants of the village of Oberammergau, Bavaria, Germany every 10 years since 1634. The play is a staging of Jesus' Passion story, covering the final period of his life from his visit to Jerusalem to the journey to the cross. In his book and study, “The Passion Play: Living the Story of Christ’s Last Days,” author and pastor Rob Fuquay follows the biblical story of the Passion and how it has been experienced through the centuries against the backdrop of this amazing play. Each week, we will “travel” by video featuring author Rob Fuquay filmed on location in Oberammergau, Germany. Copies of the book are $5.00 per copy. Please contact Rev. Mark Phillips if you are interested in participating. 


Soup”-er Bowl 2022


The Souper Bowl Challenge Is On!


For the sixth year in a row, our friends at St. Paul Lutheran Church have challenged Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church and other neighboring churches in the Souper Bowl Challenge!  Each church is being challenged to see who can collect the most cans of vegetables and soup before Super Bowl Sunday, February 13, 2022.

All cans will be donated to our Helping Hand ministry.


If you don’t want to bring canned goods, monetary contributions will be accepted as well - $2.00 = 1 can!


The congregation who collects the most canned goods will get to keep the coveted Souper Bowl Challenge Trophy for a year.


Are we up to the challenge this year?  Donations may be placed in the wooden box underneath the showcase in Weir Foyer.

Please designate monetary donations Souper Bowl Challenge.

 

Advent & Christmas at Cherry Hill

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS MUSICAL EVENT - Sunday, December 19 – 4:00 pm

A SERVICE OF LESSONS AND CAROLS

            Based on the service begun at King’s College, Cambridge, in 1918, the Service of Nine Lessons and Carols tells the story of the promise of a Messiah, and the birth of Jesus through a series of Scripture readings, carols, hymns, choral anthems, and solos.

            The choirs of Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church and Littlefield Presbyterian Church, under the direction of Charles Miller, will present this inspirational service on Sunday afternoon, December 19, at 4:00 pm in the sanctuary. The service will include familiar carols and cherished Christmas music. Members of both congregations will serve as readers.

            Plan to attend and invite family and friends to join you.

 

 Lessons & Carols Service --- December 19 2021


CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

Friday, December 24 – 5:00 and 11:00 pm

Cherry Hill Church will hold two Christmas Eve services at 5:00 and 11:00 pm. Each service will include special music, beloved carols, and the singing of “Silent Night” by candlelight. Please join us for worship on this holy night.

 

OUTDOOR CAROL SING

December 24 – 4:30 – 4:50 pm

            A new addition to our Christmas Eve schedule this year will be an outdoor carol sing on the front steps of the sanctuary.  Charles Miller will lead a 20 minute carol sing prior to the 5:00 service.  Don an extra sweater or scarf and come and join us! Please note: in the event of rain, the carol sing will not be held!

 

ADVENT STUDY: THE GIFT OF NEW HOPE

Monday afternoons – 3:00 pm

November 29 – December 20

This Advent, our Monday afternoon study group will explore the texts for Advent using the book, The Gift of New Hope, by Christopher L. Webber.  This book invites participants to explore their longing for God’s presence through a study of the lectionary Bible readings for Advent and Christmas. Each week’s scriptures call us to praise God as we actively await the coming of Christ and prepare our hearts and lives for his arrival. Through the readings, we hear the invitation to claim and celebrate the new hope we have in Jesus Christ. All are invited to join us in our study! 



TWO SPECIAL CHRISTMAS MISSION PROJECTS THIS YEAR



THE KID SANTA


            Many long time members of Cherry Hill Church will remember Kenneth  Isaacson. Ken was born in Russia and brought to the United States as an orphan. He was adopted by former Cherry Hill Members Jo Ann and Kevin Isaacson. Ken and Katya were baptized at Cherry Hill and attended Sunday School as children.  Today, at the age of 20, Ken is also known as the “Kid Santa” and is doing whatever he can to make sure kids in need have a merry Christmas.


In 2018, Ken wanted to make a difference for kids at a homeless shelter. “I spent Christmas morning with other people who are less fortunate as well, so I wouldn’t have to be alone and it just stuck with me," Ken said. “Among the families I’m helping are those who have lost jobs, loved ones, or businesses,” he said. Ken works as an EMT and uses money from that to raise funds for toys. “I donate an entire day of pay each week. I also donate plasma two times a week.”  If donating blood isn’t hard enough, he’s made financial cuts in his life to fund this mission. He is hoping other people will be inspired to help as well.


This year, we have the opportunity to help “The Kid Santa” spread holiday cheer by donating new toys which will then be delivered to children in need in our community. Kid Santa’s list includes:


Legos              Board games    Art Supplies   Barbie Dolls         Paw Patrol

Baby Dolls     Stuffed Animals        Baby Toys    Hot Wheels/Matchbox Toy Cars

Wrapping Paper and Large Boxes are needed as well.


A large box will be in Weir Foyer for you to place your donations. In coming weeks, look for opportunities to help with wrapping and packing the toys for delivery!

 

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BOARD OF DEACONS WARMING TREE


Our Board of Deacons has been working with Marcy Mohsen, Student Support Coordinator, at Bryant Middle School. At the end of summer, we collected a large number of school supplies which were given to the teachers at Bryant for students in need. As winter draws closer, Marcy informs us that there is a growing need for scarves, winter hats, gloves, etc. among a number of students. The Board of Deacons is sponsoring a “Warming Tree” in Weir Foyer. The tree will be in place on Sunday, November 21, and will stay up until the middle of December. Items needed include:  


Winter hats, scarves, and gloves for boys and girls, ages 5 through 13

Winter boots and coats for boys and girls, ages 5 through 11


You may place your donations directly on the tree. (Boots may be placed under the tree.)

Our participation in one or both of these Christmas projects will indeed help to make Christmas a bit brighter (and warmer) for children in our community! Thank you for sharing the spirit of Christmas in a very special way.


Christmas Poinsettia Orders & Donations

Christmas Poinsettias will be in the Chancel for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 19, and on Christmas Eve.  If you would like to give one in memory of a loved one, in honor of a friend or relative, or in celebration of Christmas, please complete this > order form and return it to the Church Office by the deadline of Monday, December 6th, 2021.  We will not be able to receive any orders after this date.

The form may be placed in the offering plate, hand delivered to the office, or mailed to the church.  Please attach your form to your check and make checks payable to Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church.

Thank you for sharing in the Christmas Season with us.

“Let’s Go the Extra Mile for Second Mile 2021!”

For many years, our Cherry Hill congregation has supported The Second Mile Center of Detroit.

In the coming month, please join Presbyterian Women in showing our continued support for this vital mission in Detroit.  Below is a list of much needed items.


Please bring the following “new” items on Sundays, October 17, 24, 31 and November 7.  Place them in the boxes labeled for “Second Mile” in the Weir Foyer.


Immediate needs:                                                                                                     Additional needs:

50- or 55-gallon trash bags                                                         Hand sanitizer in pump bottles

Disposable plastic food handler gloves                             Liquid hand soap in pump bottles

Individually packaged snacks, such as diced                                                      Dawn dish soap

peaches and sweetened applesauce                                               Styrofoam dinner size plates

Styrofoam 3-compartment take out containers                                                Styrofoam bowls

with hinged lids                                                                                                                Paper napkins

Paper towels                                                                                                                          Toilet paper

Disinfecting wipes                                                                                                                                       


Wish list:

Sports equipment - jump ropes, footballs, soccer balls, basketballs and used pool cue sticks


To add to their holiday food baskets:

$25.00 Kroger gift cards – please do not put these in the Weir Foyer boxes.

Personally give them to Sherry Brown, PW Moderator.

 

If you are unable to shop for the above items, but would like to contribute in some way, please

contact Sherry Brown. Thank you for your consideration in supporting this vitally important local mission.


“Let’s all go the extra mile for The Second Mile Center!”


Blessing of the Animals 2021

Cherry Hill’s “Blessing of the Animals” service has become an annual fall tradition.

 

This special service commemorates the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi.

He was a great lover and protector of all of God’s creatures, great & small.

 

All two and four footed, furry and feathery, crated or leashed friends are welcome!

If you are unable to bring your pet, please bring a photograph.

 

A free-will offering will be received for the Dearborn Animal Shelter.

The shelter handles almost 3,000 animals a year!

This free will offering will be an additional way for us to share our care and concern for our special friends.


Click here for the flyer

 

Cherry Hill School Supply Closet

Two years ago, The Board of Deacons established a “School Supply Closet” in our building as a way to reach out and help our neighbors at Bryant Middle School. Some students can’t afford to buy their own school supplies and teachers often have to go purchase supplies throughout the year with their own money to keep up with the demand. This fall, we would like to restock the supply closet and are in need of donations. We will collect the school supplies listed below and let the teachers at Bryant know that we are here to help as needed. We are asking members and friends to purchase supplies, bring them to the church and place in the box in the foyer. We hope to keep the closet well stocked throughout the school year, so we will publish the list from time to time.


*** If you use Amazon to purchase school supplies, please use smile.amazon.com and mention Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church in Dearborn. Amazon donates to organizations collecting supplies for those in need.


If you have any questions, please contact the church office.


Items Needed

Dividers - 1 ½ to 2 inch binders - Wide and College ruled paper –

Wide and College lined composition notebooks

One, Two, and Three subject notebooks

Markers - Colored Pencils - Regular #2 pencils - Erasers - Pencil Sharpeners, Rulers

Zipper pouches for pens and pencils - Scissors and Calculators

For Little Children

Pencil Boxes – Pencils   - Crayons – Markers – Erasers - Glue Sticks – Scissors