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Connection Card Thanks for joining us! If you’re visiting, we’d love to meet you! Please fill out this card, detach it, and place it in the offering plate.

— August 18, 2019 — [ 1st-Time Guest

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This Week @ Central Learn more at www.centralpres. com/calendar Sunday

Prayer Prayer Room, 8:30am Worship 9 & 10:45am

Saturday Youth Membership Student Center, 10am

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Giving to Central is easier than ever! Simply text CENTRALPRES to 77977. You can make a one-time or recurring gift in about a minute. You can also give securely on our website at www. centralpres. com/giving. Tear Here

Upcoming Events, News, & More To learn more, visit or call 314-727-2777 If you are a rising 6th-12th grader, we invite you to attend the youth membership class on Saturday, August 24, from 10am-4pm, in the Student Center. You'll learn about our core beliefs, the EPC and what it means to be a member of Central. There will be lunch provided as well. For more information, please contact Jenn Anderson ([email protected]).

We want your musical gifts to be a part of Central’s Music Ministry this fall! Now is a great time to join our choir, worship teams, or instrumental groups as we start another season of ministry and events. We’d love for you to share your love of music with our flock! Find out more at centralpres. com/music or contact Matt ([email protected] or 314-727-2777).

We are currently looking for volunteers with experience running sound to help with our tech ministry. If you are interested or want to learn more, please stop by the sound booth before or after a service or contact Pam Smith (psmith@

All this month of August and in September, we invite you to bring your old or unwanted jewelry and donating them to Monarch Jewelry. This jewelry will then be repurposed to help support Crisis Aid in its relief effort. To learn more about Monarch and Crisis Aid, visit their websites ( and

Save the date! EquipCentral returns on September 4, and Sunday school classes start September 8! More information will be shared in the coming weeks. Summer is coming to an end, and that means a return to our regular Sunday morning service times. Beginning on Sunday, September 8, worship times will return to 8 and 11:15am with an for Sunday school at 10. For more information on Sundays at Central, visit www.centralpres. com/sundayatcentral.


Has God been faithful to you? How have you seen the Lord be faithful to your church? We would LOVE to hear your stories! Throughout this year of celebrating God’s faithfulness to Central for 175 years, we want to glorify and honor him by sharing stories of God at work in the lives of his people. To share yours, please visit www.


August 18, 2019

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Open House at Central Have you ever met a new visitor on Sunday morning and haven’t quite been sure about how to direct them to their class? Are you a little confused about exactly where your (or your child’s) new Sunday school room will be in the fall? Change can be stressful--even more so when you are unsure where you are supposed to go or who can help direct you. To help everyone become more familiar with all areas of our campus and to help reduce some of the stress of the beginning of the fall, the Family Ministry team is hosting a church-wide Open House. Next Sunday, August 25, you are invited to come and join us as we play a large game of destination BINGO. Just like regular BINGO, you will have a card with a grid. 5 spots in a row and you can win a prize! The exciting part is that to fill a spot, you will need to go to that specific location in the church! What better way to learn your way around Central than by earning a prize? To take part in this exciting game, be sure to grab your BINGO card from the Fellowship Hall between 1010:45am next Sunday. This fun event is open to all families, not

just kids! This is a great way for everyone to get to know the Central campus and figure out where different classrooms are, how to get to the Student Center from the Sanctuary, and see where our staff have their offices. This is also a perfect opportunity to help serve our community and our visitors. Trying to navigate around Central can be tricky due to our campus being spread out, and that can make it difficult for guests and new members to really figure out their way around. We hope that by having this open house, we all can become more familiar with our church as a congregation to better welcome our visitors. This open house and BINGO game will be a great time, and we look forward to seeing you all over Central next Sunday! This is open to everyone, so invite your friends and family to take part! If you have any questions about this open house or about the BINGO game, contact Karen Brown, Director of Family Ministries ([email protected]). Karen would also love to answer any other questions you might have regarding Family Ministries here at Central.

Love for Honduras

A Taste of Central

This past week our high school students and leaders had the chance to spend a week down in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, to work with the Micah Project.

If you're visiting Central, whether for the first or 50th time, you may have many questions regarding our church and our ministries. Maybe you would like to become a member as well! If so, we hope you will join us TODAY after the 9am service in the Fellowship Hall for a Taste of Central.

Micah serves as a home for young men that have spent much of their short lives living on the streets surrounded by gang violence and drug addiction. Instead of being disregarded and forgotten, the boys are given a place to live, food, education, and are shown the powerful and overwhelming love of God. Ari Dayoub, one of the leaders on the trip says, "Our trip was filled with laughter, tears, and a deeper understanding of God’s redeeming love! While going to Micah is so amazing, leaving is just as hard. We are thankful for the Micah family--the boys, the staff, the volunteers, and even those who have returned to the street. Please continue to pray with us for Honduras and what the Lord is doing through Micah. Thank you for all of your support and prayers leading up to, during, and after our trip. We could not have had this experience without our supporters. Que Dios te bendiga!"

Taste of Central is a great chance to meet members of our staff and lay leadership and to learn more about Central and how you can get involved. We invite you to come and learn about our ministries and how to get connected. Be sure to bring your list of questions your would like us to address! Coffee and snacks will be available. If you are unable to attend but would like some help in finding your fit at Central, please contact Kate Spielman (kspielman@ or 314-8540178) for more information. If you are unable to attend and you want to learn more about becoming a member of Central, consider attending the upcoming Discovery class. Discovery is not required but very helpful. For more information, contact Pastor Ben Tzeng ([email protected] or 314-727-2777).

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PRAYER REQUEST Central’s Bible Reading Plan

Monday, August 19 [ Jeremiah 45-47 [ Psalm 105 [ John 21 Tuesday, August 20

At Central, we believe in and depend upon the power of prayer. If you have a specific need or concern for which you would like prayer, please describe it below, tear off this panel, and drop it in the offering plate. The officers and intercessors covenant to pray for your requests as long as you desire. All requests will be treated as confidential. Name (optional):

[ Jeremiah 48-49 [ Psalm 67 [ 1 John 1 Wednesday, Aug. 21 [ Jerem. 21, 24, 27 [ Psalm 118 [ 1 John 2 Thursday, August 22 [ Jeremiah 28-30 [ 1 John 3 Friday, August 23 [ Jeremiah 31-32 [ 1 John 4 Saturday, August 24 [ Jeremiah 33-34 [ Psalm 74 [ 1 John 5 Sunday, August 25 [ Jeremiah 37-39 [ Psalm 79 [ 2 John Tear Here

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All intercessors


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