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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.

— July 14, 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 9:00 & 10:45am Brunch Fellowship Hall, 9:30am

Tuesday Tank Top Tuesday 1pm Wednesday Kids' Night Out 5pm


CCO Central 6:30pm

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I am interested in learning more about: [ Membership [ Baptism [ Bible Studies

[ Small Groups

[ Children’s Ministry [ Service Opportunities [ Other: I would like a pastor to contact me: [ Yes [ No Tear Here

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 Get ready for a "roaring" good time at Kids Night Out! Kids' Night Out is a VBS format held each Wednesday night in July This year, our kids get to explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. For more information, visit, or contact Karen Brown ([email protected] or 314-7272777). Tank Top Tuesdays are back! All this month, we will be meeting in the Student Center from 1-4pm for games, crafts, snacks, and fellowship. We hope to see you there! If you would like more information, contact Matt Woodson ([email protected]). If you are a rising 6th-12th grader, we invite you to attend the youth membership class. The membership class will walk you through what we believe as well as inform you on the EPC and what it means to be a member of Central. For more information, please contact Jenn Anderson ([email protected] or 314-727-2777). We would love to pray with you or for you! Use the tearoff panel to the left and drop your requests into the offering plate.

We currently have a critical shortage of volunteers for our tech ministry. If you have ever taken a photo with a camera or even your phone, we can train you to operate our camera system. If you are interested or want to learn more, please stop by the sound booth before or after a service, or contact Pam Smith ([email protected]).


CCO Central will be meeting the last two Sundays of July (21 & 28) at 9am in the Student Center room 2c. We will have a brief book study before heading downstairs for brunch together. For more information, contact Pastor Cole ([email protected] or 865-228-2769). 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. If you are visiting with us, welcome! We're thrilled you are here. Be sure to stop by the Fellowship Hall on the lower level from 9:30-11am for a free and delicious brunch!


July 14, 2019

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Plug Into myCentral


"I'd like to find a Bible study that meets on Tuesdays and offers childcare, but don't know where to start."

Central’s Officer Nominating Committee of the Congregation (ONCC) is now accepting your nominations of qualified individuals for the offices of elder and deacon, as well as candidates from the congregation to serve on the ONCC next year. The deadline for nominations is Sunday, July28.

"What was the last name of that person I sat next to in Sunday school last week?" "What opportunities are there to serve at the church that fit my talents and gifts?" In a church the size of Central, finding your fit, staying informed, and making connections can be difficult. myCentral is a gret resource to make a big church feel a bit smaller. It will help you keep up-to-date with ministry groups, find service opportunities, register for events, and more. Did you know with myCentral you can track your contribution and download giving statements? You can also find volunteer opportunities matched to your personal gifts and abilities. myCentral also serves as a church directory. With an easy-to-use search option, finding any Central member is easy. myCentral is a terrific

resource to help put faces with names, but don't worry if you don't have a good photo to put on your profile! Today, between services, we will be taking your photos to upload onto myCentral. Stop by the Gathering Place today! myCentral is not another form of social media, but instead, it is an opportunity for our church to stay informed, help us grow, and keep us connected with one another. Perhaps best of all, it is easy to learn, and whether you choose to use it a lot or a little, it can be a great resource. We also encourage you to log in today by visiting www. and explore all the system has to offer if you have not before. It is secure, easy to use, and accessible from any webenabled device. If you have technical questions or have not yet logged in, please contact us at [email protected]

The ONCC process is a wonderful opportunity to have a voice in selecting our next classes of elders and deacons. It is also easy to make a nomination. First, please read and pray through what God’s word says about church leaders in 1 Timothy 3:1-12 and in Titus 1:6-9.

From Centreat to KNO For many years, vacation Bible school at Central was held at Centreat--a property in Town & Country with open fields for capture the flag and pools for swimming and enjoying warm summer days in St. Louis. Looking back at Centreat, there are many fond memories. Cher Curtis said: "My personal favorite memories are the vacation Bible schools in the 90s. My all time favorite was 1996 'Kingdom of the Son' that we did together with Sunshine mission based on the Lord’s Prayer."

If you or someone you know is interested in serving Central as an Elder or Deacon, please visit officer-qualifications for more information on officer qualifications as well as to access an online form to submit nominations. We ask that you ask the nominee for their approval in advance before submitting their name.

Centreat was eventually sold to Westminster Christian Academy, and VBS at Central has changed a lot since. We now offer Kids' Night Out, a onceper-week, month-long VBS experience where kids get to learn more about God's word through thematic skits, lessons, and music. The legacy of VBS outreach has also continued through Harvest ministry and the refugee kids they bring to KNO.

Paper ballots will also be available at both the Hanley and Davis entrances. Thank you for your prayer and participation in this important process!

We praise God for his faithfulness through the years, from Centreat to KNO, and we look forward to what he has in store in the future.

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PRAYER REQUEST Central’s Bible Reading Plan

Monday, July 15 [ Isaiah 22-24 [ Hebrews 12 Tuesday, July 16

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):

[ Isaiah 25-28 [ Hebrews 13 Wednesday, July 17 [ Isaiah 29-31 [ James 1 Thursday, July 18 [ Isaiah 32-35 [ James 2 Friday, July 19 [ 2 Kings 17 [ 2 Chronicles 28 [ Psalm 46 [ James 3 Saturday, July 20 [ 2 Chronicles 29-31 [ James 4 Sunday, July 21 [ 2 Kings 18-19 [ 2 Chronicles 32 [ James 5 Tear Here

Please share my request with: [

All intercessors


Active elders only


Pastors only


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