CPC e-news for April 10, 2015
Apologies that last week’s e-news did not send. I’m not sure what I did or didn’t do. It was updated on the website, but didn’t go as an email. –Cheryl
“Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David
that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day.
Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him
that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, he foresaw and spoke
about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades,
nor did his flesh see corruption. This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses.
A Smile from Holy Week
Cheryl, reading from the Jesus Storybook Bible: “Jesus knew it was nearly time for him to leave the world and to go back to God. I won’t be with you long, he said. You are going to be very sad. But God’s Helper will come. And then you’ll be filled up with a Forever Happiness that won’t ever leave. So don’t be afraid. you are my friends and I love you. Then they sang their favorite song. And walked up to their favorite place, an olive garden.”
Child: “Olive Garden! Jesus went to Olive Garden? I love Olive Garden!”
The One Great Hour of Sharing offering is still being received. This denominational offering assists thee programs — Self Development of People, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, and the Presbyterian Hunger Program. Through your gifts, persons in their darkest days will experience hope and joy in Jesus’ name. Kids, bring your filled fish banks!!
The Mission Committee is collecting items each month that will benefit community agencies. Please bring your donations and place them in the grocery cart in fellowship hall.
April – Baby Month – disposable diapers and wipes
May- Personal Care Items
June – Food Bank
During the Sundays of the Easter Season, the lectionary substitutes lessons from the book of The Acts of the Apostles for the Old Testament reading. Acts is 28 chapters about the living out of the Resurrection of Jesus in the early Church. Therefore, church members and families are encouraged to read four chapters of The Acts of the Apostles each week for the next seven weeks.
Surrell Scholarship applications are now available in the church office. Funds are available for graduating seniors and current college students (including non-traditional) who are part of the CPC family, whether by membership or participation in church life. Applications must be returned to the church office by April 30, 2015 to be considered.
Adult Sunday School class – A class on Faith and Science goes through April 12. Scott Paul-Bonham facilitates the discussion in fellowship hall classroom A/B. All adults and youth are welcome.
Sunday School classes meet each week at 9:30 am. Preschool – room 108; Elementary – room 202; Middle School and High School – room 201; Adults and Young Adults: Faith and Science – FH Classroom A/B Christian Parenting – FH Classroom C.
The Sunday School offering is money for milk at 14th and Chestnut. Bring your coins for a little fun while giving this year!
The annual PYOCA Family Spring Retreat is April 24-26. You can come to the camp for the entire weekend or for one day. The church family gathers for a weekend of fun, work and worship at our church camp in Brownstown, IN. Lodging is in the all weather cabins. We have camp fire and worship on Friday night, and Saturday is devoted to doing 4 hours of work for the camp (it gives us reduced rates and does our hearts good) in between worship and play. On Sunday morning, we have worship at 10:30, lunch and pack up to leave. Childcare is provided during the work times. All ages and abilities are welcome to join. Registration begins on April 5. The cost is $35 for adults and children age 11 and older; $20 for children 5 – 10 years; free for children younger than 5. One night is $23 and $12. This includes lodging, Saturday and Sunday breakfast and Saturday lunch. The cost of pizza is shared on Saturday night. See Cheryl Moles or Jill Conner for more information.
A baby shower to celebrate the birth of AnnaBeth Spencer will be on April 19 during the fellowship hour. You may bring a card or gift for the baby, if you desire.
Continue to bring the plastic caps and lids. They will be given to Art Totality for another bench.
Dates for your planning calendar:
April 19 LIFE (Creation/Earth Day) 11:45 – 1:00 pm
April 24-26 Pyoca Family Retreat
May 10 – Youth Sunday at Centenary United Methodist
May 17 – Youth Sunday and youth group pasta fundraiser lunch at Central
May 24 – Pentecost
June 14-18 VBS
Church Calendar for April 10 – 18, 2015
For full church calendar, go to: http://www.thcpc.org
5:30 pm Parents’ Night Out
7:00 pm Easter Egg Hunt
9:00 pm Youth Lock-in at Centenary
9:00 am Youth Lock-in ends
8:45 am Choir Rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School for all ages
10:30 am Worship
11:45 am High Ground Rehearsal
11:00 am Family Prayer Group and lunch
KOINONIA PRAYER LIST: In an effort to keep the prayer needs of our family and friends off of the website, you will be receiving a separate email with the Koinonia Prayer List. The same distribution list is used for both mailings, so if you unsubscribe to one, you have for both.
Happy Birthday to:
Beth Whitaker 4/10; Leslie Cook, Andrew Simmons 4/11; Doug Shepherd 4/12; Christopher Ennis, Bob McLaughlin, Nathan Paul-Bonham 4/13; John Ramer 4/17; Elinor Cleveland, Linda Harder, John Moulton 4/18
Reminders for Sunday, April 12
Liturgist: David Rader
Children’s Moment: Bethann Smith
Greeters: Chuck & Jean Shutt
Hosts: Dave & Diane Giltner
Session Open & Close: Susan Hoffman, Joe Harder
Bus Assistant: Don Lowder
Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, April 12, 2015,
the Second Sunday of Easter (Year B)
HOW TO REACH US:
- Pastor – Lant Davis: [email protected]
- Christian Educator – Cheryl Moles: [email protected]
- Church/Financial Secretary – Sarah Kelsheimer: [email protected]
- Youth Director – Tiffany Grossman: [email protected]
- Music Director – Mark Carlisle: [email protected]
- Organist – Jonathan Rudy: [email protected]
- Facility information/concerns – [email protected]hcpc.org
Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) website: www.pcusa.org