CPC e-news for April 18, 2014
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
I danced in the morning when the world was begun,
and I danced in the moon and the stars and the sun,
and I came down from heaven and I danced on the earth,
at Bethlehem I had my birth.
Dance, then, wherever you may be,
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he,
and I’ll lead you all, wherever you may be,
and I’ll lead you all in the Dance, said he.
I danced for the scribe and the pharisee,
but they would not dance and they wouldn’t follow me.
I danced for the fishermen, for James and John –
they came with me and the dance went on.
I danced on the Sabbath and I cured the lame;
the holy people said it was a shame.
they whipped and they stripped and they hung me on high,
and they left me there on a Cross to die.
I danced on a Friday when the sky turned black;
it’s hard to dance with the devil on your back.
They buried my body and they thought I’d gone,
but I am the Dance, and I still go on.
They cut me down and I leapt up high;
I am the life that’ll never, never die;
I’ll live in you if you’ll live in me –
I am the Lord of the Dance, said he.
Church Calendar for April 12 – 20, 2014
For full church calendar, go to: https://www.thcpc.org
6:00 pm Good Friday Service at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
11:00 am Choir Rehearsal
8:45 am Choir rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School
10:00 am Children’s Choir Rehearsal
10:30 am Worship, Easter; Baptism; Confirmation
11:30 am Fellowship Time
12:00 pm Family Prayer Group at church
10:00 am Seekers & Searchers Women’s Bible Study
11:15 am Church Staff Meeting
7:00 pm Spring Family Retreat at Pyoca
Spring Family Retreat
THE GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE THIS EVENING AT ST. STEPHEN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH IS AT 6:00 PM. The time previously announced was incorrect.
The One Great Hour of Sharing Offering will be received on April 20. The children should bring their fish banks to the Children’s Moment.
Sunday School classes meet each week at 9:30 am. Preschool – room 108; Younger Elementary (K-2nd) – room 202; Older Elementary (3rd – 5th) room 103; Middle School – room 200; High School – room 201; Adults and Young Adults: Coffee and Conversation – FH classroom A; History of Christianity – FH classroom B; Christian Parenting – FH Classroom C. CLASSES WILL MEET ON EASTER SUNDAY.
The Sunday School offering is money for milk at 14th and Chestnut. Please give generously. Sunday School Superintendent, Sandy Mead, is offering a challenge – if we get $35 (all classes) or more a week in offering, there will be a milkshake party each month! Thanks for your generous giving.
Bus Ministry begins – Driver, Alvin Stinnett, and assistants will be picking up those that need a ride to church from Westminster Village. For more information or to volunteer as an assistant, contact Amanda Mang or Joyce Cook.
Surrell Scholarship Applications are available in the church office. 2014 High School Seniors and current college students (including non-traditional) who are part of the CPC family, whether by membership or church life participation, may apply. The deadline to return the application is April 30 and none will be accepted after that date. See Sandy Mead or Amanda Davis for more information.
Continue to bring the plastic caps and lids. They will be given to Art Totality for a second bench and to Unity Presbyterian for a bench. Here are the club members with the first bench.
LAST CALL – Register now for the Spring Family Retreat at Pyoca April 25-27. All ages are welcome to join the fun of time with your church family and doing service work for the camp. The cost is $35 per person for adults and $20 for children ages 5 to 10 years for two nights lodging and breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. One night is $23 for adults and $12 for children. Children age 4 and younger are free. The cost of pizza supper on Saturday will be shared.
The Moles/Goltry family will host Easter dinner at noon on April 20. If you are alone or want to share Easter with your church family, we would love for you to join us. Please sign up in fellowship hall.
7th Cents Youth Group will sponsor a lunch and talent show beginning at noon on May 4 at Centenary. This is for ALL that support our youth and want to help fund their supper mission trip to Lexington, KY. Enjoy a taco bar lunch and the varied talents of both Central and Centenary members. Anyone may be in the talent show, so please let Tiffany ([email protected]) know what you will be doing. A freewill offering will be taken. Youth Sunday will be held at Centenary on May 4 and at Central on May 11.
Dates for your planning calendar:
May 4 – 7th Cents Fundraiser Lunch & Talent Show
May 10 – Spring Ladies’ Breakfast at 10:00 am
June 22 – 26 VBS at Central 6:00 – 8:30 pm
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:
Elinor Cleveland, Linda Harder, John Moulton 4/18; Stella Van Dyke, Molly Wadsworth 4/20; Carl Scherb 4/21; Margaret Tamar 4/23; Miller Bough, Mary Ann Clem, Mike Wadsworth 4/25; Frank Bailey 4/26
Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Friday, April 18, 2014, Good Friday (Year A)
- First Reading Isaiah 52:13-53:12
- Psalm Psalm 22:1-31
- Second Reading Hebrews 10:16-25
- Or alternate Second Reading Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9
- Gospel John 18:1-19:42
Reminders for Sunday, April 20
Liturgist: Robert Guell
Children’s Moment: Robert Guell
Greeters: Diane Giltner, Jan Kirschner
Ushers: Bill & Joyce Cook, Robert Horneker, Susan Hoffman, Fred Simmons, Don Lowder
Hosts: Bruce & Connie McLaren; Christian Nurture
Session Open and Close: Murray Pate, Beth Whitaker
- 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