CPC e-news for April 5, 2014

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope              Psalm 130:5

Church Calendar for April 5 – 12, 2014

For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org

4/6
8:45 am Choir rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship, 5th Sunday of Lent; Holy Communion
11:30 am Fellowship Time
5:00 pm Lent Supper begins; 7th Cents Youth Group
6:00 pm  Lent Worship
6:15 pm Lenten Series study                                                                                                                                                                 
           

4/7
12:00 pm Family Prayer Group at church   

4/8
10:00 am Fine Arts Committee meets
4:30 pm Confirmation Class
6:30 pm Innovation Generation 
                                                                                                                                                                                        

4/9
11:15 am Church Staff Meeting
5:00 pm Holypalooza Mission Team
7:00 pm Session meets

4/11
7:00 pm A Celebration of Organ Music

4/12
4:00 pm Easter Egg Hunt at Deming Park

 ANNOUNCEMENTS

On Communion Sunday members are asked to make a voluntary contribution to aid the distressed and afflicted of our community.  Please enclose a gift, using the Deacon’s Fund pew envelopes.

Bring your food offering – The Mission Committee collects donations of non-perishable food to donate to the Salvation Army on the first Sunday of each month.

The One Great Hour of Sharing Offering will be received on April 20.

Lent devotions featuring readings by Henri Nouwen are available in the sanctuary and fellowship hall.
PRAYER TREES FOR LENT – Have you noticed the six “trees” in Fellowship Hall?  These are prayer trees!  During Lent, add your specific prayers (forgiveness, thanksgiving, for the world, for patience, wisdom and praise) by writing them on the leaf attached to each tree, pin the leaf to the tree either showing your prayer or turned away as you prefer.  There is no limit to the prayers that you can add.  Let’s bring spring to the trees while focusing on prayer during Lent.

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.

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.

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.

2014 Lenten Series – The educational series continues each Sunday through April 13 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm.  Supper will be served from 5:00 to 6:00 followed by worship and classes.  Adults will have an interesting discussion using the study “Faithful Citizen: Living Responsibly in a Global Society” exploring how our individualism focus can faithfully respond to global issues.  Al Holder will lead the discussion of “A Common Interest in Healthy Lives.”  Youth Group will meet at Central. Children will do activities on peacemaking. Childcare is provided for the youngest children.  The Deacons will provide a pizza supper.

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.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be on April 12 at 4:00 pm at Deming Park.  Toddlers through elementary school should bring their baskets and gather at the Ute Shelter.  If the weather is bad, the hunt will be on April 19.

Register now for the Spring Family Retreat at Pyoca is 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.

Dates for your planning calendar:
Maundy Thursday service – April 17  7:00 pm (Childcare provided)
Good Friday service – April 18    12:00 pm at Central;  7:00 pm at St. Stephen’s Episcopal (joint – Central, Centenary, St. Stephen’s) Childcare provided at both
April 25-27 Family Retreat at Pyoca
May 4 – 7th Cents Fundraiser Lunch & Talent Show
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:

Teddy Lenderman, Greg Simmons 4/9; Beth Whitaker 4/10; Andrew Simmons 4/11; Doug Shepherd 4/12

Lectionary readings for April 6

5th Sunday in Lent, Ezek. 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Rom. 8:6-11; John 11:1-45

Reminders for Sunday, April 6

Liturgist: Scott Paul-Bonham
Children’s Moment: Scott Paul-Bonham
Greeter: Barb Goltry, Jim Moles
Ushers: Amanda Mang, Paul & Linda Shaw, Murray & Eunice Pate
Hosts: Bough family
Session Open and Close:

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Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org

 

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