CPC e-news for February 28, 2014

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Though your sins be like scarlet, they may become white as snow;
Though they be red like crimson, they may become white as wool.  Isaiah 1:18

Church Calendar for March 1 – 8, 2014

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

3/1
9:00 am CPR Training
11:00 am Nursery Attendant training

3/2
8:45 am Choir rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship – Holy Communion
11:45 am 7th Cents Youth Group serve lunch at Lighthouse Mission
4:00 pm UCM Chili-Fest at St. Mark United Church of Christ                                                                                                                                                                         
           

3/3
12:00 pm Family Prayer Group     

3/4
7:00 pm Schmidt Concert Series featuring pianist, Sam Rotman                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

3/5
11:15 Church Staff Meeting
5:30 pm Deacons Meet
7:00 pm Ash Wednesday Service at Unity Presbyterian Church

3/6
7:00 pm Women’s Book Club

3/7
Parents’ Night Out/Youth Movie Night

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ash Wednesday Service – March 5 at 7:00 pm at Unity Presbyterian Church.  Lent devotions featuring readings by Henri Nouwen are available in the sanctuary and fellowship hall.

On Communion Sundays members are asked to make a voluntary contribution to aid the distressed and afflicted of our community.  Please consider a gift, using the Deacons’ Fund pew envelopes.   The Deacons use the funds to provide bereavement meals, vouchers for utility bills, holiday food baskets and others ways to help the church family and the community.

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 – MILKSHAKES ON MAR 2!

Baby Shower – CLCA will host a “shower” for Lilly Guell on March 9.  She is the daughter of Matt Guell and Angel Hyde, and was born on February 15.  Come and greet Lilly and her family.  Cards and/or gifts may be given.

Dennis Stewart, an American Heart Association CPR instructor, will be at Central on Saturday, March 1 at 9:00 am to give CPR training.  Certification is available for $40, but he also welcomes anyone interested to attend and get instruction (without certification) for free.  Come to learn or get a refresher on this life saving skill.

Schmidt Concert – Back by popular demand – Sam Rotman will present a piano concert on Tuesday, March 4 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary.  The concert is free and open to the public.  Invite your friends.  A reception will follow and donations of cookies are needed.  Please bring a couple dozen cookies to help the Worship Committee.

The Women’s Book Club will meet on Thursday, March 6 at 7:00 pm at the church.  Amanda Davis will lead the discussion of Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown.

The annual Chili Fest to benefit United Campus Ministries will be Sunday, March 2 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at St Mark United Church of Christ.  Chili, hot dogs, veggie burgers and baked potatoes will be served.  There will be a silent auction and bake sale along with an art auction of the original works from the collection of Dr. Stephen Smithers, retired from ISU.

Nursery parents – The nursery and preschool rooms and toys were sanitized last Sunday.  Please know that things are kept as clean and sanitized as possible, especially during this flu and cold season.  Our policy on illness states that a child should not be brought to the nursery within 24 hours of having any communicable disease, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, questionable rash, green or yellow runny nose, excessive coughing (not an allergy), or discharge in or around the eyes. If your child is being treated with an antibiotic, he/she should have received treatment for at least 24 hours before being in the nursery.  On behalf of all of our families and nursery staff, we thank you for compliance with this policy.

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 – An educational series will run each Sunday, March 9 – April 13 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm.  Supper will be served from 5:00 to 6:00 followed by worship and classes.  The preschool and elementary children will be doing activities related to Peacemaking.  The youth group study is “A Journey with Jesus in the 21st Century” (they will meet in the Central Youth room each week).  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.  Childcare will be provided for the youngest children.

Dates for your planning calendar:
April 25-27 Family Retreat at Pyoca
June 22 – 26 VBS at Central

HOUSING HELP NEEDED

Church Family –

The Seo family (William & Min and daughters Ezrina & Charis) will be back with us from South Korea for about two months between March 15 and roughly May 14.  William has just finished his military service and the family is in transition with plans to stay here for a few months to settle matters with their recent tragic home fire and to spend a few months in the warm embrace of CPC.  They will ultimately be returning to South Korea for at least a few years where William has taken on a new job and where he also has a base of operations that supports the HEMEFund project in Afghanistan.
Their housing plans while here in Terre Haute have very recently fallen through.  The family is graciously inquiring if anyone has space, or can connect them with someone who has space, for that two month period.  They are in need of a two bedroom unit of some kind and the ability to prepare meals.  They are also prepared to pay if/as needed, although their income is moderate, so something affordable, yet clean and safe, is desired.
You can connect with William at [email protected].  Or you can contact me a [email protected].
Thank you so much and God Bless.

Sincerely,
Josh Powers
Member, CPC

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.  Please be patient until we can find a better way to make this work.

Happy Birthday to:

Megan Harder 3/1; Herbert Diekhans 3/4; Lant Davis, Drake McCoy, Sally Rubey 3/6

Lectionary readings for March 2

Transfiguration of the Lord, Exod. 24:12-18; Psalm 2 or 99; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matt 17:1-9

Reminders for Sunday, March 2

Liturgist: Bob Guell
Children’s Moment: Andrew Conner
Greeter:
Ushers: Paul & Linda Shaw, Murray & Eunice Pate, Fred Rubey
Hosts: Renee Newton
Session Open and Close:  Joyce Cook, Don Lowder

HOW TO REACH US: 
Staff eMails:

Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org

 

 

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