Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it.
-Chuck Palahniuk

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

REGISTER NOW!! 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.

A Memorial Service for Jan Kirschner will be on April 26 at 3:45 pm at Central.  

A LIFE (Living In Faith Everyday) program will be held on Sunday, April 19 from noon to 1 pm in the fellowship hall classrooms.  This will be a celebration of Earth Day and God’s creation.  Families will work together to explore the ways to be good stewards of the earth.  A light lunch will be served.

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 through May 24.

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.

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!

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 16 – Ladies’ Breakfast 9:30 am

May 17 – Youth Sunday and youth group pasta fundraiser lunch at Central

May 24 – Pentecost

June 14-18 VBS
Church Calendar for  April 17 – 25, 2015
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org

4/19
8:45 am  Choir Rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School for all ages
10:30 am Worship
11:45 am High Ground Rehearsal
12:00 pm LIFE lunch and program
5:00 pm Middle School Youth Group at Centenary
5:45 pm Youth Group supper at Centenary
6:30 pm High School Youth Group at Centenary

4/20
11:00 am Family Prayer Group and lunch

4/21
9:00 am VBS planning team
5:15 pm T3EM supper and childcare
5:30 pm Worship Commission meets
5:30 pm Finance Commission meets
6:00 pm Mission Committee meets
6:30 pm Church Life Church Action Commission meets
6:30 pm Christian Nurture Commission meets
6:30 pm Facilities Commission meets

4/22
10:0 am CPC Crafters meet

4/24
7:00 pm Spring family retreat at Pyoca through Sunday afternoon

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:
John Ramer 4/17; Elinor Cleveland, Linda Harder, John Moulton 4/18; Stella VanDyke, Molly Wadsworth 4/20; Carl Scherb 4/21; Margaret Tamar 4/23; Miller Bough, Mary Ann Clem, Mike Wadsworth 4/25

Reminders for Sunday, April 19
Liturgist: Chuck Shutt
Children’s Moment: Jean Shutt
Greeters: Carla & Frank Bailey
Ushers: Bill & Joyce Cook, Susan Hoffman, Fred Simmons, Don Lowder
Hosts: Bill & Brenda Green
Session Open & Close: Susan Hoffman, Joe Harder
Bus Assistant: Fred Rubey

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, April 19, 2015,
the Third Sunday of Easter (Year B)

First Reading Acts 3:12-19
Psalm Psalm 4:1-8
Second Reading 1 John 3:1-7
Gospel Luke 24:36b-48

 HOW TO REACH US: 

Staff eMails:

Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org
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resbyterian Church (U.S.A.) website: www.pcusa.org

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