CPC enews for January 22, 2016

Prayer for a a Church Meeting
Book of Common Worship

Eternal God, you called us to be a special people,
to preach the gospel and show mercy.
Keep your Spirit with us as we work together,
so that in everything we may do your will.
Guide us lest we stumble or be misguided by our own desires.
May all we do be done for the reconciling of the world,
for the upbuilding of the church,
and for the greater glory of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION of Central Presbyterian Church and the members of our church corporation (Central Presbyterian Church, Inc., of Terre Haute, Indiana) (the “corporation””, will be held in the church sanctuary immediately following 10:30 worship on Sunday, January 24, 2016. Childcare will be provided.  Annual Reports are available in Fellowship Hall.

Following the annual meeting on January 24, we will  have a carry-in lunch. This will take the place of the traditional 5th Sunday lunch this month. Meat and drinks will be provided by CLCA. Please bring a favorite dish to share or try out a new recipe and join us for a delectable lunch and fellowship. 

A sign-up to give sanctuary flowers is posted in fellowship hall. The cost for flowers is $33 per Sunday. You may sign up or call to the church office to reserve a special date in the spring.

Per Capita literally means “by the head.” In January, our treasurer will pay our share of our denomination’s administrative expenses which is $30 per active member. Please assist the church budget by paying your per capita early in the year.

You can enjoy a delicious soup lunch and help others before the big game.  CPC youth will have its traditional soup extravaganza lunch following worship. If you are able and desire, please bring a crock pot of your favorite soup to share or a dessert. Also bring canned soup to be donated to the Unity Food Pantry and back your favorite Super Bowl team with your monetary donations to be given to a local soup kitchen or food pantry. We join churches all over the country to “change the game” and tackle hunger in our community.

LENT begins with Ash Wednesday on February 10. Lenten Devotionals from Presbyterians Today will be available on February 7. The Lenten Educational Series will be each Sunday evening, February 14 through March 20 from 5:15 to 7:15 pm. Supper will be served until 6:00 followed by worship and classes. All ages will be using John: The Gospel of Light and Life by Adam Hamilton in age appropriate studies.  Over the six weeks, you will read the entire text of the Gospel of John to experience a season of spiritual growth and life-changing renewal.

JESUS’ LOVE IS BUBBLIN’ OVER!  Sunday School classes meet each week at 9:30 am. Preschool – room 108;  K-2nd grade elementary – room 202; 3rd – 5th grades elementary – room 103; Middle School Confirmation Class – room 200; High School/Intergenerational Current Event Discussion – FH classroom C; Exploring the Book of Confessions – FH Classroom B; Christian Parenting – FH Classroom A.

The Sunday School offering for milk at 14th and Chestnut continues.  Please give generously!

Audio recordings of sermons now available:
Did you miss a sermon?  Oh no!  But fret not, all is not lost; audio recordings of Lant’s and Scott’s sermons are now available on the church website, www.thcpc.org.    All of the August sermons have been successfully added.  There are also some (but not all) of the sermons from earlier in 2014 and 2015.   To find them, either go to this link: https://www.thcpc.org/sermons/  or, from the church homepage, select “About Us” and then “Sermons” to see the list. (Sometimes you may need to click on “Browse Series” once you are on the “Sermons” page to see the most recent addition.)  Sermon recordings should normally appear on the website the same afternoon they have been delivered.

Church Calendar for January 22 – 30, 2015
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org

8:45 am Choir rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School for all ages
10:30 am Worship
11:30 am Annual Congregational Meeting
12:00 pm Carry-in lunch
5:00 pm 7th Cents Youth Group at Centenary

11:00 am Family Prayer Group

10:00 am Seekers and Searchers Women’s Bible Study

11:15 am Church Staff meeting
12:30 pm Personnel Committee

9:00 am Youth Service Work
4:00 pm African Student Dinner

Dates for your planning calendar:

January 24 – Annual Congregational Meeting followed by carry-in lunch

January 31 – Confirmation/Covenant Partner lunch and gathering 12-1 pm; Officer training 12-2pm

February 5 – Parents’ Night Out

February 10 – Ash Wednesday

February 14 – March 20 – Lenten Series on Sundays from 5:15 to 7:15pm

February 20 – Officer Retreat Session & Deacons 9 am – 12pm; Lunch 12:15 – 1pm; Commissions & Committees 1 – 3 pm

April 22-24 Family Spring Retreat at Pyoca

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:
Kay Farmer, Dale McKee 1/22; Lewis Sego 1/23; Charlie Foree, Jim Slutz, Brenda Weatherwax 1/24; Amanda Green 1/25; Warren Clem 1/26; Alice Harder 1/28; Carol Modesitt, Evan Tramel 1/30

Liturgist: Susan Guell
Children’s Moment: Bob Guell
Greeters: Fred & Nancy Rubey
Ushers: Lance & Brenda Weatherwax, John & Eileen Whalen, Max & Carolyn Payne
Hosts: CLCA – Carry in lunch

Session Open & Close: Chuck Shutt, Eileen Whalen
Bus Assistant: Don Lowder

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, January 24, 2016, the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
First Reading Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Psalm Psalm 19
Second Reading 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
Gospel Luke 4:14-21


Staff eMails:

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

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