CPC enews for May 7, 2016

May 8 is Youth Sunday and high school and college graduates will be recognized.
The Communications Commission is collecting pictures for inclusion on the “Activity Pages” of our picture directory.  They are especially looking for pictures of: this Easter; the 2015 mission trip; the Fall Bazaar; Vacation Bible School; the 2015 picnic; Bike and Build; parents’ night out; and any other shots you might have of church life!  Please email digital photos to: admin@thcpc.org this week.
May 15 is Pentecost and the denominational Pentecost offering will be received. 40% of the offering is used by our Mission Committee for youth and young adult programs (including Triennium and Young Adult Volunteers). Please prayerfully consider what you can give.
You can keep up with the Transitional Pastor Search Committee’s progress on the church website: https://www.thcpc.org/where-are-we/
CPC is alive and well! We may not have a pastor, but we are not without leadership and care. The Session, Deacons, Commissions and staff are continuing the work of the church as they always have. Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham and Rev. David Rosen are providing worship leadership and Rev. Linda Peters is doing pastoral care for the congregation. The Transitional Pastor Search Committee is at work. If you have any needs, please call the church office. In an emergency at night or on weekends, call Cheryl Moles (812-235-3646).

Thanks to all who came in for portrait sittings!  Our new church directory will be a valuable asset not just to our leadership, but to all of us in the pews as we continue to add new members.

For a variety of reasons, we missed about 30 families. We want to make sure these are added to the directory.  We’ve got about 3 weeks to submit them.  There are three ways to do so:

1.  Schedule an appointment with LifeTouch at Memorial United Methodist Church.  LifeTouch is taking portraits there May 12, 13 & 14.  You can sign up for an appointment by going to Memorial’s website: www.UMCMemorial.com and clicking the LifeTouch link.  (Or call our church office and Sarah will do it for you.)  When you check in at Memorial, be sure to tell them it’s for Central Presbyterian.  Our LifeTouch account number is 434051.
This is our preferred method!  We receive a picture directory for each sitting that LifeTouch does, but not for pictures that we add from other sources.  Additionally, we are charged for each portrait we add that LifeTouch didn’t take.
2.  Images Portrait Studio at 667 Wabash Ave has the same backdrop and will take makeup photos by appointment at their regular (very reasonable) rates.  They charge a $30 sitting fee which includes a CD of all shots taken.  There’s no obligation to buy prints, but if you want some, they’re $4.50 for 8X10s, $2.00 for 5X7s and $.32 for 4X6s.  Mic and LaRyssa Orman at Images are very good.
Phone Images at 812-236-6204 to make an appointment, then let Alan Harder copy your file from the CD; or
3.  Photos will be taken at the church on Sunday morning, May 8.
If you weren’t able to get in for Lifetouch’s portrait sittings here or at Memorial Methodist, please make every effort to have a shot taken either at Images Studio or at church–the directory just won’t be the same without you!!

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 B; Christian Parenting – FH Classroom C. The Children’s Library is open in FH Classroom A.
The Sunday School offering for milk at 14th and Chestnut continues.  Please give generously!

Church Calendar for May 7 – 14, 2016
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org

9:30 am Sunday School for all ages except MS & HS
10:30 am Worship; Youth Service; Graduates and Scholarships
11:45 am High Ground Rehearsal

11:00 am Family Prayer Group & lunch

10:00 am Fine Arts Committee meeting

6:30 pm Confirmation Faith Fair
7:00 pm Session meeting

Dates for your planning calendar:

May 8 – Youth Sunday; Graduate recognition; Scholarship Sunday

May 15 – Pentecost; Confirmation

May 22 – Sunday School Teacher Recognition

June 17-18 VBS

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:
Julia Blair, Eun Jeong Lee, William Seo, Luanne Tilstra, Victor Tilstra-Smith 5/7; Paul Ekstrom 5/8; Jon Harder 5/9; Maddison Judge 5/10; Jean Shutt 5/12; Danielle Payne, Christopher Spencer 5/13

Liturgist: Grant Racop
Children’s Moment: Caroline Christ & Isabelle Conner
Greeters: Susan & John Moulton
Ushers:  Youth
Hosts: Bough family

Session Open & Close: Fred Rubey, Luanne Tilstra
Bus Assistant: Fred Rubey

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, May 8, 2016, the Seventh Sunday of Easter (Year C)

Staff eMails:
  • Pastor –
  • Associate Pastor – Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham: scott.paulbonham@frontier.com 
  • Christian Educator – Cheryl Moles: cheryl@thcpc.org
  • Church/Financial Secretary – Sarah Kelsheimer: sarah@thcpc.org
  • Youth Director – Connor Scanlon: connor@thcpc.org
  • Music Director – Mark Carlisle: mark.carlisle@indstate.edu
  • Facility information/concerns – facilities@thcpc.org
  • Kids Hope – Suzanne Downs: suzanne@thcpc.org

Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org

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