Come to me and I will give you rest – all of you who work so hard beneath a heavy yoke.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Wear my yoke – for it fits perfectly – and let me teach you; for I am gentle and humble, and you shall find rest for your souls.

Matthew 11:28-29 TLB

Church Calendar for January 24 – February 1, 2014

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8:45 am Choir rehearsal

9:30 am Sunday School

10:30 am Worship

11:30 am Annual Meeting of the Congregation

5:00 pm Youth Group Movie Night at Centenary – All youth                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


12:00 pm Family Prayer Group                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     


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

6:30 pm Innovation Generation


12:30 Personnel Committee Meets

6:00 pm Ladies Night Out


12:00 pm Holypalooza discernment meeting


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!

The next annual meeting of the congregation of Central Presbyterian Church and of 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 a.m. worship (that is, approximately 11:30 a.m.) on Sunday, January 26, 2014. Among other items of business that will come before that annual meeting, the session (and the board of directors of the corporation) will seek the approval by the congregation’s active members (and the members of the corporation) of Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws for the corporation. The proposed restatement of and amendments to the Articles ofIncorporation of the corporation and the proposed amendments to the current Bylaws are intended to conform those documents, as nearly as possible, to the existing Indiana Code(Title 23) and the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), including Part I (The Bookof Confessions) and Part II (The Book of Order), and to reconcile Indiana statutory law with the nomenclature and polity of The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Copies of the existing Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws are available in the church office and are posted in the church’s Fellowship Hall, as are copies of the proposed Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation and amended Bylaws. Copies of the proposed Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation  and amended Bylaws may also be found in the church’s 2013 Annual Report, which are               available for pickup in the Fellowship Hall.

The Per Capita (denomination’s administrative expenses per member) this year is $29.33 per active member.  Please assist the church by paying this early in the year.

As the new technology is being used, especially for the electronic distribution of the Herald and e-news, we have learned that the church office needs email addresses updated and to know what publications you want to receive.  Please email the office ( if you want to receive the monthly Herald newsletter by email, the weekly e-news by email, and/or occasional church news updates by email.  All of this information is on the THCPC ( website.  If you prefer to view it without receiving an email, please unsubscribe.   Thanks so much.

Ladies Night Out – All women, come and enjoy a dinner with your friends at Central!  The meal will be provided by CLCA, and will feature all crock pot recipes. We will begin at 6:00 P.M. Wed. Jan. 29.   Our menu will include:  Gruyere-bacon dip with veggies, minestrone soup, beef brisket, green rice casserole, peanut candy, and cherries jubilee served over ice cream.  If you have some favorite crock pot recipes, we would love for you to bring them so we can make copies.  We will compile them and have them available at a later date.  There is still time to sign up this Sun. at the CLCA table in the fellowship hall, or call the office and give your RSVP by Mon. Jan. 27.

On Sunday February 2, 2014 160 million Americans will tune in to the Super Bowl football game.  There will be parties with abundant food, friendship and fellowship. At the same time, there will be people worrying about staying warm, finding shelter and a warm meal.  Please join young people around the country as they demonstrate God’s love by loving their neighbors through the Souper Bowl of Caring.  It’s a simple, yet significant act of caring for others.  The youth group will have a donation table set up in fellowship hall February 2nd for donations of cans of soup and financial donations. Our young people are developing hearts for giving that can last a lifetime.  Please support their efforts. Our church also has a soup carry in lunch on this day. Please consider bringing a crock pot of soup to share. We also love to share the soup recipes so please send your soup recipe to Amanda Mang at by Jan 31st.

Our friends at St. Stephen’s Episcopal send an invitation to join a Book Group that is forming to read and discuss Anne Lamott’s Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers.  Beginning Sunday, February 9, the group will meet at 5:30 pm for four Sundays (through March 2).  Please contact Bill Hughes soon if you want a book ordered.  299-9130 or

Dates for your planning calendar:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Saturday, February 22 – Officer Retreat  – Session and Deacons 9:00 am to noon; lunch served for all; Commissions and Committees meet 1:00 – 3:00 pm  (There will not be meetings on the third Tuesday)

April 25-27 Family Retreat at Pyoca

June 22 – 26 VBS at Central

Happy Birthday to:

Jim Slutz, Brenda Weatherwax 1/24; Amanda Green, JoAnn Mardis 1/25; Warren Clem 1/26; Alice Harder 1/28; Carol Modesitt, Evan Tramel 1/30

Lectionary readings for January 26

3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time   Isa. 9:1-4; Psalm 27:1, 4-9; 1 Cor. 1:10-18; Matt 4:12-23

Reminders for Sunday, January 26

Liturgist: Joyce Cook

Children’s Moment: Amanda Davis

Greeters: Bob & Susan Guell

Ushers: Carolyn & Max Payne, Eileen & John Whalen, Brenda & Lance Weatherwax

Hosts: Andrew Conner family

Session Open and Close: Eileen Whalen, Linda Shaw


PRAYER REQUESTS (joys and concerns) should be called in or e-mailed to the church office. You can also place a request in the offering plate – or write it on the pew pad in worship. With your permission, they will be listed in the Koinonia prayer list, and announced in worship so that the church family can pray for the mentioned needs. Please keep the office updated on the requests.

  • Congratulations to Corinne and Paul Foree on the birth of a son, Charles Vincent on January 24.  He is welcomed by older brother, Mont.

*indicates update of information

  • David McDonald and family, brain injury from an auto accident have placed him in palliative care waiting for the end of life (David’s wife, Carol is the Synod Executive;  Carol and David’s sister, Martha are friends of Cheryl & Jim Moles)
  • Donna Wilson, at home for rest and recuperation; she is feeling stronger
  • Nancy Rubey, at home and doing well following knee replacement surgery
  • Jim Morgan
  • John Chironna, Crohn’s disease
  • Carol Cook, chronic heart condition has worsened
  • Mary Jean DeMarr
  • Jon Ford’s mother, breast cancer
  • Betty Wright, Marsha Harder’s mother
  • The grandson of Lew Van Reed’s friend, serious liver problem
  • Robert Horneker
  • Harry Gee, at Davis Gardens/Westminster Village
  • Andrea Paul-Bonham, YAV in Chinook, Montana
  • Maria Exline, friend of Fred & Nancy Rubey, ruptured brain aneurysm
  • Jonathan Kirchoff, friend of Trey Ourand, brain cancer, chemotherapy
  • Julia Blair
  • Zain Shepard, 4 yr.old son of Cetta DePaolo’s friend, brain damage causing seizures. Pray for Zain’s parents and family.
  • Linda Albin, mother of Bob Guell’s friend
  • Debby Trierweiler, friend of Barb Goltry and Moles family, liver cancer; chemo
  • Lewis Sego
  • Cheryl Cunningham, friend of Mary Jean DeMarr, cancer
  • Gary Jenkins
  • Elliot Hartman age 5, from Elkhart, IN, the grandson of a couple who are close friends of Jim and Shirley Slutz, Systemic Juvenile Arthritis
  • Lance Weatherwax’s parents
  • Keith & JoAnn Paul, Donna Paul-Bonham’s parents
  • Dorothy Jamieson, Sandy Mead’s mother
  • Shawn Larson, Phillip Smith’s godson, struggling with limitations of Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Donna Paul-Bonham’s aunt, cancer
  • Charles McKinney, Jill Conner’s father
  • John Fowler, Paul Fowler’s brother
  • Mary Helen Terrell, friend of Kathy Seay, continuing eye and vision difficulties
  • Sarah Hughes, daughter of a colleague of Elaine McVay, health problems associated with MS
  • Billy Wilder, friend of Lant Davis
  • Rev. Pam Habitz, friend of Scott Paul-Bonham, cancer
  • David Doti, friend of Joe Harder, throat cancer
  • Peggy Kord, Susan Moulton’s sister-in-law, Multiple Sclerosis
  • Brian Harder-Army National Guard
  • William Seo – Army, South Korea
  • Sgt. Adam Buck, Army, Ft. Bliss, TX
  • Brad Chironna, Marines, Cherry Hill, NC
  • Lindsay Kenzor, Navy
  • Sean Spydell, Anna Spydell’s brother, Navy
  • Jonathan Seay, Kathy’s son, Air Force
  • Anthony Hubbard, son of Honnalora Hubbard, Navy Corpsman,
  • Chad Strickfadden, cousin of Amanda Tramel, Army, Afghanistan
  • Jacob Culp, Chuck & Sandy’s grandson, Army, Ft. Benning, GA
  • Beverly Kajander in MO
  • Laura Redicks Royal Oaks
  • Tebby Miller  Southwood Reflections Unit
  • George Justus Westminster Village
  • Mary Symon
  • Paul Fowler, Westminster Village
The Greek word “koinonia” as often used in the New Testament writings, means Christian fellowship or communion with God or with fellow Christians.
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