CPC e-news for July 11, 2014


In today’s culture of speed and agility, if people and organizations are not able to change and adapt, they will soon fall behind.
At the same time, if those same people and organizations move too quickly, they run the risk of losing focus, damaging relationships,
and frustrating those around them. Often, these changes happen when tasks become burdensome while other, different tasks are more exciting.
The danger of this rapid change is that there are indeed some things that must be done, no matter how exciting they are or are not;
they are tasks essential to being a healthy individual or organization.

The journey of faith is similar in that sometimes we only engage our faith during the high times.
But when faith becomes difficult, challenges us in new ways, or begins to feel heavy, we disengage.
In order that our faith stays healthy and vibrant, we must take the time to persevere in our discovery
so that we may experience that initial joy over and over and over again.

Bruce Reyes-Chow

Church Calendar for July 11 – 19, 2014

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

3:00 Adult Mission Trip departure

9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship; Scott Paul-Bonham, worship leader
11:30 am Fellowship Hour

12:00 pm Family Prayer Group

12:00 pm Holypalooza Steering Team at St. Stephen’s
5:15 pm T3EM supper and childcare
5:30 pm Worship Commission
6:00 pm Summer Story Time
6:30 pm Christian Nurture Commission
6:30 pm Facilities Commission
7:00 pm Strategic Planning Team

7/16 – Adjacent Parking lot closed for Blueberry Festival
10:00 am Bazaar Crafters
11:15 am Church Staff Meeting
6:00 pm 7th Cents Youth Group picnic at Deming Park
7:00 pm Communications Commission

11:00 am – 7:00 pm Blueberry Festival



The Mission Committee is going to begin collecting specific  items for various organizations on the first Sunday of the month.  The items for August 3 are classroom items for teachers.  Please bring:
Vista (dry erase) markers                  Post-it notes (various sizes) and Page markers
Sheet protectors                                    Magnetic tape
Hand Sanitizer                                        Zipper pencil pocket that fits in a binder
Sanitizing wipes
Glue sticks

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: 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.  The Center is serving 100+ children plus 24 staff members.  They are using about 5 gallons a day.  Thanks for your generous giving.

Buckhorn Adult Mission Trip departs on July 11th at 3pm. The trailers are loaded with a mountain of items!  Thank you for your giving hearts and prayers for the 16 people traveling and working.  

Continue to bring the plastic caps and lids.  They will be given to Art Totality for a second bench and to Unity Presbyterian for a bench.

Summer Story Time is every Tuesday in July from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  We are reading and acting out classic children’s tales (3 Little Pigs, Gingerbread Boy, etc.)  Storytime will meet on the 15th with Mrs. Moles doing the first half hour and the childcare attendants doing the second part.  The T3EM supper provides the meal and there won’t be a snack.

Life Skills Workshops will be held periodically to educate our youth on some basic skills in preparation for joining the workforce and/or living on their own.  On July 22 and 29, all youth (rising 6th – 12th grade) and anyone else that is interested are invited to come to the church from 6:00 – 7:00 pm to learn about money responsibility and banking skills.   Thanks to Murray Pate for assisting with the leadership.  Please RSVP to Cheryl Moles.  This is held the same time as Story Time so the younger children and older children have activities at the same time.

Attention Crafters and those that enjoy fellowship – There is a crafting session for the Fall Bazaar every Wednesday  from 10 am to 2 pm.

Dates for your planning calendar:

Tuesdays in July – 6pm Summer Story Time
July 17 –  Blueberry Festival
August 10 – Blessing of the Backpacks (students and teachers)
August 15-16 7th Cents Fall Kickoff Overnight
August 17 – Sunday School Rally Day and Skating Party
August 24 – Church Picnic

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:

Susan Hoffman 7/13;  Andrew Green 7/14; Carla Bailey 7/15; Mark Collins, Enzo Woodruff, Mia Woodruff 7/17; Suzanne Pennington, Nate Taken 7/18

Liturgist: Connie McLaren
Children’s Moment: Scott Paul-Bonham
Greeters: Buddy Berry, Barbara Lehman
Ushers: Youth
Hosts: CLCA – Brenda & Lance Weatherwax
Session Open and Close: Lance Weatherwax, Don Lowder


Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, July 13, 2014,
the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)

First Reading Genesis 25:19-34
Psalm Psalm 119:105-112
Second Reading Romans 8:1-11
Gospel Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Staff eMails:

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


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