Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
-Albert Einstein 

Church Calendar for August 9 -16, 2014

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9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship; Blessing of Backpacks
11:30 am Fellowship Hour
11:45 am Sunday School Teacher’s Meeting

12:00 pm Family Prayer Group
7:00 pm Bread for the World Organizational Meeting

10:00 am Fine Arts Committee

10:00 am Bazaar Crafters
11:15 am Church Staff Meeting
7:00 pm Session meets

 6:00 pm 7th Cents Youth Group Kick-off at Sycamore Outdoor Center

12:00 pm Youth Kick-off ends


Blessing of the Backpacks will be on August 10 during the Children’s Moment.  All children, students, and school faculty should bring their backpack or work bags for a special blessing on their school year.

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.  Thanks for your generous giving.

Sunday School Rally Day is August 17.
9:30 am  Pancake Breakfast and Sunday School Kick-off
10:30 am Worship
4:00 pm All Church Skating Party at Wigwam – please RSVP to Cheryl Moles
The Wigwam is under new ownership and has been renovated.
Skate rental – $3;  Pizza and 1 drink provided; other snacks are available

Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision-makers to end hunger at home and abroad.  A branch is being formed in Terre Haute.  The first meeting is Monday, August 11, at 7:00 p.m. in our church fellowship hall. A statistic to share: Collectively, all of the private and church-based efforts to feed the hungry, while absolutely essential, reach about 17% of the need in our country. Come to the meeting on the 11th and find out how you can make a difference

The Annual Church Picnic is August 24 at 4:30 pm at Deming Park Lions 3 Shelter!  CLCA will provide chicken, table service and drinks.  Please bring a dish to share. (There is not a 5th Sunday lunch due to the Labor Day Weekend.)

Salt Shaker Dinners resume this fall!!  Sign up to be a part of this fun fellowship opportunity, not to mention delicious meals!  See the Sunday bulletin or Herald for details.

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.

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

Christ family news: The church office received an email from Kevin Christ today.  The family arrived at their new home in Ulm, Germany on Wednesday.  They have a house in a great neighborhood with many friendly people that are welcoming and helpful.  They have visited the kids’ school and like it very much.  They send their greetings to everyone at Central!

Dates for your planning calendar:

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
September 20 – Holypalooza Day of Service
September 21 – Holypalooza Worship

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:

Scot Mardis, Lee Mardis 8/9; Donna Garrison 8/10; Beth Christ, Carolyn Payne 8/12; Max Payne, Leah Ramer 8/13; Luke Bailey 8/14; Jill Conner, Yail Kim, Loyal Wilson 8/15

Liturgist: Joyce Cook
Children’s Moment: Cheryl Moles
Greeters: Anna Spydell, Carla Bailey
Ushers: Youth
Hosts: Paul & Linda Shaw
Session Open and Close: Joyce Cook, Don Lowder

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, August 10, 2014,
the Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)

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