CPC e-news for October 4, 2014


 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor”
Luke 4:18-19

Church Calendar for October 3 – 11, 2014

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; Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham, worship leader
               World Communion Sunday
11:30 am Prayer Partner Fellowship Time
5:00 pm Middle School Youth Group at CUMC
5:45 pm Youth Supper for all
6:30 pm High School Youth Group at CUMC

12:00 pm Family Prayer Group

10:00 am Bazaar Crafters
10:00 am Fine Arts Committee meets
11:15 am Church Staff meeting

7:00 pm Session meets



The Strategic Planning Task Force requests that replies to the first question be completed by Sunday, 10/5/2014.  Written replies can be received at church; oral replies can be received by task force members during the fellowship time; and electronic replies can be entered online at www.thcpc.org (follow the “About Us” menu to the “Strategic Planning” tag). 

On Communion Sundays members are asked to make a voluntary contribution to aid the distressed and afflicted of our community.  Please consider a gift, using the Deacons’ Fund pew envelopes.   The Deacons use the funds to provide bereavement meals, vouchers for utility bills, holiday food baskets and others ways to help the church family and the community.

The Peace and Global Witness Offering, formerly the Peacemaking Offering will be received on Sunday.  By giving, you have the opportunity to support nonviolent resolutions to conflict and allow peace builders to answer God’s call to become advocates for social justice and witness around the world.  25% of the offering is used by the Central Mission Committee to assist a local peacemaking effort.

Prayer Partners – adults and children/youth will have a special fellowship time tomorrow following worship.  Please meet in the fellowship hall classrooms for treats and time to reconnect.

The Princess Party/Boys’ Night is October 17-18.  All children age 4 years through high school are invited to attend.  Girls will gather at Central and boys at Centenary at 6:00 pm on Friday for supper.  The overnight events will end at 9:00 am on Saturday.   For the younger children that may not be ready to spend the night, pick up time is 9:00 pm on Friday.  Please RSVP by October 12 to Amanda Mang or Tiffany Grossman or leave a message at either church office.

7th Cents Youth Group will have a Fall Celebration on Sunday, October 19 from 12:30 – 3:30pm at Hawthorne Park.  Youth and their families will enjoy lunch at the Dogwood Shelter.  Hamburgers, hot dogs and some sides will be provided.  You may bring a side dish or desserts if you like.  Please let Amanda Davis know that you will be attending.

Ramps for Freedom  www.sawsramps.org  Help build a ramp for the disabled.  Anyone carpentry inclined (even at a basic level) is invited to assiast with a ramp building at an area home.  This is a new ministry opportunity for us with an enormous need in the community.  Contact Josh Powers if you are interested.

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; Christian Studies – FH classroom B; Christian Parenting – FH Classroom C.

The Sunday School offering is money for milk at 14th and Chestnut.  Bring your coins for a little fun while giving this year!

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

A new church directory will be published in the next few weeks.  Please be sure that the office has your current address, phone number(s), and email addresses.

Trinity Lutheran Church will celebrate its 90th Anniversary on October 26 with a 4:00 pm Worship Service and dinner at the MCL Banquet Hall at 5:30.  Dinner tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children 3 – 11.  Please make a reservation by October 5.

The 11th annual Evening of Music and Chocolate will be Saturday, November 8 at 7:00 pm at Central Christian Church with guest artists Brent McPike, Solly Burton, and Carolyn Dutton.  Advance tickets are $15; $18 at the door.  Proceeds go to the music ministry of the church and United Campus Ministries.  Call 812-877-9959 for tickets.


Dates for your planning calendar:

October 26 – Reformation Sunday – Celebration of John Knox’s 500th birthday – Lunch and program

November 7-8 Holiday Bazaar

December 2 – Hanging of the Greens


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:
Sophia Spencer, Jack Turman, Jr. 10/3; Rosemary Morgan 10/7; Lance Weatherwax 10/9; Matthew Collins, Lucille Merrill, Katherine Whitaker 10/10

Reminders for Sunday, October 5

Liturgist: Cheri Bradley
Children’s Moment: Scott Paul-Bonham
Greeters: John & Eileen Whalen
Ushers: Fred Rubey, Paul & Linda Shaw, Sean & Amanda Mang, Murray Pate
Hosts: Donna Garrison, Connie McLaren
Session Open & Close: Susan Hoffman, Murray Pate

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, October 5, 2014,
the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)

Staff eMails:

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



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