Hospitality is not entertaining.  Hospitality is an attitude of opening up your life so that others can come in.

-Pam Farrel

Church Calendar for  November 14-22, 2014

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9:00 am Strategic Planning Meeting

8:45 am Choir Rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School for all ages
10:30 am Worship; Bible Sunday
11:40 am Children’s Christmas Program Rehearsal
12:00 pm Lant dines at Westminster Village
5:00 pm Middle School Youth Group at Central
5:45 pm Supper for all youth
6:30 pm High School Youth Group at Central

11:00 am Family Prayer Group and Lunch – CHANGE OF TIME
6:30 pm Nominating Committee

10:00 am Seekers & Searchers Women’s Bible Study
5:15 pm T3EM supper and childcare
5:30 pm Worship Commission meets
5:30 pm Finance Commission meets
6:00 pm Mission Committee meets
6:30 pm Christian Nurture Commission meets
6:30 pm Church Life Church Action Commission meets
6:30 pm Facilities Commission meets

11:15 am Church Staff meeting
7:00 pm Communications Commission meets



HEMEFund Presentation on William Seo visit to Afghanistan set for Nov. 16. Josh Powers will be presenting an update on the HEMEFund project focused on William Seo’s recent visit to Afghanistan. Presentation will be in the East conference room in Fellowship Hall to start about 10 minutes after Coffee Hour begins.
Family Prayer Group – CHANGE OF TIME – The group will now meet at 11:00 am on Mondays for prayer time, but there will not be lunch.  On the 2nd Monday of each month, the group will meet at 11:00 am for prayer and have lunch at noon.  All women that care for the families of our church are welcome to join.  Childcare is provided.

The Mission Committee asks for special donations of diapers and baby wipes this month.  Items may be brought any Sunday and placed in the grocery cart.

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.

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.

THANKSGIVING DINNER: Easter has been so much fun the last couple years at the church, that the Mang Family has decided to host Thanksgiving lunch at Central Presbyterian Church on Thanksgiving day at Noon. Sean and Amanda’s family are bringing thanksgiving to them and their new addition (we hope she is here by then).They are extending an invitation to the CPC family which is truly like family to Sean and Amanda. Their families will provide the main meats, drinks, and table service. We ask that you RSVP with number coming and what  you would like to bring: salad, side, or dessert. Sign up will be in fellowship hall. Please let us know by Nov 23rd.


Dates for your planning calendar:

December 2 – Hanging of the Greens

December 7 – Christmas Cantata

December 14 – Children’s Christmas Program

The 2014 GUIDE TO HOLIDAY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES IN THE TERRE HAUTE AREA is here!   Click on the link to see the full post:…/2014-holiday-and-christmas-eve…/  In our guide, you’ll find over 40 events and activities for families in the Wabash Valley area including info about the Terre Haute ice skating rink, holiday parades, Christmas concerts and shows, tree-lighting ceremonies, a holiday laser show, and SO MUCH MORE.


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:
Aspen Kershaw 11/15; Matt Guell, Kati Shearer 11/16; Jean Wilkinson 11/18; Eliza Payne 11/19; Kathy Mellor 11/20; Xander Green, Josh Powers, Linda Shaw 11/21; Gary Jenkins 11/22

Reminders for Sunday, November 16

Liturgist: Joe Harder
Children’s Moment: Al Holder
Greeters: Kathleen Smith and Susan Hoffman
Ushers: Bill & Joyce Cook, Susan Hoffman, Bob Horneker, Fred Simmons, Don Lowder
Hosts: Bill & Brenda Green
Session Open & Close: Robert McLaughlin, Joe Harder
Bus Assistant:

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, November 16, 2014,
the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)

Staff eMails:

Presbytery of Ohio Valley website:
resbyterian Church (U.S.A.) website:

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