CPC e-new for October 24, 2014


No one else holds or has held the place in the heart of the world which Jesus holds.
Other gods have been as devoutly worshipped; no other man has been so devoutly loved.
-John Knox

Church Calendar for October 24 – November 1, 2014

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

1:00 pm TH Symphony Art event for children and parents/guardians 

8:45 am Choir Rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School for all ages
10:30 am Worship; Reformation Sunday
11:30 am Scottish Lunch and John Knox 500 Celebration
1:00 pm Dance rehearsal for Christmas Program
5:00 pm 7th Cents Youth Group Movie Night at CUMC

10/27-30 Cheryl on vacation

12:00 pm Family Prayer Group

10:00 am Seekers & Searchers Bible Study

10:00 am Bazaar Crafters
11:15 am Church Staff meeting
12:30 pm Personnel Committee meets



2014 marks the 500th birthday of the founder of Presbyterianism, John Knox.  To celebrate Reformation Sunday on October 26th, the Christian Nurture Commission will serve a Scottish lunch following worship.  The menu is mince and tatties (beef or turkey on mashed potatoes), peas and/or carrots, green salad, scones and shortbread.  Freewill donations will be accepted. A short informational program about John Knox will be presented.  ALL ARE WELCOME!

The strategic planning task force will be ceasing requests on Monday, 10/27/2014 for replies to the statements/questions:
1) Describe a time when you saw Central Presbyterian Church at its best.
2)What brought you to Central Presbyterian? What keeps you here?
3) What would you like to see Central Presbyterian accomplish in the next five years?
4) What new church emphasis would make you so excited  that you would tell others enthusiastically?
Please visit www.thcpc.org and follow the “About Us” menu to the “Strategic Planning” tag to add any final comments. Your thoughts are appreciated, welcomed, and encouraged.
If you signed up to write an Advent Devotion for Central Presbyterian, you still have one week to get it in on time.  Please email your devotion to Scott Paul-Bonham at scott.paulbonham@frontier.com by November 2, 2014 if at all possible.
Friday, November 7th will be a Fall Bazaar dinner and auction.  Tickets will be on sale after worship on October 26 & November 2.  Adults are $10; Middle/High School Youth $5; Children Elementary & younger – free.  Childcare will be provided for the youngest children.  Invite your friends to shop at the Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 8.  Breakfast and lunch will be available!

The Mission Committee asks for special donations for the Lighthouse Mission this month.  Items may be brought any Sunday and placed in the grocery cart.  Personal needs: deodorants, disposable razors, shaving cream, shampoo and combs (no toothbrushes, toothpaste and lotions); Food needs: salad dressings, mayo, salt, pepper, sugar, barbeque sauce, any canned goods, ketchup, mustard, drink mixes with sugar.

7th Cents Youth Group will have a movie night at Centenary at 5:00 pm on Oct. 26.  All youth will meet at the same time.

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.

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:

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:
 Andrea Clinkenbeard, Chris Johnson 10/24; Brenda Green, Jessica Shepherd 10/25; Emily Haan 10/29; Jacob Thacker 10/30; Beth Chironna, Alan Harder 10/31

Reminders for Sunday, October 26

Liturgist: Al Holder
Children’s Moment: Leanne Holder
Greeters: Steve Templeton, Robin Danek
Ushers: Lance & Brenda Weatherwax, John & Eileen Whalen, Max & Carolyn Payne
Hosts: CN lunch
Session Open & Close: Susan Hoffman, Murray Pate
Bus Assistant:

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, October 26, 2014,
the Thirtieth 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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