CPC e-news – April 26, 2019

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Church Calendar for April 26 - May 4, 2019

4/26 - 28 Pyoca Family Retreat

4/28
8:45 am Choir Rehearsal

9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship
HERALD deadline

4/29

11:00 am Family Prayer Group

5/1
11:15 am Church Staff Meeting

5/4
9:00 am Protecting Our Children Training Session


Dates for your planning calendar:
May 5 - Youth Sunday; Fiesta lunch & dessert auction
May 14 - Youth Group fundraiser at IHOP
May 19 - "Bring a Friend" Sunday
Vacation Bible School - June 17-21 mornings
Fall Sunday School begins & Church Picnic - August 18

We need to know all of our CPC 2019 graduates! Please contact the office to give us information. Graduates will be recognized on May 5.

Protecting Our Children Training May 4
At 9:00 am on Saturday, May 4 Central Presbyterian will offer a training workshop on how to keep our precious children safe at church.  This training is mandatory for all church employees who come into contact with children on the job.  All volunteers that teach Sunday School, help with youth group or Parents’ Night Out and in other children/youth activities are strongly encouraged to attend. We also will welcome any parents and members of the church at large who wish to participate.
Rev. Mike Riggins and Christian Educator Cheryl Moles will lead this training.  We will review our church’s child-care and other policies, offer walk-around teaching on our various evacuation plans (severe weather, human threat, etc.), share what we hope you might consider telling your children about what they can do to protect themselves, equip our staff to recognize “Groomers” and more.
This is a difficult and sensitive subject.  But we absolutely must address it.  Please consider joining us as we do.  
(We will offer a second, identical workshop in late summer for those who cannot attend this one.)

The Mission Committee is collecting food items for Light House Mission in March and April. The food needs are: Corn, Green Beans, Peas, Applesauce, Baked Beans, Tomatoes (previous items in regular or commercial size cans), Beans, Pasta, Pasta Sauces, Corn Bread Mixes, Flour, Oatmeal, Sugar, Salt, Cereals. Please place your items in the grocery cart in Fellowship Hall.

A FIESTA LUNCH and DESSERT AUCTION will be held at 11:45 am on May 5. Free will donations will be accepted as this is a fundraiser for the youth group to help defray the costs of Presbyterian Youth Triennium this summer. Following the meal, the fun of a dessert auction will take place.
If you have a special dessert to add to the auction, please bring it that Sunday morning.

GRIEF SHARE Starting Wednesday, 5/8 and running for thirteen weeks, Central Presbyterian Church will offer the Grief Share program.  Led by caring, trained people who have experienced grief themselves, this program will offer grief support from a Christian perspective.  It has three components: a video seminar, a support group, and a take-home workbook to reinforce the whole process.  Grief Share fits people who suffered loss quite recently and those who have carried their grief for a longer time.  For more information please call the church office.

The Sunday School offering will purchase needed items for Pyoca Camp and Retreat Center. The offering will be received at the beginning of the Children’s Moment. Children should place their change in the bucket. Adult and youth classes should continue to give in their classrooms. Thank you for your generous donations.

Josh Powers invites you to visit his blog https://everestpassesjosh.com/ to see his adventures of climbing the Himilaya.

See the latest HEMEfund news at https://www.thcpc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/HEMEfund-newsletter-Mar-2019.pdf

Masterworks Chorale will present Mozart’s Requiem on Sunday, April 28 at 4 pm in Tilson Hall. Dr. Mark Carlisle will be directing. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for non-ISU students and free to ISU students (with ID) and children under 12.

FUN and GIVING – Thanks to the coordination of the Church Life Commission, Mission Committee and Christian Nurture Commission, the children had a fantastic Easter Egg Hunt on April 20 at Deming Park. Along with finding eggs and treats, there was “bunny money” inside the eggs and the children could choose how much they wanted to donate to three possible mission opportunities. The totals were: 14th and Chestnut Community Center ($115), Lighthouse Mission ($93), Presbyterian Giving Catalog chickens and piglet ($115).

Assisting for April 28:
Greeters: 
Chuck & Jean Shutt
Liturgist: Luanne Tilstra
Children’s Moment: Steve Mead
Ushers: Michael & Marci Shaw, Max Payne, Lance & Brenda Weatherwax
Hosts: Phil & Kay Farmer
Session Opening: Al Holder
Bus Assistant: Brad Bough
Offering Counting: Barb, Fred

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to: Frank Bailey 4/26; Bill Green 4/27; Cam Weber 4/30; Mary McLaughlin, Melinda Modesitt 5/1; Mackenzie Racop 5/2;

In an effort to keep the prayer needs of our family and friends off of the website, you receive the Koinonia Prayer List by a separate email.  The same distribution list is used for both mailings, so if you unsubscribe to one, you have for both. 

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, April 28, 2019, the Second Sunday of Easter (Year C)

Pastor – Rev. Mike Riggins: mike@thcpc.org
Christian Educator – Cheryl Moles: cheryl@thcpc.org
Church/Financial Secretary – Sarah Kelsheimer: sarah@thcpc.org
Youth Director – Connor Scanlon: connor@thcpc.org
Music Director – Mark Carlisle: mark.carlisle@indstate.edu
Volunteer Coordinator – Kelly Moy
Kids Hope – Linda Riggins – lindariggins@hotmail.com
Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: http://www.presbyteryov.org

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