CPC e-news – August 3, 2019

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Church Calendar for August 3 - 10, 2019
8:00 am Youth Group Middle School Mystery Trip
10:30 am Worship; Holy Communion; Blessing of Backpacks

11:00 am Family Prayer Group

11:15 am Church Staff Meeting

5:30 pm Parents' Night Out

9:00 am 7th Cents Youth Group Kick-off event at ISU Field Campus

Dates for your planning calendar:
Fall Sunday School Kick-off Breakfast & Church Picnic - August 18
Child Protection Training - September 8
Holypalooza - September 15
Fifth Sunday Carry-in lunch - September 29

The first Sunday of each month is a Communion Sunday. This is the day designated to receive donations to the Deacons’ Fund which is the only method of support to aide the needs of our congregation and community. The caring work of the Deacons touches each of us. Gifts may be given using the special envelopes in the pews.

Tuckpointing is being done on the west side of the building. Access and parking in the adjacent lot will be limited on weekdays. Improvements need equipment; thanks for your patience.

Applications for the 2020 Nancy and Dale McKee Family Scholarship are available July 15 – August 20 at https://wvcfscholarships.communityforce.com/Login.aspx. This scholarship requires that the applicant be a member or regular attendee of Central Presbyterian Church. The church is not involved in this scholarship application or selection.

The new school year begins next week. We will send our students and teachers back with our prayers for a good year. Blessing of the backpacks will be done during the Children’s Moment on August 4. Students and teachers of ALL ages and grade levels can bring their backpack or school bag to be blessed.

EVERYONE is invited to join the Sunday School kick-off on August 18 with the traditional pancake breakfast (regular & gluten free). Information about the new school year will be presented and there will be activities for the children. Classes will begin on August 25. We have great teaching teams for preschool, Kindergarten through 3rd grade, Tweens (4th – 8th grades), High School and Adults. There will be 2 adult classes:
1. resuming the discussion of prayer for a few weeks followed by a study of Psalms for the remainder of the year
2. short term studies with a variety of facilitators. August and September will be looking at the Great Ends of the Church – the guiding principles for PCUSA church – and how they are being lived out at CPC

Kids Hope needs adult mentors and prayer partners for our ministry with Deming School. See Linda Riggins for more information.

The Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are being sponsored by the Deacons and Youth Group. These boxes will bless children all over the world at Christmas. Items will be collected throughout the summer and fall and then the boxes will be assembled by the youth group and taken to a collection point for shipping. We are currently collecting school supplies (they are on sale), crafts and activities. A complete list is in the bulletin. Please bring your items and place them in the basket in fellowship hall.

Please, mark your calendar and plan to attend the annual Church picnic.  CL will provide baked and fried chicken, paper goods, ice water and serving utensils. Bring your favorite picnic dish to share, lawn chair, insect repellent and outdoor games. 
Plan to join the fun and games with your Church family!

CL will be sponsoring a GENTLY USED ITEMS AND BOOK SALE on Saturday, Nov. 2nd. It is time to start cleaning out closets, garages, attics and any place else you have been stashing things.    Remember—GENTLY USED!  Be sure to watch for more information about this event.

The most recent HEMEfund newsletter can be seen at https://www.thcpc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/201905-ENG.pdf

Happy Birthday to: Ethan Kershaw 7/31; Bob Guell 8/3; Pat Collins 8/4; Paul Shaw 8/5; Nathaniel Spencer 8/7; Scot Mardis 8/9; Donna Garrison 8/10

Assisting for August 4:
Nancy Rubey
Liturgist: Cheri Bradley
Children’s Moment: Cheryl Moles
Ushers: Paul Shaw, Fred Rubey, Bill & Brenda Green, Murray & Eunice Pate
Hosts: Ford family
Session Opening: Judy Duffy, Bruce McLaren
Bus Assistant: Brad Bough
Offering Counting: Barb, Scott

To see the Sunday and daily lectionary readings go to https://www.presbyterianmission.org/devotion/revised-common-lectionary/

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. 

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 Stinnett – kelly@thcpc.org
Kids Hope – Linda Riggins – lindariggins@hotmail.com
Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: http://www.presbyteryov.org

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