CPC e-news for April 12, 2014


In this world,
someone stands behind;
silently loving us;
reaching out a hand when we’ve fallen;
encouraging us when we are tested and  in fear;
understanding us when no one else does;
pointing us to the light when we are in the dark.
God deserves
a pause…
a hug…
a thank you…
because we are wrapped in a beautiful truth that
Have a fruitful Holy Week.

Church Calendar for April 12 – 20, 2014

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

4:00 pm Easter Egg Hunt at Deming Park near Ute Shelter

8:45 am Choir rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship, Passion/Palm Sunday
11:30 am Fellowship Time
5:00 pm Lent Supper begins; 7th Cents Youth Group
6:00 pm  Lent Worship
6:15 pm Lenten Series study                                                                                                                                                                 

12:00 pm Family Prayer Group at church   

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 Facilities Commission meets
7:00 pm Church Life Church Action meets                                                                                                                                                                                      

11:15 am Church Staff Meeting
7:00 pm Communication Commission meets

7:00 pm Maundy Thursday Worship

12:00 pm Good Friday Service at Central
7:00 pm Church Row Joint Good Friday Service at St. Stephen’s Episcopal

8:45 am Choir rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship, Easter/Resurrection of the Lord
11:30 am Fellowship Time


The One Great Hour of Sharing Offering will be received on April 20.

PRAYER TREES FOR LENT – Have you noticed the six “trees” in Fellowship Hall?  These are prayer trees!  During Lent, add your specific prayers (forgiveness, thanksgiving, for the world, for patience, wisdom and praise) by writing them on the leaf attached to each tree, pin the leaf to the tree either showing your prayer or turned away as you prefer.  There is no limit to the prayers that you can add.  Let’s bring spring to the trees while focusing on prayer during Lent.

Sunday School classes meet each week at 9:30 am. Preschool – room 108; Younger Elementary (K-2nd) – room 202; Older Elementary (3rd – 5th) room 103; Middle School – room 200; High School – room 201; Adults and Young Adults: Coffee and Conversation – FH classroom A; History of Christianity – FH classroom B; Christian Parenting – FH Classroom C. CLASSES WILL MEET ON EASTER SUNDAY.

The Sunday School offering is money for milk at 14th and Chestnut.  Please give generously.  Sunday School Superintendent, Sandy Mead, is offering a challenge – if we get $35 (all classes) or more a week in offering, there will be a milkshake party each month! Thanks for your generous giving.

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Bus Ministry begins – Driver, Alvin Stinnett, and assistants will be picking up those that need a ride to church from Westminster Village.  For more information or to volunteer as an assistant, contact Amanda Mang or Joyce Cook. 




Laetare, a Bloomington based liturgical choir, will present a program of music for Holy Week featuring the Responses for Holy Saturday by Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo. Surrounding these masterpieces of polyphony will be chants and readings of the season. Tuesday, April 15, 8:00 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church, Bloomington, IN.  Jonathan Rudy is a part of this choir.

Surrell Scholarship Applications are available in the church office.  2014 High School Seniors and current college students (including non-traditional) who are part of the CPC family, whether by membership or church life participation, may apply.  The deadline to return the application is April 30 and none will be accepted after that date.  See Sandy Mead or Amanda Davis for more information.

2014 Lenten Series – The educational series continues each Sunday through April 13 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm.  Supper will be served from 5:00 to 6:00 followed by worship and classes.  Adults will have an interesting discussion using the study “Faithful Citizen: Living Responsibly in a Global Society” exploring how our individualism focus can faithfully respond to global issues.  Jill Conner will lead the discussion of “Church and Family as Schools of Civic Virtue.”  Youth Group will meet at Central. Children will do activities on peacemaking. Childcare is provided for the youngest children.  The Worship Commission will provide a BBQ supper.

Continue to bring the plastic caps and lids.  They will be given to Art Totality for a second bench and to Unity Presbyterian for a bench. Here are the club members with the first bench.
ArT bench

The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be on April 12 at 4:00 pm at Deming Park.  Toddlers through elementary school should bring their baskets and gather at the Ute Shelter.

Register now for the Spring Family Retreat at Pyoca is April 25-27.  All ages are welcome to join the fun of time with your church family and doing service work for the camp.  The cost is $35 per person for adults and $20 for children ages 5 to 10 years for two nights lodging and breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.  One night is $23 for adults and $12 for children.  Children age 4 and younger are free.  The cost of pizza supper on Saturday will be shared.

The Moles/Goltry family will host Easter dinner at noon on April 20.  If you are alone or  want to share Easter with your church family, we would love for you to join us.  Please sign up in fellowship hall.

7th Cents Youth Group will sponsor a lunch and talent show beginning at noon on May 4 at Centenary.  This is for ALL that support our youth and want to help fund their supper mission trip to Lexington, KY.  Enjoy a taco bar lunch and the varied talents of both Central and Centenary members.  Anyone may be in the talent show, so please let Tiffany (tiffany@thcpc.org) know what you will be doing.  A freewill offering will be taken.   Youth Sunday will be held at Centenary on May 4 and at Central on May 11.

Dates for your planning calendar:
Maundy Thursday service – April 17  7:00 pm (Childcare provided)
Good Friday service – April 18    12:00 pm at Central;  7:00 pm at St. Stephen’s Episcopal (joint – Central, Centenary, St. Stephen’s) Childcare provided at both
April 25-27 Family Retreat at Pyoca
May 4 – 7th Cents Fundraiser Lunch & Talent Show
June 22 – 26 VBS at Central  6:00 – 8:30 pm

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:

Doug Shepherd 4/12; Christopher Ennis, Bob McLaughlin, Nathan Paul-Bonham 4/13; John Ramer 4/17; Elinor Cleveland, Linda Harder, John Moulton 4/18; Stella Van Dyke, Molly Wadsworth 4/20

Lectionary readings for April 13

Passion/Palm Sunday
Isa. 50:4-9; Psalm 31:9-16; Phil. 2:5-11; Matt. 27: 11-54

Reminders for Sunday, April 13

Liturgist: Susan Guell
Children’s Moment: Jim Moles
Greeter: Paul & Linda Shaw
Ushers: Youth
Hosts: DePaolo/Rader family
Session Open and Close: Murray Pate, Beth Whitaker

Staff eMails:

Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org


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