CPC e-news for April 22, 2016

Thanks to all who came in for portrait sittings!  Our new church directory will be a valuable asset not just to our leadership, but to all of us in the pews as we continue to add new members.
For a variety of reasons, we missed about 35 families. We want to make sure these are added to the directory.  We’ve got about 3 weeks to submit them.  There are three ways to do so:
1.  Schedule an appointment with LifeTouch at Memorial United Methodist Church.  LifeTouch is taking portraits there from now into May.  You can sign up for an appointment by going to Memorial’s website: www.UMCMemorial.com and clicking the LifeTouch link.  (Or call our church office and Sarah will do it for you.)  When you check in at Memorial, be sure to tell them it’s for Central Presbyterian.  Our LifeTouch account number is 434051.
This is our preferred method!  We receive a picture directory for each sitting that LifeTouch does, but not for pictures that we add from other sources.  Additionally, we are charged for each portrait we add that LifeTouch didn’t take.
2.  Images Portrait Studio at 667 Wabash Ave has the same backdrop and will take makeup photos by appointment at their regular (very reasonable) rates.  They charge a $30 sitting fee which includes a CD of all shots taken.  There’s no obligation to buy prints, but if you want some, they’re $4.50 for 8X10s, $2.00 for 5X7s and $.32 for 4X6s.  Mic and LaRyssa Orman at Images are very good.
Phone Images at 812-236-6204 to make an appointment, then let Alan Harder copy your file from the CD; or
3.  Images will loan us the backdrop for a couple afternoons to do pictures at the church for anyone who isn’t able to get into their studio.  It won’t be available this Sunday (April 24th) but will be available for the two following Sundays.
If you weren’t able to get in for Lifetouch’s portrait sittings here or at Memorial Methodist, please make every effort to have a shot taken either at Images Studio or at church–the directory just won’t be the same without you!!

CPC is alive and well! We may not have a pastor, but we are not without leadership and care. The Session, Deacons, Commissions and staff are continuing the work of the church as they always have. Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham and Rev. David Rosen are providing worship leadership and Rev. Linda Peters is doing pastoral care for the congregation. The Transitional Pastor Search Committee is at work. If you have any needs, please call the church office. In an emergency at night or on weekends, call Cheryl Moles (812-235-3646).

CPR training will be held at Central on Saturday, April 30 from 9:00 am to noon by the CPR Guru. Anyone that would like to learn or refresh their knowledge of this life saving skill is welcome. Certification can be received for a fee of $25. Observation to learn the techniques without certification can be done for free. Please notify Cheryl Moles that you will be attending – cheryl@thcpc.org so that we have the correct number of materials.

Applications for the Surrell Scholarship are available in the church office and are due April 30. They will not be accepted after this date. Graduating Seniors and current college students, including non-traditional, who are part of the CPC family by membership or participation are welcome to apply for this book scholarship.  The church is blessed to have these funds to offer.

May 8 is Youth Sunday and high school and college graduates will be recognized. Please send your graduate’s information to the church office.

The first RAMP BUILD of the year for a low income disabled resident is Saturday, April 23. Contact Josh Powers by April 18 (jopowers@indstate.edu) if you are interested and to get details.

JESUS’ LOVE IS BUBBLIN’ OVER!  Sunday School classes meet each week at 9:30 am. Preschool – room 108;  K-2nd grade elementary – room 202; 3rd – 5th grades elementary – room 103; Middle School Confirmation Class – room 200; High School/Intergenerational Current Event Discussion – FH classroom C; Exploring the Book of Confessions – FH Classroom B; Christian Parenting – FH Classroom A.
The Sunday School offering for milk at 14th and Chestnut continues.  Please give generously!

Church Calendar for April 22 – 30, 2016
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org

4/22-24 Pyoca Spring Retreat

8:45 am Choir rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School for all ages
10:30 am Worship; Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham leading
11:45 am High Ground Rehearsal

11:00 am Family Prayer Group

10:00 am Seekers and Searchers Women’s Bible Study

12:30 pm Personnel Committee

9:00 am CPR Training

Dates for your planning calendar:

April 22-24 Family Spring Retreat at Pyoca

April 30 – CPR Training Session

May 8 – Youth Sunday; Graduate recognition; Scholarship Sunday

May 15 – Pentecost; Confirmation

May 22 – Sunday School Teacher Recognition

June 17-18 VBS

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:
Margaret Tamar 4/23; Miller Bough, Mary Ann Clem, Mike Wadsworth 4/25; Frank Bailey 4/26; Bill Green 4/27; William Merrill 4/28; Cam Weber 4/30

Liturgist: Chuck Shutt
Children’s Moment: Phillip Smith
Greeters: Donna Garrison, Margaret Tamar
Ushers: Max & Carolyn Payne, John & Eileen Whalen, Lance & Brenda Weatherwax
Hosts: Lance & Brenda Weatherwax

Session Open & Close: Brad Bough, Valeri Kershaw
Bus Assistant: Bill Green

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, April 24, 2016, the Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year C)
First Reading Acts 11:1-18
Psalm Psalm 148:1-14
Second Reading Revelation 21:1-6
Gospel John 13:31-35

Sermon text: Revelation 18:1-10

Staff eMails:
  • Pastor –
  • 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
  • Facility information/concerns – facilities@thcpc.org
  • Kids Hope – Suzanne Downs: suzanne@thcpc.org

Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org

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