CPC e-news for April 29, 2016
On Communion Sundays members are asked to make a voluntary contribution to aid the distressed and afflicted of our community. Please consider a gift, using the Deacons’ Fund pew envelopes. The Deacons use the funds to provide bereavement meals, vouchers for utility bills, holiday food baskets and others ways to help the church family and the community.
Donations to the United Campus Ministries Food Pantry are received on the first Sunday of each month. Please bring your non-perishable items and place them in the grocery cart in fellowship hall. Simple foods in small quantities are needed: peanut butter, crackers, snack foods, cereal, canned meats, vegetables and fruit, macaroni and cheese, etc.
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:
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.
Applications for the Surrell Scholarship 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 Women’s Book Club meets on Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 pm. The book to be discussed is My Beloved World by Sonja Sotomayor.
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 B; Christian Parenting – FH Classroom C. The Children’s Library is open in FH Classroom A.
The Sunday School offering for milk at 14th and Chestnut continues. Please give generously!
Church Calendar for April 29 – May 7, 2016
For full church calendar, go to: https://www.thcpc.org
9:00 am CPR Training
8:45 am Choir rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School for all ages except MS & HS
10:30 am Worship; Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham leading
11:45 am High Ground Rehearsal
11:00 am Family Prayer Group
2:30 pm Holypalooza Planning meeting
1:00 pm VBS Planning meeting
5:00 pm Deacons meet
7:00 pm Women’s Book Club
5:30 pm Parents’ Night Out
Dates for your planning calendar:
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:
Cam Weber 4/30; Mary McLaughlin 5/1; Mackenzie Racop 5/2; Matthew Kim 5/3; Marsha Harder 5/4; Scott Racop, Jack Turman 111, 5/5; Julia Blair, Eun Jeong Lee, William Seo, Luanne Tilstra, Victor Tilstra-Smith 5/7
REMINDERS FOR SUNDAY, MAY 1:
Liturgist: Fred Haan
Children’s Moment: Scott Paul-Bonham
Greeters: Susan Hoffman
Ushers: Paul & Linda Shaw, Murray & Eunice Pate, Fred Rubey
Hosts: Dan & Cheri Bradley
Session Open & Close: Fred Rubey, Luanne Tilstra
Bus Assistant: Dave Rader
Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, May 1, 2016, the Sixth Sunday of Easter (Year C)
- First Reading Acts 16:9-15
- Psalm Psalm 67:1-7
- Second Reading Revelation 21:10, 21:22-22:5
- Gospel John 14:23-29
- Gospel John 5:1-9
Sermon text: Revelation 21:22-22:7
- Pastor –
- Christian Educator – Cheryl Moles: c[email protected]
- Church/Financial Secretary – Sarah Kelsheimer: s[email protected]
- Youth Director – Connor Scanlon: [email protected]
- Music Director – Mark Carlisle: [email protected]
- Facility information/concerns – [email protected]hcpc.org
- Kids Hope – Suzanne Downs: [email protected]
Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org