CPC e-news for August 19, 2017

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Church Calendar for August 19 – 26, 2017
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org


9:30 am Summer Sunday School – intergenerational

10:30 am Worship
5:00 pm 7th Cents Youth Group at CUMC
5:30 pm Sunday School Teacher’s Meeting

9:00 am ISU Donaghy Day
11:00 am Family Prayer Group

Dates for your planning calendar:
August 27 – Sunday School Kick-off Breakfast; Church Picnic
September 16 – Servicepalooza
September 17 – Holypalooza Worship, UCM BBQ
September 30 – Saleapalooza


SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS THIS WEEK Celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit that is with us every day. An Intergenerational Sunday School class will be held on August 20 at 9:30 am. 3 year olds through adults will explore fire in fun (and safe) activities to remind us of Pentecost. Childcare is provided for younger children.

SUNDAY SCHOOL KICK-OFF – The new Sunday School year will begin on August 27 with the annual pancake breakfast at 9:30am. Information on the Sunday School classes will be given. Classes begin on September 10. There will NOT be classes on Sept. 2 for Labor Day weekend or on the 17th for Holypalooza.

The annual CHURCH PICNIC is Sunday, August 27 beginning at 5:00 pm at Deming Park Lions III shelter. Fried and baked chicken, drinks and table service will be provided. Please bring a dish to share as well as lawn chairs and games. Enjoy the evening with your church family.

Attention High School seniors and college students
Applications for the 2018/19 Nancy and Dale McKee Family Scholarship for the benefit of a member of the Central Presbyterian Church will be available at https://wvcfscholarships.communityforce.com/Login.aspx from July 12, 2017 – August 23, 2017 at 2 PM. This scholarship requires that you are a member (or regular attendee) of Central Presbyterian Church.

HOLYPALOOZA will be held at Central on September 17. This is a joint worship at 10 am at Central and celebration of the ministries for Central Presbyterian, Centenary United Methodist, and St. Stephen’s Episcopal churches along with United Campus Ministries. The UCM annual fundraiser BBQ will be held the same day.

SERVICEPALOOZA – the four ministries will be working together on various service projects over the next few weeks.  Childcare will be available on Saturday morning, Sept. 16 for those participating in projects. Elementary children and youth will have supervised projects during those times.

Collect items for the food pantries at UCM and 14th and Chestnut Community Center. Central has specific items to bring for the Sundays leading up to Holypalooza. Each church is focusing on 2 or 3 different items each week so that a good mix is received overall. Please follow this schedule:
August 27 – Toilet Paper; Instant Potatoes
Sept. 3 – Tuna; Gravy (can or jar)
Sept. 10 – Ramen noodles; Stuffing mix
Sept. 17 Spaghetti & Sauce

SAWS ramp build – on September 16. Let Josh Powers know by August 21 if you will be helping with this vital ministry to the community. Ramps are built for  those who may otherwise be homebound due to not having a way to get out of their house in a wheelchair.

Race for the Cure Survivor brunch – will be hosted at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. The children of the churches are making cards to be given to the survivors.  A few volunteers are needed to help. See Kevin Buchanan or Josh Powers to sign up.

Volunteers are needed to help with the UCM BBQ fundraiser. Set-up and cooking is on Saturday.

Saleapalooza – CLCA is sponsoring a “Books, Bakery, and Bargains” sale on September 30. This is a part of the Holypalooza 7th Street Church Row sales at all ministry sites. Start saving your books and “stuff” today. Things may be brought to the church for storage until the sale.
NEEDED: A wagon to carry young children (preferably the light weight plastic kind with higher sides) on our Parents’ Night Out walks. If you have one you no longer need or find one at a sale, please donate it (or buy it for reimbursement). Thanks so much. The adults and children will appreciate having it.

Salt Shakers, 2017-18 Once again, it is time to shake the salt!
Traditionally, the Salt Shakers Dinners have mixed a different group of 7 – 9 people three times a year. A designated host schedules the evening. For each meeting the participants have been shaken up so they get to be with someone different. It is a great way to meet new people and learn new things about old friends.
As requested, we are making a few changes this year.

  • To enable more of our younger members to participate, we’re starting an option that could include children. As you’ll see on the signup sheets, you can indicate whether you are open to a family atmosphere or whether you’d prefer to be in an adults only grouping.
  • To make it a little easier for participants this year, we’d like to encourage hosts to plan an evening that makes sense for them. Traditional dinners are always fun but feel free to experiment. If it works better for you, you could put on a pot of chili, have people come just for coffee and dessert, or go on a picnic. It is certainly fine for a group to meet at a restaurant for a Dutch treat dinner.
  • Fellowship, not stress, is the first priority! As we have in the past, we will develop the schedule with a designated host and assign vegetable, salad, and dessert to guests, but hosts should feel free to adapt this in any way that they’d like.

So that we can work around busy times of the year, we will set up hosts and guests for three dinners.

  • A fall dinner (September – November)
  • A winter dinner (January – March)
  • A spring dinner (April – June)

If you’d like to be involved in Salt Shakers this year, take one of the sign-up sheets from the table by the coffee counter, fill it out, and return it to the church office or Connie McLaren no later than Sunday, September 3. Hosts (and you’d host only once), non-hosts, singles, couples, and alternates of all ages are all encouraged. Once everyone has signed up, the schedule for the year will be finalized and sent to those involved. It is truly a wonderful way to get to know your church family during this transition time—and have three great gatherings!

Liturgist: Kevin Christ 
Children’s Moment:
Al Holder
Jim Moles, Connor & Kendra Scanlon, Donna Wilson, Cyndee Jenkins
Dave Rader & Cetta DePaolo
Session Open & Close:
 Al Holder, Luanne Tilstra
Bus Assistant:
 Leanne Holder
 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:
Joyce Cook 8/20; Lucas Rubey, Justin Woodruff 8/25

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, August 20, 2017, the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
First Reading Genesis 45:1-15
Psalm 133:1-3
Second Reading Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
Gospel Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28

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Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org

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