CPC e-news for August 2, 2014


Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind,
than in the one where they sprung up.

Oliver Wendell Holmes 

Church Calendar for August 2 – 9, 2014

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

9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship; Holy Communion
11:30 am Fellowship Hour

12:00 pm Family Prayer Group

10:00 am Bazaar Crafters
11:15 am Church Staff Meeting
5:30 pm Deacons meet

11:00 am Youth Design Team lunch meeting at CPC

7:00 pm Women’s Book Club

12:00 pm Holypalooza Mission Team at SSEC


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.

The Mission Committee is going to begin collecting specific  items for various organizations on the first Sunday of the month.
The items for August 3 are classroom items for teachers.  Please bring:

Vista (dry erase) markers                  Post-it notes (various sizes) and Page markers
Sheet protectors                                    Magnetic tape
Hand Sanitizer                                        Zipper pencil pocket that fits in a binder
Sanitizing wipes
Glue sticks

Sunday School classes meet each week at 9:30 am. Preschool – room 108;  Elementary – room 202; Middle School and 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.

The Sunday School offering is money for milk at 14th and Chestnut.  The Center is serving 100+ children plus 24 staff members.  Thanks for your generous giving.

Blessing of the Backpacks will be on August 10 during the Children’s Moment.  All children, students, and school faculty should bring their backpack or work bags for a special blessing on their school year.

Sunday School Rally Day is August 17.
9:30 am  Pancake Breakfast and Sunday School Kick-off
10:30 am Worship
4:00 pm All Church Skating Party at Wigwam
The Wigwam is under new ownership and has been renovated.
Skate rental – $3;  Pizza and 1 drink provided; other snacks are available

Sunday School teachers are needed for Middle School and High School.  Teaching teams share the duties of leading the Feasting on the Word lessons based on the lectionary readings of the week.  A desire to spend time with the youth is the only requirement.  The youth need adults that care for them and that want them to learn important faith lessons.  Please talk to Sandy Mead or Cheryl Moles to say that you are a part of the team.

The Annual Church Picnic is August 24 at 4:30 pm at Deming Park Lions 3 Shelter!  CLCA will provide chicken, table service and drinks.  Please bring a dish to share.

Salt Shaker Dinners resume this fall!!  Sign up to be a part of this fun fellowship opportunity, not to mention delicious meals!  See the Sunday bulletin or Herald for details.

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.

Attention Crafters and those that enjoy fellowship – There is a crafting session for the Fall Bazaar every Wednesday  from 10 am to 2 pm.

Dates for your planning calendar:

August 10 – Blessing of the Backpacks (students and teachers)
August 15-16 7th Cents Fall Kickoff Overnight
August 17 – Sunday School Rally Day and Skating Party
August 24 – Church Picnic
September 20 – Holypalooza Day of Service
September 21 – Holypalooza Worship

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:

Kennyi Aouad, Darcy McCoy 8/2; Bob Guell 8/3; Pat Collins 8/4; Paul Shaw 8/5; Nathaniel Spencer 8/7; Scot Mardis, Lee Mardis 8/9

Liturgist: Mark Smith
Children’s Moment: Steve Templeton
Greeters: Max & Carolyn Payne
Ushers: Fred Rubey, Paul & Linda Shaw, Sean & Amanda Mang
Hosts: Bob & Mary Horneker
Session Open and Close: Joyce Cook, Don Lowder

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, August 3, 2014,
the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)

First Reading Genesis 32:22-31
Psalm Psalm 17:1-7, 15
Second Reading Romans 9:1-5
Gospel Matthew 14:13-21

Staff eMails:

Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org
resbyterian Church (U.S.A.) website: www.pcusa.org


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