CPC e-news for August 26, 2016



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CHURCH PICNIC – The annual church picnic will be Sunday, August 28 at Deming Park Lions Shelter 3 at 5:00 pm. Fried and baked chicken and water will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share. If you prefer something other than water, bring it for your family. Bringing outdoor games and lawn chairs are encouraged.

Our Kids Hope ministry is in need of mentors, substitute mentors and prayer partners for the new school year. If you would like to make a difference in the life of a child at Deming Elementary School, please contact Suzanne Downs at suzanne@thcpc.org for more information.  In addition, volunteers are needed to help with the Backpack Program that provides food for children in their school over the weekend and during holidays. Deming Elementary services the most children in the district in this program with 170 children getting food weekly.  We need volunteers on Wednesday or Thursday that would be willing to come stuff backpacks for about an hour. The time will be determined by the group of volunteers.

On August 7th, the Transitional Pastor Search Committee announced to our congregation that Rev. Kevin Burchette Buchanan had been called to serve the church as the Transitional Pastor. Kevin graduated from Westminster College with majors in religion and philosophy in 1977.  He received his Master of Divinity in 1980 and his Doctor of Ministry in 1996, both from Louisville Seminary. For the past six years he has served as installed pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Kevin and his wife, Astrid have found a house to rent in Terre Haute and he is currently on his way to Montreat to teach an interim pastor course next week.  He will begin his duties here on September 15th and be in the pulpit on September 18th.

The new SALT SHAKER season begins in September! These are dinners that mix 7 – 9 people to enjoy a meal in someone’s home.  Those that sign up to participate are “shaken” to make the schedule of groups, so each time you are with different people. The host schedules the evening and provides the main dish, the other participants add the rest of the meal according to their assignment. There will be three total dinners, one each in fall, winter and spring. If you would like to be involved in Salt Shakers this year, sign up on the list posted in fellowship hall by August 28th or call the church office. Hosts, non-hosts, singles, and couples are encouraged to enjoy fellowship that helps you meet new people and learn new things about old friends. If you don’t want to commit to the full season, you may sign up as an alternate and be called to join a group one time.


  • HOLYPALOOZA is Sunday, September 11
    The 4th annual Holypalooza is September 11. This is a moment when the 7th Street churches come together for a joint worship service (10am at Centenary United Methodist Church; NO SERVICE AT CPC THIS MORNING) followed by a barbecue lunch at Centenary supporting United Campus Ministries. We also welcome gatherers at 9:30am for a parade from the ISU plaza by the parking garage to Centenary. There will be a Palooza Party from 11:30 – 1:00 pm on the UCM lawn with games and activities.
    Finally, it is a tradition that we make the event in part about service to the community. We have three ways you can help:
  • Bring items for personal hygiene packs (for needy college students through the United Campus Ministries Food Pantry and for the homeless). We will package them at St. Stephens after the Holypalooza service. Come before or after your lunch to help, or bring your lunch over and help. Meet some new friends this way! You can bring donations to CPC before Holypalooza or to St. Stephens on Holypalooza itself.
  • Bring items for area food pantries (UCM Food Pantry and others; hunger needs are extensive in Terre Haute). You can bring donations to CPC before Holypalooza or to St. Stephens on Holypalooza itself.
  • Sign up to participate in/be a volunteer for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (Oct. 8). Signups will occur after the Holypalooza service.

HOLYPALOOZA CHOIR rehearsals will be Wednesday, August 31 and Thursday, September 8 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Centenary.

Sharing Garden – Any surplus of herbs or vegetables are welcome to share with church friends on Sunday mornings!
The Bazaar Crafters are collecting the “freebies”one can get at hotels. These “freebies” will be given to the Maternal Health Clinic to pass out to the mothers that visit them. There is a basket in the fellowship hall if you would like to contribute.
A FALL DINNER AND BAZAAR is scheduled for November 4th and 5th. Watch for more information!
 Church Calendar for August 26 – September 3, 2016
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org

9:30 am Sunday School for all ages
10:30 am Worship; Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham
5:00 pm Church Picnic at Deming Park (7th Cents Youth Group attend)

11:00 am Family Prayer Group

12:30 pm Personnel Committee meets
7:00 pm Holypalooza Choir rehearsal at Centenary

Dates for your planning calendar:

August 28 Church Picnic

September 11 Holypalooza

September 18 Rev. Buchanan leads worship

November 4 & 5 Fall Bazaar

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:
Tim Johnson, Karringten Winn 8/27; Isabelle Conner, Grant VanNahmen 8/29; Pat O’Malley, Abby Simmons 9/1; Barbara Schmitt, Avis Whitaker 9/2

Liturgist: Jim Moles
Children’s Moment: Sarah Rose
Greeters: Fred & Abby Simmons
Ushers: Max & Carolyn Payne, John & Eileen Whalen, Lance & Brenda Weatherwax
Hosts: Christ family

Session Open & Close: Joyce Cook; Don Lowder
Bus Assistant: Bill Green

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, August 28, 2016, the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
First Reading Jeremiah 2:4-13
Psalm 81:1, 10-16
Second Reading Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16
Gospel Luke 14:1, 7-14

Staff eMails:
  • Pastor –
  • Parish Associate – Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham: scott.paulbonham@frontier.com 
  • 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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