CPC e-news for August 29, 2014


Lord on this Labor Day, 
we celebrate the work we do,
and we thank You for the blessing of our jobs. 
We ask for those seeking employment that 
You guide them in their search for work.

We ask for guidance when we are confused.
We ask for patience when working through conflicts.
We ask for strength to complete each day.
We ask for rest when we are weary.

We ask that You be with those whose faces
we might never see but who work tirelessly
each day for the good of us all.

Church Calendar for August 29 – September 6, 2014

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

9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship
11:30 am Fellowship Hour

10:00 am Bazaar Crafters
11:15 am Church Staff Meeting

2:00 pm Red Cross Blood Drive
7:00 pm Women’s Book Club

11:00 am Fine Arts Committee

5:30 pm Parents’ Night Out/Youth Movie Night



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; Christian Studies – FH classroom B; Christian Parenting – FH Classroom C.

The Sunday School offering is money for milk at 14th and Chestnut.  Bring your coins for a little fun while giving this year!

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE – Thursday, September 4 at Central.  Please sign up for a time between 2:00 and 7:00 pm.  Sign up sheets are in fellowship hall or call the church office.

Super Sock Sunday – The Mission Committee is collecting new socks for kindergarten through high school youth.  These will be given with the shoes they receive from the Shoe Bus.  Place your donation in the grocery cart in fellowship hall on September 7.

Central Presbyterian member, Avis Whitaker, will turn 90 on September 2nd.  Her family (son – Todd and daughter – Rene’) invites you to participate in a Birthday Card Shower to celebrate this wonderful event.  She loves getting mail and each card will be treasured!!  Her address is: 146 East Lawrin Blvd., Terre Haute, IN  47803.  Thank you for celebrating with Mrs. Whitaker and her family.

The Women’s Book Club meets on Thursday, September 4 at 7:00 pm at the church.  The books to be discussed are Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin and Gift from the Sea by Anne M. Lindbergh.

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.

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

A new church directory will be published in the next few weeks.  Please be sure that the office has your current address, phone number(s), and email addresses.

Terre Haute Children’s Choir is having auditions September 3, 4, and 5.  Children ages 7 – 18 are welcome to audition.  Set up a time by calling the ISU Community School of the Arts office 812-237-2528.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              .


HOLYPALOOZA – This year it is a two morning event.
Saturday, September 20 will be a day of service in the community.  A light breakfast at 8:30 at Central will begin the day before our volunteers head off to 3 main locations to work until noon.  Please sign up for your choice of activity so that we know how many to expect.  1. The ISU Community Garden needs produce harvested  for donation to a food pantry as well as weeding and winterizing.  2. Deming Center residents will be preparing for the move to their new location.  Friendly faces during Bingo will be needed as well as distributing home care bags for their new apartments.  (Thank you for filling those bags and returning them!).  3. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is the same morning at Memorial Stadium.  You may choose to be a part of the Holypalooza Team by walking or running the 5K or 1-mile course or just relax by the finish line and cheer for the finishers.  There is a registration fee and you are encouraged to register online (the team will be posted today or tomorrow).  You may also make a donation to the team without participating.  There will also be the opportunity to go as a volunteer helper – those jobs are yet to be determined.  A 4th option is to assist with set-up and preparation for the United Campus Ministries Barbecue (formerly ‘Pig Roast”).
Childcare is provided at Central for infants through 5th graders.  The children will be making note holders for the Deming Center residents and will walk to the Center late in the morning to distribute the gifts.  Adult and youth childcare workers are needed for that day – see Cheryl Moles.

Sunday, September 21 – Joint worship at 10 am at Central.  Following the service, all are invited to enjoy lunch at the UCM Barbecue.  Serving will be at Centenary United Methodist and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Churches.  A free will offering will be taken for the meal.



Dates for your planning calendar:

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:

Isabelle Conner, Grant VanNahmen 8/29; Pat O’Malley, Abby Simmons 9/1; Barbara Schmitt, Avis Whitaker 9/2; Brad Chironna 9/5

For Sunday, August 31:

Liturgist: Alan Harder
Children’s Moment: Andrea Paul-Bonham
Greeters: Chuck & Jean Shutt
Ushers: John & Kirsten Ford, Brad & Susan Bough, Todd & Beth Whitaker
Hosts: Mary Horneker, Kathleen Smith
Session Open and Close: Joyce Cook, Don Lowder

 Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, August 31, 2014,
the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)

First Reading Exodus 3:1-15

Psalm Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c

Second Reading Romans 12:9-21

Gospel Matthew 16:21-28

Staff eMails:

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


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