CPC e-news for August 31, 2018

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Church Calendar for August 31 – Sept 8, 2018
9:30 am Sunday School for all ages
10:30 am Worship
Church Office Closed
9/4- 9/8
Sarah K on vacation – church office open 10 am – 3 pm
7:00 pm Choir Rehearsal
Dates for your planning calendar:
September 9 – Farewell lunch for Kevin and Astrid
September 16 – Holypalooza 
September 23 – Welcome to Rev. Mike Riggins! 
September 30 – Monopoly Sunday; 5th Sunday Lunch


Due to the “lack of ability” in the church office this week, there will not be a Herald. Please follow the information in this enews.

  • Prayer list additions – Celebration of Kids Hope Mentors
    Bob McLaughlin is having knee replacement surgery in Indianapolis on 9/5

Sunday School classes on Sunday at 9:30 am! The Preschool crowd will be greeted in room 108 by Beth Christ and Corinne Foree, Ellie Templeton is teaching Kindergarten and 1st grade in room 202; 2nd – 5th grades will be in room 103 with Susan Bough; Middle School begins Confirmation classes with Cheryl Moles in room 201; High School will meet with Jill Conner in the Fellowship Hall center room. The High School students will be teaching the elementary classes twice a month and we are happy to have them as part of the teaching team. Al Holder and Kevin Christ will be in the lounge (room 200) to discuss the books of Prophecy that weren’t done last year. If a spontaneous discussion class wants to happen, there is an empty classroom in Fellowship Hall to use.

With mixed emotions, CLCA will host a carry-in lunch on Sunday, September 9 to say thanks and farewell to Kevin and Astrid. Catering to Kevin’s dietary choices, it will be a vegetarian menu. Please bring salads, vegetables, pasta dishes and desserts. CLCA will provide “more substantial” vegetarian dishes.

Central is hosting and coordinating a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University. It is open to all church family and the community. There is a cost for each household to cover the cost of your materials. Half scholarships are available for CPC members. The classes will begin meeting on September 16 at 4:30 pm and run each Sunday evening through November 11. Childcare will be provided. Talk to Ginny and Andrew Payne for more information and register at http://www.fpu.com/1069125. This is for anyone or couple to develop money management skills or for those looking for a way to adjust their existing financial system.

HOLYPALOOZA!! Central will join with our neighboring 7th Street ministries to worship together and celebrate on Sunday, September 16 at 10:00 am at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. The parade to St. Stephen’s will begin at the ISU plaza near CPC at 9:30 am and raucously move to worship showing our Christian unity. You may join the parade or gather at St. Stephen’s as you desire.

The annual United Campus Ministries Barbecue will be held at Centenary United Methodist on the same day from 11 am to 2 pm.

The ministries also use this time to work together in outreach to our community.
1. It has become tradition to collect items for the UMC food pantry and the 14th and Chestnut Holiday baskets as a part of Holypalooza Servicepalooza. The needed items have been divided among the churches to attempt to cover the needs evenly.  Central’s responsibilities are listed below. The grocery cart is out to receive your donations before or on September 16. Please add to your shopping list:
Graham Crackers
Canned Pie Filling
Canned Pumpkin
Evaporated Milk
Aluminum Pie Pans
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Gravy – can or jar
Pop Tarts
Hot Cocoa Mix
Toilet Paper (take to St. Stephen’s on Sept 16)

2. Help a low income disabled Hautian achieve their freedom! We need helpers for the Sept. 22 Servicepalooza SAWs ramp build. Ability to operate a screwgun is all that’s required. We’ll teach you the rest. Sign-up by Sept. 12 via emailing or calling Josh Powers (jopowers@indstate.edu; 812-239-3821). Time needs: 8-11am & 11-2pm (or both). Josh will contact you with details on where to meet.



On Sunday, September 30, Sanctuary seating will be divided into sections using
Monopoly board themes with various values based on location. Stop downstairs
before the service to purchase your “deed” to a seat in the section you desire. Ushers
will assist you in finding your place. If you find yourself embarrassingly short of
funds, “Free Parking” will be available way down front. More to come…

The Fifth Sunday Lunch will be served on September 30th immediately following the
service. CLCA will provide meatloaf and drinks and the congregation is asked to
bring a side dish – vegetable, salad, or dessert. Join us for a great meal and

Who are the dreamers? What is DACA? 
Central members and friends are invited to join a program at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church on Sunday, September 16 at 1:00 pm to hear featured speaker, Tim Winn, Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Director of Immigration Legal Services lead a discussion about important immigration issues.

Liturgist: Scott Paul-Bonham
Children’s Moment: Scott Paul-Bonham
Ushers: Paul & Linda Shaw, Tom Bogigian, Fred Rubey
Host: Kershaw family
Session Open & Close: Luanne Tilstra, Valeri Kershaw
Bus Assistant: Phil Smith
Offering Counting: Barb, Leanne

Barbara Schmitt, Avis Whitaker 9/2

In an effort to keep the prayer needs of our family and friends off of the website, you receive the Koinonia Prayer List by a separate email.  The same distribution list is used for both mailings, so if you unsubscribe to one, you have for both.

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, September 2, 2018, the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

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Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: http://www.presbyteryov.org

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