CPC e-news for December 16, 2016

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ADVENT STUDY – Rev. Kevin Buchanan is leading a class on The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’s Birth by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan on the Sundays in Advent (12/4, 12/11, 12/18) at 9:30 am in the Lounge (room 202). This is an intergenerational discussion for middle school, high school and adults. Everyone is invited to come and add meaning to the holiday season.

There is NO Sunday School on December 25 or January 1. Classes resume on January 8.

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Saturday, December 24
Music Prelude 7:00 pm
Worship 7:30
Childcare is provided

CHRISTMAS DAY Morning Worship at 10:30 am 

The Worship Commission needs cookie donations for the Christmas Eve fellowship. As you bake for the holiday, please set aside some to share. Thanks!

Andrea Marlow, organist at Unity Presbyterian Church, will present an organ recital on December 16 at 7:00 pm. The concert will be performed on a pipe organ formerly used in Owens Hall at St. Mary of the Woods that was installed at Unity this spring.

Image result for weddingMessage from the Todd Whitaker family:
We would like to cordially invite the congregation of the Central Presbyterian Church to the wedding of Madeline Whitaker and Guerric Good.  Their nuptials will take place December 31st at 8 p.m. on the campus of Indiana State University.  If you wish to join us, please email Beth (beth.whitaker@indstate.edu) and she will take your reservation and share details.  Thank you all for being such an important part of Madeline’s life.  We have all been blessed by our time with the CPC family.

The Farrington Grove Chorale and readers from the Terre Haute community will present a service of Lessons and Carols at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at 4:00 pm on Sunday, December 18.

Commission and Committee Chairs: All ANNUAL REPORTS are due in to the church office by 3:30 pm on Tuesday, January 3. This will enable the booklets to be assembled and printed for distribution on Jan. 8.

Church Calendar for December 16, 2016 – January 7, 2017
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org

5:00 pm 7th Cents Christmas Party at Whitaker home

9:00 am Program rehearsal for Preschool, Elementary, Middle School and High School participants
(12:00 pm ISU Commencement) 

9:00 am Program rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School for adults
10:30 am Worship; 4th Sunday of Advent; Christmas Program

11:00 am Family Prayer Group

5:30 pm Finance Commission
5:30 pm Worship Commission

6:00 pm Facilities and Worship Commissions joint meeting

7:00 pm Musical Prelude
7:30 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

10:30 am Worship; Christmas Day

Church Office closed

10:30 am Worship; New Year’s Day; Holy Communion

Church Office Closed

5:00 pm Deacons meet


Dates for your planning calendar:


December 18 Children/Youth Christmas Program 10:30 am

December 24 Christmas Eve Musical Prelude 7:00 pm and Candlelight Worship 7:30 pm

December 25 Christmas Day Worship 10:30 am

Liturgist: Grant Racop
Children’s Moment:
Susan Hoffman, Fred Simmons, Jim Moles, Connor & Kendra Scanlon
Agnes Moles, Barb Goltry
Session Open & Close:
Joe Harder, Scott Racop
Bus Assistant:
Fred Simmons
Lighting Advent Candle: Murray & Eunice Pate

Children’s Moment:
 Kevin Buchanan
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4th Sunday team
Bill & Brenda Green
Session Open & Close:
Joe Harder, Scott Racop
Bus Assistant:
John Whalen

Children’s Moment:
1st Sunday team

Session Open & Close:
Alan Harder; Linda Shaw
Bus Assistant:
Leanne Holder

n 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:
Monica Hawkins 12/17; Nicholas Culp 12/18; Matthew Ford, Samuel Ford, Merri Kelley 12/22; Katlyn Powers 12/23; David Giltner, Annie Templeton 12/25; David Rader 1/4; Phillip Smith 1/5; Amanda Mang 1/7

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, December 18, 2016, the Fourth Sunday of Advent (Year A)

First Reading Isaiah 7:10-16
Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19
Second Reading Romans 1:1-7
Gospel Matthew 1:18-25

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, December 25, 2016, the Nativity of Jesus Christ (Year A)

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, January 1, 2017, the First Sunday after Christmas (Year A)

Staff eMails:
  • Transitional Pastor – Rev. Kevin Buchanan: kevin@thcpc.org
  • 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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