CPC e-news for December 2, 2017

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Church Calendar for December 2 – 9, 2017
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org
9:30 am Children & Youth Program music rehearsal

 9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship; 1st Sunday in Advent; Holy Communion
 4:00 pm Hanging of the Greens followed by supper & dedication
 5:00 pm 7th Cents Youth Group at CUMC
11:00 am Family Prayer Group

7:00 pm Women’s Book Club

5:30 pm Parents’ Night Out

Dates for your planning calendar:
December 10 – Advent/Blue Sunday Vespers 7:00 pm
December 17 – Children’s Christmas Program 10:30 am
Carry-in lunch 11:30 am
April 27-29, 2018 Pyoca Family Spring Retreat


On Communion Sundays members are asked to make a voluntary contribution to the Deacons’ Fund to aid the distressed and afflicted of our community.


Image result for hanging of the greensThe Hanging of the Greens will be on Sunday, December 3 beginning at 4:00 pm. We will decorate the church for the holiday season with supper at 5:15 and a short dedication service at 6:00. Please plan to join this fun annual event for the whole family. Childcare will be provided for the youngest children.

The HERALD was electronically published on Dec. 1. If you have trouble opening it from the e-mail, go to thcpc.org – click on the “news” tab and open newsletters.

An Advent/Blue Sunday Vesper service will be held on December 10 at 7:00 pm. This is an opportunity to pause in the rush of the holiday season and to remember loved ones that are missed.

CHURCH FAMILY MEAL – CL-CA plans to host a Sun. lunch on Dec. 17th in celebration of the children’s Christmas pageant.  Ham and drinks will be provided.  Please bring a side dish and join in celebrating our youth.

The Mission Committee is sponsoring a “Giving Tree” that provides the opportunity for giving through outreach to the community and across the globe. An ornament shaped tag will have a need. Please take a tag, purchase the item(s) or make the suggested donation, and return it by December 17 (gifts should not be wrapped and the tag should be attached). Monetary gifts should go to the church office. Instructions for checks are on the tag. The tree will be up on Sunday morning (hopefully), but no later than Sunday evening. Thank you for your generosity.

Joy Sutter
Liturgist: Scott Paul-Bonham
Children’s Moment:
 Scott Paul-Bonham
Paul & Linda Shaw, Murray & Eunice Pate, Fred Rubey
Peter & P.J. Ekstrom, Pam Quiroz, Raven Durbin
Session Open & Close:
 Lance Weatherwax, Joe Harder
Bus Assistant: Bill Green
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:
Donna Wilson 12/4; Chuck Shutt 12/6; Alisa Ennis 12/7

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, December 3, 2017, the First Sunday of Advent (Year B)

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

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