CPC e-news for December 8, 2017

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Church Calendar for December 8 – 16, 2017
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org
5:30 pm Parents’ Night Out
9:30 am Children & Youth Program music rehearsal

 9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship; 2nd Sunday in Advent
7:00 pm Blue Christmas/Advent Vespers Service

11:00 am Family Prayer Group12/12
10:00 am Seekers & Searchers Women’s Bible Study

2:45 pm Kids Hope Christmas Party at Deming School

11:15 am Church Staff meeting
5:00 pm Deacons meet
7:00 pm Session meets

7:00 pm 7th Cents Youth Group Christmas Party/Overnight at CUMC

8:00 am Youth Group Breakfast at CPC
9:00 am Christmas Program rehearsal
9:30 am Deacons meet 


Dates for your planning calendar:
December 17 – Children’s Christmas Program 10:30 am
Carry-in lunch 11:30 am
April 27-29, 2018 Pyoca Family Spring Retreat


The children and youth of the church will present “The Music of Christmas” on December 17 during worship. They look forward to giving this gift to the congregation.

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.


An Advent/Blue Sunday Vesper service will be held on December 10 at 7:00 pm. 
Image result for blue christmas    Christmas can be a painful time for some of us.  It may be the first Christmas without a beloved family member, or life circumstances may have changed in challenging ways, or it may be time that has always been difficult.  The constant refrain on the radio, television, in shopping malls, and churches about the happiness of the season and about getting together with family and friends reminds people of what they have lost or never had.  The pain of broken relationships, the insecurity of unemployment, the weariness of ill health, or the pain of isolation can cause us to feel very alone in the midst of the celebrations of the season.  We need time and space to acknowledge our sadness and concern; we need to know we are not alone.
For these reasons, we offer a special Service of Remembrance for the Time of Advent and Christmas on Sunday, December 10 at 7:00 p.m.  Please join with us in hearing prayer, scripture, and music that acknowledge God’s presence for those who mourn and struggle with the season.  We will acclaim that God’s Word brings light in the midst of our darkness.
After worship everyone is invited to meet at the Grand Traverse Pie Company.

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. Thank you for your generosity.

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.

The Worship Commission is in need of cookies for Christmas Eve fellowship. As you do your holiday baking, please set aside cookies to bring in on the morning of December 24.

Phil & Kay Farmer
Liturgist: Cheri Bradley
Children’s Moment:
 Miller & Maxine Bough
Phil & Kay Farmer
Session Open & Close:
 Lance Weatherwax, Joe Harder
Bus Assistant: Dave Rader
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:
Barb Goltry, Anna Weber 12/11; Phil Farmer 12/12; Jim Moles 12/14; Ryan Grossman 12/15;

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

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