CPC e-news for February 14, 2014


  1. Jesus loves me! This I know,
    For the Bible tells me so;
    Little ones to Him belong;
    They are weak, but He is strong.

    • Refrain:
      Yes, Jesus loves me!
      Yes, Jesus loves me!
      Yes, Jesus loves me!
      The Bible tells me so.
  2. Jesus loves me! This I know,
    As He loved so long ago,
    Taking children on His knee,
    Saying, “Let them come to Me.”
  3. Jesus loves me still today,
    Walking with me on my way,
    Wanting as a friend to give
    Light and love to all who live.
  4. Jesus loves me! He who died
    Heaven’s gate to open wide;
    He will wash away my sin,
    Let His little child come in.
  5. Jesus loves me! He will stay
    Close beside me all the way;
    Thou hast bled and died for me,
    I will henceforth live for Thee.

Church Calendar for February 14 – 22, 2014

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

9:00 am Strategic Planning Session with Sarai Rice

8:45 am Choir rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship
12:00 pm New Officer training 
5:00 pm Middle School Youth Group at Central
5:45 pm MS & HS Supper and Games at Central
6:30 pm High School Youth Group at Central                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Church Office Closed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

11:15 Church Staff Meeting

7:00 pm Communication Commission Meets

6:00 pm Youth Lock-In at Centenary

9:00 am Youth Lock-In Ends
9:00 am Officer Retreat – Session and Deacons
12:15 pm Officer Lunch
1:00 pm Commissions and Committees meet (Childcare provided)


IMPORTANT MEETING FOR ALL PERSONS IN OUR CONGREGATION –  Saturday morning, February 15 from 9:00 am until noon Please attend a presentation by Rev. Sarai Rice in the Central fellowship hall.  Her purpose is to outline for us the major challenges that churches face these days, as well as ways that some forward thinking churches have successfully begun to address those challenges.  We will use this information to implement strategic planning for our congregation and its mission.

Sunday School classes meet each week at 9:30 am. Preschool – room 108; Younger Elementary (K-2nd) – room 202; Older Elementary (3rd – 5th) room 103; Middle School – room 200; High School – room 201; Adults and Young Adults: Coffee and Conversation – FH classroom A; History of Christianity – FH classroom B; Christian Parenting – FH Classroom C.

The Sunday School offering is money for milk at 14th and Chestnut.  Please give generously.  Sunday School Superintendent, Sandy Mead, is offering a challenge – if we get $35 (all classes) or more a week in offering, there will be a milkshake party each month! Thanks for your generous giving – MILKSHAKES ON FEB 23!

Baby Shower – CLCA will host a “shower” to welcome newborn Charles Foree during the fellowship time.  Greet the family and if desired, bring a card or gift.  Charles’ parents are Paul and Corrine Foree that joined Central in November.  They also have a 2 year old son, Mont.

Dennis Stewart, an American Heart Association CPR instructor, will be at Central on Saturday, March 1 at 9:00 am to give CPR training.  Certification is available for $40, but he also welcomes anyone interested to attend and get instruction (without certification) for free.  Come to learn or get a refresher on this life saving skill.

2014 Lenten Series – An educational series will run each Sunday, March 9 – April 13 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm.  Supper will be served from 5:00 to 6:00 followed by worship and classes.  The preschool and elementary children will be doing activities related to Peacemaking.  The youth group study is “A Journey with Jesus in the 21st Century” (they will meet in the Central Youth room each week).  Adults will have an interesting discussion using the study “Faithful Citizen: Living Responsibly in a Global Society” exploring how our individualism focus can faithfully respond to global issues.  Childcare will be provided for the youngest children.

Dates for your planning calendar: 
Saturday, February 22 – Officer Retreat  – Session and Deacons 9:00 am to noon; lunch served for all; Commissions and Committees meet 1:00 – 3:00 pm  (There will not be meetings on the third Tuesday)

April 25-27 Family Retreat at Pyoca

June 22 – 26 VBS at Central

Ryan Thacker’s wife, Stacey has asked us to help collect plastic caps and lids for a project that the Art Totality Art Club is doing.  They need 400 lbs of caps and lids for a bench that will be donated to ISU Recycle Center April 16, 2014 when ISU celebrates Earth Day.  A container to collect the lids is in fellowship hall.  Thank you in advance from Jacob and Ayden.  Caps and lids that are accepted are:

Medicine Bottle Caps

Drink Bottle Caps

Milk Jug Caps

Flip-top caps (Example: Ketchup and Mustard tops)

Detergent Caps

Spout caps (Example:  Mustard tops)

Hair Spray Caps

Spray Paint Caps

Toothpaste Tube Caps

Ointment Tube Caps

Deodorant Caps

Cottage Cheese Container Lids

Cool Whip Container Lids

Mayonnaise Jar Lids

Coffee Can Lids

Yogurt Lids

Cream Cheese Container Lids

Peanut Butter Container Lids

Butter Container Lids

Ice Cream Bucket Lids


Metal Of Any Kind

Soap Pumps

Trigger Sprayers

Lotion Pumps

Fast Food Drink Lids


Happy Birthday to:

Pam Quiroz 2/15;  Cora Glenn, Robert Symon, Charlie Weber 2/17;  Sean Mang, Hannah Marlow, Kathy Seay 2/19;  Harry Gee 2/20;  Jim Morgan, John Moulton 2/21; Anna Tilstra-Smith 2/22

Lectionary readings for February 16

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time   Deut. 30: 15-20; Psalm 119: 1-8; 1 Cor. 3:1-9; Matt 5:21-37

Reminders for Sunday, February 16

Liturgist: Chuck Shutt
Children’s MomentJean Shutt
Greeters: Jan Kirschner, Darcy McCoy
Ushers: Bill & Joyce Cook, Robert Horneker, Susan Hoffman, Don Lowder, Fred Simmons
Hosts: Chuck & Jean Shutt
Session Open and Close:  Beth Whitaker


PRAYER REQUESTS (joys and concerns) should be called in or e-mailed to the church office. You can also place a request in the offering plate – or write it on the pew pad in worship. With your permission, they will be listed in the Koinonia prayer list, and announced in worship so that the church family can pray for the mentioned needs. Please keep the office updated on the requests.

  • Strategic Planning implementation begins with help of Sarai Rice and meeting of congregation on Saturday
  • Georgia, friend of P. J. Ekstrom, blockages in veins in lower legs
  • Barbara Wilkinson, doing okay after fall and cut on head
*indicates update of information
  • Kevin Christ’s Uncle Mel (age 90), hospitalized with pneumonia
  • Joan Kemp (Houston, TX), friend of the Moles family, sinus cancer
  • Donna Wilson
  • Jim Morgan
  • John Chironna, Crohn’s disease
  • Carol Cook, chronic heart condition has worsened
  • Mary Jean DeMarr
  • Jon Ford’s mother, breast cancer
  • Betty Wright, Marsha Harder’s mother
  • The grandson of Lew Van Reed’s friend, serious liver problem
  • Robert Horneker
  • Harry Gee, at Davis Gardens/Westminster Village
  • Andrea Paul-Bonham, YAV in Chinook, Montana
  • Maria Exline, friend of Fred & Nancy Rubey, ruptured brain aneurysm
  • Jonathan Kirchoff, friend of Trey Ourand, brain cancer, chemotherapy
  • Julia Blair
  • Zain Shepard, 4 yr.old son of Cetta DePaolo’s friend, brain damage causing seizures. Pray for Zain’s parents and family.
  • Linda Albin, mother of Bob Guell’s friend
  • Debby Trierweiler, friend of Barb Goltry and Moles family, liver cancer; chemo
  • Lewis Sego
  • Cheryl Cunningham, friend of Mary Jean DeMarr, cancer
  • Gary Jenkins
  • Elliot Hartman age 5, from Elkhart, IN, the grandson of a couple who are close friends of Jim and Shirley Slutz, Systemic Juvenile Arthritis
  • Lance Weatherwax’s parents
  • Keith & JoAnn Paul, Donna Paul-Bonham’s parents
  • Dorothy Jamieson, Sandy Mead’s mother
  • Shawn Larson, Phillip Smith’s godson, struggling with limitations of Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Donna Paul-Bonham’s aunt, cancer
  • Charles McKinney, Jill Conner’s father
  • John Fowler, Paul Fowler’s brother
  • Mary Helen Terrell, friend of Kathy Seay, continuing eye and vision difficulties
  • Sarah Hughes, daughter of a colleague of Elaine McVay, health problems associated with MS
  • Billy Wilder, friend of Lant Davis
  • Rev. Pam Habitz, friend of Scott Paul-Bonham, cancer
  • David Doti, friend of Joe Harder, throat cancer
  • Peggy Kord, Susan Moulton’s sister-in-law, Multiple Sclerosis
  • Brian Harder-Army National Guard
  • William Seo – Army, South Korea
  • Sgt. Adam Buck, Army, Ft. Bliss, TX
  • Brad Chironna, Marines, Cherry Hill, NC
  • Lindsay Kenzor, Navy
  • Sean Spydell, Anna Spydell’s brother, Navy
  • Jonathan Seay, Kathy’s son, Air Force
  • Anthony Hubbard, son of Honnalora Hubbard, Navy Corpsman,
  • Chad Strickfadden, cousin of Amanda Tramel, Army, Afghanistan
  • Jacob Culp, Chuck & Sandy’s grandson, Army, Ft. Bliss, Texas
  • Beverly Kajander in MO
  • Laura Redicks Royal Oaks
  • Tebby Miller  Southwood Reflections Unit
  • George Justus Westminster Village
  • Mary Symon
  • Paul Fowler, Westminster Village
The Greek word “koinonia” as often used in the New Testament writings, means Christian fellowship or communion with God or with fellow Christians.
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Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org



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