CPC e-news for February 21, 2014


Merciful God,
through the mouth of your beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
you said to us,
“The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few;
pray therefore the Lord of the harvest
to send out laborers into his harvest.”
We respond to your divine command, O Lord,
and sincerely beseech you
to richly bestow the Holy Spirit upon these your servants
and on all of us who are called to your ministry
that we, with a great multitude,
may be your evangelists, true and steadfast against evil.
So may your name be hallowed,
your kingdom come, your will be done.
Hear this our prayer
through your beloved Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who , with you and the Holy Spirit,
lives and reigns throughout eternity.

Philip Melanchthon (1497-1560)

Church Calendar for February 21 – March 1, 2014

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

6:00 pm Youth Lock-In at Centenary

9:00 am Youth Lock-In ends; pick up at CUMC
9:00 am Officer Retreat – Session and Deacons
12:15 pm Officer Retreat lunch
1:00 pm Commissions and Committees meet (childcare provided)

8:45 am Choir rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship – Ordination & Installation of Elders and Deacons
11:30 pm Baby Shower for Charles Foree during Fellowship Time
HERALD deadline                                                                                                                                                                         

Sarah Kelsheimer on vacation 2/21-2/28

12:00 pm Family Prayer Group     

10:00 am Seekers & Searchers Women’s Bible Study – Leah Ramer leading
4:30 pm Confirmation Class
6:30 pm Innovation Generation                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

11:15 Church Staff Meeting
12:30 pm Personnel Committee Meets

6:00 pm Youth Design Team

9:00 am CPR Training
11:00 am Nursery Attendant training


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 MAR 2!

Baby Showers – CLCA will host a “shower” on February 23 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.  There will be a “shower” for Lilly Guell on March 9.  She is the daughter of Matt Guell and Angel Hyde, and was born on February 15.

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.

Schmidt Concert – Back by popular demand – Sam Rotman will present a piano concert on Tuesday, March 4 at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary.  The concert is free and open to the public.  Invite your friends.  A reception will follow and donations of cookies are needed.  Please bring a couple dozen cookies to help the Worship Committee.

The Women’s Book Club will meet on Thursday, March 6 at 7:00 pm at the church.  Amanda Davis will lead the discussion of Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown.

The annual Chili Fest to benefit United Campus Ministries will be Sunday, March 2 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at St Mark United Church of Christ.  Chili, hot dogs, veggie burgers and baked potatoes will be served.  There will be a silent auction and bake sale along with an art auction of the original works from the collection of Dr. Stephen Smithers, retired from ISU.

Nursery parents – The nursery and preschool rooms and toys were sanitized last Sunday.  Please know that things are kept as clean and sanitized as possible, especially during this flu and cold season.  Our policy on illness states that a child should not be brought to the nursery within 24 hours of having any communicable disease, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, questionable rash, green or yellow runny nose, excessive coughing (not an allergy), or discharge in or around the eyes. If your child is being treated with an antibiotic, he/she should have received treatment for at least 24 hours before being in the nursery.  On behalf of all of our families and nursery staff, we thank you for compliance with this policy.

Ash Wednesday Service – March 5 at 7:00 pm at Unity Presbyterian Church

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:
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:

Jim Morgan, John Moulton 2/21; Anna Tilstra-Smith 2/22; Koby Powers 2/24; Susan Bough, Margaret Clem, Marcella Guthrie 2/25; Liv Judge, Fred Simmons, Benjamin Spencer 2/27; Megan Harder 3/1

Lectionary readings for February 23

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time   Lev. 19:1-2, 9-18; Psalm 119: 33-40; 1 Cor. 3:10-11, 16-23; Matt 5:38-48

Reminders for Sunday, February 23

Liturgist: Anna Tilstra-Smith
Children’s Moment: Jim Moles
Greeter: Marcella Guthrie
Ushers: Max & Carolyn Payne, Lance & Brenda Weatherwax, John & Eileen Whalen
Hosts: CLCA
Session Open and Close:  Beth Whitaker, Brad Bough


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.

  • The many that willingly serve Central on Councils. Commissions, Committees and in other ways
  • Lilly Guell, newborn in NICU to get platelet level stabilized
  • Jim Schnabel, sciatica
*indicates update of information
  • *Zain Shepard, 5 yr.old son of Cetta DePaolo’s friend, brain damage causing seizures (10-12 per day).  The strain of Zain’s long term care plus the needs of Zain’s twin brother and 3 year old sister are taking a toll on his parents and their marriage.
  • Georgia, friend of P. J. Ekstrom, blockages in veins in lower legs
  • Barbara Wilkinson, doing okay after fall and cut on head
  • 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, heart is stronger
  • 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
  • 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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