CPC e-news for February 22, 2019

Church Calendar for February 22 - March 2, 2019

Officer Retreat
9:00 am Session and Deacons Joint Meeting
12:15 pm Officer lunch
1:00 pm Commission and Committee Meetings

8:45 am Choir Rehearsal

9:30 am Sunday School for all ages (Preschool & Elementary classes begin with music)
10:30 am Worship; Ordination & Installation
5:00 pm Seventh Cents Youth Group at Unity
HERALD deadline

11:00 am Family Prayer Group

10:00 am Seekers & Searchers Women's Bible Study


10:00 am CPR training
12:30 pm Personnel Committee
6:30 pm Grief Share

10:00 am Presbytery Assembly

Dates for your planning calendar:
Ash Wednesday Worship - March 6
Lenten Series - Sundays, March 10 - April 7

Family Spring Retreat at Pyoca - April 26-28

Two CPR and First Aid Training Sessions are scheduled and are open to anyone that would like to attend. They will be Wednesday, February 27 from 10 am to noon and Saturday, April 13 from 9 – 11 am. Both will be held at the church. You may participate without being certified for free or with certification for $30.

Lent begins with an Ash Wednesday service at Unity Presbyterian Church on March 6 at 7:00 pm. This will include the imposition of ashes for those that desire. 

The Lenten Study Series will be each Sunday, March 10 through April 7. Supper will be served from 5:15 – 6:00 followed by worship and classes beginning at 6:15. The adult class, “Christian Responses to the Tough Issues of Today,” will be led by Rev. Mike Riggins. The elementary children will do “40 Days in 40 Ways” with Cheryl Moles. The Middle School and Elementary School youth will have Youth Group meetings with Connor Scanlon. Childcare will be provided for children age 3 and younger.

Ukranian Egg making will be on Saturday, March 30 from 10 am to 3 pm. This is an art form that can be as simple or complex as you desire, but requires patience and thought as you are working with raw eggs and there are several steps to the process. It is easy once you get the concept and we have step by step instructions. For safety, children must be ten or older to make an egg. Younger children may make an egg, but an adult assistant is required. We will also have an easier and safer alternative for the children. Please sign up in fellowship hall if you plan to participate. The cost using the provided materials is $5 per person or $3 for children making the alternative egg. If you prefer to purchase your own kistka and beeswax to keep, the cost is $8.50 per person. See Cheryl Moles for more information. 

The all-church PYOCA SPRING FAMILY RETREAT will be April 26-28. This fun event is for all ages and abilities. It is held at beautiful Pyoca Camp, Conference and Retreat Center in Brownstown, IN. The weekend activities include relaxed fellowship and fun with church family, working to help the camp prepare for summer, and worship.  The cost for two nights is $40 per person for adults and children 11 years and older; $25 for children 5-10 years and free for younger children. For one night it is $30 for adults and $18 for children. This covers lodging, snacks, Saturday breakfast and lunch, and Sunday breakfast. The cost of a Saturday pizza supper is shared. You may choose to come for the day on Saturday, but you might miss the s’mores! Registration will begin on March 24.

CPC seeks a COORDINATOR OF MISSION VOLUNTEERS – a paid staff position; 10 hours a week and can be outside the framework of a regular work day. For additional information on the position and how to apply, visit http://www.thcpc.org/local-mission-needs/

For security reasons, several of the church building doors will lock at 10:45 on Sunday mornings.  The main doors (on 7th Street) will remain open.  A greeter will be there to welcome late-comers to our sanctuary for worship.

Assisting for February 24:
Steve Templeton & Robin Danek
Liturgist: Scott Racop
Children’s Moment: Linda Riggins
Ushers: Max Payne, John & Eileen Whalen, Lance & Brenda Weatherwax
Hosts: Fred & Nancy Rubey
Session Opening: Alan Harder, Joyce Cook
Bus Assistant: Dave Rader
Offering Counting: Susan, Leanne

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

In an effort to keep the prayer needs of our family and friends off of the website, you receive the Koinonia Prayer List by a separate email.  The same distribution list is used for both mailings, so if you unsubscribe to one, you have for both. 

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, February 24, 2019, the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)

Pastor – Rev. Mike Riggins: mike@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
Kids Hope – Linda Riggins – lindariggins@hotmail.com
Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: http://www.presbyteryov.org

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