CPC e-news for February 24, 2018

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Church Calendar for February 24 – March 3, 2018
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org
Officer Retreat Day
9:00 am Combined Session and Deacons meeting
12:15 pm Officer lunch
1:00 pm Commissions and Committees meet
8:45 am Choir Rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship
5:00 pm Lenten Series Supper
5:45 pm Lenten Series Worship
6:00 pm Lenten Series Classes and Youth Group
11:00 am Family Prayer Group
10:00 am Seekers and Searchers Women’s Bible Study
11:15 am Church Staff meeting
12:30 pm Personnel Committee meets
6:15 pm Youth Design Team meets
10:00 am Presbytery of Ohio Valley Assembly at Mitchell, IN
Dates for your planning calendar:
February 18 – March 18 Sunday evenings – Lenten Series
April 1 – Easter
April 27-29, 2018 Pyoca Family Spring Retreat


Lenten Devotionals are available in Fellowship Hall. One Great Hour of Sharing Fish Banks and Calendars are also available. Please pick one up.

The Lenten Educational Series will focus on God’s Diverse World with classes for adults, children and youth on Sunday evenings.
Sundays, Feb. 18, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18
 “COME AND SEE” A Look at Diversity in God’s World
     Supper served 5:00 – 5:45 pm
     Worship 5:45 pm
Classes for all 6:00 – 7:30 pm
     Childcare provided for children age 3 and younger
The annual Chili Fest to benefit UCM is Sunday, March 4 from 12 – 3:00 pm at St. Mark’s UCC on Fruitridge. Notice that it is for LUNCH this year. There will be veggie options, hot dogs and baked potatoes in addition to chili. The cost is $10 for adults; $5 for children and $5 for students with ID.
Summer Church Camp at Pyoca information is available at www.pyoca.org. There are camps for 2nd – 12th grade youth.
The annual CPC Family Spring Retreat at Pyoca is April 27-29. All members and friends of all ages and abilities are welcome to join the time to relax, play, work and worship together in the quiet and beauty of Pyoca Camp,
Conference and Retreat Center in Brownstown, IN.
 Refugee and Immigrant Events in Terre Haute in March
    By: Josh Powers, Chair, CPC Mission Committee

People continue to be displaced around the world in large numbers for a variety of reasons and find themselves refugees. As Christians, we are called to be neighbors. During the month of March, there are a number of refugee and immigrant activities happening and the Mission Committee hopes you will consider attending one or more of them.
March 6: Terre Haute Human Rights Day (8am – 3pm; ISU Hulman Memorial Student Union)
This annual event has numerous speakers and sessions linked to various issues associated with human rights. Terri Morris Downs, Executive Director of the Immigrant Welcome Center in Indy is a featured speaker at 12:40pm (Room Dede III) for a session entitled, “Immigrants in Indiana: How to become welcoming and inclusive”. The full schedule of speakers can be found at this website. A visitor’s parking lot is at 5th and Chestnut across from the HMSU.

March 11: Meet Our Neighbors: A Story of Moving to Terre Haute from Syria  (12:45pm; St, Benedict’s Parish Center, 111 S. 9th St.)
Drs. Angele and Nawar Mercho will share their journey story of moving to Terre Haute from Syria. This program is part of St. Benedict’s Lenten activities linked to the call by Pope Francis’ Share the Journey campaign, challenging us all to pursue a culture of encounter and to see people on the move with open hearts and minds.

March 18:  Seen for Syria, a Presentation by Soulaf Abas (Dinner – 5-5:45pm; Worship 5:45-6pm; Presentation 6-7:30pm; Right here at CPC as part of the Lenten Series) Soulaf (Soully) Abas is an Assistant Professor of Art at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, She was born and raised in Damascus, Syria. Her family is still in Damascus. Soully has shown her work nationally and internationally, and traveled to many countries in the Middle East and Europe to participate in artist residencies and exhibitions. Soully is the author of “Me and You” a book of pictures and letters created by children in art therapy classes at Ryves Hall and at a Syrian refugee camp.

March 23: Walk in a Refugee’s Shoes: A Simulation (10am – 2pm – tentative; Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, location TBD)
This powerful simulation is coming to Terre Haute, thanks to the leadership of the student community at St. Joseph University Parish and Friar Mario Serrano. If you have not experienced a refugee simulation, this one can provide powerful perspective on what it is really like beyond what one just sees in the news. More information will be coming. For a perspective on what this event is like, here is a link to the simulation done in Indy summer 2017.


Greeters: Isabelle Conner, Caroline Christ
Liturgist: Joyce Cook
Children’s Moment: Jim Moles
Ushers: Max Payne, John & Eileen Whalen, Lance & Brenda Weatherwax
Hosts: Nancy Edgerton, Susan Hoffman
Session Open & Close: Alan Harder, Susan Hoffman
Bus Assistant: Phil Smith
Offering Counting: Leanne Holder, Scott Racop

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:
Koby Powers 2/24; Susan Bough, Margaret Clem, Marcella Guthrie 2/25; Liv Judge, Fred Simmons, Benjamin Spencer 2/27; Megan Harder 3/1

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, February 25, 2018, the Second Sunday in Lent (Year B)

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

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