CPC e-news for February 27, 2015


Our sense of excitement and anticipation will grow more easily if we begin to imagine what God wants to give us.
Something is coming that can truly look forward to. If we focus too much on what we are going to do or not do,
we risk missing out on the gift God wants to give us. Lent is about God’s great desire to bless us. All grace comes from God
and is, therefore, God’s gift. It is given to us to free us to love others as our Lord has loved us.
What we want is to receive what God wants to give us.

From Praying Lent by Andy Alexander, SJ, and Maureen McCann Waldron.

 Church Calendar for February 27 – March 7, 2015

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

2:00 pm Memorial Service for Jim Morgan

8:45 am  Choir Rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School for all ages
10:30 am Worship; Holy Communion
5:15 pm Lenten Supper and Classes

11:00 am Family Prayer Group

11:15 am Church Staff Meeting
5:30 pm Deacons Meeting

7:00 pm Women’s Book Club

5:30 pm Parents’ Night Out/Youth Movie Night

10:00 am Presbytery Assembly in Mitchell, IN


On Communion Sundays members are asked to make a voluntary contribution to aid the distressed and afflicted of our community.  Please consider a gift, using the Deacons’ Fund pew envelopes.   The Deacons use the funds to provide bereavement meals, vouchers for utility bills, holiday food baskets and others ways to help the church family and the community.

Adult Sunday School class – A 6-session class on Faith and Science will begin on March 1.  Scott Paul-Bonham will facilitate the discussion in fellowship hall classroom A/B. All adults and youth are welcome.

Sunday School classes meet each week at 9:30 am. Preschool – room 108;  Elementary – room 202; Middle School and High School – room 201; Adults and Young Adults: Faith and Science – FH Classroom A/B Christian Parenting – FH Classroom C.

The Sunday School offering is money for milk at 14th and Chestnut.  Bring your coins for a little fun while giving this year!

The Lenten Series continues each Sunday evening through March 29.  Supper is from 5:15 – 6:00; Worship at 6:00; Classes are 6:1 5-7:30.  Supper on March 1 will be a baked potato bar.  Andrew Conner will lead the discussion of Inhabiting Eden, chapters 2 & 3 for the adult class. Classes for youth and children are held and childcare for preschool and younger children is provided.

Continue to bring the plastic caps and lids.  They will be given to Art Totality for another bench.

Lenten Devotionals and Praying in Color Calendars are available in fellowship hall and the sanctuary.

What can we do about hunger in our nation other than contribute money?
Bread-for-the-World’s Terre Haute Chapter is sponsoring “An Offering of Letters” at CPC.  Please write letters to our representatives of Congress.  Sample letters are available in fellowship hall.

CHILI-FEST to benefit United Campus Ministries is March 1 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at St. Mark United Church of Christ.  Chili, hot dogs, veggie burgers and baked potatoes will be served. There is a silent auction and bake sale.

The Terre Haute Community Health Fair is Sunday, March 1 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm in the former Boys’ and Girls’ Club on 3rd Street.  Free screenings for vision, cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose are offered as well as as a kid’s corner, tai chi, yoga and masssages.  For more information, visit www.healthyterrehaute.com.

Do you want to know more about being Presbyterian?  On Sunday, March 8, Valeri and Kyle Kershaw (19 Jackson Blvd)  are hosting an event for new members and for persons considering membership at CPC.  Lant Davis will be presenting a program on “Basic Presbyterianism.”  All interested persons are invited.

Daylight Savings Time begins on March 8.  Spring forward and don’t be late to church!

Go to www.pcusa.org and look for a familiar face on the scrolling headline stories!

From the Unity Presbyterian Church newsletter:
CAN GOODS FALLING FROM THE SKY….OOPS, NOT! Souper Bowl Sunday is a day that Central Presbyterian Church has collected cans of soup and other products that help Unity’s Potts Food Pantry. This year over 300 items were collected and given. Receiving these gifts of food speak loudly for “Barbara Potts mission” to help the hungry in our community. Thank you Central you make our hearts sing.

Dates for your planning calendar:

March 1 – 29  Lenten Series each Sunday 5:15 – 7:30pm

March 29 – Palm Sunday; April 2 – Maundy Thursday; April 3 – Good Friday;

April 5 – Easter

April 19 LIFE (Creation/Earth Day) 11:45 – 1:00 pm

April 24-26 Pyoca Family Retreat

KOINONIA PRAYER LIST:  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:

Liv Judge, Fred Simmons, Benjamin Spencer 2/27; Ayden Thacker 2/28; Megan Harder 3/1; Herbert Diekans 3/4; Lant Davis, Drake McCoy, Sally Rubey 3/6

Reminders for Sunday, March 1

Liturgist: Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham
Children’s Moment: Andrew Conner
Greeters: Ford Family
Ushers: Eunice & Murray Pate, Fred Rubey, Paul & Linda Shaw
Hosts: Kyle & Valeri Kershaw
Session Open & Close: Joe Harder, Bob McLaughlin
Bus Assistant: Fred Rubey

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, March 1, 2015,
the Second Sunday in Lent (Year B)


Staff eMails:

Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org
resbyterian Church (U.S.A.) website: www.pcusa.org

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