CPC e-news for February 5, 2016

Souper Bowl of Caring is a national movement of young people working to fight hunger and poverty in their own communities around the time of the Super Bowl football game. In the weeks leading up to or on Super Bowl Sunday, young people take up a collection (many use a soup pot), asking for one dollar or one item of food for people in need. They give 100% of their donation directly to the local hunger-relief charity of their choice.
Souper Bowl of Caring is dedicated to tackling all of the issues that exist in your communities, including poverty, hunger and homelessness.
Did you know?

  • 48 million Americans live in poverty? [1]
  • 1 in 7 Americans face hunger every day? [1]
  • More than 630,000 people in the United States are homeless? [2]
  • 23% of those struggling went to college? [1]
  • Or that 16 million children live in food insecure households? [1]


You can enjoy a delicious soup lunch and help others before the big game.  CPC youth will have its traditional soup extravaganza lunch following worship. If you are able and desire, please bring a crock pot of your favorite soup to share or a dessert. Also bring canned soup to be donated to the Unity Food Pantry and back your favorite Super Bowl team with your monetary donations to be given to a local soup kitchen or food pantry. We join churches all over the country to “change the game” and tackle hunger in our community.

LENT begins with Ash Wednesday on February 10. Lenten Devotionals from Presbyterians Today will be available on February 7.
The ASH WEDNESDAY service will be on February 10 at 7:00pm at UNITY PRESBYTERIAN (an ISU basketball game makes a parking conflict at Central).
The Lenten Educational Series will be each Sunday evening, February 14 through March 20 from 5:15 to 7:15 pm. Supper will be served until 6:00 followed by worship and classes. All ages will be using John: The Gospel of Light and Life by Adam Hamilton in age appropriate studies.  Over the six weeks, you will read the entire text of the Gospel of John to experience a season of spiritual growth and life-changing renewal.

The mission committee will collect food for the United Campus food pantry on the first Sunday of the month, starting in February.
Thank you for any contributions to our food pantry you can make.  Please remember we need unopened packages and non-expired items to distribute.
Also Since this is a food pantry for college students we need your help to providing items that are easy to prepare and small containers for one or two people.
Peanut butter
Almond butter
Nuts or Trail mix
Canned meat or fish
Canned fruit or vegetables
Mac and cheese
Sauces for pasta
Dried Fruit
Hygiene items
Laundry detergent

A sign-up to give sanctuary flowers is posted in fellowship hall. The cost for flowers is $33 per Sunday. You may sign up or call to the church office to reserve a special date in the spring.

Current membership directories are available in fellowship hall.

JESUS’ LOVE IS BUBBLIN’ OVER!  Sunday School classes meet each week at 9:30 am. Preschool – room 108;  K-2nd grade elementary – room 202; 3rd – 5th grades elementary – room 103; Middle School Confirmation Class – room 200; High School/Intergenerational Current Event Discussion – FH classroom C; Exploring the Book of Confessions – FH Classroom B; Christian Parenting – FH Classroom A.

The Sunday School offering for milk at 14th and Chestnut continues.  Please give generously!

Audio recordings of sermons now available:
Did you miss a sermon?  Oh no!  But fret not, all is not lost; audio recordings of Lant’s and Scott’s sermons are now available on the church website, www.thcpc.org.    All of the August sermons have been successfully added.  There are also some (but not all) of the sermons from earlier in 2014 and 2015.   To find them, either go to this link: https://www.thcpc.org/sermons/  or, from the church homepage, select “About Us” and then “Sermons” to see the list. (Sometimes you may need to click on “Browse Series” once you are on the “Sermons” page to see the most recent addition.)  Sermon recordings should normally appear on the website the same afternoon they have been delivered.

Church Calendar for February 5-13, 2015
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org

8:45 am Choir rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School for all ages
10:30 am Worship; Holy Communion; Transfiguration Sunday
11:30 am Souper Bowl of Caring lunch
12:30 pm Officer training (after lunch)

11:00 am Family Prayer Group and lunch

10:00 Fine Arts Committee meets

11:15 am Church Staff meeting
7:00 pm Ash Wednesday Service at Unity Presbyterian Church

6:00 pm Personnel Committee meets

7:00 pm Session meets

Dates for your planning calendar:

February 10 – Ash Wednesday at Unity Presbyterian 7:00 pm

February 14 – March 20 – Lenten Series on Sundays from 5:15 to 7:15pm

February 20 – Officer Retreat Session & Deacons 9 am – 12pm; Lunch 12:15 – 1pm; Commissions & Committees 1 – 3 pm

April 22-24 Family Spring Retreat at Pyoca

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:
Kevin Christ, Laura Redicks 2/6; Rowyn Holder 2/7; Ryan Giltner 2/8; Paul Fowler, Eric Mbah 2/9; Abigail Rader; Grace Ann Spencer 2/10; Charles Hoffman, George Justus 2/13

Liturgist: Tiffany Grossman
Children’s Moment: Emily Haan
Greeters: Marsha Harder, Diane Giltner
Ushers: Paul & Linda Shaw, Murray & Eunice Pate, Fred Rubey, Bill & Brenda Green
Hosts: Souper Bowl of Caring lunch 

Session Open & Close: Susan Moulton, Beth Whitaker
Bus Assistant: Dave Rader


Staff eMails:

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

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