CPC e-news for February 6, 2015


Take a risk.  Open up your heart.  Find a real friend and grow together.  Be a real friend and see what happens.
-Sheila Walsh

 Church Calendar for February 6 – 14, 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
11:30 am Holy Land slide show in fellowship hall classrooms
12:00 pm New Officer (Session & Deacons) Training
5:00 pm Middle School Youth Group
5:45 pm Youth Dinner
6:30 pm High School Youth Group

11:00 am Family Prayer Group – with lunch

11:15 am Church Staff Meeting
7:00 pm Session meets


On Sunday, Feb. 8, David Melvin, a friend of the church, will show slides and tell of his trip to the Holy Land.  Please join David in the east end of the fellowship hall classrooms.

Special Adult Sunday School class – Feb. 8 & 15, 9:30 am – Homosexuality and the Bible – led by Lant Davis.  All adults and youth are welcome.

Per Capita literally means “by the head”.    In January, our treasurer will pay our share of our denomination’s administrative expenses.  The per capita this year is $29.33 per active member.   Please assist the church by paying your per capita early in the year.

Josh Powers invites anyone who would like to know more about SAWs and its disabled ramp ministry in Terre Haute and learn how ramps are made to come to a training session on the “How To’s Of Ramp Construction” on Saturday February 14th at ISU from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm.  See details at: file:///C:/Users/cheryl/Downloads/SAWs%20Team%20Training%20Invite.pdf

A sign-up for flowers has been posted in the fellowship hall.  The cost for the flowers is $33 per Sunday.  Sign up today for the day you would like to donate flowers.  You may also call the church office to see if your special Sunday is available.

Family Prayer Group –  The group meets at 11:00 am on Mondays for prayer time, but not lunch.  On the 2nd Monday of each month, the group meets at 11:00 am for prayer and have lunch at noon.  All women that care for the families of our church are welcome to join.  Childcare is provided.

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: Coffee and Conversation – FH classroom A; Christian Studies – FH classroom 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!

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

LIFE – Living In Faith Everyday – This is a new Family Ministry Program for 2015.  Church attendance and participation help children grow and learn in a worship community, but parents or guardians and family members are the primary religious educators.  Children develop their faith every day through the examples of their parents and other adults.  There will be 8 programs throughout the year to celebrate as a family the faith formation that occurs in your home.  Please attend as you are able.  The next is Tuesday, February 17 from 5:30 – 7:00pm.  It will be centers to learn more about Ash Wednesday and Lent so that you can come and go at the times that work for you.  The palms from last year will be burned for ashes at 6:30 pm. It is Shrove Tuesday, so there will be pancakes will for supper.  There will be NO T3EM because many commissions are not meeting on that night, but rather for the officer retreat on Saturday, Feb. 21.

Ash Wednesday Service – February 18 at 7:00 pm.

Dates for your planning calendar:

February 17  LIFE (Lent) 5:15 – 7:00 pm “Open House”

February 18 Ash Wednesday Service 7:00 pm

February 21  Officer Retreat  9:00 am Session & Deacons; 1:00 pm Commissions & Committees; lunch provided for all (Come for lunch to avoid the parking conflict with ISU basketball game.)

February 22-March 29  Lenten Series each Sunday 5:15 – 7:30pm

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:

Kevin Christ, Laura Redicks 2/6; Rowyn Holder 2/7; Ryan Giltner 2/8; Paul Fowler, Eric Mbah 2/9; Jan Kirschner, Abby Rader, Grace Spencer 2/10; Charles Hoffman, George Justus, Curt Pennington 2/13

Reminders for Sunday, February 8

Liturgist: Chuck Shutt
Children’s Moment: Jean Shutt
Greeters: Fred & Nancy Rubey
Ushers: Youth
Hosts: John & Eileen Whalen
Session Open & Close: Beth Whitaker, Susan Moulton
Bus Assistant: Brad Bough

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, February 8, 2015,
the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

First Reading Isaiah 40:21-31
Psalm Psalm 147:1-11, 20c
Second Reading 1 Corinthians 9:16-23
Gospel Mark 1:29-39


Staff eMails:

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

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