CPC e-news for February 8, 2014



2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (NIV)

Church Calendar for February 8 – 15, 2014

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


8:45 am Choir rehearsal

9:30 am Sunday School

10:30 am Worship

12:00 pm New Officer training  

5:00 pm Middle School Youth Group at Central

5:45 pm MS & HS Supper and Games at Central

6:30 pm High School Youth Group at Central                                                                                                                                                                                                                            


12:00 pm Family Prayer Group 


10:00 am Fine Arts Committee

 6:30 pm Innovation Generation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


11:15 Church Staff Meeting

7:00 pm Session Meets


9:00 am Strategic Planning Meeting – all invited


IMPORTANT MEETING FOR ALL PERSONS IN OUR CONGREGATION –  Saturday morning, February 15 from 9:00 am until noon Please attend a presentation by Rev. Sarai Rice in the Central fellowship hall.  Her purpose is to outline for us the major challenges that churches face these days, as well as ways that some forward thinking churches have successfully begun to address those challenges.  We will use this information to implement strategic planning for our congregation and its mission.

Sunday School classes meet each week at 9:30 am. Preschool – room 108; Younger Elementary (K-2nd) – room 202; Older Elementary (3rd – 5th) room 103; Middle School – room 200; High School – room 201; Adults and Young Adults: Coffee and Conversation – FH classroom A; History of Christianity – FH classroom B; Christian Parenting – FH Classroom C.

The Sunday School offering is money for milk at 14th and Chestnut.  Please give generously.  Sunday School Superintendent, Sandy Mead, is offering a challenge – if we get $35 (all classes) or more a week in offering, there will be a milkshake party each month!

Celebrating Life is going to take a break for a few months.  We will resume in May with a lunch format.  If you are “retirement age,” please plan to join the fellowship of this group.

Book Discussion: Our friends at St. Stephen’s Episcopal send an invitation to join a Book Group to read and discuss Anne Lamott’s Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers.  Beginning Sunday, February 9, the group will meet at 5:30 pm for four Sundays (through March 2).

Baby Shower – CLCA will host a “shower” to welcome newborn Charles Foree during the fellowship time.  Greet the family and if desired, bring a card or gift.  Charles’ parents are Paul and Corrine Foree that joined Central in November.  They also have a 2 year old son, Mont.

Dates for your planning calendar:                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Saturday, February 22 – Officer Retreat  – Session and Deacons 9:00 am to noon; lunch served for all; Commissions and Committees meet 1:00 – 3:00 pm  (There will not be meetings on the third Tuesday)

April 25-27 Family Retreat at Pyoca

June 22 – 26 VBS at Central

Ryan Thacker’s wife, Stacey has asked us to help collect plastic caps and lids for a project that the Art Totality Art Club is doing.  They need 400 lbs of caps and lids for a bench that will be donated to ISU Recycle Center April 16, 2014 when ISU celebrates Earth Day.  A container to collect the lids is in fellowship hall.  Thank you in advance from Jacob and Ayden.  Caps and lids that are accepted are:

Medicine Bottle Caps

Drink Bottle Caps

Milk Jug Caps

Flip-top caps (Example: Ketchup and Mustard tops)

Detergent Caps

Spout caps (Example:  Mustard tops)

Hair Spray Caps

Spray Paint Caps

Toothpaste Tube Caps

Ointment Tube Caps

Deodorant Caps

Cottage Cheese Container Lids

Cool Whip Container Lids

Mayonnaise Jar Lids

Coffee Can Lids

Yogurt Lids

Cream Cheese Container Lids

Peanut Butter Container Lids

Butter Container Lids

Ice Cream Bucket Lids


Metal Of Any Kind

Soap Pumps

Trigger Sprayers

Lotion Pumps

Fast Food Drink Lids


Happy Birthday to:

Ryan Giltner 2/8; Paul Fowler 2/9; Jan Kirschner, Abby Rader, Grace Spencer, Barbara Wilkinson 2/10; Charles Hoffman, George Justus, Curt Pennington 2/13; Pam Quiroz 2/15

Lectionary readings for February 9

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time   Isa. 58: 1-9a (9b-12); Psalm 112: 1-9; 1 Cor. 2:1-12 (13-16); Matt 5:13-20

Reminders for Sunday, February 9

Liturgist: Murray Pate

Children’s MomentEmily Haan


Ushers: Youth

Hosts: Fred & Abby Simmons

Session Open and Close: Joe Harder, Beth Whitaker


PRAYER REQUESTS (joys and concerns) should be called in or e-mailed to the church office. You can also place a request in the offering plate – or write it on the pew pad in worship. With your permission, they will be listed in the Koinonia prayer list, and announced in worship so that the church family can pray for the mentioned needs. Please keep the office updated on the requests.

  • Congratulations to Andrew and Ginny Payne on the birth of a daughter, Zoe Elise, on February 4
  • Strategic Planning implementation begins with help of Sarai Rice and meeting of congregation on Saturday
  • Kevin Christ’s Uncle Mel (age 90), hospitalized with pneumonia
  • Joan Kemp (Houston, TX), friend of the Moles family, sinus cancer

*indicates update of information

  • Donna Wilson
  • Jim Morgan
  • John Chironna, Crohn’s disease
  • Carol Cook, chronic heart condition has worsened
  • Mary Jean DeMarr
  • Jon Ford’s mother, breast cancer
  • Betty Wright, Marsha Harder’s mother
  • The grandson of Lew Van Reed’s friend, serious liver problem
  • Robert Horneker
  • Harry Gee, at Davis Gardens/Westminster Village
  • Andrea Paul-Bonham, YAV in Chinook, Montana
  • Maria Exline, friend of Fred & Nancy Rubey, ruptured brain aneurysm
  • Jonathan Kirchoff, friend of Trey Ourand, brain cancer, chemotherapy
  • Julia Blair
  • Zain Shepard, 4 yr.old son of Cetta DePaolo’s friend, brain damage causing seizures. Pray for Zain’s parents and family.
  • Linda Albin, mother of Bob Guell’s friend
  • Debby Trierweiler, friend of Barb Goltry and Moles family, liver cancer; chemo
  • Lewis Sego
  • Cheryl Cunningham, friend of Mary Jean DeMarr, cancer
  • Gary Jenkins
  • Elliot Hartman age 5, from Elkhart, IN, the grandson of a couple who are close friends of Jim and Shirley Slutz, Systemic Juvenile Arthritis
  • Lance Weatherwax’s parents
  • Keith & JoAnn Paul, Donna Paul-Bonham’s parents
  • Dorothy Jamieson, Sandy Mead’s mother
  • Shawn Larson, Phillip Smith’s godson, struggling with limitations of Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Donna Paul-Bonham’s aunt, cancer
  • Charles McKinney, Jill Conner’s father
  • John Fowler, Paul Fowler’s brother
  • Mary Helen Terrell, friend of Kathy Seay, continuing eye and vision difficulties
  • Sarah Hughes, daughter of a colleague of Elaine McVay, health problems associated with MS
  • Billy Wilder, friend of Lant Davis
  • Rev. Pam Habitz, friend of Scott Paul-Bonham, cancer
  • David Doti, friend of Joe Harder, throat cancer
  • Peggy Kord, Susan Moulton’s sister-in-law, Multiple Sclerosis
  • Brian Harder-Army National Guard
  • William Seo – Army, South Korea
  • Sgt. Adam Buck, Army, Ft. Bliss, TX
  • Brad Chironna, Marines, Cherry Hill, NC
  • Lindsay Kenzor, Navy
  • Sean Spydell, Anna Spydell’s brother, Navy
  • Jonathan Seay, Kathy’s son, Air Force
  • Anthony Hubbard, son of Honnalora Hubbard, Navy Corpsman,
  • Chad Strickfadden, cousin of Amanda Tramel, Army, Afghanistan
  • Jacob Culp, Chuck & Sandy’s grandson, Army, Ft. Bliss, Texas
  • Beverly Kajander in MO
  • Laura Redicks Royal Oaks
  • Tebby Miller  Southwood Reflections Unit
  • George Justus Westminster Village
  • Mary Symon
  • Paul Fowler, Westminster Village
The Greek word “koinonia” as often used in the New Testament writings, means Christian fellowship or communion with God or with fellow Christians.
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