CPC e-news for January 15, 2016

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’
-Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION of Central Presbyterian Church and the members of our church corporation (Central Presbyterian Church, Inc., of Terre Haute, Indiana) (the “corporation””, will be held in the church sanctuary immediately following 10:30 worship on Sunday, January 24, 2016. Childcare will be provided.  Annual Reports are available in Fellowship Hall.

Following the annual meeting on January 24, we will  have a carry-in lunch. This will take the place of the traditional 5th Sunday lunch this month. Meat and drinks will be provided by CLCA. Please bring a favorite dish to share or try out a new recipe and join us for a delectable lunch and fellowship. 

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.

Per Capita literally means “by the head.” In January, our treasurer will pay our share of our denomination’s administrative expenses which is $30 per active member. Please assist the church budget by paying your per capita early in the year.

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.

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 January 15 – 23, 2015
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org

2:00 pm Memorial Service for Loyal Wilson at Central

8:45 am Choir rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School for all ages
10:30 am Worship
11:30 am High Ground Rehearsal
5:00 pm 7th Cents Youth Group at Central

Church Office Closed 
11:00 am Family Prayer Group and lunch

5:15 pm T3EM supper and childcare
5:30 pm Worship Commission
5:30 pm Finance Commission
6:00 pm Mission Committee
6:15 pm Facilities Commission
6:30 pm Christian Nurture Commission
6:30 pm Church Life Church Action Commission

10:00 am Bazaar Crafters
11:15 am Church Staff meeting
7:00 pm Communications Commission

Dates for your planning calendar:

January 24 – Annual Congregational Meeting followed by carry-in lunch

January 31 – Confirmation/Covenant Partner lunch and gathering 12-1 pm; Officer training 12-2pm

February 5 – Parents’ Night Out

February 10 – Ash Wednesday

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

February 20 – Officer Retreat Session & Deacons 9 am – 12pm; 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:
Remy Maboh 1/15; Emmanuel Aouad 1/16; Joe Harder 1/18; Don Lowder 1/19; Cetta DePaolo, Jerry Hawk 1/21; Kay Farmer, Dale McKee 1/22; Lewis Sego 1/23

Liturgist: Lucas Haan
Children’s Moment: Molly Wadsworth
Greeters: Chuck & Jean Shutt
Ushers: Bill & Joyce Cook, Susan Hoffman, Fred Simmons, Don Lowder
Hosts: Suzanne Downs, Emma Pennington

Session Open & Close: Chuck Shutt, Eileen Whalen
Bus Assistant: Fred Simmons

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, January 17, 2016, the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)


Staff eMails:

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

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