CPC e-news for January 29, 2016

Love can speak without a single word. Love speaks in dance, missions, art, nature, civil protests, and relationships.
With God, you have a voice. Through you, God speaks to the world.

So pause and ask, how is God speaking through you?

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.

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.

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.

Current membership directories are available in fellowship hall.

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.

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 29 – February 6, 2015
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org

11:30 am Youth Service Work – meet at CPC to travel to Humane Shelter
4:00 pm African Student Dinner

8:45 am Choir rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School for all ages
10:30 am Worship
12:00 pm Officer training (with lunch)
12:00 pm Confirmation/Covenant Partner lunch

11:00 am Family Prayer Group

11:15 am Church Staff meeting
5:00 pm Deacons meet

7:00 pm Women’s Book Club

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

Dates for your planning calendar:

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

February 5 – Parents’ Night Out

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:
Carol Modesitt, Evan Tramel 1/30; Suzanne Hawk, Bruce McLaren 2/1; Peter Ekstrom, Shirley Underwood 2/3; P.J. Ekstrom, Zoe Payne 2/4; Kevin Christ, Laura Redicks 2/6

Liturgist: Jill Conner
Children’s Moment: Josh Powers
Ushers: Brad & Susan Bough, Todd & Beth Whitaker, Jon & Kirsten Ford, Beth Christ
Hosts: CLCA – Nancy Edgerton, Connie McLaren

Session Open & Close: Chuck Shutt, Eileen Whalen
Bus Assistant: Bill Green

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, January 31, 2016, the Fourth 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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