CPC e-news for July 22, 2016

CL-CA will sponsor a 5th Sunday carry-in lunch on July 31st, with a program given by Anna Tilstra-Smith on her attendance at General Assembly in Portland, OR.  Plan to share good food, and learn about our GA through the eyes of our young adult advisory delegate. Please bring a summer picnic dish to share (NO DESSERTS). Cold meat/cheese sandwiches, drinks, and an ice cream bar will be provided. 
Sharing Garden – Any surplus of herbs or vegetables are welcome!
Attention HS seniors and college students: Applications for the 2017/2018 Nancy and Dale McKee Family Scholarship for the benefit of a member of the Central Presbyterian Church is available at https://wvcfscholarships.communityforce.com/Login.aspx through August 22, 2016 at 2 pm.  You can only apply for this scholarship through the Wabash Valley Community Foundation during this time. Central does not accept applications or determine the recipient. The scholarship will be presented next May.
ENTER THE TABERNACLE is the theme for summer Sunday School. There is one inter-generational class. All ages learn and work together to discover how the design of the Old Testament tabernacle reflects God’s salvation plan and points to Jesus Christ. Gather in the Fellowship Hall classrooms at 9:30 am each Sunday, through August 7.
The Sunday School kick-off for the fall semester will be August 14. A pancake breakfast will be held at 9:30 am.  Classes for children, youth and adults will be announced and teachers will be introduced.
Blessing of the Backpacks – August 7  All students (of all ages) and faculty/staff (at any level) should bring their back pack/school bag/brief case for a blessing before school begins.

CHURCH LIBRARY NEWS – The Central Presbyterian Library collection is now available online to anyone with an internet connection!  Link to: https://www.librarycat.org/lib/THCentralPres. Similar to a Google search screeen, the library can be searched by title, author, subject or ISBN number. The search is not linked to circulation functions, so all books will show “available” even if they have been checked out, but it’s a handy way to see what books are in the collection! (Not all of the “call numbers” transferred over from the old system–they will be added in the coming weeks.) Please be patient as that work continues.

Check out procedures and materials for the library are on the table next to the adult library shelves in fellowship hall. The CN Library Subcommittee hopes that this will simplify the process and encourage the use of the adult and children’s section of our tremendous library.

MISSION GIVING – Non-perishable food items for the United Campus Ministries Food Pantry will be collected in July.

A SUMMER OF SERVICE AT CPC   Try an intergenerational service opportunity and learn what this local agency is doing to help those in need in this community!
Sponsor: Your CPC Mission Committee.  Contact Josh Powers

  • Mollie Wheat Memorial Clinic – July 23; 8:30-1oam 1433 N. 6 ½ Street (Landsbaum Center)
    See the free clinic in action and learn about how this important medical facility meets health needs. Coordinator: Josh Powers
The Bazaar Crafters are collecting the “freebies”one can get at hotels. These “freebies” will be given to the Maternal Health Clinic to pass out to the mothers that visit them. There is a basket in the fellowship hall if you would like to contribute.
A FALL DINNER AND BAZAAR is scheduled for November 4th and 5th unless the building renovation begins sooner than anticipated.
KEEPING UP WITH THE TRANSITION
Please don’t get discouraged or impatient. The Search Committee is working diligently, but dealing with process is slow moving. The best thing you can do is keep praying and supporting the Committee (and the process). You can keep up with the Transitional Pastor Search Committee’s progress on the church website: https://www.thcpc.org/where-are-we/ or check out the timeline chart in fellowship hall.
CPC is alive and well! We may not have a pastor, but we are not without leadership and care. The Session, Deacons, Commissions and staff are continuing the work of the church as they always have. Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham and others as selected by the Worship Commission are providing worship leadership and Rev. Linda Peters is doing pastoral care for the congregation. The Transitional Pastor Search Committee is at work. If you have any needs, please call the church office. In an emergency at night or on weekends, call Cheryl Moles (812-235-3646).
The Presbytery of Ohio Valley delegation to Presbyterian Youth Triennium.
Caroline Christ, Peter Christ, Matthew Ford, Samuel Ford, and Crimson Tennis are youth participants and Connor Scanlon is an adult advisor.
PYT ends on Saturday. You can see reports on facebook and on the PYT website. Around 5000 youth and adults have experienced the event this week.
Their shirts show an Indiana license plate that says HOOSIER Savior? Jesus!
 Church Calendar for July 22 – August 6, 2016
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org

7/23
8:30 am Mollie Wheat Clinic tour

7/24
9:30 am Intergenerational Sunday School
9:30 am Mission Committee
10:30 am Worship; Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham

7/25
11:00 am Family Prayer Group

7/27
12:30 pm Personnel Committee meets

7/28 – August 5  Cheryl on vacation

7/31
9:30 am Intergenerational Sunday School
10:30 am Worship; Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham
11:30 am 5th Sunday Carry-in lunch

8/1
11:00 am Family Prayer Group

8/3
5:00 pm Deacons meet

8/4
7:00 pm Women’s Book Club

8/6
8:00 am 7th Cents Youth Group to Holiday World

 

Dates for your planning calendar:

June 5 through August 7 – Summer Sunday School

July 31 – 5th Sunday Carry-in lunch

August 7 Blessing of Backpacks

August 14 Sunday School Kick-off

August 28 Church Picnic

September 11 Holypalooza (Sept. 10 ServicePalooza)

November 4 & 5 Fall Bazaar

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:
Kirsten Ford, Steve Mead 7/24; Kathy Hogan, Leanne Hogan 7/25; Bob Horneker, Doug Shaw, Fred Weber 7/26; Max Perry, Harrison Whitaker 7/27; Niles Newton 7/29; Ethan Kershaw 7/31; Evelyn Gladden 8/1; Kennyi Aouad; Darcy McCoy 8/2; Bob Guell 8/3; Pat Collins 8/4; Paul Shaw 8/5; Nathaniel Spencer 8/7

REMINDERS FOR SUNDAY, JULY 24:
Liturgist: Fred Haan
Children’s Moment: Scott Paul-Bonham
Greeters: Bruce & Connie McLaren
Ushers: Max & Caroline Payne, Lance & Brenda Weatherwax, John & Eileen Whalen
Hosts: Bethann and Mark Smith

Session Open & Close: Linda Shaw; Susan Hoffman
Bus Assistant: Dave Rader

REMINDERS FOR SUNDAY, JULY 31:
Liturgist: Andrea Paul-Bonham
Children’s Moment:
Greeters: Robin Danek and Steve Templeton
Ushers: 5th Sunday team
Hosts: 5th Sunday lunch

Session Open & Close: Linda Shaw; Brad Bough
Bus Assistant: Fred Rubey

Daily Lectionary readings for 
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost—July 24 Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Hosea 1:2–10; Psalm 85; Colossians 2:6–15 [16–19]; *Luke 11:1–13 (preaching text)

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost—July 31 Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Hosea 11:1–11; Psalm 107:1–9, 43;  Colossians 3:1–11; Luke 12:13–21

Staff eMails:
  • Pastor –
  • Parish Associate – Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham: scott.paulbonham@frontier.com 
  • Christian Educator – Cheryl Moles: cheryl@thcpc.org
  • Church/Financial Secretary – Sarah Kelsheimer: sarah@thcpc.org
  • Youth Director – Connor Scanlon: connor@thcpc.org
  • Music Director – Mark Carlisle: mark.carlisle@indstate.edu
  • Facility information/concerns – facilities@thcpc.org
  • Kids Hope – Suzanne Downs: suzanne@thcpc.org

Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org

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