CPC e-news for July 3, 2014


Prayer for our Country from the Book of Common Worship

Almighty God, you have given us this good land as our heritage.
Make us always remember your generosity and constantly do your will.
Bless our land with honest industry, sound learning, and an honorable way of life.
Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance,
and from every evil way.
Make us who come from many nations with many different languages a united people.
Defend our liberties and give those whom we have entrusted with the authority of government
the spirit of wisdom, that there might be justice and peace in our land.
When times are prosperous, let our hearts be thankful;
and in troubled times, do not let our trust in you fail.
We ask all this through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Church Calendar for July 3 – 12, 2014

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

Church Office Closed

9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship; Holy Communion
11:30 am Fellowship Hour

12:00 pm Family Prayer Group

10:00 am Fine Arts Committee
6:00 pm Summer Story Time

10:00 am Bazaar Crafters
11:15 am Church Staff Meeting
7:00 pm Session Meeting

7:00 pm Women’s Book Club

3:00 Adult Mission Trip departure




On Communion Sundays members are asked to make a voluntary contribution to aid the distressed and afflicted of our community.  Please consider a gift, using the Deacons’ Fund pew envelopes.   The Deacons use the funds to provide bereavement meals, vouchers for utility bills, holiday food baskets and others ways to help the church family and the community.

The Mission Committee collects non-perishable food items for a local food pantry on the first Sunday of the month.  Place your donations in the grocery basket in Fellowship Hall.

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; History of Christianity – FH classroom B; Christian Parenting – FH Classroom C.

The Sunday School offering is money for milk at 14th and Chestnut.  The Center is serving 100+ children plus 24 staff members.  They are using about 5 gallons a day.  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! Thanks for your generous giving.

Buckhorn Adult Mission Trip departs on July 11th at 3pm. Items for donation requested anytime July 5-11. Pray for the 17 folks going and the value not only to the Buckhorn community but also to the CPC participants!
Items needed for the Buckhorn Thrift Store are:

  • Clothing of all kinds and sizes from infants to adult XXXL
  • Women’s PJs and nightgowns
  • Any baby related items
  • Kitchen items (dinnerware, silverware, glasses, baking pans, soup pots, potholders, or any other misc., things you would use in a kitchen)
  • Fans
  • Small appliances in good working order
  • Linens, tablecloths, blankets, towels & washcloths
  • Household knick knacks
  • Children’s toys
  • Smaller items of furniture
  • Costume jewelry
  • Throw pillows/bed pillows
  • Lamps

Continue to bring the plastic caps and lids.  They will be given to Art Totality for a second bench and to Unity Presbyterian for a bench.

Life Skills Workshops will be held periodically to educate our youth on some basic skills in preparation for joining the workforce and/or living on their own.  On July 22 and 29, all youth (rising 6th – 12th grade) and anyone else that is interested are invited to come to the church from 6:00 – 7:00 pm to learn about money responsibility and banking skills.   Thanks to Murray Pate for assisting with the leadership.  Please RSVP to Cheryl Moles.  This is held the same time as Story Time so the younger children and older children have activities at the same time.

Attention Crafters and those that enjoy fellowship – There is a crafting session for the Fall Bazaar on Wednesday, July 9  from 10 am to 2 pm.

The Women’s Book Club will meet on Thursday, July 10 at 7:00 pm to discuss Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver.


VBS leaders



Thank you to these adults and others that provided the leadership for Vacation Bible School. It can only be done with willing and helping hands!  The young woman in the center is Brianna Stewart.  She played the role of “Sam”, the assistant to Dr. Wow in a video that we watched each day.  Brianna and her family live in Terre Haute, and she graciously paid a personal visit to our VBS.  It was quite exciting to have her with us.   Thank you to Donna Paul-Bonham and Julie Haan for making the connection and introducing “Sam” to us.





Y-O-U You are the God that works wonders!





VBS Adult Class




Adult Class held at Centenary Methodist





Dates for your planning calendar:

Tuesdays in July – 6pm Summer Story Time
July 11-13 Adult Mission Trip to Buckhorn, KY
July 17 –  Blueberry Festival
August 10 – Blessing of the Backpacks (students and teachers)
August 17 – Sunday School Rally Day
August 24 – Church Picnic

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:

Katie Guell, Travis Rubey, Michael Shaw 7/3; Nancy McKee 7/4; Cheryl Moles 7/5; Jonathan Rudy 7/6; Carol Cook, Megan Rader 7/8; Steve Templeton 7/9

Liturgist: Joyce Cook
Children’s Moment: Megan Rader
Ushers: Fred Rubey, Paul & Linda Shaw, Sean & Amanda Mang
Hosts: CLCA – Brenda & Lance Weatherwax
Session Open and Close: Lance Weatherwax, Joe Harder

Staff eMails:

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


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