CPC e-news for March 1, 2019

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Church Calendar for March 1-9, 2019

10:00 am Presbytery Assembly

8:45 am Choir Rehearsal

9:30 am Sunday School for all ages (Preschool & Elementary classes begin with music)
10:30 am Worship; Holy Communion
5:00 pm Seventh Cents Youth Group at Centenary

11:00 am Family Prayer Group


11:15 am Staff meeting
7:00 pm Ash Wednesday Service at Unity 

5:30 pm Parents' Night Out

Dates for your planning calendar:
Lenten Series - Sundays, March 10 - April 7

Family Spring Retreat at Pyoca - April 26-28

Do you wear a black puffy winter jacket? Is the one that you took home from church last Sunday a little large for you? The owner of the jacket taken by mistake would like to trade you the smaller one that was left at church! Please see Cheryl Moles or Molly Wadsworth to get the correct jacket to the correct owner. Thanks!

On Communion Sunday, members are asked to make a voluntery contribution to aid the distressed and afflicted of our community. Please consider a gift using the DEACONS FUND pew envelopes.

Lent begins with an Ash Wednesday service at Unity Presbyterian Church on March 6 at 7:00 pm. This will include the imposition of ashes for those that desire. 

The Lenten Study Series will be each Sunday, March 10 through April 7. Supper will be served from 5:15 – 6:00 followed by worship and classes beginning at 6:15. The adult class, “Christian Responses to the Tough Issues of Today,” will be led by Rev. Mike Riggins. The elementary children will do “40 Days in 40 Ways” with Cheryl Moles. The Middle School and Elementary School youth will have Youth Group meetings with Connor Scanlon. Childcare will be provided for children age 3 and younger.

Ukranian Egg making will be on Saturday, March 30 from 10 am to 3 pm. This is an art form that can be as simple or complex as you desire, but requires patience and thought as you are working with raw eggs and there are several steps to the process. It is easy once you get the concept and we have step by step instructions. For safety, children must be ten or older to make an egg. Younger children may make an egg, but an adult assistant is required. We will also have an easier and safer alternative for the children. Please sign up in fellowship hall if you plan to participate. The cost using the provided materials is $5 per person or $3 for children making the alternative egg. If you prefer to purchase your own kistka and beeswax to keep, the cost is $8.50 per person. See Cheryl Moles for more information. 

Adult mentors for KIDS HOPE are needed to work with children at Deming Elementary. The only qualifications are commitment (once a week for about an hour), patience, encouragement and love. Please contact our director, Linda Riggins, if you feel called to this special ministry.

The all-church PYOCA SPRING FAMILY RETREAT will be April 26-28. This fun event is for all ages and abilities. It is held at beautiful Pyoca Camp, Conference and Retreat Center in Brownstown, IN. The weekend activities include relaxed fellowship and fun with church family, working to help the camp prepare for summer, and worship.  The cost for two nights is $40 per person for adults and children 11 years and older; $25 for children 5-10 years and free for younger children. For one night it is $30 for adults and $18 for children. This covers lodging, snacks, Saturday breakfast and lunch, and Sunday breakfast. The cost of a Saturday pizza supper is shared. You may choose to come for the day on Saturday, but you might miss the s’mores! Registration will begin on March 24.

A CPR and First Aid Training Session will be Saturday, April 13 from 9 – 11 am at the church and are open to anyone that would like to attend. You may participate without being certified for free or with certification for $30. Please let the church office know if you are coming.

CPC seeks a COORDINATOR OF MISSION VOLUNTEERS – a paid staff position; 10 hours a week and can be outside the framework of a regular work day. For additional information on the position and how to apply, visit http://www.thcpc.org/local-mission-needs/

The Mission Committee is collecting food items for Light House Mission in March and April. The food needs are: Corn, Green Beans, Peas, Applesauce, Baked Beans, Tomatoes (previous items in regular or commercial size cans), Beans, Pasta, Pasta Sauces, Corn Bread Mixes, Flour, Oatmeal, Sugar, Salt, Cereals. Please place your items in the grocery cart in Fellowship Hall.

Assisting for March 3:
Brad & Susan Bough
Liturgist: Andrew Conner
Children’s Moment: Kevin Christ
Ushers: Paul & Linda Shaw, Fred Rubey, Murray & Eunice Pate
Session Opening: 
Bus Assistant: Roger Nelson
Offering Counting: Bob, Scott

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to: Megan Harder 3/1; Herbert Diekhans 3/4; Sally Rubey 3/6

In an effort to keep the prayer needs of our family and friends off of the website, you receive the Koinonia Prayer List by a separate email.  The same distribution list is used for both mailings, so if you unsubscribe to one, you have for both. 

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, March 3, 2019, the Transfiguration of the Lord (Year C)

Pastor – Rev. Mike Riggins: mike@thcpc.org
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
Kids Hope – Linda Riggins – lindariggins@hotmail.com
Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: http://www.presbyteryov.org

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