CPC e-news for March 16, 2018

Church Calendar for March 16 – 24, 2018
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org
8:45 am Choir Rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship; Ordination & Installation of officers
5:00 pm Lenten Series Supper
5:45 pm Lenten Series Worship 
6:00 pm Lenten Series Classes – Special Speaker
11:00 am Family Prayer Group
5:00 pm VBS planning
5:15 pm T3EM Supper & Childcare
5:30 pm Finance Commission
5:30 pm Worship Commission
6:00 pm Mission Committee
6:15 pm Facilities Commission
6:30 pm Church Life Church Action Commission
6:30 pm Christian Nurture Commission
7:00 pm Communications Commission

6:15 pm Youth Design Team meets
10:00 am Easter Egg Hunt at Collett Park
Dates for your planning calendar:
March 29 – Maundy Thursday Service at Unity 6:00 pm
March 30 – Good Friday Service 12 noon at Central
April 1 – Easter
April 27-29, 2018 Pyoca Family Spring Retreat


Sunday is the last day to get an Easter flower order in. Lilies, tulips and daffodils are available for $8.75 each. Flowers will decorate the chancel area on Easter Sunday and then may be taken home. Forms are in the bulletin.

The Lenten Educational Series focuses on God’s Diverse World with classes for adults, children and youth on Sunday evenings.
Sunday, March 18
 “COME AND SEE” A Look at Diversity in God’s World
     Supper served 5:00 – 5:45 pm
     Worship 5:45 pm
Classes for all 6:00 – 7:30 pm
     Childcare provided for children age 3 and younger
THIS SUNDAY – Seen for Syria, a Presentation by Soulaf Abas – Soully is an Assistant Professor of Art at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, She was born and raised in Damascus, Syria. Her family is still in Damascus. Soully has shown her work nationally and internationally, and traveled to many countries in the Middle East and Europe to participate in artist residencies and exhibitions. Soully is the author of “Me and You” a book of pictures and letters created by children in art therapy classes at Ryves Hall and at a Syrian refugee camp.
Summer Church Camp at Pyoca information is available at www.pyoca.org. There are camps for 2nd – 12th grade youth.
The annual CPC Family Spring Retreat at Pyoca is April 27-29.
All members and friends of all ages and abilities are welcome to join the time to relax, play, work
and worship together in the quiet and beauty of Pyoca Camp, Conference and Retreat Center in Brownstown, IN.
The cost for 2 nights is $40 for adults and children 11 and older; $25 for children 5 – 10; Free for children 4 yrs and younger
One night is $30 and $18. This covers lodging, Sat. breakfast and lunch and Sunday breakfast; the cost of Saturday pizza supper is shared.
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EASTER EGG HUNT – March 24 at Collett Park from 10 to 11 am for all children up through 5th grade. Bring your basket!
The Moles/Goltry family will host an Easter pitchin dinner at church following the fellowship time on Sunday, April 1. Anyone that would like to join is welcome. Please bring a dish or two to share. Meat and drinks will be provided. A signup sheet is in fellowship hall to help us know numbers of people and what foods are being brought. Help with cleanup is requested.
Learn what it is like to walk in a refugee’s shoes. There are 65 million of them worldwide. Friday, March 2310-2pm at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, Providence . A “walk” takes 30 minutes. Just come, or feel free to sign up for a slot through this link.

Jim Moles is starting a walking group.  If you would like to walk with church friends, meet at the south parking lot of Fairbanks Park, near the boat dock, just across from the YMCA at 10:00 Saturday morning. You can walk as fast or as slow as you like, as many laps as you like, there are lots of benches for resting, and we’ll be walking along the beautiful Wabash river. Kids are welcome, dogs are welcome, everyone of all ages is welcome. Come on out on Saturday mornings for some fresh air, exercise, conversation, and fun. If it rains, we’ll wait for better weather. Hope to see you! [The group will meet at Collett Park on March 24 to cheer on the Easter Egg Hunt!]

Celebrate a friend – We have received news that Rev. Lee Dorsey retired on February 25 after 32 years in pastoral and interim ministry. He served his first call as the pastor of Washington Avenue Presbyterian Church (now Unity) from 1986 to 1996 and worked closely with Central. His wife, Jan, requests cards and notes of congratulations and especially memories. A card from the Central congregation will be in fellowship hall on Sunday to sign. If you would like to send a personal note to Lee, please send it to his daughter’s home to keep it a surprise.
Lee Dorsey
c/o Aliza Sparkman
6580 Kings Court
Avon, IN 46123


Greeters: Lowell & Norma Shaw
Liturgist: Joy Sutter
Children’s Moment: Al Holder
Ushers: Fred Simmons, Donna Wilson, Cyndee Jenkins, Jim Moles, Connor & Kendra Scanlon
Hosts: Chuck & Jean Shutt
Session Open & Close: Al Holder, Lance Weatherwax
Bus Assistant: Dave Rader
Offering Counting: Barb, Leanne

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:
Diane Giltner, Min Seo 3/16; Caroline Christ, Peter Christ 3/17; Henry Darke 3/19; Simone Cline, Susan Powers, Shirley Slutz 3/20; Christopher Moulton, AnnaBeth Spencer 3/21; Ridge Holder 3/23; Brad Bough, Al Holder 3/25

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, March 18, 2018, the Fifth Sunday in Lent (Year B)

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