CPC e-news for March 18, 2016

The Lenten Educational Series continues  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. John 20-21 will be discussed this week.
The Mission Committee is providing a variety of soups for supper.

The annual Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, March 19 at 10:00 am at Collett Park. All children up through 5th grade will enjoy games, stories and hunting eggs. Please bring your own basket. Thanks to CLCA and the 7th Cents Youth Group for this fun event.

HOLY WEEK SERVICES: Palm/Passion Sunday – March 20 at 10:30 am
Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service with Holy Communion – March 24 at 7:00 pm
Good Friday Service – March 25 at 12:00 pm

EASTER LUNCH – The Moles and Goltry family invite all Central members and friends to join us for Easter dinner in fellowship hall following the fellowship time on March 27. Ham will be provided and those joining should bring a dish to share. Clean up help will be appreciated. Please sign up on the list in fellowship hall or email cheryl@thcpc.org by March 25th and indicate the type of dish you will bring. We are looking forward to a special holiday meal!

FAREWELL TO LANT and AMANDA – The Worship and Church Life-Church Action Commissions are planning a dinner and program after worship on Sunday, April 3, to celebrate Lant and Amanda’s years with Central. Please plan to join the church family that day. The meal will be provided (vegetarian and gluten free options available) and the program will follow.

CPR training will be held at Central on Saturday, April 30 from 9:00 am to noon by the CPR Guru. Anyone that would like to learn or refresh their knowledge of this life saving skill is welcome. Certification can be received for a fee of $25. Observation to learn the techniques without certification can be done for free. Please notify Cheryl Moles that you will be attending – cheryl@thcpc.org so that we have the correct number of materials.

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The Communications Commission and Deacons are excited to announce that there is going to be a 2016 Central Pictorial Directory! All we need is for you to make an appointment for your photography session on April 13, 14, 15, or 16. It is easy – click here to schedule your photography appointment – or sign up on Sundays during fellowship time.  Our transitional pastor and new installed pastor will find it easier to get acquainted with our church family with an updated directory. Please be a part of it.



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.  Sunday School will NOT meet on March 27.

The Sunday School offering for milk at 14th and Chestnut continues.  Please give generously!

Church Calendar for March 18 – 26, 2016
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org

8:45 am Choir rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School for all ages
10:30 am Worship; Palm/Passion Sunday
11:45 am High Ground rehearsal
12:00 pm Lant at Westminster Village

5:15 pm Lenten Series

11:00 am Family Prayer Group and lunch

10:00 am Seekers & Searchers Women’s Bible Study
1:00 pm VBS planning at CUMC

6:30 pm Youth Design Team
7:00 pm High Ground Rehearsal

7:00 pm Maundy Thursday service

12:00 pm Good Friday Service

Dates for your planning calendar:

March 20 – Lenten Series on Sundays from 5:15 to 7:15 pm

April 3 – Last day for Lant and Amanda Davis at CPC; lunch and program following worship

April 13-16 – Photography for Pictorial Directory

April 22-24 Family Spring Retreat at Pyoca

April 30 – CPR Training Session

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:
Henry Darke 3/19; Simone Cline, Susan Powers, Shirley Slutz 3/20; Christopher Moulton, AnnaBeth Spencer 3/21; Ridge Holder 3/23; Brad Bough, Alan Holder 3/25

Liturgist: Andrew Conner
Children’s Moment: Jill Conner
Greeters: Ryan & Tiffany Grossman
Ushers: Jim Moles, Connor & Kendra Scanlon, Andrew & Rachael Spencer
Hosts: Spencer Family

Session Open & Close: Joe Harder, Bob McLaughlin
Bus Assistant: Dave Rader

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, March 20, 2016, Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday) (Year C)
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Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org

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