CPC e-news for March 24, 2017

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During building construction, worship will be in fellowship hall. A construction trailer is in the parking lot and all spots will be blocked off except handicap during the week.

Easter Sunday worship will be in the sanctuary at 10:30 am on April 16.  Chairs will be moved upstairs and we will celebrate the resurrection of our Lord. 

The annual Lenten Series will be each Sunday evening through April 2. Supper will be served from 5:15 – 6:00 pm followed by worship and classes. There will be classes for adults, youth and children and childcare for younger children.  Adults will have a class led by Rev. Kevin Buchanan to study the scriptures for the upcoming Sunday lectionary. Youth will have study and activities led by Connor Scanlon. Elementary children (K-5th gr) will meet with Cheryl Moles to experience “40 Days in 40 Ways.” The Mission Committee will serve supper this Sunday.
Thank you for your generous donations of $389.84 to the NOISY OFFERING!  This will go to the Pyoca Yurt Project along with our regular Sunday School offering.
Thank you to the Middle School Sunday School class for picking up trash in the parking garage and around the block last Sunday!
WTWO Channel 2 will be at Central to do some filming on Sunday, March 26. They will be at the back on the west side of fellowship hall. Parents who don’t wish to have their children on camera are encouraged to sit on the east rear seats.
A Meeting of the Congregation will be held on April 2 after worship to elect a member-at-large for Nominating Committee.
YOUTH FUNDRAISERA Burrito Bar (from Qdoba!) fundraiser supper will be held April 8 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Centenary United Methodist Church. Tickets are $15 per person which includes the burrito bar and drink. Children 5 and younger are free. A dessert auction will be held at 6:00 pm. Tickets will be available at both Central and Centenary church offices. A limited number will be available at the door. Funds will be used for the summer mission trip to Cincinnati.  Desserts are needed for the auction. Please sign up in fellowship hall to let Connor know that you will be bringing one.
A CLCA baby shower for Tess Templeton will be Sunday, April 9 following worship to welcome her to our church family. A table has been set up to receive cards and gifts if you desire to give. Everyone is welcome to join the celebration that morning.
CPR training will be offered at Central on Saturday, April 8 at 9:00 am. Dennis Stewart, CPR Guru, will guide us through life saving procedures for adults, children & infants. You can either receive certification ($25) which is good for 2 years or participate without being certified (free). This includes AED training. Please notify Cheryl Moles if you will be attending. Allow 2 1/2 to 3 hours for the training.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be on April 15th at Collett Park from 10:00 to 11:30 am. All children are welcome to join the fun. Bring your basket!
Orders for Easter Flowers are now being received in the church office. You may purchase lily, tulip or daffodil plants for $8.50 each.
The annual Pyoca Family Retreat is April 21-23. Register now for this fun event. All ages and abilities are welcomed.
Holypalooza will be held at Central on September 17. Subcommittees are being formed to organize the event. Please consider helping with the service project, publicity or children’s ministry. A sign-up is in fellowship hall.
“The Jesus Way” VBS will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church on June 19-22 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. More information will be coming.
It is time to register for summer church camp! Go to www.pyoca.org for information and to register.
Church Calendar for March 24 – April 1, 2017
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org

2:00 pm Synod meeting in Indianapolis (Cheryl Moles POV Commissioner)

10:00 am Presbytery Assembly at Mitchell (Alan Harder – CPC Commissioner)

3/26   (Herald deadline)
8:45 am Choir rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School for all ages (children’s music at 9:30)
10:30 am Worship
5:15 pm Lenten Series supper
6:00 pm Lenten Series worship
6:15 pm Lenten Series classes

11:00 am Family Prayer Group

10:00 am Seekers and Searchers Women’s Bible Study

12:30 pm Personnel Committee meets


Dates for your planning calendar:
Lenten Educational Series – Each Sunday, March 5 – April 9
Youth Group Fundraiser Supper – April 8, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, at Centenary UMC
Easter Egg hunt – April 15 at Collett Park (time TBA)
Easter – April 16 (watch for location)
Spring Family Retreat at Pyoca – April 21-23
VBS – June 19-22 at Trinity Lutheran Church

Liturgist: Al Holder
Children’s Moment:
 Leanne Holder
Lance & Brenda Weatherwax, Nancy Johnson, Susy Hawk
 Christ family
Session Open & Close:
Judy Duffy, Al Holder
Bus Assistant:
Fred Simmons

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:
Brad Bough, Al Holder 3/25

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, March 26, 2017, the Fourth Sunday in Lent (Year A)
First Reading 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Psalm 23
Second Reading Ephesians 5:8-14
Gospel John 9:1-41

Staff eMails:

  • Transitional Pastor – Rev. Kevin Buchanan: kevin@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
  • 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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