CPC e-news for March 28, 2014


The shepherd walks with you in the midst of your trials.  The darkness is not changed, but rather you are changed when you receive the gift of his presence.

Robert W. Fisher
Reflection on Psalm 23

Church Calendar for March 28-April 5, 2014

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

10:00 am POV Assembly in Bloomington

8:45 am Choir rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship, 4th Sunday of Lent
11:30 am Fellowship Time
5:00 pm Lent Supper begins; 7th Cents Youth Group
6:00 pm  Lent Worship
6:15 pm Lenten Series study                                                                                                                                                                 

12:00 pm Family Prayer Group at church                                                                                                                                                                                             

11:15 am Church Staff Meeting
12:00 pm I & S meets
5:30 pm Deacons meet

7:00 pm Women’s Book Club

5:30 pm Parents’ Night Out



Lent devotions featuring readings by Henri Nouwen are available in the sanctuary and fellowship hall.
PRAYER TREES FOR LENT – Have you noticed the six “trees” in Fellowship Hall?  These are prayer trees!  During Lent, add your specific prayers (forgiveness, thanksgiving, for the world, for patience, wisdom and praise) by writing them on the leaf attached to each tree, pin the leaf to the tree either showing your prayer or turned away as you prefer.  There is no limit to the prayers that you can add.  Let’s bring spring to the trees while focusing on prayer during Lent.

Sunday School classes meet each week at 9:30 am. Preschool – room 108; Younger Elementary (K-2nd) – room 202; Older Elementary (3rd – 5th) room 103; Middle School – room 200; 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.  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.

Surrell Scholarship Applications are available in the church office.  2014 High School Seniors and current college students (including non-traditional) who are part of the CPC family, whether by membership or church life participation, may apply.  The deadline to return the application is April 30 and none will be accepted after that date.  See Sandy Mead or Amanda Davis for more information.

2014 Lenten Series – The educational series continues each Sunday through April 13 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm.  Supper will be served from 5:00 to 6:00 followed by worship and classes.  Adults will have an interesting discussion using the study “Faithful Citizen: Living Responsibly in a Global Society” exploring how our individualism focus can faithfully respond to global issues.  Fred Haan will lead the discussion of “Towards a Secure Community of Nations.”  Children and youth will enjoy a movie this week. Childcare will be provided for the youngest children.  CLCA will have spaghetti casserole for supper.

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.

EASTER FLOWER orders are due March 31!  An order form is in the bulletin or in the Herald on the website (www.thcpc.org)

The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be on April 12 at 4:00 pm at Deming Park.  Watch for more details.

Register now for the Spring Family Retreat at Pyoca is April 25-27.  All ages are welcome to join the fun of time with your church family and doing service work for the camp.  The cost is $35 per person for adults and $20 for children ages 5 to 10 years for two nights lodging and breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday.  One night is $23 for adults and $12 for children.  Children age 4 and younger are free.  The cost of pizza supper on Saturday will be shared.

The Moles/Goltry family will host Easter dinner at noon on April 20.  If you are alone or  want to share Easter with your church family, we would love for you to join us.  Please sign up in fellowship hall.

Dates for your planning calendar:
Maundy Thursday service – April 17  7:00 pm (Childcare provided)
Good Friday service – April 18    12:00 pm at Central;  7:00 pm at St. Stephen’s Episcopal (joint – Central, Centenary, St. Stephen’s) Childcare provided at both
April 25-27 Family Retreat at Pyoca
May 4 – 7th Cents Talent Show
June 22 – 26 VBS at Central  6:00 – 8:30 pm

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.  Please be patient until we can find a better way to make this work.

Happy Birthday to:
Michael Mardis 3/29; Kristen Ragle 3/30; Amanda Davis 4/1; Judy Duffy 4/3; Meredith Adler, Mary Exi Dzakpasu 4/4

Lectionary readings for March 30

4th Sunday in Lent, 1 Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23; Eph. 5:8-14; John 9:1-41

Reminders for Sunday, March 30

Liturgist: Cheryl Moles
Children’s Moment: Kevin Christ
Greeter: Max & Carolyn Payne
Ushers: Jon & Kirsten Ford, Brad & Susan Bough, Todd & Beth Whitaker
Hosts: Agnes Moles, Barb Goltry
Session Open and Close:  Joyce Cook, Don Lowder

Staff eMails:

Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org


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