CPC e-news for April 3, 2015

THOUGHT FOR TODAY

It’s Friday…but Sunday is coming!

A Smile from Holy Week

Cheryl, reading from the Jesus Storybook Bible: “Jesus knew it was nearly time for him to leave the world and to go back to God. I won’t be with you long, he said. You are going to be very sad. But God’s Helper will come. And then you’ll be filled up with a Forever Happiness that won’t ever leave. So don’t be afraid. you are my friends and I love you. Then they sang their favorite song. And walked up to their favorite place, an olive garden.”

Child: “Olive Garden! Jesus went to Olive Garden? I love Olive Garden!”

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

April 5 – Easter Worship 10:30 am

The One Great Hour of Sharing offering will be received on Easter Sunday. This denominational offering assists thee programs — Self Development of People, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, and the Presbyterian Hunger Program.  Through your gifts, persons in their darkest days will experience hope and joy in Jesus’ name.  Offering envelopes will be in the bulletins on Sunday.  Kids, bring your filled fish banks!!

The Mission Committee is collecting items each month that will benefit community agencies.  Please bring your donations and place them in the grocery cart in fellowship hall.
April – Baby Month – disposable diapers and wipes
May- Personal Care Items
June – Food Bank

EASTER SUNDAY DINNER – The Mission Committee is hosting lunch at 12:30 pm on April 5.  Please help invite college students that will be in town and international members of the community to join Central members in the meal.  Lamb, ham and yeast rolls will be provided and church members are asked to bring a side dish.  Members and families are welcome.  Sign up in fellowship hall or contact Amanda Davis to let her know what you will bring.

During the Sundays of the Easter Season, the lectionary substitutes lessons from the book of The Acts of the Apostles for the Old Testament reading.  Acts is 28 chapters about the living out of the Resurrection of Jesus in the early Church.  Therefore, church members and families are encouraged to read four chapters of The Acts of the Apostles each week for the next seven weeks.

Surrell Scholarship applications are now available in the church office.  Funds are available for graduating seniors and current college students (including non-traditional) who are part of the CPC family, whether by membership or participation in church life.  Applications must be returned to the church office by April 30, 2015 to be considered.

Adult Sunday School class – A class on Faith and Science goes through April 12.  Scott Paul-Bonham facilitates the discussion in fellowship hall classroom A/B. All adults and youth are welcome.

Sunday School classes meet each week at 9:30 am. Preschool – room 108;  Elementary – room 202; Middle School and High School – room 201; Adults and Young Adults: Faith and Science – FH Classroom A/B Christian Parenting – FH Classroom C.  Children and youth will have a combined Sunday School class on April 5.

The Sunday School offering is money for milk at 14th and Chestnut.  Bring your coins for a little fun while giving this year!

The annual PYOCA Family Spring Retreat is April 24-26.  You can come to the camp for the entire weekend or for one day.  The church family gathers for a weekend of fun, work and worship at our church camp in Brownstown, IN.  Lodging is in the all weather cabins.  We have camp fire and worship on Friday night, and Saturday is devoted to doing 4 hours of work for the camp (it gives us reduced rates and does our hearts good) in between worship and play.  On Sunday morning, we have worship at 10:30, lunch and pack up to leave.  Childcare is provided during the work times.  All ages and abilities are welcome to join. Registration begins on April 5.  The cost is $35 for adults and children age 11 and older; $20 for children 5 – 10 years; free for children younger than 5.  One night is $23 and $12.  This includes lodging, Saturday and Sunday breakfast and Saturday lunch.  The cost of pizza is shared on Saturday night.  See Cheryl Moles or Jill Conner for more information.

A baby shower to celebrate the birth of AnnaBeth Spencer will be on April 19 during the fellowship hour.  You may bring a card or gift for the baby, if you desire.

Continue to bring the plastic caps and lids.  They will be given to Art Totality for another bench.

Dates for your planning calendar:

April 5 – Easter

April 19 LIFE (Creation/Earth Day) 11:45 – 1:00 pm

April 24-26 Pyoca Family Retreat

May 17 – Youth Sunday and youth group pasta fundraiser lunch at Central

May 24 – Pentecost; LIFE lunch and program

June 14-18 VBS
Church Calendar for  April 3 – 11, 2015
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org

4/4
11:00 am Choir Easter Rehearsal

4/5
8:45 am  Choir Rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School for all ages
10:30 am Worship; Easter Sunday with baptism and Holy Communion
12:00 pm Mission Committee Easter lunch

4/6
11:00 am Family Prayer Group

4/9
7:00 pm Women’s Book Club

4/10
5:30 pm Parents’ Night Out
7:00 pm Easter Egg Hunt
9:00 pm Youth Lock-in at Centenary

4/11
9:00 am Youth Lock-in ends

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:
Judy Duffy 4/3; Meredith Adler, Mary Exi Dzakpasu 4/4; Teddy Lenderman, Greg Simmons 4/9; Beth Whitaker 4/10; Leslie Cook, Andrew Simmons 4/11

Reminders for Sunday, April 5
Liturgist: Scott Paul-Bonham
Children’s Moment: Lant Davis
Greeters: Dan & Cheri Bradley
Ushers: Sean & Amanda Mang, Fred Rubey, Paul & Linda Shaw
Hosts: Bough family
Session Open & Close: Susan Hoffman, Joe Harder
Bus Assistant: Fred Simmons

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, April 5, 2015,
the Resurrection of the Lord (Easter Day) (Year B)

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