CPC e-news for March 31, 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 has the final session on April 2. Supper will be served from 5:15 – 6:00 pm followed by worship and classes. There are classes for adults, youth and children and childcare for younger children.  The adult class is led by Rev. Kevin Buchanan to study the scriptures for the upcoming Sunday lectionary. Youth have study and activities led by Connor Scanlon. Elementary children (K-5th gr) meet with Cheryl Moles to experience “40 Days in 40 Ways.” The Church Life Church Action Commission will serve ham and beans (and turkey sandwiches) for supper this Sunday.
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 and from the youth. 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.
       2017  Spring Family Retreat at PYOCA           
Who: Members & friends of the Central Church family – of all ages

When: Friday, April 21, 7:00 pm to Sunday, April 23, 1:00 pm

Where: Pyoca Camp, Conference, & Retreat Center     Brownstown, IN (2 hour drive from Terre Haute
All weather cabins with 4 rooms; each room has 3 bunks and a bathroom

What: Fellowship, Worship, Sabbath time, and service work for Pyoca
Special activities for children and childcare during work time

Cost: $35 per person for adults and children 11 years and older; $20  5–10 years; free for younger children
($23 and $12 for one night)  This covers two nights lodging, snacks, Saturday breakfast & lunch, and Sunday breakfast.  The cost of a Sat. pizza supper will be shared.

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 31 – April 8, 2017
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org


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
1:00 pm ISU Donaghy Day

7:00 pm  Women’s Book Club

9:00 am CPR training

Dates for your planning calendar:
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
Spring Family Retreat at Pyoca – April 21-23
VBS – June 19-22 at Trinity Lutheran Church

Liturgist: Scott Paul-Bonham
Children’s Moment:
 Alvin Stinnett
Paul & Linda Shaw, Murray & Eunice Pate, Brenda Green
 Bough family
Session Open & Close:
 Kevin Christ, Bob McLaughlin
Bus Assistant:
Leanne Holder

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:
Amanda Davis 4/1; Judy Duffy 4/3

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, April 2, 2017, the Fifth Sunday in Lent (Year A)

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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