CPC e-news for March 5, 2016


Lenten Devotionals from Presbyterians Today are available in fellowship hall and the sanctuary.
The Lenten Educational Series continues each Sunday evening through 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 12-17 will be discussed this week.
The Youth Group will provide a taco bar for supper.

On Communion Sundays members are asked to make a voluntary contribution to aid the distressed and afflicted of our community.  Please consider a gift, using the Deacons’ Fund pew envelopes.   The Deacons use the funds to provide bereavement meals, vouchers for utility bills, holiday food baskets and others ways to help the church family and the community.

Baby Shower  Let’s welcome baby Amzi Davis!  A table in the fellowship hall is ready to receive cards.   If you wish to give a gift, gift cards or small gifts would be preferable, as these will be transported with Lant and Amanda.  We will “shower” Amzi Sunday March 6th through Sunday March 13th. Grandparents, Lant and Amanda Davis, will proudly show pictures and accept our congratulations.

THIS SUNDAY – The mission committee will collect food for the United Campus Ministries food pantry on the first Sunday of each month.
Thank you for any contributions to our food pantry you can make.  Please remember we need unopened packages and non-expired items to distribute.
Also Since this is a food pantry for college students we need your help to providing items that are easy to prepare and small containers for one or two people.
Peanut butter
Almond butter
Nuts or Trail mix
Canned meat or fish
Canned fruit or vegetables
Mac and cheese
Sauces for pasta
Dried Fruit
Hygiene items
Laundry detergent

St. Mark United Church of Christ is hosting a Chili Fest with a silent auction and bake shop on Sunday, March 6 to benefit United Campus Ministries. Serving is from 4 to 7 pm. Admission is $10 and $5 for children 10 and younger. Desserts are extra.

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.

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!

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.

A sign-up to give sanctuary flowers is posted in fellowship hall. The cost for flowers is $33 per Sunday. You may sign up or call to the church office to reserve a special date in the spring.

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!

Audio recordings of sermons now available:
Did you miss a sermon?  Oh no!  But fret not, all is not lost; audio recordings of Lant’s and Scott’s sermons are now available on the church website, www.thcpc.org.    All of the August sermons have been successfully added.  There are also some (but not all) of the sermons from earlier in 2014 and 2015.   To find them, either go to this link: https://www.thcpc.org/sermons/  or, from the church homepage, select “About Us” and then “Sermons” to see the list. (Sometimes you may need to click on “Browse Series” once you are on the “Sermons” page to see the most recent addition.)  Sermon recordings should normally appear on the website the same afternoon they have been delivered.

Church Calendar for March 5 – 12, 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; 4th Sunday in Lent; Holy Communion
11:30 am 7th Cents Youth Group lunch and lazer tag; supper prep
11:45 am High Ground rehearsal

5:15 pm Lenten Series

11:00 am Family Prayer Group

1:00 pm VBS Planning Team

7:00 pm Session meets

Dates for your planning calendar:

February 21 – March 20 – Lenten Series on Sundays from 5:15 to 7:15pm

March 6 – Baby Shower for Amzi Davis

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:
Lant Davis, Drake McCoy, Sally Rubey 3/6; Sam Weber 3/9; Jack Ragle 3/12

Liturgist: Brad Bough
Children’s Moment: Megan Rader
Greeters: Richard & Ellie Templeton
Ushers: Paul Shaw, Murray & Eunice Pate, Bill & Brenda Green
Hosts: Ford Family

Session Open & Close: 
Bus Assistant: Don Lowder

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, March 6, 2016, the Fourth Sunday in Lent (Year C)
*Sermon text
First Reading Joshua 5:9-12
Psalm Psalm 32
Second Reading 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
*Gospel Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32


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