CPC e-news for March 7, 2014


Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and put a new and right spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence,
and do not take your holy spirit from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and sustain in me a willing spirit.
Psalm 51: 10-12

Church Calendar for March 7 – 15, 2014

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

Parents’ Night Out/Youth Movie Night

8:45 am Choir rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship – Baptism
11:30 am Fellowship Time – Baby Shower for Lilly Guell
3:00 pm Wabash Valley Youth Orchestra using fellowship hall and sanctuary
4:00 pm UCM Chili-Fest at St. Mark United Church of Christ
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 Racop home     

10:00 am Fine Arts Committee
4:00 pm Confirmation Class
6:30 pm Innovation Generation                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

11:15 Church Staff Meeting
7:00 pm Session meets


Lent devotions featuring readings by Henri Nouwen are available in the sanctuary and fellowship hall.

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 – MILKSHAKES ON MAR 16 (changed due to bad weather)!

Baby Shower – CLCA will host a “shower” for Lilly Guell on March 9.  She is the daughter of Matt Guell and Angel Hyde, and was born on February 15.  Come and greet Lilly and her family.  Cards and/or gifts may be given.

The annual Chili Fest to benefit United Campus Ministries will be Sunday, March 9 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at St Mark United Church of Christ.  Chili, hot dogs, veggie burgers and baked potatoes will be served.  There will be a silent auction and bake sale along with an art auction of the original works from the collection of Dr. Stephen Smithers, retired from ISU.

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 – An educational series will run each Sunday, March 9 – April 13 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm.  Supper will be served from 5:00 to 6:00 followed by worship and classes.  The preschool and elementary children will be doing activities related to Peacemaking.  The youth group study is “A Journey with Jesus in the 21st Century” (they will meet in the Central Youth room each week).  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.  Childcare will be provided for the youngest children.

Dates for your planning calendar:
April 25-27 Family Retreat at Pyoca
June 22 – 26 VBS at Central


Church Family –

The Seo family (William & Min and daughters Ezrina & Charis) will be back with us from South Korea for about two months between March 15 and roughly May 14.  William has just finished his military service and the family is in transition with plans to stay here for a few months to settle matters with their recent tragic home fire and to spend a few months in the warm embrace of CPC.  They will ultimately be returning to South Korea for at least a few years where William has taken on a new job and where he also has a base of operations that supports the HEMEFund project in Afghanistan.
Their housing plans while here in Terre Haute have very recently fallen through.  The family is graciously inquiring if anyone has space, or can connect them with someone who has space, for that two month period.  They are in need of a two bedroom unit of some kind and the ability to prepare meals.  They are also prepared to pay if/as needed, although their income is moderate, so something affordable, yet clean and safe, is desired.
You can connect with William at wseo68@hotmail.com.  Or you can contact me a jopowers@indstate.edu.
Thank you so much and God Bless.

Josh Powers
Member, CPC

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:

Sam Weber 3/9; Eunice Osburn, Jack Ragle 3/12; Claire VanNahmen 3/13; Anna Spydell 3/14; J.P. Mellor 3/15

Lectionary readings for March 9

1st Sunday in Lent, Gen. 2:15-17; 3:1-7; Psalm 32; Rom. 5:12-19; Matt 4:1-11

Reminders for Sunday, March 2
Liturgist: Fred Rubey
Children’s Moment: Leanne Holder
Greeter: Barb Goltry, Agnes Moles
Ushers: Paul & Linda Shaw, Murray & Eunice Pate, Fred Rubey
Hosts: CLCA; Haan family
Session Open and Close:  Joyce Cook, Don Lowder

Staff eMails:

Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org


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