CPC e-news for March 9, 2018
5:30 pm Parents’ Night Out
10:30 am Worship
5:45 pm Lenten Series Worship
6:00 pm Lenten Series Classes and Youth Group
11:00 am Family Prayer Group
11:15 am Church Staff Meeting
5:00 pm Deacons meet
7:00 pm Session meets
March 4 – March 18 Sunday evenings – Lenten Series
March 29 – Maundy Thursday Service at Unity 7:00 pm
March 30 – Good Friday Service 12 noon
April 1 – Easter
April 27-29, 2018 Pyoca Family Spring Retreat
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS – Don’t be late on Sunday morning!
Classes for all 6:00 – 7:30 pm
All members and friends of all ages and abilities are welcome to join the time to relax, play, work
and worship together in the quiet and beauty of Pyoca Camp, Conference and Retreat Center in Brownstown, IN.
Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 24 at 10:00 am at Collett Park. All children up to 5th grade are welcome to join. Bring your basket!
By: Josh Powers, Chair, CPC Mission Committee
People continue to be displaced around the world in large numbers for a variety of reasons and find themselves refugees. As Christians, we are called to be neighbors. During the month of March, there are a number of refugee and immigrant activities happening and the Mission Committee hopes you will consider attending one or more of them.
March 11: Meet Our Neighbors: A Story of Moving to Terre Haute from Syria (12:45pm; St, Benedict’s Parish Center, 111 S. 9th St.)
Drs. Angele and Nawar Mercho will share their journey story of moving to Terre Haute from Syria. This program is part of St. Benedict’s Lenten activities linked to the call by Pope Francis’ Share the Journey campaign, challenging us all to pursue a culture of encounter and to see people on the move with open hearts and minds.
**AT CENTRAL** March 18: Seen for Syria, a Presentation by Soulaf Abas (Dinner – 5-5:45pm; Worship 5:45-6pm; Presentation 6-7:30pm; Right here at CPC as part of the Lenten Series) Soulaf (Soully) Abas is an Assistant Professor of Art at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, She was born and raised in Damascus, Syria. Her family is still in Damascus. Soully has shown her work nationally and internationally, and traveled to many countries in the Middle East and Europe to participate in artist residencies and exhibitions. Soully is the author of “Me and You” a book of pictures and letters created by children in art therapy classes at Ryves Hall and at a Syrian refugee camp.
March 23: Walk in a Refugee’s Shoes: A Simulation (10am – 2pm – tentative; Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, location TBD)
This powerful simulation is coming to Terre Haute, thanks to the leadership of the student community at St. Joseph University Parish and Friar Mario Serrano. If you have not experienced a refugee simulation, this one can provide powerful perspective on what it is really like beyond what one just sees in the news. More information will be coming. For a perspective on what this event is like, here is a link to the simulation done in Indy summer 2017.
REMINDERS FOR SUNDAY, March 11
Greeters: Chuck & Jean Shutt
Liturgist: Kevin Christ
Children’s Moment: Scott Paul-Bonham
Hosts: Paul & Linda Shaw
Session Open & Close: Al Holder, Lance Weatherwax
Bus Assistant: Bill Green
Offering Counting: Barb, Fred
Happy Birthday to:
Sam Weber 3/9; Jack Ragle 3/12; Anna Spydell 3/14; Diane Giltner, Min Seo 3/16; Caroline Christ, Peter Christ 3/17
Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, March 11, 2018, the Fourth Sunday in Lent (Year B)
- First Reading Numbers 21:4-9
- Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22
- Second Reading Ephesians 2:1-10
- Gospel John 3:14-21
- Transitional Pastor – Rev. Kevin Buchanan: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Christian Educator – Cheryl Moles: email@example.com
- Church/Financial Secretary – Sarah Kelsheimer: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Youth Director – Connor Scanlon: email@example.com
- Music Director – Mark Carlisle: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facility information/concerns – email@example.com
- Kids Hope – Donna Paul-Bonham – firstname.lastname@example.org
Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: http://www.presbyteryov.org
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