CPC e-news for May 8, 2015

God has designs for our future…and He has designed us for the future.  He has given us something to do in the future that no one else can do.
-Ruth Senter


The next Parents’ Night Out will be on May 15.  There will not be PNO in June or July.

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.
May- Personal Care Items
June – Food Bank

The Farrington Grove Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Mark Carlisle will have programs at Central on May 8 at 7:00 pm and at Unity Presbyterian Church on May 12 at 7:00 pm.  The programs include both sacred and secular works and admission is free and open to the public.

Ladies’ May Breakfast – Saturday, May 16 at 9:30 am.  Childcare is provided.

YOUTH SUNDAY and FUNDRAISER LUNCH – May 17 at Central.  Stay after the annual youth service for a pasta lunch to benefit the 7th Cents Youth Group Mission trip to Buckhorn, KY in July.  A free will offering will be collected, but $10 a person is suggested.

The Deacons with the assistance of Luke Bailey are willing to help you check your smoke detector to be sure that it is working correctly.  Sign up on Sunday in fellowship hall or contact Carla Bailey at carlajbailey.1965@gmail.com or call 812-241-8789 if you need help with this life saving home maintenance task.

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 through May 24.

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.

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

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

Dates for your planning calendar:

May 10 – Youth Sunday at Centenary United Methodist; Graduate recognition & Scholarship presentations at Central

May 16 – Ladies’ Breakfast 9:30 am

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

May 24 – Pentecost

June 14-18 VBS

July 16-19 Youth Mission Trip to Buckhorn, KY
July 17-19 Adult/Family Mission Trip to Buckhorn, KY
Church Calendar for  May 1-9, 2015
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org

7:00 pm Farrington Grove Chorale Concert at Central

8:45 am  Choir Rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School for all ages (Youth Sunday service at Centenary)
10:30 am Worship; Graduate recognition
11:45 am High Ground Rehearsal

11:00 am Family Prayer Group – lunch will be served

10:00 am Fine Arts Committee meets 

11:15 am Church Staff meeting
7:00 pm Session meets

5:30 pm Parents’ Night Out/Youth Movie Night

9:30 am Ladies’ Brunch


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:
Paul Ekstrom 5/8; Jon Harder 5/9; Maddison Judge 5/10; Jean Shutt 5/12; Danielle Payne, Christopher Spencer 5/13; Todd Whitaker 5/15

Reminders for Sunday, May 10
Liturgist: Cheri Bradley
Children’s Moment: Scott Racop
Greeters: Keith & Monica Hawkins
Ushers: 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students
Hosts: John & Eileen Whalen
Session Open & Close: Linda Shaw, Al Holder
Bus Assistant: Dave Rader

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, May 10, 2015,
the Sixth Sunday of Easter (Year B)

First Reading Acts 10:44-48
Psalm Psalm 98:1-9
Second Reading 1 John 5:1-6
Gospel John 15:9-17


Staff eMails:

Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org
resbyterian Church (U.S.A.) website: www.pcusa.org

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