CPC e-news for November 21, 2015

Sovereign God, ruler of all creation, you sent Jesus to testify to the truth: that you alone are the Lord of life. Help us to listen always to his voice so that we may proclaim his realm of justice, peace, and endless love; through Christ, who reigns forever.

HANGING OF THE GREENS – December 2 (Wednesday) – Pizza supper at 5:30; Decorating 6:00 – 7:00 pm; Dedication 7:00 – 7:15 pm
Everyone is welcome to join the fun of preparing our church building for the Advent and Christmas seasons. Childcare is provided for children too young to help decorate.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM – All available children and youth in 3rd – 12th grades are needed for rehearsals on Nov 22, 29 and Dec. 6 from 11:45 (following worship) to 12:30 in the sanctuary. Dress rehearsal will be on December 12 at 9:00 am. If you can’t be at a rehearsal due to the holidays, but want to be in the program, please see Cheryl Moles.

PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT  December 4 – Please read carefully as it is a little confusing 

>Children 3 years and younger – Childcare and supper at Central from 5:30 – 9:00 pm – Childcare workers will be on hand to care for these little ones. Please RSVP to Cheryl Moles for young children.

>Girls 4 years and older (and 3 year olds that parents want to participate) – gather at Central for supper and Princess Party Events – Renee Newton, Erin Pugh, Kendra Scanlon and youth girls will supervise. Children that are not staying overnight should be picked up at 9:00 pm. Those staying over are to be picked up at 8:00 am on Saturday. Bring sleeping bag and pillow, pjs and personal needs.  Dress appropriately for weather to attend Miracle on 7th Street. Please RSVP to Connor Scanlon.

>Boys 4 years and older (and 3 year olds that parents want to participate) – gather at Centenary for supper and Boys’ Night. Bring sleeping bag and pillow, pjs, and personal needs.  Boys that are not staying overnight should be picked up at 9:00 pm. Those sleeping over are to be picked up at 8:00 am on Saturday. Connor Scanlon, youth boys and players to be named later will supervise.  Dress appropriately for weather to attend Miracle on 7th Street. Please RSVP to Connor Scanlon.

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 – room 201; Exploring the Book of Confessions – FH Classroom B; Christian Parenting – FH Classroom C.

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.

Dates for your planning calendar:

December 2 – Hanging of the Greens

December 4 – Parents’ Night Out/Princess Party/Boys’ Night

December 12 – Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal 9:00 am

December 13 – Christmas Program during worship

December 24 – Christmas Eve Service 7:00 pm

Church Calendar for November 21 – 28, 2015
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; Christ the King Sunday
11:30 am Christmas Program Rehearsal for 3rd grade and older
5:00 pm 7th Cents Youth Group meet at Centenary

11:00 am Family Prayer Group

11:15 am Church Staff meeting

11/26 & 27
Church Office closed for Thanksgiving

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:
Xander Green, Josh Powers, Linda Shaw 11/21; Gary Jenkins 11/22; Erin Lucas 11/24; Yae Eun Kim 11/27; Agnes Moles, Eileen Whalen 11/28; Keith Hawkins 11/29; Emmanuel Aouad 11/30

Reminders for Sunday, November 22
Liturgist: Chuck Shutt
Children’s Moment: Jean Shutt
Greeters: Ford family
Ushers: Max & Carolyn Payne, Lance & Brenda Weatherwax, John & Eileen Whalen
Hosts: Donna Garrison, Barbara Schmitt
Session Open & Close: Brad Bough, Bob McLaughlin
Bus Assistant: Brad Bough

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, November 22, 2015, Christ the King (Reign of Christ) Sunday (Year B)
First Reading 2 Samuel 23:1-7
Psalm Psalm 132:1-12 (13-18)
Second Reading Revelation 1:4b-8
Gospel John 18:33-37


Staff eMails:

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

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