CPC e-news for November 23, 2016

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Hanging of the Greens will take place Tuesday November 29  with a pizza supper served from 5:15 to 6:00. Decorating from 6:00 to 7:00 and a brief dedication service at 7:00 pm. This is for all ages and abilities. Childcare will be provided for the youngest children.
The Advent Devotional is available for pick-up in fellowship hall. The children will receive Advent calendars.
PICTORIAL DIRECTORIES are in fellowship hall for pick-up!  Apologies for the errors, especially in the directory section. Multiple proofs were made, but the transfer of our data base to the directory company just wouldn’t go through correctly.
CONTINUING NEED – UCM FOOD PANTRY NEEDS DONATIONSLET’S FILL OUR GROCERY CART EVERY SUNDAY
The United Campus Ministries Food Pantry is out of food. UCM is looking for donations. With an increase number of students using the food pantry this semester, they are finding it hard to keep the shelves stocked.
Here’s the food pantry list:
· Canned soup
· Ramen noodles
· Canned meat
· Macaroni
· Bread
· Pasta
· Granola bars
· Canned fruit
· Canned beans
· Pasta sauce
· Cereal
· Oatmeal
· Peanut butter and jelly
· Sandwich crackers
· Popcorn
There is an Angel Tree to fill Christmas food baskets for 14th and Chestnut families. Please take a tag and return the food item by December 4. Hams and pie crust may be put in the refrigerator or freezer. These items go on the TABLE WITH THE TREE. Items in the grocery cart will go to UCM food pantry.
ADVENT STUDY – Rev. Kevin Buchanan will be leading a class on The First Christmas: What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’s Birth by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan on the four Sundays in Advent (11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18) at 9:30 am in the Lounge (room 202). This is an intergenerational discussion for middle school, high school and adults. Everyone is invited to come and add meaning to the holiday season.
Church Calendar for November 23 – Dec. 3, 2016
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org

11/24-25
Church Office Closed

11/27
8:45 am Choir rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School for all ages
10:00 am Children’s Music
10:30 am Worship; 1st Sunday of Advent

11/28
11:00 am Family Prayer Group

11/29 
5:15 pm Hanging of the Greens 

11/30 
12:30 Personnel Committee

12/1
11:45 am POV reception for retiring Stated Clerk
1:00 pm POV Assembly in Mitchell

 

Dates for your planning calendar:

November 27 First Sunday in Advent

November 29 Hanging of the Greens

December 11 Christmas Cantata

December 18 Children/Youth Christmas Program

December 24 Christmas Eve Musical Prelude and Worship

December 25 Christmas Day Worship

REMINDERS FOR SUNDAY, November 27
Liturgist: Chuck Shutt
Children’s Moment:
 Kevin Christ
Greeters:
 Josh & Susan Powers
Ushers:
Max & Carolyn Payne, Lance & Brenda Weatherwax, John & Eileen Whalen, Phil & Kay Farmer
Hosts:

Session Open & Close:
Bob McLaughlin, Bob Guell
Bus Assistant: 
Dave Rader
Lighting Advent Candle: Holder family

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:
Erin Lucas 11/24; Agnes Moles, Eileen Whalen 11/28; Keith Hawkins 11/29; Emmanuel Aouad 11/30

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, November 27, 2016, the First Sunday of Advent (Year A)
First Reading Isaiah 2:1-5
Psalm 122:1-9
Second Reading Romans 13:11-14
Gospel Matthew 24:36-44

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Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org

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