CPC e-news for October 1, 2016

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On Communion Sundays members are asked to make a voluntary contribution to aid the distressed and afflicted of our community.  Please consider a gift, using the Deacons’ Fund pew envelopes.   The Deacons use the funds to provide bereavement meals, vouchers for utility bills, holiday food baskets and others ways to help the church family and the community.
Your support of the Peace & Global Witness Offering acknowledges that a wilderness of conflict may surround us, but we are not abandoned there. If we open our eyes to the possibilities of peace, we see God has set a table for anyone willing to take a seat. The Peace and Global Witness Offering will be received during the worship service on Sunday, October 2.
There will be a called meeting of the congregation on Sunday, October 23 in the sanctuary after worship. The purpose of the meeting is to approve a bridge loan to finance building repairs.
Information was recently sent to all members regarding our church renovations and the need for a capital campaign to raise monies for said repairs. Below is a list of meeting to discuss the repairs and capital campaign. Sign up sheets will be in the fellowship hall for your to select which meeting best fits your schedule.
Monday, October 10 7 pm— 9pm Bob & Mary McLaughlin, 10 E. Wedgeway Drive
Tuesday, October 11 7 pm— 9 pm Chuck & Sandy Culp, 335 So. Lakeview Drive
Wednesday, October 12 7 pm-9 pm Scott & Sinwon Racop, 4060 Golf Bag Lane
Friday, October 14 7 pm-9 pm Brad & Susan Bough, 1391 Watertree Road
Sunday, October 16 3 pm –5 pm Kevin & Beth Christ, 7760 N. Weger
Tuesday, October 18 7 pm- 9 pm Dave & Diane Giltner, 175 Deming Lane
Saturday, October 22 1 pm- 3 pm Central Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
Sunday, October 23 After worship In sanctuary
Sunday, October 30 After worship In sanctuary (if necessary)
Our Kids Hope ministry is in need of mentors, substitute mentors and prayer partners for the new school year. If you would like to make a difference in the life of a child at Deming Elementary School, please contact Suzanne Downs at suzanne@thcpc.org for more information.  In addition, volunteers are needed to help with the Backpack Program that provides food for children in their school over the weekend and during holidays. Deming Elementary services the most children in the district in this program with 170 children getting food weekly.  We need volunteers on Wednesday or Thursday that would be willing to come stuff backpacks for about an hour. The time will be determined by the group of volunteers.  PLEASE SAVE PLASTIC GROCERY BAGS TO BE USED TO PACK THE FOOD EACH WEEK. A BIN IS IN FELLOWSHIP HALL TO COLLECT THEM. THANKS!
HEMEFund Project Update: William and Min Seo and family return to Terre Haute this Tuesday. William is anxious to catch us up on the vocational school projects in Afghanistan. He will be making two presentations on October 9. One at 9:30 am and one during fellowship time. All are welcome to either session in the fellowship hall classroom.
The 2016 BOOKS, BAKERY AND BARGAINS BAZAAR is November 4th and 5th. You may bring books and gently used items to the church. Place them in the storage room as you enter the south side door. Nancy Rubey and Abby Simmons will be glad to give you more information about the Bazaar.
To the Session and other members of Central Presbyterian Church
I had the privilege of leading worship and preaching at Central 16 times between Lant’s departure and Kevin’s arrival.  It was a wonderful period of spiritual growth and joy for me, because I knew I was being faithfully prayed for by the congregation.  I was immensely grateful for the steady attendance during the Spring and Summer, even though I was bold to select a great variety of hymns and use some different worship styles.  I appreciate the great support and encouragement of Central Presbyterian’s Worship Commission and the wisdom and grace of the Session during this interim season.  I have been presented a most generous monetary gift from the congregation.  I will use these funds to go visit Nathan at Presbyterian College in October and travel around the southeast a bit with Donna.  I have been so deeply blessed by Central Presbyterian, and I trust and pray our gracious God has brought good out of my preaching and teaching.

In Christ’s Love,
Scott Paul-Bonham

Church Calendar for October 1-8, 2016
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; Holy Communion
5:00 pm 7th Cents Youth Group at Fairbanks Park

11:00 am Family Prayer Group
5:30 pm Youth Group Girls’ Bible Study

12:30 pm Personnel Committee

5:00 pm Deacons meet
7:00 pm Choir Cantanta Rehearsal

6:00 pm Book Club at McLaren’s home

Dates for your planning calendar:

November 4 & 5 Fall Bazaar

December 11 Christmas Cantata

Children’s Moment:
 Valeri Kershaw
 Jim & Cheryl Moles
Paul & Linda Shaw, Murray & Eunice Pate, Tom Bogigian
Donna Garrison, Kathleen Smith
Session Open & Close:
Luanne Tilstra, Al Holder
Bus Assistant:
Bill Green

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:
Fred Rubey 10/2; Sophia Spencer, Jack Turman, Jr 10/3; James Turman 10/6

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, October 2, 2016, the Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)

Staff eMails:
  • Transitional Pastor – Rev. Kevin Buchanan: kevin@thcpc.org
  • Christian Educator – Cheryl Moles: cheryl@thcpc.org
  • Church/Financial Secretary – Sarah Kelsheimer: sarah@thcpc.org
  • Youth Director – Connor Scanlon: connor@thcpc.org
  • Music Director – Mark Carlisle: mark.carlisle@indstate.edu
  • Facility information/concerns – facilities@thcpc.org
  • Kids Hope – Suzanne Downs: suzanne@thcpc.org

Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org

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