CPC e-news for September 1, 2017
10:30 am Worship; Holy Communion
Church Office closed
9/1-9/15 Sarah Kelsheimer on vacation
7:00 pm Holypalooza Choir Rehearsal
5:00 pm Deacons meet
7:00 pm Women’s Book Club (Lilac Girls by Martha Kelly)
5:30 pm Parents’ Night Out
Dates for your planning calendar:
September 16 – Servicepalooza
September 17 – Holypalooza Worship, UCM BBQ
September 30 – Saleapalooza
Donations to the Deacons’ Fund this month will be sent to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance to help with Hurricane Harvey victims. These gifts are accepted on Communion Sunday.
“Here I Am Lord” is our Sunday School theme. Classes for preschool through adult begin on September 10 at 9:30 am.
Thank you to everyone that helped with the pancake breakfast last week.
Thank you to Kendra Scanlon for helping get a picture of each child with the sanctuary cross based on the logo I had chosen. We will continue to get everyone’s pictures done.
HOLYPALOOZA will be held at Central on September 17. This is a joint worship at 10 am at Central and celebration of the ministries for Central Presbyterian, Centenary United Methodist, and St. Stephen’s Episcopal churches along with United Campus Ministries. The UCM annual fundraiser BBQ will be held the same day.
SERVICEPALOOZA – the four ministries will be working together on various service projects over the next few weeks. Childcare will be available on Saturday morning, Sept. 16 for those participating in projects. Elementary children and youth will have supervised projects during those times.
Collect items for the food pantries at UCM and 14th and Chestnut Community Center. Central has specific items to bring for the Sundays leading up to Holypalooza. Each church is focusing on 2 or 3 different items each week so that a good mix is received overall. Please follow this schedule:
Sept. 3 – Tuna; Gravy (can or jar)
Sept. 10 – Ramen noodles; Stuffing mix
Sept. 17 Spaghetti & Sauce
SAWS ramp build – on September 16. Let Josh Powers know by August 21 if you will be helping with this vital ministry to the community. Ramps are built for those who may otherwise be homebound due to not having a way to get out of their house in a wheelchair.
Race for the Cure Survivor brunch – will be hosted at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. The children of the churches are making cards to be given to the survivors. A few volunteers are needed to help. See Kevin Buchanan or Josh Powers to sign up.
Volunteers are needed to help with the UCM BBQ fundraiser. Set-up and cooking is on Saturday.
Salt Shakers, 2017-18 Once again, it is time to shake the salt!
Traditionally, the Salt Shakers Dinners have mixed a different group of 7 – 9 people three times a year. A designated host schedules the evening. For each meeting the participants have been shaken up so they get to be with someone different. It is a great way to meet new people and learn new things about old friends.
As requested, we are making a few changes this year.
- To enable more of our younger members to participate, we’re starting an option that could include children. As you’ll see on the signup sheets, you can indicate whether you are open to a family atmosphere or whether you’d prefer to be in an adults only grouping.
- To make it a little easier for participants this year, we’d like to encourage hosts to plan an evening that makes sense for them. Traditional dinners are always fun but feel free to experiment. If it works better for you, you could put on a pot of chili, have people come just for coffee and dessert, or go on a picnic. It is certainly fine for a group to meet at a restaurant for a Dutch treat dinner.
- Fellowship, not stress, is the first priority! As we have in the past, we will develop the schedule with a designated host and assign vegetable, salad, and dessert to guests, but hosts should feel free to adapt this in any way that they’d like.
So that we can work around busy times of the year, we will set up hosts and guests for three dinners.
- A fall dinner (September – November)
- A winter dinner (January – March)
- A spring dinner (April – June)
If you’d like to be involved in Salt Shakers this year, take one of the sign-up sheets from the table by the coffee counter, fill it out, and return it to the church office or Connie McLaren no later than Sunday, September 3. Hosts (and you’d host only once), non-hosts, singles, couples, and alternates of all ages are all encouraged. Once everyone has signed up, the schedule for the year will be finalized and sent to those involved. It is truly a wonderful way to get to know your church family during this transition time—and have three great gatherings!
Liturgist: Steve Mead
Children’s Moment: Tom Bogigian
Ushers: Paul & Linda Shaw, Tom Bogigian, Murray & Eunice Pate
Hosts: Racop family
Session Open & Close: Nancy Edgerton, Valeri Kershaw
Bus Assistant: Dave Rader
Happy Birthday to:
Abby Simmons 9/1; Barbara Schmitt, Avis Whitaker 9/2
Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, September 3, 2017, the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
- First Reading Exodus 3:1-15
- Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c
- Second Reading Romans 12:9-21
- Gospel Matthew 16:21-28
- 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: www.povpc.org