CPC e-news for September 1, 2017

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Church Calendar for September 1 – 9, 2017
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org

9/3
10:30 am Worship; Holy Communion

9/4
Church Office closed

9/1-9/15 Sarah Kelsheimer on vacation

9/5
7:00 pm Holypalooza Choir Rehearsal

9/6
5:00 pm Deacons meet

9/7
7:00 pm Women’s Book Club  (Lilac Girls by Martha Kelly)

9/8
5:30 pm Parents’ Night Out

Dates for your planning calendar:
September 16 – Servicepalooza
September 17 – Holypalooza Worship, UCM BBQ
September 30 – Saleapalooza

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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 Image result for here i am lordI 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.

Sale-a-palooza – CLCA is sponsoring a “Books, Bakery, and Bargains” sale on September 30 from 8am to noon. This is a part of the Holypalooza 7th Street Church Row sales at all ministry sites. Start saving your books and “stuff” today. Things may be brought to the church for storage until the sale.

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!

REMINDERS FOR SUNDAY, September 3
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
 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:
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)

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Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org

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