CPC e-news for September 14, 2018

A celebration of ministries and traditions
September 16, 2018

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
10:00 am Worship

Church Calendar for Sept 14 – 22, 2018
5:30 pm Parents’ Night Out
12:00 pm Holypalooza Choir Rehearsal 
9:00 am Children & Youth meet at St. Stephen’s for music rehearsal
9:30 am Gather at ISU Plaza for Holypalooza Parade

10:00 am Holypalooza Worship at St. Stephen’s
11:30 am UCM BBQ lunch at Centenary Methodist
4:30 pm Financial Peace University Session 1
5:00 pm 7th Cents Youth Group at CUMC
11:00 am Family Prayer Group
5:15 pm T3EM supper and childcare
5:30 pm Finance Commission meets
5:30 pm Worship Commission meets

6:00 pm Mission Committee meets
6:15 pm Facilities Commission meets
6:15 pm Christian Nurture Commission meets
6:30 pm Church Life Church Action Commission meets
7:00 pm Communications Commission meets
6:15 pm Youth Design Team 
Dates for your planning calendar:
September 30 – Monopoly Sunday; 5th Sunday Lunch


Central is hosting and coordinating a Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University. It is open to all church family and the community. There is a cost for each household to cover the cost of your materials. Half scholarships are available for CPC members. The classes will begin meeting on September 16 at 4:30 pm and run each Sunday evening through November 11. Childcare will be provided. Talk to Ginny and Andrew Payne for more information and register at http://www.fpu.com/1069125. This is for anyone or couple to develop money management skills or for those looking for a way to adjust their existing financial system. There is still time to join!

HOLYPALOOZA!! Central will join with our neighboring 7th Street ministries to worship together and celebrate on Sunday, September 16 at 10:00 am at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. The parade to St. Stephen’s will begin at the ISU plaza near CPC at 9:30 am and raucously move to worship showing our Christian unity. You may join the parade or gather at St. Stephen’s as you desire.

Central’s childcare workers will be at St. Stephen’s. The nursery is on the lower level of the south wing.

The annual United Campus Ministries Barbecue will be held at Centenary United Methodist on the same day from 11 am to 2 pm.

The ministries also use this time to work together in outreach to our community.
1. It has become tradition to collect items for the UMC food pantry and the 14th and Chestnut Holiday baskets as a part of Holypalooza Servicepalooza. The needed items have been divided among the churches to attempt to cover the needs evenly.  Central’s responsibilities are listed below. Please take your donations to St. Stephen’s on September 16. Please add to your shopping list:
Graham Crackers
Canned Pie Filling
Canned Pumpkin
Evaporated Milk
Aluminum Pie Pans
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Gravy – can or jar
Pop Tarts
Hot Cocoa Mix
Toilet Paper (take to St. Stephen’s on Sept 16)

2. Help a low income disabled Hautian achieve their freedom! We need helpers for the Sept. 22 Servicepalooza SAWs ramp build. Ability to operate a screwgun is all that’s required. We’ll teach you the rest. Sign-up by Sept. 12 via emailing or calling Josh Powers (jopowers@indstate.edu; 812-239-3821). Time needs: 8-11am & 11-2pm (or both). Josh will contact you with details on where to meet.



On Sunday, September 30, Sanctuary seating will be divided into sections using
Monopoly board themes with various values based on location. Stop downstairs
before the service to purchase your “deed” to a seat in the section you desire. Ushers
will assist you in finding your place. If you find yourself embarrassingly short of
funds, “Free Parking” will be available way down front. More to come…

The Fifth Sunday Lunch will be served on September 30th immediately following the
service. CLCA will provide meatloaf and drinks and the congregation is asked to
bring a side dish – vegetable, salad, or dessert. Join us for a great meal and

Who are the dreamers? What is DACA? 
Central members and friends are invited to join a program at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church on Sunday, September 16 at 1:00 pm to hear featured speaker, Tim Winn, Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Director of Immigration Legal Services lead a discussion about important immigration issues.

CENTENARY STRIDERS Central Presbyterian members are invited to take part in a new walking and running group that will meet weekly in front of Centenary Church. Centenary Striders will meet at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, beginning Sept. 10. We will take various walking and running routes on campus and around town, making use of the city’s trail system, then returning to the church for refreshments. Michel Starkey, Steve Hardin, Mel Camp and Don Dodson will accompany groups of various paces. Michel and Don will work with the running groups, Steve will lead the walking group and Mel will work with runners who would like to build their distances, using a run-walk-run strategy. The first walk will be one-half mile out – and one-half mile back. The route starts at Centenary, goes west onto the ISU Quad in front of Normal Hall, then heads northwest on the diagonal path to the Dede Fountain plaza, then continues north along the east side of Sixth Street through the Reeve Hall complex to the corner of Sixth and Tippecanoe. Water will be available at that point, and the walkers will return the same way they came. The first run will be one mile out and one mile back. It follows the same route as the walkers to Sixth and Tippecanoe, then continues west along the south side of Tippecanoe, shifting to the north side of Tippecanoe at the point where the ISU Fitness Trail begins. The route then follows the fitness trail under the Third Street overpass to the point where the trail meets First Street. Runners will then return to the church the same way they came. Water will be available at the one-half mile and 1-1/2 mile points. In the following weeks, we plan to use routes that will take us to Maple Avenue Park, Centennial Park, Farrington Grove, Collett Park, Fairbanks Park and the ISU Stadium. We will use portions of the National Road Heritage Trail, the South Fourth Street Trail and the North Fifth/Sixth Streets Trail. In case of inclement weather, walkers will make use of the church building. Please share this information with any friends and acquaintances who are interested in maintaining fitness and enjoying the company of old and new friends! This is a good way to shake off the mental fatigue of the day and relish the gifts of nature and neighbors.Feel free to contact Don Dodson – 812-234-0106 or dondodson2604@gmail.com – or any other of the pace leaders if you have questions.

The Seekers and Searchers Women’s Bible Study will resume meeting on Tuesday, September 25 at 10 am at the church. Cheryl Moles will lead a 4 session monthly study of Mary: Seeing God through the Eyes of a Mother by Eugene H. Peterson. There is no book to purchase. All women are welcome to join the fellowship and study.

Assisting for September 16:
Communion Servers:
Al Holder, Cheryl Moles
Bus Assistant: Bill Green
Offering Counting: Scott, Susan

Jon Ford, John Whalen 9/15; Grant Racop 9/18; Mary Jean DeMarr 9/20; Carol Ennis, Eunice Pate 9/21; Marci Shaw 9/22

In an effort to keep the prayer needs of our family and friends off of the website, you receive the Koinonia Prayer List by a separate email.  The same distribution list is used for both mailings, so if you unsubscribe to one, you have for both.

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, September 16, 2018, the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: http://www.presbyteryov.org

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