CPC e-news for September 18, 2015

Holypalooza Joint Worship Service is next Sunday.  We will not be having Sunday School or worship here at Central next week. Rather, we will worship with the congregations of Centenary United Methodist Church and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church at St. Stephen’s.  The service will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be preceded, for those who want to participate, by a short parade/procession up 7th Street.  We’ll gather at the intersection of 7th Street and Cherry about 9:40 a.m., and we’ll begin our walk to St. Stephen’s about 9:50 a.m.  Children will be supplied with noise-makers (which will be re-collected before we enter the sanctuary at St. Stephen’s!!). The preacher will be The Reverend Andrew Downs, the newly installed rector at St. Stephen’s.  The Lord’s Supper will be served.  Immediately after the conclusion of the worship service, everyone is invited to a fund-raising meal for United Campus Ministries, which will be served in the lower-level of Centenary United Methodist Church.  Donations, in lieu of a set price for lunch, will be received and encouraged.

Servicepalooza will take place on Saturday, September 26.  Please sign up to work at either the SAWS ramp project, the Community Garden, or to be on the Holypalooza Race for the Cure team.  In addition, donations to the United Campus Ministries Food Pantry are being collected.  Please get only items on the following list and bring them to Central before Sept 24.  Our work and offerings will be dedicated during the worship service.
Students often have limited cooking facilities and need:
Tuna, Spam, Rice, Ramen Noodles, Soups (no tomato), Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Mac & Cheese (microwave pkg), Canned Fruit, Cereal, Chips, Crackers, Nuts, Trail Mix, Jelly, Dried Fruit, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Shampoo, Laundy Detergent, Can Opener

Calling All Bakers!  Desserts needed for UCM Barbecue lunch. Each of the churches involved in the Holypalooza worship service is working with United Campus Ministries to support the barbecue lunch they will serve at Centenary immediately after the worship service on Sunday, September 27. Central’s role is to contribute desserts to accompany the lunch. Although any desserts are welcome, the servers would particularly appreciate brownies, cupcakes, cookies, Rice Krispie treats, or other items that are individually portioned. We expect a crowd, so many desserts are needed. Items can be left in our church kitchen on Saturday or dropped off in the lower level of Centenary that Sunday morning before the10:00 worship service.

 JESUS’ LOVE IS BUBBLIN’ OVER!  Sunday School classes meet each week at 9:30 am. Preschool – room 108;  K-2nd grade elementary – room 202; 3rd – 5th grades elementary – room 103; Middle School Confirmation Class – room 200; High School/Intergenerational Current Event Discussion – room 201; Exploring the Book of Confessions – FH Classroom B; Christian Parenting – FH Classroom C.
The Sunday School offering for milk at 14th and Chestnut continues.  Please give generously!

The Wednesday Crafters  meet every Wednesday from 10 am to 2 pm.  Bring a sack lunch and help with a variety of crafts for the fall Bazaar.

A new church directory will be published later this month.  Please be sure that we have your correct address, phone, and email information in the church database. Call the office if there is an update.

Audio recordings of sermons now available:
Did you miss a sermon?  Oh no!  But fret not, all is not lost; audio recordings of Lant’s and Scott’s sermons are now available on the church website, www.thcpc.org.    All of the August sermons have been successfully added.  There are also some (but not all) of the sermons from earlier in 2014 and 2015.   To find them, either go to this link: https://www.thcpc.org/sermons/  or, from the church homepage, select “About Us” and then “Sermons” to see the list. (Sometimes you may need to click on “Browse Series” once you are on the “Sermons” page to see the most recent addition.)  Sermon recordings should normally appear on the website the same afternoon they have been delivered.

Plastic caps are NO longer being collected.

Dates for your planning calendar:

September 20 – 7th Cents Youth Group game night 5:00 pm at CUMC

September 26 – Servicepalooza

September 27 – Holypalooza worship at St. Stephen’s; UCM Barbecue lunch at Centenary

October 4 – Worship; World Communion Sunday; Baby Shower for Evie Templeton; Confirmation/Covenant Partner Gathering

October 25 – Carry-in lunch and program with the Christ and Haan families

Church Calendar for September 17-October 2, 2015
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
5:00 pm 7th Cents Youth Group Game Night at Centenary

11:00 am Family Prayer Group

10:00 am Seekers and Searchers Women’s Bible Study

10:00 am Bazaar Crafters
11:15 am Church Staff meeting

9:00 am Holypalooza day of service

8:45 am Joint choir rehearsal at St. Stephen’s 
9:30 am Holypalooza Parade gathering at 7th and Cherry Plaza
9:50 am Holypalooza Parade to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
10:00 am Holypalooza Worship at St. Stephen’s 
11:30 am UMC Barbecue Lunch at Centenary Methodist

11:00 am Family Prayer Group

10:00 am Bazaar Crafters
11:15 am Church Staff meeting
12:30 am Personnel Committee meets

5:30 pm Parents’ Night Out/Youth Movie Night

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:
Grant Racop 9/18; Mary Jean DeMarr, Lauren Mardis 9/20; Carol Ennis, Eunice Pate 9/21; Marci Shaw 9/22; Jennifer McPeak Robinson 9/27; Henry Conner 9/29; Jacob Culp 10/1; Fred Rubey 10/2; Sophia Spencer, Jack Turman, Jr 10/3

Reminders for Sunday, September 20
Liturgist: Connie McLaren
Children’s Moment: Anna Tilstra-Smith
Greeters: Max & Carolyn Payne
Ushers: Bill Cook, Susan Hoffman, Don Lowder, Fred Simmons

Hosts: Nancy Edgerton, Susan Hoffman
Session Open & Close: Brad Bough, Don Lowder
Bus Assistant: Bill Green

Reminders for Sunday, September 27
Bus Assistant: Pat Collins

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, September 20, 2015, the Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

First Reading Proverbs 31:10-31
Psalm Psalm 1
Second Reading James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
Gospel Mark 9:30-37

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, September 27, 2015, the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)


Staff eMails:

Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org
resbyterian Church (U.S.A.) website: www.pcusa.org

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