CPC e-news – March 22, 2019

Church Calendar for March 22-30, 2019

3/23
1:00 pm Memorial Service for Jim Slutz


3/24
8:45 am Choir Rehearsal

9:30 am Sunday School for all ages (Preschool & Elementary classes begin with music)
10:30 am Worship; 3rd Sunday in Lent
12:00 pm Seventh Cents Youth Group go to lunch and laser tag
5:15 pm Lenten Series meal and classes

3/26
Seekers and Searchers Women's Bible Study


3/27

12:30 pm Personnel Committee meets

3/30
10:00 am Ukrainian Egg Workshop


Dates for your planning calendar:
Family Spring Retreat at Pyoca - April 26-28

The Lenten Study Series will be each Sunday through April 7. Supper is served from 5:15 – 6:00 followed by worship and classes beginning at 6:15. The adult class, “Christian Responses to the Tough Issues of Today,” will be led by Rev. Mike Riggins. The elementary children will do “40 Days in 40 Ways” with Cheryl Moles. The Middle School and Elementary School youth will have Youth Group meetings with Connor Scanlon. Childcare will be provided for children age 3 and younger.

Ukranian Egg making will be on Saturday, March 30 from 10 am to 3 pm. This is an art form that can be as simple or complex as you desire, but requires patience and thought as you are working with raw eggs and there are several steps to the process. It is easy once you get the concept and we have step by step instructions. For safety, children must be ten or older to make an egg. Younger children may make an egg, but an adult assistant is required. We will also have an easier and safer alternative for the children. Please sign up in fellowship hall if you plan to participate. The cost using the provided materials is $5 per person or $3 for children making the alternative egg. If you prefer to purchase your own kistka and beeswax to keep, the cost is $8.50 per person. See Cheryl Moles for more information. 

Adult mentors for KIDS HOPE are needed to work with children at Deming Elementary. The only qualifications are commitment (once a week for about an hour), patience, encouragement and love. Please contact our director, Linda Riggins, if you feel called to this special ministry.

The all-church PYOCA SPRING FAMILY RETREAT will be April 26-28. This fun event is for all ages and abilities. It is held at beautiful Pyoca Camp, Conference and Retreat Center in Brownstown, IN. The weekend activities include relaxed fellowship and fun with church family, working to help the camp prepare for summer, and worship.  The cost for two nights is $40 per person for adults and children 11 years and older; $25 for children 5-10 years and free for younger children. For one night it is $30 for adults and $18 for children. This covers lodging, snacks, Saturday breakfast and lunch, and Sunday breakfast. The cost of a Saturday pizza supper is shared. You may choose to come for the day on Saturday, but you might miss the s’mores! Registration will begin on March 24.

A CPR and First Aid Training Session will be Saturday, April 13 from 9 – 11 am at the church and are open to anyone that would like to attend. You may participate without being certified for free or with certification for $30. Please let the church office know if you are coming.

The Mission Committee is collecting food items for Light House Mission in March and April. The food needs are: Corn, Green Beans, Peas, Applesauce, Baked Beans, Tomatoes (previous items in regular or commercial size cans), Beans, Pasta, Pasta Sauces, Corn Bread Mixes, Flour, Oatmeal, Sugar, Salt, Cereals. Please place your items in the grocery cart in Fellowship Hall.

The Moles/Goltry family will host an Easter pitch-in dinner at church following the fellowship time on Sunday, April 21. Anyone that would like to join is welcome. Please bring a dish or two to share. The meat and drinks will be provided.
Please sign-up on the sheet in fellowship hall so that we are prepared for the correct number of guests. Help with clean up is requested. 

The Sunday School offering is now going to purchase needed items for Pyoca Camp and Retreat Center. The offering will be received at the beginning of the Children’s Moment beginning March 24. Adult and youth classes should continue to give in their classrooms.

Assisting for March 24:
Greeters: 
Sharon Danek
Liturgist: 
Children’s Moment: Jim & Cheryl Moles
Ushers: Cyndee Jenkins, Nancy Johnson, Warren Clem, Fred Simmons, Max Payne
Session Opening: Al Holder, Luanne Tilstra
Bus Assistant: Phil Smith
Offering Counting: Barb, Leanne

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to: Peter Christ, Caroline Christ 3/17; Henry Darke 3/19; Simone Cline, Susan Powers, Shirley Slutz 3/20; Christopher Moulton, Annabeth Spencer 3/21; Ridge Holder 3/23; Brad Bough, Al Holder 3/25

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, March 24, 2019, the Third Sunday in Lent (Year C)

Pastor – Rev. Mike Riggins: mike@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
Kids Hope – Linda Riggins – lindariggins@hotmail.com
Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: http://www.presbyteryov.org

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