CPC e-news – March 29, 2019

Church Calendar for March 29-April 6, 2019

10:00 am Ukrainian Egg Workshop

8:45 am Choir Rehearsal

9:30 am Sunday School for all ages (Preschool & Elementary classes begin with music)
10:30 am Worship; 4th Sunday in Lent
5:00 pm Seventh Cents Youth Group at Central
5:15 pm Lenten Series meal and classes


11:00 am Family Prayer Group

6:30 pm VBS planning at St. Stephen's

11:15 am Church Staff meeting

Dates for your planning calendar:
Family Spring Retreat at Pyoca - April 26-28
Fall Sunday School begins & Church Picnic - August 18

The Lenten Study Series is 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 topic for this week is “Blue State vs. Red State and the Loss of Community.” 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. Supper will be hoagie sandwiches served by the Worship Commission.

Applications for the Surrell Scholarship may be made at https://goo.gl/forms/O7EIEbkOAurKdi132.
The deadline for applications is April 22, 2019. The Surrell Scholarship Fund was established from a bequest from Mary E. Surrell who became a member of CPC in 1866. This book scholarship is for the benefit of graduating high-school seniors and current college students (including non-traditional) who are a part of the CPC family, whether by membership or participation in church life.

Easter flowers may be purchased by using the form in the Sunday bulletin or Herald.

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.

REGISTER NOW! 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!

A CPR and First Aid Training Session will be Saturday, April 13 from 9 – 11 am at the church and is 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. Adult and youth classes should continue to give in their classrooms.

Assisting for March 31:
Paul & Linda Shaw
Liturgist: Roger Nelson
Children’s Moment: 
Ushers: Brad & Susan Bough, Jon & Kirsten Ford, Beth Christ
Hosts: Paul & Linda Shaw
Session Opening: Al Holder, Luanne Tilstra
Bus Assistant: Leanne Holder
Offering Counting: Bob, Fred

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to: Judy Duffy 4/3

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 31, 2019, the Fourth 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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