CPC e-news – May 11, 2019

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Church Calendar for May 11-18, 2019

9:00 am Youth arrive at Centenary
9:30 am Sunday School

(9:30 am Youth worship at Centenary)
10:30 am Worship-Confirmation


11:00 am Family Prayer Group

4:00 - 8:00 pm Youth Group Fundraiser at IHOP
4:15 pm VBS Planning at St. Stephen's

11:15 am Church Staff Meeting
6:15 pm Youth Design Team Meets
6:30 pm Grief Share

5:30 pm Parents' Night Out

Dates for your planning calendar:
May 19 - "Bring a Friend" Sunday
Vacation Bible School - June 17-21 mornings
Fall Sunday School begins & Church Picnic - August 18

Eat dinner at IHOP on Tuesday, May 14 between 4:00 and 8:00 pm and mention that you are supporting the 7th Cents Youth Group to have 20% of your bill donated to the group for summer event expenses. Thanks!

The Deacons have designated Sunday, May 19 as “Bring a Friend Sunday.” Invite a friend or friends to worship with you that day. Please pray that God might give you a name or two of people that could attend with you. We have a warm, active, healthy congregation which is just the thing so many people are seeking in these times, even though they may not know it.

A BABY TO SHOWER! – On Sunday, May 19, we will welcome Violet Marie Tarrh, daughter of Brittney Durbin and Jon Tarrh, to the church family with a “shower” of love and blessings during fellowship time following worship. Cards and gifts are welcome and may be placed on the designated table in fellowship hall.

The Mission Committee is collecting food items for the 14th and Chestnut Grumbling Tummies (meals served to the children) in May and June. The food needs are: hamburger patties, ground sausage, large size tortillas, tater tots, granola bars, lunch meat, individual chip bags, juice boxes, apple juice, orange juice, precooked bacon, texas toast loaves of bread, english muffins, uncrustables, sliced cheese, shredded cheese, fruit cups, jello/pudding cups. Please place your items in the grocery cart in Fellowship Hall and perishable items labeled 14CCC in the pantry refrigerator or the freezer.
These foods will provide breakfast and lunch for the children in the summer program. They take a sack lunch each Friday for a field trip. A
CPC group will be preparing breakfast every Thursday during the summer and appreciate your help with the kids’ favorite menu items (breakfast sandwiches, breakfast burritos, french toast). If you can help on a Thursday between 8:00 and 10:00 am, please talk to Cheryl Moles.

THANK YOU to all that celebrated Cinco de Mayo at the fiesta lunch and dessert auction. Your generous gifts of $937 is a big help to cover the 
expenses of the youth to attend Presbyterian Youth Triennium in July.

GRIEF SHARE is now meeting each Wednesday at Central Presbyterian Church at 6:30 pm.  Led by caring, trained people who have experienced grief themselves, this program will offer grief support from a Christian perspective.  It has three components: a video seminar, a support group, and a take-home workbook to reinforce the whole process.  Grief Share fits people who suffered loss quite recently and those who have carried their grief for a longer time.  For more information please call the church office.

The Sunday School offering will purchase needed items for Pyoca Camp and Retreat Center. The offering will be received at the beginning of the Children’s Moment. Children should place their change in the bucket. Adult and youth classes should continue to give in their classrooms. Thank you for your generous donations.

Into Thin Air: A Journey to Everest and the High Passes of Nepal Sunday, June 2 at 9:30 am Come to a presentation by Josh Powers about his recent climb in Nepal, offering reflections on the experience through his talk, photographs, video clips, equipment samples, and other items. He will also share insights on its spiritual and emotional impact, the former through what he learned from the people of Nepal and the breathtaking beauty of the high Himalaya and the latter as a result of his climbing partner requiring a helicopter evacuation from high altitude sickness (fyi – she is now fine). Visit Josh’s blog https://everestpassesjosh.com/.
Childcare will be provided. 

“The Water of Life” Vacation Bible School will be June 17-21 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. We are again joining with St. Stephen’s, Centenary United Methodist, and Trinity Lutheran Churches to bring summer fun and Biblical education to our children age 4 to rising 5th graders. Adult and youth leaders are needed for one or more days. Please talk to Cheryl Moles to find out how you can help. We will soon be sharing a list of needed donations.

Joyce Cook has a full size beige couch available for someone that needs it. The recipient must be able to pick it up this week. Please call the church office if you have a need for it and we will communicate with Joyce.

Assisting for May 12:
Connie McLaren, Diane Giltner
Children’s Moment: Al Holder
Ushers: Max Payne, John & Eileen Whalen, Lance & Brenda Weatherwax
Hosts: CL Commission
Session Opening: Donna Paul-Bonham, Judy Duffy
Bus Assistant: Phil Smith
Offering Counting: Susan, Scott

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to: Jean Shutt 5/12; Danielle Payne, Christopher Spencer 5/13; Todd Whitaker 5/15; Becky Payne 5/18

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, May 12, 2019, the Fourth Sunday of Easter (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
Volunteer Coordinator – Kelly Moy
Kids Hope – Linda Riggins – lindariggins@hotmail.com
Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: http://www.presbyteryov.org

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