CPC e-news – May 17, 2019

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Church Calendar for May 17-25, 2019

5:30 pm Parents' Night Out

8:45 am Choir Rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School

10:30 am Worship; Friendship Sunday
11:30 am Fellowship Time with Baby Shower for Violet Tarrh


11:00 am Family Prayer Group

10:00 am Presbytery Assembly at Pyoca
5:15 pm Third Tuesday Meeting Night Supper & Childcare

5:30 pm Worship Commission
5:30 pm Finance Commission
6:00 pm Mission Committee
6:15 pm Facilities Commission
6:15 pm Christian Nurture Commission
6:30 pm Church Life Commission

6:30 pm Grief Share

Dates for your planning calendar:
Vacation Bible School - June 17-21 mornings
Fall Sunday School begins & Church Picnic - August 18

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).

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. 

Registration begins this Sunday for “The Water of Life” Vacation Bible School that 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 3 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.

Thank you and apologies to those that ate at IHOP on Tuesday in an effort to support the youth group. A lack of communication from the restaurant to our youth director created the confusion of the fundraiser not happening.

Assisting for May 19:
Templeton family
Children’s Moment: Corrine Foree
Ushers: Jim Moles, Fred Simmons, Connor & Kendra Scanlon, Donna Wilson
Hosts: CL Commission
Session Opening: Donna Paul-Bonham, Judy Duffy
Bus Assistant: Leanne Holder
Offering Counting: Barb, Bruce

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to: Becky Payne 5/18; Matt Glenn, Jennifer Skelton 5/19; Sally Moulton 5/20;

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 19, 2019, the Fifth 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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