CPC e-news – May 31, 2019

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Church Calendar for May 31 - June 8, 2019

6/2
9:30 am Josh Powers' presentation on climbing the Himalaya

10:30 am Worship; Holy Communion
11:30 am Kids Hope Appreciation

6/3

11:00 am Family Prayer Group

6/4
7:00 pm High Ground Rehearsal

6/5
6:30 pm Grief Share

6/7
2:30 pm VBS Planning at St. Stephen's


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

The Mission Committee is collecting food items for the 14th and Chestnut Grumbling Tummies (meals served to the children) in 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 meets 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.

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. 

Register now 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.

The Worship Commission invites everyone to wear RED on Pentecost Sunday, June 9.

The Pentecost Offering will be received on Sunday, June 9. This denominational special offering is used for children at risk, youth and young adult programming which includes Presbyterian Youth Triennium (7 CPC youth are attending this summer) and Young Adult Volunteers. 40% of the offering stays with our congregation for work in the church and community. Envelopes will be in the June 9 bulletin.

VBS Donations needed:
Rolls of brown craft paper
Large rolls of white tulle
Fiber fill
Plastic table cloths – any shade of blue (Dollar Store)
5 oz. paper cups
napkins (1 large package)
pretzels (1 large bag)
veggie straws (1 large bag)
blue jello (6 large boxes)

The most recent HEMEfund newsletter can be seen at https://www.thcpc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/201904-ENG.pdf

Assisting for June 2:
Greeters: 

Children’s Moment: Linda Riggins
Ushers: Linda & Paul Shaw, Fred Rubey
Hosts: Kids Hope
Session Opening: Donna Paul-Bonham, Susan Hoffman
Bus Assistant: 
Offering Counting: Fred, Scott

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, June 2, 2019, the Seventh 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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