CPC E-news of January 17, 2014


Life varies its stories. Time changes everything, yet what is truly valuable – what is worth keeping – is beyond time.  -Ruth Senter

Church Calendar for January 17 – 25, 2014

For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org


5:00 pm Visitation for Bill George family at Callahan-Hughes Funeral Home


11:00 am Funeral Service for Bill George at Central


8:45 am Choir rehearsal

9:30 am Sunday School

10:30 am Worship

2:00 pm Jonathan Rudy Informal Recital in Sanctuary

5:00 pm Middle School Youth Group at Centenary

5:45 pm All youth dinner and games

6:30 pm High School Youth Group at Centenary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


Church Office Closed

12:00 pm Family Prayer Group will meet                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


5:15 – 8:00 pm T3EM Supper and Childcare

5:30 pm Worship Commission and Finance Commission meet

6:00 pm Mission Committee Meets

6:30 pm Christian Nurture Commission, Church Life Church Action Commission, and Facilities Commission meet


11:15 am Church Staff Meeting

12:30 Personnel Committee Meets


6:00 pm Youth Design Team meets at Central


An informal ORGAN RECITAL by Jonathan Rudy will be held in the Central Sanctuary on Sunday, January 19 at 2:00 pm.  He will perform the works that he will play for his doctorate recital at Indiana University later in the week.  We are privileged to have this opportunity for our members and friends and to support Jonathan.  Bring your friends!!

Sunday School classes meet each week at 9:30 am. Preschool – room 108; Younger Elementary (K-2nd) – room 202; Older Elementary (3rd – 5th) room 103; Middle School – room 200; High School – room 201; Adults and Young Adults: Coffee and Conversation – FH classroom A; History of Christianity – FH classroom B; Christian Parenting – FH Classroom C.

The Sunday School offering is money for milk at 14th and Chestnut.  Please give generously.  Sunday School Superintendent, Sandy Mead, is offering a challenge – if we get $35 (all classes) or more a week in offering, there will be a milkshake party each month!

The next annual meeting of the congregation of Central Presbyterian Church and of the  members of our church corporation (Central Presbyterian Church, Inc., of Terre Haute, Indiana) (the “corporation”), will be held in the church sanctuary immediately following 10:30 a.m. worship (that is, approximately 11:30 a.m.) on Sunday, January 26, 2014. Among other items of business that will come before that annual meeting, the session (and the board of directors of the corporation) will seek the approval by the congregation’s active members (and the members of the corporation) of Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws for the corporation. The proposed restatement of and amendments to the Articles ofIncorporation of the corporation and the proposed amendments to the current Bylaws are intended to conform those documents, as nearly as possible, to the existing Indiana Code(Title 23) and the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), including Part I (The Bookof Confessions) and Part II (The Book of Order), and to reconcile Indiana statutory law with the nomenclature and polity of The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Copies of the existing Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws are available in the church office and are posted in the church’s Fellowship Hall, as are copies of the proposed Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation and amended Bylaws. Copies of the proposed Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation  and amended Bylaws may also be found in the church’s 2013 Annual Report, which are               available for pickup in the Fellowship Hall.

The Per Capita (denomination’s administrative expenses per member) this year is $29.33 per active member.  Please assist the church by paying this early in the year.

As the new technology is being used, especially for the electronic distribution of the Herald and e-news, we have learned that the church office needs email addresses updated and to know what publications you want to receive.  Please email the office (cpcoffice@thcpc.org) if you want to receive the monthly Herald newsletter by email, the weekly e-news by email, and/or occasional church news updates by email.  All of this information is on the THCPC (www.thcpc.org) website.  If you prefer to view it without receiving an email, please unsubscribe.   Thanks so much.

Ladies Night Out – Wednesday, January 29 – 6:00 pm   Come to a four course meal, all prepared in crock pots by CLCA.  Bring your appetite and your favorite crock pot recipe(s) to share.  We will copy them that evening and later compile the collection of recipes for all.  Please RSVP either after church at the CLCA table or call the church office by Jan. 26.  Stay tuned for more info about the menu.

On Sunday February 2, 2014 160 million Americans will tune in to the Super Bowl football game.  There will be parties with abundant food, friendship and fellowship. At the same time, there will be people worrying about staying warm, finding shelter and a warm meal.  Please join young people around the country as they demonstrate God’s love by loving their neighbors through the Souper Bowl of Caring.  It’s a simple, yet significant act of caring for others.  The youth group will have a donation table set up in fellowship hall February 2nd for donations of cans of soup and financial donations. Our young people are developing hearts for giving that can last a lifetime.  Please support their efforts. Our church also has a soup carry in lunch on this day. Please consider bringing a crock pot of soup to share. We also love to share the soup recipes so please send your soup recipe to Amanda Mang at amandamang86@gmail.com by Jan 31st.

Dates for your planning calendar:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Saturday, February 22 – Officer Retreat

April 25-27 Family Retreat at Pyoca

June 22 – 26 VBS at Central

Happy Birthday to:

Joe Harder 1/18; Don Lowder 1/19; Cetta DePaolo, Sandy Mead 1/21; Kay Farmer, Dale McKee 1/22; Jeff Perry, Lewis Sego 1/23; Jim Slutz, Brenda Weatherwax 1/24; Amanda Green, JoAnn Mardis 1/25

Lectionary readings for January 19

2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time   Isa. 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-11; 1 Cor. 1:1-9; John 1:29-42

Reminders for Sunday, January 19

Liturgist: Steve Templeton

Children’s MomentJulie Haan

Greeter: Salamatu Aouad

Ushers: Bill & Joyce Cook, Bob Horneker, Susan Hoffman, Don Lowder, Fred Simmons

Hosts: Kathleen Smith & Susan Hoffman

Session Open and Close: Eileen Whalen, Linda Shaw


PRAYER REQUESTS (joys and concerns) should be called in or e-mailed to the church office. You can also place a request in the offering plate – or write it on the pew pad in worship. With your permission, they will be listed in the Koinonia prayer list, and announced in worship so that the church family can pray for the mentioned needs. Please keep the office updated on the requests.

  • Sympathy to the family of Bill George, who died on Jan. 15.  Visitation is Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Callahan-Hughes Funeral Home and on Saturday at Central from 10 – 11 am.  The Service of Witness to the Resurrection will be at Central at 11:00 am.   
  • David McDonald, husband of Synod Executive, Carol McDonald, serious car accident on Thursday; broken ribs, fractured left arm that will require surgery and head and brain injuries.  He is stable and responding better to neurological testing.

*indicates update of information

  • *Donna Wilson, at home for rest and recuperation
  • *Nancy Rubey, at home and doing well following knee replacement surgery
  • Jim Morgan
  • John Chironna, Crohn’s disease
  • Carol Cook, chronic heart condition has worsened
  • Mary Jean DeMarr
  • Jon Ford’s mother, breast cancer
  • Betty Wright, Marsha Harder’s mother
  • The grandson of Lew Van Reed’s friend, serious liver problem
  • Robert Horneker
  • Harry Gee, at Davis Gardens/Westminster Village
  • Andrea Paul-Bonham, YAV in Chinook, Montana
  • Maria Exline, friend of Fred & Nancy Rubey, ruptured brain aneurysm
  • Jonathan Kirchoff, friend of Trey Ourand, brain cancer, chemotherapy
  • Julia Blair
  • Zain Shepard, 4 yr.old son of Cetta DePaolo’s friend, brain damage causing seizures. Pray for Zain’s parents and family.
  • Linda Albin, mother of Bob Guell’s friend
  • Debby Trierweiler, friend of Barb Goltry and Moles family, liver cancer; chemo
  • Lewis Sego
  • Cheryl Cunningham, friend of Mary Jean DeMarr, cancer
  • Gary Jenkins
  • Elliot Hartman age 5, from Elkhart, IN, the grandson of a couple who are close friends of Jim and Shirley Slutz, Systemic Juvenile Arthritis
  • Lance Weatherwax’s parents
  • Keith & JoAnn Paul, Donna Paul-Bonham’s parents
  • Dorothy Jamieson, Sandy Mead’s mother
  • Shawn Larson, Phillip Smith’s godson, struggling with limitations of Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Donna Paul-Bonham’s aunt, cancer
  • Charles McKinney, Jill Conner’s father
  • John Fowler, Paul Fowler’s brother
  • Mary Helen Terrell, friend of Kathy Seay, continuing eye and vision difficulties
  • Sarah Hughes, daughter of a colleague of Elaine McVay, health problems associated with MS
  • Billy Wilder, friend of Lant Davis
  • Rev. Pam Habitz, friend of Scott Paul-Bonham, cancer
  • David Doti, friend of Joe Harder, throat cancer
  • Peggy Kord, Susan Moulton’s sister-in-law, Multiple Sclerosis
  • Brian Harder-Army National Guard
  • William Seo – Army, South Korea
  • Sgt. Adam Buck, Army, Ft. Bliss, TX
  • Brad Chironna, Marines, Cherry Hill, NC
  • Lindsay Kenzor, Navy
  • Sean Spydell, Anna Spydell’s brother, Navy
  • Jonathan Seay, Kathy’s son, Air Force
  • Anthony Hubbard, son of Honnalora Hubbard, Navy Corpsman,
  • Chad Strickfadden, cousin of Amanda Tramel, Army, Afghanistan
  • Jacob Culp, Chuck & Sandy’s grandson, Army, Ft. Benning, GA
  • Beverly Kajander in MO
  • Laura Redicks Royal Oaks
  • Tebby Miller  Southwood Reflections Unit
  • George Justus Westminster Village
  • Mary Symon
  • Paul Fowler, Westminster Village
The Greek word “koinonia” as often used in the New Testament writings, means Christian fellowship or communion with God or with fellow Christians.
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