CPC enews for February 26, 2016


Lenten Devotionals from Presbyterians Today are available in fellowship hall and the sanctuary.
The Lenten Educational Series continues each Sunday evening through March 20 from 5:15 to 7:15 pm. Supper will be served until 6:00 followed by worship and classes. All ages will be using John: The Gospel of Light and Life by Adam Hamilton in age appropriate studies.  Over the six weeks, you will read the entire text of the Gospel of John to experience a season of spiritual growth and life-changing renewal. John 6-12 will be discussed this week.
Worship Commission will serve their famous baked potato bar.


A special meeting of the congregation is called for Sunday, February 28, 2016 at the close of worship for the purpose of acting upon the pastor’s request that the Presbytery of Ohio Valley dissolve the pastoral relationship between him and Central Presbyterian Church effective at the close of ministry on Sunday, April 3, 2016.

The birth of Amzi Catena Davis will be celebrated with a baby shower on March 6. A table in fellowship hall will be available for gifts and cards to welcome her. Amzi won’t be able to join us, but her grandparents, Lant and Amanda Davis, will proudly show pictures and accept our congratulations.

The mission committee will collect food for the United Campus food pantry on the first Sunday of each month.
Thank you for any contributions to our food pantry you can make.  Please remember we need unopened packages and non-expired items to distribute.
Also Since this is a food pantry for college students we need your help to providing items that are easy to prepare and small containers for one or two people.
Peanut butter
Almond butter
Nuts or Trail mix
Canned meat or fish
Canned fruit or vegetables
Mac and cheese
Sauces for pasta
Dried Fruit
Hygiene items
Laundry detergent

A sign-up to give sanctuary flowers is posted in fellowship hall. The cost for flowers is $33 per Sunday. You may sign up or call to the church office to reserve a special date in the spring.

JESUS’ LOVE IS BUBBLIN’ OVER!  Sunday School classes meet each week at 9:30 am. Preschool – room 108;  K-2nd grade elementary – room 202; 3rd – 5th grades elementary – room 103; Middle School Confirmation Class – room 200; High School/Intergenerational Current Event Discussion – FH classroom C; Exploring the Book of Confessions – FH Classroom B; Christian Parenting – FH Classroom A.

The Sunday School offering for milk at 14th and Chestnut continues.  Please give generously!

Audio recordings of sermons now available:
Did you miss a sermon?  Oh no!  But fret not, all is not lost; audio recordings of Lant’s and Scott’s sermons are now available on the church website, www.thcpc.org.    All of the August sermons have been successfully added.  There are also some (but not all) of the sermons from earlier in 2014 and 2015.   To find them, either go to this link: https://www.thcpc.org/sermons/  or, from the church homepage, select “About Us” and then “Sermons” to see the list. (Sometimes you may need to click on “Browse Series” once you are on the “Sermons” page to see the most recent addition.)  Sermon recordings should normally appear on the website the same afternoon they have been delivered.

Church Calendar for February 26 – March 5, 2016
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org

8:45 am Choir rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School for all ages
10:30 am Worship; 3rd Sunday in Lent
11:30 am Congregational meeting (children will be supervised in the nursery/preschool room)
11:30 am High Ground rehearsal

5:15 pm Lenten Series

11:00 am Family Prayer Group

11:15 am Church Staff meeting
5:30 pm Deacons meet
7:00 pm High Ground rehearsal

7:00 pm Women’s Book Club

5:30 pm Parents’ Night Out

Dates for your planning calendar:

February 21 – March 20 – Lenten Series on Sundays from 5:15 to 7:15pm

February 28 – Special Called Meeting of the Congregation following worship

March 6 – Baby Shower for Amzi Davis

April 22-24 Family Spring Retreat at Pyoca

KOINONIA PRAYER LIST:  In an effort to keep the prayer needs of our family and friends off of the website, you will be receiving a separate email with the Koinonia Prayer List.  The same distribution list is used for both mailings, so if you unsubscribe to one, you have for both.

Happy Birthday to:
Liv Judge, Fred Simmons, Benjamin Spencer 2/27; Ayden Thacker 2/28; Megan Harder 3/1; Herbert Diekhans 3/4

Liturgist: Chuck Shutt
Children’s Moment: Sinwon Racop
Greeters: Connie McLaren, Diane Giltner
Ushers: Max & Carolyn Payne, Donna Wilson, Lance & Brenda Weatherwax
Hosts: Nancy Johnson, Donna Garrison 

Session Open & Close: Susan Moulton, Beth Whitaker
Bus Assistant: Fred Simmons

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, February 28, 2016, the Third Sunday in Lent (Year C)


Staff eMails:

Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org
resbyterian Church (U.S.A.) website: www.pcusa.org

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