CPC enews for July 15, 2016

From Presbyterian Disaster Assistance: A lament in the wake of the Bastille Day terror attack in Nice, France
ENTER THE TABERNACLE is the theme for summer Sunday School. There is one inter-generational class. All ages learn and work together to discover how the design of the Old Testament tabernacle reflects God’s salvation plan and points to Jesus Christ. Gather in the Fellowship Hall classrooms at 9:30 am each Sunday, through August 7.
CI-CA will sponsor a 5th Sunday lunch  on July 31st, with a program given by Anna Tilstra-Smith on her attendance at General Assembly in Portland, OR.  Plan to share good food, and learn about our Presbytery through the eyes of our youth representative. Please bring a dish to share. Meat, drinks and table service will be provided.
The Sharing Garden project is ready to begin!  Any surplus of herbs or vegetables are welcome!
Attention HS seniors and college students: Applications for the 2017/2018 Nancy and Dale McKee Family Scholarship for the benefit of a member of the Central Presbyterian Church is available at https://wvcfscholarships.communityforce.com/Login.aspx through August 22, 2016 at 2 pm.  You can only apply for this scholarship through the Wabash Valley Community Foundation during this time. Central does not accept applications or determine the recipient. The scholarship will be presented next May.

CHURCH LIBRARY NEWS – The Central Presbyterian Library collection is now available online to anyone with an internet connection!  Link to: https://www.librarycat.org/lib/THCentralPres. Similar to a Google search screeen, the library can be searched by title, author, subject or ISBN number. The search is not linked to circulation functions, so all books will show “available” even if they have been checked out, but it’s a handy way to see what books are in the collection! (Not all of the “call numbers” transferred over from the old system–they will be added in the coming weeks.) Please be patient as that work continues.

Check out procedures and materials for the library are on the table next to the adult library shelves in fellowship hall. The CN Library Subcommittee hopes that this will simplify the process and encourage the use of the adult and children’s section of our tremendous library.

MISSION GIVING – Non-perishable food items for the United Campus Ministries Food Pantry will be collected in July.

A SUMMER OF SERVICE AT CPC   Try an intergenerational service opportunity and learn what this local agency is doing to help those in need in this community!
Sponsor: Your CPC Mission Committee.  Contact Josh Powers

  • Mollie Wheat Memorial Clinic – July 23; 8:30-1oam 1433 N. 6 ½ Street (Landsbaum Center)
    See the free clinic in action and learn about how this important medical facility meets health needs. Coordinator: Josh Powers
The Bazaar Crafters are collecting the “freebies”one can get at hotels. These “freebies” will be given to the Maternal Health Clinic to pass out to the mothers that visit them. There is a basket in the fellowship hall if you would like to contribute.
A FALL DINNER AND BAZAAR is scheduled for November 4th and 5th unless the building renovation begins sooner than anticipated.
Please don’t get discouraged or impatient. The Search Committee is working diligently, but dealing with process is slow moving. The best thing you can do is keep praying and supporting the Committee (and the process). You can keep up with the Transitional Pastor Search Committee’s progress on the church website: https://www.thcpc.org/where-are-we/ or check out the timeline chart in fellowship hall.
CPC is alive and well! We may not have a pastor, but we are not without leadership and care. The Session, Deacons, Commissions and staff are continuing the work of the church as they always have. Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham and others as selected by the Worship Commission are providing worship leadership and Rev. Linda Peters is doing pastoral care for the congregation. The Transitional Pastor Search Committee is at work. If you have any needs, please call the church office. In an emergency at night or on weekends, call Cheryl Moles (812-235-3646).
 Church Calendar for July 15 – 23, 2016
For full church calendar, go to:  https://www.thcpc.org

9:30 am Intergenerational Sunday School
10:30 am Worship; Rev. Susan McGhee, Executive Presbyter of Presbytery of Ohio Valley

11:00 am Family Prayer Group
3:30 pm Youth and Adults depart for Triennium overnight in Columbus, IN

Presbyterian Youth Triennium through July 23 at Purdue University
5:15 pm T3EM
5:30 pm Finance Commission meets
6:00 Mission Committee meets
6:15 pm Facilities Commission meets
6:30 pm CN Commission meets
6:30 pm CLCA Commission meets

10:00 am Bazaar Crafters

7:00 pm Communications Commission meets

11:00 am Blueberry Festival at Masonic Temple

8:30 am Mollie Wheat Clinic tour

Dates for your planning calendar:

June 5 through August 7 – Summer Sunday School

July 19 – 23 Presbyterian Youth Triennium at Purdue Univ.

July 31 – 5th Sunday Carry-in lunch

August 7 Blessing of Backpacks

August 14 Sunday School Kick-off

August 28 Church Picnic

September 11 Holypalooza (Sept. 10 ServicePalooza)

November 4 & 5 Fall Bazaar

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:
Carla Bailey 7/15; Enzo Woodruff, Mia Woodruff 7/17; Suzanne Downs, Nate Taken 7/18; Mary Horneker, Donna Paul-Bonham, Connor Scanlon 7/20

Liturgist: Alan Harder
Children’s Moment: Jim Moles
Greeters: Jon & Kirsten Ford
Ushers: Susan Hoffman, Fred Simmons, Connor & Kendra Scanlon, Andrew & Rachael Spencer
Hosts: Christ family

Session Open & Close: Linda Shaw; Luanne Tilstra
Bus Assistant: Bill Green

Daily Lectionary readings for Sunday, July 17, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Amos 8:1-12
Psalm 52
Colossians 1:15-20
Luke 10:38-42

Staff eMails:
  • Pastor –
  • Parish Associate – Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham: scott.paulbonham@frontier.com 
  • 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
  • Facility information/concerns – facilities@thcpc.org
  • Kids Hope – Suzanne Downs: suzanne@thcpc.org

Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org

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