CPC enews for October 25, 2015

ADVENT DEVOTIONAL – Calling all writers, young or old or anyone in between, on behalf of the Worship Commission, Scott Paul-Bonham has a wonderful opportunity for you to create a reflection for the 2015 Central Presbyterian Church Advent Devotional.  Numerous scripture verses are available for your consideration and selection.  Please contact Scott by phone or E-mail or see him on Sunday, October 25, 2015 to serve to your church in this special way.
     Friday, Nov. 6 – Central members and guests dinner and early shopping night (no auction will be held this year). Tickets required.
     Saturday, Nov. 7 – Fall Bazaar open to the public. Breakfast served by the men will be available and the Youth Cafe will be open for lunch.
  • The Bazaar Ladies invite all women to a Ladies’ Luncheon and Craft Day on October 31st at 10 am. Crafts for the Bazaar will be created followed by a salad luncheon at noon. Please bring your favorite salad to share and enjoy the fun and fellowship.  Childcare will be provided.
  • Volunteer workers are needed for the Fall Bazaar!  Please sign up or see Donna Garrison.
  • Bring gently used household items, books, puzzles and games for the Bazaar sale. Please leave them in fellowship hall.

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is working all over the world to assist with disasters and areas of crisis.  Go to http://pda.pcusa.org/ to get more information and to donate or provide other types of help.  The flooding in South Carolina, the western wildfires, the Umpqua Community College shooting and the European refugee crisis are just a few of the places that your One Great Hour of Sharing dollars are helping.  The needs are great.

 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 – room 201; Exploring the Book of Confessions – FH Classroom B; Christian Parenting – FH Classroom C.

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

The Wednesday Crafters  meet every Wednesday from 10 am to 2 pm.  Bring a sack lunch and help with a variety of crafts for the fall Bazaar.

Lunch and Program by Christ and Haan families – We are all interested to hear about the sabbatical year that the Christ and Haan families had overseas. Their stories will be shared on Sunday, November 8 following a carry-in lunch. Please bring a dish to share. Table service and drinks will be provided. The Christ family was in Ulm, Germany and the Haan family in Beijing, China for the 2014-2015 school year. They will tell of their work and everyday adventures during the time.

The next Women’s Book Club meeting will be on November 5th at 7 pm at the home of Amanda Davis to discuss Erik Larson’s The Dead Wake.  Amanda is going to get a honey baked ham and the rest of us will bring salads, vegetables and desserts.  Thanks to Lant and Amanda for hosting us and leading the discussion!

Cemetery gravesites available.  The church office has become aware of three gravesites in Roselawn Memorial Park that are available for purchase from a private seller.  Contact Marcia McKibben: (812) 232-7207.

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.

Dates for your planning calendar:


October 31 – Ladies luncheon and craft day

November 6 & 7 – Holiday Bazaar

November 8 – Carry-in lunch and program with the Christ and Haan families

Church Calendar for October 23 – 31, 2015
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
5:00 pm 7th Cents Youth Group meet at Central to go to Fowler Park

11:00 am Family Prayer Group and lunch

10:00 am Seekers & Searchers Bible Study
4:30 pm Nominating Committee meets

10:00 am Bazaar Crafters
11:15 am Church Staff meeting

10:00 am Ladies’ Salad Luncheon and Craft Day

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:
Violet Taken 10/23; Andrea Clinkenbeard, Christopher Johnson 10/24; Brenda Green, Jessica Shepherd 10/25; Emily Haan 10/29; Beth Chironna, Alan Harder, Jacob Thacker 10/31

Reminders for Sunday, October 25
Liturgist: Jill Conner
Children’s Moment: Katie Haan
Greeters: Keith & Monica Hawkins
Ushers: Lance & Brenda Weatherwax, John & Eileen Whalen, Fred & Julie Haan

Hosts: Lance & Brenda Weatherwax, Caroline Christ
Session Open & Close: Beth Whitaker, Luanne Tilstra
Bus Assistant: Don Lowder

Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, October 25, 2015, the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)

First Reading Job 42:1-6, 10-17
Psalm Psalm 34:1-8 (19-22)
Second Reading Hebrews 7:23-28
Gospel Mark 10:46-52


Staff eMails:

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

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