CPC enews for September 12, 2014
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Crashing waters at creation, ordered by the Spirit’s breath,
first to witness day’s beginning from the brightness of night’s death.
Parting water stood and trembled as the captives passed on through,
washing off the chains of bondage: channel to a life made new.
Cleansing water once at Jordan closed around the One foretold,
opened to reveal God’s glory ever new and ever old.
Living water, never ending, quench the thirst and flood the soul,.
Wellspring, Source of life eternal, drench our dryness; make us whole.
Sylvia G. Dunstan (“Crashing Waters at Creation” Hymn 476 Glory to God)
Church Calendar for September 12 – 20, 2014
For full church calendar, go to: https://www.thcpc.org
10:00 am Presbytery Assembly in Dale, IN
8:45 am Choir Rehearsal
9:30 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship
11:45 am High Ground Rehearsal
1:00 pm Memorial Service for Henry Tamar
5:00 pm Middle School Youth Group at CPC
5:45 pm Youth Dinner
6:30 pm High School Youth Group at CPC
12:00 pm Family Prayer Group
5:15 pm T3EM Supper and Childcare
5:30 pm Worship Commission meets
5:30 pm Finance Commission meets
5:30 pm Mission Committee meets at Landsbaum Center (Mollie Wheat Center)
6:30 pm Christian Nurture Commission meets
6:30 pm Facilities Commission meets
7:00 pm Church Life Church Actin Commission meets
10:00 am Bazaar Crafters
11:15 am Church Staff Meeting
7:00 pm Communication Commission meets
7:00 pm Holypalooza Choir Rehearsal
7:00 pm Holypalooza Ushers, Greeters, Communion Servers rehearse
11:00 am Fine Arts Committee meets
8:30 am Holypalooza Day of Service – Breakfast at CPC
9:00 am Holypalooza Day of Service at various locations
9:30 am Holypalooza Parade begins at UCM
10:00 am Holypalooza Worship at CPC (Joint with Centenary and St. Stephen’s)
11:30 am Fellowship Time at CPC
11:30 am UCM Barbecue Fundraiser Lunch served at Centenary and St. Stephen’s
Sunday School classes meet each week at 9:30 am. Preschool – room 108; Elementary – room 202; Middle School and High School – room 201; Adults and Young Adults: Coffee and Conversation – FH classroom A; Christian Studies – FH classroom B; Christian Parenting – FH Classroom C. There will not be classes on September 21.
The Sunday School offering is money for milk at 14th and Chestnut. Bring your coins for a little fun while giving this year!
Continue to bring the plastic caps and lids. They will be given to Art Totality for a second bench.
Attention Crafters and those that enjoy fellowship – There is a crafting session for the Fall Bazaar every Wednesday from 10 am to 2 pm
A new church directory will be published in the next few weeks. Please be sure that the office has your current address, phone number(s), and email addresses.
HOLYPALOOZA 2014 – This year it is a two morning event.
Saturday, September 20 will be a day of service in the community. It is not too late to get involved!! A light breakfast at 8:30 at Central will begin the day before our volunteers head off to 3 main locations to work until noon. If possible, please sign up for your choice of activity so that we know how many to expect. 1. The ISU Community Garden needs produce harvested for donation to a food pantry as well as weeding and winterizing. 2. Deming Center residents will be preparing for the move to their new location. Friendly faces during Bingo will be needed as well as distributing home care bags for their new apartments. (Thank you for filling those bags and returning them!). 3. The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is the same morning at Memorial Stadium. You may choose to be a part of the Holypalooza Team by walking or running the 5K or 1-mile course or just relax by the finish line and cheer for the finishers. There is a registration fee and you are encouraged to register online. You may also make a donation to the team without participating. There will also be the opportunity to go as a volunteer helper – those jobs are yet to be determined. A 4th option is to assist with set-up and preparation for the United Campus Ministries Barbecue (formerly ‘Pig Roast”). Volunteers to serve the lunch are needed. Please sign up in fellowship hall. Donations of cupcakes, cookies and brownies are needed for the lunch also. They should be delivered to Centenary on the morning of the 21st.
Childcare is provided at Central for infants through 5th graders. The children will be making note holders for the Deming Center residents and will walk to the Center late in the morning to distribute the gifts. Adult and youth childcare workers are needed for that day – see Cheryl Moles.
Sunday, September 21 – Joint worship at 10 am at Central. Following the service, all are invited to enjoy lunch at the UCM Barbecue. Serving will be at Centenary United Methodist and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Churches. A free will offering will be taken for the meal.
Dates for your planning calendar:
September 20 – Holypalooza Day of Service
September 21 – Holypalooza Worship
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:
John Ragle, Larry Clinkenbeard 9/13; Jon Ford, Phillip Mellor, John Whalen 9/15; Grant Racop 9/18; Mary Jean DeMarr, Lauren Mardis 9/20
For Sunday, September 14
Liturgist: Jim Moles
Children’s Moment: Anna Tilstra-Smith
Greeters: Todd & Lisa Pepperworth
Hosts: Fred & Nancy Rubey
Session Open and Close: Eileen Whalen, Lance Weatherwax
Bus Assistant: Brad Bough
Revised Common Lectionary Readings for Sunday, September 14, 2014,
the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
- First Reading Exodus 14:19-31
- Psalm Psalm 114:1-8
- Alernate response Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21
- Second Reading Romans 14:1-12
- Gospel Matthew 18:21-35
- Pastor – Lant Davis: Lant@thcpc.org
- Christian Educator – Cheryl Moles: Cheryl@thcpc.org
- Church/Financial Secretary – Sarah Kelsheimer: Sarah@thcpc.org
- Youth Director – Tiffany Grossman: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Music Director – Mark Carlisle: email@example.com
- Organist – Jonathan Rudy: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facility information/concerns – email@example.com
Presbytery of Ohio Valley website: www.povpc.org
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) website: www.pcusa.org