E-news for November 20, 2013

The e-news is being produced in a new and better way now.  I enter information to the website and it transfers to Mail Chimp.  It is beyond my comprehension!  You will see different formats each week as we (the tech and I) make adjustments and improvements.  Please be patient as we work through this transition.  This weeks looks pretty plain which is the way to begin. Also, the subscriber list is probably not accurate.  I apologize if you do not want to receive this enews and have.  The contact list was transferred, and I haven’t gone through it.  You may unsubscribe by clicking on the button at the bottom of the email.  This e-news is also on the www.thcpc.org website, so you may prefer to read it from there and not receive an email.  Again, you have the option to unsubscribe if you prefer. Blessings, Cheryl

Church Calendar for November 16-23, 2013

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


9:30 am Sunday School for all ages
10:30 am Worship
11:30 am Christmas Program Rehearsal for all children and youth
11:45 am High Ground Rehearsal
12:15 pm Christmas Dance rehearsal


12:00 pm Family Prayer Group


6:30 pm Innovation Generation Bible Study

11/28 – 29

Church office closed for holiday


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. Recently there have been 70 to 80 children a day getting a snack and supper at the Center. This is a minimum of 1 gallon of milk and 70 paper cups used each day which is $7- $8. 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!

Lend a helping hand! The Lighthouse Mission will be filling Thanksgiving baskets for the community. The Mission Committee is supporting the effort and asks that you help with the task on Monday, November 25 at 6:30. Come and give some of your time so that those in need will enjoy the holiday. Thank you.

Give an Ornament, Share a Gift — The needs of the poor community in Terre Haute are substantial and the Mission Committee wishes to support them at Christmas in a unique way. Starting on the evening of Hanging of the Greens on December 3 and through December 15, we are inviting CPC families and individuals to bring an ornament to hang on the tree in fellowship hall in exchange for one of the gift needs that will be on the tree. You will purchase the gift requested on the tag and return it to the church by December 22. The ornament you bring can be a purchased one or one that you already have. If it has special meaning for you, you can share that in a book that will be next to the tree. The ornaments will become part of the church collection for future years. Thank you, in advance, for helping those in need this Christmas season.

HANGING OF THE GREENS – The annual time to decorate our church building for Advent and Christmas will be Tuesday, December 3. Supper will be served at 5:15 followed by decorating and a short dedication service. All ages are welcome to join this traditional fun evening.

Hymnal News from the Worship Commission

We rejoice in the wonderful celebration and dedication of the Glory to God hymnals on Sunday, November 17, 2013.  These 262 Glory to God hymnals were purchased in memory of Juanita Pugh, for which we are most grateful.  That number of books sounds large, but we were actually using more copies of the old blue Presbyterian Hymnal.  So, if anyone would like to purchase a pew edition of Glory to God for the church to be dedicated “in honor of” or “in memory of” someone, the cost is $18 per copy.  We request to have all such orders be turned in by Sunday, December 15, 2013.  Besides the check, please clearly specify for whom the hymnal is dedicated and if it is “in memory of” or “in honor of” that person.

Now a word about the old blue Presbyterian Hymnals and Sing the Faith songbooks.  If you dedicated any of these books to someone, and would like to keep that copy or give that copy to someone, we invite you to do so.  These books are sorted by the donator’s last name on the tables on the east wall of the Fellowship Hall.  Nonetheless, several hundred quality copies of these hymnals are in storage.  The session blessed the First Presbyterian Church of Chinook, Montana with 40 copies, and the members of this small congregation were amazingly thankful.  Consequently, if you know of a Presbyterian congregation that would be glad to have some of our extra copies of the Presbyterian Hymnal, please let the church office know, so that those requests may be taken to the session.

Happy Birthday to:

Gary Jenkins 11/22; Erin Pugh 11/24; Agnes Moles, Eileen Whalen 11/28; Keith Hawkins 11/29

Lectionary readings for November 24

Christ the King Sunday Jer. 23: 1-6; Col 1:1-20; Luke 23: 33-43

Reminders for Sunday, November 24

Liturgist: Scott Racop

Greeters: Cyndee Jenkins

Ushers: Carolyn and Max Payne, Eileen and John Whalen, Donna Wilson

Hosts: John & Eileen Whalen

Session Open and Close: Bob Horneker, Chuck Shutt


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.


Central has received a matching grant from the Center for Congregations for strategic planning

Unity Presbyterian has a transitional pastor, Jenni Noyes

  • Gary Jenkins, recovering from minor facial surgery but doing well; he and Pat send their best wishes to all
  • John Chironna, diagnosed with Crohn’s disease
  • Carol Cook, chronic heart condition has worsened
  • Amanda Mang’s co-worker, miscarriage at 5 months that requires she go through delivery

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  • Mary Jean DeMarr
  • Mike Wadsworth, successful hip replacement Jim Schnabel, aortic aneurysm repaired, doing well at home The victims of the typhoon in the Philippines – you can help through donations to        Presbyterian Disaster Assistance http://www.presbyteryov.org/news/philippines-  typhoon-haiyan/
  • JoAnn Paul, Donna Paul-Bonham’s mother, successful hip replacement surgeryJon Ford’s mother, diagnosed with breast cancer
  • Betty Wright, Marsha Harder’s mother
  • The grandson of Lew Van Reed’s friend, serious liver problem
  • P.J. Ekstrom’s step-sister’s daughter, mastectomy surgery
  • Robert Horneker, treatment for prostate cancer
  • Jim Morgan
  • Harry Gee, at Davis Gardens/Westminster Village and improving
  • Andrea Paul-Bonham, YAV in Chinook, Montana
  • Maria Exline, friend of Fred & Nancy Rubey, ruptured brain aneurysm Rebecca Stinnett,  continues therapy
  • Bill George, dialysis
  • 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, possible recurrence of cancer
  • 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, diagnosed with 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 Chironna
  • 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 Cobblestone Crossings
  • 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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