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Feb 13 Herald

Feb 13 Herald

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Herald for February 2013
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  January 25 2013 Volume XXXXX1, No 1
Inside this issue:
Lant’s Lines/Milk
Christian Educator/Lenten Series 3 Celebrating Life/Youth News
Herald Changes/Thank
5 Chironna Preschool News 6 Calendar 7 Church Happenings 8
Lenten Series
will begin on Sun-day, February 17 . Please see details inside for various Lenten activities.
Ash Wednesday Service
with imposition of ashes
February 13
 7:00 pm at Unity Presbyterian Church
Collection of soup for a local food pantry Collection of money for a local community center
Soup lunch served following worship
(If you are bringing a crock pot of soup for the lunch, please email your recipe to the church office to be included in the soup cookbook.)
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the Herald
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Leviticus 19:18; Matthew 22:39 NRSV)
 This commandment appears first in the Old Testament book of Leviticus and then is repeated several times by Jesus, who called it one of the two great com-mandments. As we all know, it is easy to state but hard to obey. Yet I often see you following this commandment! Without going into specifics, I want to tell you that several persons (some from outside our church family) recently have told me how they were moved by your acts of compassion and love. Maybe you wrote a note of encouragement, which, although it seemed simple to you, came at just the right time. Maybe you cooked a meal, or shared your time by visiting. Even a phone call or an e-mail can be a vehicle for expressing our care for one another. Our deacons lead the way in these matters, and I am proud of the care they provide. And oth-ers in our congregation are just as active in this ministry of compassion. Time is extremely valuable. In a sense, it is all that we have. When we spend on someone else time that we would otherwise have used in addressing our own concerns, we are loving our neighbor as we love ourselves. This is a powerful Christian witness for anyone who is paying attention. And many are watching, whether we realize it or not. Thank you for being a loving congregation.
Lant’s Lines
Christian Nurture would like to remind all Sunday School go-ers
 young and old
to remember our Pro- ject Milk Money offer-ing. Kids ask your parents for some spare change you can bring to class and put in the offering plate! Project Milk Money funds are used to purchase pa-per cups and milk for 14th and Chest-nut Community Center. Let's fill up those jugs!
United Campus Minis-tries will hold its annual Chili Fest & Silent Auc-tion on Sunday, Febru-ary 17, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. This is a fundraiser for United Campus Ministries. Persons will receive a bowl of chili and be invited to add their own toppings. Hot dogs and baked po-tatoes will also be available. The auction of-fers unique items to purchase. The event will be held at St. Mark United Church of Christ, 475 S. Fruitridge, Terre Haute. Admission is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children age 10 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the door on the day of the event.
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Volume XXXXX1,
Souper Bowl of Caring
February 3 Enjoy a soup smorgasbord lunch following worship on Feb. 3! If you like, bring a crock pot of your favorite soup to add to the selection. Also, bring a can of soup to donate to a local food pantry and a dollar or two to donate to a local community center.
Parents’ Night Out/Kids’ Night In
 is Friday, Febuary 1. Childcare will be provided from 5:30
 9:00 pm with supper served. Please notify the church of-
fice if your child(ren) will be attending.
Sunday School
 meets every Sunday at 9:30 am. There are classes for all ages with child care available from 9:15 to 11:45 am.
Children’s Worship
 for children ages 4 years through 1st grade is held follow-
ing the Children’s Moment time in worship.
 It is led by Donna Paul-Bonham or Cheryl Moles and meets in room 202. The
family prayer group
 meets on Mondays at the church. Come at noon for lunch. The sharing of joys and concerns begins at 12:30 pm followed by prayer. Childcare is provided. T3EM Supper and Childcare for meeting night is February 19.
Christian Educator’s Report — 
 Cheryl Moles
at Central Presbyterian Church Sunday evenings, February 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24 Supper served 5:15
 6pm; Worship 6 pm; Classes 6:15
 7:30 pm
Gain an exciting vision of God’s final new creation and how it can transform your life right now.
The adult class will be led by Scott Paul-
Bonham using N. T. Wright’s
Surprised by Hope
and video. This is an excellent study that will “open your eyes to the amazing full scope of what God’s Word has to say about the world to come and the world that is.” Children will enjoy thinking about “God’s Great Surprises.” The youth will have their regular youth group time following supper and will be using Adam Hamilton’s new Lenten study,
The Way, Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus.
Childcare will be provided for preschoolers and younger children.

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