05/12/17

CPC THIS WEEK
THE E-NEWSLETTER OF CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH May 12, 2017

CPC MINISTRY INFORMATION

SUNDAYS SERMON

Title: “Motherhood Of Grace: Taught, Trained, and Treasured” 

Text: Titus 2:1-8

Pastor Bob Clark

CENTRAL INDIANA PRESBYTERY – Christ Presbyterian Church is pleased to host the May Central Indiana Presbytery Mtg. Today, Friday, May 12th from 8:30am-4pm

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ALL OUR CPC MOTHERS & WOMEN! In honor of the day, there will be NO Sunday School this week.

DEACONS’ FUND OFFERING – We will be collecting the Deacons’ Fund Offering for the Mercy Ministries of the Church this Sunday.

TABLE TALK MAGAZINE – If you are a paid subscriber to Table Talk Magazine, your June issue is available at the Welcome Center.

CHOIR REHEARSAL – The Choir will rehearse Wednesday, May 17th at 7pm at the church
YOUNG MARRIED LIFE GROUP meets Thursday, May 18th from 6-7:30pm at the Schrage’s home for

a study on the book of Acts. For more information see Jeff and Shannon Schrage

BRIDAL SHOWER – A Bridal Dessert has been planned for Emily Swartzwelder (Mindy Deckard's future daughter-in-law) on Thursday, May 18th at 7pm at the Harrington's Home (12 Parkway Lane). Please RSVP to Beth Allen at bethallen87@gmail.com or Beth (765-969-0656). Emily is registered at Kohls, Target and Zola.

MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST – meets Saturday, May 20h at 8am at the church

BREIF CORPORATION MEETING – immediately following Sunday Worship next week on May 21st

THURSDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP – “The Thursday night group is starting a new study on Thursday, May 25, at the church office from 6:30-7:30 p.m. It is a DVD series by R. C. Sproul entitled "Angel and Demons." If you are interested in attending, please contact Maureen Bradley (935-5806 or bradley.maureen@gmail.com) for the study guide."

BRIDAL SHOWER – A Bridal Brunch has been planned for Kayla Owens Saturday, May 27th at 10am at the church foyer. RSVP to Kariharr12@aol.com or to Kari (765-977-3660). Kayla is registered at Zola.

SAVE THE DATE! – Lifemates Life Group will have their 2nd event June 24th from 7-9pm. It will be "Sweet", in more ways than one! Details to follow!

VICTORY LANE CAMP We all want to experience the joy of serving others and to share that joy with the next generation. See how Victory Lane Camp can give you the opportunity to do that through a local summer camp. Read one family’s story here: http://victorylanecamp.org/brewster-blessings/ Learn how to sign up for camp by visiting www.VictoryLaneCamp.org/serve.

WOMEN’S MINISTRY
Tuesday Morning Ladies’ Bible Study, Old Testament overview, led by Pastor Bob Clark, meets Tuesday

mornings at 8:30 a.m. in the fireplace area at the church.

Two upcoming events for the women of the church as we celebrate God's faithfulness!

A Bridal Dessert has been planned for Emily Swartzwelder (Mindy Deckard's future daughter-in-law) on Thursday, May 18th at 7pm at the Harrington's Home (12 Parkway Lane). Please RSVP to Beth Allen at bethallen87@gmail.com or Beth (765-969-0656). Emily is registered at Kohls, Target and Zola.

A Bridal Brunch has been planned for Kayla Owens Saturday, May 27th at 10am at the church foyer. RSVP to Kariharr12@aol.com or to Kari (765-977-3660). Kayla is registered at Zola.


 THE CHURCH IN THE WORLD

 Laos: Village Bans 6 Families

In February, leaders of a village in majority Buddhist Laos gave four Hmong Christian families a choice: renounce your faith in Jesus or be banished from the village.

The families, totaling 26 adults and children, stood firm in their faith and accepted the leaders’ decision. Two additional families were inspired by their bold faith and became Christians. The 32 people were tied up and transported by truck to the nearest city. Some of the men were beaten along the way. Because the families had several sick family members among them, they requested to be dropped off near a hospital. For months they lived under makeshift shelter made from plastic tarps on the hospital grounds. As they struggled to survive with little food and no money, they remained faithful to their commitment Christ.

Eventually, the families moved to a nearby rice field where they were able to camp under plastic tarps. They could not relocate to another village because no village leaders would accept Christians moving into their villages, a common predicament for converts in Laos.
While living in the rice fields, they shared Jesus with other poor families in villages nearby. One day, a Khmu family visited them out of curiosity as to why they were living in the rice fields. Members of the Hmong families shared their story and how the creator God gave them freedom over the many spirits through His son, Jesus.

The three members of the Khmu family accepted Christ and even invited an evangelist to visit their village to share Jesus with other villagers.

Recently, government officials visited the six Hmong families. The officials told the leaders of their former village that the families have a right to follow Jesus. The families are now hoping to return to their village and share the love of Christ with their former neighbors.

Posted: April 28, 2017
Source: VOM Sources Posted: April 4, 2017
©2017 The Voice of the Martyrs. All rights reserved.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

BIRTHDAYS!

May

4 Owen Fowler
6 Brenda Miller
8 Kurt Steinfort
14 Doug Miller
20 Jared McKinney
20 Rebecca Van Tilburg 24 Jim Price

24  Jim Roszell

25  Janelle Price

29 Judy Hall

ANNIVERSARIES!

May

1  Roger & Jane Arnold

2  Butch & Angie Bowen

22 Dave & Judy Hall
22 Bill & Laura Kehelnbrink 

26 Jesse & Melissa Owens

 29 Chris & V al Moore 

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