Wilda Freeland is back in Bishop Hodges Continuous Care at Wheeling Hospital with a general decline in health. Jerry Moore has a detached retina in his good eye. He is consulting with a specialist in Pittsburgh. Pat Rice’s catheterization showed a 50% blockage, which they will try to treat with medication.  Calvin Roach (Ralph Roach and Irene Bowers’ brother) is in EORH with blood clots. Michael Vilano (Mike and Nikki’s son) has pneumonia and a torn muscle. Jacob Walton (Richard and Molly’s newborn) will be having open heart surgery within the next three months. Sue Wirsing is suffering from pneumonia and an injured knee.

   Please continue your prayers for those for whom prayer has been requested: Kate Bain,  Gail Bigler (back surgery), Joe Bine (Pat Rice’s brother), Hobert Bunner (Chris’s dad, cancer), Donna Burghy (back), Don Chapman (Scott’s dad, cancer), Dr. Patrick Dunster (co-worker of Janet Lallathin, cancer), Skip Gooch (upcoming back surgery), Harold Hudson, Kelly Hupp (friend of Kay Sowinski), Kevin Kalany, Scott Kalany (Kevin’s cousin, leukemia is in remission), Judy Kinemond (Mary Donna Wodarcyk’s daughter-in-law, cancer), Arlene Kopyar, Matthew Mead (John Burghy’s nephew), June Metcalf (Amy Game’ mother, dementia). Suzanne Matz O’Leary, (a friend of Jan Ehni, aneurism), Wayne Patton, Vera Perry, Albert “Sonny” Phillips (Amy Gray’s brother, Heartland Nursing Home), Mia Rathe, a 3-year old friend of the Dukes), Kristen Pierce-Rice (Bill Rice’s great niece, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma), Sarah (Atkinson) Shuman (stroke, waiting for heart transplant), Peg Spielvogel, Kay Sowinski, Rick Sowinski (John’s brother), Colten Strauss (spleen injury), Jimmy Thrash (hearing), Jennifer Wheeler and Peter Zink (Don’s brother, heart attack.

Please keep our expectant mother in your prayers: Jena Frye… (boy, May).

Please continue to pray and encourage those who are no longer able to worship with us…Evelyn Barker, Ella Bell, Bill & Sue Daley, Mae Deller, Wilda Freeland, Bertha Kettlewell (cancer), Bill Kopyar, Joyce Orzolek, Alice Shunk, Leon & June Smith, Jim Thrash, Marlene Trisolene and Joanne Wallner.


Please continue to pray for those who are serving in the military…C.J. Arnold (Eddie’s brother, Afghanistan), Jason Harris (Bill & Pat Rice’s son-in-law), Chad Huggins,  Bill Randolph (Matt’s father), Nathan Rodak (Jay & Rhonda’s son, in California) and Joey Stenger (Joe & Karen’s son).


Our sympathy is extended to Clara Helms at the death of her husband, Arnold who passed away January 9th.


Our ministry of encouragement is vital ministry of our family here. It exists to encourage those of our family who are struggling physically or spiritually, often with just a simple card or phone call, or maybe a visit. If you are interested in getting involved and are not already, please see Brad or Joyce.


On Sunday mornings at 9am and Wednesday nights at 7pm we have Bible classes for adults and children of all ages. These classes are a great opportunity for you and your family to grow in the knowledge and understanding of God’s word. We hope you’ll join us!


     There will be a VBS meeting on Sunday, January 26th at 4:30 in the MP to discuss last year’s VBS and plan for next year. Please make plans to be there if you are at all interested in helping with VBS.


A few of our members have sought warmer weather recently. Bill & Joan Rodak will be spending sometime in Florida and Dot Saunders will spending some time in Arizona.


We are putting the finishing touches on the design and formatting of the directories, which means they will be ready to print and package soon.


We are now collecting boxes and supplies for care packages for our college students. There is a tub for supplies by Brad’s office in the back hallway. If you have questions or would like to help, see Linda Gooch.


There are gleaner cans available on the table in the back hallway to collect your loose change to help with the Potter’s Children’s Home.


Your old eyeglasses (especially ones for reading) are needed for various mission points.

We are still collecting cartridges from Inkjets and Faxes to help with the support of the children who reside at the Shulz-Lewis Children’s Home.

“Box Tops for Education” and “Campbell’s Labels for Education” are needed by Mid-Western Children’s Home. Only the UPC label is necessary.  To save time and shipping expense, please cut the label out before placing them in the box in the hallway.

If you want to help with any of these ongoing ministries, please bring the items and place them in the appropriate containers on the table in the hallway.


Everyone who is called by the name of the Lord has been created to bring glory to God (Isaiah 43:7).  We should let our lights shine, that men may see our good works and glorify our Father who is in heaven.

Next week’s lesson by Phil Sanders is, “Glorifying God”.  The program can be seen locally every Sunday, 7:30a.m. on WTRF-TV, Ch. 7.


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