Bill Kopyar is to undergo colon surgery this coming Thursday.  Janet Lallathin’s recent venogram revealed no blood clots in her legs. Kevin Kalany consulted with his doctor in Morgantown last Thursday regarding his low blood count.  Mike Tribbie is in Wheeling Hospital doing well as he recovers from last Tuesday’s amputation of his right leg. Pam Tribbie is now home after being hospitalized for cellulitis last week. Ray Ramsay is in the hospital in Morgantown recovering from last Wednesday’s surgery on his injured leg.  Peggy Spielvogel is waiting to be scheduled for a procedure in Morgantown to help relieve the pain in her back.

Denise Crawford is undergoing medical treatment to shrink her thyroid.  Ashley Farber is recovering from the Nov. 4th extraction of her 4 wisdom teeth.  Alex Cannon was involved in an automobile accident last Wednesday. We are thankful he was not injured.

It was so good to have Joy Yontz back with us last Sunday as she continues to recuperate from her broken ankle.

Alexis Thornberry spent a few days in a Pittsburgh  hospital early last week being tested for possible MS.  Tyler Thornberry is recovering from a recent tonsillectomy. Alexis and Tyler, along with their parents Christian & Travis, have been worshipping with us frequently for the past couple of years.

Louis Bain, Kate’s husband, is scheduled to have a Cat-scan Tuesday to check on a lump on his thyroid.  Pat Chapman, Scott’s mother, is now home after undergoing physical rehabilitation in Peterson for the past few weeks.  Jim Yeager, Rich Daley’s cousin, remains in OVMC as he improves  from a  ruptured appendix.  Tests revealed that Becky McCoy, Pat Rice’s daughter, does not have breast cancer as they initially thought.

Please continue praying for the following: Evelyn Barker, Nellie Garczyk (Carol Kovachic’s mother), Shelli Glasgow, Craig Herwick, Leslie Kutchel (Amanda Schrum’s aunt), Charlotte Mason (Mae Deller’s daughter), Bill Miller, Patty Myers (friend of Janet Eide), Eleanor Palimetakis, Vera Perry,  Brenda Stillion (Angel Baker’s cousin and Karen Barbe’s sister),  and Tammy White (Tina Hayes’ sister).

Those who are expecting additions to their families in the near future need our continued prayers…Leslie Huffman (a boy in February), Ashley McKeen (a girl in March), Terra Blacker (April)  and Carrie Lucas (April).

Please remember our shut-ins in your prayers…Bill & Sue Daley, Mae Deller, Wilda Freeland, Lenny Hungerman, Dorothy Kimble, Virginia Orrison (Forest Hills), Joyce Orzolek, Alice Shunk (Leonard Bearup’s mother), Leon & June Smith, Ed & Bea Stelmach, Vonda Swisher, Jim Thrash, Marlene Trisoline, Joanne Wallner and  Bill White.


Our military personnel from our church family and extended church family need our continued prayers… Nathan Rodak (Bill & Joan’s grandson), Kristen Roy (Pearl Roy’s granddaughter) and Joey Stenger (Joe & Karen’s son, Afghanistan).


Last Sunday evening, Charles “Randy” Lough responded to the invitation to request our prayers for his father who has been suffering from an addiction to alcohol for several years.


This coming Tuesday, Sue Beisel and her husband, Brian, will be leaving for Equatorial Guinea to teach.  They will be there for 30 days at a time for the next two years.  Let’s keep them in our prayers.


Several of our youth and young adults have been at the St.C. Annual Youth Retreat at Grand Vue Park since Friday evening.  They are planning to return soon after our morning service.


This week, The Missional Engagement Group which is part of our outreach ministry,  will meet at  Everett & Judy Hutson’s Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.


Everyone needs encouragement and that is the reason the Ministry of Encouragement was formed several years ago.  We’re always looking for people to help with this essential ministry.  If you would like to get involved in encouraging others through this vital ministry, please let Everett know and he can tell you how.


As we have done the past several years, we will devote our time together on the Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving (Nov. 23) to a time of praising and thanking God for how He has worked and continues to work in our lives as individuals and as a church family.  There will be no individual classes that evening.  Instead, everyone will meet in the auditorium for a time of giving thanks.


We still need someone to sign up to prepare the Lord’s Supper for next July.  If you are willing to help, please sign the list on the bulletin board.


If you have been collecting money in one of the coin cans for the children at Potter Children’s Home over the past few months, please remember to return them to the box in the hallway by this evening so their representative can pick them up this week.  If you have not been saving your money in one of the coin cans and would still like to help, give your cash or check to Everett by this evening.  (Please make checks payable to “Potter Children’s Home.”)


A young mother with children, ages 1 & 3 and expecting another one at the end of this month needs food and diapers.  If you can help, please bring the items and place them on the table in the hallway by Nov. 20.


When Jesus came to earth, He chose to bear the cross. We want to please the Lord, and we can only do this by taking up our cross.   Next week’s sermon, “Take Up Your Cross,” explores what it means to take up a cross and follow Jesus. The nationally televised program can be seen locally every Sunday on WTRF-TV, Ch. 7, at 7:30 a.m.












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