Carol & Ken Frye are both recovering from a stomach virus. Bertha Kettlewell is unable to receive experimental treatments for her cancer, but she remains in good spirits and little pain. Camden Judge has strep throat. Angel Vilano has pneumonia.

Please continue your prayers for those for whom prayer has been requested recently: Kate Bain,  Gail Bigler (back surgery), Joe Bine (Pat Rice’s brother), Jim Bowers (Irene’s husband, upper respiratory infection), Hobert Bunner (Chris’s dad, cancer), Gunner Dudzik (friend of Jodi Frye, 3 1/2 years old), Dr. Patrick Dunster (co-worker of Janet Lallathin, cancer), Martha Glasgow (Amber Hope’s grand mother, broken arm), Harold Hudson (problems with his teeth), Kelly Hupp (friend of Kay Sowinski), Judy Hutson (recovering from surgery), Karen Jones (mother of Leslie Huffman’s co-worker, brain cancer), Scott Kalany (Kevin’s cousin, leukemia), Judy Kinemond (Mary Donna Wodarcyk’s daughter-in-law, cancer), Arlene Kopyar, Matthew Mead (John Burghy’s nephew), June Metcalf  (Amy Games’ mother – dementia), Ruth Ann Miller (Nancy Miller’s sister, Parkinson’s), Margaret Noling, 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), and Sarah Zink (mono).

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


We extend our sympathy to Randy Gallagher and family. Randy’s aunt, Rose Mengon, passed away last week.


The mid-week bible studies for the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day (both of which are Wednesdays) have been moved to Thursday.


We celebrate with Linda Fitch, who was restored to the Lord’s body last Sunday. We welcome her to the family here, as we all walk in renewed faith together.


Because of the cancellation last week, the monthly fellowship to honor those with birthdays and anniversaries in the month of December will following this evening’s services. Care Group B is in charge of the arrangements.


The church office is looking for any tall cylindrical CD cases used to store stacks of CDs or DVDs. If you have some we could use, drop them off in Joyce’s office.


The teens will be headed to Gatlinburg, TN for  Winterfest, February 14-16. All teens in grade 7 and up are encouraged to come.


There are several copies of the most recent edition of “Heart to Heart, House to House”, which we mail around the community, available on the table by the main entrance and in the hallway across from the preacher’s office. Please take them to use and distribute as you can.


Newly updated Care Group Calling Chains are available in the rack by the main entrance. Please make sure you have the up-to-date information, especially as winter weather nears.


The Potter Children’s Home has sent us a “thank you” for our gleaner gift of $395.85 which they received from us last month.


No event in history can equal the coming of the Son of God into the world.  Jesus is no ordinary person!  Because of Jesus, we have hope, the forgiveness of sin, and eternal life.  Jesus is the greatest gift of all.

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


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