Mary Bass is to consult with an oncologist this coming Thursday to receive the results of the tests on the lesions on her bones and to discuss possible treatment. Bill Rice injured his leg in a fall last Tuesday and will have to wear a brace for awhile.     Jennifer Wheeler, Amy Nestor’s mother, will undergo a surgical procedure on Jan. 10 to help alleviate her persistent headaches.

Jeremy Clark, a friend of Janet Lallathin, is recovering at home after being hospitalized for bacterial meningitis.   Jerry Yost, the preacher for the Duffy congregation, remains in serious condition in Belmont Community Hospital.

Please continue praying for those for whom our prayers have been requested recently … Jeff Bigler, Frankie-Lee Carnes (Amanda Schrum’s grandmother, back injury), Tom Denney (Homer & Linda’s son), Alicia Estadt, Susan Foy (Bill Rice’s niece, cancer), Ryan Higgins (Amy’s husband, leg injury), Faith Hilton (Bunky Loy’s granddaughter), Judy Kinemond  (Mary Donna Wodarcyk’s daughter-in-law, cancer), Kevin Kalany, Arlene Kopyar, Charlotte Mason (Mae Deller’s daughter, cancer), Cheryl Parris (Joe Schmidli’s  cousin, double mastectomy), Peg Spielvogel, Nellie Wagner (Dorothy Nice’s sister-in-law, open-heart surgery), Ruth Watkins (Charlotte Patton’s employer, ankle injury), Sue Wirsing and Mary Zink (leg circulation problems).


Please continue praying for our shut-ins…Evelyn Barker, Bill & Sue Daley, Mae Deller, Wilda Freeland, Bill Kopyar, Joyce Orzolek, Harry Schrum, Alice Shunk, Leon & June Smith, Vonda Swisher, Jim  Thrash, Marlene Trisolene and Joanne Wallner.


Our military personnel need our prayers…Jason Harris (Bill & Pat Rice’s son-in-law), Bill Randolph (Matt’s father),  Nathan Rodak (Jay & Rhonda’s son) and Joey Stenger (Joe & Karen’s son).


We congratulate the Judge family on the safe arrival of their daughter, Kynlee Renee, last Monday.  She weighed 8 lbs.6 1/2 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long.  All are home and doing well.


Last Wednesday evening, an announcement was read regarding Pearl Roy’s repentance and request for the church’s forgiveness for sins she has committed since her baptism several years ago.  Due to her back injury, she will be unable to worship with us for awhile.   Let’s pray for and encourage Pearl.


We extend our deepest sympathy to Jimmie Thrash and Vera Perry in the death of Pam Thrash, Jimmie’s mother and Vera’s daughter, on Friday, Nov. 30.  Her funeral was last Tuesday.

Our deepest sympathy is also extended to Brenda Sponhaltz and her family in last Monday’s death of her brother-in-law and our brother in Christ, Paul Moore.  His funeral was this past Wednesday in Weirton.


The Quilting For Missions Ministry meets on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. in the MP Room.


The Young Adults Class began meeting in the MP Room again last week with Brian Games teaching from the “Psalms” on Sundays and Jay Rodak from the “Proverbs” on Wednesday evenings.


We have another opportunity to encourage the residents of Forest Hills by leading their worship service this afternoon at 2:30 p.m.  We hope several of our church family will be able to go.


Following an abbreviated worship service next Sunday evening, there will be a Quarterly Congregational Meeting during which our Shepherds will present next year’s budgets as well as provide updates and receive input regarding our ongoing work as a congregation.


The Shepherds, Deacons and preachers will meet next Sunday at 4:30 in the MP Room.


We still need someone to prepare the Lord’s Supper during June of next year. If you can help, please sign the list on the bulletin board.


    The Fall Quarter teachers are asked to return all reusable class materials to the table outside Brad’s office.


We want to thank everyone who saved their coins for the children at Potter’s Children’s Home during the last few months.  When one young grandchild who doesn’t attend here found out his grandmother was collecting for the children, he put $22.00 in her Gleaner Can saying the children need it.


Who is the Messiah and what are the prophecies that describe Him? Is Jesus the promised king and suffering servant? Did Jesus fulfill the Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah, and does He have a kingdom?  In next week’s lesson, “Jesus The Messiah,” Phil Sanders will look at these questions in light of the Scriptures.  The program can be viewed every Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on WTRF-TV, Ch. 7.




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