It is a pleasure to be able to welcome you to our services.  We want your time with us  to be a positive one and one which will bring you closer to the Lord as we join in praising Him and in encouraging each other.  If you are looking for a church home and would like more information about our church family, please feel free to let us know.  If you are just visiting in the area, we appreciate your including us in your visit.  We hope you will worship with us the next time you are in eastern Ohio.


    Gail Bigler will undergo surgery on her neck again in September. Bertha Kettlewell is doing somewhat better. She was to consult with her optometrist last Friday regarding some vision problems. Alicia Estadt has been experiencing some serious asthma problems during the past two weeks.

    Genevieve Saunders, Dot’s mother-in-law, remains in serious condition after suffering a stroke two weeks ago.  Jay Mauck, the 44-year old son of one of Eleanor Palimetakis’ friends, is to undergo surgery on Aug. 8 in Morgantown for a brain tumor near the optic nerve.  Matthew Mead, the 18-year old  stepson of John Burghy’s nephew, has been diagnosed as having multiple tumors on his brain for which the prognosis is not very promising.  He is undergoing tests in Cleveland Clinic.

Please continue your prayers for Carson Anderson  (one-year old friend of the Bearups), Kate Bain, Karen Barbe (mobility problems), Harold Hudson, Judy Kinemond (Mary Donna Wodarcyk’s daughter-in-law), Charles Lucas  (father of Jodie Vickers and Mary Zink), Albert Phillips (Amy Gray’s brother),   Joey Rankin  (friend of one of Carol Kovachic’s co-workers), Mia Rathe, a 3-year old friend of the Dukes), Peg Spielvogel, Jimmy Thrash and Jennifer Wheeler (Amy Nestor’s mother).

Our prayers are always needed for our shut-ins…Evelyn Barker, Ella Bell, Bill & Sue Daley, Mae Deller, Wilda Freeland, Bill Kopyar, Joyce Orzolek, Alice Shunk, Leon & June Smith, Jim  Thrash, Marlene Trisolene and Joanne Wallner.

As we pray, let’s remember 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 Afghanistan) and Joey Stenger (Joe & Karen’s son in Kenya).


We are planning to meet at the Reservoir Road property this evening at 6:00 for our worship service which will be followed by a wiener roast.  In the event of rain, we will meet at the church building.

PICTORIAL DIRECTORY                    

We are hoping to publish our new Pictorial Directory in early Fall.  Please help us have a complete directory by having your picture taken by August 25.  Brad Schrum, Joyce Slatt or Kay Sowinski are taking the photographs.


Teams 1 & 5 will lead our Ministry of Encouragement for the next two weeks.


In just 8 days, VBS 2013 will begin using “Peter, A Fisher of Men” as the theme for the lessons.  There will be classes each evening, 6:30-8:30, for Ages 3-Grade 6 and Adults.  Various area preachers will teach the adult classes.   If you would like to help with this vital ministry, please contact Dennie Green. One way everyone can help is to come and bring your friends.  Post Cards with all the relevant information are available in the foyer for you to use in inviting them to come with you.

If you can help construct the various centers, be here this coming Thursday or Friday evening beginning around 6:00 and Saturday morning at 9:00.  Come and help as much as you can.  Men, women, boys and girls are needed.  We will also need help on Saturday, Aug. 10, to help remove and return the construction materials to storage.

Also remember the Closing Program at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9.  (More details later.)


The study of “Hard Sayings and Neglected Commands of Jesus” has been an enjoyable and beneficial study this summer.  As the class continues this coming Wednesday evening, Kyle Sowinski will lead the discussion of “Embrace Persecution” with Mt. 5:11,12 and James 1:2 as the foundation verses of the lesson.


This year’s sessions of Camp Concern have passed quickly.  The last week begins today as ages 8-10 leave for Junior Week of camp.

Parents, please remember to let us know of any award(s) your child won at any church camp this summer.  Please write their name, the camp’s name and week in which they participated and award(s) they won and give it to Everett or Joyce by Sunday, Aug. 11.  We are planning to publish them in the August 18th bulletin.


Since we will be preparing for VBS next week, our Monthly Fellowship for August will be combined with the one in September.  All those with Birthdays or Wedding Anniversaries in both months will be honored at that time.


This week’s devotional will be at the Daleys’ this coming Thursday, 7-9:15 p.m.


All the men and boys are invited to the monthly breakfast this coming Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at Eat ‘N Park.  Those who are able will come to the church building afterwards to help complete the preparation of the classrooms for VBS.


Your old eyeglasses, cartridges for Inkjets and Faxes, greeting card fronts (No Christmas cards, please), “Box Tops for Education” and “Campbell’s Labels for Education” are needed for areas of work.  Please bring them and place them in the appropriate bins on the table in the hallway.


Jesus built His church, and it uniquely belongs to Him.  In next week’s lesson,  “The Church Jesus Built,” Phil Sanders will discuss the importance of our Lord’s church.  The program can be seen every Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on WTRF-TV, Ch. 7.



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