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Family Matters - 9/19/21


FAMILYMATTERS - - September 19, 2021

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With the resumption of our Sunday Morning Assembly all are invited to join us for worship at 10am.  For those who remain nervous about congregating, Sunday sermons will continue to be livestreamed weekly on our church Facebook page and/or YouTube - - both accessible via our church website. 

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An Undeniable Dozen is the title of Terry Siverd's sermon for this coming SundaySeptember 19th.   A companion essay, How Do You Handle Time?, will post to this website on 9/12.

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  The following note of thanks was recently received (written in response to Terry's current sermon series) from Rebekah in California.  "Dear Pastor Terry:  Thank you for your sermons!  I found you on a Full Preterist Women's Group when someone shared your first in the series on eschatology.  Please keep preachig the truth - - you give fellow believers meat and not milk when you rightly interpret Scripture...I watch you preach online every week."

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  We're very grateful for your consistent & generous offering$   throughout the last year.  If you are not yet comfortable with gathering on Sundays, those who are able are remined that you can funnel your church offerings directly to our church treasuer:      Roseann Kennedy, 400 Sodom Hutchings Rd, Vienna, OH, 44473.

Perhaps due to summer vacations and another COVID uptick, our offerings have been down over the last several weeks. All who are able are asked to remain steady and conscientious in our giving. 

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Offering Stat$:  8/29-$1,560...9/5-$1,355...9/12-$1,075     ...... 2021 weekly average = $1,587 (over a span of 37 weeks).

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In Our PrayersThe Geiser Family...Don Davis...John & Cindy Clark...Keith Chopic...Vic Rossi...Pam Wildman...Marlene Martin...Steve Flask...Shan Wood...Sandy Brown...Doug Holestine...Chris Cassidy...Doris Cope...Marian Scott...Virginia Johnson...Susan Forrester...Mike Collier...Bobbi Woods...Betty Wood...Lisa Baker...Bobby Meade...Frank Robinette...George Hamilton.

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Happy Birthday:  Raelyn Nobles Maas (9/19) ... Doris Cope (9/23) ... and Nanci Williams (9/24).

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Breakfast gathering are happening weekly.  Our men meet every Wednesday at 10AM at Raptis on Route 46 in Howland and our women meet every Thursday at 10AM at the Elm Road Perkins.      All are invited to take part!

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Our midweek Bible group meets every Wednesday evening at 6:30.  Terry Siverd is teaching a study of The Hard Sayings Of Paul.

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Threads Of Grace will be gathering for stitching on Saturday, October 9th, from 10AM-Noon, here at the building.

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Women & girls are invited to a baby shower for Shantel White on Saturday, October 16th, at Noon, at the church building.  Shantel is the daughter to Donna White and grand-daughter to Betty Pascute.  Added info and sign-up are on the sanctuary back table. 

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  Work on our church lawn began on September 2nd.   This project is focused on improving drainage and grading.

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Please pray often for our out-of-town college students:  Albert Aros Buelna/Arizona Western ... Hannah Espinosa/Grove City ... Josh Espinosa/Harding ... and Riley Maas/Wooster.

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Olivia Wood (recently transferred from Seattle to San Antonio and then on to NC) is now a captain in the U.S. Army, serving as a Command Trauma Nurse.  Just in case that's not enough to keep her busy, she'll soon be enrolled in "jump school" at Fort Bragg. 

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Isaiah & Jeannie Wong are expecting their fifth child in October.  The latest sonogram reveals that mommy & daddy and the four girls will be eagerly anticipating the arrival of a baby brother!!

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Congratulations to Kacey Paukovich & Daniel Koehler on the recent announcement of their engagement to be married next summer.

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  Congratulations to Jessica Robinson & Joshua Clark (John & Cindy's youngest son) - - united in marriage on September 10th in Beach City, OH,

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Our 44th Annual Camp 2:52 Summer Youth Retreat scheduled for July 25-30, 2021 has once again been canceled due to the pandemic.

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Our church directory of family & friends is currently being revised and should be ready for distribution this fall.

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Please take note of the following new cellphone numbers:        Terry Siverd/330.646-5624 ... Jeannie Siverd/330.646-3053.

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Last fall, Chopics & Woods planted 20 saplings on our church lawn:   Red Maples, Sugar Maples, Rose Of Sharons and Hydrangeas.   They will hopefully grow to adorn our property.

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Sometime after resuming our Sunday AM worship, a decision regarding the re-start of additional group gatherings will be forthcoming.  Stay tuned regarding the resumption of:  Sunday AM Bible Classes ... Sunday PM ... Prime-Timer Luncheons ... Simple Supper & Devo ... L.I.F.E. Groups ... TerryTours .... Etc.

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For more sanitized gatherings these protocols will be used.  Individual communion kits will be made available ... offering basket will be placed on the back table ... Hand sanitizer will be provided in various locations.

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Our leadership reaffirmation and appointment process (for elders and deacons) has been postponed until later in 2021.

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New Phone Number for Alice Jean Stone is (330) 992-4913.     Since Assisted Living Homes are still cautious about visitors, she'd be happy to hear from you.

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Kris & Nic Wildman have an attractive new website you can visit:  www.wildmanfamilyinsurance.com

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Are you checking on Family ... Friends ... and Neighbors?  How many brothers and sisters in Christ have you contacted?

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Should you be a social-media afficionado, be sure to take some time to drop by and visit our church's Facebook page.

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Dear God:  Please give me the strength to endure this situation, and to find the blessings and lessons that it contains.  Please give me the endurance to continue ahead.  Please guide my thoughts, words and actions, so that I walk Your path of peace and love.

Week of September 12 -18

Date               Chapter

1 Timothy

12                          3

13                          4

14                          5

15    Reflection    

16    Reflection  

17                          6

2 Timothy

18                          1