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Family Matters - 10/24/21


FAMILYMATTERS - - October 24, 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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After 46 years of full-time preaching, Terry Siverd has decided to retire once a new preacher is hired.  Terry's ministry has included 4 years in Ashtabula and 42 years in the Warren area - - 16 years at Parkman Road and the last 26 years with our Cortland Church family.  As of this point in time, Terry & Jeannie are not planning any major moves other than to spend some winter months out west or down south with family and to do a little traveling in their retirement years.

     As we now begin our search for a new preacher - - please    see the sign-up sheet to volunteer to assist with this process.   

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Judgment By Fire is the title of Terry Siverd's sermon for this SundayOctober 24th.   A companion essay, Wherein Dwells Righteousness, will post to this website on 10/24.

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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$:  .10/3-$1,285...10/10-$1,085...10/17-$1,398     ...... 2021 weekly average = $1,552 (over a span of 42 weeks) ......     Our fifth-Sunday quarterly offering is scheduled for 10/31.

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In Our PrayersDon Davis...Vic Rossi...Linda Chopic...Amy Rossi...Richardo Haros...Rhonda Maas...Jo Maas...John & Cindy Clark...Dave & Sherri Treadway...Vic & Deb Rossi...Pam Wildman...Shan & Trudy Wood...Sandy Brown...Doug Holestine...Chris Cassidy...Marian Scott...Virginia Johnson...Vern Martin...Mike Collier...Betty Wood...Lisa Baker...Bobby Meade...Frank Robinette...George Hamilton...Mary Stottlemyer...Alice Jean Stone...Art Bangert.

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Our Sympathy to Art Bangert and family in the recent passing of Art's wife, Jean Bangert.   Terry Siverd will deliver her eulogy in     a private service on October 25th, at Pine Knoll cemetery  ......     Our Sympathy to Albertina Aros and Albert & Jorge and family    in the 10/11 passing of Betina's mother, Rosario of Yuma, AZ.         Cards can be sent to:  2168 S. Maple Avenue, Yuma, 85364.

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Happy Birthday:  Tara Magdych (10/25) & Marge Ullom (10/29).

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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, Novcmber 13th, from 10AM-Noon, here at the building.

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As a senior Thespian, Gabby Chester will present a One-Act Play     on Thursday & Friday, November 18-19at 7pm at Greenville H.S.. 

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  November 3rd is the registration deadline for the 2022 Lads-to-Leaders convention in Nashville.  Please see Nic & Haley Wildman.

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Congrats to Nic Wildman on passing his financial advisor exam!

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Camp 2:52 Summer Youth Retreat dates for 2022 coming soon.

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

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Phase 1 of our lawn improvement project is now completed      with more to come later..

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

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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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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.

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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 October 17 - 23

Date               Chapter

John

17                          3

18                         4

19                         5

20   Reflection    

21    Reflection  

22                         6

23                         7