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Family Matters - 8/01/21


FAMILYMATTERS - - August 01, 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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Antichrists: Plural, Past & Poisonous is the title of Terry Siverd's sermon for August 1st.   A companion essay, Beware Of The Dogs, will also be posted to this website sometime Sunday afternoon.

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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 the arrival of summer vacations and a COVID cloud, our offerings over the last few weeks have been on a downward slump. We can put the skids on this negative trajectory if we all resolve to be steady and conscientious in our giving. 

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Offering Stat$:  7/11-$1,505...7/18-$837...7/25-$1,917     ...... 2021 weekly average = $1,631 (over a span of 30 weeks) ...... August 29th brings a special fifth-Sunday quarterly offering.

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In Our PrayersDon Davis...Vic & Deb Rossi...Chris Cassidy...Larry Pierson...Heather & newborns Mia & Anthony...Marian Scott...Virginia Johnson...Susan Forrester...Mike Collier...Shan & Trudy Wood...Deb Rossi...Bobbi Woods...Betty Wood...George Henderson...Lisa Baker...Bobby Meade...Marlene Martin...Frank Robinette...Jack Anderson...Molly Rush...George Hamilton.

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Happy Birthday:  Phyllis Flask (7/31)...Ed Anderson (8/1)...Baylee Domer (8/2)...Cole Engle (8/4)...Matt Chester (8/5)...Dylan Wood (8/5)...and Shirley Davis (8/7).

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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 kick-off a new season of stitching starting Saturday, August 14th, from 10AM-Noon, here at the building.

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We are designating Monday, August 16th, as a day of prayer for our collegians.  Pray for them as they embark upon a new year of studies.  These include:  Albert Aros Buelna (Arizona Western College) ... Hannah Espinosa (Grove City College) ... Josh Espinosa (Harding University) ... and Riley Maas (Wooster College).

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  Congratulation to newlyweds Bruce & Melissa (Rush) Ware - - united in marriage on July 16th in Cocoa Beach, FL.

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memorial service for Jim Ramsey is scheduled for Saturday, August 21st, at 11am, at Warren/Parkman Road church of Christ.

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Work on our church lawn begins in mid-to-late August.   This project is focused on improving drainage and smoothing rough spots so as to make mowing less agitating to our equipment and personnel.

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If you can assist with some "light" church building custodial work, please see the sign-up sheet at the sanctuary back table.  For the balance of '21, volunteers are needed for the months of August and December.

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2021 Graduates: Hannah Espinosa graduated valedictorian from Burton Berkshire H.S..  This fall she begins studies at Grove City College......Alfred Aros Buelna graduated from Yuma Kofa H. S..  This fall he begins studies at Arizona Western College.

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From June 25-August 12, Josh Espinosa will be a counselor at Camp Manatawny (a summer youth camp near Philadelphia).

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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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  Planning to wed on September 10th in Beach City, OH, are   Jessica Robinson & Joshua Clark (John & Cindy's youngest son).

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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 August 1 - 7

Date               Chapter

1 Corinthians

1                            2

2                            3

3                            4

4      Reflection    

5      Reflection  

6                            5

7                            6