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Family Matters - 5/09/21


FAMILYMATTERS - - May 09, 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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     Beyond Calculation is the title of Terry Siverd's upcoming sermon - - Mother's Day on May 9th.  The script & video will be posted on this website Sunday afternoon along with a companion essay, A Yardstick In Time.

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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. 

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Offering Stat$:  4/11-$1,369 ... 4/18-$1,041 ... 4/25-$2,051 ... 5/2-$2,389 ...... 2021 weekly average = $1,773 (over 18 weeks). 

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In Our Prayers:  Don Davis (now home) ... Sarah Chester ... Shan Wood ... Deb Rossi ... Bobbi Woods ... Betty Wood ... George Henderson ... Lisa Baker ... Bobby Meade ... Marlene Martin ... Frank Robinette ... Jack Anderson.

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 On Saturday, May 8th, Tony Rossi will be graduating from YSU with a B.S. degree in microbiology.  Way to go Tony!

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     Welcome home to snowbirds Larry & Carol Pierson      - - back home following another winter in Sebring, FL.

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Our next special quarterly offering will be Sunday, May 30th.

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Our '21 High School Grad Salute is planned for early June.

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    Bruce Ware & Melissa Rush are planning to wed on July 16th           in a sunrise ceremony in Cocoa Beach, FL,

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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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With a big smile Albert Aros is now sporting an official Arizona driver's license.

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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 in April or May '21.

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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.  Please stay tuned regarding the resumption of the following:  Sunday AM Bible Classes ... Sunday PM ... Midweek Bible Group ... Prime-Timer Luncheons ... Simple Supper & Devo ... L.I.F.E. Groups ... Threads Of Grace ... TerryTours .... Etc.

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For more sanitized gatherings these protocols will be used.  The building will be disinfected before and after services ... Individual communion kits will be utilized ... offering baskets will be placed in a central location ... Seating will facilitate social distancing ... Hand sanitizer will be provided ... Song books will yield to video projection ... Handshakes, hugs and kisses will be put on hold ... Facemasks are encouraged ... Dismissal will be by family clusters to avoid a foyer bottleneck.

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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 Bible Classes taught by Terry Siverd will hopefully begin sometime this summer.  Our Sunday AM class, Set In Stone, will be discussing The 10  Commandments Plus Two.  Our Midweek PM Bible Group will study some of the many Hard Sayings Of Paul.

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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 May 2 - 8

Date               Chapter

Matthew

2                         20

3                         21

4                         22

5      Reflection    

6      Reflection  

7                         23

8                         24