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Family Matters - 6/20/21


FAMILYMATTERS - - June 20, 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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     Father & Son Together is Terry Siverd's sermon title for June 20th - - HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!   Later on Sunday, an accompanying essay, Abba! Father!, will be posted on this website.

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Our sermon series on eschatology will resume on June 27th.

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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$:  5/30-$1,815...6/6-$1,746...6/13-$1,385     ...... 2021 weekly average = $1,696 (over a span of 24 weeks). 

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In Our Prayers:  Don Davis...Heather & newborn twins, Mia & Anthony...Vic Rossi (upcoming heart procedure)...Marian Scott (recovering from surgery)...Virginia Johnson...Chris Cassidy...Mike Collier...Sarah Chester... Shan & Trudy Wood...Deb Rossi...Bobbi Woods...Betty Wood...George Henderson...Lisa Baker...Bobby Meade...Marlene Martin...Frank Robinette...Jack Anderson

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Happy Birthday to: Bobbi Woods (6/20)...Sydney Flask (6/22)...Alice Jean Stone (6/22)...Beverly Cummins (6/23)...and Dominic Rossi (6/24).

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On Sunday, July 11th, from 4-6pm, we will be having an all-church summer picnic on the church grounds.  Bring a favorite picnic dish, cold drinks, lawn chairs and your friends & family!

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Our midweek Bible studies will start again on July 14th - - Wednesday evenings at 6:30.  Terry Siverd will lead us in a multi-textual study of The Hard Sayings Of The Apostle Paul.

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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.

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Our '21 High School Grad Salute was last Sunday, May 30th.    Hannah Espinosa graduated valedictorian from Burton Berkshire H.S..  This fall she will begin her studies at Grove City College.  

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Let us savor Josh Espinosa's presence with us during June.  Soon he will depart for Douglasville, Pa (near Phildadelphia) where he'll be serving as a counselor at Camp Manatawny (a brotherhood-related summer youth camp) from June 25th thru August 12th.

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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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     Bruce Ware & Melissa Rush are planning to wed on July 16th   with a sunrise ceremony in Cocoa Beach, FL (Atlantic coast) followed by a week-long honeymoon in Siesta Key, FL, (Gulf coast).

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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.  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.  Individual communion kits will be made available upon entry ... offering basket will be placed on a table by the interior double-doors ... Seating will offer social distancing to those who prefer such ... 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 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 June 20 - 26

Date               Chapter

Colossians

20                        1

21                         2

22                        3

23    Reflection    

24    Reflection  

25                        4

Philemon

26                        1