Loving and Learning in Lodi July 1 2018
As most of us know, I’m with our youth on their mission trip to Indianapolis this week. As I prepared to be gone this Sunday and other Sundays in the summer, I offered a Preaching Boot Camp class in the spring. Three of us showed up for ‘duty:’ Larry Scott, Cindy Namerow and Bob Wooley. I’m proud to announce that all three made it through Boot Camp and now hold the rank of Private First Class (PFC)!
This coming Sunday, when I’m gone. You’re in for a treat when PFC Larry Scott leads worship and preaches. Be sure to ‘show up for duty!’
Drill Sergeant, Pastor Diane
From our prayer time on Sunday, June 24th:
~Jan Barnhart shared a re-cap of Annual Conference. Rev. Diane showed some moving pictures as well.
~Larry Scott is 80! With all his health issues and things he has done, he is lucky to be here. He will be preaching next week—thank you to his Boot Camp instructor, Rev. Diane.
~Our new doctor, Dr. Brittany Baughman is turning 29! This year brings the beginning of repayment of student loans, but, that also means, residency is OVER! Congratulations, Brittany!
~Colette Laughlin will be 15 while on the Mission Trip. She is looking forward to driving!
~Colette and Colin had a AWESOME week at camp. Missy had a quiet week at home :)
~Lil Tozser’s grandson is doing great after his surgery—thank you for all the prayers and concerns.
~Barb Shellhorn’s surgery went well! Now, for some physical therapy!
~Cindy Namerow’s mom had TWO Barberton chicken dinners for her birthday this past week! Yeah mom!
~Leo Sparr’s nephew is doing great after his heart surgery.
~Al and Martha Zona’s grandson went through a lot of issues just to have his surgery after his fall. He is on the mend, now.
~Judy Foster’s niece, Nancy, whom we had prayers for a while back— her tumor is GONE!!!!! Amen!
~Rev. Diane’s niece, Tara, does not have Crohns. She has endometriosis, manageable! Yeah! Her lemonade sister’s foot continues to heal.
~Carol Newbury’s husband passed away this past week.
~Dunham’s oldest grandson’s mom, Nicole, 34, will be donating a kidney to her dad, Wayne.
~Diane Eaton will be having gall bladder surgery this week.
~Anne Serafin’s brother-in-law found his sister right after she had passed away this past week. Remember Ken Wiley in your prayers as he continues to recover.
~Neal McLoda will have his right hip replaced this week. Neal and Pat went to Virginia several weeks ago to see Neal’s brother. They just received word that his brother passed away. They are grateful they made the trip to see him.
Rev. Diane will be having surgery on two of her fingers July 2.
~All the unspoken prayers among us. and
~Our military personnel and their families.
Recovering: Garry Moore, Tom Repp, Rev. Donna VanTrees
Cancer: Diane McMahon, Rich Serafin, Terry Gayner, Zachary, Delbert Miller
Families Grieving: The Donna Grimm Family, The Max Longsdorf family, The Jean Parker family, The Acey Baker family, The Lois Jockisch family, The Jim Hastings family, The Windy Klinect family, The Susie Hall family,
Rev. Diane and family with her oldest sister’s death
Sunday, July 1st, 2018
Liturgist: Patti Graves Greeters: Ron & Faye Stewart
Hymns: Jesus Loves the Little Children
Where the Spirit of the Lord Is TFWS #2119
Jesus Loves Me verses 1 & 2 #191
A favorite of Joan Anderson & Larry Scott
My Jesus I Love Thee verses 1 – 3 #172
Scripture Matthew 19:13 – 15 Common English Bible
Then little children were being brought to him in order that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples spoke sternly to those who brought them; but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.” And he laid his hands on them and went on his way.
Leader: The word of God for the people of God. People: Thanks be to God.
THE CHURCH IN ACTION
Remember to pray for our Youth going on the Mission Trip to Indianapolis, IN from Monday, June 25 – Sunday, July 1: Bryce Betts, Carter Betts, Travis Bloom, Colette Laughlin, Colin Laughlin & Pastor Diane
Feed My Sheep is this Thursday, June 28. Continue to pray for this mission. Bake a sweet treat to share or come in and help! We always have fun doing God’s work.
All-Church Potluck is this Sunday after church. Bring a favorite dish to share and enjoy each others’ company!!
Clothe My Sheep: August 4th-We're on track for another successful event! What you need to know:
We will begin accepting new and gently used, clothes and tennis shoes mid-July. Fliers and promotion will go out approximately 3 weeks prior. Monetary donations are accepted, too. We will gladly shop and purchase needed items. Thank you for you continued support and prayers for this community outreach project. Together, we are doing God's work. Any questions, please call Katrina.
Communion in July will be on Sunday, July 8th when Pastor Diane is back from the mission trip.