Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Loving and Learning in Lodi July 29 2018

        When I was a child, my dad loved to watch westerns on TV. Wagon Train, Gun Smoke, The Rifleman, Bonanza…all of them were watched weekly. Usually, you could tell who the good guys were and who were the bad guys. Sometimes it was as easy as what color hat they wore: black for the bad guys or white for the good guys.

        Goodness…this week’s Fruit of the Spirit…is in the ‘white hat’ category. In fact, all the fruits of the Spirit are in the ‘white hat’ category!! ‘Black hat’ traits and actions are un-Jesus-like!! As we learn about the Fruit of the Spirit, goodness, let’s keep on our ‘white hats’ through the week!
                                                                           See you Sunday,
                                                                 Pastor Diane


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From our prayer time on Sunday, July 22nd:
Birthdays:
~Boyd Lance is 88 years young today!  He said the Lord isn't done with him yet and he is looking forward to living longer.
Anniversary:
~Leo and Chris will celebrate their 36th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, July 24th.  Leo said respecting each other's individuality and interests is the secret, as well as lots of love.
Joys:
~Boyd Lance is thankful for all of the prayers for he and Donna.
~Bob Heitkamp is feeling good after his surgery and thanked everyone for prayers and cards.
~Pat McLoda is joyful that their daughter Dory and son-in-law Doug have been visiting for a few days and are with them in church today.
~Also, Neal is happy to be walking without a cane only a month after hip replacement surgery.
~Dee Heitkamp said it was joyous to just sit and listen during coffee time this morning at all the laughter and conversation; it is such a blessing.
~Larry Scott told Rev. Diane that Irene is doing good after her knee replacement surgery.
Concerns:
~Tom Repp goes to hospital Wednesday for tests and asks for prayers.
~Dawn Rice asks for prayers for Tammy and Preston who are expecting a baby this week.
~Karl Hankins requests prayers for his daughter Vicky as she goes to Haiti for a work mission.
~Grace Harvey asks for prayers for Kevin Buser who is dealing with two teenagers alone as he lost his wife a year ago and one of the children has special needs.
~Ron Stewart asks for prayers for the families of the victims of the Branson, Missouri, duck boat accident.
~Remember our unspoken and our servicemen and women.
Recovering: Garry Moore, Tom Repp, Ken Wiley, Irene Scott, Bob Heitkamp
Cancer: Diane McMahon, Rich Serafin, Terry Gayner, Zachary, Delbert Miller
Rev. Diane and family with her oldest sister’s death


Sunday, July 29th, 2018
Liturgist:  Grace Harvey                                       Greeters:  Lil Tozser
Hymns:    Open My Eyes                                    verses 1 – 3               #454
                  Where the Spirit of the Lord Is                                    TFWS #2119
                I Surrender All                             verses 1, 3 & 4 #354
                Sent Out in Jesus’ Name                      sing twice         TFWS #2184  


Scripture                             Romans 12:17 - 21            Common English Bible

        Don’t pay back anyone for their evil actions with evil actions, but show respect for what everyone else believes is good.

        If possible, to the best of your ability, live at peace with all people. Don’t try to get revenge for yourselves, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath. It is written, Revenge belongs to me; I will pay it back, says the Lord. Instead, If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink. By doing this, you will pile burning coals of fire upon his head. Don’t be defeated by evil, but defeat evil with good.

Leader:    The word of God for the people of God.                   People:    Thanks be to God.


THE CHURCH IN ACTION

Feed My Sheep is this coming Thursday, July 26 from 5-7pm.  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.


A Need for Help: The Trustees needing help in mowing and maintaining our church’s yard. If you can help, please call our Trustee Chairperson, Don Graves at 330-620-3453. The Trustees are open to a rotating schedule of people who would look after the property. Thanks for considering it!

School My Sheep: August 4th It’s is getting closer!   What an amazing congregation!  We don't need you to donate anything else but your time!  (Oh, and coats) We are all done except little things, and there is money to purchase those items. We humbly thank you! God is good!
Work days:
Wed.  July 25th  4-6 pm
Wed. Aug. 1st 6-8 pm     (Setting up shoes and school supplies)
Thurs. Aug. 2nd all day starting at 8am
Fri. Aug. 3rd all day starting at 8am
Sat. Aug. 4th 7:30 am-1 pm

Katrina (330)819-6890 katrinamorg@gmail.com     Larry (330)887-5224   scottlandyard@neo.rr.com   

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Loving and Learning in Lodi July 22 2018



            Kindness…how we treat each other…your many kindnesses as a church community helped make it possible for five of our youth to make a difference on their mission trip to Indianapolis at the end of June. You believe in them and supported them: the vendor craft show last December…filling the M & M minis tube with a donation…donating the requested food items and paper products for the trip…your prayers for them…your love for them.
            This Sunday, they are thanking you by sharing their stories from the mission trip during worship and hosting an ice cream sundae ‘Thank You!’ party in fellowship hall after worship. So, come and see how your many kindnesses and generosity were passed on by our youth as they served in Indianapolis!
           
                                                                                    See you Sunday,
                                                                                                 Pastor Diane  


From our prayer time on Sunday, July 15th:
Birthdays:
~Elva Dunham said Bill has a birthday on Wednesday - he will be 91 years young.  He looks forward to telling people he will be 92 on his next birthday.
~Joan Anderson’s 74th birthday is Tuesday, she hopes for continued good health.
Anniversary:
~Ruth Anderson shared that Nadine & Garry Moore 60th anniversary is this week.  Nadine said patience is the secret.
Joys:
~Rev. Diane told us: Sam and Barb Shellhorn are thankful for the continued prayers.  Barb is getting stronger every day and is grateful for our support.
~Katrina Morgan shared “third time was a charm.”  Bob Heitkamp's surgery went well. He came home on Friday.  He says his right hand was fixed and his right leg, so he is 50% now.
~Larry Scott said that Irene is having iron infusions at an oncology center. It  is heartwarming to see how cheerful the nurses are when they are there.
~Pat Geissman said that her granddaughter, Carrie is doing better and was able to start her summer classes, though the doctors do not know the cause of her problem yet.  Also, Carrie’s friend's sister came out of a week-long coma but is on dialysis and the doctors are hoping for improvement.
~Anne Serafin let us know that Sam Shellhorn is so happy with the food   deliveries they have received, especially the peach pie.  She is joyful that Kenny was baptized this morning and is now a member of our church family.
Concerns:
~Pat Geissman received a call from a friend she hadn't heard from in years. He was diagnosed last year with ALS and doesn't have much time left.  He needs our prayers.
~Lou Repp shared that Tom will have tests on the 25th to try to diagnose his problems.  Prayers for good results.
~Katrina Morgan - Bob Heitkamp's sister, who was in the hospital the same time he was having his procedure.  She has no diagnosis.
~Charlie Brown's good friend was told he has three years to live and needs a liver transplant which will be difficult to get.  Prayers for him.
~Irene Scott will have her left knee replaced on Tuesday.  Prayers for a good outcome and quick recovery.
~Cindy Namerow-a co-worker who has had complications after back surgery.  Also, the family of Wilbur Bowers from Creston who passed away recently.
~Dee Shellhorn – a grood friend’s friend in Florida whose dementia is worsening
Joys:
Recovering: Garry Moore, Tom Repp, Rev. Donna VanTrees, Ken Wiley, Irene Scott, Bob Heitkamp
Cancer: Diane McMahon, Rich Serafin, Terry Gayner, Zachary, Delbert Miller
Rev. Diane and family with her oldest sister’s death

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018
Liturgist:        Youth Mission Team Members                       Greeters:  Leo and Chris Sparr
Hymns:           Have Thine Own Way, Lord                          verses 1 – 4                 #382
                      Where the Spirit of the Lord Is                                                TFWS #2119
                        Jesus’ Hands Were Kind Hands                     verses 1 & 2                #273
                        Pass It On                                                       verses 1 – 3                 #572


Scripture                                            Ephesians 2:4 - 10                             Common English Bible

            However, God is rich in mercy. He brought us to life with Christ while we were dead as a result of those things that we did wrong. He did this because of the great love that he has for us. You are saved by God’s grace! And God raised us up and seated us in the heavens with Christ Jesus. God did this to show future generations the greatness of his grace by the goodness that God has shown us in Christ Jesus.

            You are saved by God’s grace because of your faith. This salvation is God’s gift. It’s not something you possessed. It’s not something you did that you can be proud of. Instead, we are God’s accomplishment, created in Christ Jesus to do good things. God planned for these good things to be the way that we live our lives.

Leader:    The word of God for the people of God.                           People:    Thanks be to God.


THE CHURCH IN ACTION

Stay after worship this Sunday for an Ice Cream Social ‘Thank You’ hosted by our Youth Mission Team.

A Need for Help: The Trustees needing help in mowing and maintaining our church’s yard. If you can help, please call our Trustee Chairperson, Don Graves at 330-620-3453. The Trustees are open to a rotating schedule of people who would look after the property. Thanks for considering it!

School My Sheep: August 4th It’s is getting closer!   We never cease to be amazed!  Things are going great!  Volunteers were at the church on Monday and everything was sorted and done in an hour.  What a congregation we have. You’re welcome to bring in clothing and supplies anytime.
Update:   Mouse sets 110....done!        Headphones 102...done!   Binders 114...done!   Bookbags....49
   College ruled paper....18   2-pocket pronged folders...84. (Hoping to give High school students 2 each)
   Pencil packs (8-10/pack)...31
What’s next?  Planning Meeting after church July 22nd
                                    Work day Monday July 23rd 9-11
                                    Work day July 25th 4-6.
                                    Sign up sheets for the event Aug. 2nd thru Aug 4th will be at church this Sunday
God is good! Katrina (330)819-6890 katrinamorg@gmail.com     

Larry (330)887-5224   scottlandyard@neo.rr.com   

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Loving and Learning in Lodi July 15 2018



            Sometimes I have a ‘long fuse.’ Something happens that upsets me. I can feel irritation that could turn into frustration and anger. But, it subsides. I go on my way.
            Sometimes I have a ‘short fuse.’ Something happens that upsets me. I can feel irritation that does turn into frustration and anger. It doesn’t subside. I say or do something that I later regret.
            Sunday, we look at the fruit of the Spirit, patience…the fruit of the Spirit that helps us restrain our impulses for irritation and anger…
                                                                                    See you Sunday,
                                                                                                 Pastor Diane  


From our prayer time on Sunday, July 8th:
Birthdays:
~Clay Vaughn will be 23 on Wednesday and looks forward to continuing his job and helping others.
~Missy Laughlin shared that Colin has a birthday on Saturday - he will be 17 and looks forward to graduating high school (this is happening too quickly!)
~Rich Serafin let us know that Anne has a birthday coming up - she will be 73 years young and wants to continue helping her buddy (Kenny) and others.
Joys:
~Neil McLoda thanked everyone for the prayers and cards and said he is recovering well from his hip replacement.
~Martha Zona thanked us for our prayers for her grandson who had a second surgery and is now home from the hospital and doing okay.
~Ruth Anderson shared that Dottie is in San Diego because on Monday evening Breanna will get her "white doctor's coat" and start her physical therapy residency.
~Ruth Anderson also thanked everyone for the calls, prayers, and cards after her recent fall and she has decided the elevator is a good thing!
~Anne Serafin thanked us for the prayers and cards for Kenny and please keep praying for him and Sonny.
~Cindy Namerow shared that her mom had an x-ray and her shoulder is mending.  She also shared that there was a shed fire in Sterling last night and thankfully no one and no animals were hurt.
~Rev. Diane thanked us for the prayers and let us know that her fingers are healing nicely.
Concerns:
~Cindy Namerow asks for continued prayers for the children trapped in the cave in Thailand.
~Deanne Heitkamp let us know that Bob is going in for his third try at leg surgery on Wednesday.  Please pray for him and for the doctor.
~Pat Geissman requests prayers for her granddaughter Kerri who is suffering from ulcers in her small intestines; and also for Kerri's friend's sister who overdosed Thursday.  She is in a coma and her kidneys are failing.
~Ruth Anderson asks for prayers for John Kimble's cousin, Greg, whose hands were burned in an accident in San Diego.
~Rev. Diane asks for prayers for the children separated from their parents and families at our borders.
Recovering: Garry Moore, Tom Repp, Rev. Donna VanTrees, Ken Wiley
Cancer: Diane McMahon, Rich Serafin, Terry Gayner, Zachary, Delbert Miller
Rev. Diane and family with her oldest sister’s death

Sunday, July 15th, 2018
Liturgist:        Bob Wooley                                                    Greeters:  Cindy Namerow
Hymns:           Come! Come! Everybody Worship                verses 1 - 3                  TFWS #2271                                                          Where the Spirit of the Lord Is                                                   TFWS #2119
                        This Is My Father’s World                              verses 1 - 3                  #144
                        Be Still My Soul                                             verses 1 – 3                 #534

Scripture                                            Ephesians 4:1 - 6                               Common English Bible

            Therefore, as a prisoner for the Lord, I encourage you to live as people worthy of the call you received from God. Conduct yourselves with all humility, gentleness, and patience. Accept each other with love, and make an effort to preserve the unity of the Spirit with the peace that ties you together. You are one body and one spirit, just as God also called you in one hope. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of all, who is over all, through all, and in all.

Leader:    The word of God for the people of God.                           People:    Thanks be to God.


THE CHURCH IN ACTION

A Thank You and a Need for Help: The ‘Thank You’ goes to Larry and Letha Mapes for so faithfully keeping our church’s yard and flower beds looking spectacular for so many years! Our only rival was their very own yard a few houses down the hill! For all the hard work and the beauty they brought to our church, we are forever in their debt! Thank you, Larry and Letha!
            Subsequently, the need for help comes from the Trustees needing help in mowing and maintaining our church’s yard and flower beds. If you can help with mowing or tending the flower beds, please let our Trustee Chairperson, Don Graves know. You can reach him at 330-620-3453. The Trustees are open to a rotating schedule of people who would look after the property. Thanks for considering it!

United Methodist Women meet this Saturday at 9:30 am. All women of the church are welcome.

School My Sheep: August 4th Well, you've done it again!  We never cease to be amazed by what this church can do when you put your mind to accomplishing something! We have purchased or received the following;
    Headphones 100    Done!                                           Wired mice for computers 110   Done!
    Book Bags (large and small)   Total 45                       college ruled paper packs 16
    1"  Binders   14
            And, and and....all 3 school principals are in the loop.  An email was sent to all Cloverleaf families today from Mrs. Jamie Lormeau (High School Principal) alerting them to the even and asking them to donate if able.   
            Feel free to bring in your items so we can keep updating!  God is Good! We could really use plastic totes!  Boxes aren’t holding up as well.   Put your name on it, and it WILL be returned!

Katrina (330)819-6890 katrinamorg@gmail.com     Larry (330)887-5224   scottlandyard@neo.rr.com   

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Loving and Learning in Lodi July 8 2018



            Peace is this week’s fruit of the Spirit that we will look at in worship. Being a person of peace…being a peacemaker demands great maturity on our part…a maturity that looks beyond our personal desires and beliefs…a maturity that puts ourselves in the shoes of the other person to better understand them and to work together on common goals and concerns…a maturity that stretches us to build bridges of understanding in our interactions with others.
                                                                                                            See you Sunday,
                                                                                                                         Pastor Diane  

Since our prayer time on Sunday:
from Dottie - John's cousin's grandson, Greg, is stationed at Camp Pendleton in San Diego.  He was burnt on his hands and forearms yesterday, pretty badly. He is extremely doped up on morphine right now. Greg's whole life - that's all he ever wanted was to be a Marine!
From Martha Zona-grandson Samuel – infection flared and surgery was done to clean it out

From our prayer time on Sunday, July 1st:
Anniversaries:
~Dave & Sylvia Anderson are celebrating 40 years today!  Sylvia said there's no secret, just keep going.
~Cindy & Adam Namerow celebrate 20 years on the Fourth of July and Cindy asked Dave & Sylvia if they still see fireworks - she and Adam do!
Joys:
~Martha Zona thanks everyone for prayers for their grandson.  He is doing better, healing, and will start therapy in two weeks.
~Ron & Faye Stewart are joyful-their oldest grandson passed his CPA exam.
~Jim Baughman shared that they moved their eldest daughter and he is   joyful that his mentor, Larry Scott, is in the pulpit today!
~Ray and Diana Eaton have two joys:  Diana's gall bladder surgery went well and she was home the same day; and Ray spent a good part of Monday at the Cleveland Clinic and he is cancer free (Happy Dance) and now only has to see the doctors twice a year!
~Boyd Lance thanked everyone for their cards and prayers for them. Donna's recovery will take 3 to 6 months and they are so grateful for their amazing church family.
Concerns:
~Anne Serafin's friend is on his final lap as he has brain cancer and they are trying to make every day count.  Also, Barb Shellhorn is home, but Sam is having a hard time cleaning and cooking by himself.  Any meals dropped off for them would be appreciated.
~Rev. Donna VanTrees asks for prayers for the three United Methodist    missionaries being held in the Philippines.  Pray for their release.
~Cindy Namerow's mom celebrated her 81st birthday this past week and then Thursday she fell and fractured her right shoulder.  Prayers for her to accept the help being offered.
~Elva Dunham said that Bill had skin cancer surgery Friday near his ear and yesterday they had trouble controlling the bleeding due to the Plavix he takes.  Prayers for healing and comfort.
~Dave Anderson shared that Ruth fell the other day and is doing okay, but looks like she was in a fight with Tyson (boxer not chicken guy).
~Patti Graves told us that Donnie is now retired because he lost his job.  She said he's okay, but he's home all the time now, so she's not.  😊
~Larry Scott mentioned that Jeff VanLoon is officially retired now.
~Through Larry Scott, Dottie shared that one of Dawn Rice's cousins lost a young son to drowning recently.  Prayers for the family.
Recovering: Garry Moore, Tom Repp, Rev. Donna VanTrees
Cancer: Diane McMahon, Rich Serafin, Terry Gayner, Zachary, Delbert Miller
Rev. Diane and family with her oldest sister’s death

Sunday, July 8th, 2018
Liturgist:        Cindy Namerow                                                         Greeters:  Ruth Hebble
Hymns:           Praise to the Lord, the Almighty                    verses 1 – 4                 #139                                                              Where the Spirit of the Lord Is                                                TFWS #2119
                        This Is My Father’s World                              verses 1 - 3                  #144
                        Let there Be Peace on Earth                           Sing twice                   #431                                          
        A favorite hymn of Ruth Anderson, Leonard Barnhart, Jane Corbus, Denny Ensign & Lil Tozser
                       

Scripture                    Romans 12:17 – 19 & John 14:25 – 27                    Common English Bible

Romans 12:17 – 19
            Don’t pay back anyone for their evil actions with evil actions, but show respect for what everyone else believes is good.
            If possible, to the best of your ability, live at peace with all people. Don’t try to get revenge for yourselves, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath. It is written, Revenge belongs to me; I will pay it back, says the Lord.

John 14:25 – 27     Jesus is speaking to his disciples:
            “I have spoken these things to you while I am with you. The Companion, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I told you.
             “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you. I give to you not as the world gives. Don’t be troubled or afraid.

Leader:    The word of God for the people of God.                           People:    Thanks be to God.


THE CHURCH IN ACTION

Trustees meet after worship this Sunday.

School My Sheep: August 4th It’s is getting closer!    Wow!  Your generosity is overwhelming!  With the donations already received we we've been able to purchase 100 mouse sets for middle school computers, 15 Large book bags for High School, and 30 headsets for elementary!  Add to that 14 binders, miscellaneous supplies and clothing and we're off to an amazing start!  
            If you'd like to start bringing things in, please feel free to do so.  Leave items in Fellowship Hall and we'll make sure they get to the right spot.  

            There will be a Tally board in the back of the church so we know what we have in and what's still needed.  Thank you all! Katrina (330)819-6890 katrinamorg@gmail.com     Larry (330)887-5224   scottlandyard@neo.rr.com