As I sit here, pondering what to write on the topic of ‘community’ the following words in the musical, Oliver, start running through my head and are a fine beginning as we prepare for Sunday worship:
Consider yourself at home.
Consider yourself one of the family.
We've taken to you so strong,
It's clear we're going to get along,
Consider yourself well in.
See you Sunday!
P.S. Remember to ‘hear’ the lyrics with a bit of a British accent!! 😊
From our prayer time on Sunday, January 27th:
~Dottie Kimble will be 60 this week and was totally surprised Saturday by family and friends. She looks forward to continuing to be the best grandma ever!
~Danielle Anderson is celebrating her 25th birthday this week and a new promotion, too!
~The Good Samaritan sent a thank you note to our youth for all their help organizing the shelves at the pantry.
~We welcomed Janice Weyand as a new member of the church!!
~ Dave Anderson is so thankful that Jerry Marshall had a vision for the elevator, the boiler, and so many other things at the church. Dave received an e-mail stating the church was 48 degrees this past week, because the boiler was not working properly. He was able to get Geisel (boiler company) to get it fixed so we would have heat.
~Ray Eaton had his six month check-up at the Clinic – he is cancer free!!!!
~Sherry Walker as she continues to heal from cancer surgery.
~Larry Mapes’ aunt, Darlene Meek has been placed in Hospice. She has been battling cancer for many years. His uncle, Glen Meek has battled MS for a long time and will be placed in an assisted care facility.
~Leo Sparr will have back surgery this week at Akron General.
~Jamie Ritchie (10 years old) has yupj obstruction in the left kidney. He has been in pain since November. They are doing tests and making a plan to fix things.
~Rich Serafin is recovering from carotid artery surgery.
~Bill Dunham’s LifeCare Team is wonderful!!! He and Elva enjoyed part of our Feed My Sheep meal on Thursday through our “Meals on Wheels”. They have 147 cards in a basket, from friends and family, that they are enjoying over and over.
Recovering: Garry Moore, Tom Repp, Lee Geissman, Patty Ramey, Bill Dunham
Cancer: Diane McMahon, Rich Serafin, Terry Gayner, Zachary, Delbert Miller, Hattie Ziegler, Sherry Walker
Families Grieving: The Jim Hastings family, The Susie Hall family, The Judy Yoder family, The Joni Barnes family, The Doris Formanek family, Ken Wiley family, The Frankie Dudas Family, The Leonard Barnhart Family
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Liturgist: Judy Foster Greeters: Neal & Pat McLoda
Hymns: Forward Through the Ages verses 1 - 3 #555
Make Me a Servant TFWS #2176
In Unity We Lift Our Song verses 1 & 2 TFWS #2221
Blest Be the Tie that Binds verses 1 - 4 #557
The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers. A sense of awe came over everyone. God performed many wonders and signs through the apostles. All the believers were united and shared everything. They would sell pieces of property and possessions and distribute the proceeds to everyone who needed them. Every day, they met together in the temple and ate in their homes. They shared food with gladness and simplicity. They praised God and demonstrated God’s goodness to everyone. The Lord added daily to the community those who were being saved.
Leader: The word of God for the people of God. People: Thanks be to God.
THE CHURCH IN ACTION
NO Choir rehearsal this Wednesday, January 30th.
Our monthly all-church potluck is this Sunday following worship. Bring a dish to share and stay afterwards for good food and great fellowship!
Youth Group meets after worship and the potluck this Sunday.
As we begin a new year…some kitchen reminders: If you need to borrow something or if you find something has broken, call Dottie Kimble at 330-887-1471. Please label your items, markers and tape are in the drawer by the refrigerator. Please don’t leave your leftovers. Thank you!
Volunteer Opportunity: Newbridge Place is in desperate need for volunteer drivers, able to take residents on appointments. Volunteers drive Newbridge Place’s fully insured vehicles and must be at least 25 years old with a clean driving record. If you are interested in helping make a difference in the lives of their disabled residents, please call 330-948-8000 or stop in at 645 Wooster St., Lodi.