Sam Burkhart spent several days in the hospital last week, but is doing better. Gunner Dudzik (friend of Jodi Frye, 3 1/2 years old) has been in the hospital with e-coli; his kidneys are not functioning.  Darla Gill is recovering from outpatient surgery. Emma Claire Gill broke her collarbone and suffered a concussion. Both Emma Claire and Darla are doing better.

   Arnold Helms, Clara’s husband, is home and doing well. Bertha Kettlewell is experiencing several health problems, including vision problems that make it difficult to drive. She could use some cards of encouragement. Luke McDiffitt had successful surgery to remove his tonsils.

    Matthew Mead’s (John Burghy’s nephew) treatment for brain tumors has been effective, Bill Saunders surgery went well. He was moved to Belmont Community Hospital in Bellaire. Jimmy Thrash has consulted with a hearing specialist in hopes of getting a cochlear implant to improve his hearing. Mike Kerr, an elder at Collier’s Way, passed away last week. Please keep his family and the congregation in your prayers as they grieve.

Please continue your prayers for those for whom prayer has been requested recently: Kate Bain,  Wyatt (Jason & Angel Baker’s foster baby, broken leg), Gail Bigler (recovering from neck surgery),  Joe Bine (Pat Rice’s brother), Carolyn Campbell,  Sherman Hill family (friends of Bob Digiandomenico),   Karen Jones (mother of Leslie Huffman’s co-worker, brain cancer), Judy Kinemond (Mary Donna Wodarcyk’s daughter-in-law, cancer, Arlene Kopyar, Danny McMillan (broken hip), June Metcalf  (Amy Games’ mother), suffering  from dementia,   Ruth Ann Miller (Nancy Miller’s sister, Parkinson’s) and Margaret Noling  (John’s mother, MRSA).

  Albert “Sonny” Phillips, Amy Gray’s brother (Heartland Nursing Home), Mia Rathe, a 3-year old friend of the Dukes), Kristen Pierce-Rice (Bill Rice’s 17 year old great niece, suffering from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma), Sarah (Atkinson) Shuman (Angel Baker’s cousin, awaiting heart transplant,  Peg Spielvogel, Rick Sowinski (John’s brother), Christine Starcher (John Burghy’s sister, heart attack), and Carl Edward Watson (brother of Nancy Miller’s co-worker, cancer & surgery).

Please continue to pray and encourage those who are no longer able to worship with us…Evelyn Barker, Ella Bell, Bill & Sue Daley, Mae Deller, Wilda Freeland, Bertha Kettlewell, Bill Kopyar, Joyce Orzolek, Alice Shunk, Leon & June Smith, Jim Thrash, Marlene Trisolene and Joanne Wallner.


     Remember that Day Light Savings Time comes to an end next Sunday, November 3rd. Don’t forget to change your clocks.


Please continue to pray for those who are serving in the military…C.J. Arnold (Eddie’s brother, Afghanistan), Jason Harris (Bill & Pat Rice’s son-in-law), Chad Huggins,  Bill Randolph (Matt’s father), Nathan Rodak (Jay & Rhonda’s son, in Afghanistan) and Joey Stenger (Joe & Karen’s son in Kenya).


We our continuing our Wednesday night adult study through the books of  I & II Corinthians. Jay Rodak is set to continue our discussion of II Corinthians this week.

We also have Bible-based interactive classes for children of all ages.


John and Joy Patton have a new grandson! Wyatt Brooks was born to Kevin & Carrie Patton Oct. 20.  He weighed 8 lbs 8 oz and is 19-1/2″ long.   Congratulations to all.


Please check out the book rack next to the main door… available are Care Group Lists, Congregation Calendars, E-Mail Addresses, Additions & Correction addresses, Calling Chain phone numbers and Friends of the Congregation addresses.


The teen’s Fall Retreat is just around the corner – November 8th-10th. It will be held at Grandvue Park in Moundsville, West Virginia. All teens are encouraged to be a part of the weekend. Chaperones will also be needed as well. If you questions, or would like more information, please see Brad.


Remember to save your loose change to help with the support of the children who reside at Potter’s Children Home in Bowling Green, KY.  The deadline for returning the cans will be Nov. 10.


Everett has left several of his books on the shelves in the preacher’s office which he no longer wants or needs.  He is offering them free of charge to anyone who would like to have them to assist in their study of the Bible.   Please do not take any from the shelves which have cards with names on them.


All the men and boys are invited to the monthly breakfast at Eat ‘N Park in St. Clairsville this coming Saturday at 8:30 a.m.


Though Jesus bore the cross two thousand years ago, it still has a message for us.   In this lesson, we’ll take a close look at what the Lord Jesus was trying to say to us through bearing the cross.

Next week’s lesson by Phil Sanders is, “The Message of the Cross”.  The televised program can be seen locally every Sunday, 7:30a.m. on WTRF-TV, Ch. 7.


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