Wilda Freeland underwent a heart catheterization last Wednesday in Wheeling Hospital after suffering a heart attack on Monday.  Eleanor Palimetakis underwent surgery in OVMC last Wednesday to remove a small portion of her bowel.  Jeff Bigler is scheduled for back surgery to fuse his spine on Jan. 7. Gail Bigler is experiencing difficulties with her neck.  The lesions on Mary Bass’s bones were not cancer.  Instead, they are related to osteoporosis.   The lesions on Sue Wirsing’s brain continue to heal as she slowly regains her strength.

Val Roxby, the preacher for the East Main church in Barnesville, is in Wheeling Hospital recovering from last Wednesday’s quadruple heart bypass surgery.  Susan Foy, Bill Rice’s niece, is in ICU in a hospital in Virginia battling cancer.

David Swann, Donna Hirauk’s brother, is recovering from neck surgery.  Jackie Martz, a friend of Donna Hirauk, is recovering from a broken wrist and is helping her husband who is in a Zanesville hospital battling lung cancer and heart problems.   Kelly Hupp and her family are in need of encouragement as they deal with the recent death of their 8-year old daughter, Megan Burgy.

    Sue Beisel left last Thursday for another month of teaching in Equatorial Guinea.

Our prayers continue to be needed for the following for whom our prayers have been requested … Frankie-Lee Carnes (Amanda Schrum’s grandmother, back injury), Jeremy Clark (friend of Janet Lallathin), Faith Hilton (Bunky Loy’s granddaughter), Judy Kinemond  (Mary Donna Wodarcyk’s daughter-in-law, cancer), Kevin Kalany, Arlene Kopyar, Charlotte Mason (Mae Deller’s daughter, cancer), Bill Rice, Pearl Roy, Peg Spielvogel, Jennifer Wheeler (Amy Nestor’s mother), Jerry Yost  (preacher for the Duffy congregation) and Mary Zink (leg circulation problems).


Those who are unable to worship with us regularly need our continued prayers and encouragement…Evelyn Barker, Bill & Sue Daley, Mae Deller, Bill Kopyar, Joyce Orzolek, Harry Schrum, Alice Shunk, Leon & June Smith, Vonda Swisher, Jim  Thrash, Marlene Trisolene and Joanne Wallner. Why not visit some of them during the holidays and bring some joy to their lives?


Last Sunday morning, Alitia Estadt responded to the invitation requesting our prayers for courage to make the right decision about her spiritual future.


We need always to remember those of our church family and extended church family who are serving in the military…Jason Harris (Bill & Pat Rice’s son-in-law), Bill Randolph (Matt’s father),  Nathan Rodak (Jay & Rhonda’s son) and Joey Stenger (Joe & Karen’s son).


We rejoiced last Sunday morning as we witnessed Freda Blake being baptized into Christ.   She will be in Care Group A.  We welcome her to our church family.


Since next Sunday is a “fifth-Sunday,” all the contribution will go toward the planned expansion  of our facilities on Reservoir Road.


Effective Jan. 1, 2013, the Care Groups will no longer be arranging Bridal or Baby Showers.  However, families and friends are welcome to use the MP Room when they want to arrange the Showers.


The Young Adults Class meets Sundays and Wednesdays in the MP Room during our regular Bible Class times.


    This coming week, Everett will be out of the office while he spends a few days with his family.  He will return Monday, Dec. 31.


Today is the deadline for notifying Brad Schrum about your desire to attend “Winterfest,” the annual Youth Rally held in Gatlinburg, TN, Feb. 15-17, 2013.  Please let him know by this evening, if you are planning to go.


Copies of the 2013 Budget which was presented to the congregation during last Sunday evening’s meeting are available on the table in the foyer.


In a world filled with doubt, it is comforting to know there is Someone we can trust. We all have times in our lives when we cry out as did the apostles, “Increase our faith.”  In next week’s sermon presentation, “Trust God,” Phil Sanders will discuss the idea that the more we know about God, the more we trust Him. The nationally televised program can be viewed locally every Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on WTRF-TV, Ch. 7.




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