Neil Kent is now at Park Health Care Center, Room 206. Kevin Kalany continues to adjust to his bone marrow transplant. Randy Nolte was to undergo hernia surgery last Thursday.
Raymon Higgins, Brenda Sponhaltz’s father, is recovering in Wheeling Hospital from treatment for a compressed back fracture.   Bob Schwertfeger, the father-in-law of Nancy Hudson’s daughter, Christy, remains in Liza’s Place where his battle with brain cancer continues.
Barry Bryson (a former minister here) fell from a ladder recently separating his shoulder. His arm will be in a sling for 4-6 weeks.  Jan Enhi has requested our prayers for Rick Everson, a former Bridgeport principal who has cancer.   John and Mary Taylor each had heart catheterizations last Monday in EORH.   Mary was transferred to OSU hospital in Columbus where a stint was put into her heart artery. Both are now home and doing well.
Leah Miller came forward Wednesday evening expressing her gratitude to God, thanking Him and praising Him for sparing her life and 6 others during a recent water rafting outing in Colorado.
Kenny Swisher, Vonda’s stepson, had open heart surgery last Monday in a Columbus Hospital.
Please continue your prayerful support for the following: Evelyn Barker, Jim Bass (Mary’s son), Denny Benesh (Pam Butterworth’s brother), Linda Denney, Wanda Dunham (Becky Groves’ mother), Gene Garczyk (Carol Kovachic’s brother), Shelli Glasgow, Corey Hayes, Sally Hickenbottom, Faith Hilton (Bunky Loy’s granddaughter), Patty Howell, (friend of the Daleys) needs additional surgery, breast cancer. Nancy Hudson, Kenneth Kuhn (Scott McDiffitt’s uncle, pancreatic cancer), Brenda Mullen (Sowinskis’ neighbor, cancer), Ray Ramsay, Clarence Rice (Ethel Kent’s brother), Edie Roberts, Joe Santini (Heather’s husband), Peg Spielvogel, Frank Sponhaltz, Lauren Symanek (Wayne Patton’s niece) and Leona Vannoy (Dot Saunders’ mother).
If you haven’t sent a card, called or visited our shut-ins recently, why not reach out to them this week? Kate Bain, Curtis Blake, Bill & Sue Daley, Mae Deller, Wilda Freeland, Lenny Hungerman, Marcelyn Jones, Ethel Kent, Dorothy Kimble, Bill Kopyar, Virginia Orrison, Joyce Orzolek, Alice Shunk (Leonard Bearup’s mother), Leon & June Smith, Marlene Trisolene, Joanne Wallner and Bill White.

Those of our church family and extended church family who are serving in the military are Nathan Rodak (Bill & Joan’s grandson), Marc & Kristen Roy (Pearl Roy’s grandson & granddaughter), Joe Stenger and Dylan Usenick.

We extend our genuine sympathy to Steve Lattocha in last Sunday’s death of his brother, Gene Lattocha. His funeral was last Wednesday.

Last Sunday morning, Rose Voscavitch and Jillian Merryman publicly responded to the Lord’s invitation. Jillian who was visiting with us wanted to express her gratitude to the Lord for helping her to overcome an addiction in her life and Rose wanted to ask for our prayers that she and Gregg will be able to resolve some difficulties they are going through as husband and wife. She also wanted our prayers that she will make better decisions for the direction of her life. We rejoice with Rose and Jillian in their responses.

We were happy to learn last Sunday that Pam Butterworth and Jerry Moore are engaged to be married in a private ceremony on July 9.    We also learned Wednesday evening that Jerry Hatcher and Kelley Westervelt are engaged. Their wedding plans are for the fall of 2012.  Our prayers are with both couples as they make plans for their future.

All the teens are invited to the Farbers’ this coming Thursday, 7-9 p.m, for the weekly teen devo.  There will be a Lock-In and a Scavenger Hunt on Friday night here at the church building.  Brad & several of our youth will be participating in the 6-day Work Camp in Parkersburg, WV, beginning next Sunday afternoon.

All those who are in Grades 1-6 are invited to a special afternoon of activities here at the church building on Sunday, June 26.

Brad Schrum will present both the morning and evening sermons today. Everett & Judy are planning to return to town this afternoon.

Brad presented an excellent lesson last Wednesday as he introduced our Adult Wednesday Summer series, “Go… Where? Do What?” This coming Wednesday, Scott McDiffitt will lead the class in a discussion of the lesson, “Go…With Godly Attitude and Commitment” using Mt. 5:41 as the introductory passage.

If you are willing to teach during one of the next four quarters, please sign the list on the hallway bulletin board.

The next shepherds-deacons-preachers bi-monthly meeting will be Sunday, June 26, at 4:30.

We are wanting to involve everyone in ministering to grieving families within our church family. Please take one of the forms on the table in the foyer, complete it and return it to Jerry Moore.

Today at 2:30, we will lead the worship service for the residents at Forest Hills.

In next week’s sermon, “The Restoration Plea,” Phil Sanders will discuss the return to God’s Word. The program can be seen locally every Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on WTRF-TV, ch. 7.

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