Sue Wirsing was taken to Nashville last week to be admitted to a hospital near her family. Nancy Miller broke her wrist in a fall last Sunday. Bill Kopyar is improving, but remains quarantined.  Pam Thrash is experiencing problems with her legs which is possibly caused by cellulitis.

    Paul Moore, Brenda Sponhaltz’s brother-in-law, is in the OSU Hospital being treated for several problems among which is viral meningitis.   Barbara Hores, John Noling’s cousin, is being treated for bone cancer.   Sharon Baker, Marilyn Boger’s niece, is undergoing physical therapy in the Woodsfield Rehabilitation Center.  Erma Troyer, the Sowinskis’ neighbor, was in EORH several days last week  due to another bowel blockage.  Tim Zdanski, the Bethesda Police Chief and a friend of Judy McMillan, is in critical condition in a Columbus Hospital after suffering several major heart attacks.

Please pray for those for whom our prayers have been requested recently…Evelyn Barker, Leonard & Stacie Bearup, Sue Beisel, Holly Bine (Pat Rice’s brother, cancer), Charles Boger, Eleanor Boger (Charles’ sister-in-law, hip surgery), Sam Burkhart (thyroid Cancer), Brian Games,  Kevin Kalany, Judy Kinemond  (Mary Donna Wodarcyk’s daughter-in-law, cancer), Charlotte Mason (Mae Deller’s daughter), Lynne Morton (acquaintance of Judy McMillan), Amanda Porter  (daughter of Pam Moore’s boss), Peg Spielvogel, Bill Starkey  (friend of the Kovachics), Zachary Vickers and Jani Wheeler (Jodi Frye’s sister).

Those who are no longer able to worship with us regularly need our continued prayers and encouragement…Bill & Sue Daley, Mae Deller, Wilda Freeland, Virginia Orrison, Joyce Orzolek, Harry Schrum, Alice Shunk (Leonard Bearup’s mother), Leon & June Smith, Vonda Swisher, Jim Thrash, Marlene Trisolene,  Joanne Wallner and Bill White.


   Leslie Judge continues to need our prayers as she expects their second child.


Let’s pray for those who are serving in the military from our church family and extended church family….Jason Harris (Bill & Pat Rice’s son-in-law), Bill Randolph (Matt’s father, in Afghanistan), Nathan Rodak (Jay & Rhonda’s son, was in worship with us last Sunday) and  Joey Stenger (Joe & Karen’s son).


We rejoice with Taylor Farber who put Christ on in baptism last Tuesday evening.  We welcome her to the church family and pray that she will have a long and productive life in serving the Lord.


Since today is a “fifth-Sunday,” all of our contribution will be used to help retire the debt on the Reservoir Road property.   We are planning to meet there for our evening worship service on Sunday, Aug. 26, unless it rains.


Only a few more weeks remain in our Summer Wednesday’s Adult Class series, “The Portraits of Christ in John.” This coming Wednesday, Jerry Moore will lead us in a study of  “Jesus, The Servant” using John 13 as his text.


    VBS 2012 begins one week from tomorrow—Aug. 6-10 (6:30-8:30 p.m.).  There will be classes for ages 3-Grade 6 as well as for the adults.  Many of the teens will be assisting in the classes. We will be studying the theme “Daniel,  A Man of Focus.”

Kathy Green is still accepting cash donations to help with the purchase of food items for the Bakery.

If you are willing to assist in preparing the different centers for the students, contact Jeff Bigler or Sam Miller who are co-ordinating the construction of the various learning centers.  They will be working some evenings the latter part of this week as well as on Saturday.  If you can help, let them know.

The teachers for the adult classes are all from the Western Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia Panhandle.  Monday: Terry Lafferty (North Hills, Pittsburgh); Tuesday: Jeffery Dillinger (Whitehall, Pittsburgh); Wednesday: John Wright (Wheeling) and Thursday: Tom Butterfield (Pursley, WV).

Don’t forget about the Closing Program at 7:00 p.m. on Friday of VBS.  We will need finger foods and drinks for refreshments.


Due to VBS, there will be no Monthly Fellowship in August.  The next one will be Sunday, Sept. 9, during which we will honor those with Birthdays and Wedding Anniversaries in August and September.


   The final week of Camp Concern, ages 8-10, begins today and continues through Saturday.

Parents, please remember if your child wins any awards at any church camp this summer, please write their name, camp name and award on a card and give it to Joyce by Wednesday, August 8, so they can be published in the bulletin for Aug. 12.


The youth will meet at the Sowinskis’ this coming Thursday for TND,  7-9 p.m.


Teams 1 & 5 will lead our Ministry of Encouragement for the next two weeks.


All the men and boys are invited to the Monthly Breakfast at Eat ‘N Park this coming Saturday at 8:30.  Those who can will then come to the church building to help complete the construction in the classrooms for VBS.


God desires that we not only  prepare our hearts but also our lives when we come into His presence. How do we do that?  In the first lesson of a series on “Worship,”  Phil Sanders will help answer that question in next week’s lesson entitled “Prepare For Worship.”  The program can be seen locally every  Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on WTRF-TV, Ch. 7.




























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