Ernie Hickenbottom, one of our former members, was admitted to a hospital in Columbus last Sunday with pneumonia.   Albert Phillips, Amy Gray’s brother, is gradually improving as he continues to undergo physical therapy in Peterson.

Mia Rathe, a pre-school friend of the Dukes who lives in New Mexico, continues to regain her strength as she recovers from recent heart surgery.   Brittany Scherich, the sister of Mary Donna Wodarcyk’s granddaughter-in-law, is recovering in a Pittsburgh hospital  from surgery for complications from a recent C-section.

    Tiffany Saffel, a 30-year old friend of Tina Hayes’ family, is in ICU in Cleveland Clinic. This coming Tuesday, Judy Kinemond, Mary Donna Wodarcyk’s daughter-in-law, is to begin a series of three experimental clinical treatments at Speilman Cancer Research Hospital in Columbus.

We continue to pray for those for whom our prayers have been requested recently…Kate Bain, Leonard Bearup, Sue Beisel, Charles Boger, Don Chapman (Scott’s father, esophageal cancer), Stanley Frakowski (Sandy Nolte’s father), Harold Hudson, George Patton, (Wayne’s brother), Peg Spielvogel, Gary Sterling (Darla Yazombek’s cousin) and Jennifer Wheeler (Amy Nestor’s mother).

Let’s continue to encourage and pray for those who are no longer able to worship with us regularly…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.

Our prayers continue to be needed for those serving in the military…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).


We were saddened to learn of last Wednesday’s death of Rich Gibson, the son of George & Marie Gibson (two of our members both of whom passed away a few years ago).

Last week, we also learned of the death of Lewis Mikell, a preacher who served the Lord in the Southeastern Ohio area for several years.  His funeral was last Friday in Gallipolis, OH.


After this evening’s worship service, we will meet in the MP Room for refreshments and a period of informal fellowship as we honor those with Birthdays or Wedding Anniversaries during July.  Care Group A is in charge of the set up and clean up.


This summer’s VBS is just a little over one month away — Aug. 5-9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Our theme for this year’s study is “Peter, A Fisher of Men.”  Hopefully you have it on your calendar so you, your family and friends can take advantage of a great week of learning more about one of the more intriguing biblical characters.

We need help with constructing the centers before VBS on Thursday & Friday evenings and Saturday  —until completed—and help taking them down on Saturday after VBS.   If you are willing to help, please sign the list on the bulletin board.

If you would like to help provide food for the Bakery and Refreshments, please give the money to Kathy Green.

PICTORIAL DIRECTORY                    

If you have not been photographed for our Pictorial Directory yet, please sign the list on the bulletin board and then get with Brad Schrum, Joyce Slatt or Kay Sowinski to be photographed.


The weekly devotional for the teens will be at Camp Concern this coming Thursday.  If you need transportation, contact Brad Schrum.


As we approach the halfway point of our Wednesday Adult Summer Series this coming week, Jeff Bigler will lead the class in the discussion of another of Jesus’ “Hard Sayings and Neglected Commands” as he looks at the subject, “Keep Anger In Check” using Mt. 5:22; Eph. 4:26-27 and James 1:19-20 as the basis of his lesson.


This weekend several college age students have been participating in the opening of Camp Concern.  Today, those in the 15-18 age group will begin their week of camp.  Tomorrow, July 8, is the deadline for early registration for Intermediate (11-12) and Junior (8-10) Weeks to avoid a $10.00 late fee.  The brochures with the applications and other important information are available in the rack on the table in the foyer.


Scripture encourages us to pursue holiness or the sanctification “without which no one will see the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14). God is holy and desires His people to be holy as well, but many have lost sight of what that means. In next week’s lesson, “Holiness,”  Phil Sanders will look at what holiness means and how to recapture it.  The program can be seen every Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on WTRF-TV, Ch. 7.


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