Brad Schrum is doing well in his recovery and was able to be with us some during VBS last week.  Kevin Kalany is now home recovering from mononucleosis.  Hunter Bearup, Leonard & Stacie’s oldest son, recently had tubes inserted in his ears.   Alexis Thornberry, a young girl who worships with us frequently along with her family, is undergoing tests for serious vision problems.  Jill Zatezalo, Mary Donna Wodarcyk’s daughter, was in OVMC most of last week with serious problems with her blood sugar and blood pressure. Gregg Voscavitch is doing well after having his stitches removed last Monday. Curtis Blake is not doing very well as he continues to fight cancer at home.

Charlotte Mason, Mae Deller’s daughter, is having a very difficult time while she undergoes chemotherapy for cancer. Tom Russell, Greg Nestor’s grandfather, is in  ICU in EORH after suffering a severe stroke a few days ago.  Marge Bailey, Greg Vickers’ mother, is now home after undergoing a heart catheterization a few days ago.  Elmer LaRue, one of our former shepherds, is recovering from recent surgery to remove a portion of his colon.  Steve Hickenbottom, another of our former members, is to undergo a heart catheterization this coming Thursday.  Sally Hickenbottom’s condition continues to weaken.  Clara Main, Joyce Orzolek’s sister who was a member of our church family in the early 1990’s, has been diagnosed with cancer and is under Hospice Care.

Those for whom our prayers have been requested recently continue to need our prayers ….Louis Bain (Kate’s husband), Evelyn Barker, Michael Coiner (Dot Nice’s nephew), Shelli Glasgow, Craig Herwick, Faith Hilton (Bunky Loy’s granddaughter), Nancy Hudson, Joelle Jones, Janice Kranek, (former co-worker of Donna Noling and Paula Farber, cancer), Beth Kroehle (Bertha Kettlewell’s daughter), Donna Morris (friend of Bunky Loy), Vera Perry, Ray & Dana Ramsay, Edie Roberts, Peg Spielvogel, Kaylin Stafford (friend of Kay Sowinski, brain tumor),  and Lauren Symanek (Wayne Patton’s niece).

Leslie Huffman remains in need of our prayers for a healthy pregnancy and delivery in February.

Our shut-ins continue to need our prayers and encouragement…Bill & Sue Daley, Mae Deller, Wilda Freeland, Lenny Hungerman, Marcelyn Jones, Dorothy Kimble, Bill Kopyar, Virginia Orrison, Joyce Orzolek, Alice Shunk (Leonard Bearup’s mother), Leon & June Smith, Jim Thrash, Marlene Trisoline, Joanne Wallner and Bill White.


Please continue your prayers for those serving in the military… Nathan Rodak (Bill & Joan’s grandson), Marc & Kristen Roy (Pearl Roy’s grandson & granddaughter), Joe Stenger and Dylan Usenick.


Last Sunday morning, Cierra Dixon and Sabrina McCoy responded to the invitation requesting our prayers for  various problems in their lives.  Let’s continue to pray for them.  If you would like to send them a card of encouragement, send the cards to Carol Kovachic and she will make sure they receive them.


We want to thank everyone who worked so hard and so long to help make this summer’s VBS such a great success.


This week’s Teen Devo will be Thursday at Rich & Julie Daley’s on Rehm Rd.  (Contact them for directions).


All the children who were in Grades 3-6 this past school year are invited to an afternoon of activities here at the church building today from 1:00-3:00.


If your child won any awards at any church camp this summer, please write their name, award(s), name of the camp and week of camp on a card and give it to Joyce by this evening.  We plan to publish the complete list in next Sunday’s bulletin.


Teams 1,2&4 will lead our Ministry of Encouraging others for the next two weeks.


All the shepherds, deacons and preachers will meet in the MP Room next Sunday, Aug. 21, at 4:30 for their bi-monthly meeting.


Many parents choose ways of dealing with their children which may hurt more than help.  Parents, however, can adopt a style of parenting that helps their children avoid the pitfalls of life in their spiritual development.  God’s counsel is the key.  “Loving But Firm” is Phil Sanders’ scheduled topic for next Sunday’s broadcast.  The program can be seen every Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on WTRF-TV, ch. 7.


Your old eyeglasses (especially ones for reading) are needed for various mission points.

We are still collecting cartridges from Inkjets and Faxes to help with the support of the children who reside at the Shulz-Lewis Children’s Home.

We are continuing to collect the fronts of used greeting cards.  (No Christmas Cards, please.)

“Box Tops for Education” and “Campbell’s Labels for Education” are needed by Mid-Western Children’s Home. Only the UPC label is necessary.  To save time and shipping expense, please cut the label out before placing them in the box in the hallway.

If you want to help with any of these ongoing ministries, please bring the items and place them in the appropriate containers on the table in the hallway.







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