Bulletin 12.13.2015

Prayer Requests

Christine Butkus (friend of Wayne & Charolette Patton) is experiencing major health problems. Maureen Dippel (friend of Joe Stenger) suffered a major heart attack on Sunday. Nelly Garcyk (Carol Kovachic’s mother) had a heart attack & is in Wheeling Hospital. Leandra Hostetler fractured her fibula. Sarah & Dustin (Jane Kalonick’s daughter) recently had an emergency C-section, but Sarah and the baby are doing better. Steve Lattocha will be having back surgery December 16th. Amy & Greg Nestor are struggling with infertility and are very discouraged.

On-going prayers needed: Jim Bass, Gail Bigler (shoulder surgery), Charles Boger, Barbara Brewer (Leslie Judge’s mother, brain lesions and lung surgery), Bob Digiandomenico, Amy Gray’s father (aortic valve replacement), Jeanette Hale (friend of Lisa Johnson, seizure), Michaela Hinkle (emotional struggles), Skip Gooch (knee surgery), Chad Huntsman (Ted & Jackie’s son), Janie Judge (Jamie’s mother), Mark Kinemond (Mary Donna Wodarcyk’s son, emotional difficulties), Melissa Lott (Bruce Stanford’s friend, breast & lung cancer), Leah McIntosh (Elaine Sambuco’s cousin, leukemia), Donna Morris, Bill Richards, Lori Witchey (Barb Tetlow’s daughter), & Joan Wolfgong’s (Rhonda Rodak’s mom, surgery 1-12-16).

IN THE MILITARY Please pray for those who are serving in the military: C.J. Harding (Terry Fitch’s step-son), Jason Harris (Bill & Pat Rice’s son-in-law), Joey Stenger (Joe & Karen’s son) and Tyrell Watson (Riley’s husband).

EXPECTANT MOTHERS Please keep our expectant mother(s) in your prayers: Amanda Schrum (Feb. 13th) and Jenna Frye (March).

News & Notes

THANK YOU!    We extend big thank you to everyone who has helped thus far in the building project. There is still a lot left to do, but a lot of work has already been done. Thank you for all your help!

CONSTRUCTION:  Please be cautious around the construction equipment, both inside and outside the building.

CHURCH OFFICES:   For the next several weeks, our staff will be working from home while construction is in progress. The office number should forward to Joyce’s line, and Keaton & Brad’s cell phone numbers are listed on the back of the bulletin.

FOREST HILLS:  We have the opportunity to lead worship at Forest Hills Nursing Home today at 2:30. Please make plans to participate.

2016 EMERGENCY MEDICAL FORMS:   Emergency Medical Release Forms for any youth participating in youth group activities are available in the teen room and at stcchurch.org/medform.

CALLING CHAINS:   This time of year, it is important that we have everyone’s up-to-date contact information in case we need to cancel services. There are green copies of the current calling chain posted. Please check to make sure your contact information is listed and up-to-date.

COMMUNION PREPARATION 2016:   We are still in need of someone to prepare communion for the months of July and December in 2016.

WINTERFEST:   Winterfest forms are now available in the teen room. Forms and money are due Sunday, January 10th. See Keaton with questions.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY:   The women’s bible study will be meeting Tuesday at 6pm (here at the building).

TEEN CHRISTMAS PARTY:   There will be a Christmas-themed, ugly sweater party for the teens and their parents at Keaton’s apartment on Saturday, December 19th at 5pm. (Please note the date has been changed). Girls should bring snacks to share and guys bring a drink to share. Everyone bring a $5 gift for a white-elephant gift exchange. See Keaton with any questions and for directions.

HEARING ASSISTANCE DEVICES:   We have hearing assistance devices available to help hear what is being said over the PA system. If you would like to try one, see one of the ushers. They are in the back of the fellowship hall.

GROWING IN FAITH:   One of the best ways to grow in your faith is to get involved. Here are just a few ways you can get plugged in! Praying for those who are sick and hurting & writing cards for them. Take food or provide other assistance to the sick and those who are grieving. Go out of your way to welcome guests. in our worship gatherings. Volunteer to teach or assist in our Children’s Ministry. No experience needed, just a willingness to serve! Visit our shut-ins to encourage them. Come up with creative ways we can fulfill our mission to love God and to love people. Be active in telling the good news and loving people in tangible ways as you go through your normal rhythm of life. Participate in the Ministry of Encouragement. Give old eye glasses, ink cartridges, greeting cards, “Box Tops & Campbell’s Labels for Education, for various ministries.

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