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ST. )OHN~S LUTHER.AN CHURCH
OCTOBER 2014 ISSUE
OIF
THE CHIMES
"Ask yourselves, young people, about the love of Christ. Acknowledge his voice resounding in the temple of your heart. Return his bright and penetrating glance,
which opens the paths of your life to the horizons of the Church's mission. It is a
taxing mission, today more than ever, to teach people the truth about themselves,
about their end, their destiny, and to show faithful souls the unspeakable riches of
the love of Christ. Do not be afraid of the radicalness of God's demands, because Jesus, who loved us first, is prepared to give himself to you, as well as asking of
you. If he asks much of you, it is because he knows you can give much."
"' Pope John Paul II, The Meaning of Vocation
On Rally Day, September 7, we celebrated a Children's Sabbath worship service. Our children
and youth shared in worship leadership and our lessons and prayers for the day reflected the
theme of the God-given gift we have in our youngest disciples. And though they are young
and still growing in their faith-just as we are as adults-they, like us, are called and equipped
to live as Christ's hands and feet in God's world. This is why Pope John Paul's words above are
so powerful as they acknowledge that the "radicalness of God's demands" are for young people
too-not because of any special strength or energy on their part, but because "Jesus, who
loved us first, is prepared to give himself" to our children and youth and, in fact, already has in
their baptisms.
As I said in my sermon on September 7, when we welcome a newly baptized ch ild into our
midst we say these words: "We welcome you into the body of Christ and into the mission we
share: join us in giving thanks and praise to God and bearing God's creative and redeeming
word to all the world." It's incredible, really, that we say such words, that we believe that a
child who can 't yet speak or walk or feed herself is welcomed as our equal, as a disciple and
instrument of Christ, God's Word made flesh .
Age is no barrier to discipleship, though the wisdom and experience of faithful adults can make
all the difference in the life of a child . With this in mind, as I wrote about in the September
Chimes, we are hoping to begin a "prayer pal" ministry for our Amazing Grace and St. John's
children. Adults who become pals with our AG children will send postcards to them once per
month. Each postcard will be designed, addressed and stamped in advance for you; however,
pals are encouraged to add their own personal notes. Postcards will be different each month
and serve unique purposes, such as inviting children to special events, like Trunk or Treat, or
sending greetings and prayers at Christmas and Easter.
Then, for our own St. John's children, the Learning Team is setting-up special mailboxes-one
for each child: kindergarten through high school seniors-so that assigned prayer pals through out the year might leave cards, prayers, notes, and (if they so choose) occasional small
gifts. We are quite sure that the children (and even our older youth) will look forward to receiving their "mail" and will know, as a result, just how much they are valued and loved by
their church family.
If you would like to become a prayer pal or have any questions, please be in touch
with Learning Team Chair Mari Frick or Vicar Amanda.
Please prayerfully discern if God might be calling you to serve in this unique way. Remember,
this isn't a complicated or time-consuming ministry, but it is one that is sacred and full of joy,
for when we welcome a child, we welcome Christ himself.
God's Peace,
Vicar Amanda
Christmas in October!
Thank you to all the people who have already turned in items and/or
completed shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child - a project of Samaritan's Purse. Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoe
boxes and the good news of God's love. We thank you for your continued support of this worthy outreach project.
There are now 2 "Operation Christmas Child" trees up at the church one outside the chapel and one in the sanctuary. There are still some
"suggestion ornaments" on the trees and donations can be left in the
boxes under them through Sunday, October 26. Monetary donations are also being accepted. We
can use that money to purchase additional items we may need to complete the boxes we assemble.
As part of our 175th Anniversary celebration, maybe we can send 75 or 175 boxes this year! Maybe
you would like to assemble your own box? It's very easy and makes a great family project. If you
would like to do that, we will have Operation Christmas Child boxes under the tree for you to put together and fill. Decide on whether or not you would like to shop for a boy or girl and then which age.
From there use our suggested gift list or come up with some ideas of your own! We also have an
excellent DVD that you can borrow and watch that will show you how to pack a box - we'll gladly
share it with you!
Thanks, in advance, for your support of this project!
The Learning Ministry Team
(taken from the OCC Special Report Magazine, 2014)
"Nobody had given me a gift like that. God sent the gift just for me!" Viridiana, Mexico
In a crowded Asian city, a rickshaw may be the best way to get shoebox gifts to the church
where children are waiting.
Almost 220,000 children in Peru received shoebox gifts in 2013. In Lima, Peru a house church
that distributes shoebox gifts also works to protect local children from drug use, alcoholism
and physical abuse that are rampant in the neighborhood.
Hilario Morales volunteers with Operation Christmas Child in Mexico's Jalisco state and helped
hand out shoebox gifts to boys and girls in the El Zalate neighborhood of Guadalajara. The
gifts help churches reach out in the Name of Jesus to children who are vulnerable to gang
activity, drugs and exploitation.
Suggested Gifts:
* School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpener, crayons or markers, writing pads or paper, solar
calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
* Toys: small cars, ball/tennis balls, dolls, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yo's, jump
ropes, small Etch-A-Sketch, toys that light up or make noise (with extra batteries), Slinky, etc.
* Hygiene Items: toothbrush, toothpaste, mild soap (in a plastic bag), comb, washcloth , etc.
* Other: hard candy and lollipops (please double bag all candy),
mints, gum, t-shirts, socks, ball caps, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), rain ponchos, tools,
sewing kits
Please DO NOT donate the following: used or damaged items;
war-related items such as toy guns, knives or military figures;
chocolate or food; out-of-date candy; liquids or lotions; medications or vitamins; breakable items such as snow globes or
glass containers; aerosol cans.
MISSIONAR~, TH£ REV. JOHN S. LUNN
September 15, 2014
Greetings to my sponsoring churches! When I wrote last month, I was in Hawaii. I promise I won't
bore you with tales of the warm sunshine and the lovely trade winds. I can't tell you about the lovely beaches
because I barely saw a beach while I was there. I'm not even sure it's legal to visit Hawaii and not get more
beach time than I got! I did get to see a lot of old friends and a chance to visit with some members of my
former congregation on Kaua'i. I spent time with my friend JP who is an administrator of Hospice Hawaii
where I once worked, and he had me do a presentation to the staff on hospice care in another culture where
money is scarce but creative use is made of the available resources. He threatened to put me to work as a
nurse since they have a shortage of nurses there. Any nurses reading this - think about that shortage when
winter comes to the northern parts of the US!
I was in Hawaii for three Sundays and I preached in three different churches. On my way to the
smallest church, there was a full rainbow ahead of me for a good ten minutes. It was the first full rainbow I'd
seen in years and it was beautiful. The rest of my time there was spent doing work via phone and email.
I left Hawaii on Labor Day and flew back to my sister the cyber-secretary's place in Minnesota for a
quick two days of unpacking, laundry, packing, repacking, repacking again, and finally leaving for the airport
for the trip back to Arusha, Tanzania. It was a long trip back but went well so I won't complain. I arrived very
late evening but my arranged taxi was there so I was home in no time.
It took a while to adjust to the time changes. From Hawaii to Minnesota is a five hour time difference
and then two days later, an eight hour change from Minnesota to Arusha. I think I'm back on the right time
now. I have been having telephone meetings and trying to arrange more telephone meetings and trying to get
as much work done as I can between meetings.
I had some good news about Pastor John Sumo. He is the Liberian pastor whose leg was crushed in an
accident and who was finally able to go to India for complicated surgery to try to grow bone to fill in the gap
between bone ends in his leg. His surgeon said the bone was growing well and his next surgery will happen in
two or three weeks. Please keep Pastor Sumo in your prayers. If you'd like to contribute to his care, please
visit The Messenger' s Feet web site.
You may be wondering about the Ebola situation in Liberia - I spoke with Rev. Moses Jeogbor, my
pastor at St. Luke's in Phebe. He's such a gentle and wonderful pastor. He said that it was difficult - but that
they were OK. I asked him about Sunday worship - he said that you start out by washing your hands in
bleach water. People keep their distance; you don't shake hands or touch in any way. You wave. Every
Sunday after Praise and Worship, they have a health talk about Ebola. I asked about communion - yes, they
were having. The wafer is dropped into the hand with a spoon and everyone has their own individual
cup. After the service, all the cups are washed in bleach water. It was hard to hear. He was out on the
church' s farm more - making sure that they are growing food. I heard a spot on BBC concerning Gbarnga,
Bong County and Phebe. It is now being called the third hot spot for Ebola. On Monday a Save the Children
Ebola center will open with 24 beds - set up at the cost of about $175,000. You can help through the
ELCA's Lutheran Disaster Relief Fund.
My Home Assignment time from Mid-June until early September was travel intensive, but filled with
old and new friends and lots of good memories. Shall we do it again in two years? Let's see what the Holy
Spirit has in mind! In the meantime, keep me in your prayers and please pray for the people of Liberia and the
rest of West Africa as they struggle with the Ebola outbreak.
You know you are always in my prayers. 'Peace, John
Volunteers needed for the Produce Market at Eastside Community Ministry on
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, both morning and afternoon shifts.
Please contact Linda Hollingsworth if you are able to volunteer.
454-3930 or [email protected]
175m Anniversary Setvlce
project report
On Sunday, Sept. 14, Thirty six members of St. Johns gathered to make 175 bottles of homemade
laundry detergent. It was quite a learning experience for all. On September 17, the laundry soap
was distributed to low income households at the Eastside Produce Market. The recipients were
very grateful for our gift of soap. This project would not have been successful without the following people: Pastor Mark, Vicar Amanda, KC & Mari Frick & family, Jeff & Holly Moore and
family, Karen & Jeff Showers, Amy Showers Mann, Ken & Mary Dunn, Doris Hina, Ellen Shaw,
Bill-Tori-Aidyn Gable, Ed & Carol Yetter, Jim & Gail Swingle, Barb Stoneburner, Jim & Joanne
Wood, Leonard & Peggy Glaub, Wayne Cunningham, Stephanie Rudloff, Clay Wilkins & family,
Charlotte Moore, Waynette Bridwell and everyone that saved empty bottles for us all summer.
Rod and I are so grateful for all these folks.
Rod & Linda Hollingsworth , 11sth Anniversary chairs
Special thanks to Ken & Mary Dunn, Karen Baker, Ellen Shaw,
Ellen Vonada, Sharon Stoneburner, Doris Hina, Barb Stoneburner, Rod Hollingsworth, Peggy Glaub, and Gail Swingle, Ed & Carol Yetter for all their
help at the September Eastside Produce Market. With their help we were
able to provide much needed food and about 200 bottles of laundry soap
to 237 families (7765 lbs of food).
Buck-a-Chick Congregational Challenge
As you have probably heard, our first mission project challenge for this Sunday School year is the
ELCA's World Hunger Program, "Buck-a-chick"!
The chi ldren have been taking turns announcing and "selling" chicks after the 10:30am services and
will continue to do so through October 26th. For every "buck" that we send to the ELCA World
Hunger program t hey will buy 1 baby chick and give it to a family that needs it !
How does that help? Once a chick grows up it can provide eggs for the family that received it! Eggs
are an easy and great source of protein-rich meals and extra eggs can be sold at the local market.
These little chicks can provide a great source of food and income!
Because we are celebrating our 175th anniversary wouldn't it be great if we could raise $ 175 to
purchase 175 chicks? As of September 2l5t, we had alr eady collected $113.00!
Here is how you can participate:
For $1.00 you can purchase a paper chick from a Sunday School child or
adult on the Learning Ministry Team. The children will color the purchased
chicks and hang them up in the Social Hall - our "chicken coop" - to show
how many chicks have been purchased. The children will be available to
take donations after the 10:30am services from September 14th - October
26th, the day of our Anniversary luncheon. At the luncheon we will announce
our total!
Thanks in advance for your suppor t of this project!
The Learning Ministry Team
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Mari Frick, Mary Dunn, Jeanie Greegor, Vicar Amanda, Holly Moore and Mary Sims
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What To Witness?!
"An Offering Of Continual Praise"
BIBLE MEDITATION:
"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." Romans 12: 1
In the Old Testament, the priests would offer an animal sacrifice to God. What do believers offer today? Romans 12: 1 tells us to offer our bodies as living sacrifices. Sacrifice was important, but even in the
Old Testament God made it clear that obedience from the heart was much more important. (see 1 Samuel
15 :22; Psalm 40:6; Amos 5 :21-24) God wants us to offer ourselves, not animals, as living sacrifices- daily
laying aside our own desires to follow him, putting all our energy an resources at his disposal and trusting him
to guide us. We do this out of gratitude that our sins have been forgiven.
And just as the altars of old had two flesh hooks to keep the sacrifice from slipping off, we have two
hooks that hold our bodies there-discipline and devotion. Are you disciplining yourself and devoting yourself as a living sacrifice to the glory of God? God has good, pleasing, and perfect plans for his children. He
wants us to be transformed people with renewed minds, living to honor and obey him. Because he wants only
what is best for us and because he gave his Son to make our lives possible, we should joyfully give ourselves
as living sacrifices for his service.
In the Old Testament, the priests would bum incense as a fragrant offering to the Lord. What do we do
today? Hebrews 13:15 says we continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise. Since the Jewish Christians of
Hebrews 13:15 no longer worshipped with other Jews, because of their witness to the Messiah, they should
consider praise and acts of service their sacrifices- ones they could offer anywhere, anytime. This must have
reminded them of the prophet Hosea' s words, " Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that we may
offer the fruit of our lips" (Hosea 14:2). A "sacrifice of praise" today would include thanking Christ for his
sacrifice on the cross and telling others about it. Acts of kindness and sharing are particularly pleasing to
God, even when they go unnoticed by others.
Our incense of praise should be going up out of our body, as we are the temple of the Holy Spirit (see
1 Corinthians 3: 16). Are you giving God a continual offering of praise every moment of every day?
Submitted by Doug Smith
The 18th annual SOUPer Bowl Benefit Luncheon will be Sunday, October 19 at the Muskingum
County Center for Seniors at Sunrise Center from 1Oam to 2pm. Tickets are $6 for adults at the door
and $5 in advance. Tickets are $4 for children (12 and under) and for volunteers. See Ken Dunn,
Ellen Shaw or Barb Stoneburner for tickets. Each church has been asked to provide 18 dozen
cookies. Please consider baking a couple dozen to donate. It you do plan to bake cookies please tell
Ellen Shaw or Barb Stoneburner as soon as possible so we have an idea of how many to expect. It is
VERY helpful to have cookies at the Senior Center by Saturday morning. If you cannot take cookies
on Saturday they can be dropped off at Christ Table to Keely Warden during the week or brought to
St. John's (clearly marked for SOUPer Bowl) no later than Thursday morning. Barb will check at St.
John's for cookies Thursday afternoon. Besides baking cookies, other ways to volunteer include
helping set up on Saturday morning, helping serve during the event and helping tear down/clean
up on Sunday afternoon. Please contact Ellen Shaw or Barb Stoneburner if you can help in any way.
It is time to update the subscription list for The Lutheran magazine. You may either continue your subscription or add your name as a new subscriber to receive the magazine at your house once a month. The church
will take care of placing orders, but you are responsible for paying for it. The cost is $11. 7 5 and checks
should be made payable to St. John's. If you would like to receive The Lutheran for the 2015 calendar year,
please send your money to Holly Moore, 5090 Pine Valley Drive., Zanesville, or give it to her at church on a
Sunday morning. All orders must be placed by November 1, 2014. lfwe do no hear from you, you will not
receive the magazine next year. Thank you.
MNF: Men N Fun A new Men's Ministry is beginning at St. John's. All Men and their sons are invited to attend Men-N-Fun
CMNF; Monday Night Football) weekly, beginning Sept 2.2. at Doug Smith's Uouse. We will gather for the game, but if you
don't want to watch the game, you tan shoot pool, play ping pong, play Xbox, play cards, sit on the deck or sit around two fire
pits and shoot the bull. BYOB and snacks. We turn the game off at half time to gather and touth base with one another and
then you decide whether you want to stay for the second half or go home, since kids have to go to school and we men may
have to work. The ehoite is yours. The Men· s Ministry Planning team hopes you will choose to come and enjoy the fellowship.
We gather at g pm on the 2.2."4. Game time &':30. Bears at the Jets. Weather permitting: Roast some marshmallows or Cook
a hotdog over the fire. Let's have some fun and bring your son, if you wish.
Doug Smith's Uoust; 1&'5 Eagles Nest Rd off the Airport Rd Area.
The Men's Ministry Team invites you to watch the Bank of America 500 Charlotte Rate Saturday Ott Ufh in the Youtfl room on
the big serun. It's the second race of the "Contender" round. We will have drinks and pizza for a $5 charge. Food in the
hallway. Bring some snacks to share. Root on your favorite driver. Card tables set up in the middle of the room. Plenty of
eoueh spate. Cornhole in the social hall.
ONTAP The Men's Ministry wants to remind all men that '1heology On Tap" meets at Weasel Boy the 4tt. Tuesday of every month.
It is not for men only, but men do gather. It is informal with no particular subject matter to cover. Bring your questions and
discuss just about anything that is on your heart or mind. Atheological question is most welcome, but not necessary. We gather
at 6:30 pm. Hope to see you there.
Saturday, Nov 2.qtt', 12.p Nud we say more. The Men's Ministry invites all men and their son's to tailgate in the parking lot
of the church. You tan start it, whenever you get there. We will watch the game in the youth room on the big scrun. BYOB,
grills, snacks. Some snacks provided for the game. Bring your leftovers up to the room.
Men's Retreat 2014 You are invited by the Men's Ministry.
Everyone needs to get away now and then; even Jesus regularly went away with "the guys!" Spend
some fun, yet meaningful time away with other men. The focus will be on "checking-in" - checking-in
on your faith, on your questions, and with God. There will be Bible study, worship, recreation, time for
personal reflection, and of course, naps! The worship and study leader is Pastor Gary Eichhorn of Our
Savior Lutheran, Dayton, Ohio. LMC- Priebe Retreat Center: $95 online registration or $105 paper
registration per person double occupancy October 17-19, 2014,7:00 pm on Friday - 12:00 noon on Sunday For registration forms go to the website: http://lomocamps.org/retreats/adult/mens2014
See a member of the Men's Ministry for details about travel arrangements. There is a group rate and
registration form.
St. John's Men's Ministry:
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The Men's Ministry Planning Team has begun to plan events for men and boys to strengthen their faith and relationships for
witness and service just like the Vision and Mission Statements proclaim. We hope the men, young men and boys of the congregation will take part in many of the events we have planned. There will be several throughout the year. Continue to cheek
the bulletin, "The Chimes", the website, Facebook, and listen for announcements at church. It will be life changing.
Pastor Combs, Jeff Ferrell, Dave Uarlan, Doug Smith and Greg Zink
OCTOBERS
Lector
8:00
Ellen Shaw
10:30
Jim Rudloff
Lay Assistant
8:00
Greg Zink
10:30
Kim Bumpus & Mary Sims
Greeters
8:00
Carolyn Dean
10:30
Bill & Tori Gable
Acolyte
8:00
10:30
Keegan Bumpus
Crucifer
8:00
10:30
Kayla Dodson
Nursery
8:00
10:30
Shelly Fritter & Sara Grandstaff
Sound
8:00
10:30
Jim Rudloff
OCTOBER12
Lector
8:00
Linda Hollingwoth
10:30
Gloria Bailey
Lay Assistant
8:00
Greg Zink
10:30
Waynette Bridwell, Deb Walston
Greeters
8:00
Jim & Gail Swingle
10:30
Ed & Carole Yetter
Acolyte
8:00
10:30
Cora Wilkins
Crucifer
8:00
10:30
Preston Frick
Nursery
8:00
10:30
Holly & Jeff Moore
Sound
8:00
10:30
Randy Foster
OCTOBER19
Lector
8:00
Jennifer Stotts
10:30
Karen Baker
Lay Assistant
8:00
Greg Zink
10:30
Doug Smith & Bill Gable
Greeters
8:00
Judy Diamond
10:30
Jeff & Karen Showers
Acolyte
8:00
10:30
Aidyn Gable
Crucifer
8:00
10:30
Jenna Berry
Nursery
8:00
10:30
Kara and Samantha Green
Sound
8:00
10:30
Doug Smith
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Lector
10:30
Mary Dunn
Lay Assistant
10:30
Barb Olney & Ed Yetter
Greeters
10:30
Al & Barb Olney
Acolyte
10:30
Connor Moore
Crucifer
10:30
Samantha Green
Nursery
10:30
Jessica & Shane Rockey
Sound
10:30
KC Frick
Deacons
Rod Hollingsworth & Mary Dunn
Ushers
Bil Baker, Jeff Engle hart, Jack Booth, Bill Gable
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175th Anniversary Dinner
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ANNUAL MEETING
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Worship Appeal
St. John's Lutheran Church Council & Finance Ministry has designated
October for Worship Appeal to Purchase two new Christmas Trees for the
Sanctuary. The Artificial Trees will cost approximately $750 a piece. Please
consider giving a generous donation to support our Christmas Tree Project.
Human Trafficl~ing Awareness
Who: Theresa Flores
When: October 7, 2014; 6:30-8:00 pm
Where: Zane State College
What: 1. Theresa's Story
2. Human Traffid?ing Overview
3. Solutions (S.O.A.P.)
4. Red Flags of Trafficl:?ing
Who Should Attend: Young Adults, Educators, Parents, Students in Middle & High School and College
Hospitality Appeal
St. John's Lutheran Church Council & Finance Ministry has designated September for Hospitality Appeal. (Hospitality can be defined as the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers or relating to or denoting the business of housing or entertaining visitors.) Our Hospitality Ministry provides coffee (cream, sugar) for the congregation on Sundays; paper products (plates, napkins, cups, plastic silverware) for dinners &
events; meals for Lent & Advent; meals for visiting choirs & guests; meals for memorial
services & funerals. Please consider giving a generous donation to support our Hospitality
Fund.
St. Johns Lutheran 175m Anniversary Celebradon
We will be winding down our 175th anniversary year with a special guest at Reformation
Sunday worship, Oct. 26, 2014. Bishop Suzanne Dillahunt, Southern Ohio Synod, will
serve as guest preacher at the 10:30 am service (no 8 am service that day).
Following the worship, we will join in the social hall for a catered luncheon and fellowship.
Please contact the church office or put a note in the offering as to how many
reservations you will be making. We need reservations no later than Monday,
Oct. 20. There is no charge for the luncheon, but an RSVP is necessary.
Hope to see you all on October 26!
Rod & Linda Hollingsworth, Anniversary Co-chairs
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OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS
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JAN TANDY
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SCOTT DODSON SR
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REV. AL LAESE
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CARLY DIN GEY
PRAYER MINISTRY
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HELEN MILEY
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KAREN MILEY
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DEBORAH APPERSON
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DORIS BAKER
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AL COLLINS
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MADELINE DUNN
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CLAY WILKINS
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CONNOR OLNEY
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ZACHARY APPERSON
I organized this ministry in 1976. Some of us thought
it was a very good ministry. We had approximately 18
members sign up to participate. The chains were divided into
3 chains with Ellen Vonada, Peggy Glaub and myself. Prayer
requests were directed to one of these people. They in tum
would call it through their chain. Through the years we lost a
lot of our fatithful Prayer Warriors. They passed away. I
re-did the chains into 2 chains with Ellen Vonada and Peggy
Glaub at the top. They have been so faithful, I couldn' t remove one of them to put myself in the top of a chain, but I am
still willing to take calls and pass them on to Peggy and Ellen.
Please call me if you have any questions. We are always open
for new members.
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ANN CORDER
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MICHELE SHIRER
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TIM DUNN
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ELLEN VONADA
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If you have a Prayer Concern, please contact St. John' s
Lutheran Church Office 740-452-7569. The Parish Administrator will contact Vangie Cunningham.
OCTOBER ANNIVERSARIES
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ALAN & JEANIE GREEGOR
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ERYCKA & JASON ADAMS
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KC & MARI FRICK
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JOHN & BETTY BAKER
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JESSICA & SHANE ROCKEY
Thank You, Peace often begins with an act of kindness .. .thank
you for yours. Your expression of sympathy will always be
remembered by the family of Clyde Wilson. Thanks for the
lovely luncheon you served us after the funeral service. Much
appreciated!!! Dorothy & Family
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God forbid that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and right
way" (I Samuel 12:23)
Next to inviting people to "Come to Jesus , the deepest desire or a man' s heart is to leave a godly
legacy through his children and grandchildren. Psalm 112: 1-2: ... "Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord,
that delighteth greatly in His commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon the earth: the generation of the
upright shall be blessed." How can we leave a godly legacy?
Pray the Scriptures is a good way to start and use this one for your children: "For this cause I bow my
knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that
He would grant <insert your child's name here>, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with
might by His Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and
grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints, what is breadth, and length, and depth and
height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness
of God. (Ephesians 3: 14-19)
It was Paul's prayer for the church at Ephesus, but what a prayer for a dad or mom to pray for a child!
Persist in Prayer is what Hannah, Samuel's mother, did. She persisted. "And it came to pass, as she
continued praying before the Lord .. ." (1 Samuel 1: 12) She continued to pray, "Lord, I want him to serve
you," both before and after he was born. We need to have determination that is unwavering. Here are some
scripture references:
"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength ... " (Isaiah 40:31)
"Rest in the Lord, and patiently wait for Him ... "(Psalm 37:7)
"Wait on the Lord, be of good courage ... " (Psalm 27: 14)
"Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance .. ." (Ephesians 6:18)
Get rid of Substitutes. Prayer has no substitute. Enthusiasm, intellect, energy, ingenuity- none are
substitutes for prayer. " ...ye have not, because ye asked not" (James 4:2) Unoffered prayer is a tragedy.
Prayer has a purpose and a priority. If God just gave us what we needed without asking, would we
pray? God asks us to pray to invite Him. Prayer is fellowship with God. " We then as workers together with
Him ... " 2(Corinthians 6:1) He wants us to grow and we grow when we pray. When we pray, we have a
Father who will hear us and a King who can answer us. We have the sympathy of a Father and the sovereignty
of a King. Mothers and Fathers who want to leave a heritage, need to learn to pray.
Don't forget Morning Prayers at St. John' s are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings at 9:30 am in
the Chapel. Retired? Come and Pray! Grandma' s and Grandpa' s? You are still moms and dads. Come and
Pray! Got time? Come and Pray! You get up in the morning? Read your devotions and pray! Before you go
to bed, Pray. Before you read another page of the Chimes-PRAY.
Submitted by Doug Smith
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St. John's Lutheran Church Council Meeting
September 9, 2014
Doug Smith called the meeting to order at 7:04 pm.
Council Members Present: Bill Gable, Pastor Mark Combs, Jeanie Greegor, Mary Sims, Doug Smith and Deb Walston. Council Members Not Present: SeAnne Foster and Greg Zink
Jeannie moved to accept the August Council Meeting Minutes, seconded by Bill and unanimously approved.
Pastor led devotions discussing the hymn, Immortal, Invisible, and verses starting with 1Timothy1:17 and how
we think of God.
Pastor's Report: Pastor discussed his upcoming schedule. Pastor Brian is getting married October 4, with Pastor
Mark Combs officiating, in Pastor Brian's fiancee's church near Grove City. The Cramer/Hartmeyer wedding will
be at St. John's on November 22.
The Council continues next meeting reading the book, What Every Pastor Should Know, by Gary Mcintosh and
Charles Arn.
During the Congregational Meeting held on September 7, 2014, Ed Yetter presented Property Ministry's request
to use up to $34,750 for the building repair of the West and North Walls financed through the Wilma Graham
Fund. Dave Harlin motioned as read and Norm Shade seconded it. It was unanimously approved.
Ministry Reports:
Council discussed the Finance Ministry Report and the Financial Report. Finances are in the black. There were
some extra expenses for Amazing Grace Day Camp over what was budgeted for Coleena's and Renee's extra time
and the school bus rental. There will be some appeals for the Hospitality Fund in September and in October for
Christmas trees. Bill moved to accept Treasurer's Report, seconded by Mary and unanimously improved.
Lifetouch Pictorial Directory - October 23, 24 and 25. Bill is coordinating the scheduling of pictures for shut-ins
and groups. Prayer in the Chapel: one person per day has attended so far, with two people on one day. There will
be prayer forms on the Web site in the upcoming month. The Prayer Chain will be printed in The Chimes. Pastor
and Amanda are working with the Witness Ministry on assembling assistants for Homebound Communion. The
Men's Ministry has been formed and is meeting. The bus will starting running September 28 to pick up children
from Amazing Grace Day Camp who wish to join us for Sunday School.
Men's Ministry would like to meet to view a night race on NASCAR on Saturday, October 11 at the church and
bring their own beer if they wish. Council approved this proposal by consensus.
Wows: To Amanda, Mark and the children helping with the service on the Children's Sabbath, the Children's
Choir, Rally Day, to the Youth Gathering Party at Doug's house, to the trip to Germania, to the Men's ministry getting started, the trip to see Beth Moore and for planning the Women's Retreat.
Council adjourned at 8:33 pm.
The next Council Meeting is 7 pm Tuesday, October 14.
Respectfully submitted,
Deb Walston, Council Secretary
Respectfully submitted, Deb Walston, Council Secretary
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