Middle Sandy Evangelical Presbyterian Church Thanksgiving is one of my favorite

Middle Sandy
Evangelical Presbyterian Church
November Worship Schedule
9:00 am Sunday School
10:30 am Worship Service
Child Care available during the Worship Service for
ages infant through 5 years.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite
holidays. The food, the football, the parades,
and being with my family are what make it
such a special time for me. As grateful as I
am for all God provides for me, there is also
a bittersweet-ness that strikes my heart as
well. I think of those who are homeless
and/or those who cannot be with their
families or have no family to be with. I hope
one day to be courageous enough to give up
my own personal time of celebrating
Thanksgiving with my family to go out and
serve those who are truly in need. I have
witnessed many churches and organizations
that serve Thanksgiving dinner to their
communities' homeless and needy and have
always been humbled by such selfless
service.
Along
with
my
prayers
of
thanksgiving this season, I will ask God to
grant me a heart such as this. Will you join
me in that prayer?
Pastor Tracy
The annual Thank Offering worship service, led by the
Presbyterian Women, will be observed on November
9. The speaker will be Barbara Turkeltaub, In her
message she will share about her childhood as a
survivor of the Holocaust. She is a member of a
Jewish temple in Canton. Her favorite charity is a
Jewish Children's Orphanage in Israel. The Thank
Offering will be given to the speaker to help support
her charity. Envelopes for your offering will be
distributed on Nov. 2.
The worship service will be followed with a casserole
meal. Those attending are asked to bring a casserole,
salad or dessert. Beverages and table service will be
provided for all.
In Our Thoughts and Prayers…
We encourage you to send a card or letter to one or two each month.
Addresses are available in the church directory or in the church
office.
Continuing health needs:
Darlene Brooks (Dorothy Burbick’s sister) (ALS)
Ashton DiMuzio (Pellet gun injury to the brain)
Tim Hume (healing from blood disease)
Dick Humphrey (stomach issues)
Pat Humphrey (general health concerns)
Colleen Lewis (healing from surgery)
Carol Lowe (Anna Mapes’ sister) (brain cancer)
Don Mathey (pray for healing)
Donna Moats (Hodgkins Lymphoma)
Michelle Slingerland (recovery from surgery)
Ken Smith (on-going cancer treatment)
Military Service:
Brian Burbick (Dorothy’s son, Navy Nuclear Engrg.at
Stateside base)
Corey Geltz (Socotch’s son-in-law, Colorado Springs, CO)
Eric W. Hampe (Ohio Army National Guard, Stow, OH)
Samuel Metzger (Charleston, SC)
Jason Snyder (Sharon & Dean Mathey’s son, Army
recruiter in Chicago)
Our Missionaries - for Holy Spirit protection and great
perseverance in their work.
Jeff & Natasha B. (EPC missionaries in Asia)
Abe & Diane Bible (Ukraine – beginning a new tract
ministry) (pray for Ukrainian Christians that they would have
a peaceful influence on the Ukrainian situation)
Lucy Lincoln (Bible translation – changing to a new sponsoring
organization)
Lisa Smith (Campus Crusade in IN – training short-term
student missionaries)
Dave & Diane Spurdle (Church planting in Japan)
Willie Swift (UMU student, summer intern with CRU in NJ)
Paul & Reinhild Sydnor (ministry to refugees in
Lille, France and Malta) (also Luke and Tessa Sydnor both
on summer mission trips)
In Nursing Homes or Home-bound:
Linda Bandy (Crandall Medical Center)
Shirley Burdick (Great Trails Rehab Center, Minerva)
Dick Humphrey (McCrae Manor)
Pauline Martin (Crandall Medical Center)
Lowell Smith (at home)
OPEN STATED SESSION MEETING
October 13, 2104
During the month the Pastor made 3 nursing home visits, 10 home visits,
and 3 hospital visits. Other activities through the month were also
shared.
Finance: Income was $13,859.07 with expenses at $21,815.71. Bills
totaling $3,192.00 were approved for payment.
Memorial: After discussion, by approved motion, $200 was approved
for the purchase of a new refrigerator for the parlor and $500 was
approved for the purchase of a new computer tower for the office.
Mission: Funds in the amount of $300-$400 are being set aside to pay
for the postage of shoeboxes that are due back on November 2. The
Bibles are requesting prayer for funds that have come missing to be
found (they were not stolen). They are having trouble getting checks
cashed. Discussed other ways to inform the congregation about the
missionaries we support.
Pastoral Concerns: Discussed the role of this committee with Pastor
Tracy. Cards to be sent to shut-ins and thinking of you cards.
Property: The downstairs ladies restroom repairs have been made. A
cover for the soak tub is being made, and the shelf will be taken down
for the room to be repainted. The entire parking lot has been sealed and
re-striped plus new handicap signs. Andy Wagner is working on
plumbing projects around the church. Coon Restoration will be
contacted about the painting to be done to the cupola to see if it will be
done this year.
Worship: Head Usher still needs replaced. The organist’s evaluation
has been completed and given to the Personnel Committee. Discussion
was held on possibly scheduling casserole lunches on alternating
months. November 9th is the Thank Offering Service. The Worship
Committee will coordinate a casserole lunch and provide the drinks. The
Children’s Church program has not been started this year. Lindsey Rice
and Shayna Sands have provided impromptu activities. The committee
will consider providing materials if they are interested in continuing. A
nursery worker is still needed. Advent candles will be purchased for the
first Sunday of Advent on November 30. The Trim-A-Tree Dinner and
program is planned for December 7th to avoid conflicts with family
Thanksgiving holiday plans. The committee is considering scheduling it
with a lunch following the worship service.
Old Business: The new office computer has been purchased.
New Business: By approved motion, communion will be observed
every month instead of the special times that were set aside for it.
November Birthdays
Dale Tuel
Samantha Rinehart
Ron Wagner
Carey Montler
Pete Kuhlmann
Linda Wallace
Amy Lorentz
Matthew McCain
Jane Stoffer
Barbara Bansbert-Schied
Michael Horvath
Jacob Rice
Linda McQuilkin
Pat Tuel
Tom Sawyer
Rachael Emmons
Sharon Mathey
Leonard Mapes
William Nilges
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3
5
7
8
10
11
11
11
13
15
19
22
22
24
26
27
27
29
Youth Group will start Sunday, November 2nd with
pizza and fellowship from 6:00-7:30pm. We want to
discuss future events, meeting times, and what the
youth want to do. All kids from grades 8-12 are
invited to attend. Cindy Edwards will be leading the
group and Pastor Tracy will hang out with them too!!
November Anniversaries
Terry & Carolyn Slingerland
Gene & Jane Stoffer
Phil & Linda McQuilkin
Donald & Bonnie Riddle
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10
14
22
Prayer group has moved to Wednesday evenings
after choir practice (7:00 pm)
Please turn in your articles for the
December Sandpiper to Debbie
Socotch by November 23 or e-mail to
[email protected]
Pastor Tracy's office hours will be
Monday 10-noon & Tue, Thu, Fri
from 9-noon
MISSION TRIPPERS TURKEY AND BISCUIT
DINNER AND AUCTION
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8
4:30 – 7:00 PM
Adults - $7.00
Kids - $4.00
Under 2 - Free
Enjoy a delicious turkey and biscuit dinner while
helping to support the Mission Trippers upcoming
trip to Marion, Virginia in June 2015!
There will also be some AWESOME auction items
offered in a Chinese Auction format.
Please support this worthy cause!!
Sand through
the
Many
Hourglass….
November days are here once more
With harvests gathered and safe in store.
What matters if the skies are gray,
November brings Thanksgiving Day!
And so, each grain of sand in our hourglass this
November holds an offering of thanks.
Much gratitude is offered to the Edwards family for
their friendly, generous hospitality that was
extended to the Middle Sandy family during their
open house.
Pastor Tracy, wife Cindy, and
daughter Grace welcomed us with tours, visiting,
and the delicious food that Cindy had prepared. It
was a pleasure to have been invited to their
Hazelview home.
Thanks to all who participated in the fundraiser for
Colleen Lewis at Frank’s Family Restaurant. At
times it was a pleasantly crowded eatery. Both
Connie Stoudt and Shelia Williamson were
gratefully surprised to learn that each was a
recipient of a large raffle prize basket.
The Messengers, a newly formed quartette of
Middle Sandy girls, sang during a worship service
in October. The four young vocalists are Grace
Edwards, Mary and Elizabeth Mason, and Chelsea
Tharp. Much thanks and praise is given to them for
using their talents to praise our Lord. Since several
of us were in the kitchen preparing the day’s soup
lunch, we request that they soon sing again.
Speaking of soup lunch, a special thanks goes out to
our “Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich” lady, Pat
Humphrey. Before every soup lunch Pat goes into
the kitchen carrying bags containing peanut butter,
jelly, and both white and wheat bread. The results
are yummy sandwiches, one of which will have no
jelly. Yes, Elizabeth, we have learned how you like
your sandwich!
Pastor Tracy offered the prayer before the West
Branch football team’s win over Alliance. We
surely all share with Shayna Sands who, during a
recent worship service, expresses her gratitude to
our local school districts that continue to permit
prayers to be offered before sports’ events and
during the “around the flagpole” annual celebration.
Congratulations to both Sydney Rice and Cheyenne
DeLuca who were chosen to be on the WBHS
homecoming court. Cheyenne, who lives with the
Sands family and worships at MS, was chosen
queen.
The grass has quit growing for this year. Sincere
gratitude goes to Joe Freshley who has kept the
church lawn and the playground so well mowed.
The final great big thank you from Presbyterian
Women goes to all who prepared, cooked, cut,
bagged, and cleaned up for the annual hardtack
candy making project. Some 84 batches were made,
which will result in approximately 200 pound bags
to be sold. Thanks to Ron and Elaine Wagner who
make sure all of the necessary ingredients are on
hand, and were in the kitchen early and through
clean-up time at all three sessions Appreciation is
extended to those who purchase the sweets for
$5.00 a pound. There is still some for sale. The
profits help PW support two mission projects, as
well as purchasing products for the kitchen.
The last grains are ones that remind us that all 365
days of the year are days of Thanksgiving.
Prayerfully each of us will open God’s Word to
Psalm 100 every day in November. Read it.
Meditate on it. Memorize it. Give thanks to God for
everything.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
BEGINS NOVEMBER 2!
November
MSPC CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
2
3
4
5
6
7
Turn in Shoeboxes!
Worship Committee
Missions Committee
8:30 am
Pastoral Concerns
Sat
1
8
Mission Trippers
Chicken & Biscuit
Dinner and Auction
4:30 – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm Choir
7:00 pm Prayer Group
Daylight Savings Time
Ends
9
Soup Lunch
16
Finance Meeting
10
11
630 pm Session
17
12
13
14
15
20
21
22
27
28
29
6:00 pm Choir
7:00 pm Prayer Group
18
6:30 pm Lions Dinner
19
12:00 Noon Knox
Senior Citizens Meal
6:00 pm Choir
7:00 pm Prayer Group
23
24
25
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Blood Drive
26
6:00 pm Choir
7:00 pm Prayer Group
Thanksgiving Day
30
Communion
2014
Middle Sandy Evangelical Presbyterian Church
Pastor Tracy Edwards
P.O. Box 153, 4306 Homeworth Rd.
Homeworth, OH 44634
330-525-7840
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NOVEMBER 2014
The mission of Middle Sandy Evangelical
Presbyterian Church is to know Jesus Christ
and to make Him known through the
worship of God and the teaching, preaching
and living of His infallible word
by the power of the Holy Spirit.
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