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Family Matters - 12/05/21

FAMILYMATTERS - - December 05, 2021

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BREAKING NEWS > > >   A memorial service for Shirley Davis will take place on Saturday, December 4th, at 11am, at Rossi Funeral Home on North Road in Warren......Calling hours for Dan Kennedy will take place on Saturday, December 4th, from 4-7pm, at Madasz/Lane Funeral Home in Brookfield.  Funeral will be on Sunday, December 5th, at 2pm, at the funeral home.  

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With the resumption of our Sunday Morning Assembly all are invited to join us for worship at 10am.  For those who remain nervous about congregating, Sunday sermons will continue to be livestreamed weekly on our church Facebook page and/or YouTube - - both accessible via our church website. 

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After 46 years of full-time preaching, Terry Siverd has decided to retire once a new preacher is hired.  Terry's ministry has included 4 years in Ashtabula and 42 years in the Warren area - - 16 years at Parkman Road and the last 26 years with our Cortland Church family.  As of this point in time, Terry & Jeannie are not planning any major moves other than to spend some winter months out west or down south with family and to do a little traveling in their retirement years.

              As we now begin our search for a new preacher - -           a steering committee has now been assembled comprised of the following women and men:  Fred Chester, Keith Chopic, John & Cindy Clark, Rob Espinosa, Sharlene Stewart, Haley Wildman, Kris Wildman, Pam Wildman and Shan Wood.

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  On Being A Sheep is Terry Siverd's sermon title for Sunday, December 5th.   Also posting to this site on 12/5 will be a related essay by Terry Siverd, Grief In The Midst Of Gratitude.   

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  The following note of thanks was recently received (written in response to Terry's current sermon series) from Rebekah in California.  "Dear Pastor Terry:  Thank you for your sermons!  I found you on a Full Preterist Women's Group when someone shared your first in the series on eschatology.  Please keep preachig the truth - - you give fellow believers meat and not milk when you rightly interpret Scripture...I watch you preach online every week."

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  We're very grateful for your consistent & generous offering$   throughout the last year.  If you are not yet comfortable with gathering on Sundays, those who are able are remined that you can funnel your church offerings directly to our church treasuer:      Roseann Kennedy, 400 Sodom Hutchings Rd, Vienna, OH, 44473.

Perhaps due to summer vacations and another COVID uptick, our offerings have been down over the last several weeks. All who are able are asked to remain steady and conscientious in our giving. 

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Offering Stat$:  11/14-$1,656...11/21-$927...11/28-$1,216     ...... 2021 weekly average = $1,534 (over a span of 48 weeks).

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In Our PrayersDick Maas (hip rehab at Shepherd Of The Valley Rm#1109 / 4190 North River Road, Warren, '84)...Bob Duncan (recovering from knee surgery)...Bruce Ware (recovering from shoulder surgery...Shan Wood (awaiting biopsy reports)...Chris Cassidy...Don Davis (home)...Dave Treadway (vertebrae cancer/cousin to John Clark)...Watson household...Vic & Deb Rossi...Linda Chopic...Amy Rossi...Rhonda Maas...Jo Maas...John & Cindy Clark...Pam Wildman...Shan & Trudy Wood...Sandy Brown...Doug Holestine...Marian Scott...Virginia Johnson...Vern Martin...Mike Collier...Amanda Collier...Betty Wood...Lisa Baker...Bobby Meade...Frank Robinette...George Hamilton...Mary Stottlemyer...Alice Jean Stone...Art Bangert...Our Sympathy to the Davis family and Kennedy families (see note above).

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Our thanks to Roseann Kennedy for the holiday decorations adorning our church building:  wreaths, candles and flowers -- simply beautiful.

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Happy Anniversary to Bob & Karen Duncan (12/6). 

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Our church directory of family & friends is currently being revised and is now ready for proofing - - see the back table.

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Breakfast gatherings are happening weekly.  Our men meet every Wednesday at 10AM at Raptis on Route 46 in Howland and our women meet every Thursday at 10AM at the Elm Road Perkins.   No breakfasts the week of Thanksgiving.  All are invited to take part!

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Our midweek Bible group meets every Wednesday evening at 6:30.    Terry Siverd is teaching a study of The Hard Sayings Of Paul

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Threads Of Grace will be gathering for stitching on Saturday, December 11th, from 10AM-Noon, here at the building.

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Our Camp 2:52 Summer-of-2022 Youth Retreat is now officially scheduled for July 24-29.

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We rejoice in the arrival of Bella Rose (5 lbs., 20"), born to Shantel White on December 2 (her grandma Donna White's birthday).  Great grandmother is Betty Pascute.  All are doing well.

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We rejoice with Kris & Charleigh Wildman and famililes - - they are now expecting their third child - - due to arrive in May.

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We rejoice with Isaiah & Jeannie Wong in the birth of Samuel Mathias - - arriving Friday October 22nd in Yuma, AZ, 

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Our thanks to Bruce & Missy Ware and Molly Rush for the donation of a used wheelchair - - now available to any who may need it.

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  November 3rd is the registration deadline for the 2022 Lads-to-Leaders convention in Nashville.  Please see Nic & Haley Wildman.

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Congrats to Nic Wildman on passing his financial advisor exam!

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Phase I of our lawn improvement project is now completed      with more to come later..

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Please pray often for our out-of-town college students:  Albert Aros Buelna/Arizona Western ... Hannah Espinosa/Grove City ... Josh Espinosa/Harding ... and Riley Maas/Wooster.

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Olivia Wood (recently transferred from Seattle to San Antonio and then on to NC) is now a captain in the U.S. Army, serving as a Command Trauma Nurse.  Just in case that's not enough to keep her busy, she'll soon be enrolled in "jump school" at Fort Bragg. 

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Congratulations to Kacey Paukovich & Daniel Koehler on the recent announcement of their engagement to be married next summer.

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Please take note of the following new cellphone numbers:        Terry Siverd/330.646-5624 ... Jeannie Siverd/330.646-3053.

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Sometime after resuming our Sunday AM worship, a decision regarding the re-start of additional group gatherings will be forthcoming.  Stay tuned regarding the resumption of:  Sunday AM Bible Classes ... Sunday PM ... Prime-Timer Luncheons ... Simple Supper & Devo ... L.I.F.E. Groups ... TerryTours .... Etc.

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For more sanitized gatherings these protocols will be used.  Individual communion kits will be made available ... offering basket will be placed on the back table ... Hand sanitizer will be provided in various locations.

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Our leadership reaffirmation and appointment process (for elders and deacons) has been postponed until later.

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New Phone Number for Alice Jean Stone is (330) 992-4913.     Since Assisted Living Homes are still cautious about visitors, she'd be happy to hear from you.

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Kris & Nic Wildman have an attractive new website you can visit:  www.wildmanfamilyinsurance.com

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Are you checking on Family ... Friends ... and Neighbors?  How many brothers and sisters in Christ have you contacted?

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Should you be a social-media afficionado, be sure to take some time to drop by and visit our church's Facebook page.

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Dear God:  Please give me the strength to endure this situation, and to find the blessings and lessons that it contains.  Please give me the endurance to continue ahead.  Please guide my thoughts, words and actions, so that I walk Your path of peace and love.