New California Presbyterian Church


​March 4, 2018

PRELUDE          (Please enter into a prayerful mode)


*HYMN OF PRAISE #205    “Tell Me the Story of Jesus”

*STATEMENT OF FAITH              Apostle’s Creed
I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into Hades; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy church universal, the communion of the saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.  As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.  Amen, Amen.

IN UNISON:  It is customary, Lord, to give up something during the season of Lent.  What would you have me do without?  I have so much.  But what difference would it make other than making me feel 'holier' than my friend who makes no such sacrifice?  I fear before I ask, that the answer might be 'yes' and the giving up would be all too real, Lord.  There are times when we are conscious of our sin, and the distance it creates between us.  Sometimes 'sorry' is all the heart can bear to say aloud.  It is only you who can translate our 'sorry' into the prayer we would have prayed if we had the words within us.  Surround us in an embrace of love, drawing us close to your heart, as it was always meant to be.            (Time for personal silent reflection)

LEADER:  The Lord’s forgiveness is total: no notebook, no alarm, or post-it note to remind you of that moment . . .
PEOPLE:  When our loving heavenly Father takes our confession, offered with hands outstretched, and gently puts it to one side to be forgotten.

CHOIR                                                    “Stand Up!”


Old Testament:  Nehemiah 9: 16-21; 26-27        (Pew Bible Pg. 607)
New Testament:  John 19: 23-27      (Pew Bible Pg. 1319)

Sermon Series:  
“The Last Words of Jesus”    Part 3

SERMON:      Rev. Earl Dunbar    “Compassion and New Community”

IN UNISON:  Our Father, Who art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy name.  Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.  Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory forever.  Amen.

OFFERING (Please sign & pass the attendance pads.)

*DOXOLOGY:  Praise God from whom all blessings flow.  Praise Him, all creatures here below.  Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts.  Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.  Amen.


*HYMN: Break Thou the Bread of Life #693 vs. 1 & 2
Invitation to the Lord’s Table
Prayer of Preparation and Consecration
The Words of Institution
Distribution of the Elements  (Please hold and we will partake together)
Prayer of Thanksgiving

*SENDING HYMN #214       “Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness”


*CHORAL RESPONSE                Amen

Members serving Christ and the congregation today are:
Greeters:        Karlton & Wanda Williamson
Lay Leader:    Bill Schrader
Nursery:          Rita Vandall
Junior Church:     Ellen Bossert
Fellowship Hour:  David and Taylor Yoder

Reminder – Daylight Savings Time starts next Sunday, March 11th.  Set your clocks ahead an hour.  Don’t want you to be late for church.

“Our Daily Bread” for March-May, 2018 is on the community table.  Please pickup your copy.

CLT Team meeting today during Coffee Hour.

Tuesday, March 6th
     2:00 pm - Knitting Group will meet
     6:30 pm – Financial Peace University

Wednesday, March 7th
6:30 pm - the Outreach Team will have a meeting.
7:30 pm - Choir Practice

Monday 3/5; Thursdays 3/15 and 3/22 - all will start at 7:00 pm.  We’ll take a look at the biblical passages and the music behind the crucifixion and resurrection sections of Handel’s wonderful Messiah. 

The church is invited to go bowling, sponsored by the Youth Group.  It will be next Sunday, March 11th from 1:30-3:30pm.  Youth ages 18 and younger will be paid for by the youth group. Pizza, pop and shoes are included.  Sign-up sheet on the community table.  See Ellen Bossert with questions.

Women’s Bible Study will meet on Mon., March 12th at 7:00 pm.  Jackie Schrader will be leading the study.

The Friendship Circle will have a meeting/potluck on Wed., March 14th at 11:00 am.  Brenda Skedell will be the hostess.  All ladies of the church are invited.

Worship Committee meeting on Thurs., March 15th at 8:15 pm.  Let Pastor Earl know if you cannot attend.

Sat., March 17th from 8:00-10:00 am – Prepare and serve breakfast at the Plain City DNA.  There is a volunteer sign-up sheet on the community table.

Each year we decorate the sanctuary on Easter with Easter Lilies purchased in memory of or in honor of loved ones.  There is a sign-up sheet on the community table.  The cost is $8.50.  Please pay our treasurer, Rita Vandall.

The DNA offering item for March is 15 oz bottles of shampoo.  Donations can be dropped off in the white crate in the Fellowship Hall or baskets in the Sunday School hallway downstairs.

Are you interested in a trip that includes Sight & Sound "Jesus", "Grease" at the Dutch Apple Theatre, Gettysburg visitor Center, Julius Pretzel tour, Wilbur Chocolates, and Kreider Farm tour.  If interested call Sue Hess at 614-873-5277.  Payment due tomorrow, March 5th.  Double per person $509.00.

Needs of New Cally
Al & Donna Corrao.  Al has Alzheimer’s. 
Andrea Tackett, friend of the Zills, growth on her pancreas and severe back pain.
Brian, Zills’ grandson, healing from severe health problems.
Scott Lawrence and Scott’s father, Jerry Lawrence, both need healing from cancer.  Jack Zellner’s friends.
Joe Brandel, Judy Gregory’s son, healing from arm surgery.  He still has a lot of swelling in the arm.
Peggy Zellner, Jack’s sister-in-law, stage 4 brain cancer.
Bobby Winn’s daughters Heather & Abby, Heather has Lupus & Abby is having tests for cancer.  Prayers for Bobby as well.
Wendy Skedell, Skedell’s daughter-in-law, undergoing chemo.
Jeremy Newberry, friend of the Stevens, who has MS needs healing from a recent stroke.  He is 44 yrs. old.
Alissa Nelson, Heather Sargeant’s sister, continued healing.
Marge Becher, healing from a broken hip.
Jillian Ripley, 12 yrs. old, friend of the Zills, her cancer has spread.
Julie Kirk and her family, Julie has terminal cancer.
Carol and her husband Rick, Rosemary Atherton’s sister and brother-in-law.  Carol was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Jack Zellner, prayers for good results from back pain procedures.
Sean McKitrick, healing from surgery.
Al Zill, healing.
Wanda, the Weakley’s friend, is in the last stages of life.
Sue Herron, Nancy Medland’s friend, healing from kidney surgery.
Deland, Donna Stevens’ brother, healing from mass on kidney.

Needs of Our Community
DNA:  Lift Learning Center has doubled since prayers started.  Volunteers to serve are desperately needed.
FOOD PANTRY:  Serving over 30K meals a month, serving 450+ families.
Student Prayer Breakfast – Appx. 140 youth attend each week.  They need help with clean up, counting money, and speaking to kids.
LIFT Learning Center for DNA is going to be in need of someone to co-lead the ministry.  Please pray for the right person to hear God's call to this ministry.
Plain City Young Life asks for prayer for help in ministry with 6th-8th graders on Friday afternoons, 3:00-4:00 pm.

 Needs of our world
Military and their families
Prayer for all Christians undergoing persecution.
Prayers for the Gingeriches and their mission work.
Persecuted Christians:  Sudan, Coptic Christians. 

Updated 3.2.18

 ​New California Presbyterian Church

10089 Industrial Parkway, Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 614-873-4178        Email:
Pastor’s Church email:
Church Secretary’s email:

Love God.  Love Neighbor.

The ministers of this church are its members, as all who follow Christ and call Him Lord are called into the service of discipleship.  This ministry is aided by:
Pastor:   Rev. Earl Dunbar, 603-568-3357
Pastor Emeritus:  Rev. Philip Bougher, 614-889-7578
Music Director:  Tim Davis, 614-202-5293
Secretary:  Nancy Medland, 614-738-3015
Clerk of Session:  Joyce McKitrick, 937-642-8254
Custodian:  Kathy Yutzy, 614-873-3822  
Treasurer:  Rita Vandall, 937-209-0061
Assistant Treasurer:  Dennis Stevens, 614-371-1901

Ministry Teams
If you are interested in serving on one of the ministry teams, please contact the team leader.
Congregational Life Ministry Team Leader:  Bill Schrader
Outreach Ministry Team Leader:  Brianne Ciminello
Building & Grounds Ministry Team Leader:  Freeman Yutzy
Stewardship Ministry Team Leader:  Dennis Stevens
Hospitality Team:   Mary Jane Garrabrant & Doris Schrader

See Newsletter for list of Session Liaison for each committee.

  Class of 2018            Class of 2019             Class of 2020
Jackie Schrader         Frank Howard            Joy Kenyon         

Joyce McKitrick         Neal Sargeant            Karlton Williamson

If you are new to our church, it’s our sincere hope that you have received a warm welcome!  If you are looking for a church home, you are invited to join us Sunday mornings at 10:30 am for Worship.  Sunday School is on a summer break.  They will restart in September.  Where ever you are in your faith journey, you are welcome here as we discover Christ’s calling for us all together.