New California Presbyterian Church


August 13, 2017

PRELUDE          (Please enter in a prayerful mood)

*CALL TO WORSHIP (Please stand)
LEADER:  This is what people should think about us,
PEOPLE:  That we are servants of Christ, entrusted with a message of life.
LEADER:  Men and women, Children and Youth,
PEOPLE:  All of us with a story to tell of God’s grace to us through Jesus Christ.
LEADER:  Let us rehearse that story this morning
PEOPLE:  Through confession, praise, and Word; giving thanks to Our Lord.

*HYMN OF PRAISE #142          “Wonderful Savior”

*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:  Merciful God, forgive us that so little of your blessing reaches others through us.  We are guilty of keeping silent when a word is needed.  We treat your call to be fishers of people as a nice story to be kept at a distance.  Forgive us, bless us, encourage us, empower us.  Make us bold disciples who graciously and authentically share the good news of Jesus Christ with others in our words and our actions.  In Jesus’ name. Amen.
       (Time for personal silent reflection)

WORDS OF ASSURANCE                     Romans 5:1

SPECIAL MUSIC              By Rita Vandall            “This is the Stuff”


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.)

Special Music by Rita Vandall    “Be Still”

*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.


Colossians 4: 2-6                            (Pew Bible Pg. 1436)
I John 1: 1-3                                    (Pew Bible Pg. 1482)
I Peter 3: 15-16                                (Pew Bible Pg. 1477)

Sermon Series:  “He Knows, His Stuff     Part 2”
MESSAGE:                           Rev. Earl E. Dunbar
“I’ve Got a Story for You”

 *SENDING HYMN #442             “Blessed Assurance”

*CHORAL RESPONSE                Amen

Members serving Christ and the congregation today are:
Greeters:        Mary & Jay Henderlong
Lay Leader:    Doris Schrader
Nursery:          Brianne Ciminello
Junior Church:     Joyce McKitrick
Fellowship Hour:  Al and Mary Zill

Today, the Youth Group is hosting a pool party and cookout and all are welcome to attend! The party will be held next Sun., Aug. 13th from 2:00 – 6:00 pm at the Kenyon’s house.  The Kenyon’s will provide hamburgers, hotdogs and drinks.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share and your lawn chairs for extra seating.  Address:  390 Edgington Dr., Plain City.  Details on entering their gate code can be found in the August Newsletter.

Pastor Earl will be out of town from Monday through Thursday.  In case of an emergency please call Nancy Medland at 614-738-3015.

The Women’s Bible Study will meet tomorrow, Mon., Aug. 14th at 7:00 pm at the church.  Earlene Rhodes will be the leader.  The ladies will host a movie night on Mon., Sept. 11th at 7:00 pm.  The movie will be “The Case for Christ”.  All are invited and bring a friend.

School supplies are needed!  The Christ's Table trip is scheduled for Tues., Aug. 22nd.  Items needed are folders, notebooks, glue, backpacks, markers, and colored pencils.  We also need drivers to make the trip to Zanesville with us.  We will leave the church at 8:00 am and be back around 3:00 pm.  Please help make this long-standing mission trip a success!

There will be a Session meeting and training on Wed., Aug. 23rd at 6:30 pm.  All reports need to be to Nancy Medland by Tues., Aug. 22nd.

The Prayer Ministry team will have a meeting on Aug. 24th at 6:30 pm in the pastor’s office

The CLT Committee will have a meeting during Coffee Hour on Sunday, Aug. 27th.

Future Dates – Mark your calendars:
Sun., Aug. 27th – New members reception
Sun., Sept. 3rd – Care Team meeting during Coffee Hour
Sun. Sept. 10th – Sunday School Rally Day
Sun. Sept. 17th – 1st day of Sunday School and the
                              Start of Church Wide Focus:
                              “40 Days in the Word”
Tues., Sept. 19th – Ministry Teams Leaders meeting
Thurs., Sept. 21st – Session meeting & training

Needs of New Cally
Jim Snyder, Peggy Minshall’s son-in-law, cancer. 
Jillian Ripley, 11 years old, has Stage 4 cancer.
Ryan Kiehle, healing from brain injury.
Helen Davenport, Pastor Bob’s sister, healing from aggressive breast cancer.
Al & Donna Corraro.  Al has Alzheimer’s.  He is back home.  Prayers for Donna as his caregiver.
Marie Coleman, 75 yrs. old, pray for healing from heart failure.  Friend of the Zills.
Sue Hackney, rehab is going well.
Jemming Sarton, Priscilla Wright’s dad, prayers for healing from a stroke leaving his left side paralyzed.
Sharon Slater, prayers for healing from colon cancer.
Scott Lawrence, friend of Jack Zellner, healing from cancer. 
Barb Wilson, healing.  She is in the hospital.
Tim Davis, healing.
Rex Lovejoy, healing from bone cancer.
Bonnie Reichert, Ramsey’s sister-in-law, healing from a stroke.
Jack Hackney, healing from back surgery.
Elizabeth Richardson, friend of Jack Zellner, suffering with dementia.
Susan, the Ramsey’s daughter, healing from having a stent put in to unblock her arteries.
Prayers of praise for the birth of the Boughers granddaughter, Lydia Joy Bougher.  She was born on Aug. 8th. 

Needs of Our Community
Plain City Food Pantry, pray for backyard shipping & parking areas to be repaved or blacktopped. 
Food Pantry: Praise the Lord for answering our prayers for a second truck.  It is now in operation and give us the ability to increase their mobile service.
Weekly Youth Breakfast & outreach at Der Dutchman.  Prayers for new leaders for the 2017-2018 school year.
DNA - Praise for the summer's lunch program.  73 children signed up with an average of 43 per day.  Relationships were built with children & families.  Pray for those relationships to continue to build in the school year & pray for a bus DNA can have & use for these events.

Needs of our world
Military and their families
Prayer for all Christians undergoing persecution.
Prayers for the Gingeriches and their mission work.
Persecuted Christians:  Coptic Christians.  This week’s country – Laos.

(Updated 8.10.17)

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 2017              Class of 2018             Class of 2019
  Josh Ciminello            Jackie Schrader          Frank Howard
  Joy Kenyon                  Joyce McKitrick           Neal Sargeant

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.