New California Presbyterian Church


February 16, 2020

 PRELUDE       (Please enter into a prayerful mode)


*HYMN OF PRAISE #320        “Alleluia, Sing to 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:  Loving God, you call us into community, teach us your ways, and bless us with abundant life.  Yet we turn aside to follow other paths: we take the easy way out, listening to the world’s call rather than your call to commitment; we quarrel with one another, letting differences divide us; we cherish resentments, shutting off our hearts from forgiveness and reconciliation; we cling to petty jealousies, feeling we deserve more than we have.  We live more as a slave than a child of yours.  Forgive us when we wander from your love and feed us with the milk of your grace, that we may grow in faithfulness and work together in peace. Amen.

WORDS OF ASSURANCE                       I John 1:8-9

 CHOIR     “Lord, Your Church Are We”


Psalm 1                                              (Pew Bible Pg. 665)
Galatians 3: 26 – 4: 7                        (Pew Bible Pg. 1420)

Sermon Series:  “Your Unique Calling”        Part 4

MESSAGE:     Rev. Earl Dunbar       “Slave, Disinterested Bystander, or Heir?”

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.

*SENDING HYMN #723       “For the Fruit of All Creation”

*CHORAL RESPONSE                Amen

Members serving Christ and the congregation today are:
Greeters:                                                Ciminello Family
Lay Leader:                                            Bill Schrader
Nursery:                                                 Kathryn Harriman
Junior Church:                                      Ellen Bossert
Fellowship Hour:                                  Don & Sue Hess
M18’s:                                      Mary Zill and Donna Stevens

Today & This Week:
Today – February 16
  9:30 am – Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship

Tuesday – February 18
  2:00 pm – Knitting Group
Session reports due to Nancy Medland.

 Wednesday – February 19
  5:30 pm – Session meeting
  7:30 pm – Choir practice

Thursday – February 20
  7:00 pm – Bible Study – See Announcements for details.

Thursday Night Study will be a way to read Scripture, either individually or in groups.  We are reading together 5 short books of the Bible.  We will meet together on February 20 and 27.  

Articles for March Newsletter are due to Nancy Medland by Tues., Feb. 25th.

The rescheduled Ministry Team Leaders meeting will be on Wed., Feb. 26 from 6:30-7:10 pm.  The meeting will be over in time for you to attend the Ash Wednesday service.

Our Ash Wednesday worship service will be on Wed., Feb. 26 at 7:30 pm.

March Calendar
Sun., March 1 – 9:00 am – Sunday School breakfast Wed., March 4 – 6:30 pm – Outreach Team meeting
Wed., March 11 – 11:00 am – Friendship Circle meeting & potluck
Mon., March 16 – 7:00 pm – Women’s Bible Study
Wed., March 18 – 11:30 am – Worship Team meeting
Wed., March 25 – 5:30 pm - Session meeting

 Mark your calendars for Palm Sunday, April 5.  The choir will present their Easter Cantata during worship service.

Your Unique Calling

  •  What:  The Mandate
  • The Why Question:  Values
  • How:  A Question of Actions
  • (Today’s) Slave, Disinterested Bystander, or Child?

Needs of New Cally
Carol and Rick, Rosemary Atherton’s sister and brother-in-law.  Carol diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Mary Winn, Al & Mary Zills’ daughter, healing from health issues.
Alison Crouso, healing from complications with her kidneys and her diabetic medicines.
Bill Blevins, healing from bone, throat & lung cancers.  Zills’ friend.
Zeta Holcombe, healing & strength.  She is at Brookdale, Marysville. 
Lori Little, healing from surgery.  Friend of Tim Davis.
Denise Barry Williams, healing from recurring cancer.  Zills’ friend.
Nancy, Rosemary Atherton’s sister, healing for chronic leukemia.  Nancy’s husband also needs prayers as he has Alzheimer’s and in a nursing home.
Leah Pruski, Priscilla Wright’s friend, healing from breast cancer.
Marge Becher, healing.
Penny Ingram, healing.
Steve Hall, healing from lung cancer surgery & cancer particles throughout his chest.  Diagnosed as Stage 4.  Neal Sargeant’s brother-in-law.  Prayers also for Neal’s sister and their children.
Peggy Minshall, prayers for strength & healing. 
Breanna Bridges, Zill’s sister’s granddaughter, healing from car accident. 
Jeff Graves, healing from serious health problems.
Kristin, Skedells’ granddaughter, healing from surgery to repair scoliosis (24 screws & 2 rods).  She is 3” taller but still has a lot of pain.
Martha, Marcia-Anne’s friend, prayers for immunotherapy.
Deland Averill, Donna Stevens’ brother, his kidney cancer has metastasized. 
Mardelle Rickard, healing.  She is at Bluebird in Marysville.
Marvin Holbrook, healing from pneumonia.
Karen Cramer, healing from a brain aneurysm.  Friend of Joyce McKitrick.
Connie Weakley, healing from knee replacement surgery.
Rick Skoryanc, Sue Ehlen’s cousin’s fiancé, passed away Tues., 2/4.  Please pray that God will give comfort to the family.
Gary Ross, Sue Ehlen’s brother-in-law, healing from Mantel Cell Lymphoma.  Struggling from his bone marrow transplant.  Very weak.
Scott Redding, healing from Sarcoidosis – affects multiple organs & is very painful, friend of the Zills.
Alex Zill, Jr., healing from brain aneurisms.
Bob Thomas, Judy Gregory & Nancy Medland’s brother, prayers for positive results from inner stem procedure.
Ray Urch, Stacy Lopshire’s father, healing from skin grafts on left achilles and from infection in right foot resulting in removal of toe & bone.  Also, prayers for good results from liver tests.

Needs of Our Community
P.C. FOOD PANTRY:  Both volunteer & financial needs.
Christ Table
Loving Care Agency: Prayer for home nurses & those involved in hospice care.  Pray for volunteers to help families in Respite Care.
London Correctional Institute - Pray that volunteers can be found to provide a worship service, devotional, or bible study in the prison.

 Needs of our world
Military and their families
Gingerich & Charles families and their mission work.
Persecuted Christians:  Saudi Arabia (Women who come to faith in Christ will be able to have fellowship with each other.)
Children of the World.

 Updated 2/11/2020

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​  New California Presbyterian Church

10089 Industrial Parkway, Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 614-873-4178        Email:
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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
Pastor Emeritus:  Rev. Philip Bougher
Music Director:  Tim Davis
Secretary:  Nancy Medland
Clerk of Session:  Joyce McKitrick
Custodian:  Kathy Yutzy 
Treasurer:  Rita Vandall
Assistant Treasurer:  Dennis Stevens

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 2019            Class of 2020               Class of 2021
                                     Joy Kenyon                 Mary Jo Alexander

  Neal Sargeant            Karlton Williamson     Taylor Yoder

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 will have an event the first Sunday of each month at 9:00 am.  The balance of the month Sunday School will start at 9:30 am.   Where ever you are in your faith journey, you are welcome here as we discover Christ’s calling for us all together.