MESSAGE FROM PASTOR EARL: We'll be having worship online streaming live on Facebook. The instructions are pretty simple:
1) Create a Facebook account if you don't have one already. You won't be able to access the feed without one. (You don't have to do anything with the account except open one and, in fact, you could delete it once this season has passed. Your call, but an account is required).
2) Go to our church page: New California Presbyterian. If you haven't been over there in awhile this is a good opportunity to poke around.
3) Somewhere on the page (on my laptop it's located center left) you'll see "video". Probably next to that word will be a red colored word "live". Click on that and you should be good to go. We will start at 10:30.
February 28, 2021
PRELUDE Tim Davis
WELCOME/INVITATION TO WORSHIP
OPENING HYMN #264 “In the Cross of Christ I Glory”
Find the hymn at the end of the bulletin.
STATEMENT OF FAITH Apostle’s Creed
TOGETHER: 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.
PRAYER OF CONFESSION
TOGETHER: Awesome God, when we catch sight of the totality of your claim on our lives; our believing wavers. When we hear the absurdity of your unbreakable covenant with us; like Sarai and Abram, we laugh. When we face the foolish wisdom of the looming cross; like Peter, we suggest an alternative. Meet us in our disbelieving, loving God, move us gently into the deep waters of faith. Are we willing to offer our whole selves to you? We would like to think that we can do that, but we are aware of how many times we have turned away from service and instead focused on our own desires. Grow a sense of trust in you, O Lord. Amen.
WORDS OF SSURANCE: Romans 5:1-2
CHOIR “Be Still”
Mark 8: 31-38
Genesis 12: 1-3, 15:1-6, 17-18, 17:1-7
SERMON SERIES: “Our Covenant Making God!” Part 2
MESSAGE: "Trusting the Impossible” Rev. Earl E. Dunbar
PASTORAL PRAYER/LORD'S PRAYER
TOGETHER: 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.
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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.
CLOSING HYMN #530 “Faith of Our Fathers”
Find the hymn at the end of the bulletin.
CHORAL RESPONSE Amen
POSTLUDE Tim Davis
MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDY: Join us Thursday, March 4th, at 7:00 pm for our Lenten series on the Beatitudes of Jesus. Our Lenten series will be "hybrid", so you can come to church or participate via Zoom. Participant books are available for a suggested donation of $10.
The March - May Our Daily Bread booklets are available. Please get your copy during our drive-in worship service. The Greeters will have copies with them as they had out the bulletins. Or, stop in at the church anytime, they will be on the community table.
Session will have a virus update meeting on Monday, March 8th at 7:00 pm.
Women's Bible Study will meet again on March 9 at 7:00 pm on Zoom or by phone. Please look for an email that morning with a link and a phone number to call. Join us during this Lent meeting to study Sacrifice as the Bible describes it.
Reminder – Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday, March 14th. Set your clocks ahead an hour. Don’t be late for church.
WANT TO GROW IN A FAITH JOURNEY WITH JESUS? Pastor Earl is available to accompany you on the next step of your faith journey here in 2021. He can meet you and help formulate a plan for growth, help you become resourced, and meet you on Zoom (or otherwise) to walk together in prayer and conversation. This may end up being for a group or individuals. Please let Pastor Earl know if you are interested.
From time to time we want to remind you of the importance of being in mission during these Covid-19. Here's a list of what you can do in these days:
Remember and watch for neighbors or friends who are isolated
Volunteer at Country Closet Thrift Store or Plain City Food Pantry
Hope Center in Marysville - They frequently need items donated. Please call them: (937) 303-4209 for up-to-date needs
Invite someone to Drive-In or Facebook service
Pray with and for our neighbors
Needs of New Cally
Zeta Holcombe, healing & strength. She is at Brookdale, Marysville.
Andy Zeis and her husband, she had to place her husband in a home due to his deteriorating health. They are friends of Mary Jo Alexander.
Jean Cook, Stevens’ friend, prayers to reduce her suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
Ben Yoder, prayers for safety as he is deployed to Japan with his fellow Marines.
Tim Davis, healing.
Kacie Winn Skielley, Zills’ granddaughter, prayers of praise that the cancer has no genetic markers. Continued prayers during her 16 weeks of treatments.
Meda Fulton, Taylor Yoder’s grandmother, has Alzheimer’s and is very confused. The facility where she lives has several Covid cases. Pray that Meda and her caregivers will stay safe and free from Covid.
Kayla Henderson, prayers for her safety. She will be a travel ICU nurse. She left on 12/26 to work at the University of Maryland for 3 months.
Carol and Rick, Rosemary Atherton’s sister and brother-in-law. Carol has Alzheimer’s that is progressing. Rick, who is her caregiver, had reconstructive knee surgery then developed a blood clot in his other leg.
Nancy, Rosemary Atherton’s sister, healing for chronic leukemia.
Lucille Ramsey, healing from broken bone in her knee. She is home.
Bo Sarton, Priscilla Wright’s father, healing from Covid virus.
Jack Chevalier, Rosemary Atherton’s brother-in-law, healing from gall bladder surgery.
Annette Fulton, Taylor Yoder’s mother, prayers for her to be healed from a treatable type of breast cancer and that it hasn’t spread.
Gore Flynn, Dennis Stevens’ brother-in-law, healing from a severe stroke. He is home doing well and having in home therapy, PT, speech and OT. The Stevens and Gore families are thankful for continued prayers for a complete recovery.
Lyn Beard, friend of Pat Bougher, prayers for healing from a stroke. She is in a Baltimore hospital and cannot communicate.
Nancy, Sue Ehlen’s sister, prayers for healing as she struggles with sepsis infections in her prosthetic shoulders (both shoulders have been replaced). She needs surgeries for her severe Rheumatoid Arthritis, but has to wait until the infections are healed. She is in constant pain.
Robert Glover, co-worker of Priscilla Wright, healing from a fall. He is off the tracheotomy & no longer has a feeding tube. He is working with therapy to regain strength back in his legs & feet with hopes to walk again. Praise God for Rob’s progress. Rob and his wife are very grateful on our prayers.
Kacie Winn Skielley, Zills’ granddaughter, has finished her Taxol once a week chemo and was able to retain her hair. She is now on the AC chemo every other Tuesday and it is the hardest to deal with. She is extremely fatigued. We are hoping she can do well and be able to get her surgery soon after her 8 weeks of AC.
Carol, Rita Vandall’s mother-in-law, prayers for healing. The brain bleed and sepsis have cleared, but they are monitoring her oxygen levels.
Neighbor of Shirley Hedrick, healing from cancer.
Marge Becher, prayers for healing from a fall and prayers of thanks that she did not break any bones.
Needs of Our Community
P.C. FOOD PANTRY: Both volunteers & financial needs.
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
Charles Family: Have returned to Ecuador
Chang Family mission in Alaska.
Persecuted Christians: Iraq (Pray for Christian medical missionary teams to be helpful despite persecution.)
Children of the World.
Leaders at every level of our government.
Prayers for all countries fighting the coronavirus
New California Presbyterian Church
10089 Industrial Parkway, Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 614-873-4178 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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: Tyler Harriman Custodian: Judy Gregory
Treasurer: Shirley Peterson Assistant Treasurer: Dennis Stevens
If you are interested in serving on one of the ministry teams, please contact the team leader.
Building & Grounds: Freeman Yutzy
Care Team: Shirley Hedrick & Joyce McKitrick
Congregational Life: Lisa Pullins
Hospitality Team: Judy Gregory & Nancy Medland
Outreach Ministry: Brianne Ciminello
Stewardship: Dennis Stevens
Worship Team: Jackie Schrader
Class of 2021 Class of 2022 Class of 2023
Sue Bynner John Brown Sandy Burns
Taylor Yoder Bill Schrader Tyler Harriman
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 Sundays at 12:15 pm for our drive-in service or our Facebook livestream at 10:30 am for Worship. Sunday School has been suspended for now due to the Covid-19. Wherever you are in your faith journey, you are welcome here as we discover Christ’s calling for us all.
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