New California Presbyterian Church


August 11, 2019

PRELUDE        (Please enter into a prayerful mode)
INTROIT “Near to the Heart of God”

*HYMN OF PRAISE #72      “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

*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:  Gracious God, you have blessed us with the entirety of your creation but we have tried to place it in a box that we can control rather than manage.  When we go against your will we wonder why life does not work out for us.  In our brokenness we seek happiness and joy in things and expectations.  Then, outside of your hope, we are crushed by the world around us and our own inward thoughts.  Holy Father, shine your light into the dark days and nights of our lives.  Forgive us for falling from your love and blessings, and for the sake of Jesus, restore in us the joy that only comes through your Spirit living in us and through us.  Amen.      (Time for personal silent reflection)

WORDS OF ASSURANCE          Colossians 1:13-14

THE WORD IN MUSIC New Cally Men’s Quartet       “Come, Thou Almighty King”


Psalm 98   (Pew Bible Pg. 741)
Luke 10:25-37  (Pew Bible Pg. 1263)

SERMON SERIES:  “Tell Me a Story”         Part 5
MESSAGE:           Rev. Andy Diamond       “Go and Do Likewise”

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:  New Cally Men’s Quartet       “Steal Away”

*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 #411      “How Firm a Foundation”


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

Today & This Week:
Today – August 11
Join us for Coffee Hour after worship.
Today is the last day to sign-up to attend Marge Becher’s 100th birthday celebration.  See announcement for details.

Tuesday – August 13
  2:00 pm – Knitting Group

Wednesday – August 14
11:30 am – Friendship Circle lunch at Lucky’s in Marysville.  To car pool, be at the church by 11:00 am.  Women of the church and guests are invited.

Saturday – August 17
8:00-11:00 am – Prepare & serve breakfast at the Plain City DNA
10:00 am - Sunday School room clean-up.  Please see Rita and Joyce if you can help

PASTOR EARL Is on vacation.  He will return on Sun., Aug. 18.  If there are any emergencies through Aug. 15 please call Pastor Bob Bowers, Aug. 16-17 please call Nancy.  Phone numbers are in your directory.

Today we welcome Rev. Andy Diamond from Bethel Presbyterian to our pulpit. 

SUMMER MUSIC SERIES:  Next Sunday, Bob Moreen will bring the Word in Music.

The Men’s Group invites all men of the church to participate in an open-air range shooting experience on Aug. 18th from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  Host, Bill Schrader; address is 13304 Watkins-California Rd., Marysville.  We will follow with hamburgers on the grill.  Plus, we will have conversation and another activity for those not wishing to shoot.  Come hang out with us!  Please register with any of the Men’s Group Steering committee or Bill Schrader.  Please let them know if you will be bringing a firearm of your own and if you will need to be provided with eye or ear protection.  Beginners & experienced shooters are welcome.  There will be an introduction to firearms and firearm safety for everyone and firearms of different types available for use.
The movie "Breakthrough" is being shown at the church August 19th, Monday, at 7:00 PM.  All of the congregation and friends are invited.  It is sponsored by our church and the Women's Bible Study.  Salty snacks and drinks will be provided by the ladies of the Women's Bible Study.  The movie is rated PG and is probably appropriate for children 10 years old and older.  Come watch "Breakthrough" with us!

Come join us for the last 3 Sessions of our Summer Bible Study Series on the Parables.  We'll be meeting on THURSDAY nights:  August 22, 29 and Sept. 5.  Remember that each lesson stands on its own and you don't need any bible experience to be part of our class.  All classes begin at 7:00 pm.  Watch for Midweek Bible Study to resume again on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Margery Becher is turning 100.  Her birthday party will be at Der Dutchman on Sat., Aug. 24th from 11:30 am-1:30 pm in one of the banquet rooms.  The family needs to know the number of people coming from New Cally.  There is a sign-up sheet on the table if you plan to attend.  Today is the last day to sign-up.

Words cannot express our sincere thanks and gratitude for the tremendous outpouring of love and support that we have received since the passing of Frank Howard.  Special thanks to those that worked tirelessly to get everything ready for the viewing, funeral, and meal.  Please know that you all are very much loved and appreciated.        Love, Angie and Andrew Howard and Silas Kise

Needs of New Cally
Carol and Rick, Rosemary Atherton’s sister and brother-in-law.  Carol diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Deland Averill, Donna Stevens’ brother, healing from kidney cancer. 
Denise Barry Williams, Zills’ friend, healing from cancer.
Alissa Nelson, Heather Sargeant’s sister, healing from MS diagnosis. 
Marge Becher, healing.
Jillian Ripley, her cancer has spread, friend of the Zills.
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.  Friend of the Zills.
Zeta Holcombe, healing & strength.  She is at Brookdale. 
Kim Perry, Stacy Lopshire’s aunt, prayers needed for healing & for the family.
Nevaeh Winn, 12 yrs. old, healing from Pandas syndrome (inflammation of the brain caused by immune system deficiency from contracting strep throat). 
Don Dodge, healing from fall that damaged his knees. 
Brenda Skedell, healing from foot surgery
Cheri Gregory, healing from a broken ankle received from a fall.
Marvin Holbrook, healing.
Penny Ingram, healing.
Jack Zellner, healing.
Ruth Skarsten, healing from pulmonary embolism in her lungs and blood clots in her leg.  Mother of Jack Zellner’s friend.
Lori Little, healing from surgery resulting from a bone infection in her foot.  Friend of Tim Davis.
Janet Peterson, healing from back surgery.
Shaun DeCelle, Donna Stevens’ nephew.  Healing & prayers that the oncologist will have answers for him and a treatment plan.
Todd Spencer, healing from blood cancer.
Flo Ramey, healing from gallbladder surgery.

Needs of Our Community
FOOD PANTRY:  Served over 570 families in December. 
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 - Prayer 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.  The Charles family need prayers for a smooth transition as they move to Pallatanga, Ecuador to start full-time ministry work).
Persecuted Christians:  Mexico (pray for families who follow Jesus and are driven from their village as a result).
Children of the World.

 Updated 8/7/19

​  New California Presbyterian Church

10089 Industrial Parkway, Marysville, OH 43040
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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.