New California Presbyterian Church


December 9, 2018

PRELUDE        (Please enter into a prayerful mode)

IN UNISON:  Dear God, we have much to do and we are not sure we will be ready for the day of your coming.  In Advent's light, help us to see what is important: to be who you want us to be, and to do what you would have us do.  In Jesus' name we pray.  Amen.


*HYMN OF PRAISE #163           (Vs. 1-3)          “All Earth Is Hopeful”

*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:  Lord, hear us this day as we open our hearts and our spirits to you.  These times in which we live are often confusing and fearful.  We are pushed to make preparations for a season which is supposed to bring hope and peace; yet we crowd it with obligations and stresses and shut the door to your healing love and compassion.  We find ourselves being on edge, fretful, wondering if we have done enough, can do enough.  You answer our fears with your voice, "Peace, be still".  Help us to hear you.  Slow us down.  Encourage us to take some time to listen rather than shout, to stop and rest rather than run.  Lead us to pray your best for those around us.  Cause us to look around at situations and people who are in need and to place our focus on helping them.  These things we pray, in Jesus' Name.  Amen.       (Time for personal silent reflection)

WORDS OF ASSURANCE:                    I John 1:8-9

CHOIR     “Is There Room in Your Heart for a King?”


Malachi 3: 1-4                                   (Pew Bible Pg. 1163)
Philippians 1: 3-11                           (Pew Bible Pg. 1429)

Sermon Series:   “The Prayers of Advent”      Part 2

MESSAGE:           Rev. Earl E. Dunbar          “Gladness:  The Forgotten Delight”

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 #170              “My Soul Proclaims with Wonder”

*CHORAL RESPONSE                Amen

Members serving Christ and the congregation today are:
     Greeters:                   Shirley Hedrick
     Lay Leader:               Earlene Rhodes
     Nursery:                     Kathryn Harriman
     Junior Church:          Wanda Williamson
     Fellowship Hour:      David & Taylor Yoder
     M18’s:          Cyndee Wolfe & Wanda Williamson

Today & This Week:

Today – Dec. 9
  Please join us for Coffee Hour in Fellowship Hall after worship.

 Tuesday – Dec. 11
  2:00 pm – Knitting Group

Wednesday – Dec. 12
11:00 am – Friendship Circle meeting/appetizer potluck & $10-12 gift exchange for those wanting to participate.
  6:30 pm – Outreach Team meeting
  7:30 pm – Choir Practice

Thursday – Dec. 13
  7:00 pm – Midweek Bible Study on Christmas Carols

Saturday – Dec 15
8:00 – 11:00 am – Plain City DNA – prepare & serve breakfast
The Our Daily Bread booklets for Dec.-Feb. are on the community table for you to take a copy home.

Next Sunday, Dec. 16
  During worship the children will sing.  Please plan on being here to support them.
  Immediately after worship there will be a short congregational meeting to elect Elders.
  Noon - The CLT Committee will have a meeting.
  6:00 pm – Youth Group meeting.  Dinner will be provided.  Bring friends!

P. C. Church Fellowship Christmas Basket Project
The Outreach Team is collecting canned goods and other non-perishable food items to help fill Christmas Baskets.  Bring in canned gifts by next Sun., Dec. 16.

Clean Out Your Closets!
Our Christmas trip to Christ's Table is Mon., Dec. 17th.  Consider donating new and gently used coats & other items in the box inside the ramp doors.

There will be a Session meeting on Wed., Dec. 19th at 5:45 pm.  All reports are due to Nancy Medland by Tues., Dec. 18th.

Time to order your Poinsettia
Poinsettias will decorate the front of the church for Sunday, Dec. 23rd and for the Christmas Eve candlelight evening service.  A sign-up sheet is on the community table.  The cost is $9.00 per flower.  Please pay our Treasurer, Rita Vandall.  You may take you poinsettia home after the Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship Service.

Plain City Christmas Baskets Packing Day is upcoming!  Help join other people from around the area to pack baskets for those in need.  It only takes about an hour with impact long lasting.  Saturday, December 22 at Plain City Presbyterian.  8:30 am for Donuts and Coffee, packing begins at 9:00 am.  Please let Pastor Earl know if you can come.

Sunday, Dec. 23
  Choir Cantata during worship
  Birthday Party for Jesus during Coffee Hour

7:00 pm, Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.  After the candlelight service you may take your poinsettia flower home.

You won’t want to miss worship on Sunday, Dec. 30th.  Worship will feature a hymn sing of Christmas Carols.

Needs of New Cally
Jeremy Newberry, friend of the Stevens, who has MS needs healing from a recent stroke.
Carol and Rick, Rosemary Atherton’s sister and brother-in-law.  Carol was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Deland Averill, Donna Stevens’ brother, healing from kidney cancer as he continues his treatments. 
Penny Ingram, healing.
Denise Barry Williams, Zills’ friend, healing from cancer.
Olivia Sprout, 4 yrs. old, healing from cancer. 
Alison Crouso, healing from kidney surgery, Zills’ daughter.
Donna Gordon, healing.
Jim Dahm, healing from pancreatic & prostate cancer. 
Joby Thomas, friend of the Zills, prayers for healing.
Donna Brown, healing from esophageal cancer.
Wes Zimmerman, prayers for treatment and healing after surgery.  Gregg Montenaro’s boss.
Allan Corrao, is with Hospice.  Prayers for peace & comfort.
Cathy Fraker, healing from Stage 4 colon cancer.
Dennis Averill, Donna Steven’ brother, healing from prostate cancer.
Al Zill, Jr., healing from brain aneurysm.  He is scheduled for a complicated surgery on Nov. 26th.
Ellen Bossert, healing from blood clots.
Carol Sexton, healing from injury to elbow/arm.
Patty Montenaro, healing.
Brenda Skedell, healing from spider bite.

 Needs of Our Community
FOOD PANTRY:  Serving over 30K meals a month, serving 450+ families.
DNA – Lift program.
Loving Care Agency: Prayer for home nurses and 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.
Persecuted Christians:  Chad (prayers for those evangelizing and the dangers they face).
Children of the World.

Updated 12/7/18

​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, 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.