New California Presbyterian Church


October 8, 2017

 PRELUDE          (Please enter into a prayerful mode)

*HYMN OF PRAISE #273               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.

PRAYER OF CONFESSIONIN UNISON:  God, we long to follow You, to walk in the way that You have shown us; to know Your commandments, and to practice them wholeheartedly.  But we confess that we are easily distracted, lured away by our own interests and desires, enticed by the attitudes and practices of the world around us.  All of these falsehoods sound good, but are harmful.  Please forgive us, Lord.  Please, turn our eyes ​away from the things that distract us from Your way — from the attitudes and behaviors that sidetrack us from our desire to know You better and follow You more closely.  Give us a hunger for Your Word and Your ways.  Show us where true life and happiness are found — in knowing and doing Your will. Amen.            (Time for personal silent reflection)

WORDS OF ASSURANCE:                      Psalm 130

CHOIR                            “Too Much to Gain to Lose”


Jeremiah 23: 25-29                          (Pew Bible Pg. 949)
Hebrews 4: 12-13                           (Pew Bible Pg. 1458)

Sermon Series:  “40 Days in the Word”     Part 5

MESSAGE:     Rev. Earl E. Dunbar        “Not Safe, but Transformative”

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 #646           “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”

*CHORAL RESPONSE                Amen

Members serving Christ and the congregation today are:
Greeters:        Shirley Hedrick
Lay Leader:    Freeman Yutzy
Nursery:          Stacy Lopshire
Junior Church:     Joyce McKitrick
Fellowship Hour:  Burns Family

The CLT Committee will meet at noon today.

The Oct. Women’s Bible Study will join the 40 Days in the Word small group tomorrow night, Mon., Oct. 9th.

Tuesday the Knitting Group will meet at 2:00 pm.

Choir Practice Wed. at 7:30 pm.

The Worship Team will meet this Thurs., Oct. 12th at 8:15 pm.  Please let Pastor Earl know if you cannot attend.

Sunday School has started!  Sunday School will start at 9:15 during the study of the 40 Days in the Word.

The Parish Nurses will do Blood Pressure testing next Sunday, Oct. 15, during coffee hour.

The Sunday School & Junior Church kids will be collecting different items each month for DNA (Daily Needs Assistance).  Everyone is welcome to participate.  There are drop off areas in the Fellowship Hall and downstairs by the bulletin board.  October = Toilet Paper

MILITARY THANK YOU LETTERS:  We have extended the date for our thank you notes to Oct. 15th.  We know many have been in and out of town and we would like to give as many people an opportunity to write a thank you note as possible.  Also, if you'd like, please take a toy soldier home as a reminder to pray for our troops.

MATERIAL COLLECTION FOR HURRICANE VICTIMS:  Today we will start to collect material items for victims of the hurricanes in Texas and Florida.  Our Outreach Team came up with the following list of items to choose from:
                                                Bleach, big trash bags, painters' masks, all-purpose cleaner, disinfectant,

                                               rubber gloves, paper towels, Clorox (type) wipes.

Please bring your items to church and put them in the blue striped box that will be in the entryway of the church.  We'll be collecting items through October 29th.  We're still working with Bethel Pres to see when a team is going down to the affected areas.  We'd love to be able to send a few people down with the items.  More details on that in the coming weeks.

Volunteers are needed for the Student Breakfast at Der Dutchman.  It's every Wed. at 6:30 am.  Last week there were over 140 youth who attended.  There are various opportunities to serve:  counting people and money, clean up, and speaking.  This is a link to a sign-up sheet:  Please pray about how you can help.

40 Days in the Word is here!  We have started our all church focus to help us grow deeper into God's word.  "40 Days in the Word" will run through Oct. 26.  Small groups will meet both Monday & Thursday nights at 7:00 pm.  Workbooks are available on the table against the wall in Fellowship Hall.

The Friendship Circle’s annual Chicken Noodle dinner will be Sat., Oct. 21st from 4:30-7:00 pm.  They need your help with providing pies.  There is a sign-up sheet on the community table.

We need volunteers for Coffee Hour starting with Sunday, Nov. 12 through the end of the year.  Just a couple of simple snacks and a drink.  Coffee is provided.  The sign-up sheet is on the table in Fellowship Hall.

Upcoming Dates – Mark Your Calendars:
Oct. 12 – 8:15 pm - Worship Team meeting
Oct. 14 – 6:30-8:00 pm - Chili Cookoff & Tailgate Party
Oct. 15 – Noon – Blood Pressure testing
               1:00 pm – First Aid & AED class
Oct. 18 – 6:00 pm – Session meeting
Oct. 20 – 11:00 am – Friendship Circle meeting
Oct. 21 – 8:00-10:00 am – DNA
Oct. 21 – 4:30-7:00 pm – Chicken Noodle Dinner

Needs of New Cally
Helen Davenport, Pastor Bob’s sister, healing from aggressive breast cancer.  Has started radiation.
Al & Donna Corraro.  Al has Alzheimer’s.  Prayers for Donna as his caregiver.
Sue Hackney, rehab is going well.
Jemming Sarton, Priscilla Wright’s dad, prayers for healing from a stroke leaving his left side paralyzed.
Wes Lovejoy, healing from bone cancer.
Prayers for wisdom for our Session as they prepare a church plan.
Victims of the Hurricanes.
Wanda, friend of the Weakleys, her breast cancer has metastasized to her bones and lungs.
Andrea Tackett, friend of the Zills, growth on her pancreas and severe back pain.
Bonnie Reichert, Ramsey’s sister-in-law, prayers for healing from a stroke.
Our "40 Days in the Word" - Prayers that we will grow in being passionately engaged with the Word of God.
Matthew Huff, Heather Sargeant’s cousin, healing from a heart transplant.
Barb Wilson, healing.  She is in St. Ann’s Hospital.
Tim Davis, healing.

Needs of Our Community
DNA:  Thanks YOU for your prayers.  Lift Learning Center has doubled since prayers started.  Request: Volunteers to serve are desperately needed - for a day or Mon.-Thur.
FOOD PANTRY:  Now serving over 30K meals a month, serving 450+ families.  Thank YOU for prayers for their new truck.  It is a HUGE blessing!
Student Prayer Breakfast – Over 140 youth attended on Oct. 4th.  They need help with clean up, counting money, and speaking to kids.

Needs of our world
Military and their families
Prayer for all Christians undergoing persecution.
Prayers for the Gingeriches and their mission work.
Persecuted Christians:  Egypt, Coptic Christians. 

 (Updated 10.5.17)

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.