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.
New California Presbyterian Church
June 28, 2020
INVITATION TO LAMENT: Psalm 22:1-2
My God! My God, why have you left me all alone? Why are you so far from saving me – so far from my anguished groans?
My God, I cry out during the day, but you don’t answer; even at nighttime I don’t stop.
CALL TO WORSHIP
LEADER: Jesus said, “Come unto me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” And so, we invite each other to this time of peaceful worship. We come bringing the fullness of ourselves to the fullness of God.
PEOPLE: We come, bringing our hurts, our worries and our fears.
LEADER: We come, because we have things to grieve, confessions to make,
PEOPLE: We come, turning to God, who knows us, knows our hearts and loves us.
LEADER: We come seeking relief from pain, injustice, grief and despair. With the psalmist of the Scriptures we say,
PEOPLE: “O Lord, you are my refuge, my portion in the land of the living, give heed to my cry, for I am low.” We come to rest in God so we can begin again tomorrow.
HYMN OF PRAISE #626 “Gentle Shepherd”
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.
WE LAMENT IN LIGHT OF A WORLD-WIDE PANDEMIC:
SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 44: 8-26
CHOIR: “Precious Lord”
PRAYER IN UNISON: Almighty God, our screens relay a continuous escalation of suffering and death around the world. The numbers seem overwhelming. Panic and anxiety abound. Our souls are weary from the strain of life-altering unknowns. Heavenly Father, from the depths of our pain and confusion, we cry out to You. From fear-filled hearts and anxious minds, we plead with You. For all who have lost loved ones to this sickness and are in mourning and anguish, all who are unable to earn an income because their jobs have been suspended, all medical professionals and caretakers attending to those infected with the virus, all scientists striving to find a vaccine and to make it available, and all leaders of institutions and governments as they make decisions to try and contain the virus: we plead for your mercy, wisdom, care for the vulnerable, and your presence and strength. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Sonnet: Behind Each Number, One Beloved Face
Written by Malcolm Guite
TIME OF SILENCE
WE LAMENT IN LIGHT OF STRIFE, DISCORD AND UNREST
SCRIPTURE READING: Psalm 80: 1-7
THE WORD IN MUSIC: Psalm 23 David Yoder, Soloist
PRAYER IN UNISON: O Lord, we weep for our hearts are heavy. We confess, Lord, we are confused. Our emotions are many and our answers are few. The darkness in these days seems overwhelming. Our trust is shaken. Like children we cry out for relief from the dark. Have mercy on us, O God, and teach us to be peacemakers; standing in the gap representing you. Amen.
TIME OF SILENCE FOR OUR NATION AND OURSELVES
John 11: 33-37
Luke 6: 21
SERMON SERIES: “He’s Still Jesus” Part 4
MEDITATION: “Who Weeps With and For Us” Rev. Earl E. Dunbar
PRAYER IN THANKSGIVING FOR OFFERING
Please remember that you can continue to give on-line or mail your check.
Online giving at: https://tithe.ly/give?c=288003
CLOSING HYMN #515 “Hymn of Promise”
Find the hymn at the end of the bulletin.
CHORAL RESPONSE Amen
NOTE: Pandemic prayer is based on a prayer from RZIM ministries.
We have started a Summer Reading Program reading the Gospel of John. I hope you can join us. We meet Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm. This will be a "hybrid" class where you can join either in person or Zoom. Let Pastor Earl know if you want to be included in the email for the study materials and Zoom information. There will be no Bible Study this Thursday, July 2nd.
DRIVE IN WORSHIP: Will return July 5 and 12.
Session meeting tomorrow night Monday, June 29th.
July Newsletter articles are due to Nancy Medland by Tuesday, June 30th.
CONVERSATION ABOUT RACIAL DIVIDE:
Come join us as we explore racial division in our hearts and world. We will be reading through a book from InterVarsity, "Beyond Racial Gridlock", which suggests a "mutual responsibility" approach. Sessions will be at a time convenient to the attendees. If you'd like to be part of the group, please see Pastor Earl. We hope to begin shortly after July 6.
Register now at the link below for Rocky Railway Virtual VBS! Kids entering preschool through 6th grade are invited to our Drive-In Kickoff Celebration on July 12th at 4:00 pm. Check out the Facebook event on the church Facebook page for more details. https://vbspro.events/p/events/newcally20
DNA is shifting gears for summer months to focus on kids. Every Wednesday, they are providing a substantial lunch, a cool activity pack, and supplemental foods for subsequent meals. They are serving 141 kids at this time. Anyone interested can go to the DNA website and click on the red "volunteer for summer lunch program" link. This is a great outreach opportunity for anyone who can do so. If you'd like Pastor Earl to accompany you please let him know. He will be participating.
BLOOD DRIVE: Our area blood supply is low. You can donate blood safely to help someone else.
COUNTRY CLOSET: The Plain City store is in need of volunteers to unload product in these days. If you'd like to help, please call them at 614-873-2023.
LETTERS TO JOEY CHANG AND FAMILY IN ALASKA:
Pastor Joey and family, missionaries in Alaska we are supporting, have had a difficult time in their call in Kake Alaska. COVID has effectively cut off their community from the rest of the state and all their mission trip visits have cancelled. Further, the church has had to temporarily close their weekly meal for the community. It's a community filled with depression and abuse, only rising because of the situation. They need our encouragement. Would you consider writing an encouraging note to them? You can simply write on your own paper or we will have blank cards available at our drive-in worship services this month. Also, you can bring completed notes to the church, to our drive-in worship services, or you can mail them back to the church. We'll package all the notes and send them later this week.
Needs of New Cally
Carol and Rick, Rosemary Atherton’s sister and brother-in-law. Carol diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Zeta Holcombe, healing & strength. She is at Brookdale, Marysville.
Denise Barry Williams, healing from recurring cancer. Zills’ friend.
Leah Pruski, Priscilla Wright’s friend, healing from 2nd breast cancer surgery.
Marge Becher, 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.
Jeff Graves, healing from serious health problems.
Martha, Marcia-Anne’s friend, prayers for immunotherapy success. Treatments are expected to end this month.
Deland Averill, Donna Stevens’ brother, his kidney cancer has metastasized. Cancer has grown slowly. Good news is he has no pain & able to work in his workshop on his good days.
Gary Ross, Sue Ehlen’s brother-in-law, healing from Mantel Cell Lymphoma. Struggling from his bone marrow transplant.
Meda Fulton, Taylor Yoder’s grandmother, prayers for comfort and healing from broken hip. She has Alzheimer’s and is very confused. Also, prayers for Taylor’s grandfather as he is having some tests run. Praise God they have been safe from the virus so far!
Harry Kirtley, friend of the Stevens. He undergoing radiation for prostate cancer.
Andy Zeis and her husband, she had to place her husband in a home due to his deteriorating health, and is unable to visit him because of the Covid 19 pandemic. They are friends of Mary Jo Alexander.
Tim Mueck, Joyce McKitrick’s brother, healing from pneumonia. He is making progress but still needs our prayers.
Nancy, Sue Ehlen’s sister, healing from surgery, septic shock and lack of energy. Also, prayers that she will not contract the Covid-19 virus during her healing.
Kenny Rhoades, while responding to a shooting (he is a deputy sheriff) he was in a head on crash. He has fractures, broken bones and is healing from surgery.
Camron Yopp, Breanna Yopp's cousin needs prayers. He is 17 years old. His AML and ALL leukemia has returned. He is in the hospital with fever, pain and infection. (Breanna is Melanie Phillips' daughter and Sydney Phillips' sister)
Nancy, Rosemary Atherton’s sister, healing for chronic leukemia.
Charles Family – Todd and his in-laws (where they are staying) have tested positive for Covid. His wife, Barbara and their daughter, Madalyn are waiting on their test results. Madalyn has an underlying heart condition.
Shirley Quinlan, Mary Zill’s sister, asking for prayers for her daughter, Kailey. Kailey has an infection in her brain and heart. She is critical. Also, prayers for Shirley’s granddaughter, Breanna. She needs healing from another foot surgery from her car accident.
Mardelle Rickard, comfort and peace at this time. Hospice has been called. She is at Bluebird in Marysville.
Lucille Ramsey, healing, she is at Bluebird in Marysville.
Rick Campbell, healing from a foot infection and prayers for his wife, Joyce. Joyce is Rosemary Atherton’s sister.
Fred Medland, healing from Stage 4 lung cancer.
Marvin Holbrook, healing from pneumonia. He is at Milcrest Nursing Home.
Needs of Our Community
P.C. FOOD PANTRY: Both volunteer & 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: Home from Ecuador until the Pandemic ends.
Chang Family mission in Alaska.
Persecuted Christians: Nigeria (Victims of violent attack on Christians and their families. Those left homeless and replacement of Bibles destroyed.)
Children of the World.
Leaders at every level of our government.
Prayers for all countries fighting the coronavirus.
New California Presbyterian Church
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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: Joy Kenyon Custodian: Kathy Yutzy
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: Mary Jane Garrabrant & Doris Schrader
Outreach Ministry: Brianne Ciminello
Stewardship: Dennis Stevens
Worship Team: Jackie Schrader
Class of 2020 Class of 2021 Class of 2022
Joy Kenyon Mary Jo Alexander John Brown
Karlton Williamson Taylor Yoder Bill Schrader
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 has 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. Wherever you are in your faith journey, you are welcome here as we discover Christ’s calling for us all.
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