New California Presbyterian Church


April 7, 2019

 PRELUDE        (Please enter into a prayerful mode)


*HYMN OF PRAISE #261        “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”

*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:  Anointed One, you promise to set us free from paths of fear, doubt, and denial.  Yet we resist your invitation, seeing only what we must give up if we are to follow the path of Jesus.  We reject loving you in a costly way.  You call us to have faith in your sustaining presence and power, but your call takes us beyond anything we can see or touch.  Heal us and lead us home, Holy One. Amen.                  (Time for personal silent reflection)

WORDS OF ASSURANCE                     Acts 13:38-39

CHOIR     “Whom Shall I Fear”

 CHILDREN’S PRAYER / Prayers for infant hats

Psalm 36: 1-9                                     (Pew Bible Pg. 690)
Mark 14: 1-11                                   (Pew Bible Pg. 1236)

Sermon Series:   “The Walk to the Cross”          Part 5

Meditation:         Rev. Earl Dunbar        “Strange Juxtapositions”

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.)
“Lamb of God”  Jack Zellner & David Yoder Duet

*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.

*HYMN: Break Now the Bread of Life #665 vs. 1 & 2
Invitation to the Lord’s Table
Prayer of Preparation and Consecration
The Words of Institution
Distribution of the Elements  (Please hold and we will partake together)
Prayer of Thanksgiving

*SENDING HYMN #259              “Amazing Love”

*CHORAL RESPONSE                Amen

Members serving Christ and the congregation today are:
   Greeters:                     Peggy Minshall
   Lay Leader:                 Joy Kenyon
   Nursery:                       Stacy Lopshire
   Junior Church:            Wanda Williamson
   Fellowship Hour:        Don & Sue Hess
   M18’s:                 Stacy Lopshire & Nancy Medland

Today & This Week:

Today – April 7
Please stay after worship to enjoy coffee, snacks and fellowship.

Monday – April 8
  7:00 pm – Women’s Bible Study - Mary Henderlong and Sue Bynner will lead lesson 12 from the Max Lucado study book.  

Tuesday – April 9
  2:00 pm – Knitting Group

Wednesday – April 10
  9:15 am – Men’s Ministry Team Planning meeting at Boston’s restaurant in Marysville
11:00 am – Friendship Circle meeting & potluck.  We will be finalizing the plans for our Tea to be held April 27th.  All women of the church are members of Friendship Circle.
  7:30 pm – Choir Practice
Bulletin announcements due to Nancy Medland.

Thursday – April 11
  7:00 pm – Lenten Bible Study – Looking at the issue of poverty in our world.

Saturday – April 13
  9:00 am – Church Spring Cleanup.  Cleaning up around the outside of the building.  Jobs for everyone; raking, cleaning up debris, the building siding, flower beds and more.
The kids will be singing during the children’s sermon on Palm Sunday.  Practice today at the beginning of Junior Church/Nursery.  Please have the kids practice the song at =0s&index=4&list=PLs_4sFuY0y4XRUj53e8QdrUvvZiwhv1Fx

The CLT Committee will have a meeting next Sunday, April 14 at noon in Fellowship Hall.

On Easter we decorate the sanctuary with Easter Lilies purchased in memory of or in honor of loved ones.  A sign-up sheet is on the community table.  The cost is $9.00.  Please pay our treasurer, Rita Vandall.

The Session will have a meeting on Wed., April 17th at 5:45 pm.  Please let Pastor Earl know if you are not able to attend.

The next DNA Breakfast will be Sat., April 20th from 8:00 am-10:00 am.  There is a signup sheet on the community table.

April 14 – Palm Sunday – Youth Choir will sing
April 18 – 7:00 pm – Maundy Thursday service
April 20 – 10:00 am – Easter Breakfast setup
April 21 – Easter Sunday
                   8:00 am – Easter Sunrise Service
                   8:30 am – Easter Breakfast
                   9:30 am – Children’s Time
                 10:30 am – Worship & Choir Cantata

 Thursday, April 18 - Sharon Mennonite Church will be having a self-guided walk through the stations of the cross.  It will be open from 11:00 am-8:00 pm.

Friday, April 19 - Come on out for the annual Plain City Cross Walk through down town.  It starts at noon.  We are looking for a few people to pray and read scripture at various stations as the walk commences.  The Scripture is already prepared for you and your prayer needs only be a minute or two.  Please see Pastor Earl.

The Friendship Circle’s Ladies Tea is Sat., April 27th from 1:00-3:00 pm.  All ladies, their family and friends are invited.  Entertainment provided by Minor Miracle (Angie Howard, Judy Guthrie & Jyl Secrest)

Needs of New Cally
Carol and Rick, Rosemary Atherton’s sister and brother-in-law.  Carol was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Deland Averill, Donna Stevens’ brother, healing from kidney cancer. 
Penny Ingram, healing.
Denise Barry Williams, Zills’ friend, healing from cancer.
Cathy Fraker, healing from Stage 4 colon cancer.
Phil and Peggy Zellner, both need healing from cancer.  Jack’s brother and sister-in-law.
Alissa Nelson, Heather Sargeant’s sister, healing from MS diagnosis. 
Marge Becher, healing of her eyes.
Pastor Bob Bowers, healing from his eye trying to reject his cornea transplant he had 38 years ago.  Prayers that the steroid drops work, if not, he may need a new cornea transplant.
Jillian Ripley, her cancer has spread, friend of the Zills.
Zeta Holcombe, healing from pancreatitis.  She is at The Gables in Marysville.
Mary Winn, Al & Mary Zills’ daughter, healing from health issues.
Bob Bibart, 74, healing from severe health complications.
Alison Crouso, healing from complications with her kidneys and her diabetic medicines.
A family near Alma College is in crisis through bad decisions and unfortunate circumstances.  Pray for the right intervention and that they will receive that intervention.
Carol Toth, Cyndee Wolfe’s sister-in-law, is in the states at a rehab center to assist with her healing from a broken hip received in Germany.  Needs prayers for healing.
Ben Daniels, Bev Holbrook’s brother, healing from Stage 4 Lung Cancer.
Stuart Adkins, healing from cancer.  Charlie Medland’s boss.
Charlene Martin, at Inova Hospital, needs healing from cancer.  Friend of Charlie Medland.
Ralph Ramsey, healing from pacemaker surgery.
John Wilson, healing from cataract surgery.
Family of Ann McKitrick on her passing.  Ann was Marge Becher’s sister-in-law.  The funeral was Sat., April 6th.

Needs of Our Community
FOOD PANTRY:  Served over 570 families in December.  Praise for a second cargo van.
DNA – Lift program and more people to be mentors in 2019.
Christ Table
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:  Nigeria (Pray for Christian widows whose husbands were killed by Boko Haram.)
Children of the World.

Updated 4/4/19

 New California Presbyterian Church

10089 Industrial Parkway, Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 614-873-4178        Email:
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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, 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 2019            Class of 2020               Class of 2021
  Frank Howard            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.