New California Presbyterian Church


October 13, 2019

PRELUDE        (Please enter into a prayerful mode)


*HYMN OF PRAISE #6      “Let the Whole Creation Cry”

*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:  Dear God, we seek You in all aspects of our lives, but continually use other ways to feel satisfied.  We use people or substances or things to find brief moments of happiness; others work non-stop to find worth; stores are filled with people spending too much money on temporary distractions from life; even more fill their bodies with all kinds of pleasures, but still feel empty inside.  Help us to rely on You, the Bread of Life, the One source of all that will give us joy, sustain us, and lead us to life everlasting, Amen.        (Time for personal silent reflection)

LEADER:  Just as God sent the Israelites manna from above, God sent Jesus, Bread from Heaven, to satisfy and give us life through love, mercy and forgiveness.
PEOPLE:  Thanks be to God!

CHOIR “Take it to the Lord in Prayer”

CHILDREN’S MESSAGE     Military Letters  Pat Bougher

Exodus 3: 13-15     (Pew Bible Pg. 68)
John 6: 28-40  (Pew Bible Pg. 1298)

SERMON SERIES:  “I AM!”    Part 1     
MESSAGE:        Rev. Dr. Bob Bowers       “I AM the Bread of Life!”

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 #458       “O Jesus, I Have Promised”


Members serving Christ and the congregation today are:
 Greeters: John & Linda Brown
 Lay Leader: David Yoder
 Nursery: Stacy Lopshire
 Junior Church: Joyce McKitrick
 Fellowship Hour: Mary Jo Alexander
 M18’s: Mary Zill and Donna Stevens

Today & This Week:

Monday – October 14
  6:00 pm – Women’s Bible Study – See Announcements for details.

Tuesday – October 15
  2:00 pm – Knitting Group

Wednesday – October 16
  7:30 pm – Choir Practice

Thursday – October 17
  7:00 pm – Mid-Week Bible Study – See Announcements for details.

Friday – October 18
  7:00 pm – Chili Cookoff & Tailgate Party – See Announcements for details.


HOW'S YOUR S.H.A.P.E.?  We are on a 6-week journey to see how God's design for your life fits the intention for which you were created.  We'll look at 5 elements God uses in his blueprint for creating His people.  The goal is living a life for God's purposes and by God's design.  We meet at 7:00 pm each Thursday.
Women’s Bible Study will meet Oct 14th at Panera in the community room.  If you wish to have your evening meal there with others, gather at 6:00 pm.  The Bible Study of Psalm 137 will begin at 7:00 pm.  All women are welcome!  We make Bible Study fun!!
Annual Tailgate Party & Chili Cookoff to be held in our Fellowship Hall at 7:00 pm on Fri., Oct. 18th.  Bring your favorite chili and help the Buckeyes beat Northwestern!

Your help is needed!  Sat., Oct. 19th we'll be serving breakfast at DNA.  There is a sign-up sheet on the community table.  Please consider signing up to help.

The CLT Committee meeting noon on Sun., Oct. 20th.

Wed., Oct. 23
11:30 am - Worship Committee meeting & lunch.
  6:30 pm – Stewardship Committee meeting

The New Cally Men’s Group will have a movie night on Thurs., Oct. 24th, at the Sargeant home, 9400 Brock Road, Plain City.  We'll be starting around 6:00 pm with a movie and dinner all planned to wrap up by 8:30 to get folks home and ready for work on Friday.

Sharing a new community event hosted by DNA, for all Moms.
Whether you are a new Mom with a small one, a Mom surrounded by the terrific twos, have a threenager, are in the middle of fantastic fours, or have the experience of raising the teenager, we need each other!  Moms in Community was started with the vision of creating a safe space for Moms to connect while the children can play with the huge variety of toys set up and have plenty of room to explore - all while improving the lives of each other in this community!  Snacks are provided for everyone.  Hosted by DNA in the cafeteria, available between 10:00 am & 12:00 pm every Thursday.  Check out the Facebook page, Moms in Community Play Cafe - Plain City, for updates and volunteering opportunities!
We welcome our new members:  Jim & Deb Starner, Keith Noble, Lisa Pullins, Sue Ehlens.  John Boggs was moved from the inactive rolls to active.  See their photo on our website at under the Photo Gallery tab.  We are so happy to have you in our church family.

Needs of New Cally
Carol and Rick, Rosemary Atherton’s sister and brother-in-law.  Carol diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Alissa Nelson, Heather Sargeant’s sister, healing from MS. 
Marge Becher, healing.
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.  Zills’ friend.
Zeta Holcombe, healing & strength.  She is at Brookdale, Marysville. 
Marvin Holbrook, healing.
Jack Zellner, healing.
Lori Little, healing from surgery resulting from a bone infection in her foot.  Friend of Tim Davis.
Todd Spencer, healing from blood cancer.
Bruce Atherton, prayers that the doctors will find solutions to his health issues.
Ray Urch, Stacy Lopshire’s father, healing from health concerns.
Penny Ingram, at Prestige Gardens Nursing Home, Marysville.
Roger Ingram, healing from hip surgery.
Ron Rhodes, healing from surgery.
A family, friends of the Boughers, prayers for healing and comfort.  The father has bladder cancer & diverticulitis.  Also, a 40-year old severely handicapped son in the hospital with bowel issues.
Denise Barry Williams, healing from recurring cancer.  Zills’ friend.
Nancy Lawyer, healing from severe depression on the unexpected death of her husband.  Friend of the Zills.
Janet Shriver, healing from surgery.  She is the mother-in-law to the Zills’ daughter.
Ron Winn, Jr., healing from severe pain in the bladder area. 
Nancy, Rosemary Atherton’s sister, healing for chronic leukemia.  Nancy’s husband also needs prayers as he has Alzheimer’s and is in a nursing home.
Rev. Jack Groat, healing
Deland Averill, Donna Stevens’ brother, his kidney cancer has metastasized & they are running out of treatments.  Prayers for healing, peace and strength.
Doug Weakley, healing from cardioversion procedure.
Bob Dunbar, Pastor Earl’s Dad, Oct. 16th will have a port put in his stomach, prayers that the procedure goes well.  He will then start dialysis.  Prayers for this “new normal”.

 Needs of Our Community
P.C. FOOD PANTRY:  Both volunteer & financial needs.
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 - 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
Gingerich & Charles families and their mission work.
Persecuted Christians:  Nigeria (Pray for literacy programs that help Christians learn to read the Bible.)
Children of the World.

 Updated 10/9/19

​  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.