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
September 20, 2020




HYMN OF PRAISE #721            “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come”
                       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.

TOGETHER:  We struggle to show your grace to those around us.  We know the whole law is summed up in the single commandment to love our neighbor as ourselves.  Yet we create fences around ourselves to keep neighbors outside and tell ourselves we have no responsibility.  Even in our own back yard we “bite and devour” one another, wishing to throw stones at the other side.  We wish it were different.  When You call us to follow, we find every excuse to instead finish something more important first.  Yet we yearn to be more centered on You.  Please forgive us and fill us with a sense of building your Kingdom.  In Jesus Name, Amen. 

WORDS OF ASSURANCE                          Acts 10:39-41a, 43

MOMENT FOR MISSION:   Lisa Pullins, Today’s Children and Youth Event

CHOIR                                                                                     “Have Faith in God”


          Jeremiah 31:31-34
          Luke 9:51-62

           “The Way of Jesus:  Kingdom Culture in a Fractured World”

MESSAGE:       “The Way of Jesus’ Grace”        Rev. Earl E. Dunbar

TOGETHER:  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.

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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.

CLOSING HYMN #397                    “The Gift of Love”
             Find the hymn at the end of the bulletin.

BENEDICTION: (Based on Ephesians 3:14-21)
TOGETHER:  We pray that out of God’s glorious riches he may strengthen us with power through his Spirit so that Christ may dwell in our hearts through faith.  And we pray that being rooted and established in love, we may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that we may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.  Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

CHORAL RESPONSE            Amen

YOUTH WORSHIP HOUR – Tonight at 5:30 pm - Kids aged Preschool through High School along with their parents are welcome to join us for Youth Worship Hour.  Bring a picnic supper and join us for a socially distanced lesson, activities and music for each age group.

SERMON SERIES:  New Cally is proud to join other Plain City area churches for this special worship series.  The churches are:  New California Presbyterian, Journey Church, Sharon Mennonite, Plain City Presbyterian, Shiloh Mennonite, Hope Church, Lighthouse Fellowship, PC Vineyard, and Maranatha Community Fellowship.

Nancy Medland will be on vacation this week.  Please send prayer requests to Pastor Earl to be sent to the church.

The Session will have a virus update meeting tomorrow, Monday, Sept. 21st at 7:00 pm.  Next regular meeting will be on Monday, Sept. 28th at 5:30 pm.  Reports are due to Nancy Medland by Thurs., Sept. 24th.

MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDY, Thursday at 7:00 pm.  Our Thursday night training series continues with the series "Spiritual Conversations in a Digital Age".  This will be a combination of video, book, and discussion about how we can share our faith in today's world.  We'll be interacting with the latest research from the Barna Institute.  The class will be a "hybrid" class, either in person or via Zoom.  The series will focus on the book "The Reluctant Witness".  The books are now available.  Please pick yours up on the table by the speakers (drive-in) or come by the church to pick one up.  Suggested donation is $15.50.

FALL CARE TEAM TRAINING this Saturday, Sept. 26th, at 1:00 pm at the church with social distancing and masks.  The topic will be on "Spiritual Aides.  No food, but you can bring your own drink.  Any questions, please ask Shirley or Joyce.

October Newsletter articles are due to Nancy Medland by Tuesday, Sept. 29th.

Our ECO Great Lakes Presbytery gathering will be online this year and is open to everyone.  We'd love to have you join in!  It will be Saturday, October 3 from 9:00 am to noon.  The time will feature a workshop by ECO Synod Executive Dana Allin speaking about how Discipleship can actually grow during and after COVID.  We'll also have a time for worship.  This is a special gathering where ECO churches in Michigan and Ohio can learn how to grow in Discipleship in these times.  If you'd like to register, please see Pastor Earl and we'll get you the link.  This event is free!

CONVERSATION GROUP:  Will meet, Monday, Oct. 5th at 7:00 pm via Zoom.  The book is from InterVarsity called "Beyond Racial Gridlock".  It's a book that suggests a "mutual responsibility" approach.  Tell Pastor Earl if you want to join.

The Plain City Food Pantry is looking for volunteers to help with various odd jobs and work.  Examples:  prepackaging food boxes, sweeping floors, light carpenter work, stocking shelves, filling orders, etc.  A complete list is on the church bulletin board going into our sanctuary. 

Hospitality Team Asking for Volunteer(s) to Be New Chair
The Hospitality Committee co-chairs will be stepping aside at the end of 2020.  Please consider volunteering for this position.  This is an easy committee, no meetings!  The main duties are overseeing potlucks, receptions and funeral lunch.  All our information regarding these functions will be given to new chairman or co-chairs.  If you have any questions please contact Doris Schrader or Mary Jane Garrabrant.

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. 
Marge Becher, healing, peace and comfort.
Steve Hall, Neal Sargeant’s brother-in-law, healing from Stage 4 lung cancer.  Prayers also for Neal’s sister and their children.
Peggy Minshall, prayers for strength & healing. 
Jeff Graves, healing from serious health problems.
Deland Averill, Donna Stevens’ brother, healing from kidney cancer.  They think the cancer in his stomach area has spread.  He has a problem eating.  He will have a new oral chemo.
Gary Ross, Sue Ehlen’s brother-in-law, healing from Mantel Cell Lymphoma.  He is now on maintenance chemo.
Meda Fulton, Taylor Yoder’s grandmother, she has Alzheimer’s and is very confused. 
Andy Zeis and her husband, she had to place her husband in a home due to his deteriorating health.  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.
Nancy, Rosemary Atherton’s sister, healing for chronic leukemia. 
Shirley Quinlan, Mary Zill’s sister, asking for prayers for her daughter, Kailey.  She is to get out of rehab.  Checking for permanent damage.  Also, prayers for Shirley’s granddaughter, Breanna.  She needs healing from foot surgery from her car accident.
Lucille Ramsey, healing, she is at Bluebird in Marysville.
Priscilla Wright’s father, healing from a fall.
Jack Zellner, healing and wisdom for his doctors to relieve his suffering.
John Wilson, prayers for healing; he had a pacemaker put in.
David Wilson, prayers for healing from a mini stroke.
Jacob Haldeman, prayers for healing from surgery to remove his right lung, that his pain and fear are managed, that he is kept safe from Covid and prayers for his parents and 3 sisters who anxiously wait for him to return home and get well.
Jean Cook, prayers to reduce her suffering from the effects of Parkinson’s disease.
Ray Urch, Stacy Lopshire’s father, prayers for healing and strength.  He had surgery on Aug. 10th for the final amputation to mid-calf on his leg.  
Fred Medland, prayers for healing from Stage 4 lung cancer. 
Ben Yoder, prayers for safety as he is deployed to the South China Sea with his fellow Marines.
Melanie Phillips, healing from surgery.
Brenda Skedell, healing for arthritis around her knee with particles of cartilage & bone floating around in the knee and her right leg main artery is clogged.
Ivie Dillion, prayers for healing from serious car accident. 
Donald Johnson, Mary Zill’s cousin, healing from level 4 lung and lymph node cancer
Ben, Joyce McKitrick’s neighbor, healing from a cemetery monument falling on him.  He has 6 broken ribs, his spleen was removed and now his blood is infected.

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
Charles Family: Home from Ecuador until the Pandemic ends.
Chang Family mission in Alaska.
Persecuted Christians:  Qatar (Pray that culture and tradition will not hinder people from coming to Christ.)
Children of the World.
Leaders at every level of our government.
Prayers for all countries fighting the coronavirus.

Updated 9/16/2020








New California Presbyterian Church

10089 Industrial Parkway, Marysville, OH 43040
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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                                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

 Ministry Teams
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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