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.

​October 25, 2020




HYMN OF PRAISE #132                   “Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart”
                    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.

MOMENT FOR MISSION:           Lisa Pullins, Today’s Youth Event,
                                                     Pastor Earl, Compassion Sunday

TOGETHER:  God of patience, we confess our trust in you is situational.  We don’t like to surrender anything.  Our mouths say yes, but our deeds say no.  When we wander off your path, when we fail to follow through on our good intentions, when we give our attention to trivial things; gently call us back to you.  Empty our hearts of anger, pride, mistrust, and doubt.  As you poured out your very self through your beloved Son, pour your Spirit into our hearts today.  Forgive us our wrongdoing and reclaim us with your love.

WORDS OF ASSURANCE:                     Micah 7: 18-19

CHOIR                    “Hymn of Promise”


SCRIPTURE READING:       Matthew 26: 36-46

SERMON SERIES       “The Way of Jesus in a Fractured World”      Part 6

MEDITATION:         “The Posture of Surrender”                   Rev. Earl E. Dunbar

     What does it mean to grow in Surrendered Trust?     Galatians 2:20
     What does it mean to grow in Surrendered Obedience?    Luke 9:23, John 15:5

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.

Please remember that you can continue to give on-line or mail your check. 
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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 #66            “To God Be the Glory”
           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

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.

MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDY, will meet Thursday, at 7:00 pm.  Our Thursday night training series:  "Spiritual Conversations in a Digital Age".  This is a combination of video, book, and discussion about how we can share our faith in today's world.  We are interacting with the latest research from the Barna Institute.  The class is a "hybrid" class, either in person or via Zoom.  The series will focus on the book "The Reluctant Witness".  If you do not have a book, but would like one, please contact Pastor Earl.

DRIVE-IN SERVICES at 12:15 pm.  Come join us today as we share in Holy Communion!  We will continue with drive-in services at 12:15 as long as weather permits.

Join us this afternoon for our Youth Worship Hour at 5:30 pm.  We will be starting a new series, Kids of Courage and having a bonfire for S'mores!  Bring a packed lunch and a blanket or chairs.  This is for all youth through high school and their families.

The Session will have their regular meeting tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 26th at 5:30 pm. 

The November Newsletter articles are due to Nancy Medland by Tuesday, October 27th.

DNA will be holding a drive thru fundraiser, meal, and virtual program this Tuesday, October 27.  Drive Thru meals are provided by Sazon Latin Street Food and can be pick up between 5:30-7:30 pm.  The virtual program can be accessed via YouTube starting at 7:15 pm.  YOU NEED TO REGISTER AT DNA WEBSITE FOR THIS EVENT.  Pre-ordering for meal ended Friday, 10/23.  Raffle tickets: $20 each.  Please see Pastor Earl for more details.

THANK YOU:  Our family thanks you for the well wishes, e-mails, and cards both for Pastor Appreciation Day and on the loss of Marcia-Anne's cousin, Tommy.

Military Thank You Notes:  Every fall the members & friends of this congregation have written thank you notes to those currently serving in the military somewhere in the world.  Letters have also been written by fourth graders of North Union Elementary School under the guidance of Kathy Schrader.  This year we are writing letters to Marines serving on Okinawa.  They will be sent in care of Marine Ben Yoder, David Yoder's brother, who is currently serving there. He will distribute the letters.  There are blank notes & envelopes on the glass case right inside the ramp entranceway.  Sundays you can pick up some blank notes to write and also return them there.  Or, you can mail your completed notes to the church.  (If you prefer you can use your own personal notes.)  Please return your notes by Sunday, Nov. 8.

The Plain City Food Pantry is in urgent need of bars of Dial Soap.  Please bring them to Drive-In Church.  There will be a basket for your donations on the table by the speaker.  Thank you for your attention to this important community need.

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!  Main duties are overseeing potlucks, receptions and funeral lunches.  All our information regarding these functions will be given to new chairman or co-chairs.  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.
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, 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.
Priscilla Wright’s father, healing from a fall.
Jack Zellner, healing and wisdom for his doctors to relieve his suffering.
Jean Cook, friends of the Stevens’, prayers to reduce her suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
Ray Urch, Stacy Lopshire’s father, prayers for healing and strength. 
Fred Medland, prayers for healing from Stage 4 lung cancer.  Prayers that the cancer will not spread to his brain.
Ben Yoder, prayers for safety as he is deployed to Japan 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.
Robert Glover, co-worker of Priscilla Wright, healing from a serious fall.  Will have at least 2 more surgeries.
Lucille Ramsey, healing, she is now home with Ralph.
Al Zill, healing from surgery to his right hand & arm, in severe pain.
Mary Zill’s daughter, Beth¸ good results from tests on knot in her neck.
Tara, the step daughter of Mary Zill’s coworker, is in the hospital with two brain aneurysms.
Jacob Haldeman, continued prayers for healing.  He is progressing well.  His family continues to be under a strict quarantine (since mid-Feb) to continue to protect him as they don’t believe he could survive COVID.  Heather Sargeant thanks you for the prayers and please continue to keep his family in them. 
Paul, Mary Zill’s relative, he was visiting friends and the balcony he was on fell 3 stories.  He has had surgery and is seeing a trauma doctor.  
Tim Davis, healing.
Marvin Porschet, healing from a fall resulting in several serious injuries.  He is 90 years old and is Joyce McKitrick’s cousin.
Kailey, Mary Zill’s niece.  Prayers for healing from drug overdose.  Prayers also for the family at this difficult time.

Needs of Our Community
P.C. FOOD PANTRY:  Both volunteers & 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:  Iraq (Pray for pastors who often undergo persecution and discouragement.)
Children of the World.
Leaders at every level of our government.
Prayers for all countries fighting the coronavirus.

Updated 10/21/2020






New California Presbyterian Church

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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:  Judy Gregory
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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