New California Presbyterian Church


​November 12, 2017


PRELUDE          (Please enter into a prayerful mode)




*HYMN OF PRAISE #150     “Christ Is the World’s Light”

*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:  Holy and Perfect God, we say we long for you, but we actually long for more money and more comfort.  We confess that we have been openly rebellious against you.  We are fallen, never to rise again unless you lift us up.  Lord, we have failed to worship you with our hearts.  We pay you a visit on Sundays, but we long to go home to our other gods.  Lord God,  we gather before you half-heartedly, waiting to go back to worshipping ourselves.  But, when we truly worship you, we will seek good and not evil and we will hate evil and love good.  Lord God, have mercy on us and renew our hearts within us.  Make us long for you, our God.  Amen.
               (Time for personal silent reflection)

WORDS OF ASSURANCE:                 I John 1:8-9

CHOIR            “Face to Face, We Shall Behold Him!”


New Testament:  Matthew 5: 43-48           (Pew Bible Pg. 1175)
Old Testament:  Amos 5: 21-27            (Pew Bible Pg. 1114)

 Sermon Series:  
“Holiness is More than Skin Deep”     Part 3

MESSAGE:                           Rev. Earl E. Dunbar
“Holiness and Worship”

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 #75         “This Is My Father’s World”

*CHORAL RESPONSE                Amen

Members serving Christ and the congregation today are:
Greeters:        Mary & Jay Henderlong
Lay Leader:    Doug Weakley
Nursery:          Stacy Lopshire
Junior Church:     Joyce McKitrick
Fellowship Hour:  Judy Gregory & Nancy Medland

The new church photo directories are here.  Please see Nancy Medland for your copy.  To help us with tracking who has received their copy, we ask that you initial on the sheet that Nancy will have.

The Youth Group will meet tonight at 6:00 pm.  Dinner will be provided.
Women's Bible Study will meet tomorrow, Monday, November 13th, at 7:00 pm at the church. Joyce McKitrick and Rita Vandall will lead a study of John 3. You and your Bible are welcome. 

Tuesday the Knitting Group will meet at 2:00 pm.

Wednesday, Nov. 15
6:00 pm - Session meeting - All reports are due to Nancy Medland by Tues., Nov. 14th.
7:30 pm - Choir Practice

The Ministry Leaders will have a meeting on Thurs., Nov. 16th at 6:30 pm.

 Sat., Nov. 18th
8:00-10:00 am – We will be preparing and serving breakfast at the Plain City DNA.
9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Holiday Craft & Bazaar Show in Fellowship Hall.  Donations of baked goods are needed.  There is a sign-up sheet on the community table.

A community Thanksgiving worship service will be held on Sunday, Nov. 19th at 7:00 pm at the Maranatha Community Fellowship church located at 6240 Lucas Road, Plain City.  They will take a freewill offering for the Plain City Christmas Basket ministry. 

We'll be continuing our journey from "40 Days in the Word", as we'll read Scripture during the week using the 6 methods we have learned and discuss on Sunday what the Lord has been showing us.  Here's the lineup of readings for November:
                    Nov. 12 - Jonah 3-4
                    Nov. 19 - II Timothy 1-2
                    Nov. 26 - II Timothy 3-4
Please join us!

The Sunday School, Junior Church kids and the church are collecting different items each month for DNA.  There are drop off areas in the Fellowship Hall and downstairs by the bulletin board.  November item: 10 pack of disposable razors.

The Outreach Team will be working this holiday season with the Plain City Churches on their annual Christmas Basket Project.  This year we will be collecting non-perishable food items to be distributed with the Christmas Baskets to local needy families.  We will focus on corn, green beans & instant potatoes (all donations welcome).  Please have items to the church by Sunday, December 10th.  There will be a designated collection box in Fellowship Hall.

Needs of New Cally
Helen Davenport, Pastor Bob’s sister, healing from aggressive breast cancer. 
Al & Donna Corrao.  Al has Alzheimer’s.  Prayers for Donna as his caregiver.
Prayers for wisdom for our Session as they prepare a church plan.
Wanda, friend of the Weakleys, her breast cancer has metastasized to her bones and lungs.
Andrea Tackett, friend of the Zills, growth on her pancreas and severe back pain.
Bonnie Reichert, Ramsey’s sister-in-law, prayers for healing from a stroke.
Barb Wilson, healing.
Denise Barry, friend of the Zills, cancer throughout her body.  She will be having face surgery soon.
Brian, Zills’ grandson, needs healing from severe health problems.  Also, for doors to be open for the treatment he needs.
Marvin Holbrook, healing.
Tim Davis, healing from surgery.
Jackie Hofacker, friend of Cyndee Wolfe, is in ICU.  Needs healing from a tracheotomy to allow easier breathing.  Prayers of healing & strength for Jackie and her family.
Scott Lawrence and Scott’s father, Jerry Lawrence, both need healing from cancer.  Jack Zellner’s friends.

Needs of Our Community
DNA:  Lift Learning Center has doubled since prayers started.  Request: Volunteers to serve are desperately neded.
FOOD PANTRY:  Now serving over 30K meals a month, serving 450+ families.
Student Prayer Breakfast – Over 140 youth attended on Oct. 18th.  They need help with clean up, counting money, and speaking to kids.
LIFT Learning Center for DNA is going to be in need of someone to co-lead the ministry.  Please pray for the right person to hear God's call to this ministry.

Needs of our world
Military and their families
Prayer for all Christians undergoing persecution.
Prayers for the Gingeriches and their mission work.
Persecuted Christians:  Comoros, Coptic Christians. 
(Updated 11.8.17)

New California Presbyterian Church

10089 Industrial Parkway, Marysville, OH 43040
Phone: 614-873-4178        Email:
Pastor’s Church email:
Church Secretary’s email:

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, 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 2017              Class of 2018             Class of 2019
  Josh Ciminello            Jackie Schrader          Frank Howard
  Joy Kenyon                  Joyce McKitrick           Neal Sargeant

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 is on a summer break.  They will restart in September.  Where ever you are in your faith journey, you are welcome here as we discover Christ’s calling for us all together.