Archive for February, 2011

Prayer for Kirsten

I just heard from our daughter, Kirsten Cox, in North Carolina. Her car was broadsided this afternoon. It was totaled and she has a broken arm with several of the small bones in the forearm broken as well as bruises. She may have to have surgery to have a pin put into the arm. I’d ask your prayers for healing and for guidance and wisdom for her doctors.

Thank you so much,
Martha and Tom Berger


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Church setup help needed


If you would like to volunteer, I am looking for 3-5 people to help clean the church on Tues 3/1/11 from 7pm-8:30pm.

We had an event during the day and need to clean up and reset for church.

Thanks, Pat Prenger

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Clean Up Help Needed

If you would like to volunteer, I am looking for 3-5 people to help clean the church on Tues 3/1/11 from 7pm-8:30pm.

We have an event during the day and need to clean up and reset for church.


Pat Prenger

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Karios Cookies needed!

I will be part of a ministry team which will be presenting a Christian program called, Kairos, at the North Central Correctional Institution (NCCI) in Marion, Ohio. NCCI is a "Medium" security prison which sits right beside the Marion Correctional Institution on the north side of Marion, Ohio.

Our team will be comprised of approximately 40 men who come from many different Christian churches. As a group we will be attempting to take 10,000 dozen home-made cookies inside the institution with us. We prefer taking chocolate chip cookies inside, this is so that there might NEVER be a chance of any arguments over which kind of cookie an inmate got from a cookie tray. We don’t need any, "He got one of that kind and I didn’t get any of them." Certainly the 36 inmates who will be taking part in the weekend program will receive a lot of cookies, however, the reason we need such a large number of cookies is that every inmate in the entire institution will (hopefully) receive about two dozen; it depends on how many cookies we can bring inside with us. I humbly request your help with my share of 200 dozen.

Our team will go into NCCI on Thursday afternoon, March the 10th. The program is completed by the following Sunday evening. It is an exhausting time for each and every inmate and team member on the weekend, but we all receive HIS blessings from the experience.

I will be in Church this coming Sunday and also next Sunday so I will be able to collect any cookies that are baked for this Kairos weekend. I have placed plastic bags in the church building which contain a sheet describing the size of cookies needed, how we request they be packed, etc. I really, really appreciate any cookies you would be willing to bake for our weekend.

Also, and most importantly, prayer cover is needed for the entire weekend. I have a sign-up sheet so people can put their name in a time slot in which they are willing to pray. If we have the weekend covered in prayer, God’s work will surely be done that weekend in the institution.

Oh, by the way, the team does not ever stay overnight in the institution. We sleep on the gym floor at St Mary’s Catholic Church near downtown Marion. But we have to get up, shower, shave, eat breakfast, then meet at the institution’s entrance building at 6:30am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Thank you for your consideration.

Your brother in Christ,

Chuck Miller

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Christ our Hope Anglican Church, Dayton, OH, will celebrate an Instructed Eucharist tomorrow, Sunday, 27 Feb 11, 10:30 a.m.

Fr. Greg

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Girl Scout Cookies

To all who ordered Girl Scout Cookies and those who would like some cookies:

My granddaughter, Damia, and my daughter, Andrea, will have cookies at Christ Our Hope after Sunday School and after church for you. We should celebrate because for once they are not arriving the day before Lent!!!!

Martha Berger

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Refugee seeking employment

Dear church family,

I have a young woman, a Congolese refugee with a family of 5, seeking employment as a housekeeper. Times are difficult for African refugees in Dayton, and she is willing to be a hard worker. Her services will include:

Clean & Disinfect Bathrooms
Clean & Disinfect Kitchen
Sweep and Mop Floors
Dust Furnishings

Cobweb Removal
Traffic Glass/Fingerprints
Vacuum Furniture & Steps
Vacuum Carpets
Remove Trash

Her duties can be tailored to meet your preferences.

She speaks limited English (though she speaks multiple languages). I will provide a translator for the initial meeting to describe details for your preferences. She will charge $40 for weekly or bi-monthly cleanings as listed above – well below commercial services. Any additional work can be billed hourly.

Her husband did some landscaping work for me last summer; he was honest, reliable, and hard working. This dear lady will be the same. If you, or someone you know would like a dependable, reasonably priced cleaning service, please email me at barbara.harvey@gmail.com.

You will be helping a family make it in Dayton!

Many thanks, and please pass along this information.

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