Ye old (and I do mean old!) editor goofed! The Men’s Prayer Breakfast is at 7:30 a.m. — you probably could have figured that breakfast wouldn’t be at 7:30 p.m. — but just in case.
Men (of all ages) are invited to the Men’s Prayer Breakfast this coming Saturday morning (November 3) at 7:30 p.m. Come for great food, great fellowship, and a great time of prayer. We will be finished by 9:00.
Our annual Members’ Meeting will be on Sunday, November 4, after the service. We’ll have a carry-in dinner, so please plan to bring a main dish and salad or dessert to share. There will be activities for the younger children during the meeting and the meeting will consist of an update on parish activity, plans for the future, and election of two new Vestry members plus a delegate and alternate to next year’s Diocesan Synod. Even if you aren’t a voting member, we encourage you to come to hear updates on all aspects of our life as a family. There will be opportunity to ask questions as well.
Hope to see everyone there! (We should be finished by 2:30.)
Please hang on to your Parish Profile questionnaire. You will be contacted very shortly by a member of the Search Committee to set up a time to get together and discuss your answers. The members thought it would be helpful to each of you if you have your prepared questionnaire to refer to. If you have any questions, you may call one of the committee members.
Jon Miller – 937/367-6913
Martha Berger – 937/546-7248
Dorathea Fortener – 937/879-5959
Jeff Brown – 937/879-7604
Alex Prenger – 937/260-8967
Patty Gilbert’s Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at 12 p.m. at Concord United Church of Christ, 2225 Concord-Fairhaven Rd., Eaton, OH. Rev. James Sizelove will be officiating. The burial service will immediately follow, and all are invited to stay for lunch.
Directions to the church:
– Take 35W through Eaton.
– On the far side of Eaton, 35 and 122W form a “Y.” Don’t take the right side; stay fairly straight to go onto 122.
– About two miles on 122, turn left onto Wyatt Rd.
– Turn right onto Concord Rd. (at 4-way stop).
– Turn left onto Concord Fairhaven Rd. You will see the church on the right.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the church prior to the funeral.
Mrs. Gilbert’s obituary is listed on the following webpage:
Patty Gilbert’s Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Concord United Church of Christ, 2225 Concord-Fairhaven Rd., Eaton, Ohio with Rev. James Sizelove officiating.
Interment will be held in Concord Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00p.m., Saturday at the church.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Concord United Church of Christ, c/o Don Orr, Treasurer, 3120 Toney-Lybrook Rd., Eaton, Ohio 45320 or to McCullough -Hyde Hospital, 110 N. Poplar St., Oxford, Ohio 45056.
Condolences at www.barnesfuneralhome.com
Patty Gilbert, Terri Sebree’s mother, passed away last night. The funeral service is scheduled for Saturday at 12 p.m. in Eaton. The viewing will begin at 10 a.m. prior to the funeral. We will post directions later this week. Please remember to pray for the Sebree family – Terri, Libby, Becca, Daniel, and Nathan.
Almighty and most merciful God, the Consolation of the sorrowful, and the Support of the weary, who dost not willingly grieve or afflict the children of men; Look down in tender love and pity, we beseech thee, upon thy bereaved servants, whose joy is turned into mourning; So that, while they mourn, they may not murmur, or faint under thy chastening hand; but, remembering all thy mercies, thy promises, and thy love in Christ, may resign themselves meekly into thy hands, to be taught and comforted by thee, who bringest life out of death, and who canst turn their grief into eternal joy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
I’m putting together our newest church directory and you need to be in it! To be sure I have all the information correct and to be sure that you are included, please email the following info to me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Names and birthdays of all family members
Wedding anniversary if you want it included
If you are in the current directory and all information is correct, just let me know that everything is correct. Thanks, everyone, for your help!
PS — You need not be a member of the parish to be included in the directory; if you consider yourself part of the family, we want you there!
Please pray for safe travels for Dr. Kris Prenger. She is flying back to Ohio on Thursday/Friday of this week.
My mother, Doris Prenger, was told today that her lung cancer is Stage 4. Please pray for Mom and my Dad, Bob Prenger, for wisdom in deciding on treatment options and for peace for the whole Prenger family during this difficult time.
From Fr. Harry:
The wife of a co-worker of my brother in Washington State has very recently undergone surgery for cancer and is, at this moment, fighting for her life. Please pray for her and for the family at this most critical time.
O MOST mighty and merciful God, to whom alone belong the issues of life and death; In this time of great sickness we come to You for relief. Deliver our sister, we pray, from her peril; give strength and skill to all Your ministers of healing; bless the means of cure; and grant, that, perceiving how frail is our earthly life, we may rejoice in Your merciful care and compassion for her and for her family. We ask for a real sense of Your presence to be very near to all of them to give them courage and comfort and divine healing, through Jesus Christ, our Healer and our Lord. Amen
Terri Sebree’s mother has taken a turn for the worse in the hospital. She is in a great deal of pain and they have greatly increased her pain medication and sedation. They are looking at probable Hospice care. Please keep Terri, her mother, Libby, Daniel, Rebecca, and Nathan in your prayers during this time.
Almighty God, who feels the pain of the world, look with mercy we pray upon this Your child whose sickness and suffering is so great. To You alone belongs the power of life and her soul is Yours. In Your mercy and love, give her grace to endure and such an assurance of Your presence that she might be comforted in her soul and spirit. We thank You for Your continual presence with this family and praise You for Your goodness and mercy, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
At 7:30 tomorrow (Saturday) morning, Pat Prenger will be cooking up pancakes and sausage for the men of the parish. Come and enjoy breakfast with the men of the parish and a great time of prayer and fellowship.
From Anita Evanhoe:
Praise the LORD!!!! Jessie Evanhoe saw her arthritis doctor today. She can go off her medicine (enbrel shots) the first part of November. There will be no other medication taken. We will see how she does. No follow up with her doctor until April 2013. YEA!!
For all of you who have been praying for Jessie, this is a wonderful time to stop and thank God for answered prayer. Sovereign Lord, we thank You for Your merciful kindness toward our dear sister Jessie. We are so very grateful. We ask that You would continue to bless her and strengthen her and continue her progress into the divine health that You have for her. We bless You in Jesus’ name. Amen
Monday morning Eyayu Jembere, an Ethiopian refugee, is having his second surgery to relieve fluid that has been collecting on his brain and causing headaches and neuro-muscular pain in his neck, shoulder and arm. This time the plan is to insert a shunt which will allow the fluid to drain properly. Since this man and his wife, Zewdie, have only been in the states for a little over a year, speak and understand limited English, and cling to their African medical biases, they are having great difficulty understanding what is happening. Consequently, they are very apprehension and full of fear. In addition, today Zewdie and two other Ethiopians were in car accident on the way to visit Eyayu. No one was hurt seriously, but the accident has left Zewdie even more anxious and confused. Gary is with her and Eyayu now.
Please pray for Eyayu, the surgery, Zewdie and the kids, and for those who will be with Zewdie and the children as they walk through this difficult experience.