Month: January 2017

Prayer Request — Sherrie Miller

Sherry Miller is in Good Samaritan Hospital with pneumonia and suspected whooping cough….no visitors at this time because of contagion.  Please keep Sherrie (and Jon) in your prayers.

O Almighty God, the giver of all health, and the source of strength to all who turn to you for help; We pray for your mercy and goodness in behalf of your daughter Sherrie, that she may be healed of her sickness and raised up, to your honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen



The Conversion of St. Paul (January 25)

The Church celebrates The Conversion of St. Paul on January 25.  Below are the propers for the day.

Propers for The Conversion of St. Paul (January 25)

Collect For The Day

O God, by the preaching of your apostle Paul you have caused the light of the Gospel to shine throughout the world: Grant, we pray, that we, having his wonderful conversion in remembrance, may show ourselves thankful to you by following his holy teaching; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

Acts 26:9-21

“I myself was convinced that I ought to do many things in opposing the name of Jesus of Nazareth. 10 And I did so in Jerusalem. I not only locked up many of the saints in prison after receiving authority from the chief priests, but when they were put to death I cast my vote against them. 11 And I punished them often in all the synagogues and tried to make them blaspheme, and in raging fury against them I persecuted them even to foreign cities.12 “In this connection I journeyed to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. 13 At midday, O king, I saw on the way a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, that shone around me and those who journeyed with me. 14 And when we had all fallen to the ground, I heard a voice saying to me in the Hebrew language,[a] ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’ 15 And I said, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. 16 But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you, 17 delivering you from your people and from the Gentiles—to whom I am sending you 18 to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

19 “Therefore, O King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision, 20 but declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance. 21 For this reason the Jews seized me in the temple and tried to kill me.

Psalm 67

 Galatians 1:11-24

11 For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man’s gospel.[a] 12 For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ. 13 For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it. 14 And I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. 15 But when he who had set me apart before I was born,[b] and who called me by his grace, 16 was pleased to reveal his Son to[c] me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone;[d] 17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia, and returned again to Damascus.

18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and remained with him fifteen days. 19 But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord’s brother. 20 (In what I am writing to you, before God, I do not lie!) 21 Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. 22 And I was still unknown in person to the churches of Judea that are in Christ. 23 They only were hearing it said, “He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they glorified God because of me.

Matthew 10:16-25

16 “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. 17 Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues, 18 and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the Gentiles. 19 When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. 20 For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. 21 Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, 22 and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 23 When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.

24 “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant[a] above his master. 25 It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign[b] those of his household.

Home Fellowship Group — CHANGE!

Home Fellowship Group location has been changed to the Mathis’ home (1328 Senna Street, Tipp City).  Everything else remains the same.

Date: Saturday, January 28

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Theme:  Valentine’s Day — bring a dessert or comfort food to share.

Please let Sherry know if you are attending.  (937-999-8363)

Men’s Fellowship Breakfast Tomorrow

Rich Zepernick will be cooking up a scrumptious breakfast for the men of the church tomorrow morning, beginning at 7:30 a.m.  Come enjoy great food, great conversation and fellowship!  All men of the church are welcome.

Greg and Fr. Chris Herman’s father

Joe Herman passed away last night at 9:20 at UC Medical Center. His family was by his side. Thank you for all your prayers.  

Details about funeral arrangements will be posted as soon as we have the details. 

The Hermans covet your prayers during this difficult time as they finalize the funeral plans while taking care of their mother. 

Healing Service Wednesday at 7pm

We are blessed to have the two Ambassadors from Christian Healing Ministries in Jacksonville, Florida, Fr Gus & Alice Richard, visiting Christ Our Hope Wednesday to help train and encourage our Healing Prayer Team.

Please consider coming to the Healing Service they will lead tomorrow evening at 7 pm. They will offer gentle and loving healing prayer for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Many have been helped by their ministry. Please consider inviting family and friends, as well.

Hoping you can come!

Fr Harry

Serving this week Sunday Jan. 8

We need another nursery worker during the service.  Contact Karla Herman if you are able to do nursery.  If you cannot serve, please find a sub.  Thanks!

Serving this week, Sunday, January 8:

Lector – Sherry Mathis
Chalice Bearers – Paul Burns & Greg Herman
Acolyte – Hannah Mathis
Gifts – Current
SS Nursery – Anita Evanhoe
Nursery – Katie Ernst & TBA
Sound/Slides – Greg Herman & Joe Herman
Prayer Team – Charles Roberts & Sherry Mathis
Tellers – Martha Berger & Karen Burns