Month: September 2017

Michaelmas Party Reservations

If you are planning to attend the Michaelmas Party at the home of Barbara and Rich Zepernick this Friday evening (September 29) beginning at 6:30 p.m., please text Barbara (937-478-4736) to let her know how many are coming so that she can prepare adequately for the number of children.  Also, let her know if you have any questions about the festivities.  Thank you!

Prayer Request

From Karen Burns:

Russell Smith (Burns’ grandson) is having surgery on 04 October to remove a piece of bone from his skull that is rubbing on his spinal cord.  This is a one time deal, not something that has to be repeated as he grows.  Please pray for Dave and Andrea (she is rather anxious) and Russell.  Also, Paul and Karen will be leaving on Wednesday to visit Julia in Albuquerque, then on to Abilene to watch Russell’s older siblings while he is in the hospital.  Pray for their travels and their visits.  Thank you.

O Lord Jesus Christ, who loves little children and did yourself live as a child on the earth: Have mercy upon our little brother Russell and make him to know and feel your nearness as he undergoes surgery.  We thank you that you have brought him this far in recovery and pray that he will be restored to full health so that he may live for your you, to the glory of your holy name, who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.  Amen

Nursery Workers

Hello- several people have let me know that they are able to help in nursery. But I know that I’ve forgotten who all spoke with me. Can you email me at and let me know your availability to work in the nursery? Thanks! Karla Herman

Blessing of the Animals

From Jenny Downey at Christ the King REC:

The annual St. Francis Day Blessing of the Animals will be held at 2:15 on Wednesday, October 4th. Pet owners may bring their caged or leashed animal friends to be blessed. Refreshments, including animal treats, will follow.

Fr. Wayne, Fr. Isaac and Fr. Chris Herman will bless our pets. While animals are rarely invited to church, this special event intends to represent God’s love for all his creatures. Fr. Wayne McNamara, rector of Christ the King Anglican Church and co-founder of Dominion Academy states, “God loves everything that He has made, and the Scriptures plainly tell us that animals matter to God. They serve us and wonderfully bless us in many ways, so it is fitting that this time every year we seek God’s special blessing for them, especially those that are most like us – the ones we have taken as pet companions.”

This tradition derives from St. Francis of Assisi’s love for animals. Francis was a Catholic friar and preacher who lived in the twelfth century and founded the Franciscan Order. Francis, whose feast day is October 4th, believed God’s love covered all creation and gave each creature dignity. Legend recounts Francis preaching a sermon to the birds, exhorting: “My sister birds, you owe much to God, and you must always and in everyplace give praise to Him.”

Dominion Academy hosts this event to affirm the ways all parts of creation—including animals— bring praise to God.

Women’s Evening Fellowship

Darlene Prenger has graciously opened her home on some Tuesday evenings for any interested women of the church to come together for some fellowship.  The next evening for that is next week, Tuesday, September 26, at 6:30 p.m.  Darlene’s address is 444 Clover Hill Drive, Tipp City, OH 45371.




Last Minute Reminder for Men!

Tomorrow (Saturday), the men of the church will meet for their monthly fellowship breakfast at 7:30 a.m.  Good food, good conversation, good fellowship — and all the men are invited.  If you’ve never attended on of these great breakfasts, let tomorrow be the day you treat yourself to some fine food and friendship. Everything is over by 9:00 a.m. and it’s a great way to get your weekend started.

Missions Trip – Joni Evanhoe

From Joni:

“Earlier this summer, (while working with REC Bishop Gerhard Meyer)  I was introduced to the team from Atlantic Bridge, a great missions organization based in the Netherlands. Their mission over the past 30 years has been to break down cultural barriers between youth both in Europe and across the Atlantic Ocean, as well as connect the youth with the church. Their work is doubly important as our world is increasingly divided based on race, beliefs, and political options. In addition, atheism is at an all time high in Europe.

I was fortunate enough to attend their new leaders training week in Kruiningen last month and IF I can raise the funding, I’ll be heading back there in November for a 6 week mission project to reorganize their office and prep the mission for a refreshed start. This is important because they haven’t had an office manager for 7 years, and fortunately I have the skills to help. I would appreciate your prayers that I would be able to find the money for this trip and that once there, I would be a great help.

If you would like to donate, anything would be appreciated. You can donate by giving me money directly or at (youcaring takes 2.9% plus $0.30 of each donation for payment processing)”  Thank you all so much!


Michaelmas Party – September 29

The Home Fellowship Group will meet Friday, September 29, at Rich and Barb Zepernick’s home at 6:30 p.m.  to celebrate the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels (or Michaelmas)  (514 Grafton Ave.)  This will be a fun family event for children of all ages.  Please call Barb to let her know you are coming  (937-478-4736).  Also, here are some ideas for food to bring for sharing.

(Irish folklore has it that when Lucifer was cast down from heaven, he landed in a blackberry bramble and spat on the blackberries, making them bitter. So, you’re not supposed to eat blackberries after September 29, or they’ll be bitter.) 

Anything blackberry,Spicy dips and chips/crackers, Angel food cake, Devils food cake, Deviled eggs, Goose is traditional, but chicken would do ☺

Vegetables- no particular type for Michaelmas. 

(Also, we are told in the book of Revelation that Michael does battle with the dragon (Satan) and wins, of course- so any dragon themed food would be fun.)

The Zepernicks will provide blackberry punch and other drinks, plus stuffed dragon bread.

 If some desserts, crackers, and chips could be gluten-free, it would be helpful for some of our folks who are sensitive to gluten (corn chips, potato chips, gluten-free crackers, ice cream).


Fr. Isaac Welcome Lunch Reminder

Don’t forget that tomorrow (Sunday, September 10) we will be having a Welcome Fr. Isaac and Family potluck following the 10:30 service.  We really hope to see as many of you as possible stay for food, fellowship, and the chance to get to welcome and get to know the Chavez family a bit better!!

Volunteer Tutoring Opportunity

From Jenny Downey at Christ the King:

We need volunteers to tutor refugee children for an after school program at Christ the King Anglican Church (925 N. Main St.) Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:00-7:00. We are starting up on Sept 18th and have a training scheduled for Wednesday,Sept. 13th from 6-8pm at Christ the King.  Anyone interested should contact Pam Laughlin at

Volunteer Opportunity- Huber Heights Fish Pantry

From Jane Deeter (Jones) —  We need volunteers (preferably men) to accompany me to the Food Bank on Thursday mornings September 14, September 28, and October 12 to assist in loading, transporting, and then unloading food for the Huber Heights Fish Pantry.  If you have a truck that we could use, that would be great.  Please let me know on Sunday at church if you can help.  Thanks




Women’s Fellowship Evenings

From Terri Sebree:

 Darlene Prenger is opening her home for the women to meet on the following Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM:  Sept 12, 26; Oct 3, 10, 17, 24; Nov 7,14

Address:  444 Clover Hill Drive  Tipp City  45371      All women of the church are invited!

Welcome New Taylor Baby!

Daphne Shiloh Taylor – born August 23 @ 11:50 p.m. – 7 lbs, 15 oz.

Congratulations and prayers to Tim and Stephanie Taylor on this precious new daughter!