From Karen Burns:

Russell Smith’s surgery went well, and the doctors were pleased with the results.  It may be several weeks before they see a change in his development, but are praying toward a good change.
  At the time of the surgery, the doctors concluded he needed another surgery to reconstruct his skull, as the swelling from last November caused the sutures to close prematurely.  The surgery will be scheduled sometime in January.
Thank you so much of your prayers for Russell and his family.  Andrea was totally at peace when they met with the doctors for pre-op. And Paul and I survived the caring of the three older ones.  Karen



Attached are the bulletins for this weekend’s services — the 19th Sunday after Pentecost.  Pentecost 19 10-15-17 Saturday Pentecost 19

Just a reminder that tonight at 7:00  Hope4Riverside will host the Drug Free Coalition and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in a Town Hall discussion on the opioid crisis. The event will be held on the campus of Calvary Open Bible Church, 3741 Valley St. Dayton OH 45424  This is open to the entire public.

This is an excellent overview on the scope of the opioid crisis in our midst, what is being done, what can be done, and how we can participate.  Fr. Isaac, Dss Candy, and Duane Veley saw a condensed version of the presentation last week and commend it to you as something really important.

Attached are the bulletins for services this weekend — the 18th Sunday after Pentecost.  Pentecost 18 10-08-17 Saturday Pentecost 18

The women’s fellowship scheduled for this evening at 6:30 at Darlene Prenger’s home has been cancelled.  The rest of the Tuesday evening fellowships in October remain on the calendar — a time for the women of the church to come together for conversation and fellowship.

From Joni Evanhoe:  I wanted to let everyone know that my 6 week missions’ trip to the Netherlands has fallen through. But I greatly appreciated all the prayers, and support offered.  Thank you!  If you donated to me, and I haven’t gotten your donation returned yet, please let me know.

This coming Saturday, October 7, Fr. Isaac will conduct training for any who are interested in learning how to serve as an acolyte, or for any desiring a refresher course.  The training begins at 9:00 a.m . and will last approximately 1 hour.  Please plan to attend if you are at all interested in this ministry or even if you just have questions.