Newsletter

 

                               The Voice


September 2018


  


 

 

 

Pastor

 

Jason Rissler

 

(330) 806-7814

 

 

 

E-Mail Address

 

jasonrissler@gmail.com

 

 

 

Youth Sunday School

9:00a

 

 

 

Worship Service

9:30 am

 

 

Adult Sunday School

10:45a

 

  

Staffed Nursery

 

 

 

Church Office Hours

 

 

Monday through Thursday

 

 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

  

Closed for lunch

 

12:00 – 1:00 pm

 

 

  

Friday

 

8:30 am – 12:00pm


  

(330) 878-5113   Office
or (330) 878-1707

 

 

Website: www.stjohnuccstrasburg.org

 

 

 

E-Mail Address:

 

stjohnucc@frontier.com

 

 

 

Office Manager

 

Jodi Davis

 

 

 

Office Assistant

 

Corrinne Gerber

 

 

 

Organist

 

Rick Michel 

 

 

Chancel Choir Director

 

Cindy Smith

 

 

 

Handbell Director

 

Becky Reymond

 

 

 

Custodian

 

Gary Garber


 

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Nursery

 

 

 

 

Nursery

 

 

 

September 2nd

 

Dylan Harper

 

 

 

September 9th

 

Brenda Bayer

 

 

 

September 16th

 

Pat Liggett

 

 

 

September 23rd

 

Heather Farthing

 

 

 

September 30th

 

Skip Harper

 

 

 

Ushers

 

*Terry Zingery, Keith Burrier, Harold & Brenda Bayer

 

 

 

Greeters

 

 

 

Connie Zingery & Sue Rieger

 

 

 

Acolytes

 

 

 

September 2nd

 

Mason Wagner & Derek Rissler

 

 

 

September 9th

 

Joey & Katie Farthing

 

 

 

September 16th

 

Hunter & Kylie McKenzie

 

 

 

September 23rd

 

Cole & Caden Hutchison

 

 

 

September 30th

 

Tessa & Trenton Bitikofer

 

 

 

Lay Leaders

 

 

 

September 2nd

 

Vickki Hinebaugh & Evan Rissler

 

 

 

September 9th

 

Jerry & Susan Murphy

 

 

 

September 16th

 

Bub Dreher & Debbie Burrier

 

 

 

September 23rd

 

Al Osler & Shirley Kuecher

 

 

 

September 30th

 

Jane Andreas & Suzanne Black

 

 


  

 

September 2018

 

Special Dates

 

To Remember;

 

 

September 2nd

 

Posting of Colors

 

5:00p – Youth Golf

 

 

 

September 3rd

 

Labor Day/Office Closed

 

6:30p – Board of Christian Ed

 

 

 

September 4th

 

5:00p – Tiger Paw/Outreach

 

6:00p – Girl Scouts

 

 

 

September 5th

 

4:30p-7:00p – Jr. High Team Meal

 

 

 

September 9th

 

10:45am – Adult Sunday school

 

 

 

September 18th

 

6:00p – Girl Scouts

 

 

 

September 20th

 

12:00p – Seasoned Seniors

 

5:15p – Congregational Care

 

6:00p – Missions

 

6:30p - Council

 

 

 

September 23rd

 

9:00a – Youth Sunday school

 

 

 

September 25th

 

Newsletter Deadline

 

 

 

September 26th

 

4:30p-7:00p – Jr. High Team Meal

 

 


 

 


 

 

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Reflections from Cincinnati Trip

Last month I finished up writing my newsletter article as I sat at the kitchen table in the apartment where we stayed in Cincinnati on the youth service trip.

 

The youth had a great trip to Cincinnati July 22-26. I was privileged to join them. We partnered with the Washington UCC church in their summer program to children. Washington UCC has a wonderful ministry in a distressed urban neighborhood. The church owns a large apartment building where they house youth groups and other work groups who help them in their ministry. Interestingly, we joined with another group from St. John UCC from St. Charles, Missouri. They had a larger group. We enjoyed getting to know them and work together with them.

 

We had six youth and three adults in our group. Our youth were “buddies” to the children in the summer program. We joined them in meals, worship, bible lessons, crafts, nutrition, recreation, gardening and a trip to the pool.   We took turns serving the meals for the children as they ate breakfast and lunch at the church.

 

One afternoon we visited the local homeless shelter and served snacks which we brought (homemade cookies and chips). Thanks to all who baked homemade cookies that we took along – a taste of Strasburg! On another afternoon we participated in a poverty education class. The class helped the youth who were there serving to think about poverty through some hands-on exercises.

 

We also went to a Reds game, ate out together and on another evening went out for ice cream. It was a fun week, a stretching week, a learning week and one which we will remember for a long time with good memories.  

 

I hope that our congregation can work with Washington UCC again in the future. Possibilities could include a work group doing upkeep on their properties, collecting items for the children and families they work with or another youth summer trip. Through the car wash, bake sale and other generous donations, the expenses of the trip were covered. Thanks to all who helped to make the trip possible!

 

God bless each of you in the upcoming month!

 

Pastor Jason




 


 

September Birthdays

 

75 & Older

 

 

 

 

Betty Smith                     09/01

Nancy Goss                       09/12

George Bitikofer               09/18

Nick Haswell                     09/23

Shirley Winkler                 09/25

Larry Miller                      09/26


 

 

 

Stewardship Campaign

Sunday, September 16th through Sunday, October 7th

 

American Legion Chicken BBQ

September 16, 2018

10:00a – 12:00p

(or until sold out)

 

 

SEASONED SENIORS

 

Thursday, September 20, 2018

 

Menu:

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Egg Salad Sandwich

Texas Sheet Cake

Coffee & Punch

 

Program:

Bick Miller makes doll dresses and sends to the Philippines


Thank You! 

 

  

 

To my congregation,

          I’s like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for the strength and support that you have provided not only me, but all of the youth of our congregation. I believe that it is our religious upbringing that truly forms our character and our beliefs that we express in our everyday lives. I truly thank you for the monetary donation that will allow me to continue my education.

Thank you and God Bless,

Andrew Cregan

 

 

Dear St. John United Church of Christ,

          You made our day! I cannot tell you how much we appreciate your support for the Strasburg Fire Department. Your generous donation of a “Taste of Strasburg” basket, will go a long way in helping us reach our goal.

          We hope that you can join us in September for our event. Come out and enjoy some fun, food, music and of course our basket raffle.

          Thank you once again from our entire department for your donation and support. It means the world to us.

With Gratitude,

Christine Raderchak

 

 

A big thank you for the generous contributions for the sealing and striping project. Also, thank you to Gessner Sealrite and Levco Striping for a great job!

Fred Tuerler, Property Committee Chairperson

& Church Council

 

Thank you to the congregation for all your calls, cards, concerns and prayers.

The Gale Huffman Family


 

Dear Friends,

 

          Thank you! We are so very grateful for the time, energy and talent given to us at Washington United Church of Christ by your group the week of July 22.

 

          What a blessing you were to the children and leaders of Washington UCC and to the neighbors we serve in our inner-city section of Cincinnati. Thank you for being such great “buddies” and role models to the children in our Summer Youth Program.

 

          We appreciated your work food serving and preparing the Community Dinner. Plus, you gave us a great head start on packing up summer and looking toward our back to school ministries with your work Thursday afternoon.

 

On behalf of the church and the children, thank you.

 

Sincerely,

 

Laurel Humes

 

Church Council

 

Washington UCC

 

 

 

 

 

A special thank you to Vickki Hinebaugh and Ethel Weeks for volunteering their services to help clean the fellowship area. It is all nice and clean to begin our fall with a time of fellowship after the worship hour.

 

       May God Richly Bless You,

 

Barb Limbacher




 

Delaine Malcuit Baptism
August 19, 2018



 

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Apartment on the Country Club Campus

 

 

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September 2018

 

 
 

 

 

 

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

2

Posting of Colors

 

5:00p Youth Golf Outing

3

Labor Day

Office Closed

 

6:30p Board of Christian Ed

4

5:00p Tiger Paw/Outreach

 

6:00p Girl Scouts

5

4:30p-7:00p

Jr. High Team Meal

 

6:00p Bells

7:00p Choir

6

6:00p Music & Worship

7

 

8

 

9

 

10

 

11

6:30p Cub Scouts

12

6:00p Bells

7:00p Choir

13

 

14

 

15

 

16

Stewardship Campaign

17

 

18

6:00p Girl Scouts

6:30p Cub Scouts

19

6:00p Bells

7:00p Choir

20

12:00p Seasoned Seniors

5:15p Cong. Care

6:00p Missions

6:30p Council

21

 

22

 

23

9:00a Youth Sunday school

 

Stewardship Campaign

24

 

25

6:30p Cub Scouts

26

4:30p-7:00p

Jr. High Team Meal

 

6:00p Bells

7:00p Choir

27

 

28

 

29

 

30

Stewardship Campaign

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 


 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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