The Voice

June 2018







Jason Rissler


(330) 806-7814




E-Mail Address




Youth Sunday School

Summer Break




Worship Service

9:30 am



Adult Sunday School

Summer Break



Staffed Nursery




Church Office Hours



Monday through Thursday


 8:30 am – 3:00 pm


Closed for lunch


12:00 – 1:00 pm






8:30 am – 12:00pm


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







E-Mail Address:




Office Manager


Jodi Davis




Office Assistant


Corrinne Gerber






Rick Michel 



Chancel Choir Director


Cindy Smith




Handbell Director


Becky Reymond






Gary Garber







June 3rd

Linda Beck


June 10th

Brooke Spinell


June 17th

Tessa Bitikofer


June 24th

Dylan Harper





*Ron Burdett, Robert Jordan,

Todd Newton, Bub Dreher





Barb Limbacher, Shirley Kuecher,

Mary Ellen Gurney, Ruthie Dreher





June 3rd

Hunter & Kylie McKenzie


June 10th

Cole & Caden Hutchison


June 17th

Joey Farthing & Evan Rissler


June 24th

Mason Wagner & Derek Rissler



Lay Leaders


June 3rd

Jane Andreas & Tessa Bitikofer


June 10th

Evelyn & Laura Smith


June 17th

Jerry & Susan Murphy


June 24th

Skip & Dylan Harper



June 2018


Special Dates


To Remember;




June 1st


Jodi Vacation




June 2nd


9:00a-12:00p – Youth Car Wash




June 4th


6:00p – Outreach


6:30p – Board of Christian Ed




June 6th


9:00a-5:00p - Church Camp




June 7th


6:00p – Music & Worship




June 10th


4:00-7:00p – Youth Cook Out




June 17th


Father’s Day


Melissa Young Guest Speaker




June 18th – 22nd


Vacation Bible School St. John UCC




June 19th


Newsletter Deadline




June 21st


Jodi Vacation


5:15p – Congregational Care


6:00p - Missions


6:30p - Council




June 22nd


Jodi Vacation






June 25th – July 5th


Pastor Jason Vacation



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The Congregational Care transportation service is a benefit gift from St John UCC to any of our members who are in need of transportation anywhere.
Call 330-343-1419
or 330-413-0685









 The Pastor’s Page








Pentecost. Graduation. New Members.


This past Sunday was a special Sunday. We celebrated the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. With joy, we welcomed three new members. We also honored and prayed for three graduating high school seniors.


Acts 2 begins with the disciples waiting as Jesus had commanded them, waiting for the Holy Spirit. As the Holy Spirit is poured out, there is wind, fire and strange languages. The result was new life, changed lives. Peter for one experienced new life. Two months earlier he is denying that he knew who Jesus was. Now on Pentecost he stands up before thousands and preaches a powerful message. That day, three thousand who people responded to Peter’s message were baptized. The Holy Spirit breathes new life.


Our new members and our graduates represent new life for which we are grateful.


We rejoice in the path that has led Jerry and Linda Herman and Robert Jordan to our congregation. Each has a unique story of God’s working in their lives. Each has a unique part in the body of Christ with gifts and talents to use. Each represents new life that God breathes into our congregation.


We celebrate with our seniors Brooke Spinell, Alec Preston, Conner Preston and all the other seniors who are friends and family of our church. They have worked long and hard to come to this place of graduation. This month’s newsletter highlights our graduates. It shares their accomplishments and future goals. To our graduates, look to God in all you do. He will lead and guide your steps as you look to him.


We are well into spring. We have had plenty of rain and sunshine this spring. The grass, flowers, vegetables and weeds are rapidly growing. Signs of spring and new life surround us. May this and the ways we see God at work around us, remind us of the new life that the Holy Spirit breathes on us. We say with the hymn writer, “Breathe on me, breath of God.”   Breathe on our congregation, breath of God!


We celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit. We thank God for the signs of new life and we look forward to what God has in store for our future!




Jason Rissler



June Birthdays


75 & Older





Linda Marburger               6/01


Nancy Harvey                   6/07


Pat Beechy                       6/08


Bill Hensel                        6/23




June Special Music




6/03       Joy Diehl


6/10       Alexandria Parson, Hannah Rissler,


   & Delaine Malcuit


6/17       Rick Michel, Gary Garber & Joy Diehl


6/24       Stephanie Levengood






Thank You! 



Thank You to Pastor Jason for his many visits to Ed during this very trying time. Staying with us through both surgeries and his many prayers.

Talking to Ed and relieving some of his fears.

Also to Sam and the whole medical staff at Mercy. He still has a long way to go to heal and get well. With the many prayers from friends and relatives. We say thank you.

Ed & Bonnie Goehring



I would like to say a very special word of thanks for everyone’s prayers through this season in my life. I also appreciate all the visits and beautiful altar flowers which have lifted my recovery. It is the heartfelt kindness of this church and community that proves God’s grace.

Thanks Again!

Martha Wade




A big thank you to all who came to help with the task of mulching. Your contribution is very noticeable and appreciated. Also, thank you to Steve Harder for the delivering of the mulch.

Fred Tuerler,

Property Chair



Just a reminder that the deadline for the Parking Lot fundraiser is Sunday, June 3rd. The envelopes for giving are in the coffee hour room. To date we have collected $4,094.00 of the $6,300.00 needed.

On June 10th all the children, youth and families are invited to a cook-out and farm visit at the McCoy's farm at 8937 Rock Hill Road NW, Strasburg.   The cook-out will be from 4:00-7:00p.  Hot dogs and drinks will be provided.  Bring a side or dessert.  There is a sign-up sheet on the youth bulletin board.

American Legion Chicken BBQ

June 10, 2018

10:00a – 12:00p (or until sold out)




New Dawn


Mary Ann Farthing

865 East Iron Ave/Rm 708

Dover, OH 44622


Country Club


Eva Longacher

862 E Iron Ave Apt 108

Dover, OH 44622


Inn at Northwood Village


Katherine Wells

5799 N. Wooster Ave Rm 104

Dover, OH 44622


Bud Longacher

5799 N. Wooster Ave Rm 503

Dover, OH 44622


Carol Huffman

5799 N. Wooster Ave Rm 609

Dover, OH 44622


Lena Hilbert

5799 N. Wooster Ave Rm 212

Dover, OH 44622


Polly Foster

5799 N. Wooster Ave Rm 412

Dover, OH 44622


Allay Senior Care Center

Of Myers Lake


Margaret Reynolds

3328 – 13th Street NW Rm 15

Canton, OH 44708


Amherst Meadows Senior Center

Joyce Hall

1610 First Street N.E.

Massillon, OH 44646

Park Village


Ruth Breniser

1511 Crater Ave/#11C

Dover, OH 44622


Arlene Reed

1511 Crater Ave/#18A

Dover, OH 44622


Ken Burgess

1525 Crater Ave Rm 202

Dover, OH 44622


Dorothy Fulton

1525 Crater Ave. Rm 203

Dover, OH 44622


Doris Straub

1529 Crater Ave/#10G

Dover, OH 44622



Apartments on the Park Village Campus


Betty L. Ickes

1529 Crater Ave. Apt. 51H

Dover, OH 44622



Bolivar Hennis Care Center


Betty Smith

300 Yant Street Room 125

Bolivar, OH 44612


Apartment on the Country Club Campus


Bob Zeltman

860 E. Iron Ave. Apt. 225

Dover, OH 44622

Church Camp

Camp Wanake – June 6, 2018 from 9:00a-5:00p

is a one day adventure camp to get to see what camp is all about. They will swim, hike, cook out their lunch, ride a horse, and explore the Bible.

$35.00/person $25.00/person for 10 or more campers. For questions contact Stacy Bitikofer or Heather Rissler. There is a sign-up sheet on the Youth Board.




JUNE 2018



















Jodi Vacation



Youth Car Wash for Mission Trip




6:00p Outreach

6:30p Bd of Christian Ed





9:00a-5:00p Church Camp


6:00p Music & Worship








Youth Cook Out














Father’s Day


Melissa Young Imagine Missions






Newsletter Deadline






5:15p-Cong. Care

6:00p Missions

6:30p Council


Jodi Vacation





Jodi Vacation






Pastor Jason Vacation



Pastor Jason Vacation



Pastor Jason Vacation



Pastor Jason Vacation



Pastor Jason Vacation



Pastor Jason Vacation


























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