THE VOICE

 

November 2018

 

Pastor

Jason Rissler

(330) 806-7814

 

E-Mail Address

jasonrissler@gmail.com

 

Youth Sunday School – 8:45 am

 

Worship Service

9:30 am

 

Adult Sunday School - 10:45 am

 

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


 

For Church updates follow

 

St. John United Church of

Christ on Facebook





 

Lay Leaders

 

 

 

November 4th

 

Cheryl Feutz & Mary Jane Aul

 

 

 

November 11th

 

Jerry Murphy & Shirley Kuecher

 

 

 

November 18th

 

Al & Kathy Osler

 

 

 

November 25th

 

Jay Huff & Heather Rissler


Special Dates

To Remember;



November 1st

6:00p – Music & Worship

 

November 4th

All Saints Sunday

Daylight Savings Time Ends

 

November 5th

5:00p – Tiger Paw/Outreach

6:30p – Bd of Christian Ed

 

November 11th

Posting of Colors/Veteran’s Day

 

November 14th

7:00p – Venture Crew

 

November 15th

12:00p – Seasoned Seniors

5:15p – Congregational Care

6:00p – Missions

6:30p - Council

 

November 18th

7:00p – Community Thanksgiving Service & Communion St. John UCC

 

November 19th

Newsletter Deadline

 

November 22nd

Office Closed/Happy Thanksgiving

 

November 23rd

Office Closed




 

Nursery

 

 

 

November 4th

 

Pat Liggett

 

 

November 11th

 

Linda Beck

 

 

November 18th

 

Brenda Bayer

 

 

 

November 25th

 

Cindy Brown

 

 

 

 

Ushers

 

*Richard Beck, Jay Huff,

 

Kathy Osler & Cindy Brown

 

 

 

Greeters

 

 

Michelle & Robin Fearon &

 

Charlotte Ayers



 

Acolytes

 

 

November 4th

 

Cole & Caden Hutchison

 

 

 

November 11th

 

Tessa & Trenton Bitikofer

 

 

 

November 18th

 

Evan Rissler & Mason Wagner

 

 

 

November 25th

 

Derek & Brennan Rissler



The Pastor’s Page

 

Give Thanks….


I Thessalonians 5:18, in the KJV says this, In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”


This verse became a favorite of mine as a teenager. I remember struggling with the question, “what is God’s will for my life?” My youth leader gave me a note with this verse on it and encouraged me that God’s will is that I always give thanks, regardless of where I am or what I am doing. This has stuck with me to this day. I am reminded of this verse especially as we approach Thanksgiving.


The NIV translates this verses as following, “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”


We might be tempted to sit back and say, really? The Apostle Paul who penned these words has no idea what I am going through. If he only knew the half of what I am facing: health problems, loss of loved ones, financial struggles, relationship struggles…etc.


Life wasn’t exactly easy for Paul; he faced many trials. In his second letter to the Corinthians (11:23-28) he talks about the challenges he faced; it was quite a list. Paul said that he faced: hardship in Asia, criticism, pain, that he had been in prison frequently and flogged (beaten), exposed to death again and again, 3 times beaten with rods, beaten with stones, three times shipwrecked, spent a night and day in the open sea, that he had been constantly on the move and in danger from the Gentiles, in danger in the city, in danger in the country, and in danger at the seas and from false brothers. Paul said that he labored and toiled and had often gone without sleep. He knew what it was to know hunger and thirst and had often gone without food. He had been cold and naked and on top of all that he said he daily faced the pressure of concern for all the churches. Yet Paul still proclaims, “In everything give thanks.”


Every situation we find ourselves in, there is something that we can find to thank God for. When we choose to give thanks, it takes our eyes off ourselves. It takes our eyes off our situations or the difficult things we are going through. Giving God thanks puts our eyes on God which is where they need to be.


Let’s be a people who choose to give thanks to God, at Thanksgiving and through-out the year!

Thanking God today for you,

 

Pastor Jason

 

 

November Birthdays

75 & Older

 

Deanna Zaugg                11/07

Betty L. Ickes                11/11

Bonnie Goehring           11/22

Lena Hilbert                  11/29

 

 

 

SEASONED SENIORS

 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

 

Menu:

Vegetable Beef Soup

Turkey Club Sandwich

Fruit Cup

Carrot Cake

Coffee & Punch

 

Program:

Bick Miller makes doll dresses and sends to the Philippines

 

 

 

With Sincere Sympathy

 

Dorothy Fulton    October 6, 2018


November 4th is All Saints Sunday

 

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will also be sharing an update on their ministry.




 

Budget & Election Meeting

Sunday, November 11th

 




 

Community Thanksgiving Service & Communion

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, November 18th

at 7:00p

 

St. John UCC

 

 

 

Community Choir & Handbell Choir, Collection of Hats & Gloves, Offering for Strasburg Christian Scholarship

 

 

 

Guest Speaker: Paul Stutzman

 

 

 

Paul Stutzman is a restaurant manager turned storyteller and author after the death of his wife from breast cancer. His passion and mission is to share what he learned on the Appalachian Trail, biking across the United States and hiking in Israel.



 

Live Nativity

 

Saturday, December 8th

 

5:00p – 7:00p

St. John UCC

Thank You! 


 

A sincere thank you to Pastor Jason and the members of St. John UCC during this most difficult time, in the passing of Dorothy.

 

In Christian Love,

 

Dan & Jo Ann Yourkoski


 

 

 

Thank you Pastor Jason for coming so early to pray with us before my knee surgery, and for keeping Fred company during the surgery. Your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated!

 

Fred & Terri Tuerler


 

 

 

Thank you to all who graciously helped with the painting, lawn work and tree trimming. Your efforts are appreciated and noticeable around our church. Also thank you to the generous contributors that provide the funds necessary to maintain and take care of various tasks around our church.

 

Fred Tuerler, Property Chair

 

& Church Council


 

 

 

I want to thank the church family for supporting the Fall Luncheon. Thank you to all who brought soup and dessert, all those that attended and helped clean up. Also a thank you to the Fellowship Committee for giving their time and talents to help set up, serve and all the other volunteers who carried soup and helped with dishes. To Gary Garber who is so valuable to the church family.

 

May God richly bless you,

 

Barb Limbacher

 

Fellowship Committee






 

Share-A-Christmas

 

 

 

Order Papa Johns Pizza anytime during the month of November and 10% of your order will be donated to Share-A-Christmas. Orders can be placed online or in store using promo code: SHARE18

 

 

 

*Valid at New Phila & Dover locations only.



 

Our Nursing Home Residents

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

 

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

 

Arlene Reed

1511 Crater Ave/#18A

Dover, OH 44622

 

Ken Burgess

1525 Crater Ave Rm 106

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

234-801-4384

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

  

 November 2018

 

 

 

 



Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

 

 

 

 

1

6:00p-Music & Worship

2

 

3

 

4

All Saints Sunday

 

Fall Back Daylight Savings Ends

5

5:00p Tiger Paw/Outreach

6:30p Board of Christian Ed

7:00p Boy Scouts

6

6:00p Girl Scouts

6:00p Cub Scouts

7

6:00p Bells

7:00p Choir

8

 

9

 

10

9:00a-10:30a

Cub Scout Popcorn pick-up

11

Posting of Colors

 

 

12

7:00p Boy Scouts

 

 

Newsletter Deadline

13

 

14

6:00p Bells

7:00p Choir

15

12:00p Seasoned Seniors

5:15p Cong. Care

6:00p Missions

6:30p Council

16

 

17

 

18

 

7:00p Community Thanksgiving Service & Communion

St. John UCC

19

7:00p Boy Scouts

20

6:00p Girl Scouts

6:00p Cub Scouts

21

 

22

Office Closed

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

23

Office Closed

24

 

25

 

26

7:00p Boy Scouts

27

6:00p Cub Scouts

28

6:00p Bells

7:00p Choir

29

 

30

 

 

Text Box: Pastor
Jason Rissler
(330) 806-7814

E-Mail Address
jasonrissler@gmail.com

Youth Sunday School – 8:45 am

Worship Service
9:30 am

Adult Sunday School - 10:45 am 

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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