Newsletter

 

                               The Voice


July 2018


  


 

 

 

Pastor

 

Jason Rissler

 

(330) 806-7814

 

 

 

E-Mail Address

 

jasonrissler@gmail.com

 

 

 

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

 

 

  

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

 

 

 

July 1st

 

Brenda Bayer

 

 

 

July 8th

 

Linda Beck

 

 

 

July 15th

 

Heather Farthing

 

 

 

July 22nd

 

Skip Harper

 

 

 

July 29th

 

Sue Burdett

 

 

 

Ushers

 

*Pat Liggett, Denise Zeigler,

 

Lillian Galli & Becky Reymond

 

 

 

Greeters

 

 

 

Jerry & Susan Murphy

 

Vickki Hinebaugh & Ethel Weeks

 

 

 

Acolytes

 

 

 

July 1st

 

Alexandria Parson & Katie Farthing

 

 

 

July 8th

 

Tessa & Trenton Bitikofer

 

 

 

July 15th

 

Hunter McKenzie & Derek Rissler

 

 

 

July 22nd

 

Evan & Brennan Rissler

 

 

 

July 29th

 

Joey Farthing & Mason Wagner

 

 

 

Lay Leaders

 

 

 

July 1st

 

Bub Dreher & Jay Huff

 

 

 

July 8th

 

Jane Andreas & Donna George

 

 

 

July 15th

 

Jerry Murphy & Shirley Kuecher

 

 

 

July 22nd

 

Gary & Heather Spinell

 

 

 

July 29th

 

Debbie Burrier & Denise Borter


  

 

July 2018

 

Special Dates

 

To Remember;

 

 

 

July 1st – 5th

 

Pastor Jason Vacation

 

 

 

July 1st

 

Tom Patton Guest Speaker

 

Posting of Colors

 

 

 

July 2nd

 

6:00p – Outreach

 

 

 

July 4th

 

Office Closed

 

Happy 4th of July!

 

 

 

July 17th

 

6:30p - Council

 

 

 

July 19th

 

5:15p – Congregational Care

 

6:00p - Missions

 

 

 

July 23 – July 26th

 

Mission Trip to Cincinnati

 

 

 

July 24th

 

Newsletter Deadline

 

 


 

 

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 The Pastor’s Page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Their Words of Encouragement

 

     A number of years ago I picked up a small book by John Maxwell entitled, Running with the Giants. The book reads like a devotional book with short chapters and a personal challenge. This summer I am using the book to guide my summer sermon series.

 

     Hebrews 12:1 says this, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” Chapter 11 of Hebrews is often referred to as the “Hall of Fame” of the Christian faith. We read of men and women, who have gone before us. They are this cloud of witnesses who are cheering us on in this race of life.

 

   Maxwell, in his book asks, if these men and women “could step out of the crowd, come down onto the track where you are running, and jog a lap with you…what would they say to you?” (pref p. 8). This is the question that we are asking as each week this summer we are studying the life of Old Testament hero of the faith.

 

     We started out with Noah. Noah followed in obedience and built a great big boat, the ark. As a result of Noah’s obedience his life, the lives of his family and the animals were saved. If Noah would come down onto the track of life and run a lap with us, he might say to us, “One person can make a difference.” You and your life can make a difference. You can make a difference for God’s kingdom. You can make a difference in the lives of others.

 

     We looked at the fascinating, fast paced story of Esther. Through a series of circumstances outside her control, but directed by God Esther came to the position of Queen. Esther risked her life to save her people, the Jews. Today Esther might say, “God has a place for you.” Maybe you know the place God has for you or maybe you are waiting to see. Either way, God has a place for you.

 

     Joseph had a dream. He was only 17 years old. His family didn’t support him and his brothers even sold him into slavery. Never the less, Joseph remembered the dream and 23 years later his dream came to pass. God used Joseph to save his family and the nation of Israel. Today Joseph might say to us, “Don’t give up on your dreams.” Others might not understand or believe in you, but hang onto God’s promises and the words he speaks to you.

 

   Over the next two months we will look at the stories of Moses, Rebekah, Abraham, Nehemiah, David and Jonathan. Those who have gone before us are cheering us on. They want us to run the race with perseverance and join them one day in the cheering crowd of witnesses.

 

     As in a relay race, the baton is in our hands. It has been handed to us from those who have gone before. May we run the race as God would have us so that when we run our final lap we can hand the baton off with confidence that we did our part.

 

God bless you as you run the race of life!

 

Pastor Jason 




 


 

July Birthdays

 

75 & Older

 

 

 

 

 

Eva Longacher                  7/03

 

Bernice Hall                      7/12

 

Mary Ellen Gurney             7/16

 

Esther Kate                      7/18

 

Bob Gardner                     7/27

 

Gale Huffman                   7/27

 

Beulah Hensel                   7/28




 

 

 

 

Youth Mission Trip

 

 

 

On July 22nd-26th the youth will be in Cincinnati for a summer service trip.  They will work with Washington UCC.  This urban congregation has a vibrant ministry to children in their neighborhood.  Each summer they run a summer youth program for about 50 children.  We will help with this program by assisting with Bible stories, worship, crafts and recreation. We will visit a homeless shelter and distribute an afternoon snack as well as participate in a poverty education class.  Thanks to all who helped to support this trip through the bake sale, care wash and other generous donations!

One additional way you can help - we are providing the snack for the homeless shelter.  We would like to provide homemade cookies and are looking for 18 dozen cookies to be prepared and dropped off at the church on Sunday July 22nd.  There will be a sign-up sheet for cookies in the coffee hour room.  Thanks!



Thank You! 

 

  

 

 

Thank you to Pastor Jason for his visits and prayers. Thank you for the visits and cards sent to Dorothy Fulton.

 

JoAnn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July Special Music

 

 

 

7/01         Cindy Smith & Rick Michel

 

7/08        

 

7/15         Longfellow Family

 

7/22

 

7/29         Joyful Noise




American Legion Chicken BBQ

July 15, 2018

10:00a – 12:00p (or until sold out)

 

 

 

Dress A Child 2018

 

The Dress A Child program continues to work throughout Tuscarawas County to support our students in beginning a new school year in a positive way. We are committed to providing new school clothes to the children whose families meet the federal poverty guidelines.

 

Last year we were able to provide 1,348 children with a voucher for $50.00 for new clothes. Clothes shopping is supervised and approved by our wonderful volunteers.

 

Please note that 100% of all donations go to the clothing voucher.

 

Please have all donations in by

Monday, July 23rd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUTDOOR WORSHIP & PICNIC

PLEASE JOIN US…..

SUNDAY, AUGUST 5TH

STRASBURG PARK

BOY SCOUT PAVILION #1

 

The Valley Voices will be providing the special music.

 

Service will begin at 10:30am.   Please bring a potluck dish to share. Bring friends and family (and lawn chairs if you don’t want to sit at the picnic tables).

 

        OurNursingHomeResidents



 

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

 

Dorothy Fulton

1525 Crater Ave Rm 306

Dover, OH 44622

 

Diana Harper

1525 Crater Ave Rm 105

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





 

 

 

JULY 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

1

Tom Patton

 

Posting of the Colors

 

Pastor Jason Vacation

2

6:00p Outreach

 

 

 

Pastor Jason Vacation

3

 

 

 

 

Pastor Jason Vacation

4

Office Closed

 

 

 

Pastor Jason Vacation

5

 

 

 

 

Pastor Jason Vacation

6

 

7

 

8

 

9

 

10

 

11

 

12

 

13

 

14

 

15

 

16

 

17

6:30p Council

 

18

 

19

5:15p-Cong. Care

6:00p Missions

 

20

 

21

 

22

 

23

Cincinnati Mission Trip

24

Cincinnati Mission Trip

 

Newsletter Deadline

25

Cincinnati Mission Trip

26

Cincinnati Mission Trip

27

 

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