Newsletter

 

                               The Voice


November 2017


  


 

 

 

Pastor

 

Jason Rissler

 

(330) 806-7814

 

 

 

E-Mail Address

 

jasonrissler@gmail.com

 

 

 

Youth Sunday School

 

9:00 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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Nursery

 

 

 

November 5th

 

Sue Burdett

 

 

 

November 12th

 

Brooke Spinell

 

 

 

November 19th

 

am - Brenda Bayer

 

pm – Suzanne Black

 

 

 

November 26th

 

Denise Borter

 

 

 

Ushers

 

 

 

*Jay Huff, Susan Lalewicz,

 

Cindy Brown, & Abbey Hutchison

 

 

 

Greeters

 

 

 

Heather & Hannah Rissler,

 

Charlotte Ayers & Michelle Fearon

 

 

 

Kid’s Korner

 

 

 

November 5th

 

Brenda Bayer & Brooke Spinell

 

 

 

November 12th

 

Brenda Bayer & Mollie Harper

 

 

 

November 19th

 

Jackie Parson & Robin Fearon

 

 

 

November 26th

 

Jackie Parson & Britney Myers

 

 

 

Acolytes

 

 

 

November 5th

 

Joey Farthing & Evan Rissler

 

 

 

November 12th

 

Katie Farthing & Kylie McKenzie

 

 

 

November 19th

 

Sarah Reynolds & Alexandria Parson

 

 

 

November 26th

 

Brennan & Evan Rissler


 

 

 

 

 

 

November 2017

 

Special Dates

 

To Remember;

 

 

 

November 2nd

 

6:00p – Music & Worship

 

 

 

November 4th

 

8:00a - Social Hall Reserved

 

 

 

November 5th

 

All Saints Sunday

 

Turn Clocks Back!

 

 

 

November 6th

 

5:00p – Tiger Paw/Outreach

 

6:30p – Board of Christian Education

 

5:00p – Social Hall Reserved

 

 

 

November 9th

 

5:15p – Congregational Care

 

6:00p - Missions

 

6:30p – Council

 

 

 

November 10 -13th

 

Pastor Jason Vacation

 

 

 

November 11th

 

Social Hall Reserved

 

 

 

November 16th

 

12:00p – Seasoned Seniors

 

Newsletter Deadline

 

 

 

November 19th

 

Election & Budget Meeting

 

7:00p – Community Thanksgiving & Communion

 

 

 

November 21st

 

Jodi Vacation

 

 

 

November 23rd

 

Happy Thanksgiving/Office Closed

 

 

 

November 24th

 

Office Closed

 

 

 

November 26th

 

Hanging of the Greens


 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over the past months our nation has suffered one tragedy after the next…Harvey, Irma, Las Vegas, wildfires….the list goes on. We can become callous as images and news like this become far too common place.

 

On the one hand we want to help out if we can.   As a congregation we just collected over $500 as well as personal hygiene items for hurricane relief. These are certainly ways that we can help out. But on the other hand we can feel helpless to make a difference. The needs are so great, there are so many needs and I am just one person.

 

My friend Noah Kaye, following the shooting in Las Vegas wrote in a blog words that I read during a sermon several weeks ago. These words were a challenge to me. He wrote: “Like so many of you, I am sick and tired and angry and confused and dumfounded and disgusted and broken hearted over the latest mass shooting, now in Vegas. Each time these happen, I see a gazillion people say they are praying. Frankly, that's losing meaning for me. I still believe prayer works. But I do NOT believe prayer is a replacement for love, action and compassion. And that is what bothers me each time these things happen. What can I DO? I feel so helpless. 

 

 

 

I am aware that I can give money, give blood, give organs, give time, give assistance, etc. However, like many of you may also experience, some of those things are practically impossible or else incredibly difficult for whatever reason. Some will be able to, some will not. 

 

 

 

So, the more I pondered this, the more I thought that the best thing I can do is to genuinely love as many people as I can today! To have meaningful connections with every human being I can today. To reflect the value of another. To make eye contact, smile, and speak. To promote connection, not isolation. To create community, not fuel loneliness. These are things I CAN do today. And I think they matter...a lot!”

 

 

 

There are things that we can do today. There is a difference that we can make today in the lives of people around us. People are hurting. People are lonely. People are in need of a smile, a kind word, a note of encouragement, a pat on the back or a loving handshake.

 

 

 

This month is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a time of remembering the many ways God has blessed us and it is also a time of remembering those who have less than we do. We often think of those who have material need. Let’s not forget them. But let’s also not forget those who are in need of friendship, those in need of a visit, and those in need of being remembered.

 

 

 

Andrew Creagan shared with us on Sunday, as part of the FCA youth sharing, the story of Job. Job made the choice to turn to God, not away from God when trouble struck. In these times of disasters and tragedy we look to God anew. We place our trust in him. We pray and we do the things that we can do.

 

 

 

Let’s make a difference in our world, one person at a time! God bless you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends!

 

 

 

God’s peace and grace to you,

 

Jason Rissler, Pastor



 


November Birthdays


 

75 & Older

 

 

 

Betty Ickes                      11/11

 

Bonnie Goehring                11/22

 

Lena Hilbert                     11/29



 

 

 


 


Thank You! 

 

  

 

Thank you to Al and Kathy Osler for the beautiful flowers I received. I appreciated it very much.

Barb Limbacher

 

A great big thank you to those that furnished soup, dessert, donated money or helped in any way at the soup and sandwich luncheon. Thanks to Jane Andreas for making the creamed chicken, and to the fellowship committee and all those extra hands that helped clean up. Thank you to John and Jacob Farthing for carrying the containers of soup to the social hall. They were such a big help. May God richly bless you.

Barb Limbacher – Fellowship Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Election & Budget Meeting

 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

 

following the Worship Service

 




 

 

The 2018 Budget is will be located on the CROP table and the table in the Narthex on Sunday, November 5, 2017






 

Strasburg Lions Club

 

Blood Mobile

 

November 15, 2017

 

2:00 – 6:00p

 

Strasburg School

 

 

 

 


Community Thanksgiving Service


Sunday, November 19, 2017

7:00p at St. John UCC

Community Service & Communion

Guest Speaker:

Louise Worsham T-4-C Director

Community Choir




 


 

SEASONED SENIORS

 


 

November 16, 2017

 

 

 

Menu:

 

Shredded Turkey & Dressing Casserole & Gravy

 

Cranberry Relish Salad

 

Pumpkin Squares

 

Coffee & Punch

 


 

Program:

 

Glen Youngen

 

Bike across country from

 

California to Florida

 

 

 

 

 

One hour (11:00a) before the program and one hour after the program is over; Bonnie Wood will be taking blood pressures and Sue Burdett would like to look at your list of medication that you are taking. Everyone is encouraged to either bring all your pill bottles or a written list of all medication taken.

 



        OurNursingHomeResidents



New Dawn

 

MaryAnn 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 Edwards

5799 N. Wooster Ave Rm 601

Dover, OH 44622

 

Carol Huffman

5799 N. Wooster Ave Rm 609

Dover, OH 44622

 

Park Village

 

Ruth Breniser

1511 Crater Ave/#11C

Dover, OH 44622

 

Arlene Reed

1511 Crater Ave/#18A

Dover, OH 44622



 

Allay Senior Care Center

Of Myers Lake

 

Margaret Reynolds

3328 – 13th Street NW Rm 4

Canton, OH 44708

 

 

Apartments on the Park Village Campus

 

 

Doris Straub

1529 Crater Ave. Apt. 12G 

Dover, OH 44622


Dorothy Fulton

1529 Crater Ave. Apt. 54H

Dover, OH 44622


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

 

Windsor Medical Center

 

Marge Jossi

1454 E. Maple Street/Rm 2441

North Canton, OH 44720

 


 

 

We are pleased to be hosting the annual Live Nativity December 9th at St. John UCC

 

 

 

 

 


 

The kitchen is in need of some more plastic containers with lids.

 

 

 

Thank You!

 



 


 





 

NOVEMBER 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Sun

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

 

 

 

1

6:00p Bells

7:00p Choir

 

2

6:00p Music & Worship

3

 

4

Social Hall Reserved

5

All Saints Sunday

 

Daylight savings ends, turn back clocks

6

5:00p Social Hall Reserved

5:00p Tiger Paw Packing/Outreach

6:30p Bd of Christian Ed

7:00p Boy Scouts

7

6:00p Girl/Cub Scouts

8

6:00p Bells

6:30p Venture Crew

7:00p Choir

 

9

5:15p-Cong. Care

6:00p Missions

6:30p Council

 

10

 

 

 

 

Pastor Jason Vacation

11

8:00a Social Hall Reserved

 

 

Pastor Jason Vacation

12

 

 

 

Pastor Jason Vacation

13

7:00p Boy Scouts

 

14

 

15

6:00p Bells

7:00p Choir

 

16

12:00p Seasoned Seniors

 

Newsletter Deadline

17

 

18

 

19

Election & Budget Meeting

 

7:00p Community Thanksgiving & Communion

20

7:00p Boy Scouts

 

21

6:00p Girl Scouts

 

Jodi Vacation

 

 

22

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

Office Closed

Thanksgiving Day!

 

 

 

24

Office Closed

 

 

 

 

25

 

 

 

 

 

26

Hanging of the Greens

 

 

 

27

7:00p Boy Scouts

 

 

 

 

Corrinne Vacation

 

28

6:00p Scouts

29

6:00p Bells

7:00p Choir

 

30

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 


 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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