Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The Happenings Around the Presbytery - August 8, 2017


Upper Ohio Valley Presbytery
907 National Road
Wheeling, WV  26003
304-232-3490

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
In an emergency after office hours: Call 740-359-1813




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What can I do to be more like Jesus?
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PLEASE CONTINUE TO KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS:
Bill Betteridge
Karen Edwards
Ed Mooney
Leura Nancy Macon
Ginny Zoric
Mike Anderson
Nancy Mountz
David Brocklehurst
Wayne Devore
David Bruce
R. H. “Mac” McCuen
Karen Byrne
Linda Turner
Vickie Whinnery
Sharon Willits
Debbie Hale
John Oerter
Judee Parkinson
Steve McCollam
Jacob Kestner
Domasi Partnership
Dakota Partnership
William Heminger
Family of Joe Simcox
All our service men & women
For peace and an end to violence and hatred
Please keep us informed of any prayer concerns you may have.
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PRAYER FOR UOVP PASTORS: Select one of these pastors and remember him/her in your prayers this week: Emily Harden, Homer Harden, Erica Harley, John Edward Harris, Bob Haseltine.
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PATTY will be on vacation Wednesday, August 9, and Thursday, August 10.
THE PRESBYTERY OFFICE will be open August 9; and CLOSED August 10.
In an EMERGENCY, call Rev. Bill Webster 740-359-1813.
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PLEASE KEEP our Dakota travelers in your prayers: Connie Quinn, Robert Nagy, and Frank Lewis. They will be gone August 10 through the 14th, to help with lay pastor training in Dakota Presbytery.
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PLEASE KEEP the Rev. Marcie Allen and her family in your prayers. Marcie’s twin great-grandsons were born less than a pound each, and one of them passed away. Marcie’s address is: 808 Catawba St., Martins Ferry, OH 43935.
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FREE CHOIR ROBES: Bethel Presbyterian Church, in western PA, is giving away about 30 beautiful choir robes with several colors of stoles for each season. For more info, or if you want them, please contact their music director Cheryl Buxamusa, email cbuxamusa@att.net.
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DEDICATION WORSHIP SERVICE. On Sunday, September 24ththe Long's Run Presbyterian Church, 15851 Longs Church Road, East Liverpool, OH, will be dedicating our building addition. So far we have been able to pay all the bills as they came in (over $200,000!). Much of the labor has been done by members and friends of the church on a volunteer basis. Come celebrate with us at 3:00 p.m. on September 24th. Light refreshments will be served following the service.
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BOOK OF ORDER 2017 – 2019: This book is Part II of the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). This volume contains the Foundations of Presbyterian Polity, the Form of Government, the Directory for Worship, and the Rules of Discipline. Additional information is provided to the reader through the inclusion of Received Ecumenical Statements of Guidance and Articles of Agreement.
Patty is currently taking orders at $10.00 per copy. They must be picked up at the Presbytery Office. OR—if you want to order directly from Presbyterian Distribution Service and have them shipped to you, call them at 1-800-524-2612.
A FREE downloadable copy is available from www.pcusa.org.
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THE LONGEST TABLE, a community dining experience to fight hunger in the Ohio Valley, will be held Sunday, September 24th, at the Urban Mission, downtown Steubenville. The street will be closed down to accommodate a table two blocks long. Appetizers and music will begin at 1:00 p.m. and the meal will be served at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $30, but an early bird discount is available until August 24. Go to www.urbanmission.org or call 740-282-8010 to reserve your seat.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY
August 11 ~
Bob Gracey, rwgracey@comcast.net
August 14 ~

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From a Weirton, Cove, e-newsletter: If you are from the northern states and planning on visiting or moving to the south, there are a few things you should know that will help you adapt to the difference in life styles:
¬  If you run your car into a ditch, don't panic. Four men in a four-wheel-drive pickup truck with a 12-pack of beer and a tow chain will be along shortly. Don't try to help them, just stay out of their way. This is what they live for.
¬  Don't be surprised to find movie rentals and bait in the same store. Do not buy food at this store.
¬  Remember: "Y'all" is singular, "All y'all" is plural, and "All y'alls'" is plural possessive.
¬  Get used to hearing, "You ain't from around here, are ya?"
¬  You may hear a Southerner say "Oughta!" to a dog or child. This is short for "Y'all oughta not do that!" and is the equivalent of saying "No!"
¬  Don't be worried about not understanding what people are saying; they can't understand you, either.
¬  The first Southern expression to creep into a transplanted Northerner's vocabulary is the adjective "big ol'," as in "big ol' truck " or "big ol' boy." Most Northerners begin their new Southern-influenced dialect this way. All of them are in denial about it.
¬  The proper pronunciation you learned in school is no longer proper.
¬  Be advised that "He needed killin'" is a valid defense here.
¬  If you hear a Southerner exclaim "Hey, y'all, watch this," stay out of the way. These are likely to be the last words he'll ever say.
¬  If there is the prediction of the slightest chance of even the smallest accumulation of snow, your presence is required at the local grocery store. It doesn't matter whether you need anything or not. You just have to go there.
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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY RUN:
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A PEACH SOCIAL will be held Friday, August 11thfrom 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Food, fellowship, and fantastic music will be featured at the 67th Annual Peach Social. Roger Hoard and Dan Jones will headline the entertainment. This event is sponsored by the Dillonvale, First Presbyterian Church and will be held at the Dillonvale Park, Main St., Dillonvale, OH, by the Gazebo. Dinner items: Haluski, sandwiches, and salads can be purchased at an additional cost. The traditional Peach Social ticket cost is $5.00 per adult and $3.00 per child and includes cake, ice cream, peaches, and lemonade or coffee. Please join us for dinner, dessert, and music at this annual community event.
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COMMUNITY SUMMIT: Building Community to Protect and Empower Youth and Families. The Greater Pittsburgh Coalition Against Violence (CAV) will host a day-long workshop and community dialogue around empowering youth and families in our communities. The Pittsburgh Seminary's Metro-Urban Institute is a sponsoring organization of this event, which will take placeAugust 19 at the Seminary. This event is free and open to the public! See MUI's website for more information.
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PRESBYTERIAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY Newsletter July, 2017: Control+click here. Or find it on our website under Spotlight.
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PRESBYTERIAN PEACE and Justice newsletter July, 2017—“PDA Chooses Welcome” control+click here. Or find it on our website under the Mission sidebar, then Peacemaking.
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THE BOARD OF PENSIONS reminds us it is time to construct "Employer Agreements" for 2018 coverages and benefits. Review, model, and update or build your 2018 Employer Agreement. Log on to Benefits Connect and choose Employer Agreement to select benefits for employees to elect during annual enrollment this Fall. Access resources to help answer your questions. Go towww.pensions.org for the following: Guide to Selecting 2018 Benefits; web tutorials; Employers: Start Thinking about 2018 Benefits article; Selecting 2018 Benefits: Building Your Employer Agreement short video; Expanded pensions.org section at www.pensions.org/2018benefits; Submit your 2018 Employer Agreement now through October 13.
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FREE WORKING PRINTERS: David Knapp, Securicom Ltd., 102 Hummingbird Ln., Wheeling, has three used working printers that any churches can have at no cost, just pick up. Emaildknapp@securicom.biz or call between 5 – 9 PM weekdays, or anytime weekends 304-243-1351. If his machine picks up, please leave your name and number and he will call you back ASAP.
Brother MFC-8480DN High Performance Laser All-In-One with Networking & Duplex: (PRINT - COPY - SCAN - FAX - PC FAX) recently refurbished. Black & white printer. Its automatic duplex feature for two-sided printing helps save paper and an optional high yield toner cartridge is available to help lower your operating costs. Its legal-size document glass allows for ample room for scanning and copying one document at a time. It also has a USB direct interface to print PDF or JPEG files from or scan PDF or JPEG files to your USB flash memory drive. Main tray holds 250 sheets. FREE.
Canon Pixma MP830 Office All-In-One Inkjet Printer: All-in-One does it all--print, scan, copy and fax. Copy and scan 2 sided originals with auto duplex Automatic Document Feeder, fast printing up to 30 ppm black/24 ppm color and a photo lab quality, Super G3 (33.6 Kbps) fax with memory for 100 coded speed dials and up to 250 incoming pages, Built-in 2 sided printing/copying and second paper tray for convenient paper selections, print up to 9600 x 2400 color dpi 1 pico-liter droplet size. Used once or twice; essentially in like-new condition. FREE.
Brother Hl-3075CW Compact Digital Color Printer (Wireless) Excellent Condition – essentially new: Only 291 pages run. Produce brilliant color output at up to 17ppm in both color and black with the HL-3070CW digital color printer with wireless networking. This is a fast, compact printer. FREE.
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ON SEPTEMBER 17, 1717, the first synod meeting in the United States was held in Philadelphia, making this day the 300th birthday of the Synod of the Trinity. The Synod asks all congregations to join in the celebration on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. A bulletin insert including a liturgy and hymn suggestions that can be used on this day may be found on our website under Items of Information. Also note that congregations who share photos and videos from Sept. 17 will be eligible to receive a $500 prize. Information on this is available in the insert.
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FALL CURRICULUM Begins September 3. As a special for Fall 2017, new and returning Feasting on the Word Curriculum users can purchase the Downloadable Total Church Plan for Fall 2017 and SAVE 15%! Still need to try before you buy? Download September 3, 2017, sessions for all ages here. The discount ends September 30, 2017, so you have plenty of time to decide! You can discover additional purchase options for this all-ages, lectionary-based curriculum at these links: childrenyouth and young adultsadult groups and pastorsYou can also save money with total church plans, and if you're a small church (under 50 congregants), we have plans specifically for you.
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Control+click: Attending church is good for your health. Now what? Yonat Shimron | Religion News Service. Latest in a long line of studies shows church attendance is good for your health.
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UNION PRESBYTERIAN SEMINARY will hold “Seminary for a Day” Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Choose from 12 workshops! Two keynotes! Get a taste of what seminary is like. Connect with old friends and new. For workshop descriptions and to register, go to www.upsem.edu/event/seminary-day-2017.
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STEWARDSHIP KALEIDOSCOPE will be held September 25 – 27, 2017, at TradeWinds Island Grand Resort, St. Pete Beach, FL, for pastors, lay leaders, and anyone who is looking to learn more about stewardship in today’s church context. 30+ workshops will be offered. To register or for more info: www.stewardshipkaleidoscope.org.
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WEE KIRK, Northeast (PA) Small Church Conference, will be held October 9-11, 2017, at the Laurelville Mennonite Church Center, Mt. Pleasant, PA. Purpose: To inspire, equip, motivate and encourage small PC(USA) Churches and to provide rest and refreshment for the Clergy and Lay Leaders of those Churches. For more info, contact Helen Kester at (724) 980-9565 orhelen.kester@gmail.com. Online registration are available at www.wee-kirk-ne.org.
TIMOTHY PROJECT, in conjunction with the annual Wee Kirk Conference: Come and celebrate with us as you begin your ministry. Let us walk with you and be an encourager and even perhaps answer some of your questions from seasoned pastors and lay leaders. Monday, October 9, 2017, Noon—meet in the Lodge for lunch; 1:00—Ice Breakers & Worship; 2:00—Session One: “Facilitating Adaptive Change in the Small Church,” by Larry Myers; 3:15—Session two: “Using Appreciative Inquiry As a Planning Tool in the Small Church,” by Jordan Rimmer: 4:30—registration & check in; 5:00—supper. Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 10:30 – Noon Session Six: “Facing into the Tsunami,” a tsunami of cultural change is headed toward all our churches. How do we begin to wrestle with the adaptive challenges we now face? by Jim Farrer. The remainder of the time you will join the Wee Kirk Conference. See brochure for times and activities. 1 Tim. 1:2; 1 Tim. 1:18, 1 Tim. 6:20. If you are interested in attending the Northeast (PA) Wee Kirk and the Timothy Group, separate registration is necessary. Contact Helen Kester 724-980-9565 or helen.kester@gmail.com.
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