Sunday, the Lord s Day, September 13, 2020

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51 West Stoever Avenue, PO Box 61, Myerstown, PA 17067 Telephone Number: 717-866-5517

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Sunday, the Lord

’s Day, September 13, 2020

Pastor: Dennis Garrison (Interim) Organist: Barb Heffner Worship Service 10:00 a.m.



Welcome and Announcements ……….. Pastor Dennis Prelude ……… Barb Heffner *Call to Worship – (adapted from Psalm 47)

Leader: Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy!

People: For the Lord Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth.

Leader: Sing praises to our God, sing praises, sing to Him a song of praise!

People: Praise the Lord, all people; praise God’s everlasting name!


Music Ministry ……… Duet by Barb Heffner & Barb Weidman “A Medley of Faith & Joy”

Solo By Barb Heffner ……….. “Bless This House”

Minute for Mission – Joe Matthews from TGC Global

Message for Children .……….. Pastor Dennis Presentation of Bibles ………. Christine Blackwell

Children’s Church Dismissal - 4 years old to 5th grade

A Time of Prayer

Unison Prayer of Confession:

Forgive me my sins, O Lord.

Forgive me the sins of my youth and the sins of my age, the sins of my soul and the sins of my body,

my secret and my whispering sins, the sins I have done to please myself and the sins I have done to please others.

Forgive those sins which I know and the sins which I do not


Forgive them, Lord;

forgive them all in Your great goodness, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.


Scripture – Luke 14:25-35 (NIV)

Message – “Letting Go” ………. Pastor Dennis *Closing Hymn – “Take My Life” ………... #389 BL *Sending and Benediction


Chorister – Earl Liskey


Admit you are a sinner (Romans 3:23) Believe Christ died for you (Acts 16:31) Ask Him to save you (John 1:12; Romans 10:9, 13)



Sunday Worship Service 10:00 am


Monday Bible Study 7:00 pm

Tuesday Executive Meeting 6:30 pm

Commission Meeting 7:00 pm

Board Meeting 7:30 pm

Wednesday Quilting & Crafts 9:00 am

Bell Choir 6:30 pm

Sunday Worship Service 10:00 am

DEACONS for the month of September are Jay & Brenda Lentz.

GIFT CARDS – The next gift card order will be processed Monday, October 5th. Please have your order in by Sunday October 4th. Don’t forget, you don’t have to buy gift cards for a gift, you can use them yourself. Make sure you look over the list of businesses, as new ones have been added.

Reminder – All things for the bulletin should be in the church office by


We would like to thank Kim Wenger for being Worship Leader this

morning and Earl Liskey for being the Chorister.

Quilting and other crafts will start up again on Wednesday September

16th at 9:00 am. The following week it will be in the evening September 23rd at 6:30 pm and will continue to follow this rotation throughout the

year. All willing crafters are invited to attend.

MCoB email list - join by sending your name and email address to

Listen to Pastor Dennis give a midweek message by going to the

MCoB web site,, by visiting the MCoB Facebook page, or by joining the MCoB email list.

STATISTICS: 8/30/2020

Prayer Chain Requests


ATTENDANCE: Worship Service 57



WEEKLY BUDGET AMOUNTS (not actual expenses) $3,890.00

GENERAL FUND total received $2,205.00

E-TITHE $0.00

TOTAL $2,205.00

DIFFERENCE ($1,685.00)

In addition, the following special funds were received:

Love Offering $50.00


E-TITHE $0.00

BUILDING FUND total received $0.00


Follow our year-to-date progress in your copy of the Church Board Minutes or Newsletter found in The Gathering Place.

Our expenses continue in your absence.

Please include the church in your giving each week.

You can drop off your offering envelopes at the church. Ring the buzzer and JoAnn will let you in. Put in the box right inside the door, or you can mail it to:

Myerstown Church of the Brethren 51 West Stoever Avenue

PO Box 61

Myerstown, PA 17067

As another option consider electronic giving. A no-hassle, no-cost giving

option. Call 717-866-5517 for more information.

***Pastor Dennis will be in his office at church on Monday afternoons


2020 DISTRICT PRAYER CALENDAR – This week we are praying

for the Middle Creek Church of the Brethren (Lititz, PA) and the Parker Ford Church of the Brethren (Pottstown, PA) is praying for us. Please remember Mary Ann Gibble with cards and prayers. She has

been transferred for Rehab to:

Spring Creek Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Mary Ann Gibble

Room S108

1205 South 28th Street Harrisburg, PA 17111

Or calls would be appreciated as she is not allowed visitors. Her direct number 717-565-2268.

This week pray for those on page 36 in the church directory.

Please remember the following people in your prayers this week:

Jarod Billips – friend of JoAnn Houtz

Richard Blatt – friend of Dave & Janet Dubble Glen Bomberger – Brother of Mark Bomberger Raymond Brown

Bud Brubaker Lori Ceresini

Beverly Diem – Sister of Barb Wenger Donna Fisher

Tammy Gibble Carroll Dilling – niece of Erlene & Verna Mary Ann Gibble

Leroy & Kathryn Hartranft George Heller

Jim Kellogg – son-in-law of Brenda Weierbach Shirley Killian – Friend of Barb Heffner

Bill Kline

Samantha Krick – niece of JoAnn Houtz Anna Kupp

Iris Liskey

John & Joan Mauser

Bonnie Rittle – Sister-in-law of Ray & Dorothy Brown Dennis Seldomridge Barb Weidman Carl Wenger Roy Wenger Jr. Nancy Wenrich Edna Yoh


IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!!! – Attention all Pumpkin Rollers!

Beginning September 21st and continuing thru October, we will be making the awesome pumpkin rolls! We are looking for all willing helpers for this giant project. We will supply the paper masks and gloves. The baking time starts at 8:00 a.m. and finishes up around 11:30 or so…… Filling begins at 5:30 p.m. (or whenever you can arrive) and usually finishes around 7:30. Our goal is to make 1,500. Please come out and help us with this project. Order forms are in your mailboxes. The price for pumpkins rolls is $11.00. Thank you so much for all the help provided. If you are willing to help, please contact Dottie Nagle or Janet Dubble.

Bazaar News - Our annual bazaar is Saturday, November 21st, the

Saturday before Thanksgiving. Mark your calendar now to keep the date open! Tables will be available to rent for $10 for your crafts, etc. If you have items for the “White Elephant” tables, they can be stored in the Sharing Cupboard area until the bazaar. Baked goods, candy, etc. will be accepted on Friday, November 20th.

Soup Needed – If anyone is willing to make a batch of soup for the

bazaar, please see Toni Noll.

There are light brown metal folding chairs available for anyone that

would like some. A donation will be accepted. Please see Whitey Nagle or Earl Liskey.

Moderator's Town Hall - Thursday, September 17th

We are excited to announce the next Moderator’s Town Hall on September 17th, 2020, at 7:00 PM EDT. The featured speaker will be veteran civil rights leader and former UN Ambassador Andrew

Young. To register for the town hall, please visit:

More information is on the table in the Gathering Place.

Jubilee Ministries has given us an invitation to tour the building. If

anyone is interested there will be a sign-up sheet in the gathering place.

There is a limited amount of clothing racks for sale. First come first

serve. $10.00 each. See Dottie Nagle if interested.

We will be having Pew Communion instead of Love Feast on




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