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Pastor - Joni Williams

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Pat & Pete Kniseley


Missions: Chitester, Lenhart, Chamberlin, & Scarlet Cord

Service men & women

Pray for each other


For Savannah McCool 7 yr old granddaughter of John Thomas. John is the former pastor of The First Assembly of God Church here in Brookville and current associate pastor of Roseville Independent Chapel. Savannah as I said, is 7 years old. She has had a number of serious health problems since birth but has always overcome them. She is living proof of the miracles of God. Most recently she developed a disease in her lungs where a super infection that is resistant to any antibiotic or any other treatment, was destroying her lung that it was in. A large part of that lung was removed. Her recovery was again miraculous. They just found out, however, that it is now in her other lung. Her lung capacity was at 52% but in the last month has already dropped to 46%. Please pray for healing for her, for her family who have all been through so much, and for the doctors to have wisdom in treating her.


Thank you,



And I have a Praise! One of the "Families in Turmoil" is doing so much better. Things are really looking up for them and it just makes my heart so happy! Keep praying! God is good & He know just what they need!



Please keep the family of Patty Rake (Becky Caylor's sister) in prayer. Patty passed away from cancer yesterday.


Pray too for;

Helen Reinard - Heart Cath tomorrow

Dorley Caylor - strength for the journey thru cancer.

Donna & Scott as they wait.

Karen Wolfe complications of Chemo

Ron & Shirley Walter - Health concerns

Miranda's aunt & uncle both in hospital

Those battling colds & flu.


Those grieving loses.



Remember the Ash Wednesday Service at KnoxDale this Wednesday. At 7:00 Also...KnoxDale folks; due to a miss communication the Lenten booklets weren't ready this morning. They are now ready. You can pick one up Wednesday night or have your children/youth pick one up for you Tuesday evening.



Karen Wolfe's niece ( her sisters daughter) passed away last night from complications of cancer.

Please keep her family in prayer.


Continue to pray for Tom Wright. He is so depressed. My heart breaks for him.


Hope you'll all be in Church tomorrow!


Continued prayer for Tom Wright and Dorothy's family. And all those grieving loses.


If you missed "War Room" last night, you missed a good movie. Thanks Meade Chapel for sponsoring that event! It was a nice evening!

 Continued prayers for Karen Wolfe, Dorley Caylor, Donna & Scott Syphrit.

Praise God for the nice days and that they were able to get Ray out for a drive yesterday.   He loved that!


Please keep the Wright / Yates family in prayer as they grieve the lose of Dorothy.

Pray especially for Tom who is struggling with adjusting to life in the home, the effects of the stroke, the lose of his brother (whose funeral he missed because of the stroke). This is just one more thing he has to deal with in his weakened condition.


I'm not sure what Brittany's married name is...but got this request from her aunt, Melanie Boddorf.


"Would you please pray for Brittany she had her baby yesterday he's a downs baby and they had to life flight him to children's and Brittany had a c section so she is still in dubois Chris and Sheldon are with him now ~ His name is Gabriel ~ thanks so much!"


Also, Miranda has been under the weather and now her baby granddaughter, Aubree is in DuBois Hospital with RSV and a cold.


Please keep these little ones in your prayers.


Also, Betty Miller will be traveling back from FL today. Please keep her in your prayers for travel mercies.






Got a message from Terry that Phillip now has the Flu. Prayers appreciated! She also warned that "if you have even a little cough, you should go to the doctor."


Dorothy Wright was taken to the hospital with blood clots. Most doing good. Please continue to pray for her and Tom.


I have a friend, Geoffrey, in Kenya who is asking for prayer for his little boy, Enoch, who is very sick. Enoch is 4 I believe. This is a scary time for his family, as the mortality rate for children under 5 is high there.


Praising God for a good group of kids tonight!


If anyone is interested in the Prayer Seminar this Saturday, let Pastor Joni know.



Please keep Dorley Caylor in your prayers as she begins Chemo on Friday. Pray for healing, strength, faith, courage and patience for both she and Lloyd as they journey thru this together. And then go the extra mile; send a card, provide a meal or just be there when needed! Let's love them thru this!


Pray too, for Connie's neighbor, Jimmy Osborne...who is in need of prayer.


Please pray for the SonBeams, Youth and their leaders as they gather together this evening.

The younger kids will be learning about the "Prodigal Son". A great story of Love & Forgiveness for all of us! We all mess up, we all wander away from God, we all have to eat a little pig  slop before we realize we need to return to Him. But He waits patiently to welcome us back!


Continued prayers for the others on our list too!



Tiffany has asked for Prayers for the girls (Ainsley & Addy). They both have high fevers and Colds and Ainsley started throwing up. I'm hoping it's just from the drainage of the cold!   Oh how we love having these two little cuties in church!


Prayers too for Nan & Dave's grandson, Elliott. He's been sick and there aren't many trusted doctors available in Saudi Arabia. 


Prayers too for a friend starting Chemo today and for Helen Reinard as she prepares for a heart cath a week from today.


Continue to lift Karen, Donna, Scott, Terry K., the Wright's, Ray, Tom Faudi, Dick R., Bob R., the Stiver family and all those grieving loses.


I Praise God for yesterday's service and the good number we had out for worship!

I praise Him too for the things that go on behind the scenes. Especially the LOVE shown our S.S. Children...even after the S.S. hour. God is good!


I Praise Him too for another prayer partner. You know who you are!  Let me know if you get this so I know I got the address right.

I hope this works! 

This Movie is being shown Thursday evening in Pittsburgh. Dave & Gerry's son-in-law, Steve Austin is in it. We won't be going down, but it does look interesting. Nan said they may be able to get a copy of it. Might be an idea for a future movie night?


As you are planning your schedules for the week, Remember, Movie Night This Friday Evening at Meade Chapel UMC Pizza at 5:00 Movie begins at 6:00 This will be in the basement.

If you don't want to sit on a folding chair, bring a camp chair.

All Are Welcome!


Praise God & Keep Praying!


[This is Jennifer]. Mom's heart decided to cooperate today - she converted back to a normal rhythm without needing a cardioversion, which is awesome news! She's home now and feeling pretty good. Thanks for all the prayers - they did the trick!



Here is Karen's address in TX. Let's shower her with cards to let her know we're thinking of & praying for her!

2806 Rosewood Blvd, McKinney TX 75071


While you have your cards & stamps out...why not show some love to others on our prayer lists too!? There are many to pick from who could use a word of encouragement!


Couple more prayer concerns...

Deb:  This morning I received a couple more prayer requests.  Ron Walter was admitted to hospital with fluid around his heart and Terry Kuntz was admitted to the hospital with the flu.  Please keep them lifted up in prayer.  Praise God He is big enough to handle all our concerns. 


If you didn't submit your favorite Bible verse and the reason it's your it now!

It seems like there have been so many prayer requests lately...but God never grows tired of hearing from us!
Ephesians 6:18

With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,


Please lift Dana Kramer's grandma (in-law) in prayer. (See below)


Please pray for John's Grandma Mary Kalgren of Sabula. She's 81 (I think) and was taken to Altoona hospital last night and is in ICU with Uti, sepsis,GI bleed, pneumonia and she's a diabetic and her kidneys aren't functioning.

Thank you,



How about that BEAUTIFUL Day!?


Rather than try to explain Donna's situation...I'm just going to copy & paste Scott's message. Continue to lift them BOTH in prayer!


"Was a long and exhausting week down there and when they went in to do Donna's catherization test Friday morning they found a blockage. She had one on her right side of her heart that was 80% blocked, so they went ahead and put a stint in it. That meant that they had to keep her overnight in the hospital for observation. Just got off the phone with her and they gave her some aspirin during the procedure and she has a thing called aspirin induced asthma, so it has her breathing screwed up now. They want to work on her and see what they can do with that today so have to wait and hopefully go down and get her tomorrow."


And another...

"Update (this is Jennifer Wolfe-Pearce). She's still feeling ok but her heart rate hasn't converted back to normal with the medications so it looks like she'll need a cardioversion later today. Appreciate prayers that it goes smoothly and her heart converts back to and stays in a normal rhythm."


And while you're praying...please pray for comfort for Ray. This evening he was very uncomfortable! We waited until he drifted off, but I have a feeling the nurses are going to have a long night with him.


Pray for your Pastor, your Church and the Faithful Follower Charge.



Sandy Reinard broke her collar bone last night playing volleyball. Prayers appreciated!


What a beautiful weekend God has blessed us with!  Let's fill our Churches tomorrow in gratitude to Him for all He does for us!



It's Jennifer. We are back in the hospital. Mom went into Atrial Fibrillation (fast/irregular heartbeat). She feels okay but we need to get her back into a normal heart rhythm. They're keeping her at least overnight and we've started the medications that will hopefully get her heart rate back to normal soon. Will keep you all posted. It's been a bit of a rough few weeks for her so far, but she certainly has a fantastic attitude. Appreciate your continued prayers and support.


Please keep the family of Alice Stiver in your prayers. Alice went to be with Jesus this morning. She was from CoolSpring and the Aunt of Darlene Kniseley.


Please lift Rayna Silvis in prayer. She's been sick for a week...and they tested her today for the Flu.


And as far as I know, Bob Robbins is still in the hospital. Bob has gone from hospital to nursing home and back again for months! Keep him lifted in prayer!



Lots of reasons tonight to PRAISE GOD!


Ann Dudek had good reports at the Doctor today. God is soooo good!


Also, Praise be to God,  Dave Miller finished up his therapy today...just a little over two months after having both knees done. Pretty good for an 80 something year old! We prayed for his speedy recovery...God heard our prayers and answered them! Remember to Thank Him!


I thank Him too for the good number that came out on this cold & blustery night for Bible Study!  To have 18 in Bible is great when you think we only had 36 in church on Sunday. 50%  And the really neat thing is that three generations of one family attend!  If you are not part of a Bible Study, you are missing out on a blessing! There are three to chose from! Monday's at MC at 10 am. Thursday at PB at 10 am. And Thursday evenings at 6:30 at KD. All Are Welcome! Pick one that fits your schedule & Invite a friend!


Haven't heard from Scott & Donna but keep praying for good test results and that all goes according to God's plan.


Let's keep lifting Karen as she copes with the effects of Chemo.

And for all those grieving loses...there are so many!  (Love you, Peg, Terry & Grant too...I know he reads this too!)


Have you submitted your favorite Bible Verse? The deadline (Sunday) is fast approaching!


If you'd like to be taken off the prayer list...just let me know.

Or if you know of someone who would like added...let me know that too!



Remember to write down your favorite Bible verse and what it means to you and turn them in by this Sunday, Feb. be included in the Pastor's Lenten booklet. (KnoxDale folks, there is a basket by the door)


Also, if you are interested in Baptism or joining the church...let Pastor Joni know as soon as possible! Plans are being made for several to be baptized & taken in at this time.


Got the following from Karen Wolfe (KD)


 Please prayer for my nieces their siblings and their father Luther Ed Yoas.  Marie Miller Moore Yoas passed away last evening at the Clarion Hospital.


Pray too for Terry Kuntz's family as they say their goodbyes and celebrate the life of her mother Caroline Reed.


Continue to lift the MC Karen Wolfe in prayer. Chemo is tough!


Keep Donna & Scott in your prayers too as Donna goes through testing in Pittsburgh this week.



Just a reminder that "Coffee, Snack & Chat' is this morning at 9:00 at Port Barnett. All Are Welcome!

Remember too...Pizza (at 5) and the Movie 'War Room' (at 6) next Friday at Meade Chapel.

Happy Valentine's Day

, everyone! Remember; God Loves You!!


Peg has ask for prayer for a "Special Friend". God knows who that friend is, so just pray.


Continued prayers for Tom & Dorothy Wright. Peg & I visited with them yesterday and both are very discouraged. They want to go home; but neither one of them is strong enough. Tom missed his brothers funeral because of the stroke and he's sad about that. They just need lots of prayer. If you can stop in and visit...that would be great too. Or send cards to let them know you are praying.


Bob Robbins still needs prayer too. He is back in the hospital. And Ray can always use prayer too. He has good days and bad days. He was glad to see Peg yesterday too.


Remember Karen, Tom, Scott & Donna, Bill, Loretta and all those grieving loses.


Show a little extra Love & Kindness today!

Our bulletin cover Sunday said "If we love one another, God dwelleth in us and His love is perfected in us." 1 John 4:12 It goes on to say "you learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working, and just so you learn to love God and man by loving...

The very power of love will lead you on to become a master of the art."

Wow! Those winds were powerful last night! I know some of you have limbs to clean up, repairs to make and the power company likely has wires to repair. As I laid and listened to it blow last night I thought of Ezekiel ?, in Haiti, that we heard about yesterday, that had to hold his roof down during the hurricane.

The power of the wind reminds us that God has power over the most hardened sinner to change him, as he has power over the biggest trees to bring them down with a windy blast.

John 3:8 says "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

It was good to reconnect with old friends at Ramsaytown last night and hear some good music. (Thanks Peg for going with us!)

Prayers for Scott & Donna this week as they journey thru the evaluation process.

And for Terry Kuntz and family as they journey thru grief.  Peg too.

To Caroline & Craig, living meant having Christ. And dying means they have more of Him.


Bill Wolfe is having some problems with his eyes. Keep him (and Karen) in your prayers. Pray too for Karen's sister Loretta.

Little Chase is home and has a heart monitor on. Pray for good test results.

Continued prayers for those in nursing homes...and the homebound. There are many! Pay them a visit!

This week pray for those who have been missing from our churches. Some because of sickness...but for others it seems maybe complacency has set it? The Bible says not to stop gathering together with other believers. Church is where we refresh and renew and are encouraged to keep on keeping on. Pray for those who are missing out on all that!

Pray for & attend a Bible Study this week! The best way to lead is to follow Jesus.

Continue to pray for Caroline's family.

Details for Caroline Reed's viewing/funeral.

She will be at Bernard Snyder Funeral Home in Reynoldsville.

Viewing is Tues. from  2-4 and 6-8

Funeral is at 3:00 on Wednesday.

Praise God for the Haiti Mission team Presentation this afternoon; for those who took part and for those who attended. Makes us realize how blessed we are!  Jesus instructed us all to "Go, make disciples"...the team went to Haiti...while we went by supporting and praying. Let's GO this week...into our neighborhoods, our work places, our schools, hospitals, homeless shelters, nursing homes....and make disciples for Jesus Christ!


Remember the Special Music tonight at Ramsaytown UMC at 7. Hope to see you there!



I hope you will take the time to watch this video clip. Each church will need to decide eventually what direction were going to take.

Knowledge is power.


Please lift the family of Caroline Reed in prayer. She is on life support but doctors say there is no hope. Her journey on earth is complete...Jesus is waiting to welcome her home. Please pray for comfort & strength for Charles and Terry and the rest of the family as they say their goodbyes...or more like 'see you later'. We know as Christ Followers, death is not the end.



Prayers Please! Loretta is Karen Wolfe's (KD) sister.


Loretta has been back in the hospital again with congestive heart

 failure caused by her COPD.  The medicine are not doing what they had hoped.  Please pray.


Just a reminder that Coffee, Snack & Chat will be held at Port Barnett Church basement this coming Wednesday, February 15th at 9:00AM.  Everyone is welcome...


Just got home and had a message from Phillip.

Terry's Mom, Carolyn Reed DID have a heart attack and was taken back to Pittsburgh. Please keep Carolyn and the family in prayer.



Terry Kuntz's mom, Carolyn Reed was back in Pittsburgh. After three months the hip still had infection and wouldn't heal. They took it out and put in a medicated block. She came home from Pittsburgh yesterday and wound up in DuBois last night with what they thought was a heart attack. They ran tests and have ruled that out (praise God!) but are keeping her for observation. Pray for Carolyn and her whole family during this difficult time.


Also from Terry...Peter Kennis...her son-in-law's grandfather (whom Terry sat with) passed away. Keep the Kennis family in your prayers.


Tom Faudie has begun his Chemo & Radiation treatments. So far so good. Please keep praying for Tom and his family.


Continue to lift Karen as she goes thru her treatments! "The God of the mountain is still God in the valley."  HE will carry you thru this Karen!


And last but not least; Donna & Scott go to Pittsburgh on Monday to begin Donna's evaluation for transplant. Pray that everything goes well. Pray for strength and stamina as it may be a grueling week for both of them, with tests each day from early morning into the afternoon. God walks thru this with them...pray that they can cling to their faith!


Still have one of our own on the 'unspoken' list as well. Lift her up to God in prayer. He knows her name and the situation!


Besides the regular services this Sunday..."Deny, Take Up & Follow"...we have a couple other opportunities to be Blessed by God...


There is the Haiti Mission Team Presentation at 2:00 at Port Barnett. Bring a friend!


We are also invited to Ramsaytown UMC that evening at 7:00 for a Christian Country & Contemporary Concert. Randy-Paul & Kim (Bullers) Catalona and maybe others too. Invite someone to go with you!

I had a text late last night that one of our SonBeam's, Chase Hinderliter was being taken to Pittsburgh with an irregular heartbeat. Please keep little Chase and his family in your prayers.


Continued prayers for the man buried in the landslide...and his family too.

I keep checking for updates on this story, but Be in prayer for the man missing since yesterday in the landslide that happened in Elk County at Greentree Landfill. Pray for all involved in the rescue mission and for his family as the anxiously await the outcome.


If you know of someone who was planning to come to KnoxDale for Bible Study tonight, let them know it is canceled due to the weather!

Praise God & keep Praying! (See Karen's update below) God is with you Karen!


Had my first chemo treatment this morning and all went well, no ache, pains, vomiting, or any side effects, but they said they might not start for another day or two but with all of the anti med's I'm taking for nausea   I should not get sick, had three bags today and now I have a flashing green light attached to my belly giving me medication for the next 27 hours then I took a pill after dinner and more tomorrow as needed, they sure have this nausea thing down pat anymore. My next hurdle will be being tired, just have to take frequent naps.  Things sure have changed since my sister took chemo.

Could not ask for better, nicer more compassionate nurses. All just super.

I do it all again February 28th.  

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers, Prayer Warriors, could not have done it without you all.

Love and miss  you all.


I don't know who is or isn't following the information put out by the Wesley Foundation...but reality is we are very likely going to have to make decisions in the not to distant future about whether we are going to remain United Methodists or Take another path forward. I hope each of you Prayer Warrriors will stay on top of the situation and be in prayer about what direction you want to go should a split happen.


Update on Ginny's dad. Surgery canceled! There is a 5% reduction with the fistula.  They don't see any necessity in doing anything at this time. They are going to keep an eye on it. He will be released shortly. Praise be to God!



Another in need of prayer today.

Ginny Kniseley is asking for Prayers for her Dad.  He has a blockage in his AV Fistula (the port in his arm where they hook him up to do dialysis) He's having surgery today to fix it. I don't know his name...but God does! Please pray for her Dad and for Ginny too as she cares for him.



Dana Kramer is Asking everyone to keep her Uncle Tom Uplinger in prayer today as he undergoes heart surgery and her Grandma Jean Uplinger who is worried sick.


Please pray for the SonBeams & Youth as they gather tonight that hearts will be open to whatever God has for them there. Pray for all children & youth. They face So many pressures.  So many live in turmoil.



Miranda Reitz has ask for prayers for her niece, Celeste, who is grieving the sudden lose of her best friend. Pray for comfort and strength for Celeste and her friends family in the days ahead.


Continued prayers for Tim Cooney. He was to return to work today but still isn't up to par.


Prayers for Pastor Joni's niece Aubrey, her husband and their unborn baby as she is experiencing some problems with her pregnancy.


The Brookville Church of God has 8 members leaving on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic on Saturday, February 11.  While there they will be helping with construction, finish building the deaf school, and working with the medical team in the villages. Please pray for safe travels and lives to be changed through this outreach.



Please keep Tom Wright in your prayers. He will be moved from DuBois Hospital to LaurelBrooke tomorrow for rehab. Pray too, for Dorothy. She seems to be in good spirits. She enjoyed seeing the granddaughters today.


Ray seemed to really enjoy lunch with the girls too. His speech is pretty garbled lately...but he told the nurse they were his grandchildren pretty plainly. They of course enjoyed the ice cream and attention!


Continue to pray for a Bob & Linda too.


Have you given any thought to your favorite Bible verse(s) and what it/they mean to you?

Take some time this week to write it/them down and drop them in the basket next week to be included in the Lenten booklet.


Why not join a Bible Study this week?!

This morning at 10 at Meade Chapel

Thursday morning at 10 at Port Barnett

Thursday evening at 6:30 at KnoxDale

All Are Welcome at any one of these!

Just show up Bible in hand OR we'll hand you one!


Haiti Mission Presentation is Sunday at 2:00 at Port. Plan now to be there!

And the movie "War Room" will be shown at Meade on Sunday, Feb. 24. Pizza at 5 and movie at 6. All Are Welcome! If you know you are going...maybe let the Pastor know so they can plan pizza accordingly.



This morning in church as I was trying to quiet Morgan...she blurted out "this is why I don't like church!" As I sit here this afternoon while they are napping and Pat is helping with the church audit, I'm wondering what it is about church that others don't like? And do we have to like everything about church or do we go out of obedience to God?  Think about it!


Pray for those grieving loses; remembering there is no time limit on grief.


Do you ever pray & pray for someone and the answer to that prayer isn't what you thought it ought to be? Do you get as discouraged as I do? God doesn't always answer our prayers in the way we think He will. Nor does He answer them according to MY understanding of His promises in the Bible.  I could probably spend a lifetime trying to interpret His promises and still fall short of understanding them. Reminding myself today that I have another choice—I can trust Him, even when the answer is not what I want to hear.


Pray for all those battling cancer...and their caregivers. Pray for those suffering from abuse and neglect. Pray for the sick, the unemployed, families in turmoil, the homebound, those walking in darkness, your Pastor (her work week doesn't end after the Sunday service), your church and the Church universal.


Remember the Haiti Mission Presentation next Sunday at Port Barnett at 2:00. Invite a friend to come & hear!


Say a prayer tonight for Ruby Brosius. Ruby passed out at home today and was taken to the ER. Everything checked out ok and she was feeling better so they sent her back home.


That's all for tonight folks! (I won't babble on! )

Continued prayers for:
Tiffany S. She has some nerve damage in that foot and possible torn ligament. More tests pending. Was fitted for a snazzy jazzy boot today.  

Continue to lift Karen as she goes thru her treatments. She's been quiet lately, but we'll assume no news is good news, right?  Remembering too that not only is she going thru treatments in Texas...but they are no doubt grieving the lose of their good friend Craig and wishing they could be here for Peg.

Still lifting that unspoken request. There will be another biopsy today. Prayers are appreciated.

Bible Study tonight from 6:30-7:30 at KnoxDale. Let's fill the table and the couch tonight!

Pray for your Pastor, your Church and the Faithful Followers Charge. 

Couple dates to remember:  Sunday, Feb. 12 at 2:00 pm Haiti Mission presentation at Port Barnett 

And on Friday, Feb. 24 Movie Night at Meade Chapel "War Room"  Join us at 5:00 pm for pizza & Movie at 6:00 pm  You are welcome to bring a pillow or a comfortable chair to sit in!

See Prayer Request below. Patty is Blessed to have a friend like Stacy who believes in the power of prayer!  Let's join with Stacy in praying for Patty.

I'm reminded of Matthew 18:19-20

"Also, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about something, then you can pray for it. And the thing you ask for will be done for you by my Father in heaven. This is true because if two or three people come together in my name, I am there with them.”

 Sent from my iPad
I received a prayer request from Wayne's oldest daughter Stacy for her best friend Patty Albert.  Patty is in the ICU unit at a Philadelphia hospital  and had been diagnosed with Giant Cell Myocarditis.  It is a very rare form of cancer and she is fighting for her life. Patty is a natural caregiver and her family really needs her.  Please pray that God will watch over her.  And that his will is done.  Thanks!


Continue to Pray too for Tom Wright. He was transferred to DuBois yesterday. Still having trouble with his speech and one hand. Pray that there are no lasting effects of the stroke.

If anyone would like to help Tom Faudie there is a "Go Fund Me" account set up in his name.

Or if you'd rather just tuck a little something in a card, his PO Box is 156. 

Any help would be appreciated. Prayer is essential...but by putting our prayers into action this family may just experience the Love of God.

For those who don't know who Tom Faudie is...he lives in the A-Frame above Helen R. He has driven School van for a number of years...right up to the time he started experiencing effects from what they now know is a fast growing brain tumor. They have no church affiliation other than his granddaughter Erin G. occasionally comes to Youth group.


When it rains it pours. Please pray for Tom Wright. He had mini strokes and is in Brookville Hospital. They wanted to ship him to DuBois but there are no beds available.

Continued prayers for Dorothy (still in LaurelBrooke) and his brother Don's family (funeral Saturday) as well.

lease lift Tim Cooney in prayer. He works with Pat at MWM and fell on the ice and was taken to Pittsburgh yesterday.

Pray too for Tiffany's foot. She has an old injury that's giving her some problems and is scheduled for an MRI to see what is going on. She needs two good feet to keep up with those two little cuties! 😊

Continued prayers for the Wright family. Here is a copy of the obit.

Continued Prayers too for the Kniseley & Skala families (and all those who grieve) they journey thru all that needs to be done after the passing of a loved one...and adjust to life without them.

Grief has no time limit. There’s no easy button. And there’s no way to fast-forward through the individual feelings...they'll have to work thru.

Praising God that baby Waylon is coming along well. Keep praying!

Praising Him too for Thyra's years of faithful service to her church! We will miss her at the piano! 

 Ray had a visit from Cris Dush yesterday & received a certificate for reaching 100. We are Blessed to have such a Godly man representing us in Washington!

Continue to pray for Karen. She says treatments are going well. Praise be to God!

If you have to be out today, be careful!

SonBeam families are School means no SonBeams!


Please disregard the address for the food pantry on the signs posted in each church and in the KnoxDale Newsletter! That is the physical address...but Checks for the Back pack feeding program are to be sent to the Brookville Food Pantry. PO Box 62, Brookville PA 15847


Please pray for Miranda's grandma. I can't remember her name, but God will know who you are talking about!


Continued prayers for the Kniseley, Skala & Wright families...especially Peg, Michelle and Mary as the journey on without their helpmates.

Michelle has decided against buying the condo in OH for now. She will be returning to KnoxDale, February 7, at least for now.


Please pray for those in nursing homes. There are so many that live lonely existences in them. Pray for Justin, a young kid in LB for therapy, with a broken leg and two broken arms.  For Dorothy W. who seems to be doing much better. She sits at the fun table. For Bob and Linda too. For Don Bullers who fell last night and was taken to the hospital. And Ray too.  Also Pat, Bob & Betty over at JM.


And at the risk of sounding like a broken record...pray for families in turmoil.

Pray for those who are unemployed & under employed.


For those with children & youth, now is the time to be thinking about church camps. If you haven't received a brochure, they should be coming soon! You can also check them out on line (but don't register online!).




Prayers for the family of Don Wright. Don lost his battle with cancer.


Pray too for families in turmoil...especially the children.


Invite someone to join you in Church tomorrow!


Please pray for the family of Roger Skala. Roger passed away one day after entering the Hospice facility in Aurora Ohio.



Terry Teykl Personal Prayer Seminar

"How to Pray after You've Kicked the Dog"

Saturday, February 25, 2017

9 am – 1 pm

Trinity UMC of Indiana

398 Church Street, Indiana, PA 15701

This study on personal prayer will help you uncover common myths concerning prayer, learn your personal prayer temperament; and how you can pray more effectively. Join us to hear Terry, a nationally known UMC pastor, speaker and prayer leader. For youth through adult. Book, workbook, lunch and seminar are all included for $20. To reserve your place, call the Church Office at 724-465-2015. Pay at the door on Feb 25th. We hope to see you there.


Terry will also preach, Saturday night the 25th at 5 pm and Sunday morning, Feb 26th at 9:30 am. 


Please Pray for baby Waylon...and his parents, Angie & Morgan. (See request below) This has to be an anxious time for them! 

Subject: Prayers

Angie and her baby could use prayers right now. His oxygen rate and heart rate have dropped drastically!  They said he is stable for now but has had to be bagged 3 times in 3 hours.

Kelly L.


I Praise God tonight for our 6th Grade SonBeams! They took over the group tonight and did a very good job! They planned the lesson, lead the songs, organized the games and even picked the kind of chips! Pray that the Light of Jesus will always Shine thru them!


I Praise Him too, for the SonBeam's generosity! When I suggested they sponsor a child for the food pantry's backpack feeding program...they decided they wanted to sponsor two! I challenge each of you to be a part of this outreach too, if you can! At KD you can help by giving to the Mission offering. Want to know more? See the signs posted in each church! For $130 you can provide a child with a backpack of food for each weekend during the school year!


Please keep Roger Skala in your prayers. His cancer has spread. Nothing more they can do. He will be entering a Hospice facility in Cleveland tomorrow. Pray for Michele as well during the difficult days ahead.


Also pray for Tom Faudie. His brain tumor is said to be the fast growing type. Pray for his family as well.


Donna & Scott could use some extra prayers! Donna is getting closer to being approved for lung transplant. Pray for God to walk thru the process with her and give her strength and patience to wait for a His timing! Pray for Scott too as he took a tumble down the basement steps. Not good for a guy recovering from back surgery!  pray that he gets feeling better quickly!


Karen Wolfe & Dick Reinard are still in need of prayer as they go thru treatments and appointments. May God be with their doctors!

Judy Reinard is also going thru tests and there is still an unspoken prayer concern  for a loved one facing some major health issues.


Continue to lift Peg.  David & Bea have returned to their homes. Others will be leaving tomorrow to go back home. Dolly will stay till Saturday. Reality will set in when everyone has gone. Please pray for Comfort & Strength to face one day at a she adjusts to her new normal.


Continued prayer for families in turmoil.


And last but not least...pray for two of our SonBeams...Chase is covered in a fine rash. They say it's a reaction to something. Pray for hi. Pray too for Riley who has an eye infection. It's really red and she says it's sore & itchy.




It was so good to see such great love & support of Peg & her family Sunday! Way to be, Jesus Followers! Continue to lift them in your prayers as they go through the funeral yesterday...and in the days and weeks to come.


Please continue to lift the following:

Roger Skala in prayer. They have not been able to start Chemo because of a blood clot in his leg. They are talking with doctors tomorrow about the possibility of coming back to Brookville for therapy.


Dorothy Wright as she recovers from Gallbladder surgery at LaurelBrooke.

Don Wright as he continues to battle Pancreatic cancer.

Tom Faudie as he decides what path he will take with his brain tumor.

An unspoken request for one of our Faithful Followers going thru tests.

Continued prayers for the others on our lists.

And for all our Steeler fans. 


Praise God for those who serve in all of our churches! We couldn't do what we do without those who serve so faithfully!



Craig's viewing is Sunday, 2-4 & 6-8 and Funeral is Monday at 11 (viewing 10-11) Shumaker's Funeral Home in Punxsutawney.


Memorials can be made to Good Samaritan Hospice or KnoxDale UMC


Luncheon to follow at KnoxDale UMC


Please pray for comfort and strength for the family and for travel mercies for Dolly who is flying in tonight and David who will be flying in on Saturday. And everyone else that's driving to/fro for the viewing/funeral.




On Saturday, May 13 at 5:00 pm ALL Ladies of the charge (toddlers to patriarchs) and their guests are invited to the Annual Ladies Night Out at the Roseville Grange.

Please mark your calendars now and plan to attend! This has proven to be a really nice event and good food!

More details and reservation forms will come in March.

Sponsored by KnoxDale Ladies Aide



Tom Faudie will come home from the hospital today. Pray for him and his family as decisions are made about what course of action to take...if any.


Continue to lift Roger Skala and Michele too, as he goes through cancer treatments in Cleveland, again.


Pray for Peg in the days and weeks ahead. Let's love her through this.


Thyra's eye sight has improved some and she seems to be on the mend. Praise God!

I haven't heard anything on Ron W. for a while, but let's continue to lift him as well as Ray, Scott, Donna, Mary Jane, Karen, Dick R., Bob & Linda R., Dave & Gerry, DuWayne, Shannon, the Gilhousen family, Mary White, those traveling, families in turmoil and several unspoken requests.


Pray for your President. Like him or not, he is ours. He needs our prayers as he leads a divided nation. As Christians, we have an obligation to pray for our president no matter how you voted in November.

1 Timothy 2:1-2 commands us to pray "for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life in all godliness and honesty."


Pray for your Pastor, your Church and the Faithful Followers Charge.

Craig has finished the race, Keep his family in prayer, please.


Just got a call that they think Craig's time here on earth is short. Please pray for the family as he moves from this life to the next.  Praise God for that Blessed Assurance Craig (and all Christ followers) has in eternal life!

Born of His Spirit, washed in His Blood!


Please keep the family of Jane Domres in prayer. Jane died Monday evening. 

When I was leaving the home after having lunch with Ray on Monday, Rob Caylor was going in to visit with Jane. Said she was a neighbor and told me she didn't like it there and wanted to go home. Looks like she got her wish and will reside in her Heavenly Home for eternity.

Here is her obit for those who knew her (which is probably most of us)

Pray too for the family of Howard Copen. He lost his battle with cancer today.

Pray for Kelly & Ryan as they will be traveling to Mexico tomorrow. And for travel mercies for the youth as they go to Winter Jam Friday evening in Pittsburgh. And also for the Kniseley family as the travel to/fro to be with Craig.

Pray for your Pastor, your Church and the Faithful Followers Charge. 

Remember Coffee, Snack & Chat is tomorrow morning at 9:00 am.


They were unable to remove Tom Faudie's tumor. Going to do a biopsy tomorrow. Goal is to keep it from growing. Continue to pray.





Just got a request for prayer for Tom Faudie. He is having brain tumor surgery in Pittsburgh this morning. Pray for Tom, his wife Dorie, the doctors and all who will be caring for him during and after the surgery.



Karen is to be released this morning. Praise God! They said the fever was not radiation related. She will continue the treatments on Wednesday. Please continue to lift her in prayer.


Prayers for Peg & Craig continue!


Unspoken request for one of our Faithful Followers and for families in turmoil.


Remember Youth, SonBeams and PreSchool ministry tonight from 6:00-7:30. (and Board Meeting at 7:45) Coffee, Snack & Chat tomorrow at 9:00 am


Nan lifted Praise to God on Sunday for a "Church" for Sara's family in Saudi Arabia. They meet in a home and stream the message in. Great reminder that the Church is not a building; the Church is the people! Church is not a building or a day. Church is the walking, talking embodiment of Christ to a world where so many don't know him. Be the Church today; Share the love of Christ with someone!

Forgot a couple prayer requests; 

Clayton Miller broke his thumb in a skiing accident. Pray that it heals quickly.

Pray too, for Dick Reinard who has a lot of serious health issues going on right now and for Judy Reinard who is going thru some testing.

Praise God that DuWayne & Dave's knees are coming along well. It was good to see Du in church this morning! He gave praise for Shannon's safe travels & asked us to pray for her as she adjusts to life in Sweden.

And finally, again I ask for prayer for families in turmoil.  Blending two families can be challenging to say the least. The challenge is compounded when they're  not walking with the LORD. My heart is breaking again today to learn of a young family being ripped apart. Mom going one way with her and his going another. Nobody wins! 

The song Happiness is the Lord just popped into my head. Haven't sang it in forever...but that's what I want for this family.

Do you remember it?

Happiness is to know the Savior,
Living a life within His favor,
Having a change in my behavior,
Happiness is the Lord.

Happiness is a new creation,
Jesus and me in close relation,
Having a part in His salvation,
Happiness is the Lord. 

Real joy is mine, no matter if teardrops start;
I've found the secret, it's Jesus in my heart!

Happiness is to be forgiven,
Living a life that's worth the living,
Taking a trip that leads to Heaven,
Happiness is the Lord,
Happiness is the Lord,
Happiness is the Lord!



Prayers for Karen Wolfe (MC). She was admitted to the hospital with a high fever this morning. They've ruled out the more serious concerns. Still trying to figure out if it's from the radiation or something else.

Please continue to lift Bob Robbins in prayer. He is back at LaurelBrooke...for more therapy. He has been thru a lot since Sept. He had another heart attack while in DuBois. They think the dialysis is causing the weakness in his legs. He's in good spirits and thanks us for all the prayers.  Today is his birthday; says he's 37 in each leg.

This morning we sang "Because He Lives" in honor of Craig (his favorite song). Hard to get thru it, for sure! But reassuring to know Craig/we can face tomorrow without fear, just because HE does live!

Continue to pray for Craig & Peg and all his their family.

We Praise God too for Gerry (as she celebrated her 85 on Friday) and the blessing she has been to our church for many, many years!

Remember "Port Barnett's "Coffee, Snack & Chat" is this Wednesday, January 18 at 9:00 AM in the church basement.   All are welcome!


Please pray for Bob Robbins. Today was his first day home since Sept. and the ambulance was called to his house this evening. Not sure what the situation is, but God knows. Please Pray!


Continue to lift Craig. He is now at the Hospice facility and family is gathering to say their goodbyes...or I should say their 'see you laters'. We know as Christians we will see him again!

Got this message from Peg this evening. Continue to lift their family in prayer. God is still in control.


Keep Karen in prayer as she begins her radiation today.Lets soak Karen in prayer. God is good!  And we know that all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into his plans.(Romans 8:28)

I heard last night that another of our "Faithful Followers" (whose name I can't mention at this time) is in great need of our prayers. God knows the situation and He knows her name. Let's just lift her to him and pray for healing.

"And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us." - 1 John 5:14

Pray too for Our nephew Tyson. He had esophagus/hiatal hernia repair that was supposed to be a fairly simple surgery on Monday...that wasn't quite as simple as they thought. Pain is more than expected & recovery will be a little longer...but we thank God they did it now before it got worse. Pray for his speedy recovery.

Continue to pray for Craig. We know whatever happens, Craig is going to be ok. We'd like a miracle but if that doesn't come, healing will. Pray for strength and comfort for his family. Pray for peace and unity in this stressful time.


Peg would like prayer for her niece, Mary White. She has colon cancer and will be having surgery on Thursday.


Continue to pray too for Roger Skala. His reports today were not good. They will be putting the port back in and starting Chemo again.


Continue to lift little Waylon in prayer. God is listening! He has had a few bumps in the road...but for the most part is doing well. Mommy has gone back to work so she can use her maternity leave time when he is discharged.


Ray could also use some prayers. He had a really good day yesterday but then today was not so good.


Praise God for our State and Township road crews. They have been out all day trying to keep the roads passable.



Craig and his family are in great need of prayer right now. The news today wasn't good. Pray for comfort and strength for Craig and especially his family. The doctors don't think his time here on earth will be long. We rejoice in the knowledge that something better awaits Craig. If he doesn't get a miracle here on earth, then he will receive the ultimate healing in Heaven. Please pray!



Prayers for travel mercies as Betty Miller will be making the trip to Florida today. Doesn't sound like the weather is going to be very good for getting her to Latrobe.


Remember to pray for yourself & Continue to lift the others on our list.


Share the Love of Christ with someone today! Yesterday I had someone tell me they were "discussing finding God". I wasn't sure how to respond so I told him I was going to pray for them...and then I took them a pot of soup, bread & cookies for supper. It's a stretch to think my cooking would draw anyone to God!  But I believe we can love them into the Kingdom. My prayer is that they'll come to church. I don't doubt that if they are truly seeking...they will find Him. Until then we just need to continue to be a love filled community!


And finally, pray for families in turmoil. There are two on my heart this morning...but there are many. I'm sure you too know of some. Pray for them! God can change hearts!


Gaye mentioned at Prayer time yesterday about praying for herself and it made me think.

We do need to pray for ourselves before we pray for others!

You probably pray for other people regularly, but when was the last time you prayed for yourself? It’s not selfish to pray for your own needs and desires. It's essential, because the person with the greatest power to help or hinder God's work in your life is you.

Even Jesus prayed for Himself while He was on earth. Praying for yourself will empower you to live the way God wants you to and grow to become more like Jesus along the way!

That being said...Pray too for

Craig & Peg - they need to find something that will conquer Craig's infection. It seems to be resistant to all the antibiotics they've tried so far.

Pray for Mary Jane as she goes in today for some kind of procedure on her heart.

Pray for all those grieving loses. Remember there is no time limit on grief.

Continue to lift Scott, Donna, Dave, Karen, Thyra, DuWayne, Roger, Ray, Bob, LINDA, Betty and please add Nikki to your prayer lists.

Pray for your Pastor, your church and the Faithful Followers Charge.

Praise God for yesterday's service & all who braved the cold to come out. Attendance was up yesterday...Thanks be to God! I don't doubt that everyone walked away with a better understanding of Baptism. If you are interested in Baptism for yourselves or for your children, talk to Pastor a Joni. I know there was some interest mentioned yesterday.

A Reminder to SonBeam Families; We DO Not meet this week. See you on the 17th.



Prayers for Bob & Linda Robbins. They are both in DuBois Hospital.



Prayers for the Family of Vaughn Gilhousen. He passed away Thursday night.



Thank you to all who prayed for my Mother's cousin, more like a sister, Jean Jenkins.  I had requested prayer for her back in September or October.  She has been on hospice since then, and although she has had difficulties during that period of time, she always seemed to rebound.  I received a text from her daughter, Marcie on Wednesday that she was showing other signs and that the end is near.  On Wednesday evening, Jean went home to be with her Lord and Saviour.  She lived such a wonderful life exemplary of what it means to really be a Christian in word and in deed.  Life was not always easy for her, and yet she never got bitter.  Thank you for your prayers and could you please lift up my cousins Marcie and Cheri at this time.  They have been such faithful care-givers.  Thank you again.  Gaye Miller



Craig is not good. Slept a lot today. They are still running tests trying to figure out where the infection is coming from. Please continue to pray for him, Peg, the doctors and all who are caring for him.


Roger Skala is pretty much in the same boat. They couldn't get an O.R. today so his procedure was postponed until Thursday. Pray for Roger, Michele, the doctors and everyone caring for him.


Pray for the family of Rick Snyder as they grieve his passing.


Dick Reinard is in need of our prayers as they try to get his medication regulated. Pray for his brother Tom too, as he recovers from back surgery.


Please keep our Graham in your prayers as he'll be having some tests. I had ask for prayers before he was born for a kidney problem that was detected in utero. Praise God he hasn't had any problems (for 5 yrs.) until now! Please pray that what they're seeing isn't anything serious.


Praise God for SonBeams and those who help. They are a lively group! Each one special in their own way. Pray for our 6th graders as they prepare to teach on the 24th. They laid out their plan tonight...with excitement! We should all be so excited to serve in our churches!

Pray for Trudee as she is under the weather and wasn't able to help out tonight.


Turn your porch lights on tomorrow from 7pm - Thursday at 7am in memory of Trooper Landon Weaver.and in support of those who serve in law enforcement.



Continued prayers for Karen as she goes to the radiation doctor today and the Chemo doctor tomorrow. She is hoping to get started so she can get it over with soon. Stay positive Karen...that's half the battle! We will be praying!


Continue to lift Craig and Roger. Craig's white count is coming down, so that's good. Roger is scheduled for a procedure today.


Prayers for all those battling flu and colds. There seem to be many right now!



Craig is heading back to Shadyside. Prayers Please!



Continue to pray for baby Waylon. They are still doing tests but he seems to be doing well. Prayers too for his parents, Angie & Morgan, as this is no doubt an anxious time for them. I'm reminded how you all prayed for my cousin's little one 6 years ago this week when he, Will, was born early, weighing 1 lb 15 oz. Today he is a happy, healthy kindergartener!


Please continue to lift Craig in your prayers (Peg too). God is faithful. He is with them in this valley. Stop in if you get a chance. Or send him a card. He could use some extra encouragers!


Praising God that Bob Robbins is again back at LaurelBrooke...and doing well. May be coming home in the next couple of days. They had to adjust some medications to get his blood back to where it needs to be. Bob says he will be in church when he gets home. Says "I have much to thank God for."  Don't we all? Let's count our blessings in 2017!


Praising God with the Eshbaugh's as they look forward to a new grandchild in June! Sandy is elated!


Praise God Dave & Gerry were back in church today! Continue to keep them in your prayers as they still have a ways to go.


Pray too for DuWayne as he recovers. Why not cook a little extra at supper some night and take him a plate.


Thank God for the opportunity to gather round His table this morning. What better way to bring in the new year? And for those at KnoxDale, did you notice the song Gaye was playing during it? "Grace that is Greater than All Our Sin" How fitting!

Have you thanked God for your church musicians? We (all three) are blessed to have such faithful ladies on the piano bench each week!




Betty Miller has asked for prayers for her grandson John Dunham Jr. Complications from diabetes and having trouble with his eyes.


Pray for the families/friends of Trooper Landon Weaver and Jason Robison. What a tragedy!


Pray for those recovering from surgery, battling cancer, fighting colds/flu, grieving loses and our homebound. There are many!


Start your New Year off in a good way...attend worship...partake in the Lord's Supper. Invite a friend or neighbor or family member to join you there!



Please keep Roger Skala (lives across from Ray's house) in your prayers. He is in Cleveland Clinic. His cancer is back on his pancreas and there is something going on with his liver. Pray for Michele as well.


Continued prayers for Craig, Bob Robbins, DuWayne S. Dave & Gerry and Scott as well.


Praise God! Shannon Shaffer has made it to Sweden safely. Continue to lift Shannon as she adjusts to life and work there.



Prayers for Roger Skala. Went back to Cleveland Clinic today. Can't eat, can't sleep and has lost 15 lbs in the last month.


Pray too for Karen Wolfe tomorrow as she returns to the doctor. Trusting God & hoping for good reports.


Continued prayers for Craig.


Not liking weather reports I'm seeing tonight. Prayers for travel mercies as we return from Cincy tomorrow.

Prayers for this little one please!

Subject: Prayers

My coworker went into labor 11 weeks early and gave birth to her son on Christmas Eve. He was 2.15# and 15 inches long. The last update I received said he was doing well, but I would like to ask for prayers both mom and baby

Kelly. L

 Prayers too for Shannon Shaffer as she prepares to head for Sweden on Thursday. And continue to pray for DuWayne as well.

Praise God for safe travels to Cincinnati and time with the grandkids. Praying for good weather to return home on Thursday. 

Wasn't it great to see Meade Chapel busting at the seams tonight!? 😊 God is good!

Remember those among us whose Christmas might not be so 'merry' this year. Pray for those who are missing loved ones this year. Pray for those in nursing homes and hospitals. Pray for those who are away from their families. Pray for those battling cancer, recovering from surgery, the sick and the lonely.

Share some Love! Make Christmas just a little merrier for someone!

"Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more!” 

― Dr. Seuss


Prayers for Craig as he sees his doctors in Pittsburgh today. Pray too for travel mercies.



Message from Shannon Shaffer about Du...

"When it rains, it pours (and this rain storm hasn't let up).  Dad is home safe and sound and is staying away from all ice - even the cubes!  He's in an immobilizer brace for 6-8 weeks, then he'll start to bend his knee and learn to walk normally again.  Thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers during this super unfortunate time."



DuWayne is at UPMC Altoona. He's out of surgery and still sleeping. The doc said the surgery went well. He tore his quadricep tendon as well so the recovery will be a little different. They cleaned it out and stitched him back up. They're keeping him until tomorrow for antibiotics. Keep praying!


No "Coffee, Snack & Chat" this Wednesday at Port Barnett.



DuWayne was taken into surgery this morning. Keep praying!


DuWayne fell last night and broke open his knee...yes, the knee he had surgery on.

He was taken by ambulance to DuBois Hospital. Please keep him in your prayers.


Pray too for Gaye. She's been doctoring for numbness in her hand. They tried shots in funny bone but that didn't work. Facing possible surgery in January.



Praise God for a wonderful Children's Christmas Program this morning. And that the D.S. Rev. James Pond was able to be with us?


Praise God for Miranda & Scott's new little granddaughter, Aubree Brielle Siple! God is good!


Praise God that Shannon Shaffer has graduated with her Master's in Music! Pray for her as she begins the next chapter of her life in Sweden at the end of the year?


Tomorrow is Karen Wolfe's (Meade) big day. Pray for her as she begins her journey thru the cancer. One day at a time Karen! We will be soaking you in prayer and cheering you on!


Please keep Ray in your prayers as he has a stomach bug.


Continued prayers for Craig and Peg. The journey has been a difficult one but "God's grace is new every morning. Great is His faithfulness."


Bob Robbins is also not feeling well. Keep Bob in your prayers.




Praise God! Blake Burkett was to come home tonight! And his Great Uncle Tom Reinard's back surgery went well.


Dave Miller's surgery is scheduled for 9:30 am tomorrow. Keep he and Gerry both in your prayers.


Praise God that there were no serious injuries in the accident on I80 today! God is good!


Pray for Pastor Joni & Dan as they travel to FL in the a.m.


Praise God, little Blake Burkett did well in surgery! The doctor said everything went well and that Blake did good. They took him in around 9 am and were still waiting to see him at 1:55 pm.  Hopefully they've seen him by now.

Please keep the prayers going up for Craig! His feeding tube is plugged and they are waiting to see if he is going to have to go back to Pittsburgh. He also has a bed sore that is making him pretty miserable. Poor guy! It's just been one thing after another.  pray for Peg as well during these trying times. God has promised to never leave us or forsake us and we know he is walking with them thru this valley.

Please add Tom Reinard to your prayer list. He is having back surgery in Altoona tomorrow.


Little Blake has to be at Children's at 6 am tomorrow. Pray for safe travels and a successful heart surgery. Pray for his family...Matt, Megan & Isaac as this is an anxious time for them.


Dave Miller also has a pre-op appointment in Pittsburgh tomorrow. Pray for safe travels and successful knee surgeries for him on Friday.


Gerry is also in need of our prayers. She is having trouble with her hip and going thru therapy on top of having shingles.


Also Kristy Snell...the mother of one of our SonBeams, Kaden, had surgery today. Please keep Kristy in prayer.


Praising God for the start up of a new Pre-School Ministry...on this snowy night! They were all smiles when showing us what they did. Next meeting for them will be on January 17.


Continued prayers for Craig, Karen, Ray, Scott, Donna, Ron, DuWayne, Sonja, Thyra, Bob, Teasha, and all those grieving loses this holiday season.


No Thursday Bible Study at Port Barnett or KnoxDale this Thursday due to the forecast of extremely low temps. I assume that also means the meeting for the Visitation Ministry Team is also postponed for Thursday at Port.


And lastly I wanted to share with you a part of a letter I got from Todd who is serving time in the Marienville Prison. He says "I have accepted Jesus Christ as my loving Savior. I have died to myself and have turned my life over to God." Later he goes on to say "I'm sure that this Christmas will be a very special one for me. I'm ready for our Saviors Birthday."  I can't help but think of Paul and Silas in jail, praying and singing and the other inmates hearing them. I believe God can and will use for good, Todds time there.

Please continue to lift him in prayer. If God should nudge you to send a card and an encouraging note, his address is:

Todd Bogacki

MQ 1511

SCI Forest

PO Box 945

Marienville, PA 16239






Remember Peg's niece, Mary White, today as she has surgery for Colon Cancer.


Haven't heard anymore on Craig, but keep praying.



Praise God! Meade Chapel's furnace is up and running again. Just needed do we all! Remember to fill your tanks daily with God's Word!


No school today. In the past if school was canceled Bible Study was too. Not sure if that rule still applies with teacher Dan or not. Maybe Call him before you go out!?



I was so encouraged at lunch time when he was eating meat balls that Darlene brought in and was even aloud to

Craig was taken to the hospital this evening (DuBois I Think). Not sure what for...but God knows! Please keep him in your prayers.

drink regular water. My prayer is that this doesn't set him back again!


Please keep little Blake in your prayers as he goes for heart surgery on Wednesday.

And Dave Miller is scheduled to have his knees done on Friday.

Continued prayers for Gerry that these shingles will be short lived.


Praise God that Bob Robbins seems to be on the road to recovery. He was walking the halls today in hopes of getting home soon.

Praising Him too that Debby Knapp Park is out of the hospital and recovering at her daughter's house. God is good!


Not sure what's going on with MC furnace but pray that the problem can be fixed quickly. Was sad to see an empty parking lot this morning.


Pray for the homebound. Make a visit if you can. Many are lonely and just want someone to talk to.


Pray for safe travels for Pastor Joni and Dan as they leave on vacation the end of the week.


Anyone interested in being a part of the Nursing Home Visitation Team there will be a meeting Thursday morning at 11:00 at Port Barnett.


Prayers for Peg's niece. See below...

I  would appreciate prayers for my niece Mary White .She will be having surgery on the 12th for colon cancer .Thanks

Continued prayers for Craig as well.

Pray for the family of the 11 year old girl lost in the accident last evening out by Roseville. And for her siblings who sustained severe injuries.

Praising God for another successful Soup Luncheon & Bake Sale! Thanks to all who attended, donated and baked.  And for the dedicated group of ladies that gave of their time to make it happen! 

Keep Gerry M. In your prayers as she deals with shingles. She really wanted to help with the luncheon today but just wasn't able to. Probably the first one she's ever missed.  Pray for Dave too as he gets his knees done on Friday.

Pray for the homebound and be sure to check on them often during these cold winter days!


Please continue to lift Craig in your prayers. Frustration is setting in (and rightfully so). He really wants a glass of water but even that isn't aloud right now. He is upset and overwhelmed with the whole situation. Pray for strength to overcome the frustration and for emotional peace. Pray that his loved ones and caretakers can extend grace (to him & to each other) during this difficult time. Pray for a Peg too.


Karen Wolfe is scheduled to have the lump removed on December 19 in Texas. Pray that all goes well and she returns to full health quickly.


Remember the Soup Luncheon & Bake Sale at KnoxDale tomorrow.
 This is great weather for soup! Eat in or Take Out.



Prayers for one of our bus drivers and a situation that needs to be resolved. Pray for guidance as she meets with administration today and a peaceful solution.


Continue to pray for Craig that he can regain his strength and get back home soon. And that Peg will feel better soon so she can get in to see him.


Pray for all those in nursing homes. They can be lonely places.


Ron (Shirley too) is still in need of our prayers. As is Debbie Park (Dean & Betty too) and Scott & Donna Syphrit.


Karen Wolfe begins her journey thru cancer today in Texas. Keep her in your prayers.


Blake Burkett goes in for open heart surgery & Dave Miller is preparing for double knee surgery, both are next week. Begin now to pray for both. And pray that Gerry's shingles will heal quickly.


Pray for all those grieving losses (by death and by separation) during the holidays. Holidays are supposed to be family times and grief seems to be magnified during them.


Pray for families in turmoil. Life is short! Love & Forgive one another...even if it means You taking the first step! Initiate reconciliation...send a Christmas card!


Remember the Soup Luncheon & Bake Sale this Saturday from 11 - ? At KnoxDale. Homemade Vegetable Beef, Chicken Noodle and Creamy Broccoli.  Eat in or Take Out.


Also Remember Santa will be at the KnoxDale FireHall on Sunday from 2-4. Plan now to bring the kids and grandkids. If you are a cookie baker...they could use some! Take them to the hall between noon and two or call Pam Barber to arrange pick-up.


And finally...I'm requesting Prayers & Christmas cards for a young man who made some really bad life choices and wound up in jail. He seems to have turned over a new leaf, has repented and is seeking God. Todd lived with his Aunt Gerry when he was in high school for a while. He attended at KnoxDale at that time so some of us knew him. Some of you may have known his mother, Ginny Sebring.  Most of you don't know him but we can all offer words of encouragement and hope.

Don't include anything in the card. Your return address with name must be on the envelope. You can use return address labels but no other stickers on the outside or inside.

His address is:

Todd Bogacki

MQ 1511

PO Box 945

Marienville PA 16239




Next Sunday, December 11 from 2-4, Santa will be at the fire hall. All are Welcome!


If anyone would like to make some cookies for the kids to enjoy, please drop them off at the firehall between 12 and 2. Or Pam Barber can make arrangements to pick them up.


Praising God for safe travels thus far for Karen & Bob! They spent the night in Little Rock Arkansas. Will go on to Texas today. Continue to pray for safe travels and for Karen's return to good health.


I have an unspoken request for a family in turmoil. Pray for God's peace within the family. Life is short folks. Don't waste a minute of it bickering! Unforgivness hurts you more than it does the person who has offended you!



Craig Kniseley is finally back in his own Zip Code! After three weeks in Shadyside he's been moved back to LaurelBrooke! He will begin therapy tomorrow. Pray that he'll regain his strength quickly! We got to visit a little tonight. For as weak as he is...he hasn't lost his sense of humor!

Pray for Peg too as she has pneumonia. ��

Craig is in the room right across from Ray. 207 I believe.


And just two doors down is Bob Robbins. He too could use some prayers as he recovers from surgery.


Three of our KnoxDale guys on the same wing and at this point, the soon to be 100 year old would probably win in a foot race.


Also Praising God that Ron is doing much better! He sat up and ate some supper tonight! Keep praying for he and Shirley!



Please pray for Gerry Miller as she has shingles.  Not good with Dave's surgery coming up.


Craig will likely be moved to LaurelBrooke tomorrow. Continue to lift he and Peg.


Praise God for a good Bible Study tonight and a good reminder to stay focused on Jesus when faced with temptation. If you are not involved in a Bible Study, you should be.

There are three on the charge to pick from.

Meade Chapel on Monday's at 10 am

Port Barnett On Thursday's at 10 am

KnoxDale on Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm All are Welcome!



Please Pray for Kay Ruffner. She is experiencing severe back pain.



Ron Walter (Shirley too) is in need of our prayers.



Please pray for Caroline Reed, Terry Kuntz's mom. She was admitted to DuBois Hospital this morning with infection in her hip that she had replaced. They are going to open her back up this evening and try to clean the infection out...and possibly put in a medicated pack. Pray for the doctors and all who will be taking care of her and her family as well. God is the Great Physician. Let's lift Caroline to Him and Trust Him.


Continued prayers for Craig & they ride out the storm.

And for Bob & Karen as they travel.


Pray too for a friend (who shall remain nameless) who was a Good Samaritan and went to the aid of a friend in need and got stuck with a huge repair bill that he really can't afford.


I know as we intercede on behalf of others; there are times to pray for the sick, for finances, and for God’s leading. But we have to remember too to Praise Him...even in the storm!


Continued prayers for Craig. He may be moved to LaurelBrooke later this week.

Pray too, for Peg who (I heard thru the grapevine) has a touch of pneumonia.

And finally, for David & Sam who will be traveling back home tomorrow.


Prayers for Bob & Karen as they make their way to Texas.


Today as I was coming home from town, there was a cow in the field across from the old Caylor homestead. I went back to the house but no one was home. I hope it found its way back to the barn safely! Does anyone know the names of the people who live there? There was a time that I knew the names of the people in every house all along the KnoxDale Road. Not anymore!


Praising God for another successful SonBeam Food Harvest! My car was full to the MAX today as I took it to the Food Pantry!

Praising Him too for a good night last night! The Youth (I think there were 14 of them) did an excellent job with their Good Samaritan skit, leading us in three songs, playing special music and doing a craft with the kids. Couldn't help but be proud of all of our past SonBeams and look forward to how God is going to use them in the future. Jeremiah 29:11


It's Christmastime! Let's go out tomorrow and over-share. Over share your love, over share your selves and over share your positive words.  Do it and don't feel bad about it EVER!



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