|Knox Dale||Meade Chapel||Port Barnet|
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Pastor - Jerome Kennedy
Pat & Pete Kniseley
Missions: Chitester, Lenhart, Chamberlin, & Scarlet Cord
Service men & women
Pray for each other
Remember the Spaghetti Dinner if this Saturday from 5 - 7 at EUM.
If you're willing and able to help out with it...let the Pastor or I know & we'll add you to the list. Men are allowed to help too!
Please keep the family of Dave "Chip" Wonderling in your prayers. Chip passed away Monday morning. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.
There are three of us going to this so far. If you are considering going, let me know A.S.A.P. I'm going to register us this week. If you work in or plan to work in any area of Children's ministry...this is for you! If you don't work in Children's ministry...but know someone who does...that can't attend...Go & Bring back the information for them!
YOU ARE INVITED
Saturday, March 22, 2013
10 AM – 3 PM
Kelly Carpino writes...
My Uncle Dave (Chip Wonderling) was taken by ambulance this morning to the hospital. They are admitting him and making him comfortable as it will just be a matter of time now. Asking for prayers for our family as we enter this dark time.
Pray too, for the family of William "Gabby" Schuckers as they mourn their lose.
Betty Miller has asked for prayer for her brother, Glenn Yates. He had open heart surgery today in North Carolina.
Praise God! Looks like the pastor had a good amount of stuff collected for the people of Liberia! Pray now that God will open hearts (& wallets) to help him cover the cost of shipping them.
Message from Pastor Jerome:
A total of twenty two barrels were shipped today. An advance payment of one thousand dollars was made. We are left with a balance of three thousand dollars to come up with. He will go ahead with the shipment and we can paid him anytime we are able to come up with the full amount.
Ed Dickey was admitted to DRMC yesterday, and is scheduled for Debridement Surgery on Saturday. Please keep him & Val in your prayers. Life with diabetes is difficult.
Pray for safe travels for your Pastor...and all the Pastors returning from the retreat later today.
Pray for your church & the Faithful Followers Charge. Invite someone to worship with you during Lent.
Just got back from delivering the Pastor to his retreat! Praise God for safe travels!
Thankful too, for Luella's life & how she touched our Pastor's life. He talked much about her & her family in route to his retreat. Continue to pray for the Caylor family in the days & months ahead.
My niece Jenelle, has asked for prayers for her friend Kristal Renert's (another Coast Guard wife) baby, Clay. Clay was born on Monday...much earlier than expected...weighing 1 lb. 6 oz. and 11.5 inches long.
Continue to lift the Caylor family in your prayers in the days ahead.
Pray for travel mercies for Jeanna Reinard & her sister Ruth, as they're enroute to N.C. today. I know they're going to have to deal with some bad weather on the way. Relatives in VA are off school again today, for the third day this week.
Luella will be at McKinney Funeral Home on Thursday (March 6)
Service at 4:00 at funeral home.
Continue to lift the family of Luella Caylor in prayers. Luella passed away peacefully last night.
She fought the good fight, she stayed on course and finished the race, and through it all, she kept believing.
I'll pass on the arrangements when I get them.
Praise God for Karen Wolfe's good report about her brother!
I want to thank everyone for the prayers for my brother, Dick McCanna, he went back to the doctor and was given a good report, just has to take it easy and no lifting for another month. You can remove his name from the prayer list now and thanks.
Praising Him too, for a chance to gather together as a Charge / Cmmunity to begin our Journey thru Lent, Wednesday evening at 7 for the ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE at KnoxDale. Invite a friend or neighbor to come with you!
Please continue to lift Luella Caylor and her family in prayer as they journey thru this dark valley.
Pray too, for your Pastor, your Church & Charge. There's more to being a Church than going to church on Sunday morning (that's just a filling station). We've got work to do during the week too folks! Share to love of Jesus with someone today!
And if you missed the message yesterday, you can check it out on the website at
While you're there...go down thru the list of prayer requests & lift each one up to God. (and if you see any that need updating or removed...let me know!)
The Brookville Area United Methodist Cluster Churches / Pastors, are having a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, March 15 from 5 - 7 PM at the EUM Church to Benefit Well Digging Project in Liberia and they need help.
Tickets Adults - $7. Children - $5. 3 & under - Free
Can you make yourself available that night?
If so, what area & what time are you willing to help with?
Floor Servers (Bus Tables, Reset Tables or Serve)
Dessert Cart (Cutter, Server)
Clean Up Crew
Or Help Where Needed
Or can you keep Eric so the Kennedy's can help!?
Water - We simply turn on the faucet and we have all the fresh water we can use. Hard to believe there are places in the world that don't have this luxury. Without clean water, people suffer from disease and malnutrition. Often times the people in Liberia have to walk miles to collect water for their families.
It's hard to believe that more often than not, the water these people need is right under their feet. And it's amazing how a relatively small investment to get to it can make such a dramatic difference in so many lives.
The Brookville United Methodist Cluster Pastors hopes to reduce this problem by financing and digging clean water wells in Liberia...and they need your help to do it.
Can you give up one evening to help out with the dinner?
Will you buy a ticket & attend?
Will you invite family & friends to join you there?
All of us working together can help provide clean water for people in Liberia. And in so doing, reduce the number of deaths due to disease & malnutrition. Will you help?
Continue to pray for Julie Mays. She was moved to a hospital in Natronia Heights that specializes in weaning vents and rehab. She is no longer in an induced coma and is improving slowly. Still has the vent so unable to talk or eat/drink.
If you'd like to send a card, to let her know you're thinking of & praying for her...her address is
c/o Life Care Hospital
Room # 115
1301 Carlile Street
Natrona Heights PA 15065
To ALL of you, Faithful Followers, who help or would like to help with Children / Youth Ministry...this looks like it will be good! And Sunday School will pay your way! If we can get more than four people we get a group price...let's do it!
Please prayerfully consider & let me know if you are interested in going along! We can register together.
Check it out below....
We are hoping you could help us spread the word about our up and coming, "Children's Ministry Workshop - c2c" at Lakeside UMC. The workshop is open to any worker or volunteer in the church who is already working with children's ministries or plans to do so. This is an amazing opportunity to come and hear Nationally know Children's Ministry Evangelist, "Ricardo Miller" speak on topics like, how to get volunteers, making your children's ministry stand out above the rest and more!! There will be a snack and lunch provided, workshops on different ministries you may already be doing or wanting to start in your church, time for sharing of idea's and much more!! I have attached 3 documents to this form;
The advertising brochure, a poster that could be hung on your church bulletin board and the registration form. Feel free to copy them for your friends!! If you have any questions don't hesitate to give me a call, 814-371-3615. I pray that this event can touch the lives of many and begin to grow children's ministries everywhere!!!
Michelle M. Polohonki
District Children's Ministries Coordinator.
will be having surgery on March 11th in Presby.
She has a cyst on her pancreas that keeps filling with fluid.
They are removing her pancreas, spleen, part of her stomach & part of her small intestine.
Dan & Genie are leaving for Florida today. Pray for safe travels.
Pray. Just pray...that's all I have for you this morning. Spend some quiet time with God. "Be still and know that I am God." Psalm 46: 10
It's with a
heavy heart that I pass this one on. Please continue to pray for her & her
family. We have no doubt where she is headed...but still not easy for those
who will be left behind. We know that God is the ultimate Healer & he could
choose to heal her here on earth or in Heaven...so just pray for HIS
WILL to be done. And if that means she spends her birthday with
Alfred...be happy for her.
Remember to lift Kristen & Jason Neff this morning. She goes in for a C-section this morning at 9:30. If my calculations are right...Peg & Craig will then have been Blessed with 10 Greats! (7 boys & 3 girls)
Please lift Mary McNutt (I know that's not her name now, but can't remember...) in prayer. She was admitted to Brookville Hospital today after having what they think was a mini stroke.
Pray too, for a safe delivery & healthy baby girl for Kristen & Jason Neff (and big brother Carter) as she arrives tomorrow via scheduled C-section. Jason is the grandson of Peg & Craig Kniseley.
Prayers for Ivy Kiesling. She's at Children's going thru some testing.
Pray too, for Steve Silvis as he awaits shoulder surgery on March 11. Pray that they can keep his blood pressure under control so there are no more delays.
Continue to lift Luella in prayer during these difficult days.
Pray for the Youth & Son-Beam children as they come this evening, that they'll get to know Jesus in a more personal way. And pray for their families as well. Pray that God would bless each home with peace, give parents wisdom in raising their kids and that they'll take a genuine interest in the spiritual welfare of their children.Pray too, for all those in leadership. John Wesley is quoted as saying, “God will do nothing on earth except in answer to believing prayer.” Your prayers for us are important!
Terry Kuntz called to let us know that her sister's surgery has been postponed because she has the flu.
Update on Luella she is still in Dubois Hospital she has a bad bowel infection. We don't know when she will be getting back to Laurel Brooke.
She is weak and not eating again, keep her uplifted in your prayers
Terry Kuntz has ask for prayers for her sister, Linda Maxim. She's having a full hip replacement in DuBois tomorrow.
She's also Praising God for His protection for her mother-in-law, Dorothy Kuntz (age 87). She flipped her car today and walked away with just a hurt hand. Pray that she doesn't have any other affects from the accident.
Haven't heard anything from Luella today...but keep praying! Luella's birthday is on Friday. Let's shower her with cards to let her know we're thinking of & praying for her.
I'd say, send them to the house, and they can deliver them to her. (9725 KnoxDale Road)
Luella is in DuBois Hospital & isn't doing well. Please keep praying!
Jeanna has asked for prayer for her friend Julie's brother. His Blood sugar is 700 & possible Kidney failure.
Please keep Luella in your prayers. She was admitted to DuBois Hospital today for an infection. Pray too, for her family as they journey thru this with her.
Today I'm thankful I don't have to go out!
Pray for those who have to be out in this weather or on the roads today.
Pray for our shut-in's. It's been a long winter! Take some time today to call someone just to check on them and let them know you're thinking of them.
Pray for those battling addictions; whether it be drugs or alcohol or porn or tobacco or gambling or whatever is controlling their lives and the problems that those addictions cause their families. We know that Jesus came to set the captives free. Free from addictions - Free from the compulsive behavior that keeps them from being all that God intended for them to be. Pray that they'll be restored to health. Pray that God will give them the strength to work toward recovery & to resist temptation. Pray that God will grant their families patience and understanding and Love that perseveres.
Continue to lift those on our prayer list and their Caregivers - Ron Walter, Julie Mays, Sandy Shaffer, Luella Caylor, Wayne Himes, Ruby Brosius, Steve Silvis (surgery postponed because of high B.P.) Trooper Wilson, Leigh Ann Mumford, Elijah Alderton, April Rizzo, John & Janie Chitester as they prepare for Mission trip, those grieving loss of loved ones, those battling cancer, those recovering from surgery, those awaiting test results and always pray for your Pastor, your Church and the Faithful Followers Charge.
We are still rejoicing in God's goodness concerning Mark and his new heart. He is home and doing well. Recovery time is long, so please continue to lift them up. God is good!
We are turning our focus toward the Medical mission to Uganda and Rwanda in the June time frame. We have found some great prices on airfare, praise the Lord!
We did, however get some disappointing news today from a doctor we were hopeful might come with us. He is not able to make the trip this time. We really need a doctor to go with us. We have an anesthesiologist, a P. A., a dentist and some support people but we would love to also have a doctor go this trip. Do any of you have suggestions of Christian doctors we might call that would be open to going on a 2 week trip to do medical missions. You never know how the Lord is going to work in someone's heart to move them to go. Please send any names and numbers you have, if he Lord leads you to do so, and pray with is for a doctor!! :
There is much planning to be done: securing the tickets and the fundraising necessary to buy them, everyone has to secure a passport and get all the shots necessary to enter the countries. Also we are coordinating with our coworkers there to secure places to stay, transport and meal preparations. There is also much paper work to fill out for the government so we can have permission to take in medical supplies, equipment, and to provide medical services in their countries. As you can imagine, we are on the phone, the internet and Skype a lot to try and get all this arranged.
Our coworker, John Mihigo, from Rwanda is asking prayer for his mom. She is in the hospital in Rwanda and they are having trouble figuring out what is exactly wrong with her. She is on oxygen and they think it may be heart issues, but in such places they do not always have the modern technology to know for sure, but the Lord knows, so please be praying for her recovery. She lives in the mountain home near the church that John pastors (they live closer to Gladys work in the city) and she has been caring there for many orphans for years. So I am sure that Mihigos are exceptionally busy trying to be with mom at the hospital and seeing that the mountain children are cared for as well. Please pray for their stamina and the extra resources they may need for transport, etc. during this time.
We continue to covet your prayers for the upcoming trip and also for our own resources. Our support level has been down a good bit lately also. We are trusting God to meet our every need. John and I will be staying after the medical team leaves to have additional time there to do teaching. We ask you pray with us for receptive hearts to God’s Word. Please pray with us. We do rely heavily on your faithfulness in prayer!
John & Janie
Please add Elijah Alderton and his parents (Dan & Nikki) to your prayer lists.
Elijah (16 months old), has been diagnosed with hemophilia (his blood doesn't clot). On a scale of 0-50 (with 0 being the WORST you could have it) he is a 2. They are home from Children's hospital with him after being there a couple days and having tests done. This is going to be something they (and the whole family) have to cope with as we all take proper precautions. Please keep him and Dan and Nikki and his brother Isaiah in your prayers. This was such a blow for them and they need to adjust to this new normal.
Karen Wolfe (Meade Chapel) is Praising God that her brother Dick McCanna is home from the hospital after having hernia surgery (came home the same day). Thanks everyone for your thoughts & prayers!
Please lift our Gabe in prayer this morning too, as he interviews for a new position (with his current company) and schooling. He's very nervous about the interview.
Pray too, for Joe Urchuck as he goes in for tests this morning, that the results will be good.
Continue to lift the family of Dorothy Reinard and Praise God for the assurance that she's in Heaven with her Sweetheart this Valentine's Day! No more tears, no more sickness. I can only imagine that she's talking Uncle John's ear off as she tells him about everything that's been going on while they were apart!
KnoxDale folks: Remember the Funeral Dinner tomorrow (Friday). We're in need of Salads or Desserts. Have them to the church by 11:00. Thanks!
EVERYONE: You are invited to the Valentine's Dinner, this Saturday - Feb.15 from 4:00 until they are sold out. Come enjoy Ham, Parsley Potatoes, Corn, Rolls & Cake. Support the Youth as they raise money for camp!
SPRC Meeting - Monday, February 17 at 7 PM at Meade Chapel. Remember your evaluation forms!
Pray for your Pastor as he prepares for Sunday. Pray for your Church and the Faithful Followers Charge as we move forward in ministry to all the world!
Please keep Ron Walters in prayer, as he had a stroke & is in DuBois Hospital. Pray too, for Shirley and the family during this difficult time.
Pat said this is a "Happy Request". Pat Kniseley's sisters - Judy Heitzenriter (from DuBois) & Debbie Eggelston (from Irwin) are flying out of JFK tonight, in route to Jerusalem for a 2 week Mission trip. Praise God for such an awesome opportunity for these ladies. Pray for safe travels & a successful mission.
The arrangements for Aunt Dorothy are Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 and funeral Friday at 11 at Shumakers.
Please lift the Family of Dorothy Reinard in prayer. Aunt Dorothy passed away this afternoon.
Many of you have asked about Julie (Snyder) Mays. I talked to Cindy tonight & she said she did show a little improvement this week. She's still in a coma. They've put a trac in & hope to try to start weaning her off of the ventilator. She's got a LONG road ahead of her. Please continue to lift her & her family in prayer.
TERRY KUNTZ was admitted at the Dubois Hospital. Shortness of breath. Right now they are running some tests. Please lift her in prayer.
Pastor Jerome is packing barrels to be shipped to Liberia. Do you have closets that need cleaned out...clothes you no longer wear? Do you have extra towels, sheets, shoes, coats, baby/kids clothes, fabric, school supplies that you don't really need? Religious books or literature that you've already read? Extra Tupperware, or silverware or any household items that you have too much of? Maybe you'd like to purchase some soap or toothpaste/tooth brushes to add??? The needs are endless in Liberia! Can you share with God's people who are in need?
They are currently packing barrels to be shipped the end of the month. If you have things you'd like to donate...you can drop it off at the parsonage. Or you can drop off at my house & I'll see that it gets up there.
They hope to ship barrels several times a year, so keep a collection box and give often!
Grief is an experience common to all of us. We all lose someone we love at sometime. But there’s something terribly wrong with the scene of a parent standing over a child’s grave. It’s supposed to be the other way! . Nobody expects to outlive a child. Pray today, for someone who has lost a child. "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."
Pray too, for your Pastor, your church & the Faithful Followers Charge. Invite someone to church this Sunday.
For those who are wondering if we're still having the Free Family Skate on Saturday (4-6). At this point, it's still on. If the weather takes a turn for the worse on Saturday and we need to cancel...we'll let you know!
Just wanted to let you read Kim's FB post 2 days ago. Mark is up walking today, having had a bit of a difficult time with it yesterday. His blood pressure is a bit low still, so he is getting a little bit more blood today. It sounds like he is doing very well. Thank you for your prayers, please continue, he has a long way to recovery.
"Mark made it out of ICU today. So excited. Things are going well.
The doctors are all pleased. The ICU nurse said she had never seen one of
his "numbers" so good ---ever ---on anyone. I asked another if most people
look as well as Mark after transplant and she said "no." So thankful. Pray
Also, if anyone wants to send an e card, I know he would really love it. Go to e cards.upmc.com. He is at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh and his room number is 946D. Thanks everyone!"
Pic in attachment!!
John & Janie
Steve Silvis is in need of our prayers. After jumping through all the workmen's comp hoops...tests have revealed that he has a torn rotator cuff. Surgery is scheduled for February 20th.
Pray too, for the upcoming Olympic Games...and all involved in them.
Continue to pray for the others on our prayer lists as well. They are listed on the website if you need to refresh your memory. Past sermons are also listed there if you missed one.
Pray for your pastor, your Church and the Faithful Followers Charge!
*** When the Service is over, Our service Begins. ***
Do all the Good you can
By all the Means you can
In all the Places you can
To all the People you can
As long as Ever you can