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Pastor - Jerome Kennedy

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 Upcoming Events, and Information of Interest for the whole charge

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Prayer List 


Sandy Shaffer

Pat & Pete Kniseley


Missions: Chitester, Lenhart, Chamberlin, & Scarlet Cord

Service men & women

Alice Smith

Lois Leksell

Pray for each other

Jeanna R. is asking for prayers for her dad, Merle Wyant who is not doing well.

Pray too, for a cure for cancer. It seems like I hear of someone else with it several times a week.

Please keep the family of Betty Alderton in your prayers as they mourn her lose.

Sandy Shaffer has been in a lot of pain...keep praying please!

Pray too for DuWayne as he prepares for hip surgery on Dec. 8.

Pray for those who will be traveling back to their homes this week-end.

And pray for the safety of our hunters as they hit the woods on Monday.

A couple unspoken requests;

For the father of one of our SonBeams who is experiencing heart problems.

And for another SonBeam family who is going thru a difficult custody battle. May God in His wisdom, intervene and work this out in the best interest of the children.

Just a reminder for the KnoxDale folks. Tomorrow is 5th Sunday Mission Offering.

Also is the last day for the Food Harvest. Give if you can!

And also, if your child is going to the Manor on Tuesday, Dec. 1...their permission slip is due tomorrow.

Pray for the Pastor & services tomorrow...and attend worship. God is already there!

Prayers for the family of Daniel D. Rhodes, as they grieve his passing.

The people of the Bellview Charge would like prayer as they prepare for a mission trip to Haiti in Feb.

Please lift the family of Rev. Flo Clark in your prayers. Flo passed away this afternoon at the home of her daughter in the state of Indiana.

Continued prayers for Sandy & DuWayne.  Pray that they'll get Sandy's new treatment started asap and pray for DuWayne as he prepares for surgery on Dec. 8.

Count your blessings instead of your hardships. And thank the LORD for blessings too numerous to count!

Prayer Warriors, Sandy is in a great deal of pain today.  Please pause right now and say a prayer for her.

Pray for healing, comfort and strength for our friend.

Little Trent has been diagnosed  with type 1 diabetes . He will be in Children's 3 or 4 days.  He and his parents will need lots of prayers learning to deal with this.

 Sharing from another prayer chain...

"Ed Dickey is in good spirits...the Lord is working at comforting him and opening his eyes! Please keep praying for him too! :)"

Continued prayer for Ron Snyder after surgery, as he recovers and for Dolly as she goes for surgery tomorrow.

Karen Wolfe (KD) has asked for prayer for her great grandson, Trenton Lucas who was taken this evening to Children's by ambulance. Please pray for little Trenton and the doctors/nurses who will care for him there.

Pray too, for David Smith (son of Haley Price...grandson of Trudee & Randy) who leaves tomorrow for Japan with the USAF.  Thank God for those who serve!

Unspoken request for one of the SonBeam kids' dad. Not sure if I got all the facts we'll leave it at that for now

We're thanking God for the addition to our family!  Jacob Emil Johnson was born via C-section early Monday  morning, weighing 7 lb. 6 oz.  Both mother & baby are doing fine.

Praise God for safe travels! (See Judy Plyler's message below...)

Subject: Trip

 I thank God for a safe trip to Florida. So much traffic  and everyone drives so fast.    Judy

Update on the accident this morning: A fifteen & sixteen year old brother & sister rolled their car on their way to school.

Praise God they weren't hurt any worse than they were! And Praise Him too, for our EMT's who assisted at the scene.

Prayers for Leah Johnson (Emil too) Leah was admitted to the hospital this morning with high blood pressure. We're anxiously awaiting the birth of baby boy Johnson (who was due on the 12th). While Grandma Kris & Grandpa Jan are in Philly...great aunt Deb gets to enjoy little Reese for a couple days.

Peg has asked for prayers for her brother-in-law, Ron Snyder who will be having surgery on Wednesday in Shady Side and her daughter Dolly Neff who is having surgery Thursday in Delaware.

 Praising God that today the FDA granted accelerated approval for Darzalex to treat patients with multiple myeloma.

We praise God it will be Sandy's next step in her journey to a cure!

Pray that this new antibody is just what we've been praying for...and that it will attack every last cancer cell in Sandy's body! God is so good! Keep praying!

Pray too, for Ed Dickey & Val too.

Praise God for our firemen/women! Not sure what the whistle blew for this morning, but it's good to know we have such a dedicated group of volunteers. Pray for their safety as they respond to the situation.

We need to be in prayer for the situation in Paris.  Pray for peace all over the world. People need God!

Please continue to lift Sandy and DuWayne in your prayers. Life is just hard sometimes.

Praise God for a nice time of fellowship around the tables last night at KnoxDale's Thanksgiving Feast! 

 Praise God too, that Matt & Sara have arrived safely in the US from Indonesia for a three week visit. 

Remember: OCC Shoeboxes are due this week. KnoxDale people, I'm taking ours in today. If you forgot to turn it in, you can drop it off at the First Church of God sometime this week.

 There are two events this week-end:

A Spaghetti Dinner Benefit will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21 from Noon - 5 at Gobbler's Knob for Don Wright. Cost is $5.00 for Adults, $4.00 Kids and 4 and under are free. (Don is battling Pancreatic Cancer)

Also, there is a FREE FAMILY SKATE on Saturday from 4-6 at Reynoldsville Rink. Hot Dogs & Drinks will be provided. Bring a snack food to share.

And...Please remember to announce the Thanksgiving Eve Service is at KnoxDale this year at 7 PM.

Please keep Flo Clark in prayer as she is very sick.

Subject: Prayer request

Please pray for safe travels for Matt and Sara as they travel to the US from Indonesia for a 3 week visit with family and friends.  They will be leaving soon as it is already Saturday there.

Craig K. has cataract surgery today. Please lift him in your prayers (Peg too).

Please continue to lift Dave Miller in prayer. He's doing much better...but still not 100% yet. We look forward to his returning to church soon!

 Praise God for Sandy & DuWayne's presence in church yesterday! Continued prayers still needed for both.

An unspoken reguest...There is a special lady in our church (who would rather remain anonymous), who could use some prayers as she's feeling under the weather. God knows who she is!

 Brennan McMillen leaves for Guatemala on Wednesday. Please keep her in your prayers as she goes to share to love of Christ with the people there!


Update on Seth Apel:

They were able to reattach his arm. So far, so good!

From his mom....

It's been a long day. Nothing has changed, which is a VERY good thing. The pulse in Seth's arm is strong, his labs are perfect, and he is responding to us with head movement when we talk to him and ask questions. He is in no pain. I asked him if he wanted to listen to the football game and got a BIG nod, so he's got the remote by his ear 😊
Tomorrow they will take him into surgery to undress and check his wounds and assess progress. Please pray with us that they will be amazed at the progress they find! Infection is still a concern, so we are begging God to protect him from that. Ps. 121 has been playing in my heart all day: "I lift my eyes unto the hills. Where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, Maker of heaven and earth." The God who made us and sustains us is bigger than our current troubles. Seth is his child, and He loves him more than we ever could. Our trust is in Him: our deliverer and restorer. 
Thank you again for your prayers. We are completely overwhelmed by the love we have received from all of you, many of you whom we've never met. God's people are so beautiful. We are so so thankful for each of you.


If you'd like to encourage Seth & his family with cards and letters...

Information to send e-cards and cards by mail is as follows:

Seth Apel
Room 523, ICU
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
One Children's Hospital Drive
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224


Remember: No SonBeams or Youth this week. See you on the 17th!

Please lift Seth Apel in your prayers. He's a young boy who was in a wood cutting accident today and lost his right arm. He was Life flighted to Pittsburgh earlier this evening. Please pray for Seth and his family!

Please lift Flo Clark in prayer as she's not feeling well today.

Pray too, for the family of Ron Flinn. His funeral is today in FL.

And Kenny Youndahl (Chaplain Rick's son) had surgery for a mass on his liver. Pray for his recovery.

There is a Spaghetti Dinner Benefit today at the Corsica Fire Co. for Landon Fawcett from 4-8. Tickets at the door. Go on out and help raise medical funds for this little boys family.

 KnoxDale folks...Remember the Food Harvest is now going on. Give as you are able.

Also, I had announced that OCC Shoeboxes were due this Sunday. I had the collection week wrong. If you aren't quite finished filling yours, you have a week's grace period. Get them to the church by next Sunday!

 Duane Rishell will be speaking for the Gideon's in all three churches tomorrow. Plan now to attend.

Pray for your pastor, your church and the Faithful Follower's Charge.

And last but not least, Dwedor will celebrate a birthday this week - Nov.11. Send her a card and let her know she is loved!

Below is a message from Becky. "Rejoice with those who rejoice!" Yeah God!



 I just got wonderful news Andy's bone biopsy came back cancer free :)

Praise God and our wonderful caring church family who helped with powerful prayers!!

From Dave and myself I want to thank everyone for all the prayers and concerns that have been lifted up

It will be a special the Caylor House

Thanks, Becky

The Pastor's phone is still not working. Sorry for any inconvenience this may be causing people.

If you want to get a hold of him, call his cell phone.814-648-2266

Keep praying for Sandy...DuWayne too.

Please lift Ed Dickey (Val too) in prayer. He went to DRMC for a biopsy and ran into complications, so they weren't able to do it.

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