UMC Symbol Cross UMC Symbol
       Knox Dale Church              Meade Chapel Church Port Barnett Church
Knox Dale Meade Chapel Port Barnet

Click on the Churches picture above to go to the page of the Church you want information about.

 

Pastor - Jerome Kennedy

Click here for the Pastor's Page

 



 Upcoming Events, and Information of Interest for the whole charge

To have an event placed on the Page click here

 



Prayer List 

 

Sandy Shaffer

Pat & Pete Kniseley

Dale Gilhousen

Unchurched

Missions: Chitester, Lenhart, Chamberlin, & Scarlet Cord

Service men & women

Alice Smith

Lois Leksell

Annie Ceconi

Pray for each other



 

Sara and Matt arrived safely in Jakarta today. It was a long trip but everything went smoothly.

 Julie and Dave arrived in Cancun last night, also.

 Please remember them all in your prayers, for continued safety. 

 thanks!

Nan

 


 

Prayers for DuWayne Shaffer, please. He goes in tomorrow to Brookville hospital for a small procedure on his heart.

 

Would appreciate prayers for travel mercies for Gabe. He flies in tonight, and has already had a delay and a change in flight plans.

 


 

I hear thru the grapevine, that Sandy is back home! Praise God & keep praying!

 

We made it to Huntsville AL last night.  We had the oldest & youngest in our room and they slept well. The middle two had a rough night with their parents. 😊

Heading to FL this morning. Prayers appreciated.

 


 

Continue to lift Sandy & Arlene in prayer.

 

For those who asked if Mary McNutt's address had changed, the answer is no. Her mail goes to her son's address as before. 2 Short Street. Prayers & cards are appreciated.

 

Sara (Miller) & Matt Loving will be leaving for Indonesia on Saturday. Please pray for safe travels and a smooth transition into their new home & culture. 

 

And I have an unspoken request for a family facing many challenges right now.

 


 

Sandy Shaffer is in Brookville Hospital unable to keep anything down. Please keep her in your prayers.

 

Pray too, for Sandy's sister Donna and her family. Their house & car burn last night. They lost everything. 😥

 

For those who want to make reservations for the "Ladies Night Out" please give them to Nan or Thyra or Gale Wolfe before May 1.

 

I'd appreciate prayers for travel mercies as we'll be leaving for FL Thursday morning. 

I'll check email as I am able and forward prayer requests when I can. Don't call and leave them on my answering machine as I don't know how to check that when I'm away from home.

-Deb=


I just got the following Prayer Request (below) but read in the obits that he passed away, yesterday. Please keep his family in your prayers.

Sherry, 

Could you send out a prayer request for me, please?

Ken Lovelace, my father is in the hospital battling end-stage cirrhosis of the liver and has contracted bacterial peritonitis. Dad is in incredible pain. We are asking for prayers for healing whether it comes from being made whole in this life or through death. If he heals enough to come back to the farm, he will be placed on hospice.

 Grace & Peace,

Kendra


 

We don't meet monthly...we me quarterly.

 


 

Did you know you're gifted? ALL CHRISTIANS are gifted by the Holy Spirit, with gifts needed to build up the fellowship and ministry of the Church. Do you know what your gifts are? Are you using them to build up your church? Or are you just sitting on your gifts? 😳

We're beginning a new Bible Study at Meade Chapel tomorrow (and I believe PB is doing the same one) called "Spiritual Gifts - Empowered to Live for God". We invite you to join us on Monday or Thursday mornings at 10 to explore what the gifts are, why they are given, and how you can be putting your gifts to use for God's glory.

 

 

Please lift the Loving family in prayer. Nan Miller's son-in-laws' grandfather died rather suddenly...in the midst of Sara & Matt's preparing for their move to Indonesia.

 

Continue to pray for Sandy Shaffer as she's finishing up round two of chemo. Pray that the Chemo treatments have found every last cancer cell and destroyed them! Pray too, that she is able to bounce back quickly from this round with little or no sickness!

 

Continue to lift Dave Hollis in prayer. His evaluation was changed until tomorrow.

 

Remember Aubrey in your prayers as well, as she recovers from having her tonsils out yesterday.

 

Pray for those who were missing from your church this morning. Why is it that seating in stadiums and movie theaters and bars is limited...but we have so many empty pews in the church? What are we teaching our children?

 

Pray too, for the Faithful Followers SPRC Committee as they meet together tomorrow evening to fill out evaluation papers and have conversation.

The purpose of the SPRC Committee, as defined by the guidelines of the General Board of Discipleship, is to perform some of the functions of a personnel office or Human Resources department in other organizations.  However, we are to focus our attention on God. 

 

We are to operate under God's leadership in the tensions between staff and congregational interests, which includes dealing with both the celebrations and disappointments inherent in any human family and church.  The primary responsibility of the SPRC is to work with the staff so that the mission of the church is realized.

 

The committee wants to welcome the church family to utilize us based in the above description to address any issues or concerns you may have regarding our church.  We currently meet monthly and encourage you to speak to your SPRC members at any time with your comments, questions or concerns.

 

AND anyone who would like to learn more about our UMC SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS please join us at 7:00 on Tuesday evening. Sam Richardson from Wesley Woods will be joining us that night to do some fun camp activities with the children/youth...before the 7 o'clock meeting that is open to all.

 


 

Thanks for your prayers keep them coming as Aubrey heals but everything went great today!

 


 

Please lift little Aubrey Belfiore in prayer tomorrow, as she goes to get her tonsils out.

 

Members of the SPRC are reminded of the meeting at Meade Chapel, Monday evening at 7:00 pm.

 

Thanks!

-Deb=

 


 

THANK YOU to ALL who helped with the Marianna Hoagie/Pizza Fundraiser....in ANY WAY! Because you cared... you sold, you tallied, you bought, you unloaded, you sorted, you delivered and ate...kids can go to Church camp this Summer!

We sold 872 subs/pizzas!  We couldn't do that without the help of so many...so THANKS again!

 If I didn't believe that Church Camps could make an eternal difference in the lives of our kids...I wouldn't promote fundraising.  Thanks for working together to pull off another successful sale!

God loves you all & so do I!

 


 

Just a reminder to all who ordered Marianna Hoagies/Pizzas...they will be delivered tomorrow.

Thanks for supporting the SonBeam/Youth Camp Fund!

-Deb=


Got the following request from Judy Plyler.

Subject: Prayer request

I have a good friend who lives in pittsburgh she has a close relative that has breast cancer and it is in her lymph nodes she asked me if we could pray for her she has to have major surgery soon. She needs a lot of prayers to get her through this her name is mary.  Thank you   Judy

Pray too, for Mary McNutt. She's not doing well.

The family would like to shower her with cards.

If you'd like to cheer her up, send cards to her at 

2 Short Street

Brookville 15825

Remember Sandy too!


 

Please lift Sandy Shaffer in prayer, often, this week as she will be going to Pittsburgh in the morning to begin round #2 of intensive chemo. God never said life would be easy, but He did promise to be with us!

 

Dana Kramer has ask us to pray for her dad, Dave Hollis. She'll be taking him to DuBois on Thursday for evaluation. Pray that he can get and accept the help he needs...so healing can begin in this family. Pray too for her mom, Mary.

 

Pray for those battling addictions of any kind. And for their families. There is nothing easy about addiction, and the pains of addiction always ripple through the family.

 

Pray for little Aubrey Belfiore as she'll be having her tonsils out on Saturday.

And for her cousin Rylee too, as she has the stomach bug AGAIN!

Keep praying for Craig & my dad...as they heal from surgery.

 

Remember to pray for your Pastor as he prepares for Sunday.

Praise God for the MANY BLESSINGS we receive on a daily basis!!

 

Next Tuesday, April 14, Sam Richardson, from Wesley Woods will be joining us at SonBeams & Youth,  to do some camp activities with the kids. Then at 7 we invite parents and anyone interested, for  an informative session on our conference camps. If you have a child or grandchild, that has been thinking about camp, Come & learn more!

-Deb=

 


 

Please continue to lift Craig Kniseley in your prayers, as his knee isn't healing as it should be.

 

Pray too, for Sandy Eshbaugh. She has many health issues she is dealing with, as well as some emotional issues.  The pastor & I visited with her this morning and had prayer, and she would appreciate your prayers as well.

 

I also have an unspoken request, for now, from a friend who is dealing with an alcoholic family member. Praise God for her willingness to share her story and for her faith in prayer...as she journeys through this. We know that God can move stones, that may seem impossible to us! Pray for her, and pray for her family. God knows who they are.

 

Continued prayer for Sandy Shaffer as she prepares for round two of super-intensive chemo. Although we can't go to Pittsburgh with her, we can go with her in prayer.

 

Keep my dad on your prayer list as well. Today is some better than yesterday, but he has a long way to go. 

Thanks, prayer warriors!

 


 

My dad (Howard Reinard) is in need of your prayers. He's in a great deal of pain and very weak. Please keep him in your prayers. Pray for mom too.

 


 

Today is Saturday. The day between two very important days. The day nobody really talks about. The day filled with sadness, regret, and so many unknowns for the future. I can only imagine what feelings that first Saturday brought. Feelings we will never be able to comprehend. But each Saturday, nestled between Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday since, is a Saturday of great hope; a Saturday filled with love. What a great afternoon we had sharing love with the community children and their families who showed up on this blustery cold day for the Easter Egg Hunt. I'm pretty sure that on THIS Saturday, Jesus showed up as well. Thank you God, for filling us with the ways and words of your Son. Thank you Church for opening your doors to provide a warm place to check out their eggs. How fun it was to see the church so full of life, laughter & love. Thank you Church for caring and sharing!  Thank you to ALL the loving volunteers for giving of your time! What a wonderful way to celebrate "THE" Saturday!

 


 

Sandy went to Pitt today for my follow up apt.  the Dr. said that he has never had anyone respond so well to the treatment that she had. Both Pitt and Cleveland clinic feel that shes on the right track and doing well.  The plan is for her to go to Pitt next week to be admitted for round two. Pray that this one will get it all & that she won't get so sick this time. 

Praise God, that for now, she is feeling good...and hoping to make it to church on Sunday!  

Sandy says "Thanks for all the prayers and the cards.  I feel truly blessed with all the prayers and there is no doubt in my mind and heart that they are working."

 

God is so good! Please keep praying!

 

Praising God too, that Dad got home this afternoon.  Pray that he will gain strength, be able to manage his pain, follow doctors orders & that he'll heal quickly. He passed out on the floor this afternoon. 😩Thank God, Mark was there to help lift him off the floor!

 

Pray for Craig's healing too as he adjusts to his new knee.  Craig has a birthday on Easter. Be sure to wish him a Happy Birthday!

 

Remember egg hunt tomorrow at 1:00 pm. Dress you child for the cold/wet weather!

 


 

 

And also her friend had a beautiful baby boy, Kain.  Praise God for another blessing!

Karen's sister, Loretta is feeling somewhat better today. Continue to lift her in prayer.

 

So many of my friends are asking us to PRAY for the people of Kenya! This was a very sad day there as 147 Christians were killed by Islamist gunmen. But we have hope, because they were Christians...they will spend eternity in Heaven!

 

Praise God, dad is doing well! If tonight goes ok...they may let him come home tomorrow!

 

And I have a special prayer request for a very special little girl who is experiencing separation anxiety. My heart aches for her as she's been thru so much in her young life.  Life can be hard. When parents mess up...children suffer. And when you've been abandoned in the past...you fear it will happen again. She's got so many people who love her. Pray that she can feel that love, in the days ahead.

 


Got the following PRAISE from Becky Caylor...

Let's continue to pray for healing for her sister Patty as she too, goes thru cancer treatments.

Deb,

 Wonderful news I wanted to share my brother Stan completed his chemo treatments and went back to work after 3 months GOD IS GOOD what a special Easter this is for him and his family :)

Thanks, Becky


 

 

Dads surgery went well, praise God! Dr. Said he'd be in for 4-5 days...which isn't going to make him happy! Continued prayer please!


 

Arlene Reinard starts a new Chemo today. Prayer that it is just what she needs!

And continue to lift Sandy as well, as she continues her fight with cancer!

God is good! He knows their every need! And he has promised to never, ever leave them!


Please keep my dad in prayer today. His back surgery is scheduled for this morning.

 

Remember the Holy Thursday service at Meade Chapel tomorrow evening.

The Good Friday Service at KnoxDale.

And the Sunrise Service at Port Barnett at 7 am

 

And if you have little ones...the Egg Hunt is on Saturday at 1:00. Don't be late!


Joy would like us to lift her granddaughter's husband - Stacy Orr in prayer. He is at the hospital with numbness to one side. They think he may have had a stroke. Please pray for this young man and his family.


 

Praise God,  Craig is coming home today!! Pray now for his recovery...and pray for Peg as she cares for him and patiently, lovingly, firmly, encourages him to follow the doctors orders.  😁

 

I'm praising him too, for the generous response to request to assist a hurting family!

1 Corintians 13:1 says  " I may speak in the languages of humans and of angels. But if I don't have love, I am a loud gong or a clashing symbol."  No loud gongs or clashing symbols this morning! Christian love was shown this morning as the basket was filled with food stuff and gift cards, stamps and cash.  May they feel the love of Christ in a very real way, as the receive the gifts you so freely gave! Thank you Church, for loving like Jesus!

 

Continue to lift Sandy & Arlene in your prayers.

 

Please keep my dad in prayer this week as he goes in for back surgery on Wednesday. They have to put a rod, a plate and some screws in. He has never been good at following doctors orders, so pray that he listens and heals quickly.

 

As we journey through Holy Week, let us walk in love as Christ loved us and gave himself an offering and sacrifice to God.

 


 

Praise God, Craig is doing well. Therapy this morning...and hopefully will be back home soon. Keep him in your prayers as he recovers.

 

Pray for those who are hurting today.

 


 

Please continue to lift Arlene R. In your prayers. Doctors have decided surgery is not the best option right now. They seem pretty sure there is more cancer and they need to do more testing to decide on the best route to take.

 

Cancer stinks! Pray for a cure!

 

Craig came through his surgery well. Pray for a speedy recovery so he can get his garden planted soon!

 

Praise God, Pat made it to Gabe's safely.

 


 

 

Just a reminder of Craig's surgery today. Keep him in your prayers.

 

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

Invite someone to journey through Holy Week with us.

Sunday - Palm Sunday

Thursday - Holy Thursday at Meade Chapel (Communion) Friday - Good Friday at KnoxDale Easter Sunrise at Port Barnett at 7:00 a.m.

Regular services at all three churches.

 

And if you have little ones the Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday at 1:00. Meet in the church parking lot. Don't be late or you'll miss the fun.

 

-Deb

Below is the email I got from Sandy this evening. I won't pretend to understand what it all means (I thought IGA was the new brand of things Mike's is carrying)...but if Sandy says it's a "blessing" I'm going to take her word for it! I'm thinking you have to have degree in mathematic to figure out all the numbers. And a degree in psychology to deal with all the emotional ups and downs. But we don't have to have a degree in music to Sing God's Praises! Praise HIM for good reports and keep praying for a miracle!!  Doctors can treat, but only God can heal!

 

Keep Shannon & Logan in prayer too, as they travel back from IL with Shannon's stuff.

(See Sandy's email below)

 

 

Shannon and Logan went out to ill. to bring back Shannons things. 

She does plan on going back in the Fall to con't her education. 

 Also...... I got the results of my cancer numbers.... My IGA was over 7000 when we had it last checked which was actually a month or so before we did any treatment.  I had labwork done on Monday and today found out that my IGA after this terrible treatment went down to 896.  I couldn't believe it.   What a blessing.  Now waiting to hear from Pitts what the next step will be.  my other numbers are coming up as far as my white count and platelets.  I had to go into Bvlle hospital today and get 2 units of blood.    Thanks for the many prayers... they are certainly being heard.  

 You can pass this on as well.   thanks Deb.    Sandy


Please keep Kelly's Mom in your prayers. (see below)

Subject: Prayers

Could you please add my mom Deb Roy to the prayer list...she is back in the hospital with pneumonia.  Pray that the Dr.s can figure out what is going on with her, so she can have some relief. This is all stemming from when she had pneumonia over a year ago.

Thanks-
Kelly. L


I am just in awe of the amazing job Brennan did tonight! God is using her in AMAZING ways in Guatemala! And she is only 19 years old!! If you missed it, you missed a blessing! If you hear of her speaking somewhere...GO hear her! The kids were all ears & had some great questions for her?

Thanks, parents, for waiting patiently and giving us a little extra time!

If you didn't make it and want to support her mission work there, I can give you her address. ALL the money she raises goes toward projects in Guatemala.  She pays all her own travel expenses.


 

THE (SCIENTIFIC) DEATH OF JESUS  


At the age of 33,
Jesus was condemned to the death penalty.
   

 

  At the time crucifixion was the "worst" death. Only the worst criminals condemned to be crucified. Yet it was
Even more dreadful for Jesus, for unlike other criminals condemned to death by crucifixion, Jesus was nailed to the cross by His hands and feet, rather than tied...
   

Each nail
Was 6 to 8 inches long.
   

The nails
Were driven into His wrist. Not
Into His palms as is commonly
Portrayed. There's a tendon in the wrist that
Extends to the shoulder. The Roman guards knew
That when the nails were being hammered into the
Wrist, that tendon would tear and
Break, forcing Jesus to use His back
Muscles to support himself, so that He could breathe.

Both of His feet
Were nailed together. Thus He was forced to
Support Himself on the single nail that
Impaled His feet to the cross. Jesus could
Not support himself with His legs for long because of the pain, so He was forced to alternate between arching His
Back and using his legs just to continue to
Breath. Imagine the struggle, the pain, the
Suffering, the courage.

Jesus endured this
Reality for over 3 hours.
 

Yes,
Over 3 hours! Can you imagine this kind of Suffering? A few minutes before He died,
Jesus stopped bleeding. He was simply pouring water From his wounds.

From common images we see wounds to His hands and feet and even the spear wound to His side... But do we remember the many wounds Made to his body. A hammer Driving large nails through the wrists, the feet overlapped And a nail hammered through the arches, then a
Roman guard piercing His side with a spear. And... Before the nails and the spear, Jesus was whipped and
Beaten. The whipping was so severe that it tore the Flesh from His body. The beating was horrific.
The Crown of thorns (two to three inch thorns) cut deeply into His scalp. Most men Would not have survived this torture.

He had no more blood
To bleed out, only water poured from His
Wounds.The Human adult body contains about 3.5 liters (just less than a gallon) of blood.
   

 

Jesus poured all 3.5 liters of his blood;
He had three nails hammered into His
Members; a crown of thorns on His head and, beyond That, a Roman soldier who stabbed a spear into His Chest..
 

All these without Mentioning the humiliation He passed after carrying His own Cross for almost 2 kilometers, while the crowd spat in his Face and threw stones (the cross beam was almost 30 kg of weight, to which His hands were nailed).
    Jesus was naked, all his clothing was removed to humiliate Him in front off everybody,

Jesus had to endure this experience,
So that you may have free access to God.
   
 

So that your sins can be "washed" away.
All
  of them, with no exception!    
Don't ignore this.

JESUS CHRIST DIED...FOR YOU!

 

For you, who now read this e-mail.
Do not believe that He only died for others (those who go to church or for pastors, bishops, etc).
 

 

He died for you!
It is easy to e-mail jokes or silly photos,
But when it comes to God,
Sometimes we feel ashamed to forward a message about Him on To others.
We are worried of what they may think.
 

Accept the reality, the truth, that
JESUS IS THE ONLY SALVATION FOR THE WORLD   .    

God has special plans for YOU!
Share this with all your friends...
About what He went through to save you.
Really think about it!

May God bless you!    

He said (Matthew 10:32 & 33):   "Everyone therefore
who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge
before My Father in heaven; but whosoever denies Me
before others, I also will deny before My

 

Father in heaven".


Praise God!! Sandy Shaffer had a good report today! Her numbers are coming up! Prayer is powerful & God is good!! Keep praying till they are back to normal!!

 

Pray too, for John Syphrit...as he is dealing with some health issues.

 

Please join us for Brennan McMillen's Mission presentation tomorrow evening from 6:30-7:30.

 

Check the signs for the Ladies Dinner and pick up a reservation envelope in your church. Or let me know & I'll get an envelope to you! Don't miss this night of fellowship with your sisters in Christ!

Pray today as little Wyatt Zickefoose returns to his Kindergarten class. My prayer would be that his classmates will love him thru this, but reality is kids can be cruel. Words come out unfiltered and feelings will likely get hurt. So pray that God will strengthen him for the journey ahead. Today, tomorrow and in the days and years ahead. His life was changed a week ago, through no fault of his own. Pray for him and his little sister as well as the rest of the family.  Greg also had a son & daughter in WV, according to the obit.

 

If God lays it on your heart to encourage this family...maybe with a card or grocery store gift card or financial help. Grandma's name/address is Paula Powell PO Box 72 KnoxDale PA 15847

 

Every little bit will help. She was widowed last Fall and and also battled breast cancer...and has struggled financially since then.  We folks, have a chance here to be the hands & feet of Jesus and share his love with this hurting family. God calls us to love our neighbors.

Pray about it. Listen to His still small voice.


Bible Study at Meade Chapel this morning at 10:00.  All are invited to join us there!

A month or so ago, Peg shared with me that she had heard a young girl, Brennan McMillen, talk on her Mission work in Guatemala. Peg was moved by her story and I was inspired by Peg's enthusiasm to invite her to share with us at KnoxDale.  Brennan is coming, tomorrow evening (Tuesday) at 6:30. The SonBeams / Youth invite YOU to join us and share in this time of sharing. 

Isn't that how the Good News is spread? If you aren't able to be there, pray for her. If God lays it on your heart to help her "Go"...the Mission baskets will be out; give as you are able.

Matthew 24:14  "And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come."


 

Please keep Dwedor & her family in prayer as they grieve the lose of her Father. It has to be very difficult to be so far from home at a time like this. Pray for strength & comfort.

 

Pray too for travel mercies for Sara (Miller) Loving.

 

Keep Craig in prayer this week as he goes in for surgery.

 

Please continue to pray for strength for the family devastated by the tragedy this week. I was reminded this morning just how far reaching the hurt is.  Can we as a church and community reduce any of the pain for this family? Pray that God, through His Holy Spirit will loose His Love, Peace and Comfort on this family and that we, Church, can be a part of that.

 


 

Please pray for Karen Wolfe's sister (KnoxDale one). God knows the details.

>

> Please pray for my sister Loretta.  She was admitted to the hospital yesterday.  I don't know any details yet.


 

The KnoxDale Ladies Aide met on Wednesday evening and finalized plans for the annual "Ladies Night Out"

Saturday, May 9 at 5:00 PM

Roseville Grange

Choice of Roast Beef or Stuffed Pork Chop (Fruit Cup, salad, green beans, mashed potatoes, homemade noodles, bread, pie and drinks) Cost is $13.00 Ladies. -  $6.00 For girls 5-12 and Free for 4 and under.

This is a great value for a wonderful meal, great fellowship, entertainment, door prizes and you don't have to leave a tip or do dishes!! You deserve this ladies! Plan now to attend!!

 

This has proven to be a nice event and is open to ALL ladies of the Faithful Followers Charge, their lady friends, family and neighbor ladies. SPREAD THE WORD! Invite someone to join us that night. You can pick up envelopes in your church, soon, to make your reservations.

Looking forward to supping with you!


 

Praise God, David Smith graduates from Basic training at Lackland AFB in Texas tomorrow. And that Haley, Russ, Ari, Trudee & Randy could be down there for the proud occasion! Pray for safe travels as they return home afterward.

 

Happy Spring!? 🐣

 

Praising God that the lesion I had taken off my back last week is benign! Praying I can get in there today to get the stitches out.

 

Dave & Becky are returning today from vacation. Pray for safe travels. And I'm not sure when the Steury's are coming to 'town'...but pray for their safe travels as well.

 

Continue to lift all who have been devastated by the recent tragedy. Jesus rights wrongs.

 

Continue to lift Sandy and all those battling cancer of many kinds.

 

Keep Craig in prayer as he prepares for knee surgery next week. Pray for Peg as well.

Continue to lift Mike & Christian.

 

Pray for all those grieving the lose of loved ones.

 

Pray for the 'team' attending the C2C Workshop tomorrow at Lakeside.  May our eyes, hearts & minds be open to new ideas and information that will enhance our Children/Youth Ministry.

 

Pray for your Pastor, your Church and the Faithful Followers Charge. Attend Church this Sunday. Your absence is a vote to close the doors!😢

 


Just an update on Mike Heckman. He is still in the hospital in Hanover & they did a heart catherization today & found NO blockage. He still has an irregular heartbeat but they are treating that with medication.

Also Ora & Mike's new grandson, Christian (that's Erin 's new baby), has a cold & Ora would like to put him on the prayer chain.

 Thank you

God Bless

 Gale


 

We invite you to join us at KnoxDale UMC for two different Mission Presentations.

This Sunday, March 22 during the 9:00 am worship service, Jon Steury will be speaking on his mission work in Kenya.

 

And on Tuesday evening, March 24 at 6:30 pm, Brennan McMillen will be speaking about her mission work in Guatemala.

 

The mission baskets will be out at both services, if you want to help with their work in Kenya & Guatemala.

 

Hope you can join us for one or both!

Pray-Give-Go.    Each of us can be involved in missions!


 

I got an update from Sandy last night.

She said it's been a rough month, but she's beginning to feel better and is able to keep food down now. Her blood counts are still very low so she's made several trips to DuBois for platelets. And because her counts are down- she has no immune system to fight things off 😷...so DuWayne (who has been laid off this Winter) has been keeping her home.

It's been a long hard battle, but she's fought a good fight and remained positive thru it all!

She returns to Pittsburgh April 3, to see what the next step will be.

CONTINUE TO PRAY - For Sandy, her family and her Doctors.

MANY THINGS TO PRAISE GOD FOR - She's able to eat. For Home Health Nurses. Platelets are available as needed. DuWayne's able to stay home with her and is learning to do some of her tasks. Shannon & Brady...and their love & support. A supportive family & church. Sandy's positive attitude. Praise God her pain level is much better. Praise Him for time with family & time to spend with HIM in prayer. And finally, on a lighter note...Praise Him for hair-less days! I can see advantages to that!  Look at all the time & money she's saving on hair care! 👍

Thank you Prayer Warriors...Pray on!

 


 

Please put the Ray Bonner Family {Pat Janacek's brother} on your prayer lists. He passed away today. Thank You, Thyra.

 

Continue to pray for Trista and her family. Her mom, Polly has the kids and as you can imagine, she is distraught and overwhelmed by this tragedy. You may remember Polly from our prayer list last August, when she lost her husband, Bill Powell (at the age of 56). She was still grieving that lose...now this.

 


Wow! KnoxDale has made the news. Facebook is blowing up with people sharing the story. Such a sad, sad situation! But it makes me think; WHAT IF?  What if we shared the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ and His love and grace on Facebook as quickly as we share tragedies? What if we used what was meant for evil to share God's love with this family? What if we used this incident to wake us up to the dangers of drugs? What if we prayed for this family...and others like them...instead of pointing fingers what if we held out a hand? What if we loved them as God loves us?

Killing someone and using drugs probably isn't A picture of what God created us to be. But Trista is not alone in her disgrace.

Paul painted us all with the same brush when he wrote, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Roman 3:23). Earlier in the same chapter, Paul quotes Psalm 14 when he writes: “There is no one righteous, not even one.” Not Trista. Not me. Not you.

We cannot condemn Trista or anyone else without condemning ourselves. We may not have ever used illegal drugs or killed anyone, but by nature of being human, we have ALL fallen short.

We have all broken the command that Jesus said was paramount – to love God with all our heart, all our soul and all our strength. We have loved pleasure or success or approval more than we have loved God. And we have broken this one great command - to love our neighbor as ourselves. We have envied and compared and gossiped and taken the best bit for ourselves.

We are all dirty with sin.

We are all dirty with sin.

    Even our good works are not pure.
    They are like bloodstained rags.
We are all like dead leaves.
    Our sins have carried us away like wind.

- Isaiah 64:6

Pray for the Zickefoose family. Pray for the children. Many have been hurt by this incident. No one is beyond the reach of God. All are in need of a Savior!


 

Our Prayer list is long today, so please pause after each name and lift them in prayer.

 

Please lift the family of the deceased and the shooter as well. All are no doubt, hurting deeply right now. Lives have been forever changed.

 

Prayers for Julia Himes (sister-in-law of Wayne/Joy) who had surgery this morning. Also, Mollie Main and Marsha Dunham have eye surgery this week.  Terri Klatko has dental surgery on Thursday.  Craig's knee surgery on the 27th. My dads back surgery on April 1st.

 

Continue to lift Sandy and her family.

 

Dave Rafferty fell from a ladder and broke his hip over the weekend. He had surgery. Pray for healing.

 

Karen has a friend expecting a baby next month, but they think it's going to come early. Pray for a safe delivery.

 

Lorrie Wazelle Wachob is in a Pittsburgh hospital, recovering from an aneurism and heart attack. She has a long road ahead of her.

 

Continue to lift the Rhodes girls in prayer. Both are still experiencing heart problems. Pray for their mom & dad as well. This is a trying time for all.

 

I also heard there was a two year old in our area that got into some medication. Pray that he or she is going to be ok.

 

Pray for churches in transition. First UMC will be getting a new pastor as Sharon retires in July. And The Stanton Charge learned yesterday that Rev.Howard has been reappointed. Although we all hate to see them go, the journey continues.

 

Praise God for good reports for Miranda Reitz.

Praise God for relationships restored.

Praise God for a great season for lil' Easton in wrestling.

 

Also, mark your calendars and plan now to attend the Holy Week services. Maundy Thursday at Meade Chapel commemorating the Lord's Supper with Communion. Good Friday at KnoxDale. And Sunrise service at Port Barnett at 7 am.

 

Begin praying for VBS, June 21-25 at KnoxDale.


 

There has been a shooting/death in KnoxDale. Don't know any details...but please pray! There are little children in the home.

God is bigger than this situation.


Dave & Gerry were blessed with another Great-Grandchild Friday evening. Wyatt Daniel Miller was born to Dan & Caitlin, weighing in at 9lbs, 3oz, 20. If I've figured right, this makes a dozen greats!

Praising Him too for a friend who took a huge step today, in the healing of a relationship! God is good!

Continue to lift Sandy S. And Craig K. Who is preparing for knee surgery. And add my dad who is scheduled for back surgery on April 1st.

 

Praising God for safe travels for Karen & Bob...as they've arrived home safely! They didn't have any problems until they got to their driveway. They got just a little taste of what we've been dealing with all winter.

 

The other Karen Wolfe has ask for prayer for Bill's sister Anna Mae McMillen. She has a lump and is to see a cancer doctor. And Praise God...Today is her 86 Birthday.

 

Pray for all our home bound. It's been an extremely long winter and many of them are lonely. If you know someone who can't get out, go to them, or send a card, or make a phone call. They very much enjoy any kind of communication!

 


 

Please pray for the family of Bryan Kuhns, who passed away Tuesday...two days short of his 36th birthday.  Bryan was the son of Fran & John Kuhns. And brother of Frank (Jeanna's son-in-law).

 

Continue to pray for the family of Jeff Buck as well.

 

Thank God for all our prayer warriors! Praise Him for answered prayers & keep praying!

 

Pray for your Pastor, your Church and the Faithful Followers Charge. Invite someone to worship with us this Sunday

I'm now out of the hospital. Thanks for the prayers.

Genie


Deb,

Please put Genice Love on the prayer chin. She is in the hospital with a bout of pancreatic. She is responding to treatment and may get out of the hospital tomorrow. Thanks!


Prayers for the Schrecengost family.

Funeral arrangements for Mazie Seigle (Charlie's sister) are as follows:

McKinney Funeral Home

Tues. 1 PM - 3 PM & 5 PM - 9 PM

Wed. - Funeral at the Catholic Church at 10 AM

 

Prayers too, for the family of Jeff Buck who passed away late this afternoon.

Mark your calendars and plan now to attend the Holy Week Services:

Maundy Thursday - at Meade Chapel

Good Friday - KnoxDale

Sunrise - Port Barnett (make note that this service will be at 7 am)

 

If anyone knows of a 3-4 bedroom house for rent in the KnoxDale or Brookville area, please let Betty Steel know. Thanks!


Cathy Keefer is home. Continue to lift her in prayer as they try to figure out why she's experiencing these heart problems. 

Keep the prayer going for Sandy as well.

Prayers for safe travels for Bob & Karen as they are on their way home.

The update from the D.S.

"The update I just got for the fireman who was injured in the fire last week is as follows:

To let you know, the young man, Jeff Buck is not doing very well and they last from this morning is that it is probably just a matter of time."

Continue to lift Jeff, his family, and his fellow fire fighters in your prayers.

"Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean."

 

Praise God for Bible Study! Altho our numbers are few...the discussion time is always uplifting. Have you taken time lately to listen, really listen, to the Good Shepherd? Or is your prayer time just a give-me, give-me time without giving God a chance to speak to you?

Spring is upon us! Won't you consider joining us at Meade Chapel on Monday mornings at 10 or Port Barnett Thursday mornings at 10. Come, get to know the Shepherd better! 


Please lift Cathy (Rhodes) Keefer in prayer.  Thyra said "she went into afib at work last night and they put her in the hospital. We are praying that they find out what is causing this problem."

 Continue to pray for Lorraine as she recovers from surgery & Praise God for good test results.

Keep the prayer going up for Sandy as well.

Remember to "Spring Ahead" tonight or you'll be late for church!

Karen Wolfe's friend, Janet Rowe, is in Punxsutawney hospital, needs our prayers.

Also, Lorraine Knapp had surgery yesterday. Pray for her speedy recovery.

Continue to lift Sandy. Pray that the chemo found every last cancer cell and destroyed it!

And Dwedor is still not feeling well. Keep her in prayer.

Pray for travel mercies for Bob & Karen as they travel home and for Trudee & Randy as they'll be heading south (if they got the camper dug out).

Unspoken request for a friend going thru tests & awaiting test results.

Pray for Sunday's services. Pray for your Pastor.

Remember to turn your clocks ahead Saturday night or you will be late!

Also, I was asked to pass along that there will be a Ladies Retreat at Hazen on Saturday, May 9. Keep in mind tho...that the Ladies Dinner is that evening at Roseville Grange.

Spaghetti Dinner at Corsica tomorrow evening from 4-7 for Sherry Beveridge who is battling cancer.

LAST CALL - C2C Children/Youth Ministry Workshop at Lakeside on March 21. I need to get registrations in the mail. If you'd like to go, let me know today!


If anyone is able to get out & about tomorrow, March 4:  the Lenten Service is at First United Methodist  at noon.  Speaker- Tim McConville    "Give Up Wealth" 

  

Spaghetti Dinner and Chinese auction to benefit Sherry Beveridge.

Sherry was diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma; a very fast growing form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Help us help her win this fight!

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Corsica Volunteer Fire Hall
Price: $8.00 adults/ $5.00 children ages 5-12
Children 4 and under Free

 

Praise God, Craig & Peg made it back from State College earlier this evening!

Remember Sandy, prayer warriors! 

"There is a fire going on right now in the East end of Clearfield.  There was a partial collapse, a young fire fighter is in need of prayers for his life.  Please take a moment and pray for him."

 Pray for our volunteer firemen...and firemen everywhere who lay their lives on the line daily for our protection!


DuWayne stopped in this morning and said Sandy is home. She's feeling pretty rough right now because of the intense chemo treatments, but the doctors feel sure they helped.  Visiting nurses will be checking her blood several times a week, so pray that her numbers stay good.  She's really not up to calls or visitors right now, but they ask for continued prayers. Still hoping for a miracle! Pray believing, that God hears and answers prayer. Doctors treat...but only God can heal and we know he is still in the miracle working business!  And pray for her family as well. They have journeyed thru this land of treatments and unanswered questions, where the future is unpredictable, with her...and they wouldn't have it any other way. But it's been draining on all of them. Pray that they can draw on the strength that only God can supply.

Psalm 31:24 

Be strong, all you who put your hope in the Lord.
    Never give up.


Continue to lift Sandy Shaffer in prayer. Haven't heard anything for a couple days, but no news is good news, right?

Please pray for safe travels for Craig & Peg as they travel to State College today for Craig's MRI. Pray the storm holds off until they get back home. Pray too, for his upcoming surgery on the 27th.

 Pray for all that have to be out on the roads with this pending ice storm.

 Pray for the SonBeams & Youth.  Stay tuned for updates on whether or not we'll be having meetings this evening.

 Unspoken request for a family dealing with lung cancer.


Keep the family of Harold Richards in prayer as they go thru this grieving process.

Continue to lift Sandy Shaffer in your prayers. She started her 4 day chemo on Thursday...and it runs thru Monday. Let's keep her covered in prayer.

This evening, there is a Chicken & Biscuit Dinner from 5 - 7 at EUM to benefit their Youth Mission trip. If you don't have plans for dinner...go on in & support them.  Betty Miller's great grandson, Austin is one of the one's going on the trip.

Pray for your Pastor, your Church and the Faithful Followers Charge. Hope to see you all at the Lord's Table...if the weather doesn't keep us away!


There will be a viewing Saturday at 12 and then the Memorial service at 1 at the Port Barnett Church for Harold.

Continue to lift his family in prayer.

 Continued prayers for Sandy as well. My understanding is they are in Pittsburgh today. Pray for her family as well. This journey hasn't been an easy one for any of them.

"In the same way the Spirit also comes to help us, weak as we are. For we do not know how we ought to pray; the Spirit himself pleads with God for us in groans that words cannot express."  Romans 8:26

 

Pray for all those battling cancer right now! There are many.

Please pray for the family of Harold Richards. Harold passed into eternity last evening.


Prayer Warriors...PLEASE PRAY. I don't even know how to pray right now...but let's just lift Sandy to the Lord and trust him. Things are really bad right now! Pray for strength for her, her family and the doctors. Pray for Shannon as she is on her way home. They'll be taking her to Pittsburgh today.  Just pray, please...that God in His mercy will do what's best for Sandy right now.


Please lift Craig (Peg too) in prayer today as he travels to State College to see a doctor about knee surgery. Pray for safe travels and wisdom for the doctors as they decide on a course of action to solve the problems Craig is having with that knee.

Continue to lift Sandy Shaffer as well.  Like the Parable of the widow & the judge (in Luke 18)...keep asking!

Pray for the SonBeams & Youth as they gather tonight. May they come with open hearts & minds to what God has waiting for them there! If you know of Children (grades K-6) or Youth (grades 7-12) who would like to be a part of one of these groups...tell them they are welcome (6:00 - 7:30 PM).


Praise God,  Kathy Schrecengost surgery was successful. She's back home with her family.

Continued prayers for Charlie as he's schedule for another appointment.

Please add Nancy Connor to your prayer list. Nancy was diagnosed with cancer. She is the sister of Randy Blair.

Pray too, for Miranda Reitz who has tests coming up. 

And pray for Dwedor too. She's been struggling with an infected tooth...and has a root canal coming up soon.

Continue to lift Sandy, Kaylee F., Harold R., Dolly C., Linda M., Bill B., Becky's brother Stan & sister Patty, and Jeanna R. as she returns from FL. Pray for families grieving the lose of loved ones. Pray for the homebound.

Tomorrow evening at 7 PM Randy Paul will present Country Music from the Heart at Lakeside UMC in DuBois. There will be a free will offering to benefit Lakeside Youth - trip to National Youth Convention in FL.

 

This Wednesday, February 25:  the Lenton Service is at 1st Baptist Church      Speaker- Henry Scoff   the message will be  "Give Up Worries"  

KnoxDale folks, it's time to order Easter flowers. Pick up an order form in the back of the church and get it to Nan by March 8th.

If you missed church today (we missed you!) and want a copy of the message, let me know and I'll forward it to you! Or you can check it out on the Pastor's Facebook page.

Remember the Faithful Followers website is there for your use! Check it out often as a reminder of all those we're lifting in prayer. Praise God for Scott who keeps it up so well!

 

http://faithfulfollowersumc.org/


I praise God for Sandy and her faith and perseverance in the face of this giant called cancer!  I praise Him for the doctors and nurses that are caring for her well at Brookville Hospital! I praise God for those who give blood...as she was able to receive that gift last night and is feeling better this morning! I praise God for DuWayne who has been at her side throughout this journey and has taken every bump in the road with her! I Praise God for her family and friends who have been there to support and encourage her along the way! I Praise God for all you Prayer Warriors who have been keeping her in prayer! She said she feels like every good result and good day...is a prayer being answered. Praise God & Keep Praying!!


Please pray for Mary Gelnette's daughter,  Lorie Spangler. She is expected to under go a gull blader surgery.

 

Pray too, for little Kaylee Frantz. She had surgery today to remove a rod from her back.  After a period of recovery, she'll go back in to fuse her spine.

Remember the Benefit Spaghetti Dinner this evening for Kaylee at the Church of God in Brookville from 4 - 8.

 

Continue to lift Sandy as well. God is in control...we just have to lift her to Him and trust Him!

"In happy moments, Praise Him. In difficult moments, seek Him. In painful moments, trust Him.

 In every moment, Thank Him."

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
    do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
    and he will show you which path to take."

Proverbs 3:5-6


Pray too, for Jeanna R. and her sister Ruth as they fly to FL for an extended week-end.


Please pray for Charlie & Kathy Shrecengost. Both are facing upcoming surgery.


Becky Caylor has asked for prayer for her oldest sister Patty as she will be undergoing chemo for breast cancer. Continued prayer for her youngest brother Stan. The chemo has shrunk the tumor in his chest he is breathing much better.


I know I've asked many times, but I'm asking again; actually I covet your continued prayers for Sandy. Sandy is in great need of prayer right now! Please Pray! Ask you friends & family to pray! Ask them to put her on their prayer chains! Then pray some more!  And pray too, for her family as well...as they walk thru this dark valley with her. If it be HIS WILL...God can turn this around. 

 "The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man accomplishes much."


Kaylee Frantz is back in the hospital for pain she has been having since she came home from the hospital. They were doing testing today. The drs. suspect it to be an infection or a need for more surgery to extend the rods. Please pray for her as she will probably be admitted and her and Monica will be down there for a few days....Unfortunately, she won't make it to her dinner on Friday night but let's all make it a great outcome for the Fritsch Family!


I Praise God for the ministry that goes on, on Tuesday evenings! For the children/youth and for all the faithful volunteers that show up to help out!  (and I have to chuckle just a little  when the kids all go home with horns to remind them of Joshua and the battle of Jericho )

 Please lift Sandy Shaffer & Harold Richards in prayer. Both are in Brookville Hospital.

 Remember the Ash Wednesday Service at Port Barnett tomorrow evening at 7:00 PM. 

Pray for your pastor as he prepares, pray that this next line of snow misses us so we can get there and pray that all will come ready to examine their hearts and repent of their sins during this season of Lent.

 


***  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