AWANA ADULT STUDIES

Join Pastors Mark, Jessica, and Kathleen as they lead the adult group in ‘The God We Can Know’. This group will meet in the Fireside Room.

Also, Sharla Testorff and Rachel Smith will be facilitating a women’s group in the Disciples Room. A new topic will be discussed each week.

Both studies will last 4 weeks. Please come feed yourselves with food for nourishment and for your souls!

Meet Our 2 New Staff Members!

Hi, Westminster Presbyterian Church Family! My name is Donna Thomasson, and I am pleased to introduce myself as part of your custodial staff. I am a life-long Wellsville native and love my Wellsville High School Eagles! I have four sons, Luke (23), Nick (22), Tyler (18), and Chip (11). They are all very good boys and the light of my life.
We attend Wellsville Baptist Church and enjoy the contemporary service a great deal. I have been a believer in Christ since I was 11 years old. My very favorite verse would have to be John 14:6: “Jesus said, ‘I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’” In terms of ministry, I have served in Awana for the past 16 years and find it to be an incredible children’s program. I am a former Commander and current Sparks Director. For those of you who know much about Awana, I bleed red, yellow, blue, and green. 
I work at Cardinal Health Regulatory Sciences in Overland Park as a document specialist. That means I proofread and edit scientific documents before they are submitted to FDA. No, I don’t have to understand the scientific content, but I am the official Grammar Police. I’ve always loved the English language, and this is a fantastic fit for me.
I have cleaned commercially for over 20 years. Cleaning allowed me to stay home with my boys when they were small, and it is work I enjoy doing. Cleaning your church is a joy, and I believe with all my heart that God Himself saw my need and put this job in my path. I will do the very best job I can and will care for your church as though it were my own.
I have met several of you already and have been so pleased at the warm welcome I have received. I hope to meet more of you as time goes on. Thank you again for the opportunity to be a part of WPC in this way.

Hi, Westminster Presbyterian Church family. My name is Larry Stewart. I have recently taken over the responsibilities off cleaning the kitchen area as well as Roberts hall. I have lived in Franklin county all my life and currently live right across Elm street from the church. I am married to my loving wife Marie for the past 7 years. I have a 16 yr old daughter named Taylor and Marie has 4 older boys that have blessed us with 10 grandkids in the past 5 years. We attend New Hope Church where Marie’s family has been regulars for over 75 years.

I have spent the past 25 years working in warehouse distribution, I have recently stepped away from the corporate world to re-access my career and look in a different direction. Along with cleaning the church I am a supervisor for Kaw Valley greenhouses…come by and see us.

I look forward to meeting more of the congregation in the future. God bless you all.

Larry

We at Westminster are so grateful we have these 2 wonderful people who are taking such wonderful care of our building and take pride in what they do! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

Community Youth Group (CYG)

Sunday Evenings from 5:15 pm-7:30 pm, come check out the fun the youth in our community are having at First Baptist Church! This group represents several churches from the area who come together to talk about things that affect you everyday and help you make good choices. The youth do a lot of ‘cool’ things, some of which are going to open gym, going to a comedy club, eating out together, bringing in the New Year together, etc.

Don’t forget to meet at 3:45 pm this coming Friday, April 6th for Christian Youth Weekend at Silver Dollar City! Take lots of pics for us to share with others! Have fun!

Westminster in Prayer

LaBrea Holland ~ LaDora Jackson’s daughter’s friend ~ diagnosed with cancer
Duane Knox ~ Donna Hurd’s brother ~ Successful surgery ~ pray for continued recovery
Tracy Robinson and Lupe Martinez ~ friends of George and Joyce Records ~ serious health concerns
Joel Nordeen ~ Praise to God he is back at the hospital
Evelyn West ~ Treatment following removal of a tumor
Lynda Hafner ~ Geri Polsley’s grandmother who was diagnosed with cancer
Eldon Turner ~ Rae Warren’s father ~ many health concerns
Helen ~ Donna’s friend who is struggling with her health ~ Also prayers as she mourns the recent passing of her brother
Julie Leonard ~ Continued prayers
Jolea Ray Harris ~ Daughter of Billy and Shelby ~ Praises to God!! Please continue to pray for the Harris family
Oliver and Nolan Colbern ~ Twin sons of Casey & Suzy Colbern ~ Praise God! The boys are doing well!
Sondra and Jaci ~ Sondra is Rae’s friend, Jaci is her daughter who is getting chemo and this month having a stem cell transplant ~ Jaci lives in Idaho and her mother lives here
Gene Van Horn & Family ~ friends of the Records ~ Recovering from a farm accident
Don Van Horn
A Teacher Friend of Debbie Hutton
Bill Dotson ~ Alex Bopp’s Lifelong friend ~ Treatment has stopped and Hospice is called in
Sandi Edmonds ~ Thank you, God! Sandi is back home!
Don Carr
Those who have lost jobs and are looking for employment
Our 2nd Friday Community Dinner Friends
Those who have lost loved ones
Those who were affected by natural disasters and those who are helping in the rescue
Our Missionaries
Our Military
Victims of Hate Crimes
LifeCare Center
Our Nations Leaders ~ President Donald Trump and Vice-President Michael Pence
Our Enemies
Pray for all those who put their lives on the line everyday for each one of us

Church Family in Care Centers
Vintage Park: Mary Lou Sheldon, Leroy Fredricks, Cal Ewing, Norene Hobbs, Wynona Hayward, Carol Gorton
ORV Plaza: Marilyn Nordeen, Phyllis Foster
ORV Skilled Nursing: Joel Nordeen, Shirley Barnes, Becky Lepley
Out of Town: Loraine Hanscum, Virginia Cordle
Wellsville Retirement Community Center: Wanda Ballinger

Beverage Tabs

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Please remove and save the tabs from your beverage cans for the Ronald McDonald House which is an ongoing mission project at Westminster. We have a large wooden house in the Church for you to put them in as well as smaller ‘houses’ to take home and fill up on your own. Thank you for making a difference in the life of a child and his or her family going thru cancer.

Best Choice Labels

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The Save-A-Label program is a program which helps non-profit organizations raise money. We earn $.03 for each Best Choice UPC symbol redeemed…so we can earn $30 for each bundle of 1,000 UPCs. They must be received by December 31st. The only thing you need to save is the bar code from the label. We currently have collected 2,000 to mail in for redemption. Please save your labels and bring them to the church office or put them on the Welcome Center table in the foyer.

Again, if you have any at home right now, please bring them in by December 31st. Also, please keep this in mind for 2017 that you can help your church when you are shopping and buying items. As always, thank you for your kind consideration!

Hope House Needs

When you are grocery shopping, please consider picking up some items for the Hope House Pantry. Some things to purchase would be corn, green beans, mixed vegetables, soups, jelly, peanut butter, toilet tissue, spaghetti, mac & cheese, canned fruit, cereal, shampoo, toothpaste, dish soap and other food items for our families in need to make a meal. Also needed are: men’s socks, men’s jeans and queen size sheets. If anyone has old barn wood to donate, it would be appreciated.

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