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Westminster in Prayer

The Family of Richard Heth
The Family of Ivy Maxwell
Bill Ballinger ~ His brother passed away
Virgil Croucher ~ Friend of Bob Dunn
Matthew Rossi ~ Son of Marie Stewart ~ Thyroid cancer
Stan Hinman ~ Recovery from heart surgery
Richard Jackson ~ Cataract surgery next Tuesday, September 25th
Mark Weigand ~ Friend of Judy Hasty’s ~ Very ill
Julie Leonard ~ Recovering from surgery for removing scar tissue from previous medical issues
Ron Robison ~ Judy Hasty’s best friend’s husband ~ Has unique lung cancer that metastasized to his brain
Angela Lisle
Gary Harris ~ Prayers as he awaits doctor’s appointment to see if further treatment needed
Mary Lois Yates ~ Recovering from knee surgery
Don Carr ~ continued recovery from hospital stay for pneumonia
Jon and Theresa Wiggins & Family ~ Prayers as they begin a new adventure
Erik Warren
Chad and Angela Lisle’s families ~ multiple health issues
Evelyn West ~ Member of the Hasty Awards family
Larry Swinnerton ~ Michelle Johnson’s father ~ in Hospice
Helen ~ Donna Greenawald’s Meals on Wheels friend ~ continued recovery for health issues
Vicki ~ A friend of Linda Rishel’s who lives in Topeka and has a very aggressive form of lung cancer
Casey Ward
Trevor Riley ~ Surgery postponed ~ pray for continued patience as he waits
Janie Nourot ~ Nedra Porter’s friend ~ health concerns
A Teacher Friend of Debbie Hutton
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 ~ Police, Fire Department, Emergency Workers

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

Hurricane Florence ~ How Can You Help?

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) urges your support for those affected by Hurricane Florence. PDA is delivering immediate aid to those impacted by the storm on the Eastern Seaboard. Initial assessment suggests catastrophic destruction, but the full scope of the damage will not be known for many months. PDA is deploying teams to affected presbyteries to meet with Presbyterian and community leadership to assist in coordinating relief efforts and mucking out homes and churches. After initial needs are addressed, PDA will remain ~ providing spiritual and emotional care and long-term recovery to address the unmet needs of those impacted.


GIVE ~ Financial support can be designated to DR000169, which supports the church’s response to hurricanes impacting the US. Gifts can be made online, by phone at (800) 872-3283, or by check, which can be mailed to: Presbyterian Church (USA), PO Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700.

ACT ~ Find out how you and your congregation can help families who have lost everything in the devastation. Stay informed and like us on Facebook and download resources.


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.

Overtures to the General Assembly

Keeping you informed about our denomination!

At the April Heartland Presbytery meeting, the Presbytery voted to send four overtures to the General Assembly for consideration. The 223rd General Assembly of the PCUSA will be held in Saint Louis, MO from June 17 to 23. Here is a link to the process of overtures.

Your Elders would like you to be informed on these overtures. Below are links to these overtures. Please feel free to read these overtures and inform yourself. Your Elders want to remind you that just because the Presbytery votes to do something, does not mean that each and every local church or each and every member of a Presbyterian Church USA church holds the same views and has to agree with the actions of the Presbytery. One of the hallmarks of being a Presbyterian is that we agree to disagree. We are a very diverse denomination. Our congregations are very diverse. Here at Westminster we have people who hold very different views on many issues. The beauty of this is that we are all a part of the body of Christ. Our diversity makes us stronger. Even though we may disagree on certain issues, we agree on the essential issue, which is Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. Please feel free to bring any questions or comments to any of the Elders and/or Pastor Mark.

Your Session:
Greg Bushman – Technology
Jessica Callaghan – Fellowship
Nancy Hatfield – Christian Education
Richard Jackson – Finance
Paula Patterson – Outreach and Mission
Melissa Pippin – Outreach and Mission, Personnel
Mark Reynolds – Finance, Personnel
Brandon Sands – Buildings and Grounds, Worship
Niki Smith – newest Elder – not yet ordained, but will be soon
Joyce Records – Clerk of Session (non-active Elder)
Pastor Mark – Moderator, ex-officio member


Beverage Tabs


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


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!