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Westminster in Prayer

The Family of Linda Cain
The Families of Elle Bowden (12), Briana Sobba (11), Becham Klemen (3) all of Wellsville who were killed in the K-68 accident; Keep Clytie Bowden and the 6 year child (no name given) in your prayers as they are in critical condition
Mary Hepner in the loss of her brother, Craig from a massive stroke; Keep Mary also in your prayers as she is caretaker for her other brother; Lastly, keep Wade and Paula and the extended family in your prayers
The Family of Lee Mills
The Family of Richard Heth
The Family of Ivy Maxwell
The Kingsolver Family who are displaced after a fire in their home
Craig Evans
Holly Harris’s friend, Taylor whose father is at KU Med for uncontrollable pain with cancer; Pray for her father and the family
Karen Reynolds mother
Paul Pennock ~ Nedra Porter’s brother who has health issues
Angela Audiss ~ Praise be to God for her successful surgery! Pray for a ‘speedy’ recovery
Jodi John ~ Friend of Don Carr
Helen ~ Donna Greenawald’s friend from Meals on Wheels ~ Health issues
LaDora Jackson
Bill Deck ~ Chad Lisle’s grandfather
Virgil Croucher ~ Friend of Bob Dunn
Tom Leitnaker ~ Please pray for Tom and Pam as Tom has cancer ~ Surgery is scheduled for November
Matthew Rossi ~ Son of Marie Stewart
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
Debbie Hutton
Erik Warren
Evelyn West ~ Member of the Hasty Awards family
Larry Swinnerton ~ Michelle Johnson’s father ~ in Hospice
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 pushed back again
Janie Nourot ~ Nedra Porter’s friend
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 whose lives were lost in the horrendous limousine accident in Schoharie, NY
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

Natural Disasters ~ 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.


Be the Church Sunday ~ October 21st

It’s finally here! We will be coming together at 9:15 am for song, prayer and Pastor Mark will commission us to go out and/or stay at WPC and help make a difference in our community. Some of us will go to LifeCare to work on cleaning and other chores designated by them, others will go to Hope House to clean and work on tasks they have for us, while others will remain at the church and design bags for our Thanksgiving bags to Hope House or put together various mixes to give our 2nd Friday Community friends. We also have an opportunity to serve homes right around our church! Without YOU, all this is not possible. We NEED YOU, so please sign up if you have not done so.

At 11:30 am, we will head back to church where we will have a potluck, sit together and share our stories about how we helped make a difference. All are welcome to the luncheon!!!

Drink a Gallon of Milk or Water for our Rowdy Wranglers!

Our ‘Rowdy Wranglers’ of Caleb, Carter, and Logan Hepner as well as Andrew and Kale Patterson are looking for your help. They are in need of gallon jugs for their Christmas float for their 4-H Club. Please keep your gallon jugs and bring them to church on Sundays. The boys will be looking for you at the Welcome Center and be so grateful for your support.

Thank you for helping these great kids!

Trivia Nite ~ Fundraiser for Our Youth

Test your skills, win prizes! Get a team together of up to 8 people and meet at Elliot Hall (First Baptist Church) on Saturday, November 10th. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the throwdown begins at 6:00 pm.

Cost: $10/person or $65/table (up to 8 players) – Teams can register in advance or at the door. There are individual and team registration forms at the Welcome Center at WPC.

All proceeds go to help defray costs for our CYG (Community Youth Group) students to participate in mission trips, conferences, and other youth events.

Child Care for ages 0-10 will be available on site.

Donations of wares for door prizes will be accepted.

Best Choice Labels

When you purchase Best Choice products at Price Chopper, please take a minute and cut off the UPC (proof of purchase) portion and turn them into the church office.
We earn $30 for each bundle of 1,000 UPCs and receive and additional $30 bonus. Proceeds will go to a special project chosen by the Christian Ed Team.

A HUGE THANK YOU to one of our church members as well as her co-worker who collected 607 Best Choice labels. We need ONLY 119 more to have our 2,000 labels to send in. Thank you for your help in making a difference!

Ripples of Change

Ripples of Change is based in Ottawa and it serves local residents with education and new social networks to fight poverty. ‘Poverty, Inc.’ is an in-depth look at the long-lasting human impacts of foreign aid. It tells the stories of entrepreneurs in developing countries filling the gaps left by foreign aid organizations. The lessons learned from the global fight are similar in nature to our local fight. On Sunday, November 18th there will be a screening and discussion of the ‘Poverty, Inc.’ documentary held at the Ottawa University Student Union from 2:30 pm-4:00 pm. There will be a free-will donation to benefit Ripples of Change that will be accepted at this event.