orwell north presbyterian church

Orwell North Presbyterian Church

Orwell North Presbyterian Church
135 North Maple Avenue
P.O. Box 127
Orwell, OH 44076
440 437-6677
Pastor John Gehring-Anders

You are welcome here! 

Orwell North Presbyterian Church

February 18, 2018         10:00 a.m.

First Sunday in Lent


Once the prelude music begins, talk to God.

During the service, let God talk to you.

After the service, talk to each other.



Prelude:              Please use this as a time of quiet preparation for worship.


Organ Prelude Music:                                    Jesus Shall Reign – John Hatton


Welcome            Sharing of Joys, Concerns, and Announcements

                                                God is good, all the time.  All the time, God is good.



*Visioning Prayer: We thank You, Lord, for the gift of sight and those who have taught us to see; prophets, poets, writers, friends, family and all teachers of vision.  Thank You, too, for the gift of insight by which our spirit sees and understands Your call.  It is through our ?third eye?, the eye of our heart, that we most clearly discern Your plan for us.  May our eyes bless You this day.  Let them be opened to all possibilities and help us overcome any blindness of heart as we seek to fully appreciate the wonder of Your vision for us.  Amen.


*Call to Worship          (Mark 1)

Pastor:  John baptized Jesus in the waters of the Jordan.
People: God said: You are my Son, the Beloved.  With You I am well pleased.

Pastor:  We are washed by the waters of our baptism.
People: God says: You are my beloved children.  With you I am well pleased.

Pastor:  We gather as God’s beloved children to worship and to serve.
All:         Let us tell the good news of God’s love!


*Hymn # 291 G                                                 “O Sing a Song of Bethlehem”


Children's Sermon


Congregational Prayer of Confession (In Unison)

God of the rainbow, You made a covenant with all creatures, promising life and hope.  God of pathways, You show us how we should walk.  Yet we forget our connection with one another and think that we are the center of the Universe.  We wander from your paths of truth into paths of deceit and pride. Forgive us and lead us back into the arms of Your love.  Amen.


Assurance of Pardon

*Gloria Patri

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost.  As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be.  World without end.  Amen.  Amen.

  Anthem                                                               Christ is the Rock – Lloyd Larson

 Prayer of the People and The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever.  Amen.


Praise God from whom all blessings flow; Praise Him all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.  Amen.


*Prayer of Dedication


*Hymn # 81 B                                                    “Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days”


Scripture Reading                                            Genesis 9:8 – 17


Gospel Reading                                                Mark 1:9 – 15


Sermon:                                              “Back to the Beginning” 

*The Apostles Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified dead, and buried.  He descended into hell.  The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty.  From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.  Amen.

  *Hymn # 617 G                                                 “Near to the Heart of God”


*Charge and Benediction


Postlude                                                              Majesty – Jack W. Hayford


*All who are able may stand.

*Benediction Response

Go now in peace; never be afraid,

God will go with you each hour of every day.

Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true.

Know He will guide you in all you do.

Go now in love, and show you believe.

Reach out to others so all the world can see.

God will be there watching from above.

Go now in peace, in faith, and in love.



Everyone is invited to come downstairs for coffee and fellowship.


Ministers:                                            All the People

Pastor:                                                  John Gehring-Anders

Organist & Choir Director:            Debbie Inks

Liturgist:                                                Laura Pietras

Greeters:                                            Jim and Debbie Wann


Hearing devices and CDs of the sermon are available upon request.


We are glad you are worshiping with us today.  We welcome you as a

part of our congregation.  Our prayer is that you experience the presence

and power of God, and the love of God's people.  Peace and joy to you! 

God bless you!


Men's Ministry

Men?s Bible Study Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. at the church

First Saturday of the Month Transparent Men Breakfast, leave church

                around 7:30 a.m.

Women's Ministry

Women?s Bible Study Tuesdays at 3:00 p.m., Fran Moyer?s home,

49 Chaffee Drive, Orwell, Ohio

Presbyterian Women 6:00 p.m. 4th Thursday of Month at Church

Children's Ministry ?

Children?s Sunday School 9:00 a.m. and Children?s Church

following Children?s Sermon in 10:00 a.m. service

Christian Opportunity for Adults

Adult Bible Study 9:00 a.m. Sunday at Fellowship Hall

Contemporary Worship Service Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. at Church

Orwell North Presbyterian Church

135 North Maple Avenue, P.O. Box 127

Orwell, OH 44076 

440 437-6677

Pastor John Gehring-Anders 


[email protected]


You are welcome here!

Calendar of Events

Sunday,               Feb. 18        Choir Practice 8:30 a.m.

                                                Adult Bible Study 9:00 a.m. at Church

Children’s’ Sunday School 9:00 a.m. at Bailey Hall

                                                Worship 10:00 a.m. – First Sunday in Lent

Children’s Church at Bailey Hall following Children’s Sermon

Sunday Lenten Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. at Church, People of Salt and Light, pages 1 - 3

Monday,               Feb. 19        Se Jong Tae Kwon Do 6:30 p.m. at Church

Tuesday,               Feb. 20        Men's Bible Study 7:00 p.m. at Bailey Hall

Wednesday,           Feb. 21        Women’s Bible Study 3:00 p.m. at Fran Moyer’s

Wednesday Worship 5:30 p.m. at Bailey Hall

                                                Session Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at Bailey Hall

Thursday,              Feb. 22        Presbyterian Women’s Meeting at 6:00 p.m. at Church

Friday,                  Feb. 23        Third Annual Friday Forty-Five Fellowship 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Church

Sunday,                Feb. 25        Choir Practice 8:30 a.m.

                                                Adult Bible Study 9:00 a.m. at Church

Children’s’ Sunday School 9:00 a.m. at Bailey Hall

                                                Worship 10:00 a.m. – Second Sunday in Lent

Children’s Church at Bailey Hall following Children’s Sermon

                                                Sunday Lenten Bible Study at 6:30 p.m. at Church

Monday,               Feb. 26        Se Jong Tae Kwon Do 6:30 p.m. at Church

Tuesday,               Feb. 27        Men's Bible Study 7:00 p.m. at Bailey Hall

Wednesday,           Feb. 28        Women’s Bible Study 3:00 p.m. at Fran Moyer’s

Wednesday Worship 5:30 p.m. at Bailey Hall

Thursday,              March 1      Worship Committee Meeting 11:00 a.m. at Bailey Hall

Deacons Meeting at 7:00 p.m. at Bailey Hall

Friday,                  March 2      Third Annual Friday Forty-Five Fellowship 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Church

Saturday,              March 3      Transparent Men Breakfast Meeting 9:00 a.m.; leave church at 7:30 a.m.

It is a sin to despise one’s neighbor, but blessed is the one who is kind to the needy.  Proverbs 14:21


February 25                        Georgi Gehring-Anders and Elaine James

March 4                                Kim Knight and Laura Pietras

March 11                             Carl Liedtke and Danny McCarthy

March 18                             Kristie and Emily Mullenax

March 25                             Audrey and Clem Naples

March 29                             Jim and Debbie Wann –  MAUNDY THURSDAY

March 30                             Dorothy Hare – GOOD FRIDAY

April 1                                   Pat Kovach and Elaine James – EASTER SUNDAY

April 8                                   Carollyn Olah and Earl Snyder

April 15                                 Cheryl Childs and Georgi Gehring-Anders

April 22                                 Irene and Stan Klosinski

April 29                                 Kathleen Troyer and Laura Pietras

May 6                                    Jim and Debbie Wann

May 13                                 Ed Pawlowski and Earl Snyder

May 20                                 Liz Waters and Jim Wann


February 25                        Earl Inks

March 4                                Kathy Troyer

March 11                             Debbie Wann

March 18                             Ed Pawlowski

March 25                             Wayne Carter

April 1                                   Earl Inks –  EASTER SUNDAY

April 8                                   Ruth Ann Cotterman

April 15                                 Tim Countryman

April 22                                 Earl Inks

April 29                                 Elaine James

May 6                                    Ed Pawlowski

May 13                                 Fran Moyer

May 20                                 Kristie Mullenax


If you are unable to greet or be Liturgist, please notify Lynda Pawlowski.

 If You Know of a Concern, Please Notify the Deacons

2018 Deacons Contact Info

Wayne Carter                       440-437-5645                                      Marilyn Countryman                           440-855-3333

Debbie Inks                           440-272-5598                                      Pat Kovach                                            440-897-5974

Kristie Mullenax                   440-437-8607                                      Audrey Naples                                      440-437-8300

Diana Parker                         440-563-8430                                      Kathy Troyer                                         440-422-3262


Session Members Contact Info 2018

Bob Barnes                            440-437-8951                                      Cheryl Childs                                         440-437-6483

Dee Collins                            440-437-5739                                      Ruth Ann Cotterman                           440-437-2072

Roger Herbster                    440-437-8259                                      Earl Inks                                                 440-272-5598

Dwight Johnson                   440-437-8747                                      Carl Liedtke                                           440-437-6679

Fran Moyer                           440-437-8383                                      Laura Pietras                                         440-437-5120

Jim Wann                                              440-437-5168

Sophia Jill Kern Has Arrived

Sophia Jill Kern was born at 12:01am on Saturday, February 10th, weighing in at 6 lb. 5 oz. and measuring 19 inches long.  She is the daughter of David and Jamie Kern.  You may send cards to 8659 State Route 534, Windsor, OH 44099.


The Meaning of the Lenten Wreath

The wreath which hangs on the cross during the Lenten Season symbolizes many aspects of this holy time.  The purple ribbon shows the color of royalty.  The people mocked Jesus and put a crown of thorns on his head.  The purple is a sign of how our true Lord and King took our pain and suffering on himself.  The dove hanging upside down is a sign of how Christ’s death turned the world upside down.  Grapes are a symbol of the communion wine, the blood of Christ.  Wheat is a symbol of the communion bread, the body of Christ.  Lilies are the Easter flowers of the Resurrection.  The wreath is a circle, showing the continuity of God’s love for us all.

Per Capita Payment Please

Every year we ask the members of the Orwell North Church Family to help us with our per capita costs.  In 2018 we are asked to pay $30.23 for each active member on our roll.  Per capita is an opportunity for all members of the Presbyterian Church to participate equally, responsibly, and interdependently by sharing the cost of co-ordination and evaluation of mission; and of performing ecclesiastical, legislative, and judicial functions, while at the same time strengthening the sense of community among all Presbyterians.


Third Annual Friday Forty-Five Fellowship

Image result for free clip art music records nightCome join us in the Church Fellowship Hall for an evening of music, sharing memories, playing games, having fun and warm fellowship with one another each Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.   The Friday Forty-Five Fellowship will continue each Friday through March 23, 2018.  We share a scrumptious meal beginning at 6:00 p.m.  You may bring a dish or snack to share with one another.  The beverages will be provided (coffee, hot tea, sweetened and unsweetened iced tea, homemade lemonade).  All are welcome, come join the fun and fellowship, bring your friends and make new friends!!

Please Provide Addresses for Armed Forces

Image result for free  clip art military serviceSome Church members would like to send cards to our Armed Forces.  Please provide the name and address of any family members or friends who are in the armed forces to the church office and we will gladly send cards and/or correspond.  Thank you.



Choir Members Needed

Image result for bell chime choir free clip artWe want to grow our Choir.  New Choir Members are needed to add their voices to our Choir.  Please prayerfully consider joining and speak to Debbie Inks if you are interested.  Choir practices at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays.



Come Join Us for Wednesday Evening Services

 Come join us for the Worship Service Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.  in Bailey Hall.  We worship our Lord in song and in study led by Pastor John each mid-week on Wednesday.


Men’s Bible Study on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.

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Women’s Bible Study on Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.

Women’s Bible Study is on Wednesdays every week at 3:00 p.m. at Fran Moyer’s home located at 49 Chaffee Drive, Orwell, OH.  Home: 440-437-8383.


Hearing Assist Devices

Image result for hearing assist devices free clip artWe have hearing assist devices available for use during our worship services.  Please see Roger Gadley if you would like to use one.





Image result for free clip art busy bags“Busy Bags” Are Available

“Busy Bags” are available at the entrance to the sanctuary to help keep your children entertained.  Please take them home with you after the service.

 Your Favorite Recipes Are Needed

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Deadline for Information for Newsletter

Image result for free clip art newsletterThe Newsletter Information will be due on the last Friday of each Month for the following Month’s Newsletter.  This month’s deadline date is Friday, February 23, 2018 for March’s Newsletter.  Please write out your information and give it to Pat Kovach in person, send by email to [email protected] gmail.com, or send it by mail to 13 Leffingwell Drive, Orwell, OH 44076.





For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.  I John 3:11













Please Pray for Those in Our Congregation in Need of Healing

Evelyn Busser       Marilyn /countryman            Tim Countryman                Leonard Drenski

Nancy Dudinsky   Delores Griffin                        Dick Hopes                          Ed Hopes

Debbie Inks           Elaine James                           Bob Jones                            Jim Jones

Doris Kampf          Pat Kovach                            Carl Liedtke                          Ken Mullenax

Ron Mullenax       Sandy Norton                         Alex Olah                             Anita Pietras

Carl Plickert          Earl Snyder                           Debbie Wann                      Howard Wolf

Betty Wysocki


Please Pray for Our Friends, Family and Loved Ones

Image result for free clip art prayer requestsAbigail, Ashley, David & Liam Beiter, children & grandchild of Paula Liedtke

Jeff & Heather Bereckis, daughter & SIL of Patty McCarthy

Elijah Bridenstine, grandson of Earl and Debbie Inks

Charlotte Colwill, sister of Bob Barnes

Linda Deimling, sister of Rosemary Jones & Evelyn Busser

Tom Fenton, friend of Stan Klosinski

Mellreanna Ferguson, daughter of co-worker of Laura Pietras

Ken Gadley, brother of Roger Gadley

Carol Gracey, friend of Pastor John & Georgi Gehring-Anders

Chris Gurgul, friend of Kathy Troyer

Beth Harms, sister of Irene Klosinski

Coleen Harter, friend of Carl Plickert

Gail Hightree, friend of Beth Harms

Joan Hines, mother of Nancy Dudinsky

Nicole and Chad Holko, friends of Ed Pawlowski

Jerry Hollis, son-in-law of Earl Snyder

Matthew and Cindy Inks, family members of Earl & Debbie Inks

Tony Klosinski, brother of Stan Klosinski

Dan Krapf, brother of Debbie Inks

Paul Krapf, father of Debbie Inks

Laura Lake, dear friend of Kathy Troyer

Ernestine Leporati, cousin of Stan Klosinski

Helen Liedtke, mother of Pam Dobay and Carl Liedtke

Scott Limestoll, friend of Roger Herbster

Kenny McElroy, friend of Nancy Dudinsky

Rodney Millikin, friend of many

Arnold Mosberg, uncle of Elaine James

Larry Mullen, spouse of Betty Mullen

Pamela Pace, aunt of Pat Kovach

Garnet Parish, friend of Beth Harms

Donna Pawlowski, sister-in-law of Ed & Lynda Pawlowski

Dorothy Rohrer, aunt of Tom Harriman

Karen Ruh, sister of Irene Klosinski

Jennifer Selmyer, cousin of Laura Pietras

Robert Snyder, nephew of Earl Snyder

Maggie Steinbeck, great-granddaughter of Don and Cheryl Childs

Kim Valenti, mother-in-law of Pastor Erin Valenti

Please Pray for and Visit Those in Nursing Homes

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Blossom Hill Nursing Home:        Delores Griffin

Burton Health Care:                         Cherry Steigerwald

Eagle Pointe Nursing Home:        Kate Kassay, Kathy Shipp


Sending Get Well Cards & Thinking of You Cards

See the source imageJoan Hines, 7000 State Route 45 North, Orwell, OH 44076

Dick Hopes, 71 East Main Street, Orwell, OH 44076

Bob Jones, P.O. Box 292, Orwell, OH 44076

Doris Kampf, Austinburg Rehab, 2026 St. Rt. 45, Austinburg, OH 44010

Pat Kovach, 13 Leffingwell Drive, Orwell, OH 44076

Helen Liedtke, 2281 Windsor Road, Orwell, OH 44076

Rodney Millikin, 3921 New Hudson Road, Orwell, OH 44076

Larry Mullen, 5115 State Route 45, Rome, OH 44085

Sandy Norton, 133 Dorsey Avenue, Orwell, OH 44076

Anita Pietras, 1174 Harvard Blvd. SE, Warren, OH 44484

Kim Valenti, 248 Dunbar Road, Tallmadge, OH 44278.

 Please Pray for Our Men and Women in the Military

Image result for free  clip art military serviceItaly:       Megan Olah, granddaughter of Paul Olah

USA:       Austin Arnold, cousin of Lynda Pawlowski

Michael Herakovic, son of Patti Herakovic Jones

Seanna Less, granddaughter of Gertrude Gadley

Stephen & Renee McCarthy, son and DIL of Dan McCarthy

Jim Neal, cousin of Debbie Wann

William Petersen, son of Margaret Petersen

Dana Polch, relative of Audrey and Clem Naples

Joey Stenger, grandson of Richard Kreilach

Adam Stroik, friend of David Klosinski


Please Pray for the Youth of Our Church ? They Are Our Church?s Future

Image result for free  clip art childen in churchKids: Kinslee, Rexy, Karoline, David, Lucas, Ada, Karlie,

Adam, Garrett, Maddie, Hank, Halle, Sophie, Ella, Abby,

Keegan, Elizabeth, Rosemary, Katherine; Youth/Young

adults: Christina, Aleasa, Aaron, Michael, William, Seth,

E.J., Cheyenne, Megan and Emily.

To add or remove someone from the prayer list call the church office at 440-437-6677.








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