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

October 8, 2017       10:00 a.m.

Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost

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.


Prelude:                                  Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us ? William B. Bradley


Welcome         Sharing of Joys, Concerns, and Announcements

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

*Call to Worship (Exodus 20)

Pastor:  O Lord, You are God.  There is no other God but You.

People:            We renounce all that we have allowed to come between us.

Pastor:  O Lord, we worship You.  We praise and honor Your name.

People:            We worship You on this, Your holy day.

Pastor:  For Your love, for Your word, for all that You have given us:

All       :                       O Lord, we thank You and praise You.  We love You.  Amen.


*Hymn # 33                                                    ?Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise?


Children's Sermon


Congregational Prayer of Confession (Philippians 3)

No matter how righteous we imagine ourselves to be, Lord, Your perfect word reveals our imperfections all too clearly.  No matter how hard we strive to fulfill the requirements of Your law, we always fall short.  We have forgotten that righteousness and perfection come not from rules and regulations but from faith.  We have ignored the truth that Your righteousness comes from faith.  Open our eyes to see that all we have accomplished is nothing compared to knowing Christ as our Lord.  Let us count everything as loss, that we might gain heaven and be found blameless in Christ.  In the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we pray.  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                                                                       More Precious Than Silver ? Lynn DeShazo


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.


Offertory:                                                                   To God Be the Glory #485B



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


Old Testament Reading          Isaiah 5:1-7


*Hymn # 292 B                                   ?All Beautiful the March of Days


Gospel Reading                                  Matthew 21:33-46


Sermon:                                                                      ?All We Have Is On Loan?

*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 # 552                                      ?I Am Thine, O Lord?

*Charge and Benediction

Postlude:                     Author of All, Be Thou Our Guide - Palestrina

(Elders will be available at the altar for healing prayer.)

*Please stand if you are able.


*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:                                                                                 Earl Inks

Greeters:                                                                                  Debbie and Jim 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 2:00 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

Calendar of Events

Sunday,                       Oct. 8               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.

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

Monday,                      Oct. 9               Preparation for Harvest Dinner begins at 9:00 a.m.

Se Jong Tae Kwon Do 7 p.m. at Church

Tuesday,                      Oct. 10 Preparation for Harvest Dinner begins at 9:00 a.m.

Men's Bible Study 7:00 p.m. at Church

                                                                                    Women’s Bible Study 2:00 p.m. at Fran Moyer’s

Wednesday,     Oct. 11 Preparation for Harvest Dinner begins at 9:00 a.m.

Finance Committee Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Church

Wednesday Worship 5:30 p.m. at Church

Thursday,        Oct. 12 Preparation for Harvest Dinner begins at 9:00 a.m.

HARVEST DINNER 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday,                     Oct. 14 FREE Community Movie Night 4:00 p.m. at Church

                                                                                    Children must bring at least one parent, free

                                                                                                refreshments will be served – movie: Tangled

Sunday,                       Oct. 15 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.

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

Monday,                      Oct. 16 Se Jong Tae Kwon Do 7 p.m. at Church

Tuesday,                      Oct. 17 Men's Bible Study 7:00 p.m. at Church

                                                                                    Women’s Bible Study 2:00 p.m. at Fran Moyer’s

Wednesday,     Oct. 18 Wednesday Worship 5:30 p.m. at Church

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

Sunday,                       Oct. 22 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.

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

Monday,                      Oct. 23 Se Jong Tae Kwon Do 7 p.m. at Church

Tuesday,                      Oct. 24 Men's Bible Study 7:00 p.m. at Church

                                                                                    Women’s Bible Study 2:00 p.m. at Fran Moyer’s

Wednesday,     Oct. 25 Wednesday Worship 5:30 p.m. at Church

Thursday,        Oct. 26 Presbyterian Women’s’ Meeting at 6:00 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 440-563-6528

You are welcome here!


October 15                  Howard and Fannie Wolf

October 22                  Liz Waters and Pam Dobay

October 29                  Walt Barber and Bob Barnes

November 5    Fran Moyer and Beth Hylton

November 12  Ed Pawlowski and Earl Snyder

November 19  Jean Bobsien and Terry Schaub

November 26  Wayne Carter and Roger Gadley

December 3     Evelyn Busser and Rosemary Jones

December 10   Dee Collins and Elaine James

December 17   David and Jamie Kern

December 24   Ruth Ann Cotterman and Earl Snyder

December 24   Irene and Stan Klosinski – CHRISTMAS EVE

December 31   Dorothy Hare and Leonard Drenski



October 15                  Debbie Wann

October 22                  Kathy Troyer

October 29                  Earl Inks

November 5    Ruth Ann Cotterman

November 12  Tim Countryman

November 19  Earl Inks

November 26  Audrey Naples

December 3     Wayne Carter

December 10   Ed Pawlowski

December 17   Earl Inks

December 24   Elaine James

December 31   Fran Moyer

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


If You Know of a Concern, Please Notify the Deacons

Marilyn Countryman                          440-855-3333                      Earl Inks                              440-272-5598

Elaine James                                        440-272-5573                      Kim Knight                          330-360-9629

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

Walt Barber                                          440-422-3206                      Bob Barnes                           440-437-8951

Cheryl Childs                                        440-437-6483                      Dee Collins                            440-437-5739

Ruth Ann Cotterman                            440-437-2072                      Dorothy Hare                       440-272-5618

Dwight Johnson                                     440-437-8747                      Irene Klosinski                    440-437-6297

Fran Moyer                                           440-437-8383                      Ed Pawlowski                       440-437-6449

Laura Pietras                                        440-437-5120                      Jim Wann                              440-437-5168

Joan Hines is Hospitalized at Geauga

Joan Hines, mother of Nancy Dudinsky, has been admitted to Geauga Hospital.  Please pray for healing for Joan and send cards to Joan at 7000 State Route 45 North, Orwell, OH 44076.


Harvest Dinner October 12th at Orwell North

Our Harvest Dinner will be held this week, Thursday, October 12th from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Work begins on Monday, October 9th to prepare for the Harvest Dinner and continues daily through Thursday.  Please sign up on the sheets in the narthex to help with all the preparation and with serving and cleanup on Thursday.  We still need 14 pies, donations for the meat and youth to help in the dining room clearing tables.


FREE Community Family Movie Night Oct. 14th

The second Saturday of each month the Orwell North Presbyterian Church Deacons will host a FREE Community Family Movie Night at the Church Fellowship Hall beginning at 4:00 p.m.  This month the date is October 14th.  Children attending must be accompanied by a parent.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.  Next Movie Night will be Saturday, October 14, 2017.  Please come join us for the movie, Tangled.


General Presbyter, Sharon Core, will be at ONPC Sunday, October 22nd

General Presbyter, Sharon Core, will be at Orwell North Presbyterian Church on Sunday, October 22nd.  Breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and Sharon will join us in our 10:00 service.


Preventive Health Screenings by Life Line Screening

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at Orwell North Presbyterian Church on October 26, 2017.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call toll-free 1-888-653-6441 or visit http://lifeline screening.com/communitycircle or text the word circle to 797979


Women’s Bible Study on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.

Women’s Bible Study is on Tuesdays every week at 2:00 p.m. at Fran Moyer’s home located at 49 Chaffee Drive, Orwell, OH, phone: 440-437-8383.

 Presbyterian Women Fall Gathering November 4th

Presbyterian Women invite you to join us for our Fall Gathering, on Saturday, November 4th.  "Who is your neighbor?" is the theme and speakers from several local agencies will share how they help those in need in Cleveland.  Our host is Noble Road Presbyterian, 2780 Noble Road, Cleveland Heights.  Program begins at 8:30 A.M.  Cost is $10 in advance and $12 at the door.  Reservations can be made by contacting Lee Lohr at [email protected].  The program on Saturday, November 4 will feature speakers from: Live Recovery Ministries, Freedom Rising and God Before Guns.

Singspiration Evening November 5th at Orwell North Pres. Church

 Singspiration is an evening of fellowship, music and worship for family and friends of Orwell North Presbyterian Church.  We will begin at 5:00 p.m. on November 5th with a potluck dinner.  Everyone is welcome!  From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. we will gather upstairs in the sanctuary to sing favorite hymns and to read favorite scriptures.  Join us for an evening of food, fun and spiritual inspiration.


Third Annual Friday Forty-Five Fellowship To Begin Nov. 10th

Come join us in the Church Fellowship Hall for an evening of music, sharing memories, playing games, having fun and fellowship with one another each Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. beginning November 10, 2017 through Friday, March 23, 2018.  We share a 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).  Come join the fun and fellowship and make new friends!!


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

Men’s Bible Study is on Tuesdays every week at 7:00 p.m. at the church in the Fellowship Hall.  Come join us!



Your Favorite Recipes Are Needed

This is a fund raiser for our church!  Please submit your favorite recipes for inclusion in the Orwell North Presbyterian Church Cookbook.  Please give the recipes to Lynda Pawlowski for typing.  Our cookbook will be published once we have an adequate number of recipes.  So far, we have received 215 recipes.  THANK YOU & keep them coming! Submission forms are in the narthex.


Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Colossians 3:12




Please Pray for Those in Our Congregation in Need of Healing

Leonard Drenski     Delores Griffin               Dick Hopes             Ed Hopes                                Debbie Inks

Bob Jones               Jim Jones                         Doris Kampf           Pat Kovach                              Carl Liedtke

Anita Pietras           Carl Plickert                    Earl Snyder              Debbie Wann                         Howard Wolf         

Betty Wysocki

Please Pray for Our Friends, Family and Loved Ones

Judy Abbott, cousin of Ed Pawlowski

Mikey Arnold, cousin of Lynda Pawlowski

Jeff & Heather Bereckis, daughter & SIL of Patty McCarthy

Ron Chutas, friend of many of us

Linda Deimling, sister of Rosemary Jones & Evelyn Busser

Mary Elam, aunt of Greg Hogue

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

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

Kelsey Merritt in India on Mission Trip

Arnold Mosberg, uncle of Elaine James

Larry Mullen, spouse of Betty Mullen

Pamela Pace, aunt of Pat Kovach

Garnet Parish, friend of Beth Harms

Edward Pawlowski, brother of Ed Pawlowski

Mary Petersen, sister-in-law of Margaret Petersen

Paul Petersen, brother-in-law of Margaret Petersen

Dorothy Rohrer, aunt of Tom Harriman

Carla Rose, sister of Donna Pawlowski

Karen Ruh, sister of Irene Klosinski

Jennifer Selmyer, cousin of Laura Pietras

Robert Snyder, nephew of Earl Snyder

Please Pray for and Visit Those in Nursing Homes

Austinburg Nursing & Rehab:                Doris Kampf, Chuck Countryman

Blossom Hill Nursing Home: Ruth Drown, Delores Griffin

Burton Health Care:                                                Cherry Steigerwald

Eagle Pointe Nursing Home:   Kate Kassay, Kathy Shipp

Sending Get Well Cards & Thinking of You Cards

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

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

Helen Liedtke, 2281 Windsor Road, Orwell, OH 44076

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

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

Carl Plickert, 4318 New Hudson Road, Orwell, OH 44076

Earl Snyder, P. O. Box 113, Orwell, OH  44076


Please Pray for Our Men and Women in the Military

Italy:   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

Kids: 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.

Please Call Pastor John re: Hospitalizations & Illnesses

Please call Pastor John at 440-563-6528 or the Church Office at 440-437-6677 if you know a church member or friend of our church is ill, is in the hospital or rehab, or is coming home from the hospital or rehab.  Pastor John wants to visit with those who are ill.

To add to or delete names from the prayer list, please call the church office 440-437-6677.



Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in Your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.  Psalm 143:1














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Sunday, Oct 15 at 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Sunday, Oct 15 at 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Sunday, Oct 15 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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