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

August 5, 2018                               10:00 a.m.

Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

Communion Sunday


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                                  Meditation on an American Folk Hymn – Carl Simone


Welcome            Sharing of Joys, Concerns, and Announcements

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



*Call to Worship

Pastor:  When we think of God’s presence in the world, we are grateful:
People: We are grateful for the presence of hope; grateful for the gift of life.
Pastor:  And when we think of God’s presence in our lives, we are humbled:
People: We are humbled by the gift of grace; humbled by the invitation to begin again each day.
Pastor:  And when we think of God’s presence in this community, we are glad:
All:         We are glad to be surrounded by caring people worshipping our Holy God.  Thank you, God.  Amen


*Hymn # 90 G                                   “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”


Children's Sermon


Congregational Prayer of Confession (In Unison)

Gracious God, we have come to see that our lives fall far short of Your glory.  You have given Your Son for us, and poured out Your Spirit, yet we fail to return Your love with all our heart.  Too often we are selfish and proud, ignoring You and neglecting others.  When we do not truly trust and obey You, we are overwhelmed by self-pity, fear and worry.  In Christ we are given a sure hope and secure love, yet we follow the false hopes and desires of this world.  Father, through the redeeming death of Your Son, Jesus Christ; by Your Spirit, and through Your word, enable us to follow You with joy.  All this we ask, confident of Your faithfulness and 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                                               Guide My Feet 3354 B – African American Spiritual


Prayer of the People and The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer will be recited as part of the Communion Service.


Offertory                                             Bread of the World – Kendall/Hodges



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


Scripture Reading                            Exodus 16:2 – 4, and 9 – 15


Gospel Reading                                 John 6:24 – 35


Sermon                                                 “Habits of Gratitude”

*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 # 520 B    V. 1-3                     “Here, O Our Lord, We See You Face to Face”


The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper (see Insert)

The Orwell North Presbyterian Church is part of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and has an “open” communion policy.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join with us.


Hymn # 520 B    V. 4-5                     “Here, O Our Lord, We See You Face to Face”


*Charge and Benediction


Benediction Response (on back page)


Postlude:                                            Haven of Rest – Edvard Grieg

Elders will be available at the front of the church for anointing and healing prayer.


*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.


Ministers:                                                    All the People

Pastor:                                                        John Gehring-Anders

Organist & Choir Director:                            Debbie Inks

Liturgist                                                       Ed Pawlowski

Greeters:                                                     Kim Knight and Laura Pietras


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!


WIFI is available at Orwell North Presbyterian Church.  Log on to

ONPCGuest and enter Password: temp1234.


Men's Ministry

Men?s Bible Study Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. at Bailey Hall

First Saturday of the Month Transparent Men Breakfast, leave church

                around 7:30 a.m.

Women's Ministry

Women?s Bible Study Wednesdays 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 ? Summer break begins June 24.  Resume Sept. 9.

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

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

Christian Opportunity for Adults

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

Contemporary Worship Service Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. at Bailey Hall

Calendar of Events

Sunday, Aug. 5           Adult Bible Study 9:00 a.m. at Church

                               No Children’s Sunday School or Children’s Church – Summer break begins June 24. Resume Sept. 9.

                                    Worship 10:00 a.m. – COMMUNION SUNDAY

Tuesday, Aug. 7          Worship Committee Meeting 11:00 a.m. at Church

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

Wed., Aug. 8               Women’s Bible Study 3:00 p.m. at Fran Moyer’s

   Wednesday Worship 5:30 p.m. at Church

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

   Concert Series in the Park – Good Question Band – Rock n Roll – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Featured Organization: Grand Valley Public


Thursday, Aug. 9        ONPC will hold a church fundraiser offering a BBQ Dinner, from “Cockeye BBQ” consisting of a pulled pork sandwich, baked beans,

                                                cole slaw and a dessert for $12.00.  Tickets are pre-sale only and carry-out only.  Pick-up meals at the church from 11am to 6pm.

Sunday, Aug. 12         Adult Bible Study 9:00 a.m. at Church

                               No Children’s Sunday School or Children’s Church – Summer break begins June 24. Resume Sept. 9.

                                    Worship 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 14        Men's Bible Study 7:00 p.m. at Church

Wed., Aug. 15             Women’s Bible Study 3:00 p.m. at Fran Moyer’s

   Wednesday Worship 5:30 p.m. at Church

   Concert Series in the Park, Frank Moravcik Polka Band – St. Mary Hall - Featured Organization: GVIS - Stuffed Chicken Breast Dinner

               from 4-6p.m. @ St. Mary Hall

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

                                                                                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

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                              440-474-3577


August 12                            Carl Liedtke and Danny McCarthy

August 19                            Kristie and Emily Mullenax

August 26                            Audrey and Clem Naples

September 2                      Ed Pawlowski and Jim Wann

September 9                      Carollyn Olah and Earl Snyder

September 16                    Cheryl Childs and Georgi Gehring-Anders

September 23                    Irene and Stan Klosinski

September 30                    Kathy Troyer and Laura Pietras

October 7                            Debbie and Jim Wann

October 14                          Jean Bobsien and Fannie Wolf

October 21                          Liz Waters and Dee Collins

October 28                          Fran Moyer and Bob Barnes



August 12                            Earl Inks

August 19                            Laura Pietras

August 26                            Earl Inks

September 2                      Elaine James 

September 9                      Fran Moyer

September 16                    Kristie Mullenax

September 23                    Audrey Naples

September 30                    Marilyn Countryman

October 7                            Earl Inks

October 14                          Laura Pietras

October 21                          Kathy Troyer

October 28                          Debbie Wann

If you are unable to greet or be Liturgist, call the church office by 9am Friday.

Marilyn Revelle is Having Surgery August 7th

Marilyn Revelle is scheduled to have surgery at Geauga Hospital on August 7th.  Please pray for Marilyn, husband Don and son Dan.  You may send cards to 4461 Montgomery Road, Orwell, OH 44076.



Church Picnic is Wednesday, August 29th at Naples?

The Church Picnic is set for Wednesday, August 29th at 6:00 p.m. at Clem & Audrey Naples?, 3673 New Hudson Rd., Orwell, OH.  The Church will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, water, pop, condiments, and paper products.  Please bring a dish to pass.


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.

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. in Bailey Hall.  Come join us!


Unknown Author 909Volunteers Needed for Cleaning

Is there anyone willing to vacuum and dust Bailey Hall and the Church once a month?  See Pastor John please.

Hearing Assist Devices

We have hearing assist devices available for use during our worship services.  Please see Roger Gadley if you would like to use one.


?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.


Deadline for Information for Newsletter

The Newsletter information will be due on the last Friday of each month for the following month?s Newsletter.  August?s deadline date is Friday, August 31, 2018 for September?s Newsletter.  Please write out your information and give it to Pat Kovach in person, send by email to [email protected] .com, or send it by snail mail to 13 Leffingwell Drive, Orwell, OH 44076.


Discord is Destroying Our Church

Oh Lord, an evil spirit has come in to destroy the unity of our church.  How good and pleasant it would be if we would just dwell in unity for that is where You command Your blessings (Psalm 133:1, 3).  Help us see that our infighting is a Satanic tactic to hinder our prayers, get our focus off of lost souls, and make us ineffective examples of Christianity.  Teach us how to respect and appreciate each other?s talents, perspectives, and positions rather than envy them.  For where envying and strife exist, there are confusion and every evil work (James 3:16).  Show us how to disagree without being disagreeable.  Let us walk worthy of our calling as Your children with all lowliness and gentleness, with long-suffering, bearing with one another in love, and making every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:1-4).  By the authority which You have given to us as believers, we bind egos, pride, vain ambition, envy, jealousy, and every evil spirit that is trying to thwart Your work.  We loose the spirit of unity, love, and long-suffering (Matthew 18:18).  We stand on Your Word and declare that this is Your church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it (Matthew 6:18).  In the name of Jesus, we pray.  Amen.            from the book, Emergency Prayers by Deborah Smith Pegues




Please Pray for Those in Our Congregation in Need of Healing

Bonnie Gabor        Delores Griffin      Allynne Herbster  Ed Hopes               Debbie Inks

Elaine James          Dwight Johnson    Bob Jones              Jim Jones               Patty Jones           

Carl Liedtke           Danny McCarthy   Marvel Mead        Maynard Mead      Ken Mullenax       

Ron Mullenax        Anita Pietras          Carl Plickert           Howard Wolf

Please Pray for Our Friends, Family and Loved Ones

Jeff & Heather Bereckis, daughter & SIL of Patty McCarthy

Linda Deimling, sister of Rosemary Jones & Evelyn Busser

Michelle Doing, friend of Joyce Smith

Tom Fenton, friend of Stan Klosinski

Mellreanna Ferguson, daughter of co-worker of Laura Pietras

Ken Gadley, brother of Roger Gadley

Michelle Gibbons, daughter of Rich and Sandy Norton

Chris Gurgul, friend of Kathy Troyer

Beth Harms, sister of Irene Klosinski

Donna Harris, friend of Lynda Pawlowski

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

Arlene James, mother of Elaine James

Tony Klosinski, brother of Stan Klosinski

Dan Krapf & Paul Krapf, brother and father of Debbie Inks

Laura Lake, dear friend of Kathy Troyer

Shawn Law, George Law's son, stage 4 pancreatic cancer

Ernestine Leporati, cousin of Stan Klosinski

Scott Limestoll, friend of Roger Herbster

Kenny McElroy, friend of Nancy Dudinsky

Arnold Mosberg, uncle of Elaine James

Pamela Pace, aunt of Pat Kovach

Garnet Parish, friend of Beth Harms

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

Marilyn Revelle, mother of Dan Revelle

Carla Rose, sister of Donna Pawlowski

Karen Ruh, sister of Irene Klosinski

Jennifer Selmyer, cousin of Laura Pietras

Lily Smith, great-granddaughter of Evelyn Busser

Robert Snyder, nephew of Earl Snyder

Maggie Steinbeck, great-granddaughter of Don and Cheryl Childs

Chip Summerhill, Stan and Irene Klosinski’s nephew

Rebecca Woytek, 13-year-old daughter of classmate of Irene Klosinski


Please Pray for and Visit Those in Nursing Homes

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

Bonnie Gabor, 185 East Main St., Apt. 203 B, Orwell, OH 44076

Allynne Herbster, 2770 Windsor Road, Orwell, OH 44076

Joan Hines, 7000 State Route 45 North, Orwell, OH 44076

Ed Hopes, 170 Sunset Street, Orwell, OH 44076

Elaine James, 8551 State Route 534 South, Windsor, OH 44099

Dwight Johnson, P. O. Box 250, Orwell, OH 44076

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

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

Danny McCarthy, 4000 Riverdale Road, Rock Creek, OH 44084

Marvel & Maynard Mead, 2518 U S Route 322 East, Orwell, OH 44076

Anita Pietras, 273 Maplewood Drive, Cortland, Ohio 44410

Marilyn Revelle, 4461 Montgomery Road, Orwell, OH 44076.

Howard Wolf, 8007 Fee Road, 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

Alex Taipale, friend of Brad & Lisa Parker


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.

What Is Our Church Known For?

Hands of Service to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ ~

THANK YOU to Maddie Liplin and Papa D (Danny McCarthy) for staining the ramp at Bailey Hall 8/2/18

THANK YOU to Sandy Norton, Rich Norton and son for cleaning the church 8/2/18




Therefore I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God.

Romans 15:17

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