Sunday, February 7, 2016


Welcome this first Sunday of February.  

If you are visiting and were unaware of this being Potluck Sunday…please know you are invited to stay for food and fellowship.  The Dales and the Andersons have clean up duty.  

No Children’s Church today.  

Thank you Susan for hosting After Church Fellowship last Sunday.  

Interested in SPOKESMAN REVIEW delivery? Sign up this Sunday

To those who were not here last Sunday and are interested in receiving the Spokesman Review…please be sure to see the clipboard that is being passed around Sunday morning (2/7/16).  We have enough folks signed up for the Sunday paper to have it delivered.  

We still need more to sign up for the daily newspaper in order to make it feasible for Leah.  See the clipboard to for the price of the subscription and her address.  You are encouraged to send Leah a check THIS week.
Saturday, February 6, 2016


MISSING!!!!!!  Does any one know the whereabouts of the church tablecloths??  It is believed they were removed from the building on the 20th of December or during the week following the Christmas Banquet. They have not been seen since.  Also…the “Lifetime” white table is still missing.

Friday, February 5, 2016


Thank you NevaJean for the “New Years” display above the children‘s section of the library.  “Good advice”…check it out.

Library statistics compiled by our librarian for 2015:  There were 236 items checked out and once again…Yvonne takes the top reader title.  Take advantage of our wonderful library and check out a book, tape, or DVD.  Thanks so much NevaJean for all your work you do in  keeping our library up to date.  

Counting on a Cowboy by Debra Clapton is a “Four of Hearts Ranch Romance.”   Clopton’s latest fiction is an easy read and our Featured Library Item of the Week.


Henderson, Dee (Taken) 
Abducted at the age of sixteen and coerced into assisting the Jacoby crime family, Shannon Bliss has finally found a way out.  She desperately wants to resume some semblance of normal life, but she also knows she has unfinished business to attend to. This is a romantic suspense novel. Found in Fiction.

Ladd, Sarah E (The Curiosity Keeper) 
This new author pens a novel with rich detail and well-defined characters.  The Curiosity Keeper is set in old England with intrigue, romance, and adventure.  Found in Fiction.

McCusker, Paul (The Mill House)
“From the pain of the past emerges a tender story of lost love, betrayal, reconciliation, and renewed hope that spans a half-century and thousands of miles” write author Paul McCusker about the difficult discovery of true forgiveness.  Found in Fiction.

McLaughlin, Henry (Journey to Riverbend )
A first novel for this author.  An “easy read” …this is a western story with faith, romance, and action.  “Sometimes the journey is only the beginning.” Found in Fiction.

Rivers, Francine (The Last Sin Eater)
Author's Note: "The sin eater was a person who was paid a fee or given food to take upon himself the moral trespasses of the deceased and their consequences in the afterlire.  Sin eaters were common in the eaerly nineteenth century in England, the lowlands of Scotland, and the Welsh border district.  This custom was carried over by immigrants to the Americas and practice in remove areas of the Appalachian Mountains.  This is a purely fictional story of one such person." 

Thursday, February 4, 2016


There are items on the “Catch All” table for:
Dee,  Donna and Shelbie. 

Also, a white and green insulated coffee mug was left 
at church last Sunday.

Sunday, January 31, 2016


Welcome this last Sunday of January.  Check out the beautiful “Valentines” display on the library bulletin board.  Thanks so much Joyce for all your time in putting this together!

Susan has After Church Fellowship this morning.  Thank you Marlene for being our host last Sunday.  

Sonya has Children’s Church today.  
Thursday, January 28, 2016


We will be updating the Prayer Chain list soon…for those who are currently on the list…please let Jenni/pastor know if you would like “off ” the list… otherwise we will leave your name on. To those who are “not” currently on the list…let Jen/Ed know if you would like to be added. 

This also includes the "email" leg of the prayer chain.  

Thank you very much to those who are part of this very important ministry.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016


January 31, 2016
Thank you Dee and Donna R, for the great lunch you made for Brighter Side of 50 and a thank you to those who assisted with clean up.

January 17, 2016
Thank you Dave L. for plowing the lot and road this past week. 

January 10, 2016
Thank you Joyce for the beautiful bulletin board display you made for the library.  

A sincere word of appreciation goes out to Ron, Jan, Lillie, Marcia and Mike D.  for helping take down the Christmas decorations.  Your time is certainly appreciated!

January 3, 2016
Thanks so much Mike S. for plowing the driveway and lot this past week. 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2016: After church fellowship today

Welcome to Cedonia Community Church today!

We are looking for someone to make snacks for Monday March 7.

Plan to stay for After Church Fellowship hosted by Marlene.  

Linda has Children’s Church today. 

There is a belated Christmas Card and word of thanks to the church family from Shelbie and Donna on the foyer table.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


To those who were recent recipients of the Ron and Jan H's generosity of canned goods…when finished with a jar…please take it to the church and pastor will store them here until Ron and Jan return from “down south.”  Thank you.
Sunday, January 17, 2016

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2016: Open house for Clarence Y after church today

Welcome to our fellowship here at Cedonia.  There will be no After Church Fellowship.  Thank you Amber for hosting last Sunday’s fellowship!  The cookies/snacks were great!  Amy has Children’s Church today. 

There is a belated Christmas card and word of thanks to the church family from Shelbie and Donna on the foyer table. 

Starting at 1:30 this afternoon a Community Open House will take place at the church for Clarence Y’s 100th birthday party.  It will go to 4 pm and everyone is invited.  
Sunday, January 10, 2016

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2016: Free 2016 calendars on the foyer table

Good Morning…it is great to have you join us today.  

Thank you Marlene for hosting our After Church Fellowship.  There will be no ACF next week due to the Community Open House for Clarence Y's 100th birthday party here at the church.  The Open House will run from 1:30 to 4pm.  

Shelbee K. has Children’s Church today.  

Need a 2016 calendar??  
See those on the foyer yourself. 
Saturday, January 9, 2016


From Ed and Julie --
"“To our church family…thank you so much to all who gave for our Christmas gift cards, candles, and candy.  Your love and support are so appreciated!  Thank you as well Darlene, for the beautiful card!”
Thursday, January 7, 2016


The new 2016 church directory will be soon out…please let Jenni know if you have any changes and/or additions.  Thanks so much Jen for heading this ministry.  

If you have not had your picture taken for the directory, please see John M.  

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


If you have any small electrical items (not computers or large appliances) that need to be repaired, John M. loves to work on such things.
Sunday, January 3, 2016

SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2016: Pick up last of Christmas Goodie bags and Poinsettias

Welcome as we start a brand new year together and what better place than right here at Cedonia…worshiping our dear Lord!   

Hope you were not caught off guard with no potluck today.  Our first dinner of 2016 will take place on the 1st of February.  

There are some Christmas Goodie Bags left over from last Sunday if you were not here and missed out!  The Romaine and Iceberg lettuce is free for the taking.  It needs to be rinsed and may need to be “picked over” a bit but it is still good and yours to take.

The four poinsettias on the piano and organ as well as the two in the foyer are “free to a good home”…take one home and give it some TLC.

Last chance to read the cards on the foyer card display.  Also…please check over the remaining cards to see if any are yours and if any you placed there were not picked up.  Thank you to all who used the card display and baskets.
Brad has Children’s Church today.  

Notice to all who help with children’s Church…
please pick up your schedule on the foyer table.
Saturday, January 2, 2016

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Taking down church Christmas decorations

Want to help with taking down the Christmas decorations?  Meet here at the church this Tuesday at 1 pm (should take only an hour if we have a good turnout).  

Tuesday, December 29, 2015


Note:  The key to the shed has been moved for the winter.  
See either Ed to get key location.
Sunday, December 27, 2015

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2015: Harold speaking today

Welcome on this beautiful winter’s day!  A sincere word of appreciation to Harold for speaking this morning, as Ed and Julie are in Colfax attending Julie’s aunt’s funeral this afternoon.   

Darlene has After Church Fellowship today.  

Joyce will be heading up Children’s Church.  

NO POTLUCK this coming Sunday, January 3.  We are still letting last Sunday’s wonderful dinner settle!  

Speaking of the dinner…THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL who helped with clean up following the banquet.  “many hands make the labor light”... and once again to all who took part in the Christmas program…your ministry is so appreciated!  It was a tremendous day!
Saturday, December 26, 2015

NOTICE TO CHILDREN CHURCH TEACHERS (and other interested parties)

Attention all Children Church Teachers…
Please check the tentative January/March 2016 schedule and get back to pastor if this will/will not work out for you.  

Also…this ministry is still open to others to join. 

Friday, December 25, 2015


Thursday, December 24, 2015


Please take the time to read cards posted 
on the card board to the church family. 

And you will also find Christmas Newsletters from 
the McDowalls, Gilli,  and the Reeds.  

BE SURE TO CHECK THE BASKET FOR INDIVIDUAL CARDS.  Also check to see if cards are left for those who do not attend here or they are "down south" for the winter:  
Allen and Jeanette, McNeils and Erdmans
Sunday, December 20, 2015

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2015: Christmas Program and Annual Christmas Banquet

Welcome on this Sunday before the Birthday of Jesus!  May you enter this sanctuary with an attitude of praise and adoration! 

Today we will celebrate our savior’s birth with a Christmas Program.  A sincere “thank you” to all who are participating and a special “thanks” to Mike Y. for heading the program.  

Soon after the program has ended we will enjoy our annual Christmas Banquet.  Clean up crew will be volunteers.  Thank you very much Betty for the Mustard Sauce you provided for today’s ham!

There will be no Children’s Church this morning.

The Presbyterian Church has extended an invitation to any and all who would like to come to their Christmas Program today at 4 pm.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015


????     The church is missing one white 6-foot “Lifetime” table.  If you know of its whereabouts…please let Pastor know.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2015: Children's Church today

Welcome this morning as we gather together
 to celebrate the birth of Christ.  

Don't forget the Christmas Card Board to post cards to the church family.  And be sure to check the basket for individual cards. 

Please stay for a time of refreshments and visiting following the service with Jan and Ron as our hostesses.  Thank you Donna for the great cookies you had for last Sunday.  

AND thank you Ron and Jan for the wonderful gift of jams, applesauce, salsa and all the other great items you canned this past summer/fall.  Thanks so much!!  To those who benefited…please remember to return the jars.  

Becky has Children’s Church this morning.