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The Contact April 2019

The Contact
The Newsletter of the Church of God
April, 2019

A lot of Christians are like wheelbarrows – not good unless pushed.
Some are like canoes – they need to be paddled.
Some are like kites – if you don’t keep a string on , they fly away.
Some are like kittens – they are more content when petted.
Some are like footballs – you can’t tell which way they’ll bounce next.
Some are like balloons – full of air and ready to blow up.
Some are like trailers – they have to be pulled.
Some are like neon lights – they keep going on and off.
Others are letting the Holy Spirit lead them.
And some are like a good watch;
Open faced, pure gold, quietly busy and full of good works.

 -Author Unknown

The Lord is My Shepherd

 A Sunday School teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the most quoted passages in the Bible – Psalm 23. She gave the youngsters a month to learn the chapter.

 Little Ricky was excited about the task – but he just couldn’t remember the Psalm. After much practice, he could barely get past the first line.

 On the day that he kids were scheduled to recite Psalm 23 in front of the congregation, Ricky was so nervous. When it was his turn, he stepped up to the microphone and said proudly, “The Lord is my Shepherd, and that’s all I need to know.”

 Fact of life: People who snore always fall asleep first!

Church Mouse

Spring is in the air! It may not quite be here yet, but it is on it’s way! The signs are all around us. I was very glad to hear that the Maple Producers are having a record year! If you missed the Maple Tour (one of the signs of spring) you missed something special. The free food (music to a mouses ears), fun and fellowship are great. Keep in mind there are people from the church who have camps on this tour! (Holler Hills and Lemmon Brothers) We also have others whose camps are not (Reams) What a great picture of Pastor Vince and his family at Holler Hills – the Faidley-Pletcher Camp. Aaron Show: Isn’t that the day you said you’re mother wouldn’t let you put a sock over your bare toes sticking out of your cast?! And I always thought nurses were to be sympathetic and compassionate! I also always thought Pastor Vince was the tough parent! Of course there is always the possibility that Aaron may have misunderstood what his Mom said (not that he would ever misrepresent it intentionally!

Another sign of spring is that Pastor Vince and Greg King have put on their coaches hats! Hope you and everyone on your teams has a great season! Some of their practices have taken place at the Fellowship Center. Greg – I hear one of your practices almost gave Pastor Jim a heart attack one night. He thought he was alone and was locking up when he heard noises coming from the gym! I don’t know if he thought someone had broken in or thought something was getting ready to blow up. Glad you didn’t revert to the Police Officer mode PJ!

Congratulations and a great job to all of our young people who were involved in the school musicals of at least 2 districts.

On behalf of Pastor Jim & Melanie let me pass along their thanks for all the work done on their house! Jake Vough is the statement I heard attributed to you correct? That now that the fun part (the ripping up) is done you have no intention of coming back?! PJ says he’s not surprised: that there was a period when anytime you, Brent and Ryan Sechler were together something got broken! Don’t worry Jake, we’ll find a way to pin it on PJ in the end. It was probably all that chocolate milk and oatmeal cream pies he kept you guys supplied with!

Well folks this little mouse has to run. There’s lots to do while waiting for the “Famous” Kingwood Easter Eggs to be made (another sure sing of Spring!)

Don’t forget all the special Holy Week Services as we commemorate Jesus’ sufferings and sacrifice for us and celebrate His Resurrection!

Until next time: Easter Goodies & Joys to all!

Your Friend, The Church Mouse


April 18 – Maundy Thursday 7:00 p.m.
“Living Last Supper” at the Fellowship Center
Men from the church will portray the disciples at the Last Supper

April 19 Good Friday Tenebrae Service at the Church 7:00 p.m.

April 21 Easter Sunrise Service at the Church 6:30 a.m. with breakfast to follow. Please sign up if you plan t attend.

The Super Seniors will be having a pie sale again this April.  All pies MUST be preordered.  Price is $10.00.  Apple, Apricot, Cherry, Coconut Cream, Lemon and Peach will be available.  Last day to order is April  21. There is a limit of 100 pies for sale.  Sign up sheet in the vestibule.

The Christian Crusaders will be selling their “famous” Homemade Easter Eggs in the church kitchen until Easter or while supplies last. The flavors are Peanut Butter, Coconut, Maple nut, Cherry nut, and Hawaiian, for a donation of $3.50 per egg.

Camp Applications are here! There is a sign-up sheet in the hallway. Please sign for any you take and indicate if it is for you or a friend. Please be aware that there are 3 sheets that you will need. An Application that needs filled out front and back, a Medical Form that must be submitted with the application and an Informational Sheet for parents.

Some Financial Information about the Camping Program

  •  Kingwood COG will pay the camp fee ($175) for any first- time camper you invite.
  • Sunday School pays the camp fee ($175) for members of the Sunday School or Wednesday Evening Program.
  • All campers are responsible for the registration fee.

Mowing Bid Forms for the Church and Fellowship Center are available from Brad Moore or Jonathan Pletcher.  Bids are due by May 5, 2019.

If you are a High School Senior who will be pursuing higher education, you may apply for the H.C. Joe Harned Kingwood Church of God Scholarship.  See Cheryl Pletcher for an application.

 Put your cares in God’s hands and He will put His peace in your heart.

April Birthdays

Apr. 3        Mathew Zerfoss
Apr. 4        Josh Knepper
Apr. 8        Nathan Show
Apr 9         Lolly Peirsel
Apr. 10      Stacey Stahl Robbin
Apr. 11      Harold Kreger Jr. and Joshua Rosman
Apr. 14      Jim Weaver
Apr. 18      Kelly Mills
Apr. 21      Kaycie Pletcher
Apr. 22      Christian Weaver
Apr 23       Auzalie Minor
Apr. 24      Kenny Cipra
Apr. 25      Rosanna Tobias and Mark Lucas Sr.
Apr. 26      Abigail Rosman
Apr. 27      Todd Strelko
Apr. 29      Catherine Houghton

April Anniversaries

Apr. 2   Bob & Sue Koontz
Apr. 5   Chuck & Debra Colflesh
Apr. 6   Blake & Shanda Pletcher
Apr. 26   Richard & Melissa Barry
Apr 29   Anthony & Hillary Whaley

May Birthdays

May 1        Brittney Clawson
May 2        Shirley Mullendore
May 3        Barbara Lemmon and Karey Vough
May 4        Gerald Dumbauld
May 7        Nadiya Putman and Fenna Queer
May 9        Kurt Miller
May 10      Brad Pletcher
May 16      Heather Houghton and Drew Younkin
May 17      Aaron Show and Lori Pletcher
May 18      Mitchell Pletcher
May 20      Marsha Tobias
May 22      Merv Yoder
May 23      Emily Kemp
May 26      Gregg Lemmon
May 27      Isaac Moore, Sherri Tobias, and Ned Tobias
May 29      Shirley V. Brougher, Cheryl Pletcher, and Stacey Rosman

May Anniversaries

May 3      Dan & Angie Weaver
May 4      Rick & Missy Kemp
May 8      Jesse & Amy Moore

Prayer Needs

Families who have lost loved ones

Families affected by fires
Pastor Tobias
John Hurd
Frank Singo
Ralph Younkin
Alvin Somers
Roger Tressler
Dale & Naomi Schrock
Alex Singo
Betty Clawson’s sister – Joan
Jim Brocht
Ashley Lucas
Dr. Jack Kineer
Gene Cameron
Asia Bibbi
Carolyn – Cipra’s Daughter
Allison Schmuck
Shane Weiland
Jim Peck
Clarence Duppstadt
Noah Robbin
Loretta Sechler
Marijka Tubbs
Ricky Sanner
Peggie Ream’s brother
Tom Kovach
Jim & Marj Weaver
Dean Brant
Ron Sleasman
Unspoken Serious Requests

Church Camp
Winebrenner Seminary
Brent & Julie Sleasman
Child Evangelism Fellowship
Chatelas Church
Our Missionaries
Our Schools
Safe Travel
Our Students & Teachers
First Responders
Moral Climate
Our Church
Trellis Tressler
Bradley Ogline
Jim Pritts
Lois Baker
Ieleen Harrold
Nelda Fox
Althea Lyons
Harold & Donna Kreger
Jeremy Jones
Barb Rush
Laura DeHaven Nichols
Lori Cipra’s Brother
General Pyle
George Hoffman
Alex McClintock
Dale Bloom
Bill Hern
Jim & Kelly Saylor
Loretta Sechler
Carey Beth King
Katherine Foldenaur
Louise Kreger
Chase Kemp
Viola Kerns
Pat Younkin
Andrea Younkin Walker
Oraweic’s Daughter Trudi
Child with Genetic Disorder
Butch & Pat Weaver
Amy Tressler Gonzales
Bob & Tomilee Will
Susan Webster

Church Staff

James Monticue, Senior Pastor
Paul Tobias, Pastor Emeritus
Vince Show, Director of Children’s Ministries
Carey Beth King, Secretary

Church Website

Church Phone Number  (814) 926-4429

Sunday Morning Worship
8:15 a.m. First Worship Service
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Second Worship Service
7:00 p.m. Evening Worship Service