Portsmouth First Church of the Nazarene
Portsmouth First Church of the Nazarene, Third and Brown Streets, in Portsmouth.
Saturday, May 19, 3-10 p.m. - Teen’s Shawnee Picnic and Campfire.
Sunday, May 20, 9:30 a.m.- Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. - Morning Worship with Pastor Brian Daniels bringing the message. An interpreter for the deaf and hard of hearing is available at all services; 10:45 a.m. - Bible Island for the children; 3 p.m.- Children’s Ministry Seminar and NazSafe Training for everyone who works with children through the year (nursery, children’s church, events, etc.); 5 p.m. - Combined service with Tri-State Nazarene churches at Wheelersburg Cornerstone. Cornertone’s Praise Team will be leading worship. Dr. Tom Hermiz, General Superintendent of CCCU will be preaching. Don’t miss this event. We will meet at the church at 4:15 P.M. to carpool.
Tuesday, May 22, 3-5 p.m. - Local Compassionate Ministries hours are observed.
Wednesday, May 23, 6 .m. - Wednesday Night Dinner; 7 p.m. - Men’s and Ladies’ Bible Studies; 7 p.m.- iLife for Teens, Grades 6-12; 7 p.m.- iKidz for kids grades K - 5.
Thursday, May 24, 3-5 p.m. - Local Compassionate Ministries hours are observed.
Berean Baptist Church
Berean Baptist Church, Sciotoville
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service 10:40 a.m.; Evening Service 6 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Service 7 p.m. with the Wednesday Night Kids Club (WNKC) and Teen Time
Bus Ministry Visitation each Saturday at 11 a.m.
Rev. David Price and his wife, Frances, will be the special guests on Sunday, May 20. Rev. Price will be bringing the message in both the Morning Worship Service at 10:40 a.m. and the Evening Service at 6 p.m. Rev. David Price will also be singing a solo in the a.m. worship service and he and his wife, Frances, will be singing a duet in the evening service.
The Adult Choir will open with their choral anthem “When God is Near” and the Choir Special right before the service will be “At the Name of Jesus” (text adapted from Philippians 2:6-11 and music by Cindy Berry).
Special missionaries for this week will be Bob & Polly McLain serving in New Zealand and supported by Berean since April 1, 1987.
Special recognization will be given to Clinton & Janice Roe celebrating their anniversary on May 20.
Scheduled Nursery Workers are Judy Lawson and Lawanna Whitt.
Breakfast served each Sunday at 9 a.m. for the bus ministry and workers. There are Sunday School Classes for all ages and a Nursery provided with skilled workers to assist with little ones. Wheelchair access and facilities for the handicap.
McDermott Community of Christ
McDermott Community of Christ will hold Sunday, May 20, morning worship with theme being “Join in Apostolic Witness.” Worship service begins at 10:45 a.m., with Priest Rhonda Morkassel presiding. The speaker will be Priest Wanda Joslin, and special music will be provided by Beverly Meadows. Immediately preceding this service will be Church School, starting at 9:30 a.m. with Barbara Koch giving the opening devotions. Family Night will be held Sunday evening at 6 p.m. Prayer meeting is held every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., and free lunch is provided every Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Evangelical United Church of Christ
The Evangelical United Church of Christ, 701 Fifth St., Portsmouth, weekly service, Sunday, May 20, at 10 a.m.. Rev. Evan Fisher will be presenting a sermon entitled “First Comes the Welcome.”
Lucasville Emmanuel UMC announces Golden Sunday
Lucasville Emmanuel United Methodist Church places a high value on the service and dedication of its senior members. They will be honoring 12 couples who have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, with a special worship service at 10:40 a.m. Sunday, June 17.
The Emmanuel Fellowship Breakfast will provide a corsage for the women and a boutonniere for the men. The Golden couples will be recognized by the reading of their wedding date and their family will be asked to stand and be recognized too.
Special music is planned as a prelude to the service. After the worship service a reception will be held in the fellowship hall with a wedding cake and punch. Music selections from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s will be performed during the reception.
The service and reception will be recorded and a DVD video will be prepared for each couple as a memento of this service. Still photographs of the occasion will be taken.
David Cottrell is the pastor at Lucasville Emmanuel United Methodist.
Second Presbyterian Church
On Sunday, May 20, at 9:30 a.m. the children and youth of Second Presbyterian Church, 8th and Waller Streets in Portsmouth, will present a musical, “It’s Cool in the Furnace.” In this upbeat story from the book of Daniel, three young men— Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego trust in God’s protective presence as they are sent into a fiery furnace. The young people will also lead in worship, reading scripture and offering prayers. Participants are:
Katie Wells, Mark Jackson, Leda Daehler, Andrea Marchyn, Lauren Stone, Molly Kammler, Morgan Harcha, Zack Kammler, Sarah Raies, Allison Raies, Isaac Hines, Hayden Harcha, Cassidy Book, Anne Marie Raies, Avery Book, Parker Stone, Aiden Kammler, Hayden Harcha, Cassidy Book, Anne Marie Raies, Avery Book, Scout Carter, Violet Carter, and Lauren Flaugher.
Dry Run Mission Church
Dry Run Mission Church, West Portsmouth, will host a Saturday Night Gospel Sing on Saturday, May 19, at 7 p.m. Estill and Molly Baker from Lexington, Ky., along with Fred Spencer Jr. Other featured singers will be Pastors Rev. David Distel, and Rev. Donald Malone. For more information, call Carol at 740 357-7403 or 740-353-0815.
St. Mary’s Church
St. Mary’s “Over 50’s Club” met in March with 50 people in attendance. It was decided to change the Club’s name to “St. Mary’s Social Committee” which will include everyone in the parish regardless of age. The group’s main purpose is to promote togetherness and celebrate our Christian religion as a group.
In January, the group dine at Toro Loco and in April at Sakura’s Steak House in Wheelersburg.
Several outings are planned for the next year. Our next one will be eating at Dakota’s Steakhouse on Sunday, May 27. On June 24, the group will travel to LaComedia Dinner Theatre to see the musical “Happy Days.” Seats are still available to see the “Fontz and the Cunninghams.”
Christ United Methodist
5731 Gallia St., Sciotoville.
Saturday, May 19, 8:30-11:30 a.m.-Rummage Sale; 10:30 a.m.- Community Dinner & Food Pantry
Sunday Worship at 9:30a.m. with a message from Pastor James titled “By This We Know God’s Love for Us”; Sunday school follows at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service at 6:30 p.m.
Monday 1 p.m.-Foxy Ladies meet at Shawnee Lodge; 5:30 p.m.- Disciple 4 Bible study; 6:30 p.m.-Finance Meeting; Monday, 7 p.m.-Council Meeting.
Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.—Celebration Choir practice.