28 Jun

Pilgrim Announcements Sunday – 06/28/20

Announcements for Sunday – 06/28/20

Next Week’s Sunday School

SS Lesson: —
Memory Verse: —
Offering: Mission Fund

Other

  • The Junior Class will share their memory verse next Sunday.
  • Everyone is encouraged to arrive at church 15-20 minutes before the service starts.
  • Jonathan is planning to preach next Sunday.
  • Prayer request for Barbara Ann Schrock, she has some symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Sadie Kinsinger thanks the youth for their help with cleaning up a tree.

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21 Jun

Pilgrim Announcements Sunday – 06/21/20

Announcements for Sunday – 06/21/20

Next Week’s Sunday School

SS Lesson: —
Memory Verse: —
Offering: Urban Mennonite Missions

Other

  • The Preschool 2 class should prepare to say their memory verse next Sunday.
  • There are ballots in the mailboxes for the semi-annual voting. Bring them back next Sunday.
  • The Graduation service is postponed until July 9.

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14 Jun

Pilgrim Announcements Sunday – 06/14/20

Announcements for Sunday – 06/14/20

Next Week’s Sunday School

SS Lesson: —
Memory Verse: —
Offering: School Fund

Other

  • The Primary Sunday School Class should be prepared to share their memory verse next Sunday.
  • Kylar and Abigial’s wedding is on Saturday at 12:00. You should have gotten instructions about the service, since they have had to make some changes to it. Feel free to ask them is you have any questions.
  • The VA Hymn Singing is canceled this year.
  • Our Sunday Services will continue on the new schedule until further notice.
  • Prayer Request for the Hurst family from PA.
  • Simon will be preaching here next Sunday.

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07 Jun

Pilgrim Announcements Sunday – 06/07/20

Announcements for Sunday – 06/07/20

Next Week’s Sunday School

SS Lesson: —
Memory Verse: —
Offering: General Fund

Other

  • The Junior Sunday School Class should be prepared to share their memory verse together next Sunday.
  • Anyone who has a Childrens’ Story to share next Sunday should contact Monroe.
  • Prayer Request for Barbara Chupp’s brother Ben, with his cancer situation as well as for his salvation.
  • A Brothers’ Meeting is planned for Wednesday evening, at 7:00.
  • Ken is planning to preach next Sunday.

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31 May

Pilgrim Announcements Sunday – 05/31/20

Announcements for Sunday – 05/31/20

Next Week’s Sunday School

SS Lesson: —
Memory Verse: —
Offering: Mission Fund

Other

  • Jonathan plans to preach next Sunday.
  • Katura Troyer plans to travel home from Haiti on Tuesday.
  • Jacob from India sends his greetings to the church.
  • Any additional donations for the India food project can be put in the contribution box within the next few days.
  • A Brothers’ meeting is planned for Wednesday evening, June 10. An agenda will be in the mailboxes next Sunday.

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24 May

Pilgrim Announcements Sunday – 05/24/20

Announcements for Sunday – 05/24/20

Next Week’s Sunday School

SS Lesson: —
Memory Verse: —
Offering: Love Offering

Youth

  • Bible Study Thursday evening at Junior Beachys’, at 7:30. More details are coming later.

Other

  • Prayer Request for Jeff Lightcap and his family, his mother passed away unexpectedly last Sunday.
  • Kenneth Troyer gave an update on the food distribution project in India.

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17 May

Pilgrim Announcements Sunday – 05/17/20

Announcements for Sunday – 05/17/20

Next Week’s Sunday School

SS Lesson: —
Memory Verse: —
Offering: Faith Builders

Other

  • Prayer Request for the India Missions as they work through the Coronavirus situation.
  • Anyone may take a Church Hymnal home with them so they can have a personal hymnal to bring to church with them for use at Sunday services.
  • Simon will be preaching next Sunday.
  • The Sunday morning services will begin at 10:45 with preaching beginning by 11:00. Any change to this schedule will be announced well in advance.
  • The basis for the way we are conducting services can be found at this link, which is the guidelines given by the State of Virginia for those wishing to hold religious services.

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08 May

Help Needy Families in India

Good-morning everyone,

Jacob called Monday of this last week saying that they are all doing well, but the lockdown continues through May 17 and could be extended as Covid-19 cases are increasing in the neighboring state of Tamil Nadu, and Marayoor is close to the border.

People still can go out of their homes, and group limits have been increased from 5 to 10. Little children are getting long hair because few people are getting haircuts.

Paulson is one of the pastors at the church in Marayoor, and he has a regular practice of walking to the church to pray each morning. Throughout this lockdown, he has continued to do this. But recently, the government sent a number of new police to the town of Marayoor. Several of them saw Paulson walking, so they stopped to ask him where he was going. He told them that he was walking to the church to pray as he does each morning and that he needs this for his physical health as well. So the police told him to hop in their vehicle and let them take him to the church. But to his dismay, they took him to the police station. They showed him two cells and made it clear that if he continues to go to the church, he will be placed in one of them!

When the chief police saw Paulson, he said, “What are you doing here, Pastor?” The chief police knows Jacob and the church pastors very well. Paulson told him that the police officers brought him in for walking to church. At this the chief police took charge making it clear that he could continue to walk to the church to pray. Paulson was very grateful for this!

The 8 boys from the Tribal area are still living in the church, and Jacob is using this time to teach them so that they can go back to their people and teach them about God. They get up at 5:30 a.m. in the morning for Bible study and several hours of reading each day. They read out loud to help them continue to learn to read more fluently as they have only recently learned to read at the schools that we have been supporting in the Tribal area. They are being taught to pray.

The boys are concerned about how their people are doing in the Tribal area as they have heard nothing since they have come out to Marayoor. They are not allowed to travel back given the lockdown.

Local and Tribal families are needing food. Many families have bought so much food on credit from the local store owners that the stores are not willing to lend to them anymore. Because of this, some families are desperately needing rice.

While Jacob can’t travel to the Tribal area, he could arrange for John and Suresh, who live in Tamil Nadu, to take rice back to the Tribal area and check in on some of the groups. Of course, Jacob and Paulson could distribute food to needy families in the Marayoor area.

To help with this need, we are suggesting that we give money for 1000 pounds of rice with vegetables for needy families that Jacob and the church can reach out to. At $25 per family, $1000 would support 40 families for 2 weeks which is about the duration of the lockdown.

If any of you would like help with this support, please contact one of the India board, Monroe, Kenneth, or Jonathan with your pledged amount so that we can get word to Jacob to begin purchase and distribution of food to families in need. We will need to know as soon as possible so that Jacob can begin to organize relief for these families.

Blessings to all of you!

The India Board

19 Apr

Pilgrim Announcements Sunday – 04/19/20

Announcements for Sunday – 04/19/20

Next Week’s Sunday School

SS Lesson: —
Memory Verse: —
Offering: India Mission

Other

  • There will be work nights at the church on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, at 7:00 each evening. Eight volunteers are needed each evening. Contact Kenneth Troyer before you come. You will need to bring mulching tools.
  • Any items you wish to have published in the Pilgrim Events regarding responses to the services can be sent directly to James Hershbergers.

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05 Apr

Pilgrim Announcements Sunday – 04/05/20

Announcements for Sunday – 04/05/20

Next Week’s Sunday School

SS Lesson: —
Memory Verse: —
Offering: General Fund

Other

  • The church will be open again this afternoon if you would like to bring offerings or get your mail.
  • Prayer request for the India churches, they are experiencing food shortages in the country.
  • Simon will be preaching next Sunday.
  • If you have any response to today’s sermon, you can send it to Ken by text or email, and he will compile these responses into something to put into the Pilgrim Events. This can also include pictures by the children.
  • No Sisters’ Sewing this week. But there is a need to sew face masks for the local elderly facilities. You can contact Saloma Beachy or Karen Sensenig for more information.

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