This is my favorite time of the year. Warm days, cool nights and pops of color from the changes happening in the foliage around us. Pam put a framed picture above our fireplace of such a scene and it’s one of my favorites.
While walking the other day, I stepped on hundreds of acorns under several oak trees. It reminded me of the illustration Jesus gave when He said “unless a grain of wheat falls unto the ground and dies it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.” And again “take up your cross daily”. So the command is that when I rise from my bed each morning, I need to look for the opportunity to fall to the ground, as it were, and die in obedience to the words of Jesus. To take my cross and look for ways to carry it.
We watch a series called “The Chosen” about Jesus and His ministry. During one scene, Nicodemus and Jesus talk in secret and he tells Jesus that His words are hard to accept. Partly because of the trouble they would stir up among religious leaders, but mostly because Nicodemus would have to give up his position and place in the Jewish religion. His comment is “you mean for me to give up my life as I know it to follow you?” Jesus replied “yes, but you would gain so much more, in this life and in eternity. Think about it.” So that is what we are called to do. To think about it and focus on it, each and every morning when we rise and then act on it through the day like Thomas said “let’s go with
Him so that we may die also.”
~ Steve Oberlin
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Food Give Away
October 24 - Volunteers Needed
Begins at 8:00 am Clean-up at 12:30
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SEPTEMBER CLOTHING GIVEAWAY…We served 333 clients.
SEPTEMBER FOOD GIVEAWAY… We served 817 clients and gave 130,000lbs of food.
CLOTHING GIVEAWAYS… Our Clothing Giveaways are back. They are now by appointments made during the week to help keep large crowds down. To register for the clothing giveaway sign up on our website www.northcantonchurch.org.
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Keep in Your Prayers:
Lonnie Andrews, Wade Mayer, Yngvi Gretarsson, Kara Dayton, Gene Steinman, Shirley Ramsey, Jim Dunphy, Gene Steinman, Preston Groshaber, Sue Marginean, Tes Mayle, Gene Beyman, Pauline Pickering, Lori Kashorek, Kaitlyn Stevens-Wallace, Keith Miller, Zion, Corbin, Lloyd & Emily Hensel, Yvonee Scott, Garnet Van Dyne, Conny Mravich, Francis, Arch Morris, Pauline King, Geno Forchione, Brian McGee, Nancy Truex, Barry Braucher, Jack & Donna Knisley,
Carol Metz, Russ Stalnaker, Evelyn Truex, Beverly Steinman.
Our New Sermon Series
MEN’S BIBLE STUDY….We will be studying the book of Daniel beginning October 12th on Zoom conferencing Monday evenings at 6:30p.m. Open to all men. Give your contact info to Wes Hendrick to be added to the group.
MEN'S BREAKFAST:..Is post-poned until Tuesday, November 3rd.
TRUNK OR TREAT: Sunday, October 18th at 5p.m. Due to the pandemic, our trunk or treat will be drive through style. We are still in need of volunteers to decorate their trunks and we are asking you arrive between 3-4 to allow time for set-up.
Thanksgiving: We are in need of money for 625 lbs of turkey (cost $3lb), 243 pies ($7 per pie) and 231 dz cookies ($3 per dozen). Due to Covid-19, we are purchasing everything this year in lieu of people baking these items. We are still in need of volunteers for Thanksgiving meals. We are asking tray runners and drivers to arrive by 9:30a.m. Please remember masks are required (no face shields). We are also in need of volunteers to help clean-up (arriving at 11a.m.) If you are able to help us with any of these, please contact the office. Thank you.
DRIVE THRU WEDDING SHOWER ... Please help us celebrate Ashley Moore’s upcoming wedding by joining us in a Drive Thru Shower on Saturday, October 17th from 11am—1pm at the church. If you would like to contribute to a money tree, please give your money to Pam Oberlin, Kelly Smith or Debbie Hendrick. You may also give your money to Jami in the church office. Treats will be quarantine style. Ashley and Joe (Barkheimer) are registered at Bed, Bath & Beyond, Target and Menards.
The elders ask that we please remember to wear masks when entering our building and helping with our giveaways.