Announcements and Prayer List – July 2, 2017

Summer Sermon Series

Summer Sermon Series:  Who Is Jesus? Seeing Jesus through Different Lens.  We will explore how each Gospel, Paul, and other religious traditions see Jesus.  The question we will be reflecting on is, Who is Jesus for YOU?  Pastor Dee-Ann will be using the book, “Who Is Jesus?” by Judy Siker.  You are encouraged to read the scripture lesson/s beforehand!  

  • July 2 – Jesus according to Mark; read Mark 1-8
  • July 10- Jesus according to Matthew; read Matthew 5-7, 13
  • July 16 – Jesus according to Luke; read Luke 1-4, 14, 16
  • July 30 – Jesus according to John; read John 1, 9, 20
  • August 6 – Jesus according to Paul; read 1Corinthians 1-2; 2 Corinthians 5; Philippians 2; Acts 18
  • August 13- Jesus according to Hebrews; read Hebrews1-6, 12-18
  • August 20 – Jesus through the eyes of Abrahamic Faith (Judaism, Christianity, Islam); read Genesis 12, Matthew 1, Galatians 3-4


Newsletter Deadline for July/August Issue

Have something interesting to report?  We would love to hear from you.  The due date for items for the combined July/August issue is June 18. There are several ways to get this information into the monthly newsletters.  Information can be dropped off in the hallway across from Rev. Dixon’s office ce in the mailbox marked “Newsletter” or email to   The mailing address for the church is NSUMC, Attn: New Street NEWS, PO Box 188, Shepherdstown, WV 25443; email at;   the church office phone is 304-876-2362;

Volunteers will also be needed for the JULY/AUGUST  2017 Newsletter on Wed. June 28, 2017, starting at 9:45 am. Volunteers are needed to help with folding, sealing, and labeling the Newsletters monthly. Can you help out? Please call the church office at 304-876-2362 or email if you can help.


There are sign-up sheets for 2017 Communion Servers, Greeters, Readers, Nursery and Bulletin Sponsors on the information table in the hallway.  Please stop by and sign up.

Please, your help is needed on Sundays in the Nursery!  The sign-up sheet is on the info table in the hallway or talk with Sarah Raines for more information. Thank you!

Community Bible School 2017

Community Bible School–Galactic Stareyors, July 18, 19, 20, 2017

9-3 pm for school age9-11:30am for 3 and 4 year olds—potty-trained

Adults and teens are needed to help!

Volunteers needed to clean church

We are looking for some volunteers to clean the church the week of July 3nd and the week of August 14th as Wendy, our custodian, will be on vacation.   If you would like to volunteer, please sign-up on Sheet on the information table in the hallway.    You may also contact Carol Goldthorpe at 304-870-4076 or send an e-mail to   All cleaning supplies are provided.

This would also be a great volunteer opportunity for our youth with supervision.   Thank you for considering this opportunity.

PIE SALE – Calvary United Methodist Church is taking orders for 10” cherry and blueberry pies.  The pies are made at Calvary and then frozen for easy keeping and you can bake them whenever you want a homemade pie.  You may pick up your pies between 10 and 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 27th.  Please call the church office at 304-267-4542, Mon-Fri, 10-4, to place your order or see Judy Pitzer.  Judy will also deliver if needed.  Pies are $10 each and the deadline to order is July 17th.   

July 4th

On Tuesday, July 4th the church office will be closed in observance of the holiday. We will be open the following day Wednesday, July 5 9-2pm.

Help Youth

Help Youth “Buy A Cow”:  During Teen Week, the 20 youth were inspired to give the gift of a cow through Heifer International to an impoverished family in Africa, Asia, or South America.   This gift will not only uplift a family but a whole community.  The youth’s mission is to educate and fundraise for the $500 so they can gift a cow.  Watch for more details on educational/fundraising events.  If you would like to donate to this Teen Week project write your checks to New Street UMC and write COW PROJECT in the memo.  For more information see youth who went to Teen Week: Sam Corum, Jordan Dixon-Gross, Maya Dixon-Gross, Eva Smith or Pastor Dee-Ann.

New Street News

  • The July 2017 GIVING BOX goes to “Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Panhandle”
  • Sun. July 2 – Independence Day Sunday – Picnic to follow service
  • Tues. July 4 – Office Closed in Observance to holiday
  • Sun. July 16 – Undies Sunday
  • Sun. July 23 – Christmas in July

Please if you have sponsored alter flowers place your money in the offering plate on Sunday or mail it to New Street UMC, P.O. Box 188, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.

Please sign up to volunteer for the Children’s Nursery, Reader, Greeter, & Communion Server.

All sign-up sheets are in the fellowship hall. If there is a change in your schedule please find a replacement and let the office know so we can make changes to the bulletin. Thank you!!

Friendly Reminder

If you are the last one out of the building, please make sure all lights, ac, heat are turned off and all

doors are locked. Thank you so much

JULY Birthdays

3 Kathleen Tesh, 9 Trinity Grove, 11 Rodney Raines, 17 Meg Peterson, 24 Liz Sarra, 28 John Homan Happy Birthday!  (To have your birthday included in the bulletin and newsletter, PLEASE make sure your birthday is listed on the birthday calendar in the hallway info. table)

NSUMC Card Ministry – If you would like a special card sent from NSUMC to a family member or a friend, please provide the name of card recipient, address,  date, and occasion (Birthday, Anniversary, Thinking of You, Get well, Sympathy, etc. ).  Also, provide your contact name and phone number.   You may put this information in the Card Ministry box in the hall; call Carol on 304-870-4076 or email at  Cards and stamp donations are always welcome and appreciated.  

Thank you.

Food Card Receipts as of 6-25-17 TBA. Extra cards are available. See Judy Pitzer or Carole Feaster for your weekly order.

New Street United Methodist Church

Rev. G. Dee-Ann Dixon

P.O. Box 188, Shepherdstown WV 25443   

202 W. New Street — Corner of Church & New Streets

Office hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 9:00-2:00

Phone: (304) 876-2362,  &

Prayer List

July 2, 2017

Those of Our Church Family Needing

Your Prayers at this Time:

George & JoAnn Folk, John Homan, Troy Kemp, Tillie Orndorff, Terry Penwell, Emily Lewis (Ware), Regina Rohrer.

Continuing Concerns:

Jimmy Bowers, Barbara Brown, Miles Dixon-Gross, Tim Folk & Family, Little Rebecca Folk, JoAnn & George Folk, Jamie Pritchard Ishman, Petie (Elinor) Jones, Ann Mong, Rosalee Talley,  Debbie VonBaumann, Kinsley Lewis (Emily Ware-Lewis’s daughter), Geege Wilcox, Ron Wilcox, Loretta Homan.

In Assisted Living Facilities, and/or Under Nursing Home Care:

  • Frances Blue – Homewood, Williamsport, MD
  • Brian Davis – St. Albans, WV
  • Ann Johnston – Elmcroft of Martinsburg, WV
  • Margaret McNally – Diakon Lutheran Senior Center, Robinwood Campus, Hagerstown, MD

Special Continuing Concerns:

Chris Heinen & Family, Zachary Falter, Richard Howington, Shelby Brown, Susan, Arlene Robinson, Christopher Howard, Mason Ellsworth & Family,  Bob Naylor, David Greeley, Ben Homan, Doug Koch, Keaton Bowen, Wendy Armstrong, JoAnn & Bill Knode, Chris Davis, Ruthie Gruber, Phil Foote, Traiden Robok.

Prayer Requests for Others:

Jack Rohrer, Norma Orndorff & Family, Matt Miller (Helen Miller Church secretary’s husband), Helen Miller & Family, Jake & Stacey Schmidt and their son, Emmet Schmidt, Rebecca McLean, Jeff Slaven & Cadi Slaven, Robert H. Meyer, Ray & Tish Kennedy & Family, Judy Miller (Helen’s mother- in-law), Marcey Burwell Halterman, Barbara and Edward Burwell, The Lund Family

Prayer Requests for  Conference – District Leader

Bishop Latrelle Easterling & Family, the Rev. Edgardo Rivera, Frederick Dist. Superintendent,

Tonia Bennett, Frederick District Office Administrator


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