Announcements and Prayer List – July 23, 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 the 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 September Issue

Have something interesting to report?  We would love to hear from you.  The due date for items for the combined September issue is Aug. 20 There are several ways to get this information into the monthly newsletters.  Information can be dropped off in the hall way across from Rev. Dixon’s office in the mail box 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 September 2017 Newsletter on Wed. Aug. 30, 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!  Sign-up sheet is on the info table in the hallway or talk with Sarah Raines for more information. Thank you!

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.

Pastor Dee-Ann

Pastor Dee-Ann will be on vacation July 18-25 and then at JHS Band camp July 27 & 28. For emergencies  contact Sharon Bourgeois 304/229-4702 Rev. Ed Grove 304/261-2513

Peach Festival

New Street UMC will be holding its annual Peach Festival on Saturday, August 12, from 11:00 am. to 3 pm. Homemade peach pie (by the slice), homemade peach ice cream, peach crisp, other desserts, sandwiches, and drinks will be offered. If available, whole peach pies will be sold after 2:00 pm. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy good food and fellowship.

Back Pack 2017

Once again our church has been invited to participate in the School Supplies project.  We have been asked to provide 35 back-packs for kindergarten students.

To participate, purchase a backpack and any of the supplies listed below. Bring them to church on or before Sunday, August 13.

You won’t know the children who will benefit from your generosity, but because you cared, a child will be given a helping hand that could make a difference in his or her life.

Note that this program has changed from previous years; these changes are in response to requests and suggestions from school counselors.

Please carefully follow these directions:

  • Do not purchase book bags with water bottles.
  • Remove bar-code from book bag label.
  • Do not include anything in the bag.
  • Attach a red ribbon to the book bag handle.
  • Choose from the following list to provide packages of supplies.

#2 pencils                                 colored pencils                          erasers

Pens                                         markers                                    pencil cases

packs of wide rule paper            Crayons                                    small sizes of shoes, socks, underwear

glue sticks                                pocket folders                           tissues

composition note books            single subject notebooks           sanitizing wipes

dry erase markers                      3×5″ note cards

New Street News

The July 2017 GIVING BOX goes to “Habitat for Humanity of the Eastern Panhandle”

Sun. July 23 – Christmas in July -Fellowship 11:10

Mon. July 24 – Trustees Meeting at 7pm

Sat. Aug. 12 – New Street UMC Peach Festival 11-3

Sun. Aug. 13 – Church Pool Party at the Goldthorpes see flyer in bulletin

Sun. Aug. 27 – Aloha Sunday

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 J.

 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 7-16-17 $15648.95. 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 23, 2017

Those of Our Church Family Needing

Your Prayers at this Time:

George & JoAnn Folk, Dave Gross, John Homan, Troy Kemp, Tillie Orndorff,  Doug Parkinson, 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, Phil Foote, Traiden Robok.

Prayer Requests for Others:

Jack Rohrer, Norma Orndorff & Family, 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, Judy Stephens, David Burke, Ed White & Family, The Family of Sue Heflebower, Jessie Richey & Family, Ruthie Gruber’s Family and many, many friends, Lizzie Lowe, Jonathan Malicsi, Diane Steece.

 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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