Newsletter
Our newsletter contains weekly announcements, prayer requests and cancellations. Check back for updates to see what is going on with our church family.

Update:

Hi Everybody,

I prayer that all is going well for each of you. I have a few items to address regarding how we may move forward in a changing time.

First I have been asked about tithes and offerings. If you wish you may bring your tithes and offerings to the church Monday, Thursday, or Friday between the hours of 9 and 3 and give them to Penny or myself, you may also mail them to the church, or hold them until we may be able to worship together.

Next, if you need assistance during this time please let me know. I have people who are eager to help you with things like getting items from a store, or doing tasks for you. We are encouraged to stay close to home and out of the public, please take this threat seriously and if you have a need let us know.

Finally the Sermon recording is on the website ryotnazarene.org ; once on the website go to resources and then sermons and you may choose whether to listen to the audio only by pressing the start button or watch the video by pressing the icon below the word watch.  You may also follow this link https://www.ryotnazarene.org/sermons-2/ or if maneuvering the website is confusing, you may also use this link https://youtu.be/QxSNmFxlBAI and clicking on the icon in the middle of the screen. I have delivered CD’s and DVD’s to those who have requested.  I encourage you to participate in either watching or listening to the sermon at our usual sermon time or as you get the chance.

Thank You

Pastor Kevin



Prayer Requests

We received a few prayer requests from Arlene for Marcia Martin. Marcia’s friend Janet is in the Altoona Hospital in dire need of a stent. We ask that you pray for Janet that she is able to receive the stent she needs and it will remedy her heart issues.

Marcia’s sister has also been in the hospital in Texas with pneumonia. Pray that she will receive the treatment necessary to heal her body.

Finally, Marcia has not been feeling well since returning from Texas. We ask that you pray for her well being and that she may get the rest needed to help her begin to feel better

Thank You



Cancellation:

Hi Everybody,

As many of you may have heard, the Governor has asked that we take part in mitigation and all non-essential businesses be closed for a period of two weeks. He has also asked that any assemblies of ten persons or more be cancelled. The instructions for churches and clergy are not so clear; however, we do fall under the umbrella of 10 or more persons meeting together. I have received a recommendation from Dr. Bowser suggesting that all churches suspend public worship for the next two weeks.

After consulting with our board, I am announcing that we will not hold any public services for the next two weeks including March 18th – 31st. However, small groups of less than ten may meet at the discretion of those involved. If you have questions regarding any particular group please ask.

In the meantime, I am continuing to prepare messages for each week. I will be posting them on our website. My hope is to have them online before each Sunday so we are able to continue to worship as a congregation in separate locations. I will make available cd’s and dvd’s of these messages for those who do not have internet capabilities. Please contact myself (814) 977-0318 or the church office 839-2543 to let us know you desire a disk and I will make every effort to get them to you before Sunday of each week.

My prayer is that you are doing well and staying safe in these days. Please feel free to contact me if you have any other needs during this time.

Thank You

Pastor Kevin



Correction to This Morning’s Prayer Request

Hello Everybody,

I have a correction to the prayer request this morning for Marie’s Sister-in-laws family. It was Patricia Whetstone who had passed away not Betty. I believe the rest of the information is correct. I do apologize for my mistake. Please keep the family of Patricia Whetstone in your prayers as they mourn her passing.

Thank You

Pastor Kevin.



Weekly Announcements:

We will have a Kindness Outreach Dollar Drop on Saturday March 21. Please pick up an envelope from the foyer and put your $1 bills inside. Please do not seal the envelope. Place the envelope in the offering plate.  If you would like to help with the Dollar Drop, please be at the church by 10:45.

The Coffee Shop Bible Study is hosting an ice cream party on Wednesday March 25. They are inviting all groups to attend. Please bring your favorite topping. Ice Cream will be provided.

Easter Candy Donations will be collected through Sunday March 29. There is a tote in the foyer. Make sure that all candy is individually wrapped and small enough to fit into plastic eggs. Please DO NOT purchase chocolate because of it melting.

The Lent Reading Plan is in the Foyer and also available on our website. 

Bedford Valley Assembly of God Youth Group has invited all Youth from 6th grade through College to attend their “CREW” NIGHT (Christians Ready Equipped Willing) on Friday April 24 from 7 pm – 10 pm. There will be Praise/Worship/Word/Fun/Fellowship. Special Speaker will be Mr. John Topper. There is more information on the Bulletin Board.

The Annual Pro Life Dinner is Friday April 24 at Clear Ridge Independent Fellowship beginning at 6 pm. Doors open at 5 pm. Adults cost $20. Students cost $10. Last day to register is April 17. More information is on the bulletin board. There is also information on the Pennsylvania March for Life being held on Monday May 18 in Harrisburg.

If anyone would like a copy of the calendar for Friendship Village Summer Saturday Night Gospel Concerts, please speak with Penny.