The Messenger: February 2020 Newsletter, Kingsville United Presbyterian Church

Kingsville Presbyterian Church

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and favor with God and man.  Luke 2:52.

Perspectives from Pastor Bill Daywalt

Dear Friends in Christ

Since we’ve just entered a new year, I’ve been thinking about where the church is and should be in 2020.  That’s a pondering question and I’m not really sure of the answer.

So, as Pastor, I question what I should be doing to move the Good News of the Gospel beyond the four walls of the church building.

I read an interesting article the other day entitled “3 New Year’s Resolutions for Pastors in 2020” by theologian and teacher, Brian McLaren.

The three listed were:

  1. Smoke What You’re Selling. In other words, be sure that you actually enjoy the abundant life you are proclaiming to others. Enjoy God. Enjoy life. Enjoy your family. Enjoy the simple things. Enjoy human things.  (I think I do although I could always do better.)

2.      Clarify your job description. If you don’t have a written job description, change that, and if you do, see if it needs updating and improvement. (I don’t really have a job description (at least I’m not aware of one) but it seems to be working OK)

AND NUMBER 3

3.      Get Political. OK, let’s take a step back here cause I’m not sure you want that to happen.

But when I got to thinking more about it I thought that maybe that was appropriate because this is a very important year for the future of our country.  No matter which side you are on, there are a lot of hot topics on the table that will affect each and every one of us.

After thinking about the political topic I decided that what we need to approach is how the church plays into politics.  I don’t think most Christians want to believe that the church is political, but it really is.

We do many things for our communities and our world that change many people’s lives and the funding of many of the services are always in question.  Whether left or right, each side has opinions about what entitlement programs should be funded and supported. (I hate the word entitlement but that’s OK)

This is where we come in.  If we don’t understand these issues how can we make an educated decision when we walk into that voting booth?

So, when I say political, I mean that we need to learn about what the church does and why we do it. My focus this year is the “why” of mission.

It’s nice that we write a check to the homeless shelter but do we really understand how big the homeless problem is in our community, how limited the services really are, and why people end up homeless.

It’s nice that we write a check to an agency that deals with mental health but do we understand what mental health really is, what treatments are available and the impact that mental health has on families and the community.

I believe that’s what the political challenge of the church is in 2020. 

We have an obligation to not only serve but to understand why and who we are serving.  This will help us make educated choices come November.

Let’s all gather together and carry out the great commission as directed by our savior, Jesus Christ. “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”. Matthew 28:19

God’s peace to you all,

Pastor Bill

God’s House Has Many Churches, Including Kingsville Presbyterian Church

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Contact Us

 Kingsville Presbyterian Church, 3956 East Main Street, Kingsville, Ohio 44048. Phone 440-224-1023.

Church email: kpc@neohio.twcbc.com

Pastor……Bill Daywalt

Liturgist: Chip Barker

February Elder of the Month…..Ryan Schwotzer

February Deacon of the Monty………Becky Schwotzer

Events

Sunday Services…….10:00 a.m.

Bible Study…….Thursday, 6:00 p.m.

February 2………Communion

February 10…..Session, 6:00 p.m.

February 11……..King’s Kitchen, Meatloaf

February 14……Soup Lunch, Vegetable Beef and Chili

February 17……..Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner, 6:00 p.m., we make

February 26……Ash Wednesday

Looking Ahead

March 9……Session 6:00 p.m.

March 10……Kings Kitchen (Cabbage Casserole)

March 13……..Soup Lunch (Vegetable Beef and Potato Soup)

Prayer List

Hospitalized……Home Bound…..Under Medical Treatment…Recovering

Glen Beagle…..Ray Blank…..Frances Blenman…..Gordon Bovee…..Russell Bovee…Arnold Carlson….Wes Crawford…Cindy Daywalt…..Dave Daywalt…..Shareen DiGasbarro…..Kelly Encell….Ruth Fedor…George Ferguson…Mary Ann and Richard Ferguson….Donna Hanson….The Houser Family…..The Lake Family….Julie and Ahna Lakota…..Julie McKay….Rich Newbold…..Charles and Nancy Page…..Shelby Schwotzer….. Phyllis Shinault…..Caleb and Oliver Smith….Linda Stone…..Reverend Walsh…….John Watson…..Arthur Wright

Families of Kip Barker, Donnie Brunell and Harry Habbersett

Service Men and Women and Their Families

Zach, Krystal and Baylee  Rae Alexander…….Justin, Tessa, Myles and Jax Daywalt…….Josh Glotzbecker…….Rob Humi……James Lyle…….

Tim, Missie, and Corbin Urch…….Danny Brocklehurst…….Jason and Nina Detore…….Derrick Frazee…….Greg Jones…….Zach Laugen…….Chris, Kelly, Autumn and Kellan Stowe…….Justin Valenti…….Jeffrey Williams

February Birthdays

Mindy Barker (28)…..Sandy Bennett (10)……Don Brunell (24)…..Eve Brunell (10)……Connor DiGasbarro (22)…….Greggory Kirk (15)…..Kenton Lewis (2)…….Ryan Schwotzer (4)

February Anniversaries

Kris and Cindy Daywalt (2)

Sunday School News from the Sunday School Prophets

Jesus and His Parents Make a Temple Trip

Luke 2: 41-52.

Did you ever stop to think what growing up as a human child was like for Jesus?

As he grew, he must have been aware that he had a heavenly as well as an earthly father and he loved them both. He also loved his mother and his brothers and sisters and extended family. He loved the sound of his mother’s gentle voice and listened closely when she talked to him. He responded to the purpose and direction in his earthly father Joseph’s voice and worked at his elbow in the carpenter shop, learning the touch and feel and smell of wood.

And he prayed to his Heavenly Father in the promising blush of the dawn of the new day.  He prayed in the shade of his home in the noontime heat, the bustle of wood shavings in the carpenter shop, the tired comfort of the evening meal, and the sparkling infinity of the night sky. And in the minutes and seconds in between.

But Jesus had a human nature too. He felt anger, the same anger that the adult Jesus experienced when he drove the money changers out of the temple. He felt anger at hypocrisy when he said, “Woe to the Pharisees.” He may have even felt childhood anger at family quarrels and the injustices that children and their parents and friends did to each other. Already, he loved mercy and justice and walking with God.  He must have pondered it all, and wondered what to do about the sins of human nature when he grew up and took his place beside his Heavenly Father.

While he was growing up in Nazareth, Jesus experienced the joyful parts of being an earthly child like playing with his friends, helping Joseph in the carpenter shop, talking to his mother, and exploring the night sky from the safety of his bed. He loved the desert sounds, and the bloom of the desert flowers after a sparse rain. He thanked his Heavenly Father for a beautiful world.

As he grew older, Jesus loved to read the books of the Tora with the rabbi and wanted to learn more about his Heavenly Father.

When Jesus reached his 12th birthday, according to the Jewish custom, Mary and Joseph took him to Jerusalem to the Festival of the Passover, traveling with their relatives and friends. When the Passover Festival was over, Mary and Joseph set off for home in Nazareth, without realizing that Jesus wasn’t with them until they had traveled a day’s journey. Then they began looking for Jesus among their company, and when they couldn’t find him, they anxiously returned to Jerusalem to find their son.

After they had searched for three days, the found him in the temple court, sitting with the teachers, listening to them and asking questions. The people listening to him were amazed that he understood so much and asked and answered such difficult questions.

When Mary and Joseph finally found him, Mary asked him, “Son, why are you treating us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you.”

Jesus looked at his parents in surprise. “Why were you searching for me?  Didn’t you know that I had to be in my Father’s house?”

Mary and Joseph looked at him in equal surprise, not understanding what their son was asking.

Jesus realized the time was not yet right for His journey away from them. He returned to Nazareth with them and obeyed them as their child. He knew the time was approaching when he would learn the plans of his Heavenly Father , but for now, he would enjoy growing up in Nazareth.

But Mary treasured these happenings in her heart. And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

Kid Power: Nathan’s Journey

Jesus Teaches in the Temple

Coloring Page: Jesus in the Temple


Presbyterian People

Bev Newbold

Every church has its pillar of the church members, those whose steady contributions and years of service make it strong and vital. Kingsville Presbyterian Church has many pillars that have kept it a vital force for Christ in the community for over 175 years. Through the ebbs and flows in circumstances, these people keep serving God in their own way and through their own circumstances.

Bev Newbold is one of these people. She is the guiding spirit in the King’s Kitchen, she is in the forefront of the music ministry, sings in the choir and plays guitar and sings special music. She is instrumental in reviving a Sunday school for the children. Another of her projects is starting a junior choir for the children. Currently, they are working on a song called “Old Noah Built An Arky, Arky.”

Can You Identify These Women of the Bible?

What does Eve mean? Genesis 3:20

……..daughter of God………mother of all living……..new beginnings……matron of the earth.

Who married Abraham? Genesis 17:15

…..Anna……..Rachel……….Rebekah………Sarah

Looking for a wife for Isaac, Abraham’s servant found: Genesis 24:67

………Michal………Rebekah……….Rachel……..Leah

Jacob agreed to work seven years for the hand of: Genesis 29:28

…….Isabel………Hagar………Rachel………Gomer

This woman promised the Lord that if He would bless her with a son, she would dedicate the boy to Him. She later bore Samuel. 1 Samuel 1:20

……….Bathsheba………Jezebel………Leah………Hannah

David’s original wife was: 1 Samuel 18:26

……….Michal……..Miriam………Leah………Bathsheba

This woman remained with her mother-in-law, Naomi, after Naomi’s husband and sons died. Ruth 1:16

………Esther……….Miriam……….Hannah

This woman rumored that Joseph tried to commit adultery with her. Genesis 39:14

……….Jacob’s wife……….Potiphar’s wife……..Pharaoh’s wife………Gideon’s wife

This harlot housed spies sent by Joshua to take the city of Jericho. Joshua 2:1

……….Jezebel……….Leah……….Rahab……….Bathsheba

This woman married Moses. Exodus 2: 21

……..Rahab……….Zipporah………Michal……….Jezebel

After David looked upon her lustfully, he had an affair with this woman that ultimately led to the death of her original husband. 2 Samuel 11:2

……….Bathsheba……Leah……Zipporah…….Rahab

This woman tempted Samson to reveal the secret to his massive strength, which she used to betray him to the Philistines. Judges 16:6

………Jezebel……….Deliah……….Rebekah………Deborah

This brave Israelite woman became queen of Persia and used her influence to protect her people, the Jews. Esther 7:3

………Naomi………Esther………Ruth………Rachel

This woman was given to Jacob as a wife deceitfully before he could marry her younger sister, who he loved. Genesis 29:25

……….Dinah………Rachel…..Leah………Michal

The prophet Hosea was commanded to marry this woman though she was a harlot. Hosea 1:3

……….Deborah……Gomer…….Bathsheba……..Rahab

This Egyptian woman was Sarah’s handmaiden, and bore Ishmael through Abraham. Genesis 16:15

……….Gomer…….Jezebel…….Zipporah……….Hagar

This wicked queen wanted to kill the prophet Elijah. 1 Kings 19:2

……….Zipporah….Hagar…….Michal…….Jezebel

This woman gave birth to Moses. Exodus 6: 20

………Jochebed….Merab………Orpha……….Keturah

This woman was turned into a pillar of salt beccause she looked back as Sodom and Gomorrah were being destroyed. Genesis 19:6

……….Ishmael’s wife……..Lot’s wife….Moses’ wife………Noah’s wife

This woman was Ruth’s sister-in-law. Ruth 1:4

……..Orpah……….Michal………Naomi……..Miriam