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    Beaver UnitedBeaver UnitedBeaver UnitedBeaver United Church of Christ Church of Christ Church of Christ Church of Christ

    1960 Dayton -Xenia Road Beavercreek, OH 45434-7159

    426-5602

    Rev. Brian Eastman Pastor’s Phone: (937) 469-1383; 24hrs7days Pastor’s E-mail: Pastorbrian@beaverucc.org

    Pastor’s Office Hours: Tuesday 1 PM-6 PM Wednesday 10 AM-12 PM 5 PM-7 PM Thursday 10 AM-12 PM Email Address: Church@beaverucc.org Web Address: www.beaverucc.org Webmaster: Alice Clausing Newsletter Compiler: Bob Tobias Newsletter Contributors: Pastor Brian Eastman Kristine Petrick

    BEAVER CHURCH CHATTERBEAVER CHURCH CHATTERBEAVER CHURCH CHATTERBEAVER CHURCH CHATTER JULY 2014

    INSIDE THIS ISSUE

    Pastor’s Peace

    Prayer List

    Church Service List

    Church News and Events

    Church Calendar

    THE PASTOR’S PEACE I am writing July’s Pastor’s Peace having just finished our Question Sunday in which the congregants write questions that I answer instead of giving a sermon. We had some great questions, and I hope exploring those topics was interesting for the writers and the congregation. Before I started answering the questions, I commented that one of the scripture readings for the day, Matthew 10:24-39, was one of my favorites to preach on. Now since we won’t get that scripture again for an- other 3 years, I figured I would take this Pastor’s Peace to give you a mini version of what I would have said. This passage from Matthew is a favorite of mine, be- cause it is a difficult one and thus is challenging to explore. In it Jesus claims that he did not come to bring peace but rather a sword! Now wait a second: Jesus is the Prince of Peace, so why would he say this? Sometimes this passage has been used to jus- tify war and killing in the name of Christ, which I feel is con- trary to the teaching of Jesus. Jesus speaks of setting members of a family against each other, especially along generational lines. What I believe is that Jesus is offering a radical path of love and peace and a relationship with God that is at great odds with the status quo of the time. In other words, if people really follow Christ, it is not going to be easy and it will disrupt and upset many. Jesus, however, was not here for a popularity con- test, and he did bring out the sword, the sword of the Romans through the crucifixion, and the swords of later generations who would oppress and kill his followers. The teachings of Je- sus threatened the ways of those in power so much that they murdered to try to protect their views. Thus Jesus reminds those who follow him, that they too will pick up their own crosses and follow—a somber reminder to many early Chris- tians that they would indeed lose their lives as Christ had, but that they would, in turn, gain life eternal. Thankfully, in our community people are not trying to kill us because we follow Jesus, although there are still places in the world where people are killed or persecuted for following Christianity or a religion different from the majority. Even though we do not face the sword, I will state that the teachings of Jesus are still pretty radical, and sometimes when you follow them, it ruffles many feathers. Continued on Page 5

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    Prayer ListPrayer ListPrayer ListPrayer List

    MilitaryMilitaryMilitaryMilitary::::

    Pray for our mili- tary and their family and friends. � Military families that are left behind � May they all come home safely � Our many veterans � Adam, Gail and Stuart Wells’ grand-

    son, stationed in Okinawa � Alex Deal, U.S.Navy, stationed in

    Japan � Dan, son-in-law of Brett &

    Kendal Landrum

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    � Betty Gilbert

    To the family of Robert Hildebrecht, hus-

    band of Carol Hildebrecht and step-father

    to Carol Landing.

    To the family of Leonard, friend of Tom

    Maloney.

    To the family of Cary Bouffioux, co-worker

    of Shirley Nelson

    CARD MINISTRY Let Judy Hudson or Sharon Parkison know about those with physical or emo- tional needs who would appreciate a card. A card will be placed on the table at the front of the sanctuary for all to sign.

    “Your signatures are priceless.”

    Would you like to be included in

    the email prayer chain? Please

    let Jeannette know your email address so I

    can send you the prayer requests. Thanks

    for sharing your prayer time with those who

    need you. jpapajcik@aol.com or call 426 -

    7928 or in person.

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    Prayer ListPrayer ListPrayer ListPrayer List

    � Alex, age 5, has leukemia � Allison—Melissa’s friend � Anna Landing � Arlene Velliquette � Arlis Ferguson � Art—Bebe’s friend � Austin, Margaret Puckett’s grandson—M.D. � Benny—friend of Alan Nelson & John Lyden � Betty Gilbert � Bill Newell—friend of Alan Nelson � Bob—Cathy Miller’s uncle � Brian King � Cameron Neal � Carol—Alice’s cousin � Carolyn—Kristine’s mother-in-law � Charmayn Davis � Chris Hubbard—friend of Cathy Miller � Christina—John Lyden’s friend � Connor Puckett, Carl & Angie —continuing needs � Chris McFadden � Cramer family—friends of BeBe Bittner � Dale—Lisa Rauls’ stepfather � Dave—friend of Tom Maloney � Dave & Donna—friends of the Rauls � Deanna—surgery—friend of Pat Ferguson � Denise—Alice Clausing’s niece � Denise Burke—Trish’s friend � Dobbins family—friends of Jeannette Papajcik � Don—Alan Nelson’s friend � Ed Jones—friend of John Lyden � Edna Mae Dietz � Evelyn Foreman—Aunt of John Lyden � Frank and Peggy—friends of Cathy Miller � Frank Ali � Gail Wells—recovering � George—Byron Kulander’s cousin � Gilbert Lewis � Harry Morgan—friend of Alice Clausing � Harris family � Ina McCormick,—friend of Jean Ali � Jerry Schufner � Juanita Beck—friend of the Papajciks � Jenni—Shirley Nelson’s niece � Jennifer Lewis � Jill & family—friends of the Rauls � Jim—friend of Mark Freeze � Joe—friend of Jean Harshman � Joan—Roger Saddler’s sister � John Huntsbarger—friend of Tom Maloney

    � Kent Wingate—friend of Tom Rauls � Kyle & Linda & Carl—Nelsons’ rela-

    tives � Lisa—Jean Harshman’s g-daughter � Lisa Rauls’ grandparents � Lloyd Rauls � Marcia—Lisa Rauls’ stepmother � Marjorie Crawford � Mark—Tom Raul’s brother � Michael Burger—grandson of Bertine

    Dolkowski � Mike Rauch � Mike Sheets—Tom Raul’s stepfather � Nathan Books � Nolan family—Lisa Rauls’ request � Ossie, Tanya’s mom—Rauls’ friend � Pat Woodhull—Nelsons’ friend � Paula McMahan—friend of Shirley

    Nelson � Pete Bradley—Alice’s brother-in-law � Phil Workman � Russ—friend of Rev. Stuart � Sally—friend of Susan Saddler � Sean Clark—Wieland’s friend � Sharon Farmer—Judy’s friend � Sharon Taylor—cousin of Don Parkison � Shawndra—Rauch’s daughter-in-law � Sheila—Alan Nelson’s sister � Steve—Margaret Puckett’s nephew � Steve—Shirley Nelson’s brother � Stout family—requested by Tom

    Rauls � Sue—Jean Harshman’s caregiver � Susie—Byron’s relative � Steve—Margaret Puckett’s nephew � Tim—Ed Rauch’s friend � Tim—Stevens’ son-in-law � Tom—Saddlers’ neighbor � William & Martha Stevens, continuing

    needs � Vicki—friend of Brenda Oppel

    The names on the prayer list will re- main for two or three months or until the crisis has passed. Then they’ll be removed to make room for others’ needs. Please let Jeannette know if

    the person still needs prayer.

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    Church Service ListChurch Service ListChurch Service ListChurch Service List

    July 13

    Scripture Genesis 25:19-34

    Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

    Usher/Greeter Ellen Coleman

    Lay Reader Ellen Coleman

    Altar Flowers Given by Bob and Ruth Tobias in

    honor of Ruth’s birthday

    Sunday School Teachers

    Trish Rowland

    Lori Wieland

    July 6 Communion

    Scripture Romans 7:15-25

    Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

    Usher/Greeter Tom Maloney

    Lay Reader Carolyn Conner

    Altar Flowers Given by Ed & Jenny Rauch in honor of their 49th anniversary

    Sunday School Teachers

    Trish Rowland

    Kristine Petrick

    July 27

    Scripture Genesis 29:15-28

    Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

    Usher/Greeter Kristine Petrick

    Lay Reader Norma Jackson

    Altar Flowers Given by Bonnie Phillips in honor of

    her birthday

    Sunday School Teachers

    Trish Rowland

    Alice Clausing

    Thank You

    Volunteer Ushers, Lay Readers, and Sunday School Teachers.

    Jeannette Papajcik for your great children’s moment mes