Fairview Christian School

November Newsletter

Thanksgiving Meal and Play
A free hot lunch will be served to all students on Wednesday, November 26. If you are able to bring food, volunteer your time, or send money for supplies, please call or text Krista Arentz by Friday, November 7, at 610-568-8249. The menu is as follows:
• Soup
• Dinner Roll
• Apple Sauce
• Cupcakes
Learning center 3 is preparing to do a Thanksgiving-themed play before the meal. The play will start at 10:00 am.

Thanksgiving Vacation
We will have a noon dismissal on Wednesday, November 26, following the Thanksgiving meal that will be served. We look forward to having the students back on Tuesday, December 2.

Great-Big-Breakfast
We are looking forward to the breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, November 8, from 6 to 10:30 AM. Invite your friends, family, and neighbors to come and enjoy a fabulous breakfast. Donations will be accepted.

FCS Basketball
The FCS boys’ varsity basketball team is looking forward to an exciting season. With lots of talent returning, the team expects to compete each and every night. We invite you to come enjoy as many games as you can to cheer on the Falcons.

The Tip-Off Tournament kicks off the season on November 14. There will be five games listed as follows:
Fairview vs Damascus 4:00
Fairview JV vs Damascus JV 5:15
Damascus vs Rock Solid 6:00
Fairview JV inter-squad game 7:15
Fairview vs Rock Solid 8:00

Trash-A-Thon
We are eagerly anticipating this event on November 20. The students are lining up sponsors as we speak. We could still use some adult chaperones to help. All money collected can be brought to the office immediately. We will deposit from here and give your child credit for his/her hard work.

Christmas Program
Please keep Friday night, December 12, open for the Christmas program at the FCS gym.

Thanksgiving Blessings
As we enter this busy holiday season, remember to thank the One who has made it all possible. We are a blessed people. Take the time this holiday season to bless somebody less fortunate than you are.

November 2, 2014

Sunday Morning
9:00 Prayer Time
9:25 Singing, Announcements, Offering
Song Leader – Brian Fox
Offering – Fairview Christian School
9:45 Sermon – Ted Steinruck
10:30 Singing
Missionary Secretary Report – Melissa Kulp
10:40 Sunday School Classes for All Ages
Lesson Title: “Samson and the Philistines”
11:30 Singing in Auditorium & Dismissal

Sunday Evening, October 26, 6:30 PM
Moderator – Ted Steinruck
Song Leader – Joe Martin
Message – Jared Weaver (Mt. Hope)
Offering – Keystone Mennonite Fellowship

Wednesday Evening, November 5, 7:30 PM
Moderator – Marcus Fox
Song Leader – Brian Shirk
Devotions – Bryce Fox
Topic – “Child Training Tips” – Clifford Zook
Prayer Time

Hostess: Nov 2 – Darla Hoover          Nov 9 – Lisa Petersheim

Greeters: Nov 2 – Emory & Dawn Martin          Nov 9 – Ben & Corrie Martin

Daylight Savings Time Ends on Sunday, November 2 – Turn your clocks BACK one hour!

Ladies, you may contribute to the Sunshine Fund this morning.

Birthdays – God bless your day!
Nov 5 – Jay Fox
Nov 5 – Carissa King
Nov 7 – McKenzie Steinruck – 14 years old
Nov 8 – Dawn Martin

Updated Information for 2015 Church Calendar/Address List
Have you checked your phone numbers and email addresses on the 2014 church calendar? Give updated information to Sylvia.

What To Do For Your Pastor
Build his spiritual power by praying for him. When you pray for your pastor, you pray for your church, your community, and your family.
Build his reputation by speaking well of him. All pastors are human; they have weak and strong points. His influence will depend on which of them you stress.
Build his morale by encouraging him. Every pastor needs to be encouraged at times. Encouragement costs so little, yet it means so much!
Build his leadership by cooperating with him. For every great leader, there must be some great followers.
Build his pulpit power by coming to hear him. Full pews challenge a pastor to prepare and deliver great sermons. Empty pews can discourage him.
By far the greatest thing you can do for your pastor is to follow the Christ whom he preaches and exemplifies.

October 26, 2014

Sunday Morning
9:00 Prayer Time
9:25 Singing, Announcements, Offering
Song Leader – Kurt Nolt
Offering – Building Fund
9:45 Sermon – Rex Blevins
10:30 Singing & Devotional by Superintendent
10:40 Sunday School Classes for All Ages
Lesson Title: “Gideon’s Victory”
11:30 Singing in Auditorium & Dismissal

Noon Fellowship Meal at Fairview School on the third floor. Deliver your food to the school before the morning service. Thanks.

Sunday Evening, October 26, 6:30 PM – Last Evening of Revivals
Prayer Groups at 6:05 PM
Moderator – Ted Steinruck
Song Leader – Nathan Rutt
Testimonies
Offering for Evangelist
Message – Rex Blevins

Hostess: Oct 26 – Fellowship Meal          Nov 2 – Darla Hoover

Greeters: Oct 26 – Keith & Beth Gehman          Nov 2 – Emory & Dawn Martin

Birthdays & Anniversaries – God bless your day!
Oct 26 – Lee Wheeler
Oct 26 – Dave & Marlene Weaver – Congratulations – 40 years!
Oct 28 – Caleb Gehman – 18 years old
Oct 29 – Andrew Weaver – 10 years old
Oct 30 – Jaden Martin – 6 years old
Oct 30 – Cheyenne Sensenig – 18 years old
Oct 30 – Molly Schearer – 19 years old
Nov 1 – Donald Reis
Nov 1 – Matt & Anita Burkholder – Congratulations – 11 years!

Updated Information for 2015 Church Calendar/Address List
Remember to give updated information to Sylvia Gehman.

Remember in Prayer
- Crossover men and mentors
- Open Gate children & youth and teachers
- Fairview Church Building Committee
- Our church family … That we may walk worthy of the Lord’s calling
- Missionaries – Andrea Fox, Geoff & Becki Sensenig & Family,
Rick & Renita Rhodes & Family, Kim Petersheim

What God Has Done with Our Sins
Forgiven and covered them – Psalm 32:1
Not imputed them unto us – Psalm 32:2
Removed them – Psalm 103:12
Made them white – Isaiah 1:18
Blotted them out – Isaiah 43:25
Pardoned them – Isaiah 55:7
Cast them into the sea – Micah 7:19
Remitted them – Matthew 26:28
Took them away – John 1:29
Purged them – Hebrews 1:3
Cleansed us from them – 1 John 1:9
Cast them behind His back – Isaiah 38:17

October 19, 2014

Sunday Morning
9:00 Prayer Time
9:25 Singing, Announcements, Offering
Song Leader – Brian Fox
Offering – Leadership Support
9:45 Sermon – Stanley Fox
10:30 Singing & Devotional by Superintendent
10:40 Sunday School Classes for All Ages
Lesson Title: “Gideon’s Call”
11:30 Singing in Auditorium & Dismissal

Sunday Evening, October 19 – No service at Fairview

Monday, October 20 – Sunday Evening, October 26
Revival Meetings, 7:30 PM Evangelist – Rex Blevins
Each evening there will be a prayer time before the service.
Prayer Groups are listed on the back of the bulletin. If your name is not listed, join a group.

                         Moderator                    Song Leader              Special Feature
Monday:           Jason Fox                    Dan Petersheim         Fox
Tuesday:          Ted Steinruck               Brian Fox                   Steinruck
Wednesday:     Marcus Fox                  Ryan Fox                   Children’s Mtg
Thursday:         Lester Zimmerman      Nate Waldron             Petersheim
Friday:              Jay Fox                        Ralli Zook                  Children’s Mtg
Saturday:         Jason Fox                    Caleb Gehman           GOP
Sunday:           Ted Steinruck               Nathan Rutt                Testimonies

Hostess: Oct 19 – Kim Zook       Oct 26 – Fellowship Meal

Greeters: Oct 19 – Ken & Sheila Troyer      Oct 26 – Keith & Beth Gehman

Birthdays – God bless your day!
Oct 23 – Alaina Good – 1 year old
Oct 25 – Josiah Petersheim – 5 years old
Oct 25 – Renee Sensenig
Oct 25 – Rachel Niska

Crossover will not meet until the first week in November. Pray especially for wisdom for the leaders of the ministry and for the
spiritual state of the young men who attend.

Updated Information for 2015 Church Calendar/Address List
Please check your information on the 2014 church calendar and address list. Report all corrected or updated information to Sylvia Gehman (you may e-mail at sylviagehman@gmail.com, or put the information in her church mail box). Thank you!

Would you be interested in hosting some international students over the Thanksgiving weekend? The Lancaster International Conference is looking for host families. Last Thanksgiving, Sylvia, Orpha, and Randy & Lisa Petersheim all hosted students – talk to them for more information.

Jesus is ABLE …
He is able to save. Hebrews 7:25
He is able to keep you from falling. Jude 24
He is able to help those who are tempted. 1 Corinthians 10:13
He is able to do for us more than we ask or think. Ephesians 3:20
He is able to make all grace abound. 2 Corinthians 9:8

 

October 12, 2014

Sunday Morning
9:00 Prayer Time
9:25 Singing, Announcements, Offering
Song Leader –Ralli Zook
Offering – General Fund
9:45 Sermon – Larry Graber
10:30 Singing & Devotional by Superintendent
10:40 Sunday School Classes for All Ages
Lesson Title: “The Death of Joshua”
11:30 Singing in Auditorium & Dismissal

Sunday Evening, October 12, Communion Service, 6:30 PM
Moderator – Lester Zimmerman
Song Leader – Ben Martin
Message – Jason Fox
Offering – Brotherhood Fund

Wednesday Evening, October 15, 7:30 PM
Song Leader – David Lapp
Speaker – Jason Reed

Hostess: Oct 12 – Kirsten Shirk      Oct 19 – Kim Zook

Greeters: Oct 12 – Dan & Janna Lapp      Oct 19 – Ken & Sheila Troyer

Birthdays & Anniversaries – God bless your day!
Oct 13 – Bryce Fox – 14 years old
Oct 14 – Ed & Ethel Kurtz – Congratulations – 64 years!
Oct 16 – Chloe Martin – 6 years old
Oct 16 – Juliana Petersheim – 3 years old

Crossover Mentor Schedule … arrive at 6:30 PM at FCS Gym
Date      Mentors                                                                  Snack
Oct 9     Matt Burkholder, Stanley Martin, Virgil Weaver     Anita
Oct 16   Brian Fox, Arlin King, Joe Martin                           Sheryl, Carissa

Remember in Prayer
Our Revival Meetings and Rex Blevins – October 20-26
Rick & Renita Rhodes & family as they serve in Thailand.
Doris Good as she recovers from foot surgery.
Kim Petersheim who is still facing health issues and is in Thailand.
Andrea Fox teaching in South Dakota.
Dorothy Steinruck serving in Virginia.
Heidi Weaver & Brenda Weaver at Sharon Bible Institute.
Diana Bara-Popa as she continues to recover from a surgery about a month ago… you may want to drop her an encouraging card: 551 S 15th Street, Reading, PA 19606.

Perhaps you think of someone else that needs encouragement … Take the time now to pray for them and then show them that you care!

If you want to be DISTRESSED, look within.
If you want to be DEFEATED, look back.
If you want to be DISTRACTED, look around.
If you want to be DISMAYED, look before.
If you want to be DELIVERED, look up.
If you want to be DELIGHTED, look to Christ.

October 5, 2014

Sunday Morning
9:00 Prayer Time
9:25 Singing, Announcements, Offering
Song Leader – Brian Fox
Offering – Fairview Christian School
9:45 Sermon – Jay Fox
10:30 Singing & Devotional by Superintendent
10:40 Sunday School Classes for All Ages
Lesson Title: “Possessing the Land”
11:30 Singing in Auditorium & Dismissal

Ladies, you may contribute to the Sunshine Fund during class today.

Sunday Evening, October 5, 6:30 PM
Moderator – Ted Steinruck
Song Leader – Randy Petersheim
Message – Larry Harnish
Offering – Local Ministries

Wednesday, October 8 – Congregational Day of Fasting & Prayer

Wednesday Evening, October 8 – Church Cleaning
Arrive anytime after 6:30 to help clean and do maintenance projects.

Hostess: Oct 5 – Krista Fox     Oct 12 – Kirsten Shirk

Greeters: Oct 5 – Steve & Sandi Petersheim     Oct 12 – Dan & Janna Lapp

Open Gate Chaperones … arrive 6:45 at FCS
Oct 7 – Pam W & Norma F      Oct 21 – Revivals
Oct 14 – Todd W & Mike F      Oct 28 – Lisa B & Renee S

Birthdays & Anniversaries – God bless your day!
Oct 5 – David Bara-Popa – 12 years old
Oct 6 – David Lapp – 19 years old
Oct 10 – Rick Rhodes (email: rickrenitarhodes@hotmail.com)
Oct 11 – Virgil & Leanne Weaver – Congratulations – 11 years!
Oct 11 – Jordan Steinruck – 15 years old
(address: Bald Eagle Wilderness Boys Camp School,
1077 Wilderness Trail, Mill Hall, PA 17751)

Looking Ahead
Oct 12, Sun PM, Communion Service
Oct 15, Wed PM, Small Groups – Both Men & Ladies with Jason Reed
Oct 20 -26, Mon-Sun, Revival Meetings

If you would like to send home-canned goods to Cherry Creek, South Dakota, talk to Sheryl Fox. A truck is taking things there in November.

Christian
It is not the ship in the water but the water in the ship that sinks it. So it is not the Christian in the world but the world in the Christian that constitutes the danger.
Anything that dims my vision of Christ, or takes away my taste for Bible study, or ramps my prayer life, or makes Christian work difficult, is wrong for me, and I must, as a Christian, turn away from it. -J. Wilbur Chapman

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