June 2021 Newsletter
Greetings in the Grace and Peace of our Heavenly Father, whom, through the work of our Lord Jesus Christ and the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit, has brought us together. As May ends and June begins, there are many things to be thankful for and to celebrate.
On May 9th the Evangelical Methodist Church turned 75. There is a fantastic video that headquarters made, but unfortunately, we were asked not to post to social media. If you would like to see it you can email the church office and someone will send you the link. It commemorates the courage and faith that was required for our denomination to get where we are today.
Similarly, on May 31st we celebrate Memorial Day. Again, a time to remember the sacrifices made on our behalf by those who would never know most of us. Men and women of courage who gave everything for the dream of a better tomorrow. It has been said that the truest expression of liberty is found in the character of those who plant trees that will shade their grandchildren.
Finally, while it was April of 1861 when the Pine Run Congregation was formally organized, it was June 5th of that year when the cornerstone of this church was laid. This is part of the reason why we will be having our Messianic Pentecost Celebration on June 6th this year. It is a good time to remember how God has been Faithful to Us for the last 160 years.
There is so much to praise Him for. Let us keep our eyes on Him, setting our minds on His Kingdom, and keeping Him first in all things; so that we might be found faithful partners with Him in His work. For we are called to lead the nations, to call them out of the darkness, and to model for them what it looks like to Live Fully-Alive.
“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”
Philippians 1:3-6, ESV
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JUNE PRAYER LIST
For our Leadership & Denominational Connections:
Pastor Joshua & Allissa.
Pastor RJ & Kylee.
Eve Alexandria Strunk
For our Board of Stewards & their Families.
Jim & Kathy Johnson.
Brian & Kim McCollim.
Mike & Michelle Kushner.
For our EMC Superintendents & their Families.
(International) Max & Judy Edwards.
(North-East) Brian & Tammy Hammond.
(West) Wes & Lorrie Mackey.
(South) Kevin & Carolyn Brouillette.
For our Missions and Outreach Partners:
Jeff Zito, Missionary w/Jacob's Hope.
Jim & Emma Dunmire, KV Habitat for Humanity.
Cathy Sloan, Reg. Dir. of Child Evangelism Fellowship.
Joshua & Amanda Westurn, Dir. KA Youth Network.
Kiski Area Association of Churches.
For the Needs of our Family and Friends:
Cairns, Kathy (& her mom)
Carroll, Dave & Penny
Clark, Tim & Cathy
Cloud, Jim & Family
Crawford, Frank & Ann
Domiano, Chris & Beth
Doverspike, Boyd & Sandy
Dunmire, Jim & Emma
Elwood, Rose Mary
Gibson, Joe & Joanne
Hamilton, Dave & Diane
Long, Jen & Abigail
Miller, Robert Sr.
Robertson, Harry & Shirley
Rosensteel, JY & Bernice
Sellers, B. & Family
Shirey, Emma > Cancer
Shirey, Mark & Cheryl & Matthew
Swenson, Harry > Spinal Cancer.
Widmer, Ray & Cynthia
Pray for our Service Men:
(E-6) Tech Sergeant Travis Pauly – US Airforce Reserve Airman
Daniel Stiffler – Active Airforce Airman
Nicolas Stiffler – Active Airforce
Pray for our College Students:
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