Bulletin • Sunday, October 18



Worshiping the Lord in Spirit and Truth

October 18, 2020

A Year in Ephesians

Norman Dixon, Pastor


Email: Dixonnorm@comcast.net

Web Site:  www.manbecks.org

Organ Prelude to prepare your heart for worship

Welcome and opportunities to Worship and Serve

Greet one another in the Name of Jesus          

Call to Worship – Psalm 111:1-3          

* Opening Chorus #125                           How Excellent Is Thy Name

* Invocation

* Opening Hymn #87                                                 Fairest Lord Jesus

First Scripture:  Ephesians 1:4-11

Praise Hymn #456                                                         Find Us Faithful

*Prayer Hymn #692                                   God Will Take Care of You 

**Pastoral Prayer

Offering of Tithes and Gifts to the Lord 

offering plates in the back of the Sanctuary  

Special Music – Congregational Favorite 

Scripture:  1 Peter 1:13-16

Sermon:  “In love, adopted.”

* Hymn of response #574                                       A Child of the King


* Recessional Response #235        Take the Name of Jesus (1st verse)  

Leave to Serve

  *Please Stand                                                **Please kneel (if able)

“Doubts and fears crumble under the weight 

of God’s promises”



  • Official Board Meeting                                                        7:00 P.M.


  • Bible Study/Abraham (Genesis 15:2 – 16:16)                  7:00 P.M.


  • Special Offering (EC Missions General Fund)
  • Fellowship Brunch


  • October 31 – Newsletter                                                    7:00 P.M.  
  • November 1 – Daylight Saving Time Ends
  • November 3 – Election Day
  • November 8 – Building Fund offering                 

Statistics:  October 11, 2020

                                  Attendance:  Worship Service – 37

                                                                  Bible Study – 10                                                

                                                                       Offering – $931.00

                                            Building Fund Offering – $215.00                             

  • Don’t forget to turn in hymn request slips.
  • Birthday card shower for Grace Kimmel. October 28 
  • Operation Christmas Child/Jen Flynn will drop our boxes off at the drop off site in Orwigsburg.  There are also Shoeboxes left over from last year.  They will be made available for those who would like to use them.

Thanks to everyone who helped with the Autumn Stroll.


  • Family and friends of Carol Mills who recently went to be with her Lord
  • Fritz Lehr (moved to rehab)
  • Ron Bachert (by-pass surgery)
  • Jim Price (had an accident with uninsured/unlicensed person)
  • Cosmo Hardenstine (over his birth weight/2 lb. 14 oz.)
  • Jon R. (Luke at E-Town and Granddaughter at Bloomsburg)
  • Judy (horse trailer disconnected with the horse in it/Judy and horse are okay)
  • Hannah Bossler (Type 1 diabetes/kidneys becoming compromised)
  • Betty (husbands health and salvation)
  • Pray for our service men and women
  • Those battling cancer:

Grace, 5 year old with leukemia

Pastor Lloyd Yeager (prostate cancer)               Bob Kramer

Mike Sis Sagusky Jake Wolfe           Rick Fidler

Cindy Segal (liver cancer) Carol Shira (last stages of cancer)

Bill (Deb another spot on her lung) Tim McMillen

  • Military:  Keith Gillespie       Lois’s grandson, Kolby – Air Force

Ashley Somers, Navy     Caleb Reiter

  • Nursing home/Assisted living residents

               Grace Kimmel   Nancy Wildsmith          

  Edgar Bennett  


  • Pastor Norm (beauty of creation with all the fall colors)
  • Deb (Her sister, Sue Ann was tested for Covid/came back negative)
  • Larue (Going through her mother-in-law’s stuff and found many little things that were funny and touching)
  • Week Day Church School
  • Joe Toy (Street ministry in Philadelphia)
  • Jamie and Anita Farr (Wycliffe in Florida)
  • Robert and Bettina Schaeffer (L.I.F.E. Ministries in New York City)
  • Wagner’s & Stoltzfus’s (Rift Valley Academy in Africa)