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Published by Worthington Presbyterian, 2019-09-25 09:21:35

Tower Tidings ~ October 2019

Tower Tidings October 2019

Worthington Presbyterian Church


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Worthington Presbyterian Church
773 High Street in Worthington

FREE Friday, October 11th
Kids ages 2 years-10 years

Open to the Community!
WPC Families, Preschool Families

7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Fellowship Hall

Games, Prizes, Story Telling, Refreshments,
Goodie Walk and Fun!! Costumes encouraged.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Presented by: Club 56

For more information: Contact Jenni Whitford 614-885-5355

The Blessing of Generosity

The fall season brings cooler weather and the return of college
football to central Ohio. At Worthington Presbyterian Church it
also brings our annual stewardship campaign. This year is no
different except with a slight campaign name change – from
Stewardship to Generosity. This name change will better
describe the reason for the campaign. While stewardship is
conducted daily by church staff and committees to prudently use
the church’s financial resources, the (renamed) Generosity
Committee’s role is to ask for you to generously give a portion of
your financial blessings to fund WPC’s annual operating budget.

Our theme this year is “The Blessing of Generosity” and our
very-talented, long-time member, Jack Haunty, provided the
artwork to convey the meaning behind it. The theme is based on
the scripture verse Luke 6:38, “Give away your life; you’ll find
life given back, but not merely given back – given back with
bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting is the way. Generosity begets generosity.”

Jack’s illustration features our beloved steeple, representing the home of WPC and its members,
which is a recognizable landmark in our community. The large heart represents God’s love for
us and all the blessings that we receive on a daily basis. The smaller hearts represent the love
we show God, our church family, local community, and the world at large through the many
programs and initiatives WPC offers. Everything from the staff and volunteers nurturing faith
through Sunday school and other youth programs to the transportation services, Y Family
Dinners, Community Dinners, support of Montaña de Luz, etc. That is our love going out into the
world through programs that are either partially or fully funded by your generosity.

But the hearts aren’t just moving out from the WPC steeple. The hearts are also coming toward
the steeple, representing the love we receive back when we share God’s love. It is the joy of
seeing the youth of our church become loving and faithful adults. It’s the thank you received
from families grateful for a hot meal, a ride to a doctor’s appointment, or a new home which our
members helped build. It’s the visit from our pastoral staff to members who can no longer come
to the church. This artwork reminds us that when we are generous, God blesses us beyond

This year’s Generosity campaign kick-off is on October 13. Pledge packets will be available for
pickup in Hazelton Fellowship Hall on October 13, 20, and 27. Please bring your completed
pledge card to church on November 3 and join us on Dedication Sunday when we will
celebrate God’s generosity in our lives after the 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and 5 p.m. worship services.

October 6, 13, 20: Dr. Julia Piermont ADULT EDUCATION:

October 27: Dr. Tom Rice Sunday Morning Breakfasts: We invite you, on
your way to 9 a.m. classes, to come to Fellowship
Hands-on Mission Opportunities: Contact Dr. Hall. There you’ll find breakfast foods to enjoy
Rice at [email protected] for during class. Bring what you’d like to your
more information or to sign up. classroom. Children, youth and adults: Come, be
fed—body, mind and spirit!
Wednesday, Oct. 2: Drug Safe Worthington
WPC Small Groups! It's what Jesus had with his
dinner (6 p.m.) and program (6:45 p.m. at Thomas disciples, it's what the early church had in house
churches, it's what can bless you at WPC. Sign up
Worthington High School. for a small group--there are many different
options. Groups will meet once a month--a day
Sunday, Oct. 6: Come to Fellowship Hall at 11 and time that works for you--either at home or at
the church. In an hour you'll grow closer to God
a.m. to package foods into family-sized portions and to other members of WPC. Groups will meet
October through May. You can sign up in
for NNEMAP Food Pantry; At each worship Fellowship Hall, or by contacting Dr. Rice at
[email protected] or 614-885-
service we receive the Peace and Global 5355 x127.

Witness Special Offering. Breaking the Code: A Trustworthy Guide to the
Book of Revelation: A study with a DVD guide by
Monday, Oct. 7: Help serve the hungry at our two renowned New Testament scholars. Come
deepen your understanding of the last and most
Community Friendship Dinner (6 p.m.) mysterious book of the Bible. (October 6th, 13th,
Sunday, Oct. 13: CROP WALK for Hunger—1:30 20th, 27th at 9:00 a.m. in Room 222) All are
p.m. from the Methodist Children’s Home; walk welcome!

and/or sponsor a walker. CHRISTIAN LIFE CIRCLE BIBLE STUDY

Sunday, Oct. 13: Coat and Blanket Drive Begins Christian Life Circle invites all (men too!) to attend
our Bible Study, led by Pastor Tom Rice, on
Sun. Oct. 20: Break down donated foods into Thursday, October 3rd from 1:15 - 2:00 p.m. in
family-sized portions for NNEMAP Food Pantry in Room 222. This session, entitled Words of Love:
Fellowship Hall at 8:45 a.m. Don’t Trivialize My Name, addresses the
Sunday Oct. 20: Coat and Blanket Drive Ends meaning of the commandment “You shall not take
Sunday, Oct. 27-Nov. 2: Mission Trip to the name of the Lord your God in vain.” (Exodus
Wilmington, NC - our presbytery invites a group 20: 7 and Deuteronomy 5: 11) How do we better
of 32 from our area churches for our annual understand the power of God’s name and avoid its
mission trip with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. misuse? Why is this important? Please join us at
RSVP [email protected] 12:30 p.m. for dessert and coffee, followed at
Sunday, Oct. 27: Help prepare bag lunches for 12:45 p.m. to hear about what’s happening in
the homeless—bring your lunches to Fellowship Presbyterian Women United. As always, you may
attend all or part of our meeting.
Hall in the morning.

Wednesday, Oct. 29: Help serve dinner to

homeless families at the Y Family Center (leave

from our church at 4:30 p.m.)
LOOKING AHEAD—Monday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m.:

We will be packing Thanksgiving boxes in

Fellowship Hall. All ages are welcome!

The Peace & Global Witness
Mark your calendars now, so you can hear Theo Offering is a special offering of
Brown, Outreach Coordinator for Religious the Presbyterian Church (USA)
Groups for the National Institute for Civil promoting the Peace of Christ by
Discourse (NICD), speak on this topic in his addressing systems of conflict
keynote message for the Fall Rally of our and injustice. 25% of this offering
Presbytery’s Older Adult Network. NICD is the will go to Turning Point—the new
organization which former Ohio State and only domestic violence shelter in Delaware
Representative Ted Celeste helped found to County. The remainder will be used to support
revive civility in American public life (as he ministries of peace and reconciliation nationally
described in his March 2019 address for WPC and around the world. The offering will be
Presbyterian Women’s program). The Fall Rally received on World Communion Sunday
will be held October 12th, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (October 6th) at each service. Checks can be
at Hanover Presbyterian Church (732 North payable to Worthington Presbyterian Church
Main Street NE, Hanover, Ohio - 45 miles east of (Memo: Peace and Global Witness Offering).
Worthington). $15 registration fee includes lunch.
You can go there in our church van, please October 13th following the 10 a.m. service in
contact Pastor Tom Rice. You don’t have to Hazelton Fellowship Hall
consider yourself an “older adult” to take part!
• Foods from the “old country”
HYMN SING! • Bring a favorite dish to share
• Place in kitchen prior to worship
At 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, • Label with the name of the dish, where it
comes from and your connection with it.
October 6th we are invited to Last year we tasted over 100 dishes from around
the world! Celebrate the world-wide Christian
a reception with church!
refreshments at St. John’s
African Methodist
WPC and St John's Episcopal Church (SJE)
Episcopal Church (7700 have joint support groups: the support group for
caregivers (of both congregations) is under the
Crosswoods Drive) and at auspices of the WPC Deacon Board and the
support group for those dealing with grief (in both
3:00 p.m. we will have a congregations) is under the auspices of the SJE
hymn sing there with our
The Grief Support Group will meet on Monday,
two choirs and our two October 19th at 1:00 in the SJE Atrium and will
congregations. You don’t feature "The Poetry & Prose Connection"
providing poetry which is healing for the soul. Call
want to miss this Cynthia Woodbeck of SJE at 614-847-9529 or
email her at [email protected] with
extraordinary experience of questions or to tell her you will join us.

praise and fellowship and The support groups will meet for dinner
TOGETHER at La Chatelaine (in the backroom)
building community! on Wednesday, October 23rd at 6:30. You need
not call to indicate you are coming - just show up
The Board of Deacons is taking requests for and join us for dinner and warm, caring fellowship!
assistance with TRANSPORTATION TO
MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS. Please contact the
Transportation Ministry coordinators to arrange this
service, Dick Patton (740-602-0696, [email protected] or Nancy Wardwell (614-205-0315,
[email protected]). At this time, the service is
limited to medical appointments only. Those
requesting the service will be asked to complete a

Worthington will hold its 11th annual CROP CHOIR PLUS
Walk for Hunger on Sunday, October 13th. Joining (starts Thursday, October 17th)
us this year will be the Westerville CROP Walk,
celebrating more than 20 years in the fight against Choir Plus is WPC’s “mid-
hunger. Together these walks have raised more week” program for children.
than $76,000 for local hunger over the years! Thursday nights from 5-7 p.m.

Sunday, October 13th at 2:00 p.m. (dinner included)
(rain or shine) Kindergarten–6th grade: 5-7p.m.

Meet at UMC Conference Center 3-4-5 year old: Little Trebles (5-5:30 p.m.)
(across from Worthington Fire Station) Families are welcome to stayt for dinner.
Cost: $70 per child (scholarships available)
Check-in begins 1:30 p.m. Music and “Workshops” (45 minutes of Music, 30
Choose either 1mile or 5k (3.1 mile) route. minutes for dinner and 45 minutes of Christian
Each congregation sponsors a team of walkers.
Register online as a family (or individual walker) Education)
by typing "Westerville Worthington CROP Walk"
into your browser, click on the Register button and 2019-2020 Lessons:
after registration click on "join a team" - join our Exodus, Birth of Jesus, David
WPC team of walkers. Alternatively, you may also
sign up before the 10 a.m. service or after either Music Leaders:
the 8 a.m. or 10 a.m. services on Sunday, October Little Trebles: Debbie Towarnicky
6th and 13th at the CROP Walk table in Hazelton Cherubs (K-1): Jenn Wilkinson and Sandy Bell
Fellowship Hall. Questions? Contact Wendy 2-6th grade: David Rives and Sharon Stohrer
Reichenbach at [email protected] or 614-
256-0623. Christian Education:
Mary Lou Posey, Sandy Bell, Annie Lovegrove,
Presbyterian Women present a program on Christy Worny, Laura Schlader, Jenn Wilkinson,

Wednesday, October 23rd
12:30 p.m. dessert & coffee in Fellowship Hall Dates Kids Sing:
1:00 p.m. program ~ Installation of PWU Officers November 17th
Amber Runyon, founder of the 11th Candle
Company, will speak on the theme: “One Candle December 8th (Little Trebles sing, too)
can make a difference.” Her company, located in December 24th (3:00 p.m. Worship)
downtown Worthington in the basement of the January 26th
Kilbourne Memorial Building, is a social enterprise
dedicated to hiring women who have survived February 23rd (Little Trebles sing, too)
human trafficking, exploitation and addiction. March 15th – Musical

can be found on the next page, on our website at, in the church

office, or get one from Jenni Whitford.

2019-20 Choir Plus/Little

Trebles Registration Form

Thursday Nights

Starts Oct.17

Choir Plus: K-6th (5-7 pm) and Christian Education Fun!

Little Trebles: 3-4-5 years old (5-5:30 pm FREE) $70/per child (covers dinner)

Scholarships available

Child’s Name __________________________________________________

Grade ________ Birthday ____________T-shirt size (circle one) 3T 4T YS YM YL AS AM AL AXL

Mailing address _________________________________________ Zip _________

Email address _______________________________________________

Mom’s name and cell # _____________________ ______________________

Dad’s name cell # ______________________ __________________________

Other cell# _____________________________________________________

Food allergies/dietary restrictions _______________________________________

Please circle which month a parent or grand-parent will volunteer to
***SHEPHERD*** kids in class, dinner and music.

October --- November --- December --- January --- February

Dates kids sing at 10am worship: Lesson Topics: we teach using “Workshop Rotation”.
Nov. 17
Dec. 8 (Little Trebles sing, too) Kids study a Bible story for 4-6 weeks, but use different
Dec 24th – 3pm Family Service (Christmas Pageant) senses to learn. Workshops are: Art, Temple School, Video,
Jan. 26 Storytelling, Drama, Cooking, Science, and Games.
Feb. 23 – (Little Trebles sing, too)
March 15 – Spring Musical Water to Wilderness-Exodus (Oct/Nov)
Advent (Dec)
David: boy to king (Jan/Feb)
Musical Prep (Feb/March)

***Shepherds are helpers who “travel” to the various
workshops with the kids. No lesson prep is required,
just show up with a servants heart and be a friend to
our kiddos.

Let the message of Christ dwell among you WPC YOUTH MINISTRIES (Jr. & Sr. High)
richly as you teach and admonish one another Youth Group for October - 6:00-8:00 p.m.
with all wisdom through psalms, hymns and
songs from the Spirit, singing to God with October 6th
gratitude in your hearts. Colossians 3:16. INTERNATIONAL NIGHT
special guests from Africa and Puerto Rico
Celebration Ringers: (6:30-7:30 p.m.) October 13
10/2; 10/9; 10/16; 10/23; 10/30
Chancel Choir: (7:30-9:00 p.m.) GLOW-in-the-DARK Mini-golf
10/3; 10/10; 10/17; 10/24; 10/31 with YAHA’s ($6/person)
Renaissance Ensemble: (9:30 a.m.)
10/12; 10/19; 10/26 October 20th – COLLEGE CARE PACKAGES

MUSIC FOR SUNDAY 10 a.m. WORSHIP October 27th
Sunday, October 6th
“Esto les digo” (This I Say to You) (Oh my!) Halloween Party and Fun!

Kinley Lange
The Chancel Choir

Sunday, October 13th
“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

Craig Courtney
The Chancel Choir
“His Eye Is on the Sparrow”
Charles H. Gabriel and Mrs. C.D. Martin
Martha Duersten-Pettit, soprano

Sunday, October 20th
“Precious Lord, Take My Hand”
Thomas Dorsey, arr. Jack Schrader

The Chancel Choir
“Grand March” - Kevin McChesney

The Celebration Ringers

Sunday, October 27th
“Take My Life, That I May Be” - Scott Perkins

The Chancel Choir

BRIDGE GROUP Save the Dates!
Camp Akita Winter Retreat: Feb. 7-9, 2020
The church Bridge Group will meet S’MOREs Sr. High Mission Trip: June 13-20, 2020
Friday, October 18th at 1:30 p.m. with
Dan & Carolyn Owens hosting. Questions? Contact – Pastor Tom Rice (248-
Please call them at 614-888-7265 by 224-9173) or [email protected]
October 13th to reserve a spot. Come meet other
members and enjoy fellowship around the bridge or Jenni Whitford (517-745-1056) or
table. jw[email protected]

Worthington Presbyterian Church
773 High Street
Worthington, Ohio 43085-4171
Telephone: 614-885-5355


Hurricane Dorian brought terrible destruction and We will be collecting blankets and coats on
suffering to the Bahamas. Presbyterian Disaster October 13th and 20th for the Guadalupe Center,
Assistance (PDA) is there to provide help and a ministry to individuals & families in need in
hope. If you would like to support PDA's West Columbus. New (or gently used) coats and
response, please designate gifts to blankets will be a blessing this winter. "They
DR000194 online or by check with "DR000194- spend the night naked, without clothing, and
Dorian" on the memo line to: Presbyterian Church have no covering against the cold.” (Job 24:7).
(USA), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264- Coats may be donated from your closet or
3700. purchased new or second-hand at Volunteers of
America, Goodwill or Three Bags Full
LET'S PLAY MINIATURE GOLF! Consignment Sales ( Please
place your donations in the bin in Fellowship
The WPC Youth Group invites Hall before October 20th at noon. Thank you.
our WPC adults to an
intergenerational mini golf night!
We'll meet in the Fellowship Hall
on Sunday, October 13th at 6:00 p.m. A
quick dinner will be provided. We'll then head out
and play mini golf together and get back to church
at 8 p.m. Please RSVP with Pastor Tom
at [email protected] Our youth
value spending time with adults from our

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