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may 16, 2024

pastor mitch's

This coming Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, the day we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and followers of Jesus while they were gathered in Jerusalem during the Pentecost Festival.

As Christians, we believe in the Holy Trinity – that God is three unique persons in one – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We probably talk the least about the Holy Spirit, which is unfortunate because he is the one working the most in and through our lives today. The Holy Spirit is present throughout the entirety of scripture. Jesus explained the Holy Spirit and told his followers what the Holy Spirit would do after he was no longer with them.

Here are some of the descriptions of who the Holy Spirit is and how he functions. As we observe Pentecost this year, look over this list and see how many of these things you’ve observed in your own life. And if you can’t see several of these, start looking for them! We need to acknowledge that the Holy Spirit is working in and through us, individually and corporately!

● He is our advocate (John 14:16)
● He will never leave you (John 14:16)
● He leads us into all truth (John 14:17)
● He teaches and reminds (John 14:26)
● He is our comforter/encourager/counselor (John 15:26)
● He testifies about Christ (John 15:26)
● He convicts (John 16:8)
● He guides and declares the future (John 16:13)
● He speaks for the Father and the Son (John 16:15)
● He speaks to us (Acts 10:19; 11:12; 13:2; 21:11; 1 Timothy 4:1)
● He confers with us (Acts 15:28)
● He forbids (Acts 16:6)
● He intercedes for us (Romans 8:26)
● He can be experienced in fellowship (2 Corinthians 13:14)

Be Blessed,
Pastor Mitch


Our Daily Bread shipment is quarterly and has arrived for March/April/May and should be at each entrance to the sanctuary.  Please help yourselves.

Also, remember you can get these delivered directly to your home if you so choose.

If you have any questions or concerns, please see or email Sherry in the office at


Faith Harvest Supported Missions

Acts 1:8  But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem [Local], in all Judea and Samaria [National], and to the ends of the earth. [International]”

Grant County Rescue Mission – – 765-662-0988 (Local)
GCRM began in 1985 and today serves as a shelter for men and women. They serve meals to
the homeless as well as those in need daily. Addiction recovery and transitional housing
services are also offered. Volunteers can supply and serve meals, sort donated items for the
thrift store and help with miscellaneous projects. We have had many volunteers support this
mission over the years.

Gilead Ministries – – 765-664-3734 (Local)
Gilead Ministries provides emotional support to those in need through hands on projects,
encouraging cards, and phone calls. Several ways to support this mission include those
mentioned above plus a long list which can be found on their web site. By contacting them you
can find a way to personalize your way of serving.

CrossRoads Missions – – 502-713-4859 (National)
CrossRoads is based in Louisville, Kentucky. They have partnered with over 1,000
organizations since 1993 to change countless lives in many different communities and regions.
Volunteers and mission teams are encouraged to plan trips. Through the years, we have
supported CrossRoads financially and with many mission team trips.

Honduras: Manuelito Project – – 765-664-7331 (International)
Project Manuelito is a Christian school in Honduras, which helps troubled children who have
lived on the street of Honduras. It provides housing for some as well as education and love for
all. We have a long history of supporting this international ministry financially and via many
mission teams.

 Faith Prayer Warriors

One of the effects of sin in our lives is to keep us from feeling like praying. But perfect moral behavior is not a condition for prayer. Don’t let guilt feelings over sin keep you from your only means of restoration. No matter how long you have been away from God, he is ready to hear from you and restore you to a right relationship. Every situation can be salvaged if you are willing to turn again to Him.
Please join us on Tuesday mornings at 10 am in Room 1 for prayer.
If you can't join us, but have a prayer concern, contact Donna Barton (765-618-9240, or Karen Neumann (630-280-9124,
At Josiah White's Residential, students have the opportunity to participate in a project to give back to our community, but they need your help!
The Finnley Project, a group dedicated to comforting families grieving and enduring pregnancy and infant loss, came to campus and taught some of our students and staff how to make infant hats and cocoons using yarn and looms.
We want to keep this opportunity going for our residential students, but we are in great need of yarn! If you are willing to donate, we need skeins of Bernat brand Baby Blanket yarn only. All yarn donations can be dropped off at the front desk at the Hodson Center on Josiah White's campus. If you would like to donate financially toward the purchase of yarn, You may put the money in an envelope and bring to the office and Kateri will take the money and or yarn up to the campus. This is an ongoing event.

PreSchool News

What's been going on in PreK...

Enrollment for our preschool program is now open! We offer both full-day and half-day classes designed to nurture your child's growth and development.
As a PTQ Level 3 unlicensed ministry, we prioritize your child's well-being and education. Our experienced staff create a safe, enriching environment where children can thrive.
Limited spots available! Secure your child's spot today by contacting us at or 765-384-7932
We can't wait to welcome your little one to our preschool family!

Volunteers For Sunday

Special thanks to all our volunteers.  If you are interested in volunteering as a Greeter, Usher or in the Nursery, please see Kateri Burnett or contact the church office at or call 765-384-7938.
FHW has an ongoing Fundraiser for Terri Lynn Nuts, You can
click the link to order. There will not be any Terri Lynn Products this year at the Bazaar.  All orders proceeds will go to UMW.

Congregational Care & celebration dates

Happy Birthday

18th Jan Mann
20th Aaron Lindvall
21st Tammy Branson
22nd Sherry Ribble
23rd Terry McDaniel
23rd Jeff Paul
31st Paul Neumann
31st Joshua Downing
31st Richard Ward

Happy Anniversary

22nd Hugh & Kateri Burnett
22nd Dean & Alma Caldwell
24th Richard & Dorine Ward

 Parish nurse

Prayers and Praises

Week of 5/5/2024
Jeff & Zanna Paul praises as they welcome a new granddaughter, Vanessa.
Dave & Nancy Jentes praises as they witnessed the wedding of their granddaughter, Emma, last weekend.
Ken Geller's friend and co-worker's 6-week-old son, Callen Kelly, had kidney related surgery Friday.  He will need two more surgeries including removal of a kidney.  Prayers for healing and peace and comfort for his family.
Dorine Ward's nieces, Elizabeth and Raeanne, both having medical testing and her mother, Joyce Abdon,  passed away on Wednesday.  Please keep the family in your prayers.
Louanne Oatess' father-in-law is fighting cancer.  Please keep him in your prayers.

Week of 4/28/2024
Glenn Mann's cousin's grandson, Gabriel, in 8th grade is in the hospital for seizure from a blood clot.  Asking for prayers please!
Geoff Witt is still trying to figure out treatment options for his reoccurring cancer.   Please continue praying for him.
Dave Jentes had a praise for his wife, Nancy.   Her birthday was Monday of this week.  
Joyce Abdon is having gallbladder surgery on Thursday.  Please keep her and her family in your prayers.

Week of 4/21/2024
Kateri Burnett will have a procedure in her neck for a pinched nerve on May 27th at 9 am.   Please pray for healing.
Barb Carson's friend, Kathy Johnson, is recovering from surgery.  Please keep her in your prayers.
Family issues.  Please pray for help, answers and guidance for a member of our congregation.
Kateri Burnett's mother, Penny Hobson, is not eating or drinking well.  Please keep her and her family in your prayers.

Week of 4/14/2024
Doug & Donna Barton's daughter, Jennifer, is having hearing problems.  She can't hear out of her left ear.  Can't get into the a specialist until the end of May.  Tumor has been ruled out.  Thankful for that.  Please keep her in your prayers.
Kateri Burnett is still not feeling well but was eager to show up to praise and worship God on Sunday.  Please keep her in your prayers. as she battles multiple issues.
Joyce Abdon was released from the hospital on Saturday.  She is at Cedar Creek assisted living for now.  Please continue prayers for her and her family.  Visitors are welcome and address is:  Cedar Creek, Room 134, 725 W 50th Street in Marion, IN.  46953.
Jean Chambers nephew, Chris, has lung and brain cancer.  He had surgery but they were unable to get all of the brain cancer.  Please be praying for this family.

Small Groups & current studies

8:30 AM 
  • Adult Bible Study Led by Teresa Cates - Room 1 (everyone welcome)
10:30 AM 
  • The Study of Revelation - Doug Barton - Room 1 (everyone welcome)
  • Faith Harvest Women - Second Monday of each month at 6:30 pm (all women of the church are welcome to attend)
  • Faith Prayer Warriors - Karen Neumann and Donna Barton - Room 1 - 10 am (everyone welcome)
  • Faith Harvest Men's Group - 7 pm (all men of the church are welcome to attend)

Worship Bulletin  & Sunday Morning Schedule

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This Sunday

8:30AM:   Adult Bible Study Teresa Cates  Room 1
9:30AM:   Worship Service - nursery available
9:30AM:   Faith Harvest Kids - Pastor Milissa - Room 3
10:45AM  Adult Bible Study - Doug Barton (Revelation) - Room 1

Please fill out the attendance sheets in pew pads or sign in on the Digital Check-In above
Greeting Time 
Call to Worship
Opening Hymn
     What A Friend We Have In Jesus - Hymn #526
Worship Music
     Your Grace Is Enough
     Revelation Song
Pastoral Prayer  
Message - 1 Peter Series
     Pastor Mitch Norwood
Closing Song
     Goodness Of God
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