(11-10-21) The membership of St. Paul’s Country Church, located at 1538 Oregon Road, Rockford, OH is planning the annual
Veterans’ Service at 10 AM on Sunday, November 14, 2021 for our veterans.

Retired Pastor Steve Howell will follow with delivery of the message entitled A Very Costly Gift based on John 12:1-8 ~ for those of you who like to follow the scriptures.

Jesus Anointed at Bethany

12 Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. Then Mary took about a pint[a] of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.[b]He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.

“Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. You will always have the poor among you,[c] but you will not always have me.”

Pastor Steve has been in the ministry for 50 years and is retired from Grace Missionary Church in Celina. He delivers a powerful
message from the Bible.

A Congregational Meeting is planned for November 14, 2021 where a vote will be taken by the members.

St. Paul’s Country Church of Rockford will host the Chatt Community Thanksgiving Service on Sunday evening, November
21, 2021 at 7 PM. Pastor Doug Meyer will be in the pulpit. A social time will follow with homemade cookies, coffee, hot chocolate, tea and water. Everyone is invited.

The Board of Christian Education is planning a full day of supervised children’s activities and lunch on Saturday,
November 27, 2021. Planned from 10 AM -3 PM community parents and grandparents should contact Jill Thomas at 419-
942-1540 or Michelle Thomas 419-953-1749 to register children. Parents may stay with their child or plan their own
outing.

Please call Becky Jo Shope 419-363-2227 for any questions regarding the worship services and especially about the
Veterans’ Service.

Visit the St. Paul’s – Rockford Facebook Page for information as well.