From the Pastor's Pen
"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my
house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not
throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing
that there will not be room enough to store it."
What a blessed celebration we had this past Sunday morning at Raccoon Park! We met “under the
trees” for our Sunday School classes and then had a wonderful service that culminated with Clint
Penniman sharing his testimony before he, their sons Ben and Sam, and Maddex Young and Josiah
Rumberger were baptized in Lake Erie. It was a blessing to hear Clint’s testimony of how he came to
Christ and how God has been transforming him! It was also exciting to be a part of the baptism of four
young men who are choosing early in life to follow God. Thank you to Pastor Connie for organizing the day
for us and to all who did extra so that we could have such a wonderful time. We also enjoyed a picnic
together, allowing us to fellowship together and have fun! There are quite a few pictures on the church
We had five children who were able to go to Kids Camp at our Pittsburgh District campground along with
two counselors, Dana and Connie Young. Thank you to all who donated the finances and who contributed
to our camp fund through donating clothes at the St. Pauly clothing depository at the church and who
bought things online as members of iGive. Because of you we were able to pay the way for all 5 children to
go to camp. You can join iGive by going to the Albion Nazarene web page at www.albionnazarene.org.
I am looking forward to a great fall season at Albion Nazarene. God continues to use us to minister to the
world around us and we are thankful. We hope to see you at the Albion Fair at the Nazarene booth in front
of the stone house. Find out this Sunday how you can help with food and/or volunteering to work in the
We are also looking forward to Rock the Lakes Erie on September 27th and 28th at the Erie Insurance Arena.
Franklin Graham will be the speaker and there will be some great music from Christian musicians like
Michael W. Smith, Toby Mac, and Kari Jobe! Who can you take with you so they can hear the Gospel?
The times are 6-10 on Saturday and 5-9 on Sunday. You can learn more at http://rockthelakes.org/.
Students and school employees, I have been praying for you as you have returned to work and classes.
May God use you as a witness for Him and keep you strong in your faith!
On a personal note, my wife, Carol, wanted to share an invitation with the ladies who read this newsletter.
She and our daughter, Melissa’s, 2 grandmothers are having a Bridal Shower for Melissa at the church on
Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.! The newsletter goes to some who may not get the invitation
on the bulletin insert at church, so consider yourself invited! Contact Carol for more details at
Have a great month! See you in church!
In Christ’s Love,
Also from the Pastor: There is a way that you can help to support your church that will not cost you anything except a few minutes of your time! This is available to all of you who are online and can include your friends and family members who don't even attend your church! The organization is called iGive and they have given $6,256,703.91 to charitable organizations. Right now there are 8 of us from the church who have joined and we have made $56.16 for the church since we started joining in February 2012. Here's what happens. You go to the link on their site for our church and you sign up. You allow them to put an icon on your web browser toolbar. Then, when you go online to make a purchase, you will be automatically informed what percentage of your purchase will go to your church. The church will receive $5 just from you joining and then $5 more after you make your first purchase through iGive. You pay the same price for your online purchase and the stores make a donation through iGive to your church. Hundreds of sites will donate to our church through shopping that you may already be doing. Purchases such as clothing, travel, hotels, and books are just a few of the ones that can count toward the donation to our church. Carol and I just stayed at a Comfort Inn in Arlington, VA for 5 nights and about 3% of our expense is being given to the church!
I encourage you to sign up and get your friends and family members to do the same. People can even show up on our list of supporters as "Anonymous" if they prefer. If you have any questions or need help, please let me know.
Click on the above iGive button or you can go directly to the iGive site with this web address: