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New Hope Parish Weekly Publication

November 19, 2020
  • Pastor Paul will be out of the offices from November 23 and return on December 8. For pastoral needs, please call 913-259-4235.
  • There is a Called Congregational Meeting for First Presbyterian Church Paola immediately following the church service on Sunday, November 29th. This will be to elect Ruling Elders for the Session and a representative for Parish Council.
  • Pastor Paul has some Advent Devotionals to share. If you would like one, please contact one of the church offices.
  • If you have any requests or ideas for special music, please contact your church office.
  • If you have anything to add to the weekly newsletter/announcement, please have your information to the Paola or Osawatomie office by noon on Tuesday.
  • Paola Vintage Park Assisted Living is looking for puzzles to be donated. Puzzles only with 300-500 pieces will be accepted due to space issues.  Please contact Pat Barnett if you have some to donate. 
  • New Hope Parish Directory– New life is being breathed back into the parish directory. A big thank you to Mike Barnett of Paola for all his hard work in making this possible. Your parish council is giving the directory one more review before sending it out. So, please keep an eye on your mailbox in the next few weeks for a copy of the directory. We’ll include a form in case you don’t see your information listed or if there are changes that need to be made. Thank you for your help and patience. 
  • If you or someone you know is unable to watch the worship service online or participate in online fellowship, please contact your church office for other ways to participate in worship. (DVD, VHS, CD, Cassette Tape, etc….)
  • To watch the live 11:00 am Service on Sunday and previously recorded services go to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDDMsp1jmJj8LCRA8pc1SrQ
  • NHP Kids TV is available at nhparish.org and click on Kids TV link.
  • Pastor Paul is available at 913-259-4235 if you need to talk or if you have a prayer concern.
  • The Food Pantry in Osawatomie is open on Wednesdays from 11:30-12:30. They are opening the Food Pantry up to Louisburg and Paola during this COVID-19 pandemic.
  • PACA: All food is welcomed during this unprecedented time.  Macaroni and cheese is especially needed, can evaporated milk, complete pancake mix and also the 5.5 oz complete pancake mix packages, pancake syrup, instant oatmeal, jelly, cereal, cookies bag mix. Or, a check can made out to PACA Food Pantry and sent to the FPC church office.
  • New Hope Parish November Birthdays and Anniversaries                   


11/18    Hazel Davidson

11/19    Joe Fox

11/22    Bill Griffin

11/29    Fred Koup

11/30    Betty Ventura

Parish Prayer Requests

Harold Barnett (healing and strength) and Colleen

Char Bergene (healing)

Mike Cox (Diana Cox’s husband and Angie Pennock’s stepfather)

LuAnne Debrick (healing)

Grace Donham (healing)

Venie Elliott (healing and discernment)  

Jack Floyd (healing and discernment)

Evelyn Gabbert (healing)

Beulah Johnson (healing and comfort)

Paisley Keith Medlen (blood disorder) (Ed & Vida Hurlbut’s great granddaughter)

Linda Prothe (healing from recent surgery)

Kelley Wallace, prayers for healing

Liz Redd (healing)

Marsha Ratkovic (Pat Barnett’s sister) breast cancer metastasized

Phyllis Stevens (healing)

Verla Thomas (healing)

Betty Ventura (healing)

Suzie Wilcox (ALS)

Paula Weir (for healing) and Bob Weir (comfort and discernment)

Community Prayer Requests

Cheri Cardwell for healing and strength – battling liver cancer

Connie Attebery, friend of Bonnie Wallace

Sharon Davey (health issues) (Grady Atwater)

Kenny Darner, prayers for healing, brother-in-law to Evelyn Gabbert Roxanne Egidy – Brain injury, Marylu Egidy’s niece

Joe Fickel prayers for comfort

Ron and Sandy Galvin prayers for healing and discernment

Judie Halvorsen (wife of Pastor Marvin Halvorsen, 7th Day Adventist Church of 

Osawatomie (COVID-19 and pneumonia-she is in the hospital) 

Riley McDougal (son of Marty McDougal) (healing and comfort)

Debbie, friend of Dee Anne Mendel

Robert Sawin -Cancer – Judy Windler’s father

Shelly, friend of Max and Carolyn Servais, has cancer

Cindy Hickey – breast cancer

Lori Martin (Comfort, healing and discernment)

Kim Walker (Comfort, healing and discernment)


Chet Barnett (grandson of the Barnett’s)

Men and women who are now serving or have served in the past.


All those affected by this virus, including all healthcare workers, first responders, and scientists.


 Family and friends of Wendy Palsmeier’s aunt (died from COVID-19)

Family and Friends of Mary Jane Cutshaw (Dee Mendel’s aunt)

Family and friends of Rev. William Pfeiffer

Family and friends of Leon Fortney (Debbie Fortney’s father)

Family and friends of Billy “Bill” Rickman

Family and friends of JoAnne Hileman

Heartland Presbytery

St. Paul Presbyterian Church, Kansas City, MO

Heartland Presbytery Stated Meeting – November 17th


It is with heavy hearts we share the news that, the Rev. Dr. William O. Pfeiffer, age 96, passed away at Lakeview Village on October 27, 2020. Memorial services are not being held due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bill was pastor of First Presbyterian Church—Pleasanton, KS, and also First Presbyterian Church—Paola, KS. He was also the long-time president of the Synod’s Church Development Corporation. Visit his obituary for more information. Please keep his friends and family in your prayers.

Please pray for all the Honorably Retired, at-large members who are not currently serving churches, all Ministers serving in validated ministries, and support staff of the churches each week. The sick, their caretakers, and the rest of us trying to stay safe,  and sane, during this pandemic.

Throughout God’s Creation

Those affected by the wildfires in the US and throughout the world. The devastation from all the current hurricanes, and from the Derecho storm in Iowa.

Also, those affected by Global Warming


Rev. Shannon Borgman and her husband, Adam, are now COVID free