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January 8, 2021


January Birthdays: James Talbott 6th, Beth Goss 11th, Austin Feltner 12th, Brett Sparks 14th, Matthew Kight 15th

Jason Gholson 18th, Weston Cullison 19th, Ann Hamilton 21st, Leasy Burcham 22nd, Cameron Kight 22nd,

Diana Jackson 22nd, JB Allen 23rd, Chris Noel 25th, Bentley Carpenter 27th


January Anniversaries: Curt & Deb Cullison 10th, Ted & Connie Hawkins 28th

The Missions Committee would like to thank everyone who has helped provide food and gifts for our Christmas Families this year. With your help we were able to provide Christmas Dinner for 4 families and gifts for 10 children. We were also able to provide gifts for 15 students of the Life Skills class at Bloomfield High School. All the families and students were very grateful.

They would also like to thank everyone for their donations and help at the Soup on Saturday that our church hosted this past weekend. The next time our church will be hosting Soup on Saturday will be on February 27th.

Beginning on Friday, January 8th, Hoosiers who are 80 years of age, or older, can start scheduling an appointment to receive the first of two COVID-19 vaccine shots. You can schedule your vaccine on the website at or by calling 211.

We have a couple of crock pots and cookie sheets that have been brought into the church from Soup on Saturday and other activities we have provided food for. These items have been placed in the kitchen.

It is the time of year, again, that all church committees’ chairpersons look forward to, the year end reports. Please have your year end reports to the church office by Monday, February 1st

Many of you remember, or have heard of, some of the happenings leading up to our congregation moving from the old church building to our present building. We now have some video memories that we can share with our church members from some of the events leading up to our move. These videos include a DVD of the work that was done to remove the stained-glass windows from the old church and we now have a DVD of the famous Fashion Show that took place during the kick-off fundraising dinner. A limited number of these DVDs are available in the church office. We extend our thanks to Dave Holt for getting these videos transferred to DVDs to share with the church.

The Session will be meeting by Zoom meeting on Wednesday, January 20th at 6:00 p.m.

Our church will be having our Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, February 21st following Worship Service, if we are meeting for in-person worship. If we are unable to meet in-person other arrangements for this meeting will be made.

Do you have some fond or funny memories of church happenings from the past? We would like to hear some of your fondest or funny church memories. We would like to share these stories form the past with others during our church bicentennial celebration Please send any of these memories or stories to the church office.

In 2023 our church will be celebrating our bicentennial (yes really our church will be 200 years old). The Session would like to put together a planning committee to help come up with ideas on how to celebrate this wonderful anniversary. If you are interested in helping on this committee please let Pastor Hana, a Session member, or the church office know. Your help is greatly appreciated.

We hope that everyone in our church family is getting along well during this time of Covid-19. However if you are having any financial or food difficulties due to Covid-19 or any other reason, do not hesitate to reach out to Pastor Hana or one of the members of Session. If you are needing something from inside the church building, but are not feeling well or have a cold, let the church office know and arrangements will be made to get the item(s) to you.




A Note from the Pastor 



Happy New Year!

It was a quiet celebration in our house as the calendar turned. My husband and I cooked frozen pizza for dinner, put the kids to bed at their normal bedtime, and sat on the couch watching some truly terrible programming. When we realized, around 10pm, that it was not worth staying up to the stroke of midnight, we toasted the new year with glasses of champagne and went to bed. In a year with so much craziness, it was good to be calm, to take care of ourselves, to get some sleep.

The coming of a new year is often a time of reflection, something that we’ve been doing quite a bit this year as a society. The events of this year have revealed, not only how divided our nation is, but also many of the challenges facing our communities. In turn, those divisions and challenges have revealed something of our own beliefs and character in how we responded to them.

As Christians, our reflections should come through a theological lens, and help us better understand

          Who God is,

          Who we are, and

          What we have to do with each other.

As we embark on this new year, I encourage you to reflect on these questions in light of the past year, and in light of what we anticipate in the coming year:

          Who or what has God been for you this past year?

          What have you learned about yourself this past year?

          With this knowledge about yourself and God, how will you move forward in the coming year?

As you meditate upon these questions, I offer this prayer to you from the Anglican archbishop William Temple, to carry with you into this new year:

Almighty and eternal God,

so draw our hearts to you,

so guide our minds,

so fill our imaginations,

so control our wills,

that we may be wholly yours,

utterly dedicated unto you;

and then use us, we pray, as you will,

but always to your glory

and the welfare of your people,

through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.


Peace be with you,

Pastor Hana




Church Information

Pastor: Rev. Hana Elliott

Secretary' Hours: Mondays, Thursdays, and Friday – 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Church Website:

Facebook: First Presbyterian Church of Bloomfield

Bloomfield Presbyterian Women's Association

Church E-mail:

Presbyterian Church (USA):


Women's Association Local Service Committee for Dec./Jan. 2021/Feb. 2021

Bobbi Vandeventer-Chair, Lynette Burch, Deb Cullison, Shawna Gainey,

Connie Hawkins, Phyllis Holt, Susan Isenogle


Serving on the Lord's Day


Church Attendance






Weekly Scripture Readings

January 10th

January 17th

Genesis 1:1-5

1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20)

Psalm 29

Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18

Acts 19:1-7

1 Corinthians 6:12-20

Mark 1:4-11

John 1:43-51


Church Officers and Administration




LuAnne Allen, Financial Secretary

LuAnne Allen, Worship

Teresa Chesnut

Susan Isenogle, Secretary

Brian Gainey, Finance

Austin Harrah

LuAnne Allen, Sunday School Sec.

David Holt, Clerk

Pete Isenogle

Connie Hawkins, Treasurer

Jane Lueking, Membership

Cheri Stone


Phil Moss, Missions



Brent Stone, Christian Ed



Prayer Reminders

Missing: Marina Boelter

Cancer Treatment: Jim Allen, Weston Cullison, LuAnn Floyd (LuAnne Allen), Vincent Lee (Deb Cullison), Karen Luessow (Bobbi Vandeventer), Riley Osman.

Immediate Concerns: Marilyn Bell (Derek Phelps), Deb Cullison, Levi & Lainey Chisholm, Debbie Dyer, Joe Hash, Casey Keller, Kathy Morrison, Arlen Pope, Ardith Richardson, Kim Schulte, Needra Steele, Karen Wells (Susan Isenogle), Bobbi Vandeventer.

Missionaries: Amanda (East Asia), Full Life Development and Market Place Ministry (Thailand)

Nursing Homes and on-going concerns: Patty Buescher, Lois Corwin

American Troops: Garret Allen, Will Miller, Zachary Vandeventer



Bible Trivia


1. What is the shortest verse in the Bible?


 2. At what age did Moses die?


 3. What is the last word of the Bible?


 4. What is the longest verse in the Bible?


 5. Around what sea did Jesus call His first apostles?


 6. What does Jesus say about judging others?


7. Who is the author of the Book of Revelation?


8. How many plagues did God send on Egypt?


9. Through what did God speak to Moses in the desert?


 10. How many brothers did Joseph have?


11. Who were Adam and Eve’s three sons listed in the Bible?


12. John the Baptist’s father was?


13. The total number of years the Israelites sent in captivity is?


14. In 1 Corinthians, which is the greatest of the imperishable qualities?

15. How old is the Old Testament?

1.  John 11:35 “Jesus wept.”     2. 120     3. Amen     4. Esther 8:9     5. The Sea of Galilee     6. Judge not

7. John     8. 10     9. A burning bush     10. 11     12. Zechariah     13. 430     14. Love     15. Over 3000 years

15. How old is the Old Testament? 

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