Prayers for Rev. Lorrin & Family:
Lorri K. Pringle, 61, of Creston, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at her home. She was born June 24, 1959 in Medina the daughter of David F. and Janice E. Holden Buck. She married Donald Pringle on June 28, 1986, he survives.Lorri had worked at Bank of Medina, Buehler Foods and then at Party City in Wooster. She was a member of the Church of the Cross United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker who loved to sew, sang in the Church choir and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Surviving in addition to her husband, Donald, is her children Lorrin Marie (David) Radzik of Rocky River and Chris (Wendy) Pringle of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Melanie Pringle, Evan Pringle, Sophia Radzik and Oliver Radzik and a granddaughter on the way; siblings, Dana Buck of Japan, David (Teresa) Buck of Tennessee and Daniel (April) Buck of Kent; brother-in-law, Mark (Patricia Murdoch) Pringle of Wooster and a sister-in-law, Deanne (Darren) Costello of Massillon.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a small memorial service will be live streamed from the Church of the Cross United Methodist Church, 5100 Cleveland Road, Wooster on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 1 p.m. with Pastor John Finn officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
Thanks to all who participated! There were 28 people that gathered on Sunday, April 11th from 12-1:30pm, with masks on. A good time was had by all! This event was sponsored by the Strategic Planning Committee. Below were objectives/directions we all were given.
Prayer-walking and prayer-driving are simple activities that do not require you to approach your neighbors or to even know their specific needs. In fact, prayer-walkers and prayer-drivers are those who are "on the scene without making a scene." Through God's inspiration, you will discern certain areas that need your concentrated prayer.
- Gather together before the Prayer Walk/Drive, preferably in person at the church
- The objective of the Prayer Walk is to walk/drive the area around the church (mission field) and try to see the mission field from the eyes of what burden(s) God is calling the church to carry for the people.
- What are their hurts?
- What are their needs?
- What do you see?
- Where do you see God already at work?
- What is God whispering in your ear?
- The idea is for the church to paint a picture of who the church will become in the next three-five years as it uniquely carries out the mission of the church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
- Offer a prayer. Ask for the Holy Spirit to guide each of you in this time.
- Disperse separately. This is a time of being in prayerful discernment for what God wants you to see, hear and feel. Walk or drive for at least 30 minutes. Meet back at the church.
- Divide the group into teams of 2-3 people, in-person or virtually.
- Have them share with each other as to: What they saw, heard, and felt?
- What burden did they feel God bringing on their hearts for the church to carry?
- Come back together as a group, either in person or virtually. On paper record two or three key words/phrases/statements from each team from their reflection time.
- Ask the group to be in prayer for discernment for a vision that the church can live into for the next three-five years.
If you were not able to attend the prayer walk/drive, that's ok. We continue to invite you to join us in daily prayer as we seek to discern God's direction for our future, setting a mission and vision that will help us live more fully into God's call. Our 8:00 prayer appears below and we invite you to join us in daily prayer at 8am, 8pm, or both with our Rockport UMC 8:00 Discernment Prayer. More than that, we know that prayer is powerful, even more so when done in community.
Bike and Prayer:
All are welcome to join Dan Newman on Tuesday, May 4th from 6:30pm-8:00pm for a prayer and bike ride. Future dates are possible depending on the interest. Hope to see everyone there!
Rockport is looking for a part-time, about 10 hrs/week, bookkeeper that will serve as the internal accountant for the Church. The Bookkeeper is responsible for, and shall maintain oversight of, the general accounting of the Church, and all financial and business transactions of the Church. If interested contact the church office, 440-331-9433.
New office hours beginning April 12th are:
Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 2:00pm
Rev Laurie's contact information:
Labruce83@gmail.com or 479-595-9229
If you wish to have a hard copy of Rev. Laurie's sermon each week, please call the church office!
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Rockport All Church Information and Financial Reports are accessible here.