Thank you from the Eichar Family

Joyce Eichar and family would like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts, prayers, food and gifts upon the sudden death of The Reverend Paul Eichar.

Joyce Eichar and family would like to thank everyone for their kind thoughts, prayers, food and gifts upon the sudden death of The Reverend Paul Eichar.

Paul loved this town and enjoyed interacting with everyone.

He will be missed by many.

The family truly appreciates your love and support.

New Year’s Eve Dance at NB Senior Center

The North Baltimore Area Senior Center will be holding a New Year’s Eve Dance at the center on West Water Street, on the west of the Westhaven Senior Housing complex.

The North Baltimore Area Senior Center will be holding a New Year’s Eve Dance at the center on West Water Street, on the west of the Westhaven Senior Housing complex.

Music for the evening will be provided by East of Cheyenne, Northwest Ohio’s Top-rated classic country group. Door Prizes and refreshments will be offered.

Tickets are $4 and can be purchased at the center or from Katie Richendollar 419-257-2323. Seating is limited, so get your tickets early!

Contact the center at:

514 W. Water Street
North Baltimore, OH 45872
419-257-3306

email: wccoa@wccoa.net

Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Wood County Historical Museum Holiday Happenings

The Wood County Historical Museum has transitioned into Holiday mode and is ready to accept our members and visitors for the annual festivities. The Museum staff hopes to see you at a special event or at the tour itself – and we hope you enjoy what all is new this year!

The Wood County Historical Museum has transitioned into Holiday mode and is ready to accept our members and visitors for the annual festivities. The Museum staff hopes to see you at a special event or at the tour itself – and we hope you enjoy what all is new this year!

Of course our website has all the details:  http://woodcountyhistory.org/pr_holidaytour.html

But here are a few of the highlights:

The Old Home Holiday Gala is this Friday, 6-8 PM. The special menu has been hand-selected from cookbooks in the Historical Society’s collection. In addition to touring the exhibits festively decorated for Christmas, we have developed a special “immsersive experience” that chronicles the residents’ journey to the Wood County Infirmary. Reservations appreciated by calling 419-352-09067. Admission is $20 and can be paid in advance or at the door.

Seats are still available for the Christmas Tea on Thursday, Dec. 18 at 2 PM.  $12/adult, $10 WCHS member, $3/child and please register by calling 419-352-0967.

The Old Home Holiday Tour starts Saturday, Dec. 7 and runs thru Dec. 19. Special activities on select days include the popular visit from Santa, live music performances, and a working train exhibit, but new this year are Log Cabin activities such as a Civil War Christmas interpretation, and storytelling from nationally-renowned storyteller and author, Csenge Zalka. The “immersive experience” continues throughout the tour, adding our unique history into the festival holiday season.

If you are interested in volunteering, we are also looking for a few hands to help with kids crafts or to donate cookies. Please email Tim Gaddie <volunteer@woodcountyhistory.org> if you are interested in helping out.

Can One Christian Have All of the Gifts?

Pastor Jon Rhinehart at Praise Chapel invites you to join in for worship and study at PCG on West Broadway in North Baltimore, where he is preaching a sermon series on “Spiritual Gifts”. Last week, he spoke on who can have spiritual gifts and are they still available to us. The Bible teaches that we are supposed to be disciples and that we are to make disciples.

Sunday Sermon Title: 

Spiritual Gifts Sermon Series-“Can One Christian Have All of the Gifts?”

Note from the Pastor:

I have been preaching a sermon series on “Spiritual Gifts”. Last week, I spoke on who can have spiritual gifts and are they still available to us. The Bible teaches that we are supposed to be disciples and that we are to make disciples. All of this is done through the power of The Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was given as a comforter for the church. This was after Jesus went to sit down next to His Father in Heaven. We need the power of the Holy Spirit to do any of the Christian walk.

God has established, through scripture, what the gifts are and that they are available to all Christians. The Bible demonstrates that we can operate in multiple gifts and all of the gifts of the Spirit. God knows that we need help in this present time. Who will need help when they are in Heaven? I encourage you to come and learn about the gifts of the Spirit. I am confident that you will be blessed and encouraged to dig deeper into the Word of God!

God Bless,

Pastor Jon

Service Times: 

9:30 am Sunday School (Discipleship Class) by Pastor Jon

(Adult & Children classes)

10:30 am Sunday Service(Adult & Children services)

Pastor Jon & Theresa Rhinehart

Praise Chapel PCG

P.O. Box 254

500 W. Broadway St.

(419) 408-HOPE (4673) Prayer & Info Line

jrhinehart67@gmail.com

http://pastorjonrhinehart.blogspot.com/

School Board Notes – Nov. 25 Meeting

The regular meeting of the North Baltimore Local Board of Education was held on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 6:00pm in the MS/HS Complex on Tiger Drive.

School Board Notes – Nov. 25 Meeting
by Russell Bretz, Sr.
The regular meeting of the North Baltimore Local Board of Education was held on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 6:00pm in the MS/HS Complex on Tiger Drive.
After a brief Treasurer’s report by Treasurer, Eve Baldwin and administrator’s reports, the Board moved to regular agenda items.
Superintendent’s recommendations:
Approved a medical leave of absence for Eve Baldwin, Treasurer, beginning approximately December 10, 2014 for an estimated 4-6 weeks using her accumulated sick leave as necessary.
Approved a medical leave of absence for Jeanne Titus, Powell teacher beginning September 27, 2014 through December 1, 2014 using her accumulated sick leave as necessary.
Approved a supplemental contract to Kelly Seger as a Homebound Intervention Specialist on an as needed basis for the 2014-15 school year at the rate of $20.00 per hour.
Approved a Long Term Contract to Carol Sexton through the Wood County Educational Service Center at a cost of $10,072 for the 2014-2015 school year.
Approved  the following Supplemental Contract for the 2014-15 school year.
     Paul Yeakle —-Athletic Trainer @ $25 per hour
Approved classified substitute contracts to the following for the 2014-15 school year on an as needed basis.
     Carrie Gerdeman ——cafeteria – Aide
     Elaine Wilkinson ——cafeteria – Aide
Approved a resolution to renew an Earned Income Tax Levy and declaring it necessary to raise annually a specified amount for school district purposes and requesting the State Tax Commissioner to estimate the respective rates at which it would be necessary to levy a School District Income Tax to produce that amount.
Approved the 2015-16 school calendar as presented earlier.
Approved a two-year maintenance agreement with Cummins Bridgeway for the generators at both Powell ($442.20) and the MS/HS Building ($518.95) for FY 2916 at a total cost of $961.15.
Approved t he following three-year lease agreements using state pricing beginning January 2015 with Xerox for copier replacements at a monthly cost for the district copiers of $2,746.85.  This is an increase of $91 per month with upgraded machines.
Approved an agreement with Clark Schaefer Hackett for GAAP/GASB State mandated required procedures for FY 15 at an estimated cost of $9,600.  No increase for the past four years.
Approved recognition of an indoor track program from January 2015 through March 2015 to allow students to compete in the Indoor track meets as members of our district.  All costs, travel and liability will be the individual’s responsibility.
Accepted the donation of proceeds received from the crops harvested on the district property of $7,654.53 for the 2014 season.
Accepted the donation of Wellness Funds for the 2014-15 school year in the amount of $2,200 to be used towards the North Baltimore School Wellness Program.
No Committee reports were given.
The next regular meeting of the North Baltimore Local Board of Education will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 6:00pm in the MS/HS Complex on Tiger Drive.

Prince of Peace: a devotion by Ann Elaine Broughton

“And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6 NIV).

Jesus came on earth to give us peace. His whole ministry was offering peace to those around him. He healed the sick, preached that people needed to love their neighbors and enemies, told the people not to worry, but to trust God, and calmed a storm by just speaking, “Be still”.

Prince of Peace: a devotion by Ann Elaine Broughton

“And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6 NIV).

Jesus came on earth to give us peace. His whole ministry was offering peace to those around him. He healed the sick, preached that people needed to love their neighbors and enemies, told the people not to worry, but to trust God, and calmed a storm by just speaking, “Be still”.

These are just a few examples of how he displayed peace. If you read the account of his sentence and crucifixion, you will notice that he displayed peace in front of his accusers also.

This peace that Christ displayed is also available to you. Jesus told his disciples, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you” (John 14:27 NIV). In the Beatitudes Jesus spoke: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God” (Matthew 5:9 NIV). Jesus wants us to have peace and display it for others to see.

Since this peace is always there for us all the time. Do you feel it and portray it? Is there something in your life right now that is making peace difficult to find?  Is your peace being thwarted by your own personal problems? Sickness, death of a loved one, financial problems, and chronic pain are just a few things that can take away your peace. But you must realize that the peace Christ has to offer you is still there.

Whenever I start fretting and worrying and complaining about my problems, I know that I can start spiraling downward into despair. I have learned to say to my self, “Stop it!” and then I pray in earnest for Christ to fill me with His peace. The most important thing for you to do when you are in a downward spiral of despair is to call upon the Lord to fill you with His peace, because it will happen. Trust me, because I have been in the miry pit of despair before, and He has filled me with a peace that I cannot even describe to you. He is definitely my Prince of Peace.

So the next time you feel as if the world is falling in all around you, remember that your Prince of Peace is only a prayer away and will give you the peace that you so desperately need.

Dear Lord,

There are many things in life that can threaten our peace. Help us to know that you will never abandon us in our time of need, and that your peace is available if we take time to calm down and pray.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen