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November 27, 2022

What to Expect

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Sunday mornings are casual and contemporary. Stop by the Welcome Desk for a small gift for our first time guests.

Worship Service

Service begins with a welcome from Pastor Carl and a few announcements. Worship begins with our praise band leading several songs. One of our traditions is to join in communion each Sunday. All who trust in Jesus are invited to participate. The message is usually 25-35 minutes long, and after a closing song and prayer, the pastor will be at the sanctuary door if you’d like to meet him.


We encourage you to share with us those times in your life when you need someone to walk alongside you. Fill out a Prayer and Praise card from the table in the narthex or you can contact the office 937.390.2424. To be on the prayer list fill out a Prayer List card and you will receive weekly prayer updates.

Kids Ministry

Children are our future. Here at Central, we value children and families. It’s our vision to be a place where children and youth will come to personally know and experience Christ’s love and truth, and be equipped to serve Him in our community. Our nursery, toddlers, and pre-school open at 10:15 am. K-6th grade children stay with their parents in the sanctuary and are dismissed before the sermon.

Order of Service & Sermon Outline

Order of Service

Welcome and Call to Worship

Congregational Praise
Hosanna (Praise is Rising)

Scripture Reading
selected scriptures on Hope
Psalm 130:5, Isaiah 40:31, Romans 15:12-13, 1 Peter 1:3/read by Suzanne Slusher

Meagan Ruby Wagner/Advent: Hope

Congregational Praise
How Great Thou Art

The Lord’s Table
Open Communion for all who follow Jesus

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Congregational Praise
Living Hope


Sermon Outline
Advent 1: Hope

Meagan Ruby Wagner

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Coming Up at Central


Please continue to pray for members of our church who are unable to be with us due to health or other circumstance. This week please pray for Paul Hagelberg.

Events today:

9:30 am Sunday School class
Kevin Sprinkle is leading a Bible study on the book of Ephesians. Class is held in the conference room.

10 am - Donuts for Teens
Ages 12-17 meet in the prayer chapel for donuts and discussion before the service.

This Week:

Monday@12pm Locker Room
Monday@6:30pm Refit                                                                                                                            
Tuesday@9:30am Senior Bible Study          
Wednesday@7:00pm Women’s Bible Study in the Prayer Chapel
Wednesday@6:30pm Refit

Thursday@10am Refit

Upcoming Events:

December Events:  

December 10, 9 am: Men's breakfast at Young's.
December 10, 9:30 am and immediately following service: Annual business meeting.
December 13, 7 pm: Christmas Concert: come and enjoy an evening of Christmas music.
December 15, 7-9 pm: Women's Christmas Party. More details to follow.
December 24, 10:30 am and 7 pm:
Christmas Eve services.
December 25: No services held.

Visit the church calendar and see more events.

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Contact Church Staff

Carl Ruby
Senior Pastor


Elana Elmore
Worship Leader


Erin Armstrong
Kid's Ministry Director


Suzanne Slagell
Office Manager


Julia Black


Laurie Nott
Church Bookeeper


Annie Baisden
Church Custodian


Jodi White
Director of Celebration Station


Board of Elders
Micah Wagner, Louis Agresta, Heather Hahn, Suzanne Slusher, Kevin Sprinkle
Office Hours
Monday thru Friday — 9:00am - 1:30pm
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