Martinsburg Church of Christ

         Weekly Newsletter


      Welcome to our church!

Pastors note from Scott: 

As we approach Thanksgiving, I have so much to be thankful for.  The Lord has blessed me in so many ways that it is hard to count my blessings, but that doesn’t keep me from doing it! I don’t have time or space to share them all with you, but I do want to share one of them.  I am thankful for the blessing of being able to serve God and our church family here at the Martinsburg Church of Christ. Growing up, I had aspirations of either becoming a police officer or being a youth minister.  I chose to be a police officer because I knew that I could still work with youth and allow God to use me while being a “public servant”.  The best part, after 20 years in law enforcement, I am now a youth minister!  It was definitely not in my plans to get into ministry in my 40’s, but God had other plans.  I am thankful that He has blessed my ministry and I am excited about the work He is doing here.  I pray that we all take time this week to “Count Your Blessings” and thank God for all that He was, is and will be.

Sermon series – Stewardship

Upcoming events:                                                                           Anniversary:                                                                                                                                            

Ladies Bible Study: Tues @ 10AM                                                         Doc & Ginny Creek 11/25/23

Wed Night Bible Study: Wed @ 6PM

Men’s Prayer Breakfast Nov 18th @ 8am

Sassy Sr’s – Antietam Theatre trip 11/18

Mosaic: Nov 19 @ 5PM

Happy Thanksgiving!  11/23/34

Month of November – Ravioli Drive – Kidz Power Pacs – Please give donations to Bruce Sanders

Romans 15:7

“Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you,

 for the glory of God”



Ministries:  Men’s: Bible Study, Fellowship, mentoring and to serve the needs of the church

Women:  Bible Study Tuesday morning at 10am, Book Club new book each month 

Teens: Youth Group 6th thru 12th grades

Children’s: Child Crusaders – Kindergarten to 5th grade

Nursery: Providing a safe and nurting environment for your child during our 10:30 service

“Sassy Sr’s.:A social group where everyone is invited to attend and you do not have to be a member to join them. Their goal is to “just have fun”


Worship: Plan services, scheduling of worship service, music, scripture reading, communion meditation & special music

Mission: Distribution of church monies to approved charities

Building: Manage & maintain building & grounds

Finance: Maintains a budget and manage all finances except Missions

Prayer: Organize and schedule prayers by requests

Hospitality: Care for the sick, sending cards, visits and delivering communion

Events: Coordinate special events, dinners, outgoings, etc

Children’s & Welcome: Plan children’s church and schedule for nursery

We encourage new and old members to get involved in the church community by volunteering, 

attending events or joining one of our groups ministries or teams.


Prayer Needs:

UPDATE 11/13/23 –  Linda Haines – (mother of David Haines) Had surgery on her right leg last Monday 11/6/23. She had a plate and a few screws put in place. On Friday 11/10/23, she was moved to a rehabilitation facility close to their home. She will remain for 7 to 10 days to monitor her incisions and see a physical therapist daily.

UPDATE 11/13/23 – Marian Greenfield –  Her surgery was successful and now moved to Hagerstown for therapy.

11/13/23 – Sheila Carlisle (Bruce Sanders sister in law) 

11/13/23 – Chris Eichelberger – Scheduled for shoulder surgery on 11/15/23. 

11/16/23 – Craig (friend of Carolyn & Raymond Knight) mouth cancer

Prayer Team

The Prayer Team has been formed. If you were unable to attend the meeting but would like to participate, please contact Diana Pavlik personally or at or (304) 433-5460.

We would like to have persons willing to pray for individuals during the service to be available in the foyer when the call for prayer needs is made. Prayer requests can be made using the cards in the foyer then dropped in the offering box or personally contact Chris, Scott or Diana

Message from Diana Pavlik:


I wanted to thank all of you for agreeing to pray for the church and the community. I am certain we will make an impact. Some of you have been included in this email because of previous association, specifically on the prayer chain. If you were not at the meeting yet received this email, please let me know if you are interested in joining the prayer team.

We have decided to have two “branches” for the prayer chain: phone call and text messages. Shirley Butler has agreed to be the starting point for the call branch, and Patti Gifft will start the text branch. Please indicate by return email which branch you prefer. I will send Patti the list generated from the cards you filled out Sunday with your preferences. If you would like to be on both (maybe a back up/ Plan B sorta thing)  please let me know.

I believe most of you receive emails on your phones. I was thinking this may be the most efficient and least annoying platform for sending group information, e.g group prayer events, general needs of the team. If that doesn’t work for you, let me know. I am going to have an announcement made during services and in the church newsletter recruiting other interested persons, just so you are aware.

Again, I believe God is going to do great things through us.


Volunteers Needed:

The church chairs need to be cleaned. We need church members/volunteers to help clean them between 9am and 1:30pm. (While Scott is between bus runs) 

Faith Feeding Freedom: We are in need of volunteers to help make soup each Friday to feed those less fortunate.

Veterans Breakfast:

Thank you to the Welcome Team (John & Jada) for hosting the Veterans Breakfast! 

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Acts 15:4

“When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they declared all that God had done with them”