Light In The Darkness: April 25, 2012

by Pastor David Grey

“It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers,  to prepare God’s people for works of service.” – Ephesians 4:11-12

I know that I have written on this topic before but it is a message so much needed in the Body of Christ today. Tradition has resulted in whole congregations who expect their pastor to do the ministry. But that is clearly not what scripture says.
John Piper writes, “God gives to a church spiritual leaders whose role is to equip the saints for the work of the ministry. And from the work of the ministry by the saints, the body is built up. God’s pattern for producing people with powerful faith and genuine love is not to have the pastor-teachers do all the work of the ministry.

“They are to equip the saints to do the ministry. And the saints are not a class of Christians. They are you, all of you, who have set yourselves apart for God through faith in Christ.”

According to God’s pattern then, the building up of the body in faith and love is the  responsibility of saints who have been equipped.

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Phoenix softball wins wild game against Chittenango

by Rob Tetro

Phoenix varsity girls softball Coach Casey Jones has mentioned several times that if his team does not play to its capabilities, it still has an incomparable will to win.

Jones’ statement was never more true than it was when his team took Chittenango Friday. Despite six costly errors, the Lady Firebirds came from behind for a dramatic 13-12 win.

Chittenango got things going quickly, taking a 1-0 lead during the top of the first inning. However, the game became far more interesting during the second inning. Chittenango added five more runs to bring its lead to 6-0.

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Fulton boys tennis defeats Syracuse East 4-3

The Fulton boys tennis team toppled Syracuse East 4-3 last Thursday.

In first singles, Mitchell Lalik of Fulton defeated Justin DAntonio of Syracuse East 6-0, 6-1.

In second singles, Eric Naioti of Fulton defeated Jhuelandra Bhattarai of Syracuse East 6-2, 6-2.

In third singles, Nathan Deavers of Fulton defeated Jesse Negrotto of Syracuse East 6-2, 3-6, 6-3.

In fourth singles, Dinesh Ghimirey of Syracuse East defeated Brian Garrett of Fulton 6-3, 6-0.

In first doubles, Alex Bawarski and Joe Medico of Fulton defeated Ran Rai and Shagar Subba of Syracuse East 6-3, 6-3.

In second doubles, Adrian Joseph and Nicolas Saralequi of Syracuse East defeated Brad Crofoot and Nathan Hawthorne of Fulton 6-4, 6-4.

In third doubles, Max Kricks and Raiss Muya of Syracuse East defeated Neil Devendorf and Logan Carvey of Fulton 6-1, 6-3.

Oswego Speedway: Dave Danzer hopes 2012 continues where 2011 left off

by Dan Johnson

With opening day at Oswego Speedway fast approaching, teams are putting the finishing touches on their winter projects, trying to be in top form for when the speedway’s gates swing open May 5.

While some are looking for a clean slate to start 2012, there is one who would like to pick up in 2012 where he left off in 2011.

If there was one driver that didn’t want to see the 2011 Novelis supermodified season end at Oswego Speedway, it had to be Dave Danzer, driver of the family owned #52.

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‘Bedside Manners’ to open Saturday – Helen, played by Valeri Roscoe Dedich, and Geoff, played by Kyle Walton, try to have a romantic moment only to be interrupted by an enraged Sally, played by Molly Brown, while hapless hotel manager Ferris, played by Brian Pringle, tries to keep her at bay in a scene from Derek Benfield’s comic farce “Bedside Manners,” which opens Fulton Community Theatre’s 2012 season Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. on the Jubilee Hall Stage at Holy Trinity Parish, Fulton. Additional performances are Saturday evenings, May 5 and 12, along with Sunday matinee performances April 28, May 6 and 13 at 2 p.m.. Tickets may be obtained by calling 592-2768 or visiting the theatre on the web at www.fultoncommunitytheatre.net. –Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea

Fulton Community Theatre’s ‘Bedside Manners’ to open Saturday

‘Bedside Manners’ to open Saturday – Helen, played by Valeri Roscoe Dedich, and Geoff, played by Kyle Walton, try to have a romantic moment only to be interrupted by an enraged Sally, played by Molly Brown, while hapless hotel manager Ferris, played by Brian Pringle, tries to keep her at bay in a scene from Derek Benfield’s comic farce “Bedside Manners,” which opens Fulton Community Theatre’s 2012 season Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. on the Jubilee Hall Stage at Holy Trinity Parish, Fulton. Additional performances are Saturday evenings, May 5 and 12, along with Sunday matinee performances April 28, May 6 and 13 at 2 p.m.. Tickets may be obtained by calling 592-2768 or visiting the theatre on the web at www.fultoncommunitytheatre.net. –Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea
‘Bedside Manners’ to open Saturday – Helen, played by Valeri Roscoe Dedich, and Geoff, played by Kyle Walton, try to have a romantic moment only to be interrupted by an enraged Sally, played by Molly Brown, while hapless hotel manager Ferris, played by Brian Pringle, tries to keep her at bay in a scene from Derek Benfield’s comic farce “Bedside Manners,” which opens Fulton Community Theatre’s 2012 season Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. on the Jubilee Hall Stage at Holy Trinity Parish, Fulton. Additional performances are Saturday evenings, May 5 and 12, along with Sunday matinee performances April 28, May 6 and 13 at 2 p.m.. Tickets may be obtained by calling 592-2768 or visiting the theatre on the web at www.fultoncommunitytheatre.net. –Valley News photo by Kelly LeVea

Derek Benfield’s comic farce “Bedside Manners”  opens Fulton Community Theatre’s 2012 season Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. on the Jubilee Hall Stage at Holy Trinity Parish, Fulton.

Additional performances are Saturday evenings, May 5 and 12, along with Sunday matinee performances April 28, May 6 and 13 at 2 p.m..

Tickets may be obtained by calling 592-2768 or visiting the theatre on the web at www.fultoncommunitytheatre.net.

County ethics board chairman addresses committee

by Carol Thompson

Oswego County Ethics Board chairman John FitzGibbons addressed members of the legislature’s Strategic Planning and Government Committee during Monday’s meeting.

He gave an overview of the ethics law and the purpose of the board. “We work from the confines of the law to serve in the most capable way,” FitzGibbons said.

The financial disclosure form, required under law to be filed by elected officials and department heads in the position of decision making, needs to be revised, FitzGibbons said.

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Over eighty volunteers from St. Luke Health Services gathered in the Riverview Room Thursday at St. Luke for a luncheon hosted in their honor. Pictured from left are long-time volunteer Ruth Woodworth, St. Luke Volunteer Coordinator Debra Robillard, and volunteer Brooke Greenier.

St. Luke Health Services honors more than 80 volunteers

Over eighty volunteers from St. Luke Health Services gathered in the Riverview Room Thursday at St. Luke for a luncheon hosted in their honor. Pictured from left are long-time volunteer Ruth Woodworth, St. Luke Volunteer Coordinator Debra Robillard, and volunteer Brooke Greenier.

Over eighty volunteers from St. Luke Health Services gathered in the Riverview Room Thursday at St. Luke for a luncheon hosted in their honor.

The theme for the event, “Thanks For The Memories” acknowledged the many contributions volunteers of all ages make on behalf of St. Luke residents throughout the year.

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Violet Hotchkiss, resident of Fulton

Violet Smith Hotchkiss, 73, of Fulton, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse.

She was born in Waterloo and lived most of her life in Mexico and Fulton. She graduated in 1956 from Fulton High School. She was employed at Crouse Hinds for 15 years and A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital for 25 years before retiring in 1997.

She was a Girl Scout Leader from 1969 through 1972 at Oak Street School. She also enjoyed bingo and playing cards with her family and friends.

She is predeceased by her son, Edward McGibbon Hotchkiss; mother, Viola Jerome Smith Martin; father, Arthur W. Smith; and 3 brothers, Arthur S. Smith, Edward J. Smith, and Charles L. Smith.

Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Raymond; daughters, Cynthia (Richard) Turner of Westerly, RI; Wendy (Lynn) Dayger of Canterbury, Conn.; son, Dustin (Bonnie) Hotchkiss of Fulton; one brother, Harold (Betty) Smith of Greenville, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Kerry (John) Heinz of Dunlap, IL; Austin (Stephanie) Dayger of Plainfield, Conn.; Alecia Dayger of Sommerville, Mass.; Nicole Lastra of Fulton; Jennifer Hotchkiss of Minetto; and Kadin and Cheyenne Hotchkiss of Fulton; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life service was held Sunday, at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton.

Contributions may be made to Department of Cell & Developmental Biology, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Anatomical Gift Program, 750 East Adams Street, Syracuse, New York, 13210 where she has donated her body for the advancement of medical education and research.

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