Dear Church Family,
Summer is finally upon us. Many of us will be spending more time with family and friends in summer activities. As a Christian we must be careful not to leave God out of our daily journey of faith.
As we conclude the Armor of God series the end of June we are reminded in Ephesians 6:18 to, "Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere." Prayer, our conversation with God, is essential to our faith experience. To continue the emphasis on be spiritually prepared for all that will face in our lives the next study on Sunday morning at 9:00 am and Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm will be a study about prayer entitled War Room.
War Room is a Christian Film released in 2015 that was rated poorly by critics yet became a surprise hit as the Christian community responded in good numbers. A small group study has been developed to apply the power of prayer to our daily lives. For those who will be gone many weekends this summer the Tuesday evening study of War Room is a great way to stay in community with other believers and learn how to deepen our understanding and practice of prayer.
Prayer is a critical part of our relationship with God. Sometimes we get stuck in our journey of faith. Do you feel stuck in your walk with God? It is easy to get stuck. In September there will be several small groups offering the five-week study entitled UNSTUCK. This study is facilitated with a video teaching by nationally recognized pastors and teachers with study guides for every participant. You will not want to miss this study.
Finally, continue to pray for our congregation daily. We need the prayers of one another as we strive to serve God faithfully. Just as Paul wrote to several churches, pray at all times, pray without ceasing, pray in the spirit, be persistent in your prayers for all believers. We need the prayers of one another to stand firm in our faith and to continue to grow in our relationship with God and one another.
May God bless your relationship with God and others,
WUMC FAMILY NEWS
Rob Greenlese, Ron Peyton
Prayers of Christian Hope and Sympathy:
for the family and friends of Audrey Entenman who passed away on May 14.
For the family and friends of Charles P. Duck Jr., father of Priscilla Bersee who passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016.
Welcome Dr. Roger Hertzman
Dr. Roger Hertzman was baptized and welcomed into membership on May, 22, 2016.
"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans". Proverbs 16:3
High School Graduates:
Malachi Lipinski is graduating from Anthony Wayne High School. He will be attending Owens Community College and will be working for his brother's landscaping company.
Mikael Lipinski is graduating from Anthony Wayne High School. He will be attending Owens Community College and will be working for his brother's landscaping company.
Madeline Lockyer is graduating from Maumee Valley Country Day School. She will be attending Kenyon College with a major in Chinese and International Business and a Studio Art Minor. Madeline will also be playing field hocky for Kenyon.
Emily May is graduating from Anthony Wayne High School. Emily will be attending Bowling Green State University with a major in Visual Communication Technology.
Savannah Rothhaas is graduating from Anthony Wayne High School. Savannah will be attending Hillsdale College.
Zach Sisler is graduating from Anthony Wayne High School. Zach will be attending University of Cincinnati with a major in Engineering. He also plans to go on a two-week hiking trip to Philmont in New Mexico with the Scouts this summer.
Nikki (Westfall) Fellhauer graduated from University of Michigan with a Master's degree in Business Administration.
Claire Long graduated from Bowling Green State University with a major in Athletic Training. She plans to attend BGSU to earn a Master's of Education degree with a specilization in Kinesiology. She will also be working as the certified athletic trainer for the BGSU gymnastics and cross-country teams.
Maggie (Long) Hayes graduated from Washington Lee University, School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree. she will be working for a law firm and obtaining her Master's degree on-line.
Lucy Rothhaas graduated from Hillsdale College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science.
WUMC MAIL BOX
Ladies of Waterville U. M. Church,
Thank you so kindly for the greeting and blessing as I approach my 95th mile marker. I never thought I would live these many years as the Lorduses me to share His love to others.
Also, I thank you for the encouraging message of Psalm 90:12 Just what I needed for today.
Ponder the word church as used in the new testament with its Greek connotation, which I am sure your Pastor has high-lighted in sermons. The word is derived from two Greek words:
"out of" , and "the called". Therefore, the new testament meaning of the word church is the "called out ones". Ponder its depth.
Yours because His,
W. H. Wilson
I looked out the window and saw the roses,
I looked up, and saw the sun;
I breathed, and felt God's Holy Presence-
All surrounding me with love.
Reflecting on His faithfulness,
Moments don themselves with joy;
That which seemed so discouraging
Now reverberates with poise.
I know my sufficiency is not of self-
Because His Word has told me so;
Now I rest on His unchanging Grace,
Until I see His Smiling Face.
Don't be discouraged, one with heavy heart-
He who feeds the sparrow will also
End your plight.
So be strong in the Lord and the Power of His Might-
A better day is coming when all will be Heavenly Bright!
Warren H. Wilson - 11/15/2012