News for July 13, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

A reminder….

in the Courtyard and In the Fellowship Hall after worship.  Please join us for both!

OUTDOOR WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – Praise Him! Praise Him! – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship

Hymn of Worship – Freely, Freely  #389

Children’s Moment

Special Music – Bradley Piri

Scripture – Ephesians 1:3-14

Sermon – God’s Down Payment – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Count Your Blessings - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – Amazing Grace -  #378, Vs. 1-4

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Postlude – I Sing the Mighty Power of God – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Pastor Mike

Counters – Anna Banachowski and Pam Cook

PRAYER REQUESTS

Chris Kirby’s Mother, Anita

The Family of Joan Gilbert on the passing of Dick Gilbert

Doug Hansen

Karl & Connie Kirkman

Sharon Schulte

Bonne Spychalski

Friend of Tom & Karen Wiggins

Praises to God for the successful rescue and protection of the soccer team and the rescue teams in Thailand.

A special thank you to our dear church family who have been so faithful in prayer for Karl Kirkman.  He still has a long road to go.  He loves you and misses you all and Connie appreciates you so much.

July Mission FocusHygiene Kits and School Kits!

This year the Missions Committee is focusing on both Hygiene Kits and School Kits for July and August, rather than assigning one type of kit to a specific month.  Feel free to donate items for either kit during these two months.

In the face of natural disasters, violence, and grinding poverty, Hygiene Kits can mean the difference between sickness and health for struggling families; and School Kits can give children in these impoverished communities and refugee camps some of the basic tools for learning.

Your support makes a tremendous difference in the lives of so many people both here at home and around the world.  Each kit represents a person whose life will be changed because of the simple items contained within.  Please donate only the items from the lists below.  The Festival of Sharing is very particular that items be the same in each kit.

HYGIENE KIT

Our most needed Kits!  These little kits are jam-packed with supplies to help keep people clean & healthy.  From toothbrushes to washcloths, you’re making sure that someone’s needs are going to be met in the wake of an emergency whenever the most basic supplies can be hard to come by.

       One hand towel measuring approximately 15”x20” to 16”x 32” (no fingertip, bath, dish towel, or microfiber)

·       One washcloth

·       One wide-tooth comb removed from the package

·       One finger nail or toenail clipper removed from the package

·       One bath size bar of soap in the wrapper

·       One toothbrush in the original package

·       Ten standard size Band-Aids

 

SCHOOL KIT

Remember how it felt to start a new school year with all the right supplies?  Help give the same feeling to students around the world recovering from a disaster or living in tough circumstances.

§  One pair of blunt scissors removed from package (rounded tip only)

§  Three 70 - count bound notebooks or notebooks totaling 200-210 pages (no loose leaf or filler paper)

§  One 30- centimeter, 12”ruler

§  One hand held pencil sharpener removed from the package

§  One large eraser (no pencil cap erasers)

§  Six new, unsharpened pencils with erasers, removed from the package

§  One box of 24 crayons

 Wayward Walkers has been revived!  Join us this summer for walking and praying in our community.  Wear your sneakers, bring your kids or your pets, while we walk and pray around town.  We will meet at 7 pm on the dates and locations shown below:

July  19 Meet at Farnsworth Park (1st entrance)

July  26 Meet at church and walk around neighborhood

For additional questions, please contact Char Monroe at 419-277-2779. 

 Operation Christmas Child  - July Collection Items - Sunglasses, hats, beach balls, outdoor play games, flip-flops, drink cups, jump ropes!!!

Summer taking you away and you still want to hear the sermon… Visit us at www.watervilleumc.org

Communication!  Please contact the Church Office at 419-878-3645 or e-mail your request to wumc@watervilleumc.org if:

You wish to be added to WUMC’s Friday E-Blast

You wish to receive The Ambassador (Monthly Newsletter)

You have a change in your mailing address, your e-mail address or your telephone numbers.

Quarterly Statements: Your 2nd Quarter Giving Statements were emailed July 7. For those who receive hardcopies, they are available for your pick-up on the shelf outside the Church Office. 

Volunteer needed to make 24 cupcakes (Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix - no frosting) for the Children’s Sunday School on August 19.  Cupcake liners provided.  Please contact Stephanie Shelton if you are interested.  Thank you!  

So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.  Romans 10:17 (NLT)

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for July 6, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – Faith is the Victory – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Opening Prayer

Hymn of Worship – My Hope Is Built  #368

Children’s Moment

Special Music – Encircle Me With Love – Pam Denman, Charlene Monroe & Nadia Taylor

Scripture – Mark 6:1-13

Sermon – Beware of Disbelief – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Only Believe - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – ‘Tis So Sweet to Trust In Jesus #462

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Postlude – Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

Counters – Ted Myers and Dan Breen

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Chris Kirby’s Mother, Anita

Bonne Spychalski

Friend of Tom and Karen Wiggins

John Wittenmyer

Vacation Bible School next week

Vacation Bible School – NEXT WEEK!!!  July 9th – July 12th, 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Waterville - Ages 4 to Completed Sixth Grade.  Contact Stephanie Shelton  if you have any questions.

VBS Food Donations Needed For NEXT Wednesday, July 11 – Please sign up on the bulletin board NO LATER THAN THIS SUNDAY!

1.           Crockpots of Sloppy Joe

2.           Hamburger Buns

3.           Cheesy Potatoes

4.           Cookies

5.           Individual Bags of Chips

6.           Fruit or Salad

7.          People to Help Serve

 

  VBS Crew Leaders Still Needed!

Crew Leaders are still needed for Vacation Bible School this summer - July 9 - 12, 6:15-8:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church.  A crew leader is responsible for getting a small group of children to each of the 4 stations (Bible Point, Music, Craft, and Snack) throughout the evening.  There are station leaders at each of the locations that guide the lesson/activity.    You would also be paired with another adult or youth.  Dinner would be provided for you and your family each evening at 5:30 pm.  If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Stephanie Shelton      

Outdoor Worship & Indoor Potluck – Sunday, July 15 - Please join us and bring your favorite picnic food to share.  Browning residents will be our special guests!!!

July Mission FocusHygiene Kits and School Kits!

This year the Missions Committee is focusing on both Hygiene Kits and School Kits for July and August, rather than assigning one type of kit to a specific month.  Feel free to donate items for either kit during these two months.

In the face of natural disasters, violence, and grinding poverty, Hygiene Kits can mean the difference between sickness and health for struggling families; and School Kits can give children in these impoverished communities and refugee camps some of the basic tools for learning.

Your support makes a tremendous difference in the lives of so many people both here at home and around the world.  Each kit represents a person whose life will be changed because of the simple items contained within.  Please donate only the items from the lists below.  The Festival of Sharing is very particular that items be the same in each kit.

HYGIENE KIT

Our most needed Kits!  These little kits are jam-packed with supplies to help keep people clean & healthy.  From toothbrushes to washcloths, you’re making sure that someone’s needs are going to be met in the wake of an emergency whenever the most basic supplies can be hard to come by.

·       One hand towel measuring approximately 15”x20” to 16”x 32” (no fingertip, bath, dish towel, or microfiber)

·       One washcloth

·       One wide-tooth comb removed from the package

·       One finger nail or toenail clipper removed from the package

·       One bath size bar of soap in the wrapper

·       One toothbrush in the original package

·       Ten standard size Band-Aids

SCHOOL KIT

Remember how it felt to start a new school year with all the right supplies?  Help give the same feeling to students around the world recovering from a disaster or living in tough circumstances.

§  One pair of blunt scissors removed from package (rounded tip only)

§  Three 70 - count bound notebooks or notebooks totaling 200-210 pages (no loose leaf or filler paper)

§  One 30- centimeter, 12”ruler

§  One hand held pencil sharpener removed from the package

§  One large eraser (no pencil cap erasers)

§  Six new, unsharpened pencils with erasers, removed from the package

§  One box of 24 crayons

Like the PowerPoint part of the service?  Understand the importance of recording the Worship Service?  Able to help some Sundays during the Worship Service?  We are in need of back-ups to show the morning announcements and order of worship and videotape the service so it can be viewed in the Fireside Room.  The PowerPoints are already created; you just advance them with a click of a button, it’s that easy!  And, training will be provided.    Please see Pastor Mike if the Lord is leading you to help in this area.

Wayward Walkers has been revived!  Join us this summer for walking and praying in our community.  Wear your sneakers, bring your kids or your pets, while we walk and pray around town.  We will meet at 7 pm on the dates and locations shown below:

July  12 Meet at Battlefield  (off Jerome Rd./mall side)

July  19 Meet at Farnsworth Park (1st entrance)

July  26 Meet at church and walk around neighborhood

For additional questions, please contact Char Monroe at 419-277-2779. 

Operation Christmas Child  - July Collection Items - Sunglasses, hats, beach balls, outdoor play games, flip-flops, drink cups, jump ropes!!!

Summer taking you away and you still want to hear the sermon… Visit us at www.watervilleumc.org

Communication!  Please contact the Church Office at 419-878-3645 or e-mail your request to wumc@watervilleumc.org if:

     You wish to be added to WUMC’s Friday E-Blast

     You wish to receive The Ambassador (Monthly Newsletter)

You have a change in your mailing address, your e-mail address or your telephone numbers.

Quarterly Statements: Your 2nd Quarter Giving Statements will be emailed tomorrow, Saturday, July 7. For those who receive hardcopies, they will be available for your pick-up on this Sunday, July 8 on the shelf outside the Church Office. 

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News of June 29, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Mission Moment – Karen Wiggins

Prelude – America, the Beautiful / God Bless the U.S.A. / Battle Hymn of the Republic – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Opening Prayer

Hymn of Worship – Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us #381

Children’s Moment

Special Music – Child of God – Alexandra Meade

Scripture – Mark 5:21-35

Sermon – Does God Still Heal? – Pastor Mike

Hymn – Heal Me, Hands of Jesus  - vs 1 & 4 #262

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Onward, Christian Soldiers - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Celebration of Holy Communion

Prayer of Confession

Hymn – Healer of Our Every Ill #2213

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Postlude – Holy, Holy, Holy – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Terry Myers

Counters – Doug Smith & Ted Myers

PRAYER REQUESTS

Jeanette

The Family of Terry Jessie

The Page Family as they travel

Bonne Spychalski

John Wittenmyer

The Family of Ed Wronkowicz

Praises for the birth of Zora Ariel Odette Bollinger on Thursday, June 28.  Zora weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. and is 21 inches long.  Mom and baby are doing well.  Blessings to happy parents Zach and Jenni Bollinger along with big sister, Ainsley!

Prayer Quilt Ministry – This Sunday, there will be a prayer quilt for Luella Craig.  Please stop by and say a prayer of comfort and tie a knot.  May the warmth of the quilt remind her that God’s loving presence is with her and that our caring prayers continue.

Quarterly Statements: Your 2nd Quarter Giving Statements will be emailed on Saturday, July 7. For those who receive hardcopies, they will be available for your pick-up on Sunday, July 8 on the shelf outside the Church Office.

Outdoor Worship & Indoor Potluck - Sunday, July 15 - Please join us and bring your favorite picnic food to share.  Browning residents will be our special guests.

July Mission FocusHygiene Kits and School Kits!

This year the Missions Committee is focusing on both Hygiene Kits and School Kits for July and August, rather than assigning one type of kit to a specific month.  Feel free to donate items for either kit during these two months.

In the face of natural disasters, violence, and grinding poverty, Hygiene Kits can mean the difference between sickness and health for struggling families; and School Kits can give children in these impoverished communities and refugee camps some of the basic tools for learning.

Your support makes a tremendous difference in the lives of so many people both here at home and around the world.  Each kit represents a person whose life will be changed because of the simple items contained within.  Please donate only the items from the lists below.  The Festival of Sharing is very particular that items be the same in each kit.

HYGIENE KIT

Our most needed Kits!  These little kits are jam-packed with supplies to help keep people clean & healthy.  From toothbrushes to washcloths, you’re making sure that someone’s needs are going to be met in the wake of an emergency whenever the most basic supplies can be hard to come by.

·       One hand towel measuring approximately 15”x20” to 16”x 32” (no fingertip, bath, dish towel, or microfiber)

·       One washcloth

·       One wide-tooth comb removed from the package

·       One finger nail or toenail clipper removed from the package

·       One bath size bar of soap in the wrapper

·       One toothbrush in the original package

·       Ten standard size Band-Aids

·        

SCHOOL KIT

Remember how it felt to start a new school year with all the right supplies?  Help give the same feeling to students around the world recovering from a disaster or living in tough circumstances.

§  One pair of blunt scissors removed from package (rounded tip only)

§  Three 70 - count bound notebooks or notebooks totaling 200-210 pages (no loose leaf or filler paper)

§  One 30- centimeter, 12”ruler

§  One hand held pencil sharpener removed from the package

§  One large eraser (no pencil cap erasers)

§  Six new, unsharpened pencils with erasers, removed from the package

§  One box of 24 crayons

§  One 12” x 14” to 14” x 17” finished size cotton or lightweight canvas bag with handles (solid color or kid friendly, no logos, no reusable shopping bags, no backpacks)

Like the PowerPoint part of the service?  Understand the importance of recording the Worship Service?  Able to help some Sundays during the Worship Service?  We are in need of back-ups to show the morning announcements and order of worship and record the service.  The PowerPoints are already created; you just advance them with a click of a button, it’s that easy!  And, training will be provided.    Please see Pastor Mike if the Lord is leading you to help in this area.

Wayward Walkers has been revived!  Join us this summer for walking and praying in our community.  Wear your sneakers, bring your kids or your pets, while we walk and pray around town.  We will meet at 7 pm on the dates and locations shown below:

July    5 Meet at Fallen Timbers Monument

July  12 Meet at Battlefield  (off Jerome Rd./mall side)

July  19 Meet at Farnsworth Park (1st entrance)

July  26 Meet at church and walk around neighborhood

Additional questions, please contact Char Monroe at 419-277-2779. 

Vacation Bible School - July 9th – July 12th, 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Waterville - Ages 4 to Completed Sixth Grade

Registration closes JULY 1 so register today!!!  Please use this link:   https://sites.google.com/view/watervillevbs.  Contact Stephanie Shelton 567-202-5035 or sshelton171@gmail.com if you have any questions.

VBS Food Donations Needed For Wednesday, July 11 – Please sign up on the bulletin board.

1.           Crockpots of Sloppy Joe

2.           Hamburger Buns

3.           Cheesy Potatoes

4.           Cookies

5.           Individual Bags of Chips

6.           Fruit or Salad

7.          People to Help Serve

8.         “Castaway Crackers” – Rainbow Goldfish Crackers

 

VBS Crew Leaders Still Needed!

Crew Leaders are still needed for Vacation Bible School this summer - July 9 - 12, 6:15-8:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church.  A crew leader is responsible for getting a small group of children to each of the 4 stations (Bible Point, Music, Craft, and Snack) throughout the evening.  There are station leaders at each of the locations that guide the lesson/activity.    You would also be paired with another adult or youth.  Dinner would be provided for you and your family each evening at 5:30 pm.  If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Stephanie Shelton at 567-202-5035 or sshelton171@gmail.com.      

Operation Christmas Child  - July Collection Items - Sunglasses, hats, beach balls, outdoor play games, flip-flops, drink cups, jump ropes!!!

Summer taking you away and you still want to hear the sermon… Visit us at www.watervilleumc.org

Communication!  Please contact the Church Office at 419-878-3645 or e-mail your request to wumc@watervilleumc.org if:

     You wish to be added to WUMC’s Friday E-Blast

     You wish to receive The Ambassador (Monthly Newsletter)

 You have a change in your mailing address, your e-mail address or your telephone numbers.

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News of June 22, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

 The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – Rejoice In The Lord Always – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship

Hymn of Worship – Great Is Thy Faithfulness #140

Children’s Moment and Mission Jar

Special Music – It Is Well With My Soul - Christian Taylor

Scripture – Mark 4:35-41

Sermon – Finding God’s Peace in the Midst of the Storms of Life – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Ole Time Religion & Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn - Be Still, My Soul #534

diction – Pastor Mike

Postlude – Lord, Be Glorified – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

Counters – Tom Quinn and Jerry Robinson

PRAYER REQUESTS

Marc Banachowski’s daughter Amy’s boyfriend Chris

Lisa Galton’s Co Worker, Tim

Bob Hires

Karl and Connie Kirkman

The Family of Priscilla Schlingman

Bonne Spychalski

John Wittenmyer

Ed Wronkowicz

Youth Group returning from Burtonsville, MD – See photo:

Outdoor Worship & Indoor Potluck - Sunday, July 15 - Please join us and bring your favorite picnic food to share.  Browning residents will be our special guests.

June Mission Focus – THIS SUNDAY IS MISSION JAR SUNDAY!!!

Impact with Hope is a local charity that has international influence.   You may know it as International Services of Hope which has been present on Farnsworth Road in Waterville since their incorporation in 1982.  (One of the original trustees was Fred Dieter, who was a member of this church before his passing.)  It is a community based, non-profit, charitable organization whose mandate is devoted to ensuring a brighter future for children. 

Their mission is to reach out and serve others by mending broken bodies, bones, and hearts, feeding hungry families, responding to disasters, and investing in communities throughout the world.  More than $0.98 out of every $1.00 is spent directly on the people they serve.   

Like the PowerPoint part of the service?  Understand the importance of recording the Worship Service?  Able to help some Sundays during the Worship Service?  We are in need of back-ups to show the morning announcements and order of worship and record the service.  The PowerPoints are already created.  Training will be provided.    Please see Pastor Mike if the Lord is leading you to help in this area.

Wayward Walkers has been revived!  Join us this summer for walking and praying in our community.  Wear your sneakers, bring your kids or your pets, while we walk and pray around town.  We will meet at 7 pm on the dates and locations shown below:

June 28 Meet at Story Point and walk around community

July    5 Meet at Fallen Timbers Monument

July  12 Meet at Battlefield  (off Jerome Rd./mall side)

July  19 Meet at Farnsworth Park (1st entrance)

July  26 Meet at church and walk around neighborhood

For additional questions, please contact Char Monroe at 419-277-2779. 

Vacation Bible School - July 9th – July 12th, 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Waterville - Ages 4 to Completed Sixth Grade

Registration is NOW OPEN for children ages 4 - completed sixth grade who would like to attend VBS.  Please follow this link to complete the registration form on-line https://sites.google.com/view/watervillevbs.  Contact Stephanie Shelton if you have any questions.

VBS Food Donations Needed For Wednesday, July 11 – Please sign up on the bulletin board.

1.           Crockpot of Sloppy Joe

2.           Hamburger Buns

3.           Cheesy Potatoes

4.           Cookies

5.           Individual Bags of Chips

6.           Fruit or Salad

7.           Paper Plates

8.           Napkins

9.           Forks

10.         People to Help Serve

11.         “Castaway Crackers” – Rainbow Goldfish Crackers

VBS Announcement!

Crew Leaders are needed for Vacation Bible School this summer - July 9 - 12, 6:15-8:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church.  A crew leader is responsible for getting a small group of children to each of the 4 stations (Bible Point, Music, Craft, and Snack) throughout the evening.  There are station leaders at each of the locations that guide the lesson/activity.    You would also be paired with another adult or youth.  Dinner would be provided for you and your family each evening at 5:30 pm.  If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Stephanie Shelton at 567-202-5035 or sshelton171@gmail.com.      

Donation Item Needed for VBS:    4 Empty plastic ice cream pails, no lids needed – Still time to eat ice cream!!!!

Operation Christmas Child       

**OCC June Collection Items**  Girls items- purses, hair bows, clip on earrings, jewelry, watches, hair ribbons, cups, sewing items, eating utensils (spoons and forks only).   Add an item to your regular shopping list!

Fellowship Ministry

Ø  We are in need of a volunteer to oversee the Fellowship Ministry.  This is an important ministry time when we visit with guest, members, friends and family; share our concerns or a story over a cup of coffee, before we continue with our week.  This person would make sure there is food available and make sure there are people signed up to make coffee, set out the treats, and clean up.  Maybe consider sharing this responsibility with a friend.  Please contact the Church office at 419-878-3645 if you are interested in serving in this ministry.

Ø  There is also an opportunity to sign up to help on a Sunday or to help for a month.  An opportunity to serve where needed to continue an important ministry.

Summer taking you away and you still want to hear the sermon… Visit us at www.watervilleumc.org

Communication!  Please contact the Church Office at 419-878-3645 or e-mail your request to wumc@watervilleumc.org if:

     You wish to be added to WUMC’s Friday E-Blast

   You wish to receive The Ambassador (Monthly Newsletter)

You have a change in your mailing address, your e-mail address or your telephone numbers.

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!  Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT)

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News from June 15, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome – Pastor Mike

Prelude – Every Time I Feel The Spirit – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship – Pastor Mike

Celebration of Church Membership – Pastor Mike

Song of Worship – I Need Thee Every Hour

Children’s Moment – Pastor Mike

Scripture – Luke 2:25-35

Sermon – Give Me Jesus – Christian Taylor

Special Music – Give Me Jesus – Nadia & Christian Taylor

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Higher Ground - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn- There’s Something About That Name #171

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Postlude – His Name Is Wonderful – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Pastor Mike

Counters – Anna Banachowski and Dan Breen

PRAYER REQUESTS

Marc Banachowski’s daughter Amy’s boyfriend Chris

Karl and Connie Kirkman

Sarah Shoemaker   

Bonnie Spychalski

Ed Wronkowicz

Youth Trip to Burtonsville, MD

June Mission Focus

Impact with Hope is a local charity that has international influence.   You may know it as International Services of Hope which has been present on Farnsworth Road in Waterville since their incorporation in 1982.  (One of the original trustees was Fred Dieter, who was a member of this church before his passing.)  It is a community based, non-profit, charitable organization whose mandate is devoted to ensuring a brighter future for children. 

Their mission is to reach out and serve others by mending broken bodies, bones, and hearts, feeding hungry families, responding to disasters, and investing in communities throughout the world.  More than $0.98 out of every $1.00 is spent directly on the people they serve.   

Welcome a Neighbor!  We have 16 bags!  Please take a WAN bag to a new neighbor and let the Lord make a difference in their lives and yours!

Wayward Walkers has been revived!  Join us this summer for walking and praying in our community.  Wear your sneakers, bring your kids or your pets, while we walk and pray around town.  We will meet at 7 pm on the dates and locations shown below:

June 21 Meet at Waterville Elementary and walk around neighborhood

June 28 Meet at Story Point and walk around community

For additional questions, please contact Char Monroe at 419-277-2779. 

Vacation Bible School -  July 9th – July 12th, 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Waterville - Ages 4 to Completed Sixth Grade

Registration is NOW OPEN for children ages 4 - completed sixth grade who would like to attend VBS.  Please follow this link to complete the registration form on-line https://sites.google.com/view/watervillevbs.  Contact Stephanie Shelton 567-202-5035 or sshelton171@gmail.com if you have any questions.

VBS Food Donations Needed For Wednesday, July 11 – Please sign up on the bulletin board.

1.           Crockpot of Sloppy Joe

2.           Hamburger Buns

3.           Cheesy Potatoes

4.           Cookies

5.           Individual Bags of Chips

6.           Fruit or Salad

7.           Paper Plates

8.           Napkins

9.           Forks

10.         People to Help Serve

11.         “Castaway Crackers” – Rainbow Goldfish Crackers

VBS Announcement!

Crew Leaders are needed for Vacation Bible School this summer - July 9 - 12, 6:15-8:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church.  A crew leader is responsible for getting a small group of children to each of the 4 stations (Bible Point, Music, Craft, and Snack) throughout the evening.  There are station leaders at each of the locations that guide the lesson/activity.    You would also be paired with another adult or youth.  Dinner would be provided for you and your family each evening at 5:30 pm.  If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Stephanie Shelton at 567-202-5035 or sshelton171@gmail.com.      

Donation Item Needed for VBS:    6 Empty plastic ice cream pails, no lids needed – Time to eat ice cream!!!!

Operation Christmas Child       

**OCC June Collection Items**  Girls items- purses, hair bows, clip on earrings, jewelry, watches, hair ribbons, cups, sewing items, eating utensils (spoons and forks only).   Add an item to your regular shopping list!

Like to show powerpoints?  Able to help some Sundays during the Worship Service.  We are in need of back-ups to show the morning announcements and Order of Worship.  They are already created, so you would just need to operate the computer.   Please see Pastor Mike if the Lord is leading you to help in this area.

Fellowship Ministry

Ø  We are in need of a volunteer to oversee the Fellowship Ministry.  This is an important ministry time when we visit with guest, members, friends and family; share our concerns or a story over a cup of coffee, before we continue with our week.  This person would make sure there is food available and make sure there are people signed up to make coffee, set out the treats, and clean up.  Maybe consider sharing this responsibility with a friend.  Please contact the Church office at 419-878-3645 if you are interested in serving in this ministry.

 

Ø  There is also an opportunity to sign up to help on a Sunday or to help for a month.  An opportunity to serve where needed to continue an important ministry.

 

  Summer taking you away and you still want to hear the sermon… Visit us at www.watervilleumc.org

 

The June Better Families and the July/August Upper Room are available at the sanctuary entrance. 

 

Lost and Found –  Within a donation for the WUMC Youth Garage sale last week, we found a folder with a couple photos and some Bible Study notes.  If this sounds familiar to you, please call the Church Office.

 

Communication!  Please contact the Church Office at 419-878-3645 or e-mail your request to wumc@watervilleumc.org if:

     You wish to be added to WUMC’s Friday E-Blast

     You wish to receive the The Ambassador (Monthly Newsletter)

     You have a change in your mailing address, your e-mail address or your telephone numbers.

Thank you, Christian Taylor for being our guest speaker this coming Sunday!

 

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News from June 8, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome – Tom Quinn

Prelude – I Will Call Upon The Lord – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship – Tom Quinn

Song of Worship - This is the Sir I Breathe

Children’s Moment – Rev. Joel Schutte

Special Music – It Wasn’t Easy – Nadia Taylor

Scripture – Exodus 14:1-14

Sermon – Let God Carry the Weight – Rev. Joel Schutte

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Awesome and Exalted / Awesome God / I Exalt Thee - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn- Here I Am, Lord # 593

Benediction – Rev. Joel Schutte

Postlude – A Mighty Fortress Is Our God – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

PRAYER REQUESTS

Marc Banachowski’s daughter Amy’s boyfriend Chris

Karl and Connie Kirkman

Cindy Nowak’s brother-in-law Mike     

Bonnie Spychalski

Ed Wronkowicz

Upcoming Youth Trip to Burtonsville, MD

June Mission Focus

Impact with Hope is a local charity that has international influence.   You may know it as International Services of Hope which has been present on Farnsworth Road in Waterville since their incorporation in 1982.  (One of the original trustees was Fred Dieter, who was a member of this church before his passing.)  It is a community based, non-profit, charitable organization whose mandate is devoted to ensuring a brighter future for children. 

Their mission is to reach out and serve others by mending broken bodies, bones, and hearts, feeding hungry families, responding to disasters, and investing in communities throughout the world.  More than $0.98 out of every $1.00 is spent directly on the people they serve.   

Wayward Walkers has been revived!  Join us this summer for walking and praying in our community.  Wear your sneakers, bring your kids or your pets, while we walk and pray around town.  We will meet at 7 pm on the dates and locations shown below:

June 14 Meet at church and walk through downtown neighborhood

June 21 Meet at Waterville Elementary and walk around neighborhood

June 28 Meet at Story Point and walk around community

For additional questions, please contact Char Monroe at 419-277-2779. 

Vacation Bible School -  July 9th – July 12th, 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Waterville - Ages 4 to Completed Sixth Grade

Registration is NOW OPEN for children ages 4 - completed sixth grade who would like to attend VBS.  Please follow this link to complete the registration form on-line https://sites.google.com/view/watervillevbs.  Contact Stephanie Shelton 567-202-5035 or sshelton171@gmail.com if you have any questions.

VBS Announcement!

Crew Leaders are needed for Vacation Bible School this summer - July 9 - 12, 6:15-8:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church.  A crew leader is responsible for getting a small group of children to each of the 4 stations (Bible Point, Music, Craft, and Snack) throughout the evening.  There are station leaders at each of the locations that guide the lesson/activity.    You would also be paired with another adult or youth.  Dinner would be provided for you and your family each evening at 5:30 pm.  If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Stephanie Shelton at 567-202-5035 or sshelton171@gmail.com.      

Also, just a few donation Items Needed for VBS:

1.    Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

2.    Empty plastic ice cream pails

You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at sshelton171@gmail.com or 567-202-5035.

Operation Christmas Child       

**OCC June Collection Items**  Girls items- purses, hair bows, clip on earrings, jewelry, watches, hair ribbons, cups, sewing items, eating utensils (spoons and forks only).  

Volunteer Opportunity - Like to work outside?  Interested in supporting a local facility that has provided summer family memories for years…Camp Widewater is looking for those who want to garden, trim trails, chop wood, mow lawns, weed-whack and more!   They also have several projects that would be perfect for men's, women's & youth groups.  Please contact Rebecca Woods at volunteerwidewater@gmail.com or 419-966-8265.

Summer taking you away and you still want to hear the sermon… Visit us at www.watervilleumc.org

The June Better Families and the July/August Upper Room are available at the sanctuary entrance. 

Thank you, Rev. Joel for being our guest speaker this coming Sunday. 

If you have Pastoral needs while Pastor Mike is away this next week, please contact the Church Office at 419-878-3645.

Give God your weakness and He’ll give you His Strength.

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for June 1, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Mission Moment – Terry Myers

Prelude – Let There Be Praise – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Invocation – Tom Quinn

Song of Worship- Above All

Recognition of Graduates

Celebration of Baptism

Special Music – Grace – Nadia Taylor

Scripture – Mark 2:23-3:6

Sermon – Needing Sabbath – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Celebration of Holy Communion

Hymn- Here I Am, Lord # 593

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Postlude – For the Beauty Of The Earth – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

PRAYER REQUESTS

LaVonne Branch

Karl and Connie Kirkman

Chris May

Jim Simpson

Bonnie Spychalski

Tom Wiggins

Ed Wronkowicz

The trip to the Creation Museum which is taking place today and tomorrow.

June Mission Focus

Impact with Hope is a local charity that has international influence.   You may know it as International Services of Hope which has been present on Farnsworth Road in Waterville since their incorporation in 1982.  (One of the original trustees was Fred Dieter, who was a member of this church before his passing.)  It is a community based, non-profit, charitable organization whose mandate is devoted to ensuring a brighter future for children. 

Their mission is to reach out and serve others by mending broken bodies, bones, and hearts, feeding hungry families, responding to disasters, and investing in communities throughout the world.  More than $0.98 out of every $1.00 is spent directly on the people they serve.   

THE DVD’S ARE READY FOR PICK UP!

If you ordered a DVD for the Musical please pick them up. They are on the shelf next to the office. Please take your DVD and cross your name off the list.

Wayward Walkers has been revived! 

Join us this summer for walking and praying in our community.  Wear your sneakers, bring your kids or your pets, while we walk and pray around town.  We will meet at 7 pm on the dates and locations shown below:

June 7   Meet at church and walk around the neighborhood

June 14 Meet at church and walk through downtown neighborhood

June 21 Meet at Waterville Elementary and walk around neighborhood

June 28 Meet at Story Point and walk around community

For additional questions, please contact Char Monroe at 419-277-2779. 

Youth Mission Trip Fundraiser Garage Sale

Where?   171 Freedom Lane, Waterville   (Adam and Stephanie’s House)

When?   June 7 – 8    Waterville Community Garage Sale

How Can You Help? Collect and bring donated items to sell on June 6 to the Shelton House.  100% of the Proceeds will go to the Youth Mission Trip Fund.  Items that don’t sell will go to the Hope United Methodist Clothing Closet, Waterville Library, and Goodwill.

Food Donations Needed for the helpers:

*Cases Of Pop & Water

*Powdered Country Time Lemonade

*Individual Bags Of Chips

If you would like to donate any of the above items, please get them to Adam or Stephanie Shelton by June 6th.  Thank you for your support of the youth fundraiser for the mission trip to Burtonsville, MD!

Vacation Bible School

July 9th – July 12th, 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Waterville - Ages 4 to Completed Sixth Grade

Registration is NOW OPEN for children ages 4 - completed sixth grade who would like to attend VBS.  Please follow this link to complete the registration form on-line https://sites.google.com/view/watervillevbs.  Contact Stephanie Shelton 567-202-5035 or sshelton171@gmail.com if you have any questions.

VBS Announcement!

Crew Leaders are needed for Vacation Bible School this summer - July 9 - 12, 6:15-8:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church.  A crew leader is responsible for getting a small group of children to each of the 4 stations (Bible Point, Music, Craft, and Snack) throughout the evening.  There are station leaders at each of the locations that guide the lesson/activity.    You would also be paired with another adult or youth.  Dinner would be provided for you and your family each evening at 5:30 pm.  If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Stephanie Shelton at 567-202-5035 or sshelton171@gmail.com.      

 Also, donation Items Needed for VBS:

1.    Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

2.    Quart size zip-loc baggies

3.    Black, ULTRA fine-tip Sharpie markers

4.    Hot Glue sticks

5.    Empty plastic ice cream pails

 You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at sshelton171@gmail.com or 567-202-5035.

Operation Christmas Child       

**OCC June Collection Items**  Girls items- purses, hair bows, clip on earrings, jewelry, watches, hair ribbons, cups, sewing items, eating utensils (spoons and forks only). 

 

Join us after the service in the Fellowship Hall to congratulate our graduates!

 

Summer taking you away and you still want to hear the sermon… Visit us at www.watervilleumc.org

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for May 25, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2018 at 10:30 AM:                                  

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – Battle Hymn of the Republic – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship – Tom Quinn

Song of Worship- Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)

Children’s Moment & Mission Jar – Pastor Mike

Anthem – Blades of Grass and Pure White Stones – Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Romans 8:12-17

Sermon – Living a Selfless Life – Pastor Mike

Hymn – Holy, Holy, Holy! #64

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Holy Ground - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn- Every Time I Feel the Spirit # 404

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Choral Benediction- Lord Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing -  Sanctuary Choir

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Karl Kirkman

Noah’s Aunt Jenny

Jim Simpson

Bonnie Spychalski

Sandy Viviano

Baby Wesley

Dan Breen

Ed Wronkowicz

Ephesians 6:18  Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

MISSION JAR THIS SUNDAY!!

May Mission Focus – Supporting the Youth Group’s Week of Hope – Community Service Youth Mission Trip

What?    Week of Hope – Community Service Youth Mission Trip

When?   June 17-22, 2018

Where?  Burtonsville, Maryland

Youth participant’s quote:     “I feel like I can let God be in charge of my life now, and give Him my worries. I am no longer nervous or reluctant to hold back about sharing my faith and religion, but I feel like I should spread the word about Him. I try to act more like how I think Jesus would act. I show compassion to others. I can be confident that my life is changed forever.” (Student, 2016)

Partner’s Impact Statements:   “We have worked with Week of Hope for several years. Having extra support staff to assist with our summer camp program is wonderful. Our favorite memory from one summer was having different groups from all over the states, sharing different experiences from different cultures, and lots of loving, caring , positive interactions.” (Boys & Girls Club)

“It’s a blessing to see young Christians putting the love of Christ into action. Being in youth ministry myself, I realize the importance of our elders seeing young folks doing great things. Our residents enjoy the young visitors and getting new groups weekly. It brings joy to them all.”  (Nursing Home)

Feel free to take a peek at the following link for a cool 3 minute video about this year’s theme called “Grit”:

https://vimeo.com/238613483

THE DVD’S ARE READY FOR PICK UP!

If you ordered a DVD for the Musical please pick them up. The DVD’s are on the shelf next to the office. Please take your DVD and cross your name off the list.

Waterville Elementary Teacher Appreciation Lunch

We will once again honor the 60 teachers and staff at Waterville Elementary School this coming Friday, June 1st at 11:00 a.m.   As before, we will need salads, desserts and helpers.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the secretary’s office.  Please consider being a part of this outreach ministry.  Thank you!!!

If you would like to help with the cost of this trip by making a financial donation, please make checks payable to WUMC (Memo: Youth Creation).   If you have any questions, please contact Adam or Stephanie Shelton.

Graduation Sunday June 3

On June 3 we will be recognizing graduates during the church service.  We will feature the graduates in a slideshow and also celebrate their accomplishments with a special fellowship time of cake and punch.  If you are graduating or have someone in your family graduating, please contact Stephanie Shelton (sshelton171@gmail.com).  She will need to know where you are graduating from, major, future plans, and any other activities you were involved with.  Also, if you would like to be included in the slideshow, please send Stephanie 5-8 photos of yourself at different ages (birth-present).  Please send the photos electronically.  Deadline for submitting the photos is May 25. 

Wayward Walkers has been revived!

Join us this summer for walking and praying in our community.  Wear your sneakers, bring your kids or your pets, while we walk and pray around town.

June 7 - meet at church walk around the neighborhood

June 14 - meet at church and walk through downtown neighborhood

June 21 - meet at Waterville Elementary at walk around neighborhood

June 28 - meet at StoryPoint walk around community 

Ladies Reteat! Join us to see Priscilla Shirer, gifted Bible Study teacher, August 24-25 in Fort Wayne, Indiana for a transformative retreat filled with worship, fellowship and an in-depth study of God’s Word.  A group price for 10 or more is only $59 per person!  We can also split the cost of 3 motel rooms.  The program begins Friday at 7 pm and ends at Noon on Saturday.  Please sign up soon on sheet on the bulletin board.  Tickets sell quickly!  For more information, look on line at www.lifeway.com under  Ministries/Women/Priscilla Shirer Live.

Good News!

Freedom School is coming soon!  The school is from June 18 to July 27.  WUMC has agreed to serve breakfast on the following Tuesdays:  June 26, July 10 and July 24.  It’s simple because it’s a cold breakfast day!  The menu includes cereal, fruit and yogurt, so you may need to clean some fruit.  Also.  The sign-up sheet is up!  Let’s make this mission a fantastic one!!! 

 Vacation Bible School

July 9th – July 12th, 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Waterville - Ages 4 to Completed Sixth Grade

Registration is NOW OPEN for children ages 4 - completed sixth grade who would like to attend VBS.  Please follow this link to complete the registration form on-line https://sites.google.com/view/watervillevbs.  Contact Stephanie Shelton 567-202-5035 or sshelton171@gmail.com if you have any questions.

VBS Announcement!

Crew Leaders are needed for Vacation Bible School this summer - July 9 - 12, 6:15-8:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church.  A crew leader is responsible for getting a small group of children to each of the 4 stations (Bible Point, Music, Craft, and Snack) throughout the evening.  There are station leaders at each of the locations that guide the lesson/activity.    You would also be paired with another adult or youth.  Dinner would be provided for you and your family each evening at 5:30 pm.  If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Stephanie Shelton at 567-202-5035 or sshelton171@gmail.com.      

 Also, donation Items Needed for VBS:

1.    Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

2.    Quart size zip-loc baggies

3.    Black, ULTRA fine-tip Sharpie markers

4.    Hot Glue sticks

5.    2 Hot Glue Guns

6.    Empty plastic ice cream pails

You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at sshelton171@gmail.com or 567-202-5035.

Operation Christmas Child        

**OCC May Collection Items**  Boy items- tools of all kinds, duct tape, flashlights (batteries) work gloves, wallets, watches, harmonicas, ball caps, balls (soccer ball), string or zip ties, utility apron or belt, eating utensils (spoons and forks only).    A great opportunity to buy items for boys ages 10-14!

 Lost and Found – A pair of polarized sunglasses were found in the pew on Mother’s Day.  They are held in the Church Office.

In His Steps,

Leanne Dunn

Secretary

News for May 18, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Mission Update – Freedom School – Pam Cook and Rev. Rae Lynn Schleif

Prelude – Every Time I Feel the Spirit – Handbell Choir

Recognition Moment – Pastor Mike

Call to Worship – David Landis

Song of Worship – Holy Spirit - YouTube address to listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jZOu7oM7KQ

Children’s Moment – Pastor Mike

Anthem – Gospel Hymn Medley – Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Acts 2:1-21

Sermon – Evidence of God’s Power – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – All Hail The Power - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – I’m Goin’ a Sing When the Spirit Says Sing  #333

Benediction – Pastor Mike and Handbell Choir

Liturgist – David Landis

PRAYER REQUESTS

Karl Kirkman

Noah’s Aunt Jenny

Jim Simpson

Bonnie Spychalski

Sandy Viviano

Baby Wesley

Ephesians 6:18  Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

May Mission Focus – Supporting the Youth Group’s Week of Hope – Community Service Youth Mission Trip

 What?    Week of Hope – Community Service Youth Mission Trip

When?   June 17-22, 2018

Where?  Burtonsville, Maryland

 Youth participant’s quote:     “God opened my eyes to see that I'm making a difference in His name, even when I don't feel like I am.” (Student, 2016)

 Partner’s Impact Statements:   “The Week of Hope volunteers have engaged some of the residents that are usually isolated. This contact with the volunteers has given them something to look forward to.” (Assisted Living)

“Our favorite memory from one summer with Week of Hope was definitely the group who went zip lining with us. How they helped our kids overcome their fears was priceless.”  (Community Center)

Feel free to take a peek at the following link for a cool 3 minute video about this year’s theme called “Grit”:

https://vimeo.com/238613483

Welcome a Neighbor - WAN Bag Sunday - Please drop off a WAN bag to a new neighbor and let the Lord make a difference in their lives and yours!  We have 16 this week!

 Service Opportunity: The Offering Counting Team is looking for a new member to assist with the collection, counting, recording, reporting and depositing of each week’s Sunday offering.  It is completed following worship in teams of two and a calendar is maintained so everyone knows the days they are counting (once every 4-5 weeks) and who their partner will be.  The process takes approximately one hour to complete. Attention to detail, accuracy and completeness are extremely important to insure correct documentation.  If you are interested, please contact Tom Wiggins (financialsec@watervilleumc.org) or (419) 304-2254. 

 Waterville Elementary Teacher Appreciation Lunch

We will once again honor the 60 teachers and staff at Waterville Elementary School on Friday, June 1st at 11:00 a.m.   As before, we will need salads, desserts and helpers.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the secretary’s office.  Please consider being a part of this outreach ministry.  Thank you!!!

Youth Trip to Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

The youth group will be taking an exciting trip (June 1 & 2) to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in Kentucky.  This is an amazing opportunity for the youth to learn more about God’s creation and discover the truths found in His Word.  If you would like to help with the cost of this trip by making a financial donation, please make checks payable to WUMC (Memo: Youth Creation).  We also appreciate your prayer support for those youth and leaders who will be making the trip.  If you have any questions, please contact Adam or Stephanie Shelton.

Graduation Sunday June 3

On June 3 we will be recognizing graduates during the church service.  We will feature the graduates in a slideshow and also celebrate their accomplishments with a special fellowship time of cake and punch.  If you are graduating or have someone in your family graduating, please contact Stephanie Shelton (sshelton171@gmail.com).  She will need to know where you are graduating from, major, future plans, and any other activities you were involved with.  Also, if you would like to be included in the slideshow, please send Stephanie 5-8 photos of yourself at different ages (birth-present).  Please send the photos electronically.  Deadline for submitting the photos is May 25. 

 Ladies Reteat! Join us to see Priscilla Shirer, gifted Bible Study teacher, August 24-25 in Fort Wayne, Indiana for a transformative retreat filled with worship, fellowship and an in-depth study of God’s Word.  A group price for 10 or more is only $59 per person!  We can also split the cost of 3 motel rooms.  The program begins Friday at 7 pm and ends at Noon on Saturday.  Please sign up soon on sheet on the bulletin board.  Tickets sell quickly!  For more information, look on line at www.lifeway.com under  Ministries/Women/Priscilla Shirer Live.

Good News!

Freedom School is coming soon!  The school is from June 18 to July 27.  WUMC has agreed to serve breakfast on the following Tuesdays:  June 26, July 10 and July 24.  It’s simple because it’s a cold breakfast day!  The menu includes cereal, fruit and yogurt, so you may need to clean some fruit.  Also, on May 20, we will be having a special guest speaker, Rev. Rae Lynn Schleif, who will give us some information about the school and what is planned for the children this summer.  The sign-up sheet is up!  Let’s make this mission a fantastic one!!!  Thank you to Rev. Rae Lynn Schleif for speaking on Sunday!

Vacation Bible School -  July 9th – July 12th, 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Waterville - Ages 4 to Completed Sixth Grade

 Registration is NOW OPEN for children ages 4 - completed sixth grade who would like to attend VBS.  Please follow this link to complete the registration form on-line https://sites.google.com/view/watervillevbs.  Contact Stephanie Shelton 567-202-5035 or sshelton171@gmail.com if you have any questions.

 VBS Announcement!

Crew Leaders are needed for Vacation Bible School this summer - July 9 - 12, 6:15-8:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church.  A crew leader is responsible for getting a small group of children to each of the 4 stations (Bible Point, Music, Craft, and Snack) throughout the evening.  There are station leaders at each of the locations that guide the lesson/activity.    You would also be paired with another adult or youth.  Dinner would be provided for you and your family each evening at 5:30 pm.  If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Stephanie Shelton at 567-202-5035 or sshelton171@gmail.com.      

 Also, donation Items Needed for VBS:

1.    Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

2.    Quart size zip-loc baggies

3.    Black, ULTRA fine-tip Sharpie markers

4.    Hot Glue sticks

5.    2 Hot Glue Guns

6.    Empty plastic ice cream pails

 You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at sshelton171@gmail.com or 567-202-5035.

 Operation Christmas Child       

**OCC May Collection Items**  Boy items- tools of all kinds, duct tape, flashlights (batteries) work gloves, wallets, watches, harmonicas, ball caps, balls (soccer ball), string or zip ties, utility apron or belt, eating utensils (spoons and forks only).    A great opportunity to buy items for boys ages 10-14!

 Lost and Found – A pair of polarized sunglasses were found in the pew on Mother’s Day.  They are held in the Church Office.

Please plan to join us in the Fellowship Hall after the service to shower Claire Long with cards and  words of appreciation for her years of service to our music ministry.

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for May 11, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – He Keeps Me Singing - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship – Tom Quinn

Song of Worship – The Power of Your Love - YouTube address to listen!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9_0jiO5ZRM

Kinder Choir – A Gift from God & Love, Love, Love

Children’s Moment – Pastor Mike

Anthem – A Mother’s Prayer – Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Luke 24: 44-53

Sermon – Receiving God’s Power – Pastor Mike

Hymn –  Filled with the Spirit’s Power #537

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – New Born Again - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – Hallelujah!  What a Savior  #165

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Choral Benediction – Lord, Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing – Sanctuary Choir

Postlude – I Sing the Mighty Power of God - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

Happy Mother’s Day!

In honor of each of our mother’s today, a $200 gift has been made to Sparrow’s Nest.  The Sparrow’s Nest, a part of Cherry Street Mission, serves women who may come to them at all hours of the day for help.  The Mission provides shelter, medical care, assistance with obtaining a degree, and employment counseling.  They have a “No Wrong Door” policy meaning women will never be told that they have come to the wrong place. 

May the Lord continue to bless their work.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Karl Kirkman

Noah’s Aunt Jenny

Bonnie Spychalski

Sandy Viviano

Baby Wesley

Praises for the birth of Wyatt Mason Studer, weighing 7 pounds and 19 inches long.  Blessings to happy parents Kip and Rachel Studer along with big brothers Clay and Jase.

Ephesians 6:18  Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

May Mission Focus – Supporting the Youth Group’s Week of Hope – Community Service Youth Mission Trip

What?    Week of Hope – Community Service Youth Mission Trip

When?   June 17-22, 2018

Where?  Burtonsville, Maryland

Youth participant’s quote:     “I went into this trip doubting God and what He could do, but during the week, God really opened up my eyes and showed me how awesome He is. This trip was really amazing. I grew in my relationship with God, as well as my relationship with my youth group family.” (Student, 2016)

Partner’s Impact Statements:  “Having the youth here with us is such a joy, and both our volunteers and clients look forward to seeing them. They bring a ray of sunshine with

them that infiltrates the entire food pantry.” (Food Pantry)

“We enjoy having teens out to the Ranch to work with us on our goal of preparing the Ranch for homeless families and youth to live here. Their energy is great; their willingness to work is uplifting.” (Homeless Ministry)

Feel free to take a peek at the following link for a cool 3 minute video about this year’s theme called “Grit”:

https://vimeo.com/238613483

Waterville Elementary Teacher Appreciation Lunch

We will once again honor the 60 teachers and staff at Waterville Elementary School on Friday, June 1st at 11:00 a.m.   As before, we will need salads, desserts and helpers.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the secretary’s office.  Please consider being a part of this outreach ministry.  Thank you!!!

Youth Trip to Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

The youth group will be taking an exciting trip (June 1 & 2) to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in Kentucky.  This is an amazing opportunity for the youth to learn more about God’s creation and discover the truths found in His Word.  If you would like to help with the cost of this trip by making a financial donation, please make checks payable to WUMC (Memo: Youth Creation).  We also appreciate your prayer support for those youth and leaders who will be making the trip.  If you have any questions, please contact Adam or Stephanie Shelton.

Graduation Sunday June 3

On June 3 we will be recognizing graduates during the church service.  We will feature the graduates in a slideshow and also celebrate their accomplishments with a special fellowship time of cake and punch.  If you are graduating or have someone in your family graduating, please contact Stephanie Shelton (sshelton171@gmail.com).  She will need to know where you are graduating from, major, future plans, and any other activities you were involved with.  Also, if you would like to be included in the slideshow, please send Stephanie 5-8 photos of yourself at different ages (birth-present).  Please send the photos electronically.  Deadline for submitting the photos is May 25. 

Ladies Reteat! Join us to see Priscilla Shirer, gifted Bible Study teacher, August 24-25 in Fort Wayne, Indiana for a transformative retreat filled with worship, fellowship and an in-depth study of God’s Word.  A group price for 10 or more is only $59 per person!  We can also split the cost of 3 motel rooms.  The program begins Friday at 7 pm and ends at Noon on Saturday.  Please sign up soon on sheet on the bulletin board.  Tickets sell quickly!  For more information, look on line at www.lifeway.com under  Ministries/Women/Priscilla Shirer Live.

Good News!

Freedom School is coming soon!  The school is from June 18 to July 27.  WUMC has agreed to serve breakfast on the following Tuesdays:  June 26, July 10 and July 24.  It’s simple because it’s a cold breakfast day!  The menu includes cereal, fruit and yogurt, so you may need to clean some fruit.  Also, on May 20, we will be having a special guest speaker, Rev. Rae Lynn Schleif, who will give us some information about the school and what is planned for the children this summer.  The sign-up sheet is up!  Let’s make this mission a fantastic one!!!

Vacation Bible School is coming!  Mark your calendar…Tell your friends! July 9th – July 12th - Ages 4 to Sixth Grade

Donation Items Needed for VBS:

1.    Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

2.    Quart size zip-loc baggies

3.    Black, ULTRA fine-tip Sharpie markers

4.    Hot Glue sticks

5.    2 Hot Glue Guns

6.    Empty plastic ice cream pails

You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at sshelton171@gmail.com or 567-202-5035.

Operation Christmas Child       

**OCC May Collection Items**  Boy items- tools of all kinds, duct tape, flashlights (batteries) work gloves, wallets, watches, harmonicas, ball caps, balls (soccer ball), string or zip ties, utility apron or belt, eating utensils (spoons and forks only).    A great opportunity to buy items for boys ages 10-14!

Service Opportunity: The Offering Counting Team is looking for a new member to assist with the collection, counting, recording, reporting and depositing of each week’s Sunday offering.  It is completed following worship in teams of two and a calendar is maintained so everyone knows the days they are counting (once every 4-5 weeks) and who their partner will be.  The process takes approximately one hour to complete. Attention to detail, accuracy and completeness are extremely important to insure correct documentation.  If you are interested, please contact Tom Wiggins (financialsec@watervilleumc.org) or (419) 304-2254. 

Waterville Family,

The “Church with the Warm Heart” has done it again to show the love of Jesus to others.  Your expressions of appreciation and best wishes for my retirement adventures mean so much to us.  You have taken me into your family, especially the prayers as Larry and I lost our brothers and then when I was in the emergency room with my Mom mean so very much.  I count it all joy to know you as brothers and sisters in the Lord.  May the Lord continue to bless you as this church proclaims the grace and truth of God’s Word. 

Janet Poling

Psalm 31:3

Better FAMILIES - MAY 2018 Enriching Positive Personal Relationships is available at each entrance.

Isaiah 66:13a: “As a mother comforts her son, so I will comfort you.”

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for May 4, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – Bless Be the Name - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Mission Moment – Pam Denman

Recognition Moment – Pastor Mike

Call to Worship – David Landis

Song of Worship – Draw Me Close to You - YouTube address to listen!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEWrJXKV3vs

Children’s Moment – Pastor Mike

Scripture – John 15:5-17

Sermon – Living a Successful Christian Life – Pastor Mike

Hymn –  Take Time to Be Holy #395

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – There Is a Fountain - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Anthem – He is Here in the Breaking of Bread – Sanctuary Choir

Celebration of Holy Communion – In Pews

Hymn – Victory in Jesus  #370

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Postlude – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – David Landis

PRAYER REQUESTS

Praises for Baby Landon!

Karl Kirkman

The Family of Mike Mullenhour

Gabriel, Ana’s son

Jim Russell

Nelson Scheub

Bonnie Spychalski

Baby Wesley

Kyle Wielgopolski

Ephesians 6:18  Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

May Mission Focus – Supporting the Youth Group’s Week of Hope – Community Service Youth Mission Trip

Join us to support our church’s May mission focus:

What?    Week of Hope – Community Service Youth Mission Trip

When?   June 17-22, 2018

Where?  Burtonsville, Maryland

Planned through:  Group Mission Trips; Ft Collins, CO

How many are scheduled to attend?

-15 youth (6 first-timers)

-4 adults (1 first-timer)

-2 Red Shirts (Two of our youth will be working directly with the Group Mission Trip staff.)

Who will be greatly blessed?  Us

Feel free to take a peek at the following link for a cool 3 minute video about this year’s theme called “Grit”:

https://vimeo.com/238613483

How will our youth & adults serve others

They will serve the people of Burtonsville, Maryland, and surrounding communities. They’ll experience God working through them as they:

· Assist elderly residents at local retirement and assisted living communities with activities/games/gardening/other projects

· Serve local residents with much-needed painting projects/minor home repair/yard clean-up

· Spend time with people receiving care at local nursing homes

· Serve in an interfaith clothing center by helping clean/arrange and maintain a safe environment for the clients/visitors, sorting and organizing donations, hanging clothes, and greeting donors

· Serve in a variety of capacities at several local food banks and food rescue organizations from food packaging and distribution to garden building

· Help families moving out of shelters, or otherwise living without their basic needs, by stocking/organizing/helping select furniture/other basic home items as they prepare to move into stable housing

Excellent Bible Study -  Join Us on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am or Tuesday Evenings at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room:

Contact Persons:  Pastor Mike or Charlene Monroe

NEW Study:  “Whisper” by Mark Batterson

Summary:  Many people have a tough time believing that God still speaks. We’ve learned from Scripture that God spoke to His people in ancient times and in mysterious ways, but how do we hear His voice now? The truth is God still communicates with His people, but He often speaks in a whisper—not to make it difficult to hear Him, but to draw us close.  In this 4-session series, Mark Batterson teaches what it means for Christians to discern the voice of God in their lives. He will introduce the seven love languages of God—each of them unique and entirely divine. By learning to tune in and decipher each language, Mark equips believers to hear God’s guidance and grow closer to Him.  God is speaking.  Do you know how to listen?

Waterville Elementary Teacher Appreciation Lunch

We will once again honor the 60 teachers and staff at Waterville Elementary School on Friday, June 1st at 11:00 a.m.   As before, we will need salads, desserts and helpers.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the secretary’s office.  Please consider being a part of this outreach ministry.  Thank you!!!

Youth Trip to Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

The youth group will be taking an exciting trip (June 1 & 2) to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in Kentucky.  This is an amazing opportunity for the youth to learn more about God’s creation and discover the truths found in His Word.  If you would like to help with the cost of this trip by making a financial donation, please make checks payable to WUMC (Memo: Youth Creation).  We also appreciate your prayer support for those youth and leaders who will be making the trip.  If you have any questions, please contact Adam or Stephanie Shelton.

Graduation Sunday June 3

On June 3 we will be recognizing graduates during the church service.  We will feature the graduates in a slideshow and also celebrate their accomplishments with a special fellowship time of cake and punch.  If you are graduating or have someone in your family graduating, please contact Stephanie Shelton (sshelton171@gmail.com).  She will need to know where you are graduating from, major, future plans, and any other activities you were involved with.  Also, if you would like to be included in the slideshow, please send Stephanie 5-8 photos of yourself at different ages (birth-present).  Please send the photos electronically.  Deadline for submitting the photos is May 25. 

Ladies Reteat! Join us to see Priscilla Shirer, gifted Bible Study teacher, August 24-25 in Fort Wayne, Indiana for a transformative retreat filled with worship, fellowship and an in-depth study of God’s Word.  A group price for 10 or more is only $59 per person!  We can also split the cost of 3 motel rooms.  The program begins Friday at 7 pm and ends at Noon on Saturday.  Please sign up soon on sheet on the bulletin board.  Tickets sell quickly!  For more information, look on line at www.lifeway.com under  Ministries/Women/Priscilla Shirer Live.

Good News!

Freedom School is coming soon!  The school is from June 18 to July 27.  WUMC has agreed to serve breakfast on the following Tuesdays:  June 26, July 10 and July 24.  It’s simple because it’s a cold breakfast day!  The menu includes cereal, fruit and yogurt, so you may need to clean some fruit.  Watch for a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.  Also, on May 20, we will be having a special guest speaker, Rev. Rae Lynn Schleif, who will give us some information about the school and what is planned for the children this summer.  Let’s make this mission a fantastic one!!!

Vacation Bible School is coming! 

Mark your calendar…Tell your friends! July 9th – July 12th - Ages 4 to Sixth Grade

Donation Items Needed for VBS:

1.    Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

2.    Quart size zip-loc baggies

3.    Black, ULTRA fine-tip Sharpie markers

4.    Hot Glue sticks

5.    Bags of white rice

6.    2 Hot Glue Guns

7.    **NEW ITEM NEEDED!:  Empty plastic ice cream pails – I guess we have to eat some ICE CREAM!!!!

You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at sshelton171@gmail.com or 567-202-5035.

Operation Christmas Child        

**OCC May Collection Items**  Boy items- tools of all kinds, duct tape, flashlights (batteries) work gloves, wallets, watches, harmonicas, ball caps, balls (soccer ball), string or zip ties, utility apron or belt, eating utensils (spoons and forks only).    A great opportunity to buy items for boys ages 10-14!

Dear Church Family,

 We just can’t express to you how much your loving prayers and concerns have meant to us during Karl’s hospitalization.  We will be flying home this Friday so we should see you on Sunday.  We do appreciate the warm weather welcome you are going to provide us too! 

 Sincerely,

Karl and Connie Kirkman

 

Please plan to join us in the Fellowship Hall after the service to thank Janet Poling for her many years of faithful service to Waterville United Methodist Church!

“But the word of the Lord remains forever.”  1 Peter 1:25

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for April 27, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

 The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – Above All Names – Hand Bell Choir

Call to Worship

Song of Worship – Hosanna   - YouTube link to listen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht5QvAMDMzE

Children’s Moment – Mission Jar and Project with a Purpose

Anthem –Because He Lives - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – John 15:1-8

Sermon – What is a Successful Christian? – Pastor Mike

Hymn – O Jesus, I Have Promised #396, vs 1&4

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Lift High the Cross – Olga Topuzova Meade

Doxology

Offering Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – Abide with Me #700

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Choral Benediction – Go in Love – Sanctuary Choir

Postlude – He Is Exalted – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

PRAYER REQUESTS

Andrea

Baby Landon and his parents

Karl Kirkman

The Family and Friends of Anne Mason

Louise Munich

Gabriel, Ana’s son

Jim Russell

Nelson Scheub

Jim Simpson

Bonnie Spychalski

Baby Wesley

Kyle Wielgopolski

Ephesians 6:18  Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

A new Bible Study has begun!  Join Us on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am or Tuesday Evenings at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room:

Contact Persons:  Pastor Mike or Charlene Monroe

NEW Study:  “Whisper” by Mark Batterson

Summary:  Many people have a tough time believing that God still speaks. We’ve learned from Scripture that God spoke to His people in ancient times and in mysterious ways, but how do we hear His voice now? The truth is God still communicates with His people, but He often speaks in a whisper—not to make it difficult to hear Him, but to draw us close.  In this 4-session series, Mark Batterson teaches what it means for Christians to discern the voice of God in their lives. He will introduce the seven love languages of God—each of them unique and entirely divine. By learning to tune in and decipher each language, Mark equips believers to hear God’s guidance and grow closer to Him.  God is speaking.  Do you know how to listen?

Come join us this coming Wednesday, May 2 to help at the Seagate Food Bank!  Meet at the church at 9:30 am.  It’s fun and we can make a difference.

Ladies Reteat! Join us to see Priscilla Shirer, gifted Bible Study teacher, August 24-25 in Fort Wayne, Indiana for a transformative retreat filled with worship, fellowship and an in-depth study of God’s Word.  A group price for 10 or more is only $59 per person!  We can also split the cost of 3 motel rooms.  The program begins Friday at 7 pm and ends at Noon on Saturday.  Please sign up soon on sheet on the bulletin board.  Tickets sell quickly!  For more information, look on line at www.lifeway.com under  Ministries/Women/Priscilla Shirer Live.

Good News!

Freedom School is coming soon!  The school is from June 18 to July 27.  WUMC has agreed to serve breakfast on the following Tuesdays:  June 26, July 10 and July 24.  It’s simple because it’s a cold breakfast day!  The menu includes cereal, fruit and yogurt, so you may need to clean some fruit.  Watch for a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.  Also, on May 20, we will be having a special guest speaker, Rev. Rae Lynn Schleif, who will give us some information about the school and what is planned for the children this summer.  Let’s make this mission a fantastic one!!!

Youth Trip to Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

The youth group will be taking an exciting trip (June 1 & 2) to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in Kentucky.  This is an amazing opportunity for the youth to learn more about God’s creation and discover the truths found in His Word.  If you would like to help with the cost of this trip by making a financial donation, please make checks payable to WUMC (Memo: Youth Creation).  We also appreciate your prayer support for those youth and leaders who will be making the trip.  If you have any questions, please contact Adam or Stephanie Shelton.

Vacation Bible School is coming! 

Mark your calendar…Tell your friends! July 9th – July 12th - Ages 4 to Sixth Grade

Donation Items Needed for VBS:

1.    Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

2.    Quart size zip-loc baggies

3.    Black, ULTRA fine-tip Sharpie markers

4.    Hot Glue sticks

5.    Bags of white rice

6.    1 package of cone shaped Dixie cups

7.    2 Hot Glue Guns

You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at sshelton171@gmail.com or 567-202-5035.

Operation Christmas Child    

**OCC April Collection Items**  Hygiene items – toothbrushes, hair brush, combs, deodorant, soap in plastic bag, wash cloths, lip balm, Band-Aids, finger nail care

Quarterly Statements:  Your 1st Quarter Giving Statements was emailed on Saturday, April 7th.  For those who receive hardcopies, they are available for your pick up on the shelf outside the Church Office.  Please contact Tom Wiggins at financialsec@watervilleumc.org if you have any questions.

I Can Only Imagine,

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for April 20, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018 at 10:30 AM:                                     

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – Brethren, We Have Met to Worship – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Opening Prayer

Song of Worship – I Will Follow

Children’s Moment

Anthem –Thank You - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – 1 John 3:16-24

Sermon – Love is Action – Pastor Mike

Hymn – Go Forth for God #670

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Take My Life and Let It Be – Olga Topuzova Meade

Doxology

Offering Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – The Servant Song #2222

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Choral Benediction – Go in Love – Sanctuary Choir

Postlude – For The Beauty Of The Earth – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – David Landis

PRAYER REQUESTS

Brandon Chase– Returning home - Praise the Lord and “Thank You” for your prayers!

The Family and Friends of Larry Croy

Praise to God for his  care and to the church family for their support – Sue Gregory

Mildred Hires

Donna Marie Lucas

The Family and Friends of Anne Mason

Louise Munich

Gabriel, Ana’s son

Jim Russell

Psalm 66:20   Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer or withdraw his unfailing love from me.

A new Bible Study has begun!  Join Us on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am or Tuesday Evenings at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room:

Contact Persons:  Pastor Mike or Charlene Monroe

NEW Study:  “Whisper” by Mark Batterson

Summary:  Many people have a tough time believing that God still speaks. We’ve learned from Scripture that God spoke to His people in ancient times and in mysterious ways, but how do we hear His voice now? The truth is God still communicates with His people, but He often speaks in a whisper—not to make it difficult to hear Him, but to draw us close.  In this 4-session series, Mark Batterson teaches what it means for Christians to discern the voice of God in their lives. He will introduce the seven love languages of God—each of them unique and entirely divine. By learning to tune in and decipher each language, Mark equips believers to hear God’s guidance and grow closer to Him.  God is speaking.  Do you know how to listen?

Everyone – Please join us for our Volunteer “Taco Bar” Appreciation Lunch this Sunday, April 22 at 11:30 am

Let us all show our appreciation to the many volunteers at WUMC! Join us for a lunch after the service this Sunday to say thank you to all those who serve in volunteer roles at the church!

If you serve in any area of the church, many listed below, we INVITE YOU to be our special guests at the Volunteer Appreciation Lunch!  Hope to see everyone there!

 Ladies Reteat! Join us to see Priscilla Shirer, gifted Bible Study teacher, August 24-25 in Fort Wayne, Indiana for a transformative retreat filled with worship, fellowship and an in-depth study of God’s Word.  A group price for 10 or more is only $59 per person!  We can also split the cost of 3 motel rooms.  The program begins Friday at 7 pm and ends at Noon on Saturday.  Please sign up soon on sheet on the bulletin board.  Tickets sell quickly!  For more information, look on line at www.lifeway.com under  Ministries/Women/Priscilla Shirer Live.

Good News!

Freedom School is coming soon!  The school is from June 18 to July 27.  WUMC has agreed to serve breakfast on the following Tuesdays:  June 26, July 10 and July 24.  It’s simple because it’s a cold breakfast day!  The menu includes cereal, fruit and yogurt, so you may need to clean some fruit.  Watch for a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.  Look at your calendar and help out where you can.  Also, on May 20, we will be having a special guest speaker, Rev. Rae Lynn Schleif, who will give us some information about the school and what is planned for the children this summer.  Let’s make this mission a fantastic one!!!

 Youth Trip to Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

The youth group will be taking an exciting trip (June 1 & 2) to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in Kentucky.  This is an amazing opportunity for the youth to learn more about God’s creation and discover the truths found in His Word.  If you would like to help with the cost of this trip by making a financial donation, please make checks payable to WUMC (Memo: Youth Creation).  We also appreciate your prayer support for those youth and leaders who will be making the trip.  If you have any questions, please contact Adam or Stephanie Shelton.

 Vacation Bible School is coming! 

Mark your calendar…Tell your friends! July 9th – July 12th - Ages 4 to Sixth Grade

 Donation Items Needed for VBS:

1.    Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

2.    Quart size zip-loc baggies

3.    Black, ULTRA fine-tip Sharpie markers

4.    Hot Glue sticks

5.    Bags of white rice

6.    1 package of cone shaped Dixie cups

7.    2 Hot Glue Guns

 You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at sshelton171@gmail.com or 567-202-5035.

 Operation Christmas Child    

**OCC April Collection Items**  Hygiene items – toothbrushes, hair brush, combs, deodorant, soap in plastic bag, wash cloths, lip balm, Band-Aids, finger nail care

 We had a safe, fun bus trip to the National Museum of the United States Air Force.  Thank you to all who made it happen, who joined us, who prayed for a safe trip, and to all those who have served our country and continue to serve.

Quarterly Statements:  Your 1st Quarter Giving Statements was emailed on Saturday, April 7th.  For those who receive hardcopies, they are available for your pick up on the shelf outside the Church Office.  Please contact Tom Wiggins at financialsec@watervilleumc.org if you have any questions.

Cell Phone – A neighbor reported yesterday a cell phone was found along the grass outside the church earlier this week and has taken it to the local Verizon store, in case someone has lost their phone.

The Upper Room for May–June 2018 is available at the sanctuary entrance.

 Better Families – April 2018 is also available at both entrances.  Take a copy and share!

 Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for April 13, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – How Deep the Father’s Love For Us – Sasha Meade & Vera Oliver

Call to Worship

Song of Worship – Open the Eyes of My Heart Lord

Children’s Moment

Anthem – Rise, Shine, Little Light! - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Luke 24:36b-48

Sermon – Overcoming Doubt by Learning from the Holy Spirit – Pastor Mike

Hymn – Spirit of the Living God #393 2x

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Majesty – Olga Topuzova Meade

Doxology

Offering Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – Spirit Song #347

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Choral Benediction – Go in Love – Sanctuary Choir

Postlude – Great is the Lord – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Terry Myers

PRAYER REQUESTS

Brandon Chase– Returning home - Praise the Lord and “Thank You” for your prayers!

Kathleen Darr

Mildred Hires

Donna Marie Lucas

Anne Mason

Louise Munich

Gabriel, Ana’s son

Jim Russell

Praises for all of those able to come to church last Sunday that we have been praying for.  God is Good!  All the time!

Psalm 66:20   Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer or withdraw his unfailing love from me.

Prayer Time on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary. 

A new Bible Study will begin on Sunday mornings, starting April 15th:

Meeting Place and Time:  Fireside Room – Sundays at 9:00 am

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike – 419-469-0156

NEW Study:  “Whisper” by Mark Batterson

Summary:  Many people have a tough time believing that God still speaks. We’ve learned from Scripture that God spoke to His people in ancient times and in mysterious ways, but how do we hear His voice now? The truth is God still communicates with His people, but He often speaks in a whisper—not to make it difficult to hear Him, but to draw us close.  In this 4-session series, Mark Batterson teaches what it means for Christians to discern the voice of God in their lives. He will introduce the seven love languages of God—each of them unique and entirely divine. By learning to tune in and decipher each language, Mark equips believers to hear God’s guidance and grow closer to Him.  God is speaking.  Do you know how to listen?

 After the Daniel Bible Study is completed, the “Whisper” Bible Study will also begin on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm, starting April 24th.

Meeting Place:  Fireside Room

Day and Time:  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike 419-878-3645

NEW Study:  “Whisper” How to Hear the Voice of God by Mark Batterson

Summary:  Many people have a tough time believing that God still speaks. We’ve learned from Scripture that God spoke to His people in ancient times and in mysterious ways, but how do we hear His voice now? The truth is God still communicates with His people, but He often speaks in a whisper—not to make it difficult to hear Him, but to draw us close.  In this 4-session series, Mark Batterson teaches what it means for Christians to discern the voice of God in their lives. He will introduce the seven love languages of God—each of them unique and entirely divine. By learning to tune in and decipher each language, Mark equips believers to hear God’s guidance and grow closer to Him.  God is speaking.  Do you know how to listen?

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Join us as we travel by chartered bus to the National Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio on Monday, April 16, 2018. The cost is $40 per person or $35 per person for any group of 2 or more for the chartered coach with restroom. Departure is at 6:00 am from Waterville United Methodist Church, 102 N. St., Waterville, OH. The museum opens at 9:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm putting us back in Waterville around 8:00 pm.  A special guest will be Air Force Lt. Col. Robert Hires, Ret. Bob flew F100 Super Sabres. This is a great opportunity for those interested to hear his thoughts on the cold war as well as the many aircraft in the museum.

 

Lunch will be the responsibility of each person. There is a good cafeteria at the museum.  Don’t miss this fantastic chance to travel with friends, see one of the countries great museums and celebrate the service of the veterans that have sacrificed so much for our freedom.   Please bring your bus fare the day of the trip. If you are writing a check please make it out to Mike Denman.  Call or text your reservations to Pastor Mike Denman at 419-469-0156 or email, denman.mike.75@gmail.com. Please include your name and contact number with the reservation.  There is only room for the first 55.

Volunteer “Taco Bar” Appreciation Lunch April 22 at 11:30 am

Let us all show our appreciation to the many volunteers at WUMC! Join us for a lunch after the service on April 22 to say thank you to all those who serve in volunteer roles at the church!

If you serve in any area of the church, many listed below, we INVITE YOU to be our special guests at the Volunteer Appreciation Lunch!  Hope to see everyone there!

 If you would like to “volunteer” J to bring food for our taco lunch, please see the sign-up on the bulletin board or sign up on-line using the following link: 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0448a4a92babfc1-volunteer  Items needed:  crockpot of taco meat, bags of shredded cheese, tortilla chips, mild salsa, sour cream, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, small soft tortillas, crockpot of hot cheese sauce, cases of water, cases of pop, plates, and napkins.

APRIL 2018 MISSION FOCUS – Food for Thought

Our Sunday School will be doing a special project for “Food for Thought.”  The youth will be packing lunches on Friday, May 11th, to help support he mission, “Food for Thought.”  You can find out more about this organization by checking out www.feedtoledo.org.  Also, whatever is collected from our Mission Jar this month will be combined with the children’s efforts to support the mission of Food for Thought. 

Ladies - Plan to join Priscilla Shirer, gifted Bible Study teacher, August 24-25 in Fort Wayne, Indiana for a transformative retreat filled with worship, fellowship and an in-depth study of God’s Word.  A group price for 10 or more is only $59 per person!  We can also split the cost of 3 motel rooms.  The program begins Friday at 7 pm and ends at Noon on Saturday.  Please sign up soon on sheet on the bulletin board.  Tickets sell quickly!  For more information, look on line at www.lifeway.com under  Ministries/Women/Priscilla Shirer Live.

Prayer Quilt - Please stop by and tie a knot and say a prayer at the Quilt for Kathleen Darr.  May the warmth of the quilt remind her that God’s loving presence is with her and that our caring prayers continue.

 This Sunday, we will have 4 Welcome A Neighbor Bags to be taken to new neighbors in the area.  Stop and see if you have a new neighbor and make a difference in their lives for the Lord.

Operation Christmas Child    

**OCC April Collection Items**  Hygiene items – toothbrushes, hair brush, combs, deodorant, soap in plastic bag, wash cloths, lip balm, Band-Aids, finger nail care

 Youth Trip to Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

The youth group will be taking an exciting trip (June 1 & 2) to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in Kentucky.  This is an amazing opportunity for the youth to learn more about God’s creation and discover the truths found in His Word.  If you would like to help with the cost of this trip by making a financial donation, please make checks payable to WUMC (Memo: Youth Creation).  We also appreciate your prayer support for those youth and leaders who will be making the trip.  If you have any questions, please contact Adam or Stephanie Shelton.

Vacation Bible School is coming! 

Mark your calendar…Tell your friends!

July 9th – July 12th - Ages 4 to Sixth Grade

 Donation Items Needed for VBS:

1.    Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

2.    Quart size zip-loc baggies

3.    Black, ULTRA fine-tip Sharpie markers

4.    Hot Glue sticks

5.    Bags of white rice

6.    1 package of cone shaped Dixie cups

7.    2 Hot Glue Guns

You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at sshelton171@gmail.com or 567-202-5035.

WOMEN’S MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY - Meeting Place:  11040 Villacort Lane; Day and Time:  Mondays at 7:00 PM

M&M BIBLE Study - Group:  M&M’s (Mary and Martha); Meeting Place and Time:  Community Room/Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM 

B&B STUDY - Group:  Thursday Morning  B & B (Bible and Breakfast); Meeting Place and Time: Dales in Waterville/Thursdays at 7:30 am

The Ding-A-Lings are on the road...

WUMC's Handbell Choir has been invited to play for the residents of Sunset House, an assisted living facility on Indian Road in Toledo.  We will be packing up our bells, stands and music, and heading out 5:00 this Wednesday April 18.  May it be a blessed time for all!

Quarterly Statements:  Your 1st Quarter Giving Statements will be emailed on Saturday, April 7th.  For those who receive hardcopies, they will be available for your pick up on  April 8th on the shelf outside the Church Office.  Please contact Tom Wiggins at financialsec@watervilleumc.org if you have any questions.

The Upper Room for May–June 2018 is available at the sanctuary entrance.

 Better Families – April 2018 is also available at both entrances.  Take a copy and share!

 Praise be to God!

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for April 6, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

 The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – To God Be the Glory / O, That Will be Glory / Amazing Grace – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship

Song of Worship – Came to My Rescue

Children’s Moment

Anthem – Rejoice, Ye Pure In Heart - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – John 20:19-31

Sermon – What Does It Take to Believe in Jesus – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – May Jesus Christ Be Praised – Olga Topuzova Meade

Doxology

Offering Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus #514

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Choral Benediction – Go in Love – Sanctuary Choir

Postlude – In Moments Like These – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – David Landis

PRAYER REQUESTS

Brandon Chase–Active Duty

Sue Gregory

Doug Hansen

Donna Marie Lucas

Anne Mason

Louise Munich

Psalm 66:20   Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer or withdraw his unfailing love from me

Prayer Time on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary. 

APRIL 2018 MISSION FOCUS – Food for Thought

Every month, Food for Thought mobile pantries provide food assistance at multiple partner sites throughout greater Toledo.  We help people who face the realities of food insecurity, offering a choice of nutritious meal options, including shelf-stable items and fresh produce.  Maintaining our patron’s dignity – and serving them thoughtfully – is our utmost priority.  Every Friday night, volunteers meet to make sandwiches and pack lunches for distribution on Saturday to people throughout the downtown Toledo area.  We provide food, water or coffee, as well as conversation for the people we meet. 

Our Sunday School will be doing a special project for “Food for Thought.”  The youth will be packing lunches on Friday, May 11th, to help support he mission, “Food for Thought.”  You can find out more about this organization by checking out www.feedtoledo.org.  Also, whatever is collected from our Mission Jar this month will be combined with the children’s efforts to support the mission of Food for Thought. 

National Museum of the United States Air Force

Join us as we travel by chartered bus to the National Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio on Monday, April 16, 2018. The cost is $40 per person or $35 per person for any group of 2 or more for the chartered coach with restroom. Departure is at 6:00 am from Waterville United Methodist Church, 102 N. St., Waterville, Oh.

The museum opens at 9:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm putting us back in Waterville around 8:00 pm.  A special guest will be Air Force Lt. Col. Robert Hires, Ret. Bob flew F100 Super Sabers. This is a great opportunity for those interested to hear his thoughts on the cold war as well as the many aircraft in the museum.

Lunch will be the responsibility of each person. There is a good cafeteria at the museum.  Don’t miss this fantastic chance to travel with friends, see one of the countries great museums and celebrate the service of the veterans that have sacrificed so much for our freedom.

Please bring your bus fare the day of the trip. If you are writing a check please make it out to Mike Denman.

Call or text your reservations to Pastor Mike Denman at 419-469-0156 or email, denman.mike.75@gmail.com. Please include your name and contact number with the reservation.  There is only room for the first 55.

Volunteer Appreciation Lunch!

Please join us on April 22nd after the church service for a Volunteer Appreciation Lunch.  We have many individuals to thank for all they do to serve the church! 

If you would like to “volunteer” J to bring food for our taco lunch, please see the sign-up on the bulletin board or sign up on-line using the following link: 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0448a4a92babfc1-volunteer

Items needed:  crockpot of taco meat, bags of shredded cheese, tortilla chips, mild salsa, sour cream, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, small soft tortillas, crockpot of hot cheese sauce, cases of water, cases of pop, plates, and napkins.

Operation Christmas Child    

We are gathering OCC monthly donations for a packing party again this year when collection week rolls around in 2018.  This past November, we packed 67 shoeboxes to add our totals with this packing party! 

**OCC April Collection Items**

Hygiene items – toothbrushes, hair brush, combs, deodorant, soap in plastic bag, wash cloths,

lip balm, Band-Aids, finger nail care

Pray for shopping wisdom as you purchase these monthly items and the items for your own boxes for collection in November. The Lord knows the children who will receive your gifts and He can guide your shopping adventures to exactly what will meet needs and give joy.  These children may never receive another shoebox of gifts and love again. They deserve new items to open and cherish.  

As you collect items for the year, please remember that boys ages 10 to 14 are painfully under represented.   Need help with ideas for boys ages 10 to 14??  There is a list of ideas on the hallway bulletin board, !

 Youth Trip to Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

The youth group will be taking an exciting trip (June 1 & 2) to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in Kentucky.  This is an amazing opportunity for the youth to learn more about God’s creation and discover the truths found in His Word.  If you would like to help with the cost of this trip by making a financial donation, please make checks payable to WUMC (Memo: Youth Creation).  We also appreciate your prayer support for those youth and leaders who will be making the trip.  If you have any questions, please contact Adam or Stephanie Shelton.

 Vacation Bible School is coming! 

Mark your calendar…Tell your friends!

July 9th – July 12th - Ages 4 to Sixth Grade

 

Donation Items Needed for VBS:

1.    Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

2.    Quart size zip-loc baggies

3.    Black, ULTRA fine-tip Sharpie markers

4.    Hot Glue sticks

5.    100 new, shiny pennies

6.    Bags of white rice

7.    1 package of cone shaped Dixie cups

8.    2 Hot Glue Guns

 

You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at sshelton171@gmail.com or 567-202-5035.

A new Bible Study will begin on Sunday mornings, starting April 15th:

Meeting Place and Time:  Fireside Room – Sundays at 9:00 am

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike – 419-469-0156

NEW Study:  “Whisper” by Mark Batterson

Summary:  Many people have a tough time believing that God still speaks. We’ve learned from Scripture that God spoke to His people in ancient times and in mysterious ways, but how do we hear His voice now? The truth is God still communicates with His people, but He often speaks in a whisper—not to make it difficult to hear Him, but to draw us close.  In this 4-session series, Mark Batterson teaches what it means for Christians to discern the voice of God in their lives. He will introduce the seven love languages of God—each of them unique and entirely divine. By learning to tune in and decipher each language, Mark equips believers to hear God’s guidance and grow closer to Him.  God is speaking.  Do you know how to listen?

 WOMEN’S MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  11040 Villacort Lane (neighborhood behind Whitehouse Post Office)

Day and Time:  Mondays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Delores Young 419-878-8238

Study:  When God Rewrites Your Story

Summary:  When God Rewrites Your Story is a Bible Study about Biblical names – where they came from and how God changed people’s names when He changed them.  The core themes are transformation and revelation.  The character’s included are Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the woman caught in adultery.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  Fireside Room

Day and Time:  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike 419-878-3645

Study:  Daniel, Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy

Summary:  This 12-week DVD study is led by Beth Moore and has been a moving study for men and women alike. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

After the Daniel Bible Study is completed, the “Whisper” Bible Study will begin on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm, starting April 24th.

Meeting Place:  Fireside Room

Day and Time:  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike 419-878-3645

NEW Study:  “Whisper” How to Hear the Voice of God by Mark Batterson

Summary:  Many people have a tough time believing that God still speaks. We’ve learned from Scripture that God spoke to His people in ancient times and in mysterious ways, but how do we hear His voice now? The truth is God still communicates with His people, but He often speaks in a whisper—not to make it difficult to hear Him, but to draw us close.  In this 4-session series, Mark Batterson teaches what it means for Christians to discern the voice of God in their lives. He will introduce the seven love languages of God—each of them unique and entirely divine. By learning to tune in and decipher each language, Mark equips believers to hear God’s guidance and grow closer to Him.  God is speaking.  Do you know how to listen?

 M&M BIBLE Study

Group:  M&M’s (Mary and Martha)

Meeting Place and Time:  Community Room/Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM 

Contact Persons:  Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box

Current Study:  “GIDEON, Your Weakness, God’s Strength” by Priscilla Shirer

Summary:  “If you have ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength.  Yes, Gideon can attest – weakness is a gift.  Join us for a Bible study that will open your eyes to a brand new perspective on yourself, God, and Gideon.”

 B&B STUDY

Group:  Thursday Morning  B & B (Bible and Breakfast)

Meeting Place and Time: Dales in Waterville/Thursdays at 7:30 am

Contact Persons:  Jim Page – 419-343-0714; Tom Wiggins – 419-304-2254

Current Study/Book: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Summary:  This book provides thought-provoking meditations to cultivate a closer walk with God.  Readers can gain a fresh perspective on how to grow in faith as they discover more about God and their relationship in Him. 

Quarterly Statements:  Your 1st Quarter Giving Statements will be emailed on Saturday, April 7th.  For those who receive hardcopies, they will be available for your pick up on Sunday, April 8th on the shelf outside the Church Office.  Please contact Tom Wiggins at financialsec@watervilleumc.org if you have any questions.

 Praise be to God!

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for March 30, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 

COMMUNITY SUNRISE SERVICE THIS EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018 at 7:00 AM:

 

Farnsworth Park – River Rd at Roche de Bout Shelter - Breakfast Following at Zion Lutheran Church

 

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

                                     

The Gathering of God’s People

Prelude - Christ Is Risen! – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Processional Hymn – Christ the Lord Is Risen Today  #302

Welcome

Call to Worship

Hymn of Worship – Up from the Grave He Arose #322

Celebration of Church Membership

Childrens Choir – Jesus Is Risen!  Sing for Joy!

Children’s Moment

Anthem – Lord of Glory - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – John 20:11-18

Sermon – Reconnected with God – Pastor Mike

Special Music – Resurrection Medley – The Sanctuary Choir

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Behold the Lamb – Olga Topuzova Meade

Doxology

Offering Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – He Lives #310

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Postlude – Sing Hallelujah – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

 

 

 

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Brandon Chase–Active Duty

Sue Gregory

Doug Hansen

Elaine Larimer

Anne Mason

Louise Munich

Penn Pritchett

Sharon Schulte

Jim Simpson

Bernard Utz and Family

 

Psalm 66:20   Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer or withdraw his unfailing love from me.

 

 

Prayer Quilt Ministry – This Sunday, there will be a prayer quilt for Sue Gregory.  Please stop by and say a prayer of comfort and tie a knot.  May the warmth of the quilt remind her that God’s loving presence is with her and that our caring prayers continue.

 

 

 

Prayer Time on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary. 

 

 

Easter Lilies will grace the Chancel Area this Sunday.  Thank you to all who purchased one in honor or memory of loved ones.  Please remember to take your flower after Sunday’s Service.

 

 

APRIL 2018 MISSION FOCUS – Food for Thought

Every month, Food for Thought mobile pantries provide food assistance at multiple partner sites throughout greater Toledo.  We help people who face the realities of food insecurity, offering a choice of nutritious meal options, including shelf-stable items and fresh produce.  Maintaining our patron’s dignity – and serving them thoughtfully – is our utmost priority.  Every Friday night, volunteers meet to make sandwiches and pack lunches for distribution on Saturday to people throughout the downtown Toledo area.  We provide food, water or coffee, as well as conversation for the people we meet.  15,600 lunches were made in 2016!  Our Sunday School will be doing a special project for Food for Thought during the month of April.  Whatever is collected from our Mission Jar this month will be combined with the children’s efforts to support the mission of Food for Thought. 

 

Operation Christmas Child    

We are gathering OCC monthly donations for a packing party again this year when collection week rolls around in 2018.  This past November, we packed 67 shoeboxes to add our totals with this packing party! 

**OCC April Collection Items**

Hygiene items – toothbrushes, hair brush, combs, deodorant, soap in plastic bag, wash cloths,

lip balm, Band-Aids, finger nail care

Pray for shopping wisdom as you purchase these monthly items and the items for your own boxes for collection in November. The Lord knows the children who will receive your gifts and He can guide your shopping adventures to exactly what will meet needs and give joy.  These children may never receive another shoebox of gifts and love again. They deserve new items to open and cherish.  

 

As you collect items for the year, please remember that boys ages 10 to 14 are painfully under represented.   Need help with ideas for boys ages 10 to 14??  There is a list of ideas on the hallway bulletin board, !

 

  Vacation Bible School is coming!  Mark your calendar…Tell your friends! - July 9th – July 12th - Ages 4 to Sixth Grade

 

Donation Items Needed for VBS:

 

1.    Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

2.    Quart size zip-loc baggies

3.    Black, ULTRA fine-tip Sharpie markers

4.    Hot Glue sticks

5.    Buttons (any size or color)

6.    100 new, shiny pennies

7.    Bags of white rice

8.  1 package of cone shaped Dixie cups

9.  2 Hot Glue Guns

 

You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at sshelton171@gmail.com or 567-202-5035.

 

 

 

 

WOMEN’S MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  11040 Villacort Lane (neighborhood behind Whitehouse Post Office)

Day and Time:  Mondays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Delores Young 419-878-8238

Study:  When God Rewrites Your Story

Summary:  When God Rewrites Your Story is a Bible Study about Biblical names – where they came from and how God changed people’s names when He changed them.  The core themes are transformation and revelation.  The character’s included are Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the woman caught in adultery.

 

 

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  Fireside Room

Day and Time:  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike 419-878-3645

Study:  Daniel, Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy

Summary:  This 12-week DVD study is led by Beth Moore and has been a moving study for men and women alike. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

 

M&M BIBLE Study– Help with  this Wednesday at 10:00 am to Noon.  If you need a ride, please meet at the church at 9:30 am.

Group:  M&M’s (Mary and Martha)

Meeting Place and Time:  Community Room/Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM 

Contact Persons:  Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box

Current Study:  “GIDEON, Your Weakness, God’s Strength” by Priscilla Shirer

Summary:  “If you have ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength.  Yes, Gideon can attest – weakness is a gift.  Join us for a Bible study that will open your eyes to a brand new perspective on yourself, God, and Gideon.”

 

B&B STUDY

Group:  Thursday Morning  B & B (Bible and Breakfast)

Meeting Place and Time: Dales in Waterville/Thursdays at 7:30 am

Contact Persons:  Jim Page – 419-343-0714; Tom Wiggins – 419-304-2254

Current Study/Book: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Summary:  This book provides thought-provoking meditations to cultivate a closer walk with God.  Readers can gain a fresh perspective on how to grow in faith as they discover more about God and their relationship in Him. 

 

 

 

Fellowship Ministry

We are in need of a volunteer to oversee the Fellowship Ministry.  This is an important time when we visit with guests, members, friends and family; share our concerns or a story over a cup of coffee, before we continue with our week.  This person would make sure there is food available and  make sure there are people signed up to make coffee, set out the treats, and clean up.  Maybe consider sharing this responsibility with a friend.  Please contact the Church office at 419-878-3645, if you are interested in serving in this ministry.

Quarterly Statements:  Your 1st Quarter Giving Statements will be emailed on Saturday, April 7th.  For those who receive hardcopies, they will be available for your pick up on Sunday, April 8th on the shelf outside the Church Office.  Please contact Tom Wiggins at financialsec@watervilleumc.org if you have any questions.

 Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for March 23, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS PALM SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

                                     

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – I Will Enter His Gates with This Is the Day – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Processional Hymn – Hosanna, Loud Hosanna #278

Call to Worship

Song of Worship – Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)

Children’s Moment – Mission Jar

Anthem – Hosanna We Sing - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Mark 11:1-11

Sermon – Blessings in the Coming of the Lord – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – O Worship the King – Olga Topuzova Meade

Doxology

Offering Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – All Glory, Laud, and Honor #280

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Choral Benediction – As We Depart – Sanctuary Choir

Postlude – As We Depart – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – David Landis

 

 

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Brandon Chase–Active Duty

Sue Gregory

Doug Hansen

Anne Mason

Louise Munich

Penn Pritchett

Sharon Schulte

Jim Simpson

 

Psalm 66:20   Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer or withdraw his unfailing love from me.

 

 

Prayer Time on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary. 

 

 

March 25:              10:30 am Palm Sunday / After service - Easter Egg Hunt

March 29:                6:00 pm Maundy Thursday Potluck* Dinner and Holy Communion in the Fellowship Hall

March 30:              12:00 pm Good Friday Cross Walk - Meet in the back of the church at 11:45 am

April 1:                   7:00 am  Sunrise Service at Farnsworth Park – River Rd at Roche de Bout Shelter

                                            Breakfast Following at Zion Lutheran Church

                             10:30 am Easter Worship Celebration

 

*Please note there is a SIGN UP sheet on the hallway bulletin board.  Please take time to sign up for two dishes you will bring to share.  Thank you!

 

  Lenten Sermon Series

Everyone wants to know that they are loved unconditionally. During Lent this year, our sermon series is going to focus on God’s love for us and how God desires us to show that same love to one another. The church, the body of Christ in which we are all apart in Christ, is the instrument of God’s love in our world. Let us learn together the rich blessings God has in store for us and all those that we love with God’s love.

 

 

Egg-citing News:

Join us for an Easter egg hunt this Sunday following church.  Children up to 6th grade are welcome to participate in this egg-citing event and adults are encouraged to “egg” them on!  All egg hunters will be awarded a sackful of goodies.  Please bring your own basket (we will have some bags on hand too).  Ages 4 and under will be in the courtyard; ages 5 to 2nd grade in the front of the church; 3rd to 6th grade on the side of the church.

 

 

Next Thursday, March 29 at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall - Maundy Thursday Potluck Dinner and Holy Communion with special music from the choir.

 

 

 

Good Friday Cross Walk

Friday, March 30 please meet at 11:45 am in the back parking lot of Waterville UMC, 102 North Fifth Street.  This year’s walk will include 14 prayer stops, including 3 at the WUMC.  For those who desire to travel the entire distance, it will be a total of 2.5 miles.  There will be several locations that people can stop and then rejoin the group if the distant is too great.  The cross we will carry is heavy for some. There is no reason two, three or even four people cannot help one another carry the cross. By the time Jesus was to carry the cross he was so weak he could not carry it either and needed help.  We too need help to daily pick up our cross and follow Jesus.  Let’s us gather to witness in our community the great gift of Grace God gave the world in the life, death and resurrection of God’s Son and our Savior.

 

 

April 1 - 7:00 am  Sunrise Service at Farnsworth Park – River Rd at Roche de Bout Shelter.  Breakfast Following at Zion Lutheran Church

           10:30 am Easter Worship Celebration at WUMC

 

 

Easter Lily Orders - Please help to beautify the altar for Easter by ordering a lily in honor of someone or in memory of a loved one never forgotten.  Envelopes for Easter Lily orders have been placed in each pew and in each attendance booklet. Please use them to place your order.  The cost is $8.00.  Please complete the number of flowers and to whom you are dedicating to.  Place your envelope and money in the offering or drop it off at the church office.  There are 8 lilies left and the last day to order is this Sunday, March 25.

 

 

MARCH 2018 MISSION FOCUS – UMCOR Administrative Costs – this Sunday is Mission Jar Sunday!

March’s Mission Focus will be to support the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s operating budget by donating to the One Great Hour of Sharing Campaign.  None of the funds they collect for other mission projects through this agency (school kits, health kits, disaster response efforts, etc.) covers any of their operational costs, so 100% of the gifts they receive for mission projects goes directly to the projects themselves.  And, unlike Global Ministries in the United Methodist Church, UMCOR does not receive apportionment funds to cover its administrative costs.  In order to keep this wonderful worldwide blessing going let us support their behind-the-scene efforts for UMCOR.

 

 

Operation Christmas Child    

We are gathering OCC monthly donations for a packing party again this year when collection week rolls around in 2018.  This past November, we packed 67 shoeboxes to add our totals with this packing party! 

March Collection Items:

~Quality Craft Supplies – books, stickers, cars, puzzles, tea party items, balls, jacks, yo-yos, silly putty, noisy toys, jump ropes, harmonicas, stuffed animals 10 inches or smaller~

 

Pray for shopping wisdom as you purchase these monthly items and the items for your own boxes for collection in November. The Lord knows the children who will receive your gifts and He can guide your shopping adventures to exactly what will meet needs and give joy.

These children may never receive another shoebox of gifts and love again. They deserve new items to open and cherish.  

 

As you collect items for the year, please remember that boys ages 10 to 14 are painfully under represented.   Need help with ideas for boys ages 10 to 14??  There is a list of ideas on the hallway bulletin board, !

 

  Vacation Bible School is coming!  Mark your calendar…Tell your friends! - July 9th – July 12th - Ages 4 to Sixth Grade

 

Donation Items Needed for VBS:

 

1.    Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

2.    Quart size zip-loc baggies

3.    Black, fine-tip Sharpie markers

4.    Hot Glue sticks

5.    Buttons (any size or color)

6.    25 new, shiny pennies

7.    Crayons

8.    Bags of white rice

9.    1 package of Dixie cups

10.  1 package of cone shaped Dixie cups

11.  2 Hot Glue Guns

 

You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at sshelton171@gmail.com or 567-202-5035.

 

 

 

 

WOMEN’S MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  11040 Villacort Lane (neighborhood behind Whitehouse Post Office)

Day and Time:  Mondays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Delores Young 419-878-8238

Study:  When God Rewrites Your Story

Summary:  When God Rewrites Your Story is a Bible Study about Biblical names – where they came from and how God changed people’s names when He changed them.  The core themes are transformation and revelation.  The character’s included are Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the woman caught in adultery.

 

 

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  Fireside Room

Day and Time:  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike 419-878-3645

Study:  Daniel, Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy

Summary:  This 12-week DVD study is led by Beth Moore and has been a moving study for men and women alike. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

 

M&M BIBLE Study

Group:  M&M’s (Mary and Martha)

Meeting Place and Time:  Community Room/Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM 

Contact Persons:  Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box

Current Study:  “GIDEON, Your Weakness, God’s Strength” by Priscilla Shirer

Summary:  “If you have ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength.  Yes, Gideon can attest – weakness is a gift.  Join us for a Bible study that will open your eyes to a brand new perspective on yourself, God, and Gideon.”

 

B&B STUDY

Group:  Thursday Morning  B & B (Bible and Breakfast)

Meeting Place and Time: Dales in Waterville/Thursdays at 7:30 am

Contact Persons:  Jim Page – 419-343-0714; Tom Wiggins – 419-304-2254

Current Study/Book: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Summary:  This book provides thought-provoking meditations to cultivate a closer walk with God.  Readers can gain a fresh perspective on how to grow in faith as they discover more about God and their relationship in Him. 

 

 

 

Fellowship Ministry

We are in need of a volunteer to oversee the Fellowship Ministry.  This is an important time when we visit with guests, members, friends and family; share our concerns or a story over a cup of coffee, before we continue with our week.  This person would make sure there is food available and  make sure there are people signed up to make coffee, set out the treats, and clean up.  Maybe consider sharing this responsibility with a friend.  Please contact the Church office at 419-878-3645, if you are interested in serving in this ministry.

 Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for March 16, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

                                     

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – Deep River – Handbell Choir

Call to Worship

Song of Worship – From The Inside Out

Celebration of Church Membership

Children’s Moment

Anthem – What Wondrous Love Is This - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Psalm 37:5-7

Sermon – “Be still before the LORD” is an action! – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – We Shall Behold Him – Olga Topuzova Meade

Doxology

Offering Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – Be Still, My Soul #534

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Choral Benediction – As We Depart – Sanctuary Choir

Postlude – Our God Reigns – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

 

 

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Brandon Chase–Active Duty

Doug Hansen

The Family of Summer Johnson

Elaine Larimer

Ron and Lou Peyton

Penn Pritchett

Rhoda Scheub

Jim Simpson

The Family of Vonnie Utz

 

Psalm 66:20   Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer or withdraw his unfailing love from me.

 

 

Prayer Time on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary.  Anyone is welcome to join on any Sunday.  Here is a brief summary of Sunday Morning Prayer Time:  We usually start at the altar with a group prayer or meditation for 5 minutes or so, then head off to whatever spot we like around the sanctuary to pray by ourselves for the rest of the time.   There is a box of prayer booklets on the Prayer Corner table that can guide you, if you like.  There is usually some quiet, thoughtful music playing during the hour, and some people feel comfortable praying quietly out loud to themselves, or moving around the sanctuary.   The world needs prayer warriors, feel free to join us any Sunday.  Amen.

 

 

March 25:              10:30 am Palm Sunday / After service - Easter Egg Hunt

March 29:                6:00 pm Maundy Thursday Potluck* Dinner and Holy Communion in the Fellowship Hall

March 30:              12:00 pm Good Friday Cross Walk - Meet in the back of the church

April 1:                   7:00 am  Sunrise Service at Farnsworth Park – River Rd at Roche de Bout Shelter

                                            Breakfast Following at Zion Lutheran Church

                             10:30 am Easter Worship Celebration

 

*Please note there is a SIGN UP sheet on the hallway bulletin board.  Please take time to sign up for two dishes you will bring to share.  Thank you!

 

  Lenten Sermon Series

Everyone wants to know that they are loved unconditionally. During Lent this year, our sermon series is going to focus on God’s love for us and how God desires us to show that same love to one another. The church, the body of Christ in which we are all apart in Christ, is the instrument of God’s love in our world. Let us learn together the rich blessings God has in store for us and all those that we love with God’s love.

 

 

Egg-citing News:

Join us for an Easter egg hunt on March 25th  (Palm Sunday) following church.  Children up to 6th grade are welcome to participate in this egg-citing event and adults are encouraged to “egg” them on!  All egg hunters will be awarded a sackful of goodies.  Please bring your own basket (we will have some bags on hand too).  We are accepting candy donations for goody bags; please place them on the shelf outside the church office.

 

 

Welcome A Neighbor Sunday – There will be 5 WAN Bags available to take to new neighbors in the area.  Please prayerfully consider this worthwhile ministry.  Information on our Holy Week Services will also be included in each bag. 

 

 

Easter Lily Orders - Please help to beautify the altar for Easter by ordering a lily in honor of someone or in memory of a loved one never forgotten.  Envelopes for Easter Lily orders have been placed in each pew and in each attendance booklet. Please use them to place your order.  The cost is $8.00.  Please complete the number of flowers and to whom you are dedicating to.  Place your envelope and money in the offering or drop it off at the church office.  The last day to order is next Sunday, March 25.

 

 

MARCH 2018 MISSION FOCUS – UMCOR Administrative Costs

March’s Mission Focus will be to support the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s operating budget by donating to the One Great Hour of Sharing Campaign.  None of the funds they collect for other mission projects through this agency (school kits, health kits, disaster response efforts, etc.) covers any of their operational costs, so 100% of the gifts they receive for mission projects goes directly to the projects themselves.  And, unlike Global Ministries in the United Methodist Church, UMCOR does not receive apportionment funds to cover its administrative costs.  In order to keep this wonderful worldwide blessing going let us support their behind-the-scene efforts for UMCOR.

 

 

Operation Christmas Child    

We are gathering OCC monthly donations for a packing party again this year when collection week rolls around in 2018.  This past November, we packed 67 shoeboxes to add our totals with this packing party! 

March Collection Items:

~Quality Craft Supplies – books, stickers, cars, puzzles, tea party items, balls, jacks, yo-yos, silly putty, noisy toys, jump ropes, harmonicas, stuffed animals 10 inches or smaller~

 

Pray for shopping wisdom as you purchase these monthly items and the items for your own boxes for collection in November. The Lord knows the children who will receive your gifts and He can guide your shopping adventures to exactly what will meet needs and give joy.

These children may never receive another shoebox of gifts and love again. They deserve new items to open and cherish.  

 

As you collect items for the year, please remember that boys ages 10 to 14 are painfully under represented.   Need help with ideas for boys ages 10 to 14??  There is a list of ideas on the hallway bulletin board, !

 

  Vacation Bible School is coming!  Mark your calendar…Tell your friends! - July 9th – July 12th - Ages 4 to Sixth Grade

 

Donation Items Needed for VBS:

 

1.    Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

2.    Quart size zip-loc baggies

3.    Black, fine-tip Sharpie markers

4.    Hot Glue sticks

5.    Buttons (any size or color)

6.    25 new, shiny pennies

7.    Crayons

8.    Bags of white rice

9.    1 package of Dixie cups

10.  1 package of cone shaped Dixie cups

11.  2 Hot Glue Guns

 

You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at sshelton171@gmail.com or 567-202-5035.

 

 

 

 

WOMEN’S MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  11040 Villacort Lane (neighborhood behind Whitehouse Post Office)

Day and Time:  Mondays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Delores Young 419-878-8238

Study:  When God Rewrites Your Story

Summary:  When God Rewrites Your Story is a Bible Study about Biblical names – where they came from and how God changed people’s names when He changed them.  The core themes are transformation and revelation.  The character’s included are Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the woman caught in adultery.

 

 

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  Fireside Room

Day and Time:  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike 419-878-3645

Study:  Daniel, Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy

Summary:  This 12-week DVD study is led by Beth Moore and has been a moving study for men and women alike. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

 

M&M BIBLE Study

Group:  M&M’s (Mary and Martha)

Meeting Place and Time:  Community Room/Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM 

Contact Persons:  Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box

Current Study:  “GIDEON, Your Weakness, God’s Strength” by Priscilla Shirer

Summary:  “If you have ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength.  Yes, Gideon can attest – weakness is a gift.  Join us for a Bible study that will open your eyes to a brand new perspective on yourself, God, and Gideon.”

 

B&B STUDY

Group:  Thursday Morning  B & B (Bible and Breakfast)

Meeting Place and Time: Dales in Waterville/Thursdays at 7:30 am

Contact Persons:  Jim Page – 419-343-0714; Tom Wiggins – 419-304-2254

Current Study/Book: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Summary:  This book provides thought-provoking meditations to cultivate a closer walk with God.  Readers can gain a fresh perspective on how to grow in faith as they discover more about God and their relationship in Him. 

 

 

 

Fellowship Ministry

We are in need of a volunteer to oversee the Fellowship Ministry.  This is an important time when we visit with guests, members, friends and family; share our concerns or a story over a cup of coffee, before we continue with our week.  This person would make sure there is food available and  make sure there are people signed up to make coffee, set out the treats, and clean up.  Maybe consider sharing this responsibility with a friend.  Please contact the Church office at 419-878-3645, if you are interested in serving in this ministry.

 

 

 

The March 2018 Better Families pamphlet is available at both entrances.

 

Peanut Butter Jars - Happy tails continue to wag saying “THANK YOU!” to all who have donated peanut butter jars for the Humane Society.  Please continue to place un-scraped jars in the basket on the shelf by the church office.

 

Galatians 5:22-23  

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, and self-control.

There is no law against these things!

 

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for March 9, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 

  A REMINDER to set your clocks ahead before you go to sleep on Saturday night so you’ll be ON TIME Sunday Morning!

 

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

                                     

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – And Can It Be – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Mission Moment – John Nicholson

Call to Worship

Song of Worship – At The Cross

Children’s Moment

Anthem – We Rejoice in the Grace of God - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – John 3:14-21

Sermon – Do I Need to Love God? – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Oh How He Loves You and Me with O How I Love Jesus – Olga Topuzova Meade

Doxology

Offering Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – When Moring Gilds the Skies #185

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Choral Benediction – As We Depart – Sanctuary Choir

Postlude – His Name Is Wonderful – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – David Landis

 

 

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Brandon Chase–Active Duty

Ron and Lou Peyton

Rhoda Scheub

Vonnie and Bernie Utz

Karen Wiggins

 

Psalm 66:20   Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer or withdraw his unfailing love from me.

 

 

March 25:              10:30 am Palm Sunday / After service - Easter Egg Hunt

March 29:                6:00 pm Maundy Thursday Potluck* Dinner and Holy Communion in the Fellowship Hall

March 30:              12:00 pm Good Friday Cross Walk - Meet in the back of the church

April 1:                    Sunrise Service - To Be Announced

                             10:30 am Easter Worship Celebration

 

*Please note there is a SIGN UP sheet on the hallway bulletin board.  Please take time to sign up for two dishes you will bring to share.  Thank you!

 

  Lenten Sermon Series

Everyone wants to know that they are loved unconditionally. During Lent this year, our sermon series is going to focus on God’s love for us and how God desires us to show that same love to one another. The church, the body of Christ in which we are all apart in Christ, is the instrument of God’s love in our world. Let us learn together the rich blessings God has in store for us and all those that we love with God’s love.

 

 

Egg-citing News:

Join us for an Easter egg hunt on March 25th  (Palm Sunday) following church.  Children up to 6th grade are welcome to participate in this egg-citing event and adults are encouraged to “egg” them on!  All egg hunters will be awarded a sackful of goodies.  Please bring your own basket (we will have some bags on hand too).  We are accepting candy donations for goody bags; please place them on the shelf outside the church office.

 

 

 

MARCH 2018 MISSION FOCUS – UMCOR Administrative Costs

March’s Mission Focus will be to support the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s operating budget by donating to the One Great Hour of Sharing Campaign.  None of the funds they collect for other mission projects through this agency (school kits, health kits, disaster response efforts, etc.) covers any of their operational costs, so 100% of the gifts they receive for mission projects goes directly to the projects themselves.  And, unlike Global Ministries in the United Methodist Church, UMCOR does not receive apportionment funds to cover its administrative costs.  In order to keep this wonderful worldwide blessing going let us support their behind-the-scene efforts for UMCOR.

 

 

Easter Lily Orders - Please help to beautify the altar for Easter by ordering a lily in honor of someone or in memory of a loved one never forgotten.  Envelopes for Easter Lily orders have been placed in each pew and in each attendance booklet. Please use them to place your order.  The cost is $8.00.  Please complete the number of flowers and to whom you are dedicating to.  Place your envelope and money in the offering or drop it off at the church office.  The last day to order is Sunday, March 25.

 

 

Prayer Time on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary.  Anyone is welcome to join on any Sunday.  Here is a brief summary of Sunday Morning Prayer Time:  We usually start at the altar with a group prayer or meditation for 5 minutes or so, then head off to whatever spot we like around the sanctuary to pray by ourselves for the rest of the time.   There is a box of prayer booklets on the Prayer Corner table that can guide you, if you like.  There is usually some quiet, thoughtful music playing during the hour, and some people feel comfortable praying quietly out loud to themselves, or moving around the sanctuary.   The world needs prayer warriors, feel free to join us any Sunday.  Amen.

 

 

There will be a prayer quilt in the sanctuary on Sunday for Beverly Bishop.  Please take time to say a prayer and tie a knot.  May the warmth of the quilt remind her that God’s loving presence is with her and that our caring prayers will continue.

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP CLASS

A new members class for adults wishing to know more about Waterville United Methodist Church and church membership is being held on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. This is a great time to meet other members of the church and to discover more about the ministry, mission, vision and discipleship of our congregation. This is a four-week experience. That will conclude on March 18.  Please contact Pastor Mike at 419-469-0156 or pastormike@watervilleumc.org with any questions.

 

 

 

WOMEN’S MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  11040 Villacort Lane (neighborhood behind Whitehouse Post Office)

Day and Time:  Mondays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Delores Young 419-878-8238

Study:  When God Rewrites Your Story

Summary:  When God Rewrites Your Story is a Bible Study about Biblical names – where they came from and how God changed people’s names when He changed them.  The core themes are transformation and revelation.  The character’s included are Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the woman caught in adultery.

 

 

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  Fireside Room

Day and Time:  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike 419-878-3645

Study:  Daniel, Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy

Summary:  This 12-week DVD study is led by Beth Moore and has been a moving study for men and women alike. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

 

M&M BIBLE Study

Group:  M&M’s (Mary and Martha)

Meeting Place and Time:  Community Room/Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM 

Contact Persons:  Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box

Current Study:  “GIDEON, Your Weakness, God’s Strength” by Priscilla Shirer

Summary:  “If you have ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength.  Yes, Gideon can attest – weakness is a gift.  Join us for a Bible study that will open your eyes to a brand new perspective on yourself, God, and Gideon.”

 

B&B STUDY

Group:  Thursday Morning  B & B (Bible and Breakfast)

Meeting Place and Time: Dales in Waterville/Thursdays at 7:30 am

Contact Persons:  Jim Page – 419-343-0714; Tom Wiggins – 419-304-2254

Current Study/Book: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Summary:  This book provides thought-provoking meditations to cultivate a closer walk with God.  Readers can gain a fresh perspective on how to grow in faith as they discover more about God and their relationship in Him. 

 

 

 

Operation Christmas Child    

We are gathering OCC monthly donations for a packing party again this year when collection week rolls around in 2018.  This past November, we packed 67 shoeboxes to add our totals with this packing party! 

March Collection Items:

~Quality Craft Supplies – books, stickers, cars, puzzles, tea party items, balls, jacks, yo-yos, silly putty, noisy toys, jump ropes, harmonicas, stuffed animals 10 inches or smaller~

 

Pray for shopping wisdom as you purchase these monthly items and the items for your own boxes for collection in November. The Lord knows the children who will receive your gifts and He can guide your shopping adventures to exactly what will meet needs and give joy.

These children may never receive another shoebox of gifts and love again. They deserve new items to open and cherish.  

 

As you collect items for the year, please remember that boys ages 10 to 14 are painfully under represented.   Need help with ideas for boys ages 10 to 14??  There is a list of ideas on the hallway bulletin board, !

 

  Vacation Bible School is coming!  Mark your calendar…Tell your friends! - July 9th - 12th - Ages 4 to Sixth Grade

 

Donation Items Needed for VBS:

 

1.   Colored Straws

2.   Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

3.   Quart size zip-loc baggies

4.   Black, fine-tip Sharpie markers

5.   Hot Glue sticks

6.   Buttons (any size or color)

7.   Paper clips (new)

8.   200 new, shiny pennies

9.   Crayons

10.  Bags of white rice

11.  Snack-size zip-loc baggies

12.  1 package of Dixie cups

13.  1 package of cone shaped Dixie cups

14.  Pencil top erasers

 

You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room.  The list will be updated each week as items are donated.  If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at sshelton171@gmail.com or 567-202-5035.

 

Additional dirt being delivered and graded at the new site today! 

 

 

Fellowship Ministry

We are in need of a volunteer to oversee the Fellowship Ministry.  This is an important time when we visit with guests, members, friends and family; share our concerns or a story over a cup of coffee, before we continue with our week.  This person would make sure there is food available and  make sure there are people signed up to make coffee, set out the treats, and clean up.  Maybe consider sharing this responsibility with a friend.  Please contact the Church office at 419-878-3645, if you are interested in serving in this ministry.

 

 

 

The March 2018 Better Families pamphlet is available at both entrances.

 

Disney’s Beauty and the BeastThe New Musical is now showing at the Maumee Indoor Theatre.  Shows at 8:00 PM on Friday and Saturday as well as Saturday and Sunday Matinee Shows at 2:30 PM.  Tickets available on line at 3Bproductions.org.

 

Broadway Nights – Next week, on Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 pm, the Waterville First Presbyterian Church is having Broadway Night to support the Anthony Wayne Community Food Ministry.   Admission is free and there will be a free will donation for the Food Ministry.  There will also be refreshments at intermission. 

 

Peanut Butter Jars - Happy tails continue to wag saying “THANK YOU!” to all who have donated peanut butter jars for the Humane Society.  Please continue to place un-scraped jars in the basket on the shelf by the church office.

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for March 2, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018 at 10:30 AM                                  

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – To God be the Glory – Anna Banachowski

Call to Worship

Song of Worship – Redeemed

Children’s Moment

Anthem – I Have Decided to Follow Jesus - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Psalm 97:9-12

Sermon – Who Do You Love? – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Nadia Taylor

Doxology

Offering Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Celebration of Holy Communion

Prayer of Confession

Hymn – Nothing but the Blood #362

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Postlude – Nadia Taylor

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

PRAYER REQUESTS

Brandon Chase–Active Duty

Ana Nicholson

Ron and Lou Peyton

Shery Raske

Rhoda Scheub

Psalm 66:20   Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer or withdraw his unfailing love from me.

Lenten Services Schedule 

 

March 29:                6:00 pm Maundy Thursday Potluck* Dinner and Holy Communion in the Fellowship Hall

March 30:                12:00 pm Good Friday Cross Walk - Meet in the back of the church

April 1:                    Sunrise Service - To Be Announced

                              10:30 am Easter Worship Celebration

*Please note there is a sign-up sheet on the hallway bulletin board.  Please take time to sign up for two dishes you will bring to share.  Thank you!

Sermon Series

Everyone wants to know that they are loved unconditionally. During Lent this year, our sermon series is going to focus on God’s love for us and how God desires us to show that same love to one another. The church, the body of Christ in which we are all apart in Christ, is the instrument of God’s love in our world. Let us learn together the rich blessings God has in store for us and all those that we love with God’s love.

 MEMBERSHIP CLASS

A new members class for adults wishing to know more about Waterville United Methodist Church and church membership is being held on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. This is a great time to meet other members of the church and to discover more about the ministry, mission, vision and discipleship of our congregation. This is a four-week experience. That will conclude on March 18. Please contact Pastor Mike at 419-469-0156 or pastormike@watervilleumc.org with any questions.

MARCH 2018 MISSION FOCUS – UMCOR Administrative Costs

March’s Mission Focus will be to support the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s operating budget by donating to the One Great Hour of Sharing Campaign.  None of the funds they collect for other mission projects through this agency (school kits, health kits, disaster response efforts, etc.) covers any of their operational costs, so 100% of the gifts they receive for mission projects goes directly to the projects themselves.  And, unlike Global Ministries in the United Methodist Church, UMCOR does not receive apportionment funds to cover its administrative costs.  In order to keep this wonderful worldwide blessing going let us support their behind-the-scene efforts for UMCOR.

 Prayer Time on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary.  Anyone is welcome to join on any Sunday.  Here is a brief summary of Sunday Morning Prayer Time:  We usually start at the altar with a group prayer or meditation for 5 minutes or so, then head off to whatever spot we like around the sanctuary to pray by ourselves for the rest of the time.   There is a box of prayer booklets on the Prayer Corner table that can guide you, if you like.  There is usually some quiet, thoughtful music playing during the hour, and some people feel comfortable praying quietly out loud to themselves, or moving around the sanctuary.   The world needs prayer warriors, feel free to join us any Sunday.  Amen.

There will be two prayer quilts in the sanctuary on Sunday, one for Gabriella and one for Isabella.  Please take time to say a prayer for each and tie a knot.  May the warmth of the quilt remind them that God’s loving presence is with them and that our caring prayers will continue.

 WOMEN’S MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  11040 Villacort Lane (neighborhood behind Whitehouse Post Office)

Day and Time:  Mondays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Delores Young 419-878-8238

Study:  When God Rewrites Your Story

Summary:  When God Rewrites Your Story is a Bible Study about Biblical names – where they came from and how God changed people’s names when He changed them.  The core themes are transformation and revelation.  The character’s included are Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the woman caught in adultery.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY

Meeting Place:  Fireside Room

Day and Time:  Tuesdays at 7:00 PM

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike 419-878-3645

Study:  Daniel, Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy

Summary:  This 12-week DVD study is led by Beth Moore and has been a moving study for men and women alike. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

M&M BIBLE Study – Help at Seagate Food Bank this Wednesday, March 7

Group:  M&M’s (Mary and Martha)

Meeting Place and Time:  Community Room/Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM 

Contact Persons:  Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box

Current Study:  “GIDEON, Your Weakness, God’s Strength” by Priscilla Shirer

Summary:  “If you have ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength.  Yes, Gideon can attest – weakness is a gift.  Join us for a Bible study that will open your eyes to a brand new perspective on yourself, God, and Gideon.”

 B&B STUDY

Group:  Thursday Morning  B & B (Bible and Breakfast)

Meeting Place and Time: Dales in Waterville/Thursdays at 7:30 am

Contact Persons:  Jim Page – 419-343-0714; Tom Wiggins – 419-304-2254

Current Study/Book: My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Summary:  This book provides thought-provoking meditations to cultivate a closer walk with God.  Readers can gain a fresh perspective on how to grow in faith as they discover more about God and their relationship in Him. 

Easter Lily Orders - Please help to beautify the altar for Easter by ordering a lily in honor of someone or in memory of a loved one never forgotten.  Envelopes for Easter Lily orders have been placed in each pew and in each attendance booklet. Please use them to place your order.  The cost is $8.00.  Please complete the number of flowers and to whom you are dedicating to.  Place your envelope and money in the offering or drop it off at the church office.  The last day to order is Sunday, March 25.

Operation Christmas Child    

We are gathering OCC monthly donations for a packing party again this year when collection week rolls around in 2018.  This past November, we packed 67 shoeboxes to add our totals with this packing party! 

March Collection Items:

~Quality Craft Supplies – books, stickers, cars, puzzles, tea party items, balls, jacks, yo-yos, silly putty, noisy toys, jump ropes, harmonicas, stuffed animals 10 inches or smaller~

Pray for shopping wisdom as you purchase these monthly items and the items for your own boxes for collection in November. The Lord knows the children who will receive your gifts and He can guide your shopping adventures to exactly what will meet needs and give joy.

These children may never receive another shoebox of gifts and love again. They deserve new items to open and cherish.  

As you collect items for the year, please remember that boys ages 10 to 14 are painfully under represented.   Need help with ideas for boys ages 10 to 14??  There is a list of ideas on the hallway bulletin board, !

Fellowship Ministry

We are in need of a volunteer to oversee the Fellowship Ministry.  This is an important time when we visit with guests, members, friends and family; share our concerns or a story over a cup of coffee, before we continue with our week.  This person would make sure there is food available and  make sure there are people signed up to make coffee, set out the treats, and clean up.  Maybe consider sharing this responsibility with a friend.  Please contact the Church office at 419-878-3645, if you are interested in serving in this ministry.

 Broadway Nights – On Thursday, March 15 at 7:00 pm, the Waterville First Presbyterian Church is having Broadway Night to support the Anthony Wayne Community Food Ministry.   Admission is free and there will be a free will donation for the Food Ministry.  There will also be refreshments at intermission. 

PEANUT BUTTER JARS

Happy tails continue to wag saying “THANK YOU!” to all who have donated peanut butter jars for the Humane Society.  Please continue to place un-scraped jars in the basket on the shelf by the church office.

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday