Weekly E-Blast for Friday, October 12

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2018 at 10:30 AM:                               

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – If My People Will Pray – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship

Song of Worship – Spirit Song - #347

God’s Kids Choir – Clap Your Hands All Ye People

Children’s Moment

Anthem – River in Judea – Sanctuary Choir

Sharing of God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Precious Lord, Take My Hand – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Scripture – Acts 1:12-14

Sermon – Answer God’s Call through Prayer – Pastor Mike

Closing Hymn – I Have Decided to Follow Jesus

Benediction

Choral Benediction – Go Ye Now In Peace

Postlude – All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Pastor Mike

Counters – Tom Quinn & Jerry Robinson

Prayer and Praise

Tonya, Larry and Jan Sheridan’s daughter-in-law; as well as her husband Jay and the 3 children, ages 11, 12 and 13

Praises for Tom Wiggins, Jr.

Operation Christmas Child - October Collection Items - Items for boys ages 10-14!  Balls, playing cards, tools, water bottles, dominoes, Rubik cubes.

Project with a Purpose - The Children’s Sunday School will be decorating flip-flops for the OCC Project with a Purpose.  These items will be available October 28 and November 4 for the congregation to include in their own shoeboxes.    Project with a Purpose is another way for our children to embrace mission outreach by continuing to touch lives with God’s Love.

YOUTH OUTREACH – Sunshine- Creating Community -  Bagged candy is being collected through October 21 in the box by the community room.

Pregnancy Center – We are collecting gently used blankets and clothing.  Collection box is in the Community Room.

FREE ELECTION DAY LUNCH - We again as a church will be hosting a Free Election Day Lunch on Tuesday, November 6th from 11:00 to 1:00.  We are in need of homemade soups, sloppy joes, desserts and helpers.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board, please take a minute to sign up and help our church reach out to the community. And plan to join us and fellowship! Thank you.

Youth Fall Fundraiser – November 4 – If you would like to have your leaves raked on Sunday, November 4, please contact Adam or Stephanie Shelton or sign up on the bulletin board in the hallway!

Regional Charge Conference is Sunday, November 11 at 4 pm at Perrysburg Grace UMC.

Third Quarter Giving Statements were emailed Saturday, October 6.  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 about anything related to finance, stewardship or the Capital Campaign.

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

Weekly E-Blast for Friday, October 5

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

The Gathering of God’s People

Mission Moment

Greeting

Welcome

Prelude –I Worship You, Almighty God with I Sing Praises – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Opening Prayer

Song of Worship – Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone

Children’s Moment

Anthem – Take and Eat – Sanctuary Choir

Sharing of God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – My Tribute – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Scripture – Genesis 22:1-14

Sermon – The Lord will Provide – Pastor Mike

Celebration of Holy Communion

Prayer of Confession

The Great Thanksgiving

Closing Hymn – Christian People, Raise Your Song - #636

Benediction

Postlude – Great Is the Lord – Olga Topuzova-Meade

 

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

Counters – Anna Banachowski and Pam Cook

PRAYER AND PRAISE

Tonya, Larry and Dan Sheridan’s daughter-in-law; as well as her husband Jay and the 3 children, ages 11, 12 and 13

Bonne Spychalski

The Family of Bernard Utz

 

Operation Christmas Child - October Collection Items - Items for boys ages 10-14!  Balls, playing cards, tools, water bottles, dominoes, Rubik cubes.

Project with a Purpose - The Children’s Sunday School will be decorating flip-flops for the OCC Project with a Purpose.  These items will be available October 28 and November 4 for the congregation to include in their own shoeboxes.    Project with a Purpose is another way for our children to embrace mission outreach by continuing to touch lives with God’s Love.

YOUTH OUTREACH -  Bagged candy is being collected through October 21 in the box by the community room.

Youth Fall Fundraiser – November 4 – If you would like to have your leaves raked on Sunday, November 4, please contact Adam or Stephanie Shelton or sign up on the bulletin board in the hallway!

Third Quarter Giving Statements will be emailed tomorrow, Saturday, October 6.  For those who receive hardcopies, they will be available for your pick up this Sunday, October 7 on the shelf outside the Church Office.  Please contact Tom Wiggins at financialsec@watervilleumc.org if you have any questions about anything related to finance, stewardship or the Capital Campaign.

Sandy Clark, Secretary

Weekly E-Blast for Friday, September 28, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

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

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude –Let There Be Praise – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call To Worship

Song of Worship – Great Is Thy Faithfulness – https://youtu.be/rZ3_12XgVa0

Children’s Moment & Mission Jar!

Anthem – Beautiful Savior – Handbell Choir

Sharing of God’s Tithes and Offerings

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

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Scripture – Genesis 17:15-21

Sermon – Following God’s Way or Doing My Own Thing – Pastor Mike

Closing Hymn - Guide My Feet - #2208

Benediction

Choral Benediction – Go Ye Now In Peace – Sanctuary Choir

Postlude – Majesty – Olga Topuzova-Meade

 

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

Counters – Ted Myers & Dan Breen

 

Prayer and Praise

Mark Amstutz, farmer from Pandora, Ohio who suffered an accident; and also for his wife, Kathy

Sally Croy, as she returns home

Nora Dawson, as her husband, Chuck, passed away.  Nora is the niece of Bob Hires

Friend’s family going through a tough time -requested by Paul Croy

Russ, a husband of a co-worker of Sue Gregory

Bill Hires, brother of Bob Hires

Tonya, Larry and Dan Sheridan’s daughter-in-law; as well as her husband Jay and the 3 children, ages 11, 12 and 13

Dr. Sido and Family – Dr. Sido’s wife Sylvia, passed away on 9/22

Tracy Sigler, cousin of Char Monroe

Bonne Spychalski

 

Seagate Foodbank  - Join us to help at the Foodbank this Wednesday, Ocotber 3 from 10 am to Noon.  If you need a ride, please meet at the WUMC at 9:30 am.

 

God’s Kids Choir will NOT be meeting this Wednesday. 

We have a few Welcome A Neighbor bags remaining to be delivered.  Please plan to take 1 or 2 to a new neighbor!

Waterville Primary Families is our September Mission Focus.   This Sunday in is Mission Jar Sunday!

Prayer Quilt Ministry - They will be meeting on the last Tuesday of the month at 10:30 am meet in the Fireside Room.

YOUTH OUTREACH - The youth will be participating in a community outreach event on October 21 at Sunshine Children’s Home.  They will be handing out candy to the residents and the public as a part of their Spooky Boardwalk.   Please consider donating a bag of candy for this event.  Candy will be collected through October 21.  There will be a collection box by the community room.

An Interesting DVD Available for Borrowing!

A DVD, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, featuring Nabeel Qureshi, a former Muslim, who became a fervent Christian, is available for anyone to borrow.  This DVD is the powerful story of the clash between Islam and Christianity and the peace Qureshi found in Jesus.  Contact Cindy Box at 419-877-5031 or Delores Young at 419-878-8238 if you are interested in borrowing it.

Operation Christmas Child - October Collection Items - Items for boys ages 10-14!  Balls, playing cards, tools, water bottles, dominoes, Rubik cubes…

Third Quarter Giving Statements will be emailed on Saturday, October 6.  For those who receive hardcopies, they will be available for your pick up on Sunday, October 7 on the shelf outside the Church Office.  Please contact Tom Wiggins at financialsec@watervilleumc.org if you have any questions about anything related to finance, stewardship or the Capital Campaign.

 

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

Weekly E-Blast for September 21, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

The Special Church Conference was held after Worship Service on Sunday, September 16 to vote on the New Building Design.  The vote was 77-Yes; 2-No, and 7-Abstain.  We praise the Lord for his guidance during this time.  Watch for details on the next steps in the coming weeks.

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 at 10:30 AM:                     

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – Exalted Medley – He Is Exalted & We Will Glorify – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Invocation

Song of Worship – One Thing Remains – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_KXsMCJgBQ

Children’s Moment

Anthem – Softly and Tenderly – Sanctuary Choir

Sharing of God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – I Will Enter His Gates with This Is The Day – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Scripture – Genesis 15:1-6

Sermon – God’s Everlasting Covenant – Pastor Mike

Closing Hymn – Leaning on the Everlasting Arms - #133

Benediction

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

Liturgist – Nadia Taylor

Counters – Doug Smith & Larry Sheridan

PRAYER AND PRAISES 

Amy’s Mom – peace and comfort as well as safe travels for Amy who is going to Connecticut to visit her

Tracy Sigler, cousin of Char Monroe – upcoming surgery

Alex Simpson, co-worker of Christie Wielgopolski

Bonne Spychalski

Jennifer Ward – recovering from surgery

Praises for Sophie Carter

Praises for Alexis Reihing

We will have 21 Welcome A Neighbor bags this Sunday.  Please plan to take 1 or 2 to a new neighbor!

Waterville Primary Families is our September Mission Focus.   The last Sunday in the month is Mission Jar Sunday!

THIS WEEKEND! Look us up at the Roche de Boeuf Festival tomorrow, Saturday, September 22!

QUILTING MINISTRY - Tuesday, September 25 at 10:30 am meet in the Fireside Room.  

YOUTH OUTREACH -

The youth will be participating in a community outreach event on October 21 at Sunshine Children’s Home.  They will be handing out candy to the residents and the public as a part of their Spooky Boardwalk.   Please consider donating a bag of candy for this event.  Candy will be collected through October 21.  There will be a collection box by the community room.

An Interesting DVD Available for Borrowing!

A DVD, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, featuring Nabeel Qureshi, a former Muslim, who became a fervent Christian, is available for anyone to borrow.  This DVD is the powerful story of the clash between Islam and Christianity and the peace Qureshi found in Jesus.  Contact Cindy Box at 419-877-5031 or Delores Young at 419-878-8238 if you are interested in borrowing it.

 Sandy Clark, Secretary

 

 

 

 

Weekly E-Blast for September 14, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

It is so important for everyone to be here this Sunday, September 16 as there will be a Special Church Conference immediately following the worship service.  We will be voting on the New Building Design and reviewing the next steps.  Our prayers continue as God leads and guides each one in our beloved church toward this very important decision.  It is required for our members to personally be present at the Church Conference immediately after the Worship service this Sunday in order to vote on the decision for our proposed new building.   

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 at 10:30 AM:                               

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Invocation

Song of Worship – Thy Word – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ycs23FQDRI

Children’s Moment

Sharing of God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – All Creatures Of Our God And King with All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Anthem – Somebody’s Knocking – Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Genesis 12:1-4 and Hebrews 11:8-12

Sermon – God’s Call – Pastor Mike

Closing Hymn – Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah - #127

Opening of the Special Church Conference – Rev. Rae Lynn Schleif

Liturgist – Nadia Taylor

Counters – Tom Quinn & Jerry Robinson

PRAYER REQUESTS: 

Pastor Mike Denman

Alexis Reihing

 

ROCHE DE BOEUF - IMPORTANT!  A Little Help Still Needed: 

*We need at least one more person for the times slots of 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

*Also, looking for a person with a van or truck to assist Stephanie Shelton at the Roche de Boeuf booth on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 5:00 pm to help her take down the canopy, table, chairs, large wooden cross, OCC boxes, etc.  and return them to the church.  Please see or call Karen Wiggins (419-350-1211) if you are willing. 

New Bible Studies…Was your plan to start one in the fall?  Join us for fellowship and help to learn God’s Call for your life. 

Group:  Adult Bible Study

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

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike – 419-469-0156

New Study: Facing the Unknown – Mark Batterson

Summary:  Many people feel like their life leads them from one path to the next with no certainty. Is this the right job?  Is he or she “the one?” Is now the time to have kids? What do I do now?  Am I even on the right path?  In this study, we see Abraham living in the 21st century and ask, what might he think and feel with the incredible steps of faith God asked him to take. The Study will begin with a focus on God’s Call; then on to God’s Covenant, God’s Timing and God’s Provision. 

Group:  Woman’s Bible Study

Meeting Place and Time:  306 Ridgepoint Circle, Waterville - Mondays at 7:00 pm

Contact Person:  Delores Young 419-878-8238. 

New Study:  Finding God in Desperate Moments

Summary:  Jesus demonstrated the presence and power of God by performing miracles.   Yet these miracles also have in common human desperation. This study will open our eyes to our need for Him and how weakness is an invitation for God to work powerfully in our lives.

Group:  Adult Bible Study

Meeting Place and Time:  Fireside Room –Tuesday at 7:00 pm  

Contact Person:  Pastor Mike – 419-469-0156

New Study: Facing the Unknown – Mark Batterson

Summary:  Many people feel like their life leads them from one path to the next with no certainty. Is this the right job?  Is he or she “the one?” Is now the time to have kids? What do I do now?  Am I even on the right path?  In this study, we see Abraham living in the 21st century and ask, what might he think and feel with the incredible steps of faith God asked him to take. The Study will begin with a focus on God’s Call; then on to God’s Covenant, God’s Timing and God’s Provision. 

Group:  M&M (Mary and Martha) Bible Study

Meeting Place and Time:  Community Room - Wednesdays at 9:30 am

Contact Persons:  Connie Kirkman at 419-878-6096 or Cindy Box at 419-877-5031

Current Study:  Just Open the Door – Jen Schmidt

Summary:  Hospitality is one of the best ways to live out the two greatest commandments: loving God with all your heart and your neighbor as yourself. During this Bible Study, look to Jesus as your model for hospitality. Discover how He lived a life full of interruptions, yet always welcomed people and invited them to follow Him. Learn to replace cultural expectations with biblical hospitality to create a legacy of invitation and reflect Jesus through simple acts of service.

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: 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. 

YOUTH OUTREACH

The youth will be participating in a community outreach event on October 21 at Sunshine Children’s Home.  They will be handing out candy to the residents and the public as a part of their Spooky Boardwalk.   Please consider donating a bag of candy for this event.  Candy will be collected through October 21.  There will be a collection box by the community room.

We collected 60 Hygiene Kits and 63 School Kits! Thank you to all who supported this special ministry!

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Ephesians 6:10

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

Waterville UMC

102 North Fifth Street

Waterville, OH 43566

419-878-3645

 www.watervilleumc.org

 

News for September 7, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2018 at 10:30 AM:                               

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – Christian’s, We Have Met To Worship – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Invocation

Song of Worship – I Will Follow –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ohvhmGSfxI

Children’s Moment and Third Grade Bible Presentation – Stephanie Shelton

Scripture – Genesis 12:1-4 and Hebrews 11:8-12

Sermon – God’s Call – Pastor Mike

Hymn of Worship – Take Up Thy Cross – vs 1&4 #415

Sharing of God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Closing Hymn – Jesus Calls Us - #398

Benediction

Postlude – To God Be The Glory – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Pastor Mike and Nadia Taylor

Counters – Anna Banachowski & Pam Cook

PRAYER REQUESTS

The Amspaugh Family  -- John, Rhonda, Nick and Caroline

Delores Davies

Pastor Mike Denman

Alex Hansen

Chris May’s Mom and family

Ana Nicholson's son

PRAISES!

Isabella and Gabriella are doing great!  Thank you for all your prayers.

God is so good!  Praises that the “unexpected” procedure Dan Breen had was a success!

IMPORTANT DATES

THIS Sunday, September 9 there will be a Trade Fair immediately following the Worship Service.  Join us to see new building presentation with all the updates and budget numbers.

The following Sunday, September 16 there will be a Special Church Conference immediately following the worship service.  We will be voting on the New Building Design and reviewing the next steps.

Operation Christmas Child - We Are Collecting!!!

Socks, gloves, t-shirts and soft clothing. 

Roche de Beouf

Your help is needed to staff the Operation Christmas Child booth at the Roche de Boeuf Festival on September 22. 

New Bible Studies begin next week!  Was your plan to start one in the fall?  Join us for fellowship and help to learn God’s Call for your life.  See below:

 Group:  Adult Bible Study

Meeting Place and Time:  Fireside Room – Sundays at 9:00 am   Contact Person:  Pastor Mike – 419-469-0156

New Study: Facing the Unknown – Mark Batterson

Summary:  Many people feel like their life leads them from one path to the next with no certainty. Is this the right job?  Is he or she “the one?” Is now the time to have kids? What do I do now?  Am I even on the right path?  In this study, we see Abraham living in the 21st century and ask, what might he think and feel with the incredible steps of faith God asked him to take. The Study will begin with a focus on God’s Call; then on to God’s Covenant, God’s Timing and God’s Provision. 

Group:  Woman’s Bible Study

Meeting Place and Time:  306 Ridgepoint Circle, Waterville- Mondays at 7:00 pm–September 10 through November 26

Contact Person:  Delores Young 419-878-8238. 

New Study:  Finding God in Desperate Moments

Summary:  Jesus demonstrated the presence and power of God by performing miracles.   Yet these miracles also have in common human desperation. This study will open our eyes to our need for Him and how weakness is an invitation for God to work powerfully in our lives.

Group:  Adult Bible Study

Meeting Place and Time:  Fireside Room –Tuesday at 7:00 pm   Contact Person:  Pastor Mike – 419-469-0156

New Study: Facing the Unknown – Mark Batterson

Summary:  Many people feel like their life leads them from one path to the next with no certainty. Is this the right job?  Is he or she “the one?” Is now the time to have kids? What do I do now?  Am I even on the right path?  In this study, we see Abraham living in the 21st century and ask, what might he think and feel with the incredible steps of faith God asked him to take. The Study will begin with a focus on God’s Call; then on to God’s Covenant, God’s Timing and God’s Provision. 

 Group:  M&M (Mary and Martha) Bible Study

Meeting Place and Time:  Wednesdays at 9:30 am

Contact Persons:  Connie Kirkman at 419-878-6096 or Cindy Box at 419-877-5031

Current Study:  We will pick our new study this week.

 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: 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. 

In days to come, please walk the new building site, praying for the project, new opportunities and activities it will bring and for God’s continuing guidance and direction in all that we do.

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for August 31, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

 The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – Celebrate Jesus, Celebrate – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship

Song of Worship – I Will Rise – here is the utube to listen to this beautiful song before Sunday ---  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzBFv3Bzn3o 

Special Music – Tell Your Heart to Beat Again – Nadia Taylor

Children’s Moment

Scripture – James 1:17-27

Sermon – Demonstrating Our Love for God

Sharing of God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Jesus’ Name Medley – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Celebration of Holy Communion

Prayer of Confession

Closing Hymn – Victory In Jesus - #370

Benediction

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

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

Counters – Ted Myers & Dan Breen

PRAYER REQUESTS

The Amspaugh Family  -- John, Rhonda, Nick and Caroline

The Family of Virginia Black

Delores Davies

Alex Hansen

Chris May’s Mom and family

Ana Nicholson's son

Sarah Shoemaker

The Family of Rhoda Scheub

IMPORTANT DATES

NEXT Sunday, September 9 there will be a Trade Fair immediately following the Worship Service.  Join us to see new building presentation with all the updates and budget numbers.

Sunday, September 16 there will be a Special Church Conference immediately following the worship service.  We will be voting on the New Building Design and reviewing the next steps.

In days to come, please walk the new building site, praying for the project, new opportunities and activities it will bring and for God's continuing guidance and direction in all that we do.

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for August 24, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 This Sunday’s Worship Service will be held at the new church site under the tent…AUGUST 26 @ 10:30 am at 7115 Waterville-Monclova Road.  We hope to see you there!  

 Parking:

WHERE DO I PARK?  THERE WILL BE PLENTY of Room for YOU!

•       Parking Attendants

•       Parking available behind, and on North side of Fire Station

•       StoryPoint parking with bus service; look for the  Browning Bus

Additional things to know:

•       Worship in a tent with sides

•       Wheel chair accessible

•       Dress for the weather and location

•       Chairs will be provided

•       Restrooms available at the Fire Station

•       Refreshments available starting at 10:00 am

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

                                     

The Gathering of God’s People

Call to Worship – How Great is Our God

Welcome

Hymn of Worship – Come, Christians, Join to Sing

Children’s Moment

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Scripture – 1 Corinthians 5:16

Sermon – A New Beginning – Pastor Mike

Hymn – Victory in Jesus

A Time of Prayer

Closing Hymn – Standing on the Promises

Benediction – Pastor Mike

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

 Alice Jackway – struggling with chemo – prayer concern of Neil & Bobbie Westfall

Makenna Jervis – father drown in Lake Erie on 8/17/18 (Prayer quilt for her this Sunday)

Mel Fruchey – prayer concern of Gloria Fruchey

Mary Goodenow and Family – Mary is in hospice – prayer concern of Bobbie & Neil Westfall

Carol Royal – new doctors and starting chemo soon – prayer concern of Ann McVicker

Those attending Priscilla Shirer event today and tomorrow – may you be blessed and have safe travels

New Bible Studies beginning in September!

Facing the Unknown

Starting Tuesday, September 4 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, September 9 at 9:00 am.  Held in the Fireside Room at WUMC.

 The Miracles of Jesus

  Starting Monday, September 10 at 7:00 pm.  Contact Delores Young at 419-878-8238 for additional details.

 Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday

News for August 17, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – We Bring the Sacrifice of Praise – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship

Hymn of Worship – Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart #500

Special Music – Blessings – Nadia Taylor

Children’s Moment and Mission Jar

Scripture – Ephesians 5:15-20

Sermon – Living a Life of Thanksgiving – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Give Thanks - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Closing Hymn – Alleluia, Alleluia #162

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Postlude – He Is Exalted – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Pastor Mike

Counters – Tom Quinn and Jerry Robinson

***A little change J - This Sunday is Mission Jar Sunday!***

 PRAYER REQUESTS

 

The family of Joe Branson

Joe Brown

Bev Curtis

Delores, cousin of Melva Robinson and Delores’ friend, Mr. Irwin

Jennifer Drake

Dorsay Evans

Frances and her family, friend at Sue Gregory’s work

Victoria Gracia, Jim and Barb Pages’ granddaughter

Karl & Connie Kirkman

Liz Shearer

Our Worship and Prayer service will be held at the new church site under the tent…AUGUST 26 @ 10:30 am at 7115 Waterville-Monclova Road.  We hope to see you there!  

Welcome A Neighbor - We have 20 WAN bags to be delivered!  Take a welcome bag to a new neighbor and make a difference in their lives for the Lord.

Baby Blankets Grace the Altar -   I would love to collect 100 blankets and deliver them to the Pregnancy Center.  Would you help me?  Melva Robinson

  Roche de Bouef Festival – September 22 - WUMC will be having a booth at the annual Roche de Bouef Festival here in Waterville.  There is a signup sheet on the bulletin board to assist with coverage in the booth for two-hour shifts that day.

August Mission FocusHygiene Kits and School Kits! – Now is the time!!!

HYGIENE KIT

·       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

§  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

Operation Christmas Child  - August Collection Items - School supplies, calculator, scissors, learning books, coloring books, crayons, pencils, stamp ink pads.

  The first Sanctuary Choir rehearsal will be Thursday, August 30th @ 7:00 p.m. 

 New Bible Study

  Starting Monday, September 10 at 7:00 pm.  Contact Delores Young at 419-878-8238!

 An Ongoing Ministry-We Welcome Pop Tabs!

The children’s Sunday School classes welcome any pop tabs from aluminum cans.  Bring the tabs you have collected to church any Sunday and place them in the large wooden house in the community/choir room.  Or you can give them to Stephanie Shelton or any child in the Sunday School program.  We just recently donated 7.5 pounds of tabs to the Ronald McDonald House!  These tabs are turned into recycling centers for money to help pay for the families’ food during their stay the RMD House.  What a blessing the RMD House is in times of need.  Thank you!

Communication!  Please contact the Church Office at 419-878-3645 or e-mail your request 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 for August 10, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

                                     

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – You Are Crowned With Many Crowns – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship

Hymn of Worship - Breathe on Me, Breath of God #420

Special Music – If We’re Honest – Charlene Monroe

Celebration of Baptism – Callahan Thomas Cox and Piper Quinn Sickler

Children’s Moment

Scripture – Ephesians 4:25-5:2

Sermon – Becoming Imitators of God – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – To God Be The Glory - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Closing Hymn – Take My Life, and Let It Be #399

Benediction – Pastor Mike

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

 

Liturgist – Terry Myers

Counters – Anna Banachowski and Pam Cook

 

PRAYER REQUESTS

 

Bev Curtis

Doug Hansen

Karl & Connie Kirkman

Kay McClure (Prayer quilt for her this Sunday)

Dan and Hope McPherson and their sons, Ezra and Emmett

Ann Mishka, Marc Banachowski’s sister (Prayer quilt for her this Sunday)

Rhoda Scheub

Bonne Spychalski

The Tipping Family

Praises for Karl Kirkman!

This Sunday, please stop by and tie a knot and say a prayer at the quilt for Kay McClure and Ann Mishka.  May the warmth of the quilt remind them that God’s loving presence is with them always and that our caring prayers continue.

 Exciting News!  Our August 26 Worship Service will be held at the new church site under the tent!  AUGUST 26 @ 10:30 am at 7115 Waterville-Monclova Road.  Worship, Prayer and Praise!

 We still have the opportunity to serve our community by assisting a family in need of school supplies and clothing.  We are asking for gift cards.  Examples would be Target, Walmart or Meijer.  If the Lord is calling you to help, please bring your gift card to the church office next week.  Thank you.

 As my church has always been very supportive of the Pregnancy Center of Toledo in the past, I’m coming to you once again on their behalf.  This August will be the first time the Center’s Walk for Life will not take place.  Several of us have participated in that walk for 15-20 years and you have supported that walk generously.  Savannah Martin, Executive Director, has alerted me of the Center’s need for baby blankets. Such a small need but one God can use to connect to the spiritual life of their clients.  They give about 800 blankets a year and are very low at this time.  I would love to collect 100 blankets and deliver them to the Center.  Would you help me?  There will be a box for the blankets in the Community/Choir room.  We ask that they are in colors that can be for both girls and boys since they may not know what gender they are expecting!  For more information, see www.friendsofpregnancycenter.org.  Thank you.  Melva Robinson

 Roche de Bouef Festival!

On September 22, WUMC will once again be having a booth at the annual Roche de Bouef Festival here in Waterville.  We’d like to invite the community to join us in the Samaritan Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoebox ministry by handing out OCC shoeboxes and flyers about the project with suggestions and instructions.

 There is a signup sheet on the bulletin board to assist with coverage in the booth for two-hour shifts that day. Please consider helping us impact more children around the world and share God’s word with this unique ministry!  Remember National Collection Week is November 12-19 this year!

 August Mission FocusHygiene Kits and School Kits! – We have enough bags!  Time to fill them!!!

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

Operation Christmas Child  - August Collection Items - School supplies, calculator, scissors, learning books, coloring books, crayons, pencils, stamp ink pads.

 Let Your Voice Be Heard!    Anyone that would like to give a gift of service of their time and talent to sing music or play bells to our Lord and His church, please consider joining one of our choir ministries. The first Sanctuary Choir rehearsal will be Thursday, August 30th @ 7:00 p.m.  Stay tuned for the meeting date and time for our Bell Choir. All are welcome to join these two wonderful families of musicians. Thank you for your consideration!

 Join Us!  Fall Women’s Bible Study starting Monday, September 10 at 7:00 pm.  Please contact Delores Young at 419-878-8238 if you are interested!

 NEW & BETTER FORMAT COMING SOON FOR FRIDAY E-BLAST

Be watching for it! More mobile friendly, and it will have the ability for easy access links, “ read more” links

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 for August 3, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

 The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Mission Moment – Karen Wiggins

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

Opening Prayer

Hymn of Worship – Fill My Cup, Lord #641 (twice)

Special Music – This Little Light of Mine – Christian Taylor

Children’s Moment

Scripture – Ephesians 4:1-16

Sermon – Living a Worthy Life – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Holy, Holy, Holy - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Communion Hymn - There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood - #622

Celebration of Holy Communion

Prayer of Confession

Closing Hymn – I Surrender All #354

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Postlude – Bind Us Together– Olga Topuzova-Meade

 

Liturgist – Christian Taylor

Counters – Ted Myers and Tom Quinn

PRAYER REQUESTS

 Bev Curtis, sister of Yvonne Lammon (Prayer Quilt for her this Sunday)

Doug Hansen

Karl & Connie Kirkman

Kay McClure- Open heart surgery- Friend of Char Hansen

Kay McClure’s father, George

The family of Tom Nicholson for the loss of his mother-in-law

Bonne Spychalski

Wayne and Barb Strayer and their family for the loss of his father

Praises and prayers for Pam Denman's niece, Hope McPherson, who gave birth to identical twin boys on August 1---Ezra (8 lbs.) & Emmett (6.7 lbs.).  Continued prayers for Hope, and her husband, Dan and the boys.

This Sunday, please stop by and tie a knot and say a prayer at the quilt for Bev Curtis.  May the warmth of the quilt remind her that God’s loving presence is with her always and that our caring prayers continue.

 Exciting News!  Our August 26 Worship Service will be held at the new church site under a tent!  AUGUST 26 @ 10:30 am at 7115 Waterville-Monclova Road.  Worship, Prayer and Praise!

 We have the opportunity to serve our community by assisting a family in need of school supplies and clothing.  We are asking for gift cards.  Examples would be Target, Walmart or Meijer.  If the Lord is calling you to help, please bring your gift card to the church office next week.  Thank you.

 Join Us!  Fall Women’s Bible Study starting Monday, September 10 at 7:00 pm.  Please contact Delores Young at 419-878-8238 if you are interested!

 August Mission FocusHygiene Kits and School Kits! – We have enough bags!  Time to fill them!!!

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

Operation Christmas Child  - August Collection Items - School supplies, calculator, scissors, learning books, coloring books, crayons, pencils, stamp ink pads.

 Let Your Voice Be Heard!    Anyone that would like to give a gift of service of their time and talent to sing music or play bells to our Lord and His church, please consider joining one of our choir ministries. The first Sanctuary Choir rehearsal will be Thursday, August 30th @ 7:00 p.m.  Stay tuned for the meeting date and time for our Bell Choir. All are welcome to join these two wonderful families of musicians. Thank you for your consideration!

 NEW & BETTER FORMAT COMING SOON FOR FRIDAY E-BLAST

Be watching for it! More mobile friendly, and it will have the ability for easy access links, “ read more” links

Communication!  Please contact the Church Office at 419-878-3645 or e-mail your request 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 for July 27, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

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

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude –All Creatures of Our God and King– Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship

Hymn of Worship –#176 Majesty, Worship His Majesty (twice)

Children’s Moment Mission Jar

Special Music – Come, Follow Me – Tom & Karen Wiggins and Nadia Taylor

Scripture – Joshua 5:10-15

Sermon – When the Ground is Holy – Pastor Daniel R. Schilling

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 – O How I love Jesus   #170

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Postlude – All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name– Olga Topuzova-Meade

 

Liturgist – Tom Quinn  

Counters – Doug Smith & Larry Sheridan

PRAYER REQUESTS

Kay McClure- Open heart surgery- Friend of Char Hansen

Debbie Thompson-Rotator Cuff Surgery – Friend of Char Hansen

Jim Lehnert- Browning- Pray he can walk again without any assistance.

Tornado Victims in Iowa

Tragic boat incident in Missouri

Gabriel Unspoken Health Concerns

Lisa Galton’s Friend, Tim’s his Family in their mourning process

Doug Hansen

Karl & Connie Kirkman

Father Herb’s surgery

Bonne Spychalski

There will be no adult Bible Study with Pastor Mike this Sunday morning, however, this would be a great opportunity to join in silent prayer time in the sanctuary at 9:00.

There are prayer books with sample prayers in them on the table in the front of the sanctuary.

MISSION JAR THIS SUNDAY!!

 NEW & BETTER FORMAT COMING SOON FOR FRIDAY E-BLAST

Be watching for it! More mobile friendly, and it will have the ability for easy access links, “ read more” links

This Sunday, please stop by and tie a knot and say a prayer at the quilt for Jim Lehnert.  May the warmth of the quilt remind them that God’s loving presence is with them always and that our caring prayers continue.

July Mission FocusHygiene Kits and School Kits! – We have enough bags!  Time to fill them!!!

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

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.

Pastor Mike will be on vacation from July 26 through August 4.  Please contact the church office at 419-878-3645 for any pastoral care needs.  Thank you!

In all things give thanks! Come out this Sunday, and be a part of this great ministry!

In His Steps,

Leanne Dunn

Secretary

News for July 20, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church

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

 The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – Jesus Loves Me with O, How He Loves You and Me and Jesus Loves the Little Children – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship

Hymn of Worship – Open My Eyes, That I May See  #454

Children’s Moment

Special Music – Nadia Taylor

Scripture – Ephesians 2:11-22

Sermon – Belonging to God’s Family – Pastor Mike

Hymn – Jesus Loves Me #191

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Just a Closer Walk with Thee - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – God Will Take Care of You  #130

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Postlude – Lord, Be Glorified – Olga Topuzova-Meade

 

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

Counters – Tom Quinn and Jerry Robinson

PRAYER REQUESTS

Browning workers who serve selflessly

Lisa Galton’s Friend, Tim

Doug Hansen

Chris Kirby’s Mother, Anita

Karl & Connie Kirkman

Ana Nicholson’s Father, Herb

Bonne Spychalski

Friend of Tom & Karen Wiggins

This Sunday, please stop by and tie a knot and say a prayer at the quilt for Connie and Karl Kirkman.  May the warmth of the quilt remind them that God’s loving presence is with them always and that our caring prayers continue.

July Mission FocusHygiene Kits and School Kits! – We have enough bags!  Time to fill them!!!

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

one more chance!  Join us next Thursday for walking and praying around our church neighborhood.  Wear your sneakers, bring your kids or your pets, while we walk and pray.  We will meet at 7 pm on the date shown below:

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.

Pastor Mike will be on vacation from July 26 through August 4.  Please contact the church office at 419-878-3645 for any pastoral care needs.  Thank you!

Secretary Thursday/Friday

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