Weekly E-Blast - Friday, December 7, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

This Sunday is the Children’s Christmas Program, “Love Came Down at Christmas.” Please plan to join us!

Highlights of the Worship Service this Sunday, December 9 at 10:30 am:         

Prelude – Angels, from the Realms of Glory with Hark! the Herald Angels Sing – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Lighting of the Advent Wreath – The Przybylski Family

Call to Worship

Hymn of Worship – Go, Tell It on the Mountain  #251

Offertory – What Child Is This? – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Children’s Christmas Program – “Love Came Down at Christmas” Written by Gail Marsh

Closing Prayer – Stephanie Shelton

Recessional - “Lift Up Your Eyes” by Danny Gokey

Liturgist – Pastor Mike

Counters – Tom Quinn and Jerry Robinson

Prayer and Praise

John Anspacher, father of a friend of Donna Martin

Marc Banachowski

Shirley Colyer, Keith Colyer’s mother – a recent serious illness and also continues to miss her husband who passed away this time of year five years ago

Jeff Long, son of Ben and Bobbie Long

Joanne Longnecker

7 year old neighbor girl of Penn and Char Pritchett, fighting a new serious illness

Beth and Todd Rossbach, a friend of Cara McMillan

Tonya Sheridan and her husband, Jay, and their 3 children

Prayer Quilts -  Please plan to arrive early to take time to pray over the three prayer quilts we will have in the sanctuary this coming Sunday.  They are for John Anspacher, Marc Banachowski and Shirley Colyer.  May the know that God’s love is limitless and unending.

Cookies and Fellowship - We will have cookies and fellowship after the service!  See you there!

The December Mission Focus is Susie’s Coats.  We are accepting new and gently used coats, all sizes, gloves, hats, scarves and blankets.  We are going to weigh the bags and report the weight!!!   As always, the extravagant generosity of WUMC is shining brightly.

2019 Giving Envelopes: Your 2019 Giving Envelopes will be available on Sunday, December 9th on the table at the Sanctuary Entrance.  Please make every effort to pick them up, as it is quite expensive to mail them. In addition, we ask that you please use them for your giving. It really helps us keep accurate records.  If you have any questions, please contact Tom Wiggins (419) 304-2254 or (financialsec@watervilleumc.org).

Sandy Clark, Secretary

Weekly E-Blast - Friday, November 30, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

Highlights of the Worship Service this Sunday, December 2 at 10:30 am:              

Mission Moment – Karen Longnecker

Prelude – A Medley of Bells – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Lighting of the Advent Wreath – The Hankins Family

Call to Worship

Hymn of Worship – Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee  #89

Children’s Moment

Anthem – Room In My Heart for My Lord – Sanctuary Choir

Offertory – O Come, All Ye Faithful – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Scripture – Psalm 25:1-10

Sermon – Trusting God – Pastor Mike

Celebration of Holy Communion

Closing Hymn – Only Trust Him #337

Postlude – Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus – Olga Topuzova-Meade

 

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

Counters – Anna Banachowski & Pam Cook

 

 

Prayer and Praise

John Anspacher, father of a friend of Donna Martin

Marc Banachowski

Ann Brown

The Family of Margaret Hayes

Joanne Longnecker – There will be a prayer quilt for Joanne this Sunday

Kay McClure and her family as her dad, George, is declining in health and is ready to join the Lord and his wife, Marie, who passed away in February

Continued prayers for Tonya Sheridan and her husband, Jay, and their 3 children. 

Operation Christmas Child -  Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Many praises for the amazing response this year for Operation Christmas Child.  The congregation of WUMC donated 211 shoeboxes-211 children whose lives and that of their family have been touched by our love and prayers.  Please continue praying in the weeks ahead for the child that will be receiving your shoebox.

Total number of boxes collected:  1135   WOW!

Number of Volunteers: 19

Number of Volunteer Hours for the week:  69.5 (and there are actually many more than this!)

Total # of OCC Cartons delivered:   81 plus 3 smaller boxes.

 

Thank you to each and every one of you that helped packed boxes, donated monetarily, baked cookies, set up and tore down the packing party, set up and tore down the collection week site, loaded and delivered the crates, sat at the collection site during the week, found extra crates in moments of panic, and supported this ministry from day one!  Your lives have truly touched others once again! Thank you.

Love Came Down at Christmas - The Children’s Christmas Program will be Sunday, December 9 during the Worship Service.  We will have cookies and fellowship after the service!  See you there!

COOKIE TIME!!!!!!!!!!  Please sign up to bring cookies for the Cookie Fellowship after the Children’s Christmas Program on Sunday, December 9.

Toledo Seagate Food Bank this coming Wednesday, December 5.   Meet at the church at 9:30 am if you can help.

Sandy Clark, Secretary

 

 

 

Weekly E-Blast - Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

 

This Sunday is Mission Jar Sunday!!!

Highlights of the Worship Service this Sunday, November 25 at 10:30 am:     

Prelude – How Excellent Is Thy Name – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship – Majesty, Worship His Majesty #176

Hymn of Worship – How Great Thou Art  #77

Children’s Moment & Mission Jar

Offertory – Praise the Name of Jesus with All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Scripture – Psalm 132:1-12

Reflection Song – You Set Me Free – Nadia Taylor

Sermon – God With Us – Pastor Mike

Closing Song – How Great Is Our God

Postlude – Lord, Be Glorified – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

Counters – Ted Myers & Dan Breen

Prayer and Praise

Marc Banachowski

Continued prayers for Tonya Sheridan and her husband, Jay, and their 3 children

Stewardship Commitment Forms - If you haven’t had the opportunity to complete and return your 2019 Stewardship Commitment Forms, we will still gladly accept them anytime.   They may be placed in the offering plate or mailed in.  There are also additional forms on the shelf outside the church office.  Thank you!

Decorate the Church - This Sunday after worship!  If you can help, please contact Terry Myers at profmyers@sbcglobal.net or the church office. 

We have 3 WELCOME A NEIGHBOR bags still to be delivered, if you can help with this outreach.  They are for River Park Lane, Village Parkway and Continental Drive.

DON’T FORGET

Ø  Mark your calendar for the Children’s Christmas Program will be held during the Worship Service on Sunday, December 9.

Ø  Order your poinsettias this Sunday.  Forms are in the Pews.

Ø  Pray, pray, pray!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!  Thanking God for blessing me with all of you,

Sandy Clark, Secretary

Weekly E-Blast for Friday, November 16

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

During the worship service, we will have an opportunity to consecrate our commitment to the Lord.  Hopefully, you have received a yellow 2019 Stewardship Form in the mail within the past week.  Please prayerfully consider your commitment to stewardship.  If you are ready to turn your form in, please do bring it to church this Sunday.  If you did not receive one or need another one, we will have them available this Sunday.  Thank you.

Highlights of the Worship Service this Sunday, November 18 at 10:30 am:

Prelude – Come, Now Is the Time to Worship – Sanctuary Choir

Call to Worship

Hymn of Worship – Praise to the Lord, the Almighty  #139

God’s Kids Choir – Thanksgiving Tree

Children’s Moment

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

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Scripture – 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Sermon – Living a Life of Blessing – Pastor Mike

Fulfilling Our Covenant – Consecration of our Commitments

Closing Song – Give Thanks

Postlude – He Is Exalted – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

Counters – Doug Smith and Larry Sheridan

WELCOME A NEIGHBOR Sunday.  We have 13 WAN bags to give to our new neighbors.  Please consider helping with this simple, yet meaningful outreach.

Prayer and Praise

Rhonda Amspaugh – prayers for comfort, peace and relief from server pain – a request from Delores Young

Continued prayers for Tonya Sheridan and her husband, Jay, and their 3 children.

Dee Vasko, long time friend of Ted and Terry Myers

Mercy Warrer, Mother of Karol Sigg

Operation Christmas Child Collection Week is going very well. We need helpers for Sunday, from 4pm to 8pm (take a two hour timeslot, if you cannot work all 4 hours), and Monday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Thank you to all who have helped make this Mission a blessing

Decorate the Church - This year we are looking for help after worship service on Sunday November 25. If you can't help that day, maybe sometime that week? We just need to be ready for worship service Sunday December 2. Check out the signup sheet on the activity bulletin board for where you can use your decorating skills, or maybe your supervising skills. Questions: contact Terry Myers at profmyers@sbcglobal.net or the church office. 

A NEW BIBLE STUDY to begin Sunday, December 2.  It will take place in the Fireside Room from 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm.  Drop off your youth and stay for a Bible Study!!  The Study is called  The Unshakeable Truth by Josh and Sean McDowell.  It will focus on the 12 essentials of a relevant faith and how to pass them on to the next generation – A perfect study for parents of youth.  Contact Paul Croy at 419-261-5953 if you are interested in joining. 

The Children’s Christmas Program will be held during the Worship Service on Sunday, December 9.

Sandy Clark, Secretary

 

Weekly E-Blast for Friday, November 9

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

Highlights of the Worship Service this Sunday, November 11 at 10:30 am:

Prelude – All Hail the Power – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Recognition of Our Veterans – Pledge of Allegiance

Hymn of Worship – America the Beautiful - #696

Presentation of Operation Christmas Child Boxes

Operation Christmas Child Boxes Dedication Prayer

Anthem – Battle Hymn of the Republic – Sanctuary Choir

Offertory – Song for the Nations – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Scripture – 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

Sermon – The Joy of Giving – Pastor Mike

Closing Song – Lord, I Give You My Heart

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

Liturgist – Brian McMillan

Counters – Tom Quinn and Jerry Robinson

Prayer and Praises

Jeff Breymaier in Tanzania on a Mission trip

The Family of Ed Miller

Continued prayers for Tonya Sheridan and her husband, Jay, and their 3 children.

Dee Vasko, long time friend of Ted and Terry Myers

Mercy Warrer, Mother of Karol Sigg – A prayer quilt was given to Mercy this week

Operation Christmas Child – Collection Week is next week, November 12-19 and WE ARE A COLLECTION SITE!!!  Please consider signing up for Friday, November 16 from 2pm to 4pm, Saturday, November 17 from 11 am to  1pm, or Monday, November 19 from 1030 am to 1230 pm.  Those 3 time slots are opened.   Cookies are also welcome for the visitors.  Both sign-up sheets are on the bulletin board.  Thank you!

The Election Day lunch was a success! Thank you to all who came out to enjoy the delicious soups, a sloppy joe, and the spectacular desserts.  The fellowship was a blessing to all.  Thank you to all who shared their special recipes so we could warm up with some soup and then savor a wonderful dessert.

Decorate the Church! The start of our Advent Season is only weeks away. One of the joys of celebrating Christmas is seeing all the decorations. It's been a tradition at Waterville United Methodist Church to decorate our sanctuary the week before the first Sunday in Advent. This year we are looking for help after worship service on Sunday November 25. If you can't help that day, maybe sometime that week? We just need to be ready for worship service Sunday December 2. Check out the signup sheet on the activity bulletin board for where you can use your decorating skills, or maybe your supervising skills. Questions: contact Terry Myers at profmyers@sbcglobal.net or the church office. 

 A NEW BIBLE STUDY to begin Sunday, December 2.  It will take place in the Fireside Room from 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm.  Drop off your youth and stay for a Bible Study!!  The Study is called  The Unshakeable Truth by Josh and Sean McDowell.  It will focus on the 12 essentials of a relevant faith and how to pass them on to the next generation – A perfect study for parents of youth.  Contact Paul Croy at 419-261-5953 if you are interested in joining. 

The Children’s Christmas Program will be held during the Worship Service on Sunday, December 9.

Poinsettia orders being taken.  Envelopes can be found in pews and attendance pads.

There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13 (NLT)

Sandy Clark, Secretary Thursday/Friday

Weekly E-Blast for Friday, November 2, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

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

ALL SAINTS’ SUNDAY                       

The Gathering of God’s People

Mission Moment – Karen Wiggins

Welcome

Prelude – The Church’s One Foundation – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Opening Prayer

Hymn of Worship – Just As I Am, Without One Plea - #357

Roll Call of the Victorious

Children’s Moment – Pastor Mike

Anthem – The Sure Foundation – Sanctuary Choir

Sharing of God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Amazing Grace – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Celebration of Holy Communion – In Pews

Prayer of Confession

Scripture – Luke 6:37-42

Sermon – Answering God’s Call to Service – Pastor Mike

Closing Hymn – I Am Thine, O Lord - #419

Benediction – Pastor Mike

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

Liturgist – Brian McMillan

Counters – Anna Banachowski & Pam Cook

PRAYER AND PRAISE

Praises from Dan & Anne Stevens for the birth of their new granddaughter, Harlow Phillips!  Harlow was born Tuesday, October 30.  Her parents are Bob and Ashley (Stevens) Phillips. 

 Praises for Tonya Sheridan who was able to come home from the hospital!  Continued prayers for Tonya and her husband, Jay, and their 3 children.

Karen Drake and her family

The Family of Duane Swartzlander, Karen Longnecker’s brother-in-law

 Operation Christmas Child

Would you be able to bring some items for this Sunday’s packing party?  ?  If you go shopping this weekend, would you please consider purchasing some additional items for the Packing Party…. PADS OF PAPER, STENO PADS, COLORING BOOKS, COLORED MARKERS and WASH CLOTHS would really be a blessing.  You may bring them to the church this Sunday.  They can be placed in the gray baskets by each entrance or taken downstairs to the Fellowship Hall.  The children are packing boxes and we are low on some items.  (Please do not bring toothpaste or liquid soaps.)   Thank you so much.

Let’s meet and surpass our goal of 300 boxes!!!  We are seeking some wonderful souls to help with this worthwhile ministry.  Please see below:

 Important Reminders for this Sunday:

-          After worship is the Packing Party! Help welcome!

-          Reminder to parent to help your children when packing.

-          SIGN UP on bulletin board to help with OCC Collection Week November 12-19.

-          SIGN UP on the bulletin board to bring Christmas cookies for OCC Collection Week. 

Youth Fall Fundraiser – NEXT Sunday, November 11 – NOTE DATE CHANGE – Not enough leaves down yet! If you would like to have your leaves raked on Sunday, November 11, please contact Adam or Stephanie Shelton or sign up on the bulletin board in the hallway!

FREE ELECTION DAY LUNCH here at WUMC on NEXT Tuesday, November 6th from 11:00 to 1:00.  Please plan to join us and fellowship and delicious warm food!

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

Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Bell Ringing!... Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the Waterville Kroger location.  The 4:00 pm time slot is opened and the 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm time slots could use one more person!!

Remember to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed tomorrow evening!

Every good and perfect gift is from above.  James 1:17

Sandy Clark, Secretary Thursday/Friday

 

Weekly E-Blast for Friday, October 26, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2018 at 10:30 AM:

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – How Great Thou Art with Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship

Song of Worship – This Little Light of Mine - #585

Children’s Moment & Mission Jar – Karen Longnecker

Anthem – Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel? – Handbell Choir

Sharing of God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – O For a Thousand Tongues – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Doxology

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – Here I Am Lord - #593

Scripture – Matthew 5:13-16

Sermon – How to Have a Life Changing Witness – Pastor Mike

Closing Song – Lord Prepare Me and Make Me a Servant

Benediction

Postlude – Shine On Us – Olga Topuzova-Meade

 

Liturgist – Brian McMillan

Counters – Ted Myers & Pam Cook

REMEMBER IT’S MISSION JAR SUNDAY!!!

Some have expressed an interest to see the video we presented about Operation Christmas Child on Sunday, October 7.  Here is the link:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1c2R74K7LbULdGf-sckWpkpVI3ZnEOQvo?usp=sharing_eil&ts=5ba3ba4f

Prayer and Praise

Paula Dedrich’s mother, Mary – prayers for God’s strength and for helping them find the best treatment for her illness

The Family of Rick Heintschel

Cheryl King, Sue Gregory’s cousin

Paula Kirby – as she recovers from surgery 

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 Matt Emihiser and Emily May who are now engaged! 

Operation Christmas Child - October Collection Items - Items for boys ages 10-14!  Balls, playing cards, tools, water bottles, dominoes, Rubik cubes.   Take a brochure and a box to fill this Sunday!

Project with a Purpose – Plan to pick up a pair of decorated flip-flops for your OCC box this Sunday.

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!

 

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.  Please plan to join us and fellowship and delicious warm food! Thank you.

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

Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Bell Ringing!...Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the Waterville Kroger location.  Sign up for a one-hour slots (or you may take two) running from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.  Grab a buddy (always more fun that way!) and sign up for a time that works for you.  You don’t need to bring anything but yourself…..bells, kettle, and sign provided.  Dress warmly, as you will be standing in the Kroger Lobby.  ~Thank you from the Missions Team

 

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 19, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018 at 10:30 AM:                          

The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome

Prelude – How Majestic Is Your Name – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship

Song of Worship – You Are Good

Children’s Moment

Anthem – Take Me to Higher Ground – Sanctuary Choir

Sharing of 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

Scripture – Romans 12:1-2

Sermon – Our Presence in Worship – Pastor Mike

Closing Song – More Love, More Power & There is None Like You

Benediction

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

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

Counters – Dan Breen and Larry Sheridan

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

Paula Dedrich’s mother, Mary – prayers for strength and for helping them find the best treatment for her illness

We have 9 Welcome a Neighbor bags to be delivered to our new neighbors. Please take one this Sunday.

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

Operation Christmas Child - October Collection Items - Items for boys ages 10-14!  Balls, playing cards, tools, water bottles, dominoes, Rubik cubes. MISSION JAR SUNDAY is October 28. Also for Operation Christmas Child - Remember to take a brochure and a box to fill this Sunday!

Project with a Purpose – Plan to pick up a pair of decorated flip-flops for your OCC box soon. They will be available October 28 and November 4. Project with a Purpose is another way for our children to embrace mission outreach by continuing to touch lives with God’s Love.

An Opportunity for Giving - Gently used blankets and clothing being collected. Collection box is in 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!

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 1:00We 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 and delicious warm food! Thank you.

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

Bell Ringers?  It is time again for our annual participation in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Bell Ringing!  Our date is set for Saturday, December 1, 2018 at the Waterville Kroger location.  Times are one-hour slots (though you make take two) running from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.  Grab a buddy (always more fun that way!) and sign up for a time that works for you.  Sign-up sheet is posted on the hallway bulletin board, and you don’t need to bring anything but yourself…..bells, kettle, and sign provided.  Dress warmly, as you will be standing in the Kroger Lobby.  ~Thank you from the Missions Team

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.

Let all that I am praise the Lord.  Psalm 103:1(a)

Sandy Clark, Secretary Thursday/Friday

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