News For June 12, 2015

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,  

Friends of the Library are sponsoring a Book Sale during Waterville Garage Sale Days.  While you are out hunting bargains, be sure and stop in to see their great deals on all kinds of items at the Waterville Branch Library next to the railroad tracks in Conrad Park.   The sale runs today and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  

Be sure and stop at the Youth Group Garage Sale and Bake Sale at the Shelton’s house (171 Freedom Lane) today and Saturday and purchase something.  All proceeds will go towards their Mission Trip on June 21-26.    

The Wired Word Sunday School Class will be looking at American Pharoah, the first Triple Crown winner in horse racing in 37 years.  We’ll explore what the Bible has to say about crowns and ask what we are racing to win in our spiritual lives.  Join us in Fellowship Hall at 9:00 a.m. this Sunday for coffee, scriptures and discussion.    

Worship Service for Sunday, June 14  - 

            Children’s Moment 

            Hymns -  What a Mighty God We Serve; Shine, Jesus, Shine; He Touched Me and I Am thine, O Lord  

            Olga’s selections - Come Into His Presence and There’s Something About That Name

            Scripture -  Colossians 3:12-14 (New Living Translation)

            Special Music by Sasha Meade - You Are A Holy God by Brian Duane & Kathryn Scott

            Pastor Mike’s sermon title - The Practice of Love

            Liturgist – Pricilla Berseé  

Please join us for light refreshments in Fellowship Hall following the worship service.  Melva Robinson and Charlotte Pritchett will be your hosts for the month of June.  

Our mission emphasis for June is the upcoming Youth Group mission trip to Wisconsin in June.  

During the months of June and July we would like to highlight toiletries and hygiene items for our Operation Christmas child extra shoebox collection.  The collection basket is under the table in the foyer.   

It’s time to sign up for Vacation Bible School.  You will find Student Registration Forms and Volunteer Sign Up Forms on the bulletin board outside of Pastor Mike’s Office.  This year we will embark on an icy expedition that empowers kids to overcome obstacles with God’s awesome power.  Kids will be anchored in rock-solid Bible truths that will guide them through life’s challenges.  Advance registration by July 1 will help to make certain this year’s VBS is really cool.  You may also register by going to   Any questions, please contact Stephanie Shelton at 567-202-5035.  

The following items are needed to help with the VBS Crafts this summer, July 12-16:  Toilet paper rolls, sandwich size zip-lock bags, baby wipes, flour, salt, colorful Sharpie markers, colored plastic straws, and battery operated tea lights.  If you would like to donate an item, please get it to Stephanie Shelton or there will be a collection box in or near the Community Room.  Thank you for your support!  (No painter’s tape, paint or card stock is needed now.)  

There are quite a few prayer requests that were sent out this week.  If you would like to be included in their distribution, please contact Mary Williams or Pam Plassmann.  Here are some updates that we’ve received in the church office:

Marilyn Simpson has returned home from her recent stay at St. V’s.

Katherine Smith is currently in St. Luke’s with pneumonia

Julie Vanuka’s (a former member) husband, Ron, passed away on June 5

Nancy Davidson fell while washing windows and broke her foot

Chris Major’s niece, Christina Hurst, fell and broke her back last Sunday

Katie Martin (one of our graduates from last Sunday) had knee surgery on Thursday

Michael Steele, who had been on our Prayer List for many months, lost his battle and passed away yesterday.  

And finally, our Christian love and sympathy are extended to the family and friends of Mary Ann Parker.  Mary Ann passed away on Wednesday, June 10 of pancreatic cancer.  The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday at the church with Pastor Mike officiating.  The family suggests memorials to the Waterville Historical Society or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.   

Be a blessing,

Church Cathy