News For August 21, 2015

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,  

Well, this week’s lesson from The Wired Word will be a surprise!  (It had not been delivered via email as of 2:30 p.m.)  Join us for scripture, coffee and discussion at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday morning in Fellowship Hall.  

Worship Service for Sunday, August 23  

             Children’s Moment -  

             Hymns -  All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name;  Take My Life, and Let It Be and God of Love and God of Power

            Special Music -  A quartet of Anna Emahiser, Melva Robinson, Ted Myers and Dan Rigal will sing Our Father

            Olga’s selections - 

                   Prelude: Awesome God

                   Offertory:  Oh How He Loves You and Me with O How I Love Jesus

                   Postlude:  In Moments Like These

            Scripture -  Luke 10:25-37  (New Living Translation)

            Pastor Mike’s sermon title - The Power of God’s Love

            Liturgist - Aaron Berseé  

Please join us for light refreshments in Fellowship Hall following the worship service.  The sister team of Lisa Galton and Sara Kirby will be your hosts for the month of August.                       

Our mission emphasis for August is UMCOR School Kits.  You will find information on the kits in the August issue of The Ambassador and in the envelopes on the side of each of the three collection boxes located at the church entrances.   Carl and Marilyn Fox dropped off more bags on Thursday morning so we have a good supply if you still need them.   

During the month of August we would like to collect school supplies for our Operation Christmas Child extra shoebox collection.  The collection basket is under the table in the foyer  

Speaking of Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes…Karen Longnecker has found a really cute knitted teddy bear pattern.  Are there any members of the congregation that would be interested in making some of them for our “extra” shoeboxes that we will be packing later in the year?  The pattern for making the bear has been placed on the shelf outside the church office along with the sample bear that Karen made.  If you have any questions, please talk to Karen.  If you would like me to email a scanned copy of the pattern, please let me know.  

The Roche de Bout (or Roche de Boeuf) Parade is fast approaching.  Anne Stevens would like to recruit a few adults to dress up in oversized OCC Shoeboxes to walk in the parade.  She would also like some children to walk with the adults and carry some of the actual sized OCC Shoeboxes and hand out information.  If this is something you might be interested in, please place your name on the signup sheet on the bulletin board in the main hallway.  

We have 2 large storage unit cabinets in the nursery that need to find a home.  If anyone is interested in them, please let the nursery staff or Stephanie Shelton know.  We need to have them out of the nursery as soon as possible to make way for some new cabinets that have been ordered.  

We have been notified this morning that the City of Waterville has contracted with Gerken Paving to resurface North Fifth Street.  Work will begin on Monday, August 24 and continue for three weeks.  However, the work will be intermittent with some days with no work occurring on North Fifth Street.  Access to our driveways will be maintained with minimal delay.  We are requested to not park on North Fifth Street during this period.  The schedule is subject to good weather or any unforeseen delay.    

Be a Blessing,

Church Cathy