Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,
If you missed worship last Sunday, it was announced that Joel Schutte (pronounced Scutty) has been hired as the new Minister of Music/Worship Leader at Waterville United Methodist Church. Some of you have already had the pleasure of meeting Joel as he filled in at the pulpit for Pastor Mike while our Pastor enjoyed some vacation and family time recently. You will find an insert in this week’s bulletin with Joel’s background and education. The same information will appear in the September issue of The Ambassador. He will officially begin working at the church on Tuesday, September 1. Welcome to Waterville UMC Joel!!!
This week’s lesson from The Wired Word will focus on the news that former president Jimmy Carter has announced that the cancer discovered in his liver in May has spread. We will explore what it means to be a Christian serving in a leadership position, as well as how a Christian finds peace in the face of adversity, particularly when one receives what feels like a death sentence. Adults, please join us for scripture, coffee and discussion at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday morning in Fellowship Hall.
Worship Service for Sunday, August 30
Children’s Moment - Mission Jar
The Celebration of Holy Baptism - Kensie Anne Fellhauer, daughter of Steven & Nicole (Westfall) Fellhauer
Hymns - Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee; He Touched Me and Joy to the World
Special Music - Pam Denman will sing Who Will Go?
Olga’s selections -
Prelude: Praise Him! Praise Him! Medley (with Let There Be Praise and Praise Him, Praise Him)
Offertory: In the Name of the Lord
Postlude: I Sing the Mighty Power of God
Scripture - Matthew 28:1-8 (New Living Translation)
Pastor Mike’s sermon title - The Joy of the Lord is Our Strength
Liturgist - Dave Landis
Please join us for light refreshments in Fellowship Hall following the worship service. The sister team of Lisa Galton and Sara Kirby have been your hosts for the month of August.
The Upper Room, a daily devotional guide for September and October will be available at both entrances of the sanctuary this Sunday. The cost is $1.00.
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. We have a good supply of cloth bags 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. During the months of September and October, we will be collecting small clothing items such as socks, underwear, hats, scarves, etc. Earlier this week, a lady from our community brought in a big plastic bag of boy “Super Hero” socks that she had found marked down at a store – there were four pairs of socks in each package and they had a price of 37 cents. She also was shopping at Meijer the next day and found black nylon fold up tote bags marked down to 19 cents each. Be on the lookout for good deals like these to add to our collection baskets!!
The Roche de Bout (or Roche de Boeuf) Parade is fast approaching. Anne Stevens now has two signup sheets on the bulletin board: the first one is to walk in the parade that day with dressed up as a OCC Shoebox or to pass out information about OCC and our collection center; the second sheet is for volunteers to staff our OOC booth during the day of Saturday, September 26. Anne will arrive at the booth and get it set up that morning, but we have four 2-hour shifts (9-11 a.m., 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 1-3 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.) that will need to be filled with at least 2-3 people per shift. She will also need someone to clean up and tear down the booth from 5-6 p.m. and return the items to church.
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 were notified last Friday that the City of Waterville has contracted with Gerken Paving to resurface North Fifth Street. Work began on Tuesday, August 25 and will 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 when the “No Parking” signs are placed by the curbs. The schedule is subject to good weather or any unforeseen delay. On Tuesday, the crew was able to tear out the old asphalt and put down the first of two layers of new asphalt. For those using walkers to get around, please be careful as there will be about a 2” lip from the street to the sidewalk until the second layer of asphalt is installed.
Our choir robes were in need of cleaning and several firms in the area were contacted about that the cost would be for cleaning both the robes and the stoles. Many of the vendors wanted $20 for each robe and an additional amount for each stole. Charlene Hansen suggested that Barb Page talk to Arrowhead Cleaners at 471 W. Dussel in Maumee. The lady that owns the business said that she would only charge us $10 for each robe! So, if any of you are looking for a dry cleaner who has a heart for God, please consider using this business. There are some of her business cards on the shelf outside the office door.
Be a Blessing,