News For July 31, 2015

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,  

Last week, before a crowd of some 400 supporters, a satanic “church” in Detroit unveiled a large bronze statue representing Satan.  They have plans to transport it to challenge a monument of the Ten Commandments on the capitol grounds in Arkansas.  While we recognize that displaying the statue is probably more a publicity ploy than a worship of evil, this news gives us an opportunity to look at how Satan is identified in scripture and to see what the Bible’s witness is that good is immortal and evil is not.  So, those will be the topics of this week’s The Wired Word.  Join us for scripture, coffee and discussion at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday morning in Fellowship Hall.  

There will be no Sunday School for children this Sunday or next.  The nursery will be available for those children 3 and under.  

Worship Service for Sunday, August 2  

             Children’s Moment -  Pam Denman will be sharing with the children about UMCOR School Kits 

   Hymns -  Bind Us Together;  One Bread, One Body and Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone

   Special Music -  Sasha Meade will be singing Hungry (Falling On My Knees) 

            Olga’s selections - 

                   Prelude: We Bring the Sacrifice of Praise

                   Offertory:  Holy, Holy, Holy / Worthy of Worship

            Scripture -  Ephesians 4:1-16  (New Living Translation)

            Pastor Mike’s sermon title - Living As One with Christ and One Another

            Sharing the sacrament of Holy Communion by intinction

            Liturgist - Dave Landis  

Please join us for light refreshments in Fellowship Hall following the worship service.  Lisa Galton will be your host 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.  There will also be an insert in your bulletin this Sunday with a list of items that are needed to complete each kit.  A special thanks to Carl and Marilyn Fox for sewing all of our cloth bags again this year.  

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.    

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.  

The Church Mouse would like to thank Mike, Troy, Sherry and Trish Hill, Tom Quinn and Randy Reihing for the tree trimming that was done last Saturday at the church.  They will return tomorrow and take care of the two final trees in front of the Community/Choir Room.  Also, a special thanks to John Nicholson for the use of his trailer for hauling away all the limbs.  

Be a blessing,

Church Cathy