Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,
WORSHIP SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 7, 2018 at 10:30 AM:
The Gathering of God’s People
Prelude – All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name & Diadem, Miles Lane and Coronation - Olga Topuzova-Meade
Call to Worship
Song of Worship – Forever
Anthem – Be Thou My Vision - Sanctuary Choir
Scripture – Romans 10:9-15
Sermon – Starting the New Year with God, Part 2 – Pastor Mike
Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings
Offertory – All Creatures of Our God and King - Olga Topuzova Meade
Offering Dedication Prayer
Prayers of God’s People
The Lord’s Prayer
Celebration of Holy Communion – Prayer of Confession
Hymn – Let Us Break Bread Together #618
Postlude – Carol of the Bells - Olga Topuzova-Meade
Liturgist – David Landis
Brandon Chase–Active Duty
Janyce Breen White
Stacy (Wagner) Morgan
Ron and Lou Peyton
JANUARY 2018 MISSION FOCUS is The Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo
Their goal is to lovingly share the truth about life, relationships and faith. They help men and women make life-saving, life-changing decisions by sharing information about options, consequences and available services. With the exception of a small amount of grant funding for abstinence education, all funds come from donations. Over 32,000 women have already received help. The Pregnancy Center continues to be a community outreach committed to expressing the compassion of Christ through support and education in pregnancy related issues. We can help keep the doors open!
Mission envelopes are located in the pew racks for your financial gifts.
Prayer Time on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary
ADULT BIBLE STUDY
On Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM and Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM.
MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
Meeting Place: 11040 Villacort Lane (neighborhood behind Whitehouse Post Office)
Day and Time: Mondays at 7:00 PM, beginning January 15 for 12 weeks
Contact Person: Delores Young 419-878-8238
Study: When God Rewrites Your Story
Summary: When God Rewrites Your Story is a Bible Study about Biblical names – where they came from and how God changed people’s names when He changed them. The core themes are transformation and revelation. The character’s included are Abraham and Sarah, Jacob, Naomi, Daniel, Peter, and the woman caught in adultery.
Please contact Delores Young at 419-878-8238 if you are interested in joining as soon as possible, so she may know how many books to order.
M&M BIBLE STUDY – New Study to start January 10
Group: M&M’s (Mary and Martha); Meeting Place and Time: Community Room/Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM
Contact Person: Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box
New Study: To begin on January 10: “GIDEON, Your Weakness, God’s Strength” by Priscilla Shirer
Summary: “If you have ever struggled with insecurity or had trouble accepting your limitations, this study will help you see how God can use your weakness to unlock His strength. Yes, Gideon can attest – weakness is a gift. Join us for a Bible study that will open your eyes to a brand new perspective on yourself, God, and Gideon.”
Group: Thursday Morning B & B (Bible and Breakfast); Meeting Place and Time: Dales in Waterville/Thursdays at 7:30 am
Contact Person: Jim Page – 419-343-0714; Tom Wiggins – 419-304-2254
Current Study/Book: 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.
The January 2018 Better Families Pamphlet is available at both entrances.
Christmas Program: Would you like a DVD of the Children’s Program, “Finding Christmas Under the Sea?” Sign up for your copy on the hallway bulletin board!
2017 Giving Statements: Your 2017 Giving Statements will be emailed on Saturday, January 6th. For those who receive hardcopies, they will be available for your pick-up on Sunday, January 7th on the shelf outside the Church Office. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Wiggins (419) 878-5503 or (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Are you making a New Year’s Resolution to be more involved in the Church? Please prayerfully consider overseeing the Fellowship Ministry. This is an important time when we visit with guests, members, friends and family; share our concerns or a laugh over a cup of coffee, before we continue with our Sunday and week. We are in need of a volunteer to oversee the Fellowship Ministry. This person would make sure there is food available and make sure there are people signed up to make coffee, set out the treats, and clean up. Maybe consider sharing this responsibility with a friend. Please contact the Church office at 419-878-3645, if you are interested in serving in this ministry.
Altar Flowers Update from Melva Robinson, Chairman Altar Guild
WUMC has been very fortunate these many years to bring the creativity of our Lord into our presence at each worship service in a number of ways but especially with the flower arrangements on our altar. These arrangements give us the opportunity to enjoy the flowers and along with the spoken word and music be reminded of who we are worshiping. They also provide an occasion to honor and celebrate family, friends and our Lord.
I take this time to tell you Third Street Blooms in Waterville is the florist who prepares each order for our altar as requested. The Sign Up sheet for flowers is on the bulletin board by the church office. The cost of each arrangement will be increased to forty ($40.00) dollars beginning the first of 2018. If you have ordered flowers recently you realize the cost. Our florist has been very generous with the arrangements and delivery. Please send your payment to the church and indicate altar flowers.
Don't forget you may take your arrangement home after the service.
Sunday Worship Services A Few Changes for Security:
Following will be the changes on Sunday morning related to security to further protect our children and all attenders and to provide as safe a place as possible.
* At 10:40 am all exterior doors will be locked.
* Clear signage will be installed directing anyone arriving after 10:40 to the office and courtyard door near the offices as an usher will be posted there to let people in and assist with the elevator if needed.
* Training will be given to the ushers and others to understand what needs to be done if an intruder situation would occur.
* Watch for more information as this plan continues to unfold.
These are not big changes and many of us will not be impacted by them in any way at all. Let us remember the families of the Texas church shooting of recent weeks and continue to pray for each of them and the whole congregation. Also, to pray for all the churches that have been targeted by evil persons by mass shooting, bombs fires and vandalism.
CHERRY STREET MISSION
If you are interested in helping out with the Cherry Street Mission. Here is a link that you can access for more information. https://www.cervistech.com/acts/console.php?console_id=0005&console_type=event&ht=1
PEANUT BUTTER JARS
Happy tails wagging saying “THANK YOU!” to all who have donated peanut butter jars for the Humane Society. Please continue to place un-scraped jars in the basket on the shelf by the church office.
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