Weekly E-Blast - Friday, December 14, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

Highlights of the Worship Service this Sunday, December 16 at 10:30 am:

Prelude – He Is Born, The Holy Child – Handbell Choir

Lighting of the Advent Wreath – The Hood Family

Call to Worship

Hymn of Worship – O Come, O Come, Emmanuel  vs. 1,2 and 7 #211

Children’s Moment

Anthem – Infant Holy, Infant Lowly –Handbell & Sanctuary Choir

Offertory – Sing We Now Of Christmas – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Special Music – O Come, All Ye Faithful – Handbell & Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Isaiah 12:2-6

Sermon – Do I Trust God? – Pastor Mike

Closing Hymn – Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus #196

Postlude – We Wish You a Merry Christmas – Handbell & Sanctuary Choir

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

Counters – Doug Smith & Kim Breen

Prayer and Praise

Marc Banachowski

Lynn Eicher and The Family of John Anspacher

Paulette Hogg, wife of Pastor Dave Hogg

Lynn – health concerns

Jane O’Shea, mother of Dennis O’Shea, 95 years old, resting at Hospice as she nears her end of life

Bill Shellenbarger, Mindy Rozelle’s husband’s grandfather

All WAN Bag recipients – pray for the spreading of the meaning of Christmas

Praises for Ann Brown and her improvements in health

Praises for the birth of Caleb Brint, grandson of Delores Young; born on Saturday, December 8!


Welcome A Neighbor - We have 12 WAN Bags to be delivered. They are in the sanctuary entrance. Please take one to a new neighbor and let the Lord do the rest!


Jan. 13  Kickoff Presentation with Pastor Mike & Dawn Buskey

Jan. 20  Campaign Moment from the Lectern with Charlene Monroe

Jan. 27  Campaign Moment from the Lectern with Bob & Sue Deardurff

Feb.  3  Capital Campaign Commitment Sunday

Our journey continues, as we prepare for the next major steps toward “A New Beginning” .  Besides these important dates, we will be having small group informational meetings between January 14th and January 27th that we encourage you to attend. Sign-up sheets, meeting details and other information will be coming in the near future. Please continue to pray for God’s guidance and direction in all that we do.

Recent Applications to the City of Waterville

We recently made applications to the City of Waterville.  They were to request for the re-zoning our property from A-1 (agricultural) to R-1 (residential) and to request a ‘Special Use Permit’ to start construction on our property when and if we are ready within the next 12 months.  

There will be meetings in January and February with the Waterville Planning Commission and Council.  Watch The Ambassador and the Bulletin for information regarding the meeting dates and time.  Please continue to pray for this process.


Group: Woman’s Bible Study:  It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst

Meeting Place and Time:  306 Ridgepoint Circle, Waterville- Mondays at 7:00 pm– Beginning January 14 for 12 weeks

Contact Person:  Delores Young 419-878-8238.  **MUST CONTACT HER BY DECEMBER 28 if you wish to participate**

Summary:  Shares life-giving perspectives for finding strength when disappointments leave us shattered. Her Biblical insights combined with her own journey through the valley offer hope in the context of God's bigger story.

2019 Giving Envelopes: Your 2019 Giving Envelopes are available on the table at the Sanctuary Entrance.  Please make every effort to pick them up, as it is quite expensive to mail them. In addition, we ask that you please use them for your giving. It really helps us keep accurate records.  If you have any questions, please contact Tom Wiggins (419) 304-2254 or (financialsec@watervilleumc.org).

December Mission Focus - Accepting new and gently used coats, all sizes, gloves, hats, scarves and blankets!  Let’s tip the scale!

Last Sunday to order poinsettias! 

Sandy Clark, Secretary