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
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
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!
SAVE THE DATES!
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.
*NEW* MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY TO BEGIN JANUARY 14, 2019
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 (firstname.lastname@example.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