Weekly E-Blast - Friday, December 28, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,


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

Prelude – Christmas Rejoicing Medley – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship

Hymn of Worship – Angels We Have Heard on High #238

Children’s Moment & Mission Jar

Anthem – Love Came Down - Sanctuary Choir

Offertory – Go, Tell It On the Mountain – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Scripture – Psalms 146

Sermon – The Heart of Praising God – Pastor Mike

Closing Song – The Heart of Worship  If you do not know this worship song or wish to listen, here is the utube link---    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-Zp586pvZg

Postlude – Carol of the Bells – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Terry Myers

Counters – Anna Banachowski & Pam Cook

Prayer and Praise:

Co Worker of Kim Breen – her co-worker’s father has been placed in hospice

Janet, Connie and Karl Kirkman’s sister-in-law

Charlie & Mary Ann Hansen and Tim & Char Monroe as they travel to visit Jeff Monroe

Ana Nicholson

The Family of Bill Shellenbarger, Mindy Rozelle’s grandpa

Bob Stearns

Susie’s Coats – We continue to collect gently used coats, all sizes, gloves, hats, scarves and blankets.  Join us Sunday and see our results to date!

Save the Dates:

January 13:  Kickoff Presentation with Pastor Mike and Dawn Buskey – Trade Show following service

January 20:  Campaign Moment with Charlene Monroe

January 27:  Campaign Moment with Bob & Sue Dearfurff

February 3:  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 TODAY 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.

2018 Giving Statements: Your 2018 Giving Statements will be emailed on Saturday, January 5th. For those who receive hardcopies, they will be available for your pick–up on Sunday, January 6th on the shelf outside the Church Office. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Wiggins (419) 304-2254 or (financialsec@watervilleumc.org).

2019 Giving Envelopes: Your 2019 Giving Envelopes are available on the table at the Sanctuary Entrance.  Please pick them up this Sunday, 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).

Holiday Schedule: 

The Sunday morning Adult Bible Study and Tuesday evening Adult Bible Study will not be meeting this week.The Church Office will be closed Monday and Tuesday.  We will reopen on Wednesday, January 2. 

Sandy Clark, Secretary