Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,
COMMUNITY SUNRISE SERVICE THIS EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018 at 7:00 AM:
Farnsworth Park – River Rd at Roche de Bout Shelter - Breakfast Following at Zion Lutheran Church
WORSHIP SERVICE THIS EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2018 at 10:30 AM:
The Gathering of God’s People
Prelude - Christ Is Risen! – Olga Topuzova-Meade
Processional Hymn – Christ the Lord Is Risen Today #302
Call to Worship
Hymn of Worship – Up from the Grave He Arose #322
Celebration of Church Membership
Childrens Choir – Jesus Is Risen! Sing for Joy!
Anthem – Lord of Glory - Sanctuary Choir
Scripture – John 20:11-18
Sermon – Reconnected with God – Pastor Mike
Special Music – Resurrection Medley – The Sanctuary Choir
Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings
Offertory – Behold the Lamb – Olga Topuzova Meade
Offering Dedication Prayer
Prayers of God’s People
The Lord’s Prayer
Hymn – He Lives #310
Benediction – Pastor Mike
Postlude – Sing Hallelujah – Olga Topuzova-Meade
Liturgist – Tom Quinn
Brandon Chase–Active Duty
Bernard Utz and Family
Psalm 66:20 Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer or withdraw his unfailing love from me.
Prayer Quilt Ministry – This Sunday, there will be a prayer quilt for Sue Gregory. Please stop by and say a prayer of comfort and tie a knot. May the warmth of the quilt remind her that God’s loving presence is with her and that our caring prayers continue.
Prayer Time on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary.
Easter Lilies will grace the Chancel Area this Sunday. Thank you to all who purchased one in honor or memory of loved ones. Please remember to take your flower after Sunday’s Service.
APRIL 2018 MISSION FOCUS – Food for Thought
Every month, Food for Thought mobile pantries provide food assistance at multiple partner sites throughout greater Toledo. We help people who face the realities of food insecurity, offering a choice of nutritious meal options, including shelf-stable items and fresh produce. Maintaining our patron’s dignity – and serving them thoughtfully – is our utmost priority. Every Friday night, volunteers meet to make sandwiches and pack lunches for distribution on Saturday to people throughout the downtown Toledo area. We provide food, water or coffee, as well as conversation for the people we meet. 15,600 lunches were made in 2016! Our Sunday School will be doing a special project for Food for Thought during the month of April. Whatever is collected from our Mission Jar this month will be combined with the children’s efforts to support the mission of Food for Thought.
Operation Christmas Child
We are gathering OCC monthly donations for a packing party again this year when collection week rolls around in 2018. This past November, we packed 67 shoeboxes to add our totals with this packing party!
**OCC April Collection Items**
Hygiene items – toothbrushes, hair brush, combs, deodorant, soap in plastic bag, wash cloths,
lip balm, Band-Aids, finger nail care
Pray for shopping wisdom as you purchase these monthly items and the items for your own boxes for collection in November. The Lord knows the children who will receive your gifts and He can guide your shopping adventures to exactly what will meet needs and give joy. These children may never receive another shoebox of gifts and love again. They deserve new items to open and cherish.
As you collect items for the year, please remember that boys ages 10 to 14 are painfully under represented. Need help with ideas for boys ages 10 to 14?? There is a list of ideas on the hallway bulletin board, !
Vacation Bible School is coming! Mark your calendar…Tell your friends! - July 9th – July 12th - Ages 4 to Sixth Grade
Donation Items Needed for VBS:
1. Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)
2. Quart size zip-loc baggies
3. Black, ULTRA fine-tip Sharpie markers
4. Hot Glue sticks
5. Buttons (any size or color)
6. 100 new, shiny pennies
7. Bags of white rice
8. 1 package of cone shaped Dixie cups
9. 2 Hot Glue Guns
You can drop-off your supplies to Stephanie Shelton or put them in the VBS Donation Box by the Community Room. The list will be updated each week as items are donated. If you have questions about any of the items, please contact Stephanie at email@example.com or 567-202-5035.
WOMEN’S MONDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
Meeting Place: 11040 Villacort Lane (neighborhood behind Whitehouse Post Office)
Day and Time: Mondays at 7:00 PM
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.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY
Meeting Place: Fireside Room
Day and Time: Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
Contact Person: Pastor Mike 419-878-3645
Study: Daniel, Lives of Integrity, Words of Prophecy
Summary: This 12-week DVD study is led by Beth Moore and has been a moving study for men and women alike. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.
M&M BIBLE Study– Help with this Wednesday at 10:00 am to Noon. If you need a ride, please meet at the church at 9:30 am.
Group: M&M’s (Mary and Martha)
Meeting Place and Time: Community Room/Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM
Contact Persons: Connie Kirkman or Cindy Box
Current Study: “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 Persons: 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.
We are in need of a volunteer to oversee the Fellowship Ministry. This is an important time when we visit with guests, members, friends and family; share our concerns or a story over a cup of coffee, before we continue with our week. 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.
Quarterly Statements: Your 1st Quarter Giving Statements will be emailed on Saturday, April 7th. For those who receive hardcopies, they will be available for your pick up on Sunday, April 8th on the shelf outside the Church Office. Please contact Tom Wiggins at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.