News for April 27, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,



 The Gathering of God’s People


Prelude – Above All Names – Hand Bell Choir

Call to Worship

Song of Worship – Hosanna   - YouTube link to listen

Children’s Moment – Mission Jar and Project with a Purpose

Anthem –Because He Lives - Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – John 15:1-8

Sermon – What is a Successful Christian? – Pastor Mike

Hymn – O Jesus, I Have Promised #396, vs 1&4

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Lift High the Cross – Olga Topuzova Meade


Offering Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – Abide with Me #700

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Choral Benediction – Go in Love – Sanctuary Choir

Postlude – He Is Exalted – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Tom Quinn



Baby Landon and his parents

Karl Kirkman

The Family and Friends of Anne Mason

Louise Munich

Gabriel, Ana’s son

Jim Russell

Nelson Scheub

Jim Simpson

Bonnie Spychalski

Baby Wesley

Kyle Wielgopolski

Ephesians 6:18  Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.

A new Bible Study has begun!  Join Us on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am or Tuesday Evenings at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room:

Contact Persons:  Pastor Mike or Charlene Monroe

NEW Study:  “Whisper” by Mark Batterson

Summary:  Many people have a tough time believing that God still speaks. We’ve learned from Scripture that God spoke to His people in ancient times and in mysterious ways, but how do we hear His voice now? The truth is God still communicates with His people, but He often speaks in a whisper—not to make it difficult to hear Him, but to draw us close.  In this 4-session series, Mark Batterson teaches what it means for Christians to discern the voice of God in their lives. He will introduce the seven love languages of God—each of them unique and entirely divine. By learning to tune in and decipher each language, Mark equips believers to hear God’s guidance and grow closer to Him.  God is speaking.  Do you know how to listen?

Come join us this coming Wednesday, May 2 to help at the Seagate Food Bank!  Meet at the church at 9:30 am.  It’s fun and we can make a difference.

Ladies Reteat! Join us to see Priscilla Shirer, gifted Bible Study teacher, August 24-25 in Fort Wayne, Indiana for a transformative retreat filled with worship, fellowship and an in-depth study of God’s Word.  A group price for 10 or more is only $59 per person!  We can also split the cost of 3 motel rooms.  The program begins Friday at 7 pm and ends at Noon on Saturday.  Please sign up soon on sheet on the bulletin board.  Tickets sell quickly!  For more information, look on line at under  Ministries/Women/Priscilla Shirer Live.

Good News!

Freedom School is coming soon!  The school is from June 18 to July 27.  WUMC has agreed to serve breakfast on the following Tuesdays:  June 26, July 10 and July 24.  It’s simple because it’s a cold breakfast day!  The menu includes cereal, fruit and yogurt, so you may need to clean some fruit.  Watch for a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.  Also, on May 20, we will be having a special guest speaker, Rev. Rae Lynn Schleif, who will give us some information about the school and what is planned for the children this summer.  Let’s make this mission a fantastic one!!!

Youth Trip to Creation Museum and Ark Encounter

The youth group will be taking an exciting trip (June 1 & 2) to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter in Kentucky.  This is an amazing opportunity for the youth to learn more about God’s creation and discover the truths found in His Word.  If you would like to help with the cost of this trip by making a financial donation, please make checks payable to WUMC (Memo: Youth Creation).  We also appreciate your prayer support for those youth and leaders who will be making the trip.  If you have any questions, please contact Adam or Stephanie Shelton.

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.    Bags of white rice

6.    1 package of cone shaped Dixie cups

7.    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 or 567-202-5035.

Operation Christmas Child    

**OCC April Collection Items**  Hygiene items – toothbrushes, hair brush, combs, deodorant, soap in plastic bag, wash cloths, lip balm, Band-Aids, finger nail care

Quarterly Statements:  Your 1st Quarter Giving Statements was emailed on Saturday, April 7th.  For those who receive hardcopies, they are available for your pick up on the shelf outside the Church Office.  Please contact Tom Wiggins at if you have any questions.

I Can Only Imagine,

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday