News for May 18, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,



The Gathering of God’s People


Mission Update – Freedom School – Pam Cook and Rev. Rae Lynn Schleif

Prelude – Every Time I Feel the Spirit – Handbell Choir

Recognition Moment – Pastor Mike

Call to Worship – David Landis

Song of Worship – Holy Spirit - YouTube address to listen:

Children’s Moment – Pastor Mike

Anthem – Gospel Hymn Medley – Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Acts 2:1-21

Sermon – Evidence of God’s Power – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – All Hail The Power - Olga Topuzova-Meade


Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – I’m Goin’ a Sing When the Spirit Says Sing  #333

Benediction – Pastor Mike and Handbell Choir

Liturgist – David Landis


Karl Kirkman

Noah’s Aunt Jenny

Jim Simpson

Bonnie Spychalski

Sandy Viviano

Baby Wesley

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.

May Mission Focus – Supporting the Youth Group’s Week of Hope – Community Service Youth Mission Trip

 What?    Week of Hope – Community Service Youth Mission Trip

When?   June 17-22, 2018

Where?  Burtonsville, Maryland

 Youth participant’s quote:     “God opened my eyes to see that I'm making a difference in His name, even when I don't feel like I am.” (Student, 2016)

 Partner’s Impact Statements:   “The Week of Hope volunteers have engaged some of the residents that are usually isolated. This contact with the volunteers has given them something to look forward to.” (Assisted Living)

“Our favorite memory from one summer with Week of Hope was definitely the group who went zip lining with us. How they helped our kids overcome their fears was priceless.”  (Community Center)

Feel free to take a peek at the following link for a cool 3 minute video about this year’s theme called “Grit”:

Welcome a Neighbor - WAN Bag Sunday - Please drop off a WAN bag to a new neighbor and let the Lord make a difference in their lives and yours!  We have 16 this week!

 Service Opportunity: The Offering Counting Team is looking for a new member to assist with the collection, counting, recording, reporting and depositing of each week’s Sunday offering.  It is completed following worship in teams of two and a calendar is maintained so everyone knows the days they are counting (once every 4-5 weeks) and who their partner will be.  The process takes approximately one hour to complete. Attention to detail, accuracy and completeness are extremely important to insure correct documentation.  If you are interested, please contact Tom Wiggins ( or (419) 304-2254. 

 Waterville Elementary Teacher Appreciation Lunch

We will once again honor the 60 teachers and staff at Waterville Elementary School on Friday, June 1st at 11:00 a.m.   As before, we will need salads, desserts and helpers.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the secretary’s office.  Please consider being a part of this outreach ministry.  Thank you!!!

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.

Graduation Sunday June 3

On June 3 we will be recognizing graduates during the church service.  We will feature the graduates in a slideshow and also celebrate their accomplishments with a special fellowship time of cake and punch.  If you are graduating or have someone in your family graduating, please contact Stephanie Shelton (  She will need to know where you are graduating from, major, future plans, and any other activities you were involved with.  Also, if you would like to be included in the slideshow, please send Stephanie 5-8 photos of yourself at different ages (birth-present).  Please send the photos electronically.  Deadline for submitting the photos is May 25. 

 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.  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.  The sign-up sheet is up!  Let’s make this mission a fantastic one!!!  Thank you to Rev. Rae Lynn Schleif for speaking on Sunday!

Vacation Bible School -  July 9th – July 12th, 6:15 pm to 8:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Waterville - Ages 4 to Completed Sixth Grade

 Registration is NOW OPEN for children ages 4 - completed sixth grade who would like to attend VBS.  Please follow this link to complete the registration form on-line  Contact Stephanie Shelton 567-202-5035 or if you have any questions.

 VBS Announcement!

Crew Leaders are needed for Vacation Bible School this summer - July 9 - 12, 6:15-8:30 pm at Zion Lutheran Church.  A crew leader is responsible for getting a small group of children to each of the 4 stations (Bible Point, Music, Craft, and Snack) throughout the evening.  There are station leaders at each of the locations that guide the lesson/activity.    You would also be paired with another adult or youth.  Dinner would be provided for you and your family each evening at 5:30 pm.  If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Stephanie Shelton at 567-202-5035 or      

 Also, 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.    2 Hot Glue Guns

6.    Empty plastic ice cream pails

 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 May Collection Items**  Boy items- tools of all kinds, duct tape, flashlights (batteries) work gloves, wallets, watches, harmonicas, ball caps, balls (soccer ball), string or zip ties, utility apron or belt, eating utensils (spoons and forks only).    A great opportunity to buy items for boys ages 10-14!

 Lost and Found – A pair of polarized sunglasses were found in the pew on Mother’s Day.  They are held in the Church Office.

Please plan to join us in the Fellowship Hall after the service to shower Claire Long with cards and  words of appreciation for her years of service to our music ministry.

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday