News from June 8, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,


The Gathering of God’s People

Welcome – Tom Quinn

Prelude – I Will Call Upon The Lord – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship – Tom Quinn

Song of Worship - This is the Sir I Breathe

Children’s Moment – Rev. Joel Schutte

Special Music – It Wasn’t Easy – Nadia Taylor

Scripture – Exodus 14:1-14

Sermon – Let God Carry the Weight – Rev. Joel Schutte

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Awesome and Exalted / Awesome God / I Exalt Thee - Olga Topuzova-Meade


Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn- Here I Am, Lord # 593

Benediction – Rev. Joel Schutte

Postlude – A Mighty Fortress Is Our God – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Tom Quinn


Marc Banachowski’s daughter Amy’s boyfriend Chris

Karl and Connie Kirkman

Cindy Nowak’s brother-in-law Mike     

Bonnie Spychalski

Ed Wronkowicz

Upcoming Youth Trip to Burtonsville, MD

June Mission Focus

Impact with Hope is a local charity that has international influence.   You may know it as International Services of Hope which has been present on Farnsworth Road in Waterville since their incorporation in 1982.  (One of the original trustees was Fred Dieter, who was a member of this church before his passing.)  It is a community based, non-profit, charitable organization whose mandate is devoted to ensuring a brighter future for children. 

Their mission is to reach out and serve others by mending broken bodies, bones, and hearts, feeding hungry families, responding to disasters, and investing in communities throughout the world.  More than $0.98 out of every $1.00 is spent directly on the people they serve.   

Wayward Walkers has been revived!  Join us this summer for walking and praying in our community.  Wear your sneakers, bring your kids or your pets, while we walk and pray around town.  We will meet at 7 pm on the dates and locations shown below:

June 14 Meet at church and walk through downtown neighborhood

June 21 Meet at Waterville Elementary and walk around neighborhood

June 28 Meet at Story Point and walk around community

For additional questions, please contact Char Monroe at 419-277-2779. 

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, just a few donation Items Needed for VBS:

1.    Party Blowers (at least 6 inches in length)

2.    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 June Collection Items**  Girls items- purses, hair bows, clip on earrings, jewelry, watches, hair ribbons, cups, sewing items, eating utensils (spoons and forks only).  

Volunteer Opportunity - Like to work outside?  Interested in supporting a local facility that has provided summer family memories for years…Camp Widewater is looking for those who want to garden, trim trails, chop wood, mow lawns, weed-whack and more!   They also have several projects that would be perfect for men's, women's & youth groups.  Please contact Rebecca Woods at or 419-966-8265.

Summer taking you away and you still want to hear the sermon… Visit us at

The June Better Families and the July/August Upper Room are available at the sanctuary entrance. 

Thank you, Rev. Joel for being our guest speaker this coming Sunday. 

If you have Pastoral needs while Pastor Mike is away this next week, please contact the Church Office at 419-878-3645.

Give God your weakness and He’ll give you His Strength.

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday