News of June 22, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,


 The Gathering of God’s People


Prelude – Rejoice In The Lord Always – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship

Hymn of Worship – Great Is Thy Faithfulness #140

Children’s Moment and Mission Jar

Special Music – It Is Well With My Soul - Christian Taylor

Scripture – Mark 4:35-41

Sermon – Finding God’s Peace in the Midst of the Storms of Life – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Ole Time Religion & Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - Olga Topuzova-Meade


Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn - Be Still, My Soul #534

diction – Pastor Mike

Postlude – Lord, Be Glorified – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Tom Quinn

Counters – Tom Quinn and Jerry Robinson


Marc Banachowski’s daughter Amy’s boyfriend Chris

Lisa Galton’s Co Worker, Tim

Bob Hires

Karl and Connie Kirkman

The Family of Priscilla Schlingman

Bonne Spychalski

John Wittenmyer

Ed Wronkowicz

Youth Group returning from Burtonsville, MD – See photo:

Outdoor Worship & Indoor Potluck - Sunday, July 15 - Please join us and bring your favorite picnic food to share.  Browning residents will be our special guests.


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.   

Like the PowerPoint part of the service?  Understand the importance of recording the Worship Service?  Able to help some Sundays during the Worship Service?  We are in need of back-ups to show the morning announcements and order of worship and record the service.  The PowerPoints are already created.  Training will be provided.    Please see Pastor Mike if the Lord is leading you to help in this area.

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 28 Meet at Story Point and walk around community

July    5 Meet at Fallen Timbers Monument

July  12 Meet at Battlefield  (off Jerome Rd./mall side)

July  19 Meet at Farnsworth Park (1st entrance)

July  26 Meet at church and walk around neighborhood

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 if you have any questions.

VBS Food Donations Needed For Wednesday, July 11 – Please sign up on the bulletin board.

1.           Crockpot of Sloppy Joe

2.           Hamburger Buns

3.           Cheesy Potatoes

4.           Cookies

5.           Individual Bags of Chips

6.           Fruit or Salad

7.           Paper Plates

8.           Napkins

9.           Forks

10.         People to Help Serve

11.         “Castaway Crackers” – Rainbow Goldfish Crackers

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      

Donation Item Needed for VBS:    4 Empty plastic ice cream pails, no lids needed – Still time to eat ice cream!!!!

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).   Add an item to your regular shopping list!

Fellowship Ministry

Ø  We are in need of a volunteer to oversee the Fellowship Ministry.  This is an important ministry time when we visit with guest, 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.

Ø  There is also an opportunity to sign up to help on a Sunday or to help for a month.  An opportunity to serve where needed to continue an important ministry.

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

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But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!  Galatians 5:22-23 (NLT)

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday