News of June 29, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,


The Gathering of God’s People


Mission Moment – Karen Wiggins

Prelude – America, the Beautiful / God Bless the U.S.A. / Battle Hymn of the Republic – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Opening Prayer

Hymn of Worship – Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us #381

Children’s Moment

Special Music – Child of God – Alexandra Meade

Scripture – Mark 5:21-35

Sermon – Does God Still Heal? – Pastor Mike

Hymn – Heal Me, Hands of Jesus  - vs 1 & 4 #262

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Onward, Christian Soldiers - Olga Topuzova-Meade


Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Celebration of Holy Communion

Prayer of Confession

Hymn – Healer of Our Every Ill #2213

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Postlude – Holy, Holy, Holy – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Terry Myers

Counters – Doug Smith & Ted Myers



The Family of Terry Jessie

The Page Family as they travel

Bonne Spychalski

John Wittenmyer

The Family of Ed Wronkowicz

Praises for the birth of Zora Ariel Odette Bollinger on Thursday, June 28.  Zora weighed 8 lbs. 1 oz. and is 21 inches long.  Mom and baby are doing well.  Blessings to happy parents Zach and Jenni Bollinger along with big sister, Ainsley!

Prayer Quilt Ministry – This Sunday, there will be a prayer quilt for Luella Craig.  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.

Quarterly Statements: Your 2nd Quarter Giving Statements will be emailed on Saturday, July 7. For those who receive hardcopies, they will be available for your pick-up on Sunday, July 8 on the shelf outside the Church Office.

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.

July Mission FocusHygiene Kits and School Kits!

This year the Missions Committee is focusing on both Hygiene Kits and School Kits for July and August, rather than assigning one type of kit to a specific month.  Feel free to donate items for either kit during these two months.

In the face of natural disasters, violence, and grinding poverty, Hygiene Kits can mean the difference between sickness and health for struggling families; and School Kits can give children in these impoverished communities and refugee camps some of the basic tools for learning.

Your support makes a tremendous difference in the lives of so many people both here at home and around the world.  Each kit represents a person whose life will be changed because of the simple items contained within.  Please donate only the items from the lists below.  The Festival of Sharing is very particular that items be the same in each kit.


Our most needed Kits!  These little kits are jam-packed with supplies to help keep people clean & healthy.  From toothbrushes to washcloths, you’re making sure that someone’s needs are going to be met in the wake of an emergency whenever the most basic supplies can be hard to come by.

·       One hand towel measuring approximately 15”x20” to 16”x 32” (no fingertip, bath, dish towel, or microfiber)

·       One washcloth

·       One wide-tooth comb removed from the package

·       One finger nail or toenail clipper removed from the package

·       One bath size bar of soap in the wrapper

·       One toothbrush in the original package

·       Ten standard size Band-Aids



Remember how it felt to start a new school year with all the right supplies?  Help give the same feeling to students around the world recovering from a disaster or living in tough circumstances.

§  One pair of blunt scissors removed from package (rounded tip only)

§  Three 70 - count bound notebooks or notebooks totaling 200-210 pages (no loose leaf or filler paper)

§  One 30- centimeter, 12”ruler

§  One hand held pencil sharpener removed from the package

§  One large eraser (no pencil cap erasers)

§  Six new, unsharpened pencils with erasers, removed from the package

§  One box of 24 crayons

§  One 12” x 14” to 14” x 17” finished size cotton or lightweight canvas bag with handles (solid color or kid friendly, no logos, no reusable shopping bags, no backpacks)

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; you just advance them with a click of a button, it’s that easy!  And, 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:

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

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 closes JULY 1 so register today!!!  Please use this link:  Contact Stephanie Shelton 567-202-5035 or if you have any questions.

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

1.           Crockpots of Sloppy Joe

2.           Hamburger Buns

3.           Cheesy Potatoes

4.           Cookies

5.           Individual Bags of Chips

6.           Fruit or Salad

7.          People to Help Serve

8.         “Castaway Crackers” – Rainbow Goldfish Crackers


VBS Crew Leaders Still Needed!

Crew Leaders are still 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      

Operation Christmas Child  - July Collection Items - Sunglasses, hats, beach balls, outdoor play games, flip-flops, drink cups, jump ropes!!!

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

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Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday