News for June 1, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,


The Gathering of God’s People


Mission Moment – Terry Myers

Prelude – Let There Be Praise – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Invocation – Tom Quinn

Song of Worship- Above All

Recognition of Graduates

Celebration of Baptism

Special Music – Grace – Nadia Taylor

Scripture – Mark 2:23-3:6

Sermon – Needing Sabbath – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing - Olga Topuzova-Meade


Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Celebration of Holy Communion

Hymn- Here I Am, Lord # 593

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Postlude – For the Beauty Of The Earth – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Tom Quinn


LaVonne Branch

Karl and Connie Kirkman

Chris May

Jim Simpson

Bonnie Spychalski

Tom Wiggins

Ed Wronkowicz

The trip to the Creation Museum which is taking place today and tomorrow.

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.   


If you ordered a DVD for the Musical please pick them up. They are on the shelf next to the office. Please take your DVD and cross your name off the list.

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 7   Meet at church and walk around the neighborhood

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. 

Youth Mission Trip Fundraiser Garage Sale

Where?   171 Freedom Lane, Waterville   (Adam and Stephanie’s House)

When?   June 7 – 8    Waterville Community Garage Sale

How Can You Help? Collect and bring donated items to sell on June 6 to the Shelton House.  100% of the Proceeds will go to the Youth Mission Trip Fund.  Items that don’t sell will go to the Hope United Methodist Clothing Closet, Waterville Library, and Goodwill.

Food Donations Needed for the helpers:

*Cases Of Pop & Water

*Powdered Country Time Lemonade

*Individual Bags Of Chips

If you would like to donate any of the above items, please get them to Adam or Stephanie Shelton by June 6th.  Thank you for your support of the youth fundraiser for the mission trip to Burtonsville, MD!

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.    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). 


Join us after the service in the Fellowship Hall to congratulate our graduates!


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

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday