News for July 13, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

A reminder….

in the Courtyard and In the Fellowship Hall after worship.  Please join us for both!


The Gathering of God’s People


Prelude – Praise Him! Praise Him! – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship

Hymn of Worship – Freely, Freely  #389

Children’s Moment

Special Music – Bradley Piri

Scripture – Ephesians 1:3-14

Sermon – God’s Down Payment – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Count Your Blessings - Olga Topuzova-Meade


Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – Amazing Grace -  #378, Vs. 1-4

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Postlude – I Sing the Mighty Power of God – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Pastor Mike

Counters – Anna Banachowski and Pam Cook


Chris Kirby’s Mother, Anita

The Family of Joan Gilbert on the passing of Dick Gilbert

Doug Hansen

Karl & Connie Kirkman

Sharon Schulte

Bonne Spychalski

Friend of Tom & Karen Wiggins

Praises to God for the successful rescue and protection of the soccer team and the rescue teams in Thailand.

A special thank you to our dear church family who have been so faithful in prayer for Karl Kirkman.  He still has a long road to go.  He loves you and misses you all and Connie appreciates you so much.

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

 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  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. 

 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

Communication!  Please contact the Church Office at 419-878-3645 or e-mail your request to if:

You wish to be added to WUMC’s Friday E-Blast

You wish to receive The Ambassador (Monthly Newsletter)

You have a change in your mailing address, your e-mail address or your telephone numbers.

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

Volunteer needed to make 24 cupcakes (Pillsbury Funfetti cake mix - no frosting) for the Children’s Sunday School on August 19.  Cupcake liners provided.  Please contact Stephanie Shelton if you are interested.  Thank you!  

So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.  Romans 10:17 (NLT)

Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday