News for August 10, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,




The Gathering of God’s People


Prelude – You Are Crowned With Many Crowns – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship

Hymn of Worship - Breathe on Me, Breath of God #420

Special Music – If We’re Honest – Charlene Monroe

Celebration of Baptism – Callahan Thomas Cox and Piper Quinn Sickler

Children’s Moment

Scripture – Ephesians 4:25-5:2

Sermon – Becoming Imitators of God – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – To God Be The Glory - Olga Topuzova-Meade


Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Closing Hymn – Take My Life, and Let It Be #399

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Postlude – Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise – Olga Topuzova-Meade


Liturgist – Terry Myers

Counters – Anna Banachowski and Pam Cook




Bev Curtis

Doug Hansen

Karl & Connie Kirkman

Kay McClure (Prayer quilt for her this Sunday)

Dan and Hope McPherson and their sons, Ezra and Emmett

Ann Mishka, Marc Banachowski’s sister (Prayer quilt for her this Sunday)

Rhoda Scheub

Bonne Spychalski

The Tipping Family

Praises for Karl Kirkman!

This Sunday, please stop by and tie a knot and say a prayer at the quilt for Kay McClure and Ann Mishka.  May the warmth of the quilt remind them that God’s loving presence is with them always and that our caring prayers continue.

 Exciting News!  Our August 26 Worship Service will be held at the new church site under the tent!  AUGUST 26 @ 10:30 am at 7115 Waterville-Monclova Road.  Worship, Prayer and Praise!

 We still have the opportunity to serve our community by assisting a family in need of school supplies and clothing.  We are asking for gift cards.  Examples would be Target, Walmart or Meijer.  If the Lord is calling you to help, please bring your gift card to the church office next week.  Thank you.

 As my church has always been very supportive of the Pregnancy Center of Toledo in the past, I’m coming to you once again on their behalf.  This August will be the first time the Center’s Walk for Life will not take place.  Several of us have participated in that walk for 15-20 years and you have supported that walk generously.  Savannah Martin, Executive Director, has alerted me of the Center’s need for baby blankets. Such a small need but one God can use to connect to the spiritual life of their clients.  They give about 800 blankets a year and are very low at this time.  I would love to collect 100 blankets and deliver them to the Center.  Would you help me?  There will be a box for the blankets in the Community/Choir room.  We ask that they are in colors that can be for both girls and boys since they may not know what gender they are expecting!  For more information, see  Thank you.  Melva Robinson

 Roche de Bouef Festival!

On September 22, WUMC will once again be having a booth at the annual Roche de Bouef Festival here in Waterville.  We’d like to invite the community to join us in the Samaritan Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoebox ministry by handing out OCC shoeboxes and flyers about the project with suggestions and instructions.

 There is a signup sheet on the bulletin board to assist with coverage in the booth for two-hour shifts that day. Please consider helping us impact more children around the world and share God’s word with this unique ministry!  Remember National Collection Week is November 12-19 this year!

 August Mission FocusHygiene Kits and School Kits! – We have enough bags!  Time to fill them!!!


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

Operation Christmas Child  - August Collection Items - School supplies, calculator, scissors, learning books, coloring books, crayons, pencils, stamp ink pads.

 Let Your Voice Be Heard!    Anyone that would like to give a gift of service of their time and talent to sing music or play bells to our Lord and His church, please consider joining one of our choir ministries. The first Sanctuary Choir rehearsal will be Thursday, August 30th @ 7:00 p.m.  Stay tuned for the meeting date and time for our Bell Choir. All are welcome to join these two wonderful families of musicians. Thank you for your consideration!

 Join Us!  Fall Women’s Bible Study starting Monday, September 10 at 7:00 pm.  Please contact Delores Young at 419-878-8238 if you are interested!


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Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday