News for July 27, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,


The Gathering of God’s People


Prelude –All Creatures of Our God and King– Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship

Hymn of Worship –#176 Majesty, Worship His Majesty (twice)

Children’s Moment Mission Jar

Special Music – Come, Follow Me – Tom & Karen Wiggins and Nadia Taylor

Scripture – Joshua 5:10-15

Sermon – When the Ground is Holy – Pastor Daniel R. Schilling

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory –Holy Ground- Olga Topuzova-Meade


Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Hymn – O How I love Jesus   #170

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Postlude – All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name– Olga Topuzova-Meade


Liturgist – Tom Quinn  

Counters – Doug Smith & Larry Sheridan


Kay McClure- Open heart surgery- Friend of Char Hansen

Debbie Thompson-Rotator Cuff Surgery – Friend of Char Hansen

Jim Lehnert- Browning- Pray he can walk again without any assistance.

Tornado Victims in Iowa

Tragic boat incident in Missouri

Gabriel Unspoken Health Concerns

Lisa Galton’s Friend, Tim’s his Family in their mourning process

Doug Hansen

Karl & Connie Kirkman

Father Herb’s surgery

Bonne Spychalski

There will be no adult Bible Study with Pastor Mike this Sunday morning, however, this would be a great opportunity to join in silent prayer time in the sanctuary at 9:00.

There are prayer books with sample prayers in them on the table in the front of the sanctuary.



Be watching for it! More mobile friendly, and it will have the ability for easy access links, “ read more” links

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

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

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

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

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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.

Pastor Mike will be on vacation from July 26 through August 4.  Please contact the church office at 419-878-3645 for any pastoral care needs.  Thank you!

In all things give thanks! Come out this Sunday, and be a part of this great ministry!

In His Steps,

Leanne Dunn