News for August 17, 2018

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,



The Gathering of God’s People


Prelude – We Bring the Sacrifice of Praise – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship

Hymn of Worship – Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart #500

Special Music – Blessings – Nadia Taylor

Children’s Moment and Mission Jar

Scripture – Ephesians 5:15-20

Sermon – Living a Life of Thanksgiving – Pastor Mike

Sharing God’s Tithes and Offerings

Offertory – Give Thanks - Olga Topuzova-Meade


Offertory and Dedication Prayer

Prayers of God’s People

The Lord’s Prayer

Closing Hymn – Alleluia, Alleluia #162

Benediction – Pastor Mike

Postlude – He Is Exalted – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Pastor Mike

Counters – Tom Quinn and Jerry Robinson

***A little change J - This Sunday is Mission Jar Sunday!***



The family of Joe Branson

Joe Brown

Bev Curtis

Delores, cousin of Melva Robinson and Delores’ friend, Mr. Irwin

Jennifer Drake

Dorsay Evans

Frances and her family, friend at Sue Gregory’s work

Victoria Gracia, Jim and Barb Pages’ granddaughter

Karl & Connie Kirkman

Liz Shearer

Our Worship and Prayer service will be held at the new church site under the tent…AUGUST 26 @ 10:30 am at 7115 Waterville-Monclova Road.  We hope to see you there!  

Welcome A Neighbor - We have 20 WAN bags to be delivered!  Take a welcome bag to a new neighbor and make a difference in their lives for the Lord.

Baby Blankets Grace the Altar -   I would love to collect 100 blankets and deliver them to the Pregnancy Center.  Would you help me?  Melva Robinson

  Roche de Bouef Festival – September 22 - WUMC will be having a booth at the annual Roche de Bouef Festival here in Waterville.  There is a signup sheet on the bulletin board to assist with coverage in the booth for two-hour shifts that day.

August Mission FocusHygiene Kits and School Kits! – Now is the time!!!


·       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



§  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.

  The first Sanctuary Choir rehearsal will be Thursday, August 30th @ 7:00 p.m. 

 New Bible Study

  Starting Monday, September 10 at 7:00 pm.  Contact Delores Young at 419-878-8238!

 An Ongoing Ministry-We Welcome Pop Tabs!

The children’s Sunday School classes welcome any pop tabs from aluminum cans.  Bring the tabs you have collected to church any Sunday and place them in the large wooden house in the community/choir room.  Or you can give them to Stephanie Shelton or any child in the Sunday School program.  We just recently donated 7.5 pounds of tabs to the Ronald McDonald House!  These tabs are turned into recycling centers for money to help pay for the families’ food during their stay the RMD House.  What a blessing the RMD House is in times of need.  Thank you!

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Sandy Clark

Secretary Thursday/Friday