Weekly E-Blast - Friday, February 22, 2019

Dear Members and Friends of Waterville United Methodist Church,

Highlights of the Worship Service this Sunday, February 24 at 10:30 am:                  

Prelude – Brethren, We Have Met to Worship - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Call to Worship

Hymn of Worship – Where He Leads Me  #338

Children’s Moment & Mission Jar

Offertory – Great Is the Lord with Morning Has Broken – Olga Topuzova-Meade

Offertory and Dedication Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer

Anthem – Help Us Accept Each Other – Sanctuary Choir

Scripture – Luke 6:27-38

Sermon – Who Is My Enemy? – Pastor Mike

Closing Hymn – The Gift of Love  #408

Choral Benediction – Send Us Away Now

Postlude – Bind Us Together - Olga Topuzova-Meade

Liturgist – Brian McMillan

Counters – Pam Cook & Sue Gregory

This Sunday is Mission Jar Sunday!  Our Mission Focus is The Shoe That Grows!

Prayer and Praise

Paula Dedrick, Marny Mazzarella’s Mom – prayers for peace

Tim Fisher, co–worker of Pam Cook – prayers for strength

Dennis Hahn, son-in-law of John & Ana Nicholson – prayers for wisdom and healing

Kirsten Kirschbaum – prayers for peace and comfort

Karl Kirkman – prayers for strength and a thank you for all the cards and prayers!

Andrew Banachowski – Marc Banachowski’s dad; prayers for healing

Jeff Monroe- Continued healing & strength- Prayers are greatly appreciated by Jeff & Family

New Bible Study! - M&Ms (Mary & Martha) Bible Study group is starting a new study this week. We meet on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 am at WUMC.

Namesake – When God Rewrites Your StoryA Bible Study about Biblical names – where they came from and how God changed people’s names when He changed them The core themes are transformation and revelation.

The Waterville Historical Society is hosting another Historic Homes Tour on June 15, 2019 from 10-4:00 pm.  They have requested of the Admin. Council (and it was approved) to include our historic church building on their tour.  We are in need of 1 or 2 church members to serve as House Captains for the day, and 1 or 2 members to organize a community lunch to be served that day from our kitchen.  This will be a perfect time to showcase our beautiful building, get some new faces in our doors, and display our photos for the new facility we are planning!   If you are willing to consider either of these, talk to me about specifics and I would be so glad to have you on board. - Karen Wiggins, Historic Home Tour Co-Chairman, 419-350-1211

A Call to Prayer

The Special Session of the General Conference is being held starting Saturday, February 23 through Tuesday, February 26.  Please be in prayer for this important special session.

Here is the link to watch the Special Session of the General Conference live February 23-26:  http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/general-conference-2019-live-video-stream-english.

On Monday and Tuesday, during the office hours of 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, for anyone who cannot get the live stream at home, you may watch it at WUMC.  The live stream will be on in the Community/Choir Room.

The General Conference is the highest legislative body in The United Methodist Church.  It is the only body that can speak officially for the denomination.  The purpose of the Special Session of the General Conference is to act on a report from the Council of Bishops based on the recommendations of the Commission on a Way Forward.  The 32-member Commission was appointed to examine paragraphs in the Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and exploring options to strengthen the unity of the church.


March 2 at 10:00 am – Mark Your Calendar!

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer will host a simulcast at the conference office on Saturday, March 2 at 10:00 am.

YOU are invited to join the simulcast at one of four locations in the Maumee Watershed District listed below. Bishop Palmer will review the actions of the special session of General Conference (Feb 23-26) where they are examining paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and exploring options to strengthen the unity of the church. All interested West Ohioans are welcome to participate. During the event, participants will be able to email or text their questions to the Bishop. 

Maumee Watershed District locations:

  • Epworth UMC - 4855 W. Central Ave. Toledo, OH

  • Napoleon Christ UMC - 1255 Glenwood Ave, Napoleon, OH

  • Maumee UMC - 405 Sackett St, Maumee, OH

  • Sylvania First UMC - 7000 Erie St, Sylvania, OH

If you have any questions after this event, please contact Pastor Mike Denman at pastormike@watervilleumc.org.

Sandy Clark, Secretary