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Friday 02.16.2018
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
@ 9:15 AM (contemporary praise, lower level)
@ 10:30 AM (blended traditional, sanctuary)
GOING DEEPER! SERMON BASED DISCUSSION: JESUS' LAST WORDS
BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 @ 7PM IN THE PARLOR!
Have you ever left Sunday worship with questions? Feeling a need to know more? The purpose behind sermon-based small group discussion is to build community together while focusing on the previous Sunday’s sermon. But its more than just a rehash of the sermon; the goal is to take the main point from the sermon and dig deeper into scripture and it's application in our everyday lives. Throughout the season of Lent, you are invited to join the discussion every Wednesday at 7PM at the church. Discussion guides will be provided each week to help you discern what the message is saying to you. Missed the sermon on Sunday? Just take a few minutes to listen online before joining the group.
W O R S H I P
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - JESUS' LAST WORDS
Beginnings and endings are memorable moments in life. We remember our children’s first words and our parents last words. We celebrate first days at school and our accomplishments at graduation. We experience joy in a baby’s birth at Christmas and hope through his death and resurrection at Easter. This year during Lent we will focus on the final, memorable words of Christ, as experienced by those near the cross. Each week we will reflect on these seven statements and seek to understand their meaning for our lives today. Join us on a journey to the empty tomb as we explore Jesus’ Last Words.
 
               February 18 |  Forgive Them
              February 25 | My God, My God
                     March 4 |  Behold…
                    March 11 | Paradise
                   March 18 | I Thirst
                   March 25 | Into Your Hands
                        April 1 |   In the Breaking of the Bread   


Participating this Sunday
Head Host : Tom Ford
Hospitality Team : Sue Kirkpatrick, Elissa Schoenlank and Paul Taylor

Hospitality Greeters & Fellowship Hour :
Nancy Brown, Euler, Howley

Director of Music : Eric Cui
Special Music :
Worship through Music: "Blessings" (Sorenson) - Chancel Chorale
Offertory: Special Music
Children's Message : John Shannon
Worship Childcare Volunteers : Carolyn King-Layden, Deb Brown, Grayce King, Tatum Brown
N U R T U R E
COFFEE WITH THE PASTOR STARTING NEXT SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25!
For Inquirers & those considering Membership to Wayne Church, Sundays, February 25, March 4 & 11 @ NOON in the Upper Room. There are few greater joys in the life of the church than receiving new members. Wayne Church will be adding to our church family in the coming months. Our new member class will gather after worship for three Sundays. This time together is designed to get to know the Pastor, explore personal faith, Methodism, and how we seek to express these beliefs here at Wayne. If you wish to explore the possibility of membership or wish to attend and learn more about the church, please email Pastor Tom. Childcare will be provided. The Upper Room is located on the 2nd floor of the Admin building. Signs will be posted.
WOMEN'S EVENING BIBLE STUDY CONTINUES FEBRUARY 27!
6-week study of Ruth with the book, A Woman Who Doesn't Quit: 5 Habits from the Book of Ruth by Nicki Koziarz.

OVERVIEW :
Have you ever gotten to the place where you just couldn’t take it anymore? Dreams. Programs. Jobs. Relationships. There are so many different areas where we feel like calling it quits. It’s time for an honest conversation on how not to give in to the temptation to give up. Nicki Koziarz is a woman who has thrown in the towel a time or two. In fact, she’s quit just about everything in her life. But with God’s help, she’s discovered a few habits that have helped her and others conquer the choice to quit. Then there is Ruth. She is much more than   a Bible   story and through her life we uncover five life-giving habits that help us to persevere when things get hard, complicated, and messy. But these habits do more than just motivate, they help us to fight when resistance arises. They teach us to pursue discipline and the desire to determine our daily direction. These habits show how success is not achieved by pursuing temporary desires. The direction of our lives needs to be far less about to-do lists and accomplishments. And instead focus on becoming the people God can count on.

5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit   will enable you to:
  • Evaluate the internal personal struggles that make you want to quit.
  • Cultivate consistent habits to help you progress toward your goals.
  • Receive a fresh dose of perspective from the Bible that will help you develop perseverance. 

You are not made to quit! Join Nicki as she identifies five habits to help you keep going no matter what struggles may come your way.

HOW : There is a Bible study version AND a regular paperback version.   The Bible study version will have the questions included. $12.00 at Lifeway.com .   $14 at Amazon.com   $10 at BarnesandNoble.com (this is the paperback book, not the Bible study book-used versions available). Audiobook also available.

TIME : 7:00PM every other Tuesday evening

WHERE : Kimm Ebersole's house (email her for address or check the church directory if you don't have it already!)

DATES : TUESDAYS 2/27, 3/13, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1
(only meeting one time in March due to church mission trip)
WORSHIP CHILDCARE SCHEDULE & YOUTH VOLUNTEERS
  • 2/25 - Agnes Fischer, Natasha Doucette, Emily Quinones, Madison Seeley
  • 3/4 - Marie Taylor, Jacy Rider, Tacy Phillips, Marisa & Drew Sloan
  • 3/11 - Agnes Fischer, Jeanne Zelli, Kate Buckley, Maly Lindgren & Meghan Buckley
HOSPITALITY GREETERS & FELLOWSHIP HOUR
  • 2/25 - Phipps, Gaspar, Tatman/Wempa
  • 3/4 - Marucci, Metzger, Jacy Rider
  • 3/11 - King, King, King-Layden, LeGrand
HOSPITALITY HOSTS UPCOMING
  • 2/25 - Tom Gross (head host), Anne & Jack Childs and Bob King
  • 3/4 - John Wannenburg (head host), Claudine Estrade, Mark Evangelista and Rich Switzer
  • 3/11 - Brian Ivey (head host), Tom Ford, Kris Wempa and Juan De Leon
NEXT SENIOR LUNCHEON, MARCH 15 @ NOON!
Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ Noon! | The Senior Luncheon team invites you to join us for a talk from Dave Videon about Elder law. Suggested donation of $10. You must RSVP to the church office by the Tuesday before the luncheon so that we may place our catering order accordingly! RSVP to Sue Walter by clicking the link below or calling (610)688-5650.

You can also read info about our upcoming speakers & topics. Click on the button below for the full schedule! QUESTIONS? Email Marge & Art Miller!
LADIES’ BOOK DISCUSSION FRIDAY, APRIL 6!
Starting at 6:45pm will be sharing some appetizers and having a discussion on our recent book:  Animal, Vegetable, Mineral by Barbara Kingsolver.  Our meeting will be at Julia Fisher’s home. Bring a snack to share if you can.

THE BOOK OF ACTS DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY! (starting in mid-March)
*8-week study starting in mid-March! Tuesdays @ 7:00PM in the Parlor | Rev. Galen Black will be teaching a Bible study on the Book of Acts (the Acts of the Apostles) from mid-March through mid-May. Precise dates are TBA. It will be an 8-week study meeting Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:45PM.
JOIN ONE OF OUR ONGOING STUDIES!
*Ladies' Morning Bible Study (Conference Room) - TUESDAYS @ 10:15AM
 
* Peculiar Treasures Bible Study (Art Room) - WEDNESDAYS @ 9:15AM
 
*Ladies' Evening Bible Study (Kimm Ebersole's house) - Meets twice per month. Check our website for exact dates!

*Coming soon! The Book of Acts Disciple Bible Study - TUESDAYS @ 7PM
O U T R E A C H
OUR NEXT CHOSEN 300 MEAL IS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24!
Every other month, Wayne Church provides a home-cooked meal for Chosen 300’s Pottstown location (150 N. Hanover Street). This ministry was launched with great success on Christmas Eve 2016, and we are looking forward to partnering with Chosen 300 in serving the homeless again this month! There are many ways you can support this project, from planning the worship service, to shopping for groceries, to cooking the food, to serving it on site on the night of Saturday, February 24. We will need all church volunteers for this meal! We have many opportunities for your involvement, so check out our many sign-up options by visiting the link below!

If you are interested or have questions, please email Kimm Ebersole or Agnes Fischer! Kimm Ebersole – ebersolekimm@gmail.com ; Agnes Fischer - 5fischer.a@gmail.com
WOMEN'S GROUP HELPING YOUNG LIVES, APRIL 26!
The women of our church will be helping an organization called Young Lives. It is a Christian organization who helps Teen Moms.  They hold a “club” every week with leaders who fellowship with them and share the gospel.  We will be cooking the meal for about 25 people, delivering it to Phoenixville, serving, and helping with babysitting during the club.
W I T N E S S
THANK YOU FROM THE RUMMAGE TEAM!!
The Wayne Church Rummage Team would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all those who donated to and shopped at our January Rummage Sale! We raised over $1250, set aside items for Chosen 300, Salvation Army, and other recipients, kept lots out of landfill, and created many happy customers!! Obviously, this is a joint effort that cannot happen without YOU, our donors and customers, so thank you again. PLEASE KEEP IT COMING! Our next sale is on April 6-7, so we will begin accepting donations after worship services on Easter Sunday, April 1. 
FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! *NEW! SIGN UP ONLINE!*
March & April slots are open!  We need YOUR HELP to maintain our food pantry services! We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to help during Food Pantry Distribution Hours (Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9am – 1pm). You can even sign-up for a half-shift (9-11am or 11am-1pm)! Duties entail handing out Food Pantry bags and greeting visitors. (You can bring a book, tablet, or laptop to pass the time!) Bear in mind that this is a vital ministry! Our volunteers are the face of our church to those who are in need, and your friendly face can go a long way toward making our recipients feel comfortable and welcome!

*INTERESTED?* WE HAVE A BRAND-NEW ONLINE SIGN-UP! Click the link below to view the volunteer schedule and/or to sign up!
R E S O U R C E S
TOOLS FOR MINISTRY MARCH 10 - 8:30AM - 12:30PM
Saturday, March 10, 2018 @ 8:30AM-12:30PM at Camp Innabah. Registration is now open!
Laity and clergy are encouraged to sign up for workshops designed to meet the needs of the church today—from "Making Disciples Rather Than Members" to “Reaching Your Community with Facebook.” Tools will also include specific training for your SPRC, Trustees, Lay Leaders, and Finance Teams. Standard registration: $12. The staff at Innabah will also be leading a team-building workshop for youth and their leaders, and we encourage youth to join us for the morning. Breakfast and snacks included! 
WAYNECHURCH | A United Methodist Community
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