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Friday 03.02.2018
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
@ 9:15 AM (contemporary praise, lower level)
@ 10:30 AM (blended traditional, sanctuary)
GOING DEEPER! SERMON BASED DISCUSSION: JESUS' LAST WORDS
CONTINUING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 @ 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 it's 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. 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. Childcare provided in Preschool Room, #E202.
W O R S H I P
Sunday, March 4, 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
          THIS SUNDAY |  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 Gross
Hospitality Team : Claudine Estrade, Mark Evangelista & Rich Switzer

Hospitality Greeters & Fellowship Hour :
Marucci, Metzger, Jacy Rider

Director of Music : Eric Cui
Special Music :
Offertory: "10,000 Reasons"- Chancel Chorale

Children's Message : Janet French
Worship Childcare Volunteers : Marie Taylor, Jacy Rider, Tacy Phillips, Marisa & Drew Sloan
TIME TO ORDER EASTER FLOWERS!
Please help us adorn our altar on Easter morning by contributing a lily, tulip, or daffodil in honor or in memory of a loved one. Plants may be taken home after the Easter Service. Orders are due by Sunday, March 18! The cost is $10.00 per plant. If paying online, please chose "Other" and write in "Easter Flowers" and then submit the dedication you'd like printed in the bulletin to the church office. Thank you!

N U R T U R E
COFFEE WITH THE PASTOR CONTINUES THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 4!
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 in Preschool Room, #E202. The Upper Room is located on the 2nd floor of the Admin building. Signs will be posted.
BOOK OF ACTS BIBLE STUDY STARTS TUESDAY, MARCH 20!
We will begin our 8-week Bible Study on the Book of Acts on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. All classes will be from 7-8:45 pm and will be held in the Parlor. The book of   The Acts of the Apostles  focuses on the empowering of the apostles by the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and their subsequent sharing of the gospel message   "in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth" (Acts 1:8). This bible study will be led by Rev. Galen Black. He is looking forward to exploring these scriptures and learning together how to apply them to our lives in the world today. Questions? Email Rev. Black or call 440-318-4505.
March 20: Acts of the Holy Spirit
March 27: Community in Jerusalem    
April 3: NO CLASS
April 10: Missionary Zeal
April 17: Count It Joy
April 24: Fellowship of Courage
May 1: Temples, Politics, and Business
May 8: Boldness for the Gospel
May 15: Ordering Our Lives
May 22: CLASS PARTY
LADIES' PRAYER BREAKFAST SATURDAY, MARCH 17!
It’s nice to get together from time to time, to share, to pray and enjoy fellowship over a good meal. Many women have found these comforting and helpful in their faith journey. 
On Saturday, March 17 we will meet at 8 am in the Art room. If you’d like to bring something to share for breakfast, it’s appreciated but not required. Same goes for an RSVP. 
NEW IDEAS FOR ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL & PARLOR!
Our Adult Sunday School team is in the process of updating our Sunday 9:15 offerings AND creating a new Connections activity in our Parlor.   You may have started to see a few changes this past Sunday, and these will continue slowly at first and then build after Easter, so stay tuned!
Here are initial  details:   Our adult 'classes' will be moved to our education rooms and may take a pause while we create new ways of connecting and identify new facilitators and topics of interest.   In the long run, we hope to have several adult Sunday classes gathering independently and self-sufficiently as small groups in our church.   The initial changes you will  see  represent the beginning of this longer term vision.
 
Secondly, a 'coffeehouse' of sorts  will be  coming to the parlor.   Here, our open doors and laid-back hospitality can be a starting point for adults to gather, build relationships, and become engaged in the life of our church.   This will help us welcome the many  folks who have children in Sunday School or Confirmation class who do not participate in Worship or Sunday School themselves, and provide a welcoming space where they can gather and get to know each other.   This space can also be a Sunday morning destination for impromptu meetings over coffee and together time.   At this point, our church does not offer this space or activity until after the 10:30  a.m. service.   
 
Finally, part of the changes will include  new names for both 'the parlor' and 'Adult Sunday school'; these will put a new face on some exciting changes here at Wayne Church.   As we create a clearer vision for these next steps, we will keep you posted.

 - The Adult Sunday School Team
WOMEN'S EVENING BIBLE STUDY CONTINUES MARCH 13!
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 3/13, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1
(only meeting one time in March due to church mission trip)
WORSHIP CHILDCARE SCHEDULE & YOUTH VOLUNTEERS
  • 3/11 - Agnes Fischer, Jeanne Zelli, Kate Buckley, Maly Lindgren & Meghan Buckley
  • 3/18 - Paige LeGrand, Katie Quigley, Amanda & Anna Marie Glanzmann
  • 3/25 - Denise Carmichael, Kirby Brislin, Hallie Ambler, Temmi Kallick & Mason Brislin
HOSPITALITY GREETERS & FELLOWSHIP HOUR
  • 3/11 - King, King-Layden, LeGrand
  • 3/18 - Bruno, Petty, Puglisi
  • 3/25 - Dressel/Zeh, Wesley, Fischer
HOSPITALITY HOSTS UPCOMING
  • 3/11 - Brian Ivey (head host), Tom Ford, Paul Taylor and Juan De Leon
  • 3/18 - Mike Sticklin (head host), Ellen Green, Art & Marge Miller
  • 3/25 - Tom Ford (head host), Liz Howley, Sue & Bob Kirkpatrick
LUNCH & LEARN, MARCH 15 @ NOON!
Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ Noon! | LUNCH & LEARN (formerly known as the Senior Luncheon) 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!
EASTER EGG HUNT, SATURDAY, MARCH 24!
Don't miss our annual non-competitive Easter Egg hunt! For families with children in 4th grade and under on our front lawn.   There will be a special toddler egg hunt as well.  Help needed at 9:30AM for hiding the eggs. QUESTIONS OR WILLING TO HELP? Contact Janet French - jnfteach@aol.com.
LADIES’ BOOK DISCUSSION FRIDAY, APRIL 6!
Starting at 6:45pm we 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.
JOIN ONE OF OUR ONGOING STUDIES!
*Ladies' Morning Bible Study (Conference Room)
 
* Peculiar Treasures Bible Study (Art Room)
 
*Ladies' Evening Bible Study (Kimm Ebersole's house)

*The Book of Acts Disciple Bible Study (Parlor/Conference Room)
  • TUESDAY EVENINGS @ 7PM from March 20 to May 22
  • Contact Rev. Galen Black - revgblack@aol.com
O U T R E A C H
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
FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! *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 NOW HAVE ONLINE SIGN-UP! Click the link below to view the volunteer schedule and/or to sign up!
SAVE THE DATE FOR VBS! JUNE 25 - 29, 9AM to 12PM!
Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them through life’s storms. For kids ages 5 years to entering 5 th grade in the Fall. Cost is $40 per child ($20 per child for parents who volunteer for whole week) Large Family Discount: $30 for 3 rd or 4 th child. Registration forms will be available soon.
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! 

Registrations close @ noon on Tuesday, March 6. Walk-Ins will not be accepted.
WAYNECHURCH | A United Methodist Community
610.688.5650