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Friday 4.27.2018
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
@ 9:15 AM (contemporary praise, lower level)
@ 10:30 AM (blended traditional, sanctuary)
5TH SUNDAY COMMUNITY SERVICE THROUGH WORSHIP!
THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2018 @ 9:15AM!
Every month that has a 5th Sunday, The Gathering Place offers the opportunity to worship through service in place of the regular 9:15AM Gathering. Everyone in our church and community are invited to participate in these 5th Sunday worship experiences.
(Our regular 10:30AM worship service will always take place as usual on these 5th Sundays.)

On Sunday, April 29, we will be constructing personalized health kits for distribution to the homeless in our region through our Chosen 300 Team. Everyone is welcome to join in this effort and there will be tasks suitable for all ages. Please consider joining us in worshiping our God through service!

Homeless people often go without the basic necessities most of us take for granted. In the struggle to find food and a safe place to sleep, they find it difficult to acquire basic items such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, and toothbrushes. Rarely do they receive the hygiene supplies necessary to maintain their health and confidence. Access to these basic personal supplies can give them a greater sense of self and a brighter outlook on life.
W O R S H I P
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Participating this Sunday
Head Host : Steve Bell
Hospitality Team : Ellen Green, Jamie Layden & Bill Tickner

Hospitality Greeters & Refreshments :
Helmetag/Glanzmann, Schrader, Caristan

Director of Music : Eric Cui
Special Music :
Worship through Music: Praise Bells
"King of Kings and Lord of Lords" by Martha Lynn Thompson
Offertory: Chancel Singers
"Sanctus" arr. by Tom Fettke

Children's Message : Janet French
Worship Childcare Volunteers : Katie Quigley, Kate Buckley, Maly Lindgren & Meghan Buckley
WORSHIP CHILDCARE SCHEDULE & YOUTH VOLUNTEERS
  • 5/6 - Paige LeGrand, Kirby Brislin, Madison Seeley, Danielle Wempa
  • 5/13 - Denise Carmichael, Katie Quigley, Hallie Ambler, Temmi Kallick & Mason Brislin
  • 5/20 -Ellen Cushing, Emily Quinones, Kristen Schrader
HOSPITALITY GREETERS & REFRESHMENTS
  • 5/6 - Gustafson, Lian, Mansfield
  • 5/13 - Hemphill, Seeley, Wannenburg
  • 5/20 - Hyde, Walsh, Brown, Deb
HOSTS UPCOMING
  • 5/6 - Lowell Gustafson (head host), Tom Ford, Beth Lindgren & Anne Mackin
  • 5/13 - Mike Sticklin (head host), Jarrod Quigley, Elissa Schoenlank & Rich Switzer
  • 5/20 - Steve Bell (head host), Sue & Bob Kirkpatrick, Stan Lindgren
N U R T U R E
GENTLE VINYASA FLOW AT WAYNE CHURCH!
Join us Thursday evenings at 6:30pm in Fellowship Hall, (lower level) for a gentle vinyasa flow class led by Karen Bruno. All are welcome to come and be guided through 60 minutes of gentle vinyasa flow followed by a short meditation in relaxing poses. This is a great class for students looking for a more gentle experience, new to yoga, or for those with injuries or limitations for ages 18 and up. Please bring your own mat, if possible. Classes will continue every Thursday evening through June 14. Donation is $5 per class, plus a food item for the food pantry. All proceeds go to the Wayne Church Food Pantry.
A.C.T.S. (Adult Connection Time on Sundays)
CONNECT with other adults on Sunday mornings before our 10:30 service! We are currently offering sessions on meditation with member Karen Bruno to develop our own ability to experience the peace and love of the Holy Spirit through meditation. In his April 8 message, Pastor Tom talked about a practice John Wesley called "spiritual respiration," in which we inhale the breath of God and exhale His love and service toward others. A meditation practice can help you develop this intentional breathing in and exhaling of God's breath.
 
Each independent session is open to all and begins with a breathing exercise followed by a prayer-based meditation, concluding with a group discussion. There is no requirement to commit to all sessions; come to any or all as your interest/schedule dictate! Our weekly focus will be on May 13th, Mother’s Day Prayer, May 20th, Prayer for our Confirmation Class. Note: An alternate Connections topic will be offered April 29 & May 6.
 
ADULT CONNECTION time on Sundays (“ACTS”) is held at 9:15am in “The Upper Room” on the 2nd floor across from the Choir room. Please join when you can!
LADIES’ NEXT BOOK SELECTION!
All ladies of the church are invited to include The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver as part of their summer reading. We will get together in late August to discuss. There will be used copies and an audio version available soon. 

About the book: Kingsolver's ambitious new novel, her first after the The Poisonwood Bible , focuses on Harrison William Shepherd, the product of a divorced American father and a Mexican mother. After getting kicked out of his American military academy, Harrison spends his formative years in Mexico in the 1930s in the household of Diego Rivera; his wife, Frida Kahlo; and their houseguest, Leon Trotsky, who is hiding from Soviet assassins. After Trotsky is assassinated, Harrison returns to the U.S., settling down in Asheville, N.C., where he becomes an author of historical potboilers (e.g., Vassals of Majesty ) and is later investigated as a possible subversive. Narrated in the form of letters, diary entries and newspaper clippings, the novel takes a while to get going, but once it does, it achieves a rare dramatic power that reaches its emotional peak when Harrison wittily and eloquently defends himself before the House Un-American Activities Committee (on the panel is a young Dick Nixon). Employed by the American imagination, is how one character describes Harrison, a term that could apply equally to Kingsolver as she masterfully resurrects a dark period in American history with the assured hand of a true literary artist.
BOOK OF ACTS BIBLE STUDY CONTINUES!
Our Bible Study on the Book of Acts has begun! All classes are from 7-8:45 pm and 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 is led by Rev. Galen Black. If you have any questions, email Rev. Black or call him at 440-318-4505.
    May 1: Lesson 28, Count It Joy
    May 8: Lesson 29, Fellowship of Courage
   May 15: Lesson 30, Temple, Politics & Business
  May 22: Lesson 31, Boldness For The Gospel
  May 29: Lesson 32, Ordering Our Lives and Class Party
LADIES' SPRING POTLUCK IS FRIDAY, MAY 18 @ 7PM!
All ladies of the church are invited to join in this fantastic night of amazing food, laughs and great fellowship at Michele Leonard’s house. An event not to be missed!! Please see our Instant Church Directory for Michele's address or email her!
THE NEXT LUNCH & LEARN IS MAY 24!
Everyone is invited to join in an exciting and unique program on Thursday, May 24 at 12:00 Noon when our friends and guests will gather for LUNCH AND LEARN. Our special guest this month will be Judy Ehninger, a lay leader from the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church who will share the facts and a bit of history about the Christ Servant Ministry Program of lay ministry in our own conference. We look forward to Judy's presentation and ways members of Wayne Church might be able to participate. Come and bring your friends for lunch and learn about this exciting United Methodist program. Come join with your friends in learning & lunching . Suggested donation of $10. Please RSVP to the church office by the Tuesday before the luncheon! RSVP to Susan Walter – s.walter@wayneumc.org or call (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!
JOIN ONE OF OUR ONGOING STUDIES!
*Ladies' Morning Bible Study (Conference Room)
 
* Peculiar Treasures Bible Study (Art Room)
  • WEDNESDAY MORNINGS @ 9:15AM (through May 23)
  • Contact Katie McNabb - katesend@aol.com

*The Book of Acts Disciple Bible Study (Parlor/Conference Room)
  • TUESDAY EVENINGS @ 7PM from April 10 to May 29
  • Contact Rev. Galen Black - revgblack@aol.com
O U T R E A C H
YOUTH FLOWER SALE IS MAY 5 -13!
Saturdays & Sundays 8AM – 5PM and Weekdays 10AM – 5PM
Come check out our wide variety of annuals, perennials, herbs, and veggies. Bring friends and neighbors! Great quality and prices. All proceeds benefit youth summer mission trips!
CHOSEN 300 DINNER IS TOMORROW!
Our next Chosen 300 dinner is tomorrow, April 28 and will be supported mostly by our Confirmation Class as part of their service project but there are still a couple slots open for anyone who would like to be part of this important ministry. Questions? Email Kimm Ebersole and Agnes Fischer.
WOMEN'S GROUP HELPING YOUNG LIVES, MAY 3RD!
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
VBS IS JUNE 25 through 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.
FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! *SIGN UP ONLINE!*
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!
R E S O U R C E S
GRANTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AVAILABLE!
Grants are available to assist in defraying higher education costs through the Conference! The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church will be accepting grant applications to assist worthy individuals with defraying the cost of higher education for the 2018-2019 school year. All applications received in the Conference Office (between and including) April 30 to May 21 will be considered for a grant. Like last year, all applications will be considered. Unless there is some disqualification, grant recipients will be randomly selected.  It is important that this information be provided to church members who plan to attend an institution of higher learning in the fall of 2018. Please communicate this grant opportunity to your congregation as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact the Education Society Chairperson, Al Adey.
FIRST QUARTER FINANCE UPDATE!
First quarter revenue was $235,000 versus first quarter expenses of $196,000.  Consistent with prior years, revenue exceeded expenses in the first quarter due to advanced payments of 2018 pledges.  Expenses were in-line with expectations with the exception of higher utility costs due to weather.  For the time being, the $39,000 first quarter surplus is being used to replenish reserves following a decline in 2017 due to the sanctuary renewal costs and operating deficit. Finally, we are in search of a volunteer with a finance background that is willing to work with church staff in developing financial reports. Please contact Pastor Tom if you have interest.
WAYNECHURCH | A United Methodist Community
610.688.5650