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Friday 5.4.2018
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
@ 9:15 AM (contemporary praise, lower level)
@ 10:30 AM (blended traditional, sanctuary)
THE YOUTH FLOWER SALE STARTS TOMORROW!!
Saturdays & Sundays 8AM – 5PM and Weekdays 10AM – 5PM
It starts Saturday, May 5 and goes through Mother's Day, May 13
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!

There are still plenty of spaces open to help out. Click the button to sign up!
W O R S H I P
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Participating in Worship this Sunday
Head Host : Lowell Gustafson
Hospitality Team : Tom Ford, Beth Lindgren & Anne Mackin

Hospitality Greeters & Refreshments :
Gustafson, Lian, Mansfield

Children's Message : None (communion)
Worship Childcare Volunteers : Paige LeGrand, Kirby Brislin, Madison Seeley and Mason Brislin
Music this Sunday
Director of Music: Eric Cui

9:15am The Gathering Place Service:
"Revelation Song"
"Oceans"
"Draw Me Nearer"

10:30am Blended Traditional Service:
Offertory: “His Eye is on the Sparrow” arr. Ruth Schram
                       Chancel Singers & Tom Gross, cello
WORSHIP CHILDCARE SCHEDULE & YOUTH VOLUNTEERS
  • 5/13 - Denise Carmichael, Katie Quigley, Hallie Ambler, Temmi Kallick & Mason Brislin
  • 5/20 -Ellen Cushing, Emily Quinones, Kristen Schrader, Kaelyn Schrader & Meghan Buckley
  • 5/27 - Carolyn King-Layden, Grayce King
HOSPITALITY GREETERS & REFRESHMENTS
  • 5/13 - Hemphill, Seeley, Wannenburg
  • 5/20 - Hyde, Walsh, Brown, Deb
  • 5/27 - Lynch, Childs
WORSHIP HOSTS UPCOMING
  • 5/13 - Mike Sticklin (head host), Jarrod Quigley, Elissa Schoenlank & Rich Switzer
  • 5/20 - Steve Bell (head host), Sue & Bob Kirkpatrick, Stan Lindgren
  • 5/27 - Brian Ivey (head host), Beth Lindgren, Art & Marge Miller
N U R T U R E
THE NEXT LUNCH & LEARN IS NOW ON MAY 17!
*Please note change of date and topic!* Lunch & Learn (formerly known as the Senior Luncheon) has been rescheduled due to the parking lot being repaved. We will be meeting in May to plan next season’s lunches so come join the discussion and bring your ideas! Suggested donation of $10. Please RSVP by the Tuesday before the luncheon! RSVP to Sue Walter – s.walter@wayneumc.org or call (610)688-5650.


The next and last for the Lunch & Learn for the season will be Thursday, June 21 when Andy Block, Deputy Chief, Police Department Radnor Township. He will speak on identity theft and phone scams. We will then break from the summer and resume in September. QUESTIONS? Email Marge & Art Miller!
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 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' SPRING POTLUCK IS FRIDAY, MAY 18 @ 7PM!
Please plan to attend our annual Spring Potluck! We always enjoy a fun night of fellowship and delicious food! Take some time to catch up with friends and strengthen connections with your church family. Please plan to bring an appetizer, side dish or main dish. Michele will provide dessert and drinks. We will begin around 7 pm, but please feel free to stop by anytime depending on your plans. Please check our Instant Church directory for Michele’s address and/or email questions and RSVPs to Michele directly.
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 are used copies available in the Parlor. Get your summer reading now!

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 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
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
YOUNGLIVES BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN 2018!!
This will run from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day. Young Lives  is a ministry of Young Life that ministers specifically to teen moms in Norristown, Chester, Sharon Hill, 3 areas of Philadelphia, Coatesville, Phoenixville and West Chester.   Through monthly meetings, Bible studies, mentoring relationships and summer camp, Young Lives  seeks to give young mothers practical and emotional support as well as sharing the Gospel.  If you would like to help support this vital work with teen mothers and their babies, please take a bottle and fill it with money and bring it back to the church by Father’s Day.  For more information about how you could be involved with Young Lives, email Beth Lindgren or call her at 610-687-0693 .
CHOSEN 300 THANK YOUS!
A huge THANK YOU to Matt Schwitzer, the confirmation class, parents and all the volunteers that worked our last Chosen 300 meal hosting on Saturday April 28th. It was another great success with reaching out to serve people and communities in need.   We served a hot meal to over 80 individuals and also provided clothing donations and distributed health kits.  Kudos to our cooks, shoppers, worship team, drivers, servers, and people who donated funds and food!  
Our next hosting is Saturday June 23rd.    If you are interested in participating in this wonderful ministry please reach out to Kimm Ebersole or Agnes Fischer.

From the Chosen 300 Meal Action Team,
Kimm Ebersole, Betsy Sherretta, Becky Douglas, Beth Nordman, Elissa Schoenlank, Carolyn King-Layden, Will Buckley, Kristin Stiz, Liz Howley and Agnes Fischer
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