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Friday 8.17.2018
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
@ 9:15 AM (contemporary praise, lower level)
@ 10:30 AM (blended traditional, sanctuary)
SERMON SERIES CONTINUES THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 19TH!
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DIE?
Most of us agree that the Bible has a lot to say about the afterlife; death and heaven are each mentioned hundreds of times in the scriptures. Why then, do we have so many questions about what happens to us when we die? Is heaven real? Who goes to heaven? Will we be reunited with our loved ones? What about hell, does it exist? Is there a Judgment Day? Invite a friend and join us as we seek biblical answers to our questions about death and eternal life.
Resurrection Faith
Hell
Judgment Day  
Heaven  
August 5 th
August 12 th
This Sunday
August 26 th
O U T R E A C H
THE NEXT CHOSEN 300 IS SATURDAY, AUGUST 25!
We need your help! Volunteers can be short in the summer months, so this would be a great time to join the effort if you've been thinking about getting involved! There are many different ways you can support this project, from planning the worship service, to shopping for groceries, to cooking the food, to serving it on site. We would especially appreciate volunteers to help with the worship service. This is an easy and wonderful way to participate and spread the love of Christ to this special mission. If you sign up, our Worship Coordinator, Elissa Schoenlank, will be in touch to provide all the support you need to prepare the message. Shopping, cooking, and serving will take place as listed the week of August 20. Many of these roles can be overlapping (e.g. cooking and cleanup, driving and serving) so please feel free to sign up for one or more tasks as your time allows!
HIGHLAND BLOCK PARTY IS THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 18!
Please join us at this “Unity in our Community” Block Party. The festivities are from 12 noon to 4 pm at 225 Highland Avenue, Wayne. There will be food, music and plenty of FUN! Kona Ice will be handing out water ice too!
A WAYNE CHURCH FAMILY NEEDS MEALS!
Our Meals and Support Ministry team is reaching out to ask for help in supporting one of our church families. Please consider assisting Kathleen and Shawn Seeley, who are taking care of their daughter, Alisha, as she recovers from major surgery and ongoing treatment that will be a tough hill to climb. They are also helping supporting their gorgeous little granddaughter, Sophia, as her mom recovers. We are aiming to help provide meals for the next week, and as both Kathleen and Shawn work outside of the home, any help that we can give will be wonderful.
 
For members who find cooking and delivering a meal is not convenient, an alternative option is to send a gift card for a grocery store (to pick up ready-made food if they wish) or to order take out from a local restaurant. Justine’s Cuisine (caterer in Broomall) is also an option where you can pick up meals on a Wednesday. Their number is 610-355-2253. Please click below to sign up for any date(s) that you are able to assist. In addition, please hold Alisha, her family and her medical team in prayer. Bless you as you help care for those in our church family. If you have any questions please contact Kimm Ebersole or Jenny Wannenburg.
 
Many thanks!
The Meals and Support Ministry Team
W O R S H I P
Participating in Worship this Sunday!
Head Host : Lowell Gustafson
Hospitality Team : Juan de Leon, Tom Ford & Paul Taylor

Hospitality Greeters & Refreshments :
Wildey, Wurth

Worship Childcare Volunteers :
Betsy Hemphill, Paige LeGrand, Anna Marie & Amanda Glanzmann

August Counters:
Sue Scott(Captain), Art & Marge Miller
Music this Sunday
Minister of Music: Eric Cui
9:15am Gathering Place:
"The Stand"
"Great are You, Lord"
"How Deep the Father's Love for Us"
"Sanctuary"
"You are Good"
10:30am Blended Traditional Service:
Worship through Music:
"Blessed Assurance" by Catherine McMichael
Diana Helmetag, Anna Marie & Amanda Glanzmann
Offertory:
Revelation Song " by Jennie Lee Riddle
Natalia Schafer & Eric Cui
WORSHIP CHILDCARE SCHEDULE
  • 8/26 - Hayley Nelson, Jeanne Zelli
  • 9/2 - Denise Carmichael, Kirby Brislin
  • 9/9 - Ellen Cushing, Emily Quinones
HOSPITALITY GREETERS & REFRESHMENTS
  • 8/26 - Ford, Riddell
  • 9/2 - Coppage-Gross, Marsh
  • 9/9 - Ley, Schafer, Shillingford
WORSHIP HOSTS
  • 8/26 - Brian Ivey (head host), Ellen Green, Jamie Layden, Rich Switzer
  • 9/2 - Ron Kirch (head host)
  • 9/9 - Sign ups needed!
COUNTING TEAM FOR AUGUST
  • Sue Scott(Captain), Art & Marge Miller
N U R T U R E
THE 10 SECOND RULE BOOK STUDY STARTS SEPTEMBER 16!
All are welcome to this study of The 10 Second Rule by Clare De Graaf. Each week a different chapter will be presented and discussed. Books will be available in the Narthex and in class. 
Pre-reading of chapters is encouraged but not required as each week the leader will review the main points before discussion.
 
“All over the world, Christians are returning to the simple faith of Jesus by living by the 10-Second Rule. In so doing, you can discover the power of simple obedience as Jesus taught it and the early church lived it.”

Starting on September 16, we will be meeting at 9:15 in the Upper Room. Class leaders will be Lowell Gustafson, Jen Wannenburg, Beth Lindgren, Galen Black, Virginia Gardiner, Brian Ivey and Marge Miller.
UNDERSTANDING BIBLE TIMES CLASS COMING IN SEPTEMBER!
A fun and interactive look at four of the common life activities during the time of Jesus as well as the Bible passages that pertain to these customs.  Some classes will involve a bit of crafting, some a bit of walking - all will be enlightening and fun. Class dates: Sept 16, 23 and 30 and Oct 14 at 9:15am. Locations will vary, look for signs. All are welcome! Class Leaders: Sue Scott, Nancy Brown, Denise Slawter and Virginia Gardiner.
PONDERING THE PARABLES BIBLE STUDY CONCLUDES AUGUST 30!
REFLECTING ON JESUS’ STORIES ON FAITH

When temperatures soar and schedules slow, it's a great   time to draw closer to the Lord through studying His Word.   Please join Virginia Gardiner for the last study on August 30 from 7-8:30 pm at her home   (see church directory), and weather permitting, will hang out on the deck, so dress for the garden!   Light snacks and drinks will be available for anyone coming straight from work.   If you'd like to prepare for the studies in advance, we will be looking at Wheat and Tares (Matthew 13:24-30) and The Two Foundations (Matthew 7:24-27)
LADIES FALL RETREAT OCTOBER 20-21! SIGN UP NOW!

All ladies are invited to this year’s fall retreat at the Mariawald Retreat Center. We will be leaving Saturday, October 20 at 7:30am and returning Sunday, October 21 around 4pm. We will be reading and studying the classic The Will of God by Leslie Weatherhead which will be available at church soon!
INAUGURAL WAYNE CHURCH MEN'S SOFTBALL GAME!
The Wayne Church Men's Group invites all men, and boys of High School age, with all softball playing abilities to participate in the inaugural Wayne Church Men's Group softball game on Sunday September 16. We will gather at the Radnor High School Loop Softball field located near the high school tennis courts at 3:00pm. Equipment will be provided if you don't have any. Please feel free to bring non-church members to participate as well.
ALTAR FLOWER SIGN UPS!
Each Sunday morning we have beautiful flowers adorning our altar for the glory of God. Please consider signing up to donate the flowers on a particular Sunday—in honor or memory of a special someone or event. The cost of our weekly arrangement is $22.50 and you are welcome to take them home following the service. The sign-up board is located in the Narthex. (Checks made payable to “Wayne UMC” with “altar flowers” in the memo line OR pay online!
W I T N E S S
FALL RUMMAGE SALE SEPTEMBER 14 & 15!
SALE HOURS: Friday, 8:30am – 1 pm, Saturday, 9am – 12 noon
We begin accepting donations on Sunday, September 9 after 11:30am
August is a great time to clean out those closets and send your no-longer-needed treasures to Rummage!   Our September sales are highly anticipated and heavily attended, so please look around your attic and closets and find those items that you no longer use, but others will. This is the best sale of the year to donate your HALLOWEEN and other fall decoratives and clothing, so please. don’t hold these until after autumn.   We always appreciate better-quality name brand and ‘vintage’ items, and all nice decoratives, smaller occasional furniture, rugs, baby/child/adult seasonal clothing, DVD’s and CD’s - things you’d like to buy or be given yourself!   We cannot accept TV/computer monitors, text books, encyclopedias or anything stained or broken.    We can only sell newer and nice books, especially best sellers or good-condition children’s books, so please send us only your best books.   AND THEN COME SHOP!! Volunteers for set-up, sales and pack-up are also always needed. To volunteer or get more information, please contact Virginia Gardiner ( gardiner.family@outlook.com ).   THANK YOU!!

Where Does All Our Rummage Money Go?
We generally raise over $5000 annually at our Rummage sales, and much of that goes to feed and clothe Jesus’ ‘sheep,’ mostly locally but sometimes well beyond.   In recent years we have paid for food, clothing, and other support for Chosen 300, have given money to replenish our food pantry, have bought Christmas gifts for needy kids, donated to Cradles to Crayons, and supported recent Youth and Costa Rica mission trips, among other things.   This summer, Rummage proceeds were used to make a significant contribution to creating The Well, our new main- floor welcome spot for visitors and old friends alike.   In this way, our Rummage sales help Wayne Church be the beacon of hope that Christ’s church needs to be in the community. With your help we can continue to be a friendly church with open doors, interaction with our community, and a source of help for those in need.
R E S O U R C E S
QUARTERLY UPDATE!
For the first half of 2018, revenue was $424,000 versus first half expenses of $421,000. Year over year, revenues increased 8% driven by an increase in offering. Expenses increased 4% year over year and were slightly above budget due primarily to front loaded property expenses in the first six months of 2018. Reserves remain below the historical target due to the 2017 operating deficit and investment in the sanctuary renewal.   
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