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Friday 1.25.2019
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
@ 9:15 AM (contemporary praise, lower level)
@ 10:30 AM (blended traditional, sanctuary)
SERVING AT RONALD McDONALD HOUSE RSVPs DUE TODAY!
When: Saturday, February 2, 2019 @ 7:00am – 11:30am
Where: Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, Front & Erie Streets
Please join the Women of Wayne in a meaningful service opportunity as we prepare and serve breakfast to the families staying at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. Carpools will be available! To RSVP or if you are interested in carpooling or have any questions, please contact Agnes Fischer and Denise Slawter. Please RSVP by Friday, January 25. We can only take TEN volunteers so sign up now! Due to cold and flu season, youth must be 16 years or older to volunteer.
SERMON SERIES CONTINUES THIS SUNDAY!
QUESTIONS THINKING PEOPLE ASK
We all have questions… But what about those difficult questions which challenge our faith and leave us searching? Is the earth really over a billion years old? How can God allow good people to suffer? What about religious wars, does God approve? And the Bible, did God command violence and genocide? We all wrestle with these questions. Both non-believers and people who are deeply committed to their faith struggle to answer and re-answer these perplexing questions. Join us for this series of messages as we will look for answers to the tough questions thinking people ask.
January 6 
January 13
January 20
THIS SUNDAY 
February 3 
February 10
Science vs. God
Hypocrisy in Religion
Religious War
Troubling Scriptures
Suffering
Reasons for Believing
W O R S H I P
Participating in Worship this Sunday!
Head Host : Dan Cushing
Hospitality Team : Elissa Schoenlank, Rich Switzer, Bill Tickner

Lector: David Bryan

Hospitality Greeters & Refreshments :
Bonar, B. Ivey, S. Ivey

Worship Childcare Volunteers :
Elizabeth Sedunov, Deborah Brown, Maly Lindgren, Tatum Brown

January Counters:
Dave Videon (Captain), John & Anne Sly, Lynn Videon
Music this Sunday
Minister of Music: Eric Cui
9:15am Gathering Place
"Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)"
"At the Cross"
"Oh Praise the Name"
10:30am Blended Traditional Service:
Introit:
Praise Ringers: "Angus Dei" by Joel Raney
Worship through Music:
Praise Ringers - "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jerricho" by Valierie W. Stephenson
Offertory:
Praise Ringers: "Father of Light" by Craig Courtney
WORSHIP CHILDCARE SCHEDULE
  • 2/3 - Hayley Nelson, Deborah Brown, Hallie Ambler
  • 2/10 - Ellen Cushing, Jeanne Zelli, Jacy Rider
  • 2/17 - Denise Carmichael, Paige LeGrand, Tacy Phillips
HOSPITALITY GREETERS & REFRESHMENTS
  • 2/3 - Sencindiver, Sly, Ebersole
  • 2/10 - Carmichael/Kallick, Schoenlank, Meck
  • 2/17 - Howley, Brown, N., Euler

There are empty spots on the schedule.
Please add your name to any open date if you are willing to serve on that day.
WORSHIP HOSTS
  • 2/3 - John Wannenburg (head host), Liz Howley, Paul Taylor, Kris Wempa
  • 2/10 - Ron Kirch (head host), Jamie Layden, Art & Marge Miller
  • 2/17 - Mike Sticklin (head host), Ben Meck
LECTOR SCHEDULE
  • 2/3 - Michele Leonard
  • 2/10 - Bob King
  • 2/17 - John Wannenburg
COUNTING TEAM FOR FEBRUARY
  • Barb Wilson & David Bryan (Captains), Becky Douglas
N U R T U R E
SAVE THE DATES LADIES!
The Women’s Planning Committee has been hard at work planning many wonderful opportunities for you to serve and for fellowship in 2019! Be sure to mark your calendars for the following dates:

Thursday, February 28   - Learn more about the   Young Lives   ministry at their upcoming Banquet in King of Prussia.   A wonderful dinner is included, as well as the opportunity to bid on any auction items that catch your eye!   See Beth Lindgren to secure your complimentary seat or learn more.

Friday, March 22   -   Movie Night   -   Come enjoy a movie ( film TBA shortly !), food and fellowship. Invite your lady friends to join you in your church’s cozy and comfortable theater!   See Alyssa Conaway for more information.

Saturday, September 28   - Stroll and picnic lunch in   Chanticleer Garden.   Enjoy a beautiful fall morning outdoors with your Wayne Church sisters and their friends!   See Nancy Brown or Denise Slawter with questions.

October 26-27 - Women’s Weekend Retreat.   Save the date now!  

Sunday, November 10   -   Women’s Lunch.   Following worship, enjoy a delicious lunch out and a special time of fellowship.   Details forthcoming.   See Ann de Leon or Agnes Fischer with questions or carpooling needs.
RAD ROBOTS
When: Thursday, February 21 at 12 pm
Where: Fellowship Hall
There is a Robot Revolution happening right now.   Robots are in the news and all around us.   Come learn what a robot is, how we are teaching children as young as 5 to program robots, and what the future of Robotics looks like.   Various robots will be demonstrated.   Everyone will get to program an actual robot using Tangible Coding to complete a task.   You will be amazed with how easy, fun and educational it is! Please join us for a special February Lunch & Learn when our own Wayne Church member, Deb Vloedman, shows us the educational robots she works with!   Donation of $10 to cover lunch. You must RSVP to the church office by the Tuesday before the luncheon!
LADIES' NEXT BOOK DISCUSSION
TATTOOS ON THE HEART BY GREGORY BOYLE
When: Monday, March 4 at 7pm
Where: Julia Fisher’s home (please check directory for address)
All ladies are invited to join in reading our next book, Tattoos on the Heart, which is a nonfiction collection of essays written by a Jesuit Priest who works with gang members in Los Angeles. There are 3 copies of the book available in the Radnor Library system, and the price on Amazon is $11. From Amazon: "These essays about universal kinship and redemption are moving examples of the power of unconditional love and the importance of fighting despair. Gorgeous and uplifting, Tattoos on the Heart reminds us that no life is less valuable than another."
GOSPEL OF MARK BIBLE STUDY
When: Sundays at 9:15am
Where: The Upper Room, 2nd floor of Education Building

The new Adult Connections series, The Gospel of Mark, as presented by renowned pastor and author, Francis Chan, starts this Sunday! Francis Chan is a prolific author and energetic speaker who frequently talks about "what the Bible is really saying" as we pursue God's vision for us. Pastor Chan will be sharing his message via 10-15 minute video clips from historic Israel , which we’ll follow with a discussion around Mark’s Gospel lessons highlighted that day. Our Advent Season attendees all found this combination of video and discussion to be very engaging and the view into the historic sites of the Holy Lands is fascinating.
 
We will be meeting on the second floor of the education building in the Upper Room (“formerly known as Chapel”). Parents are especially encouraged to attend as our youth will also be studying The Gospel of Mark in the coming months. Please JOIN US!  We all have such great things to share in these gatherings! This is a multi-week program. Come to one, come to all; join us any Sunday you can. There is no required reading or attendance.
 
THE GOSPEL OF MARK
The Gospel of Mark chronicles Jesus’s journey from Galilee to Jerusalem. Along the way, the Messiah gathers a ragged band of disciples. As crowds grow and dwindle on the road to Jerusalem, only a few stick by the Suffering Savior on the road of discipleship. In this 11-part series on the Gospel of Mark, author and speaker Francis Chan invites us to walk with him along the ancient ways of the Master. Tracing the steps of Jesus and the Twelve through Israel, Francis explores the major themes of the Gospel of Mark, and asks: Are we willing to take this journey to embrace discipleship? 
CHECK OUT ONE OF OUR ONGOING STUDIES OR CLASSES!
LADIES' MORNING BIBLE STUDY
When: Tuesdays at 10:15 am
Where: The Conference Room
LADIES' EVENING BIBLE STUDY
When: Alternating Wednesdays at 7:00 pm (*please note day change*)
Dates: 1/30, 2/13, 2/27
Where: Kimm Ebersole's home
Inviting all women of the church to join us for our continued bible study on “Experiencing God’s Presence".   We are on Session #6.   In this new year we have changed our evening to every other Wednesday, beginning 1/16/19 at 7pm.    If you do not have the book, they can be purchased on Amazon but feel free to attend even if you do not have the book.    Again, very casual, come as you can, arrive late, leave early.   Even if you cannot attend all weeks, feel free to stop in as you are able.  
 YOUNG ADULT CONNECTIONS
For Singles, Couples, and Parents with Young Children
When: Sundays at 9:15 am
Where: The Counters room, 1R, E101 (up one flight of stairs, first door on right)
This Sunday (January 27) will be our last week exploring the series "Anxious for Nothing." Always feel free to jump into this casual Bible study, even if you missed some of the prior classes. Your contributions to the conversation are welcome and encouraged! Starting in February, we'll be kicking off a new series on Jude. Jude is one of the shortest books of the Bible but often overlooked. We'll break it down over four weeks and study the message within in an easygoing, "no prep" Bible study before church. Feel free to join whenever you can - don't worry if you miss one of the earlier ones.
"FERRETING HOPE FROM FAILURE" BIBLE STUDY
When: Wednesday mornings from 9:15am-11:15am
Where: Art Room, located on the top floor of the Education building.
MEN'S BREAKFAST
When: 1st & 3rd Thursday mornings at 6:15am
Where: The Well
How to be God’s Man… This world esteems men of power, wealth, and success. Masculinity is defined by the strength of a man's body, mind, and investment portfolio. But what is God’s concept of masculinity? What portrait does the Bible paint of manhood? In this 5-part course, Todd Wagner, Senior Pastor of Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Texas, walks through five facets of biblical manhood, giving powerful imperatives on how to be God’s man. Please join us!
O U T R E A C H
RUMMAGE UPDATE!
To all those who contributed to, shopped at, and helped at our December Rummage, enjoy this Thank You   from GreenDrop, who picks up our leftovers: “Dear Wayne Church, Thank you   SO much for once again having GreenDrop pick up the Charitable donations last weekend!!   Over 75 bags and boxes were collected, and all went to help St. Vincent de Paul and their volunteer mission to aid the needy in the Philadelphia region.”     It's great to think of the many ways our contributions are helping others right here in Wayne and throughout the region.    Usually at this time, the Rummage Team is elbow deep in processing your donations for our January sale, but this year we are taking a pause to develop new leadership and new ways to do this team ministry better.   We'll get back to you soon with future plans, but in the meantime, if you'd like to join in the leadership of this fun and worthwhile ministry, please let the church office know, or email outgoing Team Leader, Virginia Gardiner below.
GIVING BEAN GIVING!
Do you like coffee or tea and want an easy way to support our Costa Rica Mission Team?
Please click on the Giving Bean image below and complete your order. Wayne Church will receive 40% of the proceeds. Thanks to our own Jim Schoenlank for this generous percentage!
EMPTY BOWLS! HELP END HUNGER!
Friday, February 1, 2019 @ 5:00-7:00PM | Radnor High School is thrilled to announce their fourth annual Empty Bowl fundraising event to help end hunger! The Radnor High School Art Club is once again coming to Wayne Church.  "Empty Bowls" is Amy Wildey’s Mission Movement at Radnor High School. RHS Art Club is again sponsoring “Empty Bowls”, a unique ministry to fight hunger. The bowls will be made by RHS students and available at the event. Participants from RHS and volunteers from Wayne Church and from the community will provide the soup. Partners like Panera & Spring Mill Bread Company will provide bread. All proceeds will benefit the Wayne Church Food Pantry. This event will be held in the Fellowship Hall (lower level). $10 will buy you a handmade bowl, dinner, and will help to fill another’s empty stomach! All proceeds will benefit our church’s food pantry.

A couple slots are still open for volunteers to make something yummy for this important event! Please consider helping make this fundraiser the best one yet by giving some homemade deliciousness. Sign up below to bring in your culinary delight! Thank you for your support!
SIGN UP FOR CHOSEN 300 ON FEBRUARY 23!
Every other month, Wayne Church provides a home-cooked meal for the homeless at Chosen 300’s Pottstown location. We need many church volunteers for this meal! We have many opportunities for involvement, like shopping, cooking or serving food so check out what's available to sign up for! If you are interested in a very moving and rewarding experience, we would love to have you participate in this wonderful ministry. Questions? Please reach out to Kimm Ebersole or Agnes Fischer.
R E S O U R C E S
QUARTERLY FINANCE UPDATE
For the full year 2018, operating revenue of $807,452 exceeded the budget due primarily to higher offering.  Operating expenses of $812,606 also exceeded the budget due to higher property expenses associated with office and nursery relocations and landscaping improvements.  In addition, church reserves were utilized for further property investment with the introduction of The Well ($45,000). Entering 2019, a further increase in pledges is expected to offset a decrease in rental income due to the departure of Christ Church Anglican.  In addition, the 2019 budget reflects a 2% expense reduction versus 2018 in order to balance the budget and maintain the current level of reserves.
TOOLS FOR MINISTRY 2019!
Saturday, March 2 from 8:30am - 12:30pm at Eastern University/Palmer Campus
Registration is now open!  Tools will include Missions, ALICE, Legacy Giving, Community Churching, The Work of the SPRC, Ministry of the Trustee, Advocating Indigenous Women & Children, Managing Conflict in Congregations, Stations of the Holy Spirit, Church Communication in Social Media, Power of Music – Power of God, Emotional Intelligence, Healing Relationships in a World of Conflicts, Effective and Efficient Church Meetings and many more! Early Bird registration going on now! $11 until January 25, $13 after that. 
2019 OFFERING ENVELOPES
Please find your box of offering envelopes for 2019 and take them home with you! They are on a table in the narthex in alphabetical order. If you are unable to find your name and you would like to request envelopes for the year, contact Linda Sands or call (610)688-5650 ext. 1006.
ADD YOUR PHOTO TO THE CHURCH DIRECTORY!
We want to see your candid shots, now is the perfect time to send us a current picture of you and your family for the church directory!   Simply follow this link to easily upload your own photo.
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