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WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
@ 9:15 AM (contemporary praise, lower level)
@ 10:30 AM (blended traditional, sanctuary)
WIL BAILEY FROM COSTA RICA WILL BE HERE SUNDAY!
2020 marks the 8th year Wayne Church will send a mission team to Costa Rica to help build churches and classrooms to help grow the Kingdom of God beyond the walls of our own sanctuary. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the global love of Christ and serve as his disciples through love and service. The fact that so many prior team members have chosen to return to Costa Rica to serve again, speaks for itself and to the unique and rewarding experience. You will get to hear even more about the experience and the mission directly from its founder, Wil Bailey, as he is joining us for worship and will share his message this Sunday!
OVERTURNED KINGDOMS CONTINUES NOVEMBER 3
Who is Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Luke? Preferring the company of tax collectors and sinners, he passed by the respectable and the righteous. He talked to women, welcomed children and touched those considered unclean. He told stories where Samaritans and outcasts were the heroes. In the kingdom he foretold, the first would be last and the last first, and the greatest would be the servant of all. Nowhere is it more evident than in the Gospel of Luke, Jesus overturned more than money-changing tables – he overturned kingdoms.
September 8 
September 15
September 29  
October 13
 November 3 
November 10
God Came Down
The Good News
 The Company He Kept
He Cured Them
This is a Hard Saying
Unlikely Enemies
W O R S H I P
Participating in Worship this Sunday
Head Host : Lowell Gustafson
Hospitality Team : Brian Hamilton, Ben & Janelle Meck

Lector : Thomas Gross

Hospitality Greeters & Refreshments : Backstrom, McNabb, Hoyt

October Counters : Barb Wilson (captain) Art & Marge Miller, George Spill
FROM ANNE MACKIN, LAY LEADER
A big THANK YOU to those that participated in Laity Sunday last week-
John Sedunov, Andrew Ealer, Elissa Schoenlank, The Chancel Singers, Becky Douglas, The Children of Wayne Church, Denise Carmichael, Simone Howard, The Praise Ringers, Katie Quigley, and Mike Marsh. Special thanks to Mark Evangelista, Agnes Fischer, and Jared Wolfe for sharing their personal messages.   It was a wonderful morning!
N U R T U R E
MISSION POSSIBLE
STRUCTURE YOUR CHURCH FOR MISSIONAL EFFECTIVENESS
When: Saturday, November 2 from 9 – 11:30am
Where: The Sanctuary
You are invited to join us for our 2019 Charge Conference! We will be hosting one of four conferences for our entire South District. Our topic is Mission Possible – Structure Your Church for Missional Effectiveness. Guest Speaker will be Kay L. Kotan, PCC, Arkansas Conference Director for the Center for Vitality. There is a NO COST registration for this event! We just need to know who is coming.
OPPORTUNITIES IN CHILDREN'S MINISTRY!
ACOLYTES
All kids in 2 nd -6 th grade are invited to become an acolyte. Acolytes light the sanctuary candles at the beginning of 10:30 am worship. Kids can do this as often or as little as they wish. Christine will meet with the child and a parent/grandparent/guardian the first time the child is an acolyte to give instructions. After that, the adult accompanies the child each time they acolyte. 
CHILDREN'S CHURCH OFFERING
Children’s Church is an age-appropri ate worship service for all kids in grades K-5th. During Children’s Church we have started collecting an offering that will go to a Philadelphia children’s charity at the end of this school year. Children are currently voting on the charity. The charity will be announced once voting is finalized. Offering total for this school year will be announced in June 2020. 
CHILDREN CHURCH SHEPHERDS
All adults in our congregation are invited to attend Children’s Church ONCE this school year to see what we do! Shepherds participate in worship with the children and help Christine as needed. 
YOUTH CHILDCARE HELPERS
6th-12th grade youth are invited to help in our 3 Sunday morning childcare rooms. Sunday School and worship time slots are available. Please check this spreadsheet to see available dates, times, and classrooms.  
Thank you for considering the opportunities in Children's Ministries at Wayne Church. If you have any questions or comments please contact Christine below!
COFFEE WITH THE PASTOR STARTS
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10!
For Inquirers & those considering Membership to Wayne Church
Sundays, November 10, 17 & 24 @ NOON in the Upper Room. 
There are few greater joys in the life of the church than receiving new members. WAYNECHURCH will be adding to our church family in the coming months. 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 Room #E105. The Upper Room is located on the 2 nd floor of the Admin. Building. Signs will be posted.
LADIES LUNCHING AT MARGARET KUO'S NOVEMBER 10!
When: Sunday, November 10 at 12 noon
Where: Margaret Kuo’s at 175 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne
Calling all Wayne Church ladies ….Mark your calendars for our annual fall lunch social!    Following worship, we’ll head to nearby Margaret Kuo’s , arriving around noon, for a delicious Chinese lunch and meaningful time of fellowship.   Feel free to invite a friend or neighbor - especially one who may not have a church family.    Please RSVP to Ann deLeon & Agnes Fischer below to help get an accurate estimate for the restaurant, but last-minute additions are still always welcome.   Please plan to join us!
LOVE COFFEE & SERVING?
Do you enjoy meeting and greeting people? The Well Team is looking to recruit more servers to help on Sunday mornings. Duties would include pouring coffee and greeting your friends with a warm smile! The team is looking to gather enough folks that want to help build a rotation schedule for Sunday mornings so serving would be a once-a-month job. Interested or have questions? Contact the church office or Ian Wilson below.
NEXT LADIES’ BOOK UP FOR DISCUSSION
When: Tuesday, November 12 at 7pm
Where: Michele Leonard’s home (check directory or office for address)
What: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
Since this is a newer book, the used copies on Amazon aren't any cheaper than the new copies so there will not be copies to buy at church. The library system has 23 copies but you need to put this very popular book on hold as they move fast. Also consider the Audio version. Trevor narrates and it’s very enjoyable to listen to. Here is a short summary of what the book is about from the publisher:
 
Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of  The Daily Show  began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.
THE RULE OF LAW IN THE ARMED FORCES
When: Thursday, November 21 @ 12 noon
Where: The Well
Jim Backstrom, longtime Wayne Church member will be here to talk about the Rule of Law in the Armed Forces, Military Justice and the Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps at our November’s luncheon in recognition of Veteran’s Day Suggested donation of $10. Please RSVP by the Tuesday before the luncheon.
O U T R E A C H
GOBBLE GOBBLE GOBBLE!
Thanksgiving is quickly approaching! The Food Pantry teams would like to ask your help in donating frozen turkeys for our recipients. We would like to provide 40 turkeys, if possible. Many grocery stores have reward programs for turkeys and we accept certificates for those too! We will distribute turkeys on November 20 & 21 so please plan to drop off your turkey or certificate by Sunday, November 17. Help us provide a Happy Thanksgiving to our neighbors. Thank you!
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Bring the love of Christ to children across the globe by filling a shoebox! Operation Christmas Child collects shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items and delivers them to children in need around the world to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way. For many of these children, the gift-filled shoebox is the first gift they have ever received. Last year Samaritan’s Purse, distributed 11 million shoeboxes worldwide! Look for the display in the office lobby.  They will be collected on Sunday, November 10. Thank you for making a difference in the life of a child!
SAVE THE DATE FOR COSTA RICA!
Our 2020 Costa Rica Mission trip will occur March 21 - 28.   This will be Wayne Church's eighth trip to Costa Rica in support of this ministry.   This is a great opportunity to live Acts 1:8 and be God's witnesses "to the ends of the  earth."   All are welcome!   We are excited to announce that Wil Bailey, the founder of the Costa Rica Mission Project, will be visiting Wayne Church and sharing his message on this Sunday!   If you are interested in hearing more, are thinking about going, or have any questions, please contact Chris Leonard below.
CHRISTMAS IN OCTOBER - LAST CHANCE!
As Christians our Biblical instructions are clear: Love our neighbors.   And Jesus explains that our hurting neighbors are the ones we primarily need to focus on.   He promises that we will be asked when we have fed the needy, supported the widow, visited the prisoner.   Wait - the prisoner??   How many of us have had the opportunity to love those in prison?   That will change this year as Wayne Church dips our big toe in our conference's Prison Ministry.   We will do this by providing Christmas cards to be delivered to PA prisoners this Christmas.   Because this requires a bit of a process, we need to create the cards this month to deliver to Conference in early November.   So, please stop by our Christmas In October Card Party table and write some cards!! The requirements are VERY specific, so be sure to read what you need to do at the table.   We appreciate your participation in this new Wayne Church ministry!
THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL RUMMAGE!
The Rummage team thanks   all who donated to, worked during, and shopped at our September 20-21 Rummage Sale!   Once again, we had fun, saved lots from landfills, gathered goods for Chosen 300 and Cradles to Crayons, and created community as we shared treasures.   We have consistently generated well over $1000 in proceeds from our Rummage sales in recent years, and this one was no exception.   Because we are selling a couple of very generous donations on eBay, we won't know our final proceeds for a few weeks yet, but the number should come to at least $1700.   AND, we made a special donation of $500 from this sale to Bahamian Hurricane relief.   As always, God richly blesses us with these sales as we get a chance to share His blessings with others.
Our Food Pantry has been chosen to be Acme’s FEATURED CHARITY for the month of October!! The ACME Giving Tag Program is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work. When a shopper purchases the $3 reusable GIVE BACK WHERE IT COUNTS bag at any ACME store, they have the opportunity to direct a $1 donation to a local non-profit by using the attached Giving Tag. If they don’t designate, it comes to us! Even after October is over, the Food Pantry can still receive donations through designation! It’s a win – win!
STUDIES AND CLASSES
HISTORY OF THE BIBLE
When: Sundays @ 9:15am
Where: Counters room (#E101, Floor 1R)
Have you ever wondered how the Bible came to be? Join us as we study the story of the world's most influential book. This class will be led by Lowell Gustafson.
THE MIRACLES OF JESUS
When: Sundays @ 9:15am
Where: The Upper Room (#A204, Floor 2)

*** OCTOBER 27 CLASS IS RESCHEDULED TO NOVEMBER 3***
A STUDY OF THE APOCRYPHA
When: Wednesdays @ 9:15-11:15am
Where: Upper Room (#A204, Floor 2)
All are welcome to the Wednesday morning Bible Study as we tackle the Apocrypha. What's the Apocrypha? It's a series of 15 books written during the time between the Old and New Testaments. This class is led by Katie McNabb.
LADIES EVENING BIBLE STUDY
When: Alternating Wednesdays @ 7pm
Dates: 11/6, 11/20
Where: Kimm Ebersole’s (check directory or email Kimm for address)
Please join us in this Bible study, written by the creators of “The War Room”. This study guides readers through examining how we determine and find our true identity in Christ. We will then watch the movie together as a group .
LADIES TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
When: Tuesdays @ 10:15
Where: Conference Room
PRAYER 101
When: Wednesdays @ 7pm
Where: Upper Room ( #A204, Floor 2)
After taking this week class, expect to be a transformed person: comfortable, confident and bold in praying. Based on " Praying to Change Your Life" by Pastor Suzette Caldwell, this class will help you gain a greater understanding of why we pray and how to pray over any topic on earth and most importantly, to be effective in praying. This class will be led by Charles Caristan.
SIMON PETER: FLAWED BUT FAITHFUL DISCIPLE
When: Thursdays @ 7pm
Where: Upper Room (#A204, Floor 2)
Peter was just an ordinary guy who followed God’s extraordinary call. Discover how you, too, have special gifts, talents, and abilities that God can use to make a difference today. This class will be led by Galen Black.
MEN'S BREAKFAST
When: 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6:15am
Date: November 7
Where: The Well
R E S O U R C E S
3RD QUARTER FINANCE UPDATE
For the first nine months of 2019, revenue was $599,175.    Revenue is slightly ahead of budget and above the prior year as higher offering offset a decline in building rental income.   Total expenses were $570,184, which is also slightly above budget and the prior year expenses.    While we are on pace to achieve a balanced operating budget in 2019, church reserves remain $164,000 below historical levels due to building investments and operating deficits in prior years.
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 photo! own photo.
S C H E D U L E S
HOSPITALITY GREETERS & REFRESHMENTS
  • 11/3 - Buckley, Quinones
  • 11/10 - Moore, Mertens
  • 11/17 - de Leon, Foo, Coleman/Stitz
WORSHIP HOSTS (USHERS)
  • 11/3 - Mike Sticklin (head host), Claudine Estrade, Bob & Sue Kirkpatrick
  • 11/10 - Thomas Gross (head host), Liz Howley, Jamie Layden, Anne Mackin
  • 11/17 - John Wannenburg (head host) Beth, Jack & Stan Lindgren
LECTOR SCHEDULE
  • 11/3 - Jeff Taylor
  • 11/10 - Sue Scott
  • 11/17 - Michele Leonard

COMMUNION PREPARATION
  • November 3 - Dan Cushing
  • December 1 - Juan deLeon
COUNTING TEAM FOR NOVEMBER
  • Sue Scott (captain) Jeanie Fleck, Liz Howley, Joanna Hurst
PLEASE PRAY FOR
Abed Adham; Janet Allen & family; Emily Brown; Cynthia Bukowy; the Carmichael Family; the family of Gertrude Chamberlain; Lisa Childs; Karine Creamer; Bob Cronin; John Cronin; John Dautrich; Anne Dearden; Janis Downs; Mark Dressel; Ray Euler; Marylou Finlayson; Tom Ford; Marge Galuska; Florence Grafton; Devin Green; Kim Guertin; Hagelgans/King Families; Ed Hagelgans; Sophia Harris; Linda & Jerry Hogan; Megan Holmberg; Eileen Hooper; Grace Johnson; Matthew & Robert Johnson; Cindy Kerr; Jeanne Kirch; Sarah Kirch; Robert Klenk; Sara Knupp; Joe Krush; the LeGrand Family; Andrew Lingo; Freda Long; Jason Luther; John Lynch; Kristine Marsh; Boden Miller; Tim Miller; Jane Moore; Donna Murray; Nicole Obenski; Norn Oberholtzer; Laura P.; Karen Pedano; Chris Perkins; Laure Runyon; Beth Schoenlank; Louis Sciotto; Daniel Scott Jr.; Alisha Seeley; Sally Smith; Paul Taylor & family; George Warner; Millie Wilson; JoAnn Wise and the Woodcock Family.
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