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Friday 10.5.2018
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
@ 9:15 AM (contemporary praise, lower level)
@ 10:30 AM (blended traditional, sanctuary)
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS TOMORROW, OCTOBER 6 @ 12PM!
In a community outreach effort to bring awareness to the plight of so many homeless animals, not only in our region, but those who have survived hurricane Florence and are in need of homes, the Wayne Church will be performing an extraordinary “Blessing of the Animals.”
 ALL ANIMALS ARE WELCOME! Big or small, bring ‘em all! Pastor Tom will preside over the ceremony, blessing animals of every shape and size. From fish to horses, and of course dogs and cats, all are welcome to participate. In keeping with the teachings of St. Francis of Assisi, Pastor Tom will bless each animal in the Franciscan tradition, and each will receive a special certificate of blessing. Proceeds from a freewill offering will be distributed to local animal shelters.
W O R S H I P
SEPTEMBER SERMON SERIES CONCLUDES THIS SUNDAY!
The Greatest of These is Love
“… faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”  These beautiful words of 1 Corinthians have long been recited at weddings as wide-eyed couples prepare for storybook lives in holy matrimony. However, Paul’s letter was written to a people who were fighting to keep their community from falling apart. The believers in Corinth held grievances against one another; struggled with sin in a culture fueled by sex; marriages were tested, and idol worship was the religion of choice. Join us as we engage Paul’s 1 st letter to the Corinthians and discover how these ancient words instruct us today.
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Called to be Holy
Sex: God's Gift - Broken World
Husbands & Wives
The Object of Love
Participating in Worship this Sunday!
Head Host : Rich Switzer
Hospitality Team : Claudine Estrade, Bob King

Hospitality Greeters & Refreshments :
Hurst, Scott, Estrade

Worship Childcare Volunteers :
Elizabeth Sedunov, Jeanne Zelli, Maly Lindgren & Emily Brown

October Counters:
Pat Ford (Captain), Dave Bryan, Tom Ford, George Spill
Music this Sunday
Minister of Music: Eric Cui
9:15am Gathering Place
"Open the Eyes of My Heart"
"You are Good"
"Lord I Need You"
"God You're So Good"
10:30am Blended Traditional Service:
Music through Worship:
Praise Bells - "Bwana Awabariki" arranged by Susan Nelson
Offertory:
Chancel Singers - "Make Me a Channel of Your Peace" arranged by Tom Fettke
WORSHIP CHILDCARE SCHEDULE
  • 10/14 - Betsy Sherretta, Paige LeGrand, Jacy Rider
  • 10/21 - Hayley Nelson, Katie Quigley
  • 10/28 - Denise Carmichael, Kirby Brislin, Hallie Ambler
HOSPITALITY GREETERS & REFRESHMENTS
  • 10/14 - Cronin, Fleck, Tickner (Helen), Tickner (Bill)
  • 10/21 - Schwenk, DeSanto
  • 10/28 - Backstrom. McNabb, Hoyt
WORSHIP HOSTS
  • 10/14 - Tom Gross (head host), Art & Marge Miller, Liz Howley
  • 10/21 - Brian Ivey (head host), Ellen Green, Tom Ford, Paul Taylor
  • 10/28 - Ron Kirch (head host), Michele Leonard, Jarrod Quigley, Bill Tickner
COUNTING TEAM FOR OCTOBER
  • Pat Ford (Captain), Dave Bryan, Tom Ford, George Spill
N U R T U R E
SEPTEMBER LEADERSHIP MOMENT!
Since learning of the news about Janet’s retirement, Leadership has been considering the path forward and what that looks like in regard to our children’s ministry program. We realize that this is a time of great change which affects the most important part of our church, our children. We know that one of the ways that we love is when we lift up our children, teach them the ways of God, and seek to be faithful examples of Christ in their presence.
 
We also realize that the opinions of the parents are extremely important. Considering that, an email survey with questions about their views on the future of our children’s ministry program is going to be sent to the parents of children ages 0-10 in the coming week.
We will soon be hosting a gathering where there will be an opportunity to address the survey questions in small groups with members of the leadership team. We hope that at least one parent from each family would be able to attend. However, if you are unable to attend we still request that you complete the survey so that all opinions can be taken into consideration. This is a big step in helping leadership move forward with how we can build on the legacy that Janet has built over the past 22 years.
 
Thank You,
Lindsay McGeehan
Wayne Church Leadership Council
YOUNG ADULT SUNDAY MORNING CONNECTIONS THIS SUNDAY!
Singles, Couples, Young Parents, 20 somethings, and 30 somethings will be getting together Sunday mornings at 9:15am for a social and study time. Please join us this Sunday 10/7/18, 9:15am in room E101 (go up one flight of stairs, first door on the right).   We will discuss our plan and study options for the upcoming year.   Childcare is provided during this time.
THE WELL CHALLENGE UPDATE!
Your response to Ben Caldwell’s Challenge regarding The Well has been great! So far $3745 has come in! Let’s keep it going!
CHECK OUT ONE OF OUR ONGOING STUDIES OR CLASSES!
THE 10 SECOND RULE BOOK STUDY
Class dates: Now through November 18
Sunday Mornings we are in the Upper Room at 9:15am.
Each week a different chapter will be discussed. Books are 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. The Upper Room is located on the 2nd floor of the Admin building (directly above the main office).
UNDERSTANDING BIBLE TIMES
Class date: October 14 at 9:15am in the Conference room.
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. 
BIBLE 101: A 4-WEEK INTRODUCTION FOR TOTAL NEWBIES!
Class dates: October 28, November 4, 11 & 18
Do you feel like you know little to nothing about the Bible? You are NOT alone. Come to a class where all questions are welcome.  Four sessions will cover:
1. What is the Bible?  2. Old Testament overview 
3. The Gospels and Their Stories 4. The Spread of the Good News
EXPERIENCING GOD'S PRESENCE BIBLE STUDY
Every other Tuesday evening at 7pm
Tuesdays, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 11/27, 12/11  at Kimm Ebersole’s home (please look in the church directory for the address)
All women of the church are welcome to this study to experience God's presence. We will be following the Jesus Calling Bible Study Series, where you are encouraged to lay down your cares and just spend time each day with your heavenly Father. Study Books are $9 each. it's very casual, come as you can, arrive late, leave early. Wear something comfy!
"FERRETING HOPE FROM FAILURE" BIBLE STUDY!
Class meets Wednesdays from 9:15am-11:15am in the Art Room, located on the top floor of the Education building. This year we are looking at Israel's prophetic legacy by studying the "Former" and "Latter" prophets, starting with Joshua and working through Malachi. As a text we'll be using Katie McNabb's book, Does It Really Say That in the Bible? Come explore with us the history of Israel's monarchy that began in glory with the hey day of King David but ended in the destruction of Jerusalem and the Exile of the Jews.
GENTLE YOGA VIN-YIN STYLE!
Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall
This is a great class for folks looking for a more gentle experience, new to yoga, or people with injuries or limitations. Recommended for ages 18 and up. Open to all. Donation $5 per class, plus food item for the food pantry. All proceeds go to the food pantry at Wayne Church. Classes run through November 15.
UNITED METHODIST LAY LEADERSHIP, OCTOBER 18!
ALL are welcome to join Judy Ehninger as she discusses United Methodist Lay Leadership on Thursday, October 18 at 12 noon in Fellowship Hall for Lunch & Learn. Donation of $10 to cover lunch. You must RSVP to the church office by the Tuesday before the luncheon!
COFFEE WITH THE PASTOR STARTS ON OCTOBER 28!
For Inquirers & those considering Membership to Wayne Church. Sundays, October 28, November 4 & 11 @ 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 at t.ebersole@wayneumc.org. Childcare will be provided in preschool room, #E202. The Upper Room is located on the 2 nd floor of the Admin. Building. Signs will be posted.
O U T R E A C H
2019 COSTA RICA MISSION TRIP!
Mark your calendar now and plan to join us for the next mission trip to Costa Rica! It’s an opportunity to Love and Serve Through Christ by supporting the growth of Methodist communities in Costa Rica and to experience being one global church with Costa Ricans of all ages. All those interested need to submit a $100 deposit, payable to the church, by October 31.
OUR FOOD PANTRY NEEDS HELP!
OUR FOOD PANTRY IS LOW ON SUPPLIES! Please help us by purchasing some extra non-perishable foods while you do your own shopping and bring to church on your next visit!
 
DISTRIBUTION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
We are always looking for volunteers who would be willing to help Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 9am – to 1pm. You can even sign-up for a half-shift (9-11am or 11am-1pm)! Duties are handing out food bags and greeting visitors. (You can bring a book, tablet, or laptop to pass the time!) 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! 
R E S O U R C E S
MAIN LINE UMC CHARGE CONFERENCE, TUESDAY OCTOBER 9TH!
Charge Conference is a unique feature of the United Methodist Church.   It is the vital link between our local church and the global general church that meets once each year.   This year, on October 9 th at 6:30pm, all ten United Methodist Churches on the Main Line will gather at Wayne Church to hold a combined Charge Conference.   Registration and refreshments take place at 6:30pm followed by a short period of worship before charge conference officially begins. All church members are invited and encouraged to attend.
ALICE TRAINING, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 @ 9:30AM!
The threat of an active shooter attack in a church is rare but very real.   And it is our responsibility to be as prepared as we possibly can for such an unfortunate event.   Therefore, we ask you to come together on Saturday, October 27, at 9:30am in the sanctuary for a very important training event.   Mark Beiderman from the ALICE Training Institute (Alert Lockdown Inform Counter Evacuate) will teach us what to do in an active shooter scenario.   ALICE believes that individuals must be trained in proactive response options, rather than a passive, mandated, one size fits all response. Everyone should have the knowledge and skills to survive when shots are fired which can be achieved by training as many people as possible and implementing training in drill form.   See you there!
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