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Friday 2.22.2019
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
@ 9:15 AM (contemporary praise, lower level)
@ 10:30 AM (blended traditional, sanctuary)
COSTA RICA MISSION REPORT!
The Team has been hard at work this past week serving the people of Costa Rica, building, providing childcare and distributing the Shoes that Grow! Be sure to join us on Sunday to hear and see all about it. Until then, here's a video to give you a good idea of what they have been doing!
W O R S H I P
Participating in Worship this Sunday!
Head Host : Ron Kirch
Hospitality Team : Ellen Green, Sue & Bob Kirkpatrick

Lector: Costa Rica Mission Team

Hospitality Greeters & Refreshments :
Whitman, Gaspar, Tatman/Wempa

Worship Childcare Volunteers :
Agnes Fischer, Katie Quigley, Kaelyn Schrader, Meghan Buckley

February Counters:
Barb Wilson & David Bryan (Captains), Becky Douglas
Music this Sunday
Minister of Music: Eric Cui
9:15am Gathering Place
"Multiplied"
"Forever Reign"
"Oh Come to the Altar"
10:30am Blended Traditional Service:
Worship through Music:
Wesley Choir: "God Made It So" by Terry Taylor
Offertory:
Praise Bells: "Somebody's Knocking at Your Door"
WORSHIP CHILDCARE SCHEDULE
  • 3/3 - Carolyn King-Layden, Kirby Brislin, Tola Jordan
  • 3/10 - Elizabeth Sedunov, Emily Quinones
  • 3/17 - Marie Taylor, Jenny Wannenburg, Tacy Phillips
HOSPITALITY GREETERS & REFRESHMENTS
  • 3/3 - Marucci, Metzger, Rider, J.
  • 3/10 - King, B., King-Layden, LeGrand
  • 3/17 - Bruno, Petty, Puglisi

There are some Sundays that we still need folks to provide Fellowship Hour snacks for after the 10:30 Worship Service. Please click on the button below to go to the schedule.
The dates that are open are highlighted in yellow. Thank you for stepping up to serve!
WORSHIP HOSTS
  • 3/3 - Steve Bell (head host), Juan de Leon, Claudine Estrade, Bob King
  • 3/10 - Thomas Gross (head host), Ben & Janelle Meck, Rich Switzer
  • 3/17 - Lowell Gustafson (head host), Anne & Jack Childs, Anne Mackin
LECTOR SCHEDULE
  • 3/3 - Lowell Gustafson
  • 3/10 - Simone Howard
  • 3/17 - John Sedunov

COMMUNION PREPARATION
  • March 3 - Scott Coleman
  • Ash Wednesday, March 6 - John & Jenny Wannenburg
COUNTING TEAM FOR MARCH
  • Agnes Fischer (captain), Virginia Gardiner, Art & Marge Miller
N U R T U R E
LEADERSHIP UPDATE!
In January, Carolyn King-Layden, Board of Trustees Member and liaison person on Leadership Council, gave the congregation an update:
 
There have been several changes around Wayne Church lately. We had the Sanctuary refresh project, we have a new Well, new office spaces, a new food pantry, a new nursery for our many new babies in the congregation, new landscape, among other things.
 
Another change occurring soon is the retirement of Janet French, our children’s Director of Christian Education. Janet’s family is growing and she is moving south to be closer to her new grand-daughter.

Just like Janet’s family is growing, our church family is growing as well. We currently have
31 babies, birth through Kindergarten; 15 children in 1 st and 2 nd grade; 18 children in 3 rd -5 th grade. That’s 64 babies and young children! That’s a lot! There are some other people in our congregation who are still developing and coming soon! That is all very exciting!
 
In the fall, Leadership Council sent an online survey to the parents of these children. That was followed up by a meeting on January 13 with those parents and members of Leadership Council. On the agenda at that meeting was Sunday Worship and Sunday school timing; Volunteerism; Programs; Ministry Setting and Curriculum. There was a lot of conversation around these subjects. There was also a “task force” formed, of parents and some members of Leadership, who will be driving the process of the search for a new Christian Educator.
 
Please join us in being prayerful that the right person to fill the position of Director of Christian Education finds us, and we find the right person for our church!
 
Also, if there are members of the congregation who do not have young children, but would like to be involved in shepherding Sunday School in any way, there is always an opportunity to help out! Thank you.
LADIES' EVENING BIBLE STUDY
Please join us as we begin a new study on Prayer beginning
Wednesday, February 27 at 7pm!

Where : Kimm Ebersole’s House (address in the church directory or call the church office)
When : Every Other Wednesday 7pm
Dates ;  2/27, 3/13, 3/27, 4/10
 
Book: “A Woman of Prayer” by Betty Henderson. In her uplifting and practical Bible study, Betty Henderson invites you to live life as A Woman of Prayer. Believers acknowledge that prayer is an integral part of Christian living, but how many of us know what prayer entails? From the basic “Prayer Principles” to the realities of “Prayer Practiced,” Henderson takes Christian women step-by-step through Scripture, demystifying our prayer life with a challenge to simply converse with the God Who hears. Successive Bible study and practical, spiritual application draw out valuable lessons from God’s Word for women today. 
 
Books can be purchased from Amazon.com (use Amazon Smile to give our church credit) for $4.50 (used) to $8.50 (new). If you need any assistance, feel free to let me know.  Note:  Book not required for the 1 st session – come see what you think before purchasing.  This is very casual, dress comfy, come as you can; come late or leave early, as your schedule allows. 
SAVE THE DATES LADIES!
The Women’s Planning Team 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!  Contact Beth Lindgren to secure your complimentary seat or learn more.

Friday, March 22   -   Movie Night   -   Come enjoy the movie, The Good Lie, food and fellowship. Invite your lady friends to join you in your church’s cozy and comfortable theater!   You can start arriving at 6:30pm to mingle, and the movie will start at 7:00pm.
Contact Alyssa Conaway for more information.

Friday, May 31 - Spring Potluck

Saturday, September 28   - Stroll and picnic lunch in   Chanticleer Garden.   Enjoy a beautiful fall morning outdoors with your Wayne Church sisters and their friends!   Contact 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.
LADIES' NEXT BOOK DISCUSSION
TATTOOS ON THE HEART BY GREGORY BOYLE
When: Monday, March 4 at 7pm
Where: Kimm Ebersole'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."
MARCH LUNCH & LEARN
When: Thursday, March 21 at 12 pm
Where: Fellowship Hall
 Please join us in March when Dr. Ted Smith will be here to talk about Criminal Justice. Donation of $10 to cover lunch. You must RSVP to the church office by the Tuesday before the luncheon!
CHECK OUT ONE OF OUR ONGOING STUDIES OR CLASSES!
LADIES' MORNING BIBLE STUDY
When: Tuesdays at 10:15 am
Where: The Conference Room
GOSPEL OF MARK BIBLE STUDY
When: Sundays at 9:15am
Where: The Upper Room, 2nd floor of Administration Building
All are welcome to the new Adult Connections series, The Gospel of Mark, as presented by renowned pastor and author, Francis Chan!    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.   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.  
 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)
Hey! Jude is one of the shortest books of the Bible but often overlooked. Join us this Sunday for Week 4 of a Bible study on the Book of Jude! We'll break down this book of the Bible 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
YOUNG LIVES SERVICE EVENTS!

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!  Contact Beth Lindgren to secure your complimentary seat or learn more.

Thursday, May 2, 5-8pm
The women of our church will be helping an organization called Young Lives. It is a faith based organization who helps Teen Moms. They hold a “club” every week with leaders who fellowship with them and share the gospel. We will be cooking the meal for about 25 people, delivering it to Phoenixville, serving, and helping with babysitting during the club. If interested: contact Laney Douthit. We look forward to serving with you! 
INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK (IHN) IS SOON!
Guests will be at Central Baptist Church the first week of March. Wayne Church is scheduled to provide meals on March 3 & 4 and overnight hosts are needed for all nights. Wayne Church will be serving alongside Central Baptist and other local area churches.  If you are interested in helping overnight, contact Becky Douglas. To sign up or if you have questions, please contact Jenny Wannenburg. Thank you in advance for your help!
T&E CARE'S ANNUAL KIDS' CLOTHING DRIVE
WAYNE CHURCH COLLECTION DATE - MARCH 31
We will be serving as a collection point for T&E Care’s annual clothing drive yet again this year. We will have drop-off bins located in the church office lobby and the narthex for clothing donations. PLEASE DO NOT BRING IN CLOTHING DONATIONS BEFORE MARCH 3!

Please donate new or gently used children’s clothing for all seasons:
  • clean clothes for Infants through Teens
  • shoes, boots                 
  • coats                            
  • hats, gloves
Items NOT accepted:
  • adult clothing
  • toys
  • household items
  • bathing suits
  • socks, underwear
  • shirts with inappropriate logos
  • shirts with camp logos
  • shirts with youth sports team logos
R E S O U R C E S
GENERAL CONFERENCE 2019 - LIVE STREAMING IN THE WELL!
Saturday, February 23 at 10:00am - Tuesday, February 26 at 7:30pm
The Council of Bishops has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. The purpose will be to receive and act on a report from the Commission on a Way Forward based on the recommendations of the Council of Bishops. The 32-member Commission was authorized by General Conference 2016 and appointed by the Council of Bishops to examine paragraphs in The Book of Discipline concerning human sexuality and exploring options to strengthen the unity of the church. This event will be live-streamed in The Well for anyone who wishes to watch with friends. 
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! 
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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