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Friday 9.21.2018
WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY
@ 9:15 AM (contemporary praise, lower level)
@ 10:30 AM (blended traditional, sanctuary)


This Sunday, September 23, Brian Jenkins from Chosen 300 will be preaching here at both the 9:15am and 10:30am worship services. Participants from the Chosen 300 program will also join us for worship. Please consider taking the time to participate in worship with us on this special day. Your presence in worship will be a wonderful show of support for our partners in ministry .

As many of you know, one of our most active and successful ministries here at Wayne Church is the Chosen 300 team. This team will be feeding and serving the homeless, October 27, at their Pottstown location.
SUPPORT CHOSEN 300 MINISTRIES!
The United Way Fall Campaign is coming to your place of employment soon! Please be sure to designate your gifts to Chosen 300 ministries. Chosen 300 is an interdenominational mission providing relief to the homeless and hungry, as well as providing humanitarian aid in 24 locations around the world.

Chosen 300’s United Way Donor Choice Agency #s are:
For greater Philadelphia and southern New Jersey – 6484
For Combined Federal Campaign – 91191
For all other regions please indicate the mission’s name and address; Chosen 300 ministries; PO Box 95, Ardmore, PA 19003.

If you do not have United Way at your place of employment you can set up automatic contributions online at www.chosen300.org using your credit card or electric checking.
SEPTEMBER SERMON SERIES
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.
 September 30 |
                          October 7 |

Husbands & Wives
The Object of Love
W O R S H I P
Participating in Worship this Sunday!
Head Host : Mike Sticklin
Hospitality Team : Beth & Stan Lindgren, Elissa Schoenlank

Hospitality Greeters & Refreshments :
Lindgren, Leonard

Worship Childcare Volunteers :
Ashley Leonard

September Counters:
Stan Lindgren (Captain), Doris Petty, Jim & Pat Siegel
Music this Sunday
Minister of Music: Eric Cui
9:15am Gathering Place:
"Multiplied
"We Believe"
"The Heart of Worship"
"Who You Say I Am"


10:30am Blended Traditional Service:
Music through Worship:
Chancel Singers - "Halle, Halle, Halle" arr. by Hal Hopson

WORSHIP CHILDCARE SCHEDULE
  • 9/30 - Marie Taylor, Deborah Brown, Tacy Phillips
  • 10/7 - Elizabeth Sedunov, Jeanne Zelli
  • 10/14 - Betsy Sherretta, Paige LeGrand, Jacy Rider
HOSPITALITY GREETERS & REFRESHMENTS
  • 9/30 - Sperling, Taylor (Jeff), Sticklin
  • 10/7 - Hurst, Scott, Estrade
  • 10/14 - Cronin, Fleck, Tickner (Helen), Tickner (Bill)
WORSHIP HOSTS
  • 9/30 - Tom Ford (head host), Bob & Sue Kirkpatrick, Juan deLeon
  • 10/7 - Lowell Gustafson (head host), Claudine Estrade, Bob King, Rich Switzer
  • 10/14 - Tom Gross (head host), Art & Marge Miller, Liz Howley
COUNTING TEAM FOR SEPTEMBER
  • Stan Lindgren (Captain), Doris Petty, Jim & Pat Siegel
N U R T U R E
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS OCTOBER 6 @ 12PM!
We will be blessing the furred, feathered and scaled so bring your pet to church so that they may receive Pastor Tom's blessing! All pets, owners and animal lovers are welcome!
JOIN ONE OF OUR ONGOING STUDIES! COME TO ONE OR ALL!
THE 10 SECOND RULE BOOK STUDY
Class dates: September 16 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 dates: September 23 and 30 and 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
"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 will look 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. Listen to the warnings and criticism of the latter prophets who lambasted Israel for her failings but nonetheless proclaimed hope in the promise of the Messiah.
GENTLE YOGA VIN-YIN STYLE!
Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall
Be guided through 60 minutes of all levels gentle yoga starting with a breathing meditation followed by a short vinyasa flow and ending with relaxation in yin poses. 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 the community, bring your friends! Donation $5 per class, plus food item for the food pantry. All proceeds go to the food pantry at Wayne Church. Last session we donated $250 to our food pantry, join in serving our community. Classes start on Thursday, September 20 and run through November 15.
WOMEN OF WAYNE TRIP TO CHANTICLEER SEPTEMBER 22!
Psalm 23:2 proclaims “He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul”. On Saturday, September 22nd we will arrive at Chanticleer when it opens at 10am. (Carpooling from Church at 9:50 will also be provided). Come and be restored within this beautiful garden. We will begin by gathering for a light breakfast and a time of fellowship at a lovely picnic area. Strolling afterwards is at your own pace. Possible mansion tour. Fee alert! - there is an entry fee: Free if you hold a pass (if you have a pass for multiple people let us know), $5 Radnor resident or Radnor library card holder, $10 if non resident) and an optional $5 add on cost if you want to tour the house. Please email Nancy Brown and Denise Slawter with questions or to RSVP.
EXPERIENCING GOD'S PRESENCE BIBLE STUDY STARTS OCTOBER 2!
Inviting all women of the church to join us for our kickoff Bible Study event, to be held on Tuesday October 2 nd , 7pm at Elissa Schoenlank’s home (see Church Directory). 
 
Elissa has been involved in art her entire life and claims she lives in an art gallery which she is prepared to share with us. We plan to gather at her house at 7pm, have a Mexican style buffet dinner, look at her art and hear about her ongoing work, now that she is devoting her time to painting. Following this, we will focus on our journey forward in our Bible Study together.
 
 This evening will also include beginning our bible study on “Experiencing God’s Presence”. In this first study in the  Jesus Calling Bible Study Series,  you will be encouraged to lay down your cares and just spend time each day with your heavenly Father. As you follow the Lord’s instruction to “be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10), you will encounter His peace, be filled with His strength, gain a new perspective on your situation, and experience the full life that only He can provide .
 
Study Books are $9 each and copies will be available for sale at church on upcoming Sundays (or in the church office during the week). Again, very casual, come as you can, arrive late, leave early. Wear sweatpants or pajamas. Even if you cannot attend all weeks, we encourage you to join us at Elissa’s house for the opportunity to view her beautiful artwork.   

Dates: Every other Tuesday evening at 7pm
Tuesday, 10/2 (Elissa Schoenlank’s home)
Tuesdays, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 11/27, 12/11   (Kimm Ebersole’s home)
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!
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. Sign up sheet and books are in Narthex. Cost is $100 or $120 for a single room.
W I T N E S S
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL RUMMAGE SALE!
A huge THANK YOU from the Rummage Team to all who donated, shopped, and of course helped at our September Rummage Sale.   Profits at the sale itself came in   over   $1800, and once we complete sale of some larger pieces of furniture   (mostly from the Parlor) our total proceeds should be above $2000,   so this was   one of our biggest sales ever.   AND we gathered items for Cradles to Crayons and Chosen 300, gave stuffed animals to needy kids and disoriented Memory Unit folks, donated several boxes of books to Radnor Library, fulfilled $10 coupons for several food pantry recipients, and created a lot of happy customers in the community.   All while providing a huge pile of leftovers for GreenDrop and keeping desired goods out of the landfill.   Many thanks   again to all who contributed to this success for the Kingdom.   Next sale is November 30/December 1.
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.
LOVE OFFERING TO HELP PUERTO RICO
Next Sunday, September 30 we will have a special collection to help support efforts by the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico to recover from Hurricane Maria’s destruction.  
Resolution 2018-26, adopted at our 2018 Annual Conference, calls on all churches to celebrate Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month in September by receiving and sharing this love offering to aid our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico.
THANK YOU TO THE CHOSEN 300 VOLUNTEERS!
Thank you to all the volunteers who contributed to our successful meal hosting for Chosen 300 in Pottstown on August 25 th . From our meal prep crew of shoppers, cooks, kitchen helpers, clean up to on site group of servers, worship leaders and singers it was amazing to see our love pour out to the many individuals in need that Wayne Church served.  A hot dinner of ham, mac ‘n cheese, salad, green beans, corn, bread and cookies were served to over 100 individuals. We also provided clothing donations and distributed health kits.   To top it off we had a very moving worship service.  Our next hosting is October 27 th . If you are interested in participating in this wonderful ministry please reach out to Kimm Ebersole or Agnes Fischer. Keep in mind, making this all come together involves many different ways of serving. 

The Chosen 300 Meal Action Committee Kimm Ebersole, Becky Douglas, Beth Nordman, Elissa Schoenlank, Carolyn King-Layden, Will Buckley, Kristin Stiz, Liz Howley and Agnes Fischer
FOOD PANTRY BREAD PICK UP & DISTRIBUTION VOLUNTEERS   NEEDED!  
The Food   Pantry Bread Pick Up team is looking for volunteers to round out the schedule for Panera pick ups.   Duties   include (about once a month) a Tuesday 9pm bread pickup at the Wayne Panera bread   on Lancaster Avenue and making sure it's in the church lobby by 8:45am Wednesday morning for food pantry distribution.   Arrangements can be made for late Tuesday or early Wednesday drop off at the church. Please consider serving this longstanding church   ministry.   Any questions or responses   can be directed to Bob King at kingbob44@verizon.net .  
R E S O U R C E S
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 Beideman 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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