Wednesday eJOY - August 10, 2022
For a full list of all upcoming worship services and events,
please visit the "Events" page on our website at
Worship with Pastor Don Francis
Sermon theme for August 13-14
“Forever Hope”

Psalm 62
Click HERE to read the Psalm.

What gives us hope? In what do we place our trust? When my son turned 12 we were driving back from a kayak trip on the Brule River and he asked me how I got into a good university. I told him I was active in church, music, scouts and earned good grades in school. He said, “I can do that.” And he did.

I admit that church, music, scouts and school have provided a life-long foundation, surrounded me with mentors and friends, and prepared me for the careers I’ve had. For awhile I thought I had the power to direct the course of my life but have learned that it is not a linear trajectory and I am not always in charge. I have also been involved in people’s lives to learn that life can be unexpectedly shortened, or astoundingly lengthened.

So where does our hope lie? When life takes its surprising and unpleasant turns, where do we look for direction that leads to happiness? The psalms are consistent in their faith response, and this week we will turn to Psalm 62 that could be read, for a spiritual retreat, along with Psalms 61 and 63. Verses 1-2 and 5-6 are nearly identical in their wording, a clear emphasis, with the only change being the words help and hope: “my help comes from God,” and “my hope comes from God.” In verse 7 is the summary of faith: “In God is my salvation and glory, the rock of my strength.” People, even people of rank, oppression, and riches are but a breath. In God are power and steadfast love.

As individuals or as a church, what gives us hope on life’s ride through its twists and turns? What does it mean to trust God?

I invite you to join us in worship this week on Saturday or Sunday, in person or online, even if it has been awhile since you came last. Masks are welcome. Contact me if you would like a call or visit. I am at the church Monday through Thursday and work at home Friday. God bless you.

Pastor Don Francis

We are a welcoming community!
In the spirit of that welcoming, we invite you to volunteer to greet,
to usher, or to help with coffee!

Please check the calendar in the SignUpGenius schedule, and see where you can make Sunday a joyful, welcoming experience!
You may also sign up on our Events page.

Contact Pat at  414-964-2424, ext. 224
for more information or to sign up. Thank you!  
We're looking for help in the kitchen!

Would you or someone you know be a good fit for a part-time Director of Food Ministry position?

Click HERE to read the job description.
Email Don Francis for more information
Accountable Leadership Board Meeting
Tuesday, August 16 at 6:30pm
Wesley Room or on Zoom

Members from the church are welcome to attend. 
Email Kathy Schluter for the Zoom link at
North Shore School for Seniors revs up for fall session

North Shore School for Seniors (NSS4S) organizers are planning 20-plus exciting classes for the fall 2022 session. The fall session is Sept. 19-Nov. 8, with classes meeting at UMCWFB “Motion Monday” are Tai Chi and Zumba Gold while Tuesday classes cover a wide range of topics.

Class info and online registration can be found
by using this link for the NSS4S website: 
Email questions to or phone (414) 292-0960. 
Our next Blood Drive is Monday, August 15, 1:30-6:30 p.m., in Fellowship Hall.

There is no substitute for blood. It is precious, it is perishable, and the need for it is vital. Any one of us might need a transfusion at any time, and we rely on one another to meet that need.

Please consider donating on August 15 if you are able. It only takes about an hour. You can make an appointment by calling or texting Jim Schacht any time before the blood drive at 414-332-2834. Or sign up online at
New donors are always welcome! If you’ve never donated before and want to talk about possibly donating, please give Jim a call.
Men's Ministry Mission - Habitat for Humanity

More volunteers needed ASAP! 3353 N THIRD ST - FOR DRYWALLING -
even though this is a last-minute request at a different site,
our commitment has not changed. We have no one volunteered for 5 slots.

All over 18 are welcome to help out. So please sign up at, under the ” Volunteer” heading click on “Returning Volunteers “ after which you can scroll down to Aug 13 and WFB Church where you can sign up. 

Let Don Lybeck ( or 
Dick Steinmetz ( know you are signing up or have questions. 
Lydia’s Treasure is open before and after Saturday evening and Sunday morning worships.
Fresh shipment of thoughtful greeting cards. Stop by Lydia’s Treasure this weekend – Saturday before 5 p.m. worship, Sunday before and after 10:30 worship. Lots of fun finds and a little bit of Hughes Chocolates left. Support mission with every purchase.
United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay
819 E Silver Spring Drive
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
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