This Week’s Prayers: (Please submit to Church office or write on sheet in Narthex.)
For Hope and Healing: John Ketterlinus (starting treatments on Monday); Karen & Gary, (friends of Charles Sievers), on the death of their dog; Alf Sharman; The family and friends of Jennifer Thornton; The Osbourne family – death of father, Stan (friend of Alice Creswick); Linda Day (friend of John Ekey who has cancer); Gary Gross (friend of John Ekey, who has esophageal cancer).
For our sympathy at a time of loss:
Wendy Hunsberger and her husband Dave on the loss of Dave’s brother Bill Stone on June 3rd. Condolences can be sent via the church office.
Don and David Knauss on the passing of their mother Dot Knauss on Monday, May 14th. Services were held here at Willow Grove on Friday, May 18th. Condolences can be sent to the family at: 2625 Pleasant Hill Road, Hatboro, PA 19040.
Laura (and Hank) Daugherty on the passing of her brother, Larry Emery of South Portland, ME on Monday, May 14th. A memorial service was held on 5/25/18. Condolences can be sent to the Daughertys: 1646 Hatboro Ave, Hatboro PA 19040.
Special Birthday Wishes: Ann Boyer, a former member of our church family, will be 100 years young on July 7, 2018. If you would like to send a card, her address is 314 Harrington Way, Souderton, PA 18964-2076.
Sunshine Member: Barbara Lamb, 854 Penn Avenue, Ardsley, PA 19038. A card is in the Narthex.
Moving Announcement: "After over thirty years of calling WGUMC and its church family our "home" church, it is with mixed feelings that we write to you all. Ed and I will be moving before the end of June to our new home close to the shoreline in southern Delaware. This has been a life long dream for both of us and now it is coming to reality. We will continue to support WGUMC with our prayers and our presence on occasion as we still have family in Abington (Ian's family). We ask that you keep Ed, myself, Ian (in PA National Guard), Kate, Rowyn, Brighid, Jamie (police officer in MD) and Logan in your prayers. We will not be strangers . . . . . so until we meet again, our new address is: 33113 Ogre Drive, Ocean View, DE 19970. Peace, joy, love, and God's rich blessings to you all! In Christ's love, Abby and Ed Donnelly".
Monday, June 18th 9:30 am Keeping Your Balance 6:30 pm Girl Scouts Wednesday, June 20th 3:00 pm Sung Kwang Pres. Church 6:30 pm Crossroads Rehearsal 7:30 pm SPRC Meeting Thursday, June 21st 7:00 pm Naranon and Narateen Meetings Saturday, June 23rd 8:00 am Trustee Work Day 8:00 am Crossroads Rehearsal Sunday, June 24th 9:15 am Sunday School-Intergenerational (Rm.303), Adult (Chapel) 10:00 am Coffee Cart 10:30 am Worship 1:00 pm Sung Kwang Pres. Church
Announcements & Save the Dates!
10:30 am WORSHIP HOUR CONTINUES THROUGH THE SUMMER MONTHS (JULY-AUG).
Summer Sunday School & Christian learning opportunities include:
An Intergenerational Sunday School option will be offered from 9:15 to 10:00 am, meeting in Room 303 on the following Sundays: June 24, July 8, July 15, and August 19. The time will include a Bible lesson, games, songs and crafts. You are invited to dress comfortably, and come as often as you can. Grandparents are welcome to bring their grandchildren or join their children and grandchildren in this experience. See Jenny Hyde with questions.
During worship in Room 201, immediately following the Children’s Message (in place of “Children’s Church”), a children’sSunday School, for ages 5 through 4th grade will take place during the month of July (7/8,7/15, 7/22, and 7/29). This will include a Bible lesson and crafts. See Blanche Erwin with questions.
Nursery coverage will continue through the summer as needed.
An exploration of Celtic Christianity in July on Monday evenings (July 2,9, 16 at 7:00pm): At the invitation of Pastor Lorelei, Rev. Steve McComas of Rolling Hills UMC (Pipersville) will facilitate three discussions on what Celtic Christians believed and taught. For centuries, Celtic Christians have been misunderstood. They were labeled heretics by Augustine of Hippo and Augustine of Canterbury. However, an exploration of Celtic Christianity reveals it has much to offer us. A consideration of their teachings about prayer, being attuned to God, creation, and the image of God in each one of us can deepen and grow our spirituality in the 21st century. All are invited.
A special “thank you” from Circle of Friends. “We are very proud of our school and I am grateful that 14 years ago the Trustees saw fit to give me the opportunity to establish Circle of Friends at the church. I am grateful for the support of the members of the church and their appreciation of our school providing the students with strong Christian values. God has blessed us here at the Willow Grove United Methodist Church. With a grateful heart, Maribeth and all of us at Circle of Friends.”
Miracles abound!!! Pastor Lorelei would like to extend a huge "thank you" to an anonymous church member who recently donated $10,000 following our April 22nd “Consecration Sunday". The gift was humbly given to support the ongoing mission and ministry of the church, and was presented to Pastor Lorelei as a response to the member's honest prayer and desire to assist the church.
Get dirty and dusty for a good cause! The Trustees will complete the ceiling-tile renovation and cleanup project on Saturday, June 23rd, beginning at 8:00am, in the Chancel Choir and Bell Choir Rooms. Thank you to all those volunteers that have gathered on multiple evenings and Saturday, June 9th to bring this project to fruition. Contact Bob Mathers or John McCarthy to offer your assistance.
In the Community!
Special Healing Serviceat Wesley Enhanced Living: On June 27th at 11:00 am, we will be holding our semi-annual Healing Service at WEL Upper Moreland. No doubt you, like the rest of us, are in need of healing in some area of your life--physical healing, emotional healing, or relational healing. Or maybe there’s someone in your life you would like to ask God to heal. If so, you are welcome to join in worship with hymns, prayers, and the offer of anointing. Those who have attended in the past have found this to be a meaningful service. Please contact Pastor Jane with any questions.
St. John's in Hatboro Seeking Part Time Book Keeper. St. John’s Lutheran church in Hatboro is seeking an experienced part-time bookkeeper to pay bills, prepare financial statements, bank reconciliations, and payroll journal entries. (Payroll is done by an outside agency). Duties also include assisting with church budget, Pre-K Program budget and attending monthly Finance Committee and Church Council meetings. QuickBooks experience necessary, church bookkeeping experience desirable. Annual salary based on experience. Interested candidates should forward their resume to SJLC@Verizon.Net or contact the church office at 215-675-2031. JUNE 26th –Health Screenings at WGUMC: Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at Willow Grove UMC on Tuesday, June 26th. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle.