This Week’s Prayers: (Please submit to Church office or write on sheet in Narthex.) For Hope and Healing: Evangelina Caballar (sister of Ildee Scarborough is bedridden due to a fall); Bob Schofield; Charles Sievers requesting prayers for the family of Aretha Franklin; Andrew Liddle (Shirley’s brother, multiple hospitalizations); William Fell (Craig & Colin Wellers’ uncle, in hospital with pneumonia); Ildee Scarborough (waiting for news on a job offer).
Special Thanks: “Many thanks for all the best wishes, for my 93rd Birthday on Saturday, August 4th. Blessings to all my “Church Family” always. Doris Hardcastle”
“Dear Willow Grove UMC, Thank you for coming and spending your week with us in Lawrence County. We so appreciate your dedication & commitment to ASP’s mission to eradicate sub-standard housing in Central Appalachia. Thank you very much and we’re excited to see you again next summer! Take care, The Lawrence County Staff, Michaela, Riley, Christina & Jenna”
Sunshine Member: Ann Boyer, 314 Harrington Way, Souderton, PA 18964. A card is in the Narthex.
Monday, August 20th 9:30 am Keeping Your Balance Wednesday, August 22nd 3:00 pm Sung Kwang Pres. Church 6:30 pm Crossroads Rehearsal Thursday, August 23rd 7:00 pm Naranon & Narateen Meetings Saturday, August 25th 8:00 am Crossroads Rehearsal Sunday, August 26th 9:15 am Sunday School – Adult (Chapel) 10:30 am Worship (Rev. Jane McCarthy) 1:00 pm Sung Kwang Pres. Church
Announcements & Save the Dates!
Welcome Back Pastor: On Sunday, July 1, we welcomed back Pastor Lorelei, Steve, Will and Emma as she begins her fourth year of ministry at WGUMC. As we acknowledge the gifts that she has brought to our congregation, we also acknowledge the care she has given to us and especially those who she watches over during illnesses, loss of loved ones and other issues.
She was presented with a rabbit to “watch over” her garden which her family has been creating. – Marilu Skilton, SPR Chair.
Pastor Vacation Information: Pastor Lorelei will be away beginning Wednesday, August 15th through Monday, August 27th. During Pastor Lorelei’s absence, pastoral care concerns should be directed to the church office or Marilu Skilton at 215-659-2405. Emergency issues will be handled by Pastor Bill Lentz of Lehman Memorial UMC.
Upcoming Guest Preachers: Today, August 19th: Rev. Paul B. Henry, retired EPA clergy of Holland, PA. Former Executive Director and officer of CONTACT, Bucks County, Keystone Recovery Center (Holland) and Today, Inc. On August 26th, Rev. Jane McCarthy, of Wesley Enhanced Living and WGUMC Deacon is offering a message on Gratitude.
Our next Friendship Meal is Sunday, August 19 at 5pm. We will again serve cold foods. We served approximately 90 people with a good variety of foods in July. Our congregation is so creative! The sign-up sheet for August is in the Narthex. Flyers for the 2018-2019 schedule are now available.
Shoe Collection continues: Please help us reach our goal of 2,500 pairs of shoes! The New Initiatives Committee is grateful to the following businesses for allowing us to put our shoe drop boxes at their locations:
- Carlos Pizza, 411 W. Moreland, WG - Clark’s Shoes, Willow Grove Park Mall - Aldo Shoes, Willow Grove Park Mall - RHM Real Estate, 1105 W. Moreland, WG - Upper Moreland Public Library, 109 Park Ave, WG - Amerikick, 330 S. Warminster Rd., Hatboro - Carson-Simpson Farm, 3405 Davisville Road, WG - Rep. Tom Murt’s Office, 19 S York Rd., Hatboro - Happy Minds Montessori, Horsham
We have now collected 850 pairs of shoes, approximately one third of our goal. In order for the youth to earn the full $1,000 to support their programs and projects, we need to meet our 2,500 pair goal. Please continue to reach out to neighbors, friends and coworkers. Also think about taking a flyer with you when going to any reunions, family gatherings, civic groups, gyms, swim clubs, etc. The actual counting and tying together of the shoes is being done by the youth. We are collecting now through September16th. See Terri Soltis or Kim Schwalje for more info.
Upcoming Administrative and Ministry Meetings:
Thursday, August 30th 10:00 am (Tentative time) – SPRC Meeting
Thursday, September 6th 12:00 pm – Merry Widows (Spring House Tavern)
Wednesday, September 12th 6:45 pm – Trustee Meeting
Wednesday, September 12th 7:30 pm – Finance Meeting
Thursday, September 13th 12:00 am – DOERS (Ben & Irv’s Restaurant)
The Intergenerational Summer Sunday School will meet once more Sunday, August 19. The class will be held in Room 301-303, from 9:15 to 10:00 am. See Jenny Hyde with questions. Here are a few pictures from this summer’s class.
In the Community!
Abington Jefferson Health is offering a program called “A Matter of Balance” on Thursdays in September and October at its Lansdale location. This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. More information can be found on the bulletin board.
Job Openings: Pastor Lorelei has become aware of two job openings for which she has been asked for personal recommendations. If you have interest in either of the following, please contact her via the church office. -- PT Office Administrator: local business seeking 30 hr/wk part-time office administrator to answer phone, format documents, maintain business database, and serve as "first point of contact" with the business. Previous office and customer relations experience needed. -- PT Driver: Local elder seeking a reliable driver to take individual to the gym, grocery store, appointments, and the like.
Christ’s Home has another upcoming event for the community. On August 25th from 3pm to 7pm is Family Fun Day. This event is being held at 800 York Road, Warminster.