This Week’s Prayers: (Please submit to Church office or write on sheet in Narthex.)
For Hope and Healing: Ruth Ranck (friend of Diane Dilks) on the death of her husband Doyle; Dot Knauss (recovering from bad virus); Jane Gagnon fell on ice on 1/9, currently recovering at Wesley Enhanced Living, Doylestown; Jo Jo, a friend of Pam Cooper; Ginny Binns, shoulder dislocated (on bed rest); Margaret Smith (had a fall on 12/20); many friends and family of Jennifer Thornton.
For our sympathy at a time of loss:
For Blanche Erwin on the loss of her sister-in-law, Janet Erwin.
For John Ekey on the loss of his friend, Dottie Smedley.
For Charles Sievers on the death of his dear friend Mrs. Emily Rollins (90), owner/coordinator of Emmanuel House in North Philadelphia. Her funeral was held Friday, January 19th at New Vision UMC.
The family of Margarita Nieto on the loss of her niece. Condolences can be sent to Margarita at: 2830 Lamott Avenue, Willow Grove, PA 19090.
The family of Fred P. Vandegrift who passed away on Sunday afternoon, December 17th. Individuals wishing to share their condolences with the family can forward these to: The Rev. Sharon Vandegrift, 424 W. State Street, Media, PA 19063.
Note of Thanks & Remembrance:
“Dear Friends at Willow Grove United Methodist Church, thank you for remembering me with the Poinsettia and the gift at Christmas time. They were much appreciated. Love in Christ, Mary Foster”
Hank Daugherty wrote: “I would like to thank and praise God for all family and friends of WGUMC who have been praying for me. My recovery has gone well but according to the doctors and therapists, I have reached a plateau over which I must now pass for continued recovery. I would appreciate it if prayers continue to be lifted up for me and that I may be able again to be in His service. With Thanksgiving, Peace, Hank Daugherty”
New Address: Ann Newberry, The Landing at Willow Grove, 1120 York Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090
Area Churches Praying for Each Other: Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church, 300 South York Road, Hatboro, PA 19040 Sunshine Member: Bud Broughton, 1515 The Fairway, Apt. 461B, Rydal, PA 19046
This Week! Monday, January 22nd 9:30 am Keeping Your Balance 6:30 pm Girl Scouts Wednesday, January 24rd 3:00 pm Sung Kwang Pres. 6:30 pm Crossroads Rehearsal Thursday, January 25th 6:30 pm Bells of Praise 7:30 pm Chancel Choir 7:30 pm Naranon & Narateen Meetings Saturday, January 27th 8:00 am Crossroads Rehearsal Sunday, January 28th 9:15 am Sunday School 10:00 am Coffee Cart and Singing & Ringing 10:30 am Worship 1:00 pm Sung Kwang Pres. Church
Announcements & Save the Dates!
Our Friendship Meal is Sunday, January 21st with Winter Foods of soups, stews, casseroles and desserts. Our December 17th was a great success with 125 in attendance and plenty of great food to go around.
Pastor Continuing Education: Pastor Lorelei will be away at the UMC LEAD Conference, beginning this evening, January 21st and returning on Friday evening, January 26th. She will be accessible by cell phone at 267-326-3682.
What is Keeping Your Balance? This is a Monday morning ½ hour exercise class, from 9:30-10am, that was started to address the fear and concern a number of elder members had (or whose friends had) around “losing their balance” and falling. With the winter brings fearful weather conditions. What can be done? Can such “falls” be prevented? Come join this lively class led by Eliane Carr, strengthen your core muscles, fellowship, and work to address your fears. The class is free, open to all and resumes January 8th in Fellowship Hall.
CHRISTMAS OFFERING THANK YOU! Pastor Lorelei and the Finance Committee would like to thank the entire congregation for its generous and sacrificial giving this Christmas season. As a result of your generosity, WE HAVE ENDED THE 2017 YEAR IN THE BLACK! While we still have work to do to create greater fiscal stability and ensure our long-term future, this season’s giving has shown the meaning of our WGUMC ministry and your faith in its continued future. THANK YOU!
Collecting for future projects: We are collecting buttons for a summer project at Camp Innabah and for a Sunday School project. We need the kind that are flat with holes (2 or 4 holes) any color. A container will be in the first floor entrance. Thank you to Chuck and Barb Staley and to Joe and Terri Soltis for their donations.
Up Coming Administrative and Ministry Meetings:
Tuesday, January 30th 7:30 pm – SPR Mtg.
Wednesday, January 31st 7:00 pm – Church Council Mtg.
Thursday, February 1st 12:00 noon – Merry Widows
Thursday, February 8th 11:00 am – Doers
Sunday, February 11th 12:00 pm – Worship, Arts Mtg
Tuesday, February 13th 7:00 pm – New Initiatives Task Force
WGUMC returns to Kentucky for Appalachia Service Project (ASP) July 14-21, 2018. Save the date! Contact Sue Mathers or Dave Abbott for details. Registration and fees to follow.
Information regarding Snow & Weather-Related Closings: Decisions about holding Sunday services will be made by 6:00 am Sunday morning. Please call the church office for a message on the voicemail, and check your email for a message from the church. You can also check the church Facebook page and/or website. KYW News Radio and CBSPhilly.com will be called and notified in extreme circumstances – but should be a last resort for members to ascertain closure announcements. Info. related to cancellations of small group ministry and rehearsals should be directed to the coordinator or leader of that group. The church office will follow the Upper Moreland School District schedule related to closure or delayed openings (i.e. If a 2-hour delay is called, the church office will open at 11 am.)
In The Community!
PHILOMUSICA Chorale has its 2nd performance of its mid-winter concert entitled “Lands of the Midnight Sun” this afternoon, Sunday, January 21st (4pm) at Christ’s Lutheran Church, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, Oreland. Featuring music from Norway, Iceland, Finland, Estonia, Russia and Lithuania – tickets can be purchased at the door for $25. See Gayle Wieand or Wendy Erslev for more info.
Don’t forget to root for the home team! FLY EAGLES FLY! Sunday, January 19, 6:40pm