This Week’s Prayers: (Please submit to Church office or write on sheet in Narthex.)
For Hope and Healing: Bill Creswick, III; Shirley Wolf (friend of John Ekey) colon cancer; Hank Daugherty; Alf Sharman (heart problems); Wallace & Sylvia Muir (friends of John Ekey) with health issues; Tori Sadjian (having surgery on 3/30). For our sympathy at a time of loss:
Gayle Wieand on the passing of her aunt Althea Serge, 4/5/18. Condolences can be sent to Gayle at: 1701 Hillcrest Road, Laverock, PA 19038.
Special Birthday Wishes to Ruth Akers who will be 95 on April 22, 2018. A card will be available to sign. Special Thanks from our members:
“To our church family, I and Jenny wanted to thank our church family for your support, caring, comforting words, and expression of sympathy that we have received. The passing of my Mom was a blessing for her after 98 years of living. For Mom, she is in a better place now. We know that heaven is a wonderfully happy place where no one is sad or angry, or afraid, or alone. No one will be cold or hungry. Her pain and discomfort are no more.
Additionally, I wanted to especially thank Pastor Lorelei for her visit to me while I was hospitalized with shingles (this the day my mom passed). It was appreciated more than she probably knows. And a grateful thank you to those who have followed my progress in healing as my right eye continues to improve. It is warming to our souls to feel the caring and the love that this congregation offers when we are dealing with our individual life challenges. Peace & love to you all, Paul & Jenny”
“Thank you so much for the beautiful Easter plant and Easter basket filled with goodies. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and prayers and Jane Sharman bringing them. Hope to see you all soon. My Love, Ginny Binns”
“I enjoyed Doris’ visit along with her prayers. Thank you.” – Peg Smith
Sunshine Member: Jean Bloom, 2529 Damian Drive, Hatboro, PA 19040. There is a card in the Narthex.
This Week! Sunday, April 15th 9:15 am Sunday School for all ages 10:00 am Coffee Cart and Singing and Ringing 10:30 am Worship 1:00 pm Naranon Executive Board 1:00 pm Sung Kwang Pres. Church 5:00 pm Friendship Meal (Ham & Spring Veggies) Monday, April 16th 9:30 am Keeping Your Balance (No Class, will resume 4/23) 10:30 am Susanna Circle (No Meeting this month, resume in May) 6:30 pm Girl Scouts Wednesday, April 18th 11:00 am After 40: Lenten Bible Study (Lounge) Session 7: The Ministry of the Resurrected Jesus 3:00 pm Sung Kwang Pres. Church 6:30 pm Crossroads Rehearsal Thursday, April 19th 6:30 pm Bells of Praise Rehearsal 7:00 pm Naranon and Narateen Meetings 7:30 pm Chancel Choir Rehearsal Saturday, April 21st 8:00 am Crossroads Rehearsal 4:30 pm ASP Spagetti Fundraiser Dinner Sunday, April 22nd 9:15 am Sunday School for all ages 10:00 am Coffee Cart and Singing and Ringing 10:30 am Worship 1:00 pm Sung Kwang Pres. Church
Announcements & Save the Dates!
Thank you to Jean Pugh for the new altar runner, donated in memory of her husband, R. Graham Pugh, for the Chapel altar. Thank you also to Marilu Skilton for helping to acquire this handmade piece to replace a prior runner which was badly worn and damaged from many years of faithful service. Thank you to members of the Altar Guild Committee for their many years of quiet, devoted service, especially in the decorating and arrangement of our sanctuary these past few weeks. The Palm branches and Easter flowers thru Holy Week bring an extra air of celebration and delight. In total 66 plants adorned the sanctuary on Easter. Please thank the below persons as you are able: Jean Pugh (Chair), Joan Law (Altar Flower Coordinator), Charlotte Benning, Dominick Beben, Cheryl DelSordo, Barbara Keagy, Joyce Mathers, Ruth Roberts, Jane Sharman, Marilu Skilton.
We also give thanks for members of the Visitation Committee who during the holidays of the year, including Easter, deliver gift baskets and cards to our Shut-Ins. These cards and small gifts deeply touch those otherwise bound by their physical environment or limitations. If you would like to join this ministry, contact Marilu Skilton.
New Willow Grove Construction Project: Demolition and construction has begun on new the housing complex on York Road. Over time, there may be traffic restrictions in that area to be aware of, as well as other things. We will attempt to communicate with members information as it becomes available to us. A Ground Breaking Ceremony has been scheduled for Thursday, April 19, from 3:00-5:00pm. The church has granted permission for 25-30 parking spaces to be utilized on the day to guests of this event.
Volunteer needed: In search of someone willing and available to take electronics to a recycle event May 5, 9 am-1 pm at the Warminster Community Park. There are outdated pieces of equipment from the WoRM class that need to be recycled properly. Contact Jenny Hyde if you are able to do this: firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-659-9067.
In the Narthex, you may have noticed, the beautiful pictures that were utilized in last Sunday’s Easter skit. The WoRM students (Kasey Schwalje, Niasha Gwin, Teagan Schwalje) designed and created their own mosaic interpretation of The Resurrection as part of our discussions about Easter in the spring of 2017. The projects took over 2 months to complete. The students created their own colored sand shades by mixing colors we had and they used mustard seeds for a unique texture appearance. Despite that the theme and materials were the same for all, the end results are unique and very expressive.
Lenten/Easter Series in the Adult Sunday School class: This morning the class discussed “The Last Supper: An Artistic Masterpiece. Next week on Sunday, April 22nd, we will address “The Passion of the Christ,” as we continue the series. The Adult Bible Study meets each Sunday morning from 9:15 to 10:00 am, in the Chapel. Everyone is encouraged and invited to attend.
Saturday, April, 21st - ASP Spaghetti Fundraiser: Our Appalachia Service Project (ASP) Mission Team will have a spaghetti dinner on Sat, April 21st from 4:30pm-7:00pm, to raise money for their July 14-21, 2018 trip to Kentucky. The suggested donation for the dinner is: $10.00 for adults ages 16+; $5 for kids/young adults ages 6-16; free for 5 yrs and under. ASP is a Christian ministry with a mission to make homes “warmer, safer, and drier” while providing a transformational service experience for volunteers. Space are still available on the mission team. See Nicole Durchsprung or Sue Mathers with questions.
Aldersgate Lease Update: On Sunday, April 8th, John McCarthy (Trustees Chair) informed the congregation that the lease renegotiation with “Aldersgate” (legally know as Upper Moreland Youth and Drug Council) has now been formally completed, as of 4/3/18. The lease is for a 3-year term and will net approximately $24,000 annually, and $12,000 in 2018. He invited and reminded the congregation that Sunday, April 22nd is Consecration Sunday, in which members and friends are invited to return their 2018 Pledge Cards and make a formal and prayerful commitment of financial support to the WGUMC ministry.
New Audio/Visual & Homebound Ministry emerging: It has been the dream of the Pastor for some time, to make our Sunday Worship more available and accessible to both our homebound members and others unable to be physically present on Sunday mornings. This dream was prompted by numerous pastoral care situations, and has included a dream to update our audio recording equipment, secure new visual recording equipment and utilize additional internet and streaming technology as a means to share the music, message and prayers of our Worship. Soon, we will be looking to train new sound technicians, build an audio/visual team, and secure additional equipment to launch this ministry. If you have any interest, contact Gayle Wieand.
WGUMC to host Tuesday, April 17 Basic Sexual Ethics Clergy Training: On behalf of the Board of Ordained Ministry, Eastern PA Conference, WGUMC will welcome Dr. Angela McNeil (MFT) of Road2Rest Therapeutic Services, to lead a day-long workshop entitled, “I Sound Like My Parent: Understanding How Family Systems Impact Your Ministry”. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED, to provide hospitality. Please contact the office to help.
Philomusica Chorale presents “Happy Birthday, Lenny!” on Sat. May 19 & Sun. May 20 in honor of the great Leonard Bernstein, who would have been 100 years old in August. Featured works will include both Broadway and classical works with chamber orchestra – including the Chichester Psalms, West Side Story, Mass, Candide and other