CHOIR DIRECTOR AND ORGANIST SEARCH
Due to the recent resignation of our choir director and organist/pianist we are currently searching for replacements.
Vacation Bible School a Great Success
Vacation Bible School was held June 24th thru June 28th this year. Three churches: Waynesboro Church of the Brethren, Christ Methodist and the Lutheran church, all located on Church Street, went together to provide Bible School to our young people. Bible School was held at the Lutheran Church and was open to youngsters age three thru sixth grade. We had a great attendance of approximately 80 children who came to learn about Jesus and to enjoy the festivities. Bible School always opened up with a prayer and a meal for the children and their parents. The nights agenda included an opportunity to engage in science, crafts, games, drama and of course snacks throughout the evening. Bible School ended each evening with a get-together and a summary of the evenings activities. The theme each night was centered around water; adventure on the water, acceptance on the water, joy on the water, peace on the water and rest on the water. The theme Rolling River Rampage was a great success!
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CELEBRATION OF 60 YEARS OF MUSIC
The celebration of Janet Smedley's 60 years of playing the organ and piano for our church family took place Sunday, May 20th in the fellowship hall. The Sunday service preceding the celebration was inspiring both in message and in music. The meal following was catered by G.T. Catering Service of Blue Ridge Summit of whom we received many good comments about their food and their service. Memories of Janet were recalled by Bing Fleagle, Wayne Knepper, Patti Divelbiss and Jesse Miles. Sandy Koziel presented a gift of two wall pictures depicting a "note" on each with a background consisting of the words to "Amazing Grace" and "Come Thou Fount". She was also presented a love offering, a vase of red roses and a table runner depicting various song notes. Pastor John read several hand written letters from past pastors who were unable to attend. There were various articles, past pictorial directories, and pictures on the stage that everyone could browse. The hall was filled with Janet's family, friends and acquaintances. A good time was had by all...especially Janet! Many thanks to the Women's Ministry for organizing this event for Janet.
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There is a new Visitor Center in the Church Lobby!! Many thanks to Max Creager for his wonderful contribution to our church. The Center is located beside the church library and under the large bulletin board. Visitors will be encouraged to stop by the Visitor Center so we can get to know them better, give them a church brochure, a list of upcoming activities, and a small gift to take with them. It is our hope that representatives from the Leadership Team, Deacon Body, and all Commissions will select volunteers to be at the Center at least one month out of the year. The Center will be open every Sunday morning immediately following worship service for approximately 10 to 15 minutes depending on how many worshippers are present. Women’s Ministry will be at the Center during the month of April. We want to make our visitors feel as welcomed as possible and this will take a total church effort. Just remember, “and they will know us by our love, by our love, and they will know that we are Christians by our love.” Thanks to all!
M / 9: Witness Comm. - 11:00 a.m.
M / 9: Women’s Ministry - 6:30 p.m.
TU/10: Leadership Team-6:45 p.m.
W /11: Prayer Session - Chapel -10:00-10:45a.m.
TH/12: TOPS - 8:15 a.m.
SU/15: Pew Communion
M /16: Church History Committee -1:00-3:00 p.m.
TH/19: TOPS - 8:15 a.m.
W /25: Prayer Session - Chapel -10:00-10:45 a.m.
TH/26: TOPS - 8:15 a.m.
TH 1: TOPS - 8:15 a.m.
SU/ 5: Women’s Ministry Church Service
TU/ 7: Nurture Team - 6:45 p.m.
W / 8: Prayer Session - Chapel -10:00-10:45 a.m.
TH/ 9: TOPS - 8:15 a.m.
W /15: Senior Citizen Day @ Camp Eder
TH/16: TOPS - 8:15 a.m.
W /22: Prayer Session - Chapel -10:00-10:45 a.m.
TH/23: TOPS - 8:15 a.m.
TH/30: TOPS - 8:15 a.m.
WOMEN'S MINISTRY EVENTS