TOP OF THE HILL CHURCH NEWS APRIL 2020
WATERBURY MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1117 Utica Street, PO Box 747, Oriskany, NY 13424
THIS IS THE DAY THAT THE LORD HAS MADE
LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT. Psalm 118:24
Worship Services will not be held until further notice. Pastor Roger is providing Worship by Way of E-Mail each Sunday. We will have our Easter Celebration the first Sunday back worshiping together. A hymn by Avery and Marsh tells us “Every morning is Easter from now on! Every day’s resurrection day, the past is over and gone!”
Waterbury Church will sponsor a Chili Day Drive By, Greet, Grab and Go in the village park on Park Ave, Oriskany, Saturday, April 4th from 12-1:30pm.
You may send your offering to our Financial Secretary, Deb Bonville, 9169 Olin Rd, Marcy, NY 13403. Thank you.
If you are under self-quarantine, Greg and Joanna Jenkins have volunteered to make runs to get essential items for you. Greg’s e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 315-416-3200. Also Dayna Franz has volunteered 315-796-1710.
Birthdays for April
4th – Bill Bonville
10th – Dan Mayack
12th – Ken Mumpton
14th – Karen Mesick
14th – Sharon Wolanin
17th – Heidi Deppmeyer Weimer
17th – Maggie Call (12yrs old)
19th – Gavin Franz (13yrs old)
21st – Wanda Elble
24th – Jennifer Campbell
27th – Michael Smithling (13yrs old)
27th – Art Durando
28th – Dolores Pugh
30th – Evan Absolom (5yrs old)
Anniversaries for April
21st – Greg & Joanna Jenkins
24th – Reg & Marilyn Rahn
The Annual One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) Offering will be received after we have returned to worship together. Although the OGHS equally supports three programs dealing separately with hunger, economic self-development of people and disaster assistance, we’re more familiar with the third program. Especially since Presbyterian Disaster Assistance granted $7,500 and sent a Response Team representative to assist with our local flooding last Halloween.
A Thank You was received from New Hope Children’s Home (January Mission) for our $225 donation for their ministry in Arequipa, Peru.
From Presbyterian Mission Engagement & Support: “As you engage with Presbyterian Mission, you participate in bringing this message of Jesus alive to empower God’s people not only to feed their bodies, but also their souls. On behalf of Presbyterian Mission, please allow me to express our appreciation to you, your pastor, session, and congregation for your gracious and faithful support. On February 12, 2020, we received $60.00 for 102 Shared Mission Support. Yours in Christ, Lynne Foreman, Mission Engagement Advisor.”
Our Annual Rummage Sale originally planned in May will be rescheduled for a later date.
Hilites of March 10th Session Meeting by Marcia Cavanaugh, Clerk of Session
COVID-19 Prayer Concerns: For people who are infected with COVID-19 or facing quarantine; for people at higher risk of developing the disease; for medical professionals, caregivers, and researchers responsible for fighting the new coronavirus; for leaders responsible for making decisions about the virus; for grocery store workers and delivery drivers; for families adjusting to new way of life; for business owners and families facing financial stress; for the disease to stop spreading.
Let us pray daily for each other.
Pastor Roger S Williams, 315.768.7115, 315.794-3674 (cell), email@example.com