TOP OF THE HILL CHURCH NEWS JUNE 2018
WATERBURY MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
1117 Utica Street, PO Box 747, Oriskany, NY 13424
Sunday Worship 9:55am
THIS IS THE DAY THAT THE LORD HAS MADE
LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT. Psalm 118:24
Sunday, June 3rd we will share in The Lord’s Supper. The communion servers will be Bobbi Masters and Jeanie Walters.
Our organist, Irina Popov, is extending an invitation for us to attend her Music Studio Recital on Sunday, June 3rd, 2pm at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Auditorium, 310 Genesee Street, Utica.
On Sunday, June 10th we will celebrate Children’s Day. The Sunday School will present an introduction to Vacation Bible School – “Shipwrecked Rescued by Jesus” during worship. Join us to find out what the children will learn in Bible Discovery on the first day of our week long adventure. The Children’s Day Envelopes in your offering envelope box will be used for Vacation Bible School expenses. Sunday School is out for the summer to give us time to prepare for Vacation Bible School.
The greeters for this month are Marcia Cavanaugh and Bobbi Masters for the 3rd; Ingrid Kraeger and Jeanie Walters on the 10th; Pat Williams for the 17th; Bobbi Masters and Bill Bonville for June 24th.
Liturgists for June:
3rd – Pat Williams, 10th – Alivia Franz, 17th – Jenile Seelman, 24th – Brandon Allen
If you would like to volunteer as a liturgist, please let Pastor Roger know. He will soon be working on the schedule for July thru December.
Each Sunday we include in our prayer a church within the Presbytery or a ministry connected with the Presbytery. The Prayer Calendar includes for June 3rd – Niccolls Memorial Presbyterian Church, Old Forge; 10th – the Learning Academy; 17th – First Presbyterian Church, Oneida; 24th – the General Assembly, PC (USA)
Sundays at 9:30am there is A Time of Prayer in the Church Office. All are welcome to attend as we raise our voices together in prayer to God.
Mission Sunday is the Second Sunday of each month. Rescue Mission of Utica is June’s Mission on the 12th. Our speaker will be Jim Haid, Executive Director. (Please make your check payable to Waterbury Church. Thank you.)
The Session will meet on Monday, June 11th at 6:30pm in the Worden Room.
Birthdays for June:
2nd – Stevie Bulger (7yrs old)
3rd – Braydon Call (8yrs old)
7th – Alivia Franz (14yrs old)
11th – Greg Jenkins
13th – Jake Grunenwald
19th – Damon Call
20th – Kayla Shafer
21st – Carl Graziadei
22nd– Beverly Allen
23rd – Breana Bulger (9yrs old)
24th – Be Conney
28th – Jeanie Walters
(if yours is missed, please let Pastor know)
Anniversaries for June:
7th – Tom & Pam Deppmeyer
14th – Mike & Megan Absolom
20th – Carl & Kathy Graziadei
24th – Dan & Hope Mayack
30th – Jim & Betty Huff
(if yours is missed, please let Pastor know)
From Jan Grunenwald – The Rummage Sale proceeds so far are $927. A big thank you to all volunteers who set up, worked at the sale, packed up and delivered left-over items. Thanks also to all who donated things for us to sell and those who came and shopped.
And from all of us – Thank you, Jan! This money will be used toward our organ repair.
Pastor Roger will be leading the worship service at the Nelson Welsh Church on June 24th at 7pm. Directions – Proceed 6.1 miles West on Route 20 past Morrisville. Turn left on Welsh Church Road. Proceed .4 miles on Welsh Church Road.
Your Neighbors, Inc. (our May Mission) will be holding their annual BBQ Chicken Drive-in in the parking lot at Zion Lutheran Church on the corner of Burrstone and French Roads Saturday, June 30th beginning at noon (plan to arrive by 1pm). The cost is $7 for half a chicken (no sides). See Pastor Roger for tickets
“Shipwrecked Rescued by Jesus” Vacation Bible School will be held Monday, July 9th – Friday, July 13th from 9am to noon. Preschool children through elementary school kids are welcome to join the fun where they will learn that God has a life-changing message of love for each of us. Middle and High School kids are welcome to join us too as crew leaders and station helpers. Registration forms are available at the church or by contacting Karen Stockton at 315.533.5249 firstname.lastname@example.org. Help is needed to make props, for set up and clean up following VBS. We also need to borrow a few things for props – an inflatable life raft, large sea shells, an anchor and any items that can be used to make a jungle area. If you can help in anyway, please contact Karen Stockton. Please keep VBS in prayer for a good turn out and a fun filled week. Thank you.
At the 11th Annual Women of Worship Awards on May 5th at Harts Hill Inn, Karen Stockton was presented with The Dorothy Fields Jackson Award for exhibiting encouragement, wisdom and support for women, children and anyone trying to accomplish anything of value. Congratulations Karen from your Waterbury Church family!
You are invited to attend the Prayer Group that meets every Wednesday from 9am to 10am in the Thread of Life Thrift Shop, 130 Oriskany Boulevard, Whitesboro, with Pastor Roger and Pastor Victor.
Thank you received from Health Friends (our March Mission) – Your generous donation of $211 has certainly made a positive impact on someone’s health needs. “I was sick, and you cared for me” (Matthew 25:36). Always enjoy my time with all of you! Thanks so much! Chip Hemmel, Executive Director.
And also a thank you from Hall House (our April Mission) – On behalf of YWCA Mohawk Valley, thank you for your generous gift of $253 in support of Hall House and its residents. This 16-bed domestic violence shelter offers a 24/7 confidential safe-haven for victims of domestic violence and their children who have no other alternative but to flee their homes. Your gift also helps provide counseling for victims, advocacy in court, law enforcement, and medical proceedings, and a 24-hour free confidential hotline. Your contribution is an investment in the overall health and safety of our community. We truly appreciate your willingness to partner with us and support our mission. Again, thank you for your continued support. Donors like you make our services possible. Sincerely, Diane Stancato, Chief Executive Officer.
Session Notes by Karen Stockton, Clerk of Session
Summer Worship Schedule with Whitesboro Presbyterian Church
July 29th – Waterbury at Whitesboro with Pastor Victor McKusick preaching.
August 5th – Waterbury at Whitesboro with Pastor Victor preaching.
August 12th – Whitesboro at Waterbury with Pastor Roger preaching.
August 19th – Worship and Picnic together at the Eastern Star Home Pavilion.
August 26th – Whitesboro at Waterbury with Pastor Roger preaching.
Pastor Roger will be in the church office most Fridays from 2-4pm and other times by appointment.