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TOP OF THE HILL CHURCH NEWS APRIL 2020

WATERBURY MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

1117 Utica Street, PO Box 747, Oriskany, NY 13424

315.768.7502  www.waterbury-church.org

 

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 gljoutdoors@aol.com 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

  • Financial Secretary & Treasurer Reports for February were reviewed and accepted.
  • 33 Received Communion on March 1st.
  • Approved Summer Worship with Whitesboro Presbyterian.  Pastor Roger will be contacting Pastor Victor. 
  • VBS planned for the week of July 6th-10th 9am to noon with the program “Rocky Railway, Jesus Power Pulls Us Through” Volunteers are needed. 
  • Commissioned Lay Pastor Covenant approved by Presbytery Committee on Ministry. 
  • Approved replacement of mat at back entrance. A wedge has been placed in the entrance door into the church as a safety feature.
  • Approved heater for front entrance.  This is a donation to Waterbury Church.
  • Policy for Weddings & Funerals.  New policy and procedures will be written. 
  • Approval of Rummage Sale, date to be determined.
  • Approved Afghan Drawing.  Donations may be made in the Worden Room.   Proceeds from afghan drawing will benefit VBS. 
  • Approved Picnic on August 16.   Whitesboro Church will be invited.
  • Lawn Maintenance.  Bid to continue landscaping by J. M. Sampson approved. 

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), graigwen@roadrunner.com

 

 

 

 

   

Waterbury Memorial Presbyterian Church
1117 Utica Street
Oriskany, New York 13424