TOP OF THE HILL CHURCH NEWS JULY 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
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
There is still time to register for Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School. Children will enjoy an island adventure where they will discover how Jesus rescues us through life’s storms. Shipwrecked is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences where kids see, hear, touch and even taste the adventure. We will also discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life – which are called God sightings. The kids will participate in a mission project, through a program called Operation Kid-to-Kid, that will provide seeds for families in Haiti to grow food. Please pass the word about VBS, the dates are July 9th – 13th, 9am to noon. Contact Karen Stockton for registration information at email@example.com, 315.725.6686 or 315.533.5249. We can use help setting up and taking down the VBS décor. Call Karen for the work schedule.
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. E-Z Strings from the Mohawk Valley Bluegrass Association will be joining us again to play and sing Gospel music.
August 26th – Whitesboro at Waterbury with Pastor Roger preaching.
Sunday School is in recess for the Summer. Fall class starting date will be announced in the September newsletter.
Sunday, July 1st we will share in The Lord’s Supper. The communion servers will be Marcia Cavanaugh and Karen Stockton.
The greeters for this month are Karen Stockton for the 1st; Jan Grunenwald and Karen Stockton on the 8th; Nancy Fay and Karen Fournier for the 15th; Bobbi Masters and Bill Bonville for July 22nd.
Liturgists for July:
1st – Nancy Fay, 8th – Marcia Cavanaugh, 15th – Ingrid Kraeger, 22nd – Doris McCumber
Irina Popov will be on vacation July 8th. Doris MacDonnell will be our guest organist.
Each Sunday we include in our prayer a church within the Presbytery or a ministry connected with the Presbytery. The Prayer Calendar includes for July 1st – Our Church; 8th – College Chaplain Ministry, Hamilton College, Rev. Jeffrey McArn; 15th – Westminster Moriah Olivet Presbyterian Church; 22nd – Church of Christ Uniting, Richfield Springs; 29th – Presbytery Personnel Committee
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.
Birthdays for July:
2nd – Haley Phillips (Karen Fournier’s granddaughter)
3rd – Polly Simmons
9th – Carol Bone
9th – Michael Franz
10th – Karen Stockton
11th – Roger Bone
12th – Sara Call
23rd – Jim Huff
Anniversaries for July:
3rd – Bill & Deb Bonville
7th – Steve & Laura Bulger
(If yours is missed, please let Pastor know.)
Follow Greg and Joanna Jenkins on their Heart Touching Tour 2018 on Facebook by going to the following page: www.facebook.com/GregJenkins1962/ There will be Facebook live broadcasts of two specific events to participate in: S’more Day on Saturday, July 14th from Arizona at 3pm Eastern Time. They would like to have 1,000 S’mores eaten all at the same time across the country! Ice Cream Cone Day on Thursday July 26th from Colorado at 3pm Eastern Time. They are hoping for about 1,000 ice cream cones enjoyed together! Remember to pray for Greg and Joanna as they journey across the US.
Please join us for The Waterbury Church Annual Picnic at the Eastern Star Pavilion on August 19thfrom 10 to 2. Worship begins at 10am then lunch follows right after. Bring a favorite dish of yours to share. E-Z Strings from the Mohawk Valley Bluegrass Association will be coming to play and sing Gospel music as part of the worship service. After eating a large delicious lunch we have a couple hours of great fellowship and games. It’s a great way for all of us to enjoy our friends and relax for a few hours. It is a good time for one and all. The picnic is for the Waterbury family and our friends from the Whitesboro Presbyterian Church. We all have a great time together every year! Come and be part of a wonderful day. All are welcome.
Deacons Notes - $100.00 has been given to the Organ Restoration Project from our “Pennies for People” jar. Also: Bottle donations for the Food Pantry as of 6/7/18 are $68.00. Please be encouraged that our small change does count. Thank you to all who contribute to these two collections.
Donations for the Organ Restoration Project may be given to Deb Bonville or placed on the offering plate using a pew envelope indicating for the organ. The organ will not be available for our worship services beginning July 15th until August 26th. Irina will be playing the piano during that time.
Betty Heeley Huff, a member of Waterbury Church, who resides in Florida, has written a children’s book “I’m Popeye and I’m a Very Special Dog”. Popeye is not on a mission. It never entered his little dog mind that he could help other pets and children. It’s more like he senses where he’s needed. He just plain likes pets and children. In this, his first book, he is adopted and taken to his new home. He adjusts to his two new brothers and a home he cannot see. He is busy finding his way around but has time to meet a boy in a wheelchair and a girl recovering from cancer. Popeye meets a soldier too. His compassion and heart, which are bigger than his body, bring these three into his life for a shared understanding of their disabilities. The book is available through Amazon.com. Popeye, a blind Yorkie/poodle, that Betty adopted from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Tampa Bay, Fl was the inspiration for writing this story. Congratulations Betty on the publication of your first book!
Session Notes, Karen Stockton - Clerk of Session
Pastor Roger and Pat will be on vacation July 30th – August 2nd. For any pastoral emergencies please contact Karen Stockton, Clerk of Session, at 315.533.5249 or 315.725-6686 (cell).