TOP OF THE HILL CHURCH NEWS NOVEMBER 2017
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 AT 2AM DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS – TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK 1 HOUR!!
ALL SAINTS SUNDAY November 5th
All Saints Day is the day Christians give thanks for all good people God has placed in their lives, especially those who are already with God in heaven. The custom of commemorating all the martyrs of the Church on a single day goes back at least to the third century. All Saints Day celebrates not only the martyrs and saints, but for all the people of God, living and dead, who together form the mystical body of Christ. It is a day for remembering and giving thanks that as we gather around the Lord’s table we are joined by all those who have gone before and those who will come after. We are already part of the communion of Saints.
The scheduled communion servers for Sunday are Julie Thrasher and Len Pugh.
During the worship service we will be receiving Nancy Fay as a member of Waterbury Church. There will be a reception in the Worden Room after worship to welcome her into our church fellowship.
The greeters for this month are Marcia Cavanaugh and Ginger Leigh for November 5th, Doris & Mark McCumber for the 12th and 19th, Karen Fournier and Beverly Allen for the 26th.
Liturgists for November: 5th – Sharon Wolanin, 12th – Gavin Franz, 19th – Carl Graziadei, 26th – Doris McCumber.
Each Sunday we include in prayer a church within the Presbytery or a ministry connected with the Presbytery. The Prayer Calendar includes for November 5th – Committee on Preparation for Ministry; 12th – First Presbyterian Church, Westernville; 19th – Clergy, CLP serving congregations and our ALP and Honorable Retired Clergy; 26th – First Presbyterian Church, Whitesboro
Mission Sunday is the 12th. Waterbury Church Food Pantry/Emergency Fund is November’s Mission.
Each Sunday before our worship service begins, we will meet in the church office at 9:40am for a Time of Prayer. All are welcome to attend as we raise our voices together in prayer to God.
Our next Session meeting will be held on Monday, November 13th at 6:30pm in the Worden Room.
Sunday School is available to all children each Sunday during worship (following Jake’s message). Volunteers are needed to teach, if you are interested please contact Karen Stockton email@example.com or 315.533.5249.
The Deacons will be providing 2 Thanksgiving meals to local families. Please help by choosing a food item off the special bulletin board while you are in church. The last day to bring in items will be Sunday, November 19th.
Christmas poinsettias will be $6 each again this year. All orders are due to Kathy Graziadei by Sunday, December 3rd. Forms will be available in back of the sanctuary to indicate if the plant is in memory or in honor of a loved one.
Birthdays for November:
14th – Paige Rolletta (Pam & Tom Deppmeyer’s daughter)
19th – Marcia Cavanaugh
24th – Roger G Williams (Pastor’s son)
24th – Liam Absolom (6yrs old)
29th – Pam Deppmeyer
(if I missed yours, please let me know)
Anniversaries for November:
21st – Brandon & Laura Allen
(if I missed yours, please let me know)
Waterbury Church and Whitesboro Presbyterian Church will worship together for a Thanksgiving Worship Service at the Whitesboro Church, corner of Main and Elm Streets, on Wednesday, November 22nd at 7pm. Pastor Roger will be sharing a Thanksgiving message.
Christmas Eve this year is on Sunday. There will be our regular morning worship on December 24thbeginning at 9:55am and the annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service at 6:30pm.
We need to thank each and everyone of you that always seem to come through for us whenever we have a church dinner or whatever has to be done at the church. We have such a great time working together! You are such a special group of people! We made $848.00. First of all our kitchen help – Len, Mark, Karen M., Julie and Kathy. Then also our servers – Marcia, Ashley, Ingrid, Nikki and Rowland, our dessert people – Dolores, Pat, Jan and Doris, and then Keith who keeps everything flowing perfectly at the door. Then last but not least Harry who is a jack of all jobs – stairlift, running, lifting and anything needed! Without this group of workers none of our dinners would be the successes they are. Thank you so very much everyone of you, Bobbi. P.S. you’ll never know how much I appreciate you all.
Thank you, Bobbi – without you we would not have been able to have the Golumpki Dinner. Your efforts were greatly appreciated!
The Session has approved to have a brochure produced to introduce our church to visitors. If you are interested in helping with this project, please let Pastor Roger know.
Once again we are offering an opportunity to dedicate a bulletin for Sunday Worship for a birthday, anniversary, in memory of a loved one, in honor of a loved one…for any reason you wish. The donation is $10. There is a new supply of bulletins for the coming seasons to choose from on the table in back of the sanctuary. Your dedication will be acknowledged in the bulletin for that Sunday. Please see Karen Mesick if you are interested. Please order at least 3 weeks in advance.
Pastor Roger wishes to thank his church family for the gift certificate and card he received for Pastor Appreciation Month. He sincerely appreciates your loving kindness.
The Presbytery of Utica will hold its next meeting on November 28th at 10am at Stone Presbyterian Church, Clinton.
Our Daily Bread devotional for December, January, February is available on the table in the back of the sanctuary. They are provided free of charge by Our Daily Bread Ministries to our church.
From First Presbyterian Church, 1605 Genesee Street, Utica, 732-5112
It is time for Thanksgiving! First Presbyterian Church, Utica, together with many area churches and organizations, are making plans to serve the 39th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Our goal is to serve everyone who needs a meal, companionship, and neighborly love on this day of thanks. A complete family style dinner is served at the church or delivered to those who are homebound. Nothing goes to waste. The meal leftovers are shared at Hope House the day after Thanksgiving. This important community-wide dinner is only possible through the generous donation of time, food and financial contributions by many individuals, businesses, civic and religious organizations in this area. We would like to offer you the opportunity to support the 2017 dinner. We are appreciative of any donations you are able to make of time, money, and supplies.
From First Presbyterian Church, 304 Broad Street, Oneida
Festival of Christmas 2017 9am – 3pm; Luncheon 11:30am – 1:30pm Chicken & Biscuits with all the trimmings; Shoppes – Antiques & Collectibles, Aunt Polly’s Pantry, Gingerbread Sweet Shoppe, Harriet’s Boutique, Nutcracker Sweet Shoppe, Pins & Needles, Snow Goose; Drawing – “Colors of Christmas” Quilt or “Black River Canal” an original painting by Rom Donegan, donation 1 for $2.00 or 3 for $5.00
From Oneida County Habitat for Humanity (our August mission)
To our friends at Waterbury Memorial Presbyterian Church, Thank you for your generous donation of $207. Your donation will go a long way to providing safe, decent and affordable homes for those who otherwise could not afford one. Blessings and Warm Wishes, Louis LaBella Executive Director and Cathy Rzeszot
You are invited to join Pastor Roger and Pastor Victor for the Whitesboro Presbyterian Church Prayer Group that meets Wednesdays from 9am to 10am in the Thread of Life Thrift Shop, 130 Oriskany Boulevard, Whitesboro.
Pastor Roger will be in the church office most Fridays from 2-4pm and other times by appointment.
Find Waterbury Church on Facebook at Waterbury Memorial Presbyterian Church – Oriskany.