TOP OF THE HILL CHURCH NEWS MAY 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 continue to be on hold until further notice. Pastor Roger is providing Worship by Way of E-mail for each Sunday. Last Sunday, April 26th, Waterbury hosted Augusta Presbyterian Church for a Facebook Live worship service. It is available on the Waterbury Church Facebook page for your viewing. Another worship service will be scheduled for a future Sunday.
Waterbury Church will be holding a snack bag give-away on Saturday, May 9th at 11am in front of church. The bag will include diced peaches, string cheese, mini pretzels with a napkin and spoon. Our goal is to make 100+ snack bags to distribute in Oriskany to promote the good will of Waterbury in the community.
Thursday, May 7th is this year’s National Day of Prayer. The Presbytery of Utica is inviting each congregation to recognize the day by a unison ringing of their church bells. The plan is for each church to ring its bell 19 times on that day at noon – for Covid-19, as a call to prayer. If you wish to take part in ringing our bell, contact Pastor Roger.
You may send your offering to our Financial Secretary, Deb Bonville, 9169 Olin Rd, Marcy, NY 13403. Thank you.
Our Mission for the month of May is Your Neighbors, Inc. (YNI) which is dedicated to providing quality service and support to people who are frail, elderly or have a disability in their home setting. Volunteers offer friendly visits, medical transportation, supplemental frozen meals and specialized shopping services. Due to the current Covid-19 and its effect on social interactions, YNI has ceased operations at present, but will resume when appropriate. Also, our two teams will resume preparing meals for YNI at that time.
Birthdays for May:
5th – Marilyn Rahn
5th – Julie Thrasher
9th – Joanna Jenkins
10th – Nancy Fay
25th – Darlene Lacell
18th – Heidi Bonville
22nd – Dmitri Boyko (6yrs old)
23rd – Len Pugh
23rd – Kate Williams (12yrs old)
30th – Brody Masters (8yrs old)
31st – Ann Smith
Anniversaries for May:
11th – Les & Grace Henderson
17th – Roger & Carol Bone
22nd – Dr. William & Kathryn Langdon
The Daily Devotional, Our Daily Bread, for June, July, August is now available It is provided at no cost to us by Our Daily Bread Ministries. If you would like one mailed to you, please contact Pastor Roger.
Our Annual Rummage Sale originally planned to be held in May will be rescheduled for a later time.
We received thank you’s for our Chili Day on April 4th. Greg Jenkins received a text from the folks for whom we built a ramp – “Thank you for bringing us the chili. Tell everyone that made it and packaged it so nicely that it was really appreciated, very tasty!!! It was nice to see you, take care and stay healthy! Ron, Shari, & Charlies Bujold”. A very nice thank you card was received. The card wording is “There are people in our lives who are so genuinely kindhearted…” and on the inside “…appreciating them just comes naturally. Thank You”. This is the handwritten note: “When I saw the village sign announcing the Saturday free chili lunch, I smiled on my face and in my heart. How nice of you all. I know this is not the first kind and generous project your group have initiated; and I am sure it won’t be the last. Your chili warmed our tummies and our hearts. Please know you are all very much appreciated and admired. Sincerely, Norma & Randy Bostwick.”
An Easter card was received from Caleb Smith with a thank you for the card that he received. Caleb enjoys receiving and also sending cards. His address is 126 Brookley Road, Rome, NY 13441. Caleb’s picture was in the paper recently with other students from the Upstate Cerebral Palsy Rome Tradewinds Education Center who received gift cards from the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.
Let us pray daily for each other.
Pastor Roger S Williams, 315.768.7115, 315.794-3674 (cell), email@example.com