Main Street Church E-Spire A Weekly Electronic Letter from Main

Main Street Church E-Spire
A Weekly Electronic Letter from Main Street
April 9, 2015
This week in Worship: Pastor Clay will present the message My Lord and My God based on John 20:19-31.
Sunday Schedule
8:30 am
Informal Worship Service
9:30 am
Sunday School for Children & Youth
9:45 am
Sunday School for Adults
11:00 am
Traditional Worship Service
Opportunities for Mission and Ministry:
Coming Next Week in Worship
Pastor Clay would like everyone to read this passage through the week:
Luke 24: 36-48 What does this passage say
about God? About following Jesus? Read it slowly. Spend some time with it this week.
Ruth Graham to be Speaker for National Day of Prayer
The second annual national Day of Prayer with a catered luncheon and program will be held as an ecumenical community
observance at 11:30 am on May 7 in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church, Waynesboro. The message by Ruth
Graham, the keynote speaker, will question: “How Did Jesus Pray?” Jay Daniels from 90.1 Spirit FM radio will be guest
musician. The program is being coordinated by the Augusta Baptist Association. Reservations should be made before
April 30. To make a reservation, checks for $10/person should be made payable to First Baptist Church—Waynesboro;
please add a reference to PRAYER on the memo line. Give or mail your check before April 30 to Lynn Markin, 1039
South Winchester Avenue, Waynesboro, VA 22980. For additional information, contact her at 540-480-9913. Seating will
be limited for this community event.
Children’s Ministry
For the following announcements, contact Mandy Williams (Children’s Ministry Director) at 942-1179 or
[email protected] to sign up or for questions.
Serving in Children’s Church on Sunday: Mandy Williams and Julie Conner
Serving next week in Children’s Church: Laurie Lafferty and Julie Conner
Youth Ministry
For the following announcements, contact Tracy Straight (Youth Ministry Director) at [email protected] or 241-4670
for questions concerning youth activities.
· Youth Night this Sunday, 5:30—7:30 pm
· The youth will meet at Augusta Expo for the Stop Hunger Now event on Saturday, April 18, at 9:50 am so that we can
be ready to start at 10:00 am. Wear your Main Street Youth t-shirt and a hat. You must provide your own transportation.
Coming Soon! UMW Yard Sale & Bazaar
Save the Date April 25, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
This is your opportunity to donate your unneeded household items and books (less than 10 years old) to the UMW Yard
Sale & Bazaar. Please deliver your items to the church on Friday, April 24. The yard sale does NOT include large
exercise equipment, furniture or clothing. Please remember to include any crafts or art work that you have created, as
well as baked goods from your kitchen. This is your chance to make spring housecleaning a contribution to the work of
Main Street United Methodist Women. If you have any questions, please contact Judy von Bernuth, 540-946-0023 or
[email protected] Thank you for your participation in this event!
Birthing Kits
Little things mean a lot — especially when those little things are brought together as United Methodist Committee on
Relief (UMCOR) kits. Birthing kits are among the items most requested by our overseas partners each year. All you need
to do is to write a check payable to UMW for $9.00, put birthing kit on the memo line, and drop it in the collection plate.
The Social Concerns Circle will purchase the materials and assemble the kits. Thank you very much! The need is great!
Stop Hunger Now Event, April 18
April 18, LARCUM churches will participate in putting together meals for the hungry in the world at Expo for Stop Hunger
Now. Main Street will be raising $2500 for the meals. If you make out a check, please make it out to Main Street and
note on the memo line of the check and the envelope that the money is designated for Stop Hunger Now. If you plan to
participate on April 18, please sign your connection card. You will need to be at Augusta Expo and ready to begin at 10:00
am. Please wear a hat.
Church Softball
There will be church softball at Barrenridge Fields on Sunday, April 12 from 4:00-6:00 pm at the lower field and on April 19
from 4:00-6:00 pm at the upper field. Please mark your calendar for May 11-17 when our church will be responsible for
the concession stand.
Job Opening
It is with regret that we announce that Lisa Meehan will be resigning as one of our Administrative Assistants. She will be
taking a full-time position here in Waynesboro. If you are interested in applying for the Administrative Assistant position,
please contact the Staff/Parish Relations Committee. This is a part-time position. The position will be advertised in the
local newspapers soon.
Prayer Concerns 4/12/15
Carol Ambler – breast cancer
Kristin and Jeff Ammons – Loss of Kristin’s mother
Pat and Jim Ammons – Loss of Pat’s mother
Joseph Barbera – continuing issues
Jim Bennett – surgery 3/26 for brain tumor
Mary Bitner – problems with shoulder
Becky Comer – difficulties with brain surgery
Evelyn Cotton - laryngitis
Martha Custard
Bonnie Cutright Family – passed away 3/25
Bruce Diaz Family
Fran – back and hip issues
Joe Glick – back surgery 3/20, home
Raymond Hanger – blood clot in leg
Cheri Hanshaw – bone marrow donor for her daughter, Nancy Marion
Pat Hurley – Tom Steele’s sister, battling melanoma
Bertie Johnson – depression
Sheila Keenan – broken hip
Jim Kitts
Chris Kwiecien – chemo complete, now radiation
Larry – Bertie Johnson’s brother, chemo
Faye Branch Leonhardt Family – died 3/15
Sharon Liebenrood – MS complications
Maddie – medical issues; no diagnosis
Nancy Marion – bone marrow transplant went well, continued prayers
Suzanne McNeary – serious heart problems
Ron Nahay – chest pain, undetermined cause
Our Nation
Wilda Parson - cancer
Chrystal Plaugher – family issues
Rob – Lynn Pruett’s son-in-law, loss of mother
Jay Ramsey – colon cancer diagnosis
Chris Scherer
Edith Schleicher – blood clots in left leg
Edith Schleicher and family – death of brother 3/13
Mary Simmons – dealing with being alone with James’ passing
Tabby Steed
Steve and Marissa – unborn baby has heart on wrong side, surgery at birth
Wes Summerfield – home, doing well
Lisa Whitlock Family
Johnny Wood - chemo
Sheila Woosley – declining MS