Prayer Power Bob Shaffer Joanne Carter M i d
VIRGINIA WINGARD MEMORIAL UMC
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Our Mission: to proclaim Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, and to make disciples
through loving outreach, lively worship, quality care, and exciting education.
February 18, 2015
Top Ten List: THINGS YOU CAN TAKE ON FOR THE LENTEN SEASON
“O my God, in you I trust, for you are the God of my salvation.”
Psalm 25:2, 5
Try an electronic fast. Give up TV, texting, tweeting, e-mail and all things
electronic for one day every week (or everyday of Lent!). Use the time to read
Start a prayer rhythm. Say a prayer every time you brush your teeth, hear an
ambulance, or check your e-mail. Before you call or text someone, pray for
Read one chapter in the Bible each day. (Matthew's a good book to start
with. Psalms, too.)
Forgive someone who doesn't deserve it (maybe even yourself.)
Give up soft drinks, fast food, tea or coffee. Give the money you save to a
local charity, the church or others in crisis.
Create a daily quiet time. Spend 30 minutes a day in silence and prayer.
Cultivate a life of gratitude. Write someone a thank you letter each week and
be aware of how many people have helped you along the way.
Be kind to someone each day.
Pray for others you see as you walk to and from classes or drive to and from
work or those you see while shopping.
Volunteer one hour or more each week with a local shelter, tutoring program,
nursing home, prison ministry, food pantry, or other local mission.
Prayer Line: 772-0794 X 110 or [email protected]
Immediate Prayer List for currently ill...
Please include in your daily devotions all Shut-ins and others we hold dear to our hearts.
Expanded Prayer lists are available on the door of Room 206 and the display rack in the Welcome Center.
8:30 AM Sunday Service
Monta Avera, Ann Cannon
Tammy Grey, Patty Hawkins
11:00 AM Sunday Service
Betsy & Ken Nunnery
Edward & Jeannie Abston
Pastor: Scott W. Smoak
Pastor Emeritus: Rev. Eugene Holmes
Director of Program: Tammy Grey
Director of Music, Organist: Greg Boatwright
Pianist: Winifred Goodwin
Dir. of Finance & Admin.: Carolyn Jackson
Secretary: Gloria Spires
E-mail: [email protected]
February 22, 2015 ~ 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM
Rev. Scott Smoak
“Back To The Wilderness”
Sunday, February 22
8:30 AM - Contemporary Worship
9:30 AM - Sunday School
11:00 AM - Traditional Worship
8:00 PM - Dutch Square AA
Monday, February 23
10:00 AM - Daytime Fellowship - AC
8:00 PM - AA Study Group
Tuesday, February 24
10:00 AM - Quilting Group
Wednesday, February 25
12:00 PM - Lenten Lunch - Westminster Presbyterian
6:00 PM - Dinner
6:30 PM - The Net
7:00 PM - Chancel Choir Rehearsal
8:00 PM - Dutch Square AA
Thursday, February 26
7:00 PM - Lessie McEntire Circle
Friday, February 27
8:00 PM - Dutch Square AA
Saturday, February 28
10:00 AM - SAFY - Foster Parent Trng. - AC
FACTS & FIGURES
February 15, 2015
Combined Worship Attendance
....in memory of E.T. Smith to BRAC by
....in memory of Charles Wilbur and Vonda
Hoagland to the Budget by Kay Riley.
....in memory of Herb Chambers to the
Music Fund by Elaine & Bill Simpson. To the
Budget by Kay Riley & Charles & Frances
....in memory of Pierce Liles to the Budget
by Bob & Barbara Borom; Bob & Ina Porter;
Kay Riley; Robert & Chris Carlson; Charles
& Frances Hill; Thomas C. Stocks; David &
Jackie Durham; Ken & Betsy Nunnery.
Mark Your Calendars
Annual Church Picnic
& Egg Hunt
Sunday March 29th ~
3:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM
Saluda Shoals ~ Red Bud Pavillion
Come join us for a cookout, fellowship,
games, face painting, and an Egg Hunt for
Egg Cartons Needed for St. Andrews UMC
For Pantry Project
Place empty egg cartons in “Egg Carton”
box in Welcome Center kitchen. Thanks for
Community Lenten Services
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Wednesday, February 25th - March 25th
12:00 Noon ~ Light Lunch ~ $2.00
Virginia Wingard will host on March 18th .
You are invited to be a part of these special
Services each Wednesday. Each week one of
the community churches will lead the Service.
Come and share in this special worship time.
GET YOUR RUNNING SHOES ON!!
Virginia Wingard MUMC has a team for the
2015 Color Run in Columbia on March 28th!
Registration is open. Cost $35 per person for a
team! Go to www.thecolorrun.com/columbia
to register. Join the team VWMUMC! Let
Tammy or Scott know if you are joining the
team and/or have any questions!
Daytime Fellowship Meeting
Monday, February 23, 2015
10:00 AM - Activity Center
Speaker: Diane Mull, Alumni Director
Columbia International University
You are invited to attend and learn more
about the college.
The Palmetto Mastersingers
Presents Annual Festival of Choirs
Friday, March 6th ~ 7:30 p.m. ~
First Baptist Church, 1306 Hampton Street
The Ballentine Elementary School Choir, the
Columbia College Choir, and the S.C. Baptist
Singing Churchmen join the Mastersingers for
an evening of sacred music and lively
spirituals. Tickets are $10 and are available
from Michael Stroupe and Charles Hill, at
www.palmettomastersingers.org, or at the
door on the night of the performance.
Stations of the Cross
This year during Holy Week we
will experience a Stations of the
Cross Journey. This is a journey
taken to help us remember and
meditate upon the scenes of
Christ’s suffering and death. This will be an
individual prayer journey. We will have a
sign up for individuals, families, Sunday
School classes or groups to design a station
during Lent. These stations will consist of
scripture and visual representation of the
scene you are constructing. Use your
creativity and gifts God has given you to
express your station for others to
experience. Preparing a station can be a
wonderful spiritual experience during Lent
itself. We will also be asking for volunteers
to man the stations during the time it is
open. If you have any questions, please see
BIBLE STUDY FOR LENT
Beginning Wednesday February 25th our
Adult Net program will resume. Dinner at
6 p.m. followed by a Lenten Bible Study led
by John Adams. Dinner will be pizza, salad
and dessert. The study will be “Thank God
It’s Thursday” (Encountering Jesus at the
Lord's Table as if for the Last Time). We
hope you will take time during this Lenten
season to attend.
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Expression of Sympathy to...
...Miriam Ford on the death of her sister,
Myrtle Brunson of Sumter, SC.