Announcements from Sunday Bulletin (Sunday Oct 21)
Windham Presbyterian Church is a member of the Fellowship of Presbyterians. Each week one of the value statements of the Fellowship is published in our bulletin. This week:
Kingdom Vitality: We believe congregations should vigorously reproduce new missional communities to expand the Kingdom of God.
Office Hours for WPC
The church office will be open Tue. - Thur. 9 am - 2 pm
Pastoral Care for October
Pastor John’s first day in the office will be Monday, October 29. If you have a pastoral emergency before that date, please contact either Aaron Stetson at (603) 930-2573 or Richard Dwyer at (603) 425-6850 or your Deacon.
Prayer Concerns and Praises
- Please continue to pray for Glenn Fuller's cousin Anthony. Let’s all send him cards and notes of love! His address is: Anthony Debonis 7 Railroad Avenue Derry, NH 03038
- Prayers for Bonnie Eckerman as she travels on a 2 week trip to Rwanda with Sally Stuart. Please pray for safety, health and for her family.
- Prayers for Barbara Johnson as she seeks treatment for a benign tumor in her pituitary gland. Jesus is her healer.
Prayer Request Box
Please note the locked wooden Prayer Request box in the back of the sanctuary on the table. If you have a prayer request that you would like the Deacons to pray over, please fill out one the cards in the holder attached to the box. These confidential requests will be retrieved weekly and lovingly prayed over by your Deacon board. There is a place on the card to check if you wish to be contacted or wish your request to be put in the bulletin. Thank you, Your WPC Deacon Board
WPC Financial Report: January 1 through September 30th, 2018 2018 WPC Annual Income Budget: $308,525 Projected Offerings, per the Budget, as of the end of September: $231,394 Total Offerings collected as of the end of September: $202,397
News from Children’s Ministry
Congratulations to Ethan Sudati who will receive the Sunday School Perfect Attendance Award for the month of September! Way to go, Ethan!
Thank you to our Sunday School 2nd Adult Helper volunteers:
Lavinia Miller Christy Donahue Bill Miller Dot Pinet
Teaching God’s Children is one of the most important tasks He can bestow upon us.
Save the Date
Saturday, December 8, 2018 WPC is hosting the Presbytery meeting. We will welcome and feed 80 to 100 people.
In order to do this well, we need many volunteers, from morning greeters to musicians to cooks to clean up. Please set aside a few hours to help out.
Thank you - Session
WPC Phone System Updates
We have upgraded our phone system. Please continue to use 603-432-2150 and follow the voice prompts to either connect or leave a message for the person that you wish to contact. Thank you.
A Book Study on C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity
You are invited to a book study on C. S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity on Monday nights at Windham Presbyterian Church from 7:30 PM until 9 beginning on Monday, October 22nd. Each week we will watch a 20-minute presentation, and then have open discussion about passages from the book and Lewis’ descriptions of faith. The program is eight weeks long, but you do not have to attend every session; they are linked but independent. You will need a copy of the book, which we will read between sessions and discuss during the study.
You may have heard of C. S. Lewis, one of the greatest Christian apologists in recent history, or you may have read Mere Christianity in the past and be trying to remember what about it was so appealing. You may have read his famous allegorical series, The Chronicles of Narnia. Mere Christianity is for anyone who has questions or who wants a clearer understanding of the Christian faith.
Lewis is a rational presenter and at the same time a story teller. His views are nondenominational. His approach is fresh and without clichés. All ages are welcome for good discussion and coffee. Enter through the double-doors, and the meeting room is straight ahead at the top of the stairs (Youth Room).
Christmas Play Season is here!
(Please note the new begin date below.)
It is that fantastic time of year when we get started on the Christmas play! This year we are presenting “The Fourth Wise Man,” the less told story of the wise man who tries to reach Bethlehem in time for Jesus’ birth but is delayed by emergencies along the way. The WPC Players present “The Fourth Wise Man” on Sunday, December 16th, at 4:30 PM. The play will be followed by our lively Christmas party for actors, families and viewers. Practices will be on Sundays at 11:00 AM, starting on October 28th.
(Please note the amended begin date.)
There will be a dress rehearsal on Friday, December 14th at 4:00 PM. There are parts for all sizes and talents! If your child is in second grade or higher, please either email us your child’s name, age, and grade at email@example.com or sign up on the sheet in the hallway at church.
2019 Pledge Drive
The 2019 pledge drive is kicking-off October 21 and will continue through November 25, 'Commitment Sunday.'
The purpose of this effort is to indicate a financial commitment to WPC for 2019 as we begin planning for next year’s budget.
In support of the 2019 pledge drive there will be a story shared each week illustrating how 'WPC goes beyond our four walls' to support the church's vision.
Pledge cards may be found at the entrances of the sanctuary along with a box for submitting the card. All information is kept strictly confidential and viewed exclusively by the church's treasurer.
Thank you for supporting WPC as we plan for 2019!
Get Ready for Operation Christmas Child!
Once again Samaritan’s Purse is organizing the gift-filled shoe boxes to be disbursed to hurting children in over 100 countries. This is their 25-year anniversary of the shoeboxes!! You and your family can help!
Just pick up the Samaritan’s Purse shoe box container in the foyer and fill it with a variety of gifts that would bring delight to a child. Gift ideas include small toys (extra batteries, if needed), school supplies, toothbrushes, t-shirts, socks, sunglasses, etc., and a personal note, if you wish. Please note – no toothpaste, candy, gum, seeds, food, liquids, lotions, vitamins, medications, glass or aerosol cans, war-related items.
The choices are boy or girl ages 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14 yrs. old. The labels and packing information, along with a bookmark for you to keep will be inside each of the shoeboxes. There is a $9. donation to put in the packing information envelope for each box – (Also can be done online).
Please return your box or boxes to the church by Nov. 11th Added bonus this year! Inside each box will be a Beanie Baby stuffed animal donated by a friend of the congregation! You can use this as your WOW gift or just add it to your purchases. If you have young children, what a wonderful way to shop with them and show them how giving can be the best gift of all!