Announcements from Sunday Bulletin (Sunday Feb 18)
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:
Leadership Velocity: We believe the work of identifying and developing gospel-centered leaders is critical for the church, and a great leadership culture is risk-taking, innovative, and organic.
Office Hours for WPC
The church office will be open Tue. - Thur. 9 am - 2 pm
Pastor Dallas' Office Hours: Pastor Dallas will be on vacation 2/19 through 2/26. In the event of an emergency please contact Aaron Stetson or your deacon.
Prayer Concerns and Praises
- Continued prayers for Cindy Harrington who has been diagnosed with cancer of the lymph nodes and is getting chemotherapy.
- Continued prayers for Frank Farmer who has been diagnosed with cancer. He is very tired and can’t swallow but the tumor is almost gone.
Easter Open House at WPC
Save the date! March 24 is our annual Easter Open House. It coincides with the town’s Easter Egg Hunt. We’ll have face painting, crafts, cookie decorating and more! It’s a great event for young families. Look for a signup sheet soon for ways you can participate.
WPC Financial Report: January 1 through December 31st, 2018 2018 WPC Annual Income Budget: $308,525 Projected Offerings, per the Budget, as of the end of January: $ 25,710 Total Offerings collected as of the end of January: $ 36,121
Giving Statements for 2017 have been distributed through e-mail or postal mail on January 28, 2018. The giving statement reports donations given directly to the church, and NOT those processed through the Presbyterian Foundation online giving system. If your statement is incorrect or missing information please submit corrections either in electronic or hard copy format to the treasurer. Correction forms are printed and available on the table at the Fellowship Hall entrance. If you did not receive a statement please contact the treasurer. Treasurer’s contact information: Email: Glenn.Fuller@outlook.com Phone: (603)505-8135
All Church Members & Friends! Please check the bin in the kitchen pass through for items you have left behind. Thanks!
Something new for children!
Beginning on March 4th- something new for children! On Sunday mornings from 8-9am, beginning on March 4th, Pastor Dallas will lead a Montessori- based worship time for pre-K through early elementary students. Parents are welcome to attend with their children- but please be prepared to sit on the floor! We will take some time to learn how to be in our special place with God, will hear a Bible story each week told with wooden figures, and will have a chance to respond to God’s word with wondering questions and an art response – come join us!
FASTING FOR CLEAN WATER
“and if you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of my followers, you will surely be rewarded.” Matthew 10:42(NLT)
This year for Lent, WPC has chosen to partner with LIBERIA MISSION OUTREACH INTERNATIONAL AND OUR FRIEND, HENRY PEABODY
He is working to transform families in and around Owensgrove, Liberia physically and spiritually in Jesus’ name with clean, safe water, by helping to build wells for the residents. We can help him accomplish this by prayer, fasting and charity during this Lenten season. If you are interested, there will be envelopes outside the sanctuary labeled WATER, or you can just write in the memo line of your check: Water for Liberia.
Thank you so much, the missions committee
DEACONS NEED YOUR HELP
There are times throughout the year that the deacons organize meals to support families who are in need due to illness, hospitalization, death in the family, etc. We try to maintain a list of volunteers who would be willing to help the deacons by preparing a meal upon occasion. Those that volunteer, including the deacons, will be included in our MealTrain organizer which allows you to choose when and if you are able to help. If you feel this is something that you would be able to help us with, please call Nancy Lynch 603-479-6065, or email @firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to include you on our list of “CHARITABLE CHEFS OF WPC”. Thank you for your support!
Lenten Fast Prayers
“I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink.” —Matthew 25:35 (NIV)
Pray for Henry Peabody’s work to bring clean water to the people of Liberia.
We are grateful to You, God Almighty, for Henry Peabody and others who understand and care about the needs of people in developing rural communities worldwide. These gifts enable life-giving water projects that demonstrate Your steadfast love. We ask You to ignite passion in people’s hearts to help bring clean water to people who desperately need it. Remind those of us who have safe water to always give generously and freely to help make this blessing that we often take for granted available to others. “For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground. …” —Isaiah 44:3 (NIV)
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” —Mark 12:30-31 (NIV)
Dear God, You promise in Psalm 23 to be close beside us and protect us even as we walk through the darkest valley. We claim this promise for women and girls who trek to get water for their families. Stay close to them, strengthen them, and protect them. “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” —Psalm 23:4 (NIV)