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Palmyra United Methodist Church
Sunday, May 24, 2015
We come together to worship God, with eyes, hands, and minds of all ages to be an inspiration and serve all the people.
 
 
Welcome to Palmyra United Methodist Church!
 
We are a community of faith who seek to learn, serve, and grow as we worship God together.  You are invited to join us for worship, learning, and fellowship. We have been reaching out to the world and the community in Fluvanna county since at least 1779, and we continue to reach out in love and service to Palmyra, Virginia, and all of the world.
                                                                
258 Palmyra Way, Palmyra, VA 22963
 Located on the North side of Courthouse square across the street from the old Court House off Route 15.

 

Celebrating 180 years!  
 
 

  Service of Worship:  8:30 AM

Adult Sunday School:  9:45 AM
 
  Service of Worship:  11:00 AM

with Children's Church and Nursery for preschooler children


        
We are a church that seeks to worship God, empower individuals
and change the world through our gifts and God's grace.
 
 
 
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“No Peanut” policy: Due to significant allergies, we have adopted a “No Peanut” policy at Palmyra United Methodist Church.
This means that we ask that no peanuts or peanut products be brought to church.
Thank you for helping make our church accessible to all, including those with peanut allergies. Thank you! 
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Pastor George Gorman
You may schedule appointments/visits either at your home or the church.
Office Phone: (434) 589-1700 Parsonage Phone: (434) 589-5210
Mobile Phone: 434-222-7293 (*preferred method of contact*)
Pastor E-mail: georgeegorman@gmail.com
Church E-mail: churchoffice@palmyramethodist.com
   
  
Meetings and Activities: 
For any questions call 434-589-1700.
 
Week of May 24, 2015  
Pentecost Sunday 
 
 

Scripture Readings for May 24: Acts 2:1-21; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Romans 8:22-27; John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15 

 
 
Scripture Readings for May 31: Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17 

Sunday, May 17:
  8:30: Early Worship;    
  9:45: Adult Sunday School begins;
11:00: Worship with Children’s Church. Nursery provided for preschool children on terrace level of education building.  
 
CONFESSION - Almighty and merciful God, we know that when we offend another, we offend you. We are aware that we have often allowed the shadow of hate to cloud our souls, hiding the light from our unseeking eyes. We have said unpleasant and hurtful things to our brothers and sisters when they failed to live up to our expectations. Grant that we might find that spark of love that ever burns within us, the love that you have shown to us even when we failed you. Fan the embers of that love until it roars again in flames of love, peace, and reconciliation. Forgive us our sins and help us to forgive those who have sinned against us.  Lead us into new life through your Son Jesus Christ, who died for the sins of all. Amen.
 
 
 
 
Schedule for the current week:
 
Monday, May 25:
  4:00 pm, HUGS, (Hands United by God’s Spirit), at Cuppa Joe’s.
  8:00 pm: Narcotics Anonymous meets in the conference room.
 
Tuesday, May 26:
  7:00 pm: Choir practice. New members always welcome.
 
Wednesday, May 27:
  9:30 am, Prison Ministry Sorting & counting cards, Effort Baptist Church in Sanctuary/Fellowship Hall and will be meeting every Wed. thorough May 27th. Work is easy. Come any Wed. Questions contact Joyce Chippendale.
10:00 am, Bible Discussion in Fellowship Hall.
  8:00 pm: Narcotics Anonymous meets in the conference room.
 
Thursday, May 28:
10:00 am UMW Hospice presentation by Dr. Jim Avery, Executive Officer of Hospice of the Piedmont and Visiting Assistant Professor of Medicine at UVA. Invite friends.
 
Saturday, May 30:
  9:00 am-1:30 pm, Yard/Bake Sale at the Library. Help with set up (Fri), take down (Sat), baking and donating items to be sold. See or contact Leslie Geer.
 
Sunday, May 31:
  2:00 pm, Pastor will celebrate the Sunday worship service at Our Lady of Peace in Charlottesville behind the Fashion Square Mall. You are invited to come worship with Joe Giovanelli and others.

COMING UP:

Saturday, June 6:
10am – 12:00 pm: District Cluster United Methodist Women will meet in Fellowship Hall for a Reading Program event, led by Eileen Wolfe.  Come and find answers to any questions you may have.

 
From the Pastor – Today, May 24th, has been designated by Bishop Cho, as a Conference wide Day of Prayer, as we seek renewal and revival of our churches through the intercession of the Holy Spirit.
 
Communion Stewards: Isabelle Karmondy will have a clipboard available for those who would like to sign up to assist Pastor George distribute the Communion elements during the first service of each month.
 
Congratulations to Montana Nelson, graduating from Fluvanna HS. She received a number of honors this past Thursday. Included was one of two United Methodist Men scholarships presented by Ron Davis. All applications were numbered by the high school Guidance Department with no names notated. So it was a welcome surprise when Montana was chosen to receive this scholarship. 

In Need of Extra Chairs? PUMC has excess folding chairs for sale at $3.00 ea or 2 for $5. A Bargain! Chairs are downstairs in the church building. See Leslie (or call her at 589-9209 or e-mail her at lesliegeer@aol.com).

We will be honoring graduates on Sunday, June 14 (will be an insert in the bulletin): No matter your age and no matter what you are graduating from, we would like to know about it and lift up your experience as your church family. We want to know of any family members (children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, etc.) who will be graduating (at any level) this year or have already graduated, no matter where they live.
Please give or e-mail the pastor (georgeegorman@gmail.com) name, relationship, graduating from what and where and any other info which would be nice to share. Example for high school graduate would be plans for college or vocational school or work, etc. We might have adults who are graduating from a special course and would be willing to share. If it is significant to you, it is significant to the congregation.
 
Allergy Safe Zone – There are some folks who are highly allergic to strong odors such as perfume and after shave, to the point of sometimes causing breathing issues. Therefore, being sensitive to that and so they can continue to worship in community we have created a safe zone, which will be the first two pews by the piano. Thank you for being considerate of the needs of others. George

Serenity Garden Inscribed Bricks available for purchase ($35/brick) and will be installed in the Serenity Garden to memorialize or honor people of your choice and with whatever words you choose.  Order forms are in the narthex. Contact Mary Trumbull. If affordability is an issue, please let the pastor know privately. We want all to be able to participate.

 
Do You Know...?
 
Quote to ponder: “The Fellowship/Educational Building is not a monument to the congregation but a testimony to your love of God.” (George Gorman)

Communion Stewards: Isabelle Karmondy will have a clipboard available for those who would like to sign up to assist Pastor George distribute the Communion elements during the first service of each month.

In Need of Extra Chairs? PUMC has excess folding chairs for sale at $3.00 ea or 2 for $5. A Bargain! Chairs are downstairs in the church building. See Leslie (or call her at 589-9209 or e-mail her at lesliegeer@aol.com).
 
Prayer Chain – To add a need, contact Flo Strohmayer at churchoffice@palmyramethodist.com.    
 
HELP! Food Pantry running very, very low. Following items needed: beans (not baked beans), macaroni, cereal, tuna/salmon, soups. Shelves get empty very quickly. Thanks for your support. Your help is much appreciated.   
 
Food Pantry –  Please remember our goal to bring one food item per week per person to feed the hungry of Fluvanna.  There is always a need.  Thank you for your help.
 
Altar Flowers – Flower chart is in the narthex. Please sign up or contact Isabelle at churchoffice@palmyramethodist.com.     
 
Recording of Sunday Services: Contact Martha Rossi at churchoffice@palmyramethodist.com for a CD to share with others.    
 
Reminder: Please take a Palmyra bear to anyone in need of prayer and consolation.    

H.U.G.S. would be glad to get blankets or shawls to anyone who could benefit from receiving one. Please contact Celie McGurk (589-5556) or Martha Rossi (589-6545). Think of those we request prayers for at church.
 
Bookmarks in pews are not just for marking hymns - you may take them home if you like.

Recycle News: We recycle rinsed aluminum cans for Ronald McDonald House. Please take them to Sharon Sutton’s garage along with your very used sneakers that get to Nike's Reuse-a-Shoe project. Thank you.    
 

Newsletter input:  Please contact Margie Rohleder with input for our newsletter, The Palmyra United Methodist Church Messenger.  mrohled@gmail.com

We have 10 large print hymnals available in the vestibule.  Ask an usher if needed.
 
Alternative gift giving for birthdays, anniversaries, etc., will be available year around. More information on this in the weeks ahead. Thank you for supporting your favorite missions through alternative gift giving.
 
Reminder that each month George Oss, our Finance Chair, with help from Bonnie Nix, our Treasurer, prepares a multi-page comprehensive Financial Statement, which the pastor posts on the bulletin board. It is available for you to review at any time, to include making a copy if you so choose. We continue initiatives that provide total transparency.
 
Financial Update from George Oss, Chair, Finance Team:  Last week's receipts to the General Fund maintain our pace to meet this month's budget.  Our current budgets and receipts are compared below.

 

                                   May. Budget             MTD Receipts            YTD Budget            YTD Receipts
General Fund                 $17,142                      $11,404                   $68,567                      $78,628
Building Fund                      ----                         $     842                         ---                          $  9,254
 
We received an additional $500 for the Building Fund last week, which will be added to our reserve for building-related projects as approved by the Trustees.
 
New procedure for flower contributions: Thank you for your faithfulness by contributing flowers weekly for our worship together. Going forward there will no longer be separate envelopes. Merely include your flower contribution in your regular offering envelope and mark “Flowers” on the “other” line and the amount. Any questions see Isabelle. Thanks.

 

Missing someone? If you notice that someone has been absent from church over a period of 2 or 3 weeks, please give them a friendly call. Or, if you prefer, notify Shirley Todd and she will call them. 

Culpepper United Methodist Church: let me (Pastor Gorman) know that they are praying for us. Let us reciprocate by praying for their congregation as God continues to use them to spread the Good News.  This is part of the Bishop's initiative to support one another in prayer throughout the Virginia Conference.  May we also include Salem United Methodist Church and Cunningham United Methodist Church.  Thanks, George
 
Name Tags: Thanks for faithfully wearing your name tag, an act of hospitality and courtesy to your neighbor.  They will be placed in alphabetical order rather than by numbered slots.      Remember to check the bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall and your mail slots in the library.     
 
Our Great Church Library: Just a reminder that there is a treasure waiting for you. Our church library is located downstairs from the Fellowship Hall and contains all types of books.  There is no limit on how many you may borrow nor how long you need to take for reading them.  Come and look, you may be pleasantly surprised.     
 
UPPER ROOM DEVOTIONALS: We now have regular and Large Print editions available in the narthex.
 
Meals on Wheels: Would you be willing to Volunteer Contact fluvannamealsonwheels@embarqmail.com.    
 
Remember we now have two wheel chairs available.  Leave your wheel chair at home and the usher can meet you at your vehicle with one of our wheel chairs.  Feel free to worship in a wheel chair and the usher will take you back to your vehicle at the end of the service.    
 
As a courtesy to the weekly counters and the financial secretary: It is less work for them if you use the provided envelopes for your regular offerings.  If you don't have any, there are extra packets in the vestibule with a unique number.  If you take a packet, please sign the log.  Thanks     


  
“No Peanut” policy: Due to significant allergies, we have adopted a “No Peanut” policy at PUMC.
This means that we ask that no peanuts or peanut products be brought to church.
Thank you for helping make our church accessible to all, including those with peanut allergies. Thank you! 
 


 
 

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