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Palmyra United Methodist Church
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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              Palmyra UMC

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 a.m.

Adult Sunday School:  9:45 a.m.

        Service of Worship:  11:00 a.m. 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.
“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! 
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:
Church E-mail:
Meetings and Activities:
For any questions call 434-589-1700 or email
Week of April 13, 2014
                  Palm/Passion Sunday
Bible Reading for this week: Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 188:1-2, 14-24; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-18. 
Sunday, April 13:   
       8:30 a.m.: Early Worship;
       9:45 a.m.: Adult Sunday School;
     11:00 a.m. Late Worship with Choir Cantata and Children’s Church. Nursery provided for preschool children on the terrace level of the education building.
     Time of Fellowship:  After the 11:00 service. 

 If you would like to read the Sunday sermons, select "Worship" and then "Sermon" for the specific date. 

Monday, April 14: 

     Church Council:    Meeting at 10:00 a.m.
     HUGS: Prayerful knitting/crochet group.  Meeting at Cuppa Joe's at 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
     Bible Discussion:  Will be held at 7:00 p.m. upstairs in the Fellowship Hall.  (7 p.m. group will meet on Mondays until after Easter.)
     Narcotics Anonymous: Meeting at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference room.
Tuesday, April 15: 
     Choir Practice:    7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  New members are always welcome!
Wednesday, April 16: 
    Bible Discussion will be held at 10:00 a.m. upstairs in the Fellowship Hall. (7 p.m. group will meet on Mondays until after Easter.)
    Narcotics Anonymous:    Meeting at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Room.
Thursday, April 17: 
     Maundy Thursday Service: 7 p.m., at Grace and Glory Lutheran Church, (Foot washing and Communion), Rev. Tom Frost preaching. 
Friday, April 18: 
     Good Friday Service:    7:00 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church, Rev. Drew Wilson preaching.

Future Events:  

Sunday, April 20:    

     Sunrise Easter Service:    6:30 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Dog Park
     8:30 a.m.: Early Worship Service;
     9:45 a.m.: Adult Sunday School;
     11:00 a.m. Worship Service with Children’s Church. Nursery provided for preschool children on the terrace level of the education building.  
Monday, April 21: 
     Trustees Meeting:  at 7:00 p.m.
     Bible Discussion:  Will be held at 7:00 p.m. upstairs in the Fellowship Hall.

Wednesday, April 23: 
    United Methodist Women will take dinner to the Blue Ridge House at 4:15 p.m.
     Bible Discussion:  Will be held at 10:00 a.m. upstairs in the Fellowship Hall.
Thursday, April 24:
     United Methodist Women meeting:  10:00 a.m.  All are invited.  Bob Kruse, a retired policeman, will talk about his journey and "Cops for Christ."
     Girl Scouts:    Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 26: 
     United Methodist Men:    Breakfast meeting at Palmyra United Methodist Church with Salem United Methodist Men. 8:00 a.m.

Do You Know...?
Prayer Chain – To add a need, contact Flo Strohmayer at
Food Pantry:  Please remember to bring one food item per week.  Thank you for your help.

Altar Flowers – Flower chart is in the narthex. Please sign up or contact Isabelle at   
Recording of Sunday Services: Contact Martha Rossi at for a CD to share with others.  
Reminder: Please take a Palmyra bear to anyone in need of prayer and consolation.  
Recycle news: Please take your rinsed recycle cans and totally worn-out sneakers to Sharon Sutton’s garage. Thank you.  
This morning during the 11 am service, toward the end of the cantata, Jeff will turn and invite you to look at the bold print on the back of your insert and join the choir in singing the last verse of “Crown Him the Risen King!” as we end our worship celebration with the cantata.  At that time please stand.  After the cantata the acolytes will extinguish the candles, Bob and Susan will begin the postlude, and the choir will follow the acolytes.  Please wait to leave until the choir and the pastor exit.  Thanks for being a part of this great worship celebration.  Please join us after the service for a piece of cake and a drink as we enjoy a time of fellowship.
Honoring a departing friend: A Luncheon will be held to honor Joan Sola on Sunday, April 27 at 1:30 p.m. at the Ashlawn Grill. Please contact Peggy Utterback or Arlene Young for more information and to make a reservation. Thank you Joan, for everything you’ve done for Palmyra United Methodist Church!  We will surely miss you.
Thank you for taking a palm this morning.  Please take it home after the service, where you might want to put it behind a mirror or picture.  Then next year, as Ash Wednesday approaches, the pastor will invite you to bring it in to be burned for ashes.  Thanks.
Financial Update from George Oss, Chair, Finance Team:  We ended the first quarter in sound financial shape. Although our expenses have been running somewhat higher than budget (mostly as a result of the cost of utilities and snow removal during January and February), so have our offering receipts. Receipts during March met our budget and exceeded expenses by about $1300. Through March, we are only $603 shy of covering all expenses, including the accrual of all Apportionments. 

Meanwhile, receipts to the General Fund and Building fund for the first week of April are shown below and compared to our 2014 budget:

                           MTD Budget    MTD Receipts       YTD Budget        YTD Receipts
General Fund      $12,587               $  4,141                 $44,046                 $46,095

Building Fund     $  5,326               $  7,847                 $18,641                 $29,250  

Receipts to the General Fund last week put us on track to achieve our budget again this month. Pledge receipts for the Building Fund continue to run ahead of plan, which will permit another accelerated pay-down of our principle balance with our next mortgage payment and maintain our goal of having our mortgage paid in full by the end of this year.   
Spring Ladies’ Luncheon: The Spring Ladies’ Luncheon (organized by Charlotte Glass) will be held at the Fork Union Village Restaurant on Wednesday, April 30 at noon (pay for your own lunch). If you wish, you may also make a donation to Meals On Wheels at that time. 
Please put May 16/17 on your calendars as Church Directory days.  More information later as Life Touch will be taking pictures on those days. We would like to have 100% participation by all, members and nonmembers who value Palmyra United Methodist Church. For those who have a conflict on the designated days, Life Touch will let us know of other churches in the area who may also be scheduled for pictures this spring.  If there is no acceptable date you can provide pictures.  In addition you may choose to have your picture taken with your pet(s). 
Prison Ministry needs: We are collecting and sorting cards for the prison Christmas packages we give each year. There is a box in our church library for donations of unused Christmas cards as well as all-occasion or blank notecards. We can also use stationery, envelopes, and writing paper. If you wish to help sort the cards (and can count to 50!) we would love to have you join us. We meet each Wednesday morning between 9:30 and 11:30 am at Effort Baptist Family Life Center. All are welcome and the work is light.  Please see Joyce Chippindale for more information.
If you would be willing to provide input for the Church Newsletter,  please contact Margie Rohleder.  Your contributions will be very meaningful.
Name Tags: Thanks for wearing your name tag when you come to church.
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 Large Print editions. Available in vestibule.

Meals on Wheels: Would you be willing to Volunteer Contact
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.

“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!