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Palmyra United Methodist Church
Thursday, August 28, 2014
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!  
 
 Beginning Sunday, July 6 thru Sunday August 31 our second worship service will be at 10:00 am.  The first service will remain at 8:30 am.
 

  Service of Worship:  8:30 a.m.

  Service of Worship:  10:00 a.m. (until August 31) 

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 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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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 August 24, 2014
                  11th Sunday after Pentecost
 
Scripture Readings for August 24Exodus 1:8 and 2:10; Psalm 124; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20. 
 
Scripture Readings for August 31: Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28.
 
QUOTE FOR TODAY – “I am to become a Christ to my neighbor and be for him what Christ is for me.”  (Martin Luther)  
 
 

Sunday, August 24   

       8:30 AM: Early Worship Service;
     10:00 AM: Later Worship Service with Children’s Church. Nursery provided for preschool children on the terrace level of the education building. 
 

Adult Sunday School is over for the summer and will begin again on Sunday, Sept. 7th. Thank you for your interest!

 

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

 
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.
 

Future Events:  

 
Monday, August 25:
     Lay Leadership Team will meet at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall.   Members are George Gorman (Chair), Iscella Wittich, Margaret Ann Webster, Sharon Sutton, Leslie Geer, Isabelle Karmondy, Joann Oss.
 
     HUGS (Hands United in God's Service), knitting/crocheting prayerful items at Cuppa Joe's from 4:00 to 5:00 PM.  All are invited.
 
     Narcotics Anonymous Meeting at 8:00 PM in the conference room.
 
Tuesday, August 26:
     
     Quintet meets in the Fellowship Hall at 7:00 PM
 
 
Wednesday, August 27:
    Narcotics Anonymous Meeting at 8:00 PM in the conference room.
 
Thursday, August 28:
    Marketing Team Meeting  9:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall.  Anyone with ideas for Old Farm Day or the Art in the Spirit events are welcome to come and share.
 
Sunday, August 31:
       8:30 AM: Early Worship Service;
     10:00 AM: Later Worship Service with Children’s Church. Nursery provided for preschool children on the terrace level of the education building. 
 
Tuesday, September 2:  
 
     Choir practice resumes at 7:00 PM.  Share your love of music with the rest of the choir.  Please join us for practice. 
 
Thursday, September 4:  

PPR Team meeting at 2:00 PM.  Very important, please try to attend.  Members are Gary Ziemer (chair), Iscella Wittich (Lay leader), Patty Sclater (Lay Representative to the Annual Conference), Isabelle Karmondy, Ken Smith, Marion York, Margaret Ann Webster, and Bob Strohmayer.

Sunday, September 7:          Special Attention
       8:30 AM: Early Worship Service;
       9:45 AM:  Adult Sunday School by Chris Nothnagle upstairs in Fellowship Hall-All are welcome
     11:00 AM: Later Worship Service with Children’s Church. Nursery provided for preschool children on the terrace level of the education building. 

     Lay Leadership Team will meet at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall.   Members are George Gorman (Chair), Iscella Wittich, Margaret Ann Webster, Sharon Sutton, Leslie Geer, Isabelle Karmondy, Joann Oss.
 
Wednesday, September 10:
 
     Bible Discussion starts back up at 10:00 AM or 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall
 
     Sunday, Sept. 14:  Free concert by Bill Henderson.  Bill is a life-long resident of Fluvanna County, who has been a faithful member of Jeff Suling’s choirs from Middle and High School, through Community Singers and PVCC Chorus.  Bill now takes private voice lessons from Jeff. He also happens to be next door neighbors with Susan and Chris Nothnagle.  Come hear some beautiful music and share in this special event celebrating Bill’s accomplishments.  There will be a reception in the fellowship hall after the concert.  
 

We welcome the Rockfish Gap, who have joined us to lend their wonderful music to our worship celebration.  Members are Ralph Edwards II (son of our Marie Edwards) and lead guitar, Maggie Edwards (daughter-in-law of our Marie Edwards) and bass player, Mitch Russell (mandolin), Bobbie Stilter (guitar and lead singer), and Luke Neer (banjo).

 
Note from the Pastor  - Our Annual Charge Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 15 at 7:00 PM in the fellowship hall. The District Superintendent, Rev. Danny Kesner, will preside.  I hope you will put this date on your calendar and plan to be there as you show your support for our church in the Charlottesville District.  The work of the conference has already begun.  Very soon the Lay Leadership Team (formerly Nominations Committee) will meet to match your gifts and graces with the needs of the church for 2015 and beyond. As you remember back to the sermon three weeks ago on discipleship, know that God expects all of us to use the gifts he loaned us on this earth in service to him through discipleship.  Members of the Pastor/Staff Relations Committee and the Lay Leadership Committee are serving specified three year terms based on the requirements of the Discipline (our Methodist book of procedures).  The other positions are not restricted.  Know that I continue to be very pleased with the leadership of this church.   However, I recognize that there may be some of you who may want to tackle another position or take a break for a term.  Please let me know if that is your desire. If I don’t hear from you by August 24th I will assume that you are pleased to retain your current discipleship.  The church can’t function without  discipleship so I look forward to you saying “yes, Lord,” when a member of the Lay Leadership Team tells you we nominated you for a ministry within this great church, for it is not a burden, but a privilege to serve. Thanks, George.  
  
 
Do You Know...?
 
Joyce Chippendale’s address: You might like to send Joyce a prayerful “thinking of you” card or letter. Her address is:   7 Sims Lane / Sag Harbor, NY  11963.
 

Address for Jim and Peggy Utterback:  2324 41st Street South, Apt. 154, Wilmington, NC 28403. 

Margaret Lewis' paintings are on display in the hall outside the pastor's office. Be sure to see them.
 
Bible Discussion to  resume on Wednesday, September 10th at 10 am and 7 pm, as we come together each Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall to continue  a study of the Gospel of Luke as we apply the lessons of the Gospel to our lives in 2014.  It is a time of interaction. There is no preparation and no homework, other than to live the Word.  Invite a friend and pick a time that is convenient for you.  It will be exactly one hour in length.  
 
Prayer Chain  To add a need, contact Flo Strohmayer at churchoffice@palmyramethodist.com
  
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 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.  
 
Recycle news: Please take your rinsed recycle cans and totally worn-out sneakers to Sharon Sutton’s garage. Thank you.   
 
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. 
 

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

Financial Update from George Oss, Chair, Finance Team: 

Receipts for the third week of August are shown below for both the General Fund and the Building Fund. We are still on track to meet our budget this month for the General Fund, but achieving the budget for the Building Fund may be a challenge.

AUGUST Budget   AUGUST Receipts   YTD Budget   YTD Receipts   

General Fund             $15,751             $10,021                 $100,676             $108,742

Building Fund              $6,657               $3,495                   $43,940                $59,155

While receipts to the General Fund continue to somewhat exceed our annual budget, so do our operating expenses. So far this year, our receipts have kept pace with these costs, allowing us to maintain our cash reserves. Meanwhile, we paid another $6,000 this month toward our mortgage. That payment reduced our original loan of $98,000 to a current balance of $11,000. The amount we pay next month will be determined by receipts to the Building Fund during the next few weeks.  

 

Culpepper United Methodist Church: let me (Pastor Gorman) know this week 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 Large Print editions. Available in vestibule.

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!