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Palmyra United Methodist Church
Monday, September 01, 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!  
 
 

  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 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 31, 2014
                  12th Sunday after Pentecost
 
Scripture Readings for August 31: Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c; Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28.
 
Scripture Readings for September 7Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 149; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 18:15-20.  
 
QUOTE FOR TODAY – “So long as you can sweeten another's  pain, life is not in vain.”  (Helen Keller)  
 
 

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. 
 

Adult Sunday School will resume at 9:45 next Sunday (September 7th). The Later Worship Service will move back to 11:00 AM.  

 

  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, September 1:
 
     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, September 2:
     
     Choir Practice resumes at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.  Share your love of music with the rest of the choir. Please join us for practice.
 
     Quintet Practice will have a short practice after the choir time.
 
Wednesday, September 3:
    Narcotics Anonymous Meeting at 8:00 PM in the conference room.
 
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 Annual Conference), Isabelle Karmondy, Ken Smith, Marion York, Margaret Ann Webster, Bob Strohmayer.
 
Sunday, September 7:
       8:30 AM: Early Worship Service;
       9:45 AM: Adult Sunday School resumes 
     11:00 AM: Later Worship Service with Children’s Church. Nursery provided for preschool children on the terrace level of the education building. 

Wednesday, September 10:  
 
     Bible Discussion resumes at 10:00 AM --OR-- 7:00 PM.  in the Fellowship Hall.
 
     Finance Team will meet at 11:00 AM.
 
Thursday, September 11:  

Church Chicks: See Kitty Davis for more information.

Sunday, September 14: 
       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. 

     3:00 PM: Free concert by Bill Henderson at Palmyra United Methodist Church. 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 the Community Singers at PVCC.  Bill now takes private voice lessons from Jeff.  He also happens to be a next door neighbor 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.
 
Wednesday, September 17:
 
     Bible Discussion starts back up at 10:00 AM or 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall
 
Sunday, September 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.  
 
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.   As you remember back to my sermon 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 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, for it is not a burden, but a privilege to serve God. Thanks, George.  
  
 
Do You Know...?
 
See the beautiful Japanese Maple, the first plant gracing the Serenity Garden.  This has been a pay as you go project, as some folks have graciously donated money to get it off the ground.  The Outreach Team (formerly Marketing) will in the near future present us with the opportunity to order memorial and/or honorarium bricks.  In the meantime if you would like to engage in second mile giving to generate funds to purchase additional plants, please know that you can do so by making the check out to the church and write in Serenity Garden.  You can also help by putting your loose change in the “Pennies from Heaven” jar in the vestibule.  Thanks.
 
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 fourth week of August are shown below for both the General Fund and the Building Fund. 

AUGUST Budget   AUGUST Receipts   YTD Budget   YTD Receipts   

General Fund             $15,751             $12,422                 $103,822             $111,143

Building Fund              $6,657               $4,217                   $45,272               $59,877

Barring an increase in offering receipts during the final week of the month, it appears we will fall a bit short of our August budget. Unless our operating expenses for the month are below average, we will likely have to use some of our cash reserve to cover the difference. Year-to-date, our offering receipts have exceeded our budget enough to accommodate the higher-than-budgeted expenses for Fellowship Hall and the parsonage. This is a trend we hope will continue so as not to deplete our cash reserve.  
 

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!