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Palmyra United Methodist Church
Friday, July 25, 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.
“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.
Week of July 20, 2014
                  6th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Readings for July 20Genesis 28:10-19a; Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24; Romans 8:12-25; Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43.

Scripture Readings for July 27: Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 17:1-7,15; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21.

QUOTE FOR TODAY – “Patience is a bitter plant, but it has a sweet fruit.”           (German proverb) 

Sunday, July 20   

       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. 


Church Picnic following July 13th 10:00 Worship Service. Hamburgers, Hot dogs, Chips & Drinks provided; games and prizes for kids. We hope to see you there. Heaven Help Us committee


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. 


Future Events:  

Monday, July 21:

    HUGS (Hands United in God's Service), Knitting/crocheting prayerful items, Cuppa Joe's 4:00 to 5:00 PM.  All are invited. 

     Trustees Meeting 7:00 PM.

    Narcotics Anonymous Meeting at 8:00 PM in the conference room.


Note – Pastor will be away from July 21 through July 30.  Iscella Wittich will facilitate the service on July 27, 2014.  Please turn out and support her ministry among you.  As your Lay Leader she will also be on call for pastoral needs and can contact another minister if circumstances dictate.

Friday, July 25: 

Our oldest member, Christine Nothnagle will turn 94.  She loves to receive cards:  Envoy at the Village / 4238 James Madison Highway / Fork Union, VA  23055

Sunday, July 27:
       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.  
Saturday, August 9: 
     At 9:00 AM there will be a number of Baptisms at Sandy Beach on the Rivanna River at Pleasant Grove behind the dog park.  Park at dog park and make an easy walk down the trail (about ½ mile). The Baptisms will be followed by a reception at 11:00 am in the fellowship hall honoring those who were baptized. 
Note from the Pastor:  
WHEN SOMEONE NEW moves into the neighborhood, invite them to church.

Note from the Pastor  - The overwhelming majority of folks were able to stay after the services last Sunday for the financial update from your Finance Chair, George Oss and for my State of the Church Report. For those of you who could not stay or were not in attendance, I have asked Mary Trumbull to put my report on the web site and also there are extra typed copies in the vestibule. I would like everyone to have heard or read this report.  It is again a fulfillment of our commitment to be totally transparent in all activities and missions of the church for you the stakeholders of this church.  

Last Monday we had a great Church Council meeting as your representatives embraced both mission initiatives, i.e., “Imagine no malaria” (nets over children as they sleep in Africa, to save lives), and coming up with a hands on mission project for our congregation, beginning in 2015, that serves the local community.  And your Council approved investigating the feasibility of purchasing church pew cushions through future donated 2nd mile giving.  George and Joann Oss are spear heading this action.     
Do You Know...?
July 25, 2014 is Christine Nothnagle's 94th Birthday. If you would like to send her a card: 
Envoy at the Village 
4238 James Madison Highway
Fork Union, Virginia 23055 
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.   
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.

If there are children and adults who would like to be baptized in the Rivanna River on Saturday, August 9, please contact the pastor. The start time will be 9:00 AM.

Financial Update from George Oss, Chair, Finance Team: 
       Receipts through the second week of July are shown below.
                                        JULY Budget    JULY Receipts     YTD Budget    YTD Receipts   
General Fund                   $12,584                  $  7,840                $88,091           $94,118
Building Fund                  $  5,326                   $  2,459                $37,283           $53,489


We are on track to exceed our July budget for the General Fund, which should cover our anticipated expenses for the month, if achieved. Receipts to the Building Fund are running close to budget for July. Meanwhile, we paid another $9,000 toward the principle of our loan with this month’s mortgage payment, which reduced our original loan of $98,000 to a current balance of $17,000.   

Mason Jars: We truly appreciate all the returned mason jars from soup sales! You did so well that we now have more than an ample supply for next time and have run out of space to store them.  Thank you all!

Waste not/want not: In keeping with the waste not/want not adage, please help yourself to the mini rolls of TP in the restroom cabinets. In an effort to not run out each week, a full roll is placed in each restroom, placing the leftover (mini) roll in each cabinet.  

Joan Sola’s new address: Greenbriar Woodlands, 2231 South Chanticleer Court, Toms River, NJ 08755. Phone number will be coming later.

Culpepper United Methodist Church: let me (Pastor Gorman) 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

No Choir during July and August:  Since there will be no choir specials during July and August and since we know that there are many children, youth, and adults in this congregation who are musically gifted, we hope you will see Jeff, Susan or the pastor to sign up for a Sunday at the 8:30 or 10:00 am service.  All voices and/or instruments are welcome as you honor God through the use of your gifts.     

If you would like to receive  our district newsletter via email, please email me and I will forward your email address to Linda  in the district office.  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
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!