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Palmyra United Methodist Church
Monday, April 27, 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.
“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! 
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 April 19, 2015  
3rd Sunday of Easter 
Scripture Readings for April 19: Acts 3:12-19; Psalm 4; 1 John 1:3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48
Scripture Readings for April 26:    Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35
Sunday, April 19:
  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.  
Fellowship time after the 11 am service with finger foods and treats. 
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, April 20:
      HUGS  (Hands United in God's Service), knitting/crocheting prayerful items, at Cuppa Jo’s from 4:00 PM. All are invited.
     Trustees:  will meet at 7:PM in the Fellowship Hall
      Narcotics Anonymous meets at  8:00 PM in the conference room.    
Tuesday, April 21:  
     Choir Practice at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall. Please join us.  New members are always welcome.
Wednesday, April 22:
     Prison Ministry will meet at  9:30 AM  Sorting & counting cards at Effort Baptist Church in the Sanctuary/Fellowship Hall. We will be meeting every Wednesday thorough May 27th. The work is easy. Come any Wednesday.   If questions contact Joyce Chippendale.
     Bible Discussion at 10:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall. (the 7 PM Bible Discussion will resume after Easter due to special Wednesday gathering during Lent.
     Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 8:00 PM in the conference room. 


Thursday, April 23: 
     United Methodist Women will meet in the Fellowship Hall at 10:00 AM. Flo Strohmayer has program on Heart Havens.


Saturday, April 25:  
     The Mission Team is sponsoring a “Big Band Concert” and silent auction at the Lake Monticello Fire Department to raise funds for local missions & "Imagine No Malaria." The “Flashbacks,” a live band from Charlottesville featuring our own Steve Cooley & Pat Morata will provide the music. Pizza, salad, dessert & beverages will be the fare. Tickets are $15/person available from Peggy Birdsall or Sharon Sutton. Dress if you like in 40's or 50's attire & dance the night away. You won’t want to miss it! 
Friday, May 1--3:
UMW Spiritual Life Retreat "Fill My Cup" at 9:00 AM at Blackstone Conference and Retreat Center.
Sunday, May 3:
     Dedication of the Serenity Garden during the 11:00 AM service and Celebration after afterward in the Fellowship Hall.
Saturday, May 9:  
     Annual Spring Clean-Up, Fix Up & Paint Day for PUMC. 9:00 AM until it is done. See Ron Fertile or George Robertson if you can help or to suggest projects that need to be done. Save the date.
Sunday, May 17:
     Dedication of Fellowship Hall during 11:00 AM service, followed by a finger food luncheon.
From the Pastor…
     As we continue to acquaint you with the teams that make up our church
organization, today we recognize the Heaven Help Us Team, which coordinates and
plans our fellowship events, to include monthly gatherings as well as special times.
The coordinator is Kitty Davis and members are Ferne Picinich, Arlene Young,
Linda Perez, Judy Fertile, Diane Cook, Barbara Bohne, Marisue Smith, Bob
Strohmayer, Barbara Barringer and Laura Keeton.
Ref the Big Band Dance and Silent Auction for Missions,
#1 Buy a ticket at church from Peggy Birdsall or Sharon Sutton.  Solicit gifts from local merchants that you frequent, and the mission team will send them an acknowledgement and recognize them at the event (see Peggy for businesses already solicited).
#2 Donate a new item to the auction, such as a gift basket, framed print, gift certificate or gift card, etc. (items should fit on a table).
#3 Sign up Sunday to help set up, take down, be a ticket taker, monitor a table, etc.
#4 Pick up flyers at church to post in the community.
(Be a part of this vital mission endeavor!)
Take a moment to see a display of Prayer Shawls from HUGS (Hands United by God’s Spirit) outside the pastor’s office. Be a part of this wonderful ministry meeting at Cuppa Joe’s every Monday at 4:00 pm.

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



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Prayer Chain – To add a need, contact Flo Strohmayer at    
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     
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.    

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.

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 keep us on track to meet our budget for April.  Our current receipts and budgets are compared below.
                                   Apr. Budget           MTD Receipts            YTD Budget            YTD Receipts
General Fund                $13,714                 $8,846                       $51,425                      $61,386
Building Fund                $ 2,800                  $   822                       $  9,800                      $  8,139
Receipts to the Building Fund continue as the three-year pledge period comes to a close this month.  Continuing receipts will be held in 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    
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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