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Palmyra United Methodist Church
Saturday, July 04, 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.
 
 
 
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“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! 
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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 July 5, 2015  
6th Sunday after Pentecost
 
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE: Sunday July 12 through September 6th.
8:30 am & 10:00 am
 
 Scripture Readings for July 5: 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10; Psalm 48; 2 Corinthian 12:2-10, 15; Mark 6:113
 
 
Scripture Readings for July 12: 2 Samuel 5:1-5,12b-19; Psalm 24; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29

Sunday, July 5:
  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.  
 
Rumanian Ministry presentation from the York Family.   We are pleased to have the Rumanian York family with us today (Sunday, July 5th), as they bring the message of mission to the pulpit. We pray God’s continued blessings upon them as they reach out to those in need within Rumania. We have dad and mom, Mike and Kris; daughter Rebekah, at age 20 in her last semester at Easter Mennonite Univ.; son Andrew, age 18, to be attending Gordon College in Winham, MA; and daughter Hannah, age 18, to be attending James Madison Univ. in Harrisonburg. Rebekah currently has an internship in Washington, D.C., with the organization, Innocence at Risks and Andrew and Hannah look forward to working as day camp counselors at Camp Orchard Hill in Dallas, PA
 
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.
 
 
 
 
Schedule for the current week:
 
Monday, July 6:
  4:00 PM, HUGS, (Hands United by God’s Spirit), at Cuppa Joe’s.
  8:00 PM: Narcotics Anonymous meets in the conference room.
 
Wednesday, July 8:
10:00 AM:  Finance Team will meet in the Fellowship Hall
  8:00 PM: Narcotics Anonymous meets in the conference room.
  
Thursday, July 9:
10:00 AM, Outreach Team meeting.
 
Sunday, July 12:
SUMMER WORSHIP SCHEDULE: Sun. July 12 through September 6th.  Worship 8:30 AM & 10:00 AM
3:00 PM, Haden Chapel Men’s Day. Please join us to worship in Word and music (guest choir) and then enjoy a meal. Support our sister church. Located at traffic circle, South Boston Road, off of Highway 53. See notice on bulletin board.  
 
 
Wednesday, July 15:
10:00 AM, New Journey meets in Fellowship Hall.

Saturday, July 18:
9:00 AM, Annual Methodist Men Friends & Family Breakfast Buffet at Ashlawn Grill. Approximately $10.00.(awaiting final price). See Ken Smith or Ron Davis for more information.
 
 
COMING UP:

 
Note from the Pastor: Request for help! As you know, many within the younger generations especially, are very savvy and comfortable with communicating via constantly changing media technologies. If we are to continue to maintain an invitational environment that reaches out to all generations, then media tools such as Facebook and our web site will require monitoring and creative updating. I pray that there are several who are attending who would be willing to accept this as a holy ministry that is vital to our progressive journey in the 21st century. If this is your passion, your gift, I would love to hear from you. Thanks. George
 
We are pleased to have the Rumanian York family with us today, as they bring the message of mission to the pulpit. We pray God’s continued blessings upon them as they reach out to those in need within Rumania. We have dad and mom, Mike and Kris; daughter Rebekah, at age 20 in her last semester at Easter Mennonite Univ.; son Andrew, age 18, to be attending Gordon College in Winham, MA; and daughter Hannah, age 18, to be attending James Madison Univ. in Harrisonburg. Rebekah currently has an internship in Washington, D.C., with the organization, Innocence at Risks and Andrew and Hannah look forward to working as day camp counselors at Camp Orchard Hill in Dallas, PA.
 
Note from the Pastor: Some months ago I had floated the idea of the possibility of having a “Children’s Choir,” that would perhaps sing at least monthly. I received great response from volunteering adults. If I have left your name out please be quick to correct me. I believe the volunteers are: Kitty Davis, Ferne Picinich, Bridgette Madison, and Rita Gorman. Perhaps others want to help. I would appreciate all interested volunteers scheduling an organizational meeting with the goal of starting practice after Labor Day. A children’s choir will add much to our worship experience. Thanks.

CHURCH NOTES 
 
Help!! Food Bank Drivers needed to take our food donations to the Food Bank each week. More volunteers mean fewer trips. Only requirement is a driver’s license and a heart for ministry. Please see Arlene Young.
 
Share Your Talent this Summer: Since the choir takes the summer off, there are plenty of opportunities to share your talents during the 8:30 and 10:00 worship services. Please consider singing a solo or duet, or playing an instrument at one or both of the services. See Jeff Suling to sign up for a date if you are interested and willing. 
 
Be a 'BEAR HUNTER': When you see a small inexpensive bear (Dollar Tree is a good hunting ground) that would like a seat in a pew, bring it to Sharon for tagging as a Prayer Bear.
 
Allergy 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

Serenity Garden Inscribed Bricks available for purchase ($35/brick) and will be installed in the Serenity Garden to memorialize or honor people of your choice and with whatever words you choose.  Order forms are in the narthex. Contact Mary Trumbull. If affordability is an issue, please let the pastor know privately. We want all to be able to participate.  Mary will be placing an order in the latter part of June.

 
Do You Know...?
 
Quote to ponder: “The Fellowship/Educational Building is not a monument to the congregation but a testimony to your love of God.” (George Gorman)
 
Prayer Chain – To add a need, contact Flo Strohmayer at churchoffice@palmyramethodist.com.    
 
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 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.    

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.  mrohled@gmail.com

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  Offering receipts to the General Fund during June fell short of our budget for the month, likely the result of entering the summer season.  However, year-to-date receipts (including Fund-Raiser proceeds), remain somewhat ahead of budget.  Our current budgets and receipts are compared below.  It should be noted that $28 of last week's contribution to the General Fund came from coins collected by the PUMC children.  What a special gift.

 

 
                              June Budget            MTD Receipts            YTD Budget            YTD Receipts
General Fund            $13,713                      $12,555                 $89,137                      $93,998
Building Fund                 ----                         $      291                      ---                          $  9,653
  Work is underway to replace some bell tower siding and prepare for painting the exterior of the sanctuary, expected to begin soon.  Funds are available to cover the anticipated cost of this major project.
 
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 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! 
 


 
 

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