September 6, 2019

OUR PROGRAM YEAR BEGINS SUNDAY

This Sunday we return to two worship services with the iBelieve service at 9:00 a.m. and the Traditional service at 11:15 a.m.  We will miss seeing everyone all at once, but will have to make sure to cross paths during coffee hours.  Amen for coffee hours! Whichever service you attend, and you came to the retreat, don’t forget to wear your tie dye.

We also begin Sunday School for the Children and Youth at 10:10 a.m.  Each Sunday, Youth will meet in the Loft and Children will meet in Fellowship Hall, then children will proceed to chapel time in the Club 56 lounge.

Children’s Ministry classrooms after chapel time:

  • 3-5 year olds will meet in the Nursery.

  • ·Kindergarteners - 2nd graders will meet in the Art Room.

  • 3rd and 4th graders will meet in the Theater Room.

  • 5th and 6th graders will meet in the Lounge.

Youth Ministry:

  • 7th - 12th graders, join us for conversation around a current event in the context of our faith.

A gentle reminder that children need to be picked up after class (11:00) and are asked not to play in the gym, loft or playground unsupervised.

Adult Education will begin next Sunday, September 15.  Below is the line up for the fall classes.

  • September 15 - October 13:  Russell Weeks will teach us about Maccabees I and II.  These are part of the Apocrypha, those  mysterious books missing from our King James & later Protestant Bibles but familiar to our Catholic and Orthodox friends.  They are a historical account of political, military, and diplomatic events from the time of Judaea’s relationship with Antiochus IV Epiphanes of Syria (reigned 175–164/163bc).  If you have ever wondered what the  Jewish Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is about, you can learn it now!

  • October 20 – November:  Pastor Scott Dalgarno will share with us various theological questions and topics of interest that have piqued him during his Sabbatical.

  • Meditation class:  Join us each Sunday from 10:10 – 11:00 a.m., beginning September 15, for a class on “Manifesting God within and around through prayer, meditation, sacred readings and mindfulness.”  Location to be determined.

For additional information about the happenings at Wasatch and any upcoming events, check out our website www.wpcslc.org.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY DIRECTOR

A very warm welcome to Stasha Lewis, who has been hired as the Interim Children’s Ministry Director.  Stasha has been actively involved in Children’s Ministry for a while and we are so grateful for her skills and leadership as we begin a new program year.  Thank you, Stasha!  Additionally, the job posting for the permanent Children’s Ministry Director position is now available - for more information, please go to: www.wpcslc.org/employmentopportunities.

FAMILIES PICNIC POTLUCK

Families are invited to join us for a casual picnic potluck at the Wasatch Hollow Park SUNDAY at 5:00 p.m. to connect families and celebrate the start of the new program year.  Drinks and sandwiches will be provided.  Youth families, please bring desserts to share.  Children’s families, please bring a side dish to share.  Also, bring lawn chairs or a blanket.

WOMEN OF WASATCH UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Eve Book Club - Monday, September 9 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Martha Circle - Thursday, September 12 at 10:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

  • Stitch & Chat - Thursday, September 12 at 12:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

WOMEN, WATER + WINE

Come join if you are thirsty; hungry is ok too!  All are invited; friends are welcome. Red Butte Café (1414 Foothill Dr.) Friday, September 13 at 5:00 p.m.  If you can’t make it this month, no worries, we’ll be meeting the 2nd Friday of each month, so watch the announcements.  Questions? Feel free to contact Bee Losee or Susie Brass.

WASATCH 101

Are you new to Wasatch and have questions about how things at Wasatch Presbyterian Church work?  Or, maybe you have some other questions about how you can get involved in the life of Wasatch.  We will meet September 15, 22 and 29 in RM 116 from 10:10 - 11:00 am.  Led by the Pastor and Elder Doug Howe.  Contact Doug Howe for more information at email: doughowedds@gmail.com.

DIRECTORY UPDATES

The office will be updating the database for the fall printing of the Wasatch directory.  Please email reception@wpcslc.org with any changes to your, address, phone number(s) or an updated picture.  There will be a table set up in Fellowship Hall for the next two weeks to check the current directory and note any changes.

PRISON MINISTRY

Prison Ministry is in need of volunteers.  You will have tremendous impact through this ministry.  Your service will help lead change from within by providing opportunities for incarcerated students to heal and serve both themselves and others through Interdenominational Faith studies.  Class content is centered on books and film.  You’ll also experience laughter, friendship, and camaraderie.  Time commitment is periodic Saturday attendance from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Contact Gay Cookson at gaycookson@comcast.net or Paul Hewitt at pwhewitt@msn.com.

COFFEE HOUR SIGN UP

If you haven’t already, please sign up for Coffee Hour Refreshments.  The sign up sheet has dates available through May 2020.  This is an easy way to serve our Wasatch community!  Plan on 50-60 people at each coffee hour (most folks only sign up for one coffee hour), bring light refreshments (meant to be a little snack after worship) to the Fellowship Hall kitchen 15 minutes before worship and Congregational Life will take care of the rest.  Thank you for signing up, we appreciate your help!

August 30, 2019

This is one of the best times of the year… it’s the Retreat Weekend at Camp Tuttle!  If you’re joining us in the Canyon, we look forward to wonderful fellowship, fantastic fun and sharing the beautiful scenery with you.  If you have other plans for the holiday weekend, we wish you safe travels, that you may spend your time doing something that fills your soul and make some memories.  May you feel our holy spirit this weekend and take time to nurture your soul.

OUR PROGRAM YEAR BEGINS

We’re returning to two worship services on Sunday, September 8.  Each Sunday, Adult Education offerings are in the Loft classrooms, Youth are in the Loft and Children are on the main level.  A gentle reminder that children need to be picked up after class and are asked not to play in the gym, loft or playground unsupervised.  For additional information about the happenings at Wasatch and any upcoming events, check out our website at www.wpcslc.org.

ADULT EDUCATION FALL 2019

  • Meditation Class: Join us each Sunday beginning September 8th from 10:10 -11:00 a.m., in room 116 for a class on “Manifesting God within and around through prayer, meditation, sacred readings and mindfulness.”

  • September 15 - October 13:  Russell Weeks will teach us about Maccabees I and II.  These are part of the Apocrypha, those mysterious books missing from our King James & later Protestant Bibles but familiar to our Catholic and Orthodox friends. They are a historical account of political, military, and diplomatic events from the time of Judaea’s relationship with Antiochus IV Epiphanes of Syria (reigned 175–164/163bc). If you have ever wondered what the Jewish Festival of Lights, Hannukah is about, you can learn it now!

  • October 20 - November:  Pastor Scott Dalgarno will share with us various theological questions and topics of interest that have piqued him during his Sabbatical.

SUNDAY SCHOOL KICKOFF SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8!

  • Children’s Ministry will have our first Chapel Time and Sunday School of the new program year, beginning at 10:10 a.m.  Meet in Fellowship Hall, then chapel time will happen in the Club 56 lounge. 3-5 year olds will meet in the nursery, kindergarteners-2nd graders will meet in the Art Room, 3rd and 4th graders will meet in the Theater Room, and 5th and 6th graders will meet in the Lounge.

  • Youth (7th-12th graders) will meet in the Loft at 10:10 a.m. for conversation around a current event in the context of our faith.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY DIRECTOR

A very warm welcome to Stasha Lewis, who has been hired as the Interim Children’s Ministry Director.  Stasha has been actively involved in Children’s Ministry for a while and we are so grateful for her skills and leadership as we begin a new program year.  Thank you, Stasha!  Additionally, the job posting for the permanent Children’s Ministry Director position is now available—for more information, please go to: www.wpcslc.org/employmentopportunities.

PW/WOW LUNCHEON

Join us on September 5 at 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.  The program will be The History of Presbyterian Women presented by our librarian, Beth Phillips and Sue Marquardt.

FAMILIES PICNIC POTLUCK

Families are invited to join us for a casual picnic potluck at the Wasatch Hollow Park on Sunday, September 8th at 5:00 p.m. to connect families and celebrate the start of the new program year.  Drinks and sandwiches will be provided.  Youth families, please bring desserts to share.  Children’s families, please bring a side dish to share.  Also, bring lawn chairs or a blanket.

DIRECTORY UPDATES

The office will be updating the database for the fall printing of the Wasatch directory.  Please email reception@wpcslc.org with any changes to your address, phone number(s) or an updated picture.  There will be a table set up in Fellowship Hall for the next two weeks to check the current directory and note any changes.

IT'S BACK-TO-SCHOOL TIME AT WASATCH PRESBYTERIAN PRESCHOOL

We are thrilled to welcome new families, and of course, to welcome back our returning families for the 2019-20 school year beginning on September 3rd and 4th.  We wish everyone a smooth transition and a year full of growth, opportunity, and lasting memories.  If you know of anyone looking for future enrollment, please send them our way!  Thank you, and here's to another successful school year for all!

COFFEE HOUR SIGN UP

If you haven’t already, please sign up for Coffee Hour Refreshments.  The signup sheet has dates available through May 2020.  This is an easy way to serve our Wasatch community!  Plan on 50-60 people at each coffee hour (most folks only sign up for one coffee hour), bring light refreshments (meant to be a little snack after worship) to the Fellowship Hall kitchen 15 minutes before worship and Congregational Life will take care of the rest.  Thank you to all the volunteers who provided refreshments throughout the Summer Season, we greatly appreciate your efforts!

PRISON MINISTRY

Prison Ministry is in need of volunteers.  You will have tremendous impact through this ministry.  Your service will help lead change from within by providing opportunities for incarcerated students to heal and serve both themselves and others through Interdenominational Faith studies.  Class content is centered on books and film.  You’ll also experience laughter, friendship, and camaraderie.  Time commitment is periodic Saturday attendance from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Contact Gay Cookson at gaycookson@comcast.net or Paul Hewitt at pwhewitt@msn.com.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED ROYAL FAMILY KIDS CAMP

42 children from the Foster Care system spent a wonderful, fun filled, and special week, where they learned how much God loves them, and how God is always with them.  Camp was held in the beautiful Wasatch Mountains, as guests of Big Canyon Ranch near Wanship, Utah.  The addition of a swimming pond/lake was a huge hit.  Thanks to all of you who supported this camp as staff, by praying, or as donors.  Next year!

MEDITATION CLASS

Join us Sunday at 9:00 a.m., in room 116 for a class on “Manifesting God within and around through prayer, meditation, sacred readings and mindfulness.”

August 23, 2019

This Sunday is Youth Sunday!  Come experience worship led by our glorious Youth Ministry.  We’ll get to hear their remarks and celebrate worship with these Good Humans.

LADIES BOOK CLUB TONIGHT

Join us tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Shannon Baker’s House.  We’ll be discussing Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate over wine and appetizers.  Please let Dawn know if you are coming by emailing her at dfleishman@wpcslc.org.

AUDIO RECORDINGS OF SERMONS

The audio recordings of sermons are now available on our website.  Recent sermons are available and, going forward, all sermons will be available at www.wpcslc.org/sermons.  A special thank you to Adam Gardner, our Sound Technician, for his hard work in making this possible!

ALL CHURCH SOUP KITCHEN

This coming week is an All-Church Soup Kitchen week, meaning the congregation is invited and encouraged to join us for:

  • Sandwich Making -  Tuesday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the gym.  Lasts about 1 hour.  All ages welcome!

  • Soup Kitchen Serving - Wednesday, August 28 at 4:45 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall (437 W 200 S).  Lasts about 1.5 hours.  Ages 12 and older welcome.  Please wear close-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and a baseball hat.

To register to help, please go to: http://www.wpcslc.org/soup-kitchen.

PRISON MINISTRY

Prison Ministry is in need of volunteers.  You will have tremendous impact through this ministry.  Your service will help lead change from within by providing opportunities for incarcerated students to heal and serve both themselves and others through Interdenominational Faith studies.  Class content is centered on books and film.  You’ll also experience laughter, friendship, and camaraderie.  Time commitment is periodic Saturday attendance from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Contact Gay Cookson at gaycookson@comcast.net or Paul Hewitt at pwhewitt@msn.com.

PW/WOW LUNCHEON

Join us on September 5 at 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.  The program will be the History of Presbyterian Women presented by our librarian, Beth Phillips and Sue Marquardt.

OUR PROGRAM YEAR BEGINS

We’re returning to two worship services on Sunday, September 8.  Each Sunday, Adult Education offerings are in the Loft classrooms, Youth are in the Loft and Children are on the main level.  A gentle reminder that children need to be picked up after class and are asked not to play in the gym, loft or playground unsupervised.  For additional information about the happenings at Wasatch and any upcoming events, check out our website www.wpcslc.org.

COFFEE HOUR SIGN UP

If you haven’t already, please sign up for Coffee Hour Refreshments.  The sign-up sheet has dates available through May 2020.  This is an easy way to serve our Wasatch community!  Plan on 50-60 people at each coffee hour (most folks only sign up for one coffee hour), bring light refreshments (meant to be a little snack after worship) to the Fellowship Hall kitchen 15 minutes before worship and Congregational Life will take care of the rest.  Thank you to all the volunteers who provided refreshments throughout the Summer Season, we greatly appreciate your efforts!

MEDITATION CLASS

Join us this Sunday from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., in room 116 for a class on “Manifesting God within and around through prayer, meditation, sacred readings and mindfulness.”

August 9, 2019

May you feel a roar in your soul, like the unusual storms we experienced in Salt Lake this week.  The weather has changed quite a bit this week, as it sometimes does in life.  May we roll through those storms and find amazement in the wonder of life and the experiences we have.

UNDIE COLLECTION

Don’t forget your undies in August!  Foster parents continually ask for socks and underwear for the 2,700 Utah children living in foster care.  For the last few years Wasatch has been participating in this significant and important program and will again be collecting child-sized socks and underwear for kids in foster care.  All sizes of socks and underwear for both girls and boys are needed, and from diapers to adult sizes (for teenagers).  Collection dates are August 10 - August 24.  Bins will be in Fellowship Hall and the main entrance for your convenience.  The Utah Foster Care Foundation and Grandfamilies will distribute your donations to the children and youth who need them.  Thank you so much for making such a wonderful difference in a child’s life, especially as they begin a new school year.

AUGUST 13TH TASK TUESDAY-PIZZA AND PROJECTS

Buildings and Grounds invites anyone interested in joining us on August 13 for our monthly project work session, Task Tuesday-Pizza and Projects.  We meet in the library and do projects from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.  It ends with your favorite pizza for lunch.  Join as we work together maintaining, repairing and improving our church and its grounds.  Among this month’s projects are working on the gardens, washing windows and repairing the sprinkler system.  All materials and supplies will be provided.

SUMMER POOL AND PICNIC POTLUCK

All are invited on August 14 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center Outdoor Pool (7500 S. 2700 E.)  Please bring food to share (hot dogs etc. are available at the snack stand) and join us for a swim and summer dinner.  Look for our Wasatch group on the grass in the shade behind the diving platforms (the back corner from the entrance).  Come and go as you wish - this is a    completely low key, fun time to just be together.  All ages welcome!  Rates: Under 3 - Free; 3-17 - $4.50; 18 and older - $5.50.  For additional information, contact Luana Uluave at luluave@wpcslc.org.

GUYS NIGHT OUT

Join us Thursday, August 15 at 8:00 p.m. at the Sugarhouse Pub.  All are welcome, no RSVP necessary.  Any questions, contact Andrew Fleishman.

MOPS (MOMS OF PRESCHOOLERS)

MOPS are invited to a casual meet up to reconnect with one another next Friday, August 16 from 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. at Liberty Park.  Meet near the playground and splash pad, drop by as you are able, and if folks want to stay for dinner at food trucks/the farmers market that is an option.

INTERIM CHILDREN’S MINISTRY DIRECTOR

The Personnel Committee will soon initiate the search process for a new Children’s Ministry Director.  To support the ministry during the search process, we are seeking individuals within the congregation who might be interested in serving as the Interim Children’s Ministry Director(s).  If/as needed or desired, the position could be shared by more than one individual.  The key areas of focus would be communications and scheduling, Sunday School management (curriculum and teachers provided), and leadership at fellowship and service activities.  Expected commitment would be 10-20 hours/week for at least 2-3 months.  Anyone interested is invited to contact John Horel, Personnel Chair at johnhorel@gmail.com, or Rebecca Sandulli at rsandulli@wpcslc.org.

LABOR DAY RETREAT

Registration is now open for the Labor Day Retreat!  All ages are invited to join us August 31 - September 2 for a weekend of fun and fellowship in the mountains.  For more  information about the Retreat and to register, please go to www.wpcslc.org/labor-day-retreat.  Any questions, please contact Rebecca Sandulli at rsandulli@wpcslc.org.

SUMMER CHOIR

Anyone who wishes to sing in the choir for that Sunday's service is invited to come to the choir room for a short rehearsal at 9:30 a.m. to learn the anthem for the day.  The music is straightforward and fun.

MEDITATION CLASS

Join us each Sunday during the Summer from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., in room 116 for a class on “Manifesting God within and around through prayer, meditation, sacred readings and mindfulness.”