April 18, 2019

Hallelujah!!  Join us this weekend in celebrating miracles and the wonder of Easter.  We will have two worship services at the standard times of 9:00 and 11:15 a.m., along with the Children’s Ministry Easter Celebration at 10:10 a.m., which begins in the chapel.  Keep an eye out for those hidden Easter eggs!

USHERS AND GREETERS NEEDED

We are in need of Ushers/Greeters for our summer service, beginning on Sunday, May 19th when we move to one service at 10:00 a.m.  This is a wonderful way to be involved at Wasatch and serve our community!  If you are interested please contact Doug Howe at Howe.family@comcast.net.

CELEBRATION SUNDAY

Join us for our Celebration Sunday worship on May 19th at 10:00 a.m.  We’ll wrap up our program year, kick off our combined summer worship service, and celebrate many wonderful things in the life of our church, including new Elders and Deacons, Youth Confirmands, 3rd graders getting Bibles, the Children’s Choir, and more.

WASATCH PRESCHOOL FUN FAIR

Join us in supporting our preschool at their annual fundraiser for an evening of food trucks, a silent auction and activities on Thursday, April 25th, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Purchase wristbands ($15) for children planning to participate in activities (bounce houses, Rock On climbing wall, the Drum Bus, games, face painting, balloon art, etc!) at the preschool office or the night of the event.  Email christylawlor@wpcslc.org with any questions.

YOUTH ESCAPE ROOM CHALLENGE

Save the date - Friday, April 26th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. for an exciting challenge!

SPRING WEEKEND WORK PARTY

Buildings and Grounds is looking for 15 helpers to join them next Saturday, April 27th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for a spring work party.  They will be painting outside railings, cleaning the gardens, replacing exit signs, touching up paint in the stairwell, and reprogramming thermostats, as well as enjoying pizza.  B&G will provide all tools, supplies, training, and encouragement!  To RSVP, contact Scott Peppler at scottpeppler@gmail.com.

ROYAL CELEBRATION

Join us at the Royal Banquet on April 27, 2019 at the Hidden Valley Country Club, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  It’s an evening of good food, good friends, silent and live auctions; all for a very worthy cause!  The Annual Royal Family Kids Camp is a summer camp for abused and neglected children.  For tickets, to volunteer, donations, and general information, visit our website at https://sandygslc.royalfamilykids.org/events/.

CAMP WASATCH
Save the date!  Our annual VBS-style camp for 3 year olds through 3rd graders will happen in the evenings during the week of June 8 - 14, stay tuned for more details!

COFFEE HOUR SIGN UP

Refreshments are provided by folks in the congregation each Sunday.  These donations help promote fellowship during coffee hour and are a lovely way to contribute.  It’s easy, bring refreshments, drop them off in the kitchen and you’re done!  Sign up on the clipboards in Fellowship Hall.

ADULT EDUCATION

  • Meditation Class - 8:15 – 9:00 a.m. in Room 355.  Peggy Riedesel will lead a class on “Manifesting God within and around through prayer, meditation, sacred readings and mindfulness”.

  • “The Story of God” – 10:10 a.m. in Room 355.  Film series class led by David Harris exploring how faith has shaped our lives.

April 12, 2019

We invite you to join us for Palm Sunday and Holy Week next week.  We have many events and hope something appeals to your spirit.  If you are joining us for the Lenten Retreat, you’ll want to plan ahead so you can navigate the Salt Lake Marathon runners and road closures tomorrow morning.

PASSION SUNDAY: “THE THIEF AND THE GARDEN” - Luke 23:32-43

This sermon focuses on the Passion, particularly, the thief on the cross.  Jesus is crucified alongside two thieves (“criminals”).  The story of the thieves is the story of how persons may respond to the sacrifice of Jesus.  One mocks Jesus, the other seeks his grace.  When Jesus responds to the inquiry of the repentant thief, he says “Today you will be with me in Paradise” (Lk. 23:43).  The Greek word translated as “paradise” is the word used in the Greek Old Testament for the Garden of Eden.  Jesus moves the thief from the curse of the tree of Golgotha to a garden of trees in Paradise.  Redemption removes us from the just penalty of our rebellion and restores us to God’s original intent.  A redeemed creation becomes the residence of those redeemed by the perfect Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.  “Everything that lies between Eden’s gate and the New Jerusalem, the bulk of our Bibles, is in essence a huge rescue plan” (Richter 129).  On that terrible day we see unfolding the reversal of the curse and the beautiful story of redemption and hope.

EASTER WEEK AT WASATCH

Sunday, April 14th

  • Parents and kids will have a special festival Sunday School to celebrate Palm Sunday and Holy Week at 10:10 in the Gym.

Thursday, April 18th

  • Maundy Thursday service, with communion at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Friday, April 19th

  • Good Friday.  Church office is closed.

  • Easter Dinner meal preparation (slicing ham) 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at Wasatch.

Saturday, April 20th

  • Easter Dinner meal preparation 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. at the soup kitchen.

  • Easter Dinner meal serving 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the soup kitchen.

Sunday, April 21st

  • Easter Sunday worship service at 9:00 a.m., followed by coffee hour.

  • Easter Sunday worship service at 11:15 a.m., followed by coffee hour.

  • Children’s Ministry Easter Celebration. 10:10 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

EASTER LILY ORDERS

The Deacons are now taking orders for Easter Lilies at $15.00 per plant.  Orders must be received no later than THIS SUNDAY.  Forms are available in the church sanctuary or in the office.  When placing your order, include a dedication for your loved ones.

SOUP KITCHEN EASTER DINNER

We continue the Wasatch tradition of serving a traditional Easter Dinner at the St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall downtown (437 W 200 S).  This year the meal will be served the day before on Saturday, April 20th.  Ages 12 and older are invited and encouraged to help.  Shift options are: Meal Preparation 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. at the soup kitchen Meal Serving 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the soup kitchen.  To sign up, see the clipboard in Fellowship Hall or contact Rebecca at rsandulli@wpcslc.org.

SUMMER USHERS & GREETERS

We are in need of Ushers/Greeters for our summer service.  Beginning on Sunday, May 19th we move to one service at 10:00 a.m.  This is a wonderful way to be involved at Wasatch and serve our community!  If you are interested please contact Doug Howe at Howe.family@comcast.net.

CLUB 56 LATE-OVER

5th and 6th graders are invited to join us for a night of games, food and service TOMORROW NIGHT (4/13) at 5:00 p.m. in the Loft.  We’ll play minute to win it games, do a Breakout Box Challenge (think a cross between an escape room and a scavenger hunt...really fun!), have dinner, stuff eggs for Easter and watch a movie.  See you there!

SUNDAY SCHOOL & ADULT EDUCATION

Children’s Ministry -  Palm Sunday Party in the Gym @ 10:10.

Youth - Service project in the Loft filling bags of candy for Easter dinner @ 10:10.

Adult Ed. Meditation Class - A class on “Manifesting God within and around through prayer, meditation, sacred readings and mindfulness” led by Peggy Riedesel in room 355 at 8:15 a.m.

Adult Ed. Class - “The Story of God” film series - Each week a religious question is raised and it is answered by examining the positions of various world religions.  Led by David Harris in Room 355 @ 10:10 a.m.

Adult Ed Class Lectionary Class - Led by Peter Stirba in Room 356 at 10:10.

Adult Ed. Wasatch 101 - Are you new to Wasatch and have questions about how things at the church work?  If so, this may be the class for you.  We meet in room 116 downstairs.  Please email Doug Howe for more information doughowedds@gmail.com.

GUYS’ NIGHT OUT

Join us on Tuesday, April 16th around 8:00 p.m. at the Sugarhouse Pub.  No need to RSVP, just show up!

CONFIRMATION STUDENTS
A draft of each student's Statement of Faith is due this Wednesday, April 17th.  Please email it to dfleishman@wpcslc.org.

April 5, 2019

Daffodils are blooming and trees are beginning to blossom as well.  Our world continues to come to life.  Prayers that we can see the wonder in it all and with one another.

FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT: “YOU WON’T ALWAYS HAVE ME” - John 12: 1-8

Lazarus has been raised.  Jesus’ feet get anointed for burial.  The poor you will always have with you but you won’t always have me.  Wake up call.

It's the WOW SPRING BOUTIQUE tomorrow!!

WoW invites you to come check out twenty local vendors in the gym at Wasatch tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for $10.00.  The proceeds benefit Local Mission.

There will be vendor donations for drawings.  $1.00 per ticket or 6 tickets for $5.00. Bring in canned goods for Crossroads and receive a drawing ticket!  Help is greatly appreciated! – Contact is Janet Wortley.

NEW ADULT MEDITATION CLASS BEGINS SUNDAY

Join us each Sunday in room 355 from 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., (during the summer 9:15 - 10:00 a.m.) for a class on “Manifesting God within and around through prayer, meditation, sacred readings and mindfulness”.  Peggy Riedesel is generously leading this class.

YOUTH CONFIRMATION CLASS

Monday, April 8th from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Pastor Scott will be teaching this week in the Loft.  Remember, a draft of each student's Statement of Faith is due April 17th.

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN OF UTAH SPRING GATHERING

The semi-annual PW Spring Gathering will be held on April 12th & 13th in Springville, Utah at the Springville Community Presbyterian Church.  Friday, April 12, schedule is  5:00 - 9:00 p.m. (dinner served) and Saturday, April 13, is 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (lunch served).  Contact Janet Wortley for reservations by Sunday, April 7th.

LENTEN RETREAT

Led by former Director of Spiritual Formation Heather Monkmeyer.  All are invited to gather on the threshold of holy week for a spacious day of opening to the surprises God might have for each of us.  In a contemplative setting, and with a spirit of wonder, we’ll engage scripture, poetry, art and music, each as a different language of prayer with a mix of individual and community time.  Saturday, April 13th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Childcare is available.  Please RSVP ASAP either via the online sign-up or the clipboard in Fellowship Hall.

CLUB 56 LATE-OVER

5th and 6th graders are invited to join us for a night of games, food and service on Saturday, April 13th at 5:00 p.m. in the Loft.  We’ll play minute to win it games, do a Breakout Box Challenge (think a cross between an escape room and a scavenger hunt...really fun!), have dinner, stuff eggs for Easter and watch a movie.  Please RSVP to hlambert@wpcslc.org by April 7!

PALM SUNDAY PARTY
Sunday, April 14, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the gym.  Parents, youth and kids will have a special festival Sunday School to celebrate Palm Sunday and Holy Week.

EASTER LILY ORDERS

The Deacons are now taking orders for Easter Lilies at $15.00 per plant.  Orders must be received no later than Sunday, April 14 and forms are available in the church sanctuary or in the office.  When placing your order, include a dedication for your loved ones.

WASATCH PRESCHOOL FUN FAIR

Join us Thursday, April 25th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in supporting our preschool at their annual fundraiser for an evening of food trucks, a silent auction, and activities.  Purchase wristbands ($15) for children planning to participate in activities (bounce houses, Rock On climbing wall, the Drum Bus, games, face painting, balloon art, etc!) at the preschool office or the night of the event.  Email christylawlor@wpcslc.org with any questions.

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY COMMITTEE
New committee members will join in June, so if you might be interested in joining our committee, please contact me for more details of commitment/responsibilities.  Thank you!

SUNDAY SCHOOL AND ADULT EDUCATION

Sunday Offerings

Children’s Ministry - Main level classrooms @ 10:10 a.m.

Youth - Loft @ 10:10 a.m.

Adult Ed. Meditation Class - Room 355, from 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.  This is a class on “Manifesting God within and around through prayer, meditation, sacred readings and mindfulness” and led by Peggy Riedesel.

Adult Ed. Lectionary Class - Led by Peter Stirba in Room 356 @ 10:10 a.m.

Adult Ed. “The Story of God” film series - Each week a religious question is raised and it is answered by examining the positions of various world religions.  Led by David Harris in Room 355 @ 10:10 a.m.

Adult Ed. Wasatch 101 - Are you new to Wasatch and have questions about how things at the church work?  If so, this may be the class for you.  We meet in room 116 downstairs.  Please email Doug Howe for more information doughowedds@gmail.com.

Monday Offering

Adult Ed. Class New Ways to Read the Bible -  Led by Jan Bartlett in Room 355 @ 7:00 p.m.

March 29, 2019

FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT: “THE PRODIGAL FATHER”

Luke 15:11-32

In the middle of the Lenten season we take a look at this story more popularly known as the Prodigal Son.  “Prodigal” means extravagantly wasteful.  While the younger son is wasteful of his inheritance, it is the father in the story whose extravagance is on display as he celebrates his son’s return with a party.  In Jesus’ day, the son could well have been killed for bringing shame onto the family, but the heart of God is revealed in the seemingly wasteful (hint: graceful) actions of the father.  We’re invited to participate in the redemption celebration along with the elder son.

LADIES’ BOOK CLUB

Tomorrow night (3/30) at 7:00 p.m.  We’ll be discussing Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline over casual conversation, wine and appetizers.  Meet at Dawn Fleishman’s home and let her know if you are coming!

LOST AND FOUND CLEAN OUT

We have a number of unclaimed items (sunglasses, car keys, earrings, jackets, coffee mugs etc.) in the main church office.  Unclaimed items will be donated after April 5th.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT

Get ready for an evening of fun on Friday, April 5th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Loft!  It’s Family Fun Night, so bring a side dish to share, pizza and games provided.  Please RSVP to hlambert@wpcslc.org by April 3rd.

CAMP TUTTLE FUNDRAISER BRUNCH

CM and Youth Ministries will be purchasing a table for the Camp Tuttle fundraiser brunch which is on Saturday, April 6th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Camp Tuttle provides many summer camp opportunities for children and youth, as well as provides the location for our annual family camp over Labor Day Weekend.  Contact Hilary if you would like to join us at the table!

A LENTEN RETREAT

Led by former Director of Spiritual Formation Heather Monkmeyer.  All are invited to gather on the threshold of holy week for a spacious day of opening to the surprises God might have for each of us.  In a contemplative setting, and with a spirit of wonder, we’ll engage scripture, poetry, art, and music, each as a different language of prayer with a mix of individual and community time.  Saturday, April 13th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Childcare is available.  Please RSVP by April 7th, either via the online sign-up or the clipboard in Fellowship Hall.

EASTER LILY ORDERS

The Deacons are now taking orders for Easter Lilies at $15.00 per plant.  Orders must be received no later than Sunday, April 14th and forms are available in the church sanctuary or in the office.  When placing your order, include a dedication for your loved ones.

DIRECTORY UPDATES

Have you had a change of address or contact information in the past couple of months?  We are always updating the ACS database for the Directory reprints.  Please contact Susie at reception@wpcslc.org with any changes.  Thank you!

ROYAL CELEBRATION

Join us at the Royal Banquet on April 27th, 2019 at the Hidden Valley Country Club, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  It’s an evening of good food, good friends, silent and live auctions; all for a very worthy cause!  Proceeds benefit The Annual Royal Family Kids Camp, a summer camp for abused and neglected children.  For tickets, to volunteer, donations, and general information, visit our website at https://sandygslc.royalfamilykids.org/events/.

SUNDAY SCHOOL & ADULT EDUCATION

Sunday Offerings

Children’s Ministry - Main Level Classrooms

Youth - Loft

Adult Ed. “The Story of God” film series - Each week a religious question is raised and it is answered by examining the positions of various world religions.  Led by David Harris in Room 355.

Adult Ed. Lectionary Class - Led by Peter Stirba in Room 356.

Adult Ed. Wasatch 101 - Are you new to Wasatch and have questions about how things at the church work?  If so, this may be the class for you.  We meet in Room 116 downstairs.  Please email Doug Howe for more information doughowedds@gmail.com.

Monday Evening Adult Ed. Class

New Ways To Read The Bible - It’s not too late, you’ve still got time.  You’re       welcome to attend, even if you haven't come before.  Over the next few weeks we’ll take a progressive Christian look at the gospel of John and the last week of Jesus’ life.  Mondays from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Room 355.

Upcoming Adult Ed. Class

Meditation Class - Join us each Sunday in room 355, beginning April 7th from 8:15 - 9:00 a.m., (during the summer 9:15 - 10:00 a.m.) for a class on “Manifesting God within and around through prayer, meditation, sacred readings and mindfulness”.