March 22, 2019

THIS THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT: “THE RESCUE”

GENESIS 14:1-16

We continue on our Lenten journey in our Redemption Song series with “The Rescue” this Sunday.  Abram and Lot had gone their separate ways due to their families and possessions having grown too large for them to occupy the same area.  Lot, having settled in the same plain as Sodom and Gomorrah, gets caught up in a geo-political dispute that leads to war.  Lot finds himself on the losing side with he and all his household captive to the pagan king, Chedorlaomer of Elam.  Upon hearing the news, Abram gathers a coalition and along with 318 of his own fighting men, pursues and defeats Chedorlaomer, rescuing Lot.  As patriarch, he placed himself and his men at great risk in order to redeem Lot.

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.

SOUP KITCHEN NEXT WEEK

Next week is our week to help support St. Vincent DePaul Dining Hall, which means that:

  1. All ages are invited and encouraged to join us for sandwich making on Tuesday night, at 7:00 p.m. in the Gym.  It takes about one hour and is a great activity for families.

  2. Ages 12 and up are invited and encouraged to join us for serving at the soup kitchen on Wednesday, at 4:30 p.m. at St Vincent DePaul downtown at 437 W 200 S.

To join, please RSVP via this sign-up link or by contacting Rebecca at rsandulli@wpcslc.org.

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, so make sure to stop by and see if anything is yours.

A LENTEN RETREAT

This retreat will be 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 on Saturday, April 13th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Please RSVP by April 7th, either via the online sign-up or the clipboard in Fellowship Hall.

SUMMER IS AROUND THE CORNER, SAVE THE DATES FOR CAMP TUTTLE!

The dates for camp this year are:

  • Rising 3rd & 4th graders - June 23 - 26.

  • Rising 5th & 6th graders - July 7 - 12.

  • Rising 7th & 8th graders - July 14 - 19.

  • High School Adventure Camp - July 21 – 26.

More registration information is coming soon!

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. to support Royal Family Kids.  It’s an evening of good food, good friends, silent and live auctions, and 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 their website.

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 - 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 continue to take a progressive Christian look at the gospel of John and the last week of Jesus’ life.  Mondays from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in RM 355.

Upcoming Adult Ed. Class

Meditation Class - Join us each Sunday in room 355, beginning April 7th 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”.

March 15, 2019

It's the middle of March and exactly how it should be... one day we feel spring in the air, the next day a snowstorm.  I find that this time of year can be invigorating, as we begin to awaken from our winter haze.  May your spirit start to rouse just as the bulbs also emerge from their sleeping beds.

SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

This SUNDAY (3/17) at 11:10 a.m., for the single purpose of electing Scott Peppler (current chair of Buildings and Grounds Committee) to an open position on Session.  Please be present if you can.

LENTEN OFFERINGS

After a celebratory Mardi Gras and a reflective Ash Wednesday worship, we are now in the quiet, contemplative season of Lent.  Please join us for:

· A six-part sermon series entitled Redemption Song, where we will focus on the story of redemption found throughout the narrative of Scripture.  God’s story is a story of redemption, unfolding in lives, families, and nations through millennia.

· 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 will engage scripture, poetry, art, and music, each as a different language of prayer.  There will be a mix of individual time and time gathered in community.  Saturday, April 13th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Please RSVP by April 7th, either via the online sign-up or the clipboard in Fellowship Hall.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY FAMILY BOWLING & PARTY

Join us at Olympus Lanes for our annual bowling outing, this year with a St. Patrick's Day flare!!  Don't forget to wear green!  This Sunday (3/17), 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.  Youth (7th-12th grade) are welcome to attend with or without their families.  Please let Hilary know if you can join us, hlambert@wpcslc.org.

GUYS' NIGHT OUT
This Tuesday
(3/19), 8:00 p.m. at Sugarhouse Pub.  No need to RSVP, just show up!  Contact Ethan Kiburtz at kiburtz@msn.com for more information.

CAMP TUTTLE FUNDRAISER BRUNCH

We are supporting Camp Tuttle in their fundraiser brunch at St. Mark's Cathedral, Saturday, April 6 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.  We are blessed to partner with them in ministry and excited to support their fundraiser.  Contact Hilary if you would like to join us for this brunch!

SAVE THE DATE - ROYAL CELEBRATION

Mark April 27th on your calendar for the annual fundraiser for Royal Family Kids Camp #113, a summer camp for abused and neglected children.  The camp is one of over 100 Bible camps nationwide, and impacts 50 children from the Utah foster care system.  70+ volunteers from over 12 local congregations participate in the camp.  The Royal Celebration is an evening of good food, good friends, silent and live auctions, all for a very worthy cause.  We are excited to have Wayne Tesch, the co-founder of Royal Family KIDS, Inc. as our guest speaker this year.  Pastor Tesch is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of foster children.  Join us at Hidden Valley Country Club in Sandy from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. to hear him share what's happening in America and around the world.  Come and bring your friends, you are sure to be inspired!  Visit our website at https://sandygslc.royalfamilykids.org/events/ for tickets, volunteer and donation opportunities, general information and other ways you can help.

SUNDAY SCHOOL & ADULT EDUCATION

Sunday Offerings

Children’s Ministry - Main Level Classrooms

Youth - Loft

Adult Ed. Class - “The German Church in the 1930’s - Acquiescence vs. Resistance”: Pastor Scott will be teaching this class in Room 355.

Monday Evening 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 5 weeks we’ll take a progressive Christian look at the gospel of John and the last week of Jesus’ life.  Monday from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in room 355.

Upcoming Adult Ed. Sunday Offerings

Wasatch 101 - Are you new to Wasatch and have questions about how things at the church work?  Join us to answer these questions and more March 24th, 31st and April 7th from 10:10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in room 116 downstairs.  Please email Doug Howe for more information at doughowedds@gmail.com.

Meditation Class - A new class beginning April 7th!  Join us each Sunday in room 355, 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”.

YOUTH JUNE SERVICE TRIP

We will stay right here in Salt Lake, serving at local non-profits, participating in educational modules around cost of living and homelessness, and understanding the needs of our very own city.  Plan on June 20 - June 23, Thursday morning - Sunday after church.

March 8, 2019

First things first, we spring forward this Sunday for daylight savings.  A quick reminder to move your clocks ahead one hour, as we would hate if we missed seeing you on Sunday!

After a celebratory Mardi Gras and a reflective Ash Wednesday worship, we are now in the quiet, contemplative season of Lent.  Please join us during this season as we embark on our own journeys of discovery and deeper meaning of our world.  Below you will find our Lenten offerings.

LENTEN OFFERINGS

A six-part sermon series entitled Redemption Song, where we will focus on the story of redemption found throughout the narrative of Scripture.  God’s story is a story of redemption, unfolding in lives, families, and nations through millennia.

The series begins Sunday with the sermon “A Strange Romance.”

In 2016, the First Sunday in Lent is Valentine’s Day.  I chose to use the strange romance of Hosea and Gomer to illustrate the undying love of God for his wayward people.  Love like that is strange, indeed, in a world in which relationships are based on a “what-have-you-done-for-me-lately” mindset.  Scripture is Hosea 3:1-5.

A Lenten Retreat, led by former Pastoral Associate Heather Monkmeyer.  All are invited to gather with the Wasatch family 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 will engage scripture, poetry, art, and music, each as a different language of prayer.  There will be a mix of individual time and time gathered in community.  We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, April 13th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

CONFIRMATION CLASS

This Monday (3/11) at 6:00 p.m. in the Loft.  Looking forward to seeing all the youth that are participating in confirmation!

TASK TUESDAY - PIZZA AND PROJECTS

The second Tuesday of each month, Building and Grounds will host a project work session from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and ends with your favorite pizza for lunch.  The next Task Tuesday is coming up on March 12th in the library; we’ll have all the materials and supplies needed for the projects and guidance provided.  The only qualifications are a willingness to be part of a team and a favorite pizza!  Look for the table in Fellowship Hall for more information.

CONGREGATIONAL LIFE COMMITTEE

Are you interested in volunteering at Wasatch, but not sure how to get involved?  Do you enjoy bringing people together?  The Congregational Life Committee supports our All Church Events at Wasatch as well as the weekly coffee hours on Sundays.  Our committee meets once every other month for one hour.  We’re looking for more folks, regardless of how much time you have to give, you are welcome!  For more information, please find a committee member during coffee hour or contact the committee at wasatchclc@gmail.com.

SUNDAY SCHOOL & ADULT EDUCATION

Sunday Offerings

Children’s Ministry - Main Level Classrooms

Youth - The Loft

Adult Ed. Class, The Hebrew Prophets - Room 355, This Sunday is the final class in this series led by Pastor Scott.

Monday Evening Adult Ed. Class

New Ways To Read The Bible - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Room 355 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 6 weeks we’ll take a progressive Christian look at the gospel of John and the last week of Jesus’ life.

March 1, 2019

FAMILY FUN NIGHT - TONIGHT!!

CM families, join us for dinner, games and fellowship at 6:00 p.m. in the Loft.  Huge welcome back to Hilary on her first day back from maternity leave!  Also, enormous thanks to Stasha Lewis for covering while Hilary loved and cared for her sweet Hanna.  Please share our love and gratitude with both these wonderful ladies.

MUSEUM OUTING

Tomorrow (3/2) 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Paul Hewitt will share his knowledge of all things Air Force with the Youth as they head to Hill Aerospace Museum.

CHIANG MAI CHRISTIAN SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND OFFERING

This Sunday (3/3), at both worship services this offering will be received.  Envelopes are available in the pews.

MARDI GRAS AND ASH WEDNESDAY

Join in the annual WPC fun of celebrating Fat Tuesday on March 5th at 6:00 p.m.!   All ages are invited to come for a raucous evening of pancakes and bacon, as well as music, dancing, beads and collaborative art.  We’ll wrap the revelry with a short devotion to begin the season of Lent.  Our Ash Wednesday service on March 6th will begin with a simple soup supper at 6:00.

Sign-up clipboards are available for both events in Fellowship Hall during Coffee Hour.  Both events need folks to help clean up after, but we also need help at Mardi Gras making pancakes and on Ash Wednesday there’s need for pots of soup.

REDEMPTION SONG, A SERIES FOR LENT

Redemption is God’s doing, so leading up to our remembrance of the cross and the resurrection of Jesus, we will focus on the story of redemption found throughout the narrative of Scripture.  God’s story is a story of redemption, unfolding in lives, families, and nations through the millennia.  These six sermons delivered by Pastor Scott begin on March 10 with one entitled, “A Strange Romance."

CONGREGATIONAL LIFE COMMITTEE

Are you interested in volunteering at Wasatch, but not sure how to get involved?  Do you enjoy bringing people together?  The Congregational Life Committee supports our All Church Events at Wasatch as well as the weekly coffee hours on Sundays.  Our committee meets once every other month for one hour.  We’re looking for more folks, regardless of how much time you have to give, you are welcome!  For more information, please find a committee member during coffee hour or contact the committee at wasatchclc@gmail.com.

SUNDAY SCHOOL & ADULT EDUCATION

Sunday Offerings

Children’s Ministry - Main Floor Classrooms

Youth - Loft

Adult Ed. The Hebrew Prophets - A Six Part Class Led by Pastor Scott on Sundays in room 355.  See the Adult Education signs for the syllabus.

Monday Evening Class - 7:00-9:00 p.m.

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 7 weeks we’ll take a progressive Christian look at the gospel of John and the last week of Jesus’ life.  Meet in room 355.