April 17, 2018

DADS' NIGHT OUT
Tuesday, April 17th at 8pm at Wasatch Brew Pub.  Contact Ethan Kiburtz atkiburtz@msn.com to RSVP or just show up!

MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS GROUP (MOPS)
Wednesday, April 18th from 9-11:30am for Moms of kids ages 0-5, we are offering a Mother of Preschoolers group.  We will meet the third Wednesday of each month to discuss parenting topics and enjoy fellowship together.  Childcare will be provided.  Join us for this inaugural meeting!  Contact Hilary at hlambert@wpcslc.org for more information.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
A heads up that the All-Church Labor Day Retreat is on again this year.  We'll be gathering at Camp Tuttle September 1st-3rd for mountain fun and fellowship for all ages.  More information to come!
 
DAVID AND DONNA HENRY ARE IN TOWN
WPC Friends and Members are invited to an open house on Sunday, April 22nd, from 1-4pm.  Drop in as you are to the home of Trent and Latrice Henry for light refreshments and visiting with the Henry’s.

ROYAL FAMILY KIDS
The Royal Banquet Fundraiser will be held April 21st.  It includes a banquet dinner with live and silent auctions.  Royal Family Kids is a one week summer camp for children from the foster care systems.  This is the only fundraiser, which supports our all-volunteer staff as well as 50+ children who will attend the camp at no cost.  Visit rfk-gslc.org for information and tickets.  Questions?  Contact John or Shelley Horel at rochellehorel@gmail.com.

YOUTH LOCK-IN
Saturday, April 21st from 7pm through Sunday after church. Food, games & sleepover!  Bring $3 for pizza.

PASTOR'S BOOK CLUB
The End of Old Age: Living A Longer, More Purposeful Life, by Dr. Marc Agronin, isn't a sugar-coated depiction of growing old.  Pick this book up online or at Barnes & Noble and join Pastor Scott Tuesday, April 24th, at either 11:00am or 7:00pm for a discussion.  This book is for people of all ages.

SOUP KITCHEN
Do you know of a group looking for a way to serve the community?  If so, we invite any and all to participate in our Soup Kitchen Ministry, which involves making and serving sandwiches once a month.  It is a fun, easy and meaningful way to give back.  If you know of any groups outside of Wasatch who would be interested in participating, please contact Rebecca Sandulli atrsandulli@wpcslc.org to learn more.
 
SUMMER SECOND SUNDAY BRUNCH
Congregational Life facilitates a brunch on the second Sunday of each month during the Summer.  We’re looking for committees or groups at Wasatch to host each brunch.  The group hosting provides the main dish and we ask the congregation to bring something to share.  If your group is interested, please contact Courtney Raines at courtney.raines@yahoo.com.

SUMMER MISSION & RAFTING TRIP
August 5th - 11th Youth (including current 6th graders) are invited to join us on our urban trip to Denver followed by a three day/two night guided rafting trip on the Colorado River.  The cost is $300 and a $150 deposit is due by May 20th to secure your spot.  Contact Dawn at dfleishman@wpcslc.org with questions or to sign up.

FLOWER DEDICATIONS
Each Sunday the flowers in the Sanctuary are donated and dedicated by folks in the Congregation.  If you would like to dedicate flowers, the sign-up is on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall.

PARKING LOT REMINDER
We want to alert folks to the fact that unfortunately we have had car break-ins in the parking lot on Sunday mornings during worship.  Going forward, we will be exploring options for helping to address safety.  We advise folks not to leave valuables in their car on Sunday.

 
ADULT EDUCATION CLASS 10:10 - 11:05 am  April 8th - May 13th
- Room 356 - “The Real Paul,” Facilitated by Rev. Dalgarno
- Room 355 - Lectionary (open bible discussion)

April 12, 2018

Hello Family Promise Supporters - 

Happy Spring!  We are gearing up for our next Family Promise hosting week and hope you'll help us prepare.  Here are some ways to support this great service:

(1) Hosting week is May 20-27.  PLEASE SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER HERE, http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4da4ae2ba7ff2-may2027.  We are expecting a harder time filling volunteer slots over the holiday weekend, so if you're going to be in town and are free, please sign up!

(2) Please share this note with one Wasatch or Mount Olympus friend who hasn't volunteered before but might be interested - volunteering is a great way to spend time with friends.

(3) We are looking for a few brave souls to join our core team of Family Promise volunteer organizers - a fulfilling experience!  Please email Allison if you might be interested and we can talk!

Thanks,

Allison and Luana

April 6, 2018

First and foremost, thank you to all that contributed to a wonderful Easter celebration last Sunday!  We enjoyed fantastic fellowship and worship services.  God's grace was definitely felt.  For a lovely Easter commentary written by our own Russ Fericks, click here.

Family Fun Night: Dodge Ball!
Tonight, 6 - 8PM in the Gym & Youth Loft.  Pizza will be provided, but please bring a side dish to share.  RSVP by email to Dawn at dfleishman@wpcslc.org.  See you tonight!

Moms' Night In
Tomorrow night, Saturday 5:30 - 7:30PM
An informal social evening at Stasha Lewis' house.  Bring an appetizer to share and come to relax.  RSVP to dr.stasha.lewis@gmail.com.

Royal Family Kids: Save the date
The Royal Family Kids’ Camp annual fundraiser, The Royal Banquet, will be held April 21st.  It includes a banquet dinner with live and silent auctions.  Royal Family Kids is a one week summer camp for children from the foster care systems, which will be held this year from July 30 - August 3.  The Royal Banquet is the only fundraiser, which supports our all-volunteer staff, as well as 50+ children who will attend the camp at no cost.  Please join us for a fun night for a great cause.  Visit www.rfk-gslc.org for information, or contact John or Shelley Horel at rochellehorel@gmail.com.

Flower Dedications
Each Sunday the flowers in the Sanctuary are donated and dedicated by folks in the Congregation.  If you would like to dedicate flowers, the sign-up is on the bulletin board in Fellowship Hall.

Soup Kitchen
Do you know of a group looking for a way to serve the community?  If so, we invite any and all to participate in our Soup Kitchen Ministry, which involves making and serving sandwiches once a month.  It is a fun, easy, and meaningful way to give back.  If you know of any groups outside of Wasatch who would be interested in participating, please contact Rebecca Sandulli at rsandulli@wpcslc.org to learn more.

Summer Second Sunday Brunch
Congregational Life facilitates a brunch on the second Sunday of each month during the Summer.  We’re looking for committees or groups at Wasatch to host each brunch.  Let folks know about your group, bring people together and recruit new committee members!  The group hosting provides the main dish and we ask the congregation to bring something to share.  If your group is interested, please contact Courtney Raines at courtney.raines@yahoo.com.

Pastor's Book Club
The End of Old Age: Living A Longer, More Purposeful Life, by Dr. Marc Agronin, isn't a sugar-coated depiction of growing old.  Agronin offers an action plan to examine our own resilience and wisdom to guide an aging person out of the 'stagnant quo' or to age better, even in a challenging situation.  Pick this book up online or at Barnes & Noble (maybe Costco) and join Pastor Scott Tuesday, April 24th at either 11:00am or 7:00pm for a discussion.  This book is for people of all ages!

Parking Lot Reminder
We want to alert folks to the fact that unfortunately we have had car break-ins in the parking lot on Sunday mornings during worship.  Going forward, we will be exploring options for helping to address safety.  We advise folks not to leave valuables in their car on Sunday, if possible.

Electronic Giving
Electronic church giving is possible via Givelify, a credit card processing company that focuses on nonprofits, specifically churches.  The Givelify app is available for download on any device.  More information about Givelify is available in the Fellowship Hall foyer.

Adult Education Classes April 8th - May 13th
We will have two offerings for Adult Ed.
- 10:10 - 11:05 am Lectionary discussion in Room 355

- 10:10 - 11:05 am in Room 356
“The Real Paul,” Facilitated by Rev. Dalgarno.  Is St. Paul appealing or merely appalling?  For Six Consecutive Sundays beginning, April 8, Pastor Scott will do his best to extract what he believes is "the real Paul" from the Paul his later detractors tried to make of him.  The good news is this is more than doable and he was a lot more like Jesus than most Christians think.  Here are the topics we will cover: 
-  What it means to overhear Paul as he wrestles with the churches he founded.  
-  Paul and Women
-  Paul and Slavery
-  Pauls’ Understanding of Jesus
-  Paul’s "conversion" or was it something else
-  Paul’s Apocalyptic Understanding
-  Paul as a Jew among Gentiles

Children's Sunday School
We are starting the final block of classes which run April 8th-May 6th.  The PreK - 4th grade classes will focus on concepts from Paul’s letter in Acts and Romans.  Kids will get to explore the question of “what does it mean to be a disciple of Christ?” in many different ways, through some of Paul’s letters.  Club 56 will be a book club, exploring the book Her Right Foot and considering it through a lens of faith.

Club 56 Outing
April 8th from 3-5pm
We will hike (depending on weather). Please RSVP to hlambert@wpcslc.org.

Moms' Book Club
Friday, April 13th 7-9pm at Dawn Fleishman’s House.  Women come together to eat chocolate and drink wine, tea or sparkling water while discussing the book, Dark Matter, by Blake Crouch.  Oftentimes, it can be hard to carve out time to read a novel for pleasure.  As an act of self care, take time for this book (it’s a quick read) and come talk about it with friends.  Contact Dawn at dfleishman@wpcslc.org for more information.

March 23, 2018

March For Our Lives, SLC
Tomorrow, Saturday, March 24th, 9AM - 2PM
Join hundreds of thousands of people marching in 800+ marches around the world, demanding that the safety of our schools and community become a priority and that gun violence ends.

Youth (and adults who want to stand with the youth to March For [Their] Lives) will meet at the church from 9 - 9:45AM to make signs and then take TRAX over to West High School to begin the march to the state capital building to end gun violence.  Breakfast bagels & donuts provided.  Bring a water bottle and $5 for TRAX.  Adults who would like to join us are welcome!  NOTE change in end time: The march and rally end at 1PM so we will return to the church at 2PM.
 

Holy Week

March 25th    This Sunday is Palm Sunday.  Hosanna!!!
March 29th   Maundy Thursday Service w/ communion7pm
March 30th   Good Friday - Church Office is Closed
April 1st       Easter Sunday 9am & 11:15am
 

Children’s Ministry Palm Sunday Event
Sunday, March 25th in the gym, kids and parents are invited to Sunday School.  Enjoy a Holy Week “Walk,” shaving cream foot washing, A Last Supper snack, Holy Week wreath making, Palm leaf crosses and other crafts and activities.


Lenten Practices
A reminder that Prayer Stations are available in the Chapel at anytime during Lent. These are intended to provide purposeful prayer.
 
Easter Lilies
Due this Sunday, March 25th - The Deacons are collecting dedications for Easter Lilies.  Each dedication is $15, yellow forms are in the office or foyer.  Contact Angie Richardson atpinnaclecanyon@hotmail.com.
 
One Great Hour of Sharing
This Sunday, March 25th we will join with Presbyterian Churches around the country in the One Great Hour of Sharing offering.  These offerings are split between (3) missions: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Presbyterian Committee on the Self Development of People.
 
Wasatch 101
All are invited to come learn about Wasatch and the Presbyterian Church, this Sunday, March 25th at 10:10am in RM 116.
 
Youth Service Project
This Sunday, March 25th during Sunday School, the Youth will fill Easter bags with candy to be distributed to the guests at St. Vincent de Paul’s Soup Kitchen.
 
Serving Easter Dinner
A sign-up is available in Fellowship Hall to prepare and serve Easter Dinner on Saturday, March 31st at St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall (437 W. 200 S.).  Please join in this decades old service that Wasatch has provided.
 
Maundy Thursday Service
March 29th at 7:00pm, please plan to join us for a special communion service followed by an adaptation of the ancient Tenebrae service.  "Tenebrae" is the Latin word meaning "shadows."  The gradual extinction of the candles during the service is accompanied by the chancel choir singing chorales.
 
Shredding at Wasatch
As you clean out your files from 2017 (where did it go??) consider bringing them to Wasatch.  Rocky Mountain Shredding comes every 4 months and the cost is $5.00 per bankers box (which offsets the cost for the office usage).  We have a secure container under lock and key and appreciate the small donations!  Email reception@wpcslc.org for more info.
 
Mom’s Night Out
The date has been changed to April 7th from 5:30-7:30pm at Stasha Lewis’ home.  Bring an appetizer to share, along with your beautiful spirit!  Contact her atdr.stasha.lewis@gmail.com to RSVP.