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.