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.”