February 23, 2017

Church News
 

The all-church Mardi Gras celebration on this Tuesday, Feb 28 at 6pm!  Join us for a pancake dinner, music, art, dancing, and short devotional. Please RSVP in Fellowship Hall or by calling the church office to help us budget for bacon!
 
The Ash Wednesday soup supper and short worship service will be held on Wednesday March 1st at 6pm. Sign up in Fellowship Hall to bring a pot of soup for the gathering.
 
All are invited to join us to celebrate Art Holloway's 90th birthday on Saturday March 4, 2-4pm in Fellowship Hall. No gifts please.
 
Working Together: Building Sustainable Teams - Learn how to make five volunteers who are feeling disconnected turn into ten volunteers who are on fire! This training is on March 4 from 9am-12pm in the Library. Please RSVP to Clare Coonan at clarecoonan@gmail.com.
 
Be on the lookout for the WPC worship survey in your email inboxes next week.  Please take a quick moment to fill it out - we welcome and invite your feedback on the worship experience at Wasatch. If an electronic survey doesn't work for you, note that paper copies will be available next Sunday.
 
Our immigrant neighbors, both documented and undocumented, are experiencing a new level of fear and uncertainty. WPC is hosting a meeting on Monday, March 6 at 7:00 PM to seek spiritual wisdom about how our faith community is being called, if at all, to respond to the current immigration realities. All who call WPC home are welcome to enter this holy dialogue about how best to follow Jesus’ example of love.
  
Upcoming WOW events:
•    Luncheon & Bingo Party - March 2 at 11:30am in Fellowship Hall. RSVP to marybethkeidl@icloud.com
•    Church Women United Program and Lunch– March 10 at 10am, Centenary United Methodist Church
  
At our Maundy Thursday (April 13) worship service this year, the choir will sing Dubois's famous cantata, The Seven Last Words of Christ. We would like to invite any and all singers to join the choir for this one-time event, with rehearsals each Thursday evening in the choir room from 8:15-9:00. Please consider lending your voice! Contact Ken Udy if you have any questions.
 
Note that we have a new Community Happenings bulletin board in the hallway to the kitchen on the main level.  The board is designed to help share events and news related to the larger community surrounding WPC.  If you'd like to post something on it, we invite you to swing by the church office to get the all clear. 


Community event: Jesus Seminar on the Road, “The Changing Story of the Historical Jesus and Early Christianity” will be held at Westminster College, Gore Auditorium, 1840 S. 1300 East Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets range from $20 to $75. For more information, go to westarinstitute.org/upcoming-events-calendar.


WPC Nursery is looking to hire a nursery caregiver to serve the 0-4 year olds participating in childcare during Sunday services and church events. A full job description is available on the WPC website, and resumes can be sent to Hilary Lambert at hlambert@wpcslc.org. Before these positions are filled, we are looking for interested volunteers to assist in the nursery for the next few Sundays. Please email Hilary if you are interested in helping in the interim at hlambert@wpcslc.org.

New to Wasatch? Curious about the Presbyterian church?  Join our 3 week Wasatch 101 class beginning February 26 in Rm 116 to find out more about Presbyterians and our church community!

Pastor's Book Group: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. From the very beginning there was something uncanny about the cancer cells on Henrietta Lacks’s cervix. Even before killing Lacks herself in 1951, they took on a life of their own. Removed during a biopsy and cultured without her permission, the HeLa cells (named from the first two letters of her first and last names) reproduced boisterously in a lab at Johns Hopkins — the first human cells ever to do so. HeLa became an instant biological celebrity, traveling to research labs all over the world. Meanwhile Lacks, a vivacious 31-year-old African-American who had once been a tobacco farmer, tended her five children and endured scarring radiation treatments in the hospital’s “colored” ward. Rebecca Skloot’s powerful biography explores the life and legacy of this unsung heroine.  Join Pastor Scott Dalgarno to discuss the book on March 21 at 11:00 and 7:00 in the Library.

 
Service at Wasatch

 
 Each year Wasatch Presbyterian Church supports the Chiang Mai Christian School with ten scholarships. Tuition for one year is $350.00 per student. We ask for donations in early spring for the upcoming year. We will be collecting donations this Sunday and the following Sunday. Envelopes will be in the pews for the next two weeks.

Royal Family KIDS provides summer camp for Utah foster children and invites you to their annual fundraising banquet on Saturday, March 18th at Hidden Valley Country Club. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased beginning February 24th between services at the Royal Family KIDS table in the Fellowship Hall or online at www.rfk-gslc.org. Contact Rick Franklin at (801) 793-9147 or rickfranklin777@yahoo.com if you can help on event day. 

Adult Education on Sunday
 
• MaryJane Chase leads a class on the Protestant Reformation in Rm 356
• Rev. Scott Dalgarno explores the world’s religions through the eyes of scholar Huston Smith in the Library