June 26, June 29
Join WIHN and WRPC members for
2 fun events!
Sun. June 26 7-8:30 pm GAME NIGHT
Wed. June 29, 7-8 pm ARTS ACTIVITY
Bring your self, a friend, or family members
In the last few months, a small group has been meeting to look at the present and future of
youth ministry here at WRPC. The Youth Design Team has been reading, listening, and learning about what makes faith matter to our young people. As the editor of Presbyterians Today writes, “The one thing every youth ministry needs isn’t more money or youth or programming or guitars or tweeting. Its adults who are on fire for Jesus Christ. Adults who want to be the church.”
We could think of it like a giant web of faith. We want to wrap our children and youth in a web of faith that is so loving and so caring that they will know Jesus and always want to be part of the community of faith. Faith Webbing already happens here. Faith Webbing happens when young adult Seth Wynands suggests that perhaps 5th grader Rebecca Cobb could join him in playing the guitar and leading the music. Faith Webbing happens when Mary Ellen Taylor asks if she can have a list of the children’s names so she can know them and greet them by name. Faith Webbing happens when Elsie Eads asks when VBS is happening so she can sign up. She remembers getting to know the Dittus family through VBS and wants that opportunity again.
July 3 - maybe think “outside the box”
Sunday, July 3, will be the date for our annual Hymn-Sing Service. Certainly we all have favorites such as A Mighty Fortress, Be Thou My Vision, Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee and Amazing Grace, but it would be nice to think beyond such frequently sung hymns to other favorites that come to mind which we have not sung for a while. As an example, recently we sang Praise Ye the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation for the first time in over two years. So please think deeply as you make your choices from the new purple book, old blue and red hymnals as well as from the green SANC hymn book.
This summer, we will explore how all of Christian life flows from worship and thus can be experienced as prayer and praise. Through engaging and interactive learning activities, we will dig into the soon-to-be-approved Directory for Worship. We will forge new connections between what we believe and how we live – between our worship in the sanctuary and our action in society. We will be challenged to expand our adoration “from the sanctuary to the street.” 9:45 – 10:45 AM; June 12 – Aug. 14 in the Fellowship Hall. click below for the schedule Read more: WORSHIP--from Sanctuary to the Street