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Wycliffe Presbyterian
A Weekly Publication
Week of July 15 - 21
Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow
It is with mixed feelings that I am leaving Wycliffe. I have loved my time with you. You feel like family and you will be missed. But I look forward to spending time with my granddaughters and traveling. 
I want to thank you for your kindness and friendship over the last 3 years. I appreciate the calls, cards and gifts that I have received. I especially want to thank you for the Echo Show. As you know I love technology, so it was a perfect choice for a farewell gift. When I look at it I will be filled with wonderful memories of my time with you.

And as the saying goes… never say goodbye, goodbye means forever. Simply say “See you later!”

--Mary Lou Crifasi
This Week at Wycliffe

The Week at a Glance

Sunday, July 15
  • 9:30 Choir Rehearsal
  • 10:00 Worship
  • 10:00 Children’s Church
  • 11:00 Congregational Meeting
  • 11:15 Facilities Meeting
  • 11:15 Outreach Meeting
  • 4:00 Cub Scouts
****** Vacation Bible School ******
Monday - Thursday
5:30 - 8:00 pm

Monday, July 16
  • 9:30 Bridge Group
  • 7:00 Boy Scouts (Red House)
Tuesday, July 17
  • 10:00 Coffee & Conversation
Wednesday, July 18
  • 9:30 Music Together
Thursday, July 19
  • 9:30 Music Together
  • 3:30 Grief Group 
  • 6:30 Grief Group
Friday, July 20 (Office closed)
  • 7:30 AA

Click HERE to download the calendar for July.
General Announcements

Session Calls Congregational Meeting for July 15

A special meeting of the congregation of Wycliffe Presbyterian Church has been duly called and announced by the session, to be held on July 15, 2018, immediately following worship, for the purpose of approving the candidates for elder class of 2021.
Grief Support Group - July 19
Grief is the normal emotional response to the loss of a loved one. Wycliffe is hosting two grief support groups that meet in the afternoon and evening on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Our next meeting will be July 19 at 3:30 and 6:30 pm. Groups are open to anyone suffering a loss. Contact Bob Prestridge for more information. (335-2661)
VBS Food Donations
Reminder that all food donations for VBS are due Sunday, July 15. Please put all food in the kitchen and mark that it is for VBS. Thanks!
If you have any questions, contact Lee Uittenbogaard at or 757-816-1550.
Women's Bible Study
Due to VBS, there will be no Women’s Bible Study this week. Join us on Monday, July 23 at 7 pm as we resume our study of 1 & 2 Corinthians.
Contact Lee Uittenbogaard at or 757-816-1550 for more information.
Due to VBS, there will be no yoga this week. Join us on Wednesday, July 25 at 7 pm for an evening that will challenge your balance, increase your strength and flexibility, and offers a time of deep relaxation.
July Events
Bingo & Ice Cream Social
July 25 at 7 pm

Everyone is invited to attend a special Fellowship evening. It will be mid-summer and a great time to catch up with your Wycliffe family. Enjoy some cool, delicious ice cream and a few games of Bingo. Fun for all ages!

Sunday Afternoon Concert
July 29 at 3 pm

Join us for an afternoon of music by the Hampton Roads Metro Band featuring Patriotic, Folk, and Broadway show tunes. (no charge, but donations will be accepted) It’s another great time to invite a friend to join you at church!.
Fellowship Requests Help
The Fellowship Committee needs snacks to serve after worship during coffee hour. Particularly, cookies, cakes, chips & dips - anything we can use on Sunday or any item we can freeze for use at a later date. Thanks in advance for your generosity. Contact Francie Brake (481-4528.) 
It's Not Too Late to Return the Survey
Help a Seminary Doctorate Student
Reminder! If you have not returned your copy of the church survey, please do so today. Extra surveys are available in the office area. Chris Carrasco, a DMin student, hopes to learn what's going right at Wycliffe and apply some of that knowledge to church leadership skills. Please email her if you have any questions or concerns at
Flower & Vegetable Exchange
As summer continues, Fellowship reminds everyone of our on-going flower mart. Stop at the coffee table by the window in the Fellowship Hall and make a selection. If you see a flower or herb you’d like to take home for your yard, help yourself. If you’re thinning out your yard, have an unwanted potted plant, or feel like buying an extra at Lowes, feel free to leave a donation. The table is meant to give and to take. 

As your home gardens begin to thrive, consider donating your surplus vegetables. Your church family would be happy to help with the extras. Nothing better than homegrown tomatoes, squash or cukes.
Birthday Blessings This Week
  • July 14 - Garland Miles
  • July 17 - Darrell Kennedy
O God, our times are in your hand; Look with favor we pray, on your servants, as they begin another year. Grant that they may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen their trust in your goodness all the days of their lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Written by Charles Price (Presbyterian Book of Common Worship)
Wycliffe Presbyterian Church

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