Saturday, May 8, 2021
From Our Pastor
Dear Friends,

Mother's Day is almost here! God bless all mothers and everyone who has ever had a mother—hey, that 's all of us! Thanks to everyone who submitted photos of moms! Enjoy seeing yourselves and your friends in our Mother's Day Tribute.

The 100 Day Bible Challenge continues! Readings so far have covered over half of the bible! This Monday, May 10 at 7:30 pm, we'll gather on zoom, or if you prefer, Facebook Live, to talk about the journey we've been on and entertain questions about the readings so far. (Look for the zoom link in this Monday's Fast Facts)

May 16 we start our outdoor worship services! Join us once a month under the pines for these outdoor, child friendly services. Throughout the summer, we'll be "Finding the Gospel in Timeless Tales." 

May 23rd is PENTECOST! Wear red—the color of Pentecost—even if you are worshipping at home! Pentecost is a festival that has its roots in Judaism, traditionally understood as the commemoration of when God gifted the first five books of the Bible to Moses. For Christians, is the day the Holy Spirit was gifted to the disciples, filling them with power and ability to share the gospel to the world.  

God bless you all this weekend—and whether we see you in person or online, we give thanks to God for each of you, for your faith, your role in our community, and for the ability we have to share the good news with others. Happy Mother's Day!

Pastor Bugg
The flowers in the chancel area are given to the Glory of God by Lisa Sowell in celebration of Greg's and Chloe's birthdays and all mothers.
Join us in person or Online for Worship
~ all are welcome at Wycliffe ~
In-person Worship
10 am (masked and spaced)
Online Worship 
Premiers at 10 am on
Facebook or Youtube
Worship Under the Pines
Finding the Gospel
in Timeless Tales
(If it rains, we will go inside)
May 16th

June 27th

July 18th

August 15th 

September 12th
Sunday School for Adults
On Zoom at 9 am
The Forum
Led by Rev. Dr. Bill Austin
Join us by clicking HERE

Faith Explorers
Led by Bob Prestridge
In-Person (masked and spaced)
Coffee & Conversation
Every Tuesday at 10 am
Join us by clicking HERE
The Upper Zoom
Every Friday at 9 am
Join us by clicking HERE
Zoom "check in"
with Pastor Bugg
Be sure to check in with Pastor Bugg and your Wycliffe friends every Wednesday at 12:30 pm. We can't wait to see you! Click here to join us...
Meeting ID: 987 2053 6027
Passcode: 115378
General
Announcements
Wycliffe's Faith Explorers
Readings for May 9
Acts 10: 44-48 Psalm 98 1
John 5:1-6 John 15: 9-17
The 100-Day Bible Challenge
Readings so far have covered over half of the bible! This Monday, May 10 at 7:30 pm, we'll gather on zoom, or if you prefer, Facebook Live, to talk about the readings so far. (zoom link to be sent with Monday's fast facts) 
Story time with Pastor Bugg
This Bible-story gift to your children, grandchildren, or favorite young friends pops up at 6:00 pm every Wednesday on the Wycliffe Facebook page. Be sure to share it with your Facebook friends! (but it's also enjoyable for adults).  click here and you will be redirected to Wycliffe's Facebook. 
Chancel Flowers in covid times
Due to covid-19 we had to adjust how we sign up for flowers. There is an online viewable flower chart to view the selected dates and available dates. There is also a form to fill out to order flowers (click here). *Note: The flower chart is manually updated. Please give Judy a day or two to update the flower chart. Also, If multiple signups occur for the same Sunday you will be contacted. To view the online flower chart (Click Here). If you need assistance call Judy at 757-496-2620. Thank you for supporting Wycliffe Flowers
Caring for Others
Prayer List

Member Care and TLC do our best to stay aware of church members / attendees who are in the hospital, who need our prayers, or have other concerns. We count on each of you to please let us know of anyone that falls into this category so we can better serve our church congregation, friends and family. Thank you!

Member Care Co-Chairs: 
Fran Florence (hflorence2@cox.net)
Jim Basnight (thebaron3388@gmail.com)
Wycliffe Helpers are here to assist you with essential errands. Contact Judy in the church office to sign up to volunteer or to share a need. Email office@wycliffepresbyterian.org
Caring for Yourself ~ Counseling
By appointment, email or call to schedule a mutually convenient time (home # 757-340-2036, mobile # 609-240-2204 email pastorbugg@wycliffepresbyterian.org)
In this time of COVID-19, we pray:
When we aren't sure, God,
help us be calm;
when information comes
from all sides, correct and not,
help us to discern;
when fear makes it hard to breathe,
and anxiety seems to be the order of the day,
slow us down, God; read more...
Birthdays This Week
Cole Ludford
Ian Smith
Greg Sowell
Bill Wilson
Bob Moseta
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 Elders

Class of 2021
Jim Basnight, Dohan Bell,
Thad Brake & Bill Wahab       
Class of 2022
Bob Prestridge, Steve Hogan,
Betty Oliver, Fran Florence & Kelley Gangwer 
Class of 2023
Cathy Maston, Lauren Kirkpatrick, Steve Hackney, Ginny Lambright, Stephanie Billy
Clerk of Session
Gail C. Schwartzer
Lord, we pray we never find ourselves without hope, without a glimpse of the empty tomb each time we happen upon a cross. Help us begin our daily journey expecting both crosses and empty tombs and rejoicing when we encounter either because we know you are with us. Amen.
Office Hours, Monday - Friday 9:00 - 5:00 pm, Closed for lunch 12:30-1:30 pm