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Week of May 19
From our Pastor



Dear Friends, 

I woke up this morning to a notification from a colleague in New Jersey. She is a pastor and professor, and apparently started a new book. The book she is reading, Disability and the Way of Jesus, explores the legacy of healing and reminds us the disabilities don’t exist for those “normal people” to pray over and fix. See, my colleague and her husband have a daughter about the same age as Emilia. Their daughter has a rare disease that means several things: 
1. She will be bound to a chair or bed; 2. She will not pass the same developmental milestones as other children; 3. She will likely not live to adulthood. However, their daughter is still their daughter, loved, laughing, ruminating, playing. My friends chose to celebrate every day of their daughter’s life as long as she lives it. They have chosen to praise God and give thanks for their daughter because she is child of God, disability included, and she does not need to be fixed because she is not broken. 

At Wycliffe this Sunday, we will welcome the RavensWayFoundation for a special program at 4:00 pm. “Take Me to Church” brings together glorious music and a mosaic of God’s people—able, disabled, autistic; those with special needs and those with ordinary needs. Together, we’ll praise God through song and movement. It promises to be an excellent time and an eye-opening time. Together, we’ll create a space of welcome for these young folks. 

If you want to see God at work on a Sunday afternoon, stop by at 1445 N. Great Neck Road at 4PM this Sunday. 
 
Dr. Bugg
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of Peace and not evil, to give you Hope and a Future

Jeremiah 29:11
Baptism Celebrated This Sunday

We celebrate the baptism of Neel Cayce Schwartzer, son of Rajitha and John and grandson of Gail & Joe Schwartzer.

With joy and thanksgiving we welcome you into the body of Christ. Alleluia! Amen.  
Wycliffe Elders

Class of 2019
Robin La Vigne, Darrell Kennedy          
Lee Uittenbogaard, Chuck Steenburgh & Lisa Sowell

Class of 2020
Mark Via, Pat Carney, John Werner
Laurie Coyne & Cathy Maston

Class of 2021
Jim Basnight, Dohan Bell, Bess Mann
Thad Brake, Bill Wahab         

Clerk of Session
Gail C. Schwartzer
This Week at Wycliffe
The Week at a Glance


Sunday, May 19
  • 9:00 Adult & Teen Sunday School
  • 9:30 Choir Rehearsal
  • 10:00 Worship
  • 10:20 Children's Classes
  • 11:00 Facilities Committee Meeting
  • 4:00 Cub Scouts (Red House)
  • 4:00 RavensWay Concert
Monday, May 20
  • 9:00 Bridge
  • 6:00 Girl Scouts (Rm 105 & 107)
  • 7:00 Boy Scouts (FH)

Tuesday, May 21
  • 10:00 Coffee & Conversation
  • 6:00 Girl Scouts (Rm 107)
Wednesday, May 22
  • 9:30 Music Together
  • 4:00 Music Together
  • 6:00 Girl Scouts (Rm 107)
  • 6:45 Chairs
  • 7:00 Session Meeting
  • 7:00 Yoga
Thursday, May 23
  • 9:00 Music Together
  • 9:00 Garden Club
  • 4:00 Music Together
  • 6:30 Handbells
Friday, May 24
  • 9:00 Music Together
  • 7:30 AA
Click HERE to view a PDF version of the calendar for APRIL
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General Announcements

Congregational Meeting ~ Tomorrow

There will be a short meeting following the worship service on May 19th. The purpose of the meeting is to elect the elder nominating committee. The nominating committee is seeking members who are actively engaged in Wycliffe activities and desire to participate in the task of selecting our future leaders.

Please contact Gail Schwartzer 404-6669 if you are interested.
Time to Register for VBS!

Vacation Bible School is from June 24 – 28 at 5:15 – 8:05 pm.

This great event will be a joint program with Virginia Beach Christian Church like last year and the addition of Lynnhaven Colony Church. VBS will be housed just down Great Neck Rd at Virginia Beach Christian Church (N Great Neck Rd and Rose Hall Drive). We will be “Telling the Stories of Jesus” with engaging storytelling, creative crafts, melodious music, raucous recreation, exciting science and tons of fun! All children age 4 through 5th grade are invited to participate.
There are two ways to register. 
  1. Online Registration form CLICK HERE
  2. Pick up a registration form in the narthex and return it to Pat Carney. 
Souper Bowl of Caring Update

We would like to thank Wycliffe for the Souper contribution of $371.00 towards the caring and sheltering of the animals. We are nothing without the support of our donors, and we are so appreciative of your generosity. Your gift will ensure that animals who come to us at their lowest moments will receive the care they need to shine. What would animals in distress do without us? What would we do without you? With the support of our committed partners, our 50-year history has shown that we can be successful together. We are truly appreciative and honored to accept this gift. 

With heartfelt appreciation,
Emily Peck - Development Director, VB SPCA
Food Closet Requests

Thanks to everyone who has brought in food for the food closet. We are still a few items short of our desired inventory, and need the following:
  •  Boxed Cereals
  • Canned Tuna fish
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pasta & Marinara Sauce
Bunco

We had a wonderful time at Fran's home playing Bunco! Many players wore the queen's crown for winning the "Magic Bunco" of rolling the correct dice for each round. The next Bunco game will be at June Klimkiewicz's home on Monday, May 20 at 6:30 pm. Her address is 1501 Duke of Windsor Rd. If you would like to join our group, we would welcome new players! It is a wonderful time to get to know your friends at Wycliffe. Thank you, Betty Oliver, bjoliver1@verizon.net
Wycliffe Tumblers


The Wycliffe tumblers are now for sale for $10.00 each.

BPA Free 16 oz Insulated, microwave, dishwasher & freezer safe.

Made in the USA!
Grief Support Group

Our Grief Support Group here at Wycliffe meets every third Thursday of the month at 3:30 pm in the parlor. In Grief Support the emphasis is SUPPORT as we help each other through the challenge of grieving. You don’t have to talk, you can just listen to others if that works for you. Please join us on June 20th, and through the sharing that goes on, understand that you are not alone. 
Fellowship Snacks

Fellowship would like to thank all the members that have so generously donated after worship snacks. They are always appreciated and needed.
 
If so inclined, please continue to furnish after service snacks such as: cookies, coffee cakes, cinnamon rolls, fresh veggies, fruits etc.

Contact - Thad & Francie Brake, 757-481-4528.