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Week of April 15 - 21
This Week at Wycliffe

The Week at a Glance

Sunday, April 15
  • 9:00 Sunday School (Adults/Youth)
  • 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
Monday, April 16
  • 9:30 Bridge Group
  • 6:00 Girl Scouts
  • 7:00 Boy Scouts
  • 7:00  Young Life
Tuesday, April 17
  • 10:00 Coffee & Conservation
  •  6:00 Girl Scouts
  • 6:30 Culture Club
Wednesday, April 18
  • 9:30 & 4:00 Music Together
  • 5:30 Kids Club
  • 7:00 Yoga
Thursday, April 19
  • 9:30 Music Together
  • 3:30 Grief Group
  • 6:30 Handbells 
Friday, April 20
  • 9:30 Music Together
  • 7:30 AA
Saturday, April 21
  • 10:00 Fellowship Set Up for Lunch
Click HERE to download the calendar for April.
General Announcements

Congregational Meeting April 15
 
On Sunday, April 15, there will be a short meeting following the worship service. The purpose of the meeting is to elect the nominating committee. The slate for the nominating committee includes Ashley Garneau, Bob Prestridge, Tom Carter, Ron Moore, Bess Mann, Steve Hackney and Brenda Haynie. The task of this committee is to recruit new elders to serve on the session in 2019. Please contact David Gangwer (572-9128) or Robin LaVigne if you have questions. (David and Robin are co-chairs for the nominating committee.)
Culture Club - April 17
Culture Club is going to Lantern Asia at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens on Tuesday, April 17th. We will meet at the church at 6:30 pm to carpool. Everyone is welcome to join us, especially families. (This event involves walking a moderate distance.) If any one has questions they can contact Lee Uittenbogaard at 816-1550 or email annabelle44@cox.net.
Kids Club Has Returned
Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:15 pm
Kids Club has started its next 5-week session. (April 11 - May 9) All children, ages 3 years through 5th grade, are invited. At 5:30 pm the children gather under the Storytelling Tree to hear one of Jesus' parables. Then dinner is served. During the evening, children enjoy activities that reinforce the lesson including science, crafts and music.
The Kids Club is a 5-week program that is being offered in the fall and the spring. This session will meet weekly from April 11 - May 9. Tiffany Hanson will offer Music Makers as part of Kids Club. It is a joy-filled time of encouragement, singing, playing Orff and rhythm instruments and learning all about music. The children will take part in worship on Mother’s Day, May 13.
Earth Day Worship Service—April 22
Next Sunday is Earth Day. We will celebrate God’s grand creation with a special worship celebration. We will give thanks to God for the wonder and beauty of the world around us. Please join us.
Fellowship Lunch - April 22
Join us for a fellowship luncheon after worship on Sunday, April 22. Come and enjoy good food and fellowship. Our menu will feature chicken over noodles, succotash, salad, biscuits and apple crisp for dessert. Please use the form in Sunday’s bulletin to make reservations.
Blood Drive – April 26
The American Red Cross Spring Blood Drive is Thursday, April 26 from 1 - 6 pm. Volunteers are needed to greet donors & to offer refreshments in the canteen area. Please contact Jodi Rossman at (757) 235-3903 or jsrossman@verizon.net if you have 1-2 hours to help out. Appointments to donate can be made online at redcrossblood.org or contact Jodi. Each donation saves 3 lives. Hope to see you there!

VBS is July 16 - 19
During Vacation Bible School at Rolling River Rampage, children will experience the Ride of a Lifetime with God. As rafters on the river, they will explore how to serve God and God’s mission for their lives. As always VBS includes 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. Mark your calendar now! Registration begins in May.
Flower Exchange
Wycliffe sits in a beautiful, natural setting and has a rich history of master gardeners- Gordon Griffin, Robert Stifler, John Foil, and many, many more.

In the joy of spring, Fellowship would like to invite all to participate in our new 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. 

Come by the fellowship hall any day and take part in our flower exchange.  Take a plant or give a plant.
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Outreach
Opportunities

Beach Bags - Sign Up Today!
We are continuing our support of the Virginia Beach Public Schools Beach Bag program. This program provides healthy meals and snacks to students who might otherwise go hungry over weekends and school breaks. Every week, we collect, pack and distribute food items for the bags. We will continue this through May. The sign up sheets are now posted in the fellowship hall. This year we are looking for food and monetary donations AND volunteers to shop for food. Contact Donice Schumm (481-3688) for more information.


Around the Community

Let Justice Roll 5K & Fun Walk
Human Trafficking is happening here in Hampton Roads, but together we can stop it. The Virginia Beach Justice Initiative (VBJI) has created a comprehensive plan solely focused on eradicating sex trafficking in southeastern Virginia. They partner with individuals and organizations on awareness, prevention, legislative advocacy and survivor support. With your help, Virginia can become the least friendly state for traffickers and the safest place for victims to become survivors. 
VBJI is reaching out to churches, businesses, and community organizations for support. On Saturday, April 21, they are hosting their annual Let Justice Roll 5k Run, Walk & Family Fun Run. It will be held at the Mariner's Museum and Park in Newport News. Parking is at Warwick High School. (8:00 am - Kids Fun Run and 8:30 am Run/Walk) Pet on leashes are welcome. Your participation sends a message of love and support to those who have been victimized by this crime while demonstrating VBJI's resolve to end this injustice together.

Click HERE for more information OR to register on-line.
Church of the Holy Family Welcomes Tenor Eric Cahill
Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 pm
Celtic Thunder principal vocalist Emmet Cahill, one of Ireland’s most exciting young tenors, will perform at a concert at Church of the Holy Family on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. Meet and Greet ticket is $45 and includes preferred early bird seating, along with meeting Emmet in the Atrium at 6:00 p.m. Regular tickets are $30. Online purchases offer a 10% discount with code IRELAND2018 at emmetcahill.com
Celebrations
Birthday Blessings This Week
  • April 15 - Cathy Rotch
  • April 21 - Donna Civitello
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)
Congratulations to the Wahabs
Congratulations to Bill and Linda Wahab who are celebrating their 46th wedding anniversary. We wish you many blessings and much joy and happiness as you celebrate another year of your wonderful journey together.
Celebrating a New Eagle Scout
Boy Scout Troop 493 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Mark "Marco" Jr., Monday, April 9th. Marco is the ninety-fifth Boy Scout from Wycliffe's Boy Scouts Troop 493 to achieve his Eagle Scout Award.
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