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Week of August 13 - 19
Lifeline Outreach OBX
Several weeks ago there was a very inconvenient and unexpected power outage in the Cape Hatteras area of the Outer Banks. Many local residents were out of work, as the island was closed to tourists. So many businesses are dependent on tourists in the summer. The food pantry run by Lifeline Outreach Ministries lost all of their perishable food at the same time there was an increase in demand from the community. This ministry was in the midst of raising money to buy school supplies and pay for school lunch vouchers for local children on Hatteras and Ocracoke.

Members of our Christian Service and Mission Committee read about this situation in the Virginia Pilot.  They decided to send some money to help Lifeline Outreach OBX.  The funds from our Pentecost offering were used. Remember that Wycliffe keeps 40% of the money from this special offering and it is designated to help with programs for local children and youth.  So the generous members of Wycliffe are helping to provide children of the Outer Banks with food and school supplies.  Thank you for supporting our special offerings so we can help others.

Click HERE to read the article in the Virginia Pilot.
This Week at Wycliffe

The Week at a Glance

Sunday, August 13 

     10:00  Worship

     10:00 Children's Church

     11:15 Outreach Committee Meeting

     11:15 Worship Committee Meeting

     11:15 AS&F Committee Meeting

     11:15 Member Care Committee Meeting

     4:00 Cub Scouts

Monday, August 14

     8:30 Lifeline Health Screening

     7:00 Boy Scouts 

     7:00 Christian Education Meeting

Tuesday, August 15

     10:00 Coffee & Conversation 

     2:00 Wycliffe Lake Committee (Initial meeting)

     3:30 Personnel, Planning & Review

Wednesday, August 16

     9:30 Music Together  

     7:00 Yoga  

Thursday, August 17

     9:30 Music Together 

     8:00  Naranon

FridayAugust 18  (Office closed)    

     7:30 AA
Click HERE to download the calendar for August.
General Announcements

Women's Bible Study - August 21
The final gathering of the Women’s Summer Bible Study is Monday, August 21 at 7 pm in the home of Rene Hudgins (1709 N. River Rd.) As a basis of our study we are reading Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi by Amy-Jill Levine. Please read the remaining chapters 7 - 9.  Each study is stand-alone, so if haven’t had a chance to join us - this is the time to do it. 
Health Screening Monday, August 14
Wycliffe Presbyterian Church is hosting a preventive health event on August 14.  Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings on Monday, August 14. Five screenings will be offered including blocked arteries, abdominal aortic aneurysms, hardening of the arteries, atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat, and a bone density screening. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. There is still time to register! There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle  or text the word circle to 797979.  
Are You Interested in the Wycliffe Lake?
 A committee has formed to discuss the state of the Wycliffe “lake”. The group is meeting on Tuesday, August 15 at 2:00 pm. We welcome anyone interested in the future of our lake. For more information, contact Cathy Rotch, MizCathy137@gmail.com, 757-288-3893 or Garland Miles, 757-650-3005 or gfm2@cox.net
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Fellowship Luncheon - August 20
Join us on Sunday, August 20  for our Salad Sunday luncheon.  Lunch will feature a variety of delicious, fresh salads.  It will be held in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the worship service.  Please use the forms in your Sunday bulletin to make reservations.
New Upper Room Booklets Are Here

The new edition of the Upper Room for September and October is now available. This is a nice devotional booklet to use during your daily prayer and reflection time. You can find the booklet in the office reception area and in the narthex. Ask an usher to help you.
Welcome Our New Members
Meet Laura Seawell
On June 11th we welcomed several new members to Wycliffe. We would like to briefly introduce them to you. Please be sure to greet them at church.

Laura first attended our church on Mother’s Day and was so impressed with our music that she just kept coming. She loved the choir, the organist, and the guest saxophonist! By Father’s Day she was ready to sit
in the choir loft and sing with the other women who were the “choir of the day.” She was led to us by the Wycliffe website which she found inviting.

Laura has always lived in Virginia Beach, is single, and has a son in his first year of med school. She keeps busy substitute teaching, dog and house sitting. For fun she likes painting, and she loves everything about going to the beach.

Welcome, Laura, and thank you for becoming a part of Wycliffe!
Coming This Fall

The summer is flying by and it won’t be long before our fall programs begin.  Here is a preview of things to come:
  • Sunday School Kickoff - September 10
    After our summer break classes will resume for Elementary, Confirmation Class, High School, and Adults.

  • Pastor’s Class Begins this Fall
    All new members and interested people are invited to attend the Pastor’s Class beginning this fall. Dates will be announced soon.

  • Blessing of the Animals - October 1
    Bring your pets to this special afternoon service. (It is recommended that all animals be on a leash or in a secure carrier.)  

  • Kids Club Returns on October 4
    Our fall session of Kids Club begins on Wednesday, October 4 and runs for 5 consecutive weeks.  Dinner is served at 5:30 pm followed by Bible stories, crafts, science and Music Makers.
Outreach
Opportunities

Apple Tree Has Been Harvested!
Thanks to your generosity, all of the apples have been harvested and most of them processed for delivery. CS&M is grateful to all the Wycliffe "Pickers." Just a reminder that all of the school supplies should be returned to Wycliffe by August 20. If you have any questions, please contact Ruth Ann and Chuck Steenburgh. (481-5741)