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Wycliffe Presbyterian
A Weekly Publication
Week of November 11
From Our Pastor

Dear Friends,

This Sunday is Veterans Day. Originally called Armistice Day in 1918, this day commemorated the end of the “war to end all wars.” In 1954, Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day to honor and recognize the great sacrifices of veterans and their families and rededicate national efforts to the cause of world peace. 

In my doctoral work, I’ve been researching the invisible wounds of war, particularly moral injury which is sometimes characterized as a spiritual wound. I am mindful of all veterans and the challenges of war and homecoming this week as we celebrate Veterans day. I am profoundly thankful for the work of men and women who serve the United States as members of armed services. 

I ran across these words from John Sippola, a retired Army Chaplain—about Veterans Day:
We want to honor those who have endangered their lives in their desire to protect their country. We grieve with those who lost loved ones in the war and rejoice with those who returned home safely. We remember men and women who are even now in places of great danger in service to their country, and we pray for their deliverance. We pray for the day when there will be no more war. With these thoughts in mind, we come to worship this Veterans Day. God bless our time together.

Below is a video that continues our spiritual life video series. 

See you Sunday!

Pastor Bugg
This Week at Wycliffe

The Week at a Glance

Sunday, November 11 
  • 9:00 Sunday School
  • 9:30 Choir Rehearsal
  • 10:00 Worship
  • 10:00 Children’s Classes
  • 11:00 Fellowship Luncheon
  • 11:15 CS&M Meeting
  • 11:15 Worship Comm Meeting
  • 11:20 AS&F Meeting
  • 4:00 Cub Scouts
  • 4:00 Fall Hymn Festival
Monday, November 12
  • 9:00 Bridge Group
  • 6:00 Girl Scouts
  • 7:00 Boy Scouts
  • 7:00 Fit 4 Mom
Tuesday, November 13
  • 3:30 Planning & Review Meeting
  • 6:00 Girl Scouts
  • 6:45 Culture Club Trivia Night @ Home Rep. Brew House
Wednesday, November 14
  • 9:30 Music Together
  • 10:30 TLC
  • 6:00 Girl Scouts
  • 7:00 Yoga
Thursday, November 15
  • 9:00 Garden Club
  • 9:30 Music Together
  • 3:30 Grief Group
  • 6:30 Handbells
  • 7:00 Fit4Mom
Friday, November 16
  • 9:30 Music Together
  • 7:30 AA

Greater love has no one than this,
that he lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13
General Announcements

Veterans’ Day

Veterans’ Day is held on the anniversary of the end of World War I
(November 10) to honor US veterans and victims of all wars. This
weekend, as we reflect on the service and sacrifice of our veterans
and as we celebrate the 243rd birthday of the United States Marine Corps
we wish to extend our gratitude to all those who have defended our nation.

Thank you and your family for all you have done to protect our freedoms.

From The Worship Committee
It is that time of year!  We can feel the excitement in the air! Please join us on Saturday, December 1st from 10 am till noon to decorate our beautiful church. We have several trees to decorate as we have in the past so please join us as many hands make light work. We promise to have some warm coffee or hot chocolate and maybe marshmallows too! Come for the fellowship and fun!
In December we will decorate the sanctuary with poinsettias and other Christmas flowers. Be watching for the sign-up sheets that are coming soon!
Stewardship Update

Thanks to everyone who has made a difference with your pledge card for 2019. So far we have received 69 pledges. Additional pledge cards are available from an usher. Every gift counts and helps determine how far we Extend the Reach and make a difference in our community.   

We are a church with a big heart and your pledge allows us to make a
difference in our community and the world.  
Culture Club
Trivia Night

Come join us for a fun filled evening of games and  laughter on Tuesday, November 13th at Home Republic Brewhouse (328 Laskin Road).

Either meet at Wycliffe at 6:15 pm to carpool or meet us at Home Republic at 6:45 pm.

Please contact Lee Uittenbogaard
if you are interested at 816-1550 or
Adult Education

“The Story Class” led by Bob Prestridge is at 9 AM. This class meets in room 207. The class consists of a DVD and discussion afterwards; no weekly reading is required.
There is an Upper Story; God is real and he is present and a Lower Story; we live on earth, we make mistakes, we run from God and resist his overture of love. We will be studying both these stories in the Bible and how the two are intertwined.
The “Kitchen Forum” adult Sunday School class meets at 9 AM in Room 209, just off the Fellowship Hall. Our Fearless leader, Rev. Dr. Bill Austin, plans to teach the Letter of James.
Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed as nursery workers and/ or teachers for elementary school and confirmation. The elementary teaching position involves a commitment once every six weeks. Confirmation meets twice a month and the commitment would be once a month. Contact Rene Hudgins (481-9606) or Lee Uittenbogaard (227-5001) for more information or to volunteer. 

This Sunday, November 11, at 4:00pm, Wycliffe will host the Center for Sacred Music at Virginia Wesleyan’s annual Fall Hymn Festival, which will be led by Brian Hehn, Director of the Center for Congregational Song of the Hymn Society of North America. Sharon Foxwell (Royster Presbyterian) will serve as organist and VWU’s “Camerata” will offer a special anthem. The festival will honor Veterans’ contributions to our search for peace in a troubled world.

Invite a friend to join you for this hour of great congregational singing!
Third-Thursday Note-Check 7:30 pm, 3rd Thursday of the month, for choir members (and potentials!) who enjoy additional work on the anthems beyond the regular Sunday morning rehearsal.

Christmas Angel Tree
We have been asked by the Virginia Beach school Social Services to fulfill the Wish List of eight needy children this year. These children are in need of warm winter clothing. The signup sheets and instructions for your Christmas Gifts are now posted on the bulletin board in the fellowship hall. 

DEADLINE for returning all gifts is

Wishing You and Yours a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year. 
Anne Zach and Donice Schumm
CSM Holiday Committee
Collecting for Vets’ House
As we approach the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended WWI on November 11, we should not forget our long standing commitment to our friends at VetsHouse of Virginia Beach. Since 1992 they have offered a handup not a handout to 500 vets with 71% completing the 12 month program. With no government funds they provide housing in two duplexes for men and one house for women vets.
Please donate cleaning supplies and paper products like toilet paper and paper towels for these houses. Let’s have the red wagon overflowing with donations. We must never forget our veterans!
Around the
Scouting opportunities in our area
Girl Scouts
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Recently Girl Scouts added several new badges in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), laying the groundwork to help girls enter these important career field. There are several Girl Scout troops that meet at Wycliffe. For more information or to join a troop, visit their website.

Cub Scouts
A program for children in Kindergarten thru 5th grade. The focus is on fun and adventure but there is also an emphasis on character development, spiritual growth, good citizenship, sportsmanship and fitness, friendly service and much more. Cub Scout Pack 493 meets at Wycliffe Presbyterian Church on Sunday afternoons. Contact Mr. Paul Reins at 757-620-9629 or email

Boy Scouts 
This is a program for boys starting 6th grade thru high school. It offers effective character, citizenship, and personal fitness training for youth. Specifically, the BSA endeavors to develop American citizens who are physically, mentally, and emotionally fit; have a high degree of self-reliance as evidenced in such qualities as initiative, courage, and resourcefulness; have personal values based on religious concepts; have the desire and skills to help others. Boy Scout Troop 493 meets at Wycliffe Presbyterian on Monday evenings. Contact Mr. Wayne Richardson at 757-285-0261 or
Birthday Blessings
  • November 11 - Donna Basnight
  • November 13 - Mariah Brugh
  • November 17 - Bettye Gaiennie

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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