Presbyterian Church
October, 17 2020
Worship Schedule
Oct 18: "Worship Outdoors Under the Pines" - Bring a chair, a blanket, or enjoy it from your car (it's on the radio, too). Online worship via Facebook and YouTube 
Oct 25: "Worship Outdoors Under the Pines" (weather permitting) – Celebration, consecration, baptism! Bring a chair, a blanket, or enjoy it from your car (it's on the radio, too). Online worship via Facebook and YouTube.

November 1: All Saint’s Day—In-Person worship at 10:00 AM; Online worship via Facebook and YouTube. To submit names of those you know who have died this year, see link below
From our Pastor

Dear Friends,

I’m excited for some October weather this Sunday—I understand the forecast to be sunny and cool for both our worship service under the pines and our 3 pm Animal Blessing on the front lawn!

Whether you join us online at 10 am via Facebook or YouTube or see us under the pines, I look forward to this weekend. We’ve been moving from Joy to Generosity in worship. As we understand that God is ultimately generous, we begin to more clearly recognize that generosity in ourselves. Our generosity is grounded in gratitude, revealed in prayer, and lived in faith. 

This week we look into the gospel of Luke, who shares the story of Zacchaeus, the wee little tax collector. He discovers a remarkable generosity in the presence of Christ! We can too. And how we live our generosity is critical. We live it through the many ways we act—with our friends, with our neighbors, with others we don’t know. We live it through the conversations we have about the bible, about what is of ultimate value, and about what Jesus calls us to do. Faith allows us to follow God’s call. 

Years ago, faith is what led me to start a bible study at NC State and gave me courage to go to seminary. From that experience, I learned of the importance of fellowship in groups that develop depth and grace. This experience in a small group, as well as other experiences, has begun in me an exploration of what discipleship groups might become at Wycliffe. I’m excited about the opportunity in the coming months to develop our community of discipleship groups. Faith is a gift of the Holy Spirit. It is simultaneously ours and held in trust with generations before and after. Live your faith generously in your words and deeds. 

Next Sunday, October 25, we’ll have a celebration worship service as we conclude the stewardship season. If you wish to return your pledge card as part of that service you may or you may wish, as many others have, to mail it or drop by the office ahead of time.

God bless you this day!

Pastor Bugg

The flowers in the chancel area are given to the Glory of God by David and Lee Uittenbogaard in celebration of Ashley's birthday.

Worship and Study
Sunday Worship
Facebook and YouTube at 10 am
(click to follow the links)
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...
Sunday School for Adults
Online at 9 am
Faith Explorers
Led by Bob Prestridge
Join us by clicking HERE.

The Forum
Led by Dave Carney
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Coffee & Conversation
Every Tuesday at 10 am
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The Upper Zoom
Every Tuesday at 9 am
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The Upper Zoom
Every Friday at 9 am
Join us by clicking HERE
All Saints’ Day
Remembering the Saints ~ Sunday Nov. 1st
If you have a friend or loved one who died in the last year and would like their name read during the service, Click here to submit for All Saints Day by Monday, October 28th.
The names will be read during service on Nov. 1st.
Upper Room Booklets

The November-December Upper Room devotional booklets are now ready for pickup or call the office 757-496-2620 and have Judy mail you one. Be sure to check in Tuesday's and Friday's at 9 am to join in on the Upper Zoom Devotional time. Click on the image to see the most recent devotional reading.
Poetry Book Launch

Virtual Poetry Book Launch by Bill Ayres TODAY at 7 pm. He will be reading some of the poems from his book online and you can watch and listen on your phone or computer, click here! Congratulations Bill
From the Personnel Committee

All church personnel are evaluated yearly. Everyone in the congregation is invited to give their written and signed evaluations. Forms for this may be obtained from Carol Marinak or sent to you electronically. Contact Carol at 757-496-3946 camarinak@gmail.com Forms should be completed this month and returned to Carol by email or postal mail.
Zoom Gatherings

Many groups are meeting on the internet using zoom video and are finding ways to stay connected. If you would like to have a virtual gathering, please contact Judy in the church office at 757-496-2620 or email at wycliffepresbyterian@gmail.com
Sanctuary Flowers

As we enter the fall season, please consider donating flowers to help beautify the sanctuary for Sunday services. Sign up for dates that are meaningful to you and your family. There is a small space to describe your reason for donating the flowers (In celebration of our 50th anniversary, in memory of my mother, etc.). Your description will be included in the bulletin on Sunday morning. Check boxes to indicate whether you want to keep the flowers after the service or have the Member Care Committee give them away. Flowers are $45. Make your check payable to Wycliffe Presbyterian Church and write flowers in the memo line.

Also there are several dates remaining in December (12-6, 12-20, 12-27) 2020 if you would like to sign up. You can contact Judy (496-2620) and she will add your name to the chart, or you can contact Thad Brake (481-4528) and he will add your name to the chart or answer any of your questions. Thank you for your past support and your continuing support of the sanctuary flower program.
Caring for Others
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
Cloth Masks
If you would like to donate cloth masks please email wycliffepresbyterian@gmail.com

Click here for a Face Mask Pattern.
Click here for a Face Mask with filter.