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A monthly publication of Main St. United Methodist Church 942-1179 Volume 57, No. 2

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Main Street United Methodist Church 601 West Main Street Waynesboro, Virginia 22980

Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Loving God—Growing in Faith—Serving Christ

2015 Main Street Ministry Staff Rev. Clay Knick, Pastor Rev. Bill Mayton, Pastor Emeritus Harold Baldwin, Lay Minister Kathy Snyder, Administrative Asst. Lisa Meehan, Administrative Asst. Tracy Straight, Youth Director Mandy Williams, Children’s Director Orville Bame, Organist

Don Coffey, Choir Director Tracy Straight, Children’s Choir Director Leola Burks, Youth Choir Director Donald Dollins, Handbell Director Julie Conner, Nursery Director Karen Jackson, Nursery Assistant Mandy Williams, Interim Preschool Director

Email: [email protected] Church Website: mainstreetumchurchwaynesboro.com

But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 NRSV If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 NRSV Each Sunday right after the Hymn of Praise, we confess our sins. These prayers of confession vary, but they are all rather similar. One we use each first Sunday is clear and elegant: Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will and walk in your ways, to the glory of your name. Amen. After we pray this or another prayer there is a time of silence where each of us confesses our sins. Some of you have told me that the silence is not long enough; that you only have time for a few sins before words from scripture (see above) assure us of God’s forgiveness. Just what do we pray during the silence? I know one thing for sure: I have plenty to confess, don’t you? We are all practiced sinners, it is such a habit, so ingrained in us; we leave things undone and carry around in us attitudes and thoughts in our hearts that would shock others if they knew them. So just what do we pray? For many years during the silence on Sunday and very often during the week, I pray the Jesus Prayer. Here it is: “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on me, a sinner.” This

prayer goes back many centuries in the church and began “as a way to practice continuous prayer” (Frederica Mathewes-Green in The Jesus Prayer, page 3). It is richly Biblical, focused on Christ, and is very honest. The last line is from St. Luke’s Gospel where in the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector, the tax collector prays, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!” (18:13 RSV). So, put this ancient prayer to good use. Pray it during the week. Pray it each day during the 40 days of Lent. Pray it often each day to deepen your awareness of God’s presence. And pray it in the silence just before the good news is declared that God forgives us. The peace of the Lord, Clay Ash Wednesday Service There will be an Ash Wednesday service at 7:00 pm, February 18 at St. John’s Episcopal Church with LARCUM.

We wish birthday happiness to those who have birthdays in February and early March. If you haven’t already informed the office of your birthday and wish to be included in future listings of birthdays, please call the office at 942-1179 and inform us of your special day. Thanks.

For questions or more information on any youth activities, contact Tracy Straight at 241-4670 or [email protected]

The Main Street Youth are collecting blankets through February 8th. These will be offered to people in our community that need a blanket. We will ask that they do something to help someone else if they are able. We are launching "Cookies For a Cause". Orders of Chocolate Chip Cookies by the dozen are being taken. 100% of collected donations will go to a cause. The Youth have chosen WARM. Please complete the Cookies for a Cause Form if you would like some cookies. Forms are located on the Youth board next to the church office or the church main office. February 1st - The youth will have a SuperBowl Party and Game Night at the home of the Straights. 6pm through halftime of the Super Bowl game. 1816 Westminster Road, Waynesboro. February 8th - Youth will be 12 noon-2 pm. February 16th - JUMP CVille, meet at Main Street at 10:00 am. This event is open to families. February 22nd - Youth Night 5:30-7:30 pm

Peter Lafferty Lucy Stultz Susan White Evelyn Britton Earl McGuffin Nancy DePauk Laurie Lafferty Tom Brown Forrest Arehart Martha Custard Peggy Browning Kenny Pannell Debbie Johnson Edna Bays Erin Gomez

2/1 2/1 2/2 2/2 2/3 2/10 2/11 2/12 2/12 2/14 2/14 2/14 2/16 2/16 2/16

Mae Ford Nancy Woodall Casey Carter Taryn Fitzgerald Ryan Burks David Reed Terri Drewry Peggy Carter Orville Bame Joyce Huddle Bill Bays Jenny Lucas Ed Plunkett Jean Nichols Bill Mayton

2/19 2/20 2/22 2/22 2/24 2/24 2/24 2/27 2/28 2/29 3/2 3/4 3/5 3/6 3/6

Main Street Calendar Worship: Helping People Love God 8:30 am Informal Worship 9:30 am Sunday School 11:00 am Traditional Worship Ministry at Augusta Rehab: 10:00 am First Sundays Ministry at Waynesboro Manor: 9:45 am Third Sundays Masterpeace Ringers: 4:30 pm Sundays Genesis Bells: 5:00 pm Sundays Youth Choir (Middle School, High School): 7:00 pm Sundays Handbells: 9:00 am Wednesdays Children’s Choir: For ages 3 to 5th grade, 6:00 pm Wednesdays Adult Choir: 7:00 pm Wednesdays Praise Band: 8:00 pm Wednesdays Discipleship: Helping People Grow in Faith Youth Group Activities: 5:30 pm Sundays Fellowship Dinners: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Wednesdays Discipleship Classes: 6:00 pm Wednesdays Wonderful Wednesdays for Kids: 6:30 pm Wednesdays Youth Activities: 5:30 pm Sundays, 6:00 pm Wednesdays Women’s Social Concerns Circle: 11:00 am Second Thursdays Women’s Dorcas Circle: 11:00 am Second Thursdays Women’s A.N.G.E.L. Circle: 7 pm Fourth Tuesdays Ministry Teams: Helping People Serve Christ Church Council: 6:30 p.m. 3rd Monday of every month Trustees: 6:00 pm Second Sunday of every other month “Spire” Volunteers: 9:00 am Last Thursday Stephen Ministers: 7:00 pm First & Third Thursday Stephen Leaders: 5:30 pm First Thursday Mourning to Morning Grief Support: 4:00 pm, Wednesdays Special Monthly Events

February 16, 10:00 am: Children and Youth to Jump Charlottesville February 18, 7:00 pm: Ash Wednesday at St. John’s Episcopal Church For more information on any upcoming events, contact Lisa or Kathy in the church office, 942-1179.

For questions or more information on any children’s activities, contact Mandy Williams at 942-1179 or [email protected]

Feb. 16th Let's Go JUMP! We will have a special event on Feb. 16th (when school is out) to Jump Charlottesville, a trampoline wonderland. We will leave Main Street at 10am and return after a fun day of JUMPING In Charlottesville. This event is for Youth and Children and parents that would like to come. Those interested should contact Mandy Williams or Tracy Straight for details about travel.

Opportunities for Mission and Ministry Items Needed in the Main Street Pantry

Budget as of December 31, 2014 Item

Actual

Budget Difference YTD**

Revenue: Est. of Giving Other Budget Revenue Total Revenue

527,438 563,600 29,138 32,090 556,576 595,690

(36,162) (2,952) (39,114)

The Main Street Food Pantry operates from Monday through Thursday, 9:30 to 11:00 a.m., to assist people in our community in need of food. Financial or food donations are accepted. Contact Doug Edwards (942-3787) or Joe Duncan (942-6259) for more information.

Expenses: Church Operations Ministries Staff Parish District Funds Conference Funds Total Expenses

142,884 148,353 65,233 80,632 264,155 277,618 17,348 17,348 71,739 71,739 561,359 595,690

(5,469) (15,399) (13,463) 0 0 (34,331)

New Books in our Library There are 11 new books in our church library. They’re located in the section labeled “United Methodist Women,” but they are available for the entire church to read. Just to highlight a few: Reach for the Summit, the story of Pat Summitt, head coach of the University of Tennessee Lady Vols.; Behind the Kitchen Door, if you ever go to a restaurant to eat, this will open your eyes; Finding God in a Bag of Groceries, anyone who works in our Food Pantry, Disciples Kitchen, or just takes a casserole to a friend, will find this helpful.

Revenue Minus Expenses

Toilet paper, soap, personal care

“Adopt a Cadet” “Adopt a Cadet” is a program that First Baptist has in their church and invited us to join in it, too. It would involve taking your cadet out for a meal occasionally or having him in your home, preparing a care package for him during exams, or sitting with him in church if he attends Main St. All of this has to be approved by Fishburne and the cadet’s parents. You would meet some fine young men and the relationship would be rewarding for both of you. If you are interested in being a part of this program, please contact Suzanne Scheetz (941-8967).

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**For REVENUE: If the difference is negative, then the income received is less than projected in the budget. If the number is positive, then the income is greater than projected. *For EXPENSES: If the difference is negative, then the expenses are under budget. If the difference is positive, then the expenses are over budget. Additional information is available to members and can be obtained in person from the Church office. Up to date giving totals are in the bulletin on Sunday.

Inclement Weather Policy Please remember to check WHSV TV and www.whsv.com/closings if inclement weather affects our Sunday morning schedule. During the week, the church office follows the Waynesboro City Schools. The office is usually closed when the schools are closed. On bad weather days, it is a good idea to call the office to make sure it is open. When possible, messages about activity and event cancellations will be posted on the church’s voicemail and website.

Recent New Members to Main Street Some people have asked for the contact information for new members so that they could invite them to activities. Rosie and John Brenneke 137 Northwood Drive Waynesboro, VA 22980

(434) 298-7589

“Saying “Yes” To God”

Wayne Britton (wife Evelyn) (540) 942-3768 10 Pelham Green West Waynesboro, VA 22980 Kenneth Gunnell 34 Beagle Gap Road Waynesboro, VA 22980

(540) 448-5039

Lisa Knick, Brandon and Melissa McMindes (540) 943-6644 2817 Plantation Lane Waynesboro, VA 22980

Sometimes we have to make hard decisions with imperfect information. Whatever we do, we need God’s help. We cannot do it alone. We can call upon the comforting power and grace of God at any time. No amount of worrying can make things happen. God did not give us a spirit of fear. We need to let go of the need to force things to happen and allow God to take control of our lives. We need to gratefully accept what God offers us because it is best for us. When we get out of the way and let God take control, we will find that His love and blessings enrich our lives in every way.

Jenny and John Lucas Joseph, Julia 3007 Quenton Place Waynesboro, VA 22980

If you are going through a difficult time, think about saying “yes” to God and allow Him to help you. Stephen Ministry is just one of the ways God can help by providing you with a caring, Christian friend to walk with you on your journey. The Stephen Ministry relationship is strictly confidential. Through this relationship, God will love and bless you both and work His miracles in both your lives. I know this to be true.

Gary and Joyce Miller (540) 886-9133 140 Hereford Drive Fishersville, VA 22939

If you are interested in having a Stephen Minister or would like more information please call Harold Baldwin or Bill Dillon, Stephen Leaders.

Elizabeth Nitz (540) 448-5039 34 Beagle Gap Road Waynesboro, VA 22980

Patty Tancyus, Stephen Minister

Dawn LeMasney (540) 394-0716 2300 Cortland St. Waynesboro, VA 22980

Bill and Mary Ratigan (540) 451-7191 1100 Alston Ct. Waynesboro, VA 22980

“In the tender compassion of our God, the dawn from on high shall rise upon us and shine on those who dwell in darkness and in the shadow of death and guide us onto the path of peace.” Luke 1:78-79

THOSE SERVING OUR CHURCH THIS MONTH Unlocking our doors each Sunday morning is . . . George Gay Locking doors: Laurie Bame

MSUMC

Our bus teams are . . . . Feb. 1 Dave and Terri Sheldon Feb. 8 Gene and Ann Walker Feb. 15 Gene and Frances Mooney Feb. 22 Bruce Allen, Doug Norcross

And our Lay Readers at 11 am for the month are . . . Feb. 1 Ron Hiserman Feb. 8 Debbie Johnson Feb. 15 Lisa Knick Feb. 22 Eleanor Duncan Our Children’s Worship helpers are… 8:30 am 11:00 am Feb. 1 Henry, Ford Conner, Williams Feb. 8 Lee, Bowie Conner, Williams Feb. 15 Baldwin, Goalder Lafferty, Conner Feb. 22 McKinney, Robertson Conner, Williams Those delivering CD’s to shut-ins are... Feb. 1 Millie Broughman Feb. 8 Doris Sandridge Feb. 15 Judy von Bernuth Feb. 22 Mae Ford

Any articles or information for the March “Lighted Spire” should be sent to the office no later than February 19. Thank you!

Main Street’s Security System If you have a need to be in the building after 10:30 pm or on weekends, you should have a 4-digit code to operate the security system. Below are the instructions for operating the system. You could cut this out and take it with you.

Disable Security System Press DISARM button Enter 4 digit pass code Enable Security System Press AWAY button Enter 4 digit pass code

Interested in Serving God in a New and Exciting Way? If you are a good listener and are sympathetic to the needs of others, you should consider becoming an ICM chaplain. As a chaplain you minister to people at their place of work by making a weekly visit. For more details about this rewarding ministry just talk to one of the ICM chaplains listed below. If you would like to attend a two day Introductory Seminar (March 20 & 21 at Fishersville United Methodist Church) to learn more about the program before making a decision just see one of us for an application. There is a fee for the seminar but scholarship assistance is available. Harold Baldwin, Eugene Mooney, Rodger Daniels, Joyce Huddle, Doug Edwards, Richard Ammons, Troy Bowie, Bud Davis

Directory Updates Available The church office is making available a directory listing of new members to Main Street. You will find copies in the Narthex and also in the church office during the week. 2015 Budget and Church Leadership With the new year, there is a new budget and new listing of church leaders. Copies of these documents are available in the wall rack outside the church office or on request in the church office.

Our youngest bell ringers—they did a wonderful job!