Service of Installation for Pastor Dave -
August 19, 10am

Friends,

We’re having a party! This Sunday’s celebration is about both the journey WPC has been on over the last few years and the path that led my family into this community. More than anything, we’re celebrating the reality that God introduced us to one another and that we get to move forward in ministry together. 

I’m hoping you can join us at 10:00am. We’ll gather for worship in the Sanctuary and then head into the Fellowship Center for a meal. One of my dear friends and mentors from Malawi, Rev. Vasco Kachipapa, will be preaching and two of the three Rohde kids will be baptized. 

As Summer comes to a close, we’re preparing for our Fall Kick Off. If you haven’t picked up your copy of The Story yet, please do so. We’re also launching a few new Story Small Groups and, if you’re not currently in a small group, I’d encourage you to join one. 


See you Sunday!
Pastor Dave

Sunday, September 9 - Fall Kickoff of The Story and Flapjack Festival
Saturday & Sunday, November 10 & 11 - WPC's 50th anniversary celebration
Friday & Saturday, December 14 & 15 - Bethlehem Experience
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Flapjack Festival - September 9
Have breakfast on the Courtyard on September 9 between services. Meet up with old friends after summer vacation, and make some new ones!
Pancakes with all the trimmings will be served from 10:30 - 11:30 am.
Bring friends!
The Story - begins September 9
WPC is about to embark on an adventure! The Story, a chronological journey through the Bible, will involve us as adults, youth and children from September through May by way of sermons, Sunday school lessons, adult classes and "story" small groups.
Please visit the courtyard on Sunday to purchase your copy of the materials we will be using (The Story book and the Participant Guide). You may also peruse the schedule of small groups being formed, pick the one that works best for you, and sign up!
WPC's Nominating Committee is looking for leaders! If you are interested in serving as an elder or deacon or on a standing committee beginning next January, please use the white cards in your pew racks on Sunday to indicate your willingness. Or contact the church office, and you will be directed to a member of the Nominating Committee.
Why think about Christmas when it's still summer?
Because the Bethlehem Experience is coming,
December 14 & 15!
Every other year, WPC hosts a drive-thru recreation of Bethlehem at the time of Jesus' birth, complete with Roman soldiers, tax collectors, villagers selling their wares, animals, angels, Magi, and of course one very special baby in a manger. None of this happens magically - volunteers have been working since spring to make sure this year is spectacular! Whether you feel comfortable in a costume on the set, or would rather work behind the scenes, we need your help! Please sign up on the courtyard, or Follow this link to the BethEx website
Sunday Services - August 26
9:30am traditional service - Sanctuary

11:15am contemporary service - Fellowship Center

Nursery provided for both services