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Weeks of February 11 - 24
Scout Sunday - February 11
Troop 493 Celebrates 50 years
This Sunday, Wycliffe welcomes the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from Troop 493 during the 10:00 am service. This Scout Sunday will be very special as we celebrate 50 years of the scouts being chartered at Wycliffe.

During the service, scouts will assist with worship and the very prestigious “Frank Kattwinkel Award” will be presented to honor an Outstanding Scout. The Boy Scouts of Troop 493 are led by Wayne Richardson, who has been Troop leader for over 40 years. The Cub Master for Troop 493 is led by Paul Reins and Ron Moore is the Charter Representative from Wycliffe.

In celebration of their 50 years, the scouts and the Fellowship Committee will host a special coffee hour after worship. Come and meet the scouts and their leaders and enjoy some of their special exhibits. Also enjoy some hors d’oeuvres and cake.  
This Week at Wycliffe

The Week at a Glance

Sunday, February 11 (Scout Sunday)
  • 9:00 Sunday School (Adults)
  • 9:30 Choir Rehearsal
  • 10:00 Worship
  • 10:00 Children’s Church
  • 11:15 Scout Exhibits & Coffee Hour
  • 4:00 Cub Scouts
  • 5:00 Youth Group
Monday, February 12
  • 6:00 Girl Scouts
  • 7:00 Boy Scouts
  • 7:00 Young Life
Tuesday, February 13
  • 3:30 Planning & Review Meeting
  • 6:00 Girl Scouts
Wednesday, February 14 (Ash Wednesday)
  • 9:30 & 4:00 Music Together
  • 10:30 TLC
  • 11:30 Ladies Lunch Out
  • 7:00 Ash Wednesday Service
Thursday, February 15
  • 9:30 Music Together
  • 3:30 Grief Support Group
  • 6:30 Handbells
Friday, February 16
  • 9:30 Music Together
  • 7:30 AA
Saturday, February 17
  • 1:00 Memorial Service for Lillias McCormick
Sunday, February 18 (First Sunday in Lent)
  • 9:00 Sunday School (Adults/Youth)
  • 9:30 Choir Rehearsal
  • 10:00 Worship
  • 10:00 Children’s Church
  • 11:15 Worship Meeting
  • 11:15 Facilities Meeting
  • 11:15 Outreach Meeting
  • 11:15 Member Care Meeting
  • 11:15 Homeless Shelter Evaluation
  • 11:20 AS&F Meeting
  • 4:00 Cub Scouts
Monday, February 19 (Presidents Day)
  • OFFICE CLOSED
Tuesday, February 20
  • 10:00 Coffee & Conversation (meeting in the Red House)
  • 6:00 Girl Scouts
Wednesday, February 21
  • 9:30 & 4:00 Music Together
  • 7:00 Yoga
Thursday, February 22
  • 9:30 Music Together
  • 6:30 Handbells
Friday, February 23
  • 9:30 Music Together
  • 7:30 AA
Click HERE to download the calendar for February.
General Announcements

Office Schedule in February
Our church administrator, Mary Lou Crifasi, will be away from February 9 - 19. There will be NO E-News on Friday, February 16. (Note that this edition includes information for the next two weeks.)

The office will be closed on Monday, February 19 for Presidents Day. That day, the floors will be stripped and waxed. Please avoid coming to church that Monday so the floor crew can work unimpeded. The Facilities Committee will be clearing the tile floors on Sunday, February 18 after the service. They would appreciate volunteers to help move furniture.

We anticipate that the floor crew will also be working on Tuesday, February 20. Because of this, Coffee & Conversation will meet in the Red House that day.
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Ladies Lunch Out ~ February 14
Spend Valentine’s Day afternoon with your good friends at Ladies Lunch Out. Join us Wednesday, February 14 at 11:30 am at Braise (3333 Virginia Beach Blvd .) Guests are welcome. To make reservations, call Carol Stanton as soon as possible. (481-4470 )
Ash Wednesday Service
Wednesday, February 14 at 7 pm
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. For Christians, Lent is a 40-day season of fasting, reflection and penance culminating in Holy Week and the Easter Sunday commemoration of Jesus’ Resurrection. Join us for worship on February 14 at 7 pm and have a holy season of Lent.
Grief Support Group
February 15 at 3:30 pm
Grief is the normal and natural emotional response to the loss of a loved one. Wycliffe has recently started a grief support group which typically meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month. Our next meeting will be February 15 at 3:30 pm. It is open to anyone suffering a loss. Contact Bob Prestridge for more information. (335-2661)
Remembering Lillias McCormick Saturday, February 17 at 1 pm
Lillias McCormick died last November following a long illness. We give thanks for the life of Lillias and ask your prayers for her family. A celebration of Lillias’ life will be held on Saturday, February 17 at 1:00 pm. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall. Donations of food are welcome. Please contact Madeline Kuhlman (425-7895) by Wednesday, February 14 if you plan to bring something.
First Communion Class - February 24 & March 3
Calling all 3rd - 5th graders. We will be hosting classes next month to ready young people for communion. The classes will help children understand the purpose of communion and why it is so special. Classes will be on February 24 and March 3 from 10:00 to noon. Students will receive First Communion on March 4. Call the church office (496-2620) to register.
Annual Meeting - February 25
 
The Session has called the Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, February 25 immediately following the worship service. The purpose of this meeting is to review and approve the terms of call for the pastor and to learn about the work of the various committees. Please plan to attend.  

The Annual Congregational Report has been e-mailed to members. If you did not receive one, click HERE to download it. A few printed versions are available. See Gail Schwartzer if you would like to receive one.
Women's Singing Opportunity!
Mark your calendar for the next “WOMEN SING!” on Sunday, February 25. All ladies (all ages) are invited to gather in the music room at 9:30 am to prepare to sing and lead in worship. (There’s candy & good cheer!)
New Upper Room Booklets Are Here

The new edition of the Upper Room for March and April 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. Make your Lent more meaningful.
Souper Bowl of Caring Update
Thank you for your support of the Souper Bowl of Caring. The youth collected $491.21 which will be donated to the children's program in the A Frame. Team breakout is as follow: Philadelphia Eagles - $257.12, New England Patriots - $82 and from the die-hard Redskins fans - $152. Your generous donations are helping our youth help other children.  
Food Closet Update
Thanks to all the donations last week, the cupboard is not so bare; however, the following items are still needed.
  • Boxes of Mac n Cheese
  • Pasta & Enhanced Sauces
  • Cereal Packs 
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Stew Beef
  • Small Jars of Peanut butter
  • Baked Beans
We would also be happy to accept financial donations. Please make your checks payable to Wycliffe Presbyterian Church and note that it is for the Food Closet.

Thanks, for all you do.
Megan & Scotty
Our Homeless Shelter Week Concludes
 
Our week of Homeless Shelter concluded on Wednesday morning when volunteers from Mythics prepared and served a delicious breakfast of eggs, sausage, grits & biscuits. Everyone received a bag lunch and waved good-bye as the bus pulled out of the driveway at 6:10 AM. Another outreach project well done by Wycliffe Presbyterian!!
 
It was a year of many "firsts" - new coordinators, mobile showers and free haircuts. ALL requested items (except chili) were signed up for prior to the beginning of the homeless shelter. And there were some challenges. Major plumbing issues, sleeping mat confusion, and illness among our guests. Our volunteers were flexible, jumping in to help with unforeseen situations throughout the week.   

A BIG Thank You to all of you who purchased items, gave generously of your time (at some pretty early hours!) and contributed in so many ways to this annual event. We averaged 70 folks each night. We did exceed our budget and if anyone would like to make a donation, please write Homeless Shelter on the memo line of your check.
 
There will be an evaluation meeting with the coordinators and other key folks on Sunday, 2/18, after the service in Room 207. If you have any suggestions, please share them with this group prior to the meeting. Thank you again and God Bless! 
Volunteers from Mythics and Wycliffe are shown preparing meals for the homeless shelter. We were fortunate to have so many helpers from other churches, scouts, youth group, the Adult Sunday School class, general volunteers from Wycliffe, and our corporate friend, Mythics. Thank you to all our volunteers!

Align

The annual observance of the Lenten discipline among Christians is a time to take stock of our spiritual condition and align our lives with Christ.

Feb 14: Ash Wednesday (7 pm) – Limited by our mortality

Feb 18: Wilderness Entering uncharted territory  (Music-Makers join in worship)

Feb 25: InterventionFinding help    (Women Sing! Sunday)

March 4: ProgramMoving forward

March 11: RecoveryMaking progress

March 18: PromiseGratitude for healing and wholeness (The Chancel Choir presents “Come Touch the Robe” joined by members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra)
Celebrations &
Condolences
Birthday Blessings This Week
  • February 11 - Vin deLalla & Kirsten Lemmon
  • February 15 - Verna Brainard
  • February 16 - Carol Carter & Wanda Hudgins
  • February 19 - Joey Bugg
  • February 20 - Dotty Ballow
  • February 21 - Jim Haynie
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)
Jean Bernard
Former member Jean Frances Fultz Bernard, 90, passed away on January 24, 2018 surrounded by her family.

Jean is survived by her son, Jack Meredith (Betty); granddaughters Erin Tinaro (Philip) and Kelly Burroughs, and 3 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Mary Kathryn Wheeler and nieces and nephews.

Jean was a dedicated school teacher for 40 years. She earned her undergraduate degree from Madison College and her master’s degree from the University of Virginia. Most of her teaching career was in the Waynesboro Public School system.

Per her wishes there will be no services.

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