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Wycliffe Presbyterian
A Weekly Publication
Week of October 14
From Our Pastor

Dear Friends,

Below is a link to the second in a series of videos where I link the Spiritual life to car ownership. These videos were produced as part of the class on spiritual disciplines I have taken in my doctoral program. I hope the video and the ones that follow encourage you on your spiritual journey. 

Pastor Bugg

“But encourage one another daily,
as long as it is called “Today. . .” 
Hebrews 3:13

This Week at Wycliffe

The Week at a Glance

Saturday, October 13
  • 8:30 Fall Cleanup Day is Today!
Sunday, October 14 
  • 9:00 Sunday School
  • 9:30 Choir Rehearsal
  • 10:00 Worship
  • 10:00 Children’s Classes
  • 11:15 CS&M Meeting
  • 11:15 Worship Com. Meeting
  • 11:15 Member Care Meeting
  • 11:20 AS&F Com. Meeting
  • 4:00 Cub Scouts
  • 5:00 Youth Group
Monday, October 15
  • 9:30 Bridge Group
  • 6:00 Girl Scouts
  • 7:00 Boy Scouts
  • 7:00 Fit 4 Mom
Tuesday, October 16
  • 10:00 Coffee & Conversation
  • 6:00 Girl Scouts
Wednesday, October 17
  • 9:30 Music Together
  • 5:30 Kids Club
  • 6:00 Girl Scouts
  • 7:00 Yoga
Thursday, October 18
  • 9:00 Garden Club
  • 9:30 Music Together
  • 3:30 Grief Support Group
  • 6:30 Hand bells
  • 7:00 Fit4Mom
  • 7:30 Third Thursday Note Check
Friday, October 19
  • 9:30 Music Together 
  • 7:30 AA

Surging waters cannot quench love; floodwaters cannot overflow it.
Song of Solomon 8:7
General Announcements

Fall Clean Up Day
Fall clean up day starts at 8:30 am! There was no major damage to the property but the power was out for several hours. We will work together to care for our beautiful Church grounds. All ages are welcome to participate!

Thank you for your support! 
Eagle scout project
Wycliffe, the congregation, and visitors are all welcome to see and use the new addition of the two picnic tables on our churches median Circle in back of the narthex.

The two picnic tables were built by Ian Exterkate, with the assistance of Scouts from Wycliffe scout troop 493. The picnic tables construction and securing of materials were to complete and for fill Ian Exterkate‘s eagle project and award requirements.

Congratulations to Ian for a job well done and for the final addition of picnic tables to Wycliffe property.
Wycliffe Wanderings
Luxury Coach Trip

To See Jesus!
(April 10-12, 2019)

Lancaster, PA

Details to come in Januar

Wycliffe’s Cub Scout Pack 493 will be holding its annual POPCORN sale fundraiser
following the morning worship service Sunday, October 21 in the fellowship hall.     

Popcorn, what a good night time snack; to share with friends and grandkids; and certainly a good way to help support Wycliffe’s Cub Scout Pack 493 and its many wonderful Scouting initiatives and programs.

Culture club October 23

Join us for dinner at the new nose on Tuesday, October 23 at 6:00 pm. Come and enjoy this neighborhood restaurant with an Italian twist that features Sicilian style fair in a cozy setting. Everyone is welcome!

To make reservations please contact Lee Uittenbogaard 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. 
Wanted: Sunday Scripture Readers    
Sandi Billy

Worship is our ‘group conversation’ with God, and one of the ways God’s voice comes to us in worship is in the scripture passages read aloud. Wycliffe follows the “Revised Common Lectionary,” developed by a collaborative of American Christians including Roman Catholics, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Presbyterians, and United Methodists. It determines the readings for the day – four passages each week for a three-year cycle (an Old Testament passage, a Psalm, a Gospel reading, and an Epistle reading). 

At Wycliffe, the Psalm of the day is often read responsively by Rev. Bugg and the congregation as a whole; following the Confession, an Old Testament or Epistle passage is often read by a member of the congregation (a position known as the “Office of the Believer”), and Rev. Bugg reads the Gospel passage before the sermon. On occasion, a reader will assist in the communion liturgy by reminding the congregation of the history of that meal.

If you’d like to share God’s Word with the congregation, join the rotation!  Children who are comfortable reading publicly are encouraged, too!  Readers generally read once every 7-8 weeks and receive the scripture via email several days before Sunday so there’s ample time to prepare.  You may choose to read from the lectern, or from the floor level if that’s more comfortable for you; either is fine.   To be part of the “Office of Believer,” email Sandi at
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.

Food Closet Requests for Fall
Thanks to everyone who has brought in food for the food closet. 

We are still a few items short of our desired inventory, and need the following (sizes are approximate – get the closest one):

  • 14-Oz Cans: Corn, Baked Beans, Carrots 
  •  Boxed Mixes: Muffin, Pancake
  •  12-Oz Jars/Bottles: Peanut Butter, Jelly, Ketchiup, Mustard
  •  Mayonnaise (32 oz jars)
  •  12-oz Cans: Tuna, Salmon, Chicken
  •  14/24-oz Cans: Beef Stew, Chili, Spaghetti Sauce (Meat/No Meat)
  •  16-Oz Boxes: Spaghetti, Penne Pasta, Sea Shells, Elbow Macaroni

PLEASE: No more Mac & Cheese or Ravioli
Holiday Food Basket Schedules

We are asking for your help in providing Holiday food baskets for our Virginia Beach Homeless School Children and their families. We plan to provide 10 Dinner food baskets for  Thanksgiving and 10 for Christmas
(20 total). Additionally, we plan to provide a minimum of 10 Supplemental School Break food baskets. The Supplemental food is needed during the children’s school Christmas break. Without this assistance, many may not have sufficient food to eat over the Christmas Break. In addition a $25.00 Food Gift Card will be provided with each dinner.

The Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner Food Bulletin board sign-ups will be posted Oct. 7th   and the deadline is Nov.11th. The Christmas Holiday Dinner Food and the Supplemental School Break Food deadline will continue until Dec. 9th, Monetary Donations are always appreciated and welcomed.

If you would like to provide a check, please make it out to Wycliffe Presbyterian Church, Memo: Holiday Baskets. 
Thank You for your kindness and generosity.
Donice Schumm, CS&M 757.481.3688

 Kids Club Continues through October 24
Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:15 pm
(Sept 26 - Oct 24). 

Children, ages 3 through 5th grade, are invited. At 5:30 pm the children gather at the Ark to hear a bible story. Then dinner is served. During the evening, children enjoy activities that reinforce the lesson including science, crafts and music.  

Dana Henning is offering Music Makers as part of Kids Club. It is a
joy-filled time of encouragement, singing, playing Orff and rhythm instruments and learning all about music.

The children will take part in worship Oct 28.
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
  • October 15 - Chuck Brisbin
  • October 16 - Daniel Drehoff
  • October 17 - Mary Haislip
  • October 18 - Jack Hall
  • October 19 - Linda Wahab

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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