August 2012 - Wasatch Presbyterian Church

January 2015
August 2012
The Eighty-Six Percent Solution
In This Issue
The Kingdom of Hidden ...................... 2
Church Women United ........................2
Inquirer’s Class.......................................2
WOW Calendar ....................................3
PW Project .............................................2
Library Book Notes ................................3
Adult Education ....................................3
Biography Book Group ........................3
Special Dates ........................................4
A Well Balanced Church .....................4
Presbyterian Day at Legislature..........4
Youth Ministry .......................................5
Children’s Ministry ............................... 5
Calendar................................................6
Birthdays .................................................7
Family Promise .......................................7
Congregational Meeting ....................7
In Remembrance .................................7
Annual Reports......................................7
Finances ............................................... 8
When visitors are asked why they decided to visit a new church 4% say
they found it in the yellow pages, 6% say they saw a sign on the church
grounds, another 3% say they read about it in the newspaper, but a full
86% say they were invited. It's a terrifying thing for some to enter a
church for the first time. They have no idea what might be going on
there or what might be asked of them. An invitation from someone
whose opinion they value is what most people (86%) need; and may
want, I might add.
Speaking of the Baby Boom generation specifically, Wade Clark Roof
has said that this group, now coming more and more into retirement or
semi-retirement, is facing the inevitable: "Neither jogging, nor liposuction, nor all the brown rice in China can keep them young forever." Like
many, they are returning to church because of new found concerns
about issues having to do with purpose and meaning. They are asking
essential life questions: "Why am I alive?" "Why am I not as fulfilled as I
hoped I would be by this age?" “What am I going to do with my free
time that might benefit the world?” -- the kind of questions we talk
about at Wasatch just about every Sunday.
In addition, many young parents are returning to church these days because of the ever growing realization that "it takes a village to raise a
child " that the responsibilities of raising children are more than any of us
ever bargain for and we desperately need the kind of support available
in a warm and accepting community such as ours.
Some seniors are moving to Salt Lake to be close to their children and
grandchildren. Many of them are main-line Protestants like us, and
have been life-long churchgoers. Still, most of them need an invitation.
This is the loveliest church I’ve ever served, and it’s made up of the
friendliest community, too. The music we offer is first rate, and that
means a lot to people looking for a worshipping community. We have a
lot to offer here. Why hide it?
Many would love what we do here, but most won't think of visiting us
unless we ask them. And the best time to do that is NOW.
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Take a minute and think of someone you wish were part of our
church community, someone
you think might really benefit
from what we do together and
who, in turn, might have something to offer that would be good
for all of us. Then tell them a little
about us. Tell them what a
caring community you belong to.
Tell them that this is a church not
of pietistic saints but honest
searchers. I’ve come to see that
Wasatch is a church full of some
of the most thoughtful and
talented people I’ve ever
worked with. Invite your friends
to visit us some Sunday, or for a
fellowship event. We'll all be
enriched.
Grace and Peace,
If you are wanting to join Wasatch, or would just like to learn
more about our wonderful
church, there will be an
nquirer's Class held Sunday
January 25th, at 12:45 pm-3:00
pm; and we'd love to see you
there! The class - which will be
accompanied by lunch- will be
taught by Pastor Scott. Please
RSVP by email or phone to Matt
Doane mattd71@yahoo.com or
call 801-652-8224 so we'll know
how much soup to prepare!
Rev. Scott Dalgarno
The Kingdom of Hidden
"The kingdom of heaven is spread
out over the earth, only people
do not see it."
Friday, January 30, 2015
12:30pm Registration $1.00
Location: First Baptist Church
Jesus in the Coptic Gospel of
Thomas
Grain hidden in the ear
Seed hidden in the ground
Yeast hidden in the dough
Treasure hidden in a field
Pearl hidden in a shop
Net hidden in the depths
off the sea
My daughter’s married
and gone
but a version of her
rides my shoulders
lays her head on my hip
pours me cup after cup
of pretend English tea
`Scott Dalgarno
JANUARY 4 PW BIBLE STUDY
Sunday 10:00am (Room #116)
Janet Wortley 801-733-4490
JANUARY 8 PW LUNCHEON
Thursday 11:30am
Program: Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Speaker: Pam Sanders, CEO
(member of Wasatch)
RSVP: Mary Beth Keidl by 1/6
1-414-550-3295 or
mbKeidl@gmail.com
JANUARY 13 STITCH & CHAT
Tuesday 6:30pm (away)
Mary Beth Keidl 1-414-550-3295
JANUARY 15 MARTHA CIRCLE
Thursday 10:00am (Library)
Linda Hammond 801-583-8426
JANUARY 15 DAY BOOK GROUP
Thursday 11:30am (away)
Nancy Saxton 801-533-8184
JANUARY 19 EVE BOOK GROUP
Monday 6:30pm (away)
Janet Wortley 801-733-4490
JANURY 30 CHURCH WOMEN
UNITED
Annual Meeting & Tea
Friday (last Friday) 12:30pm
($1.00)
First Baptist Church
777 South 1300 East
PW Project
Primary Children’s Hospital needs:
-Knitted caps for boys (dark colors)
Community Outreach:
Crossroads Thrift Store.
Bring: Socks and new underwear for men, women & children, pots & pans, baby diapers, baby wipes and baby
food.
-New pillow cases suitable for boys
(standard size)
Contact Janet Wortley if you can
help. 801-733-4490 or
rjwortley@comcast.com
These items are needed all year.
The
BridgeBuilder
Adult Education
We are encouraging people to
think about a small group to bring
into our midst. You’ll be hearing
more about small groups and we
want to encourage you to be
open to the Spirit as we bring these
ideas to the congregation through
the Congregational Life Team.
The first Sunday of January, Mary
Jane Chase will offer a class on St.
Augustine’s World and six weeks’
class after that, a class will be
taught by Bill Peters who will be
continuing Catherine PutnamNetto’s class on “Letters to the
Galations”. This will take us to
Martin Luther and the influence
Paul’s letters to the Galatians had
on his Reformation. Jan Bartlett is
planning a Bible class for fall that
will be a modification of the
Disciples class and I think this will be
something we can anticipate.
Wasatch’s tradition of quality
education will continue and we
always seek your suggestions for
topics and teachers, so feel free to
contact your Adult Education
Team members, Jan Bartlett, Bob
Dow, Liz Harald or Linda Griffen.
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Biography Book Group
New in 2015
A new year and new updates in the
Library. Look for new signage and
changes in shelving to make it easier
for “kids” of all ages and/or parents
to find age appropriate books. And
of course new books: recommended
this January, A Dasher Christmas, by
Clarkie Brown. Yes, yes, I know Christmas is over – well not officially until
January 6th and Epiphany – but this is
a neat little book for kids and parents
to share. Clarkie Brown was brave
enough to ask God how to use her
talents to help make the world a
better place, especially for children.
Read about the results in the January
issue of Presbyterians Today – which
brings me to another item.
Started a few months ago, but still
new and growing is the periodical
shelf in the Library - just inside the
door to your left. Check out just like a
book. The Library carries Presbyterians
Today, The Christian Century, and just
for fun, and also for the beautiful
photography, some issues of Aramco
Saudi World and Biblical Archeology
Review. The January issue of Presbyterians Today features articles that
look at – you guessed it – Presbyterians today and the issues many of our
churches are facing. Articles are short
and to the point: Rethinking Church,
Split Decision, Leaving...or staying?,
Why I Belong - all offering fresh perspectives as congregations discuss
their future in this new century full of
so much change.
Look for some additions this year to
the DVD shelf by the Library desk .
Check out just as you would a book.
Watch the January shelf in the adult
section for new - and old – good
reads. And many thanks for all the
wonderful donations that came in
last year for the library and the book
sale. You all help to make the library
shine!
Beth Phillips, Librarian
bethphillips416@gmail.com
The January biography book we will
discuss will be A
Newer World: Kit Carson, John C Fremont,
and The Claiming Of
The American West by
David Roberts
Unlike in many ways,
but forever joined, the figures of Kit
Carson, frontier scout, and John
Frémont, explorer, politician, loom
large in the history of the American
West. Carson is remembered today
as something of a dime-novel hero
or as an Indian fighter. For his part,
Frémont, famed in the mid-19th
century, is all but forgotten.
Frémont was a complicated, flamboyant, and scandal-ridden figure
whose quest for fame proved to be
his undoing. David Roberts writes
"Frémont's expeditions were
significant not so much for crossing
land never before seen by Americans as for thrusting the Great West
into the awareness of a nation hungry to expand. He was the classic
example of the right man in the right
place at the right time." So, too, was
Kit Carson, the taciturn frontiersman
who guided Frémont and saved his
life on more than one occasion.
Carson’s relationships with Native
American’s was much more
complicated than the dime novels
let on. Roberts sympathetic but not
uncritical tale of their crossed destinies puts human faces on two men
lost to legend.
We will gather to discuss this book on
Tuesday, January 21, at noon in the
church library. Pastor Scott will lead.
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Special Dates
Presbyterian Faith Day
• New Year’s Day, January 1,
2015
• Epiphany, January 6, 2015
• Baptism of the Lord, January
11, 2015
• Week of Prayer for Christian
Unity, January 18-25, 2015
• Martin Luther King Jr.
Birthday Observance, January
19, 2015
Will be at the Legislature,
Tuesday, February 19, 2014.
Wasatch has had an
outstanding participation the
last few years so plan to go
to the Capitol and
participate!
A Well-balanced Church
The owner of a new puppy got
a good laugh when the little
dog, out for a walk, had an
itch. The trouble was that the
itchy spot was accessible only
to a hind leg. So, while still walking, the pup tried to scratch
and tumbled over, rolling a
couple of times before coming
to rest.
In several places throughout
Scripture, the apostle Paul
writes about the church as the
body of Christ, and of the importance of each member.
Just as the dog needed each
leg to stay balanced while
walking, so the church needs
all the different God-given gifts
of its members: preachers and
teachers, friendly visitors, generous givers, musicians and singers, wise parents and imaginative children, people to produce and distribute meals,
newsletters, lesson materials,
and on and on.
When we start thinking that
some part of Christ’s body isn’t
necessary, we risk taking quite
a tumble!
Resolve to Listen
Crossroads
Christian philosopher Paul
Tillich said, “The first responsibility of love is to listen.” Yet
in our fast-paced culture,
truly listening to someone has
become a lost art.
We are so grateful to all of
the faith communities and
other organizations that
collect donations to help
with our work. We are extra
thankful for people who get
the items we need most
posted in their church
bulletin or other appropriate
place. Thank you all for
everything you do to help
Crossroads Urban Center
help more people.
The intricate Chinese written
character for the verb “to
listen” offers wise insight
about how to listen to
people so they feel heard.
The symbol is actually a
combination of characters
for ears, eyes and an open
heart. Basically it reads, “I
give you my ears, my eyes
and my undivided
attention.” What a great I
mage of being fully
engaged during the act of
communication!
James 1:19 offers two wise
resolutions for the year
ahead: Be “quick to listen”
and “slow to speak” (NRSV).
Practicing the skill of active
listening is a much-needed
way to minister to other
people, serving as Jesus’
“ears” in a hurting world.
Foods of the month for
January are canned beans,
chili and pork & beans.
Thrift store items of the month
are men's pants and pots &
pans.
Thank you for helping to
spread the word!
Bill Tibbitts
Crossroads Urban Center
The
BridgeBuilder
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Your Personnel Committee and I are VERY excited to introduce
to you our new Interim Youth Minister, the Rev. Topher Mehlhoff.
Topher is short for Christopher. Topher grew up at Mt. Olympus
Presbyterian Church here in Salt Lake City. He is a graduate of
the University of Utah where he has a B.A. in Film Studies. He is a
graduate of Iliff Seminary in Denver and will soon be ordained a
minister in the United Church of Christ. Topher has been a Youth
Minister for four different churches in the Salt Lake area. He even
served at Hilltop Methodist when our own David Henry was their
interim pastor. Topher's contract with us is from January 1 - June
30. During that time our board, Session, will be discussing how
best to staff our church going forward. Please be in prayer for us
as we seek to discern God's will for our ministry. Please also be in
prayer for Topher and our Youth as they begin their time together. Topher has a wife, Amy, and two children -- Alex, age 7,
and Grayson, age 2. Topher plays guitar, ukulele, bass, and
banjo, and can also toss New York style pizza dough with panache. This will be fun!
-Pastor Scott
Is it really January already? It is hard to believe that we are starting
a new year, and that the holidays are over, 2015 here we come! I
hope that you have had a wonderful Christmas season, and that
you were able to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. December was very busy here at Wasatch. We started off the month with
the Advent Festival where we met the animals of the nativity,
Birth-5th Grade
played chimes, and made paper chains that included blessings
from many members of Wasatch. It was a fun night ! On December
21st the Children’s Christmas Program was performed with huge
success. It was so fun to see the Christmas story come alive through
the hearts of the children. We had a large group of wise men and
women, shepherds, lots of beautiful angels, Mary and Joseph, a star, “the friendly beast,” and last
but not least baby Jesus. Each child chose which part of the Christmas
story they wanted to bring to life, and the congregation participated with
February Events
the music as well.
Looking ahead to February, Children’s Ministry is sponsoring a family event February 9th
for all ages at Jump Around Utah. Join us Sunday February 9th from 4-6pm Jump Around Utah
for a jumping good time. God bless you all as you welcome this New Year! Family Event 4-6pm
In Christ, Rebecca Sandulli, Director of Children’s Ministry
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January
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
1
Fri
2
5
6
7
9:00 am Worship
10:00 am WOW Horizon
Bible Study
10:10 am Sunday School for
All Ages
10:45 am Choir
11:15 am Worship
6:00 pm Prison Ministry
8:45 am Aerobics
10:00 am Yoga
5:00 pm Basketball
7:00 pm Basketball
7:00 pm Bell Choir
Rehearsal
8:45 am Aerobics
10:00 am Women’s Bible
Study
5:00 pm Basketball
6:00 pm Prison Ministry
6:00 pm Congregational Life
6:30 pm Centering Prayer
7:00 pm Scouts
8:45
3:30
5:00
5:00
7:15
7:30
11
12
13
9:00 am Worship
10:10 am Sunday School for
All Ages
10:45 am Choir
11:15 am Worship
1:30 pm Sudanese
Worship
8:45 am Aerobics
10:00 am Yoga
5:00 pm Basketball
6:00 pm i Believe
Planning
7:00 pm Basketball
7:00 pm Bell Choir
Rehearsal
18:45 am Aerobics
0:00 am Women’s Bible
Study
12:00 pm Preschool Meeting
5:00 pm Basketball
5:30 pm Budget & Finance
6:00 pm Prison Ministry
6:00 pm Adult Ed.
6:30 pm Centering Prayer
7:00 pm Scouts
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8:45 am Aerobics
10:00 am Women’s Bible
Study
5:00 pm Basketball
5:30 pm Personnel
6:00 pm Prison Ministry
6:30 pm Centering Prayer
7:00 pm Scouts
7:00 pm Disciple Bible
Study
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8:45 am Aerobics
10:00 am Yoga
7:00 pm Bell Choir
Rehearsal
8:45 am Aerobics
10:00 am Women’s Bible
Study
6:00 pm Prison Ministry
6:30 pm Centering Prayer
7:00 pm Scouts
7:00 pm Sandwich Making
9:00 am Worship
10:10 am Sunday School for
all ages
10:45 am Choir
11:15 am Worship
1:30 pm Sudanese
Worship
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Family Promise
Begins
9:00 am Worship
10:10 am Sunday School for
all ages
10:45 am Choir
11:15 am Worship
2:00 pm Sudanese
Worship
6:00 pm Prison Ministry
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day,
Office Closed 8:00 am Special Gifts
10:00 am Yoga
1:15 pm EHS Parade
7:00 pm Bell Choir
Rehearsal
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8:30 am AA
10:00 am i Believe Band
Rehearsal
New
Year’s Day!
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Sat
8
9
10
8:45 am Aerobics
6:30 am Women’s
Bible Study
7:14 am Presbyterian Men
10:00 am Martha Circle
1:00 pm Library Open
5:00 pm Basketball
7:30 pm Choir
8:45 am Aerobics
1:00 pm Library Open
8:30 am AA
10:00 am i Believe Band
Rehearsal
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15
16
17
8:45
5:00
6:30
7:15
7:30
8:45 am Aerobics
6:30 am Women’s
Bible Study
8:45 am Aerobics
7:14 am Presbyterian Men
1:00 pm Library Open
5:00 pm Basketball
4:30 pm Center Stage
Players
7:00 pm AA Dist. Meeting
7:30 pm Choir
8:45 am Aerobics
1:00 pm Library Open
8:30 am AA
10:00 am Quilters
10:00 am i Believe Band
Rehearsal
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22
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24
8:45
5:00
6:45
7:00
6:30 am Women’s
Bible Study
8:45 am Aerobics
7:14 am Presbyterian Men
1:00 pm Library Open
4:15 pm Basketball
6:45 pm Centering Prayer
7:30 pm Choir
7:30pm Theology on Tap
8:45 am Aerobics
1:00 pm Library Open
8:30 am AA
10:00 am i Believe Band
Rehearsal
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8:45 am Aerobics
4:30 pm Soup Kitchen
Service
7:00 pm Session
7:15 pm Basketball
6:30 am Women’s
Bible Study
7:14 am Presbyterian Men
8:45 am Aerobics
4:15 pm Basketball
7:00 pm AA District Mttg.
7:00 pm AA Dist. Meeting
7:30 pm Choir
8:45 am Aerobics
1:00 pm Library Open
am Aerobics
pm Basketball
pm Parish Visitors
pm Bonkowsky
pm Basketball
pm Worship & Music
am Aerobics
pm Basketball
pm Quilters
pm Basketball
pm Service Committee
am Aerobics
pm Basketball
pm Steering
pm Basketball
The
BridgeBuilder
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Annual Reports
Family Promise
If you have a report to submit
for the 2014 Annual Report, the
deadline is January 5,
2014. Please submit your
electronic copy to Jenn at
jdavis@wpcslc.org
Family Promise is a nationwide
program providing no-cost housing
and meals to families in need for
up to a year. Family Promise frees
the adults to look for jobs. They
can save money for rent or a
down payment on a Families are
housed primarily in churches,
Wasatch among them. Church
members cook and serve meals,
prepare guest rooms, transport
guests, entertain children, provide
supervision and a miscellany of
other activities. Lots of help is
needed 24/7 so please make a
New Year's resolution to support
Family Promise. You can sign up
at wpcslc.org, in person before or
after Sunday worship, or by
contacting David Harris. Our next
hosting session of Family Promise
begins January 25th.
Congregational Meeting
Mark your calendars, the WPC
Congregational Meeting is
scheduled for February 1, 2014 at
10:00.
Sudanese News
Wasatch people have been involved with the Sudanese
lately. Nancy Saxton, Jan Bartlett,
and Ginger Memmott hosted the
USA Mabaan Association on
Saturday, November 29. Jane
Hereim and Jan Bartlett are
teaching adult reading and math
while Cindy Stayner supervises the
children two Sundays a
month. Nancy Saxton and Susan
Whitney transported five Sudanese
women for Thanksgiving food. The
congregation has generously
provided for Smith's Gift Cards for
every Sudanese family. And in
January Bruce Hunter is leading a
program to prepare the families
for their children to attend
college. There's lots going on-get involved!
Anita RIGSTAD, Sudanese Coordinator
Rrigstad@msn.com
801-583-1917
In Remembrance
Long time member of Wasatch,
Jane Simmons passed away in
December. Our thoughts and
prayers are with her family at this
time.
Finances
Income
Wasatch Presbyterian Church
11/30/2014 Status of the Operating Fund
Budget to Date Actual to Date
Difference
Annual Income Budget
Pledges
Loose Offering
Per Capita
Other Income
Out of Pocket Gifts
Planned Transfers
Extra Princ. Received
395,200
50,000
8,200
144,780
33,000
10,000
376,570
57,752
5,468
144,228
33,155
15,485
(18,630)
7,752
(2,732)
(552)
155
5,485
446,400
60,000
8,500
160,305
36,000
11,000
Totals
641,180
632,658
(8,522)
722,205
Budget to Date Actual to Date
Difference
Expenses
Annual Expense
Budget
617,449
42,140
18,147
120,000
11,000
Program/Building
Mission
Per Capita
Principal & Interest
Extra Princ. Paid
561,594
39,595
18,147
110,000
10,000
538,893
37,745
18,147
110,000
15,485
22,701
1,850
(5,485)
Totals
739,336
720,270
19,066
808,736
NET DIFFERENCE
(98,156)
(87,612)
10,544
(86,531)
Carryover from 2013
8,938
8,938
-
8,938
CASH FLOW
(89,218)
(78,674)
10,544
(77,593)
January 2015 Bridge Builder
Rev. Scott Dalgarno
Pastor/Head of Staff, sdalgarno@wpcslc.org
Rev. Heather Monkmeyer
Dr. Kenneth Udy,
Topher Melhoff
9:00 Worship Service Director
9:00am
Worship
10:30 am
Choir Practice
11:15 am
Worship
Director of Music, kennethudy@centurylink.net
Interim Director of Youth Ministry
Rebecca Sandulli
Children’s Ministry, rsandulli@wpcslc.org
Carol Rugg
Financial Secretary, crugg@wpcslc.org
Jenn Davis
Church Business Administrator, jdavis@wpcslc.org
Melissa White
Communications Coordinator, receptionist@wpcslc.org
Donna Henry
Parish Visitor, dhenry@wpcslc.org
1:30 pm
* Communion on the First Sunday of
every month in the 11:15 Service and
at least once a month in the early
Service.