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AUGUST 28, 2018 WUMC NEWS

THE WEDDING AT CANA

Pastor Dick used the Wedding at Cana as his text for the morning message, reminding us of the humanity of Jesus as He celebrated with the bride and groom.  He is interested in all aspects of our lives.  Yet the miracle of turning the water into wine established His authority and power He possessed.  His first miracle!

Near the en d of the service the congregation was invited to share in the Renewal of Vows by Dick and Carole as they near their 55th wedding anniversary.  Rev. Curt Rush officiated and Linda Selinger provided the very special music for the occasion.  A cake and punch reception was held afterward.  A very happy day!

LOOKING AHEAD…

SATURDAY, September 8th – The WUMC will be serving a Fried Chicken Dinner on the Boulevard from 4:30-7:00 p.m. as a part of the Wiliamsville Fall Festival.   Menu is Chicken, Baked Potato, Green Beans, Coleslaw, Homemade Dessert and Drink.  Adults $9.00 (3 pieces) and Kids 10 & under, $5.00 (2 pieces).  Carry-outs are available.

SUNDAY. September 9th – WORSHIP ON THE BOULEVARD at 9:00 a.m.  Everyone is welcomed!  Also, it’s Grandparents Day!

MONDAY, the 10th from 8-11:30 a.m. NIMBLE FINGERS work on their quilting projects.

TUESDAY, 12:30 p.m. at the Library the KNITTING MINISTRY continues their valuable work.

WEDNESDAY, September 12th at 7:00  p.m.  Open to the public will be a one-person drama by MARILYN OAKS, performing an original script and performance in full costume of one of the women of the Bible!  You won’t want to miss this rare opportunity!

SEE YOU  SUNDAY ON THE BOULEVARD?  9:00 A.M.

 

Rev. Dick Piscatelli, Pastor

Reverend Richard Piscatelli, (Pastor Dick) has been serving this church since 2006 and has begun his 13th year at Williamsville. Dick is a graduate of Asbury College, 1980, now Asbury University, and Asbury Theological Seminary, 1983, in Wilmore, Kentucky. Originally from Watertown, Massachusetts, he and his wife, Carole, have enjoyed living in the Midwest and have made many friends here. Dick’s first appointment was to Buffalo/Dawson UMCs, a two-point charge, which he served for almost 8 years when he was appointed to Paris Trinity UMC. He served at Paris for 6 years and was then appointed to First UMC at St. Elmo in southern Illinois. Dick’s final full-time appointment was to Roanoke/Secor UMCs, a two-point charge. These churches brought much satisfaction and lasting relationships in each. Williamsville UMC has been a joy to serve as he actually began his first church in “retirement,” and is very much involved in all areas of ministry, as the Lord leads. Pastor Dick has a special gift for doing Celebrations of Life and comforting the family. He prepares uplifting, inspiring sermons in a more casual and relaxed style, using humor when appropriate, yet ever-mindful of the importance of bringing the Gospel message for the salvation that Jesus Christ offers to all.