Making a Difference - Karen Shepler - 2/22/2015



VILLAGE KIDS, age 4 through 4th grade, will be in worship through the opening music and then our Village Kids leader, Megan Kemerley, will escort them to the Village Kids room.  Parents or guardians, please pick up your children at the Village Kids room immediately following the service.  Supervised child-care is also provided for children 3 and under with Dana Rood.

 OUR GUEST PREACHER for today is Rev. Karen Shepler, a retired pastor who attends The Village regularly. Karen lives in Waterville and was most recently the pastor of Monroe Street United Methodist Church. Karen has a passion for urban ministry and for racial justice. Thanks to Karen for preaching today while Pastor Cheri is on vacation.

 SLEDDING OUTING - Karen Shepler has invited us to her place to go sledding today at 1 PM. That gives you plenty of time to grab a bite to eat after morning worship. Feel free to bring a light snack to share as we warm up with hot chocolate afterwards.  Karen's address is 6805 N. River Rd., Waterville, OH.  Please contact Karen at 419-480-9160 or if you need directions.

 THE VILLAGE ARTS is sponsoring a production of Next to Normal at The Village on March 6th and 7th at 8 p.m. The show will benefit NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and is about a woman with bi-polar disorder and how the disease affects her family. Tickets available at The Director is Rosie Best and the show is sure to be a great one!

 THEOLOGY ON TAP - Interested in casual conversation about faith issues?  Theology on Tap (formerly Pub Theology) may be for you!  We will meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month to talk and fellowship together.  The next gathering will be February 26th at 6:30 at Shawn’s Irish Tavern, 4400 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, OH.   For more information, contact Karen   Shepler at

 SEAGATE FOODBANK - We will be helping box groceries at Seagate Foodbank, 526 High St., Toledo, OH 43609 on Saturday, March 7 from 9 am - 12 pm. There will be a sign-up sheet at worship on upcoming Sundays. Please think about giving your time to help fulfill our goal of reaching out to feed others. For questions or to carpool, please email Patti Lusher at or call 419-349-6333.

 GREETERS - Enjoy meeting people?  Greeters are needed to say hello to people as they enter for Sunday service and to greet newcomers to The Village.  If you are interested sign the "greeter calendar "located on the bulletin board or email Marjie Zonner at

DO YOU LIKE OUR SUNDAY FOOD?  We've got great food - and it's all because of you!  We're looking to continue this trend over the next three months.  Once again, we need volunteers to bring hospitality food one or two times over the next three months.  A sign up list is located on the bulletin board in the hospitality area, or let Deb or Jenny know.  If you choose, you can be reimbursed for your expenses. (Just give Shelly Savory your receipt.) 

Are you grateful for The Village Church?  If so, would you consider making a weekly or monthly financial commitment to The Village in order to sustain our vital ministries? Making an online donation can be set up so that it happens automatically. Go to our web site at and follow the home page link, "DONATE."  If you have questions, please contact our Office Manager, Shelly Savory at or 419-984-7131.

 If you would like to add any announcements to the program or the weekly email, please contact our Office Manager Shelly Savory at or 419-984-7131


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