Wake Forest Presbyterian Leaflets
For Friday, June 23, 2017
OfficersbLogWFPC Officers' Column
God is good. He walks with us during our good times and bad times. We just need to remember to keep him close.

I previously had difficulty understanding God's instructions in the Sermon on the Mount, specifically his instruction not to worry. We grow up worrying. From a young age, we start to worry. We worry if we will sink in a pool, even while wearing a life jacket. We worry if our classmates will like us. We worry if we will make an A in our Chemistry class, and if we will get into the college we prefer. As we age, we worry if we are dating the right person, selecting the best job, and if we can pay our bills. We may worry if we will have health insurance with budget cuts, and if we are raising our children to be followers of God. I am a small-business owner, and I sometimes worry if I can pay payroll.

I believe I have a better understanding of his instructions now (yes, after 50 years!) The definition of worry is to "give way to anxiety or unease; allow one's mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles." Remember, God is telling us in Matthew 6:24-34 not to worry, or give way to our anxiety. He does not mean that we should not address and reflect on our issues. But rather than fretting and fearing for the worst, give the issues to God and walk with him during those times. Pray for guidance. He alone can help us through our obstacles, no matter how large or small they may be.

Dear God, please help me remember that you are in control. I understand that doesn't mean it will always be an easy path, but you will be there with me, along the way. Please help me remember to seek your guidance, and even more so, to listen to what you tell me. You are always good. Amen.

Stephanie Gregory
Elder for Personnel
blue Red and Orange Wristbands, It Is Time to Pray!
Red: We have ten high school youth and four adults that are headed to Cuba this week!  They leave on Saturday, June 24 and will return on Friday, June 30.  Please pray for Emma Patterson, Corinne Harry, Morgan Snow, Jordan Snow, Kiele Girouard, Tessa Garst, Maddie Solomon, Josh Tinker, Christian Slayton, Micah Floyd, Sharon Kucyk, Katie Kirby, Andres Esguerra, and Rob Patterson.  They are traveling with Praying Pelican Missions which will keep a daily blog with pictures and update us on what our youth are doing while they are there. If you would like to follow the blog during the week, follow this link: Praying Pelican Trip Blog. You can also sign up to receive updates through your email!

Orange: This week is VBS!!  Please pray for ALL of the children and volunteers that will be in our church this week.  Laughter, joy, excitement, curiosity... all of these and more will be filling the halls of WFPC this week!  Pray that each and every person will feel God's love and learn more about Him this week!!
tenTen Summer Sundays
This summer, Sundays will look a bit different at WFPC. From July 2 through September 3, we will gather together from 9:00 - 10:00 in the CLC for fellowship and an intergenerational discipleship opportunity. At 10:15, we will hold a combined worship service in the sanctuary. We have some wonderful plans for you, including guest preachers, special music, and hands-on opportunities for all ages. Look for the insert in this week's (and next week's) bulletin for a full schedule, including worship and discipleship themes for each week!
heartsPocket Prayer Hearts
Do you crochet and like really easy projects that make people happy? We are creating small prayer hearts to be included in our M2M boxes. The hearts will be attached to a card similar to our Pocket Prayer Squares, letting each service member know that they are loved and that God is available anytime, anywhere! The pattern is just 2 rounds, and copies are available in our basket in the Narthex or by clicking here. This is a great project for all those half-used balls of yarn you've been collecting! For more information, contact Leslie Olmo at leslieolmo@yahoo.com.
morningswithchristNew Study This Fall!
Plan to join Mornings With Christ for "Entrusted: A Study of 2 Timothy" by Beth Moore. In this 6-session study, we will be encouraged to guard what God has entrusted to us and to pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy.  Classes will begin September 13.  Our group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM.  For more information and to order a study guide, please contact Loretta Highfield at loretta.highfield@gmail.com
pkJune Premise Keepers
Premise Keepers will meet tomorrow, Saturday, June 24. Please plan to join us for breakfast in the CLC at 8 AM, and then we'll get started on some maintenance and repair tasks around the WFPC campus. No experience necessary! Contact Jon Gutekunst at jon.gutekunst@gmail.com with questions.
mandsMission and Service
Wheels4Hope is a faith-based, non-profit car donation organization that repairs donated cars and recycles them back into our community. Their mission is to provide affordable, reliable transportation to economically vulnerable families and individuals throughout the Triangle. Wheels4Hope partners with 39 area referral agencies that promote the self-sufficiency of their clients through employment, housing, and educational programs. Program cars are donated vehicles in sound mechanical condition and are valued in the $2,500 to $4,000 range. Area congregations support Wheels4Hope by providing volunteers, board members, public awareness, car donations, and financial support. Volunteers are needed to pick up donated cars and drive them to and from Wheels4Hope partner garages. Mechanics and car enthusiasts are also needed to assess and repair donated vehicles.

How can you help this ministry? First of all, consider donating a car to Wheels4Hope (even if they can't use it, they will sell it) and get a charitable contribution credit. Second, you can volunteer your time and talents in varying capacities within the Wheels4Hope organization. Finally, you can help by offering financial support. For more information, or to join the WFPC Wheels4Hope team, contact Kevin Sharpe at ksharpessi@yahoo.com.

Second Adult Mission Opportunity
Due to the continued need for Hurricane Matthew relief in Eastern NC, the session has approved a second adult mission trip, and it will be Sunday, October 22, through Friday/Saturday, October 27/28. We are exploring our destination options right now, but if you are interested, and the spring is not an ideal time for you, this is your chance! Please contact Judy Finch Ide at jfinchide@hotmail.com to advise of your interest. 
bodysoulBody & Soul Ministry
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Caregiver Resources
  • Dementia Education Programming Series - Thursday, July 20; Thursday, August 17; and Thursday, September 21, 9:30 am - 10:30 am, Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St, Wake Forest. You may attend one or all three sessions; registration is required. Click here to register, or call 919-435-9458
  • Information on Being a Caregiver - Click here for access to articles, a newsletter, and other resources for caregivers, regardless of the diagnosis of the person for whom you are caring.
  • OK Now What? A Caregiver's Guide to What Matters written by Sue Collins, RN, and Nancy Taylor Robson. The book deals with focusing on what really matters "while taking care of the business of living at the end of life." For further description, click here. Available through AARP and on Amazon.
HisKidsHis Kids News
VBS KICKS OFF SUNDAY! If you did not get a chance to register, no problem! We will accept walk-in registrations that evening. Just come on down to the CLC at 5:30, and we will get you taken care of. VBS runs Sunday through Thursday, 6:00 to 8:15 PM, and is open to all children ages 4 years old through 5th grade.


ALL HANDS ON DECK! We will needs lots of help transforming our space into a gadget/machine/robot wonderland for our VBSers! Sunday, June 25, beginning directly after the 9:00 service, we will meet in the CLC. We need help stacking, moving, and setting up chairs; decorating all of our different spaces; and generating any and all other manner of VBS excitement! Please plan to stay and lend a hand if you are able. Lunch will be provided at 12:30 in the CLC for those who can stay into the afternoon. Thank you in advance for helping make this fantastic experience for our community possible!


THROUGH THE MONTH OF JUNE, our 9:00 His Kids Worship will be held in the CLC, Room B103 (upstairs hallway) instead of the sanctuary.  The 11:15 kids will continue to meet in Holywood. We will be working with An Illustrated Compassion curriculum this summer during worship time together.  We will continue to sing, pray, engage in Bible stories, and more together, but we will look just a little different for our summer months!  Come check out what's happening!!

~Katherine Peiper, Director of Children, Families and Youth Ministries |
YouthNewsYouth News
June 22-25:  Middle School to Massanetta  (Yellow wristbands)
June 24-30:  High School to Cuba  (Red wristbands)
July 6-9:  Middle School to Massanetta (Purple wristbands)
July 16-22:  High School to Montreat  (Green wristbands)

~Janet Briley, Assistant Director of Youth Ministries youth@wakeforestpres.org 
ScriptureSermonMusicJune 25 Scripture, Sermon and Music
This Sunday our Scripture comes from Matthew 9:18-26. Pastor Rebekah Maul will share her sermon, "Faith."

Our normal worship schedule: we have a Contemporary Worship Service at 9 AM in the Christian Life Center and a Traditional Worship Service at 11:15 AM in the Sanctuary. Join us for our Discipleship Hour between services beginning at 10 AM for Sunday School for all ages!

Click here to check out our Music Ministry's selections.

Summer Worship Schedule ~ July 2 through September 3
9:00    Intergenerational Discipleship Hour in the CLC
10:15  Worship in the sanctuary
Tithes and Offerings

2017 Annual Budget
Year-to-date Budgeted (May)
Year-to-date Actual (May)

June Budget
June Tithes and Offerings (thru 6/18/17)$53,513.45

June 18, 2017
Tithes and Offerings$23,408.60
Designated Gifts$181.00
Debt Elimination Gifts$8,129.60

Sunday School Attendance
9:00 Attendance164
11:15 Attendance92

Debt Elimination Monthly Budget
Debt Elimination Received (thru 6/18/17)$9,720.41

...all shall give as they are able, according to the blessing of the LORD your God that he has given you.
Deuteronomy 16:17
WFPC Calendar Highlights

Saturday, June 24
Cuba Trip Departs
8:00 AM | CLC | Premise Keepers

Sunday, June 25
9:00 AM | CLC | Contemporary Worship Service
10:00 AM | CLC | Discipleship Hour
11:15 AM | Sanctuary | Traditional Worship Service
6:00 PM | CLC | VBS

Monday, June 26
6:00 PM | CLC | VBS

Tuesday, June 27
6:00 PM | CLC | VBS

Wednesday, June 28
6:00 PM | CLC | VBS

Thursday, June 29
6:00 PM | CLC | VBS
Wake Forest Presbyterian Church
12605 Capital Blvd
Wake Forest, NC 27587