Hope you have had a great week!

New to our church? We are glad you’re here! We would love to connect with you at our Welcome Desk during any of our services. You can meet a staff member, and get some great ideas on how to get connected.

Core Truth Series, “God Passionately Cares For Me!” from Luke 15:11-32 by Pastor Bruce A. Hess, Teaching Pastor.  To read a preview of this week’s message and see Questions for Reflection with friends or family, click here

If you miss any of our Sunday messages or would like to re-listen to any message, click here for our podcasts.

MyWildwood Group of the Week – *OUTREACH: LOCAL: UPDATES*

As we move over fully to our MyWildwood communication & information tool, we’re going to highlight a ‘Group of the Week’.

Simply go to MyWildwood.Church website to login, then search for the group. You can click Join in the top right corner.

OUTREACH: LOCAL: UPDATES group: Group for getting regular updates on many of Wildwood’s opportunities to impact our local community (including Food & Shelter, Grace Home, Care Portal, mentoring, etc…)

ANNA’S FRIENDS (A Fellowship Group for Widows)
Change of plans for Saturday, July 20. We will not be going to Stratford. Instead, we will meet at the home of Darlene Cagle at 12:00, for a salad potluck lunch. For more information/directions, please call Beth, 637-7922, or Carolyn, 388-7852.

Have you been baptized with water SINCE trusting in Christ as your Savior? If not, we would love to give you the opportunity to publicly declare your faith in Christ through water baptism. Our next baptism will be Sunday, August 4th. Our next Baptism classes will be held THIS SUNDAY. If you are interested in baptism (or if you just have questions about what Wildwood believes about baptism) go to wildwoodchurch.org/baptism and let us know.

Are you looking to connect with others? Do you desire spiritual growth and encouragement with the church body? Join us for Small Group Sunday on July 21 at 11:00 am in the Fellowship Center downstairs, as we gather for the purpose of following Jesus together to the glory of God and building relationships with others.

Our next lunch is Sunday, August 4, at 12:15, in Room 1. Legacy’s focus is to encourage adults age 55+. Sign up at wildwoodchurch.org/legacy or in the Gathering Hall.  ($5 suggested donation collected at the door.)

Join Creation Care leaders, Charles and Emma Kuster, for pizza in the Gathering Hall (near the coffee bar), following the second service on August 11. Discover ways you can help Wildwood recycle, conserve energy, and become better stewards of God’s creation, all while growing in Christian community.

GIRL TIME – Safety Event
Join the Women of Wildwood on August 27, 6:00-8:00 pm, as we learn how to defend ourselves and “fight like a girl!” The cost is $5 and is open to all ages and fitness levels. For more information and to register, go to wildwoodchurch.org/girl-time

Join us for food and fun as we fellowship with one another, on September 8, 5:00-7:00 pm at Andrews Park in Norman. There will be hamburger/hot dog meals for a suggested donation of $5 per person/$20 per family (kids under 3 eat free). Sno Cones will be available for $1. Join us as we kick off the fall season together at the park!

Opt InText Programs:

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Wildwood1 – For General Information

Outreach18 – For Local Outreach

CollegeLife – For College Information

WCM12 – For Children’s Ministry Information

Awana18 – For Awana Information

Wow1 – For Information about Women’s Ministry

Legacy1 – For information about our 55+ Ministry

The Hi Neighbor Trailer has games, tables, chairs, a grill and more – ready to help you get to know your neighbors. For more info or to sign up for a date: text blockparty1 to 95577 or go to wildwoodchurch.org/blockparty

In addition to our second Fridays every month, Wildwood now ministers at Food and Shelter for Friends in Norman every THIRD WEDNESDAY of each month by preparing and serving lunch. You may volunteer by helping to cook the meal, serve the lunch, and/or cleaning up afterward. Sign up at wildwoodchurch.org/mission/our-community

For those of you on Facebook, we wanted to make you are aware that we are now live streaming our 11 am worship service each week via Facebook Live (accessible via our church Facebook page). This will allow those who physically cannot be with us each Sunday to still stay connected with the congregation.  It also creates a convenient way for you to share Wildwood with those in your sphere of influence via social media.

For more information see wildwoodchurch.org/mission/our-community or email outreach@wildwoodchurch.org.

August 4 is our annual Children’s Ministry Training Night, “Come Adventure with us!” At this mandatory event for all Children’s Ministry volunteers, we will learn important details about serving in Children’s Ministry and will be trained in our individual serving roles. This fun night is one you won’t want to miss! RSVP at: tinyurl.com/trainingnight. (If you can’t attend, please click the link anyway so we can get your correct t-shirt size!)

Don’t miss Rookie Retreat on August 10 if you have an incoming 6th grader! It’s a great opportunity to meet our new Middle School Minister, Kevin Choate and to learn about SHIFT Middle School Ministry. Register at wildwoodchurch.org/rookieretreat

If you have an incoming freshman in high school, then do not miss out on Avenue Orientation on August 11! Go to wildwoodchurch.org/avenueorientation to register by August 10.