This Week

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING May 24, 2015

Please direct any questions to LPC secretary, Sally Schulze at 215-752-3200

(Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 4:00) or.

picnic churchPICNIC POT-LUCK: Sunday, May 31st, is our next 5th Sunday Potluck.  We are going to do an “indoor” picnic theme.  We will fire up the grill and cook hotdogs and hamburgers, so bring your favorite side dish or dessert.  The Congregational Life Team will need help with cooking, set-up and clean-up.  A sign-up sheet is posted in Heritage Hall.  Please indicate on the sheet if you are available to cook or assist in set-up and/or clean-up. Questions?  Contact Kay Brown in the church office, or via e-mail kay.lpc@verizon.net.
KIDsSAFE TRAINING: Are you KidsSafe? All volunteers working with youth and children are required by the Session to be KidsSafe trained. Classes are being offered on Thursday, May 28th at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 7th at 11:15 a.m. in Room 6. Please contact Kay Brown at 215-752-3200 or kay.lpc@verizon.net to register for a training.
chapel chairsCHAPEL SEATING – TRYING IT ON FOR SIZE:  Beginning this Sunday and then for the following few Sundays the seating arrangement for 8:30 a.m. worship in the Chapel will be reconfigured as we study options for the best use of the space for worship and teaching and the use of audio and visual technology.  Take a look or give it a try, and let us know what you think.  Feedback forms will be available during 8:30 a.m. worship on May 24th  and June 1st .
WOMEN OF THE WORD: If you’d like to learn a bit more how to study the Bible, put Women of the Word on your calendar for Tuesday evenings in June and July. Based on a book of the same name by Jen Wilkin, led by Becky Teague, the class will work through the book and study guide, with lots of time to discuss what we are learning and apply to some in-class Bible reading together. Jen Wilkin’s goal for us is Bible literacy; the material is written for women and well-suited to beginners and longer-term students of the Bible.  Child care will be available, contact Kay Brown through the church office.  We start June 2nd, 6:30-8:00 in Room 6.   Any questions about the class, see Becky!
grad24c13_webCELEBRATE OUR GRADUATES: Graduate Recognition Sunday is June 14th. We need your help to celebrate these exciting milestones in the lives of your family members. What we need: Names of graduate, school, major and future plans if known. (Graduates from High School, Tech School, Associates Degree, College Degree, Masters Degree and Doctorate). Please email your information to Sally Schulze for the bulletin and Cross Purpose at sally.lpc@verizon.net. Submission deadline is June 1st. 
MEMORIAL DAY is tomorrow, May 25th! LPC will host a booth on the front lawn to serve the community as we celebrate the holiday together by watching the Langhorne Memorial Day Parade. The parade starts at 9:00 a.m.. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the sights and sounds! If you would like to provide refreshments for our booth or help with set-up (between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m.) and tear down, contact Dan Wiltbank. If you’d like to walk in the parade with the LPC bus and hand out fliers for this summer’s VBS, contact Doug Jenkins. See you at the parade!
Everest“EVEREST” VBS 2015:  Save the date!  July 20th to 24th  is Vacation Bible School this summer.  Children 4 years old by July 1st through 5th grade will take a journey to Everest, conquering challenges with God’s mighty power!Volunteer help is needed.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kay Brown in the church office.  Registration forms are available on the LPC website and in the turnstile in the Narthex.  A separate VBS program will be available for 6th – 8th grade.
LPC PANTRY NEEDS: The LPC Food Pantry is well used and in need of specific items.  The “Items of the Month” for May are juice boxes.   We continue to need peanut butter, 16 oz. or smaller jars of jelly (the large glass jars are too hard to handle), cans of SPAM and chicken, and instant potatoes and rice. Don’t forget to check expiration dates.  There is a labeled blue container beneath the coat racks for LPC pantry donations. Thank you for your help in this ministry.
CRAFT AND CHAT:  Women’s Ministry will host its next Craft and Chat on Saturday, June 6th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Rooms D & E. This is a great chance for fellowship while catching up on those projects that you never seem to have enough time to do!
 MEN’S SUMMmens_5062cER BIBLE STUDY: The Saturday Morning Men’s Group begins a new study of the book of Philippians on Saturday, May 9th.  Using a combination of video, Bible reading and group discussion, we will consider what it means that “to live is Christ and to die is gain,” how we should “work out our own salvation in fear and trembling,” how we can “press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus,” and how we, like Paul, can say, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”  This 10-week study will meet Saturday mornings from 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. in the Youth Lounge.  For more information contact Chris Casten (chris.casten@hp.com) or Don Reimold (donreimold@gmail.com).
AID FOR FRIENDS MEALS: Share a meal with someone who cannot prepare it himself.  Package up those left-overs or prepare extra servings of your favorite dishes for an Aid For Friends meal. Pick up a package of the silver trays in the Narthex or the Chapel, follow the instructions and freeze it. Deliver the frozen meal to the AFF freezer in the LPC basement behind the kitchen.