This Week

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING January 22, 2017

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

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

DON’T MISS THIS EVENT, January 26th, 6:15 p.m.: This week, our Faith Acts event Don’t Talk about THAT in Polite Church! continues with an important conversation about race, the church, and a way forward. Hear a panel discussion with Rev. Luke Mason of First Baptist Church Langhorne, Dr. Keith Plummer of Cairn University, 2015 and 2017 LPC Women’s Retreat Speaker Paige Britton, and Rev. Joe Kim, an EPC pastor from Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Panel is moderated by Marcos Ortega. Don’t miss out on this one-night-only conversation about an important topic that affects us all.

And don’t miss out on a wonderful dinner at 5:15 p.m.!

Coming soon in Don’t Talk About THAT in Polite Church!

February 2 – “A Christian Approach to Human Sexuality and Gender” – Rev. Dr. Carl Trueman, Westminster Theological Seminary

February 9 – “Can We Really Trust the Bible?” – Laura Guzman, Westminster Theological Seminary

February 16 – “Why the Doctrine of the Trinity Matters” – Rev. Dr. Liam Goligher, Senior Minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church

 

 

 5THchili_7015c SUNDAY CHILI COOK-OFF:  Sunday, January 29th, is a 5th Sunday, so it is time to get together for a meal at 5:30 p.m.  Rather than a potluck dinner this time around, we are going to have a Chili Cook-off!  We need 10 to 12 willing folks to cook up their best chili ever.  We will also need salads, desserts, and bread to go along with the chili.  There is a sign-up sheet in Heritage Hall.  Hotdogs will also be provided if you are not a fan of chili!  Fellowship is a factor in this evening as well!  J  Don’t hesitate!  Sign-up now and get ready to fill up with warm fellowship, and good (perhaps even HOT) food to share on a cold January night.
ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING: Sunday, February 5, 2017  at 1:00 p.m.  in the Sanctuary
The purpose of the meeting is to:

Amend the Bylaws of the Congregation
Elect elders and deacons
Elect an auditor
Elect members-at-large to the 2017 Congregational Nominating Committee
Review and receive the 2016 Annual Reports
Receive the 2017 Annual Budget
Consider amendments to the Pastor’s Terms of Call
Conduct any other business properly coming before the Congregation and/or Corporation.

All are encouraged to attend, to be informed, and if listed on the roll of active members, to vote. Annual Reports will be available before the meeting and in the church office.
Prior to the Annual Meeting, the Work Camp Team will be serving a light lunch in Fellowship Hall beginning at 11:15 a.m. Your support is appreciated.

COLLECTING FOR GUATEMALA: During January the Mission Committee will be collecting used shoes with good wear left, in sizes from kids up to men’s 9 and women’s 7. We will also be collecting toothbrushes and toothpaste. There is a box in the Narthex for the toothbrushes and toothpaste, and a large box in Fellowship Hall for the shoes. Our goal of 1,000 toothbrushes will allow us to give every child attending the children’s ministry and every clinic patient a toothbrush. If we exceed our goal the extras will be given to the students at Promised Land school. The deadline for making a donation is Friday, January 27th.
snow shovelingARE WE HAVING CHURCH? Occasionally winter weather plays havoc with our Sunday schedule. Should you be uncertain about whether to head out to worship some snowy Sunday please: Use your own best judgment. You know the street conditions outside your house and your comfort level with driving in snow and slush. Don’t venture out if you don’t feel comfortable doing so. Watch the television or internet for warnings of unsafe conditions. Don’t venture out if the authorities have asked us to stay at home. Check langhornepres.org or your email. We will do our best to put an announcement on the homepage and send an email letting you know if we have plans to cancel worship.
DON’T HAdeskphoneNG UP!! The church office has a new phone system with an automated greeting. Your call will ring and then be put through to a staff person. Please remain on the line until someone answers – and bear with us as we learn the system as well.
AID FOR FRIENDS: Share a meal with someone who cannot prepare it himself.  Why not 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.
 SAVE THE DATE:  Ladies, mark your calendars now for a weekend of fun and renewal. The annual LPC Women’s Retreat will be held April 21 – 23, 2017 at Kenbrook Bible Center in Lebanon. Paige Britton returns as our guest speaker. Registration forms with additional information will be available in December.
 CHURCH PICTORIAL DIRECTORY:  Where in the world is the directory????  The question lingers…Due to some delays for which I take responsibility, and some miscommunication with LifeTouch we are still waiting. LifeTouch has indicated that the completed directory is projected to ship to LPC by the end of February. Thank you to the volunteers that helped in the beginning stages of creating the directory pages. Your help was invaluable! While our patience is running thin, please be assured our directories will be on their way soon. Apologies for the delay! In Christ, Kay Brown