This Week

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING March 19, 2017

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

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

 music_3516cTHEN SINGS MY SOUL: Beginning the Sunday after Easter, our sermon series will be based on the Scriptural texts that have inspired some of our favorite hymns. See your March Cross Purposes newsletter for details.  Do you have a hymn you’d like to hear “preached?”  Make your request of a hymn for possible inclusion in the series to Pastor Bill.  You may call the church office or contact him at bill.lpc@verizon.net. (Request forms will be available in next week’s bulletin.)
DUE TODAY: A gentle reminder that the final balance is due today for the LPC Women’s Retreat. Please place your payment in an envelope (provided)  in the “Women’s Retreat” mailbox by the church office. Thank you. We look forward to sharing the weekend with you.
Car WashWASH THAT DIRTY CAR! Support the Work Camp and clean the winter grime from your car. Weather permitting, the Youth Work Camp team will hold a car wash in the LPC parking lot this Saturday, March 25th from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Cash donations taken. The next scheduled car wash is Saturday, April 8th.
BOOKED!  Thank you to all the women who have registered for the Women’s Retreat on April 21-23 at Kenbrook Bible Center. The rooms we reserved are all booked. If you still wish to attend, we are maintaining a waiting list until March 19th when final payment is due.  Contact Sandy Heuckroth at sonheu804@gmail.com or speak to Kay Brown.
MISSION OPPORTUNITY: BRAZIL 2017 – IS GOD CALLING YOU?  July 17-26, working with our sister congregation in Belo Horizonte.  Applications are now available in the information racks.
FAITH ACTSgrow_5127c: Three brand new Faith Acts classes have begun! Read the descriptions below and join us for one of these excellent opportunities for learning and fellowship. All three classes began February 23rd. For more information, contact Marcos Ortega in the church office

Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God – This course is designed to be an overview of prayer.  It covers the need for prayer, developing an understanding of prayer and provides a practical plan for the daily practice of prayer.  The ultimate goal of the course is to give guidance in how to make prayer genuinely meaningful as a way to experience God. Led by Casey Huckel in Room 6

Ecclesiastes: Real Wisdom for Life Today– Join us for an in-depth look at the often neglected and misunderstood book of Ecclesiastes.  As part of the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament, Ecclesiastes explores the difficult questions that arise from life in this fallen world.  For Christians today, there is no more relevant book to look to when we are faced with the problems of injustice, uncertainty, and meaning in life. The book does not provide simple answers, but gives wisdom and advice to those who will heed it.  Led by Brian Luther in the Chapel

From Bible Stories to The Bible’s Story – Most Christians know dozens of Bible stories and many participate in personal or small group Bible studies focusing on specific passages of Scripture or individual books of the Bible.  But how often do we consider how each of these “parts” of the Bible fit into the whole?  This class will look at the “big story” of the Bible.  Sixty-six books, written by more than 40 individuals, over the course of 2000 years, and yet one unified, God-breathed story—of Jesus Christ and the salvation God offers through him. Led by Don Reimold in the Library

BOOKED!  Thank you to all the women who have registered for the Women’s Retreat on April 21-23 at Kenbrook Bible Center. The rooms we reserved are all booked. If you still wish to attend, we are maintaining a waiting list until March 19th when final payment is due.  Contact Sandy Heuckroth at sonheu804@gmail.com or speak to Kay Brown.
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 middle of March. 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