This Week

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING December 4, 2016

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

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

nativity-scene4ADVENT POSTCARDS: LPC is looking forward to a busy and joyous advent season as we anticipate the celebration of Jesus’ birth. Postcards with all our Advent events are in the Narthex. Be sure to pick up one for yourself and one to give to a friend. Great for family members, friends, neighbors, and co-workers who don’t yet understand the miracle of Jesus’ birth!
MEN’S BREAKFAST: The last Men’s Breakfast of 2016 is right around the corner! On December 10th at 7:30 a.m. come enjoy a hot breakfast and hear from our very own Dave Schaebler. It’s also the perfect opportunity to sign up for the 2017 Men’s Retreat. It’ll be here before you know it! We look forward to seeing you there!
poins6cCHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS: Christmas Poinsettias can be ordered to the glory of God and in honor or in memory of a loved one. They will be placed in the Chapel, Sanctuary and Narthex during the Christmas Season. Poinsettias are $8.00 each. Order forms will be inserted in both the December 4h and 11th worship bulletins. You can also find order forms in the turnstiles in the Narthex and on the church website. All orders are due Sunday, December 11th.
WHAT’S NEXT @ LPC?  Thanks to all the members and friends of LPC who participated in our recent “straw vote” regarding our denominational affiliation.  Your advice and counsel is clear and affirming. With a 89.3% affirmative vote in mind, the Session has voted to continue our journey to a denominational home where we can flourish as a congregation and contribute to Kingdom growth.  Our next steps will put us in contact with the Presbytery of Philadelphia, PC(USA) to begin a conversation regarding gracious dismissal to the EPC. This is likely to be a lengthy process, and we will keep you informed as each new step is taken.  Should you wish to know more details about the November 20th vote, please contact Doug Jenkins at drjinx@verizon.net or 215-439-8260.
CHRISTMAS GIFT BAGS: This Advent the Evangelism Committee is pleased to offer you Christmas Gift Bag Invitations! These gift bags include a sermon from Pastor Bill, a recording of Christmas music from the LPC Worship Team, Advent devotionals, and information about our church. This is a simple, seasonal way to invite your neighbors and co-workers to church! Limited quantities are available so make sure you get yours!
toys2COMMUNITY TOY DAY: Each December for the past four years the deacons have worked with BCHG to host a Community Toy Day at LPC. Needy families make appointments to “shop” for toys for their children for Christmas. This program depends on the generous donations of unwrapped toys from LPC and others. Boxes to collect your donated toys will be set up in the Narthex after Thanksgiving. Lists of suggested gift items will be available on the side of the boxes to help with your purchases. This year’s Toy Day will be held on Wednesday, December 14th in the LPC Fellowship Hall. Please bring your donations by Tuesday, December 13th for set-up day. BCHG greatly appreciates our participation and use of our facility for this outreach to families in our community.
CRAFT AND CHAT:  Do you have a craft that you love to do, but never seem to find time or wish you had some company? A last minute Christmas gift to complete? Women’s Ministry hosts Craft and Chat on Saturday, December 10th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Rooms D&E. We provide a space for you to craft and enjoy some fellowship.
 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.
 SAVE THE DATE: Men, save the weekend of May 19-21, 2017 for the annual LPC Men’s Retreat at Tuscarora Inn in the Poconos. Fliers with details are available in the Narthex turnstiles. Commitments are requested by December 10th.