This Week

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING April 26, 2015

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

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

WORwork_1861cK DAY: The Trustees have organized a Spring Work Day on Saturday, May 9th. The day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at noon. Please consider donating your time. Come when you can for as long as you can and leave when you must. There is much to be done with both indoor and outdoor tasks to be accomplished. Working side by side provides great fellowship and an opportunity to build new relationships. Let’s be good stewards of this beautiful facility with which God has blessed us.
THE GATEWAY: Curious about the life of LPC? Want to know more about what makes this church tick? Thinking about becoming a member? Come to our next Gateway class, May 17th and 31st at 9:45 a.m. in the Library! This class will clearly explain the core values, distinctives, and passions of LPC. At the end of the class, you can become a member! Let us know if you can make it! For more information or to sign up for the class, call Doug Jenkins at 215-439-8260 or call the church office.
mens_5062cMEN’S SUMMER 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).
CHILDREN IN COMMUNION:  The sacrament of Communion will be celebrated on Sunday, May 3rd.  Communion will be served prior to children leaving worship to go to Sunday School.  Parents of children who have been baptized may choose to have their children partake.  If parents feel their child is not ready, that is fine.  It is a family decision.

To help with the decision process, we will be offering a short communion training session on Thursday, April 30th from 6:45 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in Room 6.  The purpose of the session is to help children learn more about communion at LPC.  In addition to the children learning more about communion, our hope is it will help parents determine if their child is ready to partake. The session is intended for families, and targeted for families with children in Kindergarten through 2nd grade, however we will gladly welcome families with children in grades 3 to 5. Please contact Kay Brown in the office (kay.lpc@verizon.net  or 215-752-3200 or) if your family will be attending.

ADOPT A TEACHER IN BURUNDI, EAST AFRICA: The Cropseys, LPC supported missionaries in Burundi, are asking for our support to help teachers at the Kibuye Primary School.  The teachers of this school face many challenges, including very large class sizes, hungry students, inadequate salaries and a lack of resources.  The 30 teachers have a chalkboard, notebook and pen.  That’s it.

Would you consider encouraging these teachers by purchasing items for a teacher classroom resource pack? This could be a family project (think Operation Christmas Child for teachers) or team up with friends. A flyer with the list of recommended items and a sign up sheet will be in the Narthex on Sunday May 3rd and 10th.  LPC is hoping to be able to supply 20 of these resource packs.  All resource packs are to be brought to church no later than Sunday, June 7th.

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.
AFF 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.
STOCKING Tfood pantry logo 2HE LPC PANTRY: The “Items of the Month” for April are cans of chicken and cans of SPAM.   Other foods regularly needed  are instant mashed potatoes, rice (16 to 32 oz. bags), cereal, powdered milk, small jars of  instant coffee (regular and decaf), applesauce (small jars rather than individual serve containers), chicken and tuna helper, pasta, macaroni and cheese, and small jars of peanut butter and jelly.Don’t forget to check expiration dates. There is a labeled blue container beneath the coat racks for LPC pantry donations.