This Week

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING September 25, 2016

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

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

grow_5127cNEW FAITH ACTS PROGRAMS: Thursday night means Faith Acts at LPC. Dinner is served from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. All programs for adults, and children pre-school through 5th grade, run from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Junior High Youth Group meets from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Senior High Youth Group from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The following adult class options begin this Thursday, September 22nd:

The Protestant Revolt led by Pam Brookes in Room 6, a four-week course, introduces the factors that led to the Protestant Reformation helping us better understand who we are as Protestant Christians in the 21st century.

Believe:Be, led by Marcos Ortega and Casey Huckel in the Library, is a nine-week exploration of the virtues present in the Christian life.

To Glorify and Enjoy, led by Pastor Bill in the Chapel, is a nine-week journey through the Westminster Confession of Faith.

Scripture as the Basis for Meditation and Prayer, a five-week course taught by Eric Baldwin, will begin on October 20th.

MUSIC MAKERS: This new season is the perfect time to come together and “make a joyful noise!” Have you considered participating in LPC’s music program? Contact Holly Waterson for information about the children’s choirs, Chancel Choir and Alleluia Bells.
flip-flopsFAITH IN FLIP FLOPS – One Day Retreat: Registration deadline is October 2nd.  The Women’s Ministries Team invites you to attend a One Day Retreat, “Faith in Flip Flops”, based on the Book of James, with speaker Ruthie Keating. The retreat will be held at LPC on October 15th from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cost of $20.00 includes a continental breakfast and luncheon. Due to the length of the event baby-sitting will not be provided.

Registration forms are available in the Narthex; deadline is October 2nd. You may give your completed form and payment to Dorothy Toth or leave it in the Women’s Retreat mail slot by the office. We hope you can join us for a day of spiritual nourishment and fellowship. Please see Kimberly Cavallo, Bonnie Likens, Carolyn Mancer, Jodi Reimold or Dorothy Toth if you have any questions. Mission Opportunity: If you have new or gently used shoes to donate to the local Sunday Breakfast Mission Thrift Store in Penndel, please bring them to the retreat. Men’s, women’s and children’s shoes are accepted.

GIDEON BREAKFAST: The next men’s breakfast is October 8th at 7:30 a.m. Gather in the Fellowship Hall for a great time of food and conversation. Then hear from our very own Doug Jenkins as he leads us through the Word. It’s going to be a great morning!
3RD ApigNNUAL PIG ROAST is Saturday, September 24th, rain or shine! Kick off the fall with food and fellowship and your church family. Cost is based on Faith Acts pricing: $6 adults, $4 children 3 years through 5th grade, or $20 per family. Tickets are sold in Fellowship Hall today and September 18th following the 8:30 and 9:45 worship services. Or Kay Brown in the church office to purchase tickets. The meal consists of pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce, and rolls. This is a fun event to bring a friend to as well!
TRUNK OR TREAT, October 22nd, 4:00 p.m. Here is yet another fun way to celebrate fall!  The Congregational Life Committee will sponsor this event, but we need some help!  We are looking for 12 cars (and people that own them) to be decorated for this event.  Think of the fun you can have!  And we will even supply you with a fun theme to work with, if you choose!  When the children are done “Trunk or Treating”, they can follow a “Candyland” path to the grove for a moon bounce and games.  Oh, what fun!  We are also looking for candy donations to give out to the children.  We will begin accepting donations for candy on October 2nd.  Watch for a fun bulletin board in the Narthex!
APPLY NOW FOR THE FEBRUARY 2017 MISSION TRIP: Be a part of the 2017 Away Team to Guatemala from February 11th – 18th.  Besides holding medical clinics we will be offering a program for local children, installing high efficiency stoves, repairing roofs and building homes. You do not need to be skilled. The only requirement is a willingness to work. Total cost is approximately $1600 – $1800. Financial assistance may be available.  The trip Handbook and application are online at the LPC website under the Mission tab.  Or, contact: Chet Marshall at cfm366@verizon.net.  Applications should be received by October 2nd; they will be reviewed and approved as received.
GATEWAY TO LPC: Are you new to LPC? Have you attended for a while and interested in learning more about our church? Are you ready to take the step of becoming a member of the church? Then come to the next Gateway Class on Saturday, October 1st, 9:30 a.m. to noon, beginning in the Fellowship Hall. The class is designed to provide an overview of the life of our church, from some of our core beliefs, to the passions that drive us forward. Discover ways to serve and be served by fellow church members!
 CRAFT AND CHAT:  Do you have a craft that you love to do, but never seem to find time to do it or wish you had some company while you did craft?  Women’s Ministry hosts Craft and Chat Saturday, October 8th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Rooms D & E.  Our purpose is to provide a space for you to craft and enjoy some fellowship.  Come join your fellow crafters.  Maybe you will be inspired to finish that project that has been sitting for years or be introduced to something new.