This Week

ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING January 21, 2018

Please direct any questions to LPC secretary, Sally Schulze at 215-752-3200
(Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 4:00)

ARE 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.
FAITH ACTS HAS RETURNED: The new year brings the return of Thursday evening Faith Acts with three new program offerings. Every Thursday, 5:15-6:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, families can share great food and fellowship for a nominal fee. Stay for the Faith Acts programs 6:15-7:45 p.m.: Classes and choirs for children beginning at age 3 (nursery for those younger) plus Adult Education Classes. The following eight-week adult electives are being offered from January 4th through February 22nd:

  • Smart Money, Smart Kids – led by Carol Casten in the Library.   This is an opportunity to teach our children fundamentals of money: some basics of saving, spending, working, giving – principles that will last our children a lifetime.  This six week class is based on the video series offered by Dave Ramsey and his daughter, Rachel Cruze. The cost: $59. The Church is willing to assist any family for whom this may be a financial hardship. Please contact Carol Casten (Carolcasten@verizon.net) if you have questions. Signup sheet is available in Fellowship Hall.
  • The Seven Essentials of the EPC – led by Bill Teague and other elders, in Room 6 ). This class is highly recommended for sitting elders as well as anyone wanting to learn more about the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.  We will study the EPC’s “Seven Essentials of our Faith” with an emphasis on the vision for ministry it casts and how that vision will be touch the mission and ministry of LPC.
  • “Lessons from the Wilderness Generation: Studies from Exodus to Deuteronomy” – led by Dr. Brian Luther in the Chapel. Brian is an LPC member and is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Cairn University.  This class is recommended for experienced and beginner students of the Bible – a great way to help realize one of those best new year’s resolutions
DENTAL PRODUCTS NEEDED: Tooth decay is a major problem in the villages around Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.  During our February mission trip we would like to give each child receiving fluoride treatment a toothbrush and a small tube of toothpaste. The LPC Mission Committee would appreciate the Home Team asking their dentists for the small sample size tubes. The Team also likes to provide adults visiting the medical clinics with a toothbrush and a tube of toothpaste. The goal is to gather 300 child and 700 adult toothbrushes for this purpose and several hundred tubes of toothpaste. The reason we don’t ask for more toothpaste is that they are very heavy and we run out of space and weight for the flight there.

There is a basket marked “GUATEMALA” in the Narthex until Sunday, January 28th. Thank you for your continued support to this important ministry.

WE NEED CHILI CHEFS!  The 2nd annual Chili Cook-off will be held Sunday evening, January 28th, but we still need Chili Chefs! What a super fun way to spend a “chilly” evening with church family. Last year 12 brave souls signed up to compete, each making some amazing chili! Our 2017 Champion Chili-Maker, Erica Booz, will make a return appearance to crown the 2018 Chili-Champ.  If you were a contestant last year, and would like to try again, that is fine. But, it needs to be a different chili recipe!!  This is how it works:  A sign-up is posted on the bulletin board in Heritage Hall. We will take the first 12 chili-makers that sign up. A separate sign-up sheet will be posted for those who would like to come and enjoy an evening of great chili and great fellowship. Hotdogs are also offered, if you are not a big fan of chili, but want to come for the fellowship and fun.  There is no cost to attend this event.  So, put January 28th, 5:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, CHILI COOK-OFF, on your calendars now!  You will be so glad you did.
WOMEN’S RETREAT – APRIL 20 – 22:  Register now for the 2018 LPC Women’s Retreat, “Psalms: A Window to Our Souls”, with speaker Colleen McFadden. Pick up your registration form in the literature turnstiles in the Narthex and Chapel. Spaces are limited so act quickly. Limited first-timer and partial scholarships are being offered. Email Bonnijean Fry at bfryteach@comcast.net for more information.
UPCOMING 2018 CONGREGATIONAL LIFE EVENTS:   Mark your calendars!

  • January 28th – The LPC 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off, 5:30 p.m.
  • February 3rd – Family Game Night, 5:30 p.m.
  • March 11th – Resurrection Event, 4:00 p.m.
  • April 29th – 5th Sunday Potluck, 5:30 p.m.
  • May 12th – Father-Daughter/Grandfather/Granddaughter Dance, 6:00 p.m.