From Worrier to Warrior
led by Dr. Sheryl Vasso
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7
Who of us has not experienced serious concern, okay admit it, WORRY, over life’s circumstances, real or imagined? Living a life as a WORRIER requires far more effort than living as a WARRIOR. While it may seem impossible to lay aside the burden of worry, there are biblical and practical ways to “be anxious for nothing” and learn to rest in God’s sovereignty.
Our guest speaker, Dr. Sheryl Vasso, is no stranger to the women of LPC; past visits include our One Day Retreat in 2015. Sheryl is a member of Grace Point church where she leads Bible study, a professor at Cairn University, and founder of Words of Worth, Inc. She invites everyone to share in her blog at www.wordsofworth.com/blog. She does all this with humility, energy, encouragement and a witty sense of humor. Sheryl’s work has enabled her to travel the world, yet she always returns home to Bucks County, where she has lived her entire life. She firmly believes, “In addition to God’s Word, chocolate solves most any problem in life!”
Treat yourself to a weekend of renewal, fellowship, fun and discovery.
WHEN: April 17-19, 2020 Car pool leaves LPC at 5:00 p.m. Program begins at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Kenbrook Bible Center, 190 Pine Meadow Rd, Lebanon, PA 17046
Kenbrook offers ground-level hotel style rooms (double occupancy) with private baths. Five hot meals are included beginning with Saturday breakfast. We have a limited number of rooms so registration will be filled on a first come – first served basis.
COST: $195.00 (Minimum $95 deposit required with registration; balance due by March 15th.) *
Make checks payable to: Langhorne Presbyterian Church, 125 E. Gillam Ave., Langhorne, PA 19047. Place your registration in the Women’s Retreat mailbox on the wall by the office or mail to the church, Attn: Sandy Heuckroth.
* A limited number of “first timer” scholarships available. Contact Sandy for information.
Teams USA, Brazil, and Guatemala join hearts and hands in 2020 as brothers and sisters from LPC, Igreja Presbiteriana no Jardim America in Belo Horizonte Brazil, and the Promised Land Ministries team from Guatemala share the Gospel in Word and Deed to the "People of the Lake" around Lake Atitlan in the Guatemalan highlands.
This year's international international mission team will include home construction, children's ministry, and medical/dental clinic crews. Our work will be alive with laughter and good fellowship expressed across the boundaries of nation, language, and culture.
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR! GIFTS THAT HELP CHANGE THE WORLD!
Alternative Gift Program
LPC offers donors an opportunity to help change the world through charitable gifts to carefully selected agencies serving at home and around the world in the name of Christ. A gift from the AGP may be the perfect way to honor friends, colleagues, and loved ones.
Scroll thorugh these gift ideas and then download load an AGP Order Form here.
Fill out an order form for each person you are honoring with your gift(s). Enclose a check with the total amount made payable to “Langhorne Presbyterian Church” in an envelope/pew envelope. Place your order in the Sunday morning offering plate or mail to the church office.
When you purchase an alternative gift you will receive a unique greeting card. This card with an insert which describes the gift you have chosen can be mailed or given to the person you have honored, creating a shared blessing for you, the person honored and the recipient.
Your gifts will change the world! They are gifts of hope and love, empowering the poorest of the poor to sustain life and build a better future for subsequent generations.
I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty
and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and
you gave me a room. –Matthew 25:35
The Gift of Education
Hunting Park Christian Academy (HPCA) provides quality Christian education to at‐risk children from low income families in the Hunting Park community. Since most of the students are not raised in Christian homes, the staff strives to train them up in the ways of the Lord. Many of the students have heard the gospel of Jesus Christ for the first time at HPCA and have come to know the Lord. Your $50 gift can be designated to the school’s General Fund or their Scholarship Fund.
The Gift of Sight
KIBUYE EYE CLINIC:
“In Africa life expectancy is about five years if you go blind. It is a death sentence. Life is tough when you are blind in Africa. 75%-80% of blindness is treatable or totally reversible.” Dr. John Cropsey.
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in Africa. A fifteen minute procedure restores sight to those blinded by cataracts.
Your gift of $50 will provide for one cataract surgery or half of the cost of a round of chemotherapy for a child suffering eye cancer at Kibuye Eye Clinic in Burundi, East Africa.
The Gift of Good News
LIFE ABUNDANT MINSTRIES:
Through its work at the Bucks Country Jail, Life Abundant strives to break the cycle of repeated imprisonment by introducing inmates, ex‐offenders and their families to Jesus Christ. Through God’s love and grace inmates overcome their addictions or other problems that were the cause of their repeated incarceration. Life Abundant volunteers create relationships with inmates through Bible Studies. A Bible is an essential part of any new Christian’s growth. $15 will provide a New Life Study Bible to an inmate eager to read the word of God. A gift of $40 will provide three inmates or ex-offenders with a new Bible.
The Gift of Music
ESCOLA DE MUSICA:
Music is everywhere in the slums of urban Brazil. But it’s more than boom boxes and ear buds. Brazilians love to make music. Through its Escola de Musica, the Presbyterian Church in Jardim America, Belo Horizonte Brazil, provides an opportunity for the people of its impoverished neighborhood to learn to play the guitar, keyboard, or drums. Students not only learn the joy of music, they hear about the God who puts music in our hearts. Most students receive scholarships. A $25 gift to the Scholarship Fund will help those students continue to learn to play an instrument and about the God who love them.
The Gift of clean water
Shortages of safe, clean water and lack of sanitation and hygiene create the most significant source of suffering on earth. In Africa, and other hard-to-reach places, every 88 seconds a child dies from water related illness. Dozens of churches filled with new believers have been planted through clean water projects, saving lives now and for eternity.
A gift of $34 provides clean water for one family.
A COUPLE OF CHRISTIANS - GUATEMALA
This initiative recognizes the problem of kids walking through the trash, mud, and even sewage that flows down the streets. Most kids don’t have a decent pair of shoes. This results not only in colds and illnesses, but also foot and toenail infections.
You can show you care by providing a pair of sneakers and two pairs of socks to a needy child for $15.
The Gift of care
ChoiceOne Pregnancy + Sexual Health Resource Center
ChoiceOne Pregnancy is a place where young women go when they are facing a pregnancy or motherhood alone. They go to ChoiceOne feeling scared, confused, and abandoned. Through ChoiceOne they find hope, support, and encouragement. They hear the good news of the Gospel. ChoiceOne staff and volunteers stand with them as long as they need support.
One of the ways ChoiceOne supports young moms is by providing needed supplies for their babies. You can show your love and care for young moms and their babies with a gift of $30, which will cover 2 weeks of diapers, 2 weeks of formula or a winter coat/bunting.