WEEK OF February 23rd
FALL Worship Schedule
8:30 a.m. Chapel Worship
10:00 a.m. Sanctuary Worship and Sunday School
11:15 a.m. Social Time in Fellowship Hall
FROM THE PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE:
Throughout December and early January, the bulk of the PSC’s work has focused on completion of the Church Information Form (CIF). Writing the CIF involves a time of self-study and evaluation of LPC’s current ministry and goals. This process requires honesty, effort, and a commitment to open communication. In its finished form, the CIF should present an accurate picture of the congregation’s history, challenges, and goals. The hope is that the CIF will help facilitate the search process, assist LPC in focusing on future directions, and give prospective pastors a sense of the nature and uniqueness of our congregation. The committee hopes to complete the CIF soon and then forward it to the Session for review. Our next order of business will be completion of the job description for the new Pastor position.
We are still awaiting a meeting with the Ministerial Committee of the EPC’s Presbytery of the East. This committee recently had a change of personnel and then did not meet over the holidays. We are hoping to confirm a meeting soon.
ASH WEDNESDAY WORSHIP SERVICE:
We begin our Lenten Journey to the Cross this week as we gather to worship at 7:30 p.m., February 26th. You may choose whether to receive the imposition of ashes. The service will center of the Word preached and the invitation to partake of the Lord’s Supper. The service will call us to reflect on Christ’s suffering and the reality of suffering in our world and our lives as we look to the gift of redemption bought at the cross.
Our church supports Choice One which is a Christian, evangelical, missional Pregnancy and Sexual Health Resource Center. They have asked us to hold a clothing drive for Good Stuff thrift store. They receive funding from Good Stuff and in return Choice One has clothes drives for them. We will be collecting all sizes of gently used clothes next week from March 1st to March 8th. You can support Choice One by placing your bags of clothing in room A. If you have any questions please feel free to call Cathy Reese. Thank you for all your support.
Help Wanted! Seeking willing hands to clean and disinfect the nursery on Saturday, March 21st at 10:00 am. Many hands make light work! Contact Pam Huckel if you would like to help or with questions. Thank you in advance for helping to keep our children safe.
LET’S TALK WOMEN’S BREAKFAST:
Unfortunately, the women’s breakfast scheduled for Saturday, March 7th has been postponed. Please keep an eye out for updates!
CRAFT AND CHAT:
Ladies, bring your crafts and enjoy some fellowship time Saturday, March 14th from 1-3 p.m. in Rooms D&E.
Men, don’t miss the Gideon’s Breakfast Saturday morning, March 7th, beginning at 7:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Our speaker for the morning will be Tom Allen. The food and fellowship will be great.
WOMEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT:
Have you registered for the women’s 2020 Spring weekend retreat? April 17 – 19, at Kenbrook Bible Center in Lebanon, PA. Dr. Sheryl Vasso, will guide us From Worrier to Warrior. Relax, rewind, rejuvenate and rejoice for a weekend of fellowship and Bible study. Print registration forms here or you can find them in the turnstiles in the Narthex and Chapel. A $95 deposit will hold your spot; rooms are limited and will fill on a first come-first served basis.
“Being the Church,” our year-long Faith Acts Adult study continues from now until Easter week with a look at the seven churches of Revelation. How do Jesus’ words to those ancient churches speak to LPC as we seek to be the church Jesus is calling us to be? Bill Teague and others will lead. See you Thursday at 6:15 in the Chapel.
HELP US KEEP THE CUPBOARD FULL:
The Deacons thank you for the donations of many of the needed items for the LPC food pantry. We are currently low on canned fruit, rice, Capri Sun, juice boxes, Spam, tuna, cereal, peanut butter, and jelly. A labeled container for donations is beneath the coat racks in Heritage Hall. Please remember to check product dates. We are not able to give expired items.
CARING FOR FRIENDS:
(Formerly, Aid for Friends) LPC regularly provides meals to Aid For Friends with your help. Package up those left-overs or prepare extra servings of your favorite dishes to create an Aid For Friends meal. Soup is also appreciated. Plan ahead today and pick up extra containers from the cabinet in Heritage Hall, follow the instructions and freeze it. Deliver the frozen meals to the CFF freezer in the LPC basement behind the kitchen.
“… Pray for one another.” James 5:16. One of the ways that we pray for one another is through the LPC Prayer Chain. Should you wish to bring a prayer joy or concern to others who will pray with and for you, please complete one of the blue prayer cards in the pew rack (or on the back table in the Chapel) and drop it in the offering plate. Or send your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.