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WEEK OF January 20

This Sunday we receive the annual Peace Offering.  This offering supports that work of our Mission Committee with a special emphasis on those ministries that help tear down the dividing wall of hostility between people groups.  Past recipients have included Life Abundant (the Bucks County prison ministry) and Hunting Park Christian Academy.  Thank you for your generous response.


Today is the last day to donate toothbrushes and toothpaste for the Away Team to take to Guatemala next Saturday. They will be removed and packed on Monday. Please place your donations in the basket marked “GUATEMALA” in the Narthex. The LPC Mission Committee thanks you for your continued support to this important ministry. 


Dust off your favorite board games, card games and maybe even Twister! We meet this Tuesday, January 22nd in Fellowship Hall to play games.  Wonder who in our nice, laid-back group will be the most competitive?  Bring a bag lunch at 11:30 a.m., and we will start the games at 12:00 noon.  If you can’t get here until game time, that is fine.  We will say our time of playing will be from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., but that can be stretched a bit so games can be finished up! Hope you can make it.  Please contact Kay Brown in the church office, 215-752-3200, or on her cell 215-584-2293 if you have any questions.


Did you take up a new hobby this year? Resolve to get back to an old one? Need time to finish a special valentine? Why not take advantage of a dedicated two-hour block of time in the company of friends? Come to Craft and Chat on Saturday, February 9th, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Meet in Rooms D & E. Bring your materials, relax, enjoy some quality “me” time and maybe make a new friend or catch up with others.


The 3rd annual LPC Chili Cook-off will be held next Sunday evening, January 27th.  What a super fun way to spend a “chilly” evening with our church family.  We’re looking forward to twelve LPC chefs willing to join the fun. This is how it works:  A sign-up is posted on the bulletin board in Heritage Hall. The first 12 volunteers will be this year’s contestants. If you were a contestant last year, and would like to try again, that’s fine – but it needs to be a different chili recipe (or at least a different name for your chili)! A separate sign-up sheet has been posted for those who plan to attend as “tasters”. We will also need some salads and desserts, so, of course there is a signup sheet for that as well. If you follow LPC on Facebook, there is an “Annual Chili Cook-Off” event sign-up there as well. So, put Sunday, January 27th, 5:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, CHILI COOK-OFF, on your calendars now!  You will be so glad you did.


This morning we commission the Guatemala Mission Away Team for their departure next Saturday. The Home Team is asked to join in prayer for the work in Guatemala. Prayer guides are available in the Narthex and on the Information Table at the back of the Chapel. 


 Watch your e-mail inbox for news pertaining to Sunday School and Faith Acts classes.  Information will include any upcoming special opportunities, what the children are learning in Sunday School and Faith Acts classes, the Bible verse they are working on, and other fun things.  E-mails will be sent weekly on Thursdays. 


The new year brings the return of Thursday evening Faith Acts with a new program offering. Dr. Brian Luther is teaching from the book of Genesis beginning at 6:15 p.m. in the Chapel. Faith Acts meals resume as well. 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 Class.


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 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.


Did you forget someone on your Christmas list? Want a special thank you or birthday gift? The Mission Committee’s Alternative Gift Program (AGP) continues to be available year round as an alternative to traditional gift giving. Here is 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. When you purchase an alternative gift, you will receive an acknowledgement of your gift and a unique greeting card that describes the gift you have chosen, which can be mailed or given to the person you have honored. Please visit the LPC web site or pick up an order form in the AGP gift brochure in the Narthex or Chapel. Place your order form with check in the offering plate or mail to the church office.


As the temperature drops, the need for the LPC pantry seems to increase. Your contributions are appreciated. The LPC pantry is currently in need of vanilla flavored Ensure, hearty soups that could serve as a meal, chunk light tuna, Spam, canned chicken, canned ravioli, white rice, red kidney beans, spaghetti sauce, jelly and individual juice boxes. There is a labeled container beneath the coat racks for your donations. Please check expiration dates. Thanks for contributing.