WEEK OF January 19Th
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
Want to know more about LPC and our ministry and mission? Hoping to become a member of the church? Our next Gateway class will be held Saturday, February 22, 9:00 a.m. Please see Bill Teague or Don Reimold for more information.
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.
THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION AND CORPORATION:
has been called for Sunday, February 9, 11:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. The docket includes the election of church officers, receiving of annual reports, the approval of the pastor’s terms of call, and a revision to the congregational bylaws concerning the number of members at large serving on the Congregational Nominating Committee. We will also receive an update from the Pastor Search Committee. Printed copies of the Annual Report will be available Sunday, February 2.
WOMEN’S WEEKEND RETREAT:
IT’S BACK! Register now 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. Registration forms are 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.
ANNUAL CHILI COOK-OFF:
Please join us next Sunday, January 26th at 5:00 pm in Fellowship Hall, for an evening of fellowship, chili eating, and friendly competition. Sign-up sheets are in Heritage Hall. We ask that chili eaters please bring a salad or dessert to share. Contact Andrew and Loren Hoeckele for more information.
HELP US KEEP THE CUPBOARD FULL:
The Deacons thank you for the generous donations of many of the needed items for the LPC food pantry. Although we have a surplus of items currently, there are a number of items that are in frequent demand and seem to fly off the shelves. These items include cereal, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, Ensure, Capri Sun (individual juice containers), canned kidney beans, canned meats including Spam, chicken, and tuna, as well as fruit cups, breakfast bars, and individual snack items like cheese crackers or Goldfish crackers. All donations may be placed in the bin marked Food Pantry located under the coat racks outside the Narthex. Occasionally, donations come in that are past the expiration date. In those cases, the Bucks County Housing Group will accept some “recently” expired items; however, it is helpful to check expiration dates before donating.
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.
HOME TEAM ASSIST FOR UPCOMING GUATEMALA MISSION TRIP:
Tooth decay is a major problem in the villages and towns around Lake Atitlan. We would like to give each child receiving fluoride treatment a toothbrush and toothpaste. Thanks to a very generous donor, we have all the toothpaste we need. Thank you!
We would also like to provide adults visiting the medical clinics a toothbrush.
The goal is to gather 700 adult toothbrushes and 300 children's toothbrushes.
You can help us by dropping off toothbrush donations in the basket marked “GUATEMALA” located in the Narthex. We will be collecting toothbrushes until Sunday, January 26.
Thank you for your continued support to this important ministry. LPC Mission Committee
“… 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.