WEEK OF September 15th
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
FAITH ACTS RETURNS SEPTEMBER 19TH:
Fall programming brings the return of Thursday evening Faith Acts. 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 – classes and choirs for children beginning at age 3 (nursery for those younger) plus Adult Education Class -- 6:15-7:45 p.m. Our 2019-2020 Faith Acts Adult Experience will be an exploration of what it means to be the church using Biblical, confessional, and missional sources to understand more about the rich meaning of the church in God’s plan for human history and to apply that understanding to our life together at LPC and in the world of the 21st Century. Each chapel session will begin with a short time of worship including the reading of a Psalm, singing of songs or spiritual songs, and then a presentation on a particular “Being the Church” topic by one of the members of our teaching team. Typically, we will end our time with breakout group discussion on the topic presented. Our leaders will include Dr. Gary Schnittjer, Dr. Brian Luther, Tyler Stanhope, Casey Huckel, and Bill Teague
RESPONDING TO DORIAN:
We’ve seen the images of the destruction and devastation wrought by Hurricane Dorian especially in the Bahamas, but also along the southeast coast of the U.S. LPC will focus its response and help through an emergency fund established by our denomination. Three EPC congregations call the Bahamas home and dozens of EPC churches are in the southeast. Those congregations will be our primary partners in our relief and recovery efforts. Through the EPC Emergency Fund, LPC will be on the ground as sister and brother EPC members work to rebuild churches, homes, and communities. Should you wish to help, you may make your check payable to Langhorne Presbyterian Church with “Hurricane” on the memo line, or use a pew envelope for your cash contribution and indicate “Hurricane” under “Special Offering.”
Women’s Ministry kicks off the Fall at 8:30 a.m. September 21st with “Let’s Talk” – a continental breakfast and some intergenerational, Christ-centered small group table talk. Take a little “me” time to start the weekend in prayer before the pull of kids’ activities or household chores. Meet in Fellowship Hall from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. Coffee’s on, food provided. Need to leave early? Don’t let that stop you; come for as long as you can. Sign up in Heritage Hall. Nursery care will be provided if requested in advance.
MEN’S FALL GAME NIGHT:
Langhorne Presbyterian Church Men’s Group invites men over 17 to Fall Game Night! Friday, September 27th 2019, 6:00 - 9PM, in the Fellowship Hall. The first one was so much fun we’re doing it again! Join us for another evening of fun and fellowship. Bring your chips, games and a friend. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided by the Men’s Group. Let us know if you are planning to attend so we can plan tables and food. Please send a note to Ken McClellan with the number attending at email@example.com.
The Session has called a meeting of the congregation for Sunday, October 6, following the 10:00 a.m. service for the purpose of electing a Pastor Search Committee. Per EPC policies, the Session will present a slate of candidates (to be announced prior to the meeting). Nomination may be made from the floor provided the person being nominated gives prior consent. These are exciting times in the life of our congregation. Please continue to pray for those who will be elected to the PSC, for Bill and Becky Teague as they make plans for the next season in their lives, and for our new pastor – already known by God!
LADIES, DON’T MISS THIS:
Life has so many twists and turns. How have you done managing them? Don’t miss the Women’s Ministry’s One Day Retreat on October 19th, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with guest speaker, Sandel Livingstone. Together we will think through what it means to Embrace ‘IT’ – all of the highs and lows of life and everything in between. Look for registration forms in the Narthex, Chapel and the LPC website. Reach out and bring a friend!
PRIME TIMERS RETURN:
Attention… all those who are retired or “kinda” retired come and check out Prime Timers. The group will continue to meet monthly on the 4th Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. The first Prime Timers meeting is Tuesday, October 22nd at 11:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Please contact Kay Brown in the church office, 215-752-3200, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on cell phone at 215-584-2293, if you would like to spend a fun afternoon with fun people.
THE PIG ROAST IS BACK:
Sunday, September 29th, 4:00 p.m., RAIN OR SHINE! This is a great way to kick off the fall with food and fellowship AND your church family! Cost for this event will be $8 per person or $25 per family max. Tickets will be sold in Fellowship Hall today and Sunday, September 22nd, following the 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. worship services and during Faith Acts on Thursday, September 19th. You can also see Kay Brown in the church office to purchase tickets. The meal will consist of pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce, and rolls. This is a fun event to bring a friend to as well!
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 still low on bags of white rice, Spam, Chef Boyardee Ravioli, spaghetti sauce, soups, canned fruit, applesauce, breakfast bars, cereal and jelly. Thank you to those who donated bottles of Ensure and other supplements. A labeled container for donations is beneath the coat racks in Heritage Hall. Please check expiration dates.
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 AFF 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 in front of you (or on the back table in the Chapel) and drop it in the offering plate. Or send your requests to email@example.com.