WEEK OF March 24
FAITH ACTS CLASSES:
Two adult Faith Acts offerings are being offered Thursday evenings at 6:15 p.m.
Across the Great Divide: Communicating with one another in divisive times. Chapel.
We live in contentious times. Our politics are divisive, differences over cultural issues seem irresolvable, churches split over things big and small. What’s at stake can be very important, but our inability to communicate across our various divides makes the “common good” even more difficult to achieve. What does the Bible, with its strong insistence on non-negotiable truth, have to say about talking across the great divide? In this class we will listen as the Bible speaks to us and engage in conversations across some of our divides. Pastor Bill Teague will lead.
The Book of Acts. Meet in Room 6. Led by Holly Lazzaro
The last time Jesus’ disciples saw Him, He told them “…you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 ESV) They probably couldn’t begin to imagine how that would play out in their lives and the lives of those around them! Fortunately for us, much of what happened next was recorded in the book of Acts. Join Holly Lazzaro to take an exciting journey through the book of Acts, specifically focusing on passages that show the unstoppable progress of the gospel, intelligent defense of the faith, and the potential of the church when empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Come early, 5:15 p.m., and enjoy the fellowship of a meal in Fellowship Hall. See the calendar page for a full listing of Faith Acts program.
“…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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
WALK WITH JESUS:
On Saturday, April 6th, we are bringing you the opportunity to walk the path that Jesus walked during his lasts days on earth. Your journey will begin on Palm Sunday, move on to The Last Supper, then the Garden of Gethsemane, Good Friday, and end your journey on Easter Morning. We will begin at 1:00 p.m., with groups of 8-12 experiencing each stop on the walk for 10-15 minutes. The whole experience will take approximately one hour. Our last walk will begin at 3:00 p.m. This adventure takes place inside our church, where you will walk from room to room, each room decorated as the day it is portrayed. Walk with Jesus is for everyone – all ages.
HELP! We need some props for Walk With Jesus. If you have any baskets, or ceramic type jugs or pots, we would love to borrow them for decorations. Please clearly mark your name on anything you can lend us. Your items can be picked up in Kay Brown’s office on Sunday, April 7th.
WORSHIP IN LENT:
Our next Communion Service will be Sunday, March 31st at all three services. Plan now to be with us at the 9:45 a.m. service on Sunday, April 7th when the choir presents “Three Days,” an Easter cantata.
We are looking for help with Fellowship Hour following the 9:45 service. If you could commit to once a month, set-up and/or clean up, that would be so helpful. We would like teams of four to help the process go quickly! This could be a family who would like to serve the church in this way, two couples who know each other, two couples who don’t know each other, four individuals who enjoy working together, or four individuals who want to get to know others in our congregation.
Instructions are provided; Kimberly Bellis will get you started on your first Sunday, and then you will have the step by step instruction sheet to follow. There will be a sign-up on the big bulletin board in Fellowship Hall. Take a look and see if you can commit to just one Sunday a month. This is a great time of fellowship for many, but it would be awesome if we could get more folks to share in the ministry.
As the cold weather continues, so does the demand on our LPC pantry. The pantry is currently in need of creamy peanut butter, jelly, ramen noodles and pasta sauce. There is a labeled container beneath the coat racks for your donations. Please check expiration dates. Your contributions are appreciated by both the Deacons and the community. Thanks for contributing.
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.