The Prayer Shawl Ministry started because there are so many people in need of prayer,
& we would like to do more than simply praying. The ministry's message of caring is simple,
universal, & enduring. The shawl provides something to hold as tangible evidence of our care
& concern, as well as God's love. As each person knits stories are shared about the person for
whom the shawl is made. Prayers are said as the shawls are being worked. During various times
throughout the year at church services we ask for God's blessing on these prayer shawls.
The ministry is open to anyone interested in joining. Sharing stitches & patterns are welcome,
as well as beginners. Shawls are collected year round, as long as dedicated people continue to
make them. The success & blessing this ministry has provided since its inception is truly wonderful.
The group continues to work in their individual homes, & there are no more meetings at this time.
There are always more prayer shawls to give out or take for yourself or someone else.
There is lots of yarn to be turned into more as well. Continuing to work at home is encouraged.
New shawls can be brought into the church office at any time.
Our Prayer Ministry is ever so mindful that people may not be in the best health, or need some extra
support & a watchful eye. Our thoughts & prayers go with them every day in hopes that their lives
may be fully enriched through the spirit in which God can bless & keep them. We pray endlessly
that these folks may experience healing & grace from the Father, Spirit, & Son. Folks listed below
have been identified as those that need additional prayers. How they are related or known by our
church members or friends is also listed next to their names. This list is updated weekly. It is
available at the back of the church in the narthex on a clipboard to be modified or added
to before names are read from the pulpit during the Prayers of Intercession.
Gayla Waller (Jean Zimmerman's Friend)
Bob Maggio (Vicki Rinier's Friend)
Donna Gain (Jean Zimmerman's Family)
Nanette Justiniano (Community Member)
Zidane Rehman (Diana DeNote's Family)
Kelli (Susan Pulley's Family)
Richard Fitch (Diana DeNote's Friend)
Ron Solt (Skip & Bonnie Millard’s Friend)
Diann Maguire (Betty Becker & Maryanne Lauer’s Family)
George Martin (Kathy Poehler & Nona Martin’s Family)
Betty Lang (Church Member)
David Stackhouse (Rosalie Stackhouse’s Family)
Moe Bixler (Bonnie & Skip Millard’s Friend)
Viena Murtha (Bob Fritsch’s Friend)
Flora Rink (Phyllis & Harry Streit’s Friend)
Carl Plomchok (Gloria Sutton’s Family)
Denny Tripp (Maryanne Lauer’s Friend)
Maisie Donnelly (Betty Bickley’s Family)
Amanda Testa (Betty Bickley’s Family)
Mildred McDonald (Betty Lang’s Friend)
Joseph Cardona (Linda Tatem & Frank Brunner’s Friend)
Bill Bickley (Betty Bickley's Son)
Lyle & Leone Norrbom (Church Family)
Jim Donovan (Alice Davis’ Friend)
Barbara Nicholas (Judy Brannan’s Friend)
Sharon Waicus (Skip & Bonnie Millard's Friend)
Alice Basco Matics (Delores Basco's Family)
Terry Poleg (Judy Brannan’s Friend)
Phyllis Ann Streit (Phyllis & Harry Streit’s Family)
Bill Ward (Judy Brannan’s Family)
Jacalyn Nehlig (Church Family)
Beth Huber (Jean Zimmerman’s Friend)
Mary Pacher (Church Member)
Ruth Veit (Church Member)
Bob Brady (Maryanne Lauer’s Friend)
Fran Stitely (Heather Piekarski’s Family)
James Kershaw (Audrey Kinka’s Friend)
Chuck Hutchinson (Judy Brannan’s Family)
Parker Johnson (Mary Melnicoff’s Family)
Dellie & George Valcourt (Bonnie Millard’s Family)
Raymond Sullivan (Audrey Kinka’s Friend)
Rosalie Stackhouse (Church Member)
Steve Patrizi (Skip & Bonnie Millard’s Friend)
Betty Becker (Church Member/Shut-In)
Linda Bowker (Church Member)
Kay Call (Church Member)
Lorraine Fennimore (Church Member)
Barbara Paynter (Leon Stitt’s Family)
Jeanette (Maryanne Lauer’s Friend)
Joe Basco (Delores Basco’s Family)
Billy Greenling (Pat Greenling’s Family)
Matthew McCade (Bonnie & Skip Millard’s Friend)
Caroline Palush (Bonnie Millard’s Family)
Tom McNamara (Audrey Kinka’s Family)
Willie Hicks (Church Member/Shut-In)
Mary Pierce (Church Member/Shut-In)
Elizabeth Duncan (Linda & Paul Bowker's Family)
Bob Duncan (Linda & Paul Bowker's Family)
Sara, Charlotte, & Teddy Duncan/triplets (Linda & Paul Bowker's Family)
Marge Dwyer (Audrey Kinka's Family)
Murph Murphy (Church Member)
Lorraine Fennimore (Church Member)
Judy Brannan (Church Member)
Bruce Long (Judy Brannan's Family)
Ed Green (Church Member)
Delores Basco (Church Member)
The Bible Study Groupwas started in order to focus on various readings, books, & verses. The groups
members offer various points of view & walk through the Bible together in order to develop a better
understanding of God's Word. Members support each other in their thoughts & beliefs. You can bring
the Bible of your choice or use one of ours. We welcome everyone to gather together to explore the Word.
WILL RESUME AFTER LABOR DAY 2020.
The Women of the Church have a mission & purpose & it is to serve as a community of women created
in the image of God, called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, & empowered by the Holy Spirit.
The women commit themselves to grow in faith, affirm they gifts, support one another in their callings,
engage in ministry & action, & promote healing & wholeness in the church, the society, & the work. Most
importantly this is a group of women who love the Lord & each other & are working for Christ.
The Sunday School & Vacation Bible School have been supported with donations, blanket drives have been
held, school kits & baby layettes have been collected, & help has been provided with whatever Lutheran
World Life is in need of. They have also helped Indian reservations & L.A.M.P. Missionary Pilots
in the past. They host the National Day of Prayer in conjunction with other local churches. The women
purchase or have made all of the altar paraments & linens, & assist in other areas of the church.
The women also ask that you save your box tops for education, soda tabs, & soup labels.
Please place them in the containers on the counter in the narthex.
The Women's monthly meetings are CANCELLED AT THIS TIME.
The women are always open to welcoming new members & visitors.
Our Home Communion Ministry is up & running. A Minister is available if you have a loved one,
or you yourself desire services in the community please let the church office know so plans can be made.
We look forward in sharing the Word & Holy Communion with you! We continue to look for anyone
interested & willing to help out & be trained. Please inform Pastor Leah, Vince, or Kathy of your interest.
TheChoir & Music Team prepare & sing various hymns & anthems during our Worship Service.
While the Organist plays the piano & organ & provides musical accompaniment to the Choir.
Feel free to join us during our Worship Service to experience all of the Joyful Noise!
The Choir is always looking for more people to join in & sing praises & play music for the Lord.
Please contact the church office or any choir member if you are interested in joining.
You can also feel free to join them at the next Choir Rehearsal which has been CANCELLED AT THIS TIME.
The Sunday School Program is working on educating the upcoming generation to be able to pick up the
cross after us. The program consists of education through scripture, crafts, games, videos, & various other
activities. The children participate in Operation Christmas Child & help out with the Hat, Mitten, & Scarf Tree.
WILL RESUME IN OCTOBER OF 2020.
For more info, or for volunteer opportunities please contact Heather or the Church Office.
The Food Pantry is open every Thursday, & the last Saturday of every month from 10AM-1PM.
WILL REMAIN IN OPERATION WITH SOME ADDITIONAL SAFETY MEASURES PUT IN PLACE.
Photo ID & proof of residency are required. The Food Pantry serves residents in emergency need in
Lower Township. We were blessed to serve 761 people in 2016, 922 people in 2017, 795 people in 2018,
& 572 people in 2019. We served 113 people in May; & 522 people have been served so far in 2020.
Bags are packed with various items listed below in order to help those in need. All food
donations can be placed in the basket in the Narthex. Your spare change can be left in the
jug in the back of the church. Financial donations can be sent in to the church office or
placed in the Sunday collection. Thank you so much for all your support & prayers!
Items can be purchased to help fill the Food Pantry are peanut butter, jelly, canned beef stew, canned chili, canned ravioli,
boxed or bagged pasta noodles, pasta sauce, mac & cheese, canned baked beans or pinto beans, boxed cold cereals,
beef or chicken ramen noodles, canned corn, canned green beans, canned carrots, canned fruit, canned soups,
canned chicken, canned tuna, canned or boxed potatoes, individual packets of saltines or crackers, & shelf stable milk.
The most important thing we do each week is gather together as God's people to worship. God is the
center & focus of everything we do. Participating in worship is active. Liturgy means the work &
actions of the people gathered. Everything we do during the week to prepare for worship, & everything
we do as we assist in leading worship, is important. Ushers, Readers, Worship Assistants,
Communion Assistants, Home Communion Ministers, Altar Guild, Choir & The Music Team
help make worship a meaningful experience for everyone. All are invited to participate. We are
thankful for all the wonderful work being done. Along with the new tasks you may be willing to try.
If you are interested in any position in our Worship Ministry Team please let Pastor Leah know.
We will gladly teach you how to do what you would most like to do.
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SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE WITH HOLY COMMUNION---CONFERENCE CALL---11AM
CHURCH OFFICE---OPERATED BY VARIOUS CHURCH MEMBERS---CALL FOR INFO
FOOD PANTRY---EVERY THURSDAY & THE LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH---10AM TO 1PM
BIBLE STUDY---WEDNESDAY EVENINGS---WILL RESUME AFTER LABOR DAY 2020
SUNDAY SCHOOL---CHILDREN OF ALL AGES WELCOME TO ATTEND---WILL RESUME IN OCTOBER 2020
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