Sunday School will resume on September 10 with Rally Day festivities including songs, balloons and refreshments beginning at 9:15 a.m. God’s Amazing Animal Kingdom will be the focus this year and several furry friends will be the special guests that morning to help kick off a brand new year. A smart tv and dvd player has been purchased as a new educational resource from memorial donations made in remembrance of Brandon Grammes and will be dedicated that morning as well. In addition, those students who’ve completed third grade and are receiving bibles as a gift from the Sunday School are Kylee Adamitis, Asher Huffaker, Mackenzie Macharsky, Bianca Nieves and Kaitlyn Strohl. The teaching staff will be installed during the 10:30 worship that morning.
World Hunger Drive
Piggy banks will be handed out during Sunday School on September 17 to kick off the World Hunger Drive. The students will participate in a game with hunger related bible verses to help focus on God’s call for everyone to help feed the hungry. Extra banks will be available on the window sill in the back of the sanctuary for any congregational member who would like to participate and make a conscious decision on a daily basis to donate spare change to world hunger during the drive. The banks are to be returned to the church on World Hunger Sunday November 5.
September 24 will be the annual church picnic at Memorial Park beginning at 10:30 a.m. There will not be Sunday School classes at the church that morning. Sunday School will take place for the children during worship at a separate pavilion at the park and keeping with the theme of God’s Amazing Animal Kingdom, the message for the students that morning will be Noah’s Ark with story, songs, crafts and a special ark refreshment. Following lunch there will be a petting zoo for everyone to enjoy as well as the cake walk and bingo. The church will supply chicken and hot dogs, the beverages and paper products. Each family is asked to bring a bowl or bag of something to share, a cake for the cake walk and a prize for the bingo table.
Pet Blessing Sunday
God’s Amazing Animal Kingdom focus continues on October 1st as all members of the congregation are invited to bring their pets from home to the church for a special pet blessing beginning at 9:00 a.m. Following a show and tell of all the pets by their owners, Pastor Muhr will offer a special pet blessing for our beloved pets. We ask that everyone bring their pets in by leash or cage using either side door and not through the main door upstairs. Supplies will be available for owners to clean up any mess their pet(s) may make. We will end by 10:00 so the pets may be returned home before worship. Refreshments will be served for both humans and pets.
Outdoor Worship in the Garden
We will hold our annual outdoor worship in Angelica's Garden on Saturday evening August 19th at 6pm. The new men's ministry will serve desserts afterwards! In case of inclement weather, the rain date will be Saturday, August 26th. Mark your calendars to enjoy God's beautiful summertime world in worship in your prayer garden! Angelica has been asking for you...
Newsletter Information Needed
Our next newsletter will be released before Labor Day. Ann Louise Hayes has asked that the organizations of the church get in touch with her regarding upcoming events they would like published in the fall newsletter. The deadline for this will be August 18th. The best way to reach erh is by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Free Summer Lunch
Open to children/families of the Jim Thorpe school district
Beginning Monday June 19th
Ending Friday August 11th
Lunch served Monday through Friday: 11am - 1pm
No early birds. children under 13 must be accompanied by adult.
Location: Masonic Lodge Fellowship Hall
5th street (east side of town)
No smoking on premises, bad behavior will not be tolerated.
Annual Clothing Giveaway
ALL ARE WELCOME!!
Dates and Times
Thursday, August 3rd 9am to 4pm
Friday, August 4th 9am to 8pm
Saturday, August 5th 9am to 1pm
Thursday, August 10th 9am to 4pm
Friday, August 11th 9am to 8pm
Saturday, August 12th 9am to 1pm
Thursday, August 17th 9am to 4pm
Friday, August 18th 9am to 8pm
Saturday (& final day) August 19th 9am to 1pm
Nice variety of men's, women's, and children's clothing, shoes, coats, and more! Small household items, toys and baby items!
Men's Ministry Shirt Sales
The new men's group is selling shirts with the Luther Rose and our church name on them. Polos are $23 to size XL and will have the logo embroidered on them. Tee shirts are $15 to size XL and will have the logo screen printed on them. Larger sizes are available for a few extra dollars. The order form is on the vestibule table. Show your church "SPIRIT" and let folds know where you belong! The orders may be placed until the end of August. Thank you!
There will be a Reformation banquet at Zion's Stone Church, 45 Cemetery Road, New Ringgold, PA on Saturday, Sept. 23rd at 5pm. Hors d'oeuvres at 4:30pm. The speaker will be the Rev. Carl Shankweiler. The cost is just $10 per person. Please sign up at the vestibule tale as no walk ins will be accepted. Deadline for reservations is Sept, 1st.
6 p.m. Saturday evening spoken communion service
10:30 a.m. Sunday morning-festive choral communion
ALL ARE WELCOME!!!!!
Angelica's Memorial Prayer Garden
Please visit our beautiful memorial prayer garden in the rear of the church for quiet meditation and prayer. Spring has sprung and the garden is lovely!