Church at Work

 

The Church at Work

 The week of

 

March 3, 2024

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Pastor Becky Cuddeback                                                              e-mail: rcuddeback@susumc.org

Rev. Ronald French                                                                                e-mail: rfrench@susumc.org

Every Member a Minister             1640 Main Street, Bloomsburg         Church Phone:  784-9271

Web page:  www.LightstreetUMC.org                   Church secretary’s e-mail:  lightstumc@ptd.net

Like us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/LightstreetUnitedMethodistChurch  

Our Vision – “Shining Christ’s Light with Worship, Missions, Education, Connections”

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30 Pieces of Silver offering supplies are at the rear.  What is “30 Pieces of Silver?” That was the price of Judas Iscariot’s betrayal.  When Judas realized Jesus would be killed he tried to give the money back. Setting aside money during Lent represents your own repentance; your own giving back.   

            30 Pieces of Silver financial challenge:  Fund a bathhouse for Withrow University College (WUC) at a cost of $2,365. 

30 Pieces of Silver prayer challenge: WUC administrators, faculty and students; Emmanuella and Ebenezer (LUMC’s scholarship students).

 

Lenten Bible study:  Max Lucado, God Never Gives Up on You.  Tuesdays through March 19, choose 10:00 am or 6:30 pm.  Our ancestor Jacob teaches us about grace, mercy and God’s relentless love.  Books are $10.

 

A reminder, daylight savings time begins March 10.  If any of your clocks do not automatically change, set them ahead before retiring March 9.  Otherwise you will be really early for church and Sunday School.

 

Mon., March 11, 6:30 pmTrustees meeting.  Church trustees oversee the care of buildings and grounds, and represent the church in any legal matters.  Brian Snyder (ch), Terry Dent, Barb Savage, Rich Heim, Frank Dent, Larry Creasy, Donna Winn, Pam Traver, Jeremy Fairchild.  (Church building, ground floor sanctuary)

 

Tues., March 12, 6:30 pmStaff-Parish Relations Committee.  Terry Bogert (ch), Ben Dodge, Michele Chamberlain, Tammy Cover, Sally Matje, Bonnie Sutton, Doug Sitler.  (Lighthouse, large classroom)

 

Wed., March 13Newsletter deadline.  What are your plans for spring?  Is there news or information to report to the church?  lightstumc@ptd.net; 570-784-9271; or place in the church secretary’s mail cubby just inside the rear entrance of the church building.

 

Sun., March 17, 5:00 pmSt. Patrick’s Day Together Time.  Yes, there will be corned beef and cabbage plus the options of “covered dish” casseroles, side dishes and desserts you share together.  This is a great meal to invite those who don’t have a church of their own.  Bring them to see our laughter and our hospitality. 

 

John Buck Food Bank often serves over 100 families. They request instant potatoes.  Leave donations in the shopping carts at the entrances.  Monetary donations are used to purchase perishable foods such as bread and milk.  LUMC liaisons:  Donna Winn, Jeff Wolfe, Carla Travelpiece, Pastor Becky, Pastor Ron.  March giveaways are the 9th and 23rd

 

Blessings Box request:  Cold weather will still be here for another month. While we might be cozy, please remember that some of our neighbors will be struggling to stay warm. We welcome donations of NEW socks for infants, children, men, and women in all seasons of the year. Hand and foot warmers are a great idea! Or add a can of coffee, a box of tea bags, some shelf-stable creamers, or packs of instant oatmeal or hot chocolate to the cart this week! Remember, the Blessings Box team will be separating items out from their original packaging to S-T-R-E-T-C-H your donations as far as possible.

 

ScripPro gift cards for hundreds of retailers.  Advance orders can be picked up at Dent Plumbing & Heating. A large in-stock selection available. There are a number of $5 & $10 cards, all the way up to $250, to tuck into Easter baskets.  Links to lists of available cards: www.LightstreetUMC.org. LUMC liaisons: Amy Dent or Pam Szilagyi. Thank you for supporting the building fund. 

 

AA – Al-Anon – Alateen www.aa-intergroup.org

            www.aa.org    www.al-anon.alateen.org       www.na.org     www.nar-anon.org

Al-Anon is meeting in person in The Lighthouse Mondays, 7:00 pm.  Use the rear entrance.

AA is meeting in person Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 6:00 pm in the church building lounge.

 

Thought for the week:  Remember the banana – when it left the bunch, it got skinned.  Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.  Hebrews 10:25 – God’s Little Devotional Book for Women