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The Church at Work

The week of


Sunday, March 26, 2023


Pastor Becky Cuddeback                                                                                      e-mail:

Rev. Ronald French                                                                                                        e-mail:

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

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


Study the Bible in May.  Max Lucado’s book, Help Is Here:  Finding fresh strength and purpose in the power of the Holy Spirit.  Sign up NOW so that books can be ordered.  For just $10 you can gather with Pastor Ron, either 10:00 am or 6:30 pm.  May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.  Look for the sign-up sheet or see Pastor Ron. 


Sun., March 26, 3:00 pmConfirmation students meet with Pastor Becky.  Join her in the church building, the ground floor social hall. 


Mon., March 27, 6:30 PMChurch Council meeting.  Church Council meetings are open to all who are interested in the ministries of LUMC.  If you have ministry ideas feel free to speak to any council representative … or come to the meeting to talk with them: Debbie Sokol (ch), Amy Dent, Bill Kocher, Chris Klock, Doug Sitler, Sarah Wolfe, Brian Snyder, Pastor Becky Cuddeback.   


Lenten Bible study participants should read the final chapter. Groups meet March 28, 10:00 am or 6:30 pm.   


Tues., March 28, 5:30 pmYouth Group meets in the Lighthouse.  A great group of kids with great leadership.  Get together and have fun and faith. 


Tues., March 28 & Thurs., April 6, 6:30 pmChoir practice for Easter Sunday, 10:30 service.     


Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 am Crafters.  Making a variety of crafts including prayer shawls and hats for oncology.  


Wed., March 29, 12:30 pm - ?Yard work and spring clean up.  Volunteers greatly appreciated to rake leaves and other spring tasks.  Weather permitting.


Sat., April 1, 7:30 pmBU Choirs and the Choral Society of NEPA:  Considering Matthew Shepard.  Mitrani Hall, Bloomsburg University.  Free admission.  “Considering Matthew Shepard” demonstrates music’s capacity to encompass, transform and transcend tragedy.  Powerfully cathartic, it leads us from horror and grief to a higher understanding of the human condition, enabling us to endure.”


Sun., April 2, 9:20 amReception to meet the confirmands:  In the Lighthouse during the time between worship services.  Enjoy some light refreshments and come together to encourage these young people.  Show them your support and excitement for this step in their discipleship of Christ. 


John Buck Food Bank serves 70-80 families.  Baked beans is the requested item.  Place in the carts at the front entrance of the church and the front and rear entrances of the Lighthouse. LUMC liaisons:  Donna Winn, Jeff Wolfe, Pastor Ron French, Carla Travelpiece.  Food giveaway April 8 and 22; 8 am for volunteers, 9 am for patrons. 


Wed., April 12, 6:00 pmLife & Faith (formerly Theology on Tap).  The ministerium is hosting a panel discussion at Brewski’s on Main Street to discuss mental health. 


Thurs., April 13, 9:30-11:30 amArea Agency on Aging information session in The Lighthouse.  Have you ever wondered what the Columbia/Montour Aging Office, Inc. has to offer? Well now is the time to find out. Information will be given on what the Agency has to offer those 60 and over: senior centers, pop-up senior centers, transportation and meals. The following people will give a presentation, so plan to stay for the entire session, and stay afterward for lunch.  The presentation will last approximately 2 hours; lots of good information to show what is available. 

Come join:       Kathleen Lynn, Director

                                    Tylee Fausey, Administrative Officer

                                    Gretna Beaver, Bloomsburg Senior Center Manager

Sign up or call 570-784-9272 to reserve a meal. The meal will be served after the presentation in The Lighthouse.  There are sign-up sheets at the rear. 


ScripPro gift cards.  Links to lists of available cards are on the church website: LUMC liaisons: Amy Dent or Pam Szilagyi. Give one day’s notice and pick up cards at Dent Plumbing & Heating.   ScripPro online security tip:  Use ScripPro to make online purchases, avoiding the security risk of entering a credit card number. 


AA – Al-Anon – Alateen


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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Holy Week and Easter Sunday

Palm Sunday, April 2

Regular worship schedule.  Wave a palm leaf high and sing praises to the King!  Celebrate baptism by affirmation of vows. 

8:15 am Worshipping with the Praise Band in the Lighthouse

9:20 am Reception to support the confirmation class

10:30 am Worshipping with traditional hymns in the Sanctuary

After 8:15 am at your convenience, worship on Facebook 


Holy Thursday, April 6

7:00 pm Tenebrae with Holy Communion to remember The Last Supper of our Lord with His closest disciples


Good Friday, April 7

12:00 noon – 3:00 pm Silent reflection and prayers, meditating on the time our Savior hung on the cross.  Come when convenient.  Linger as long as you wish.


Easter Sunday, April 9

6:30 am Worship on the Lighthouse lawn or come inside, weather dependent.  Either way, don’t miss praising God.  Christ the Lord is risen!

8:15 am Worshipping with the Praise Band in the Lighthouse

9:20 am Sunday School classes for children and adults

10:30 am Worshipping with traditional Easter hymns in the Sanctuary

After 8:15 am at your convenience, worship on Facebook 


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