LUMC at Work


The Church at Work

The week of


Sunday, October 18, 2020


Rev. Dr. Jennifer Parks-Snyder                                                                          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”


The altar flowers are dedicated to the glory of God in honor of the 40th wedding anniversary of Larry and Linda Creasy. 


Thought to ponder:  When a man has compassion for others, God has compassion for him. ~ Talmud


Sunday Worship Schedule:

  • 8:00am contemporary service in the Lighthouse.  Bring your own mask.
  • 9:00am ZOOM worship from your homes.
  • 10:30am traditional service in the church sanctuary. Bring your own mask and sit in the pews by household, with households spaced 6 feet apart.


Church Pew Headshots:  Do you miss having a presence at church? Do you watch sports on tv and see those cutouts of fans and think “Hey! I should do that for church”? Well you are in luck! The Council is holding a Building Fund fundraiser with orders of such cutouts through Creasy Signs. Cost is $25 and we can use your directory picture or a picture you send us. Some parents have ordered cutouts of their children who are at college.  Some people have donated to have our shut-ins present. If you are interested please contact Pastor Jenn at 570-784-5165 or email at or contact Beth, the church’s Administrative Assistant at 570-784-9271 or email at


Dear Church Family, Thank you so much for your generous gift cards for Pastor Appreciation month as well as the number of greeting cards you sent to me and to Scott during his time of illness. He is doing much better. We are blessed by your kindness and prayers.  In Christian Love, Pastor Jenn and family


A big thank you to Dorothy and Eric Kocher and his landscaping workers who did a beautiful job at the church, Lighthouse, and parsonage. We are so grateful for their generosity that makes our landscape look so nice in Lightstreet. Thank you again! – Pastor Jenn and the LUMC congregation


Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 amCrafters are meeting in the church social hall.  Wear a mask.  Masks are available for those who do not have.  Meet either in person or connect with ZOOM.   


 “Journey” with Adam Hamilton and Pastor Ron from Nazareth to Bethlehem in this Advent Bible study, Tuesdays, November 17 – December 15.  Two groups, 10:00 am and 6:30 pm.  Each group will be limited to 10 persons.  Participants are asked to bring their own chairs and wear masks. 

            The cost of the book will be approximately $10.  Contact Pastor Ron ( or the church office (570-784-9271; Indicate your preference for 10:00 am or 6:30 pm.  Register this week so books can be ordered


Opportunities for furthering the Kingdom of God; 1Corinthians 9:8 – God can bless you with everything you need and you will always have more than enough to do all kinds of good things for others.

  • LUMC Missions Team carefully selects recipients for the offerings that are designated for missions.  Yearly we designate money for the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard and the John Buck Memorial Bank in Orangeville that provides healthy food choices to anyone who requests help. Over 1400 households serviced yearly, 24,000 adults and 13,500 children.  We are providing Halloween treat bags for the children October24.  Please bring candy and treats to the parsonage front porch by October 20.
  • John Buck Memorial Community Food Pantry.  Mail monetary donations to John Buck Memorial Community Food Bank, 2028 State Route 487, Orangeville, PA  17859 or give to LUMC with your offering, earmarked for the food bank.  LUMC liaisons:  Pastor Ron French and Jeff Wolfe.   

  • ScripPro gift cards benefit the Building Fund. Links to lists of available cards are on the church website: Cards for regular shopping, dining and purchases are available.  LUMC liaison: Amy Dent. Give one day’s notice and pick up your cards at Dent Plumbing & Heating.  Think ahead to Christmas giving now.
  • LUMC designated tithes and offerings.  Thank you!  Consider the convenience and security of direct withdrawal from your bank account to the church accounts, as with paying other utilities and bills. Contact Amy Dent. Financial reports are in the bi-monthly newsletter.   
  • Junk for Jesus! Pop the ring off soda cans and save for the Ronald McDonald House.  Recycle all other metal.  Place under the fire escape near the rear parking lot.  Please, please do not mix plastics or non-metal recycling or trash with the metal.  While all metals are recyclable, use separate bags or containers for different metals.  Make this profitable venture as easy for Doug as possible.  LUMC liaisons:  Sandy Heim for soda rings; Doug Sitler for all metal recycling.


AA – Al-Anon – Alateen If you know someone who needs help, help is available.  Be the lifeline. Check websites for contacts, meeting dates and sites, and additional support.  Do not go it alone.


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