LUMC at Work


The Church at Work



The week of

Sunday, August 9, 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”


Thought to ponder:  Oh, the wild joys of living! ~ Robert Browning


Join us online for worship with ZOOM. 

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Social Justice Study:  Arise: A Study on God’s Heart.  The IF: Gathering Women’s Ministry has partnered with International Justice Mission to bring us a study on God's heart for justice and our pursuit of justice as Christians. Pastor Jenn will be sharing this study via ZOOM for six-weeks, looking at examples of God’s justice and righteousness in Scripture and hearing powerful stories from IJM. If you are interested please email her at and she will add you to the list. Once an email list of people interested is gathered, we will choose a time and day to meet. You will receive daily devotionals and then once a week gather to discuss the study.  This study started a week ago, but it’s easy to catch up if you have heard the others talking about it. 


Church Trustees are not meeting in August.  The next meeting is scheduled to be Monday, September 14, 6:30 pm.  Issues with buildings and grounds can be brought to the attention of any trustee.  Russ Kressler (ch), Bill Evert, Tom Gensemer, Sally Chamberlain, Roger Chamberlain, Barb Savage, Larry Creasy, Frank Dent, Nelson Creasy, Don Sutton.


Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 amCrafters are meeting in the church social hall.  Bring your own chair and mask.  A few chairs and masks are available for those who do not have.  Meet either in person or connect with ZOOM.   


Thurs., Aug. 20, 6:00 pmChurch Council meeting.  Monitor email communications for meeting location.  Church Council representatives:  Deb Sokol (ch), Pastor Jenn Parks-Snyder, Doug Sitler, Russ Kressler, Terri Lazar, Lori Farver, Ben Dodge, Sarah Wolfe, Tammy Wolfe.


August’s Book Club selections:  2 companion books this month:  Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate and Before and After by Judy Christie and Lisa Wingate.  Before We Were Yours is a novel based on the true events surrounding the Tennessee Children’s Home in the 1930’s.  Before and After is a compilation of true life stories of survivors of the Tennessee Children’s Home. 


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 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 (; 570-458-4299). 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, 387-1632.
  • Encouragement notes:  Cheryl Evert has suffered the effects of Lyme Disease for a good many years.  It’s been a while since Cheryl has worshipped with us.  She needs encouragement from her church family:  Cheryl Evert, 134 Schoolhouse Rd., Bloomsburg, PA  17815
  • 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 (text 570-317-7807 or call 570-784-4115) Give one day’s notice and pick up your cards at Dent Plumbing & Heating.
  • LUMC Missions Team carefully selects recipients for the offerings that are designated for missions.  The Gatehouse near Danville addresses the basic needs of those in this area who find themselves temporarily homeless.    


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.





Birthday blessings: Karla Herring; Alexa Kling; Curt Yohey, Sr.; Joanne Sneidman; Aaron Parko; Jessica (Sitler) Therrion; Armani Deschaine; Jon Turner


Guidance:  Building Committee/next steps       


Church leaders

Addiction Families


Spiritual, Emotional, Physical needs of those in care facilities: 

   (Manor Care, Sunbury) – Steve Hurst            

(Nazareth) – Joan Kile                                     

(The Gardens) – Arleta Johnson


Healing for those with medical needs at home and in the hospital:

Terry Bogert                               

Corey Burnett                             

Buster Dent                                 

Gracie Cope – Rett Syndrome

Mary Dodge                               

Marilyn Dressler                          

Randy Hack                                

Wilma Hansen – knee surgery 8/5

Cindy Hower                              

Beverly Hunsinger                       

Amy Karnes                                

Joann & Dick Karschner               

Meggan Martin – spinal tumors   

Marge Kisner                              

Caleen Kitchen                            

Dick Notestine                             

Lauren Santucci                           

Emma Shaffer – heart                 

Jon Turner                                  

Max Wanich                               

Jake Woodward  


Perseverance for cancer patients and those undergoing treatments:

Barbara Bourdess       

Nancy Campbell         

Cheryl Demarco         

Chic Dent                   

Cole Davis (leukemia)

Frank Diehl                 

Sue Edwards              

Donna Farver             

Rosemary Huber        

Tom Kester (pancreatic)

Nancy Kaderka          

Mickey Kirk                

Raymond Kitchen        

Sarah Laidacker         

Steve Lazar               

Terri Lazar                 

Mark McGuire           

Hailey Mientus           

Dennis Miller              

Aura Lee Mulik

Denne Osman            

Terry Ranck               

Katie Rovenolt            

Phyllis Scarpati           

Alicia Schell                

Scott Seebold            

Joann Sneidman         

Beth Snyder               

Ann Marie Sutton       

Bruce Weir


Those serving in the Armed Forces: 

Mike Bien                       

Jacob Busch                    

Marty Davis (deployed)                                      

Kevin Dent                      

Benton Klock, Jr.             

Brandon Klock                

Derrick Lynn                   


COVID-19 concerns:  Essential workers in healthcare, grocers, custodial staff, emergency personnel, police.


Prayers for Susquehanna Conference churchesSprucetown UMC, Spring Mills; Snyder’s UMC, New Bloomfield; Doylesburg UMC, Doylesburg; Faith UMC, Lock Haven; Park Avenue UMC, Chambersburg; Christ UMC, Selinsgrove; Hillsgrove UMC, Hillsgrove; Orbisonia UMC, Orbisonia; Emory UMC, Hancock; Park UMC, Coudersport.  Sierra Leone partner church:  Campbell Town UMC, Campbell Town


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