LUMC at Work


The Church at Work

The week of


Sunday, January 24, 2021


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: "With all the peoples who done lived and died 'fore us, don't you think the Almighty's heard just about everything there is to hear? People been railin' at Him since the beginnin' of time. But He still loved this old world enough to send His only Son to bring us back to Him. Don't that say a lot about Him? 'Bout how much He loves us? How much He wants to take care of us?" ~ Colors of Truth by Tamera Alexander


Worship Schedule:  LUMC is not meeting in person at this time for the health and protection of all.  We are mailing, emailing and keeping the church website up to date.

Worship options:

  • Printed worship services and the prayer concerns are available via mail.  Contact the church office to be placed on the mailing list. 
  • The church website has the same worship services, but the names of prayer concerns are not published. 
  • Participate and interact with your congregation before the 9:00 am Zoom.  It’s open about 8:50 am so that people have a chance to greet one another.  Worship recordings are on the church Facebook page. 
  • 570-215-3814.  Dial this number to listen to the recording of the worship service.  Pastor Jenn will upload the recording after the 9:00 worship is complete, so check it after 10:30 am. 


The Book Club has chosen to read “Truths I Never Told You” by Kelly Rimmer.  There is a copy of this thought-provoking book in the LUMC library. 


Wednesdays, 10:00 amCrafters meet via ZOOM.      


Mon., Jan. 25, 6:30 pmChurch Council meeting.  2021 Church Council representatives: Debbie Sokol (Chair of Council), Doug Sitler (Finance Chair, Lay Leader [Church Connection], Lay Representative to Annual Conference), Russ Kressler (Trustees Chair), Tammy Wolfe (Staff-Parish Relations Chair), Bill Kocher and Chris Klock (Co-Chairs of Missions), Rev. Dr. Jenn Parks-Snyder (Nominations Chair, Worship Chair), Amy Dent (Church Treasurer), Sarah Wolfe (Recording Secretary, Youth Rep)  *NOTE change of date and time.  The large classroom in the Lighthouse will be available for those who do not wish to ZOOM. 


Lenten Bible study:  Tuesdays, February 16 – March 23.  Each of us longs to believe in a living, loving, miracle-working God who won't think twice about stepping into the thorny thickets of our world and lifting us out. Join Max Lucado and Pastor Ron as we travel through Max's study "You Are Never Alone." Max will look at the miracles told in John's Gospel and reveal how God is still active and at work in our lives. We are stronger than we think because God is nearer than we know. When Jesus is in our lives, we are never truly alone. Contact Pastor Ron ( or call the church secretary and sign up for the 10:00 am in person or 6:30 pm ZOOM. The book is $10.  Deadline to register is January 24, allowing extra time for book delivery.


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 offerings that are designated for missions.  Missions funding supports Lightstreet Fire Company.  The men and women are volunteers who sacrifice much to be trained and available to aid the community every time there is a need.
  • Encouragement notes:  Send a note of encouragement to Russ Kressler, who lives alone and has health issues that he struggles to keep in check.  Russ Kressler, 2414 John Penn Circle, 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. 
    • Soup-er Bowl of Caring is one of the big campaigns for the Food Bank.  This year they are asking for monetary donations instead of canned and dry foods.  By purchasing in large quantities, they are able to stretch your dollars and purchase exactly what is needed.  Please consider giving a few dollars.  You can mail this with your regular offering and Amy Dent will divide the offering as you indicate to make the donation to the Food Bank; or you can mail donations directly to the Food Bank. 
  • 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 or Pam Szilagyi. Give one day’s notice and pick up your cards at Dent Plumbing & Heating. 
  • 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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