Society of St. Andrew Lenten Devotions
Today’s devotional writer in “Into the Wilderness,” our Lenten devotional booklet from Society of St. Andrew, talks about how our own busy-ness keeps us from listening for God’s voice. Elijah found God not in wind, fire, or earthquake, but in sheer silence. When did you last spend time in silence, waiting for God?
Today — Ice Skating at the Lysander Ice Arena — 12:15
Everyone is invited to meet at the ice skating rink today at the Lysander Skating area — 2725 West Entry Road, Baldwinsville. Don’t wait for anyone to get there, just head inside, have fun and look for familiar faces. There is a small fee to enter and rent skates, and food is available for purchase.
Sunday Soup Supper and Study
Lent, the forty days of penitence in preparation for Easter, has its own vocabulary: penitence, justification, atonement, propitiation, expiation, and resurrection to name a few. Pastors Brian and Alison are leading Sunday evening studies, “Translating Christian Jargon” on these terms and others you suggest. A simple soup and bread supper is served at 5 p.m., followed by a one-hour study.
Senior Ministries — March 18 luncheon
TODAY is the final day to sign up and pay for the St.Patrick’s luncheon (March18) prepared by the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary.
April 10 dinner
On Friday, April 10 at 6 p.m., a 50’s themed dinner (Hoffman hot dogs, coneys, salt potatoes, old fashioned pop, root beer floats & retro desserts) will be catered by our own Men’s Club. Steve Auyer will present a multi-media program “The History of Electronics Park” Learn how the Central New York area changed following World War 2 as new industries moved into the area and some whose development was spurred by the war effort continued to grow and expand. GE’s Electronic Park had a big impact on the Liverpool area, and was one of the reasons that Bayberry was developed. This program will address how our community changed over the years. A collection of prints of GE’s TV ads from the 40’s ‑70’s will be on display along with vintage radios. Deadline for sign up and payment is March 29.
Antiques road show & luncheon Noon — Fellowship Hall — $10 Per person
Do you quilt? Do you have spare material?
The Prayer Quilt ministry of Liverpool First UMC is calling quilters to join them. If you haven’t quilted before but would like to learn, they will teach you. They meet Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at church to create the Prayer Quilts. In order for them to continue this outreach, fabric people, and money to purchase batting, is needed. For information, call the church at 457‑5180.
Palm Sunday Cantata — 10:15 a.m.
The Chancel Choir will provide a cantata for worship on Palm Sunday, March 29 at 10:15 a.m. To celebrate our unity as a congregation and to be inspired by the cantata together, there will be only one service at 10:15 a.m. There will still be Discovery Zone Christian Education for children at 9:30 a.m. The children will open the 10:15 a.m. worship with the procession of palms. Child care for infants and preschool children will be provided during the service.
St. Joseph’s food pantry could use helpers
Do you want to do something different for Lent and beyond? The food pantry at St. Joseph’s can always use volunteers to help during the week with the regular open hours or a few hours a month to sort and stock deliveries of food. If God has moved you to help, please call Jennifer Woodburn at 315–569-1675.
Discovery Zone March 22
Children’s seder & Holy Communion
Parents are welcome (but not required) to join us as we recreate the Last Supper during Discovery Zone on March 22. Pastor Alison will explain and serve communion.
Passover Seder: A Meal With A Message
On Maundy Thursday, April 2, Liverpool First UMC will host a Passover Seder meal in our Fellowship Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. This meal from the Jewish tradition recalls the events of the Exodus: God’s deliverance of the Hebrew people from slavery in Egypt. It is also the meal which Jesus celebrated with his disciples in the Upper Room the night before his betrayal, arrest and crucifixion. Reservations must be made by March 22. Space is limited. Sign up in Fellowship Hall, or by calling the church at 457‑5180, or by placing the reply slip below in the offering plate. Children are especially welcome as they play a special role in the ritual.
Please reserve ____places for my family and friends for the Passover Seder Meal on April 2.
Number of Adults ______ children age 6–12 ______ children under six ________
[ ] I am willing to help prepare food for the meal
[ ] I am willing to serve as a table host/rabbi
[ ] I am willing to assist with set up or clean up
Lenten Fish Dinner — March 20
March 20 is the next Lenten Fish Dinner. You may put your order in at the table in Fellowship Hall today. Menu: fish and sauces, homemade macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, Italian bread, and dessert. Eat in or take out. Volunteer sign-ups are posted in Fellowship Hall for Thursday food prep and Friday set-up, prep, and serving. Please help your church by attending and/or helping! Adults $10.; ages 6–12 $4; children 5 and under free. Pre-order only by March 16.