Announcements for March 8

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.

April 22

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 ________

Name: _________________________________________phone:_________________________

e‑mail: ________________________________

[   ] 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.