One Great hour of Sharing — Today
“What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Today United Methodists everywhere will follow that mandate as they participate in the annual One Great Hour of Sharing offering. Our church is at its best when we reach out to sisters and brothers in need. Our One Great Hour of Sharing gifts pay the annual operating costs for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). UMCOR provides immediate assistance in the wake of disasters and participates in ongoing ministries of food, shelter, health and peace. 100 percent of giving goes to those in need.
Midweek lenten services — Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Two opportunities for worship and communion are offered each Wednesday until Easter. A study of Gilligan’s Island and the 7 Deadly Sins/7 Godly Virtues takes place in the Conference Room; a traditional liturgical service of Holy Communion takes place in the Sanctuary.
Lenten Fish Dinner — March 18 — 5 — 7 p.m.
The next fish dinner is on Friday, March 18. You may sign up in Fellowship Hall today for a full haddock dinner with fish fresh from Boston. Menu includes homemade 3‑cheese macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, Italian bread, dessert. Eat in or take out. Volunteer sign-ups are posted in Fellowship Hall. Please help your church by attending and / or helping! $10 for adults; ages 6–12, $4; 5 and under FREE. Pre-order and pre-pay ONLY by Monday, March 14 .
Syracuse Pops Chorus performs — March 18
Join us in the Sanctuary at 7 p.m. on March 18 for Broadway music presented by the Syracuse Pops Chorus. This will be held following the Lenten Fish Dinner. It is open to the public, so invite your friends and neighbors! Order your dinner by Monday, March 14. There will be a free will offering for the concert.
New Member Sunday — March 13
If you have been participating with LFUMC and are interested in making a public profession of faith and taking membership vows, please speak with one of the pastors. You may call the church office at 457‑5180 to schedule an appointment.
Red Bird Mission Trip
matching funds and gifts
Our Red Bird Mission Trip to Beverly, KY has 19 members and friends of LFUMC giving their time and talents to help people in one of the poorest counties in the nation. The trip cost approximately $550 per person for materials, food, and a bed at the Red Bird Mission. We are fortunate to have two anonymous donors who will match up to $1000 provided by LFUMC members and friends. In addition to your prayers, please consider giving to the fund raising effort, realizing that for every dollar you give, these donors will donate another dollar. Just identify your check or cash for “Red Bird Matching Funds”. Everyone who donates at least $200 will receive a hand crafted Adirondack Chair or 6 ft. picnic table, and the first 20 people who donate $25 will receive a pair of hand knit socks. Help us, and Red Bird Mission bring the love of Christ to these wonderful people.
PEACE Inc. Senior luncheons
Our church has a PEACE Senior luncheon every Monday at noon in the small dining room. The meals are delicious and the conversations lively. In order to keep the luncheons at our church we need to increase attendance. The menu for the month is found at www.peace-caa.org. Please consider trying the luncheon and encourage your friends to come too.
A free night at the movies
The Young Messiah is an upcoming American Biblical drama film directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh and co-written by Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh and Nowrasteh, based on the novel Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt by Anne Rice. Presented by MOPS International, Thursday, March 10 Regal Cinemas Destiny USA 19 — Aud. #10. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Premiere begins: 7:00 p.m.
Volunteers needed to provide meals for the Teen MOPS
Our church hosts meetings for a Teen MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group, and they could use our help in providing the young mothers, their children and the volunteers that facilitate the program with meals. Volunteers may either prepare a meal and drop if off at church on the meeting day, or donate gift cards to area grocery stores or restaurants, so the MOPS leaders can purchase or order food. Contact the church at 457‑5180 if you would like to help.
Senior Ministries Events
Wednesday, April 13 Fellowship Hall @ noon $15 per person
Luncheon catered by Tabatha’s Family Tree. Menu: Oven roasted chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, macaroni & cheese, roasted vegetables, salad, bread & butter, dessert, coffee & tea. Program: “Antique Road Show” presented by Allen Storinge, antique appraiser of Syracuse Antiques Exchange. Check out our table in Fellowship Hall for information on upcoming events.
Friday, April 29 Fellowship Hall at 6 p.m. $15.00 per person
Dinner Catered by LFUMC Men’s Club — Menu: Hoffman hot dogs & coneys, salt potatoes, ice cream floats & dessert. Program: “The Smith Family Fortunes” presented by the Onondaga Historical Association’s Curator of History, Dennis Connors. All are welcome to attend regardless of age. Please check the posters for information on the program.
Support foster children through Project Christina
Kohl’s is featuring a new line of plush toys. Please consider making a gift to a deserving foster child. Information and the collection box is on the table in Fellowship Hall. We also accept reuseable tote bags.
Prayer and Holy Communion
A quiet service of prayer, scripture, and Holy Communion takes place every Sunday from 8:15 to 9 a.m. Read the liturgy and prayers of the day, and listen to God’s Word through the scripture reading using a form of prayer called lectio divina. Share in the presence of Christ among us through the sacrament of Holy Communion. If your week could use a moment of quiet reflection, or if you’re curious about this different way of spending time with God, please come try it. The Chapel, located downstairs just to the left of the stairs from the back parking lot entrance, is accessible by elevator.
Would you like to be an usher or greeter ?
We are blessed to have new visitors and members in the Liverpool family, and we are expanding our list of GREETERS and USHERS to serve at worship on a rotational basis. We invite you to take a turn. The jobs are not difficult and will not take you away from your family as you worship together. Please call the office at 315–457-5180 if you would be interested in serving your church in this capacity.
Campership Chocolate for Easter
Come buy some of your Easter chocolate from the 2016 Camperships chocolate sale. We will be selling chocolate in the fellowship hall through Sunday, March 13, then take a break for Palm Sunday and Easter. Thanks to everyone who buys chocolate and makes donations to the campership fund. Your faithfulness and support are appreciated!
A young boy, Logan Hustedt, has Autism and requires a guide dog to keep him safe and to help him learn. Logan is the son of Steve Hustedt, Director of Communications for Upper New York UMC, and their family attends Liverpool First. To help raise the funds required to purchase and provide training an Autism dog and training for the family, they are collecting used shoes to be recycled. The United Methodist Men are supporting this mission to help Logan by reaching out collecting used shoes. During March, please bring used shoes to church.