Holy Week Worship
7 p.m. Maundy Thursday
The Upper Room
A reenactment of the “Last Supper”
6:30 a.m. in Johnson Park
Dress warm, bring your own lawn chair
8:15 a.m. in the Chapel
Quiet service of prayer and Holy Communion
9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Celebration of the Resurrection
Discovery Zone for Children & nursery care for infants is available
11 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Celebration of the Resurrection
Lenten services — Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Two opportunities for worship and communion are offered Wednesday, March 23. 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.
Church scavenger hunt and dinner
On Saturday, March 26, at 2 p.m., bring the family and enjoy an afternoon of FREE fun. Scavenger Hunt begins at 2 p.m. with dinner to follow. Reservations are required and you may sign up in the Fellowship Hall, Discovery Zone or call 457‑5180. All ages are welcome.
Red Bird Mission Trip matching funds
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 costs 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, knowing 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.
2016 Sophie Graze Scholarship applications available
The Sophie Graze Scholarships assist church members with continuing education beyond high school, and will be awarded in June. Any church member may apply. Applications and guidelines are available from Kate in the Church Office. Contact Karen Gloyd, Director of Christian Education, or the church office for information. Due date for applications is May 11. Awards will be presented Sunday, June 19.
Church tag sale
SPRING CLEANING time is here and the church tag sale can use the household items you’re ready to part with! Books, toys, usable appliances, jewelry (no clothing please), dishes, collectibles, décor items, plants, tools, (no large furniture or clothing), etc. are needed. The sale will be April 15 and 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items can be placed in the box in the back foyer after Easter. The sale will benefit UMW and Outreach missions. Questions? Call Jill Ertinger, 451‑6145.
Olivebranch Women’s group meets March 21
Olivebranch Women’s Group will meet tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. for punch and appetizers, followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The program is Reflections on Project Chacocente and my Pilgrimage to Nicaragua, by Pastor Alison. She will share information on Project Chacocente, an intentional, interdependent Christian community that helps families relocate their lives from a trash heap outside the capital city of Managua to a sustainable community. Call Pat Cupernall at 457‑6730 for a dinner reservation. All are welcome to join with women of our church for an evening of fun and Christian fellowship.
Senior Ministries Events
Wednesday, April 13 Fellowship Hall @ noon TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY to make a reservation (submit check). 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.
Friday, April 29 ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND REGARDLESS OF AGE: Fellowship Hall @ 6 pm — $15 per person. Dinner catered by LFUMC Men’s Club — Menu: Hoffman Hot Dogs & coneys, Salt Potatoes, Ice Cream Floats & Dessert. Program: “The Smith Family (Smith-Corona) Fortunes” presented by the Onondaga Historical Association’s Curator of History, Dennis Connors. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the history of Syracuse.
Support foster children through Project Christina
Kohl’s is featuring a new line of plush toys. Please consider purchasing one for a deserving foster child. Information and the collection box is on the table in Fellowship Hall. We also accept tote bags for the children to use to to carry their belongings.
White Ribbon Campaign for Vera House
A collection for Vera House, a local non-profit organization that seeks to end domestic and sexual violence and abuse, provides services to the victims, educates our community about these terrible acts, and attempts to change abusive behaviors. Please use the special envelopes found in the pew racks, marked V.H. (for Vera House), and consider a generous donation to this important cause.
Member Care Commission thanks to all who volunteered to deliver Easter Baskets and daffodils today to our members at home and in health care facilities. Please check in Fellowship Hall after church today to see if they need a few more deliverers.
A special birthday
Jane Axtmann will celebrate her 99th birthday on March 24. If you would like to send her a card, her address is: Manlius Home Room 11, 215 Pleasant St., Manlius NY 13104–1813.
Logen Hustedt has autism and requires a guide dog to keep him safe and to help him learn. Logen is the son of Steve Hustedt, director of communications for Upper New York UMC, and their family attends Liverpool First. To 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 by collecting shoes. During March, please bring used shoes to church.
Prayer and Holy Communion
A quiet service of prayer, scripture, and Holy Communion takes place Sundays from 8:15 to 9 a.m. Read the liturgy and prayers of the day, and listen to God’s Word through the scripture 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 time of quiet reflection, or if you’re curious about this different way of spending time with God, please try it. The Chapel, located downstairs to the left of the stairs from the back parking lot entrance, is accessible by elevator.