Announcements for March 20

Holy Week Worship

7 p.m. Maun­dy Thurs­day 

The Upper Room 

A reen­act­ment of the “Last Sup­per”

East­er Sun­day

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 ser­vicesWednes­day 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 

March 26

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.

Thank you

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’s shoe­box

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

Sun­day Morn­ings 

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.