Announcements for January 7, 2018

Chick­en & Bis­cuits served Sat­ur­day, Jan. 27

Please plan to attend our first fund-rais­er of the New Year!
Serv­ing is 4 to 6 p.m. or sold out. (There is no SU home bas­ket­ball that day.) Menu is chick­en & gravy over but­ter­milk bis­cuit,
veg­etable, tossed sal­ad, dessert, & bev­er­age. Adults — $11. Ages 6–12 — $5. Chil­dren 5 & younger — FREE. Take-outs avail­able. Vol­un­teers need­ed to bake desserts, serve & clean up: sign up in Fel­low­ship Hall. Teens need­ing com­mu­ni­ty ser­vice hours are wel­come to sign up. Come to help out, or just come to eat!

Olive­branch & Bless­ings in a Back­pack — Jan­u­ary 22

On Jan­u­ary 22, Olive­branch Women’s Group will have speak­ers from St Paul’s Luther­an Church share with us how they became involved in the nation­wide ini­tia­tive, “Bless­ings in a Back­pack” and the impact they have made at Sey­mour school. Join us on Jan­u­ary 22 for din­ner ($5) at 5:30 p.m. or just come to the pre­sen­ta­tion at 7:15 p.m. – every­one is wel­come. Call the church office at 315–457-5180 by Jan­u­ary 19 at 11 a.m. to make din­ner reser­va­tions.

Cur­rent Col­lec­tion: mac­a­roni & cheese

For Jan­u­ary and Feb­ru­ary, Bless­ings in a Back­pack is col­lect­ing sin­gle-serve microwave­able mac­a­roni & cheese. Best prices cur­rent­ly  are the store brands at Nichols and Aldi’s.

Project Christi­na shares love with fos­ter chil­dren

For those who have con­tributed, there is a let­ter from Social Ser­vices that you can use for Income Tax pur­pos­es on the table in Fel­low­ship Hall. We hope make deliv­er­ies to Social Ser­vices every few months. For those not famil­iar with this project, when a child is removed from their home the social work­er gives them a stuffed toy and re use­able tote bag and book.  Dona­tions can be placed in the box in Fel­low­ship Hall. Thank you for mak­ing a dif­fer­ence!

Reserve a Sun­day to pur­chase Altar Flow­ers

If you would like to order altar flow­ers in mem­o­ry or hon­or of some­one spe­cial in your life, call the church office at 315–457-5180 to reserve a Sun­day. Dates for 2018 are fill­ing up fast.

2018 Offer­ing Envelopes avail­able 

Please pick up your 2018 offer­ing envelopes in the narthex. They are arranged in alpha­bet­i­cal order. You may have a new num­ber.


Win­ter Delta Son­ic BOGO Coupons 

The Dinner/Fundraising Com­mit­tee is sell­ing $5 coupons off Delta Son­ic ser­vices. Buy one, get one FREE good until Feb­ru­ary 1.

Dri­ve Thru His­to­ry — Wednes­days at 6:30 p.m.

Join our video series as Dave Stotts shares the sto­ry of Jesus at more than 50 ancient sites as record­ed in the Gospels. Come any week or every week. Dessert pro­vid­ed.

101 Enve­lope Chal­lenge for children’s min­istry

Please remem­ber to turn your enve­lope in if you haven’t done so. Thank you every­one who helped fund our fam­i­ly min­istries.

Knit or cro­chet with Prayer­ful Threads

Mem­bers of the Prayer­ful Threads group cre­ate hand­made scarves, hats and mit­tens for peo­ple in need, and baby blan­kets and sweaters for chil­dren that are bap­tized in our church. Join them when they meet on the first and third Sun­days of each month at 2 p.m., or work on your own at home and coor­di­nate with group facil­i­ta­tor Paula Lam­ber­son. Call the church at 315–457-5180 for infor­ma­tion.

Let us know if you need a meal

If you are recov­er­ing from an ill­ness, surgery or injury you may

appre­ci­ate some home-cooked meals. If you would like to receive meals from church vol­un­teers, con­tact the church at 315–457-5180.

5 Cents Makes a Dif­fer­ence!

Please bring 5‑cent return­able bot­tles & cans to church, or to MSK Returns on Rt. 57, where our LFUMC Youth account sup­ports Chris­t­ian Edu­ca­tion and Fam­i­ly Min­istry pro­grams.

Week­ly Bible Stud­ies return this week

Our Bible Stud­ies, Through the Bible will meet week­ly begin­ning Mon­day, Jan­u­ary 8 and Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 10. The groups will begin the study of the Book of Judges. The study on Sun­days at 9:30 a.m. will meet again begin­ning  Jan­u­ary 14 and will com­plete a study on the Book of Deuteron­o­my.

Food Pantry Dona­tions & Com­mu­nion Sun­days

On the first Sun­day of each month we cel­e­brate Holy Com­mu­nion. Please bring food dona­tions to the altar rail before the ser­vice to sup­port the Food Pantry at St. Joseph the Work­er Church.