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.