Announcements for March 18, 2018

Sign up today for the March 31 Event

Sign up on the bul­letin board in Fel­low­ship Hall. Fam­i­ly and friends invit­ed. Con­tact Karen Gloyd for infor­ma­tion; call 315–457-5180.

Maun­dy Thurs­day pan­cake sup­per & wor­ship

The Out­reach Com­mit­tee will serve pan­cakes, sausages, and apple­sauce on March 29 to sup­port their trip to Red Bird Mis­sion in Ken­tucky. Serv­ing begins at 5 pm. Din­ner is free with dona­tions accept­ed to help with expens­es. Stay for Maun­dy Thurs­day wor­ship in the sanc­tu­ary begin­ning at 7 pm. To help with the din­ner, sign up in Fel­low­ship Hall.

Dri­ve Thru His­to­ry — Wednes­days from 6:30 to 7 pm

Meets in the church library before Lenten Wor­ship. See the sto­ry
of Jesus from more than 50 sites in Israel. Hear the gospel in a fresh way, with evi­dence of truth in scrip­ture. Come any night: March 21: The Cru­ci­fix­ion of Jesus • March 28: The Res­ur­rec­tion of Jesus • April 4: Who is Jesus?

2018 Sophie Graze Schol­ar­ship appli­ca­tions avail­able

Sophie Graze Church Schol­ar­ships are award­ed to grad­u­at­ing high school seniors and, for 2018, return­ing stu­dents for their sec­ond year of high­er edu­ca­tion. Karen Gloyd can answer ques­tions. Appli­ca­tions, avail­able in the church office, are due May 15, with awards made in late June. Call Kate at 315–457-5180.

Vera House appeal — sup­port efforts to end abuse

Vera House pro­vides ser­vices to vic­tims of domes­tic vio­lence and sex­u­al abuse and offers edu­ca­tion and aware­ness pro­grams. Help by vol­un­teer­ing or pro­vid­ing fund­ing. Use a pew enve­lope and mark it Vera House (put your name or enve­lope num­ber on it to have it show on your church giv­ing state­ment for tax­es). If using a check, make it out to LFUMC. Or, mark Vera House next to the oth­er line if using your reg­u­lar num­bered offer­ing enve­lope.

Lenten Wor­ship — Wednes­days at 7 pm
Join us March 21 and 28 for spe­cial wor­ship with music and Holy Com­mu­nion, led by Rev. Can­dace Lawrence and organ­ist Bill Young.

Lenten Fish Din­ner — order today for March 23

Today is the last day to order. Helpers need­ed, also pie mak­ers.

Sup­port recov­ery — donate per­son­al care items

The youth group is col­lect­ing for Syra­cuse Teen Chal­lenge, a pro­gram that helps peo­ple with addic­tion recov­er through rela­tion­ship with Jesus. Needs: men’s toi­letries, bleach, laun­dry deter­gent, dish soap, toi­let paper, loose-leaf paper, spi­ral bound note­books. Col­lec­tion box is in the church cor­ri­dor, near the Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter.

Enjoy Irish dance at Olivebranch’s March 26 pro­gram

Din­ner at 5:30 pm (call church for reser­va­tion), pro­gram begins at 7:15 pm: Rince Na Somas dancers share cul­ture and his­to­ry of cos­tumes and dance. See two types of Irish dance. All wel­come.

Vol­un­teer at Red Bird Mis­sion April 21–29

For peo­ple with all skills, ages 13+. Call church at 315–457-5180.

Senior Min­istries Update

Reser­va­tions for the April 20 1950s din­ner & his­to­ry pro­gram due March 25. There is space avail­able for May 16 lunch & movie at Spaghet­ti Ware­house. New: July 31 motor coach trip to Raque­tte Lake for lunch cruise & tour of The Adiron­dack Muse­um on Blue Moun­tain Lake; Sep­tem­ber 6 motor coach trip to Cort­land for lunch at the Sher­man House & Cort­land Repertory’s per­for­mance of The Rat Pack Lounge. For details, see table in Fel­low­ship Hall.



March 25 — Palm Sun­day Choir Can­ta­ta at 9:30 & 11 am

March 28 — Wor­ship with Holy Com­mu­nion at 7 pm

March 29 — Maun­dy Thurs­day pan­cake sup­per & wor­ship

March 30 — Good Fri­day Wor­ship at St. Joseph the Work­er, noon

March 31 — Fam­i­ly Scav­enger Hunt at 11 am

April 1 — East­er Sun­day Cel­e­bra­tion of the Res­ur­rec­tion

7 am in John­son Park; 9:30 & 11 am in sanc­tu­ary


Week­ly Study Through the Bible — three time options
Mon­days at 1 pm, Wednes­days at 7 pm, Sun­days at 9:30 am

Want to join LFUMC?

Con­tact Pas­tor Bri­an Homan or the office staff at 315–457-5180.

UMM Learn to Pray Group offered at Lit­tle Uti­ca UMC

Cross­roads Dis­trict Prayer Advo­cate Don­ald Day will teach on Thurs­days at Lit­tle Uti­ca UMC 1459 Lam­son Rd., Phoenix, April 5‑May 3, 7 pm. Con­tact at or 315–598-6327.

Order East­er flow­ers for the altar by March 21

To pur­chase lilies or aza­leas to adorn East­er altar, return form and pay­ment by March 21. You may take them home after the 11 am wor­ship ser­vice that day. Call 315–457-5180 for infor­ma­tion.

Your name ________________________ phone _______________

Num­ber of  ___________ lilies ($9) or __________ aza­leas ($12)

(Cir­cle) in memory/honor of _______________________________