Announcements for June 16, 2019

All wel­come to par­tic­i­pate in Pas­tor tran­si­tion meet­ings: June 17 & 19 at 7 pm

June 17 in the Sanc­tu­ary: For mem­bers of the Admin­is­tra­tive Coun­cil, SPRC, and all oth­er church mem­bers
Cof­fee and refresh­ments will be avail­able in fel­low­ship hall before and after the meet­ing

June 19 in Down­stairs The­ater Room: For mem­bers of the Admin­is­tra­tive Coun­cil & SPRC
Cof­fee and refresh­ments will be served dur­ing the meet­ing

The Upper New York Con­fer­ence is facil­i­tat­ing the pas­toral tran­si­tion process with these meet­ings. Through this process, a con­gre­ga­tion receiv­ing a new pas­tor is assigned a con­sul­tant to guide the pas­tors, church lead­ers, and con­gre­ga­tion mem­bers involved in the tran­si­tion.

The Rev. Bob Kolvik-Camp­bell from UMC in Sher­rill is our pas­toral tran­si­tion con­sul­tant. In the meet­ings he will help pas­tors, lead­ers, and con­gre­ga­tions be aware of the nor­mal griev­ing process, help us say good­bye in a healthy way, and help us get off to a great start with a new rela­tion­ship.

Our new pas­tor, Bob Vizthum, who arrives July 1 and gives his first ser­mon July 7, will be with us in the meet­ings.

Sum­mer Wor­ship Sched­ule begins June 23

June 23   10 am — Pas­tor Bri­an Homan and SPRC cel­e­brate litany of farewell and send­ing forth. Recep­tion for Pas­tor Bri­an and his fam­i­ly to fol­low at 11 am
June 30   10 am — Judy Lieber-But­ler will preach
July 7      10 am — Pas­tor Bob Vizthum will preach his first ser­mon; wel­come recep­tion dur­ing cof­fee hour at 11 am
The 8:15 am Prayer & Holy Com­mu­nion ser­vice con­tin­ues meet­ing in the Down­stairs Chapel through­out the sum­mer.

Last day of 9:30 am Sun­day school is today

The last day of our tra­di­tion­al Sun­day School pro­gram is June 16. On July 7 at 10 am, our Sum­mer Sun­days pro­gram for K‑6th grade will begin. The nurs­ery will remain open through­out the sum­mer dur­ing the 10 am wor­ship ser­vice.

Sum­mer Sun­days Chil­dren’s Pro­gram is July 7 — August 18 

Sum­mer Sun­days for chil­dren will be held at 10 am begin­ning July 7 and con­tin­u­ing through August 18 for chil­dren who are cur­rent­ly in kinder­garten through 6th grade. Have chil­dren dress com­fort­ably as some class ses­sions may involve out­side activ­i­ties.

If you have ques­tions or if your child is aged 7th grade or old­er and would like to assist with the pro­gram, con­tact Karen Gloyd at 315–457-5180.

Help feed the hun­gry on June 30: Pre­pare sand­wich­es for the Samar­i­tan Cen­ter 

Out­reach is lead­ing an effort to make sand­wich­es for those in need right here in Syra­cuse by mak­ing sand­wich­es for the Syra­cuse Samar­i­tan Cen­ter. On June 30, after wor­ship ser­vices, we plan on mak­ing up to 250 sand­wich­es to be deliv­ered the next day to the Samar­i­tan Cen­ter. We will do this in the church kitchen. All mem­bers of Liv­er­pool First are encour­aged to par­tic­i­pate. Many hand make light work. More infor­ma­tion will be forth­com­ing over the next few weeks and you can check the Out­reach bul­letin board. Let’s gath­er togeth­er to do God’s work

Cards are being col­lect­ed for Pas­tor B for a bas­ket at good­bye cof­fee hour on June 23

Any­one wish­ing to offer notes, gift cards, or oth­er good­bye gifts may bring them to church on June 23 to be placed in a bas­ket for Pas­tor Bri­an dur­ing the spe­cial cof­fee hour to be held in his hon­or.

One wor­ship ser­vice will take place at 10 am that day (the start of the sum­mer sched­ule), and the recep­tion will fol­low at 11 am.

Delta Son­ic car wash coupons on sale

Per­fect for giv­ing to a Dad of your choice or to keep your car look­ing good all sum­mer. Buy one for $5 and get a sec­ond coupon free. Good toward any ser­vice at any Delta Son­ic. Good at full face val­ue for 2 months. Then $2 off on each coupon for 2 more months.

Olive­branch Wom­en’s Group din­ner out: June 24 at 6 pm at San­tan­ge­los Restau­rant in Liv­er­pool

Call Don­na Auy­er at 315–451-7359 by June 20 to reserve your seat. Olive­branch will sup­ple­ment the cost of din­ners; every­one will order from the menu.

June 9 wor­ship videos are on YouTube

9:30 am Chil­drens’ Mes­sage “What Is Pen­te­cost?”

9:30 am Ser­mon “Invi­ta­tion to the Par­ty”

9:30 am Com­plete Wor­ship Ser­vice

CHURCH PICNIC: July 21 at noon at Clay Central Park

Sum­mer LIFE will meet on Sun­days from 10 — 11 am from June 30 to August 25. 

They will also meet on Fri­days at 6 pm.

Teens in grades 7 — 12 are invit­ed to attend either or both times!

Vol­un­teer with Youth Praise Band

We have 6 high school age mem­bers that want to have a Praise Band here at Liv­er­pool First,  but they need an adult in the group with some musi­cal knowl­edge. 

If you have some musi­cal tal­ent, please prayer­ful­ly con­sid­er help­ing these young peo­ple in their bud­ding min­istry. 

I will con­tin­ue to attend prac­tices and will be respon­si­ble for the
non-music part of praise band.

You may con­tact me at or Nan­cy B. James at

Or call the church at 315–457-5180.


Dar­lene Pat­ton