Announcements for June 23, 2019

Sum­mer Wor­ship Sched­ule Begins

June 23 at 10 am — Pas­tor Bri­an Homan and SPRC cel­e­brate litany of farewell and send­ing forth. Recep­tion for Pas­tor Bri­an and his fam­i­ly at 11 am.

June 30 at 10 am — Judy Lieber-But­ler will preach

July 7 at 10 am — Pas­tor Bob Vizthum will preach his first ser­mon; wel­come recep­tion dur­ing cof­fee hour at 11 am

8:15 am Prayer & Holy Com­mu­nion con­tin­ues meet­ing in the Down­stairs Chapel through­out the sum­mer.

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 in 7th grade or old­er and would like to assist with the pro­gram, con­tact Karen Gloyd at 315–457-5180.


Bri­an Crispin: Our church fam­i­ly is chang­ing. It is impor­tant and right that we rec­og­nize these times of pas­sage, of end­ings and begin­nings. Today we share this time of farewell and thanks and send­ing forth with Pas­tor Bri­an.

Emi­ly Hoy: With us, in LIFE Youth Group, you have pro­claimed the sav­ing Gospel of Jesus Christ. You have chal­lenged us to live out the Gospel. And you have chal­lenged us to live like Jesus would have us live in our dai­ly lives and in our com­mu­ni­ty. All: We thank you for your min­istry to youth.

Sara & Mar­shall Bai­ley: At this font you have bap­tized infants. The gift of new life in Christ comes from God and is admin­is­tered by faith­ful pas­tors. All: We thank you for pre­sid­ing at the min­istry of bap­tism. 

Jean Jack­son: We thank Kathy Homan for her faith­ful­ness in run­ning Pow­er Point to aug­ment our week­ly wor­ship and the extra ways she has sup­port­ed our church min­istries. All: We are thank­ful for your con­tri­bu­tions to our min­istries.

Kevin & Amy Odell: Not only did you bap­tize chil­dren, but you have taught us, pre­sent­ed chil­dren’s mes­sages, and shared in our chil­dren’s activ­i­ties, includ­ing soc­cer. All: Thank you for being a sig­nif­i­cant part of the lives of the chil­dren and youth of Liv­er­pool First Unit­ed Methodist Church.

Bill San­ford: At this table you have presided at the sacra­ment of com­mu­nion. The meal is the Lord’s, and this con­gre­ga­tion has been a provider of this meal so that young and old could be fed with the liv­ing pres­ence of Christ. All: We thank you for pre­sid­ing at the sacra­ment of holy com­mu­nion.

Julie Cum­mings: At hos­pi­tals and in homes, you have walked with many of us in our strug­gles with health, aging or oth­er issues. You led us in prayers for heal­ing and restora­tion in the midst of our suf­fer­ing. All: We thank you for the encour­age­ment you gave us as our pas­tor.

Barb Hal­stead: You walked with us in the midst of our grief when we lost a loved one. You pro­claimed the good news of the res­ur­rec­tion and led us in prayers for com­fort and strength. All: We thank you for being with us in the time of loss.

Bernie and Pas­tor Blessed: You have also presided over ser­vices of mar­riage. You were present at the begin­ning of some­thing won­der­ful and encour­aged cou­ples to include Jesus in their mar­riage. You led prayers ask­ing for God’s pres­ence in mar­riage. All: We thank you for shar­ing those times of great joy.

Charles Mc Ches­ney: We are grate­ful for your music min­istry. Your beau­ti­ful voice has enhanced our wor­ship expe­ri­ence and inspired our hearts.  All: We thank you for your gift of music.

Zeke Gon­za­lez: Thanks to Bethany and Daniel for their devo­tion to the Praise Band and help­ing us learn how to blend our music and voic­es in praise to our Lord. All: We thank Bethany and Daniel for their musi­cal tal­ents and lead­er­ship in devel­op­ing the Praise Band.

Bill Rice: Thank you for help­ing us study the Bible, learn God’s word and direc­tion for us. We have grown in Christ through your time with us. All: Thank you for help­ing us under­stand and keep Christ in our every­day life.

Bri­an Crispin: Go now and fol­low God’s will. Wit­ness faith­ful­ly in word and deed to the love and sal­va­tion that is known to us in Christ. All: May God, the Father, bless you in your life, your fam­i­ly, and your min­istry. May God, the Son, be ever with you and guide you. May God, the Holy Spir­it, equip you with every­thing good to do God’s will. Amen.

Thank you from Pas­tor Bri­an

I offer my great appre­ci­a­tion and affec­tion for my Mon­day after­noon “Through the Bible” study. Mon­day’s farewell lun­cheon for Kathy and me touched my heart and will be remem­bered with fond­ness through­out my life. Each of the 26 mem­bers of the class will be remem­bered in my prayers as you con­tin­ue your jour­ney through the Bible. It has tak­en us two years to get to the Book of Daniel. I would have loved to con­tin­ued the jour­ney with you but hope you will con­tin­ue to dig deep and grow in faith in God’s Word and his Son.

    I also thank oth­ers of the con­gre­ga­tion for your cards, emails, and gifts to us. What I have enjoyed most in serv­ing as your pas­tor is the peo­ple of this church. Every Sun­day morn­ing as I wan­der through the con­gre­ga­tion it has been my sin­cere joy to greet you before the ser­vice begins. I will tru­ly miss you and hope to see you in the com­mu­ni­ty no longer as your pas­tor but as your friend. 

     — Bless­ings! Pas­tor B

CHURCH PICNICJuly 21 at noon at Clay Cen­tral ParkW

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. 

Dar­lene Pat­ton will attend prac­tices and be respon­si­ble for the non-music part of praise band.

Please con­tact Dar­lene at or Nan­cy B. James at Or call the church at 315–457-5180.

Franklin Gra­ham Recap

We took a bus­load of peo­ple to the Lake­side Amphithe­ater in May for the Deci­sion Amer­i­ca with Franklin Gra­ham. The Bil­ly Gra­ham Evan­ge­lis­tic Asso­ci­a­tion report­ed that more than 6,400 peo­ple attend­ed the event with 590 indi­vid­u­als who report­ed mak­ing first-time com­mit­ments to Christ! We cel­e­brate this work of God in our midst and are encour­aged to share our faith with our neigh­bors here in Liv­er­pool.

Delta Son­ic car wash coupons on sale

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.

Pas­toral Tran­si­tion Con­ver­sa­tions

The Upper New York Con­fer­ence host­ed pas­toral tran­si­tion meet­ings for the LFUMC con­gre­ga­tion this past week. A sum­ma­ry of the dis­cus­sions will be pre­sent­ed in next Sun­day’s week­ly news. For addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion, con­tact the office at 315–457-5180.

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

Out­reach will lead a sand­wich mak­ing project for the Syra­cuse Samar­i­tan Cen­ter on 30 June. After wor­ship ser­vices, at 11:30 am, we will pre­pare up to 250 sand­wich­es to be deliv­ered on 1 July to the Samar­i­tan Cen­ter. We wll do this in our own kitchen. All abled bod­ied mem­bers of Liv­er­pool First are encour­aged to par­tic­i­pate. Many hands make light work. Please join us if you can and let’s gath­er togeth­er to do God’s work.

June 16 wor­ship videos are on YouTube 9:30 am Chil­drens’ Mes­sage Help­ing Oth­ers 9:30 am Ser­mon Mod­el­ing God’s Love 9:30 am Com­plete Wor­ship Ser­vice

How to con­tact church staff

Please note that some email address­es have changed

Church Office: 315–457-5180

Karen Gloyd

Kate Smith 

Eliz­a­beth Men­gel 

Nan­cy B. James

Bill Young