Summer Worship is at 10 am
The nursery is open throughout the summer during the 10 am worship service.
Summer Sundays Children’s Program Through August 18 at 10 am
For children entering kindergarten-6th grade. Meets in the downstairs Gathering Room.
7th-12th graders meet downstairs in the Senior High room for LIFE
The early gathering for prayer and Holy Communion in the chapel takes place at 8:45 am throughout August.
Summer LIFE meets Sundays at 10 am & Fridays at 6 pm in August.
Teens in grades 7 — 12 invited!
Get to know Pastor Bob Vizthum
at a Meet & Greet Reception — Wednesday, August 28 Starting at 6:30 pm
Meet Pastor Bob in an informal setting in the church Memorial Lounge. Enjoy cookies and coffee provided by members of SPRC. Participation is limited to 20 people. Please sign up in Fellowship Hall.
Let us know if you need a meal
If you are recovering from illness, surgery, or injury you may appreciate home-cooked meals. To receive meals from church volunteers, contact the church at 315–457-5180.
This year’s CROP Hunger Walk is October 20
walk begins at 1 pm at Onondaga Lake Park Willow Bay (Saw Mill Creek Shelter)Visit crophungerwalk.org/syracuseny/ for details and to make a donation, start a personal fundraising page, or start a team!
Volunteer Caregivers Needed
Contact Karen Gloyd if you would help care for infants and toddlers during the 10 am Sunday worship service. Thank you!
Blessings in a Backpack is collecting fruit and grain bars this summer
Blessings in a Backpack is collecting fruit and grain bars for Seymour School. Any brand or flavor is great – just no nuts. We do this so we will be ready to feed 200 children each weekend during the school year. Hungry children need to do schoolwork and not be distracted by a “rumbling tummy”. Thank you for continued support of this program. Information is at the collection bin in the church corridor.
Parents Connect Group
Meets Thursday, August 15 at 6:30 pmCall the church at 315–457-5180 for location.
For parents with children of all ages.
Gather with other Christian parents for fellowship and support in parenting.
Last Week to Purchase Delta Sonic
Car Wash Coupons
Purchase $5 BOGO coupons good on any service — wash, interior cleaning, etc. Coupons good for $5 off until August 7, and $2 off after that through September.
Olivebranch Women’s Group gatherings begin September 23
Meetings: September 23, October 28, November 25, December 16, January 27, February 24, March 23, April 27, May 18, June 22
Olivebranch is open to all women. It meets one Monday a month, beginning at 5:30 pm with appetizers followed by a light potluck or catered dinner at 6 pm. There is a different program every month from 7:15 to 8 pm. New and exciting programs are being planned for this year. As soon as they are confirmed, a program booklet will be distributed. This year, Debbie Chrissley, Kay Phillips, Vickie Goodwin, and Ginny Tilden are scheduling the presenters.
More than 20 women divide into small groups to share dinner responsibilities each month. Cost for dinner is $5. This contribution is payable at the door.
Reservations are required the week before.
Senior Ministries Update
We have 13 seats available for a joint trip with Saint Joseph’s Seniors on Wednesday, September 18.
Ride a motor coach to Elma to stop at the Made In America Store followed by a buffet lunch at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure. After lunch we will take an hour-long Wild Game Safari Tour through the park, allowing up close interaction with exotic animals including camels, zebra, llama, elk, bison, ostrich and more.
We depart from LFUMC at 8 am and return around 6:30 pm. Cost per person is $65.
PARTICIPANTS OF ALL AGES ARE WELCOME.
For information, pick up a flyer from our binder in Fellowship Hall.
Live faith through action
Call the church at 315–457-5180 to get in touch with any of these leaders
Christian Education & Family Ministries
Assist a teacher or serve as a substitute for Sunday morning or Wednesday evening programs, help set up or clean up from events, direct games, serve snacks, lead songs, monitor hallways, or welcome new families.
Contact Karen Gloyd email@example.com
Lead in Faith
Assist with worship, teach a short term Bible study for
Advent or Lent, host a small group discussion.
Contact Rev. Bob Vizthum firstname.lastname@example.org
OR Sharon Hartman or any other Lay Leader
Help a Committee
Dinner/Fundraising, Outreach & Missions, Finance, Education, Library & Archives, Prayer Quilt Ministry, Prayerful Threads Knit & Crochet group, Office Helpers
Contact Kate Smith email@example.com
Share your Song
Wesley Bell Ringers, Chancel Choir, Praise Band
Contact Nancy B. James firstname.lastname@example.org
OR Becky Dunstone (Bells)
Care for Others
Visit homebound and nursing home residents, prepare meals for those recovering from illness or surgery
Contact Lorrie LaDuke
OR Tom Pelkey (meal program)
Hospitality, Safety, & Welcoming
Greet at entrances, usher during worship,
serve coffee and refreshments
Contact Ronica Putman (greeters); Tom Pelkey (ushers), Jason Hoy (safety), Lorrie LaDuke (hospitality)
Office Building Manager
This requires approximately 6–10 hours a week of
inspections, maintaining tenant relations, handling simple repairs such as light bulb replacement, and
attending to common bathroom upkeep. Michael Gloyd is custodian. The manager works weekly with the Trustees president. Trustees handle major repair issues, vendors, and billing. People skills and simple repair skills are a necessity. If you are interested in trying out this volunteer job, please speak to Sue Slenker.
200th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Future
Our congregation was formed in 1820.
Next fall we will celebrate 200 years in Liverpool!
Susan Slenker, church librarian and historian, invites members of all commissions and committees, and any other interested church members, to join the 200th Committee.
A number of people have expressed interest. Preliminary planning with Ginny Tilden this summer has led to an outline of a year-long celebration, where all main church events will carry a 200th anniversary logo, to emphasize this church’s ongoing history. Contact Ginny Tilden or Sue Slenker ASAP or leave your name with the church office staff at 315–457-5180.
First planning meeting is tentatively set for Tuesday, August 27, at 7 pm.
PEACE senior luncheon — Mondays at noon
For seniors age 60 and older. Call PEACE at 315–470-3331 to reserve a meal. Suggested contribution, $3.50. Spouses & guests under age 60 welcome for suggested $7. Menu for August 5 is battered cod filet, baked potato, mixed vegetables, and vanilla ice cream. Full menu at www.peace-caa.org
Pick up a daily devotional guide
The July-August issue of the Upper Room is available in large print or pocket-size. Pick one up in the narthex or at the Information Center table in the main corridor. These are free, but donations are welcome at the Information Center.
Mark your calendars for
UMW’s annnual program
WOMEN OF THE BIBLE series:
Mary Magdalene — saint, disciple,
or victim of malicious tweets?
Coming to the Fellowship Hall on October 26
Help Pastor Bob Vizthum get
to know you by wearing a name tag.
Tags are stored somewhat alphabetically in holders located in the main hall by the coat rack. You may return your tag to the holder most convenient for you (in the narthex, by the back elevator, or the main hall). There are purple ribbon cords on each rack for you to use should you wish.
If you don’t have one, please fill out a sticker at the Information Center table in the corridor. If you would like to have a name tag, contact Elizabeth or Kate in the office at 315–457-5180 (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org). Or ask Kay Phillips or Ginny Tilden during coffee hour.