Exciting news… a new small group is forming. Our “shepherds” will keep connected with all of our church family…members, homebound, students and friends. Those in our directory.
We are starting out as a card ministry for those who are homebound or who may have loss connection with their church family. This will begin with Easter.
We will also keep in touch with our family who is ill, in the hospital, etc. Prayers for everyone will be part of our outreach.
If you would like to join our group, please contact me.
--- In Christ, Sharon Hood, Leader 215-822-2579
Request from the “SHEPHERDING MINISTRY”Since we will be sending cards as part of this new small group, if you have any “Easter” or “Thinking of You” cards that you would like to donate, it would be greatly appreciated.
Please give them to anyone on our team. Thank You. Sharon Hood, Leader
Our Team: Chris Jones, Nancy Gansner, Anna Friedrich, Debbie Hollenbach and Beth Schoening
March social ministry project will be our Lutheran World Relief program -Personal Care Kits.
Cleanliness may not actually be next to godliness, but it certainly helps a person feel more human. When families find their homes destroyed, or must flee for their safety, soap and a towel rarely make the cut for what they can carry. Arriving in a refugee camp or other place of safety, they are scared, vulnerable and dirty from the travel. The simple items included in a Personal Care Kit provide much-needed self-care, critical germ fighting, and the chance to regain dignity amidst situations of fear and uncertainty.
Each Personal Care Kitwill contain: ONE light-weight bath-size towel (between 20” x 40” and 52” x 27”), dark color recommended; TWO or three bath-size bars of soap equaling 8 to 9 oz., any brand, in original wrapping; ONE adult-size toothbrush in its original packaging (toothbrush multi-packs may be used by sealing an individual toothbrush in a business-size envelope; no plastic bags or wrap); ONE sturdy comb, remove packaging; ONE metal nail clippers (attached file optional) (remove packaging.)
SOME IMPORTANT GUIDELINES TO REMEMBER
• Be sure to shop for light- or medium-weight towels, which are easier for kit recipients to hand wash and air dry, take up less storage space and are considerably less expensive than the fluffier towels we may prefer to use.
• Please give new items only.
• Please do not donate items with any religious symbols, messages or your group’s name.
• Please do not donate any items decorated with a U.S. flag, patriotic or military symbols, or references to the armed forces, including camouflage.
• Do not add other items or leave out any of the items listed.
• All items should be new and in good condition.
There will be a poster board with colored Post-it notes listing the items needed. Take a post it and buy that item and put it in the purple bin under the coat rack. Most items can be purchased at the dollar store making it easy to buy several items. We can all work together with whatever we have to put together as many kits as possible. Thank you for your generosity. More information, see Chris Jones.
Also in the month of March we are asking you to support Laurel's Loft.
This is a thrift shop in Pennwood Plaza at 1801 N. Broad Street, Lansdale (right next to Lansdale Meats.) They have a wide selection of clothing for the whole family, as well as jewelry and small household items. They also ask for gently used donations. They just ask that the donated items are in good condition and that they are dropped off during store hours only. All proceeds go directly to support Laurel House "Working to end Domestic Violence."
For more information, see Chris Jones.
Friday, March 13: Pajama Movie Night
On March 13th we’ll be having a Pajama Family Movie Night in the Fellowship Hall at 7pm. Wear your pajamas and bring some blankets and pillows and get ready for a fun evening. We’ll be watching the movie “Abominable”and having popcorn and drinks.
SIGHT & SOUND, LANCASTER, PA is bringing “JESUS” TO A LOCAL THEATRE . . .
On Saturday, April 11, at 12:55 p.m.you are invited to join your church family at the Regal Theatre in Warrington to see Sight and Sound’s production of “Jesus” made into a movie. Filmed directly from their stage production.
If you need a ride or directions, please give Sharon Hood a call.
Was originally told ticket prices:
- Adult: $18.00
- Child (3-11): $15.00
- Senior (60+): $15.00
We are going to go to The Metropolitan in Montgomeryville (across from Costco) afterwards (around 4 p.m.) as one large group to share food and our thoughts on the movie.
It was a magnificent production the two times I saw it at Sight and Sound in Lancaster. Looking forward to seeing the movie version as well!
Deadline for ticket sales will be Sunday, March 23. See the sign up on the Foyer desk.
Thank You. Your Sister in Christ, Sharon Hood (215) 822-2579
Longwood Gardens Festival of Fountains - Hagey’s Bus Trip
The Fellowship Group has scheduled a trip to Longwood Gardens on Thursday, May 14, 2020.
Enjoy an evening viewing the illuminated fountains dancing to stirring music and water jets shooting up to 175 feet high. The tour includes: deluxe motor coach transportation via Hagey Tours; admission into Longwood Gardens; and $20 Dining Dollars to use at Terrace Café or the tented Beer Garden within Longwood Gardens.
The bus will pick us up at the Montgomery Mall at 5:10pm and take up to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square. From 7-9pm we are on our own to explore the over 1,000 acres of gardens, woodlands and meadows at our own pace.
At 9:00 pm we’ll enjoy the Festival of Fountains! A spectacle unlike any other with an ever-changing musical program accompanying soaring water in all shapes, sizes, heights, along with infinite color combinations. The performance lasts 35 minutes. We’ll leave for home at 10pm and be back at Montgomery Mall between 11:30pm and 12:00am.
The Cost per person is $83. A $10 deposit is due when you sign up and the balance is due by the end of March.
There is a sign-up sheet on the Foyer bulletin board. Contact Marty Boland for any information. Please let her know if there is any problem with the late hour and travel.