News and Announcements:
WORSHIP UPDATE - Saturday Evening Services will resume June 19th at 5:00PM! We will continue with one Sunday morning service at 9:30AM through Labor Day.
We are currently offering several worship options: live worship in the Sanctuary, video broadcast in the parlor, video broadcast in the courtyard (weather permitting), radio broadcast in the parking lot (90.1 FM), and live broadcast on Facebook Live.
We continue to require those attending inside worship to wear masks. There are currently no seating restrictions, except that there is no seating in the balcony. Singing is now allowed with wearing of masks. We are observing pew communion with pre-filled communion sets.
WORSHIP BROADCAST - Sunday morning worship services will continue to be broadcast on Facebook Live or via the website link.
PARKING LOT WORSHIP - You may come and worship from the parking lot in your car. If listening in the parking lot, please tune radio to 90.1 FM.
QUILTERS MEETING TIME CHANGE - The LWR Quilting Group has changed their meeting time to the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 9am-Noon. Bring a lunch and stay for fellowship after the work is done. Next meeting date is Thursday, June 17th.
ARTICLES FOR THE JULY/AUGUST NEWSLETTER ARE DUE BY JUNE 20TH - This is a two month newsletter and the last one before September so please plan ahead!
YOUTH COMMITTEE MEETING ON WEDNESDAY JUNE 16 @7:30PM - Please join us for our first meeting to brainstorm and generate ideas for several recreational, educational and service events, so that we might connect our youth with one another, and together in Christ, be able to share sacred, joy-filled times with one another.
NEW E-MAIL FOR PICTURES - We are looking to keep our web site and Facebook page up to date with all the events that happen here at Christ Church and where we volunteer and serve in other areas. If you have any pictures, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org, and be sure to take pictures of any church related activities and send them to the e-mail, too. Thanks for your help.
THE "SIGHT AND SOUND" BUS TRIP - has been canceled.
LET’S GET TOGETHER - Beginning Sunday June 13th we will hold a social hour following the Sunday 9:30am worship services. This will take place in the courtyard (depending on nice weather). After not being able to be together for so long, this will give us a time to socialize with each other again. Coffee, individual juice, water and snacks will be available so we can be as contact free as possible for serving. After the first week we will be looking for volunteers to take care of this each week.
SUMMER FUN - Saturday June 19th from 1pm-3pm - Attention: Sunday School kids, teachers and their families. We have ‘zoomed’ long enough, so join us here at the church for a time of light refreshments (hoagies, chips, drinks) and games (water balloons, Gaga pit, etc.) and have a chance to be with each other in person!! Please call the church office 570-788-1572 or e-mail email@example.com to let us know if you will be attending so we can plan the food and games.
BULLETIN SPONSOR DATES - Open dates for bulletin sponsors are: July 11, September 5, October 3, 24 & 31, November 7, December 12 & 19. Please sign-up on the chart in the narthex or call the church office.
LOOKING AHEAD TO VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - AUGUST 9-13 - Please mark the dates on your calendar and watch for more info! Volunteers of all ages are needed.
Registration Forms will be in the July/August Newsletter.
GERANIUM CARE - The geraniums are planted and now we need to care for them. Please consider checking in to deadhead and water the plants as needed, and pull any weeds that may be there. The garden hose and watering can are by the side of the church.
"GOD’S WORK-OUR HANDS" DAY ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH - Mark this date on your calendar as our church plans a day of service to fellow church members and/or community. We are currently brainstorming as to activities for the day, so any suggestions are welcome and appreciated. More information will be in the July/August newsletter.
STEPHEN MINISTRY UPDATE - Our Stephen Ministry is beginning to take shape. Many thanks to those who made financial donations and offered prayers to help start up this wonderful ministry. The church enrollment fee has been paid which officially recognizes Christ Lutheran Church-Conyngham as a Stephen Ministry congregation. In May, Pastor Deb and Deb Jones began their training as Stephen Leaders. This is a 5 week, 25 hour Zoom training program which will guide us on how to run a meaningful Stephen Ministry program and develop the skills to train our Stephen Ministers, who are the heart of the program. The plan moving forward is to begin training Stephen Ministers in the fall. If you are interested in learning more about Stephen Ministry, contact Deb Jones at 570-233-7675 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Pastor Deb.
INDIVIDUAL COMMUNION CUPS - are ready for pick up for you to use at home. They are inside the front door of the parlor and may be picked up during office hours. Please help yourself. If you are unable to come to the church during the hours posted, please call the church (570-788-1572) to make other arrangements. You may also commune with what you have at home; bread, crackers, juice, wine, etc.
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