News and Announcements:
OUTSIDE WORK DAY AT THE CHURCH - After a discussion in church council and the consultation with interested members of the congregation, it has been determined that the rhododendron bushes adjacent to the east side of the church must be removed. They were planted when the original church was built in 1967 and have grown too large to maintain. The date chosen to remove the rhododendron is November 14th starting at 9 AM. If you are interested in volunteering to assist with this project, please contact Mike Ziegler at 570-956-7864 or Tom Thorne at 570-599-5143.
SAMARITANS PURSE CHRISTMAS SHOE BOXES - You can fill your shoebox by picking items for the girl/boy and age ONLINE or have them fill the shoebox for you @ Operation Christmas Child under “Build A Shoebox Online”. The cost is $25.00. If you wish to fill your own, please pick up a brochure as the items allowed have changed and the cost per box for shipping is now $9. Filled shoe boxes can be dropped off at Faith Assembly of God Church (behind Perkins) on Monday November 16th , Tuesday November 17th, and Thursday November 19th from 5pm-7pm; Wednesday November 18th from 6pm-8pm; Friday November 20th from 12pm-2pm and Saturday November 21st/Sunday November 22nd from 11am-1pm. Please do not bring shoe boxes here to our church.
CHRISTIAN COORDINATOR NEEDED - We are in need of someone (or 2 people) to oversee our Faith Formation program that includes Sunday School and VBS. This is a paid 10 hour per week position. A job description is available for anyone to see. Please contact Pastor Deb or the church office if you are interested.
THANKSGIVING VALLEY FOOD PANTRY BASKETS - Our church has been asked to provide cranberry sauce and canned pumpkin for the Thanksgiving distribution. Coffee is always needed, too. The Pantry is serving 67 households at this time. These items need to be here at our church by Sunday November 8th!! Place your donations in the grocery cart inside the front door. Thank you.
TRUNK OR TREAT HAS BEEN CANCELED FOR THIS YEAR
ADVENT DEVOTIONAL BOOKLET - The time is here and writers are needed! Please sign-up on the sheet in the narthex and be one of our devotional writers for this year’s booklet. This has become an annual event that many people look forward to receiving. We supply a bible verse and you write a few thoughts about it, or just some feelings about the Christmas season. Then, end with a prayer. A sample will be supplied. Any questions, contact the church office. Thanks!
GROWING YOUNG IN A CHANGING WORLD; Virtual Summit November 10-11 - Jake Mulder from the Fuller Youth Institute is coming to work with our Synod to help us be more welcoming, engaging and meaningful to the youth and young people in our midst. Everyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend. Cost is $40, which our church will cover for you. It is encouraged that you read Growing Young prior to attending (church will provide a copy). See all the info on the bulletin board.
APPLE SAUCE MAKING - The apples are picked and now we must make more apple sauce for our annual Pork & Sauer Kraut Dinner. Meet here on Tuesday October 27th at 10AM to lend a hand!!!
The Willing Workers are collecting items to fill bags for the homeless through Catholic Social Service. We hope to fill 25 bags. Items needed are:
Tooth Paste, Tooth Brush, Hand Sanitizer, Small Tissue Packets, Power Bars, Mens' Heavy Socks, Cheese & Crackers Packs, and Bottled Water.
Members are reminded to mail in their offering envelopes so the church's work and mission may continue. Members may also make offerings online via "tithe.ly" by going to https://get.tithe.ly/download-tithely-app, setting up an account, and searching for Christ Lutheran Church - Conyngham.
UPDATES AND INFO NEEDED - We need your current information to keep our records accurate. If you have had any changes in address, phone #’s, have added a cell #, etc., please let the church office know. Also, make sure we have your e-mail address.