OCTOBER 2019


“Time marches on” is a classic statement we often express in the living of our daily lives. The question becomes how precious is life to us and how do we make use of time. Time, without a doubt, is a gift from God as he gave us the gift of life we are living now.

Paul challenges us to be careful how we live and use our time. Do we use our time unwisely or wisely making the most of every opportunity to remember God’s gift of life for all of us.

Soon we will again turn our clocks back one hour to standard time. We need to be careful that we don’t continually go back in time with our lives and the negatives we might have experienced. We need to continually move forward in a positive way and make quality use of one of God’s greatest Gifts: Time and the life He gave us to live.

In His Light,

Pastor M

610-987-6637


MEN’S MINISTRIES

Next meeting October 12th at 8 A.M.


BIBLE STUDY

Every Wednesday @ 7:00 P. M.

Every Friday Women’s @ 9:00 A.M.

All welcome


BREAKFAST CLUB

October 9th, @ 8 A.M. @ Temple Family Rest.

October 29th, @ 8 A.M. @ Mt. Penn


SPIES DART BASEBALL

October 2nd – Zion’s Spies E.R.

October 9th – Zion’s Spies E.R.

October 16th – Zion’s Spies E.R.

October 23rd – Zion’s Spies E.R.

October 30th – BYE


OLEY FAIR HELP

A “BIG THANK YOU” to everyone who helped at the Oley Fair. It was greatly appreciated.


WORLD WIDE COMMUNION SUNDAY

“This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

“This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.”

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2019 10:30 A.M.

BE WITH US AS WE SHARE THE BREAD AND WINE WITH CHRISTIANS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD REMEMBERING CHRIST’S

SACRIFICE ON THE CROSS, GIVEN FOR OUR SINS.


NEWLETTER ARTICLES

ARE DUE THE SECOND TO LAST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH


LAYMAN’S SUNDAY

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13th – 10:30 A.M.

Members of the church family will participate in the morning service. Max Muller will share his message.

Luncheon following the service, Baked potato bar & dessert. Cost- donation

Come join in some fellowship.


BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

I still collect B.T.F.E. If you have children or grandchildren etc. who would like some for their school, please let me know. Currently I’m giving them to Saint Lawrence Preschool . The B.T.F.E. can be found on General Mills cereals, G.M. snacks, Pillsbury refrigerated products, Yoplait Dairy, Betty Crocker baking and potato items, Ziploc bags, Old El Paso, Hamburger Helper and many more. As always “Thank You” for your continuing support to help our local schools.


STEWARDSHIP

We have begun the process of developing a budget for 2020. Your input on next year’s budget is important. Please come and join us on developing the 2020 budget. Our next meeting is October 21 @6:30 P.M.


SUNDAY SCHOOL

There is a trip to the Manwiller Farm –Oley (Hayride & Bonfire) planned for October 27th @ 2:00 P.M. Hope to see everyone there.

Any questions see Bob Hallman


ALL SAINTS DAY – “TOTENFEST”

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd – 10:30 A.M.

Let us observe and pay tribute together on this day to all who have passed away during this year. Please give names/pictures of loved ones to

Pastor M. or to the church secretary, Sue Barnett, at your earliest convenience so that they may be named personally during a special time in our service.


FUTURE PLANNING

Our next meeting is October 7th @ 7:00 P.M.

We will be working on the 2020 calendar please come and join us with any input for the calendar and upcoming events.


BIRTHDAY CARD SHOWER SHEETS

for September thru December available on the Narthex table for anyone willing to participate in sending cards to church family members

80 yrs. & over.


MEET AND GREET

(Sunday Morning Fellowship)

Feel free to join in for conversation, goodies and coffee, etc. every Sunday Morning in the Social Hall starting at 7:45 A.M. Christian Education classes are available for every age from

9-10 A.M. should you care to sit in for these or stay and fellowship with church families and friends. Contributions of baked goods are always welcome. Contact Judy Marisseau 610-987-6637 with any baked goods contributions


JUST A REMINDER! Please remember to notify the church office regarding anyone in the hospital or of any transfers from hospitals to home or to any other facility. It becomes difficult sometimes to keep up with everyone’s moves which results in extra traveling.

Thanks so much.


CHURCH TREASURER’S REPORT

JULY 2019

Congregational Offering Receipts $10,914.45

Total Operating Expenses $12,908.60

AUGUST 2019

Congregational Offering Receipts $ 8,069.90

Total Operating Expenses $10,085.94

Respectfully Submitted,

Susan Barnett, Treasurer


STATISTICS

ATTENDANCE

                                            JULY                                               AUGUST

                                             7                 82                                 4                      80

                                           14                 96                                11                       81

                                           21                  72                               18                       78

                                           28                 88                              25                       92


MEMBERSHIP

September 25, 2019 287

GAINS (2)

Constance Harman, Gerald Ludwig

DEATHS (1)

Carrie Aulenbach

LOSSES / TRANSFERRED (0)

Respectfully submitted, Susan Barnett, Secretary


OCTOBER 13th IS PASTOR APPRECIATION DAY

We would like to shower Pastor Marisseau with many cards to show our appreciation. There will be a basket on October 6th & 13th in the back of the church to collect all your cards and or small tokens of appreciation.


CALENDARS & DAYPLANNERS

The various charities are starting to send out their 2020 calendars. If you do not want them please bring them to the church and give to Linda Wilson. She will pass them on to the soup kitchen.

HELP OUR HOMELESS VETERANS

Looking for men’s jeans, sneakers, socks, sweaters, blankets, and sleeping bags. Drop off in the Narthex or see Judy Marisseau. Check out the information on the table in the Narthex about the mission. Envelopes available on the table if you would like to make a monetary donation.


LUNCHES WILL BE MADE NOVEMBER 17th

ALONG WITH CARE PACKAGES

There are sign-up sheets on the table in the narthex if you wish to contribute personal care items or lunch items.


REDNER’S SAVE A TAPE PROGRAM

This year we received $200.56 so far.

Our church gets 1% of the total of your register receipts. You must have a SAVE A TAPE card which you can get at your store’s courtesy desk. Thank you for your continued support.

Customers must use their Pump Perks/1% Save-A-Tape card for purchase. This will be noted on the bottom of the receipt. Please submit the whole receipt (cannot be cut off) in the wooden box on top of the food cupboard in the church narthex. Please do not use a highlighter marker on your receipts, it can erase the totals. All receipts must be dated within three years prior to the date of submission. Fuel purchases are not considered. Thank you.


WOMENS MINISTRIES UPDATE

Our annual bazaar/breakfast/cookie sale will be held on Saturday, November 2nd from 7AM until noon. It will begin with an all you can eat breakfast buffet from 7AM to 11AM made by our Men’ Ministries. The cost is $7.00 for adults and $4.00 for children. Stop by and have some of this delicious food! We will be selling the same varieties of cookies as before: snicker doodles, sugar cookies, sand tarts, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin and chocolate chip. These wonderful treats are all homemade by the Women’s Ministries and will be sold for $9.00 per pound. We are also selling homemade sticky buns. We would appreciate any baked goods that you would care to donate for our bake sale. These baked goods may be dropped off, in the fellowship hall, on Friday November 1st between 6 PM and 7 PM or after 6 AM on the morning of the bazaar. Several of our church family members will be offering crafts for sale. It seems like there is a little something for everyone so we sure hope you all stop by!

Once again we will be taking orders for mince meat pie filling. We will make it at the church using the same recipe that has always been used for the pies in previous years, also potato filling using the same recipe that is used for the ham supper; it will be in aluminum pans ready for your Thanksgiving ovens! We are also making pepper cabbage! All three items will be ready for pick up at the church, on the Monday before Thanksgiving (11/25/19), between the hours of 1:00PM and 5:00PM. Order forms are included in this newsletter and may be given to Sue Barnett. Payment is appreciated at the time of ordering. We hope that you will keep these things in mind and let us make your Thanksgiving dinner easier for you.

As always, we invite all the women of the church to join us, as we meet, on the second Tuesday of every month at 11:00 A.M. It is our goal to always keep God at the center of our “busyness”.

CHRISTMAS CANTATA PRACTICE

We are beginning practice for our Christmas Cantata “A Noel Celebration” which will be performed on December 22nd during the

10:30 A.M. service.

If you would like to share your voice please join us Thursday nights around 7:45 P.M.


ICE HOCKEY BUS TRIP

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16th

Philadelphia Flyers vs. N.Y. Islanders

Join the fun & fellowship
Reserve your seats call

Don or Linda @ 610-779-7503

Leave a message


DONATION TABLE

I want to again have a book sale at the bazaar, on November 2nd. I would like donations of books. I am focusing on hardcover and trade books and children’s books in good condition. Also looking for music cd’s. Please no textbooks, dictionaries or encyclopedias. If you have anything to donate, please see Linda Wilson or place them on the stage. All the donated money goes in the church’s general fund. This is a great way to raise money for the church.       Thank you. Linda Wilson


You’re Always There for Me

When the world comes crashing in
And chaos rules my mind,
I turn my heart to you, Lord,
And pure, sweet peace I find.

You lift me out of trouble
You comfort me in pain;
You nourish, heal and cleanse me,
Like cool, refreshing rain.

In times of joy and bliss,
When things are going right,
You lift me even higher,
And fill me with delight.

You listen to my prayers;
You hear my every plea;
I’m safe because I know
You’re always there for me.

By Joanna Fuchs



MONTHLY PRAYER LIST

 Monthly prayer lists are located on the side table in the Narthex. If you have requests for the list, you can fill out a prayer request form which will be on the table in the Narthex and give the information to Jessica Houck 610-823-0183.If you have any questions about this list or our  prayer chain you can see Jessica Houck or Bob Hallman. New lists will be available the Sunday following our monthly prayer meetings.

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