SEPTEMBER 14 CHICKEN BBQ!!!

On September 14 from 4:30 – 6:30, we will be offering take out barbequed chicken dinners. Dinners will consist of 1/4 chicken, baked potato, roll, delicious homemade coleslaw and brownie. Donation of $10 per dinner.  Reservations are recommended but not required.                EZ drive up for pick up!

Mission Sunday: Don’t Go to Church, BE the Church!

Our congregation has been participating in a global mission effort called, “Be the Church Sunday”. We commit our hearts and our hands to working for our neighbors in need and for our community. This reflects our calling to go beyond mission giving by doing hands-on work together.  ON SEPTEMBER 30, the CHURCH WILL LEAVE the BUILDING!

Mission Opportunities may include: Making no-sew blankets for small children at Schuyler Shelter, making and delivering lunch to Interfaith Partnership for the homeless, sorting food or household items at NE Regional Food Bank, making cookies at Ronald McDonald House, or visiting and delivering hand made cards to a local nursing home.

Our grand piano has arrived!

LPC has been blessed with the gift of a beautiful grand piano which belonged to our friend, Ellen. We are certain it will add so much to our worship and praise as it fills our sanctuary with beautiful music. We thank David, Ellen’s husband, and remember Ellen with much love.

June news…

June 10… Music Sunday

LPC was full of music this Sunday as both of our choirs praised God with their beautiful music. The Bell Choir presented a beautiful piece which showed their dedication and hard work. The Chancel Choir beautifully raised up in song, “A Journey of Faith” accompanied by Elle on the flute. The two choirs, with Elle on the flute, joined to present a lovely blessing song called “Go Now in Peace and Love”.

Recognition was given to all of our choir members, bells and chancel, for their dedication.  You can find them at LPC every Thursday night practicing. There is plenty of room for new members1

LPC is very lucky to have other members of the congregation who are willing to share their musical gifts. Each of them were recognized as well: Elle for flute, Anne Marie for the string bass, Guy for guitar and vocal and our young pianists; Yom and Caelan.

Thank you to all of our musicians!!!! Your service is an integral part of our worship.

 

JUNE 17….. LPC Family picnic following worship

JUNE 24…. Church School Sunday

Wednesday Bible Study

“Knowing God’s Word”

New Wednesday Bible study starts this week! Bible Study is open to all every Wednesday from 2- 3:15 pm. As we study, we enjoy coffee/tea and a snack. Many people find reading the Scriptures a daunting prospect, let alone studying them. As we read our Bible questions arise. How can we get answers? Is studying the Bible different from reading it? “Knowing God’s Word” will prepare us to approach the Bible with confidence and excitement. questions are good; seeking answers together is even better.

Lent: The Potter’s Hands

Our theme for Lent has been “The Potter’s Hands”. We have been sharing how we are using the Potter’s hands in our daily life through our “good deeds”, etc. Along with that our mission opportunities have given us more chances to serve and use the Potter’s hands.

Congregants used their talents and hands to create goods to be shared with those in need.  People put together a meal for the homeless and collected spices to add to the meals made at the shelter. Warm and cozy tied fleece blankets were made. A favorite activity was led by one of our talented congregants. She taught us how to make lotion and bath scrub which were bottled and packed in brightly colored gift bags. Bags will be shared with others who can use a lift.

The congregations also gave of themselves by donating books and puzzles to Wizard’s Wardrobe which tutors young ones in  the South End of Albany, collecting board books and scarves for the young mothers and babies who use Mary’s Corner, and donating gift cards, stuffed animals and candy to supplement Easter baskets for 7 families in need.

Our last activity of mission during Lent was our annual One Great Hour of Sharing auction. Handmade and household goods are donated to be auctioned.  A night of delicious desserts, lots of laughs, and time with friends brought about a successful auction raising over $2000 for OGHS.

 

LOVE KITS : January/February mission

On February 11, we will be filling “Love Kits” for the homeless. Please bring in “travel size” shampoos, lotions, soap, etc. There are bins in the hallway for drop off. Consider staying after worship on 2/11 for a soup lunch and to help fill the kits.

“Don’t just go to church!”

On Sept. 24, LPC did NOT go to church; instead they went out into the community to serve. Three missions were chosen : Northeast Regional Food Bank, a local  shelter and the animals affected by the hurricanes.  Congregants were given the opportunity to choose where they were called to serve. One group stayed at the church and made no-sew fleece blankets. These cuddly blankets were  given to the children residing at a local shelter. Another group went to the Regional Food Bank to sort items. The third group manned a bake sale at the Rotary Pet Fair. All proceeds were donated to benefit the animals affected by the hurricanes. Some people chose to participate by baking goods and/or donating fleece.

FALL EVENTS

Tomorrow, Sept.17

Annual Fall Pancake breakfast starting @ 9:15

Come and join  us for pancakes, bacon, sausage and REAL maple syrup provided by the Skinners.

September 24

“Don’t just go to church” Mission Sunday

There will not be a service this week as we will be out serving during that day. Groups will be going to the Regional Food Bank and the Rotary Pet Fair. At the Pet Fair we will behaving a bake sale to benefit animals displaced by the hurricanes.

October 1

World Communion

October 15

20 Years Together!

Special service and coffee hour to celebrate 20 years of ministry with Pastor Elaine