Mission for October and November
Baskets of household items were collected to go to Interfaith Partnership to help set up independent living for clients.
Items are being collected for Thanksgiving baskets which will be put together and delivered to needy families.
A luncheon was given in Alberta’s honor. She and her daughter will be moving to Texas. Many stayed to give her a hug and wish her the best.
There will be a Turkey luncheon with all of the trimmings on November 24 . All are invited!
Stewardship Campaign has begun led by Guy and his guitar. The theme is “abundance”. Guy led us in “Name that Tune” with songs having the lyric “fill” and has shown us several hands on models of abundance.
LPC has been very busy this spring….
After delivering Easter baskets of food to 8 families and kids’s baskets to children at Schuyler Inn Shelter we started our collection for Undie Sunday. This year, we collected 119 pairs of socks, 24 women’s tees, camisoles and bras, and 215 pairs of women’s and children’s underwear the Equinox Domestic Violence Shelter in Albany. Way to go!! In between there, we had 16 walkers walk the CROP Hunger Walk in Albany raising $1000.
We were very pleased to have with us, Debbie Fagans, one of the founders of Wizard’s Wardrobe, which offers tutoring to elementary students in downtown Albany. She updated us on the progress of the mission and their need for tutors. We are proud to have one of our own as a tutor. We, also, have an ongoing collection of 100 piece puzzles and books for the program.
Several of the other ongoing collections that we have at this time are:
Collection of prescription medicine bottles for a medical mission to Guatemala (Please pull of the labels.)
Board books for Mary’s Corner
Smartphones and cell phones for The Rotary
This past Sunday the chancel choirs of Bethany and Loudonville Presbyterian Churches combined their voices to bring Joseph Martin’s cantata, Sacred Places: a Pilgrimage of Promise, to worship. This beautiful cantata of meaningful songs and readings marks the life of Jesus and the places where these events took place. This shared event was part of a combined service with a shared pulpit. Afterward, there was a delicious lunch providing time for fellowship. See the photos in our gallery or on FB.
THIS Sunday, April 7, the choirs from LPC and Bethany Presbyterian Church will be singing the cantata, “Sacred Places: A Pilgrimage of Promise” during the regular worship service. Following this moving service, there will be a time for fellowship luncheon and mission. Stay and enjoy a light lunch and buy a loaf of homemade bread to benefit One Great Hour of Sharing, a mission collection begun by the Presbyterian church.
Our continued support of Interfaith Partnership led us to collecting spices for their chef who works hard to create delicious meals for their clients. About 130 spices were collected and packed up to bring down. Following the blessing of the spices, the congregation joined in fellowship with an amazing Taco luncheon.
We were so lucky to celebrate Dot’s 99th birthday with her and her family. Dot is an example of what we all hope to grow up to be: caring, loving, full of fun, active and with a strong faith. Happy 99 Dot!
Mission: Collected 15 bottles of laundry detergent and 17 containers of coffee for Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless Safeway. (photo in gallery)
Currently, we are collecting personal size personal items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, socks, etc. to fill Love Kits for the homeless on February 10th.
Beginning February 17th, we will be collecting spices for Interfaith’s kitchen. They will be dedicated March 3 as we end the collection.
The annual congregational meeting was held on January 27. New elders and deacons were elected to office. Thank you to all who are going off session and the board of deacons! Welcome to those who are coming on!
February looks to be a busy month…. love kits2/10, ordination/installation(2/10), new members, (2/24)and a BIG birthday celebration on Feb.17: Dot will be 99!
Because the weather watchers seem to be sticking to their deep snowfall amounts and timing of the snow, we are cancelling ALL church activities on Sunday1/20. There will be NO Sunday School, Confirmation class and NO church service.
Please be safe and keep warm.
The youth of the church led the congregation in a series of skits reflecting Christmas traditions and songs. They did a wonderful job sharing these wonderful traditions through readings, skits and leading the congregation in singing. Thank you to all of the youth who participated and to Kateri for her dedicated leadership. Look for photos.
Activities abounded at LPC this month…
A funfilled luncheon complete with a man in a red suit; silk screen painting, box tree decorating, a delicious pancake breakfast and a fun filled Christmas ornament exchange!
Check out the photos for a look at the fun!