The 2023 flower calendar is now on the narthex bulletin board just waiting to be filled in. If a desired date is already taken, a basket or bud vase can be added along with the urn flowers. Call the office with any questions you may have.
2023 Bulletin Sponsorship: If you would like to sponsor bulletins anytime during this year, please contact Barb to let her know which date(s) you would be interested in sponsoring. 717-642-5332 or email@example.com.
Pizza Night/Book Study - Please join us Monday, January 23 at 6:00 for our pizza night and discussion group sponsored by our Spiritual Life Team. Pastor Mark will continue a discussion based on the influential book A Generous Orthodoxy by Brian McLaren.
Mark your calendars for a book study during Lent, please! Pastor Mark will be offering a book study, using Tish Harrison Warren’s, Liturgy of the Ordinary. The study will be held in the Fellowship Hall, Wednesdays, March 1, 8, and 15th, with a 5:30-6:30 soup and salad dinner, and prayer and study from 6:30-7:30. Also, the study will resume on March 22 and 29th, location to be announced at a later date, same times and format.
Per Capita: The amount we need to pay the Presbytery of Carlisle for each member of LMC for 2023 is $31.00. If you are a member of our church, please consider paying your Per Capita this year. It can be paid anytime throughout the year, but the church likes to pay the Carlisle Presbytery the full amount owed in January of each year. Thank you for your consideration!
Souper Bowl Sunday is February 12th. There will be a monetary collection taken this day for Fairfield Neighbors Helping Neighbors/Fairfield Food Pantry and the Gettysburg Soup Kitchen. February is LMC’s month to support the “Themed Bags” that are a little extra for those receiving their monthly food through the pantry. The “Super Bowl Themed Bags” are a “fan” favorite and are greatly appreciated by the recipients! Please be generous in your giving. 50% of the offering will be given to the Super Bowl Themed Bags and 50% will go to the Gettysburg Soup Kitchen.
Men’s Breakfast: Calling all men who love to eat breakfast and fellowship with each other. It has been a while since the men have enjoyed breakfast together. The Spiritual Life team of Session is taking the lead to restart these fellowship events. If we can find volunteers to take on the leadership for this ministry, breakfasts will continue. A hearty thank-you to Dick Belenski for all the years he shepherded the breakfasts. We have a few men who have already expressed an interest in helping to organize or cook for the breakfasts. If you are interested in cooking, leading a Bible Study, arranging speakers, or organizing breakfasts, please contact Cathy Michaliga at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-994-0289. An announcement will follow regarding time and date for the next breakfast.
Coat Collection - We are collecting clean, gently used coats for the homeless shelter now through March. Please place the coats in the box that can be found in the Education Building hallway. Thanks for supporting the shelter, they are appreciative of warm coats this time of year.
Our Wednesday Bible Study, meeting at 1:30 in classroom #3, are watch together the stunning, very successful video streaming series, The Chosen. This is a remarkably beautiful and creative video series about Jesus. You may watch The Chosen at home for free. Google search on The Chosen and find your way to Angel Studios, two seasons are now available.
The Seekers Sunday School group invites anyone interested to join us on Sunday mornings in Classroom #4 (across from the office) as we study the book: When You’re a Christian the Whole World Is From Missouri. We, as Christians, must show the world that our faith is not only a way of belief but also a way of behavior, something we must live out in the world every day. This study will help us find what characteristics must be visible in our daily lives for the world to know we are Christians.
Ruth’s Harvest – We will again be collecting individual serving size food items for children. Throughout the school year, these items will be placed in backpacks periodically and sent home during long weekends and holidays. This gives the children in Fairfield School District access to food that is easy for them to prepare and eat while parents are at work. Items needed are:
1 oz. Animal Crackers and 1 oz. Teddy Grahams
4 oz. carrot cups
1 oz. cereal boxes or cups
1.5 oz. chips or pretzels
2.34 oz. mac and cheese cups
4 oz. mandarin orange cups, 4 oz. mixed fruit cups, 4 oz. peach cups and/or 4 oz. pear cups
2 oz. peanut butter crackers and or 2 oz. cheese crackers
1.5 oz. peanut butter to go and/or Nutella individual serving cups
1.53 oz. oatmeal
1 oz. raisins
3 oz. Ramen noodles
Fruit gummies or Fruit Roll-ups
The weekly FUNnFITNESS program takes place on Thursday mornings at 9:00 AM in the fellowship hall.
Mission Opportunity Program -"MOP" meets Thursday mornings at 10:00 - 11:30 AM to roll bandages for third world countries. All are welcome to come and help with this worthwhile cause.
Faithful Voices Choir Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings from 7:00 - 7:45 PM
Wires and Wood Rehearse each Thursday beginning at 6:00 PM.
Women's Guild meetings held on the third Tuesday of each month at 1:00 PM, except in January, February and March. All women are invited.
LMC Stitchers meet Monday's at 10:30 AM. Bring your quilting, knitting, sewing, and/or crochet projects and talk while you work. If you would like to learn how to knit or crochet give us a heads up by calling the church office prior to showing up so that we can be prepared. 717-642-5332
Coat Ministry – November thru March there is a box in the hallway of the Education Building for clean, gently used coats. They will be taken to the shelter and given to the homeless in Gettysburg. Warm coats are very appreciated this time of year.
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