1400 Market St.
Williamsport, PA 17701
Regular Worship Hours
8 a.m. Chapel Service
9:15 a.m. Sunday School
(classes for 3 year olds to adults)
10:30 a.m. Sunday Worship
M, T – 9 AM to 12 noon, 1 to 3 PM
W, Th, F – 9 AM to 12 Noon
What Lutherans Believe
Through his ministry,
death and resurrection, Christ has saved us from "sin, death, and
the power of the devil." God's gift of faith in Christ's saving
power makes that saving power effective for us. In joy and freedom,
we respond to God's grace with praise and thankful service.
NEWS - WEEK BEGINNING September 14
PERSONAL CARE KITS During the month of September, we are collecting dark colored bath towels, sturdy combs and sturdy nail clippers for LWR distribution to those who have fled oppression or who live in the poorest of poor conditions. Please leave your gifts in the basket in the west hall. Thank you for sharing and caring.
LUNCH WITH PASTOR Our next lunch will be on Wednesday, September 17, 12:00 noon, at Grace Buffet in Montoursville. All are welcome for good food, conversation with Pastor Elisabeth and fellow members of St. Luke. If you plan to join us, please call the church office to make a reservation.
BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITY Ever wanted a lunch break with food for thought as well as food for the body? Then try out the Thursday Bible study at St. Luke, which begins at 12 noon. We are done each session by 1 PM. You are welcome to come and study Acts in its entirety or to any single session between now and Thanksgiving. Suddenly names you’ve always seen like Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Thessalonians, and Corinthians will take on meaning. You will get to know a cast of hundreds of Biblical characters. You will discover the mission of the early Christians. Mark your calendars now. First class, Sept. 18th.
PUB THEOLOGY You are invited to join in a group called “The Pub Theology Group of Williamsport” on September 18th at the Bullfrog Brewery from 8-10pm and is moderated by Pastor Ashley Rossi of Redeemer Lutheran Church. If you’d like to find out more about it, please call her at 215-870-7170. *All faith traditions and belief sets are welcome.
BREAKFAST AND BIBLE “Transforming Life and Faith” is this year’s Bible study theme from the Lutheran women’s magazine, Gather. The nine session study uses transforming to describe the process of personal change and that word can apply to our beliefs, our practices, our relationships with God, our vocations, and our lives in human community. Our next study is Friday, September 19, 9:30 am, at Janet Heffner’s. All women are invited for breakfast, fellowship, and our study. We happily welcome newcomers! Each study is self-contained. No need to have attended previous studies. If you plan to attend, please let Janet know of your intent.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL The St. Luke Education Ministry invites all children and their families (pre-school through grade 6) to a BACK – TO – SCHOOL ICE CREAM SOCIAL Sunday, September 21st from 6 - 7pm on the front lawn of St. Luke’s. ( Rain location is Bell Hall) RSVP to the church office 570-323-7309 by September 19th.
PRE-SCHOOL Giant Shoppers Can Help the Pre-School at St Luke If you shop at Giant, you can register your A+ Bonus Card so the Pre-School at St. Luke receives money based on your purchases between October 2014 and March 2015. Please sign-up in the month of September with your name and Bonus Card number on the sheet in the hallway by the chapel before church, or in Bell Hall after church. Last year the Pre-School received $472 through this program – thanks to everyone who helped!
THE SHEPHERD OF THE STREETS The shelves at the SOS are bare! They are desperately in need of: baby care products, deodorant (men’s & women’s), shampoo, shaving cream, tissues and toilet paper.
LWR BLANKET SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014 There will be a box for new blankets at the West Hall up to and including Sunday, October 12th . A $6 gift buys one blanket suitable for LWR use. Mark your check memo "blankets" and the money will be forwarded to the Synod. Thank You for your participation. - Service Ministry
CROP WALK The 35th annual CROP Walk is scheduled for Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 1:30PM at the River Walk in Williamsport. Walkers can walk 3, 6, or 9 miles. Sandy Lentz Strother and Mabel Welsh will be available before and after both services to sign up walkers or accept donations.
THE SHEPHERD OF THE STREETS The shelves at the S.O.S are bare! They are desperately in need of: baby care products, deodorant (men’s & women’s), shampoo, shaving cream, tissues and toilet paper.
BLOOD DRIVE Results of the Red Cross Bloodmobile held on the 22nd of August were somewhat disappointing. After discussing it with Marg Smith from the Red Cross, she said she thinks that Little League could be having an impact and is working on the issues. We collected only 22 units. However, thanks to Ray, Helen and Joann for their help in getting the job done. The Outreach Ministry THIS WEEK: Monday: Pre-School meeting 7:00PM Wednesday: Lunch with the Pastor at 12noon, Grace Buffett, Montoursville; Mutual Ministry 7:00PM Thursday: Bible Study 12noon-1:00PM in the Library; Choir 7:00PM; Pub Theology 8-10:00PM at The Bullfrog, Williamsport Friday: Breakfast & Bible 9:30AM Saturday: PA Game Commission BH 7:00AM-4:00PM
NEXT SUNDAY: Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost - Of Lands & Seasons 8:00 AM – Worship with Holy Communion in Chapel 9:15 AM - Sunday Church School 10:30 AM –Worship with Holy Communion After Service: Coffee Hour; Ice cream Social 6:00PM-7:00PM (Front grass) Bring a blanket or camp chair