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 January 15
PRAYER LIST: From our St. Luke Family Joanne Harner, Leah Lewis, Shirley Collins, Wilma Reeder and our home bound members.
Family and friends: Loretta Chilcot (mother of Glenda Merkel), Stephanie Nau (sister-in-law of Jay Nau), Joshua and Henry Reinsburrow (Pastor and son of Messiah Lutheran Church, S. Wmspt), Danny Wagner (friend of Henry Reinsburrow and family), Michael Heaps.
Servicemen and women serving in posts far from home, and our service men and women readjusting to their lives here in the States.
Janet Nicoll and Charles Paris (members picked randomly)
(To keep our prayer list current with needs, we will be updating/condensing weekly and removing names from the list every three weeks. If you wish to continue any prayer requests, we ask that you please fill out a card or notify the pastor)
Monday: Pre-School meeting 7:00PM
Wednesday: Lunch with the Pastor 12noon at Grace Buffett, Montoursville
Thursday: Bible Study 12noon in the Library, Choir 7:00PM
Friday: Breakfast & Bible 9:30AM at Barbara Coates home
NEXT SUNDAY: Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
8:00 AM – Worship with Holy Communion in Chapel
9:15 AM –Sunday School /Confirmation/Youth Ministry
10:30 AM –Worship with Holy Communion
After: Welcome New Members Lunch following the late service in Bell Hall, Refugee Response meeting 7:00PM
ATTENTION ALL YOUTH: Please join us for "Pizza, Pepsi and Pins" at Faxon Bowling TODAT right after church from 12:00-2:00. Parents are welcome to bowl and eat pizza, too! Please see Karen Scampone, Jennifer Larson if you did not sign up and would like enjoy the fellowship. We hope you can join us for this fun event!
THANK YOU We thank all who helped re-decorate the church last Sunday. We hope you’ll sign on next year, too.
BIBLE STUDY, Thursdays, starting at 12:00 noon. The focus for the study is the Gospel of Luke, and the meets in the Church Library, with the Rev. Ted Cockley. We meet for study and lunch (we’ll all brown bag), and be finished by 1:00 p.m.
LUNCH WITH PASTOR will be at Grace Buffet in Montoursville. Please join us on January 18th, at 12:00 noon and RSVP to the church office.
BREAKFAST AND BIBLE Our January gathering will be on Friday, January 20th, 9:30 a.m., in the home of Barbara Coates. We will be using the Bible study found in the January issue of Gather magazine. Melanie Taormina will be leading the study. You can pick up a copy of the magazine outside the church office. For those who would like to carpool, please meet in the church parking lot at 9:10 a.m. R.S.V.P. to Barbara if you plan to attend. All women are invited!
2017 OFFERING ENVELOPES may be picked up in the back of the nave. Please note, your offering envelope number may have changed, as we have gone with a new printing company. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.
SEAFARERS GIFT SACKS 2017 LET'S GO SHOPPING! While checking out the after-Christmas sales, please purchase one or more of the following items to donate to this project. ONE MAN'S SWEATSHIRT (HOODED OR NOT-SIZE L OR XL) THREE PAIRS OF THERMAL OR WHITE GYM SOCKS and ONE CASUAL MAN'S PULLOVER T-SHIRT--M OR L. Sweatshirts and t-shirts with the logos of sports teams or NASCAR drivers are popular with the seamen. Please take a card and sign it with the first names of the members of your family. Leave your purchases and your card at the table in the back of the church any time in January. Thanks for your gifts to the Seafarers.
THE REFUGEE DISCERNMENT AND RESPONSE GROUP meets again next Sunday, January 22nd at 7 pm to continue discussions on the ways that we can faithfully respond to the ongoing refugee crisis. Some of this work could include the opportunity to have an impact here in Pennsylvania as people and families seek refuge and a new life here in the United States. This is an ambitious project -- but it is one that truly challenges us to faithfully be the body of Christ in the world. We are engaging members from other area churches as well as additional persons from St. Luke willing to be involved in this work. As we assess our time and talents in this new year we will need support from our community in a wide variety of ways. Stay tuned for more details and please plan to come if you have interest. We are grateful for your continued prayers for the group and our community -- and most importantly for the over 65 million people who are living as refugees around the world.