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 May 31
Monday: Quilter’s Luncheon 11:30AM BH, Outreach 7:00PM
Tuesday: Education meeting 12:15, PVC2:00PM, Online presentation in Parlor 7:00PM, Worship & Music 7:00PM
Wednesday: Personnel 7:00PM, Pie Night Bible study 7:00PM -8:00PM at Café Jones,1126 Washington Blvd. Williamsport
NEXT SUNDAY: Pentecost 2 Visit from Bishop Driesen 8:00 AM – Worship with Holy Communion in Chapel 10:30 AM –Worship with Holy Communion After Service: Property meeting
QUILTERS The Quilters luncheon will be held Monday, June 1st at 11:30am in Bell Hall. The Sew Fine Quilters will not meet June-Aug. We will start back up again in September.
WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB will not meet June- August. We will start again Tuesday, September 8th, 12noon at Julie’s Coffee Shop. Enjoy your summer.
ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS WHO VOLUNTEER WITH OUR YOUTH! You can get your child abuse clearances updated following worship today. See Stephanie Fortin during the Sunday school hour, or immediately after the 10:30 service to update your clearances on-line. She will be contacting you if your clearances need updated.
DO YOU ENJOY GARDENING? We are signing up weekly summer caretakers for the newly installed harvest vegetable patch. Caretakers will primarily water the plants. Please let Pastor Elisabeth know if you’d like to help “care take.”
FROM MUTUAL MINISTRY Mutual Ministry thanks everyone who attended the recent open discussion forums to share concerns and affirmations related to our congregational life. We remind you that all Mutual Ministry meetings are open -- anyone is welcome to attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings on the last Monday of each month. (For the coming months, those dates are June 29, July 27, and August 31.) We meet at 7:00 p.m. in the parlor. For members who would like to carry forward conversations from the open discussions (or begin new conversations) on a more personal/private level with Pastor Aurand, or others, and with one or more members of the committee present, please contact us and we will be glad to make arrangements. We are here to support healthy dialogue as we all grow together in faith. Members of Mutual Ministry are Kathy Borch, Krista Hiller, Eric Ladley, Becky Masden, and Melanie Taormina.
SPRING BOUNTY Thanks for filling a St. Luke canvas bags with food items for the United Churches Food Pantry. A good supply of food for the summer is much needed.
PIE NIGHT with the book of Revelation What: Bible study and schmooze with St. Luke and Redeemer Lutheran folks When: Wednesday nights, @ 7 PM – 8 PM Where: Café Jones, 1126 Washington Blvd. (570-322-1507) We welcome you to a Bible study on a book of the Bible that continues to generate perplexity and propaganda. Why was it written? What does it mean? All are welcome to the learning and fellowship of these Wednesdays in spring. Come out to Café Jones and order a piece of homemade pie if you’d like ($3), enjoy a cup of coffee, or simply join the table. June 3: Revelation 18:1-19:21, June 10: Revelation 20:1-22:21
REDISCOVERING THE WISDOM OF EARLY CHRISTIANITY Gather in the chapel and parlor June 2, 7:00 p.m. to view and discuss an online presentation by Fr. Richard Rohr, a globally recognized ecumenical teacher, that will “reintroduce the largely forgotten roots of our Christian faith—the Desert Fathers and Mothers and the Eastern Fathers of the Church – and help us reclaim ancient teachings” that hold relevance for our contemporary journeys of faith. Please contact Melanie Taormina with your interest, the presentation is 1 hour, and we can spend 45 minutes or so sharing our responses and reflections afterwards.
PRE-SCHOOL YARD SALE Marilyn Eshleman is now collecting items in the “blue room” for our annual Yard Sale for July10th & 11th. Keep us in mid when you are doing your spring cleaning!
SAVE THE DATE The West Branch Conference Women of the ELCA will be having their gathering on Sunday, September 20, at St. Michael’s Lutheran, Quiggleville. Registration is 2-2:30 p.m. A speaker from the Women’s Shelter in Lock Haven will be addressing the themes of Human Trafficking, Anger Management, and Elder Abuse. A meal will follow. Please extend this invitation to all the women in your congregations. Additional details will be announced later this summer. Pastor Aucker, Dean of the West Branch Conference
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