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 December 4
PRAYER LIST: From our St. Luke Family Pastor Aurand, Ann Swope, Shirley Wicks, Wilma Reeder and our home bound members.
Family and friends: Erin McCarty-LeVesque (niece of Nancy McCarty), the birth of Jaime Isaac West (great nephew of Nancy McCarty), 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.
Chip Edmonds and James Beck (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 re
quests, we ask that you please fill out a card or notify the pastor)
THIS WEEK: Monday: Sew Fine Quilters 9:00AM-3:00PM, Outreach 7:00PM, Executive Committee 8:00PM Tuesday: Service meeting 4:15PM, Worship & Music 7:00PM Wednesday: Advent Mid-Week Evening Prayer 7:00PM Thursday: Bible Study 12noon in the Library, Fellowship 5:30PM, Choir 7:00PM Friday: West House set up BH 2:00PM-9:00PM Saturday: West House Breakfast with Santa 7:00AM-11:00AM BH
NEXT SUNDAY: Third Sunday of Advent 8:00 AM – Worship with Holy Communion in Chapel 9:15 AM –am- New members class 9:15AM- Sunday School/ Confirmation /Youth Ministry 10:30 AM –Worship with Holy Communion After: Annual Meeting of the Congregation, Part I
While pastor Aurand is out of the office November 25th – December 10th the Rev. Ted Cockley is on call for pastoral emergencies. He can be reached at Home: 570-326-2734 or the church office 570-323-7309
THE SEW FINE QUILTERS will meet Monday, December 5th in Bell Hall from 9:00am – 3:00PM.
ADVENT MID-WEEK PRAYER St. Luke will hold mid-week evening prayer each week of Advent, that is, and Dec. 7, 14, and 21 at 7 PM. We will sing the beloved Holden Evening Prayer, and hear the Advent lessons read, as the fire warms us into the new season.
ADVENT Thank you for your participation in the Advent photo project! Keep them coming. Tag #stlukewillpo or send your picture to email@example.com.
THE ANNUAL MEETING of the Congregation, Part I, next Sunday, December 11th. A 2017 budget will be adopted and election will be held.
LUNCH TIME BIBLE STUDY, Thursdays, starting at 12:00 noon. The focus for the study is the Gospel of Luke, and the class will meet in the Church Library, with the Rev. Ted Cockley. We will meet for study and lunch (we’ll all brown bag), and finished by 1:00 p.m.
ALL SINGERS The final rehearsal of the choir for the early service on Christmas Eve will be held Sunday, December 18th at 9:50 am in the sanctuary. Be there.
CHRISTMAS DONATIONS NEEDED for filling Christmas bags for our St. Luke shut-in’s and friends. A box will be located in the West wing for your donations. Suggested items: Juice boxes, tissues, small notepads, hand lotion, chapstick, hard candies, individual packs of crackers or snacks items and homemade cookies. Sugar free snack for diabetics also needed. Anyone interested in helping pack and or deliver bags are invited to meet in Bell Hall Tuesday, December 13th at 3:00PM.
THE FEAST OF LAS POSADAS Join us for caroling and festivities at The Feast of Las Posadas on Sunday, December 18th from 6 - 7:30 pm. We will follow the journey of Mary and Joseph seeking shelter as we sing Christmas carols through Vallamont. We will finish our evening in Bell Hall for a celebration. Everyone is welcome. We are in need of a few helpers (costume helpers, greeters, etc) and a few unique supplies (vests, lights) for the Feast of Las Posadas. Please see the bulletin board in the West hallway to sign up. Thank you for your help! If mobility is a challenge for you but you would like to participate in the Feast of Las Posadas please see Erin Edmonds. There are pre-determined stops along our caroling route where you may join in.
HELPING HANDS needed for the hanging of the greens and Christmas decorating Sunday, December 18th after 10:30AM service and Wednesday the 21st after the 7:00PM midweek service to place the poinsettias. As always, many hands make light work and we are thankful for any help.
LUNCH WITH PASTOR- Our Christmas Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, December 21st, at 12:00 noon. Our restaurant of choice this month is Johnson’s in Montoursville. If you plan to attend, please call the church office for your reservation. Let’s be merry and wear Christmas attire!
2017 OFFERING ENVELOPES may be picked up in the Wet Hall. Please note, your offering envelope number may have changed, as we have gone with on new printing company. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.
LAMP ADVENT DEVOTIONS Open the door of your heart wider each day this Advent by reading the LAMP Devotional booklet. A meditation for each day from volunteers working in LAMP’s VBS programs. This ministry occurs every summer with the Native Americans of Northern Canada. The devotional booklets may be found in the rear of the church and chapel.
JOB OPENING We are actively looking to fill our vacancy in the Building Maintenance manager position. If interested, the job description, along with the hours to cover the position, can be reviewed by contacting Sarah Young, the office manager.