Week of September 19
Indoor masking is recommended.
If you would like a mask, please ask and one will be provided.
This Sunday: September 19th, Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
10:30am In-person Service & (Livestream)
Calendar Week: Sept. 20th – Sept. 25th
Monday: 20th – Pre-School 7:00pm Lib.
Tuesday: 21st – Knitters 9:30am Lounge
Thursday: 23rd –RCA 6:45pm Lib.; Coin Club 7:00pm BH; set up for Project Linus
Friday 25th: Project Linus 9:00am-3:00PM BH
Next Sunday: September 26th, Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
10:30am Outdoors In-person Service & (Livestream)
Covid Update from the St. Luke Executive Committee: According to the CDC, Lycoming County had crossed the threshold into “substantial transmission”. The CDC now recommends universal indoor masking in Lycoming County regardless of vaccination status, and as the St. Luke executive committee, we continue to recommend following the CDC guidelines. More information on the CDC recommendation for fully vaccinated people can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html.
We continue to gather for in person worship and encourage all who are able, to join us on Sunday mornings. Finally, we are committed to the needs of all members of our congregation, therefore virtual worship will continue until further notice.
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY Join this Tuesday, September 21st 9:30am -12 noon in the Lounge.
OUR LAST OUTDOOR WORSHIP is scheduled for September 26th
SCHOOL KITS NEEDED Lutheran World Relief distributes backpacks containing school supplies to children and adults throughout the world. Learning leads to a better life for them, and that can be accomplished with our help. Backpacks are being made by volunteers at St. Luke, and will be filled with the following: 70- Sheet notebook of ruled paper; 8×10 ½, 30 centimeter ruler or a ruler with centimeters on the other; pencil sharpeners; blunt scissors (safety scissors with embedded steel blades); unsharpened pencils with erasers; black or blue pens (no gel ink); box of 16 or 24 crayons; 2 ½” eraser.
We are asking you to purchase items on the list and return them to the church by this Tuesday, Sept. 21st. (West Hall) School supplies are on sale right now, so please take advantage! If you can’t shop, you can donate money for shopping. Make the checks out to St. Luke with “School kits shipping” on the memo line.
JOB OPENING St. Luke is seeking to fill the position of Financial Secretary. This is a part-time position whose hours may be arranged as desired. The position description is available from the church office. If interested, please complete the standard application (available from the office) and attach a resume. Thank you.
PRE- SCHOOL MUM SALE The sale will continue through this Tuesday, September 21st. Certificates will be available for sale at the church office or from a Board member for $5.00 each and can be redeemed for one 9 inch mum (choice of color based on availability) at Simmers Nursery, 101 Park Rd., Montoursville, until Oct. 17th. To make arrangement to purchase a mum coupon(s) directly from the Pre-School, please call Lynn Shade at 570-971-2422.
ON DISPLAY THIS SUNDAY The quilts and blankets on display this Sunday are the work of the Sew Fine Quilters and the Prayer Shawl Ministry. These blankets will be donated to Project Linus. Join us Saturday, September 25th 9:00am-3:00pm to help make more blankets when St. Luke will be hosting “Make a Blanket Day”.
PROJECT LINUS St. Luke will be hosting a Project Linus “Make a Blanket Day” this Saturday, September 25th, 9:00am-3:00pm. Snacks and lunch will be provided. We will be accepting donations of completed new handmade blankets in addition to making quilts, fleece, and granny square blankets. At the “Make a Blanket Day”, we will be assembling and finishing quilts, hand tying fleece blankets and sewing together granny squares. Volunteers are needed to help with registration and donation collections, if you have any questions or can volunteer to help, please call Dawn Nau at 503-686-4968. We will be following any CDC recommendations due to COVID at this event.
CML WHOOPIE PIE STAND Camp Mount Luther is once again participating in a local festival to help raise funds for their campership fund. The camp will staff a booth at the Selinsgrove Market Street Festival this Saturday, September 25th . Their booth will feature the sale of homemade whoopie pies. Volunteers are needed to make these sweet treats, as well as to staff the booth on the day of the festival. If you are interested in donating whoopie pies (of any flavor) or helping to sell them that day, contact Sarah Hershberger at 570-966-9674 or Chad Hershberger at 570-922-1587.
2022 PROPOSED BUDGET Ministry Directors and Liaisons, if you haven’t already, please provided the office with your proposed request. If you have any question concerning individual expenses within your line items, please contact the office ASAP. Thank you.
CORP WALK Our community’s annual walk to fight hunger, is scheduled for Sunday, October 10, 2021. Registration and Walk will begin at 1:00pm in front of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (142 Market St, Williamsport). Walkers can walk 3, 6 or 9 miles on the River Walk. This year is our 43rd Walk, and, to date, we have raised over 1 million dollars to help stop hunger! Last year we raised $9,000. Please check the West Hall for the Crop Walk materials, or contact Pastor Jeff and Sarah Young at the church office for more information.
HOSPITAL Please contact Sarah Young at the church office (570-323-7309) if you or a family member are in the hospital or are ill. Pastor Jeff is available for visits or phone calls, and at your request, Sarah will then contact our prayer chain leaders.
USHERS Anyone interested in serving as an usher, please contact the office or email or call Nancy McCarty at: (firstname.lastname@example.org; (570) 419-7827).
SERVING If you would like to help serve in our 8:00am or 10:30am worship service(s), please contact Diane Kohler at: 570-419-7085 or email email@example.com .
CHANCEL FLOWERS Consider a gift of Chancel Flowers. The cost is $50.00, and the donor may specify the type of arrangement that is provided. If you are interested in providing chancel flowers, please contact Becky Lewis at 570-321-6235.
FOOD DONATION UPDATE – St. Luke will be accepting food donations in the Bell Hall glass foyer area, across from the office entrance. Trish Whelan asks that you use this location, at this time. Look for the box marked “food donation”. Trish will still keep the church office updated with any new information from the pantry. Thank you.
The products needed of are:
Jell-O and Pudding Mixes
SERVING IN SEPTEMBER: Ushers: 10:30am: Terry Belles (all month), Captain; Keith Wood (19th & 26th); Lectors: Jessie Young (19th); Nancy Wood (26th); Altar Care: Cindy Belles
REMINDERS: Office hours – M & T 9-12, 1-3; W, TH, F 9-12
Bulletin deadline – WEDNESDAY 9:00AM
Spectrum deadline – 20th of each month
Council Packet info due – Friday 9:00AM prior to Mtg. Office e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org