Week beginning October 18
SERVICES for Sunday, October 18, 2020.
10:30am Online (Recorded)
10:30am Outdoor Service (Weather permitting)
You are asked to bring your own lawn chairs and/or blankets, but you do not bring one with you, one will be provided.
Please note that there will be no additional announcement regarding inclement weather. In the event of rain, the 10:30 service will still be held indoors; even with social distancing, we can accommodate as many as sixty people in the Nave.
FROM THE OFFICE Staff will be working in the office and from home. If you need immediate assistance during our absence, please contact Pastor Jeff at 570-220-3631 or Sarah Young 570-932-1753. We will respond to your emails and calls as soon as possible, from the office and remotely. Thank you.
VISITING? If you’re not a member or regular attendee of St Luke Church but have been “visiting” us during this time of online worship, we’d love to connect with you! If you’ve been watching from afar or have just been using this time to “check us out” online, please send us an email at email@example.com!
OCTOBER ZOOM BOOK STUDY During the month of October, Pastors Jeff LeCrone and Ted Cockley will offer a study on the book I’m Still Here, by Austin Channing Brown. The School Library Journal called it an “incisive memoir [which] takes a penetrating look at race and the Christian faith while providing tools on how to cope with microaggressions and blatant racism.” The study will take place from 3:00-4:00 pm over three Sunday afternoons: October 18, and 25. Pastor Jeff will post the link to our Facebook page, along with any updates. The link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81652068894?pwd=K1JsRHBTS0xDa0xBK1dRSFR4K2hIUT09
ST. LUKE FAMILY Our long time member and friend, Howard Cowles moved to Vermont, last week. If you would like to send Howard a card, please contact Sarah Young at the church office.
CHURCH COUNCIL With the end of the year approaching, there are several members of the church council whose terms will be coming to an end. All members of St. Luke are encouraged to prayerfully consider whether they may not have a calling to serve the church in this way. Contact Pastor Jeff for more information.
SHEPHERD OF THE STREETS Family sized hygiene items are always a blessing and the Shepherd’s shelves are almost bare! A new collection basket is now located in the Bell Hall glass vestibule (across from the office entrance) for your donations, along with the basket in the West Hall. This continues to be a necessary part of our Shepherd of the Streets ministry. The list follows:
Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
Shaving Cream and Razors
Shampoo and Conditioner
Women’s Hygiene Products
Towels and Wash Cloths
Bedding and Blankets
Tissues and Toilet Paper and Paper Towels
Soap Deodorant Combs
Adult Diapers (M, L and XL, especially M)
Baby Diapers and Pull-Ups (Sizes 1-6, especially 3-6)
Baby Shampoo Baby Oil Baby Wash
Baby Q-Tips Baby Wipes Baby Powder
** PLEASE NOTE the Bell Hall glass vestibule (across from the office entrance) doors are always open for your donations.
FOOD PANTRY Please read carefully as instructions have changed.
The St. Luke Service Ministry invites you to join your fellow members, family and friends during these difficult times to fill “disposable” grocery bags with grocery items for the Food Pantry. The food collection basket is now located in the Bell Hall glass vestibule (across from the office entrance) for your donations. Please do not use our St. Luke canvas bags, due to the COVID19. Thank you. Trish Whelan and her son, Danny will check the basket and deliver the food to the United Churches Food Pantry, as needed. The pantry can always use any kind of: soup, ramen noodles, pasta, macaroni and cheese, granola bars, canned chicken or tuna, tea bags, hot chocolate packet, coffee, pop tarts, saltines, oatmeal packets, sugar, flour, ketchup, mustard, and all canned fruits and vegetables.
FROM THE PRE-SCHOOL The Pre-School at St. Luke is partnering up with Weis Market in the Weis 4 School program. This program can earn money for the school. Please pick up a form outside the church office door in the glass foyer.
KIDSPLACE OF WILLIAMSPORT is having a Foster Care Virtual Open House on Sunday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, October 23 at 10 a.m. This is an easy way to learn more about fostercare and get general information. You will also be able to ask questions. There is always a need for good foster parents. If you are interested or curious contact Jessie Young at 877-833-3113 or Jessie.Young@kidspeace.org for the Zoom link or for more information about being a foster parent.
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS on Sunday, November 1, 2020.
Be sure to….
• Set your clocks back one hour.
• Test your smoke alarm and change the battery if it has one.
• Enjoy an extra hour of sleep.