May 29: Supporting Haiti

While you’re doing your Spring Cleaning, please remember that we will have our annual yard sale in Aug and Sept. Place items that you’d like to donate on the left side of the Parsonage garage, or call Venita (Contact us) and we’ll pick them up.  Income will go to the Haiti orphanage and guest house.

And if you plan to go to Haiti in Nov. over Thanksgiving for our annual Missions trip, please contact Venita.

If you can’t go to Haiti but would like to support the work that we’re doing there, consider donating money to buy Bibles in Creole; they’re only $7.32 each! This is a great way to help the Haitians learn to read, and to learn about God’s love for them through His Word!

Thanks!

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May 27: Announcements

Today’s announcements from church:

  • Today, 5/27, 6:00 p.m. Study in the Gospels
  • Memorial Day Parade, Monday morning. 8:30 a.m. Town Hall to Bridge for the wreathe toss. Returning and march to cemetery (from the Long Lake page on Facebook). Thank you to our military personnel who gave the ultimate sacrifice, so that we can enjoy freedom!
  • Tuesday, 5/29, 6:30 a.m. Men meet for prayer
  • Wednesday, 5/30, 3:30 p.m. Kathryn is starting up our Youth Group after school on Wednesday in the Sullivan House. She’s ready to paint it, do you have bright paint to donate? She could use some help moving furniture — you’ll be “paid” with pizza and soda!
  • Wednesday, 5/30, 6:00 p.m. Study in Acts with Chris Thompson
  • Saturday 6/2, 8:00 a.m. Mens’ Breakfast — Art is cooking!

May 22: updates

  • Pastor John and his family are all moved into the Parsonage! That doesn’t mean that they can find two shoes and socks that match, but all their belongings are under one roof! Please introduce yourself and give them a warm welcome. You’ll probably be hearing from Pastor John here soon; he tells me that he likes to blog and keep in touch.
  • Our Local Church Conference is this Wednesday (tomorrow) May 23rd at 6 pm. Please try to be there, it is vital we have input from everyone, members and non- members alike. We need a new church board secretary, is God calling you for that job?
  • There will be a short missions meeting after church on May 27, to find out who plans to go to Haiti in Nov. over Thanksgiving. If you cannot attend please contact Venita this week. (We don’t like to put personal phone numbers or email addresses here so we can try to avoid spam. But you can always use the Contact Us form and we’ll pass along your message.)
  • Many thanks to Bunny for serving as our Interim Pastor, and for all that he has done for our church and community. There are a few pictures posted on our Facebook page; let me (Peg) know if you want to see them but don’t have access.
  • We’ve received the May newsletter from Manwarings, our missionaries to Africa. You can read their May newsletter here.

May 19: Potatoes are in!

All potatoes are planted in the Community Garden! Thanks to Chris and everyone who came to help! See the pictures here.

How did things go at the Parsonage? Anyone got photos to share?

May 13: Announcements

This Saturday, Chris Thompson plans to plant potatoes in the Community Garden, starting about 9:00 a.m. Many hands make light work, so we should be done by noon.

If you’re not a gardener, we could use your help sprucing up the Parsonage in preparation for the Gocke’s arrival on the 21st!

May 8: Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow!

As Gail said after Sunday’s service, “What a time of praise at church today! God is working at LLWC! The spirit is moving and touching lives.” We have much to be thankful for:

  • Sandi and Steve have two health, beautiful grandbabies. Just ask them about them!
  • Sandi’s sister has been put on a list for a clinical trial. Please keep praying for Missy.
  • Marty had surgery on his ankle and will move to Tupper Lake Mercy for Physical Therapy. Please keep Marty and Joyce in your prayers.
  • Janet Lee is progressing well; this is a real answer to prayer!
  • Deb’s friend is moving closer to Christ, please keep her in prayer.
  • This week’s Full Moon is another sign that our God is an Awesome God!
  • Thanks to so many who have been helping to get the Parsonage ready for Gockes. Please see Gail if you can help.
  • Many thanks to Bunny for serving as our Interim Pastor!
  • Ladies had a great time at the District Ladies’ Retreat. See photo here.
  • Spring is here and the Community Garden is growing! See photos here. Chris Thompson says, “Cutting seed potatoes today. Hope to plant next week sometime.” See Chris if you can help — many hands in our Community Garden make light work!
  • Pray for the safe return of our Snow Birds! Can’t wait to see y’all!
  • Remember the Mother/Daughter Breakfast this Saturday at 9:00! The guys are making breakfast for us, and Maxine is showing pictures of her trip to Israel. You can see photos from that brunch here.

And a few notes from Bunny’s lesson on Sunday:

  • “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands” (2 Timothy 1:6).
  • Whatever gifts God has given us, Paul is telling us to use them and rekindle the flame!
  • We are the tinder — add more to start the fire — work with each other to fan into flame the gift that God gave us!
  • “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:34-35).
  • Be content in any and every situation” (Philippians 4:12).

National Day of Prayer

Just a reminder that this Thursday, May 3rd, is the National Day of Prayer. Here are a couple of things that you can do:

  • At noon – anyone who wishes should come to pray around the flag pole at Mt. Sabattis (across from the Long Lake post office).
  • All day – everyone should take time to pray for our nation sometime during the day.
  • See http://nationaldayofprayer.org/ for more information.

This year’s theme, “One Nation Under God”, is based on Psalm 33:12: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”