Pastor’s Email for the Week ending August 5, 2018

Give the Gift of Life this coming Saturday!

Join in the Red Cross Blood Drive in memory of Nancy Fox at the Springtown Rod and Gun Club from 9 AM to 2 PM.  You don’t need to make and appointment in advance, just come and give!  If you do want to make an appointment, visit https://redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=18039 and click on the red arrow.  If you have any questions, contact Norma Fox at 215-421-8553.

There is a blood shortage and an emergency need for donors.  The Red Cross says that all blood donors will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card via email through August 30.

 

Coming Soon – Our Annual Backpack Blessings Sunday – August 26

Come one, come ALL – kids (early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school), moms, dads, and the entire congregation!  In the context of our worship service, we will encourage all students with the special promises of God as they prepare for a new school year.  Ten backpack tags will be given to students, and 10 blessing sheets will be given to parents, which can be used throughout the school year.  KIDS – Don’t forget to bring your backpack!

 

Our August Service Project coincides with Backpack Blessings and the start of School

In partnership with the Upper Bucks Conference of Lutheran Churches, we are asking you to bring extra backpacks and school supplies to worship on August 5, 12, 19, and 26, as well as September 2 and 9.  These supplies will be assembled on September 9 at the “God’s Work, Our Hands” Day of Service at St. Andrew’s, Perkasie.  They will be shared with local kids who may have difficulty getting everything they need for school.  Please bring any of the items from the list below and place them on the window sills in the sanctuary on any of the next 6 Sundays.

Items being collected throughout the Upper Bucks Conference are:

  • Backpack (no wheels)
  • Plastic Folders w/pockets & Fasteners
  • Glue Sticks
  • Ticonderoga #2 Pencils
  • Pencil Boxes
  • Pink Erasers
  • Red Ink Pens
  • Crayons (24 count)
  • Washable Markers
  • Black Expo Marker
  • Multicolor Expo Markers
  • Whiteboard Erasers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Child-sized Scissors
  • Watercolor Set w/ brush
  • Index Cards (3×5), Index Cards (4×6)
  • 3-Ring Binder w/pockets
  • Spiral Notebooks (3-Subject)
  • Composition Books
  • Ear Buds
  • Calculator
  • Antibacterial Wipes
  • Tissues

You can also check your school district’s website for any specific items that aren’t listed here.

Thrivent to the Rescue – with YOU!

When disaster strikes, Christians are quick to look for ways to help those in need, whether it means lending a hand or making a monetary donation.  The devastating wildfires in California are no exception.

Thrivent members and others can help victims by making a personal donation.

The Thrivent Member Network – Pacific Sierra Region will match individual personal donations – up to $100,000 – made on Thrivent.com to assist specific disaster relief organizations through October 31. Thrivent will cover all the processing fees so 100% of the donation goes to help those in need. Visit the Disaster Response page on Thrivent.com for details.

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