Pastor’s Weekly Email Message for March 6, 2016


Do you want to hear about the unbelievably irrational father who welcomed back his no-good, ungrateful, prodigal son?  Come and hear the story from the Gospel of Luke, this coming Sunday, March 6th, at 10:30 AM.

Also this Sunday (March 6), is a great opportunity to hear about the refugee crisis in the US and in the world.  The Upper Bucks Conference Spring Assembly learning event is to be held at 2 PM at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 25 E. Church Street, Sellersville, PA 18960.  The keynote address, “Being a Refugee in America,” will be delivered by the Rev. Dr. Jennifer Ollikainen, Executive Director of Lutheran Congregational Services.  All are welcome and urged to attend!

Lenten Midweek Gathering of Cluster churches will be held at Evangelical Lutheran Church of Durham on Thursday, March 10.  A light supper will be served, beginning at 6 PM.  Worship will begin at 7 PM and will be centered on the wonderful gift of our Baptism.  The meal and worship will both take place downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.

A great soup lunch is coming up, on Sunday, March 13 from 12 Noon to 3 PM, at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 20 Dill Ave., Perkasie.  It is being called the “Saintly Soup Lunch” – $10 buys a ticket for lunch and benefits the homeless and the hungry.  This event is modeled after the “Empty Bowls” project, a grassroots movement to combat hunger in our nation.  Pennridge High School’s Ceramics Club has donated hand-made bowls, and Star Dust Ceramics in Perkasie has lent assistance for the hand-painted bowls.  For $10 you receive a bottomless bowl of soup, bread, beverages, and dessert.  All food is being donated by area restaurants, stores, and bakeries.  The organizations in our area benefitting are Pennridge FISH, the Keystone Opportunity Center in Souderton, and AHUB (Code Blue) Shelter in Quakertown.  I will have some tickets available this Sunday, March 6, but tickets will also be available at St. Andrew’s on the 13th.  See you there!

The Community Easter Egg Hunt here at ELC of Durham is just around the corner, on Saturday, March 19 at 10 AM.  Bring your own basket!  A very large Easter Basket now sits in the narthex to receive congregational donations of individually-wrapped candy, stuffed animals, and other prizes for the kids.

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