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!
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!
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?
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!
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).
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.”