Potato harvest is still on!

Hi everyone!
The Potato harvest is still on for Saturday at 1:30 — dress for rain!
This year’s meal will be at the fellowship hall since we are outgrowing our house.   Estimated dinner hour is 5 PM.
If you know anyone who could use a meal or some company, please invite them!   This gives us an opportunity to invite more people as an outreach… please consider inviting neighbors for a fun afternoon. There will be turkey and all the fixings along with tasty desserts.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to enjoy the afternoon gettin’ taters out of the ground.  The tractor makes it easy, of course.  Youth of all ages are very welcome and we will organize some games for them.
We even have a contest planned for everyone.  Upon arrival, participants can guess how many bushels will be harvested!  Winner will be announced at dinner.
See you Saturday!

September 14: Announcements!

At this week’s Board Meeting, these dates and events were discussed.

  • Volunteers are needed to meet Monday mornings to clean the church or sign up for specific jobs (e.g. dusting, straightening pew books, cleaning bathrooms, vacuuming upstairs or downstairs). Many hands make light work! By cleaning the church, our youth programs can continue.
  • September 15 Men’s and women’s pancake breakfast at 8:00 AM. with work-bee to follow. There are jobs for everyone – from cleaning the church to installing doors and cellar windows at the parsonage. Join us for pancakes, coffee, and good fellowship!
  • September 22 – Potato harvest at Chris Thompson’s. We’ll start about 1:30, with Turkey dinner to follow in the Fellowship Hall. Please bring friends, children, pails, and potato hooks! Dinner will be in the Fellowship Hall after digging, probably about 5-5:30 PM. We expect a bigger crowd this year, so we regrettably must move the location for the dinner. Please contact Cynthia to let her know what dish(es) you can bring. We’ll need some help in the kitchen in the afternoon as well. It’s imperative that you beg or borrow potato hooks; we’ll need all we can get! Dress for the weather; wear boots; we anticipate a muddy field. (The Rain date is 9/29.)
  • September 27 – Open house at school. We’ve been invited to have a booth at the open house at school. We need your ideas and manpower for this event. This is the first time we have been invited! Please keep this in your prayers!
  • September 29Vision meeting following service and ice cream social! Have a vision for our church? No dreams are too big! Remember, if you have the faith of a mustard seed… Are we doing all that we can to train up disciples or are we just hiding our shillings in the ground with no resulting multiplication? Let’s dream big and get some ideas flowing! “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people” Matthew 4:18-20.
  • Halloween – We need a committee to plan trunk candy giving in our church parking lot for Halloween. This is a tremendous outreach opportunity!
  • Thanksgiving – We need a committee to plan our Thanksgiving Community dinner for November 17. Please be thinking of how you can serve.
  • Christmas – We need a committee to plan Christmas decorating, play, pageant.
  • Maybe this sounds ambitious, but we know that God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called! “I can do all this through him who gives me strength” (Phil. 4:13).
  • If you would love to support these outreach events but cannot physically be here to help, you could help by sending a check to the church (PO Box 322, Long Lake, NY  12847).

We also have an update from Veronica: September 12 2012 update.

And an update on our Missions giving for Haiti.

And we have a visual update on the Community Garden. Please join us for the potato harvest on September 22nd!

September 9: Announcements

New series for this Fall started Sunday, September 2nd. If the Christian life was a fishing trip in a Guide Boat, you would want a full stringer, right? If you have ever wondered what you would need to do to win the fishing tourney, then wonder no longer. We are exploring each of the ten fish we need to land together from the Brookie Trout to the Largemouth Bass. Invite your friends on Sunday mornings to hear the series on catching all ten of the best fish in Long Lake!

New series for Saturday nights at the Guide Boat services on marriage and parenting, starting September 8th at 7:00 PM.

Wesleyan Youth (grades 7-12) meet on Saturday nights at 7:00 PM in the Sullivan House.

New Women’s Bible study starting this Fall. See Amy Gocke or Joyce Bozak for details.

Come to Prayer meetings on Wednesday nights at 6:00 PM at the church as we explore the topic of “Spiritual Warfare” in the Bible.

Mark your calendars for September 22: Potato Harvest Day at Thompsons (with a rain date of September 29th). Dress for the weather and bring gloves and potato hooks!

Ladies Bible Study

Feel stressed out? Worried about something? Well, ladies, then please come to our Bible Study starting September 12th at 9:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. If you have never felt this way, then maybe you should come give advice to the rest of us! We will be studying Women of Faith Study Series “Living Above Worry and Stress”.

Potato Harvest Day planned for Sept 22nd!

Our Potato Harvest Day is planned for Saturday, September 22nd at the Thompson community garden (with a rain date of September 29th). If we go to the 29th, that will be a rain or shine event… we have to get them out with or without mud!  Time will be announced at church but expect 1 o’clockish.  We will serve the customary turkey feast… Contact Cynthia regarding dishes to bring and other food details. Please plan to bring the whole family to this community event! Dress for the weather and bring gloves and potato hooks!

August 23: Update

  • We’ve received an update from Veronica; you can see that here.
  • A reminder that our Pot Luck lunch on Sunday, Sept 2nd will be at the Pavilion right after service. Hamburgers, hotdogs, dessert, and drinks will be provided. Please bring your own plate and silverware and a dish to share (salad or beans). Bring your own toppings for the ice cream. We’ll need a cooker and a couple men to flip hamburgers. Happy Labor Day week-end. Please pass the word on to all. See you there!
  • Please remember several who need our prayers: Lenora’s daughter, Linda (and Ralph as he travels to see her); Steve & Sandi; Jean’s friends Jack and Hope; Nicole Hemmings and her family; Ed Brown’s family; Don Gordinier and his medical personnel, Merline and her visa process, and several of our youth who have recently given their lives to Christ who need our prayers and support.


August 20: Announcement

Our Pot Luck lunch on Sunday, Sept 2nd will be at the Pavilion right after service.  Hamburgers, hotdogs, dessert, and drinks will be provided. Please bring your own plate and silverware and a dish to share. Bring a friend! See you there!

August 13: Updates

Your faithful Communications Director has not been so faithful lately. I’ve been out of town since August 1st, spending time with my Mom and celebrating her 85th birthday. So you’re probably more up-to-date than I am. But here are a few updates that I know of:

  • We have received an updated from the Goulds, our missionaries to Haiti (click here).
  • We’ve also received an update from the Manwarings, our missionaries to Africa (click here).
  • Chris has been very busy in the Community Garden, and the fresh produce is beautiful! Who will you take produce to? It’s a great way to invite neighbors to LLWC!
  • There have been many prayer concerns shared in the last few days. Please pray for Don Gordinier, Ed Brown, Lenora and her daughter Linda, Sandi and her sister Missy, Joyce’s nephew, Jean & Luddy’s friend Jack and their grieving friend who lost her son to a recent drowning, new teachers that are needed at LLCS, and many others in our church family. Even if we don’t know the prayer request, God does! And please remember to pray for Pastor John as he prepares lessons and ministers to folks in our community.
  • As Pastor John recently said, “Daily, people pass by us who are dealing with issues about finances, family, faith—the list is endless. Are we even attempting to be aware of their needs? Do our lives reflect the authentic love of Christ?”
  • And let’s not forget to Praise God for working on the hearts of our young people on their trip to Kingdom Bound at Darien Lake! Praise God for those who accepted Christ! Thank God for providing transportation and safe travels to/from Darien Lake. And a huge Thank You to Kathryn for her ministry to our youth!

July 29: Updates

Yesterday I shared several prayer requests. Today it seems that everyone in church was full of praise and stories of how God is working in their lives!

How appropriate that Sharyn and Brian and Nancy sang, “My Redeemer Lives” and “Trading my Sorrows”! God is alive and well and very active in Long Lake and beyond!

And how appropriate that Pastor John’s lesson was about how we need to put down what we’re doing and follow Jesus (Luke 9:59-62)! We are desperate for God’s love, guidance, grace, and mercy! There are many unknowns in this life, and life is scarey. We are lost without God’s love. God wants us to trust Him. That’s why He sends His mentors and angels to guide us. We can live a new life through Christ (Romans 6:3-5). “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” (2 Corinthians 5:17). What great promises God has for us if we will cross the threshold and follow Him! “Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me” (Luke 9:23). God does not promise us that our walk with Him in this world will be easy (John 15:19), but He does promise that He will send His angels and the Holy Spirit to guide us. “I can do all this through him who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13).

Thanks to Cara, for sharing your gift of song with us!

July 28: Update

We’ve received an update from Dawn and Ken Bishop, missionaries to Albania that we support (click here to see their most recent newsletter). And Chris has given us a visual progress report on the Community Garden. Praise God for a great growing season for the garden!

Please continue to pray for many of our neighbors: Steve, Missy, Lenora, Loree, Janet Lee, our Youth, Art, Donald, Alice, Annette, the folks in Haiti… God knows each and every need and concern!

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thess 5:16, 17, 18).