These words are being used to describe and explain the production of recently released musical CD entitled “Feed HIS Sheep.” The CD is a collection of eight Christian lyric-based songs written by LPC member Grier White.
Proceeds from all sales of “Feed HIS Sheep” will be used to help two infant nutrition centers in Kananga, where our sister church, Lungandu Parish, is located. With the CD being used as a fundraiser, at the May meeting of LPC’s session, Grier was given approval to market “Feed HIS Sheep” at LPC.
“I’m very excited about what God has decided to do through me,” states Grier, adding, “and since I had never written a song before 2011, and with the realization that I never once sat down with the intention of writing a song, I can only surmise that God decided to give me song ideas.”
In the process of recording his eight songs locally with long-time friend, sound engineer and drummer, Martin LeMaire, Grier was able to assemble excellent musician friends to bring the song ideas to fruition.
Of interest to our congregation, Pastor Buz Hughes contributes the spoken word, a recitation of Matthew 25:40, to open the song “The Least of These.” On the beautiful ballad “Remember Jesus” – a Maundy Thursday hymn – Connie Ballato is heard singing harmony, while Melanie Bradley completes the piece with her “tender touch of magic” on piano.
White has ordered 1000 copies of the CD; he has felt the call to sell enough to raise at least $5000 for the infant nutrition centers. Grier seeks prayer for the success of the CD and hopes LPC members will consider supporting the cause.
Beginning Sept. 2, the 8:15 a.m. Sunday School class will begin a new quarter of study. The focus is "God's World and God's People!" The wonders of the universe amaze even the keenest minds and that is just what we know. There is so much we do not know about space to the tiniest of single cell life. Genesis 1 tells us that God is the Creator of all these marvelous wonders. AND God felt really good about the creation. But it is not good enough for God to say "it is good" or for us to say "it is awesome!" He wants us to say "THANK YOU!" And to praise and worship Him for what is experienced in the natural world and for our very life itself!
As we meet together this quarter, we will uncover God's character as Creator, Sustainer, Judge and Redeemer. God not only created us to worship Him but to be co-laborers with sinful humanity in reconciling and recreating order in all things.
Join us in the Conference Room behind the office area at 8:15 a.m. each Sunday morning.
On September 9th the 9:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School class will begin a four-week study on A Living Hope - Living in Light of the Resurrection that is based on Tim Mackie's (The Bible Project) teaching on I Peter 1:3-12. We will watch Tim's message and discuss the book Man's Search for Meaning, by Vicktor Frankl, that Mackie commends throughout his message.
Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering, but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. In 1 Peter 1, the Apostle identifies the purpose for Christians in that "In his great mercy God has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade."
Everyone is welcome; come join us in the Library at 9:00 a.m. If you would like a copy of the book ($6.00 payable to LPC), or if you would like more information, contact Jim or Marianne Miller.
is the question we will be exploring in worship and on Tuesday evenings during September and October. Each Tuesday at 7:00 pm, beginning September 11, Rev. Wildrick will be leading a Bible Study where we will be challenged to go deeper into the scriptures and subject of the previous Sunday's sermon. Everyone is welcome. September 11 - Good News!
September 16, 2018 is Bless Our Schools Sunday. We will join with churches around the world praying for schools, staff and students. Eileen Campbell, Sussex County Area Coordinator of Moms in Prayer International, will be providing book mark reminders after the services. The group meets on Thursdays at Noon at LPC. Grand-moms/Moms please come blanket your children's schools in prayer. For more information: Ecampbell2u@gmail.com
Fri., Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall
L- Learn about Operation Christmas Child and Greatest Journey. Carole McKee, Area Coordinator will present.
S - Sort supplies and wrap items.
C - Create - headbands, dresses, doll blankets, tool bags and etc.
S - Share lunch together and talk
Please bring your own scissors and sign up at Welcome Center. Sponsored by Mission and Operation Christmas Child Committee. For more information, contact Jeannine White, Sylvia Gilmore or Kathy Westgate.
Friday, October 12 - Sunday, October 14. Black Rock Retreat, Quarryville, PA
White Clay Creek Church has again invited the men of our congregation to join them for this amazing weekend.
THEME: "It's About Purpose"
Leader: Pastor Scott Vance
Cost $200 (includes 6 meals and 2 nights lodging)
Scholarship aid is available for LPC participants. Pick up brochure at Welcome Center or talk with Sylvia Gilmore for more details.
For the last 14 years, the Lewes After School Program (LASP) has been helping at-risk children, primarily low-income, who attend Shields Elementary School. LASP is sponsored by the Lewes Presbyterian Church in partnership with the Shields. The criteria for enrollment are significant academic deficiencies in reading and/or math, family circumstances that impede academic success and/or behavioral issues that interfere with academic performance and can benefit from positive peer or adult interactions. The program operates each school day from 3:45 to 6:15 p.m. at our church, where the children are transported directly from Shields by bus with funding specifically for this program. We have a small paid staff and a large number of volunteers (34 volunteers in 2018) that allows for an emphasis on one-to-one and small group assistance.
Since 2004, LASP has demonstrated a strong commitment to inspire learning, keeping the kids safe, and helping working families. We strive to provide a fun, safe and enriching place where youth can get help with homework, academic enrichment, arts and other engaging activities, under the supervision of caring adults.
For the last 10 years, a primary source of funding has been through a federal program administered by the Delaware Department of Education. A school's eligibility for this funding is determined by its percentage of low income students. Unfortunately, Shields is NOT eligible for this upcoming 2018-2019 school year. Despite this, LPC and Shields are committed to continuing the program and helping students succeed in school and in life. Currently, our basic enrollment of 15 students will require a minimum of $9,000 more to operate this school year starting September 2018. However, past programs have enrolled more than 30 students annually so the more money we can generate, the more young lives we can positively impact.
For additional information on attendance and scholastic statistics for past participants, read our full story on www.gofundme.com. To volunteer or for additional information, please contact Teresa Lockerman, Program Director, (302) 228-3586, email@example.com. The money you donate to this worthy cause not only helps the students but their families and our community as well. Please donate by either making checks payable to: Lewes Presbyterian Church (on the memo line 'Support LASP') OR online at https://www.gofundme.com/LewesAfterSchoolProgram.
All donations are made via secure payment processing and can be withdrawn at any time by the Fundraising Treasurer. To be added to our online team and share our story, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Help us spread the word!