BLESSINGS on blessings, this blessed morn–

Tomorrow, Sunday, October 24th (8:30am) is Pastor Appreciation Sunday, and we will celebrate via Outdoor Worship on the church lawn and streamed LIVE via Facebook. PLEASE wear something PINK and/or BLUE to bring attention to Breast Cancer Month and Cancer awareness in general. The theme for the day is BE STRONG and VERY COURAGEOUS!Also, the Church is participating in two (2) fall missions to help mitigate food desserts and hunger in our area. The Thrivent Challenge Food Drive supports those in our county. We have partnered with St Luke Winter’s Lutheran Church and St Paul UMC in collecting canned goods and non-perishables now through Sunday, Oct 31st. The second mission is My Brother’s Keeper Fall Frolic, a late November virtual walk/run supporting the food distribution pantry of West Liberty UMC (Marriottsville). My Brother’s Keeper was started years ago by Strawbridge son, Nelson Dorsey. A flyer this event with details of how to get involved is attached (pdf).The Sunday, October 24th service will proceed as follows: – Opening prelude (Lauren Davis on piano) – Call to Worship – Morning Prayer (Psalm 68:1-3) – Special Music: This Day, When the Battle Is Over – Celebrating Laity & Clergy – Testimonies and Observances – Special Music (Sax solo) – Notices and Prayer – Selection – Give Me A Clean Heart – Scripture – Joshua 1:1-5 & 16-18 and 3:5-8 & 14-17 – Sermon – Be Strong & Very Courageous – Closing Selection – Benediction & OfferingFinally, there is plenty occurring for the rest of the month of October. Below is a list of dates and times for events and services:

  • Our Church mourns the loss of Ms Evelyn Thomas; please keep Ann, Mary Jane and the family in prayer
  • Many Thanks to all who supported the Youth at Boscov’s on this past Wed, Oct 20th
  • Wednesday, October 20th (7pm) Bible Study – Week6 via Zoom & Facebook
  • Sunday, Oct 24th Pastor AppreciationDress code – Pink/Blue [Lauren Davis, pianist]
  • Baltimore-Washington Conference Annual Conference – October 25-27th, hybrid (Baltimore City)
  • Wednesday, October 27th (7pm) Bible Study – Week7 via Zoom & Facebook
  • Sunday, October 31st (8:30am) Outdoor Worship/Praise Team and Women of WorshipDress code – camouflage [Bruce Calvert, pianist]
  • Prayer Line – each Monday 6am +13017158592 – Passcode 971051 / ID 958 5095 6820
    [final Outdoor service for the year is Oct 31st]


Praying your strength in the Lord,
Amb Ross