PEACE and GRACE all–

This Sunday, October 17th (8:30am) is Laity Sunday, and we will celebrate, you the laity during Outdoor Worship on the church lawn and streamed LIVE via Facebook. PLEASE wear something PINK and/or Black to bring attention to Breast Cancer Month and Cancer awareness in general.Also, the Church will participate 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 will join St Luke Winter’s Lutheran Church and St Paul UMC as partners and collected canned goods and non-perishables beginning this Sunday through the 31st. The other is My Brother’s Keeper Fall Frolic, a late November virtual walk/run supporting the food distribution pantry of West Liberty UMC (Marriottsville). Flyers for each of these events with details of how to get involved are attached (pdf).Finally, our Strawbridge Youth have a fund raiser at Boscov’s on Wednesday, October 20th. You can help by purchasing a $5 voucher that will earn you up to 25% of merchandise purchased that day at the Boscov’s in Westminster. Vouchers can be obtained on our church website or after outdoor worship Sunday.The service will proceed as follows: – Opening prelude (Lauren Davis on piano) – Call to Worship – Morning Prayer (Psalm 68:1-3) – Special Music: Men’s Choir – Celebrating Laity — Testimonies and Observances – Notices – Prayer… – Selection – Scripture – Ephesians 2:1-8 – Sermon – Our Position in God’s Salvation Plan – 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:

  • Sunday, October 17th (8:30am) Laity Sunday Celebration at Outdoor Worship/Men’s Choir singingDress code – Pink/Black [Lauren Davis, pianist]
  • Boscov’s 25% Shopping Spree – Wed, Oct 20th (8am-11pm); $5 coupon supports our Youth Ministry
  • Wednesday, October 20th (7pm) Bible Study – Week6 via Zoom & Facebook
  • Sunday, October 24th (8:30am) Pastor Appreciation plus Women of WorshipDress code – Pink/Blue [Joy Sungh, 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