Events and Activities
March & April Activities
Tuesday 3/27 Memorial Service for Betty Bostwick: The memorial service for our dear friend and member, Betty Bostwick, is Tuesday, March 27 at 1:00 pm. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. (See Fellowship notes below)
Wednesday 3/28 Choir Practice: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - note this is a shorter practice than usual.
Attention Retired Gentlemen: All gentlemen of a certain age are invited to meet at Paddy's Public House, 95 Elm St. West Newton, at 11:30 am Tuesday, April 10, the second Tuesday of the Month
Monthly Hymn-Sing: We are planning to have gatherings to sing hymns old and new on the 2nd Wednesday from 3:00-3:45 each month. The next date is April 10th.
Teens Sing Schedule: We love to hear our teens sing. For the Spring, we hope they can join us to practice before church on the first and second Sundays and sing those songs when it is appropriate during the month. The teens are currently rehearsing to sing on Palm Sunday. Below is the March schedule:
3/25 - Singing for Palm Sunday (Time, TBD)
For April, rehearsal will be cancelled on Easter, but the teens will practice on 4/8. They probably won’t sing again until May.
May, rehearsal will be 5/6 and 5/13, at 8:15 a.m., with a possibility to sing on 5/13, which is Mother’s Day.
Program notice from Shir Hadash: On Sunday evening, April 22, 2018, at 7:30pm, Pastor John Stendahl and Shir Hadash RR will present the following program: "Belonging Together - Our Past, Present, and Future as Partner Communities"
On Saturday, May 12th there will be a celebration of our youngest LCN family. Parents and children age 6 and under will be invited to a party to honor them. We will follow with games, fun, art, stories, and food will be shared! We will meet in the morning and share lunch.
Transition Plans: The Transition Committee has been working to schedule observances of Pastor Stendahl’s 23-year ministry at LCN.
Please mark your calendar for the weekend of May 5th & 6th:
· On the evening of Saturday, May 5th, we will gather at LCN for a dinner of celebration of John’s Ministry;
· On the morning of Sunday, May 6th, our service will continue this celebration.
It is hoped that all LCN members and friends will be able to join in these special events in the life of the LCN congregation.
TO BE RESCHEDULED
LCN Book Club: The meeting of the Book Club on Friday, March 2nd had to be cancelled due to the storm. A new time and location will be posted soon. We are currently reading The Girl from Venice by Martin Cruz Smith.
Saturday Bible Study on March 24 will be at the home of Ted and Susan Batutis, beginning at 9:00 a.m. We are reading Isaiah. All are welcome!
The Thursday Morning Bible Study Check the location with the church office. New members are always welcome to these supportive and fun gatherings around the Word. (Speak with Pastor Stendahl for details if you are interested.)
Sunday Mornings during the education time.
Adult Forum and Sunday School on March 11th:
UPCOMING ADULT FORUMs
Easter Egg Hunt: The Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held after the Service on Easter Sunday. If you’d like to contribute eggs filled with goodies (candy, toys, coins) please let the Murphy family know at email@example.com. Feel free to bring your own basket.
Help with reception Tuesday. The LCN Fellowship Committee is organizing a reception following our friend and fellow member Betty Bostwick’s Memorial Service. The memorial service is Tuesday, March 27 at 1:00 pm and the reception will be following in the Parish Hall. If you are able to help with the reception or contribute food, please let Kate Olson know.
Hosts for Fellowship Hour: Thanks to all who have hosted Fellowship/Coffee Hour in the month of March! We are looking for hosts for Fellowship Hour for the following Sundays in April: 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 and 4/29. If you are able to host any of these dates, please email Kate Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up directly using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/5GETRjZCGftl2tdW2 (make sure you click on submit). If you have any questions about hosting or if you would like to be matched with someone to share hosting duties, please let Kate know.
Easter Breakfast: Hope you can join us at the annual LCN Easter Breakfast on Easter Sunday morning beginning at 8:30 am in the Parish Hall! For more information, please see the attached sign-up form or contact Kate Olson, Fellowship Chair at email@example.com
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