Women’s Cafe is holding a Pork and Sauerkraut Dinner. Proceeds benefit the WELCA Women’s Cafe Ministiries at Union Lutheran Church. Dinner includes Pork and Sauerkraut, applesauce, rolls and butter, dessert and beverages.
Tickets $8.00 in advance,
$9.00 at the door.
Kids 3-7 are $4.00.
2 and under are free.
Tickets on sale after church on 9-11 and 9-18,
public can purchase tickets in the church office btw 9-12
or at the door.
This program is a unique arts and faith experience for children. $25 for 6-week course, any additional sibling is $20. This season they will be learning about the fruit of the spirit. Lots of fun crafts, songs and yummy snacks. Registration forms are available on church website. Please send form and check to ULC Church office.
Please note: preschool hours are 10-11am and elementary hours are 4-5pm.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Looking for a bargain? ULC is holding a flea market this spring; it will be held outdoors and indoors. Rain or Shine. Shop multiple yard sales all in one place. Food will be sold: hot dogs, BBQ, homemade soups and desserts. $ell or $hop . . . or do both!
If interested in selling, please call Deb at 610-393-5996 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 610-393-5996 end_of_the_skype_highlighting to reserve your table or click here.
$25/table, please bring your own table.
For an additional $5 use a table provided by the church ($30 total).
Payment is due by May 22, 2011 and can be dropped off in the office or mailed to the church, 5500 Rte 873, Schnecksville, PA 18078. If paying by check please make it out to “Union Lutheran Church” .
Set up the day before is allowed between 6:00 and 7:00 pm on June 3rd. You are welcome back the next day at 7:00 am. The flea market will be held rain or shine.
If I said I was “amazed” then I wouldn’t be giving you the credit you deserve for your response. If I said I was “appreciative” it would trivialize the response. If I said it was “no more than expected” it would lessen the love expressed in the response. So, let me just borrow the words of the master in Jesus’ parable “well done good and faithful servant.”
Last week I made a pastoral appeal to you to assist a member family who had lost everything in a devastating house fire. Within an hour of it being sent out over the information highway responses started coming back—from household items to offering homes for them to stay. In less than a week’s time we have received many offers for them and monetary donations from members of ULC of over $4,000 to assist them with immediate needs.
The family has been overwhelmed by the congregation’s response—so for now, allow me to say “thank you” on their behalf. There are many challenges still facing them and many decisions that must be made in the near future and your support and prayers for them have literally lifted them “out of the ashes”. This is what the family of faith, the Church of Jesus Christ, is about and when it is most visible in the world.
Blessings to you and yours,
Dear Fellow Members of Union Lutheran:
Reclaiming the Sabbath is not really an institutional effort, but rather an individual one that has institutional impact. Or, to put it another way, when I make God and God’s Sabbath a priority in my own life and others do the same—the church can’t help but be affected.
As we continue to emphasize the importance of sharing the Sabbath with the family of faith in worship, fellowship, and study; we came across a little pamphlet put together by a sister congregation in South Carolina. It was entitled, “What does Membership mean to me at ?” Having received permission to use their format, but then turning our Communications Committee loose (as it was just black and white copy) and adding our own changes as we saw necessary it is now shared with you. [Download the PDF Brochure]
The introduction makes clear that “Jesus requires relatively little from a Christian. But Jesus does expect quite a lot.” This small publication is a good reminder of who we are and that our discipleship needs to be an active part of our daily life. Please use it as a piece for your devotional life as you talk with God about how God is part of your life as a member of Union Lutheran Church and how that identity is lived out in your routine life.
Blessings to you and yours especially as we approach the celebration of our Savior’s passion and the birth of our eternal hope as Christians. Remember, we are Easter people and we celebrate Easter every Sabbath as people of God.
Welcome to a new initiative for Union Lutheran – blogging! God has promised new things springing forth and here is one of them! I always welcome another way to communicate with members, and if you have an idea for a blogging topic, or have news to share please let me know!
President’s Blog: Who is the most important person at Church?
Did you ever wonder who the most important person at our church is? The Pastor, who leads us in worship and our spiritual life? How about the office staff who work diligently behind the scenes to keep everything running smoothly? Maybe it is the congregant who gives the most money or the most time? Or the family who never misses a Sunday worship? Who do you think it is??
This question came up, in a round-about way at our last Council meeting. We were asked if Council makes decisions based on one person’s opinion. The first answer was “No!” we would not make a decision based on one person’s input. However, I chose to re-answer that question with a “Yes”. Want to know why? Because the most important person at our congregation is YOU. Yes, it’s YOU! Your experience of worship, fellowship and outreach is the most important experience here. You elected Council members to act on your behalf for your interests. Are you sure Council knows your opinion? Have you communicated with Council about your experience and the things you like or don’t like about your congregational home? Are you certain that you have equipped your elected Council members to act on your behalf, or do you assume Council knows exactly how you feel? It is a great question to ask yourself. Council is most likely not going to please all of the people all of the time…however, the more we know from our most important member, you, the better decisions we can make.
One of my favorite regular hymns of this season is “One Bread, One Body”. I love it for the soothing melody and also for the message it reminds us of each week. We are singing about our “one Lord of all” and the blessing of Communion we are about to receive. But what about the next line of the song: “And we, though many, throughout the earth, we are one body in this one Lord.”? For me, this lyric tells me exactly who the most important person at our congregation is: the one body of us – all of us – serving under our Lord. We are one body with many arms, legs, eyes, hearts and voices. A healthy body works only when all of its parts work together for the good of the whole. Be sure your part of our body is heard and active in the life of our congregation.
Every single member of this church is an equal: You are the most important person in this Congregation.
Melissa Metzger, President