Feeding the hungry is an important ministry, taught by Christ. Each month we focus on collecting a different food item to help stock a local food pantry's shelves. Donations are left in the fellowship hall and delivered once a month.
Do you have a little loved one who's going off to school for the first time? A preschooler, elementary school student - a teenager? Do YOU use a backpack as you commute to work? Then join us for worship on September 10th as we hold our annual "Blessing of the Backpacks." ALL are welcome!
After a summer hiatus, choir practice will resume on Thursday night, September 14th at 7:30pm. If you love to sing, the choir would love to have you sing along with them. The choir usually sings a special musical offering each week in worship.
Our partnership continues with Meals on Wheels and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Pearl River, NY, to deliver nutritious easy-to-make meals to people coping with cancer. We receive the meals at our drop off point in St. Joseph's Church parking lot (thank you St. Joe's!) and from there deliver them to the clients in need. It only takes about an hour of your time and it is SO worth it!
At the end of our worship service, all those who would like to receive a prayer of healing and anointing of their foreheads with oil are invited to come forward and receive a prayer and anointing by the pastor. Anointing with oil for healing is a practice handed down to us from the New Testament (Mark 6:13, James 5:14).
We are excited to bring Bible Study back after a summer break. On September 27th we will begin an in depth look at "The Lord's Prayer." This 8 week study will give us fresh insight into the words our Lord Jesus taught us to pray. We will meet on Sept. 27th, Oct. 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, Nov. 1st, 8th, and 15th. Even if you can only attend one of the sessions, we'd love to have you! Contact Fran in the church office if you would like a copy of the accompanying book.