Our building is OPEN for Worship! 

 If you do not feel well, PLEASE worship with us virtually!!! 

 

 Join us on Sunday mornings at 9:00 for worship; in-person, on Facebook LIVE or  listen to the service from our parking lot. 

 Communion is held on the first Sunday of the month.

 Stay Safe and God Bless Til We Meet Again!  

 
Weisenberg Lutheran Church 

 
January 15
Annual Reports Due
Committee chairpersons provide a summarization of accomplishments and/or challenges in 2021 to Bambi so booklet can be distributed by end of the month. 
 
Friday thru Sunday, January 21 thru 23
Quake
Many youth will be travelling to Harrisburg for this inspiring weekend. Please keep them in your prayers.
 
Monday, January 24
7 PM
Worship & Music Meeting
New members welcomed to plan upcoming services.
 
Sunday, January 30
Noon
Deadline to Order
Krispy Kreme Donuts
Pre-pay for three types of donuts from our Youth Fundraising members plus orders will be taken January 16, 23 & 30 with Karla & Stephen in the social room.
12 Original Glazed,
6 Chocolate Iced Glazed and 6 Vanille Creme Filled
Fresh Donuts will be ready for pick up at church on Sunday, February 6 from 10-11:30am.
 
Sunday, February 13
Worship at 9:00 AM
with participation by our
Sr Hi Youth and Youth that attended Quake 2022
 
Sunday, February 13
after 9:00 worship
Book Club Discussion
Topic: Biographies
(postponed from Jan 9)
 
February 20
Deadline for submitting articles for the March Newsletter.
We do not publish a February newsletter due to assembling the Annual Report.
 
Summer 2022
Registration is open for camp. See Denise, our Ambassador for details or
click here for more info.
 
July 23-29
The long-awaited event held in Minneapolis is in site for our youth in grades 8-12. See Sandy Waldron asap for info. Youth fundraisers are currently being held to offset the costs of this trip as well as Bear Creek Camp.
 

50th Anniversary of Ordination Interviews

At the 2021 Synod Assembly, the Synod honored individuals who celebrated significant anniversaries of ordination.
Those who celebrated
50th anniversaries were interviewed including
Pr. David Werley,
son of our congregation.
You can hear his message
Be Yourself. God Can Use Your Unique Gifts that you bring to the Lord’s work.
by clicking on the heading
or here!
Third Sunday After Epiphany
January 23rd
at 9:00 am
with
Pastor Jerel, Marie, and friends
Worship with us together from your home, as we gather to proclaim Jesus Christ as our Savior. May all who are present find strength and inspiration in our worship. This service includes a Children’s Message. JOIN US!
 
Select
Virtual Worship Bulletin
to guide you thru the service.
 
Select Childrens Bulletin
    for Pre-Readers here
          and Readers here.
 
Children’s Messages included during Worship on the 2nd and 4th Sunday’s of each month.
 
Use this convenient,
safe & secure option
to make a donation.
 
OFFERING ENVELOPES for 2022 are available for pick-up in the social room. Click HERE for more Giving Options.
 
Coffee and snacks are available during our social hour after worship.
Join us!!!
 
 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
for
WORSHIP SERVICES
in 2022
Bulletin & Flower Sponsors
Contact Eileen or sign-up on the sheets in the vestibule.
 
Greeters
Sign-up sheet is in vestibule.
 
Lectors
Sign-up Sheet and Scriptures are located in Social Room.
 
Social Hour Sponsors & Snack Donations
Sign-up in Social Room.
 
AV & PC Operators
Contact Mike, Bob or Sandy.
 
Committees
Contact any member on the committee you are interested in joining or see Nancy, We are in dire need of help on Evangelism and Stewardship.
Sign-up in social room.
 
NEWSLETTERS, BULLETINS, DEVOTIONS,
MAGAZINES, and more
are available in bins on the bench of our porch. Stop by and help yourself to these materials to stay connected and deepen your faith.
Contact our secretary at secretary.wlc@gmail.com to receive the monthly newsletter electronically.
 
was installed as the 5th bishop of the Northeast PA Synod
 Click on the heading
to meet him and his staff or
to learn more about NEPA.
 
NEPA Synod Assembly
was held using the theme “Growing Young and Vital”  featured ideas for ministry around three vital signs.
Click here to view reports and important info.

Sunday Worship Service

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORSHIPING WITH YOU IN PERSON
when you feel safe
to do so.
 
WE ARE OPEN!
MOST restrictions have been lifted. As of June 27, we resumed pre-Covid worship and social hour except for Sharing of the Peace and the Common Cup.
 
PLEASE FOLLOW CDC GUIDELINES; IF NOT FULLY VACCINATED, WEAR A MASK.
 
God Be With You
Til We Meet Again.
 
As the Coronavirus continues to unfold, know that the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
God is always with you.
As we face uncertainty of what lies ahead, we will shoulder this together. If you are able and willing to help someone in need, contact Karen from Social Ministry. Please keep in contact with those that may be isolated thru texts, e-mails or a phone call, and continue to share your stewardship as best you can.
 
Faith
A living, daring confidence in Gods grace.
When Lutherans talk about faith, we are talking about the relationship God’s Holy Spirit creates with us. Its a relationship where God’s promise of steadfast love and mercy in Jesus opens us to a life of bold trust in God and joyful, generous service to everyone we know and meet in daily life.
Go to ELCA.org/Faith for the rest of the article from ELCA.
 
WANTED
We are in need of a 3rd/4th grade teacher for the rest of the year. Materials and curriculum are available. PA Child Clearances are required. Please contact Jessica if you are interested or would like further information.
 
Children’s Sunday School
meets in person from 10:30 to 11:00 am with classes for nursery through 6th grade. Contact Jessica if interested in adding your child to our program or need more information. We look forward to seeing you.
 
Confirmation Class
is meeting regularly. Anyone 7th grade or older is invited to participate in this 2-year program. See Amy for info or to sign up.
 
Adult Sunday School Classes
meet Thursday night’s via Zoom. Anyone 9th grade and older is welcomed.
E-mail mat1020am@gmail.com for info or to get on the mailing list.
 
YOUTH LEADERSHIP NEEDED for
Elementary Youth Group

We are in need of a leader or a few people to be joint leaders. Youth involvement is such an important part of our faith at Weisenberg that we would hate to see Elementary Youth Group not exist anymore. 

The responsibilities of running this group are not much.  There are only a few events throughout the year that are only for Elementary – many are congregation-wide.
Click HERE for details.
 
YOUTH FUNDRAISERS
$100, $50, $25, $20 and $10
Giant and Weis gift cards are available year round. You may purchase them during the social hour or see Bev to order and receive cards at face value while youth earn 5 percent of each card. Thank You for supporting our jr and sr high youth.
 
February 6
Orders will be taken January 16, 23 & 30 with Karla & Stephen or see a participating youth.
Snow Tubing in the Poconos
 
CONGREGATION WIDE SNOW TUBING DAY IS FEBRUARY 5, 2022
 
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW; PRICE GOES UP AS PEOPLE BOOK THE DATE.
 
You must purchase your own tickets, but we can hang out together in the lodge or on the hill.
Sandy W will be in the lodge the whole time and can watch everyone’s stuff.
Please let Sandy W know if any of your families also made a reservation for this date.
 
Click HERE for details.
 
 
Blessings Shop are Open
 
and are getting things from Second Harvest.
The pantry wants everyone to remain safe, but while you are shopping, if you want to buy items listed below or donate gift cards, it would be much appreciated. You may bring your items to church and place in boxes in the foyer or items can be dropped off at the pantry on
the FIRST TUESDAY and LAST SATURDAY of the month.
Next Drop Off Dates are: 
Saturday, January 29 and Tuesday, February 1 from 9-11 am.
When you arrive with your items, knock on the door and they will take your items inside.
PLEASE tell them to mark your donation for WEISENBERG CHURCH.
 
Items needed now:
hardy soups, spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, granola bars, snack cracker packs, cleaning supplies, dish detergent, socks, hats and gloves.
 
Thank You for your continued donations. In all of 2021 3,892 lbs were donated.
 
 
THANK YOU EVERYONE
 
 ~ that donated jewelry. We made $1400 which will support all the youth attending the ELCA National Gathering in Minneapolis in July. This will greatly help offset their costs.
 
 ~ that donated funds to keep our church financially stable as well as the missions that we support. Your generosity is very much appreciated!
 
 ~ that participated in the Christmas Cantata.
 
 ~ that purchased poinsettias to adorn our sanctuary for Christmas.
 
 ~ that attended our Wreaths Across America program and helped lay wreaths on our veterans graves.
 
 – to Kristen Edelman-Weiner, Vice President of our NEPA Synod who joined us for worship on November 28. We are grateful for her sharing with us during the worship service and for the question and answer time during our social hour. 
 
 ~ that gave to the WELCA Thankoffering Collection to support women’s programs.
 
 ~ that donated towards Dee’s project to help local women in need.
 
 ~ that gave to the Children’s Sabbath Day Collection to help local families pay for utilities.
 
 ~ that participated in the annual Hay Ride and Trunk or Treat. It was neat to see so many kids dressed up and the fun that was had by everyone that attended.
 
 ~ that supported the Fall Foliage Walk and Collection to help families in the Family Promise organization. We collected $600 in donations and gift cards plus supplies for the families.
 
 ~ that supported our Community Food and Fun event. Together we made a difference with the bake sale, basket raffle, Vince’s food truck and concession stand and we raised $5,781.50 which was split between the Sunday School and ELCA Disaster Response.
 
 ~ brought food items for Harvest Home which has been shared with the Food Pantry at Lowhill.
 
 ~ that participated in our Survey on how Screens should be used during in-person and virtual worship. 40 survey’s were returned. Click here for results.
 
 ~ that supported the Jr & Sr Hi Youth’s 12 Hour ROCK-A-THON on August 13. The $835 that was raised will support ELCA World Hunger and the local food pantry.
  
We rejoice in your sharing the Gospel with us. 
  Thank you for your support, dedication and faithfulness in our ministry together. 
 God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Day!
 Joke of the Month: 

 

A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee. The husband said, “You are in charge of the cooking around here so you should do it.” The wife replied, “No you should do it, and besides it is in the Bible that the man should do the coffee.” The husband replied, “Yeah, right!” So she showed him in the Bible where it says: “HEBREWS”

 

 
Other News in a Nutshell
 
RECYCLING NEWSPAPERS
On the first Sunday of each month, place your old newspapers in the truck or trailer located next to the school house.  Tie them in bundles or place in paper bags. Please do NOT use plastic bags!
 
COLLECTIONS
Any of these items may be placed in the Container on the church porch
or
put in the specified containers in the social room on the wooden table:
Cancelled Stamps – for Central Grange. See Elaine for questions.
Box Tops for Education – for Weisenberg Elementary School. See Kathy for info.
Soda Can Tabs – for Ronald McDonald House. See Kathy for info.
Redners Save-A-Tape Program – for our Church’s General Fund Expenses. Show your Redners Save-A-Tape card when shopping and submit your Save-A-Tape receipts. Do not cut off any portion of the tape. Contact Joyce for info.
 
a GIFT of MUSIC 
For your social distancing enjoyment during this Christmas season, we have been blessed with a musical performance by three of our members, who have generously shared their talents. 
Derek created this arrangement, music by Gloria Shayne,
which was released on December 24.
Click here to enjoy “Do You Hear What I Hear”
Keyboard/Bells – Danielle    Keyboard – Derek     Flute – Dayne
SPECIAL MUSIC 
We are proud to share a musical performance by two of our members, who have generously shared their musical talents during our isolation. Derek arranged the music to a favorite Easter hymn in a  more modern fashion which was released on April 24.
Click here to enjoy “All Creatures of our God and King”!
Flute – Dayna Dengler     Keyboards/Guitars/Drums – Derek Dengler

 
Click here to enjoy “Ode to Joy“,
another hymn that Derek arranged for our Music Sunday Worship Service on May 17.
Flute – Dayna Dengler    Piano-Danielle Dengler    Keyboards/Guitar/Drums – Derek Dengler
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